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Lakefront, Private Dock, Pet Friendly, WiFi

10 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 nights


Huddleston House Rental Photos and Description

3BR 2 full bathrooms, 1 half bath, sleeps 6, lakefront, private dock-WiFi

The Dome Home is pet friendly. Newly upgraded.. This waterfront home features three bedrooms, 2.5 baths, a spacious kitchen, dining area seating for 6, a large great room, separate family room, and two large decks. Amenities include two cable TVs, DVD, patio furniture, and a gas grill for outdoor cooking.

Enjoy our quiet cove with a private dock and crystal clear water. The dock provides both ample room for sunbathing and a canopy for lounging in the shade. There is a stationary dock with lights and 120 volt outlets. A floating dock provides easy water access and boat docking. The home features quality furnishings, an open floor plan with a spacious dome-shaped skylight in the great room. A large master bedroom, roomy twin bedroom, and full and half bath are on the main level. The lower level houses the queen bedroom, full bath, a comfortable lounge with bar, and laundry room. Both levels open to large party decks. Central air conditioning and heat are provided.

Enjoy a variety of water sports such as fishing, boating, jet-skiing, water-skiing, tubing, and swimming. Or simply sit back and sip a cool drink as you read a book or watch the water fun. A marina is located close by for the rental of boats, jet skis, and a variety of other water toys.

Come for a week or longer. Starter paper products and basic condiments and spices are provided. Please bring your towels and bed linens. Reduced rates are available for extended stays. A security deposit is required at the time of booking. No smoking in the house, please. With prior permission dogs are permitted. Sorry cats are not allowed.

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

Property Manager
Nancy Striffler
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2016
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based on 10 traveler reviews

Lakefront, Private Dock, Pet Friendly, WiFi
average rating of 4.6 based on 10 reviews
Virginia Beach, VA

Great Property - Great Location

  • 5 of 5

After deciding to take my 2 grown kids, their significant others and my dog to Smith Mtn Lake, the search was on for a property that would suit our needs. The Dome Home filled our requirements. The floorplan of this home gave us the togetherness we wanted and the privacy that kept our sanity. The living area on the main floor with 2 bedrooms was great..then downstairs had it's own living area that gave us what we needed. The property is waterfront with a great dock, boat rentals are available nearby and the neighbors on the street were extremely friendly. I'd highly recommend this home to anyone looking for a comfortable and spacious home away from home.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2007
  • Stayed: May 2006
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our Wonderful Stay at the Dome Home

  • 5 of 5

The Home exceeded our expectations...I Loved it was Pet Friendly... I could bring my babies, my 2 little Yorkies, because I will not leave them. If they can't go.. I don't go. The home was Amazing.. I Loved it...So comfortable..and I Loved laying on the couch watching TV and could still see the water. My husband loved the dock and the fishing, he caught a huge catfish. We really needed this quiet time to get away after losing our 24 year old boy to a coal mining accident. This home would be the perfect home for 2 families, with the bottom floor being a home of its own. The neighbors were awesome, so friendly. But most of all.. the owners, Mr and Mrs Striffler are the best! He gave us a tour of the home showing us where everything was at... and Mrs Striffler (Nancy) was so Pleasant to communicate with. She took care of all the reservations and made sure everything was in order. They are two fantastic people. It was one of the most relaxing and enjoyable vacations we have ever had. Can't wait to go back!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always pleased when our guests enjoy our home and beautiful Smith Mountain Lake. Thank you for your kind words. Chuck and Nancy
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Great Week At The Dome Home on SML

  • 5 of 5

Had a great week at SML. The Dome Home is a very nice, well equipped house. Great for large families or two small families sharing their vacation. The upstairs living is open and very light and airy with great lake views. Furniture clean and comfortable with enough seating for a large group. The dock is perfect for sitting, swimming and tying up your boat.....if you don't have your own boat renting one is a great idea as the lake is very large and there are a lot of areas to stop and swim right off your boat. The owners of the house, Chuck and Nancy, were very gracious people who live close by if you had any problems or questions.....but once they took you through the house on arrival never bothered you. We had never been to SML, we are from New England and have spent many summers on lakes in upstate NY so didn't know what to expect.....but were very pleasantly surprised with the beauty of the lake with the mountain views and of the surrounding Virginia countryside. We would certainly recommend this area and house to anyone looking for a relaxing lake experience. There are certainly many restaurants and attractions within driving distance and of course, Virginia is great for history "buffs". Only suggestion would be to update internet pictures....downstairs sitting area had recently been redone and possibly get some comfortable deck furniture to "add" to the outdoor living space.

All in all.....great family vacation spot for a very reasonable price. We would certainly consider returning in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good to know that you found the home comfortable, relaxing, and a fun place to spend family fun time. Your comments are valued and much appreciated. Thank you. Nancy and Chuck
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Purcellville, VA

Love the Dome Home

  • 5 of 5

My husband, our 23yo daughter, 20yo son and our 2 retrievers thoroughly enjoyed our week at this lovely vacation home. The view of the lake from both the family room and very spacious deck is a real treat! The home was very clean. We enjoyed some the 80 retro qualities of this home, that add to its charm. Very comfortable furnishings with plenty of lighting :) The walk down to the lake is relatively easy due to the small landings between the stairs. The dock is shaded and of very good size with deep water! The neighborhood is very walking friendly with very friendly quiet neighbors..we walked our dogs daily, rode our bikes, fished and went swimming daily. Of course we enjoyed SML state park, with its many hiking trails...kayaked on the lake, and spent every evening on the deck having grilled dinners! Chuck and Nancy live close by, are very generous and also respected our privacy. They will provide a wealth of information if you so our 20 years of renting from VRBO and Home Away, Chuck and Nancy rank as the best owners we have encountered! Will definitely return!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As owners, Chuck and I are always delighted when our renters embrace the house as their home. Thank you for your thoughtful constructive comments. The retro features to which you refer may be changed this time next year. We plan to redecorate the lower level this Fall. Come on back and see the changes.
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Awesome lake getaway!!

  • 4 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay at the Dome Home! We trailered out 24ft Sundeck boat and it was easily launched and retrieved at the community launch ramp and it tied up nicely to the dock. We had a grand time eating breakfast on the deck and thoroughly enjoyed the mountain views. Swimming off the dock and at this end of the lake is our favorite due to the clear waters by the damn! We also brought 2 kayaks and used them in the local calm-water coves. The home was clean and nicely equipped for making daily breakfast and dinner. The weather was a little cooler than expected but we just opened the windows and enjoyed the fresh air that much more. We brought and watched What About Bob, our yearly ritual at SML, on a nice flat screen TV as a family A neighbor even offered us some of his recent catch, a 40inch striper, which was delicious! Nancy and Chuck were delightful hosts and we are already anticipating our next trip to SML to the Dome Home!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place

  • 4 of 5

This was a great house for us. We went with another couple so the space works out great with bedrooms on both floors. We fixed most if our meals at the house and the kitchen worked great for that. There is a short easy walk down to the dock. The floating dock area worked great for our two jet skis and the dock had a nice mix of shade and sun. We liked this place so much we are going back in August :)

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
45 minutes to Roanoke and Lynchburg Airports
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Route 122
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Mariners Landing
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
route 734 (Trading Post Rd)
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
State Park

The Dome Home is located near the Dam, lake marker R1, on Smith Mountain Lake, in Bedford County, VA. Enjoy live music at local restaurants where you can dance till the 'wee' hours. Just 15 minutes from the Dome Home is the state park with sandy beaches, 14 walking trails, live music, and much more. Smith Mountain Lake is about 40 miles long, and offers 500 miles of waterfront shoreline. Enjoy the Blue Ridge Mountains, Peaks of Otter, and the D-Day Memorial, the Booker T. Washington National Monument, and the charming town of Bedford from our conveniently located lakefront home.

Smith Mountain Lake may be reached by car in 45 minutes from both Roanoke and Lynchburg, Virginia. It's three hours from Richmond, VA, two hours from Greensboro, NC, and 4.5 hours from Washington, DC..


Rates & Availability

Huddleston House Rental Rates

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Fall 2016
Sep 10 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $60 + Tax
Cleaning fee $60
Tax Rate 10.3%

Deposit in the form of personal check or bank check is required at the time of booking.
Full rental fee is due at check-in in the form of cash or personal check. Credit Cards are not accepted.

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Huddleston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , king bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Queen bed
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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