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5 star, perfect 4 fam gatherings, No Wake Cove, kayaks, pad bds, canoe Hot Tub,

Huddleston, VA, USA
  • House1600 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights

Pet Friend Charming, tranquil hm with breathtaking views EASY ACCESS TO WATER


Welcome to Cedar Key Village at Smith Mountain Lake. This spectacular all Cedar Home is located on beautiful Smith Mountain Lake and is one of eleven homes nestled in a secluded no wake cove. We sit above the others cabins offering a spectacular view of the lake and mountains. We also own the cabin below us. Please see 212766. This home sleeps four. Our Cedar Key Village offers the perfect setting for family or friend reunions. Between both homes, we can sleep 10. Please review the plat under the map page on this site.

Top of the line 6 person hot tub on lower deck with pergola. It offers Bluetooth built in music, full body lounger, foot jets, water falls and range of colored lighting for your selection. The view from the hot tub offers a full view of Smith Mountain with amazing sun sets and is in very private setting.

We have one of the easiest access to the lake for those who have walking issues as you can drive directly to the waterfront, just a 30 second drive. Also you can walk the road or take the 100 steps down to the waterfront. The walk down the steps to the waterfront is surrounded by beautiful gardens on both sides, please see the pictures.

Because the cove is “no wake” you can swim, kayak, paddle board and canoe without being disturbed by jet skies and motor boats, a rarity on the lake. We are only a 500' to the entrance to the main channel so you have go far before you can produce a wake. The cove is surrounded by a 2000 acre wildlife mountainous nature preserve so your views are of deep woods, silhouetted by Smith Mountain and its surrounding mountains. Smith Mountain Lake has 22,000 acres of clean water and has 500 miles of shoreline.

There is a mile long drive to reach our Lodge that is just magical. It is deeply wooded with an abundance of hardwoods on both sides, not a home in sight. Once you have made this turn on our lane, you will be delighted with the serine, natural beauty that surrounds our home.

Our renovated gorgeous home hums with relaxed energy which you will feel the moment you enter. Features a gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops and Tuscany styled charming maple cabinets, a large great room with cathedral ceilings and an incredibly beautiful floor to ceiling stone fireplace. Our one level home’s main living area is totally open so if you are in the kitchen, you are not isolated from the other guests. Cedar beams throughout the house adds a unique charm to this beautifully decorated and inviting home. All the furniture is extremely comfortable and cozy. We added an additional sun room featuring a panoramic wall of glass sun room provides breathtaking views of the lake and mountains from anywhere in the living area.

We offer three bedrooms and two full baths. The master bath has an over-sized custom tiled shower with three shower heads. The other bath offers a Jacuzzi tub. The cabinets are all rich maple with granite counter tops. The guest bedroom has a sliding glass door to the deck, which offers a fantastic view of the lake and Smith Mountain… what a way to wake up each morning.

Amenities include a 45 inch HD Sony TV, surround sound speakers and outdoor speakers, great for entertainment on our over sized trek deck. We live in the house for several months of the year so the house is appointed with every pot and pan, dish and glass wear imaginable. Many of our guests has told us it is far better equipped than their own homes. We also provide an array of spices.

Our two tier Trek decks offers 1000ft of outdoor living space. The top deck has a 6 person dining table, smaller tables and lot of lounge chairs. The lower deck has a 8 person pagoda, surrounded by flower pots and woods. It sits behind the hot tub, great for entertaining. Several people have commented that we have the most beautiful decks on the lake. There is a mature oak tree next to the deck and it’s gracefully limbs provides wonderful shade from early spring thru the fall. The deck’s view of the lake and the mountains is simply breathtaking. There is a lower level 500 square foot patio as well that has another table and chairs for four and a charcoal barbecue. We have a boat slip with a private dock, and a floating deck boat, perfect for lots of fun water entertainment. It is 20 ' deep off our dock.

We also planted lots of herbs on the deck for our clients use, a wonderful feature that all my clients have enjoyed. Everybody waters the plants on the deck, sorta of pass on the beauty for the next folks arrival.

Our no wake 60 acres cove is famous for its abundance and variety of fish. It is where the strippers spawn every year and fisherman catch bass, muskies and cat fish right off our docks. You will see an exciting array of wild life including eagles, owls, ospreys, humming birds, wild turkey and of course deer but we also have several albino deer which are spectacular to see if you are lucky.

Ideally located in southwest Virginia's mountain foothills, our Lodge setting balances the beauties of landscape, mountains and lake with tranquility and recreational pursuits for a perfect vacation. Each season offers delights for the senses. Spring brings beautiful mountain laurels, azaleas, and dogwoods. Summers are lush with the aroma of heavy woods and an array of flower blossoms. Crape myrtles surround our property in late summer bursting our gardens with a variety of color. Autumn paints the landscape in burning brush strokes of red, gold, and orange. Each season is unique. Each a part of the beauty that surrounds our

Quiet, serene, beautiful -- a fresh adventure in the leisure life awaits you. Pick your pleasure. Maybe it's a romantic winter weekend. Or a family designed dip into summer water sports. An autumn escape to see Smith Mountain on fire with ever changing colors. Or spring's first battle with the bass and muskies. No matter, you will find them all.

The Mariners Landing golf course is just ten minutes away and in the same community as the Point Restaurant which is renown on the lake as one of the top lakefront restaurants. They also have lots of fun entertainment over the summer and fall months so make sure you look them up.

Rent all types of boats at nearby marinas and enjoy para-sailing, water skiing, sailing, water-skiing, jet skiing, and for those with a large crowd you will love the huge pontoon boats.

We offer on site 4 kayaks, one two person canoe, one three person kayak with the middle seat perfect for a dog or small child and two paddle boards. Our no-wake cove is perfect for kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding and swimming. No worries of being run over by the jet skis or speed boats.

Our mile long drive into the property is perfect for long walks or biking. You will listen to only the sounds of nature as a beautiful hardwood forest hugs both sides of the road. Dear and turkey abound! Also if you like mountain biking, you are only a few minutes away.

There are lots of funs restaurants close by and the state park is just ten minutes away. The park offers summer fun programs for children at their camp pavilion. They also have a mile long lake front walking trail, a sandy beach, boat rentals, covered pavilions with barbeque grills and lots of night life entertainment.

You can take a ride on the Virginia Dare to see the lake and enjoy dinning for lunch or dinner. Next to the Virginia Dare is the Tiki Bar, a true fun spot for Jimmy Buffet fans.

On the side of the lake (about twenty minutes away) there are lots of fun clothing shops, miniature golf, arcade, art shop, ice cream parlor, cinema and great restaurants.

The area is rich in history; you will want to make sure you see the Booker T. Washington plantation, the D day Memorial in Bedford and take a tour of how the damn was constructed. And Roanoke is only 40 minutes away and has all kinds of fun night life at market square. It is considered one of the best towns in the state for Bluegrass music. A drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway is a must; the mountains are soft and lovely, and serenely beautiful.We know you will love our home and our charming resort community.

Please see the plat of our community under the map section on this site and or Google earth our address which is 1012 Cedar Key Lane, Huddleston, Va. Our home sits on a hill above the cabins, offering a spectacular view of the lake and Smith Mountain.

Please review our pictures of our home and you will see that you do not see the cabins unless you are

standing next to the windows from all the rooms in the house. We strategically placed the windows to assure all you see is the lake and mountains.


Alicia Yowell

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About Alicia Yowell

Greg and I love our house and location. We live there 3 months of the year since we have retired. We love to swim, boat, golf, fish and spend our days reading on the dock or deck... life is good!

Alicia Yowell purchased this House in 1983

Why Alicia Yowell chose Huddleston

We purchased our home in 1983 and have just loved vacationing with our children over the years at our home. It is one of most magical spots on the lake. The views are just breathtaking. We think we have the most beautiful view on the lake

What makes this House unique

Beautiful mile plus country road runs throughout our community, perfect for walking/running. Hardwoods woods throughout and very little traffic. Mountain biking just a mile away and beautiful;l shoreline walking trails at Smith Mountain Lake Park, just ten minutes away. For the more serious hike, the Blue Ridge Mountains is just one hour from the house, home to many nature trails or hike up Peaks of Otter Mountain and enjoy a picnic lunch along a stream or at the quaint restaurant. One of three no wake coves on the lake. Ours is the largest, perfect for kayaking, paddle board or canoeing. We rent all three types of boats for $75.00 each.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single
      • Linens and towels are provided for an extra fee. Please ask owner regarding the fee


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower
      • We recently renovated both bathrooms. The over sized master bathroom shower is all tiled and has three shower heads. Granite counter tops and partial tiled walls makes this MBA striking. The second bath also has granite counter tops and tiled partially tiled walls and tiled flooring. There is a jacuzzi tub for one as well.

      Location Type

        • Mountain
          Our views are of Smith Mountain, the largest Mountain on the lake. The lake is nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains
        • Downtown
          Moneta downtown,15 minutes away where there are lots of restaurants and a few shops. Bridgewater Marina is about 20 minutes away. It has lots of fun shops, restaurants, an arcade and put put golf
        • Lake View
          Our location has one of the most amazing views of the lake and mountains. We a re located in a no wake cove, so you are not hearing constant boat traffic. Across the cove is all woods, no homes at all, and beyond is the breathtaking view of Smith Mountain.
        • Lakefront
          Our location has one of the most amazing views of the lake and mountains. We a re located in a no wake cove, so you are not hearing constant boat traffic. Across the cove is all woods, no homes at al
        • Monument View
        • Lake
          Beautiful water and mountain views
        • Mountain View
        • Resort
          We are known as Cedar Key Village Resort. There are ten smaller cabins in our resort and our large home. Our home is surrounded by beautiful gardens.
        • Water View
          Every place you look from both inside and out on the decks, the view of the mountains and the lake is spectacular
        • Waterfront
        • Waterfront
          We offer a covered dock at the water front with two boat slips, there is also another floating dock, adjacent to the pier dock, check out the pictures.


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Living Room
                      Great room with stone fireplace
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Central heat and air conditioning.
                    • Broadband Access
                    • Ceiling Fans
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Fireplace
                      Wood for the fireplace is to the left of the front door, by the woods
                    • Firewood
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                      We offer free wireless internet access
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                      Linens/towels are not provided, but can be a fee
                    • Alarm Clock
                    • Mobile Phone
                      We have one of the best cell connections in the area... 4G Tower is located close to our home
                    • Parking
                      Parking for 4 cars by the house. Parking lot available near house for your boat trailers
                    • Parking Off Street
                      Parking directly in front of the house.
                    • Parking On Street
                    • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                      Lots of room to park in the parking lot
                    • Thermos Bottle
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                      Linens/towels are not provided, but can be for $100.00 fee
                    • Washing Machine
                      Yes, oversized
                    • Wireless Internet
                      The wireless internet is offered free of charge
                    • Wood Fireplace
                      Stone fireplace with glass door
                    • Free Wifi


                        • Kitchen
                          Magnificent upscale kitchen with new appliances, granite counter top
                        • Blender
                        • Coffee Maker
                          Flat bottom filiters
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          Everything you could possible need. We live in this house 4 months of the year so it is totally equipped.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Enough everyday dishes for 12. We also have good china for special occasions. Lots of serving dishes as well
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Freezer
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Coffee Grinder
                        • Microwave
                          Under the cabinet
                        • Oven
                          The oven is under the glass top stove
                        • Pantry Items
                          All spices , flour, sugar
                        • Refrigerator
                          Oversized, perfect for large gatherings
                        • Stove
                          Glass top stove
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster
                          four slice toaster


                            • Dining
                              The table can expand to sit 12, the extension pieces are under the queen bed. There are two tables outside as well, one that sits 6 and another that sits four
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • Books
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                  DVD Player
                                • Music Library
                                  XM Radio 'Surround sound. Speakers on deck as well
                                • Radio
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Satellite DirectTV with movie channels
                                • Stereo
                                  Surround sound, XM radio, outside deck speakers.
                                • Television
                                  LCD Television


                                    • Barbecue
                                    • Boat Dock
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Two trek decks and patio, each about 500 sq feet, offering 1500 sq ft in outdoor living space. Top deck has 6 person din table, lots of chairs and side tables. Pagoda on lower deck, seating for 8.
                                    • Golf
                                      50% off of green fees at a Robert Trent Jones Golf course just ten minutes from the house. See http://www.marinerslanding.com/golf-club.html
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      4 Kayak's; 1 two person Canoe; 1 three person kayak and two paddle boards, each rent for $75.00 rental for the length of your stay.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Beautifully landscaped yard, crepe myrtles surround the perimeter
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Charcoal Grill
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      Lifejackets for use with Kayak or Canoe Rentals Please bring your own child size
                                    • Wood Deck


                                        • suitable for elderly or infirm
                                        • wheelchair accessible
                                          Only one step to gain access to the house and one step to get into the shower.

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Hot Tub
                                              6 person hot tub with lots of jets, brand new with the latest technology including built in Bluetooth stereo, LD lighting
                                            • Jacuzzi


                                                • autumn foliage
                                                • churches
                                                • cinemas
                                                • forests
                                                • library
                                                • marina
                                                • restaurants
                                                • winery tours

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • boating
                                                    • miniature golf
                                                    • outlet shopping
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • photography
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • massage therapist

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • golf privileges optional
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hunting
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • paragliding
                                                            • parasailing
                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling/diving
                                                            • surfing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • wind-surfing


                                                                • Other amenities include: 6 person latest technology hot tub including Bluetooth stereo. Central heat and air-conditioning, satellite television, HD TV with DVD. Plenty of movie offerings, surround sound stereo, XM radio with outside speakers, dishwasher, washing machine/dryer, ice maker and microwave oven. The entire Elegant Home is furnished with the charming and comfortable furniture. We are only ten minutes from a golf course designed by world renowned Robert Trent Jones. The course offers spectacular views of the lake and the beautiful surrounding mountains. The mountain and lake views of our magical home is in one of the most sought after quite no wake coves on the lake. This means safe and peaceful swimming. The cove is over 60 areas of pristine beauty, with no building at all to its southern mountain shoreline. You will have an unforgettable vacation that will beckon you to return for years to come.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  38 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews



                                                                  August 9th - 16, 2013

                                                                  A magnificent time was had by all… what a great party house, speakers both in and out of the house, open floor plan with lots of sitting areas and the view… what a view, just beautiful. The deck is spectacular and the big old oak tree provides lots of shade. The bathrooms are awesome and loved the kitchen, great selection in cabinets and granite counter tops. If you don’t love this place, maybe you should only vacation at the Ritz.

                                                                  We swam every day across the lake and back. Did lots of tubing once we were out of the cove, took the kids to some of the Islands where we and roasted hot dogs and marshmallows. We even went peach picking at a farm outside of Bedford. Lots to do for the family. The house is perfect for a Romantic weekend as well. Comfortable furniture throughout, and most importantly, they have very comfortable beds. The house was spotless and the landscaping is very nice, especially gardens leading to the lake.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thanks so much for such a nice review. So glad you all enjoyed the lake and our home. Hope you come back soon.

                                                                  Amazing and beautiful ... Perfectly appointed home

                                                                  Jen S.

                                                                  Tranquil & pristine lake ... Water was so clean and warm .. even the fish were jumping with joy!! Lovely home .. Great entertainment system/tv. Hot tub was fabulous. The kitchen is loaded with everything imaginable to cook anything ! I loved the fresh herbs growing just outside :) The deck is beautiful as well as the dock at the water's edge. Kayak's were great for exploring nearby coves. Alicia (the owner) is absolutely delightful ! This home is truly unique ... We can't wait to come back next year!

                                                                  Extraordinary Mountain Views, Pristine Lake, Amazing Vacation Home!

                                                                  Jean G.

                                                                  I wanted the "On Golden Pond" experience for our family where we could enjoy the quiet beauty of a beautiful lake and surrounding nature. This Lodge is the essence of this. We swam, kayaked, canoed, and paddle boarded during the day from our private deck. You are at a no wake zone and Smith Mountain Lake is pristine where fish swim at your feet.

                                                                  This home is like staying at a thoughtful relative's house. No detail has been overlooked to make you feel at home at the Lodge. Views, views, and more views from every angle of the property. The home is very well equipped for everything from preparing dinners to simply relaxing. We enjoyed our dinners each night on the massive multiple decks followed by star gazing from the six person hot tub. There is surround sound system in the hot tub and the tub commands views of the mountain, lake, and the night sky. All of our family had a fun and relaxing vacation!

                                                                  Bill and Jeanne

                                                                  June, 2016

                                                                  Absolutely gorgeous home and property

                                                                  Debra M.

                                                                  This is a spectacular home. The pictures do not do the house or the property justice. The fishing is awesome right off your own private dock. Alicia was wonderful to deal with. We will definitely be back.

                                                                  Fabulous Home and Vacation

                                                                  Toni A.

                                                                  Wow what a fabulous house and location. Probably one of the nicest houses our family has ever rented. Very immaculate inside. I first noticed the number of oriental carpets that we're all over the house ( I love oriental carpets). And very nice ones I might add. Furniture was so comfortable and nice. The two rocking chairs placed by the window that views the lake were our favorites.

                                                                  Master bedroom "custom shower" was a treat. All my kids wanted to use our bathroom. Three shower heads and plenty of space. The Deck outside: Without question the nicest deck I've seen in a rental property. We spent a lot of time on the deck. Hot tub was unreal with lights and outdoor stereo. You can also tell the owners were into plants as they were a beautiful compliment to the whole surroundings. Plants were very well maintained which really added to the eloquent look a feel to this home.

                                                                  The dock was very nice and adaquate to have both a large pontoon and jet ski with furniture as well. We also used the kayak and standup water board which was a big hit.

                                                                  The house was furnished with more amenities than any we have ever rented. Stocked full of cooking utensils and plenty of cooking spices which was nice. The TV in the family room was very nice with direct TV satellite service ( very nice ).

                                                                  The only wish I could mention would be to add TV's in all the rooms with DVDs players in case people wanted to watch different shows.

                                                                  In summary I would highly recommend this fabulous place to anyone wanting an upscale home. We thoroughly enjoyed this place and would rent again. The owner was a jewel to work with and you can tell she cares about her clients and properties. I imagine she has lots of returning clients...👍👍👍. Mike and Toni A.

                                                                  Outstanding Stay

                                                                  Robert G.

                                                                  Our experience with this property was nothing short of outstanding. The accommodations are spacious, well equipped, well maintained, clean, and very homey. The lodge has a great view of the lake and the deck and hot tub is one of the most beautiful on the lake. The hot tub was a major hit with my whole family. We took advantage of the paddleboard rental and my kids had a lot of fun with that. The owner provides excellent customer service, and is a great communicator. We dined at Heath's a couple of evenings which is probably the closest restaurant to the lodge - and it was superb - a little tricky to find, but the food, service, and view were superb. I would highly recommend this house to friends or relatives - in fact, we have already recommended it to another family who has a daughter graduating from Liberty next year.


                                                                  Huddleston, VA, USA

                                                                  Enjoy our world-class historic sites, shopping opportunities from the latest fashions to antique and art galleries, golf courses, fine dining and wineries. Nightlife is full of wonderful bands at local restaurants where you can dance till the “midnight hour”. Vacationers come from all over to fish where striper, largemouth and small mouth bass, crappies and bluegills abound. There are marinas where you can rent jet skies, motor and pontoon boats. The Smith Mountain Lake State park offers a beach, hiking trails, kayak rentals and daily planned activities for children. There are also a multitude of fun day trips from visiting the D-Day memorial in the quaint and charming town of Bedford to the Blue Ridge Institute and Museum which has a gallery of exhibits, crafts, music and decorative arts displaying Blue Ridge folklore. The Booker T. Washington National Monument as well as the Smith Mountain Lake dam all makes for a fun trip or just take a ride on the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway.

                                                                  Rates & Availability

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                                                                  50% discount on green fees at Mariners Landing Golf Course, just ten minutes from our home. Just bring your confirmation letter when you book you tee time. Payment schedule: 50% due at time or booking and remaining 50% is due 120 days prior to your arrival date. We live in the house from August thru the beginning of January.

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