VRBO is part of the HomeAway family, the world leader in vacation rentals with over 950,000 listings. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We’re committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. Learn More

Classic Lake House Ralph Lauren Would Love (with Acres of Flat Lawns)

You sent a message to this owner.


Last updated: 07/28/2014
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Huddleston house description

If Ralph Lauren ever featured a lake house in any of his advertisements, this would be the property he would use. Almost every room features a magnificent and unfettered view across broad expanses of Smith Mountain Lake. There is a link below to additional photographs. The covered back porch faces West and is where we sit to watch the kids playing in the yard or watch the sunsets while sharing a glass of wine and listening to our favorite tunes through speakers located throughout the propery (via satellilte radio).

The lake house sits on almost 3 acres and is almost completely surrounded on three sides by the lake. It has a secluded cove for safe swimming and a large boat house with covered lounging as well. There is a grassy field for soccer play and another for lawn tennis (badminton).

Around the corner from Mitchell's Point Marina where you can rent boats and wave runners. The Marina also provides free wireless internet and has a bar and grill with excellent food.

PETS: The only pets we permit are adult dogs who are well trained and require a small fee for pets. Please call to discuss the fee and additional security deposit that may be required.

Property Type

  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional


              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Minimum age limit is 25 years old...moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Children Welcome:

                Acres of lawn for the kids to play, there is a badminton court, basketball net, soccer net, floating trampoline...moreless

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Pets Considered
              • Wheelchair Accessible
              • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10

              • Bedroom 1: 1 king

                With Full Bath...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

                Sleeps 2...moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 4 twin/ single

                Bunk Beds Sleep 4...moreless

              • Bedroom 4: 2 sleep sofa /futon

                Sleeps 2...moreless

              • The Master Bedroom features a California King Size Bed and has an entire wall size view of the lake. It has a full bath with shower. The guest room is large and has 2 twin single beds. Shares hallway full bath with Bunk Room The Bunk Room features four beds in bunk bed configuration permitting up to four people sleeping space. Shares hallway full bath with Guest Room. There is another bedroom attached to the house and is accessed via the back deck area that sleeps two and has a fireplace. It too has extensive views of the lake. The zoning restricts the property for short term rental to a total of 8 overnight adults with no restrictions as to the number of children 2yrs and under and no restrictions as to the number of people on the property during the day. Thus, the indication that the property has 10 beds available in 4 separate bedrooms....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


              • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


              • Both Bathrooms are recently renovated. Both are stand up built in shower stalls....moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • Since we view the house as a retreat, we decided not to have the distractions of the internet and television. Instead, we have set up a home theater system with a high definition DVD player and suuround sound to play movies every night. Most guests are able to use their cell phones as a data 'hot spot' to access the internet. In an emergency, there is a free Wi-Fi hot spot (wireless internet cafe) at Mtichell's Point Marina, a very short walk from the house by land and a two minute boat ride (two coves away). Mitchell's Point Marina is a wonderful resource for renters. Mitchell's features a really cute and quaint bar and grill that is owned by one of the areas most popular caterers. He serves some of the best smoked barbecue you will ever taste! The Marina also rents boats, wave runners and water ski equipment and rafts to pull behind a boat....moreless


                  • CD Player
                  • Books For Adults
                  • Books For Kids
                  • Games
                  • Games For Kids
                  • MP3 Dock
                  • DVD Player
                  • Stereo
                  • Books
                  • Video Library:

                    We have 50 DVD movies in the house...moreless


                  • Family
                  • Away From It All


                  • Marina
                  • Restaurants
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Cinemas
                  • Museums

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Walking
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating

                  local services and businesses

                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services

                  Location Type

                  • Mountain
                  • Lake
                  • Lakefront:

                    This property sits on a peninsula and is surrounded by the lake on three sides. It sits on a very large expanse of the lake as well so the views are spectacular...moreless

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Kayaking
                  • Parasailing
                  • Racquetball
                  • Hiking
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Golf
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Paragliding
                  • Sailing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 12 people

                      forms of payment

                          • Accept Credit Card


                          • Telephone:

                            There is a telephone on the property for emergency use only...moreless

                          • Wireless Internet:

                            WiFi is available around the corner at the Marina Cafe a short walk from the house....moreless

                          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                            There is ample room along a very long driveway to park your boat trailer and automobiles...moreless

                          • Wood Fireplace:


                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Paper Towels
                          • Parking Off Street
                          • Bottled Water
                          • Filtered Water
                          • Basic Soaps
                          • Parking
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Ceiling Fans
                          • Water Cooler
                          • Firewood
                          • Laundry Soap
                          • Local Maps
                          • Local Restaurant Guide
                          • Toilet Paper
                          • Mobile Phone
                          • Air Conditioning:

                            Air conditioning system is one year old and upgraded to a seven ton unit to more than handle extremely hot days at the lake...moreless

                          • Heating
                          • Linens Provided
                          • Washing Machine:

                            This washer is in the unit and only three years old...moreless

                          • Clothes Dryer:

                            This dryer is in the unit and only three years old...moreless

                          • Fireplace
                          • Sofa Bed

                          house cleaning

                              • Housekeeper Optional


                              • Catering Available:

                                Just around the corner there is Mitchell's Point Marina with a grille where you can order devlivered smoked meats that are unbelievably delicious....moreless

                              • Kitchen:

                                Newly remodeled with caesar stone counter tops...moreless

                              • Blender
                              • Ice Maker
                              • Stove
                              • Grill
                              • 4 Ring Stove
                              • Cooking Utensils
                              • Coffee Maker
                              • Toaster
                              • Dishwasher
                              • Refrigerator
                              • Freezer
                              • Oven
                              • Microwave


                              • Beach Chairs
                              • Barbecue
                              • Outdoor Grill
                              • Lawn / Garden
                              • Terrace
                              • Wood Deck
                              • Boat Dock
                              • Outdoor Grill Gas
                              • Screen Porch / Veranda
                              • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                              • Walkway To Water
                              • Yard
                              • Porch Furniture
                              • Deck / Patio
                              • Lanai / Gazebo


                              Write a review 4.9
                              from 15 traveler reviews
                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Fall 2014
                              Sep 8 - Nov 30, 2014
                              2 night min stay
                              $428 $575
                              Fri, Sat
                              Winter 2014-2015
                              Dec 1 - Mar 12, 2015
                              2 night min stay
                              $250 $300
                              Fri, Sat
                              Spring 2015
                              Mar 13 - May 28, 2015
                              2 night min stay
                              $428 $500
                              Fri, Sat, Sun
                              June 2015
                              May 29 - Jun 27, 2015
                              4 night min stay
                              $600 $800
                              Thu, Fri, Sat
                              Summer 2015
                              Jun 28 - Sep 8, 2015
                              7 night min stay


                              Additional information about rental rates


                              • Pet Fee $15
                              • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,500
                              • Cleaning $150
                              • Tax Rate 10%


                              There is a $50 dollar per night additional charge for each night of your stay which includes any holiday (i.e. Christmas, Thanksgiving, Memorial Day, Labor Day, or the like) at the applicable rate for that particular night (i.e. whether it is a weekend night or weekday night).

                              The Pet Fee is $15 per night of stay. Pets are only permitted after obtaining permission of Owner.

                              One-half of rental is due upon making reservation and signing rental agreement. The remaining one-half is due 60 days before start of rental.

                              Payment can be by check, direct wire deposit or credit card. Credit card payments incur a charge of 3% to the rental rate to cover the cost to Owner.

                              Always make sure to call the number on the listing to confirm payment details.
                              Only pay using credit card, PayPal, check or direct bank transfer. NEVER pay by cash or instant money transfer services such as Western Union or MoneyGram. Learn more

                              Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

                              Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection, Carefree Rental Guarantee, and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

                              Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
                              Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.
                              Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


                              Last updated: 07/28/2014
                              Check availability
                              23 Available
                              21 Unavailable
                              22 Today
                              23 Selected dates


                              Car: Not Necessary

                              Smith Mountain Lake has wine festivals, art festivals, flea markets and the like, throughout the year. Check online for those activities. The lake is famous for its bass fishing, and annually hosts a bass fishing tournament (hosted and filmed by ESPN sports network). The National D-Day Memorial, designed by Dickson Architects and Associates is in Bedford County, the county where this lake house is located. The Memorial exists in tribute to the valor, fidelity, and sacrifice of the Allied Forces on D-Day, 6 June 1944. The United States Congress warranted the establishment of the Memorial at Bedford, Virginia, the community suffering the country’s severest per capita losses on D-Day.


                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 2007

                              About the owner: I am an attorney practicing law in both Virginia and Florida. My wife stopped working as an investment money manager (she has a CFA and MBA) to help raise our twin boys, now teenagers. Our family loves the water so, when we left Florida ten years ago we were excited to find this wonderful lake house permitting us to spend large amounts of quality time together as a family. The whole family enjoys skiing, wake boarding and boating. Many afternoons we spend floating in the cove just off our boat house spending time with the boys - when they aren't wrestling with each other and throwing each other into the lake from our floating trampoline - kng of the mountain style.

                              Why the Owner Chose Huddleston:
                              We love Huddleston and being on the Bedford side of the lake. Our lake house is located on a very wide part of the Craddock Creek part of the lake and the water quality is much clearer than the more northern part of the lake. That is because by the time the various streams and rivers join and get down to our part of the lake, all of the silt in the water has settled- usually by the time it goes through the winding bends just northwest of our part of the lake. We also love being right around the corner from a great marina- Mitchell's Point Marina. It makes it easy to get gas for the boat and wave runner and means we are close to a nice bar and grill and ice cream for the kids. On the weekends, Mitchell's often has live entertainment in the form of local bands. By boat, we are about three minutes away. By car, we are about one half mile away from Mitchell's point. We are also close - by water- to Mariner's Landing, a very nice hotel and golfing destination with great dining as well.

                              Contact us

                              Speaks: english



                              • A view from the lake

                                A view from the lake

                              • View from one of Lakeside decks

                                View from one of Lakeside decks

                              • Covered Screened Back Porch w/ Dining & Seating

                                Covered Screened Back Porch w/ Dining & Seating

                              • Boat House and Cove for Swimming

                                Boat House and Cove for Swimming

                              • Fully Equipped Designer Kitchen

                                Fully Equipped Designer Kitchen

                              • Guest Room Sleeps Two

                                Guest Room Sleeps Two

                              • Sunset view from back deck

                                Sunset view from back deck

                              • One of the Guest Bedrooms off of the Back Deck

                                One of the Guest Bedrooms off of the Back Deck

                              • Kids love this trampoline and play all day on it !!

                                Kids love this trampoline and play all day on it !!

                              • Acres of Grass for Entertaining

                                Acres of Grass for Entertaining

                              • Badminton


                              • Living Room, Fireplace and Large Flat Screen TV

                                Living Room, Fireplace and Large Flat Screen TV

                              • Master Suite (w/private full bath) and lake views

                                Master Suite (w/private full bath) and lake views

                              • Bunk Bed Room Sleeps Four

                                Bunk Bed Room Sleeps Four

                              • Very High Pine Ceilings

                                Very High Pine Ceilings

                              VRBO #313327

                              There have been  visitors to this page since the counter was last reset in .

                              This listing was first published here in 2010.

                              Date last modified - Wednesday, July 02, 2014

                              $250 - $800 per night (USD)

                              4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 10

                              View calendar: Updated 07/28/14
                              Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
                              Dates are unavailable
                              Please stay a bit longer. A stay of nights or more is required for these dates.
                              This listing requires that rentals start on a .
                              Get an instant quote
                              Email owner

                              +1 434 295 6659

                              Speaks: english
                              Always make sure to call the number on the listing to confirm payment details. Only pay using credit card, PayPal, check, or direct bank transfer. Learn More
                              Add vacation protection services to your booking

                              Three services to protect your trip:

                              Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.

                              Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.

                              Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

                              Get it now

                              Share this property

                              Sharing makes you 30% cooler
                                Please correct the following errors and resend:
                              • Enter one or more valid email addresses separated by commas.
                              • Enter a subject for your email.
                              • Your message may not contain markup. Please remove the markup and try again.

                              Hi, I'd like to share this property with you.