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Marc

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Sweet By and By... Your Escape to the Beauty of Smith Mountain Lake

27 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Huddleston House Rental Photos and Description

2Bdrm, 2Bath Lakefront Vacation Rental Huddleston, Virginia USA

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This two-bedroom, two-bath cottage offers the ambiance of gentler times with all the comfort and luxury of the present! Sweet By and By is a quaint and peaceful home located on a very quiet street directly across from the entrance to the State Park. The setting is beautiful in the spring and summer, and even lovelier in the long, warm Virginia fall. Yet, the wooded lot, fireplace, and hot tub make Sweet By n’ By very private and cozy, and also the perfect place for a long winter weekend getaway. This home is truly wonderful during anytime of the year and the ideal place for one or two couples, or a small family.

The one-level cottage style home is located on the Craddock Creek channel of beautiful Smith Mountain Lake. The cove offers deep, wide water that is great for swimming, boating, or cruising around in its five-person paddle boat or canoe. The home has central air, a laundry room, and a kitchen that is fully equipped for all of your cooking needs. Appliances include a full-size refrigerator, range, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, toaster oven, toaster, waffle maker, crock pot, and blender. The kitchen is also stocked with dishes, glasses, flatware, pots, pans, and cooking utensils. The hot tub and gas grill are located under the carport, so they remain functional even in the event of inclement weather.

In the living area, a 42” HDTV is connected to satellite TV with an expansive HD programming package, a DVD player, as well as a Netflix subscription. High speed wireless internet and a wireless Printer/Scanner/Copier office machine afford the opportunity to extend a weekend stay and work remotely if needed. A gas fireplace is available (except during the summer) to take the chill out of the morning air and provide a cozy, romantic setting in the evenings. Additional 24” HDTVs, TV service, and DVD players are available in the bedrooms. Netflix is also available on the master bedroom TV.

Looking out to the lake is a sunroom furnished with a rocking chair and lounge chairs, which are ideal for enjoying morning coffee or quiet evenings. It is a perfect way to appreciate those great lake views or to relax with a good book. The room opens to a lighted walkway. Off the top of the walkway is a fire pit equipped with a cooking grate and tools to enjoy campfire cooking. The walkway leads to a porch swing situated on a landing by the lake. The landing area can be warmed by a second fire pit. At the end of the walkway is a large dock with a sun deck. The dock’s amenities include: electrical outlets, lighting, a covered boat slip, a hoist that is designed to accommodate either one V-hull boat or up to two jet skis, and a floating dock that is outfitted for mooring boats. It is a great spot for swimming, fishing, waterskiing or just kicking back and enjoying the sun! After enjoying a day on water, spend a leisurely evening around the warmth of the fire pit or pitching horseshoes, if you are looking for some friendly competition.

An RV port (w/ water and electric) is available near the entrance of the property. The property is also conveniently located near Mariners Landing Golf Course and would be ideal for a foursome interested in a golf weekend. The 5th hole at Mariners Landing, a par 3 over water, can be seen directly across the cove from the property.

Amenities Include:

Private Wooded Lakeside Site, Near Smith Mountain Lake State Park

Central Air Conditioning and Heating

1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed, 2 Full Sofa Beds

2 Full Bathrooms

4 Person Hot Tub

Wireless High Speed Internet

Wireless Printer/Scanner/Copier Office Machine

2 Fire Pits, 1 with a Cooking Grate

Gas Grill

Deep Water Dock with Sun Deck and Boat Lift

5 Person Paddle Boat

2 Person Canoe, with Oars

Personal Flotation Devices: 2 Adult, 1 Child and 1 Infant

Large Air Conditioned Lakeside Sunroom

Fully Equipped Kitchen with Ice Maker and Dishwasher

Custom Cabinetry Throughout

3 HDTVs, 3 DVD Players (1 Blu-ray capable), and Netflix

Portable Stereo

Fully Equipped Laundry

3 Person Swing at Lakeside Landing

Horseshoe Pit

Telephone with Local and Long Distance Service

Separate 30'x18' RV Shelter with Water and Electric Connections

The house is managed by Lake Retreat Properties. The calendar on this site will show you the home's availability.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Marc (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Marc

I absolutely fell in love with Smith Mountain Lake on my first visit in 2004. Now I feel extremely fortunate to be part of the lake community. By making my home available to others, I sincerely hope many more can enjoy the lake as much as my son and I do.

Marc purchased this house in 2012

Why Marc chose Smith Mountain Lake

Sweet By and By is the quintessential lake cottage. It’s quaint, cozy, private, and everything you think of when imagining a place at the lake. It’s the ideal vacation place for a small family or romantic getaway for a couple.

What makes this house unique

Hot tub, gas logs fireplace, paddle boat, canoe, wireless internet, HDTV and HD programming, sun deck, sun room, deep water at the dock, horseshoes, and conveniently located near the state park.

Reviews

4.8
based on 27 traveler reviews

Sweet By and By... Your Escape to the Beauty of Smith Mountain Lake
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 27 reviews
5

One word....Beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

This house was amazing. We rent a vacation "place" somewhere every year and this may be the cleanest property we have ever encountered. The house is adorable. It has all the country cabin charm with all the modern day conveniences of home. Furniture was comfortable, beds were comfortable, everything was arranged great. I should have only brought half of what I brought because it was all there and waiting for us. Games, movies, and activities for every age. More than enough room for a two adult/ two child family to enjoy. The water was deep and soooo clean. The deck was great for swimming and fishing. This girl doesn't camp and I never once felt like I was too deep "in the woods" because of the gorgeous house and water. We rented a jet ski for the first time and simply fell in love. It was our first time here but we will most certainly be back to enjoy Smith Mountain Lake again. Thank you so much for sharing your place with us!!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Samantha, thank you for the extremely kind words. I try very hard to provide a clean and well maintained property, so I'm very pleased that you found the house to be in exceptional condition. Additionally, since the house is promoted as a place that offers the ambiance of gentler times with all the comfort and luxury of the present, I'm happy you found the home lived up to its billing. Thank you again for the very nice comments. I hope you are able to return in the near future.
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5

Lovely cabin, great views!

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely cabin, very private, fantastic views, very close to boat rental where we got a pontoon. My dad enjoyed using the canoe and paddleboat provided at the dock. We love the hottub in the evenings, and the kids loved making smore's around the firepit. Really had a great long weekend getaway. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice comments. I'm glad you enjoyed your time at the lake and your stay at Sweet By and By. I hope you have the opportunity to return in the near future.
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5

Sweet By and By Is SWEET!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful getaway for my wife, my son and I at this great property at Smith Mountain Lake. The fireplace was awesome at night and in the morning, and the view from the fire pit and swing outside was breath-taking. We woke up early the first morning just to get a view and a picture of the sunrise over the lake. It was incredible!

The beds were very comfortable. The overall space is small, but the three of us were comfortable. The enclosed patio facing the lake was used extensively by us.

We had a wonderful time at Smith Mountain Lake!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice comments. I'm glad you and your family enjoyed Sweet By and By, as well as your time at the lake. I hope you are able to return in the future.
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5

Sweet By and By -

  • 5 of 5

Our 2 night and 3 day vacation was perfect! The house was amazing as advertised. A couple of pleasant surprises about the location that we didn't expect were that the house was on a lightly traveled part of the lake. The quiet branch of the lake was comforting and allowed for pleasant canoe and the paddle boat adventures without the worry of motor boats and wakes. The second was the distance to the State Park. Since it was so close we explored the trails.

After boating or hiking all day the hot tub was ideal for winding down and relaxing. I can't express how nice it was to have our kids all to ourselves for the first 3 days of their college spring break. The only downside to this vacation was that we didn't stay for a whole week -next time I will be staying longer.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lane, thank you for the nice comments. I'm glad you and your family enjoyed your time at Sweet By and By, and look forward to returning for a longer stay.
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4

Beautiful & Peaceful Getaway

  • 4 of 5

We so enjoyed our stay at the beautiful Sweet By and By! The only problem was the stay was not long enough.The cabin was warm and cozy, felt like home but better with the breathtaking views. We loved sitting on dock taking in the fresh fall air, looking at the beautiful lake and surroundings. The Hot Tub was awesome and relaxing! I loved reading the journal and learning of others special times at the Sweet By and By. There were some people that had been through some difficulties and losses in their families, they truely needed this special place to give them a much needed rest. I understand because I needed it too, as I lost my mother in September and my friend Angie that joined us with her husband Rusty, has been going through some serious health issues. We are Thankful to Marc for sharing his beautiful cabin with us and for going above and beyond to make our stay a wonderful memory!

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Debbie, I appreciate the kind words. I'm glad Sweet By and By provided some much needed rest and relaxation for your family and fiends, and helped your circumstances in some small way. I also appreciated you sharing with me that your numerical rating of the property and rental experience was an oversight, wishing you had submitted a 5-star rating.
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5

Relax

  • 5 of 5

Everything was great. Very clean. The house was fully loaded with everything you needed and more. The furniture in the sun room could use new cushions.We enjoyed are stay very much and are looking forward to a second visit. We have already told our friends and family about your house..Thanks for sharing your home.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and are looking forward to a return visit. Also, thank you for the feedback about the sunroom furniture. I will certainly look into acquiring new cushions.
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Lynchburg Regional Airport (LYH) or Roanoke (ROA)
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
R-11 Tiki Bar
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Mariners Landing
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Amtrak - Lynchburg (LYH)
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Sportsman
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
SML State Park (beach on the lake, fee required)

This area's great natural beauty--from the waters and woods to the Blue Ridge Mountains--is the perfect destination for your very own style of fun, whether you seek days full of activities or just plain relaxing.

Vacationers come from all over to fish, enjoy the water sports and play on the 500 miles of shoreline. They usually end up discovering many unexpected delights. Friendly people and genuine hospitality make everyone feel welcome and there’s always something new to do. World-class historical sites, unique shopping opportunities from antiques to art galleries, the latest fashions, fantastic dining and entertainment options, and simply sitting back and enjoying the glorious scenery make everyday complete. Sound too good to be true? Just wait until you see our beautiful sunsets.

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Rates & Availability

Huddleston House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Green - Late Summer
Sep 5 2016 - Oct 21 2016
2 night minimum stay
$120
From
$180
Fri,Sat
$960
 
 
Blue - Fall
Oct 22 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$120
From
$150
Fri,Sat
$870
 
 
Blue - Fall 2
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
$150
$870
 
 
Blue - Fall 3
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 26 2016
3 night minimum stay
$150
$870
 
 
Blue - Fall 4
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 18 2016
2 night minimum stay
$150
$870
 
 
Blue - Fall 5
Dec 19 2016 - Dec 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$150
$870
 

Additional information about rental rates

Reservation Fee $50
Cleaning Fee $80
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 10.3%

Partial week rentals during the summer period cannot cross over a Saturday and impact two rental weeks.

Minimum 3-night stay during holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas/New Years, Memorial and Labor Day Weekends.

Reservation Fee covers accidental damage insurance.

Dog are welcome with a $50 pet fee.

HomeAway's Instant Quote application is not always 100% accurate. Please contact the owner for an official quote.

The property can be reserved with a $200 rental deposit, if reservations are made 90 days prior to arrival. Full payment is due 90 days prior to arrival, or if reservations are made inside of 90 days of the arrival date.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Reservations cancelled with at least 90 days prior notice, 1/2 of the pre-paid rental deposit (less any pre-paid Travel Insurance fees) will be refunded.

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Amenities

Huddleston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • There are two full baths, one in the master bedroom suite and one directly across the hall from the cozy second bedroom. Both baths are beautifully decorated with custom wood cabinetry and trim. Tenants need to bring their own bath towels.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • The Master bedroom is very spacious and private with its own full bath, 24'' flat screen TV with satellite connection, and a DVD/Blu-Ray player. The second bedroom is cozy and comfortable with it's beautiful antique white iron headboard. It also has a 24'' flat screen TV and DVD player. Additionally, there are two full size sleeper sofas in the living room for even more comfort options. Tenants need to bring their own bed linens.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch Furniture
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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