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Lovestone Vacation Villa -Luxury Home - Private Cove, Boat Dock

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Front Entrance

Front Entrance Breezeway to house View from upper deck of Smith Mountain Lake and Smith Mountain Autumn Haze room - king bed, private bath, private porch Screen porch off of Autumn Haze bed room Summer Rose Room, Queen Bed lower level, private bath Winter Hideaway room queen bed Spring Garden room - king bed or 2 twin beds - upper level Year Round bedroom - trundle bed - 2 twins - main floor Living room with gas log fireplace Dinning room with french door walkout to upper deck table seats six Family Room with wood burning fireplace  Table seats 8 Lake side of house with 2 decks Upper deck view with lake and mountain back ground Hot tub - seats 6 Kitchen with island, granite counter tops and SS appliances Boat dock

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Last updated: 04/23/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • 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

Property Type

  • 3700 sq. ft.
  • Estate
  • 2 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Private Chef
          • Massage

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Smoking outdoors only - not on decks...moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            21 yrs old...moreless

          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

          • Winter Hideway: 1 queen

            2nd Floor...moreless

          • Spring Garden: 1 king

            Can be changed to twins (2), 2nd floor...moreless

          • Summer Rose: 1 queen

            Private in suite bath, lower level...moreless

          • Year Round: 2 twin/ single

            Trundle bed, main level...moreless

          • Autumn Haze: 1 king

            Private in suite Bath, private screen porch, 2nd floor...moreless

          • King size beds (2) King bed in Autumn Haze; King bed in Spring Garden (can be made into 2 twins), Queen size Beds (2) Summer Rose and Winter Hideaway rooms, Twin or Single Beds (2) Year Round room has day bed with trundle bed...moreless

          Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

          • Autumn Haze: toilet, combination tub/shower

            ...moreless

          • Upstairs Hall - 2nd floor: toilet, combination tub/shower

            ...moreless

          • Main Floor Hall: toilet, combination tub/shower

            ...moreless

          • Summer Rose: toilet, shower

            ...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Gourmet kitchen with stainless appliances, double ovens, microwave, convection oven and granite counters...moreless

          • Dining:

            Additional table in Family room - in front of fire place seats 6....moreless

          • Catering Available:

            private chef and restaurant catering available...moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            side by side with ice and water in door...moreless

          • Microwave:

            (2) one in Kitchen, one in rec room...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            teflon pots and pans...moreless

          Amenities

          • Linens Provided:

            European linens and towels with beach towels for hot tub and swim use. ...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Extra large high effeciency top loader , new in 2010...moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            ample parking for five cars...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Formerly operated as Bed and Breakfast. Main house has 5 bedrooms, two storys, two decks, kitchen, laundry. 1/2 mile from entrance to Smith Mountain Lake State Park. Available / can be arranged: Fishing guides, Massages, Boat rental ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable:

                (2) 1 in Rec Room 1in Family Room...moreless

              • Video Library:

                extensive DVD collection...moreless

              • Music Library:

                extensive CD collection...moreless

              • DVD Player
              • CD Player
              • VCR

              Communications

              • Computer Available:

                work station with printer...moreless

              • Mobile Phone

              Pool & Spa

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    upper deck 575 sq ft. lower deck 500 sq ft...moreless

                  • Gazebo:

                    Screen room on upper deck for dining...moreless

                  • Balcony:

                    screen porch off master Bed room...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Theme

                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Family
                  • Away From It All

                  Location & View

                  • Lakefront:

                    120 foot frontage with private boat dock, space for 2 boats...moreless

                  Car

                      • Necessary

                      Activities

                      • Hot Air Ballooning
                      • Cycling
                      • Parasailing
                      • Fishing
                      • Tennis
                      • Kayaking
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Sailing
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Golf
                      • Hunting
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Hiking
                      • Swimming
                      • Water Tubing
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Walking
                      • Shopping
                      • Boating
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Cinemas
                      • Marina
                      • Restaurants
                      • Laundromat
                      • Medical Services
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Groceries
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Antiquing
                      • Miniature Golf
                      • Wildlife Viewing

                      Other Activities

                          • 1 Mile to Smith Mountain Lake State Park 25 miles to D-day Memorial 20 miles to Booker T. Washington National Monument...moreless
                           

                          Reviews

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                          • Beautiful Place

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                            Beautiful Place

                            • Guest Shawn, Michael and families
                            • Date of stay 07/07/13
                            • Review Submitted 09/08/13
                            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.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                          • Lovely Vacation

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                            Lovely Vacation

                            • Guest Collin and Tahlia
                            • Date of stay 07/12/13
                            • Review Submitted 09/07/13
                            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

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                          • Beautiful Home

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                            Beautiful Home

                            • Guest Anna and Grace
                            • Date of stay 06/24/13
                            • Review Submitted 09/07/13
                            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.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                          • Lakeside views

                            Lakeside views

                            • Guest Sherry (Winston-Salem, NC)
                            • Date of stay 08/10/13
                            • Review Submitted 08/28/13
                            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.

                            Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, pet owners, families with teenagers.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                          • Very Nice!

                            Very Nice!

                            • Guest TLTrip (Northern VA)
                            • Date of stay 07/27/13
                            • Review Submitted 08/20/13
                            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!

                            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

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                           
                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Spring
                          Mar 1 - May 23, 2014
                          2 night min stay
                          $400
                          Summer
                          May 24 - Sep 30, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          $3,430
                          Fall
                          Oct 1 - Nov 30, 2014
                          2 night min stay
                          $400
                          Winter
                          Dec 1 - Feb 28, 2015
                          2 night min stay
                          $300
                          My Standard Rate
                          7 night min stay

                          $3,430

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
                          • Cleaning fee $150 + tax
                          • Pet Fee $100 + tax
                          • Tax Rate 10%

                          Notes:

                          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


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                          Last updated: 04/23/2014
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                          Location

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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
                           

                          Owner info

                          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


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                          Photos

                          • Front Entrance

                            Front Entrance

                          • View from upper deck of Smith Mountain Lake and Smith Mountain

                            View from upper deck of Smith Mountain Lake and Smith Mountain

                          • Screen porch off of Autumn Haze bed room

                            Screen porch off of Autumn Haze bed room

                          • Winter Hideaway room queen bed

                            Winter Hideaway room queen bed

                          • Year Round bedroom - trundle bed - 2 twins - main floor

                            Year Round bedroom - trundle bed - 2 twins - main floor

                          • Dinning room with french door walkout to upper deck table seats six

                            Dinning room with french door walkout to upper deck table seats six

                          • Lake side of house with 2 decks

                            Lake side of house with 2 decks

                          • Hot tub - seats 6

                            Hot tub - seats 6

                          • Boat dock

                            Boat dock

                          • Breezeway to house

                            Breezeway to house

                          • Autumn Haze room - king bed, private bath, private porch

                            Autumn Haze room - king bed, private bath, private porch

                          • Summer Rose Room, Queen Bed lower level, private bath

                            Summer Rose Room, Queen Bed lower level, private bath

                          • Spring Garden room - king bed or 2 twin beds - upper level

                            Spring Garden room - king bed or 2 twin beds - upper level

                          • Living room with gas log fireplace

                            Living room with gas log fireplace

                          • Family Room with wood burning fireplace  Table seats 8

                            Family Room with wood burning fireplace Table seats 8

                          • Upper deck view with lake and mountain back ground

                            Upper deck view with lake and mountain back ground

                          • Kitchen with island, granite counter tops and SS appliances

                            Kitchen with island, granite counter tops and SS appliances

                          VRBO #407871

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                          This listing was first published here in 2012.

                          Date last modified - Tuesday, April 01, 2014

                          $300 - $490 per night (USD)
                          5

                          5 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 10

                          View calendar: Updated 04/23/14
                          Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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