|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
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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.
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
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
Fully Equipped Laundry
3 Person Swing at Lakeside Landing
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.
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
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.
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.
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!!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Red - Peak Summer 2016
Jun 11 2016 - Sep 4 2016
3 night minimum stay
Green - Late Summer 2016
Sep 5 2016 - Oct 21 2016
2 night minimum stay
Blue - Fall 2016
Oct 22 2016 - Dec 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
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.