expand arrow-rightsvg-balloonsvg-carsvg-dogsvg-fireplacesvg-flat-screensvg-heatersvg-laundry-washing-machinesvg-snowflakesvg-hot-tubsvg-swimming-poolsvg-wheelchairsvg-wifiarrow-right

Luxurious European Bed and Breakfast - Now Closed!

Huddleston, VA, USA
  • Chalet1000 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights

Private Suite

Thanks to all our wonderful clients who've shared their love of Smith Mountain Lake with us. Our beautiful home is under contract to a new set of owners who plan to reserve it as a private family retreat. Therefore, there will be no further bookings at our little oasis.

We have thoroughly enjoyed our time hosting our guests from all over the world. If you were a part of that, THANK YOU! If you missed the chance to stay with us, you can still come to Sans Souci in Las Terrenas!

All the best!

Bill & Anneliese


Anneliese & Bill Piatt

Member Since 2010
Premier Partner
This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.
Response rate:
Response time:
within one hour
english, french, german
Calendar last updated:
Apr 06, 2018
About Anneliese & Bill Piatt

We first met in West Africa when serving in the Peace Corps many years ago. We've lived, worked and traveled around the world, picking up many ideas that have been incorporated into this special place. We open a private wing of our home to B&B guests primarily as a hobby, because we both enjoy meeting interesting people and get pleasure from sharing this special corner of the world.

Anneliese & Bill Piatt purchased this Chalet in 1999

Why Anneliese & Bill Piatt chose Huddleston

This is a luxurious property, tastefully & discretely adorned with original art, that exudes an air of timelessness that is primarily associated with island living in the tropics. We started with a great lot and then spent nearly 10 years perfecting the complete package - from the interior amenities & appointments to the park-like grounds.

What makes this Chalet unique

This is the only part of the lake that has an unobstructed view of Smith Mountain & the 5,000 acre wilderness preserve. The water is the deepest and cleanest on the entire lake. The dark night sky, unpolluted with neighbors' lights, provides a stunning view of the stars - as impressive as any we've seen anywhere in the US!


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Sitting Room
        1 sleep sofa /futon
      • The suite includes a large bedroom with wooden ceilings, a wet bar, sitting areas and windows on three walls. A short hallway connects it to the sitting room which includes a flat panel TV, futon, arm chairs and wide water views across the lake. This is a non-smoking property.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • There is a tiled bath between the two rooms that offers a luxurious rain shower with built-in seat.

      Location Type

        • Lake
        • Lake View
          Views of the lake from every room!
        • Lakefront
          Situated on a lot with over 300' of waterfront, property also has a private beach & dock.
        • Mountain
        • Rural
          Region is characterized by pleasantly rolling hills, dotted with pastures, agricultural fields and forests.
        • Waterfront
          Sans Souci has the signature view of Smith Mountain Lake. The photo of our patio is used as the splash page for numerous web sites in the region.


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Local Restaurant Guide
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Ceiling Fans
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Local Activities Guide
                    • Local Maps
                    • Basic Soaps
                    • Paper Towels
                    • Parking
                      Please park to the right side of the island in the driveway, aligning your car alongside the island.
                    • Parking Off Street
                    • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                      By request, we can make a docking space available by our floating dock.
                    • Shampoo
                    • Sofa Bed
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Wireless Internet
                      High speed wireless internet across the entire property - even the dock!


                        • Coffee Maker
                          Keurig coffee maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Wine & drink glasses, cups, plates & forks are provided.
                        • Microwave
                          Microwave available on wet bar
                        • Mini Refrigerator
                        • Refrigerator
                          Mini refrigerator included in wet bar


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              Breakfast is included in the rental rate. Anne prepares breakfast in the kitchen of our home, which is spotlessly clean and inspected by VA Dept of Health.
                            • Dining Room
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • DVD Player
                                • Ping Pong Table
                                • Radio
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  DISH Satellite with HBO & German TV channels
                                • Stereo
                                  Bluetooth wireless music speakers are located in the master bed room & the sitting room. There is also a Bose Wave Radio with Bluetooth capability in the bedroom.
                                • Television
                                  42" Sony Flat Panel HD TV
                                • Video Library
                                  We have a limited number of DVDs that guests may borrow for their viewing pleasure.


                                    • Balcony
                                      Weather permitting, breakfast is served on our balcony overlooking the lake.
                                    • Bicycles
                                      Bring your bicycles to enjoy biking around the beautiful rural countryside.
                                    • Boat
                                      If you bring or rent a boat, there is space to tie up at our dock.
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      (2) Beautiful stone patios with large fire pit. Panoramic views of Smith Mountain wilderness preserve.
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Guests are free to use our canoe or two-person pedal boat to explore the lake and the nature preserve.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      The gardens are heavily landscaped and beautiful.
                                    • Patio
                                    • Pedal Boat
                                    • Walkway to Water
                                    • Wood Deck

                                      Pool / Spa

                                        • Hot Tub
                                          Relax on the patio and enjoy our luxurious hot tub. The spa has foot jets and room for four. The night skies are stunning!

                                          Onsite Services

                                            • Daily Maid Service


                                                • live theater
                                                • autumn foliage
                                                • cinemas
                                                • forests
                                                • library
                                                • churches
                                                • marina
                                                • museums
                                                • playground
                                                • restaurants
                                                • winery tours

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • photography
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • boating
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • miniature golf
                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • mountain climbing
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • equestrian events
                                                            • mountaineering
                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • surfing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • water tubing
                                                            • wind-surfing

                                                              93 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews


                                                              Dawn W.Raphine, VA

                                                              Everything we hoped it would be and more. Thanks Bill and Anne!!

                                                              Best vacation for relaxation!

                                                              Ruth and Keith K.

                                                              Gorgeous property run and maintained by warm, friendly hosts. They gave us information about the area and helped us with mapping things out. Home was immaculate and private. Breakfasts were out of this world. Definitely going back as often as possible!

                                                              Beautiful spot with gracious hosts!

                                                              Julie T.

                                                              My family had a wonderful experience at San Souci. Our accommodations were lovely, and the setting on the lake could not have been more perfect. Anna and Bill were delightful hosts, offering delicious meals and great advice for our stay. We highly recommend a getaway at this little piece of paradise!

                                                              Wonderful location, wonderful B&B, wonderful people

                                                              BRYNE W.

                                                              We had quite a getaway to Sans Souci in Huddleston. We were looking for a place where we could spend time together as a family to get away from the hectic day to day. My wife, 3 year old daughter and I got just that. The dock, water, beach were absolutely divine and whenever there a free, unoccupied time we always felt drawn down there. Bill and Anne, as well as there sweet grandkids, were always welcoming and hospitable-offering recommendations for places to eat and things to do in the area. And although our toddler family dynamic sometimes created more noise or drama than the place deserved, they never missed a beat and were gracious from beginning to end. We will gladly return, and wouldn't hesitate to recommend Sans Souci to any and everyone. Plus plus vacation.

                                                              Amazing! Relaxing! Beautiful!

                                                              Jason H.Burke, VA, USA

                                                              We had the most relaxing stay. The private apartment was private and had everything we needed. The property is even better than the pictures. We kayaked and swam in the lake. Great breakfasts too. Cannot overstate how much we enjoyed our stay. Will definitely be goi g back.

                                                              WONDERFUL, RELAXING experience!

                                                              Jim S.

                                                              An AMAZING place! Peaceful, relaxing, beautiful, quiet, and WONDERFUL hosts! Breakfasts were fantastic!

                                                              Anna & Bill, THANK YOU so much for everything! We could not have picked a better place!


                                                              Huddleston, VA, USA

                                                              Smith Mountain Lake is recognized as the premier vacation getaway along the Blue Ridge Mountains. The lake offers many advantages, in addition to its incredibly clear, clean waters. There are several golf courses and more than a dozen restaurants located along its 580 miles of shoreline. The mountains and incredible night sky offer pleasing vistas both day and night. Our 'boardwalk' area includes everything from gift shops & marinas to one of the best art galleries in the mid-Atlantic, along with a variety of family-friendly restaurants. Smith Mountain Lake has bee the setting for multiple movies, books and countless paintings. Beautiful Smith Mountain Lake has won the lasting affection of all who have taken the time to discover her charms.

                                                              Rates & Availability

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Additional Guest Fee
                                                              $0 - $50
                                                              Tax Rate

                                                              Rates are for two guests. Up to two additional guests may be added at $40 per person per night, plus tax. Additional guests will sleep on King-sized Platform ComfortSleeper in sitting room of suite. A trundle bed is available, upon request. Access to Sans Souci's Hot Tub is available at an additional charge of $30 per stay. Surcharge applies to all days of booking. Use of bath robes included. Our property is completely Smoke Free. There is no smoking allowed in the house or anywhere on the grounds. Sans Souci is a Gun Free Zone. No firearms are allowed on the property at any time.

                                                              93 Reviews
                                                              Exceptional 5/5
                                                              Premier Partner
                                                              Enter dates for accurate pricing
                                                              For booking assistance, call 888-640-7927

                                                              Property # 335285