LOVESTONE VACATION VILLA -LUXURY HOME - PRIVATE COVE, BOAT DOCK

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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LOVESTONE VACATION VILLA -LUXURY HOME - PRIVATE COVE, BOAT DOCK

Huddleston Estate Rental Photos and Description

6 acre estate, 5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 10), 120' lakefront

Restore your soul today with this masterpiece manor located on the shores of Smith Mountain Lake. Surrounded by 6 acres of woods and meadow – this magnificent yet casual French Country Lakefront estate offers your family a daily respite in a very secluded setting. The Peaks of Otter stone home, known as LoveStone, evokes the feeling of old world European charm with its unique style of architecture. Exceptional views of Smith Mountain rising over the 22,000 acre lake contribute to this serene, tranquil setting. LoveStone Inn has 6 acres of prime location with a boat dock and views from its 2 decks, 2 porches and 5 bedrooms, each with breathtaking views of the mountain and lake. Stone fireplaces offer warmth and relaxed surroundings for morning and evening. The LoveStone Inn consists of 5 bedrooms and 4 baths plus a fabulous new gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops, double ovens, gas cook top and more. New windows throughout, hot tub and three huge family rooms allow you to accommodate 10 guests and still find privacy in your own space.

Previously an award winning B&B, voted “best place to stay overnight” from 2004 to 2011.

Keywords: lake front, vacation home, multi family, large groups, Smith Mountain Lake, beach, boat dock, 5 bedrooms, sleeps 10, Blue Ridge Parkway, bass fishing, boating, wake board, water skiing, fishing, SML

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Tom (Owner)
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About Tom

Dawn Spencer and Tom Zirkelbach moved from the Chicago area in 2003 to open the LoveStone Inn Bed and Breakfast on Smith Mountain Lake. Both had careers with corporations in the Chicago area. After 27 years of the Chicago winters, they choose to semi-retire in the beautiful mountains of Virginia, on this 22,000 acre manmade lake. Dawn's family is from Roanoke and introduced them to Smith Mountain Lake in 1996. It was their goal to enjoy the mild seasons of the mountain lake while running a B&B. Dawn still has a consulting firm. She is responsible for the marketing and customer side of the B&B business. Her passion is cooking and gardening. Tom runs the operations side of the B&B business and enjoys boating and fishing. Their two sons join them at Smith Mountain Lake from Chicago and the D.C. area. They have a Shih Tzu named Pebbles which loves the lake also.

Tom purchased this estate in 2002

Why Tom chose Huddleston

Dawn’s family is from Roanoke and she watched the lake form in the 60’s. She always felt Central Virginia was “home” and after 27 years “up north”, Dawn and Tom welcomed the peacefulness of the lake area and the activities Smith Mountain Lake has to offer. By having a total of 5 bedrooms, we have always had plenty of room for family and friends. Being 45 minutes from Roanoke and Lynchburg, we have easy access to healthcare, airports (for our traveling bug) and commuter service into the Northern Virginia and DC area. Starting in 2012, LoveStone Inn will become a luxury vacation rental instead of a B&B. Our guest will still enjoy the fabulous amenities LoveStone Inn and Smith Mountain Lake have to offer, just for longer stays.

What makes this estate unique

Smith Mountain Lake is a 20,000 acre pristine mountain lake with over 500 miles of shore line. Located in central Virginia, 40 minutes from Roanoke and Lynchburg. The surrounding area includes:

5 – 10 minutes from your front door: Antiquing, boating, water sports, golf, parasailing, fine and casual dining, helicopter rides, Smith Mountain Lake state park, shopping, championship bass fishing and every type of water sport you can imagine.

20 minutes from your front door: D-day memorial; Booker T. Washington National Park; Civil War trails; beautiful Bedford, Virginia.

40 minutes from your front door: Blue Ridge Parkway; Poplar Forest (Thomas Jefferson’s summer home); Roanoke, Virginia with the oldest continually operating farmers’ market in Virginia, museums, zoo, restaurants, shopping; Lynchburg Virginia with Liberty University and 4 other colleges, community plays and concerts

2 hours away from your front door: Charlottesville, Virginia and the University of Virginia; Blacksburg, Virginia Tech; Raleigh-Durham, Duke and University of North Carolina

4 hours away from your front door: Northern Virginia, the DC area, Charlotte, North Carolina and West Virginia

Guestbook comments from the owner

Such a beautiful place to get away with our family and celebrate our 50th Anniversary. We enjoyed every minute and there is something for everyone.
Jul 2013
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Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
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4.5
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LoveStone Vacation Villa -Luxury Home - Private Cove, Boat Dock
average rating of 4.5 based on 4 reviews
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LoveStone Vacation Villa -Luxury Home - Private Cove, Boat Dock
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Huddleston Smith Mountain Lake
North Carolina
5

Great Lake Retreat for Families

  • 5 of 5
The house was bustling with three generations for our every-other-year family vacation. The house was roomy, yet cozy and large enough for the 10 of us. I live in a very contemporary home, so this was the extreme opposite, and it grew on me. I loved and appreciated all the detailed decorating in each room. The screened porch off the King bedroom upstairs was an absolute sanctuary! The lake and boathouse were awesome! There were so many places to sit outdoors. We all enjoyed fishing, tubing, and just hanging out on the lake. This is indeed a gem!
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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LoveStone Vacation Villa -Luxury Home - Private Cove, Boat Dock
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Huddleston Smith Mountain Lake
Raleigh, NC
5

Our Knight in Shining Armor

  • 5 of 5
The home owners saved our vacation. After our rental had a fire the Wednesday before we were to arrive in the area, we were fortunate that Lovestone was available. We had our first family vacation and this place worked out like it was meant to be. The floor plan was very spacious and allowed us to be together, but find our separate spaces when needed. The back deck was a common meeting place. The firepit was a nice retreat and the wildlife on property was delightful! The homeowners were very helpful and available when needed, but respected our privacy thru the week. The kitchen was well stocked, which made cooking a whole lot easier. We were very lucky for life to work out the way it did and we are very thankful to the owners!!
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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LoveStone Vacation Villa -Luxury Home - Private Cove, Boat Dock
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Huddleston Smith Mountain Lake
Winston-Salem, NC
4

Lakeside views

  • 4 of 5
This is a lovely 6 acre property sloping down to the lake (lots of deer), where there is a private beach and boathouse. The house is large and very nice, but filled to the brim with knick-knacks, which makes it feel smaller. The kitchen if fully stocked. The owners are next door, which is convenient if you have a problem. However, the house was run as a B&B until last year; it seems they quit taking much care of the yard at that time (eg. lots of dead plants in the planters). I believe it is for sale now. The lake itself is fantastic, clear water, nice temperature, not too much traffic, and quite large. All in all, an enjoyable vacation.
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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LoveStone Vacation Villa -Luxury Home - Private Cove, Boat Dock
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Huddleston Smith Mountain Lake
Northern VA
4

Very Nice!

  • 4 of 5
Our stay at the Lovestone Vacation Villa was very nice. As with any vacation destination, there is good and bad; you can decide on which you'll focus. The good is the house is truly a beautifull B&B Villa that you and your family will enjoy every minute for a week. They bad is the owners are staying in the cottage right next to you. For the most part they respect your privacy, but they showed up a couple times unannounced to "check the hot tub". The good is the 22,000 acre lake with numerous coves and places to swim and picnic (rent a pontoon boat at SML). The bad is the house is on a hill with a steep walk up from the boat dock after a long day on the lake. Older adults and those with young children please note (rent or bring a golf cart. You'll be glad you did). The good is the daily viewing of deer in the back yard. The bad is most of the back yard is not cut. There is a path cut to the boat dock and a gravel road connected to the owners' cottage, both of which you must pass in front of the cottage to utilize, they are not connected to the villa. I recommend you Google Earth this location to ensure you understand its setting. The good is a boat dock for your use with amenities. The bad is the owner's boat is there too and used while you're there. The good is a small but private beach for the small children to use with chairs for the parents, inclusive of a fire pit. The bad -- there is no bad with that. The good is the owners contacted us immediately after departure to let us know we forgot a phone charger. The bad, again, the is no bad in renting from caring owners.
Overall we recommend the Lovestone Villa as we had a good time in a very nice location! Consider the noted good and the bad and make your informed decision. Enjoy!
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed our Villa and 6 acres on Smith Mountain Lake. As a VRBO, we are in residence and maintain the house, grounds and gardens ourselves. Thank you for your comments. Dawn and Tom
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Roanoke Regional
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Lynchburg - Amtrac
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Mariner's Landing Golf
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Smoke House
Car: necessary

1 Mile to Smith Mountain Lake State Park

25 miles to D-day Memorial

20 miles to Booker T. Washington National Monument

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Availability & Rates

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Huddleston Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall
Aug 25 2014 - Nov 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
Winter
Dec 1 2014 - Feb 28 2015
2 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
Spring
Mar 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
Late Spring
May 1 2015 - Jun 10 2015
2 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
Summer
Jun 11 2015 - Sep 15 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,430
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$3,430
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Prices are subject to change. Discount for multiple weeks.
Premium charged for holiday weeks.
$400.00 deposit with reservation
Balance 60 days prior to rental
Accept Visa, Master card, Discover card, cash, check
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Amenities

Amenities

Huddleston Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Mobile Phone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Computer Available ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Autumn Haze - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upstairs Hall - 2nd floor - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Main Floor Hall - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Summer Rose - toilet , shower
  • 4
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Winter Hideway - 1 queen , 2nd Floor
    Spring Garden - 1 king , Can be changed to twins (2), 2nd floor
    Summer Rose - 1 queen , Private in suite bath, lower level
    Year Round - 2 twin/ single , Trundle bed, main level
    Autumn Haze - 1 king , Private in suite Bath, private screen porch, 2nd floor
  • King size beds (2) King bed in Autumn Haze; King bed in Spring Garden (can be made into 2 twins), Queen size Beds (2) Summer Rose and Winter Hideaway rooms, Twin or Single Beds (2) Year Round room has day bed with trundle bed
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Gazebo ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • shopping
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • miniature golf
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
  • laundromat
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • water skiing
  • kayaking
  • jet skiing
  • wind-surfing
  • tennis
  • hiking
  • parasailing
  • fishing
  • cycling
  • hot air ballooning
  • swimming
  • hunting
  • rock climbing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • mountain biking
  • freshwater fishing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Formerly operated as Bed and Breakfast. Main house has 5 bedrooms, two storys, two decks, kitchen, laundry. 1/2 mile from entrance to Smith Mountain Lake State Park. Available / can be arranged: Fishing guides, Massages, Boat rental
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