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Sherwood Cottage - Lakefront Living at its Best!!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3BR, 2BA, sleeps 6, lakefront vacation rental, Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia

Relax at this gorgeous, recently remodeled and impeccably furnished lake front cottage in the established Mountain View Shores area of Smith Mountain Lake (SML). Nestled in a quiet cove, Sherwood Cottage boasts water and mountain views from nearly every room. Watch the sunrise each morning and listen to the sounds of nature as you sip your coffee on the large rear deck. This spacious one-level home features an open floor plan consisting of 3BR/2BA, cable TV, utility room w/washer & dryer, LR, fully-equipped Kitchen with island, DR and walk-out to 30x12' deck furnished with a Weber gas grill, table for six, and a separate lounge area. The home has two large docks (one fixed, one floating) which can accommodate two watercraft. For those who have yet to experience SML, it's known as one of Virginia's largest and cleanest freshwater lakes, stretching over 40 miles with some 500 miles of shoreline and features some of the best fishing and water sports on the east coast.

Check-In/Amenities:: Rental periods are weekly from Saturday afternoon at 3PM until Saturday morning 10AM. Your bed linens, towels, soaps, paper products, trash bags, and toiletries are all you will need for an unforgettable holiday!

The lake caters to all types, from those yearning for peace and solitude to those desiring fast-paced activities and local culture. Curl up with a good book on the covered deck, bask in the sun on the dock, or enjoy a variety of activities such as sailing, swimming, water-skiing, fishing for champion striped bass or golfing. Mitchell's Marina is a short drive for launching boats, casual dining and tackle.

Amenities include four TVs (3 with cable), a DVD player and an assortment of games for adults and children. The home contains central heat and air conditioning and comfortably sleeps six ( queen, full; two twins in the third BR). Please note that no more than six persons over age two may occupy the house. No smoking or pets, please.

Getting There/General Area:: Mountain View Shores is in the northeast (Bedford county) area of SML, near the Dam. It is approximately 45 minutes by car from both Roanoke and Lynchburg (Virginia), three hours from Richmond, two hours from Greensboro (North Carolina) and 4.5 hours from Washington, DC. The closest (private) airport is Smith Mountain (7miles), with Roanoke Airport (45 minutes) offering commercial service. Other attractions: the National D-Day Memorial is located in the small town of Bedford, just a 30 minute drive. Bedford was once voted one of the top small towns to live in by a national magazine and merits a stop. Just beyond Bedford you can hike the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains or visit the lodge at Peaks of Otter. Other short drives include: 'Explore Park' near Roanoke, Thomas Jefferson's 'Poplar Forest' residence near Lynchburg, NASCAR's Martinsville race (held twice a year), Booker T. Washington and Jubal Early's childhood homes. Hickory Hill Winery at SML offers tours and tasting.

SML Attractions:: Nestled in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains, SML is developing a reputation as a premier vacation destination. Spread out over three counties in southwestern Virginia, this man-made lake covers 20,600 acres, and over 500 miles of shoreline. Among the many water activities at SML are power boating, canoeing, sailing, para sailing, swimming, fishing, water skiing, wake boarding, and jet skiing. The Smith Mountain lake front includes seven public boat launching sites and many public and private marinas offering boat rental, and casual/fine dining. SML State Park offers not only activities for water enthusiasts, but also hiking, picnic areas, and more. Golf enthusiasts have a choice of three public courses, and several private ones such as Westlake Country Club, Sycamore Ridge, and Mariner's Landing (which sometimes allow non-members). Call ahead for availability. The Lake is home to numerous summer festivals, so your visit is sure to coincide with one!

More Details

Jeanette, Wil, Kim and Julie
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

House was great-we had an awesome time. Plenty of room in house as well as on deck. Location was great! Rental agency was very pleasant and easy to work with both on phone/email and in person-very responsive!
Jul 2016
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Huddleston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Heating ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Both bathrooms have ample space and have been recently painted and remodeled.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • The home features three newly-carpeted, freshly-painted and tastefully decorated bedrooms: the Master bedroom is very large, has its own bathroom, cable TV, and a view of the lake (1 queen); Bedroom 2 is cozy, directly across from the hall bath, has cable TV and a view to the wooded front (1 full); and Bedroom 3 is large, decorated in rainbow colors, has broadcast TV, plenty of children's games, and a view to the wooded front (2-twins).
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Kitchen is fully-equipped. This home accommodates up to 6 individuals over the age of 2. No smoking or pets, please!


4.4/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Sherwood Cottage - Lakefront Living at its Best!!
average rating of 4.4 based on 12 reviews

quiet area

  • 3 of 5

Long walk down gravel steps to the dock ,Our only complaint was house outdated, slip covers on all living room furniture. Quiet area. You see lake exactly what you see in picture,

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Durbin, WV

Sherwood Cottage review

  • 5 of 5

This house is remarkably clean and well kept. The location is in the beautiful, quiet neighborhood of Mountain View Shores. The roads in this subdivision don't get much car traffic and are ideal for walking or jogging. We've stayed here at least 3 times and plan on coming back for a 4th visit this summer.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate your comments and look forward to your return!
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Northern Virginia

Loved It!!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about Sherwood Cottage was perfect, especially in this price range. The place was impeccably maintained, and the furnishings were tasteful and comfortable. The view was stunning and the cove was private and a good launch point for our watercraft . My husband loved the huge gas grill. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and will definitely return!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fairfax, VA

Excellent Girls Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Several friends and I had a fantastic time at this property, which was well-appointed, updated, very neat, and immaculate. The property has an excellent view, and the long spacious deck offers lots of privacy and is shaded in the hot afternoons. I will definitely return!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Williamsburg, VA

Very nice property

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Sherwood Cottage. Everything was presented nicely but there was some bug infestation that we reported to the main office. Our only criticism was the policy of bringing your own sheets and towels. At first it didn't bother me but with four people it took a whole other large suitcase to bring enough sheets and towels for everyone. At other vacation properties sheets and towels were always provided which we then put in the washer before leaving and housekeeping finished up. If I'm paying for clean up that should be part of it.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate your comments and are happy you had a pleasant stay. Per your comment on bugs, we sent a team over to check and while they saw no signs, they did spray as a precaution. Thanks again!
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Smith Mountain
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Mitchell's Marina
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Mariner's Landing
Nearest Train
33 Miles
Lynchburg, VA
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Mitchell's Marina
Car: necessary

Sherwood Cottage is a lakefront home nestled in the woods in the established Mountain View Shores neighborhood of Smith Mountain Lake, in the northeast area (Bedford County) of the lake close to the dam. This is a deep-water area with excellent fishing. Guests have all of the comforts of home, and use of the (private) neighborhood boat launch. Within a few miles are marinas (boat rental, bait, gas), fine and casual dining, grocery stores, the Smith Mountain Dam Visitors Center, State Park, a winery which provides tasting and tours, the Booker T. Washington National Monument, local festivals and much more. The charming town of Bedford is about 30 minutes by car and home to antique shops, a wonderful English-style tea house (Duchess of Bedford) and the National D-Day Memorial. Continuing on from Bedford is the picturesque Peaks of Otter on the Blue Ridge Parkway; the cities of Roanoke and Lynchburg are within 45 minutes by car.

Other Activities: Fine dining, shopping, regional festivals, State Park, family fun, casual dining


Rates & Availability

Huddleston House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Green Rate
Mar 18 2017 - Jun 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
Red Rate
Jun 10 2017 - Sep 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
Green Rate
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
Blue Rate
Oct 21 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $90
Reservation Fee $50
Tax Rate 12.3%


800-$1325.00 per week; 2-night minimum (3-night minimum over holidays)
If a reservation is cancelled with at least 90 days prior notice, 1/2 of the pre-paid rental payment will be refundable. If a reservation is cancelled within 90 days of your arrival date, no refunds will be issued. Notice of cancellation must be in writing, email is acceptable.

A rental payment is collected for each week rented. The amount of the initial rental payment is collected via credit card at the time of placing your reservation, the remaining balance is due 90 days before your arrival.

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