USA Virginia Smith Mountain Lake Moneta Listing #92915

Herons Rest - Moneta, VA

28 reviews
Max. occupancy: 8 2 King Bed, 4 Twin Bed 4 bedrooms 2.5 bathrooms 4 dog max 
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Lakefront home with private dock, beach & hot tub - dog-friendly, pool table

Prepare to kick back and relax at this incredible Peaks-of-Otter stone cottage, located on the beautiful shores of Smith Mountain Lake. Truly unique and charming, the house has decks on two levels offering stunning views of the lake. You'll love the private dock with deep water, a floater, and a party deck, as well as a private beach for all of your water activities.

Surrounded by huge trees for privacy and shade, the property gently slopes across over two acres, with a large fenced yard for guests with dogs. Each oversized room overlooks the lake, as do all the decks and porches as well. Play on the beach and private dock during the day. Unwind in an Adirondack chair or relax in the hammock as you gaze out over the calm waters of the lake. Relax in the hot tub at night with the stars to guide you and the lake waters to calm you.

Inside, you’ll find granite countertops and wood floors. Two bay windows and large sliding glass doors offer an unobstructed view of the lake from the main level. A modern kitchen features top-of-the-line appliances (including a dishwasher). For those visiting in cooler weather, the house features a gas fireplace in the living room. Each bedroom has its own TV in addition to the TV in the family room. A pool table provides hours of fun for the whole group.

WHAT’S NEARBY

AttractionDistance from home
Ramulose Ridge Vineyards7.1 Miles
Mango's Bar & Grill11.7 Miles
Smith Mountain Lake Farm Alpacas16.2 Miles
Brooks Mill Winery19.9 Miles
Smith Mountain Lake Community Park23.2 Miles
The Water's Edge Country Club30.8 Miles

THINGS TO KNOW

You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.

AMENITIES

Features

Iron

Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Fireplace

Partial AC

Gas fireplace

House rules

Dog-friendly

Kitchen & dining

Dishwasher

Fridge

Microwave

Stove

Location

Lake view

Lakefront

Media

Internet

TV

Cable

Wireless router

Nearby activities & attractions

Canoe available for guest use

Dock

On-site activities

Hot tub : Private

Pool table : Private

Foosball table

Outdoor

Deck

Firepit

Enclosed yard

28 reviews

Melissa S. Jun 2021
Did not like that we did not have use of the storage area at dock to lock up our things at night Slope of property steeper than perceived from description Air did not work consistently well but did not realize till midweek that it was definitely not functioning properly. Called premier and they addressed immediately very happy with the quick response and repair. House is older but in fair condition Upstairs bath could use some revamping hit our heads a lot on the shower enclosure Deck and dock were excellent safe path and railings in good working order glad to have them . Trash can at road was full upon arrival, maybe owners can get 2 cans since they are only allowed 1 x per week pick up? We would recommend premier rentals and herons rest just not for people with mobility issues This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Lisa K. Feb 2021
very relaxing and secluded home. Kitchen is well stocked, beds and pillows very comfortable. Weather did not allow us to thoroughly enjoy the dock and outside amenities but would definitely return! The deck off main living area is very large and new. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Beverly H. Dec 2020
This has become our home away from home. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Ellen S. Jul 2020
We had a wonderful time at Herons Rest with our family. We had plenty of space, my son loved the dock, and our dogs loved the fenced yard. The kitchen is extremely well equipped and easy to cook in for a group. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Beverly H. Jul 2020
This rental was everything it was advertised to be. Very well equipped and loved the decor. I have already checked availability for our next two visits. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Philip H. Jul 2020
We truly enjoyed our stay. The new deck and dock facilities were great! The swimming area was awesome—very private and perfect for our family to enjoy the water. The setting is beautiful with being right on the lake front. We ate dinners outside every night to enjoy the location. The set up of the house worked well for us—we had 2 grandparents; 2parents and 2 kids. We totally utilized the canoe and the dock area. Grandkids caught 3 fish and were elated. Overall we would recommend this place! The cleaners were awesome- ( we stayed last year in June 2019 and the cleaning was awful- company great, they sent out a different company immediately and corrected -but whoever they hired for this July 2020 and on is really good and my wife is a nurse !- my vacation is now more relaxed - ask the company - make sure they have the cleaners they had in July 2020 ) This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Philip H. Jul 2020
We truly enjoyed our stay. The new deck and dock facilities were great! The swimming area was awesome—very private and perfect for our family to enjoy the water. The setting is beautiful with being right on the lake front. We ate dinners outside every night to enjoy the location. The set up of the house worked well for us—we had 2 grandparents; 2parents and 2 kids. We totally utilized the canoe and the dock area. Grandkids caught 3 fish and were elated. Overall we would recommend this place!.. Cleaning is excellant - better than last year-- we had a Kim ? then clean the home , this year a true expert - or she improved- ask the agency! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Jeffrey M. Mar 2020
Very Nice place. We loved it. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Gina M. Aug 2019
Great home! We loved being able to have our pets with us! We will definitely be back next year! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Elizabeth L. Jul 2019
Herons Rest is a charming cabin. So much we enjoyed about this house. Kitchen is very well appointed. Dock is so beautiful and we enjoyed spending time there. Pool table & hot tube were well used.. Very quiet, private property. We did notice a yellow jackets nest beneath second set of stairs going to lake and toilet handle broke but was quickly fixed by friendly handy man. Yellow jackets still active, tho haven’t really bothered anyone. There are a few boards on deck that are giving when stepped on and upper deck covered with moss. We have had a nice relaxing week. Thanks for sharing this quaint cabin. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
William l M. May 2019
Really enjoyed our stay! Wonderful view of the lake, dock was fabulous and fenced yard was perfect for our 3 dogs. Beds were very comfortable and kitchen had all you needed including a waffle maker! Pool table and Foosball were a hit with the grandkids and only suggestion would be to add a beverage fridge in the laundry room. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Thomas M. Jun 2018
We loved Heron’s Rest! It is an excellent place to stay. We didn’t want to leave! Everything needed was there. It was very clean. View of lake was so nice. Thank you! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Thomas M. Jun 2018
We loved Heron’s Rest! It is an excellent place to stay. We didn’t want to leave! Everything needed was there. Thank you! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Jane E. Aug 2017
The location of Heron`s Rest was great. Fairly quiet area of the lake. The view from the deck beautiful. The deck furniture was comfortable. We sat on the deck quite a bit. The boat house needs to be painted and is a bit worn though. The canoe was a hit! We brought our dog who immediately found a hole in the fence(far right corner). This needs to be fixed asap and other renters should be told especially if they are bringing their dog(s). The furniture inside the living area of the house was old, worn, and not comfortable. I would suggest at the very least the couch be replaced asap. The house was a bit dark. The kitchen(well stocked) and dining area were both nice. Fun card games around the dining room table! All the mattresses were adequate and the bathrooms fine. The upper deck accessed from the queen bedroom upstairs is need of replacing. It`s mostly covered in moss and appears to be slanting as well as the bedroom. The house was adequate but in need of some maintenance and updating. All in all a great week! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Maria W. Aug 2017
Thank you for a wonderful stay at Heron`s Rest! The house was very accommodating for all 8 of us. The dogs loved the backyard, the kids loved the dock, and the layout of the house was perfect for all guests. We definitely will consider another stay next year. Thanks again, your house made our first time at Smith Mountain Lake very memorable. Sincerely, The Winters Family This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Angela K. Jul 2017
We enjoyed our stay in this cozy lake home immensely. It`s one of those rare rentals that looks better in person than in the photos. The view of the lake is amazing, and the furnishings we comfortable and well-maintained. We hope to return! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Janette K. May 2017
Heron`s Rest was top notch, beautiful, peaceful and exactly what we were looking for. The Management staff was superb, professional yet friendly and accommodating through the entire process of reserving the place, answering questions, a welcome gift bag and so much more. I left a pair of diamond earrings on the night stand and emailed them immediately. I was cc`d with the communication between the cleaning staff and the Management Company. Earrings were found and mailed immediately to me. I cannot say enough. My family vacation @Heron`s Rest was one in which we built many memories. I would totally recommend this lakehouse. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Angel H. Oct 2016
We loved the Heron`s Rest. We were able to take our dogs and have the luxury of having a fenced yard for them to play, this is huge when your dogs are a huge part of the family. The dock area was amazing also, totally private, and my grandson caught his first fish right off the dock. The top deck of the deck is an awesome sun spot! The house is set up to give privacy to anyone that wants it, which with napping kids was great. The hot tub was great too, the color changing lights at night were very cool, a lot of bubbles but at least you know it`s clean. We had a fire at the pit by the lake and saw some amazing stars too. My only complaint was having to bring towels, linens, and toilet paper......perhaps it is for reasons I don`t understand, however making up beds on vacation isn`t really what I am wanting to spend time doing and with a cleaning crew coming in with laundry facilities inside the house???? That being said I would rent it again, it was wonderful. Thank you so much for making such a beautiful spot available. AC Hart This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Virginia . Sep 2015
Herons rest was a great house! My family had an amazing week! We have never visited Smith Mountain lake ,but will return next summer! And really want to stay at Herons Rest again! The house was so like home for us! Thank you to the owners of this great house for letting us stay here! The Henderson Family This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Laura . Jul 2014
We had so much fun at Heron`s Rest! Everything was perfect. The one and only suggestion I have to make it better is to resolve the air conditioning issue in the queen size bedroom, it was very warm. We hope to make this home our annual retreat! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Heide . Jul 2014
We had a great time on our vacation. Very quiet area and very woodsy, but definitely not friendly for the elderly. There are a lot of steps to go down and climb to get to the water and back. Mom made it to the water one time, she`s 92. I was surprise she make it even one time. Also we would like to suggest to not bring a boat on a trailer to the house.Very little room to turn around and way too steep to pull it back up the driveway. I think we got lucky we made it back up.Even our van spun tires to come up the drive way to go anywhere with it unpacked and just people in it. I know the owners can`t do anything except put asphalt or cement down but just wanted to make people aware. Thank you for letting us stay at your home. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Elizabeth . Jun 2014
Had an awesome time and loved the property! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Marsha . Aug 2013
Heron`s Rest is the perfect place to stay at Smith Mountain Lake. The home is wonderful and has a beautiful view of the lake from the deck. The location is peaceful and quiet. It was also a great home to stay in to bring our dogs. They loved having the freedom of the fenced in yard. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Frances . Aug 2013
We absolutely loved our vacation at your house. The kitchen was adorable and fully stocked with everything we needed to cook. I got much enjoyment from the hammock. The canopy of leaves from the trees made for a shady getaway on the deck. My only complaint is the Wi-Fi limit, we had only been there for a 48 hrs and had reached our `limit`. Being that we love in the country having internet is a luxury and we were excited to bring our ipads, laptops etc: The fact that the house had Wi-Fi was a selling feature for us. So we were (teenagers especially) disappointed that so soon on the vacation it was reigned in. I would suggest making it known on your rental page that it is limited. But outside of that the house and vacation was amazing! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Lauren . Dec 2012
Heron`s Rest is a great property on a beautiful part of the lake. There were great views inside and out. There was a great swimming area and the water was much clearer than in other cabins we`ve stayed at in the past. The cabin was very private. We couldn`t hear or see any neighbors. Inside, there was a large kitchen and dining area. Overall, a great cabin for family get togethers. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Kara . Sep 2012
Great place to stay - thanks for letting us reserve it last minute - we had a great time. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Heather . Sep 2012
We absolutely loved our stay at Heron`s Rest. The property is just beautiful, inside and out. The furniture is nice and cozy, and the bedrooms are spacious and comfortable. The kitchen is well stocked with plates/cups/silverware/pots/pans, so staying here is convenient and enjoyable. The property has a lovely deck with a hammock, great for relaxing after a swim. The two level dock is fun to hang out on, although I would note that the top level of the deck could use a fresh coat of paint or something to make it seem a little more comfy. Not a big deal as we didn`t spend much time up there. Our two main complaints about Heron`s Rest are small, but it would be nice to see the changes. One, it would be really nice to have a swim ladder at the end of the floating dock, like most other docks in SML have. With this place, you have to walk out in the lake beach, instead of just being able to get out from the dock. I know this isn`t a big deal, but it was one of those little things we missed compared to other places in SML that we have rented. I think it would be an easy fix for the owners to move those steps to a safer location. Other than those two small things, we loved our stay at Heron`s Rest, and would probably rent here again. And, I should mention the beautiful view at this house. It`s truly stunning all day, and made it hard to go home. We also loved having our dog there, who loves to swim as much as we do. This place was a wonderful pet friendly home - right down to having dog toys there for our pup to play with! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Neal . Aug 2012
This is our first stay at Heron`s Rest and we LOVED it! The four boys were never bored, alternately swimming or floating by the dock, riding waverunners that we rented just 10 minutes away at the State Park, watching a movie on the big screen TV in the living room (John Wayne - The Cowboys was their favorite!) or just watching the sun set over the water as boats sped by. The kitchen is great, the bedrooms are super comfortable and the location is superb. Highly recommended for families! The Blaxbergs This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.