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Advertiser since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Advertiser since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


Huddleston House Rental Photos and Description

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. The hot tub and gas grill are located under the carport, so they remain functional even in the event of inclement weather.

In the living area, a 42” HDTV is connected to satellite TV with an expansive HD programming package, a DVD player, as well as a Netflix subscription. 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 provide a cozy, romantic setting in the evenings. Additional 24” HDTVs, TV service, and DVD players are available in the bedrooms. Netflix is also available on the master bedroom TV.

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 is designed to accommodate either one V-hull boat or up to 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 Oars

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 HDTVs, 3 DVD Players (1 Blu-ray capable), and Netflix

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 Connections

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:

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
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.

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


based on 14 traveler reviews

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Sweet By and By... Your Escape to the Beauty of Smith Mountain Lake
average rating of 4.642857 based on 14 reviews
United States

Wonderful views, cozy cottage, perfect get-away

  • 5 of 5

The Sweet By and By is an extremely well appointed, well maintained and well managed property with a wonderful, cozy feel that makes it a fabulous get-away spot! We are three best girl friends that enjoy an annual birthday weekend and this may have been the best one yet thanks in part to the charm of property and home. We enjoyed the fireplace and the hot tub, cooked in a kitchen that had more to offer than any rental we have had thus far and the highlight was enjoying the sun porch each morning for coffee. It was snowy but the warmth of the house more than made up for that! We are looking forward to our next visit!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's always nice to hear that guests find the home so warm, inviting and relaxing that they look forward to a return visit. I'm glad you ladies enjoyed your stay. We welcome you back any time your schedules permit.

Perfectly Charming and Romantic English Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived to the time we left we absolutely adored our stay in this perfectly charming and romantic English cottage! We fell in love with all aspects of it. The vintage antiques, cozy fireplace, stunning views, and warmth and charm of all the décor made us feel right at home. Every amenity you could need or want was there and the owner seems to take extra care in making sure your every possible need is met! This place definitely stands out above the rest for these reasons. This will be the place my husband and I return for all of our romantic getaways from here on out! Until then we will miss you-our 'Sweet By-And-By'

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the very kind words about the home. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and want to make Sweet By n' By your getaway for special occasions. We look forward to having you back whenever your schedule permits.

New Year Weekend Get Away

  • 4 of 5

My friends and I decided we wanted a weekend getaway after the New Year & found Sweet By & By on VRBO. Marc was so accommodating in helping us plan our stay.

The house was very quaint and exactly what we were looking for- quiet, peaceful, and beautiful location.

The only downfalls was the weather- it was rainy, and very cold all weekend. We still had a very enjoyable time. We would definitely suggest going back when we can utilize the lake, etc & some sun!

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. I’m glad you had a nice time, despite the weather, and are looking forward to returning when it is warmer. In regards to the numerical rating the traveler assigned in the review, I certainly try to provide my tenants a 5-star value for the price they are paying. I realize that occasionally something at the house may not be functioning properly and a tenant may not be completely satisfied with their experience, justifying a rating less than 5 stars. However, in this case, the tenant’s review made no complaints about the house, its amenities, or my customer service. Rather, it seemed very complimentary. The only small complaint was about the weather. Consequently, I feel the tenant inappropriately let his/her feelings about the weather influence their rating of the home. I cannot control the weather, and that is really not within the scope of these property reviews. What I can control is providing an environment where you can relax and find pleasurable things to do, regardless of the weather. In that regard, the home’s hot tub is under cover and can be used in any weather, as can the gas grill. I have provided a large HDTV in the living area with a fairly expansive HD programming package. I have also provided WiFi internet service, a collection of board games, books, DVDs and a subscription to Netflix, which can all be enjoyed by the comfort of a large, brick hearth, gas fireplace. The hot tub, high speed internet, HD TV service, and Netflix programming are all very much premium amenities that most properties at the lake do not offer.

JUst Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Lovely lake front home with a gorgeous view!! Great watching the sun rise in the morning from the sunroom. Great owners that will accommodate all your requests and needs. Well supplied and can see coming back for a summer or fall vacation. Thanks again for a time to unwind!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the compliments and for sharing your experience with others. I'm glad you enjoyed yourselves and are looking forward to a return visit.

Kick Back and relax

  • 5 of 5

This house was amazing. It was so cozy, warm and inviting. My husband and I had so much fun from going to Blackdog Salvage to Skyline Dive. Fishing was great too. We had such a great, relaxing, and wonderful time at the house. This time for me and my husband was kinda renewing our spirit. Our dog CC loved the water and lounging on the sun porch. It was awesome watching the sun going down from the dock and taking a long soak in the hot tub. I even left my phone at

the house and Marc sent it to me in the mail. You rock Marc! We will be Back next year with my kids in Aug and I cant wait!!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kelli, thank you for the nice comments and for sharing your experience with others. I strive to create an environment that is cozy and romantic for couples, as well as fun for a family, so I'm very pleased that you and your husband enjoyed your getaway and are looking forward to returning with the whole family.

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.


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

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.


Rates & Availability

From $100 Per night

Huddleston House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Blue - Winter 2015
Jan 1 2015 - Mar 20 2015
2 night minimum stay
Green 1 - Spring 2015
Mar 21 2015 - Jun 4 2015
2 night minimum stay
Green 2 - Spring 2015
Jun 5 2015 - Jun 12 2015
2 night minimum stay
Red - Peak Summer 2015
Jun 13 2015 - Sep 11 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
Green - Late Summer 2015
Sep 12 2015 - Oct 23 2015
2 night minimum stay
Blue - Fall 2015
Oct 24 2015 - Dec 31 2015
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $80
Reservation Fee $50
Pet Fee $50
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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Huddleston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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. Tenants need to bring their own bath towels.
  • 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, 24'' flat screen TV with satellite connection, and a DVD/Blu-Ray player. The second bedroom is cozy and comfortable with it's beautiful antique white iron headboard. It also has a 24'' flat screen TV and DVD player. Additionally, there are two full size sleeper sofas in the living room for even more comfort options. Tenants need to bring their own bed linens.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch Furniture
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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