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Anneliese & Bill Piatt

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german

Luxurious European Bed and Breakfast - 1000 sf very private suite

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

Huddleston Chalet Rental Photos and Description

Private Suite can accommodate up to four adults.

Sans Souci is French for 'care free.' There could not be a more apt description for this very special property. We are located in the most beautiful and pristine corner of the most scenic lake in the mid-Atlantic region of the US.

Sans Souci offers stunning views of Smith Mountain & a 5,000 acre wilderness preserve from a point lot. Porch, patio, beach & dock offer a wide variety of opportunities to relax & take in the natural beauty of Smith Mountain Lake. Swim, sail, kayak, windsurf, fish, ski, wakeboard & wakesurf directly from the property.

The photogenic views, clean air, natural environment and comfort are simply unparalleled. A two or three day stay is like magic for the soul. This is a truly special property!

New for this winter season! Use of our hot tub with a panoramic view of the starry skies may be added to your stay for a fee of $20 per day, for each day of booking. This is a large, four-person spa with foot jets and various back massage configurations. The southerly view toward the mountain provides an expansive, yet private view of the sky. It is the perfect way to enjoy chilly nights at the lake! Bath robes provided.

The Lake offers four waterfront golf courses, more than a dozen waterfront restaurants, frequent weekend events, a well-known art gallery, boardwalk and easy access to hiking.

The luxurious suite, built in a separate wing of the house, offers wood ceilings in the bedroom, radiant floor heat, luxurious rain shower, satellite TV, wireless Internet and an amazing attention to detail. It is decorated with original art by local artists, family members and African craftsmen. There is a king sized bed with 600-count cotton sheets & European comforters in the bedroom provides a great night's sleep. There is also a King sized ComfortSleeper platform bed in the sitting room.

A photo of the patio even served as the cover for the Roanoke Area Visitor's Guide and a May, 2009 article about Roanoke in US Airways Magazine. That same photo has become the iconic symbol of lake living at SML.

Come see for yourself what everyone is talking about!

PS We are VERY sorry that HomeAway has begun charging a fee to people booking through their website, our guests. We pay HomeAway/VRBO over $600 per year for this listing, specifically because we think that charging guests a percentage of their rental amount is a scam and is undeserved by a company that simply provides web listings. If you agree with us, please let HomeAway/VRBO know that you, too, are opposed to their "double dipping." Contact us if you have questions.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Anneliese & Bill Piatt (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german

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 Smith Mountain Lake

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!

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(74 traveler reviews)
Luxurious European Bed and Breakfast - 1000 sf very private suite
average rating of 4.9864864 based on 74 reviews
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Sans Souci in Huddleston, Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a fabulous week at Anna and Bill Piatt's B & B in Huddleston, Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia. Anna & Bill could not have been more perfect host! The property was beautiful and very relaxing. Our portion of the property was very private with modern facilities, very clean and very well maintained. You could enjoy the beautiful view from the deck that is located right on the lake or from the upper balcony where we had the most delicious breakfast prepared for us each morning. You have the options of having a very quiet and serene day where all your troubles just fade from your mind or going exploring the beautiful lake on boat or enjoy the many restaurants and shops available throughout the area. Smith Mountain Lake State Park was a wonderful experience and so was the Booker T. Washington Memorial. In short, I would highly recommend Anna & Bill's Bed & Breakfast to anyone looking to relax and enjoy some peace and quiet. I personally am looking forward to going back real soon.

Joe Marazzo

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sans Souci SML was outstanding.

  • 5 of 5

The property and the private guest suite were more than expected. Five star accommodations. Anne and Bill were superb hosts. Wonderful experience. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Lovely escape

  • 5 of 5

Sans Souci was such a beautiful place to get away from it all for a few days! We had a great time hanging out at the house, whether having morning coffee on the dock, breakfast on the patio, laying out in the sun or swimming in the lake. The private suite was indeed very private and felt separate from the main house. The accommodations were beautiful and everything was very clean and high quality (i.e., bedding, toiletries, blankets, towels, etc.). It was really useful to have the fridge and coffee maker in the room. Anne and Bill were fantastic hosts - they seem to very much enjoy having guests! Bill gave us excellent suggestions of things to do, places to eat, where to shop, who to ask for, etc. They were such a huge value add to the trip! We will be going back for sure!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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The best!

  • 5 of 5

If you accept nothing but the best, then you are in the right place. From start to finish, our time spent at Sans Souci could not have been better. Won't bore you with the details, just know that you will not find a better place anywhere to come away with your batteries recharged. Thank you Anneliese and Bill for making our stay a cherished life long memory. Nothing beats "the Gold Coast."

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Magical spot for a honeymoon

  • 5 of 5

What can we say that people haven't already raved about? Bill & Anna were the best of hosts- for a younger couple on a quiet mini honeymoon, they sure knew how to make us feel at home. Let's start with the land....truly breath taking. The pictures do no justice to how truly spectacular Sans Souci is. I felt like a little girl walking around land built for a fairytale. The sunrises, mountains, scenic drives to nearby restaurants, all help play a role in a carefree vacation and taking a break from your busy life at home. The breakfasts were of your dreams- not only visually pretty but absolutely delicious. I would absolutely recommend this B&B to anyone with a sense of romance and free spirit. Cannot wait to come back! Thanks Bill & Anna! Your new friends, Johnny& Kristen.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Beautiful Weekend and Experience

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time staying at a Bread and Breakfast and naturally we were a little nervous. Immediately upon arrival and meeting the owners our concerns disappeared. The owners were welcoming and the accommodations were excellent. The view and grounds were amazing. The owners thought of every detail to make our weekend relaxing and entertaining. We are looking forward to our next visit.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Roanoke or Lynchburg
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Mitchell's Marina Cafe
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Mariner's Landing
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Lynchburg
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
US 460
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Anchor's Restaurant
Nearest Ski
100 Miles
Wintergreen
Car: necessary

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.

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Rates & Availability

Huddleston Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer Fun
May 27 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
$225
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn Colors
Sep 6 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$225
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
Raven Season
Nov 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$190
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring Flowers
Apr 1 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
$240
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer Fun
May 26 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$240
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn Colors
Sep 6 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$240
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
Raven
Nov 1 2017 - Mar 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
$195
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$225
$1,575
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.5%

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Huddleston Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, 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.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Patio
  • Pedal Boat
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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