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Luxurious European Bed and Breakfast - 1000 sf very private suite

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

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

Anneliese & Bill Piatt
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 19, 2017

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!


Huddleston Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • 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 ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Patio
  • Pedal Boat
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • 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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Luxurious European Bed and Breakfast - 1000 sf very private suite
average rating of 4.977528 based on 89 reviews
Burke, VA, USA

Amazing! Relaxing! Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Luxurious is right!

  • 5 of 5

We spent Memorial Day week at San Souci with our college age daughter. It was every bit as lovely as the photos. The gourmet breakfasts were so magnificent we didn't need to eat lunch the entire time we were there. During our week we visited the dam, the Booker T. Washington monument, kayaked, lounged on the dock, took a fishing charter and enjoyed shopping around the lake and in Roanoke. We could easily have spent another week doing all the things we didn't get a chance to do.

This B&B is close enough to all the action that you never need to travel far, especially if you have a boat, but tucked away so that you can enjoy the peaceful beauty of the lake. Anne and Bill are SML experts and can help you find the activities to make it your dream vacation.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Greensboro NC

Peaceful, relaxing, gorgeous!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I visited for our 10th anniversary, and Sans Souci lived up to its reputation! Everything is exactly as pictured (or better), clean clean clean, and very quiet and comfortable. And Anne's breakfasts are every bit as delicious as everyone said they would be! The bed and pillows are very comfortable, the towels are thick and absorbent, the heated floors a treat, the water pressure perfect.The sink and mini fridge are a bonus! The house and yard are beautifully kept and the company (Bill and Anne) were such a pleasure. They even left us an anniversary card and a bottle of champagne! I could go on and on but everyone else has already done that (So make sure to read the other reviews too - it's all true!). I'll mention some activities we enjoyed.

We had no idea what we would do in the area (our only objective was relaxing without the kids), but we found plenty to entertain us! Bill's suggestions were great for dining and leisure. We highly suggest the D-day Memorial (about 40 min away but well worth it, and PLEASE take the guided tour! It was amazing) - that was our favorite thing. We spent about 90 min there and were not bored at all (and we're not major history buffs either). We also loved The Little Gallery with art displays from local artists (I bought a cute necklace) as well as the fudge at Gifts Ahoy (we sampled "cookie dough" and "heath" - YUM!), both located in the Boardwalk area about 30-35 min drive from the house. Father on we visited the birthplace of Booker T Washington (interesting for a short visit, we spent 30-40 min there) and Sunken City Brewery (a local microbrewery that has live music on Saturday afternoons and a beer called Dam Lager - what more could you ask for?). We intended to see a movie at the theater but the weather was so fabulous that we checked out the community park off of Scruggs instead (beautiful scenic views of the lake from a deck/walkway with benches and a big swimming beach with lifeguard which was closed during our visit but looked great) while we waited the remaining hour before our dinner reservations at Blackwater Cafe (which was delicious and higher end - but you can still wear your t-shirt if you want without getting a side eye). All this was accomplished in one day and it didn't feel like too much!

Overall we had an excellent visit and are already thinking of who we can tell to go enjoy it like we did! Go - you won't regret it.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Williamsburg, VA


  • 5 of 5

We stayed for our anniversary. It was very short and sweet, but Annalise and Bill made it very low stress and comfortable for us. We aren't morning people at all, but Annalise's food was so good it made it a little easier to wake up. Wish we had more time, but would recommend their lovely B&B to anyone.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Absolutely amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Extremely hospitable and friendly! And also very mindful of your privacy! I'm definitely gonna come back!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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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
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
US 460
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Anchor's Restaurant
Nearest Ski
100 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Huddleston Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Fun
May 26 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
Autumn Colors
Sep 6 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
Nov 1 2017 - Mar 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
Spring 2018
Mar 31 2018 - May 24 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2018
May 25 2018 - Sep 4 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
Fall Colors 2018
Sep 5 2018 - Oct 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.3%

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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