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Point waterfront home with a gradual slope located in Mariners Landing

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,040 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bdr, 3FB, private, waterfront home with over 300' of shoreline

The Sweet Retreat is a very private, 3 bedroom, 3 full bath home with a gradually sloping lot to 312' of waterfront and a bonus, cozy(small) beach area. This beautifully decorated home includes a large living area with a gas fireplace, a large flat screen TV, and plenty of seating for friends and family. A large dining area has a custom dining table made from reclaimed lumber from a pre-1880 barn and is large enough to seat 10 adults comfortably with a combination of benchs and chairs. A fully stocked, updated kitchen features stainless appliances, granite countertops and a custom, natural slab wood bar. All three comfy bedrooms include new mattresses. The master suite, with a gorgeous lake view includes a large master bath with a walk--in shower and double bowl, granite-topped vanity. A full size washer and dryer is located on the main floor. The large sunroom finishes off the main living area with a sectional sofa and incredible views of both the lake and woods.

Outside is where you will want to stay after you step out onto the deck that runs the width of the home, complete with a dining area and plenty of seating. You will have plenty of peace and quiet as you enjoy the wide water view. A large open dock is just a short walk down a gradual slope. Deep water will make it easy to tie your boat up to the floater. And you don't have to be worried about boat traffic being too close to swimming areas. Just a few steps away is a fire pit just waiting to make both memories and s'mores. You can also enjoy a game of cornhole on a nice flat area of lawn. There is plenty of parking and an area to park a boat trailer.

This is an extremely private location at the end of a cul-de-sac with wide water views. The Sweet Retreat won't disappoint you!

More Details

Mary Lou Holtzman
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2018

About Mary Lou Holtzman

Mary Lou and her husband purchased the Sweet Retreat in December 2014 as a family retreat and rental property. We currently live in Elizabethtown, PA where both work for a chocolate company. We love being able to take long weekend trips down to the lake to enjoy all that the area has to offer. We look forward to making memories with family and friends and wish the same for all who stay at the Sweet Retreat.

Mary Lou Holtzman purchased this house in 2014

Why Mary Lou Holtzman chose Huddleston

We chose this property for the spectacular water view. Just step out onto the deck and you can see why we fell in love with and ultimately purchased this property. The neighborhood is quiet and very private.

What makes this house unique

The Sweet Retreat is located at a more peaceful end of the lake in a large open cove. However, it won't take you long to reach the big open water if that is what you like. Everything you need is just a short drive away - groceries, entertainment, restaurants.


Huddleston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2040 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Located downstairs - easy access from the lake
    Master Bath - toilet , shower , double bowl sink
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , king size bed, view of the lake, en suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Single over double bunk bed
  • Linens are NOT provided. Rental linens are available at at a reasonable cost.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Cozy (small) beach area with sand for the little ones! Please note: Linens are NOT provided.


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Point waterfront home with a gradual slope located in Mariners Landing
average rating of 4.911111 based on 45 reviews
Raleigh, NC

Lovely experience for weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The home was extremely comfortable and the lakefront lot was amazing. I would love to come back during summer months to enjoy the water and see more of the lake. We had fun cooking in the big kitchen and relaxing on the deck. You really feel like you are away from it all which was helpful for us to rewind...I wish we could have stayed longer!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing and wonderful

  • 5 of 5

My husband, golden doodle Patton and I spent a week at this wonderful home the first week of January. The house is well decorated, very clean, comfortable and had a well stocked kitchen. The yard is HUGE with a very nice dock. It was quite cold since it was January but there were kayaks, yard games and a wonderful fire pit to use. The owner is highly responsive while you are there too. I would highly recommend this place to anyone. I'm hoping we can go back when it's warmer so we can take advantage of all the amenities!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic place!

  • 5 of 5

Great house and the owner was a pleasure to deal with. Location is fantastic and house is lovely. We will definitely go again!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

Immaculate home, charming, beautiful location on the lake. Loved, loved our stay here! Will plan to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great time in a wonderful setting.

  • 4 of 5

The house was laid out and decorated very tastefully and comfortably and well maintained. My family of five had a lovely Thanksgiving weekend reunion and would love to come back. The only mild negative was that my children would have preferred better wifi, but to the adults it was nice to unplug for a couple of days.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great fall trip to the lake!

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing house! We spent a few days here to enjoy the last warm days of the season. We couldn't have asked for a better place! The house was perfect for our family. We really enjoyed the kayaks and being on the quiet cove. We've already made a reservation to go back in the summer.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mitchell's Restaurant
Mariners Landing Golf and Lake Community
White House Corner Store
Smith Mountain Lake State Park
The Landing Restaurant
Kings Point Pub
Jake's Place
Homestead Creamery Inc
Mayberry Drive-In Theatre & Diner -- CLOSED
Cancun Mexican Restaurant
Be sure to try the sangria!
Food Lion Grocery Store
Nearest Airport
33 Miles
Lynchburg Airport, Lynchburg, VA
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Mariners Landing
Nearest Train
39 Miles
Amtrak, Lynchburg, VA
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Heath's Waterfront Grill-seasonal/19th Hole Grill
Nearest Beach
3.5 Miles
Smith Mountain Lake State Park
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $75
Damage Deposit $400

Please note: linens are not included.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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