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Waterfront - VIEW!, hot tub, deck, dock, pool table, fireplace, WiFi, dogs ok

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


Huddleston House Rental Photos and Description

2 BR, 2 1/2 Bath, sleeps 4, Dogs Allowed (fee, $50)

Family Vacation, Romantic Getaway, Honeymoon, Couples Getaway, Girls Retreat, Fishing Retreat:

Log Haven is perfect!

Sleeps Maximum of 4, Dog Friendly (Fee $50), Bed Linens & Towels may be rented through a 3rd party

***Sunday-to-Sunday weekly only rental in Summer Season.***

Log Haven is a waterfront haven on Smith Mountain Lake in Huddleston/Moneta area. Our true log home is conveniently located to all that Smith Mountain Lake has to offer. Wide water views of Smith Mountain with stunning sunrises worth waking up for which can be enjoyed right from the comfy Master Bed. Our deep water dock has clear, clean water and is perfect for swimming, fishing and all your water toys. Very convenient to grocery stores, marinas, restaurants, shopping, Smith Mountain State Park, golf, and wineries. Our home has all the amenities. Large lakefront hot tub; 2 large, stone, wood burning fireplaces; dock with sundeck and floating dock; shallow water area with sandy bottom; lakefront porch with comfy swings and rocking chairs; pool table; cable tv; and free high speed wifi.

Our home sleeps a maximum of 4. Our Master Bedroom has a King bed and is located on the first floor in addition to the Great Room (with large, stone Fireplace), Kitchen and a full Bathroom. Our 2nd floor Bedroom can be configured as either a King OR 2 XL twins and has its own bathroom with shower. The finished, walkout Basement has waterfront views to be enjoyed while you play pool and watch tv in addition to a 2nd large, stone Fireplace, Laundry room, and ½ Bath.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Mark and Chris
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 1, 2016

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wow! Great place. Loved the covered porch, sunrises, the dock, and the kayak was fun. Our golden retriever loved jumping from the deck. The stairs were perfect. Great way to celebrate Dan's 44th and Alexis' 12th birthdays. Would love to come back again!
Aug 2009
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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(40 traveler reviews)

Waterfront - VIEW!, hot tub, deck, dock, pool table, fireplace, WiFi, dogs ok
average rating of 4.775 based on 51 reviews

Everything we hoped for

  • 5 of 5

My sister and I spent my 60th birthday at Log Haven. The house is homey, spacious, and has everything one needs for an outstanding stay. We had planned on utilizing the hot tub and pool table, but couldn't tear ourselves away from the deck! Also, there are so many things to do and places to go nearby, we never lacked for ways to fill our time. This was my best birthday EVER, and one of the very best vacations I've had in all my years. We are definitely coming back!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! Thank you so much for that high praise! We are so glad to hear that you had the "best Birthday EVER and one of the best vacations of all your years" at Log Haven! Happy to hear you enjoyed our convenient location to everything that SML has to offer. And we also have a hard time leaving the deck and porch when we're there! A Belated Happy Birthday, and we look forward to having you back again soon!
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Relaxing and Quaint

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is so adorable and has the perfect amenities to keep you entertained for a whole weeks vacation. And talk about a view, AMAZING!!! We enjoyed every moment of our honeymoon.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so honored that you chose Log Haven for your Honeymoon and happy to hear that you enjoyed every moment! Congratulations again, and we look forward to having you back again soon!
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  • 5 of 5

If you want peace and tranquility this is one cool place.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Log Haven! It is a very peaceful and tranquil place! Hope you can come back and visit soon!
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Beautiful Spot

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I recently came back from our week at Log Haven. It was a beautiful spot. We loved enjoying time on the dock and the flatness of the yard compared to most houses on the lake made it very easy to go back and forth between the house and lake. We had one snafu when we got there. The people who stayed the week before us didn't put both keys back in the lock box so we couldn't get into the house when we arrived. This was very frustrating as we had groceries already. It took about an hour to finally get into the house. This was quite frustrating as we were very excited to start our week, only to be delayed. Otherwise, the house was nice and what we expected for our week away.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, and so glad you enjoyed your visit to our home at Smith Mountain Lake! We again sincerely apologize for the issue with the keys which has never happened in the 8 years that we have rented our home! We have since put a second set of keys in a different lockbox on the property to ensure that this is not an issue we have again. Thanks again for choosing Log Haven, and we look forward to having you back for your next visit!
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Very beautiful location and a great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely beautiful location! I would stay there again! The hosts are very communicative about the place and things to do in the area!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Log Haven, and we look forward to your next visit!
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Spectacular view!!

  • 3 of 5

When we arrived at the house, we were all taken aback by the amazing view of the water and mountains. We have rented many lake houses for vacations in the past (Deep Creek Lake, MD; Lake Anna, VA; and SML) but this house's view has the most amazing view we have ever experienced. Every morning, I enjoyed sitting on the porch swing with my morning cup of coffee. My husband enjoyed watching the sunrises from the bedroom (I watched a few mornings, too!) and my teenage daughters were thrilled that once we exhausted lake activities for the day, they were able to stream video because this house has internet (a rare find for houses at SML).

The dock area was wonderful. We all spent hours just floating in the water. Our dog loved the stone steps that entered the water and the upper deck was great for a evening meal. The dock was shaded during the hottest times of the day - which for us, is a bonus. We stayed during a heat wave (week of July 24, 2016) and needed the shade of the trees to enjoy being outside. We rented a boat from Parkway Marina and were very pleased with the service and the boat we rented.

As for the house: the screened in room in the basement was a huge bonus. We spent almost every evening enjoying this room! The kitchen was stocked well enough to cook for our family of 4. A nonstick skillet would be beneficial - as it does not have one. The beds were comfortable and the shower pressure was great (also a rare find in a lake house). The living room area is not well suited for a family of 4 to enjoy watching TV or a movie together. There is only a love seat and a chair to sit on. There is a rocking chair but it's not comfortable enough to sit in for a long period of time. There are signs in the house to watch your head going up stairs and for good reason - both my children and husband frequently banged their heads going up and down the steps (they are very tall). The house has a musty smell - possibly due to it being a log cabin. Upon arrival, the house had not yet been cleaned by the cleaning service - I contacted the owners and within an hour, the cleaning service arrived. We were appreciative of their quick response. A downside: a few nights at 3AM, the water softener would run a flush cycle causing loud noises we were not accustomed to.

This property is all about the view. The house functions well for eating and sleeping, easy to get to, convenient to White House Store but the real draw is the water/dock.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sounds like you had a wonderful time at Log Haven, and we are happy to hear that! We do apologize again for the cleaning staff mix up. Hope you can visit again soon!
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Mariners Point
Car: necessary

Rates & Availability

Huddleston House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nov 13 2016 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 4 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $110
Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 10.3%

Summer weeks start and end on Sunday
Check in time is 4:00pm Check out by 11:00 am.

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Huddleston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    2nd Floor Bedroom Suite - 2 XLTwins OR 1 King
  • The Master Bedroom has a king size bed and a 6 foot wide picture window looking out onto the lake. One doesn't even need to get up in order to enjoy incredible sunrises over the water or great lake views. *** The 2nd Floor Bedroom Suite can be made up as either 1 King bed or 2 extra-long Twin beds with a cozy lodge-styled bathroom attached. *** Pillows, bedspreads are provided. Guests must bring their own linens: towels and sheets.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Sunday to Sunday Rental in Summer Season.*** Check-in: 4:00pm/ Check-out: 11:00am*** Pet Fee: $50/dog, 2 dog limit. Must be housebroken.*** Smoke-free cabin. No smoking permitted anywhere on the property.*** What to bring:*** King sheet set (Master Bedroom)*** Two twin sheet sets OR King sheet set (Loft Bedroom)*** Towels for bathroom, hot tub, swimming*** Food (basic dried seasonings provided)*** Soap (dish and laundry soap provided)*** Paper Goods (1-2 provided to get you started)*** Personal toiletries*** Camera*** Sunscreen/Bug Spray*** Fishing gear/bait

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