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Slice of Heaven Log Cabin on Lake in the Woods near Hampden Sydney College

Sharon Campbell

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 4
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Slice of Heaven Log Cabin on Lake in the Woods near Hampden Sydney College

Bedrooms 4
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


Farmville Cabin Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, kitchen and dining rooms, 2 porches sleeps 8

Wake to birds singing and morning doves calling their mates, fall asleep to the sound of the nearby creek, laugh out loud at the antics of scampering squirrels while enjoying a leisurely cup of java on the patio, curl up with a good book in the swing on the porch overlooking the lake, the porch rocker or the oversized leather chair by the fireplace, take a walk around the lake or just enjoy the peaceful and relaxing setting. Golf next door at The Manor Resort or visit one of the areas colleges, shops, state parks, or winter sports resorts. Whether you desire some quality downtime, visiting historic sites, nature sports, or fun activities, you will find it here. Cabin decor of 'rustification' exudes warmth, comfort, relaxation, and convenience. Every season at this historic cabin nature offers up a bounty from Spring's showy azaleas and dogwoods, Fall's fiery colors and cool mornings, Summer's lazy days under a tree canopy to Winter's full moons over the lake that are pure magic.

Relax or Entertain: The cabin abounds in relaxing comfort both inside and outside and is a great place to entertain. So plan a romantic candlelight dinner for two on the front porch by the creek or a barbecue for the family and friends on the back patio overlooking the gardens and woods. Outside seating for 8-16 provided. Gather around the firepit on the back patio on a cool fall evening and roast marshmallows or make s'mores while watching the full moon rise to play peek-a-boo with the trees while the crickets and frogs provide a nightly serenade. Enjoy one of the property's three major outdoor areas with seating or relax in the hammock by the creek in season. Even a rainy day is welcome and is the perfect excuse to enjoy a 'porch and swing' day listening to the raindrops drip from the cabin eaves and spatter on the tree leaves.

Golf, Resorts, and Area Attractions: This property adjoins The Manor Resort - Golf, Spa and Residential which was named in the top 4 of the best new courses in the nation in 2007 by Golf Digest and it has only gotten better. The resort accommodations are in planning/construction stage so the cabin offers the perfect place to call home after a day on this beautifully designed course. Located just beyond the tree lined back of the cabin property, The Manor clubhouse is 5 minutes from the cabin. This resort is destined to become one of Virginia's finest so be sure and check it out when you visit. Farmville culture includes Longwood University and Hampden Sydney College, the Moten Museum, Longwood Fine Arts Center in downtown Farmville, quaint shops, quality antiques and the nationally famous Green Front Furniture offering quality furnishings and accessories at reasonable prices in over 700,000 sq. ft. of retail space in old warehouses and factories on the north end of town.

Day Trips and Historic Attractions: Richmond, Charlottesville, Lynchburg, and South Boston Speedway are a 1 hr. drive. Wintergreen Resort and Massanutten Resort are less than 2 hrs and offer winter sports and year round activities for the family. Fishing enthusiast will appreciate the close proximity of Briery Creek lake and Sandy River Reservoir. Bring your boat; there is room to park it. This area is home to six state parks within an hours drive, Appomattox National Park with its Civil War history only 30 minutes away, Richmonds' historic district and Thomas Jefferson's Monticello and UVA are great educational and fun trips. Natural Bridge and historic Lexington, the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway, Skyline Drive, Peaks of Otter, or D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Va are all about 2 hours drive. Amelia offers Winterham Plantation about 30 minutes away. Washington DC, King's Dominion, Williamsburg offering historic Williamsburg, Busch Gardens, and outlet shopping are day trips.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Sharon Campbell (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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About Sharon Campbell

I'm a Mom and grandmother and professional facilities manager, who enjoys family, friends, nature, decorating, gardening, arts & crafts, antiquing, reading and music. For many years I dreamed of owning a log cabin. In 1996, I was able to purchase "Cabin on the Lake". I've made many improvements to the property and while I am happy most anywhere, I'm most at home at "Cabin on the Lake" and I hope my guest will be too.

Sharon Campbell purchased this cabin in 1996

Why Sharon Campbell chose Farmville

Owning a log home has always been a dream of mine and I feel blessed to be the caretaker of this wonderful Virginia home. I grew up at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Amherst County about an hour away and many of my ancestors lived in log cabins in the mountains of Virginia. Over the years my career has taken me to Mississippi, North Carolina and then home to Virginia in 1991 when I moved to Farmville and worked at Longwood University. I saw this property when I first moved to Farmville and fell in love with the setting and the potential beauty in a "diamond in the rough" that had been lovingly neglected. I was able to purchase the property and 5 acres in 1996 and slowly as time and funding allowed, I started restoring it while I made it my home. In 1999, my career took me away from Farmville to Staunton, VA and I rented the cabin to long term renters until August 2008 when I started a year long renovation which included both interior and exterior areas. At that time, I didn't plan to turn it into a vacation/short term rental, but as the renovation progressed and my life circumstances changed (I was facing a job change and didn't know where I would end up living), God continued to plant the idea in my head that I should share this with others. With a lot of prayer and gratitude, I started to see how sharing this place with others might be an opportunity for me to cover the expenses and still be able to enjoy it every so often with my family. I proceeded on faith and it has been a blessing to me and I hope to others to have a place to come to that is as special to me as is my humble "Cabin on the Lake." My plans are to continue to work on it and love and care for it the very best I can.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Your comfortable, cozy cabin's location was perfect for our trips to and from our son's Hampden Sydney College (HSC) basketball tournament. So close!......

A perfect ending to our stay took place right in the greatroom where we watched the UNC football team defeat VT in their bowlgame in double overtime. This was the game of the year, so we were particularly grateful you offered all those TV channels. Lifesaver!.....

We did not use the kitchen for cooking because we were on the run, but the well stocked kitchen, grill, fire pit, though, are inviting us back in warmer times, we hope......

We loved the view of the frozen lake..something we never get to see in NC.
Dec 2010
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Bedrooms 4
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Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
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Slice of Heaven Log Cabin on Lake in the Woods near Hampden Sydney College
average rating of 4.962963 based on 28 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the Cabin on the Lake! We rented the cabin, along with my parents, four weekends this past fall, to enjoy our son's/grandson's last football season at Hampden-Sydney. Hampden-Sydney is right up the road. The Cabin had everything we needed. Plenty of room for entertaining, sleeping and relaxing. We spent every night out by the fire pit! Other than tailgating at HSC football games, we enjoyed the Fishing Pig restaurant. We highly recommend this "Slice of Heaven - Cabin on the Lake"! Thank you, Sharon, for being so accommodating.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Terry and family for your Cabin on the Lake review and recommendation. I'm so glad this made the senior year at HSC more memorable. I look forward to you and the family returning as HSC alumni family. Congratulations on your son's December graduation and wish him well for me.


  • 5 of 5

Perfect! It was simply perfect! Having lived on Farmville Lake Road for 10+ of my childhood/teenage years, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to return to the area for a stay at Cabin on the Lake. Our stay exceeded my expectations! The cabin is well appointed with everything we could possibly have needed. Sharon, the owner, is most generous with meeting the needs of her guests...and then some.

We were in town for two events, one a celebration involving numerous out-of-town family and friends, the other a memorial service for the unexpected death of a brother/brother-in-law/uncle. The cabin provided both ample space for large family gatherings and solitude for renewal and rest.

I highly recommend Cabin on the Lake for the perfect get-away place to meet your needs...whatever those needs may be!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Teresa for your many kind words and I'm so glad that Cabin on the Lake meet your needs at a time when it was much needed. I hope you and your family can return for some rest and relaxation in the future.

Lovely Cabin

  • 5 of 5

The Cabin was very comfortable. There was plenty of space everywhere but the kitchen itself. The main bathroom was amazing it has a lot of solace and the decor is beautiful. The second bathroom has a very nice shower head. The beds were all comfortable and so was the living room furniture. We spent a majority of our time outside on the front porch or back patio both are very nice. There is no grass to "play" in however shop with small kids you have to be be inventive or go top the lake or the park. There was a very lovely neighbor that allowed us to us her front yard for our volleyball net and gave us access to the college volleyball court and showed us parks and lakes. The lakes near by charge 4dollars for the car then four per person which is absolutely ridiculous. So id advice going to a public pool or ssomething else. The house overall was perfect for what we were using it for. The only issue we had was a miscommunication and the house wasn't ready at our arrival. The only other thing the house could use would be the gutters clean and the house is not ideal for small people.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for leaving feedback for my other guests. Yes, I wish the bedrooms were just a bit bigger to accommodate a crib, but alas with an older cabin, I have to live with it's limitations. I am sorry the house wasn't ready for your early check-in and glad we could make it right for you. I'm glad you were able to find things to do and my neighbor was accommodating with a place for volleyball. Thanks for choosing Cabin on the Lake for your getaway and many thanks to your husband for his great service to our country. Sharon
Pittsburgh, PA

Third visit, still 5 stars!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the cabin 3/25 through 4/23 so we could watch as much Hampden-Sydney baseball as possible. We did the same in March 2013. Our work is portable, so we packed laptops and headed to Farmville! Our 3 daughters, 2 sons-in-law, and 1 grandson came for a long weekend. We love the comfortable great room, the screened back porch with view of the lake. Plenty of space with 4 bedrooms, and all the linens and blankets are in excellent condition and plentiful. Towels big and fluffy. Kitchen has everything--small appliances, dishes, sharp knives, pots, pans, etc. Surroundings quiet and beautiful, rain or shine. Sharon is an excellent host, easy to "talk" with via e-mail. Very, very home-like and relaxing. We have already booked for our son's graduation in spring 2016 and plan to be back for two more seasons of Tiger baseball.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your continued feedback and support of Cabin on the Lake. So glad we could welcome you back for another baseball season and look forward to having you come back for several more. Take care. Sharon

Beautiful site, rustic, comfortable log cabin

  • 4 of 5

I enjoyed my stay at the cabin. It is nicely and completely furnished. The setting is beautiful and peaceful.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your feedback. I hope you will consider Cabin on the Lake whenever you return to the Farmville area. Sharon
Mississippi Gulf Coast

Cabin On the Lake

  • 5 of 5

This is such a great hide away!!! We just got back home and I wish we didn't live so far away or we would make this cabin a vacation place more than once a year. This cabin is so roomy and can see it being a great place for a large family. On our trip it was my husband and best friend. We traveled out from the cabin to Natural bridge one day, Richmond, and Monticello. I walked High Bridge one day and just enjoyed the scenery. It is centrally located for easy travels all around Virginia. We cooked at the cabin and had a fire in the fire pit on the back patio. Our next trip, if all goes well will be right back to this cabin and road trips out to Williamsburg and all the spots we didn't make it to. I just can't say enough about how perfect this place is.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jane thanks for your response to help my other guests make their decisions. I so enjoyed the video you sent of your time in VA. I do hope you return soon. Take care. Sharon


Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Charley's Waterfront Cafe
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
The Manor Resort
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
US Rt. 460
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Fish n Pig
Car: necessary

Best of Virginia small towns offering scenic lakes, parks, railway walking trail, fabulous shopping, art and music festivals (two colleges) and the Heart of Virginia festival in May. Close to many historic and scenic Virginia attractions and a great getaway or 'city escape'.


Rates & Availability

From $185 Per night

Farmville Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
College event w-ends
Sep 17 2015 - Sep 19 2015
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
College Event w-end
Oct 22 2015 - Oct 24 2015
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50.00
Cleaning $100.00
Notes Credit card payments accepted through PayPal with 3% service charge fee. Lake access and use of the lake is not included in the rental as the owner of the cabin is not the owner of the lake and it is private and posted. There are public lakes nearby for fishing, swimming and boating recreation.
$250 reservation deposit due on booking. 50% due if within 120 days of rental start date or multiple week-ends, 100%l rents due in full 30 days prior to rental start date. Required rental agreement provides info on cancellations, re-scheduling and refunds. Damage insurance premium-minimum $50- charged in lieu of security/damage deposit. $20/person/night extra for over 8 guests.
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Farmville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Town
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathrooms have tub with combination shower, sink. Lush towels and bath mats provide a spa feel.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Can be converted to 2 singles
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
  • Extra linens and blankets provided. Two (comfortable) air mattresses are available and sleeping for 10 can be negotiated at booking. One bedroom has additional TV (Satellite).
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 15 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • water tubing
WiFi and fax available, bring your laptop. This is a wonderful place for children offering a natural setting with deer, scampering squirrels, leaping frogs, butterflies, birds, and of course fireflies for fun evening activity. Ask owner about accessibility for those with physical challenges. The backyard firepit offers a special place to gather for conversation, marshmallow roasting or s'mores while watching the moon rise through the trees. There are wonderful views from both inside and outside the cabin of a 12 acre private lake adjacent to the property that is owned by a neighbor who has it posted so lake privileges are not currently offered as part of the rental. The lake is a good fishing lake but not designed for swimming. There are several nearby lakes within a 10 - 15 minute drive that do offer fishing, boating and one that offers public swimming for your use. Please ask the owner for more info if you are interested in those recreation areas.

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