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


About the property

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

Please feel free to call Sandy (owner) with any questions about the property at 571-212-9697

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:
August 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:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • 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 ...
  • Telephone ...
  • 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 ...
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna
  • 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 -
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average rating of 4.948718 based on 39 reviews

Beautiful views, convenient location, lovely getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time at Smith Mountain Lake. We loved it! Bernard's Landing was the perfect area of the lake for our family and this condo couldn't have been more perfect. The owner was lovely to work with - very quick with responses and full of helpful information and recommendations. While staying in their home, I felt like I was staying at a friend's home. From the welcome basket of goodies to the kind offers to borrow their floats and tennis racquets, etc., the hospitality was top notch. We look forward to a return visit in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our family of four had a wonderful time staying at this condo! It is clean, beautifully decorated, and has everything you could possibly need. We loved playing some of the games that were provided while sitting on the deck enjoying the fantastic view. The proximity to the lake can't be beat! A few steps from the condo and we were jumping off the docks into the water to swim, boogie board, and paddle board. Sandy made renting a breeze and was always available to answer any questions I had. We didn't want to leave!!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review! So glad you and your family enjoyed your stay and made good use of our water toys ;-)
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Great lakefront stay!

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed a quick getaway for my husband and I at this property. Loved the lakefront deck - perfect for enjoying coffee in the morning or dinner at night. Condo was well equipped and owner was very easy to deal with - highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay and yes, our deck is the perfect spot to relax and take in the lake views!
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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
Owner's Response: Thanks for your detailed review – it will be helpful to our future guests! Yes, Bernard’s Landing was built in the late 80s/early 90s and was the first resort at SML and therefore the most expansive land area and phenomenal wide water and mountain views you’ll find just about anywhere on the lake. There have been lots of recent updates to common areas like the pools, courts, beach, landscaping, etc. I’m glad you were “wowed” by our renovations and enjoyed the before and after photos. I’m sorry to hear that you have knee issues and weren’t expecting any steps. Our photo of the entry into the condo indicates our unit is lower level and shows the walkway down into the unit, however, thanks for giving me a chance to provide more details here. Since the land slopes down to the water, most of the ground floor units at Bernard’s Landing do involve a few steps down to those units from the parking lot side of the building in order for them to be ground level on the lake side. The majority of the buildings in the complex are three levels and involve a few steps up or down. FYI to future guests there are 4 steps down along the walkway into our condo from the parking lot side and then 6 steps down to the front door. From our lake-side deck area, there is one step down to the grass. Yes, our unit is a great unit for boaters and provides very easy access to the courtesy docks (there are steps down to those docks too ;-) Thanks for letting me know your concerns about the lighting. Normally that entry light is on all the time at night so I will pay closer attention the next time we are there and see what improvements can be made by our CPOA. Glad you enjoyed your stay and your first visit to SML. Hope to host you again! UPDATE: We placed a higher wattage light bulb in the outdoor entry foyer space so that definitely helped the lighting.
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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
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Discounted Summer week night
Aug 20 2017 - Aug 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
Discounted Summer weekend
Aug 25 2017 - Aug 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
Discounted Summer week night
Aug 28 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Sep 5 2017 - May 24 2018
3 night minimum stay
Peak Summer
May 25 2018 - Sep 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85
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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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