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Peninsula Paradise - Beautiful & Fully Renovated at Bernards Landing

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Completely Renovated 2 BR/2BA Condo with Spectacular Lake & Mountain Views

Peninsula Paradise – Renovated Waterfront at Bernard’s Landing

When you walk into our lakefront condo, you will find your piece of paradise. You will be “wowed” by the gorgeous wide water and mountain views. You can't get any closer or have easier access to the water than with our ground floor unit.

Our condo is located in the Peninsula Towers building and is completely renovated with new carpeting, tile, new kitchen appliances, custom made cabinets with granite counter tops, new doors, lighting, paint, updated master bath, and new furniture. The paint colors, pictures, and accessories create a relaxing vacation look and feel inside. The kitchen is well-stocked with everything you could possibly need. Luxury linens are also provided.

The condo has two bedrooms with pillow top mattresses – the master has a King bed and the other has two Twin beds. Each room has flat screen HDTVs with DVD players and cable. The new Samsung 52 inch TV in the living area also has a Bose sound bar. We offer an upgraded Wi-Fi connection (faster than the standard speed at other units) and a great collection of movies, board games, puzzles, etc. Bring your iPod to enjoy your favorite tunes through our Bose iPod speaker dock.

Unlike many other rentals that are strictly for investment purposes and rarely used by their owners, we use our condo regularly during all seasons and we go the extra mile to keep our unit very clean, well maintained, stocked, and comfortable for ourselves and our guests. We spent the last few summers living in this condo full time and we made sure we had all the conveniences of our full time home while there. If you rent our Peninsula Paradise, you will not want to leave this vacation “home away from home.”

THE PROPERTY: Bernard's Landing is considered THE premier resort at SML and has received numerous Platinum awards voted on by readers of The Laker and The Roanoker magazines including 'best place to stay.'

Bernard’s Landing resort offers great amenities including: indoor and outdoor swimming pools; hot tub; several sandy beaches; basketball, tennis and racquetball courts; brand new pickle ball courts; a fitness center and sauna; an award winning waterfront gourmet restaurant and brew pub/bar; an onsite ramp to launch your boat, a marina with boat, jet ski, kayak, canoe and paddleboard rentals, and courtesy boat docks just steps from your back door.

The resort is conveniently located a short 10-13 minute drive to the Westlake and Bridge Point Plaza areas where you will find a variety of restaurants, quaint specialty stores, grocery & drug stores, putt-putt, game arcade, and a movie theater.

ADDITIONAL: If you don’t have a boat, you can view the lakefront scenery and million dollar homes from the Virginia Dare, a 19th century side paddle wheeler, which offers cruises on the lake. There is plenty to do at Bernard’s Landing, but if you want to venture out, sightseeing options include wineries, the Smith Mountain Dam Visitors Center, the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Booker T. Washington National Park, Smith Mt. Lake State Park, Transportation Museum in Roanoke, or the Peaks of Otter near the Blue Ridge Parkway.

More Details

Sandy Knox
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2017

About Sandy Knox

Sandy grew up in Roanoke and spent summers boating and enjoying water activities at SML as often as possible. Our family enjoys traveling and experiencing new places, however, our "happy place" is always here at Smith Mountain Lake where life is simple, relaxing, and slower paced than busy Northern Virginia.

Why Sandy Knox chose Smith Mountain Lake

We originally purchased a 1 BR condo at Bernard's Landing in 2001 and our family spent most of our summers at the lake. We looked around at single family homes but always came back to Bernard's Landing for the great location, spectacular views and amenities. When we decided to upgrade and purchase a larger unit at Bernard's Landing, we chose this property for its proximity to the water and our wonderful neighbors who we now consider our "lake family." We feel so blessed to have offered our kids the opportunity to also grow up on the lake. Now that they are older and involved in more activities, we can't spend as much time at SML so we are happy that we can offer our home for others to enjoy!

What makes this condo unique

Bernard's Landing is a great place. Some unique benefits for this particular condo - Since we did live here vs. just having a rental/investment property, our home is stocked well and set up with everything you need. Our building is probably the closest to the water and also is the only building that offers back door access to the courtesy boat docks which enables you to lock the door and walk out the back to your boat rather than locking sliders and having to walk out the front door and around the building to access the courtesy docks.


Moneta Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Resort ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom has King pillow top mattress
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)

Peninsula Paradise - Beautiful & Fully Renovated at Bernards Landing
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 36 reviews

Updated, well equipped lake-side condo

  • 5 of 5

We just got home from staying one incredible week at Bernards Landing in this perfect condo. Our extended family has visited Bernards Landing every 4-5 years for a family reunion and we have stayed in several different places. Sandy's condo is newly updated and is beautiful! Everything is incredibly clean, the kitchen is well-equipped and we had plenty of linens, including beach towels! I loved being on the ground level with easy access to the dock. The view from the deck is just as pictured. Eating breakfast on the shaded porch with this view was something I looked forward to every day. This is a great place to stay! I hope to book this condo next time we have a reunion!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your 5 star review. We try to make our condo feel like a "home away from home" and so glad to hear you had everything you needed to enjoy your week. It was so nice for us to get to meet you as well!
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Ashland, Va

Wonderful Getaway!

  • 4 of 5

The condo was very nice and Sandy was great to work with. We had a great time! Thanks.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Browns Summit, NC

Lovely Updated Condo with an Enviable View

  • 5 of 5

For a small group, this condo is just about near perfectection! The entire complex is older- probably 80's genre but WOW, walk in and you see a tastefully updated and CLEAN abode- take a look at the album of pics showing the transformation and you'll be even more impressed. It is sub ground level which we didn't expect so still a bit of challenge to get luggage in if you have "knee issues" like both of us . Upon entry, You walk DOWN stairs however and getting luggage in is easier than going up several flights- we used only one bedroom and it was truly lovely - beautifully decorated and wonderful high thread count sheets, like new towels. Master bath is on the small side but is completely functional and updated including counter height cabinets. Kitchen is galley style and there is an eat at bar between the living room and kitchen ;but the "feel" is one of openeness. The patio overlooking the lake simply brings a peace and calm to your being- so wonderful! Great dock and slip very close to condo- boaters take note! 😊?It might be a really good idea to install more lighting in that stairwell area they us your in and out to the parking lot- even though there is a motion light, it is still quite dark and could be a hazard. The TV operation got the best of us- haha! But Sandy went the extra mile to connect us with someone who found help us. Our first trip to Smith Mtn Lake- it was wonderful and we have plans to return and will consider reaching out to Sandy again for our accommodation needs.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have rented from Sandy Knox a total of 3 times now and have enjoyed her condo each and every time. The location is great, the communication is superb, and the condo is clean and well stocked with all essentials in the kitchen and the rest of the rooms. We are able to walk to the clubhouse to take advantage of the facilities, whenever we have a desire to play in the inside or outside pool. We cannot think of one bad thing to say about this condo or the owner. We will definitely be back again next year, if time permits. Thanks, Sandy, for sharing your home. Carol and Bruce

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Carol and Bruce for your repeat rental business. That is the ultimate compliment! Glad you enjoyed the location and easy access to the clubhouse and amenities. We do our best to keep our condo clean and well-stocked for our guests and our family. I look forward to hosting your next visit.
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Lancaster, PA

Anniversary trip

  • 5 of 5

Great spot. Pictures were accurate representation of what we found upon arrival. Very clean, passed my wife's inspection--no small accomplishment. Right on water made for easy access to park rented boat during the day. Quiet spot during April made for an extremely relaxing week. Would love to return. Sandy was super easy to work with, always quick to respond when working out the rental details.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you found our listing to be accurate, our communication responsive, and the booking process smooth. So good to know that you enjoyed your special anniversary week. Also thanks for letting us know we passed your wife's inspection - LOL! We strive our best to make our guests happy and we hope to host you again.
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Absolute Best

  • 5 of 5

Condo was perfectly great. Wonderful view of the lake. The owners are great people and willing to work with anyone as I was making resverations on the trip to SML!!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review and glad we were able to accommodate your same day last minute booking. It is amazing what you can accomplish with a smart phone while riding in a car :-)
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Nearest Barpub
Brew Pub at The Landing (onsite)
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Westlake Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
The Landing (onsite)
Nearest Beach
Lake beach on property
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Moneta Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 26 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $85
Tax Rate 10.3%

Peak season - Weekly rentals preferred from mid-June to mid-August 2016 unless we have open dates to fill in.

Will consider 2 night rentals in the non-peak season. 3 night minimum for holiday weekends.

Deposit is refundable if cancelled more than 30 days in advance. After that, only if we can re-rent the dates.

NOTE: $25 of cleaning fee is refundable if guest launders linens before departure.

$500 refundable security deposit to hold reservation. Balance due 30 days prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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