SWEET BY AND BY... YOUR ESCAPE TO THE BEAUTY OF SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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SWEET BY AND BY... YOUR ESCAPE TO THE BEAUTY OF SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE

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2Bdrm, 2Bath Lakefront Vacation Rental Huddleston, Virginia USA

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This two bedroom, two bath cottage offers the ambiance of gentler times with all the comfort and luxury of the present! Sweet By and By is a quaint and peaceful home located on a very quiet street directly across from the entrance to the State Park. The setting is beautiful in the spring and summer, and even lovelier in the long, warm Virginia fall. Yet, the wooded lot, fireplace, and hot tub make Sweet By 'n By very private and cozy, and also the perfect place for a long winter weekend getaway. This home is truly wonderful during anytime of the year and the ideal place for one or two couples, or a small family.

The one-level cottage style home is located on the Craddock Creek channel of beautiful Smith Mountain Lake. The cove offers deep, wide water that is great for swimming, boating, or cruising around in its five-person paddle boat or canoe. The home has central air, a laundry room, and a kitchen that is fully equipped for all of your cooking needs. Appliances include a full-size refrigerator, range, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, toaster oven and blender. The kitchen is also stocked with dishes, glasses, flatware, pots, pans, and cooking utensils. A 42” HDTV in the living area is connected to satellite TV with an expansive HD programming package, as well as a DVD player. High speed wireless internet and a wireless Printer/Scanner/Copier office machine afford the opportunity to extend a weekend stay and work remotely if needed. A gas fireplace is available (except during the summer) to take the chill out of the morning air and make cuddling in the evening all that more enjoyable. Additional TVs and a DVD/VCR player can be found in the bedrooms. A gas grill and the hot tub are located under the carport, so they remain functional even in the event of inclement weather.

Looking out to the lake is a sunroom furnished with a rocking chair and lounge chairs, which are ideal for enjoying morning coffee or quiet evenings. It is a perfect way to appreciate those great lake views or to relax with a good book. The room opens to a lighted walkway. Off the top of the walkway is a fire pit equipped with a cooking grate and tools to enjoy campfire cooking. The walkway leads to a porch swing situated on a landing by the lake. The landing area can be warmed by a second fire pit. At the end of the walkway is a large dock with a sun deck. The dock’s amenities include: electrical outlets, lighting, a covered boat slip, a hoist that can accommodate one V-hull boat or two jet skis, and a floating dock that is outfitted for mooring boats. It is a great spot for swimming, fishing, waterskiing or just kicking back and enjoying the sun! After enjoying a day on water, spend a leisurely evening around the warmth of the fire pit or pitching horseshoes, if you are looking for some friendly competition.

An RV port (w/ water and electric) is available near the entrance of the property. The property is also conveniently located near Mariners Landing Golf Course and would be ideal for a foursome interested in a golf weekend. The 5th hole at Mariners Landing, a par 3 over water, can be seen directly across the cove from the property.

Amenities Include:

Private Wooded Lakeside Site, Near Smith Mountain Lake State Park

Central Air Conditioning and Heating

1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed, 2 Full Sofa Beds

2 Full Bathrooms

4 person Hot Tub

Wireless High Speed Internet

Wireless Printer/Scanner/Copier Office Machine

2 Fire Pits, 1 with a Cooking Grate

Gas Grill

Deep Water Dock with Sun Deck and Boat Lift

5 Person Paddle Boat

2 Person Canoe, with Paddles and

Personal Flotation Devices: 2 Adult , 1 Child and 1 Infant

Large Air Conditioned Lakeside Sunroom

Fully Equipped Kitchen with Ice Maker and Dishwasher

Custom Cabinetry Throughout

3 TVs, 1 DVD Player, 1 DVD/VCR Player, and a Portable Stereo

Fully Equipped Laundry

3 Person Swing at Lakeside Landing

Horseshoe Pit

Telephone for Local Calling

Separate 30'x18' RV Shelter with Water and Electric Hook Ups

The house is managed by Lake Retreat Properties. The calendar on this site will show you the home's availability. However, to reserve the property, please go to:

http://rentals.lakeretreat.com/rns/property/SweetByNBy.aspx

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Marc (Owner)
Advertiser since 2010
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About Marc

I absolutely fell in love with Smith Mountain Lake on my first visit in 2004. Now I feel extremely fortunate to be part of the lake community. By making my home available to others, I sincerely hope many more can enjoy the lake as much as my son and I do.

Marc purchased this house in 2012

Why Marc chose Huddleston

Sweet By and By is the quintessential lake cottage. It’s quaint, cozy, private, and everything you think of when imagining a place at the lake. It’s the ideal vacation place for a small family or romantic getaway for a couple.

What makes this house unique

Hot tub, gas logs fireplace, paddle boat, canoe, wireless internet, HDTV and HD programming, sun deck, sun room, deep water at the dock, horseshoes, and conveniently located near the state park.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

Reviews

4.6
based on 9 traveler reviews

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Sweet By and By... Your Escape to the Beauty of Smith Mountain Lake
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 9 reviews
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Huddleston Smith Mountain Lake
5

A Cozy Place for All Seasons

  • 5 of 5
My fiancé and I were eager to get away for a long, restful weekend. We enjoyed our stay at Sweet By and By this past summer, and thought it would be a great place for a winter retreat. And we were not disappointed!

Although a winter storm had just passed through prior to our arrival, the roads were plowed, and we had no problem getting to the cottage. The property was gorgeous with the undisturbed, snow-covered grounds. We got a lot of exercise playing with our dog in the snow.

The house itself had all the amenities for a relaxing winter getaway. In the mornings we enjoyed coffee and breakfast in the sunroom overlooking the lake. We were able to catch the Winter Olympics via the satellite TV. We had everything we needed in the kitchen to prepare our dinners, and we made use of the gas grill, too...we both enjoy cooking! And in the evenings we played the board games in front of the cozy fireplace. The hot tub was an added treat, both mornings and evenings! The views from the dock and the sun deck are just as beautiful during the winter as they are in the summer.

Sweet By and By is a great vacation home for all seasons. We are already looking forward to our next visit to Smith Mountain Lake and Sweet By and By!
  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I have certainly tried to create an environment that is a cozy and relaxing all year round. I'm glad you found it to be so. Thank you for sharing your experience with others.
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Huddleston Smith Mountain Lake
5

Our happy place!

  • 5 of 5
I picked Sweet By and By online last year. We had never been to SML before and never rented a house for a week, sight unseen. We were amazed! The lake was amazing. We were able to fish right off the dock at the house. Shopping was a short distance away. The sandy beach at the park was a 5 minute drive. The minute we drove up to the house, it felt like home. We opened the front door and had an immediate view of the lake. It was stocked with all the amenities we needed. The decorations were comfy without being overdone. We even used the gas fireplace in August, just because we could! The hot tub was pleasant after swimming in the lake. Overall, the experience was wonderful. We enjoyed it so much that we came back for my birthday weekend. Upgrades had been done to include wireless access, televisions in both bedrooms, and a firepit right outside the back door! We enjoyed horseshoes and just relaxing. It is our new happy place! We even made reservations for our summer vacation before we left.
  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice comments. I'm glad you enjoyed the house and are looking forward to coming back.
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Huddleston Smith Mountain Lake
5

Love this place!

  • 5 of 5
This is our second stay at this beautiful get-away, and we are anxious to book our third. It's the perfect mountain cabin on a gorgeous sparkling lake! I've definitely noticed many upgrades since ownership changed hands last year, both in terms of amenities and cleanliness-- MUCH fresher and cleaner now! We love coming here to enjoy quiet time, canoeing, and hiking, and the hot tub is a huge plus! Our favorite spots are the sun porch and the high deck over the boat dock. The owner went out of his way to accomodate special requests that we had. I highly recommend this great lake house nestled in the trees!
  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I appreciate the nice comments. Since purchasing the property during July 2012, I have added some new amenities and upgraded others. To date, high speed internet service, a printer/scanner/copier office machine, a fire pit, and a horseshoe pit have been added along with some board games, DVDs and water toys. The living room TV has been upgraded to a 42" HDTV that is now connected to a more expansive TV package that includes HD programming. An additional DVD player has been provided along with a TV and TV service for the second bedroom. The tattered, waterlogged hot tub cover and broken cover lift have also been replaced.

I’ve retained the same management company and cleaning service as the previous owner. I’ve rented several homes through Lake Retreat Properties over the years, including this same property before I purchased it, and I have always been very pleased with the quality and cleanliness of the homes. Still, I take an active role in the oversight of the property. I visit the property every few weeks to check on things and perform routine upkeep. I have also tried to address the issues that were noted in reviews directed to the previous owners. I’ve been conscientious about keeping the porch, carport, walkways, dock and grounds around the house reasonably clear of cobwebs, leafs, weeds and debris. Although the lot is heavily wooded, I try my best to make sure the outside of the property is as presentable as the inside.
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Sweet By and By... Your Escape to the Beauty of Smith Mountain Lake
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Huddleston Smith Mountain Lake
Fairfield, OH
5

The quintessential lake cabin

  • 5 of 5
The quintessential lake cabin...perfect in every way. Clean and well equipped also. We enjoyed the sights; D Day Memorial (a must), Appomatox, Poplar forest and booker T. Washington. We will recommend this place to others.
  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sweet By and By... Your Escape to the Beauty of Smith Mountain Lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p215693
+1 (800) 421-6980
Huddleston Smith Mountain Lake
Fairfield, OH
5

Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5
This is a charming, lovely home. the antique pictures, books and funiture add character to the place. My husband and I came for a weekend get away. Our friends came for brunch Sunday morning and we had a wonderful day eating, talking and laughing. It is very quiet here this time of year. Very peaceful. This is our first visit to Sweet, but have stayed in another house on the lake for several years. The restaurants that we like the best are Falons and Jonathan's. I hope we will stay here again. It is indeed a Sweet place. We love the state park too. Great trails for walking.
  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2011
  • Stayed: Jan 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Huddleston Smith Mountain Lake
Middletown VA
2

Buyer Beware of Rental Agency

  • 2 of 5
My family and I spent Father's Day weekend at this cabin. The cabin itself was fine, for the price. The yard was unkept and the decks needed some maintenance as they were splintering in places, but we were there so very little, we chose not to complain. Our frustration occurred after coming home from the weekend. I contacted the rental agency several times to ask for my deposit back. Oddly, your deposit can be debited in one day, but it takes up to 45 days for the refund. I was emailed by a representative stating that deposits can take up to 45 days and that they were "running around 4 weeks." At 47 days I emailed again and was told that they were cutting checks that week and I should receive the deposit shortly.

You can imagine my surprise when only half of my deposit was returned with a letter from the pricipal of the agency stating that the "screen door needed repair" upon my family's departure. Since my husband and I inspected the entire property prior to leaving, and the fact that I live by the "leave it better than you found it" principle, I was shocked. I immediately sent an email to the agency asking for an explanation and documentation. Well I am still waiting for a reply and it has been another 40 days or so....

As I stated in my title....buyer beware of the rental agency!
  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: As a management company, we are here to protect the interests of the owner and one of our duties is to see that the property is cared for and left in "as good or better" condition than when the tenant moves in. Unfortunately, in this case we ran into a disgruntled tenant. Our cleaner takes meticulous care of the property on a regular basis and noted a rip in the screened door which had not been there prior to this tenant's visit. After the repair, the remaining portion of the tenant's deposit was returned-39 days after their departure. Our agency takes pride in our rental properties and strives to ensure that each tenant is treated fairly and welcomed into a well maintained property.
Never-the-less, this type of disagreement will not arise in the future. The property is no longer protected by a refundable security deposit. The property is now protected by accidental damage insurance that is purchased by tenants as part of their rental contracts.
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Lynchburg Regional Airport (LYH) or Roanoke (ROA)
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Amtrak - Lynchburg (LYH)
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
SML State Park (beach on the lake, fee required)
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
R-11 Tiki Bar
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Mariners Landing
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Sportsman

This area's great natural beauty--from the waters and woods to the Blue Ridge Mountains--is the perfect destination for your very own style of fun, whether you seek days full of activities or just plain relaxing.

Vacationers come from all over to fish, enjoy the water sports and play on the 500 miles of shoreline. They usually end up discovering many unexpected delights. Friendly people and genuine hospitality make everyone feel welcome and there’s always something new to do. World-class historical sites, unique shopping opportunities from antiques to art galleries, the latest fashions, fantastic dining and entertainment options, and simply sitting back and enjoying the glorious scenery make everyday complete. Sound too good to be true? Just wait until you see our beautiful sunsets.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Huddleston House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Green - Late Summer
Sep 2 2014 - Oct 24 2014
2 night minimum stay
$95
From
$165
Fri,Sat
$1,060
 
 
Blue - Fall 1
Oct 25 2014 - Dec 18 2014
2 night minimum stay
$95
From
$140
Fri,Sat
$830
 
 
Blue - Fall 2
Dec 19 2014 - Dec 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
$140
$830
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Reservation Fee $50
Cleaning Fee $80
Tax Rate 10.3%
Notes Partial week rentals during the summer period cannot cross over a Saturday and impact two rental weeks.

Minimum 3-night stay during holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, Memorial and Labor Days).

Reservation Fee covers accidental damage insurance.

Dog are welcome with a $50 pet fee.

HomeAway's Instant Quote application is not always 100% accurate. Please contact the owner for an official quote.
The property can be reserved with a $200 rental deposit, if reservations are made 60 days prior to arrival. Full payment is due 60 days prior to arrival, or if reservations are made inside of 60 days of the arrival date.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Reservations cancelled with at least 60 days prior notice, 1/2 of the pre-paid rental deposit (less any pre-paid Travel Insurance fees) will be refunded.
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Amenities

Amenities

Huddleston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Lake ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Living Room ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking Off Street
  • Iron & Board
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Free Local Calls
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • There are two full baths, one in the master bedroom suite and one directly across the hall from the cozy second bedroom. Both baths are beautifully decorated with custom wood cabinetry and trim.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • The Master bedroom is very spacious and private with its own full bath, 20' flat screen TV with satellite connection, and a DVD/VCR player. The second bedroom is cozy and comfortable with it's beautiful antique white iron headboard. It also has a . 20' flat screen TV. Additionally, there are two full size sleeper sofas in the living room for even more comfort options.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Games
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • MP3 Dock
Outside:
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Barbecue
  • Wood Deck
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Deck Furniture
  • Porch Furniture
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • restaurants
  • playground
  • churches
  • winery tours
  • library
  • marina
  • cinemas
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • paddle boating
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • photography
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • pier fishing
  • water tubing
  • hunting
  • hiking
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • paragliding
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • fly fishing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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