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Couples Retreat at Bernard's Landing

10 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights


Moneta Condo Rental Photos and Description

Spacious 1 Bedroom King/1 Bathroom with Spectacular Lake & Mountain Views

Our spacious ground floor unit has sliding glass doors across the entire back of the condo, allowing for beautiful panoramic lake and mountain views.

Our condo is in excellent condition and very clean. We've taken great care to thoughtfully furnish it for ourselves and our guests. Our retreat includes all new living room furniture, new 2-inch wood blinds, new patio furniture, and updated decor. The spacious bedroom offers a king size bed with a luxurious Sealy Posturepedic pillow top mattress, nice quality bedroom furnishings including a large dresser with lots of drawer space so that you can comfortably unpack and feel “at home” while you are away.

The paint colors, pictures, and accessories create a relaxing 'British West Indies' vacation look and feel inside. The living area also offers a wood-burning fireplace if you want to add another element of romance to your getaway during colder months.

The ground floor location makes the condo feel even more spacious allowing you to enjoy the large deck space and/or pull patio chairs on to the lawn area and enjoy wonderful nighttime views of the stars and sky. It’s also provides a great open lawn area for your little ones to play.

The condo is equipped with free W-Fi, two flat screen HDTVs with cable and DVD players, iPod speaker dock, and CD player. Bring your movie/music collection or enjoy some of ours. Other entertainment items include board games, cards, and books. Luxury linens, towels, and paper products are included too.

The full size kitchen provides everything you need to prepare meals during your stay. You can enjoy your home-cooked meals with a great view from the inside dining table or out on the patio. If you prefer to dine out, we provide a list of the many restaurants in the area. Our unit also offers a full size washer/dryer (most 1 BR units have the smaller apartment size W/D units.)

Unlike many other rentals that are strictly for investment purposes and rarely used by their owners, we visit our condo quite frequently and we go the extra mile to keep our 'retreat' very clean, well maintained and comfortable for ourselves and our guests. 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; 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Sandy Knox
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2016
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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.


based on 10 traveler reviews

Couples Retreat at Bernard's Landing
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews

Best deal at the Lake

  • 5 of 5

Love this place. This has become our new getaway from the hustle and bustle. The owners are wonderful. The condo is always very clean and well stocked. The view is amazing and the amenities at Bernard's Landing are wonderful. I highly recommend the condo. Don't forget to check out the local brewery, Sunken City.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just what we needed

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in this condo for 2 nights to celebrate our anniversary. We felt very at home and really enjoyed our stay. It was cozy, clean, & had a wonderfully relaxing view. Our stay was in the off season so it was very quiet. We would definitely recommend staying here. The owner is extremely personable and great to work with. Thank you for a great weekend!

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Weekend Get-Away

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our weekend get-away in this beautiful, clean, comfortable condo. The owner replied to my request very promptly and we were able to book our weekend just a few days before the trip. We enjoyed sipping wine on the back patio with the breathtaking view of the mountains and the lake. Thanks for a memorable first trip to Smith Mountain Lake.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that you found our condo clean and comfortable and that you were able to relax and enjoy the wonderful view from the deck. Thanks for your review and we hope you will contact us for future visits to SML.
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Great get away

  • 5 of 5

Great condo neat and clean. Close to everything. The owners are great to work with. My wife and I will stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to post your 5 star review. Glad you enjoyed your stay and we are happy to host you again.
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Such A Gem!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this condo when our friends got married at Smith Mountain Lake last weekend and it was awesome. Clean, comfortable, and accommodating it definitely felt like our home away from home and we loved the lake. The owner was a pleasure to work with and we hope to come back!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to post your nice review of our condo and your experience renting from us. So glad that you enjoyed your "home away from home."
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Great Mini-Vacation at Couples Retreat

  • 5 of 5

The condo was everything advertised, clean and comfortable with new furniture and plantation blinds. The first floor patio was a joy to enjoy the lake views from.

Kitchen had everything we needed. The owner was a pleasure to work with and provided a lot of information to make our mini-vacation very enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I’m happy to hear that you found our condo clean and comfortable and our information packet helpful. We try to provide as much information as possible ahead of time to help our guests plan out their visit. We really love the first floor patio/deck area too. Being on the ground level enables us and our guests to pull the deck chairs out onto the expansive lawn area and enjoy the huge night skies. We’ve seen many shooting stars from that vantage point! Thank you for taking the time to post your 5 star review of our condo. We hope to hear from you again!
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Rates & Availability

Moneta Condo Rental Rates

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Mar 25 2017 - May 13 2017
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning fee $45
Tax Rate 10.3%

Damage deposit of $250 required upon booking, balance due 30 days in advance.

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Moneta Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • 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 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Full bathroom with tub/shower combination
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King bed with pillow top mattress
  • King bed with pillow top Sealy Posturepedic mattress. Sleeps 2 adults maximum per Franklin County occupancy laws. Franklin County considers those over five years old as adults. Ask about airbed for children five years and younger.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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