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Log Home on Lake near Hampden Sydney & Longwood University

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, kitchen and dining rooms, 2 porches sleeps 8

Hampden Sydney College and Longwood University are within 10 minutes of this property.

Wake to birds singing and morning doves calling their mates, fall asleep to the sound of the nearby creek, laugh out loud at the antics of scampering squirrels while enjoying a leisurely cup of java on the patio, curl up with a good book in the swing on the porch overlooking the lake, the porch rocker or the oversized leather chair by the fireplace, take a walk around the lake or just enjoy the peaceful and relaxing setting. Golf next door at The Manor Resort or visit one of the areas colleges, shops, state parks, or winter sports resorts. Whether you desire some quality downtime, visiting historic sites, nature sports, or fun activities, you will find it here. Cabin decor of 'rustification' exudes warmth, comfort, relaxation, and convenience. Every season at this historic cabin nature offers up a bounty from Spring's showy azaleas and dogwoods, Fall's fiery colors and cool mornings, Summer's lazy days under a tree canopy to Winter's full moons over the lake that are pure magic.

Relax or Entertain: The cabin abounds in relaxing comfort both inside and outside and is a great place to entertain. So plan a romantic candlelight dinner for two on the front porch by the creek or a barbecue for the family and friends on the back patio overlooking the gardens and woods. Outside seating for 8-16 provided. Gather around the firepit on the back patio on a cool fall evening and roast marshmallows or make s'mores while watching the full moon rise to play peek-a-boo with the trees while the crickets and frogs provide a nightly serenade. Enjoy one of the property's three major outdoor areas with seating or relax in the hammock by the creek in season. Even a rainy day is welcome and is the perfect excuse to enjoy a 'porch and swing' day listening to the raindrops drip from the cabin eaves and spatter on the tree leaves.

Golf, Resorts, and Area Attractions: This property adjoins The Manor Resort - Golf, Spa and Residential which was named in the top 4 of the best new courses in the nation in 2007 by Golf Digest and it has only gotten better. The resort accommodations are in planning/construction stage so the cabin offers the perfect place to call home after a day on this beautifully designed course. Located just beyond the tree lined back of the cabin property, The Manor clubhouse is 5 minutes from the cabin. This resort is destined to become one of Virginia's finest so be sure and check it out when you visit. Farmville culture includes Longwood University and Hampden Sydney College, the Moten Museum, Longwood Fine Arts Center in downtown Farmville, quaint shops, quality antiques and the nationally famous Green Front Furniture offering quality furnishings and accessories at reasonable prices in over 700,000 sq. ft. of retail space in old warehouses and factories on the north end of town and the High Bridge Railway Trail. Shops downtown offer bike rentals, canoe trips on the nearby rivers etc.

Day Trips and Historic Attractions: Richmond, Charlottesville, Lynchburg, and South Boston Speedway are a 1 hr. drive. Wintergreen Resort and Massanutten Resort are less than 2 hrs and offer winter sports and year round activities for the family. Fishing enthusiast will appreciate the close proximity of Briery Creek lake and Sandy River Reservoir. Bring your boat; there is room to park it. This area is home to six state parks within an hours drive, Appomattox National Park with its Civil War history only 30 minutes away, Richmonds' historic district and Thomas Jefferson's Monticello and UVA are great educational and fun trips. Natural Bridge and historic Lexington, the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway, Skyline Drive, Peaks of Otter, or D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Va are all about 2 hours drive. Amelia offers Winterham Plantation about 30 minutes away. Washington DC, King's Dominion, Williamsburg offering historic Williamsburg, Busch Gardens, and outlet shopping are day trips.

More Details

Owner
Sharon Campbell
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2017

About Sharon Campbell

I'm a Mom and grandmother and professional facilities manager, who enjoys family, friends, nature, decorating, gardening, arts & crafts, antiquing, reading and music. For many years I dreamed of owning a log cabin. In 1996, I was able to purchase "Cabin on the Lake". I've made many improvements to the property and while I am happy most anywhere, I'm most at home at "Cabin on the Lake" and I hope my guest will be too.

Sharon Campbell purchased this cabin in 1996

Why Sharon Campbell chose Central Virginia

Owning a log home has always been a dream of mine and I feel blessed to be the caretaker of this wonderful Virginia home. I grew up at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Amherst County about an hour away and many of my ancestors lived in log cabins in the mountains of Virginia. Over the years my career has taken me to Mississippi, North Carolina and then home to Virginia in 1991 when I moved to Farmville and worked at Longwood University. I saw this property when I first moved to Farmville and fell in love with the setting and the potential beauty in a "diamond in the rough" that had been lovingly neglected. I was able to purchase the property and 5 acres in 1996 and slowly as time and funding allowed, I started restoring it while I made it my home. In 1999, my career took me away from Farmville to Staunton, VA and I rented the cabin to long term renters until August 2008 when I started a year long renovation which included both interior and exterior areas. At that time, I didn't plan to turn it into a vacation/short term rental, but as the renovation progressed and my life circumstances changed (I was facing a job change and didn't know where I would end up living), God continued to plant the idea in my head that I should share this with others. With a lot of prayer and gratitude, I started to see how sharing this place with others might be an opportunity for me to cover the expenses and still be able to enjoy it every so often with my family. I proceeded on faith and it has been a blessing to me and I hope to others to have a place to come to that is as special to me as is my humble "Cabin on the Lake." My plans are to continue to work on it and love and care for it the very best I can.

What makes this cabin unique

Peace and quiet, country setting yet convenient to everything in Town of Farmville, two local colleges and this historic area of Virginia. The cabin is rustic yet comfortable and the views from the great room of the lake and the screened front porch are wonderful. If you just looking to take a deep breath and hear the quietness.... you will love Cabin on the Lake.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Your comfortable, cozy cabin's location was perfect for our trips to and from our son's Hampden Sydney College (HSC) basketball tournament. So close!......



A perfect ending to our stay took place right in the greatroom where we watched the UNC football team defeat VT in their bowlgame in double overtime. This was the game of the year, so we were particularly grateful you offered all those TV channels. Lifesaver!.....



We did not use the kitchen for cooking because we were on the run, but the well stocked kitchen, grill, fire pit, though, are inviting us back in warmer times, we hope......



We loved the view of the frozen lake..something we never get to see in NC.
Dec 2010
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Lynchburg
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Charley's Waterfront Cafe
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
The Manor Resort
Nearest Train
65 Miles
Richmond
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
US Rt. 460
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Fish n Pig
Nearest Ski
75 Miles
Wintergreen
Car: necessary

Best of Virginia small towns offering scenic lakes, parks, railway walking trail, fabulous shopping, art and music festivals (two colleges) and the Heart of Virginia festival in May. Close to many historic and scenic Virginia attractions and a great getaway or 'city escape'.

Amenities

Farmville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Lake use is not included with the cabin rental
  • For groups of 8 or more (unless family/ kids), individual signing rental agreement required be minimum of 35 years old - proof of age may be required.
  • No smoking allowed in the house - no ashtrays provided outside - fire hazard due to close woods
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Town ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathrooms have tub with combination shower, sink. Lush towels and bath mats provide a spa feel.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Can be converted to 2 singles
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
  • Extra linens and blankets provided. Two (comfortable) air mattresses are available and sleeping for 10 can be negotiated at booking. One bedroom has additional TV (Satellite).
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 15 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • water tubing
Notes:
WiFi and fax available, bring your laptop. This is a wonderful place for children offering a natural setting with deer, scampering squirrels, leaping frogs, butterflies, birds, and of course fireflies for fun evening activity. Ask owner about accessibility for those with physical challenges. The backyard firepit offers a special place to gather for conversation, marshmallow roasting or s'mores while watching the moon rise through the trees. There are wonderful views from both inside and outside the cabin of a 12 acre private lake adjacent to the property that is owned by a neighbor who has it posted so lake privileges are not currently offered as part of the rental. The lake is a good fishing lake but not designed for swimming. There are several nearby lakes within a 10 - 15 minute drive that do offer fishing, boating and one that offers public swimming for your use. Please ask the owner for more info if you are interested in those recreation areas.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Log Home on Lake near Hampden Sydney & Longwood University
average rating of 4.8157897 based on 39 reviews
4

Cabin on the lake

  • 4 of 5

We love staying with you during visits to H-SC. Your cabin is super cozy, clean and convenient to Farmville. We look forward to returning next fall to cheer on the TIGERS!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Liz and family! I look forward to your return and yes GO TIGERS!!
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5

Wonderful time!

  • 5 of 5

We rented the cabin as three couples and were very pleasantly surprised with the roominess of it all! (There was even an extra room so could comfortably sleep 8). Everything was so easy and it had all the amenities that we needed to have a great weekend. We loved the fire pit outside and the screened in porch was the perfect place for a cup of coffee in the morning!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Raleigh
4

Funky little cabin with lots of character

  • 4 of 5

Great place for couples or family who need a fun space for a week or weekend in Farmville VA. Everything you need - kitchen, screened porch, outdoor patio. Good gathering place for family and friends. Peaceful location.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lou. I hope you enjoyed the cabin and may return when you need lodging in Farmville.
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5

peaceful getaway

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our visit to Cabin on the Lake. Sharon is a gracious and solicitous host who stayed in touch to make sure everything was to our liking. The cabin is beautifully appointed, with all conveniences, and even though it was unseasonably hot, we turned the AC off at night as the log cabin was extremely comfortable. It was spacious and pleasant, and we were thrilled to find such a nice place that also welcomes dogs, as we were travelling from Canada with our Lab. Farmville has a great dog park just off the main street, so this was very convenient as well. We would certainly not hesitate to book here again if we are in the neighbourhood. Thanks for a lovely stay, Sharon!

Kirsten & Gerry from Toronto

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kristen and Gerry for your kind words. It was pleasure to have you and your Lab at Cabin on the Lake and I would welcome your return at any time.
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ANNAPOLIS, MD
5

Great Cabin!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful weekend at the cabin on the lake. Was visiting our daughter at Longwood University. My little children enjoyed all the nature and especially catching the frogs.

Thank you and will surely return!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kristy Thank you for your kind words and I am so happy to hear your children had a great time. The frogs can be plentiful there and I love listening to their night noises. I hope you will return often while your daughter is at Longwood. I appreciate your taking the time to write a review.
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Chesapeake Beach
5

Relaxing, great atmosphere

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cabin. Convenient location, close to town and restaurants, yet secluded. Great layout with 4 bedrooms and screen porch.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lily, Thanks for the wonderful review. I am so glad you and your family were able to enjoy the cabin and that you will be able to return soon. Sharon Campbell, Owner
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance Premium $60
Cleaning $120
Pet Fee $50

Credit card payments accepted through PayPal with 3% service charge fee. Lake access and use of the lake is not included in the rental as the owner of the cabin is not the owner of the lake and it is private and posted. There are public lakes nearby for fishing, swimming and boating recreation. Owner does not book more than a year ahead and will take waiting list for Hampden Sydney and Longwood Commencements with acceptance of reservations after March 1st on the year prior to the Commencement year (March 1, 2017 for 2018 commencement reservations. First to commit on waiting list and pay deposit gets the reservation. Reservation for graduation periods require 4 night rentals and deposit is 50% of rental fee. Standard rental agreement cancellations apply.

PayPal if using credit card. $250 deposit with balance due 45 days prior to rental unless within 60 days of rental and then the full rental is due upon reservation. Personal checks accepted up to within 20 days of rental start date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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