|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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.
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.
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!
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.
This condo had everything we could possibly need and then some, from scissors to a drying rack for towels and an air compressor for floats. It was a very comfortable place to relax and gave our family of 4 plenty of space. The temperature controls worked well, and Sandy was very responsive from first contact until after we had departed. It was great being able to park right outside the condo and to be able to walk to the clubhouse with tennis and beach. We loved the view through the sliding glass doors of the lake and little island. Coming from an urban area, we were not used to being at least a 15-20 minutes drive from any shops and restaurants (other than the on-property restaurant, which was closed much of the week). But if you're looking for a peaceful vacation, this could be the spot for you.
Absolutely beautiful property. The condo has everything you could need for your stay at SML. This vacation was everything Sandy promised, and more! Sandy was great to work with and made the process very easy. I will definitely book again!
This place was absolutely amazing and so was Sandy! She made the process easy and stress free. We will be dealing with Sandy again for our next getaway!
Beautiful inside and out. Had everything you could ask for. We have recently purchased a condo ourselves on SML or we would definetly be staying here again. We highly recommend this gorgeous condo!
My husband and I have been coming back to this property at SML for 5 years now. It is the best location at the lake and the best at Bernards Landing. Just feet away from the dock on the ground level with wonderful views. Sitting on the covered patio watching the boats while drinking a glass of wine is what we enjoy the most. Sandy has thought of everything. It is great for a week with friends or perfect for a couples get away. Love It !!!!!!! Looking forward to our next stay.
The property and owners are amazing. Sandy went above and beyond to be responsive and informative both before and during our stay by providing specific restaurant, amenity and activity recommendations. The property was clean, well-maintained and felt like a home away from home. Docks are just outside the patio, which provided a great view for relaxing. Could not have been more pleased and will be staying again.
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
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.