Herons Rest: Family Vacation Rental Property in Moneta VA on Smith Mountain Lake with Hot Tub a Boat Dock plus 4 Bedrooms

Herons Rest: Family Vacation Rental Property in Moneta VA on Smith Mountain Lake with Hot Tub a Boat Dock plus 4 Bedrooms

Lakefront vacation home on Smith Mountain Lake with hot tub and boat dock plus 4 bedrooms that sleeps 8 guests plus pet friendly : Herons Rest

Vacation Home in Moneta Virginia

120 Hearthside Street
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms • Sleeps 8
Bed Arrangements: 2 Kings, 4 Twins
Bathrooms: 2 Full, 1 Half Bathrooms
Living Space: 3200 sqft.
Location Setting: Waterfront - Lake
Beach Access: Near a Beach
Hot Tub: Hot Tub (Private)
Internet: Internet Access
Television: Cable/Dish TV
Pet Friendly: Yes
Washer/Dryer: Yes
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  • Daily Rates from $325 to $600 per night

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Property Description

Prepare to kick back and relax at this incredible Peaks-of-Otter stone "cottage" located on the beautiful shores of Smith Mountain Lake... Unique in its charming way, you will be impressed with the renovated interior, from granite counter tops to wood floors and more. Each oversized room overlooks the lake, as well as do all the decks and porches. Play on the beach and private dock during the day. Relax in the hot tub at night with the stars to guide you and the lake waters to calm you. The home is pet-friendly, with a fenced yard. Also includes a fireplace, pool table, and canoe. WIFI rounds up this spectacular find. Truly unique and charming, the house has decks on two levels offering stunning views of the lake. Has a 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 is a gentle slope spanning over two acres, with a large fenced in yard for your four-legged friends! (Very dog-friendly: Four Dogs Allowed!)

Newly renovated in 2015, the interior offers two bay windows and large sliding glass doors for an unobstructed view of the lake from the main level. A fascinating newly renovated kitchen, features top-of-the-line appliances including a dishwasher for those who wish to spend time on the water instead of on chores. King Master Bedroom with bath on one level of the home; another king and twins on upper level, and plenty of ceiling fans throughout this country dwelling. Plop down in an Adirondack chair or relax in the hammock as you gaze out over the calm waters of the lake.

For those visiting in cooler weather, the house features a gas fireplace in the living room. Each bedroom has its own flat screen TV, plus a TV in family room.

***We encourage you to tie up your boat at the deep-water dock, but please be advised there is no use of the boat lift or slip. Bring your own boat fenders and life vests***

"Please note-  the home does require a non-refundable $500 deposit which is applied to the reservation balance . All monies due 90 days before. There are no refunds within 90 days or for the $500 outside of the 90 day period. We highly suggest you purchase trip insurance."


Activities and Special Interests

This property provides access to the following activities and special interests:

» Biking
» Boating
» Canoeing
» Fishing
» Golfing
» Hunting
» Lake
» Mountain Biking
» State National Parks
» Pet Friendly
» Fly Fishing
» Hiking
» Family Vacations
» Kayaking

Featured Amenities

» Cable/Dish TV
» Dishwasher
» Fireplace
» Grill
» Hot Tub (Private)
» Internet Access
» Pets Allowed
» Washer/Dryer

Property Features

» Balcony
» Blender
» Coffee Maker
» Deck/Patio/Porch
» Dishes/Utensils
» Freezer
» Full Kitchen
» Hair Dryer
» Iron / Ironing Board
» Microwave
» Oven
» Parking
» Refrigerator


» Pool Table


» Boat Dock

Other Property Amenities

  • Fenced In Yard
  • Sand Beach on Site
  • Canoe on Site
  • Fire-Pit
  • Lounge Chairs
  • High Speed-Unlimited
  • Coffee Maker- regular
  • Crockpot
  • Comcast High Speed
  • Safe for Valuables
  • Dog Allowed
  • Dogs Allowed, Multiple
  • Power at Dock
  • Coffee and /or Tea
  • Coffee Filters
  • Dish Soap
  • Trash Pickup, Once a Week
  • Comforters
  • Pillows per Bed
  • Blankets
  • Pots and Pans
  • Dishes and Cutlery
  • Stove / Oven


by Laura on 03/01/2021
Very happy with the cleanliness of an older house. Great communication with the company and easy check in and check out process. Fenced in area for the dogs was perfect and plenty of room. Would recommend to add a photo of the yard because it will ease any hesitation about renting this place. Would rent again.

by Lisa on 02/09/2021
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.

Herons Rest
by Beverly on 12/29/2020
This has become our home away from home.

Fun family vacation
by Ellen on 07/24/2020
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.

by Beverly on 07/14/2020
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.

Cove of Joy
by Philip on 07/02/2020
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 )

by Jeffrey on 03/06/2020
Very Nice place. We loved it.

by Gina on 08/28/2019
Great home! We loved being able to have our pets with us! We will definitely be back next year!

Wonderful Thanksgiving stay
by Rob on 12/01/2018
We had the most wonderful stay at Heron's Rest for Thanksgiving 2018. Over the past 40 years my family has rented numerous vacation properties all around the country and this was one of the best. It isn't a brand new, glamorous place but has unique rustic charm with real character and modern conveniences. The non-standard floor plan, well equipped kitchen, over-sized dining room table, huge decks, hot tub, fenced yard, brand new dock and tank-less hot water made it perfect. We are already making plans to stay again during the summer to take more advantage of the lake.

by Thomas on 06/13/2018
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!

by Thomas on 06/13/2018
We loved Heron’s Rest! It is an excellent place to stay. We didn’t want to leave! Everything needed was there. Thank you!

July 2017 Heron's Rest Vacation
by Maria on 08/01/2017
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

Better than the photos
by Angela on 07/14/2017
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!

What an excellent choice
by Janette on 05/19/2017
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.

by Angel on 10/31/2016
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

Best family vacation ever!
by Virginia on 09/21/2015
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 place was PERFECT!
by Laura on 07/07/2014
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!

Quick Vacation
by Heide on 07/01/2014
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.

Heron's Rest
by Elizabeth on 06/05/2014
Had an awesome time and loved the property!

Great vacation!
by Marsha on 08/30/2013
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.

Heron's Rest
by Frances on 08/13/2013
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!

Very private cabin
by Lauren on 12/01/2012
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.

Heron's Rest
by Kara on 09/28/2012
Great place to stay - thanks for letting us reserve it last minute - we had a great time.

Lovely Weekend in SML!
by Heather on 09/17/2012
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!

Heron's Rest is the BEST!
by Neal on 08/26/2012
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

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