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Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 658 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property


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


-Four lounge chairs

-Two outdoor dining tables with umbrella and 6 seats each

More Details

Andrew Plattus
Member since: 2015
Speaks english, Bulgarian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

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 house in 2013


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Union Hall, Virginia

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 658 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Top Floor King Size Bedroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , sink
    Top Floor Queen Bedroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , sink
    Main Level Master King Bedroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , soaking tub, double sink
    Bottom Floor Queen Size Bedroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , sink
    Bottom Floor Bunk Bed Bedroom - toilet , shower , next door to the bunk bed bedroom
    Main Level Half Bath - toilet , sink
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Top Floor - King Size Bedroom - 1 king
    Bottom Floor Bunk Bed Bedroom - 1 bunk bed , Twin size
    Main Level Master King Bedroom - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeper sofa has memory foam mattress
    Top Floor Queen Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeper sofa has memory foam mattress
    Bottom Floor Queen Size Bedroom - 1 queen , 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • 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
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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average rating of 4.8235292 based on 34 reviews

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!

  • Submitted: 5-Oct-2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Christmas at the Castle

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time celebrating Christmas here! The castle was large enough to easily accommodate our entire family of 11. The arcade room was a big hit and we all (adults and kids) spent a lot of time hanging out here together. It has everything including a karaoke machine and an indoor hot tub. Unfortunately the pinball machine was not working at the time. We did a lot of cooking and the kitchen was pretty well stocked (didn't have measuring spoons and could have used some tupperware for leftovers) and the dining room table was large enough so that we could all eat together. Fun décor throughout the castle and Andrew allowed us to decorate the house for Christmas. The castle is located right on the lake and is very secluded. Looks like it would be great fun in the summer time with the pool. It really is the perfect place for large groups!

  • Submitted: 7-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spotsylvania (near Fredericksburg), VA

A magical place for young and young at heart!

  • 5 of 5

Our' Christmas gift for all three young families this year was to spend three nights in the mountains of Virginia. Just when you think something is too good to believe, Plattus Castle appears and all your wishes come true! Every child-ages 3 to 66 😁?- made memories to last a lifetime. Thank you, Mary Ann and the Plattus family!

  • Submitted: 7-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Perfect reunion house for 13 girls! We had had a wonderful weekend. The house was perfect for all of us. We will come back again!!

  • Submitted: 5-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our weekend at the castle was awesome

  • 5 of 5

Great great place!

  • Submitted: 18-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Everyone had an awesome time. The house is very nice. The game room is legendary!

  • Submitted: 11-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
Martinsville, VA
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Union Hall, Virginia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2018 early summer special
Jun 9 2018 - Jun 10 2018
2 night minimum stay
Peak Season 2018
Jun 11 2018 - Jul 27 2018
2 night minimum stay
Peak Season 2018 2.0
Jul 28 2018 - Aug 18 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Clean/Pool/Linen/Hot Tub C$512.48 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit C$640.6
Tax Rate 12.3%

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 July 28th-August 18
Peak Season (July 28- 2018 Aug 18 2018) is 7 days minimum.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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