Luxury Home: A Beautiful Secluded Setting for both Recreation & Relaxation.
Hello! We are the Abel Family. We enjoy travel and use HomeAway/VRBO/AirBnB quite regularly. As such, we are aware of how a property can really make a visit or vacation outstanding. We make great effort to make "Outer Banks At Smith Mountain Lake" everything we would want if we were coming to enjoy a relaxing and extremely fun time at the Lake.
Tim purchased this House in 2018
Why Tim chose Huddleston
In short, Outer Banks @ SML provides a beautiful and supremely relaxing property for you and your family to pamper yourselves, while also providing activities that bring families together, make for hilarious stories, and create life-long memories. Few other properties provide so many varied amenities, all free of additional charge. We are honored and thrilled that many others have affirmed our desire to make Outer Banks one of the best destinations at SML. Check out the reviews as you consider staying here.
What makes this House unique
A Private Beach. A Spacious Luxurious Home. Tons of Amenities!! All on a Tranquil Hide-Away that gives rest and re-creation to the Soul.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
This does not limit reasonable family celebrations
Adults assume fullresponsibility for child safety.
Max guests:10 (sleeps up to 10 adults)
Owner maintains passage to/from PWC usage at the dock.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
This is a wonderful property, and Tim was a marvelous host. The property had so many amenities and possibilities for activities. We enjoyed stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, paddle boating, and swimming from the beautiful beach. At night, we amused ourselves with star-gazing, sitting beside the fire pit, and playing ping pong, pool, and other games. The kitchen facilities were amazing, as was the whole house. Tim was very responsive in attending to the few items that needed attention. We would recommend this home and owner most highly!
If you are looking for a vacation rental which has everything you need for a relaxing & enjoying experience, this is it! Tim & Michelle have not left any stone unturned. The house is spacious, with plenty of options for everyone to find their own space, if necessary. They have provided lots of things to do on the water & off. The kitchen is well stocked & the area is perfect for walking or biking. We made some wonderful family memories at this lovely home. Thank you Tim & Michelle for your kindness.
Thank you so much for your comments, and affirming the fun that can be had here at OBX@SML. We loved the unique opportunity of meeting you. Seeing your family take advantage of it all brought real delight to us. Folks like you make the VRBO a great experience. You of course are welcomed back anytime.
Tim & Michelle
Great vaca at SML
This was our 5th time renting at SML. This was the best house we’ve stayed in. It’s spacious, modern and well equipped with everything you need. The host are very good communicators and made us feel comfortable and welcome always. Would recommend this place to anyone who is looking. It’s better in person than in pictures.
Thanks so much for taking time to offer comments, especially with your years of experience here at SML.
We couldn’t agree more with, “better in person...”! Pictures don’t do justice. What we love more is how your family all ‘dove in’ to enjoying themselves thoroughly here. It was such fun to briefly meet you and observe you all, from kids to adults, playing and relaxing at the beach. We commend you for playing with all the games both inside and out. The expansive fun you all had flows over to bring us much joy.
All the best to you!
Tim & Michelle
My family and I recently came back from vacation. We previously vacationed in the outer banks, NC, but due to a family tragedy and my aging parents, we decided to change it up. However, it just felt right being named “the outer banks”.
We had the most wonderful, relaxing, fun time ever!!!! The house is immaculate with every amenity you can imagine and then more. 4 huge bedrooms, a kitchen with any and everything you might need, a Weber grill, and puzzles, games, and movies, beyond my expectations. The “toys” alone stand out as the biggest surprise. There were about 6+ kayaks, 3 paddle boards, a paddle boat, life jackets galore in every possible size, and probably 10 mountain bikes. I can’t imagine what we would have to pay if we rented all of this equipment. And believe me—-8 kids never had to take turns or be left out, adults too!!!
The beach is clean. The dock provides lots of covered seating to enjoy beautiful summer days and nights. The views were amazing from there and all of the decks. I just can’t recommend this rental more.
And we were blessed to meet Tim and his family. They were so kind and really made us feel welcome and wanted!!! This place will blow any other vacation home out of the water.
As a side. I strongly recommend renting a boat. The entire lake is incredible—-the mountains and the water. And of course, we got to borrow tim’s 4-man pull tube to give the kids their biggest thrill. We rented a tritoon from the state park marina 5 min away. It was brand new and so convenient to this property.
Don’t hesitate about anything. Just rent a relax. This property will NOT disappoint.
Thank you SO much for taking time to share your experience here at OBX@SML with others. As you know, it is helpful to get others perspective, and we are thrilled you and your very fun group had such a great time. You all know how to “do things right,” taking advantage of all this area has to offer, and the expansive amenities we provide here.
It was a tremendous privilege to have had opportunity to meet you and get to know you just a bit. Joy upon joy to you and your dear family.
Tim & Michelle
The absolute best!
This home has everything you need and more! No need to bring any extras Tim provided all the basic necessities like paper towels , detergents linens etc . Ask a question Tim responds quickly .. the homes layout was perfect for us including games, music and more
We plan on a return trip next year
Thanks so much for taking time to write. It was certainly a delight working with you and having your stellar family at OBX@SML. We enjoyed your periodic updates of the rousing fun your family was having! Thanks for being great guests.
Until next time...
Tim & Michelle
Fantastic Vacation - So Many Memories!!!
The property was exactly like the pictures. So beautifully landscaped and the amenities were over the top. The paddle boards and canoes were a big hit, as well as the floats. The kitchen was very impressive, one of the best we have been in, (this was our 8th year at Smith Mountain Lake). The game room was the nighttime gathering place. Watching a movie and then having a pool table playoff, only to be followed by the Foosball table. The kids are already asking if we can go back next year! The bedrooms & bathrooms were very spacious and accommodating, and super comfortable beds and linens. Everyone played on or in the water most of the time (we had 2 rain days but still spent time down at the dock trying to catch fish). We were very impressed at how deep the water is right off the dock considering that the beach was right there. The beach was very clean and pristine with sparkles in the sand. The kids feet looked like they sprinkled glitter on them. We especially loved the fire pit on the top deck of the house and the couches there. A lot of time was spent there either early morning or evening - it was very relaxing and peaceful. Seems like we just walked through the door and we were locking up leaving. Never quite had a vacation go by so fast. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, only wished it could have been longer. We highly recommend it for a family gathering. Thank you so much Tim and Michele for sharing your beautiful home with us. We do plan on coming back!!
Dear Laura and Bill,
It was very fun hearing of all the festivities your family engaged in during your time at OBX@SML! Thanks for the pictures sent. You all seem to work and play so well together. What a legacy you have! Thank you for leaving things even better than you found them is some cases, and for all your care of the property. We loved how you enjoyed all aspects of what OBX@SML has to offer. Way to go! Indeed, we'd love for you to return.
Tim & Michelle