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Bernard’s Landing

Bernard’s Landing is located about 9 miles down Scruggs Road, and features condos, townhomes, and patio homes! The 70-acre development consists of homes that come in various sizes to fit each individual’s needs and desires for their lake home. It also features amenities such as sports centers, indoor and outdoor pools, a stunning fitness center, multiple tennis and volleyball courts, and a civil war era library for residents’ use. “The Landing” is an award winning restaurant that features the most delectable cuisine. People can arrive by boat or residents can enjoy an easy walk to the community restaurant. If you favor a more pub-style menu, you also have the option of Bruno’s Gastropub that includes dozens of specialty and microbrew beers.

Beautiful Waterfront Home Just Listed!

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50 Homeplace Circle –  $779,000


Have you ever walked in the front door of a property, and within seconds you just knew that you found your home? It might be it’s warm, open feel, in a prestigious, quiet neighborhood. Or perhaps it’s the thought of waking up to the lake view on your covered deck every morning, while later in the evening you plan to entertain outback around a fire. Or maybe it’s that you don’t have to do anything at all, except move in because everything has already been done for your pleasure. Granite kitchen with Bosch appliances, brand new quartz counters in all 3 bathrooms, interior fresh paint in 2020, and 40 year roof and gutters in 2012, and much more. (Ask agent for a full list of updates). Discover for yourself why this property lives up to its name ”home place”- yet don’t miss out, it won’t be available long. You won’t be the only one looking for everything this property offers.

Click the image to find out more information on this stunning home!

Where to Rent a Houseboat on Smith Mountain Lake?

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Where to Rent a Houseboat on Smith Mountain Lake

Are you looking for a great place to rent a houseboat on Smith Mountain Lake? Try Parrot Cove Boat Rentals and Sales! Located at Bridgewater Plaza, you can reach them at 540-721-5363.

Parrot Cove Boat Rentals is located on channel marker R28. Choose from 17 options that can range anywhere from $805-$3,255 a week. 

Renting a houseboat can be a fun, memorable way to explore SML. You may be among the many visitors who fall in love, and you too decide to become a proud owner of a home here on SML. If so, call me to help you find what feels like home!

Warmly, Jada Turner

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The Boardwalk

The Boardwalk is my personal favorite. It is located about 8 miles down Scruggs Road and sits on the main channel of Smith Mountain Lake. When you drive in, you’ll feel the Nautical inspired development. Also being located on a peninsula, you have a 270-degree view of SML’s beautiful waters. The Boardwalk features four miles of shoreline, recreational center, croquet, tennis, sand volleyball, and basketball courts, community pool and so much more! With 21 quaint cottages with their own association, you’ll appreciate the option of maintenance free living. Also with endless recreational options, The Boardwalk is the perfect place for a vacation home or to even settle down and reside full time!

Hiking Trails, Roanoke VA

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Places to Hike in and Around Roanoke, Virginia


    Are you looking for some super fun hikes and trails around the beautiful Roanoke Valley? Well, look no further! 


    The stunning Blue Ridge Mountains provide so many enjoyable trails for hikers of all ages and abilities! With breath-taking views, Roanoke offers only the best outdoor experiences! Click the link below for a full list of all hiking trails in the area! 



New Waterfront Home Listing

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32 Hillcrest Heights Drive, Moneta, VA 24121

32 Hillcrest Heights DR
Moneta, VA 24121

You’ll want to put your device down and pick up your phone to get inside. It’s just that good! If you dream of waking up to water from two directions, you found your home. If you’d like three bedrooms on the main floor, you’ve found your home. If view and an awesome two slip dock is important, you got it… if you want newer construction that’s modern and alluring and an additional 2 car garage (total 4) for projects and storage… got that too. It’s located in a quiet cove, just off of Gills Creek, known to be a beautiful spot on the water, with an occasional fisherman coming through and no boat traffic. Close to all the Westlake amenities, the convenience is just right. Stake your claim on this opportunity to call your own!

Bedrooms: 4 | Bathrooms: 5 | Living Space: 2,666 sq. ft. | Lot Size: 1.87 Ac. | Year Built: 2014



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Waverly is an adorable community on Smith Mountain Lake. Located 7 miles down Scruggs Road,  it features beautiful mountain and lake views and is surrounded by forests. With most of the residents being full-time, it is the perfect place to call a forever home! If you’re an avid water sportsman, you will enjoy the option of a private dock or access to one of the 26 boat slips at the marina that are available for owners within Waverly. It also includes varieties of paved walking trails, a community pool, clubhouse, and tennis courts for all residents to enjoy! Waverly is very community-oriented, with many social events being held all the time, you will always have something exciting to look forward to at Waverly!

3 Tips for a Healthy You

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We all want to be healthy, but sometimes the idea of it seems overwhelming. You can make a few simple changes to your lifestyle that can increase your happiness and put you on the path to a healthier lifestyle.

Here are a few tips to get you started:

1. Drink plenty of water. We all get busy and forget to hydrate. Get a water bottle that you can take with you wherever you go to help keep you hydrated.

2. Get enough sleep at night. Sleep is important to both our physical and mental health. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society recommends that adults should get at least 7 hours of sleep a day.

3. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate physical activity weekly. For example, taking a brisk walk. The CDC also recommends some type of muscle strengthening exercise at least 2 days a week.

FAQs About SML

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1. How large/deep is Smith Mountain Lake? At about 32 square miles of surface
(22,000 acres), SML is Virginia’s second largest body of fresh water (The largest,
Kerr Reservoir/Buggs Island Lake, is shared with Maryland). Depth is 220 feet at
the dam, and generally steep shorelines mean even isolated coves offer deep water
for boating, fishing, swimming. It’s not unusual to chart 100-foot-plus depths in
the main channels. SML’s Roanoke river channel runs about 25 miles north
toward Roanoke; the Blackwater River channel runs about twelve miles west.
2. What is the boating like at SML? Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge,
with myriad coves and tributaries for secluded fishing, skiing and
wakeboarding/surfing, swimming and paddling, SML is an ideal boating location.
Waters are clean and the lake’s “twisty-turny” character and steep shorelines
means many areas are well sheltered from the wind, though sailing is also popular
in the more open expanses. Countless coves and creeks offer nearly endless
exploration possibilities. Rental boats are readily available and boater services are
offered at over 20 marinas.
3. Who can operate a boat legally on SML? Anyone who has taken and passed a
NASBLA (National Association of State Boating Law Administrators) – certified
boating safety course can operate a boat on SML. Operators of PWCs (Personal
Water Craft) and boats powered by over 10 HP must be at least 14 years of age.
Operators should carry a copy of their Boater Education Certification card with
them. Cards from other states are valid, or visitors can visit
www.boated.com/virginia for on-line certification.
4. What about water quality? The Smith Mountain Lake Association regularly
monitors and reports on water quality and clarity and has actively discouraged
invasive weed species by stocking fish that feed on unwanted vegetation. The lake
is essentially weed free and see-your-feet clear in all but it’s uppermost reaches.
Water level changes from the power generation cycles discourage formation of
algae and slime—as well as mosquitoes, which most residents find thankfully
absent from their outdoor living spaces.
5. How can I find a good fishing guide? The SML Chamber of Commerce website
( www.visitsmithmountainlake.com ) lists fishing guides who are Chamber
members; a longer list can be found on Google. Experienced guides usually
organize successful outings because they know “where the fish were yesterday”
and can find out where they are on the day of your outing. Monthly meetings of
The SML Striper Club provide local knowledge/tips for those who wish to try
their luck without a guide.
6. What should I know about choosing a property at SML? Ask your realtor to
brief you on the pros and cons of the following options: (1) Main
channel/mountain view vs secluded cove; (2) Sunrise vs. sunset view; (3) Steep

vs. gradual lake frontage; (4) Bedford vs. Franklin vs. Pittsylvania County; (5)
Build new (current dock construction regulations) vs. buy existing (grandfathered
dock may be larger); Rocky Mount vs. Westlake vs. Bedford orientation.
7. What regulations apply to tow sports? Towing of tubers, skiers, wakeboarders
and wakesurfers is allowed sunrise to a half hour after sunset. Wakesurfers cannot
be towed behind outboards and sterndrives (exception for forward-facing
sterndrives). No observer is required if those being towed are wearing life jackets
(but skiing without a life vest is not recommended!). PWC capacity limits (I.E, 2,
3 or 4 passengers) INCLUDE those being towed.
8. Does SML have waterfront restaurants? There are over 20 water-accessible
restaurants at SML, ranging from fine dining to coffee shop, ice cream store, pizza
parlor, tequila bar and dock-side grills. A complete list, updated annually, can be
found at www.smithmountainlake.com . Music is offered at some venues during
the season. Nearby Downtown Roanoke also offers interesting dining alternatives,
as does Bedford.
9. What are winters at the lake like? Climate in southwest Virginia is definitely
four-season, but winters are not severe. Snowfalls, when they do occur, are
usually light and melt away in one or two days. Icing of rural roadways is
common, and schools sometimes close in anticipation of ice events for bus safety.
Some residents with winter aversions opt for a winter respite somewhere warmer,
but those who remain here find plenty of activities to keep them busy and