Lovestone Vacation Villa -Luxury Home - Private Cove, Boat Dock
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- Minimum stay:2-7 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Huddleston estate description
Restore your soul today with this masterpiece manor located on the shores of Smith Mountain Lake. Surrounded by 6 acres of woods and meadow – this magnificent yet casual French Country Lakefront estate offers your family a daily respite in a very secluded setting. The Peaks of Otter stone home, known as LoveStone, evokes the feeling of old world European charm with its unique style of architecture. Exceptional views of Smith Mountain rising over the 22,000 acre lake contribute to this serene, tranquil setting. LoveStone Inn has 6 acres of prime location with a boat dock and views from its 2 decks, 2 porches and 5 bedrooms, each with breathtaking views of the mountain and lake. Stone fireplaces offer warmth and relaxed surroundings for morning and evening. The LoveStone Inn consists of 5 bedrooms and 4 baths plus a fabulous new gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops, double ovens, gas cook top and more. New windows throughout, hot tub and three huge family rooms allow you to accommodate 10 guests and still find privacy in your own space.
Previously an award winning B&B, voted “best place to stay overnight” from 2004 to 2011.
Keywords: lake front, vacation home, multi family, large groups, Smith Mountain Lake, beach, boat dock, 5 bedrooms, sleeps 10, Blue Ridge Parkway, bass fishing, boating, wake board, water skiing, fishing, SML
- 3700 sq. ft.
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Catering Available:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Linens Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Parking Off Street:
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Wood Fireplace:
- Satellite / Cable:
- Video Library:
- DVD Player
- Mobile Phone
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
Location & View
- Rock Climbing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Water Tubing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Water Skiing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Horseback Riding
- Live Theater
- Fitness Center
- Wildlife Viewing
- Massage Therapist
- Bird Watching
- Sight Seeing
- Miniature Golf
ReviewsWrite a review
Beautiful PlaceGuest comment entered by owner
Such a beautiful place to get away with our family and celebrate our 50th Anniversary. We enjoyed every minute and there is something for everyone.
- Guest Shawn, Michael and families
- Date of stay 07/07/13
- Review Submitted 09/08/13
Lovely VacationGuest comment entered by owner
Thank you for the lovely vacation experience at SML. The beach was the best part for the children. Our family felt at home here at the LoveStone
- Guest Collin and Tahlia
- Date of stay 07/12/13
- Review Submitted 09/07/13
Beautiful HomeGuest comment entered by owner
Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful home! We loved the beach and all its amenities. Hopefully we get the privilege of staying another time.
- Guest Anna and Grace
- Date of stay 06/24/13
- Review Submitted 09/07/13
This is a lovely 6 acre property sloping down to the lake (lots of deer), where there is a private beach and boathouse. The house is large and very nice, but filled to the brim with knick-knacks, which makes it feel smaller. The kitchen if fully stocked. The owners are next door, which is convenient if you have a problem. However, the house was run as a B&B until last year; it seems they quit taking much care of the yard at that time (eg. lots of dead plants in the planters). I believe it is for sale now. The lake itself is fantastic, clear water, nice temperature, not too much traffic, and quite large. All in all, an enjoyable vacation.
- Guest Sherry (Winston-Salem, NC)
- Date of stay 08/10/13
- Review Submitted 08/28/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, pet owners, families with teenagers.
Our stay at the Lovestone Vacation Villa was very nice. As with any vacation destination, there is good and bad; you can decide on which you'll focus. The good is the house is truly a beautifull B&B Villa that you and your family will enjoy every minute for a week. They bad is the owners are staying in the cottage right next to you. For the most part they respect your privacy, but they showed up a couple times unannounced to "check the hot tub". The good is the 22,000 acre lake with numerous coves and places to swim and picnic (rent a pontoon boat at SML). The bad is the house is on a hill with a steep walk up from the boat dock after a long day on the lake. Older adults and those with young children please note (rent or bring a golf cart. You'll be glad you did). The good is the daily viewing of deer in the back yard. The bad is most of the back yard is not cut. There is a path cut to the boat dock and a gravel road connected to the owners' cottage, both of which you must pass in front of the cottage to utilize, they are not connected to the villa. I recommend you Google Earth this location to ensure you understand its setting. The good is a boat dock for your use with amenities. The bad is the owner's boat is there too and used while you're there. The good is a small but private beach for the small children to use with chairs for the parents, inclusive of a fire pit. The bad -- there is no bad with that. The good is the owners contacted us immediately after departure to let us know we forgot a phone charger. The bad, again, the is no bad in renting from caring owners. Overall we recommend the Lovestone Villa as we had a good time in a very nice location! Consider the noted good and the bad and make your informed decision. Enjoy!
- Guest TLTrip (Northern VA)
- Date of stay 07/27/13
- Review Submitted 08/20/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers.
Owner response: We are glad you enjoyed our Villa and 6 acres on Smith Mountain Lake. As a VRBO, we are in residence and maintain the house, grounds and gardens ourselves. Thank you for your comments. Dawn and Tom
|Dates||Nightly||Wknd Night||Weekend||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 1 - Feb 28, 2014
2 night min stay
Mar 1 - May 23, 2014
2 night min stay
May 24 - Sep 30, 2014
7 night min stay
Oct 1 - Nov 30, 2014
2 night min stay
|My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Prices are subject to change. Discount for multiple weeks.
Premium charged for holiday weeks.
$400.00 deposit with reservation
Balance 60 days prior to rental
Accept Visa, Master card, Discover card, cash, check
- Refundable Damage Deposit: $400
- Cleaning fee: $150 + tax
- Pet Fee: $100 + tax
- Tax Rate 10%
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- Nearest Airport: Roanoke Regional at 30 Miles
- Nearest Train: Lynchburg - Amtrac at 30 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Mariner's Landing Golf at 5 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Smoke House at 8 Miles
Year Purchased: 2002
About the owner: Dawn Spencer and Tom Zirkelbach moved from the Chicago area in 2003 to open the LoveStone Inn Bed and Breakfast on Smith Mountain Lake. Both had careers with corporations in the Chicago area. After 27 years of the Chicago winters, they choose to semi-retire in the beautiful mountains of Virginia, on this 22,000 acre manmade lake. Dawn's family is from Roanoke and introduced them to Smith Mountain Lake in 1996. It was their goal to enjoy the mild seasons of the mountain lake while running a B&B. Dawn still has a consulting firm. She is responsible for the marketing and customer side of the B&B business. Her passion is cooking and gardening. Tom runs the operations side of the B&B business and enjoys boating and fishing. Their two sons join them at Smith Mountain Lake from Chicago and the D.C. area. They have a Shih Tzu named Pebbles which loves the lake also.
Why the Owner Chose Huddleston:
Dawn’s family is from Roanoke and she watched the lake form in the 60’s. She always felt Central Virginia was “home” and after 27 years “up north”, Dawn and Tom welcomed the peacefulness of the lake area and the activities Smith Mountain Lake has to offer. By having a total of 5 bedrooms, we have always had plenty of room for family and friends. Being 45 minutes from Roanoke and Lynchburg, we have easy access to healthcare, airports (for our traveling bug) and commuter service into the Northern Virginia and DC area. Starting in 2012, LoveStone Inn will become a luxury vacation rental instead of a B&B. Our guest will still enjoy the fabulous amenities LoveStone Inn and Smith Mountain Lake have to offer, just for longer stays.
The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
Smith Mountain Lake is a 20,000 acre pristine mountain lake with over 500 miles of shore line. Located in central Virginia, 40 minutes from Roanoke and Lynchburg. The surrounding area includes: 5 – 10 minutes from your front door: Antiquing, boating, water sports, golf, parasailing, fine and casual dining, helicopter rides, Smith Mountain Lake state park, shopping, championship bass fishing and every type of water sport you can imagine. 20 minutes from your front door: D-day memorial; Booker T. Washington National Park; Civil War trails; beautiful Bedford, Virginia. 40 minutes from your front door: Blue Ridge Parkway; Poplar Forest (Thomas Jefferson’s summer home); Roanoke, Virginia with the oldest continually operating farmers’ market in Virginia, museums, zoo, restaurants, shopping; Lynchburg Virginia with Liberty University and 4 other colleges, community plays and concerts 2 hours away from your front door: Charlottesville, Virginia and the University of Virginia; Blacksburg, Virginia Tech; Raleigh-Durham, Duke and University of North Carolina 4 hours away from your front door: Northern Virginia, the DC area, Charlotte, North Carolina and West Virginia
- Primary: 540-296-0510
View from upper deck of Smith Mountain Lake and Smith Mountain
Screen porch off of Autumn Haze bed room
Winter Hideaway room queen bed
Year Round bedroom - trundle bed - 2 twins - main floor
Dinning room with french door walkout to upper deck table seats six
Lake side of house with 2 decks
Hot tub - seats 6
Breezeway to house
Autumn Haze room - king bed, private bath, private porch
Summer Rose Room, Queen Bed lower level, private bath
Spring Garden room - king bed or 2 twin beds - upper level
Living room with gas log fireplace
Family Room with wood burning fireplace Table seats 8
Upper deck view with lake and mountain back ground
Kitchen with island, granite counter tops and SS appliances
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Date last modified - Tuesday, December 03, 2013
5 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
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