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Waterfront Writer's Cottage (One Entire Floor)

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Waterfront Writer's Cottage (One Entire Floor)

Entire apartment
4 guests2 bedrooms3 beds1.5 baths
4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1.5 baths
Great location
95% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.
Great check-in experience
100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Sparkling clean
12 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.

WELCOME to The Writer's Cottage on the waterfront. Guests will have the entire, spacious lower level of the cottage to themselves. (One booking at a time.) It has two private entrances that open onto lawns, a quiet cove, and private dock with complimentary kayaks for guests. A private road adds to the tranquility and peaceful atmosphere you'll love! A private veranda, & private parking beside the unit complete your relaxing stay.
Guests are welcome to walk around the grounds anytime they wish.


Free parking on premises
Cable TV

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 queen bed, 1 double bed

House Rules

Not suitable for children (2-12 years) and pets
No smoking, parties, or events
Check-in time is 3PM - 8PM and check out out by 11AM


174 Reviews

Amy User Profile
May 2016
Virginia has a lovely place on the water, very peaceful and scenic. She welcomed us personally and showed us around the expansive apartment which was well equipped. We kayaked on the lake, hiked nearby and ate locally. We really enjoyed relaxing for the short time we were there a…
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Response from Virginia:
Thank you Amy, I enjoyed your visit!
May 2016
Natalie User Profile
December 2015
So much more than I expected! LOTS of space/beds for our family of four, and the master bedroom with ensuite was beautiful. And perfect for my two boys as one of the rooms was definitely a "kids" room. The view is gorgeous, and this is definitely a place that you want to spend mo…
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Response from Virginia:
Thank you Natalie, for your very gracious review. It was a pleasure having you.
December 2015
Robin User Profile
November 2018
Virginia is a "pitch perfect" hostess. Her place is interesting and personal. The scenery is gorgeous - the beds and sheets oh so comfortable. It is quiet and dark at night, perfect for sleeping.
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Response from Virginia:
Thank you for coming, Robin. I enjoyed having you and thank you for the great review.
November 2018
Ralph User Profile
October 2018
Virginia is a truly gracious and charming host. She has a comfortable home, secluded within the natural beauty of the woods on the lake, which made this a remarkable place for our vacation. Her home has an eclectic collection of art, books, poetry, and family photographs which …
Staci User Profile
October 2018
If you are looking for some much needed R&R away from all the hustle and bustle, this is the place!! Virginia was very welcoming with her little surprises when we arrived! Her home is just perfect! It is very spacious and homey. It was fun being innovative with the cooking as the…
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Response from Virginia:
Thank you for your great review! I hope you'll both come back, Staci.
October 2018
Susan User Profile
October 2018
Virginia's lovely place was fantastic! Very quiet and peaceful right on the creek and lake! Everything was very comfortable and Virginia was the perfect friendly, hostess. I enjoyed her company, conversations and she is a special lady! She had some breakfast treats and homemade …
Paul User Profile
October 2018
The Writers Cottage is a very quiet.. relaxing place.Virginia makes you feel at home from the beginning. It’s location is easy to find and lake access very obtainable. If you want serenity.. this is the place.
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Response from Virginia:
Thank you Steve! I enjoyed your stay.
October 2018

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Virginia, United StatesJoined in July 2015
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178 Reviews
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I'm an internationally published author, have travelled extensively during my lifetime and lived in many parts of the world. I now make Smith Mountain Lake my home, and enjoy sharing it with others. Situated on a quiet cove, it exudes tranquility, relaxation, bird watching and sp…
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