BEAUTIFUL, QUIET LAKEFRONT PROPERTY - SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE ~VA~

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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BEAUTIFUL, QUIET LAKEFRONT PROPERTY - SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE ~VA~

Huddleston House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Welcome to Lake Retreat, it is more than just a vacation home. Lake Retreat is a peaceful, quiet escape from the hectic pace so many of us live.

This 4 bedroom, 2 full and 1 half baths home offers 2,000 sq ft of living space. Located on a waterfront lot with 1.25 acres full of blooming shrubbery and large oak trees, nature and wildlife are at your doorstep. A short walk from the back deck down a mild slope to the water reveals a natural brown sand beach and two private docks for your use nestled back in a cove. There is a sandbox near the natural sand beach for little children. You and your children can enjoy swimming in the cove and feel perfectly safe from boat traffic and waves. The old and the new docks provide ample docking space for your boats. The new dock has electricity. There is plenty of parking for cars and boat trailers on the lot.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Guestbook comments from the owner
11/28/04

We enjoyed the beauty and peacefulness of your place on the lake. We would definitely come here again. Thank you for the hospitality. See you next time!
Jan 2005
  • 1 of 5

warren theis

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I am a retired engineer, married, enjoy racing sailboats, flying airplanes and motorcycling. My wife enjoys quilting, bridge and many other activities.

warren theis purchased this house in 1983

Our vacation rental is 3 miles from where we live on lakefront property. It makes it very convenient to manage and maintain our rental property.

Enjoying the water sports and serenity of this beautiful location: the Jewel of the Blue Ridge. Please visit the nearby Civil War Battlefields and Trails nearby. The 150th anniversary Civil War re-enactment of Gen Lee's surrender to Gen Grant is scheduled for April 8-12, 2015 in Appomattox Va. an hour away.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
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4.7
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Beautiful, Quiet Lakefront Property - Smith Mountain Lake ~VA~
average rating of 4.7 based on 30 reviews
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Beautiful, Quiet Lakefront Property - Smith Mountain Lake ~VA~
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p251967vb
+1 (540) 297-2915 (Virginia, USA)
Huddleston Smith Mountain Lake
Courtland, VA
5

Our family vacation

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful vacation. The grand kids loved the lake and it was perfect for young children. We had a fantastic week everyone had a great time. The only complaint we had was the sofa beds in the basement. They were not comfortable. But everything else was great. The other bedrooms were very nice. We would certainly stay here again.
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We plan to replace the sofa bed with another bed at the end of this rental season.
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Beautiful, Quiet Lakefront Property - Smith Mountain Lake ~VA~
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p251967vb
+1 (540) 297-2915 (Virginia, USA)
Huddleston Smith Mountain Lake
Florida Keys
5

Serene

  • 5 of 5
It was a 50th Birthday/Family Reunion week at SML. It was wonderful. The cottage is well equipped with cool retro furnishings, comfy beds, and a very practical kitchen. The atmosphere is incredibly PEACEFUL & QUIET. It's located on a great low traffic area of the lake. It's near a marina that offers great boat rentals and only short boat ride from the cottage. Also, great restaurants within a reasonable distance. Loved it, hope to come back soon.
  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Beautiful, Quiet Lakefront Property - Smith Mountain Lake ~VA~
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+1 (540) 297-2915 (Virginia, USA)
Huddleston Smith Mountain Lake
Lake of the Woods, Orange, Va
5

Wonderful Family Vacation!!!

  • 5 of 5
I booked this house so that I could enjoy my husband, our daughter, her husband and my teenage grandson who loves to fish. We all fell in love with the deck, back yard dock area and the inviting home that was stocked with just about everything a person could want on a vacation. Our family voted and we will be back next year to enjoy this wonderful home again along with Smith Mountain Lake and Capt Todd's Shad Taxi service. We can't wait to come back again!
  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Beautiful, Quiet Lakefront Property - Smith Mountain Lake ~VA~
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Huddleston Smith Mountain Lake
5

Great stay

  • 5 of 5
We chose this property because of its size, affordability, and location right on the lake. When we arrived, the driveway was very large and the pictures accurately represented the house and property. Prior to our arrival, the owner had installed wheelchair ramps at both the front and back doors for one member of our group who required them.

The house itself was a nice size with plenty of room for everyone. The mattresses on the beds were fairly firm but there were plenty of blankets in the closets to soften them up if needed. Also, the fold out couch in the basement was broken by a previous renter and could not be unfolded.

The kitchen was very well equipped with everything you could need (except a hand whisk). The deck was large with plenty of chairs for everyone and was great for relaxing. A propane and small charcoal grill were also provided that we used for steaks and burgers. About 50 feet from the back of the house there are two docks which were great for fishing from and relaxing on. We brought two canoes, a kayak, and a jet ski with us and left them all week on the water without them being bothered by anyone. Almost all wakes that hit the docks were very small.

Late in the week we took a 35 minute drive to the Roanoke River for an afternoon float trip. The river was nice, though when we were about to launch, several feet of water was released from the dam. Also towards the end of the trip near Altavista, there are some pretty nasty rapids that capsized a couple of us (wear your life preservers!).

One final note, keep an eye out for deer when driving in the area. We saw deer on and around the property every single day. One afternoon while sitting in the living room we saw 5 deer walk across the driveway.

Overall I would recommend this property to anyone looking for an affordable, well equipped house that is right on the water and is owned by someone that is easy to work with and provides very good communication.
  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am happy you enjoyed your visit at our vacation home. The fold out bed downstairs was broken by a past customer. We bought a futon three years ago to replace the broken fold out bed and is the bed that should have been used. It was also downstairs. The kayaking below the Leesville Dam (Staunton River) going to AltaVista is excellent for kayaking, done that many times myself. It is about 45 minute drive from the vacation home. I thank you for your comments about how you found the wheelchair accessibility, I was interested if they met your expectations. I'll pass on your comment about the "whisk" to my wife. She has had many comments about how well equipped the kitchen is. Thanks so much for leaving the house very clean when you departed. I am well aware of the deer population here, they love everyone's flower beds.
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Beautiful, Quiet Lakefront Property - Smith Mountain Lake ~VA~
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Huddleston Smith Mountain Lake
Buchanan, VA
5

Caroline

  • 5 of 5
We had a girls weekend at this home and had a great time on the dock. The house was clean and comfortable. Thanks so much!
  • Submitted: May 21, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Caroline, thank you for leaving our vacation home clean and posting your review.
Best regards, Warren Theis
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Beautiful, Quiet Lakefront Property - Smith Mountain Lake ~VA~
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+1 (540) 297-2915 (Virginia, USA)
Huddleston Smith Mountain Lake
5

Peaceful weekend

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at this property for a long weekend in early May. We had two couples, three kids (one, four and six) and a dog. It was a perfect spot for us. The house was clean and comfortable, and the kitchen had everything we needed too cook family dinners. The yard was great for the kids and the dog to play in and the new docks were quite convenient for parking a pontoon we rented for the day. The highlight of the house was the deck - big for us all to sit out comfortably and for our kids to play. The air hockey and ping pong tables in the basement were fun for the kids (and adults). The owner was very responsive to my questions and offered some advice on boat rentals. We visited the state park - a great place for walks (and had it been warmer, the beach) - and a really short drive from the house. All in all, I would recommend this rental and hope we get back again.
  • Submitted: May 18, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and leaving our vacation home in excellent condition. It was a pleasure doing business with you, hope you and your family return and receive a 5% discount on your future rentals.
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Roanoke Regional KROA
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Lynchburg
Nearest Motorway
45 Miles
I81
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
On Property
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
kings point pub and Restaurant
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Mariners Landing
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Anchor Restaurant
Car: necessary

Large, clean lake at Smith Mountain Lake Virginia, hike the Blue Ridge mountains, annual wine festival and winery tours and tastings, home tours, antique boats and car shows, archery, Bassmaster fishing tournaments, water ski-boarding competition, championship golf courses, beautiful year around weather, fall color tours, zoo, symphonic music and fiddle and banjo bluegrass music, civil war battlefields including where our country re-united in Appomattox, multiple universities and activities nearby, the Emerson Pottery Factory, Booker T. Washington National Park, Nascar racing at Martinsville Virginia.

Golf: You can golf at the very nearby Robert Trent Jones championship golf course. There many other public and private golf courses such as Westlake, Sycamore Ridge, Waters Edge and Waterfront golf courses less than a half hour away. Booker T Washington's and Jubal Early's childhood homes are but a short drive away. Charlottesville (Monticello, University of Virginia), and Blacksburg Virginia (Virginia Tech football games) are just two hours away. Ferrum University is one hour away.

As an active Mooney pilot, I welcome general aviation pilots or small groups for fly-ins. I can provide ground transportation from Smith Mountain Lake airport (W91) with notice. W91 has a 3,000-foot paved runway.

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Availability & Rates

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Huddleston House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall
Aug 24 2014 - Oct 11 2014
1 night minimum stay
$150
 
 
Fall Winter
Oct 12 2014 - Dec 31 2014
1 night minimum stay
$120
 

Additional information about rental rates

large pet, each $100 + Tax
Cleaning $65 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
small pet, each $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.3%
Notes No telephone landline available in the home. You may use own cellphone or smartphone. Pets may be allowed, ask owner. Large parking area for cars on property. Property has two docks for your use on 145 ft of lakefront. Smoking is permitted outside but not inside the home. There are Wi-Fi locations nearby in libraries and restaurants. Sheets-pillowcases for all beds can be rented for a small fee.
Pay by personal check, US Postal Service money order or cash. Electronic wire transfers accepted, owner provides necessary info for the transfer by e-mail reply to your rental request. Mail separate check for refundable security deposit. separate check will be returned or destroyed if there is no damage.
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Amenities

Amenities

Huddleston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Heating ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Freezer
  • Blender
  • Stove
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Off main hallway
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Connected to master bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , In Recreation room downstairs in walkout basement
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom has half bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Downstairs in unfinished basement/recreation room
  • Queen size Beds (2) One queen is in master bedroom upstairs, the other is in the bedroom on the lakeside upstairs., Twin or Single Beds (2) Two new twin beds that sleeps two adults in bedroom upstairs., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) There is one queen size futon in the combined rec room/bedroom downstairs in the unfinished walkout basement.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Game Room
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Games
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Air Hockey
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Ping Pong Table
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Barbecue
  • Sand Box
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Golf ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • live theater
  • cinemas
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • theme parks
  • recreation center
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseback riding
  • boating
  • antiquing
  • sledding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • golf privileges optional
  • tennis
  • skiing
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • mountain climbing
  • hiking
  • basketball court
  • water skiing
  • racquetball
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • snorkeling/diving
  • rock climbing
  • golf
  • cycling
  • sailing
  • rafting
  • kayaking
  • spelunking
  • parasailing
  • wind-surfing
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • jet skiing
Notes:
Very private, fully treed, nearly level 1.25 acre lot, with two private docks, Robert Trent Jones golf course within walking distance.
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