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Secluded lakefront, deep water, relaxing, quiet, spacious, internet

29 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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2 - 7 nights


Huddleston House Rental Photos and Description

5 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, 2 kitchens, 2 separate living areas

Mountain View Seclusion, located at 217 Deerwood Drive, Huddleston, VA, is a beautiful waterfront home with two full levels offering views of Smith Mountain and the quiet cove. This secluded home offers 5 bedrooms & 3 baths. Levels are only connected by an external stairway to allow separation between two families vacationing together or allowing your teens a 'pad' of their own. Enough space and privacy for everyone with an upstairs level of 3 bedrooms and 1 full bath and a downstairs level of 2 bedrooms and two full baths. Both levels offer full kitchen amenities and living areas. Also a private dock with deep, clear water for swimming and fishing in this no-wake cove. Enjoy the most beautiful deep-green water on Smith Mountain Lake with an exceptional view of the mountain too! 2 covered screened porches and an open deck with 2 large tables for eating outside. A gentle 200' slope with a lighted terraced walkway makes for easy access to the dock. Quiet neighborhood great for bikes and walking.

It's perfect for children and safe biking in quiet wooded neighborhood. Of course bring your pets because this spot will be special for them as well! The dock area is known for it's outstanding fishing.

Sleep at night in the queen beds; or curl up in one of the comfortable twin beds. Enjoy watching deer, birds, and other wildlife play while dining on the open deck or the screened porch.

Mountain View Seclusion offers all the comforts and luxury you would want and deserve after a hard day of fishing, swimming, or hiking. A grill, 2 covered screened porches, and open decking add to the enjoyment.

Smith Mountain Lake is enjoyable any season of the year. Watch the spring burst into bloom; relax into the summer with fishing and swimming; experience a blazing fall color spectacular with a wine festival in September; cuddle up around the fire throughout the winter and watch the deer play; relax at night by the gas fireplace upstairs with a book or board games.

For those that can not afford to be out of reach or want to work in an atmosphere of relaxation while the rest of the family plays, wireless Internet access and cable TV is also available.

Amenities include (but are not limited to) a DVD, cable TV, games, and books.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Property Manager
Rick Crofford
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2016


based on 29 traveler reviews

Secluded lakefront, deep water, relaxing, quiet, spacious, internet
average rating of 4.586207 based on 29 reviews

Perfect Weekend Getaway

  • 4 of 5

We truly enjoyed our time at this house! The separate living areas were perfect for 2 families! We spent most of our time on the dock and had a blast swimming, fishing, floating around, canoeing, and paddle boarding. Rick was super helpful and qucik to respond with any questions and inquiries I had. He was a pleasure to book through.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review and So glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope you will consider coming back in the future.
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Perfect home-away-from-home for vacation

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I (grandpa and grandma) spent a week with our two children and their families - 4 grandchildren aged 11 - 19 - ten people in all in Rick Crofford's house on Smith Mountain Lake; their property sits almost at the end of a finger of water off the main lake and, thus, we had no boats or jetski's flying by or making noise. We were able to rent a pontoon boat at a close marina for three days which was perfect, and everyday we could lollygag on and around the dock in the fresh, cool lake water during the 90 degree days. The house was very comfortable and felt just the right amount of home-i-ness so that we could relax and not worry about messing up something. The upstairs was separated from the downstairs by out-doors entrances but this was not a problem. The Only detractor I can think of was that the house sits up a fairly long grade from the water level and this was not a problem for any of us, but an older person or a wheelchair/disabled person would have prohibitive difficulty with this. Otherwise everything worked, especially the air-conditioning(!!), there was plenty of hot water for showers and we just had a great week. Highly recommended...

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home with lots of vacation options for enjoyment!

  • 4 of 5

Very nice home with good kitchen and lots of dishes and good variety of pots, pans and utensils for cooking. Lovely deck that overlooks the back yard down to the water. View is of the creek. Nice little screened in porch upstairs with ceiling fan where we enjoyed lots of quiet time reading. The house has 4 large flat screen tv's. We really enjoyed the separate upstairs and downstairs with young adults staying downstairs. Upstairs has a couple of strategically placed hand hold bars for senior citizens to assist in stability. The gravel path down to the dock was a little rough for 86 year old parent, but she was able to get down twice. The dock is uncovered and a little hot in the afternoon. We brought a canopy to put on the dock which helped enormously. Lots of great parking. Nice neighborhood with runners, dog walkers and walking families. Very nice homeowner who checked in with us to ensure everything was going well. Wonderful vacation experience!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great week at the lake!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week at SML! Having 6 adults and 3 children, it was nice to be on two levels of the house. The kids and adults enjoyed the great selection of games provided when we got our daily rain !

Having our own pontoon boat, it was very easy to use the community boat launch close by.

No one wanted to come home!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway for our family

  • 4 of 5

This property is all it claims to be. It is quiet and secluded, with access to good swimming and boating, a two story house that provides enough space for our multi-generational family ranging from age 3-80.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Stay

  • 4 of 5

This was a wonderful stay for Friends and I. We truly enjoy the amazing view, the floating dock (even in cold weather), and home in general. You can't go wrong with two fully stocked kitchens when you feel like having a meal in- which we did! The huge amount of board games made for a wonderful night in as well. It is a wonderful place to just stay and relax after a day out or in general. The only issue we had with the house was the heating not fully working in the downstairs and downstairs lights would flicker from time to time- but that may have just been due to wind. The pros certainly outweigh the two small cons and we truly hope to come back in warm weather. The owner is very wonderful with communication and is doing a great job with upkeep!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for letting us know about the lights flickering in the basement. We've traced the problem to a bad dimmer switch and will be replacing that.
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Roanoke Regional Airport
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Amtrak Station, 825 Kemper Street, Lynchburg, VA
Car: necessary

Our home is in a quiet, exclusive neighborhood on a quiet cove with excellent swimming and fishing off our dock. There is a boat launch for your boat right next door. Smith Mountain Lake is known for its spectacular mountain views, great fishing, clean, deep water, and growing boutiques near the bridge. This is a perfect spot for a family vacation on a lake with boating, antiquing, fishing, swimming, wine tasting, historical landmark touring, mini-golfing, hiking, and biking.


Rates & Availability

Huddleston House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off Season
Sep 17 2016 - Dec 24 2016
2 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
May 27 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $125
Pet Fee $25
Tax Rate 11.0%

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Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Huddleston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • River ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
  • There are 2 queen bedrooms and 2 single beds in the upstairs and 1 queen bedroom and 2 bunk beds on the lower floor. All have closets, alarm clocks, and dressers. NOTE: Towels and linens not provided.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Pets are limited to dogs only - no puppies or cats. Absolutely no smoking on premises, outdoor included!

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