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Jim Erler, Manager LakeAway Vacation Rentals

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

Cabin 2 at Silver Bay View Cottages on Smith Mountain Lake

35 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Smith Mountain Lake Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Sleeps 4, 2 bedrooms, private dock, Romantic Retreat

Cabin 2 is in a row of ten that rim the shore of a secluded cove on Smith Mountain Lake.The cabin is near the end, making it one of the most private of all. There are wilderness views of undeveloped forest and the lake, as well as Smith Mountain. The cabins are located on Witcher Creek, which is a no wake area. This feature makes swimming very safe, and a sense of peacefulness prevails that you will not find in other areas of the lake that experience more boat traffic. A private deep-water dock is shared by the two cabins, offering easy access for boating, swimming and sunbathing. Both cabins are two-bedroom, one-bath lakefront homes, with solid cedar construction, open-beam ceilings and hardwood floors. Silver Bay View Cottages are ideal for reunions. We can accommodate up to 24 people between four properties that include the Main House, the Cedar Cabin and Cabins 1 and 2. Be sure and check out these other properties as well.

Swimming: There is nothing more enjoyable than to stretch out on the dock with a good book, and then dive into the clear, warm water for a refreshing swim. The lake is one of the cleanest in the East Coast, and as you swim or relax, you are looking across to undeveloped wilderness.

Boating: There may be no better lake in the Mid-Atlantic region for boating. The 20,000 acres of Smith Mountain Lake and its 40-mile length make it a perfect place for water skiing, speed boating, canoeing, kayaking or sailing. Power boats and wave runners can be rented at several locations on the lake, including: Bridgewater Plaza Marina (Boats can also be picked up at the State Park), Parrot Cove (Parrot Cove also rents Kayaks), Parkway Marina (formerly knows as Saunders Marina), Mitchell's Point Marina or Virgil Naff Sea Doo (wave runners only). The closest boat launch and boat rental is Mitchell's Point Marina.

Fishing: Fishing opportunities at Silver Bay View Cottages are unbelievable. The properties are located on Witcher Creek where the stripers spawn every spring. The lake is regularly stocked with game fish, and contains striped bass, large and small mouth bass, muskies, northern pike, and an assortment of small game fish. Fishing guides are available to introduce you to the lake, including: Captain Bert's Fishin' Charters, Mike's Striper Guide Service, Rockfish Adventures.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Jim Erler, Manager LakeAway Vacation Rentals (Property Manager)
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Member since: 2009
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About Jim Erler, Manager LakeAway Vacation Rentals

Jim is an engineer/entrepeneur who, in addition to running Silver Bay, designs Arts & Crafts homes and advises emerging technology companies.

Catriona is a garden author/photographer/ speaker who has written 9 books and countless articles for national and international publications. See her articles in the Smith Mountain Laker Magazine (free at local businesses).

Jim Erler, Manager LakeAway Vacation Rentals purchased this cabin in 2000

Why Jim Erler, Manager LakeAway Vacation Rentals chose Smith Mountain Lake

A very special setting!

What makes this cabin unique

Cabin 2 is at the Bay View location and offers a private setting overlooking the Silver Bay portion of Smith Mountain Lake with Smith Mountain above it. West facing windows make for a bright and sunny interior.

Reviews

4.7
based on 35 traveler reviews

Cabin 2 at Silver Bay View Cottages on Smith Mountain Lake
average rating of 4.6571426 based on 35 reviews
Sterling, VA
5

Relaxing weekend with great view

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in Cottage 2 for 3 nights over a long weekend and thoroughly enjoyed my stay. The cottage was clean when we arrived and the size was perfect for 2 people and 3 dogs! This cottage offers a relaxing quiet weekend. I was visiting SML for the songwriter"s festival and the music venues were about 20 minutes away. This cottage is perfect for those wanting a quiet get-away. Jim was very pleasant to deal with and answered my questions right away. We had a bit of excitement the morning we were leaving as a small bird flew into our cottage while our door was opened. Oh no! After trying to shoo it out of the cottage with no luck we decided to lock the dogs in the bedroom and leave it be. With all of the doors opened it flew away peacefully. Great news as I was not sure what I was going to tell Jim! :). Would recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect cabin

  • 5 of 5

This quaint cabin is charming and well equipped. The views are beautiful, the water is calm (no wake zone). The dock has a picnic table (we brought the umbrella from the cabin down to give a little shade). We loved it and would definitely stay again (hopefully for longer!!).

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ashburn, VA
5

wonderful cabin in a beautiful, peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

We stay at Silver Bay View Cottages every year (sometimes twice a year!) and always have a great time. We like to get away from it all enjoy the beauty of the lake, and the cabins never disappoint. The owner is always helpful and available and has kept the cabins in pristine condition. We look forward to our next visit in the Fall!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Great views of the lake. Charming wood cabin. Very clean.

  • 4 of 5

This cabin is very peaceful and charming. We even saw a baby fawn nestled by the trees. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Lovely time at the lake!

  • 4 of 5

Lovely view ,nice cabin ! Owner very friendly and helpful. Enjoyed the quit time near the beautiful lake!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Lovely location on the Lake albeit a good bit off the beaten track; very dog friendly property.

  • 2 of 5

Property overall was in good shape just a few items that could be fixed- light bulbs missing in living room, insufficient lighting in bedrooms and living areas, linen costs high for short stay.

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback. In the future, please let us know if something is missing or not working properly. We are happy to drop by and rectify any problems immediately. In this case, we have light bulbs on hand. Upon receiving your review, we replaced several light bulbs were burned out or missing. Linen service is optional. Our linens are provided by an outside service that determines the linen fees.
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Car: necessary

Grand and spectacular views of the lake and Smith Mountain in a quiet, private setting populated with beautiful Loblolly pines and sweeping lawns. Private deep-water dock offers easy access for boating, swimming, sunbathing and world class fishing.

The house is located just inside of Witcher Creek, one of the best fishing areas on the lake. The Cabin sleeps 4 and is one of the four Silver Bay View Cottages that comfortably accommodate up to 24 people.

* Beautiful lake views

* Kitchen

* Deck with seating for 4

* Private Dock

* High Speed Wireless Internet

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Rates & Availability

Huddleston Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Weekly Mid
Jul 16 2016 - Aug 19 2016
2 night minimum stay
$230
$1,380
 
 
Late Summer 2016
Aug 20 2016 - Sep 4 2016
2 night minimum stay
$205
$1,230
 
 
Fall 2016
Sep 5 2016 - Dec 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$140
$840
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$140
$840
 

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping $65 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 10.3%

Optional linen fee: $65
Damage Deposit is due 30 days before your arrival date. We accept payments only by credit card through HomeAway.com.

NOTE: Shorter stays are possible in Mid Summer if a property is not booked 2 weeks in advance. Nightly rate is $230. There is a three night minimum on major holiday weekends. Housekeeping will increase to $55 in 2015

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Smith Mountain Lake Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 2nd Bedroom
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Ask us for any special needs or vacation planing. What to Bring * Sheets and pillow cases* * Towels and wash cloths* * Bath soap and shampoo * Laundry Soap * Flashlight * Paper towels * Charcoal, lighter fluid * Condiments Note: *Bed linens and towels are available for an additional fee. What not to bring: Worries and stress! What you'll wish you had brought: Camera, film, DVDs, water toys, sun block, fishing gear.

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