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Gently Sloping Lot, Sandy Beach and All of the Luxuries

38 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Huddleston House Rental Photos and Description

House, 5 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

This home with its casual craftsman style is nestled in a cozy cove with big water and mountain views. Situated on a level yard that leads to a natural sandy beach and a dock that will accommodate two boats. The lakeside of this home offers a deck with plenty of patio furniture, and a gas grill for enjoying an outdoor meal. The lower, extended patio with hot tub and additional built-in stone fire pit provide you with yet another area to experience life at the lake.

Upon the approach from the street the charming low country porch and lovely stone columns of the entryway will greet you. On the main level the great room focuses on a two story stone fireplace, exposed beams and trusses and peaceful lake view. This room boasts a surround sound system and comfortable seating. You will love the gorgeous lakeside master suite with a king bed and garden tub on this level. A fully equipped kitchen has stainless appliances, granite counter tops and two dishwashers! The entire group will be able to dine together as the breakfast nook, bar and dining room all surround the kitchen. Upstairs you will find a queen bedroom suite with sitting area, pull-out sofa and TV as well as two other beautifully decorated bedrooms and a full bath. With a more light and airy feel, the lower level will seem like an extension of the lake directly to the indoors. The highlights of this level are it’s mini- kitchen and laundry, family room with TV/DVD, foosball and air hockey. There is another king bedroom suite and additional bunkroom sleeping area on this level.

The casual contemporary feel and wonderful attention to detail that this home offers, will leave you with one of the best vacations experiences you’ve ever had!

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

About The Owner

After enjoying Smith Mountain Lake for the last 20 years, with friends and family, we finally decided to build the home that would create cherished memories for our family.

The Owner purchased this house in 2006

Why The Owner chose Smith Mountain Lake

In 2006 we began the task of finding a location where we could build not just a house at the lake, but a home where we could also build cherished family memories for our family, friends and other families like ours that may choose to rent our lake home. After many days of searching by boat, we felt we had found what was perfect for our family. Since the lot had such a gradual slope, our young children could easily toddle into the water or simply play sitting at the edge attended by a loving parent. The refreshing late afternoon breeze, gradually sloping lot, sandy beach, and quiet cozy swimming hole were just what we were looking for. The proximity to the Bedford County State Park, just 3 miles away was another big perk for our family. The State Park, has become a great place to explore nature with plentiful hiking & biking trails, and is also the the location of the SML Triathalon, Fall Festival and July 4th Fireworks launch. We also have enjoyed exploring the The SML Damn (check web for program times), The Lynchburg Children's Museum and the Pisgah National Forest. By water the house is located betweeen bouys R-11 and R-12 on the north side of the lake.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Everyone and their families got togehter here for our 18-YEAR REUNION! We loved the house and the layout. The firepit was awesome! We had a Great time!"
Sep 2010
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Gently Sloping Lot, Sandy Beach and All of the Luxuries
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 54 reviews

Beautiful place!

  • 4 of 5

The pictures on this site do not do this place justice! It is a lovely home. My only suggestion would be to look into your cleaning company. While the house was surface cleaned and very neat and tidy, we noticed areas of more deep cleaning that should be done. Such as the moldings in the bathroom and under the couches. When we cleaned I moved the couches and did some vacuuming and could tell that had not been done in quite some time. However, with that said, we loved the home, the property and the access to water. The cool breeze in the afternoons was amazing (albeit sometimes made for tricky docking of the pontoon!). We liked it so much we are booked for next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Family Vacation Location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this property last year and had a wonderful experience. Our family had stayed at a number of places at SML, and it was unanimous that this place was the best! It is in a great location at SML.The house and property, especially the beach, accomodated well our children and grandchildren. So, when it came time to set up our vacation for 2016, I contacted the owner because the week that we wanted was not available. I told him of our interest in case there was a cancellation and the property became available. The property became available, and he offered it to us first. We were ecstatic and said yes! We are very grateful that we were able to have another great family vacation thanks to the Jenkins family. We would highly recommend this property to anyone vacationing at SML!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Exceeded expectations

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 10 adults and 2 children had a great week at the lake house. The pictures do not show how large the house is with great outdoor facilities. The lower level is great for parents and younger children with plenty of sleeping space with the bunk bed room for kids and a large family area with game tables, tv and mini kitchen and master suite. The outside amenities kept everyone outside starting with morning breakfast, a full day of lake activities, nightly cookouts on the great deck with gas grill and late night camp fires around fire pit fully equipped with chairs and space for everyone. The location of house is on a quiet well protected alcove so everyone can leisurely swim, float, fish or just hang out on dock. Property had a gentle slope to lake making it easy for younger kids or grandparents to access lake. Plenty of room to dock a boat and jet ski. Owner provided a 2 person kayak and corn hole game for everyone's use. The kitchen was very well stocked with any item needed to cook. Overall the area was quiet and house was well maintained. Joe has been a pleasure to deal with and was very responsive to an issue we had with one of the ac units that was corrected immediately. You will not be disappointed with this choice as a rental for your family.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome time at this property. It is just a beautiful place and the house was perfect for our family and any family with multiple people and ages. We rented a pontoon boat for the week and docked there. It was easy to take out daily and fish from the dock or take the boat out and fish. We went to Sharp top and the dam for trips with the Grand kids. We grilled every day and enjoyed the views from the deck. Couldn't ask for a better place or time. If we vacation at SML again we will return here for sure.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Clean plenty of space great layout.

  • 4 of 5

This house was perfect for our family. This is the 3rd time we have vacationed at SML and 1st time at this lovely home. We really enjoyed all the amentites. We like to cook all our dinners, so we were a little constricted with the refrigerator space and oven, but we made do with coolers for drinks and using the grill and oven to get meals done. We are planning our vacation for next year at this same house.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Great time at the lake

  • 5 of 5

What a Great Lake house. As several guests have said the pictures do not do this property justice. Everything about this property is perfect. Home and surroundings are kept very nice. Owner is very responsive. Would highly recommend to everyone especially large families

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
The Point Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
Smith Mountain State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Mariners Landing
Nearest Point of Interest
Convenience Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Portside, Virginia Dare Dinner Cruise

All within a 5-45 minute drive, Mariners Landing Golf & Spa (great Sun. Brunch! Smith Mountain Lake State Park (hiking & biking trials,& "Eagle Cam" on website), Hickory Hill Vineyards, Booker T. Washington National Monument & working Farm, Burnt Chimney Dairy (closed Sun., the best Ice Cream!) Lynchburg Childrens Museum, Lycnhburg, Rails to Trails (paved downhill bike trials to Childrens' Museum & Train Station), Safari drive- through Zoo (fun!), National D-Day Memorial, Scenic Peaks of Otter National Park, Blue Ridge Parkway, Bridgewater Plaza, Westlake Plaza (movie theaters here), Valley View Mall-Roanoke, River Ridge Mall-Lynchburg, July 4th Fireworks, SML Charity Home Tour, Wine Festival, Boat Show, Fall Festival, Chili Cook-Off, and many more.


Rates & Availability

Huddleston House Rental Rates

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Summer 2107
Jun 3 2017 - Sep 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 10.0%

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Huddleston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (1) 2 King, Queen size Beds (1) 1 Queens, Double Beds (1) 2 Double, Twin or Single Beds (1) 2 Twins, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) 1 Full, Bunk Beds (1) 4 Twins
  • Air Hockey
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Sandy Beach, Outdoor fire pit, Quite cove, Dock fits 2 boats, Beautiful Great Room, Gas Fireplace, Wood Fireplace, Dining Room Table for 8, Counter/Bar seats 4, Covered Deck & uncovered Deck, Satellite in Living Room, Basement and 2nd floor Master, Master Bedroom, Great Room, Surround Sound in Great Room, T.V.-DVD player in Family Room and Basement Family Room & Upstairs Bedroom, Fully Equipped Kitchen with Stainless Steel Appliances, All Utensils/Dishes/Pots/Pans, 2 Washers/Dryers, 2 Dishwashers in Main Kitchen, Propane & Charcoal Grills, Numerous Games, 1/2 Kitchen with Refrigerator downstairs

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