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Large Open Home, Right on the Water, Party Deck, Great Views

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Last updated: 08/03/2015
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Located at the end of a long cul-de-sac, the driveway provides lots of on-site parking. The yard is flat so you can walk directly out to the water and large dock. The beautiful cove is nearly a quarter mile across and quickly opens out toward Smith Mountain and to even larger parts of the lake near channel marker C5. We find this perfect for skiing or fishing right out in front of the house protected from the winds that sometimes occur on the larger parts of the lake. Back again to the driveway, it is just a few stairs up to the covered entryway and deck that wraps around three sides of the house. From the entryway you enter the house between the kitchen and the greatroom. Toward the right is a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, electric range and oven, microwave, lots of counter space for food preparation and buffet style serving as well as stools for informal breakfast or snacking. Past the kitchen to the right is a large bedroom we call the 'bunkhouse' with two bunk beds, the lower bunk of each converting to a futon couch when desired. Beyond the kitchen to the left is the greatroom and a room we call the “lakeroom”, a large room on the lake side of the house, full of windows and light. Together, the greatroom, kitchen and lakeroom create a large open space, one of the things that we love so much about the house. From the lakeroom you can go back out onto the lakeside deck overlooking the water and dock or you can continue through the lakeroom and to the right into the sitting room that adjoins the master bedroom. Large windows in the setting room overlook again the deck, water and dock. The large master bedroom has its own full bath, an additional in-room vanity and a walk-in closet. From the master bedroom you cross the hallway toward the left to the guest bedroom or toward the right to a large full bathroom. Both the master and guest bedrooms have sliding doors leading outside again onto the deck. The hallway bathroom has a skylight. From this hallway you reenter the greatroom. Both greatroom and lakeroom have gas fireplaces. In the greatroom is a full wrap around couch system surrounding the TV. There are two dining tables one seating 8 and the other seating 4 comfortably. There are numerous nooks with futons or chairs for lounging. There is a nook off the kitchen, one between the greatroom and lakeroom and one, already mentioned, in the setting room adjoining the master bedroom.

Keywords: Open greatroom, sunroom and kitchen, large deck surrounding the house, lots of parking, boat lift for renters, great swimming areas and deep water off the dock.


Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Convertible bed(s)


  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • Bedroom 2: 1 double


  • Bedroom 3: 2 bunk bed


  • Queen size Bed (1) We recommend you bring your own linens for all bedding. If needed, a separate linen service is available at the link below., Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Bunk Beds (2)...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    A second sink is just outside the bathroom in the bedroom....moreless

Other Amenities

  • This property is one of the few that offer a dedicated slip for your own boat. The slip has a hoist that will accomodate most boats and is covered. For boat launch locations please see the points of interest map below....moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR


  • Family


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    Big open cove, smooth water even when the winds are blowing farther out in the lake. You can do all the skiing and tubing you want in full view of the dock and house....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    The lake house is right on the water. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing


  • Dining:

    A large dinning room table that seats 10 and a second table that seat 4...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace:

    Two: One in the Great Room (nearest the kitchen) One in the Lake Room (nearest the water)...moreless

  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room:

    Great Room - large open floor plan combines living room, dining room and kitchen...moreless

  • Parking:

    County and neighborhood rules require everyone to park in the driveway and off the roads or cul-de-sac. There is lots of room to do so....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:

    None provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine


  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Very spacious wrap around deck, easily accessable from multiple points within the house....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


Write a review 4.7
from 15 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 24 - Sep 12, 2015
7 night min stay


Discounts: 7 nights or more: $280 Nightly

My Standard Rate
4 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $150
  • Pet Fee $40
  • Taxes Not included

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Car: Necessary


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: We (Fran and Shauna) live in Northern Virginia. Our two older children are married, our two younger children are still in college. We have four grandchildren and more to come, we hope. The family pet is a border collie, collie mix named Hobbes (like in the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes). Our younger son’s name is Colin, so we have our own variant of the comic strip we call Colin and Hobbes. Professionally I am a systems engineer and Shauna is a full-time homemaker.

Why the Owner Chose Huddleston:
I grew up in the Finger Lakes Region of NY State. When we found Smith Mountain Lake and this house I knew I had found a place where I could share with my kids much of the wonder I had as a kid growing up near a large lake. Each year we hold a family reuinon here for both sides of our family. The house, the lake and the surrounding places of interest have accomodated us all without a hitch for several days at a time.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Many mornings I start my day at dawn on the party deck, watching the rising sun melt away the morning mist. Shauna's favorite time is watching the sunset from the same place. The calm waters of the morning and evening make perfect bookends for the waves churned up by the boating, canoeing, sailing and swimming we do in between. I'm not a fisherman but many of my family and neighbors are. SML is a tournament bass lake and has been featured on TV and in movies. Being out on a peninsula as we are, we are nearly surrounded by water and our connection to land is occupied by a state park and a resort and golf course.

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