Jennifer Lee Mazeika

GRI, ABR

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Own the SML Home That Matches Your Retirement Dreams

Many communities have been developed over the years at Smith Mountain Lake. If you are interested in community living, I have listed a few of them here. That way you can get acquainted with some of these communities without driving for hours by car. This guide might spark an interest in a particular community. Many of these communities have their own style and atmosphere. It is important for you to discover where you will feel most comfortable and relaxed while living your ‘lake-lifestyle’.

The Boardwalk

This community at Smith Mountain Lake is a 100-acre nautical themed property featuring Nantucket-style cottage homes set along nearly 4 miles of shoreline. The well maintained grounds feature a 2000-foot boardwalk which borders the length of the shoreline in this community. Stroll along the boardwalk and soak in the scenic shoreline which gives its residents access to the sandy beaches of SML.

The Boardwalk’s amenities include a recreational center with lap pool, a regulation size croquet court, tennis courts, sand volleyball court, basketball, horseshoe pit, shuffleboard, chipping green, children’s playground and walking trails. This exclusive community offers a relaxed lake atmosphere with Nantucket-inspired cottages nestled along the banks of Smith Mountain Lake.

Lots available from $99,800   Single Family Waterfront Homes from $500,000 – $900,000
Located: off Scruggs Rd in Moneta, VA
Mile Marker on the Lake: R14

The Waterfront

A private golf community that blends over 8 miles of scenic shoreline and landscapes with high-end luxury. These premier homes feature spacious lots with idyllic views of Smith Mountain Lake and the Blue Ridge mountains. Join the country club and you’ll have access to the Waterfront Clubhouse, which includes the finest golf courses, 19th Hole Lounge, two outdoor tennis courts, olympic-sized swimming pool, and fine dining restaurant which complete this amenity rich community.

The Waterfront Country Club is a 750-acre private golf community boasting miles of shoreline in a luxurious natural setting. Residents of this amenity-rich neighborhood are treated to breathtaking golf course and lake views and private spacious lots.

The 18-hole PGA Championship course was the first course established at Smith Mountain Lake. It follows a distinctive layout across the hilly topography of the land making for a stimulating experience round after round, challenging for the advanced player yet playable for those with a higher handicap. Members enjoy access to on site golf professionals, driving range and regular competitions, events and groups.

Features custom built homes, luxury homes, townhomes and condos.   $350,000 – 900,000
Located: off Scruggs Rd in Moneta, VA
Mile Marker on the Lake: R14

The Water’s Edge

The grand waterfront estates are nestled among 12 miles of lush greenery and shorelines on 712 acres of the finest land around with spectacular views of the lake and mountains. Join the country club and enjoy access to the community clubhouse, which offers swimming, horseback riding, golf, tennis, dining, fitness, and an abundance of water activities. The Water’s Edge is the perfect blend of recreation and relaxation.

The private 18-hole PGA Championship golf course was designed by renowned architect R.F. Loving, Jr. and renovated by Richard Mandell in 2008. It is considered one of the premier courses in the region and has been known to attract both golf professionals and celebrities. The championship golf course has been rated among the country’s best by Golf Digest. The course’s highlight is the breathtaking views from every hole, and its main attraction the island green hole 7 which extends onto the lake for an unparalleled golf experience. The course is meticulously maintained and underwent a conversion to bent grass in 2013.

Like the rest of the community, the 28,000 square-foot Water’s Edge clubhouse is a statement of superior living. Dine in sophistication or chat with friends at one of the bars. Enjoy the lounge or get in some exercise at the on-site fitness center. Practice horsemanship at the equestrian center, relax at the junior Olympic-size pool and work on your tennis skills at the tennis courts.

Townhomes with lake access from $250,000 to luxury waterfront homes from $400,000 – $1,000,000 plus.
Located: in the southern part of the lake in Penhook
Mile Marker on the Lake: off Blackwater River Chanel B9

Waverly – A Premier Community

The Waverly community is a picturesque neighborhood on 130 acres of lake property. With wooded, natural settings and breathtaking water views, this community offers custom-built homes in both on- and off-water locations, as well as development lots for new home construction.

Most Waverly homeowners are year-round residents enjoying the many amenities offered by the community, including a clubhouse, pool, tennis court, walking trails, private boat docks, and a 26-slip marina with easy access to the lake. Community social events are held several times a year, and residents have the option to take part in the POA and help manage the grounds and amenities.

Located: off Scruggs Rd
Mile Marker on the Lake: off Blackwater River Chanel B10

The Westlake Country Club Homes

Enjoy a life full of your favorite activities in a charming, retreat-like setting at The Westlake Country Club Homes, a premier public golf community with waterfront homes as well as like access homes right of the golf course.

This community features gorgeous lake views with a top-notch golf course, welcoming country club, tennis, pool and a variety of club membership perks in a location convenient for commuting to the most commercial areas of Smith Mountain Lake, Roanoke, Rocky Mount and Bedford.

The Westlake Golf Course is one of the most popular attractions at Smith Mountain Lake. The scenic greens, designed by Russell Breeden, attract golfers of all levels near and far to 18-holes of challenging play. The course underwent a renovation in 2012 that included transitioning to play-improving zoysia grass on the fairways. Golf lovers will appreciate the pristine upkeep of the grounds and will appreciate participating in the regular tournaments and events held to capitalize on the social nature of this community.

The Westlake’s grand country club is the perfect complement, its plantation-style design affirming the friendly southern character of the community. Take advantage of the pro shop, restaurant, banquet facilities, pool, and tennis courts managed with excellence by helpful staff.

Located: off Booker T Washington Hwy (Rt. 122)
Mile Marker on the Lake: R37

Bernard’s Landing Resort

This community is a place where luxury meets livability. The 70-acre resort is located on an outcropping of land in Franklin County surrounded by amazing lake views and a particularly picture perfect sight of Smith Mountain. Residents of this resort property have access to vast amenities including outdoor and indoor pools, sports centers, sandy beaches, comprehensive fitness center, several outdoor tennis courts, library and both beach and indoor volleyball courts.

The on-site dining simply cannot be beat at Bernard’s Landing where multi-award winning Landing Restaurant serves up some of the most exquisite gourmet cuisine in the region. Dine in style in the sophisticated, yet casual dining room or make the most of seasonal weather on the waterfront patio. Or sip a cold drink and nibble on pub-style menu items at Bruno’s Gastropub where 50 microbrew beer brands and specialty beers are available at the full bar.

The community includes condominiums and town homes of various sizes that can be individually owned. Personalize your unit to your liking and be right at home with the full kitchen, washer/dryer, expanded cable TV, Internet access and unbeatable views.

Located: off Booker T Washington Hwy (Rt. 122)
Mile Marker on the Lake: R37

Mariners Landing Resort

The Mariners Landing Resort Community in Bedford County’s Huddleston district is a place where recreation and leisure are endless, the views of Smith Mountain Lake stunning and the community highly hospitable. The development features both vacation lodging and amenities and residential neighborhoods of varying design.

Golf enthusiasts will never want to leave the beautiful 18-hole championship course at Mariners Landing. Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr., the semi-private course is accessible to both members and guests. Players of any capacity can appreciate the course’s tees for all range of skill including 5100-yards for beginners and 7200-yards for more experienced players. Enjoy a full round and develop your skills on the driving range or practice green. Take a break from play at the clubhouse with grill or lounge open to members and guests.

The Cabana facility offers recreational activities galore including pools and hot tub, tennis courts, basketball and sand volleyball courts, a children’s playground and the recently expanded fitness center. A visual sports simulator makes outdoor recreation a year-round experience with multi-sport interaction. Treat yourself to spa services at the massage and spa centers and enjoy casual dining at The Cafe at The Cabana restaurant.

Located: off the Smith Mountain Lake Parkway
Mile Marker on the Lake: off Craddock Creek C8

Walnut Run

This community is a wooded lakefront community where everyone has access to the lake either by a lake shore lot or use of The Walnut Run Marina. There is a Property Owner Association with a board of directors made up of volunteers who have been elected by the membership.  We are a mix of ages, predominately 55+, but there are no age restrictions. All are welcome in our safe, quiet, young-at-heart community. We have a high volunteer rate of active residents who keep our community attractive with regularly mown roadsides and flower gardens in a natural, woodland setting. We enjoy all that Smith Mountain Lake offers with a friendly, easy going life style. Many of us take leisurely rides around the community or down to the marina where there are boat slips for those who are part of The Marina Association, and boat launch for all to use.  Residents enjoy walking on our wooded roads, fishing, boating, bird watching, and a regularly scheduled picnic and breakfast meeting. There is even a 4th of July parade put on by community members.  Walnut Run community was established in 1987 consisting of 118 lots.  Currently approximately 70% of these lots have homes already built on them with new homes going up each year.

Waterfront Homes and Lake Access Homes
Located: off Hardy Rd.
Mile Marker on the Lake: off Roanoke River R49

These are just a sampling of the communities that surround Smith Mountain Lake.  If there is another community you are interested in, I would be happy to do the research and email the details with any listings offered in that community. Just contact me at jmazehomes4you@gmail.com or call 540-537-2332 for a free no-obligation consultation.