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Classic Lake House Ralph Lauren Would Love (with acres of flat lawns)

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms (10 beds- zoned for 8 adults + 2 children under 2yrs)

If Ralph Lauren ever featured a lake house in any of his advertisements, this would be the property he would use. Almost every room features a magnificent and unfettered view across broad expanses of Smith Mountain Lake. There is a link below to additional photographs. The covered back porch faces West and is where we sit to watch the kids playing in the yard or watch the sunsets while sharing a glass of wine and listening to our favorite tunes through speakers located throughout the propery (via satellilte radio).

The lake house sits on almost 3 acres and is almost completely surrounded on three sides by the lake. It has a secluded cove for safe swimming and a large boat house with covered lounging as well. There is a grassy field for soccer play and another for lawn tennis (badminton).

Around the corner from Mitchell's Point Marina where you can rent boats and wave runners. The Marina also provides free wireless internet and has a bar and grill with excellent food.

PETS: Not permitted.

More Details

Property Manager
Reed Tolber
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 9, 2018

About Reed Tolber

I am an attorney practicing law in both Virginia and Florida. My wife stopped working as an investment money manager (she has a CFA and MBA) to help raise our twin boys, now teenagers. Our family loves the water so, when we left Florida ten years ago we were excited to find this wonderful lake house permitting us to spend large amounts of quality time together as a family. The whole family enjoys skiing, wake boarding and boating. Many afternoons we spend floating in the cove just off our boat house spending time with the boys - when they aren't wrestling with each other and throwing each other into the lake from our floating trampoline - king of the mountain style.

Reed Tolber purchased this house in 2007

Why Reed Tolber chose Huddleston

We love Huddleston and being on the Bedford side of the lake. Our lake house is located on a very wide part of the Craddock Creek part of the lake and the water quality is much clearer than the more northern part of the lake. That is because by the time the various streams and rivers join and get down to our part of the lake, all of the silt in the water has settled- usually by the time it goes through the winding bends just northwest of our part of the lake. We also love being right around the corner from a great marina- Mitchell's Point Marina. It makes it easy to get gas for the boat and wave runner and means we are close to a nice bar and grill and ice cream for the kids. On the weekends, Mitchell's often has live entertainment in the form of local bands. By boat, we are about three minutes away. By car, we are about one half mile away from Mitchell's point. We are also close - by water- to Mariner's Landing, a very nice hotel and golfing destination with great dining as well.


Huddleston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Both Bathrooms are recently renovated. Both are stand up built in shower stalls.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , With Full Bath
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Sleeps 2
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single , Bunk Beds Sleep 4
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Twin Beds, sleeps two
  • The Master Bedroom features a California King Size Bed and has an entire wall size view of the lake. It has a full bath with shower. The guest room is large and has 2 twin single beds. Shares hallway full bath with Bunk Room The Bunk Room features four beds in bunk bed configuration permitting up to four people sleeping space. Shares hallway full bath with Guest Room. There is another bedroom attached to the house and is accessed via the back deck area that sleeps two and has a fireplace. It too has extensive views of the lake. The zoning restricts the property for short term rental to a total of 8 overnight adults with no restrictions as to the number of children 2yrs and under and no restrictions as to the number of people on the property during the day. Thus, the indication that the property has 10 beds available in 4 separate bedrooms.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch Furniture
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 15 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Since we view the house as a retreat, we decided not to have the distractions of the internet and television. Instead, we have set up a home theater system with a high definition DVD player and suuround sound to play movies every night. Most guests are able to use their cell phones as a data 'hot spot' to access the internet. In an emergency, there is a free Wi-Fi hot spot (wireless internet cafe) at Mtichell's Point Marina, a very short walk from the house by land and a two minute boat ride (two coves away). Mitchell's Point Marina is a wonderful resource for renters. Mitchell's features a really cute and quaint bar and grill that is owned by one of the areas most popular caterers. He serves some of the best smoked barbecue you will ever taste! The Marina also rents boats, wave runners and water ski equipment and rafts to pull behind a boat.


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Classic Lake House Ralph Lauren Would Love (with acres of flat lawns)
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 30 reviews

Lovely place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a terrific week at this house - 4 adults and 5 teens. Perfect quiet getaway with everything we needed for a vacation. The level lot was appreciated by grandma and the house was clean and well stocked with materials and kitchen equipment on the higher end for a rental. Plenty of towels and sheets for all and the games, books and puzzles were welcome on a rainy evening. Beautiful property with plenty of room for everyone to be together or apart.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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Nice property with many amenitis.

  • 5 of 5

Nice property, good location, many amenities. Everything you need for the week right there.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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  • 5 of 5

This was our second year staying at Reed's house and we are signing up again to stay in 2018. The house location is so fantastic and it feels like you are all by yourself. This year I spent so much time on that expansive front lawn under a few trees drinking my wine and watching the boats go by! The water trampoline and dock provided my husband and grandchildren with endless hours of fun and entertainment. The house itself is lovely and the caretaker Buck is amazing.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Amazing and Relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

The view was extraordinary, the seeing was relaxing and the owner was extremely easy to work with both before and after our stay. Beware only stay here if you want a great experience.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Peace and Calm

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I tried to fit in one last summer trip with our twin 4 year olds. We had never been to Smith Mountain Lake and did not know what to expect. This home was an absolute pleasure. The view is divine and we either kayaked or swam or fished most of every day. The house was charming and has a lovely open family/dining/kitchen area. And seeing that sun set from the screened porch or a chair on the big lawn was gorgeous and something to remember!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Family Fun

  • 5 of 5

This was a terrific property for our family gathering from age 4 to age 92. There was plenty of fun with yard games, trampoline, fishing, boating and beautiful quiet spaces for those that wanted to just relax. The owners were extremely accommodating and very responsive to any questions or needs. The marina where we rented a pontoon boat was very close adding ease and fun. This is a lovely property with so many extras provided. Can't wait to come back!!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
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Car: not necessary

Smith Mountain Lake has wine festivals, art festivals, flea markets and the like, throughout the year. Check online for those activities. The lake is famous for its bass fishing, and annually hosts a bass fishing tournament (hosted and filmed by ESPN sports network). The National D-Day Memorial, designed by Dickson Architects and Associates is in Bedford County, the county where this lake house is located. The Memorial exists in tribute to the valor, fidelity, and sacrifice of the Allied Forces on D-Day, 6 June 1944. The United States Congress warranted the establishment of the Memorial at Bedford, Virginia, the community suffering the country’s severest per capita losses on D-Day.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150
Refundable damage deposit $1,500

There is a $50 dollar per night additional charge for each night of your stay if any one night of your stay is a holiday (i.e. Christmas, Thanksgiving, Memorial Day, Labor Day, or the like) at the applicable rate for that particular night (i.e. whether it is a weekend night or weekday night).

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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