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Enchanting, Elegant, Tranquil Home at Smith Mountain Lake

Alicia Yowell

Member since: 2003
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Alicia Yowell

Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
May 19, 2015
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Enchanting, Elegant, Tranquil Home at Smith Mountain Lake

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Huddleston House Rental Photos and Description

3BR,2FB Lakefront Vacation Rental Huddleston, Virginia,sleeps 6, Smith Mountain


Welcome to Cedar Key Village at Smith Mountain Lake. This spectacular all Cedar Home is located on beautiful Smith Mountain Lake and is one of eleven homes nestled in a secluded no wake cove. We sit above the others cabins offering a spectacular view of the lake and mountains. We also own the cabin below us. Please see 212766. This home sleeps four. Our Cedar Key Village offers the perfect setting for family or friend reunions. Between both homes, we can sleep 10. Please review the plat under the map page on this site.

We have one of the easiest access to the lake for those who have walking issues as you can drive directly to the waterfront, just a 30 second drive. Also you can walk the road or take the 100 steps down to the waterfront. The walk down the steps to the waterfront is surrounded by beautiful gardens on both sides, please see the pictures.

Because the cove is “no wake” you can swim, kayak,paddle board and canoe without being disturbed by jet skies and motor boats, a rarity on the lake. We are only a 500' to the entrance to the main channel so you have go far before you can produce a wake. The cove is surrounded by a 2000 acre wildlife mountainous nature preserve so your views are of deep woods, silhouetted by Smith Mountain and its surrounding mountains. Smith Mountain Lake has 22,000 acres of clean water and has 500 miles of shoreline.

There is a mile long drive to reach our Lodge that is just magical. It is deeply wooded with an abundance of hardwoods on both sides, not a home in sight. Once you have made this turn on our lane, you will be delighted with the serine, natural beauty that surrounds our home.

Our renovated gorgeous home hums with relaxed energy which you will feel the moment you enter. features a gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops and Tuscany styled charming maple cabinets, a large great room with cathedral ceilings and an incredibly beautiful floor to ceiling stone fireplace. Our one level home’s main living area is totally open so if you are in the kitchen, you are not isolated from the other guests. Cedar beams throughout the house adds a unique charm to this beautifully decorated and inviting home. All the furniture is extremely comfortable and cozy. We added an additional sun room featuring a panoramic wall of glass sun room provides breathtaking views of the lake and mountains from anywhere in the living area.

We offer three bedrooms and two full baths. The master bath has an over-sized custom tiled shower with three shower heads. The other bath offers a Jacuzzi tub. The cabinets are all rich maple with granite counter tops. The guest bedroom has a sliding glass door to the deck, which offers a fantastic view of the lake and Smith Mountain… what a way to wake up each morning.

Amenities include a 45 inch HD Sony TV, surround sound speakers and outdoor speakers, great for entertainment on our over sized trek deck. We live in the house for several months of the year so the house is appointed with every pot and pan, dish and glass wear imaginable. Many of our guests has told us it is far better equipped than their own homes. We also provide an array of spices.

The deck has two tables, lots of chairs, a hammock, and is surrounded by a basket s of flowers. There is a mature oak tree next to the deck and it’s gracefully limbs provides wonderful shade from early spring thru the fall. The deck’s view of the lake and the mountains is simply breathtaking. There is a lower level patio as well that has another table and chairs for six and a charcoal barbeque. We have a boat slip with a private dock, perfect for lots of fun water entertainment. It is 20 ' deep off our dock.

Our no wake 60 acres cove is famous for its abundance and variety of fish. It is where the strippers spawn every year and fisherman catch bass, muskies and cat fish right off our docks. You will see an exciting array of wild life including eagles, owls, ospreys, humming birds, wild turkey and of course deer but we also have several albino deer which are spectacular to see if you are lucky.

Ideally located in southwest Virginia's mountain foothills, our Lodge setting balances the beauties of landscape, mountains and lake with tranquility and recreational pursuits for a perfect vacation. Each season offers delights for the senses. Spring brings beautiful mountain laurels, azaleas, and dogwoods. Summers are lush with the aroma of heavy woods and an array of flower blossoms. Crape myrtles surround our property in late summer bursting our gardens with a variety of color. Autumn paints the landscape in burning brush strokes of red, gold, and orange. Each season is unique. Each a part of the beauty that surrounds our

Quiet, serene, beautiful -- a fresh adventure in the leisure life awaits you. Pick your pleasure. Maybe it's a romantic winter weekend. Or a family designed dip into summer water sports. An autumn escape to see Smith Mountain on fire with ever changing colors. Or spring's first battle with the bass and muskies. No matter, you will find them all.

Special: 50% off Green Fees at a Robert Trent Jones designed golf course just ten minutes down the road. The Mariners Landing golf course is o in the same community as the Point Restaurant which is renown on the lake as one of the top lakefront restaurants. They also have lots of fun entertainment over the summer and fall months so make sure you look them up.

Rent all types of boats at nearby marinas and enjoy para-sailing, water skiing, sailing, water-skiing, jet skiing, canoeing, kayaking and for those with a large crowd you will love the huge pontoon boats. Our no-wake cove is perfect for kayaking, canoeing, and swimming. No worries of being run over by the jet skis or speed boats.

Our mile long drive into the property is perfect for long walks or biking. You will listen to only the sounds of nature as a beautiful hardwood forest hugs both sides of the road. Dear and turkey abound! Also if you like mountain biking, you are only a few minutes away.

There are lots of funs restaurants close by and the state park is just ten minutes away. The park offers summer fun programs for children at their camp pavilion. They also have a mile long lake front walking trail, a sandy beach, boat rentals, covered pavilions with barbeque grills and lots of night life entertainment.

You can take a ride on the Virginia Dare to see the lake and enjoy dinning for lunch or dinner. Next to the Virginia Dare is the Tiki Bar, a true fun spot for Jimmy Buffet fans.

On the side of the lake (about twenty minutes away) there are lots of fun clothing shops, miniature golf, arcade, art shop, ice cream parlor, cinema and great restaurants.

The area is rich in history; you will want to make sure you see the Booker T. Washington plantation, the D day Memorial in Bedford and take a tour of how the damn was constructed. And Roanoke is only 40 minutes away and has all kinds of fun night life at market square. It is considered one of the best towns in the state for Bluegrass music. A drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway is a must; the mountains are soft and lovely, and serenely beautiful.We know you will love our home and our charming resort community.

Please see the plat of our community under the map section on this site and or Google earth our address which is 1012 Cedar Key Lane, Huddleston, Va. Our home sits on a hill above the cabins, offering a spectacular view of the lake and Smith Mountain.

Please review our pictures of our home and you will see that you do not see the cabins unless you are

standing next to the windows from all the rooms in the house. We strategically placed the windows to assure all you see is the lake and mountains. Please visit for more detailed information about our home and cabin.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Alicia Yowell (Owner)
Member since: 2003
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Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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About Alicia Yowell

Greg and I love our house and location. We live there 3 months of the year since we have retired. We love to swim, boat, golf, fish and spend our days reading on the dock or deck... life is good!

Alicia Yowell purchased this house in 1983

Why Alicia Yowell chose Huddleston

We purchased our home in 1983 and have just loved vacationing with our children over the years at our home. It is one of most magical spots on the lake. The views are just breathtaking. We think we have the most beautiful view on the lake

What makes this house unique

50% off on green fees at a Robert Trent designed golf course just ten minutes away. Beautiful mile plus country road runs throughout our community, perfect for walking/running. Hardwoods woods throughout and very little traffic.

One of three no wake coves on the lake. Ours is the largest, perfect for kayaking, paddle board or canoeing. We rent all three types of boats for $75.00 each.

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Bedrooms 3
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Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Enchanting, Elegant, Tranquil Home at Smith Mountain Lake
average rating of 4.806452 based on 31 reviews


  • 5 of 5

August 9th - 16, 2013

A magnificent time was had by all… what a great party house, speakers both in and out of the house, open floor plan with lots of sitting areas and the view… what a view, just beautiful. The deck is spectacular and the big old oak tree provides lots of shade. The bathrooms are awesome and loved the kitchen, great selection in cabinets and granite counter tops. If you don’t love this place, maybe you should only vacation at the Ritz.

We swam every day across the lake and back. Did lots of tubing once we were out of the cove, took the kids to some of the Islands where we and roasted hot dogs and marshmallows. We even went peach picking at a farm outside of Bedford. Lots to do for the family. The house is perfect for a Romantic weekend as well. Comfortable furniture throughout, and most importantly, they have very comfortable beds. The house was spotless and the landscaping is very nice, especially gardens leading to the lake.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for such a nice review. So glad you all enjoyed the lake and our home. Hope you come back soon.

Great Lake House on both view and location

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place for a family gathering. We had about 25 family members in the lodge to celebrate Christmas. The place was clean and everything we needed for a wonderful meal was readily available. We also built a fire on in the evenings, compliments of the owners stocked woodpile. Thanks for offering such a wonderful place to celebrate Christmas.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Christmas on the lake.

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent our Christmas at this lodge and it was absolutely wonderful. There was plenty of room for dining, relaxing and enjoying the gorgeous view of the lake. Everything was very clean and the kitchen was well equipped for the guest. Can't wait to go back again!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Concord, c


  • 5 of 5

This cabin was absolutely perfect. The description and pictures were exactly as it appears in person. The cabin was clean and I would highly recommend this rental to anyone. Thank you for a relaxing and cozy vacation stay.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Virginia Beach

What a wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

The house was spotless when we arrived and the owner was very easy to work with as we planned a Thanksgiving weekend, renting the lodge and 2 cabins close by for a family gathering. We will definitely be back again!

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Winchester, VA

Perfect place to stay at the lake

  • 5 of 5

I can honestly say the pictures don't do this place justice. There is plenty of room here and the furniture and beds are very comfortable, clean and beautifully maintained. The views are stunning and the access to the dock was great. We drove down most days just because it was easier to pack up our stuff in the car for that days boating excursion.

And when they say stocked kitchen that's exactly what it was. There was plenty of dishware and cookware but what surprised us was the fully stocked cabinet of spices, sugar, flour. There was even detergent for the washer and paper towels and toilet paper. Alicia was extremely helpful and had provided tons of information for activities and dining out while there.

Highly recommend this rental and we plan on renting again. Our adult children met us here and stated this was the best vacation ever

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a nice review. I am sitting at our table now and looking out at the mountain, and it truly is a bit of paradise. We just vacationed in Ireland and Scotland and although the country side was beautiful, it did not come close to Smith Mountain Lake and its surrounding farms pastoral views with the back drop of the mountains. This lake truly is the jewel of Virginia. I look forward to your coming back and hopefully we will have our new and expanded dock by then.


Car: necessary

Enjoy our world-class historic sites, shopping opportunities from the latest fashions to antique and art galleries, golf courses, fine dining and wineries. Nightlife is full of wonderful bands at local restaurants where you can dance till the “midnight hour”. Vacationers come from all over to fish where striper, largemouth and small mouth bass, crappies and bluegills abound. There are marinas where you can rent jet skies, motor and pontoon boats. The Smith Mountain Lake State park offers a beach, hiking trails, kayak rentals and daily planned activities for children. There are also a multitude of fun day trips from visiting the D-Day memorial in the quaint and charming town of Bedford to the Blue Ridge Institute and Museum which has a gallery of exhibits, crafts, music and decorative arts displaying Blue Ridge folklore. The Booker T. Washington National Monument as well as the Smith Mountain Lake dam all makes for a fun trip or just take a ride on the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway.


Rates & Availability

From $400 Per night

Huddleston House Rental Rates

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May 22 2015 - Sep 3 2015
2 night minimum stay
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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

paddle bd, kayak, canoe $75.00
Property Damage Protection $99.00
Tax Rate 5.0%
Notes 50% discount on green fees at Mariners Landing Golf Course, just ten minutes from our home. Just bring your confirmation letter when you book you tee time.

Payment schedule: 50% due at time or booking and remaining 50% is due 120 days prior to your arrival date.

Cancellation Policy

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Huddleston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
  • We recently renovated both bathrooms. The over sized master bathroom shower is all tiled and has three shower heads. Granite counter tops and partial tiled walls makes this MBA striking. The second bath also has granite counter tops and tiled partially tiled walls and tiled flooring. There is a jacuzzi tub for one as well.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Linens and towels are provided for an extra fee. Please ask owner regarding the fee
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Barbecue
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Other amenities include: central heat and air-conditioning, satellite television, HD TV with Blue Ray DVR. Plenty of movie offerings, surround sound stereo, XM radio with outside speakers, dishwasher, washing machine/dryer, ice maker and microwave oven. The entire Lodge is furnished with the charming and comfortable furniture. We are only ten minutes from the gorgeous golf course designed by world renowned Robert Trent Jones. The course offers spectacular views of the lake and the beautiful surrounding mountains. We are offering all our guests 50% off green fees -- you only have to pay for your cart. The Lodge offers a magical setting in one of the most sought after quite coves that is actually designated 'No Wake'. This means safe and peaceful swimming. The cove is over 60 areas of pristine beauty, with no building at all to its southern mountain shoreline. You will have an unforgettable vacation that will draw you back year after year.

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