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Serenity reins in spectacular views from the patio and fire pit

Serenity reins in spectacular views from the patio and fire pit Bedroom has a distinctively European flair Bright, sunny sitting room with satellite TV (even German channels!) Home is nestled into a heavily landscaped, park-like setting Springtime brings a burst of color throughout the garden. Have breakfast together with the hummingbirds! The dock is spacious and offers unparalleled views A fall afternoon, reading on the dock Kayaking in the wildnerness preserve just across from Sans Souci A rare beach is a real hit with children & kayakers alike! One of the best fishing spots on the lake! Rainbows occur with amazing frequency.  Search for the pot of gold! Smithy sightings have become more frequent since the filming of Lake Effects. Fall is an especially charming time of the year Serenity reins in spectacular views from the patio and fire pit A grown up swing set with an amazing view! The serenity of a snowfall creates a winter wonderland. The beauty of a winter's morning Water sports start in early spring and continue until Thanksgiving! Virginia Dare offers dinner & sight seeing cruises Mini golf at Bridgewater Many local bands perform around the lake throughout the summer. The Ice Cream Float is a lake tradition

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Last updated: 04/20/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Huddleston bed and breakfast description

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!


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 queen sized futon 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.

The entire home was featured in a Laker Magazine article in Jan-Feb 2011 titled, 'In Harmony With Nature.' Read it online here: http://www.smithmountainlake.com/homes/lakerMagazine/wb/272108

Come see for yourself what everyone is talking about!

Property Type

  • Chalet
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Bed And Breakfast
  • Bed & Breakfast

Meals

      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

      Onsite Services

      • Housekeeper Included
      • Daily Maid Service

      Suitability

      • Pets Not Allowed
      • Non Smoking Only

      Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4

      • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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      • Sitting Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

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      • 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....moreless

      Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

      • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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      • There is a tiled bath between the two rooms that offers a luxurious rain shower with built-in seat....moreless

      Entertainment

      • Stereo:

        Two iPod players, one is bluetooth enabled....moreless

      • DVD Player
      • Radio
      • CD Player

      Theme

          • Romantic

          Car

              • Necessary

              Attractions

              • Autumn Foliage
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Forests
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Live Theater
              • Restaurants
              • Winery Tours

              Leisure Activities

              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Paddle Boating
              • Bird Watching
              • Walking
              • Antiquing
              • Horseback Riding
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Boating
              • Shopping
              • Miniature Golf

              local services and businesses

              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services
              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Fitness Center

              Location Type

              • Rural:

                Region is characterized by pleasantly rolling hills, dotted with pastures, agricultural fields and forests....moreless

              • Waterfront:

                Sans Souci has the signature view of Smith Mountain Lake. The photo of our patio is used as the splash page for numerous web sites in the region....moreless

              • Lakefront:

                Situated on a lot with 300' of waterfront, property also has a private beach & dock....moreless

              • Lake
              • Mountain
              • Lake View:

                Views of the lake from every room!...moreless

              sports and adventure activities

              • Kayaking
              • Surfing
              • Hunting
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Jet Skiing
              • Pier Fishing
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Snorkeling
              • Water Tubing
              • Sailing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Water Skiing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountaineering
              • Paragliding

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

                  • Dining Room
                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Dining:

                    Breakfast is included in the rental rate. Anne prepares breakfast in the kitchen of our home, which is spotlessly clean and inspected by VA Dept of Health....moreless

                  forms of payment

                      • Accept Credit Card

                      General

                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Local Maps
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Shampoo
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Wireless Internet:

                        High speed wireless internet across the entire property - even the dock!...moreless

                      • Internet
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                        By request, we can make a docking space available by our floating dock....moreless

                      • Sofa Bed
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Heating
                      • Linens Provided

                      house cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Included

                          Kitchen

                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Mini Refrigerator
                          • Refrigerator:

                            Mini refrigerator included in wet bar...moreless

                          • Microwave:

                            Microwave available on wet bar...moreless

                          Outside

                          • Lawn / Garden:

                            The gardens are heavily landscaped and beautiful....moreless

                          • Wood Deck
                          • Patio
                          • Walkway To Water
                          • Pedal Boat
                          • Balcony
                          • Deck / Patio:

                            (2) Beautiful stone patios with large fire pit. Panoramic views of Smith Mountain wilderness preserve....moreless

                          Payment Type

                          • Visa
                          • Mastercard
                           

                          Reviews

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                          • Peaceful!

                            Peaceful!

                            • Guest Kelli H.
                            • Date of stay 03/07/14
                            • Review Submitted 04/17/14
                            We came as a group of four and loved staying at the house! Very nice and new suite with heated floors. Breakfast was incredible. The views were awesome and the hospitality was so fantastic. We hope to return for another weekend soon!

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                          • This place is real!!!

                            This place is real!!!

                            • Guest Noelle B. (Hampton, VA)
                            • Date of stay 11/15/13
                            • Review Submitted 11/17/13
                            These photo wonderfully depict everything. Believe me when I say that it is sooo beautiful no matter when you visit. It was overcast much of this weekend, but the view was so serene regardless. There were the beautiful leaves of oranges and yellows and a clear view of where the cloud began on the mountain. Me and my girls just really needed a break from the everyday hustle and bustle. A place to breathe and slooooow down. Sans Souci was just what the doctor ordered. Bill and Anne were so hospitable that it felt like I was staying with extended family. I really look forward to my next visit to this little slice of heaven.

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                          • Excellent retreat on SML!

                            Excellent retreat on SML!

                            • Guest Elizabeth W.
                            • Date of stay 10/18/13
                            • Review Submitted 10/23/13
                            San Souci was exactly what my husband and I had in mind for our weekend getaway. A beautiful three hour drive west of Richmond, Virginia, this B&B is perfectly situated on a beautiful, quiet part of Smith Mountain Lake. Our accommodations were in a separate wing of the owners' home with separate entrance, large bedroom, comfortable bathroom, and separate TV/reading space. The home and grounds were immaculate and beautifully appointed. Anna is an excellent and creative cook - we had neglected to let her know about a dietary restriction before arriving and she was able to quickly and graciously adapt her plan to our needs. Be sure to ask for her homemade muesli as part of a breakfast during your stay! Perhaps the best part of the visit was the extensive local knowledge that Bill and Anna shared during our conversations. Since our trip was part relaxation and part real estate exploration, their 14 years of experience on the lake provided us the 'insider' knowledge to help guide future visits. Thank you!

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                          • Little bit of heaven

                            Little bit of heaven

                            • Guest Bill C.
                            • Date of stay 09/27/13
                            • Review Submitted 10/08/13
                            Our stay at Sans Souci was amazing. Bill and Anne have carved out a little piece of heaven on the banks of Smith Mountain Lake. The views were magnificent, their home was detailed perfecting, and breakfast was...to die for. I can not wait until our next visit. If you are looking for a place to simply unwind and let all the stress and preasures from home go away, this is the place to do it.

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                          • Heaven on earth

                            Heaven on earth

                            • Guest Alicia C.
                            • Date of stay 09/27/13
                            • Review Submitted 10/01/13
                            Sans souci is a little piece of heaven. The views are intoxicating and the house is beautiful, the pictures don't do it justice. Sitting on the dock with a bottle of wine and watching the sunset, it really doesn't get any better. Anne and Bill are the most gracious hosts; immediately making us feel welcome and comfortable. They are both well traveled and we could have talked to them forever about their adventures around the world. I've told all of my friends to stay here, I can't wait to go back!

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                          • Great B&B, Second to None

                            Great B&B, Second to None

                            • Guest Howard M.
                            • Date of stay 09/07/13
                            • Review Submitted 09/18/13
                            Sans Souci is outstanding in its spacious accommodations and impeccably landscaped grounds. Anne and Bill are the most wonderful and gracious hosts, going the extra mile to set a beautiful table and provide sumptuous and delicious breakfasts on their second-story porch overlooking the lake. They are very personable, knowing how to balance their availability and yet give privacy to their guests. If someone is looking for a great get-away, there are ample opportunities for activities and entertainment in the area, but Sans Souci also provides a perfect setting for rest & peaceful relaxation.

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                          • Best Bed and Breakfast there is

                            Best Bed and Breakfast there is

                            • Guest Ken B. (Gainesville, VA)
                            • Date of stay 09/12/13
                            • Review Submitted 09/15/13
                            We had our 5th year anniversary here and it couldn't be better. Bill and Anne showed us great hospitality. The breakfasts were great on the balcony with a great view of the landscaping and the lake. The boat dock was great for swimming and the owners provided us with details of where to go with a map. All and all we were completed satisfied and surprised of how perfect the weekend was. Wether your going to play in the water all weekend, fish, or go sight seeing then this is your place. I would rather go here again then any big resort for a wonderful, romantic weekend. Thanks again Anne and Bill! I am sure we will be back again.

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                          • Best B&B experience we have ever had!

                            Best B&B experience we have ever had!

                            • Guest Cat G. (Potomac, MD)
                            • Date of stay 08/08/13
                            • Review Submitted 08/11/13
                            My husband and I returned home today from a 3 night stay at Sans Souci, and oh! how I wish we could have stayed longer. Their home is breathtaking, their kindness is overflowing, Anne's breakfasts are fresh, gourmet, and plentiful, and their location on the lake is absolutely unbeatable. The B&B portion of the house is completely private, which allowed us to come and go as we pleased. The space is bright, large, impeccable, and has every modern amenity imaginable. The bed and linens were so luxurious, and sleep came easily every night. Meeting Bill and Anne is reason enough to stay at Sans Souci. They are a generous couple who have traveled the world, and we thoroughly enjoyed getting to know them and hearing some of their life's adventures. We had never been to Smith Mountain Lake, but it is definitely a wonderful place to visit. We spent our days playing in the water, enjoying beautiful scenery from their private dock, and re-energizing in the serene atmosphere of Sans Souci. We would recommend Sans Souci to anyone considering a get-away. My husband and I are already looking forward to a return trip!! Thank you Bill & Anne for such a wonderful trip!!!

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                          • Heaven on earth!

                            Heaven on earth!

                            • Guest Kellie H.
                            • Date of stay 07/24/13
                            • Review Submitted 07/28/13
                            Sans Souci at Smith Mountain Lake, the home of Bill and Anna was absolutely the most incredible B&B we have had the pleasure of staying. My husband and I came for a long weekend to celebrate my birthday. We were lucky enough to have the hosts help celebrate with great neighbors and life long friends. Waking up and enjoying the incredible view could only compete with a breakfast fit for a King and Queen. The accommodations were just like any 5 star resort and every amenity one could want when staying away from home. We have met some great new friends and plan on returning soon to enjoy another visit to paradise. Thank you both for everything!

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                          • Fantastic Place

                            Fantastic Place

                            • Guest Elke (Raleigh, NC)
                            • Date of stay 05/24/13
                            • Review Submitted 06/13/13
                            Sans Souci is truly a magical place, very peaceful and serene and although there are neighbors, it feels very private and secluded. We had a fantastic time just doing nothing. Anne is a great cook and breakfasts were superb and plentiful. The rooms are beautifully decorated and well appointed, the pictures don't do them justice. Thank you Anne and Bill for your hospitality, great conversations and for all the hard work you put into your property. We really enjoyed our stay and can't wait to come back.

                            Recommended for: Age 55+, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Songbird Season
                          Apr 1 - Oct 31
                          2 night min stay
                          $220
                          $1,470
                          Raven Season
                          Nov 1 - Mar 31
                          2 night min stay
                          $180
                          $1,190
                          My Standard Rate
                          2 night min stay
                          $220
                          $1,400

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Tax Rate 10.3%

                          Notes:

                          Rates are for two guests. Up to two additional guests may be added at $30 per person per night, plus tax. Additional guests will sleep on futon in sitting room of suite. A trundle bed can also be added, upon request.


                          Cancellation policy:

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


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                          Last updated: 04/20/2014
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                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 1999

                          About the owner: 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.

                          Why the Owner Chose Huddleston:
                          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.

                          The Unique Benefits at this Bed And Breakfast:
                          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!


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                          Speaks: english, french, german

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                          Photos

                          • Serenity reins in spectacular views from the patio and fire pit

                            Serenity reins in spectacular views from the patio and fire pit

                          • Bright, sunny sitting room with satellite TV (even German channels!)

                            Bright, sunny sitting room with satellite TV (even German channels!)

                          • Springtime brings a burst of color throughout the garden.

                            Springtime brings a burst of color throughout the garden.

                          • The dock is spacious and offers unparalleled views

                            The dock is spacious and offers unparalleled views

                          • Kayaking in the wildnerness preserve just across from Sans Souci

                            Kayaking in the wildnerness preserve just across from Sans Souci

                          • One of the best fishing spots on the lake!

                            One of the best fishing spots on the lake!

                          • Smithy sightings have become more frequent since the filming of Lake Effects.

                            Smithy sightings have become more frequent since the filming of Lake Effects.

                          • Serenity reins in spectacular views from the patio and fire pit

                            Serenity reins in spectacular views from the patio and fire pit

                          • The beauty of a winter's morning

                            The beauty of a winter's morning

                          • Virginia Dare offers dinner & sight seeing cruises

                            Virginia Dare offers dinner & sight seeing cruises

                          • Many local bands perform around the lake throughout the summer.

                            Many local bands perform around the lake throughout the summer.

                          • Bedroom has a distinctively European flair

                            Bedroom has a distinctively European flair

                          • Home is nestled into a heavily landscaped, park-like setting

                            Home is nestled into a heavily landscaped, park-like setting

                          • Have breakfast together with the hummingbirds!

                            Have breakfast together with the hummingbirds!

                          • A fall afternoon, reading on the dock

                            A fall afternoon, reading on the dock

                          • A rare beach is a real hit with children & kayakers alike!

                            A rare beach is a real hit with children & kayakers alike!

                          • Rainbows occur with amazing frequency.  Search for the pot of gold!

                            Rainbows occur with amazing frequency. Search for the pot of gold!

                          • Fall is an especially charming time of the year

                            Fall is an especially charming time of the year

                          • A grown up swing set with an amazing view!

                            A grown up swing set with an amazing view!

                          • The serenity of a snowfall creates a winter wonderland.

                            The serenity of a snowfall creates a winter wonderland.

                          • Water sports start in early spring and continue until Thanksgiving!

                            Water sports start in early spring and continue until Thanksgiving!

                          • Mini golf at Bridgewater

                            Mini golf at Bridgewater

                          • The Ice Cream Float is a lake tradition

                            The Ice Cream Float is a lake tradition

                          $180 - $220 per night (USD)
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                          1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 4

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                          Minimum stay: 2 nights
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