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Beautiful, Quiet Lakefront Property - Smith Mountain Lake ~VA~

Huddleston, VA, USA
  • House1800 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Welcome to Lake Retreat, it is more than just a vacation home. Lake Retreat is a peaceful, quiet escape from the hectic pace so many of us live.

This 4 bedroom, 2 full and 1 half baths home offers 2,000 sq ft of living space. Located on a waterfront lot with 1.25 acres full of blooming shrubbery and large oak trees, nature and wildlife are at your doorstep. A short walk from the back deck down a mild slope to the water reveals a natural brown sand beach and two private docks for your use nestled back in a cove. There is a sandbox near the natural sand beach for little children. You and your children can enjoy swimming in the cove and feel perfectly safe from boat traffic and waves. The old and the new docks provide ample docking space for your boats. The new dock has electricity. There is plenty of parking for cars and boat trailers on the lot.

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warren theis

Member Since 2005
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Response time:
within one day
Calendar last updated:
Apr 15, 2018
About warren theis

I am a retired engineer, married, enjoy racing sailboats, flying airplanes and motorcycling. My wife enjoys quilting, bridge and many other activities.

warren theis purchased this House in 1983

Why warren theis chose Huddleston

Our vacation rental is 3 miles from where we live on lakefront property. It makes it very convenient to manage and maintain our rental property.

What makes this House unique

Enjoying the water sports and serenity of this beautiful location: the Jewel of the Blue Ridge. Please visit the nearby Civil War Battlefields and Trails nearby. The 150th anniversary Civil War re-enactment of Gen Lee's surrender to Gen Grant is scheduled for April 8-12, 2015 in Appomattox Va. an hour away.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, Master bedroom has half bath
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen
      • Convertible bed(s)
        1 sleep sofa /futon, Downstairs in unfinished basement/recreation room
      • Queen size Beds (2) One queen is in master bedroom upstairs, the other is in the bedroom on the lakeside upstairs., Twin or Single Beds (2) Two new twin beds that sleeps two adults in bedroom upstairs., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) There is one queen size futon in the combined rec room/bedroom downstairs in the unfinished walkout basement.


      • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Off main hallway
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, Connected to master bedroom
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, shower, In Recreation room downstairs in walkout basement
      • 2.5 baths

      Location Type

        • Golf Course View
          Mariners Landing Golf Course. Course designed by Robert Trent Jones.
        • Lake
          Smith Mountain Lake Virginia, 500 miles of shoreline. Great watersking and wakeboarding
        • Lakefront
          Has two separate private docks for customers use. On Craddock Creek between day markers C6 and C8
        • Mountain View
          Blue Ridge mountain vistas
        • Rural
          Farms and mountain vistas galore
        • Waterfront
          145 ft lakefront on Craddock Creek
        • Waterfront
          145 ft of waterfront


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Budget
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Living Room
                      Has piano and DISH satellite TV & DVD
                    • Activities Guide
                    • Alarm Clock
                    • Ceiling Fans
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Central Air Conditioning
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Laundry Soap
                    • Linens Provided
                      Linens and sheets can be rented for all beds for $5/bed.
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Central Air Conditioning
                    • Local Activities Guide
                    • Local Restaurant Guide
                    • Parking
                      Allowed on property grounds including the driveway, two spaces off driveway and the circular driveway in front of the vacation home.
                    • Parking Off Street
                      Multiple car parking on property
                    • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                      Boat trailer parking on property
                    • Telephone
                      Personal cellphone only
                    • Towels Provided
                      Towels can be rented for $3.50 per person.
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wireless Internet
                      In nearby restaurants and local library only. No modem connection available inside home.


                        • Kitchen
                          There is a kitchen table with four chairs that is in addition to the table and four chairs in the dining room the dining room.
                        • 4 Ring Stove
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          Serves ten people
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Serves ten people
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Freezer
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Blender
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          Vacuum cleaner
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Additional 4 person dining table in kitchen, 2 person bar in dining area and outside 4 person dining table on back deck.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 4 people


                                • Games
                                  Variety of games and puzzles.
                                • Air Hockey
                                • Books for Adults
                                • Books for Kids
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Game Room
                                  Ping Pong table and air hockey games downstairs.
                                • Books
                                • Games for Kids
                                • Piano
                                • Ping Pong Table
                                • Radio
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  DISH satellite service installed.
                                • Television
                                  Satellite connected TV's located in living/dining room and master bedroom. Other bedroom with lakefront view has a TV not connected to satellite.


                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Barbecue
                                    • Boat
                                      Commercial ski, pontoon boat rentals available
                                    • Boat Dock
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Large deck extends across the full length of the home as well as one side overlooking the lakefront. Has an outdoor dining table with chairs and many lounge chairs for squirrel, deer and bird watching
                                    • Golf
                                      Nearby Robert Trent Jones public golf course at Mariners Landing
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Canoe rentals at nearby SML State Park
                                    • Beach Chairs
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Large propane BBQ & small charcoal grill
                                    • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                    • Patio
                                    • Sand Box
                                    • Small Cooler
                                    • Walkway to Water
                                    • Wood Deck


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • smoking allowed
                                          Outside the vacation home only. Please dispose of cigarette butts in appropriate containers, not in the yard.
                                        • suitable for elderly or infirm
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible


                                            • museums
                                            • autumn foliage
                                            • churches
                                            • cinemas
                                            • forests
                                            • library
                                            • live theater
                                            • marina
                                            • caves
                                            • playground
                                            • recreation center
                                            • restaurants
                                            • synagogues
                                            • theme parks
                                            • waterfalls
                                            • winery tours
                                            • zoo

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • paddle boating
                                                • antiquing
                                                • boating
                                                • eco tourism
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • miniature golf
                                                • outlet shopping
                                                • bird watching
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • sledding
                                                • walking
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • racquetball
                                                        • basketball court
                                                        • equestrian events
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • fly fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • golf privileges optional
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • hunting
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • mountain climbing
                                                        • mountaineering
                                                        • parasailing
                                                        • pier fishing
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • rafting
                                                        • rock climbing
                                                        • roller blading
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                        • skiing
                                                        • snorkeling
                                                        • snorkeling/diving
                                                        • spelunking
                                                        • surfing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis
                                                        • water skiing
                                                        • water tubing
                                                        • whitewater rafting
                                                        • wind-surfing


                                                            • Very private, fully treed, nearly level 1.25 acre lot, with two private docks, Robert Trent Jones golf course within walking distance. There is a round dining table and chairs under cover in the large dock. Dock has electricity for light in the evening.

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              42 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Comfortable home on private lot

                                                              Sharon S.Baltimore, Maryland

                                                              The home was cute and clean with quiet yard. We had 4 adults and 2 teens with space enough for everyone. The cove was peaceful and we enjoyed swimming and fishing off the docks. There were deer walking through the yard everyday. Very relaxing vacation.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you for your quick response review, We are happy your family had a nice peaceful visit. It was a pleasure talking and doing business with you. Hope you visit again and enjoy a returning customer discount.

                                                              Great location

                                                              Pat L.

                                                              The location was great,; quiet, easy access to water, with a wonder dock and great place for kids to swim. The house was clean with comfortable beds. A few upgrades are needed in the house and it would be nice to have WiFi. The owners were very accommodating.

                                                              Just right

                                                              Sherry A.Timberville

                                                              The weather was poor, the fishing was lousy, but staying here is relaxing for us. I love coffee on the deck, leisurely walks with the dog, and a house that is comfortable. This is it! Mr. The is wants his renter to enjoy their stay. Thank you.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              The Alexanders and family have been wonderful renters for many years. This year they advised of plumbing leaks during their stay and saved us from damage. Very helpful and enjoy their company including Shotgun, their dog too.


                                                              Second time and still as impressed!

                                                              Mona K.

                                                              This is the second time we visit this lake house. Our first visit was 5 months ago! Yes, we couldn’t stay away for more than that. As always, Warren has been a pleasure to deal with and Karen kept her beautiful kitchen in the same flawless condition it was in 5 months ago.

                                                              We caught bass and carp and even saw an eel this time. We saw deer everyday, One day there were 13 of them roaming around the lake by sunset. We could see them from the deck while sipping our tea and enjoying the breathtaking view.

                                                              We will always keep coming back to this place where we’ve made so many memories and now consider our home away from home at Smith Mountain Lake. Once more thank you so much Warren and Karen for sharing!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you for your very favorable review. We are happy to be of service to all our customers. See you again soon.

                                                              Karen and Warren

                                                              Great fall vacation getaway!

                                                              Shannon R.

                                                              If you love quiet, nature and beauty this is your place! We visited the first of November and just enjoyed looking at the lake, sitting on the deck and the dock and hiking the State Park. This is a golf and lake community but because of the season it was very quiet and serene. The house is 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom and a full basement for ping pong. The kitchen is fully stocked and dining room table perfect for cards and games.

                                                              Be prepared to clean up your mess and dispose of trash. No big deal for us. Just leave it as clean as you found it!

                                                              Oh and our dogs enjoyed their walks and playing in the water!

                                                              Great place. We highly recommend!

                                                              The Reades

                                                              Gallatin, Tn

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you for the great review. We are quite happy you and your family/pets enjoyed your mini vacation. Hope to see you again next year and enjoy the returning customer discount.

                                                              Karen and Warren

                                                              A feast for the eyes and soul!

                                                              Mona K.

                                                              “Lake Retreat” is a piece of heaven on earth! Pictures do NOT do this house justice!

                                                              The house from the inside is amazing and 100% comfortable in every way. It’s not one of today’s “artificially perfect” cold rentals, this is a true home with the warmth and heritage a home should have! “Lake Retreat” is very spacious and has gorgeous views from all rooms! It’s the only rental house we’ve been to that has an equally beautiful view from the waterside as well as all other sides.

                                                              The kitchen blew my mind away! It is FULLY equipped beyond anyone’s imagination. The plates and mugs are so beautiful, that we used foam plates while eating on the dock to ensure that the plates stay safe :) The pots and pans are amazing and come in ALL sizes. The glasses have the Bohemian Crystal shapes engraved to them! This kitchen is out of this world!

                                                              The master bedroom has two windows with amazing views. We slept every night with the curtains up to wake up to views of the squirrels running up and down the trees and one day we saw a beaver from the living room window! The deck is HUGE with views all around. At night, we’d sit on it with a flashlight and whenever we’d hear the deer steps, we’d point the flashlight at them and watch them run. We sat on the staircase leading to the first dock and stayed quiet to see and hear the different birds singing and the woodpecker pecking at the trees. We took over a hundred pictures of the sun shining though the connected branches and the left neighbors’ dock with its reflection on the water.

                                                              The two docks are even another plus to “Lake Retreat”. The first dock is perfect for casting at the new dock for Bass and for casting towards the bank on the other side! The new dock has electricity, water and shade! It was perfect for fishing for Carp and Bass. You can actually see the carp around the dock early in the morning and at sunset. It’s also a prime location for watching the deer during the day and at sunset as they come to the water to drink. We caught Bass, Carp, yellow Perch, white Perch and Bluegill. We had the time of our lives!

                                                              Warren and Karen are the best hosts ever! Warren made sure that we have everything that we could possibly need and more. He made us feel like family not renters! Karen made it possible for us to experience the best cooking and dining ever! Thank you both for sharing your beautiful “Lake Retreat” house with the rich heritage that it has to offer. We will definitely be back!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you for your wonderful description of your mini-vacation and our lake home. We are happy your stay was very enjoyable. You were also wonderful customers and left the home in immaculate condition. My wife and I take great pleasure to ensure our vacationers have a great experience. Please return anytime during the year and get a discount for returning customers.

                                                              Best regards, Karen and Warren


                                                              Huddleston, VA, USA

                                                              Large, clean lake at Smith Mountain Lake Virginia, hike the Blue Ridge mountains, annual wine festival and winery tours and tastings, home tours, antique boats and car shows, archery, Bassmaster fishing tournaments, water ski-boarding competition, championship golf courses, beautiful year around weather, fall color tours, zoo, symphonic music and fiddle and banjo bluegrass music, civil war battlefields including where our country re-united in Appomattox, multiple universities and activities nearby, the Emerson Pottery Factory, Booker T. Washington National Park, Nascar racing at Martinsville Virginia. Golf: You can golf at the very nearby Robert Trent Jones championship golf course. There many other public and private golf courses such as Westlake, Sycamore Ridge, Waters Edge and Waterfront golf courses less than a half hour away. Booker T Washington's and Jubal Early's childhood homes are but a short drive away. Charlottesville (Monticello, University of Virginia), and Blacksburg Virginia (Virginia Tech football games) are just two hours away. Ferrum University is one hour away. As an active Mooney pilot, I welcome general aviation pilots or small groups for fly-ins. I can provide ground transportation from Smith Mountain Lake airport (W91) with notice. W91 has a 3,000-foot paved runway. Credit or Debit cards are accepted only within 90 days of the end of your requested rental period. If you are making a payment well in advance of that 90 day limitation, you may pay by electronic bank-to-bank fund transfer, personal check or US Postal Service money order. Call me at 540 297-2915 and I will provide the bank fund transfer information.

                                                              Rates & Availability

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

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                                                              No telephone landline available in the home. You can use own cellphone or smartphone. Pets may be allowed, ask owner. Large parking area for cars on property. Property has two docks for your use on 145 ft of lakefront. Smoking is permitted outside but not inside the home. There are Wi-Fi locations nearby in libraries and restaurants. Sheets-pillowcases for all beds can be rented for a small fee. Taxes will be 12.3% effective 1 Jan 2017. Methods of payment: Credit or debit cards accepted: If you are making a payment well in advance of that 90 day limitation, you must pay by electronic bank-to-bank fund transfer, personal check or US Postal Service money order. Call me at 540 297-2915 and I will provide the bank fund transfer information. To pay by US Postal Service money order or personal check, make your check or money order payable to Warren Theis. Mail to Warren Theis, 1948 Planters Dr. Huddleston, Va. 24104. Short notice reservations can be made by cash, you must bring the total cash payment and the signed Rental Agreement for owner pick-up. CANCELLATION POLICY!!! Should you have to cancel your reservation for any reason, let us know immediately. We will attempt to re-rent your cottage. If we are able to do so, you will be returned all monies paid less a 10% cancellation fee (10% of the total rent amount, minimum $75. If we are not successful in re-renting your cottage, you will be liable for 50% of the rent amount if cancellation is more than 30 days prior to check-in. Cancellations less than 30 days of check-in date are subject to forfeiture of 100% of your rent. Even a change of dates is considered a cancellation. I encourage month long or more rentals at a greatly reduced price. The price is pro-rated over the total number of days rented. A rental reservation request for more than 30 days is not subject to the 7% local tax but is subject to the customer paying the actual utility cost (electricity, DISH TV) for the rental period, ask owner for details.

                                                              42 Reviews
                                                              Excellent 4.7/5
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