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HUGE LAKEFRONT CASTLE, POOL,DOCK,THE ULTIMATE 2500S.F. ARCADE! Hot Tub & Firepit

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Space 658 m²
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Stunning Lake Front Castle 5b/5.5b on Smith Mountain Lake

Spectacular private estate on 5.8 acres with 1,800' shoreline, surrounded by water on 3-sides. This 7,087 sq.ft. 3-story French Chateau castle with lake views from every room has large outside pool, 5 bedrooms, 5 1/2 bathrooms, inside hot tub, exercise room, wet bar, spectacular game rooms, library, two fireplaces, 75" smart TV in the living room and 2 more TV's in the game rooms, and Wi-Fi. Everything in the house is custom made and unique. Linens, bath towels and beach towels provided. Fire pit and 2 person swing down by the water. Check-in time is 4pm, check-out time is 10am.

The Castle is on a quiet cove with very minimal boat traffic allowing you to have an amazing experience and enjoy nature without the constant noise from the boats that zip around in the main part of the lake. Long private drive and staggering views from the entire back of the house overlooking the pool and lake. Private covered boat slip, a 5 person pedal boat, and 2 kayaks (singles) you can use. 800 feet of dirt road through the forest lead to this hidden gem on the lake.

Bottom floor:

-Large bedroom with queen size bed, couch and and a private bathroom

-One small room with twin size bunk beds (sleeps two) with full bathroom next door

-Inside hot tub overlooking the lake

-Exercise equipment (Eliptical and Treadmill)

-Wet bar, large TV, pool table, ping pong table, shuffle board, air hockey, dome hockey, foosball, antique pinball machines, pac man, and chess table

-Large library and a fireplace, 4 movie theater/gaming leather chairs and a large TV - please bring your own Xbox/PlayStation console

-Game closet with board games and some toys

Main level:

-Huge master bedroom with king size bed, pull out queen size sofa, huge his/hers walk-in closets, double sink, glass shower, and large soaking tub overlooking the lake

-Spacious kitchen with open breakfast nook with amazing lake views (two large refrigerators, one with water and ice maker, microwave, toaster, new Keurig coffee machine, a double oven, utensils, plates, cups, mugs, pots and pans, walk in pantry).

-Dining room with high ceilings and a balcony overlooking the pool and the lake, large wooden table with 10 chairs, hutch and a china cabinet

-Huge living room with high ceilings, 75" smart TV, DirecTV, blue ray DVD player and WiFi internet

-Laundry room with washer, dryer and a sink

-Attached 3 car garage and plenty of parking on premises

Top floor:

-One large bedroom with king size bed, walk-in closet, lake view, and a private bathroom

-One large bedroom with queen size bed, pull out queen sofa and a private bathroom

Pool Area:

-Large pool

-BBQ

-Four lounge chairs

-Two outdoor dining tables with umbrella and 6 seats each

More Details

Owner
Andrew Plattus
Member since: 2015
Speaks english, Bulgarian
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 August, 2017

About Andrew Plattus

I have always been fascinated with castles and fell in love with this estate - our dream house, surrounded by water on three sides with stunning views. We live on beautiful Smith Mountain Lake, and love to travel and explore the world.

Enjoy your stay at our Castle and if you have any suggestions on how to improve your experience we would love to hear from you! :)

Andy & Anastasia

Andrew Plattus purchased this castle in 2013

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday castle rental in Union Hall, Virginia

Property Type:
  • castle
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 658 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Top Floor King Size Bedroom - toilet , bath with shower , sink
    Top Floor Queen Bedroom - toilet , bath with shower , sink
    Main Level Master King Bedroom - toilet , bath with shower , bath (no shower) , soaking tub, double sink
    Bottom Floor Queen Size Bedroom - toilet , bath with shower , sink
    Bottom Floor Bunk Bed Bedroom - toilet , shower enclosure , next door to the bunk bed bedroom
    Main Level Half Bath - toilet , sink
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Top Floor - King Size Bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bottom Floor Bunk Bed Bedroom - 1 bunk bed , Twin size
    Main Level Master King Bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , Sleeper sofa has memory foam mattress
    Top Floor Queen Bedroom - 1 large double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , Sleeper sofa has memory foam mattress
    Bottom Floor Queen Size Bedroom - 1 large double bed , Sleeper sofa has memory foam mattress
  • There is plenty of space in each bedroom (except the bunk bed bedroom) if you are bringing cribs and/or air mattresses for your kids.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
Boat dock info: When the lake is full, the water is 16' deep at the dock. When the lake is at it's lowest point, it is about 11' deep at the dock. When the lake is full, there is between 10' to 11' of boat clearance under the covered dock, and there is also an uncovered slip at the boat dock. Gills Creek Marina (790 Fox Chase Road, Wirtz VA 24184) 540-721-2451) is 10 minutes away by car and 20 minutes away by boat and Bridgewater Marina (ph. 540 721 1639) is just 15 minutes away by car, and 45 minutes by boat. The house is located just past marker B-49 on Black Water River, please ask for a map when renting a boat.

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HUGE LAKEFRONT CASTLE, POOL,DOCK,THE ULTIMATE 2500S.F. ARCADE! Hot Tub & Firepit
average rating of 4.75 based on 24 reviews
5

An Amazingly gorgeous property!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment you step through the doors the interior of the home is simply elegant. You lack for nothing. I cannot say enough about the basement game room, it is a dream for a kid and the kid at heart. It was unbelievable. Everyone had so much fun playing childhood games like pac man and new ones such as giant jenga. The pools is gorgeous and the dock is large enough to accommodate our three boats. The groundskeeper Daniel was so helpful. I had a question about the gas grill and he was right on the spot. The facilities manager Mary Ann was also available and prompt. She made us feel right at home. Thank you for such a beautiful rental property that suited our every need. The owner Andy, knows what it takes for an enjoyable vacation and how to make you happy! We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home is really nice but needs updating

  • 3 of 5

Home is really nice awesome game room and pool HOWEVER the water around house is nasty and not suitable for kids to jump in - it's at end of lake and traps all of the debris and low water and mud- glad we had 2 boats but hard to maneuver - house needs updating and a couple tvs in bedrooms and maybe clock radios. pergola at pool nasty needs power washing and could use more rails on steep stairs down to dock - kids loved gameroom - all in all besides the water a great house and nice pool.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Cindy, I'm very glad you and your family had a great time at the Castle. My manager told me you're now sold on smith mountain lake and are looking for a place of your own. Every area on the lake seems to have its own set of trade offs. The center of smith mountain lake is sometimes very windy and the water is usually rough. In the summer and holidays and weekends the center of the lake is also very crowded with boats, which tends to make it a bit noisier. On our part of the lake we don't have those issues, but we do have to deal with the water quality changing after every storm, and every time the hydro electric facility uses the water to generate electricity. During this process the lake level can drop a few feet and it really affects the quality of the water. During your week at the Castle, the level was down almost 3 feet, which is the worst I have seen it in the 4 years that I have owned the Castle. On the days that the water is murky looking, we will either take our boat 5 minutes down the lake until we find clear water, or just swim at the pool. Even know the water is murky, it is sometimes just sediment and is fine to swim in. But I also prefer swimming in clear water all the same. You mentioned the pergola needing to be steam washed. We know that the tree above the pergola causes a lot of stuff to fall on the pergola and the managers have suggested that we cut down the tree. The tree above the pergola provides the only shade for the pool, which I think the majority of our renters appreciate on the hot and sunny days. You mentioned the Castle needing updating. I think you must be referring to the wall paper in some of the rooms, and I totally agree with you. It's also starting to peel off in some places. Thanks for the suggestion of adding some more TV's to the bedrooms and radio alarm clocks and adding some railings down by the water near the dock. Good luck on the house hunting. Best, Andy
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5

Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Very nice, awesome game room!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The property is magnificent and the views are spectacular.

  • 5 of 5

The star of he castle is the pool and the game room. The views of the lake are just stunning. This is a huge home, and it's pretty well appointed. Dan was super attentive to get us what we needed or if any small issues needed attention. A pool person comes regularly to maintain it. I really liked the little niceties like having hand soaps at every sink. The castle is not perfect. Set your expectations to enjoy a huge lake home. It's not elaborate or state of the art fancy--but it'll sorta break your heart to leave it! If you're elderly or have issues with stairs, the path to the lake and dock is daunting. We rented a pontoon from Gills Creek marina, and solved that by having our family members meet us at the marina whenever we wanted to board the boat. The castle is an awesome getaway and I highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pool and Game room were kid favorites

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I took our 3 adult children their spouses and five grandkids to the Castle this year. We normally go to Nags head or Hilton Head only to watch our crew hangout at the pool. So, this year we decided to avoid fighting the east coast traffic and go somewhere closer with a pool. The Plattus Castle had the rooms and the pool we were looking for. The unexpected bonus was a state of the art game room that had the kids running from pool to the game room all week. If you are looking for a relaxing vacation this is it. If you want big city shopping , restaurants, lots of souvenirs etc then this might not be for you. In our case we were looking to change it up and Smith Mountain Lake Has a lot to offer, especially if you like activities on the lake like boating and fishing or just chillin near the lake.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous property, amazing customer service

  • 5 of 5

It was beautiful, and the management provided pretty much everything for which we could have hoped. It was the best rental we've had in 10 years. We're definitely going back.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
ROA
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Mangos
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
Martinsville, VA
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$505.56
Damage Deposit A$631.95

Cleaning/linens/pool and hot tub-$400
Tax is 12.3%
Refundable Damage Deposit $500
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Weekly reservations are Saturday to Saturday during Peak Season.
Peak Season (June 16- Aug 25 2018) is 7 days minimum.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made