Life is in the details. The elements of our daily lives, our surroundings, and our history culminate in the place you call home. Sanctuary Bay carries the timeless beauty of Smith Mountain Lake and is nestled between peaceful, undisturbed coves at the foot of Smith Mountain.

Sandy beaches, deep-water channels, lighted streets and spectacular views are what make Sanctuary Bay one of the most sought after properties on Smith Mountain Lake. Waterfront lots are still available and construction will begin on Sanctuary Bay Villas in the spring of 2008.

Discover what classic Smith Mountain Lake living once was and is now again.


The Plyler Group specializes in real estate development, home construction and dock construction on and around Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia. We have been in business on Smith Mountain Lake since 1974. We can provide everything you need to prepare for your move to the lake, from a waterfront lot or home and dock.


Smith Mountain Lake is located midway between the Northeast and the Southeast. The area is less than a days drive from Maine or Florida... Smith Mountain Lake was formed in the mid 1960’s when Appalachian Power Company built the hydroelectric dam at the base of Smith Mountain. At first, development surrounding the lake proceeded slowly and sporadically. Today, there are approximately 18,000 permanent residents in the area. Located approximately midway between the Northeast and the Southeast, the area is less than a day’s drive from Maine or Florida. The lake is bordered by Bedford, Franklin and Pittsylvania counties, where residents enjoy leisurely lifestyles, breathtaking scenery and low taxes. One resident speaks for many when he remarks, “Living here is like being on a permanent vacation.”