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If you were on the fence about taking a vacation this year (or even are planning ahead for next year), it's not too late to arrange a fabulous, affordable getaway to Smith Mountain Lake. Not only will the beautiful sight of what's been called the "Jewel of the Blue Ridge Mountains" be relaxing in and of itself, it also provides excellent recreation for those who enjoy a more active time.
At SML, the scenery is absolutely astounding, the fun is endless, and there are accommodations to fit almost all time constraints and budgets. Rentals are available by the long weekend, week, and even the month. You can choose to deal directly with the private homeowner or SML vacation rental property managers. Similar to other vacation spots, rates are based on the season, size of the rental property, and the amenities included. SML Vacation Rental costs tend to be quite a bargain when making comparisons to similar waterfront resorts across the country.
Peak season typically runs June - August. Check in and out for peak season is usually on a Saturday, renting in full week increments is requested, and in most cases, you're expected to supply your own linens.
The mid-season time is usually 4-6 weeks prior to and following summer. This would be perfect for someone who still wants to enjoy pleasantly warm weather, but is looking for a getaway with fewer visitors around. There tend to be modest discounts from peak rates during this time and more flexibility with check in and out times. Often daily or weekend rate options are even available.
Low-season is generally mid-October through mid-April. If you love the fabulous view, appreciate the mild weather, and are looking for a more reclusive escape, this would be the time for you to plan your SML vacation. You will enjoy the benefit of discounts ranging from 20%-50%, flexible check in and out dates, and daily, weekend and monthly rate options.
For boat owners, most of the SML lakefront rentals include a dock. Be sure to ask when you are securing your rental. However, public SML boat launching ramps are typically easy to locate and nearby. If you are unable to bring your own boat, there are marinas that rent pontoon boats, ski boats, PWCs (Seadoo, Yamaha, etc.) and other motorboats.
While SML is quite a secluded sanctuary for a vacation, you may be asking yourself if there are stores and services available around the area. SML has that covered too! Several large supermarkets, banks, marinas, dozens of restaurants, two YMCAs, two libraries, doctors, an urgent care center, dentists, veterinarians and many retailers are all located just a few miles away. Almost all of your needs can be easily accommodated within very close proximity of the lake. Your vacation haven is just awaiting your arrival, so call and make the arrangements today!
Once you've rented here, you might think about settling here. For assistance in buying lakefront property, call me, Vicki Millehan. I have over 19 years of experience selling waterfront homes, and am a long-time resident of Smith Mountain Lake.
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.