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

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
2
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

Description

Huddleston House Rental Photos and Description

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.

Keywords: House

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Owner
warren theis
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 7, 2016
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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 Smith Mountain Lake

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

07/24/04

One week was always lots of fun! Two weeks were awesome! Place looks great-loved the A/C and new dock. Caught two HUGE catfish off the dock!!
Jan 2005
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Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)

Beautiful, Quiet Lakefront Property - Smith Mountain Lake ~VA~
average rating of 4.736842 based on 43 reviews
Courtland, VA
5

Our family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful vacation. The grand kids loved the lake and it was perfect for young children. We had a fantastic week everyone had a great time. The only complaint we had was the sofa beds in the basement. They were not comfortable. But everything else was great. The other bedrooms were very nice. We would certainly stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We plan to replace the sofa bed with another bed at the end of this rental season.
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5

Great fall vacation getaway!

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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
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5

A feast for the eyes and soul!

  • 5 of 5

“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!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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
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5

This will be your home away from home

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had the best time!!!! The house is like a home! The docks and the water are amazing!!! The game room down stairs kept us laughing and playing on the rainy day. The home and everything in it are so well maintained. The water is clear and cool and the docks make for so much fun if your jumping in the lake, working on your tan, floating on a raft, or fishing. Simply an amazing time!!!! Can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We take pride in providing a clean vacation home and enjoy when our guests have a great time.
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5

MOBrien

  • 5 of 5

We had a great vacation with our children and our friends and their children. It was the perfect place to keep 4 kids age 7 and under entertained constantly. We never left except to grocery shop! Smith Mountain Lake is gorgeous, the neighbors were very nice and the home had plenty of space for 4 adults, 4 kids and a dog! A bathroom in the walkout basement was a great feature with children coming in and out from the water. The covered dock was wonderful, swimming was so much fun in the quiet cove. But the best part of all...ZERO bugs on the deck at night using no candles or bug spray. A wonderful place to vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm happy you and your family had a great vacation. Especially we thank you for leaving the home clean as when you arrived. Hope to see you next year and enjoying a discount for returning customers.
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Lexington, VA
5

Fantastic Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We Stayed with friends the weekend of Sep 25, 2015 and had a very nice time. The retreat had all of the amenities, and the owners were very helpful. I Highly recommend this Smith Mountain Lake gem.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Roanoke Regional KROA
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
kings point pub and Restaurant
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Mariners Landing
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Lynchburg
Nearest Motorway
45 Miles
I81
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
White House
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
On Property
Car: necessary

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 and Debit Cards accepted, call owner

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Rates & Availability

Huddleston House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
2016 Fall Winter
Oct 16 2016 - Dec 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$120
$840
$1,395
 
 
2017 Winter Spring
Jan 1 2017 - May 13 2017
2 night minimum stay
$125
$875
$1,430
 
 
2017 Spring
May 14 2017 - Jun 10 2017
2 night minimum stay
$150
$1,050
$1,430
 
 
PEAK
Jun 11 2017 - Aug 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,430
 
 
2017 Fall
Aug 20 2017 - Oct 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
$150
$1,050
$1,430
 
 
2017 Fall Winter
Oct 15 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$125
$875
$1,430
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$120
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning $75 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.3%

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. I encourage month long rentals at a great price. You will be responsible for the utility costs for month long rentals.
Credit or Debit cards are accepted.








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.



PLEASE DISREGARD STATED CANCELLATION POLICY ON SITE BELOW

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Huddleston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom has half bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    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.
Entertainment:
  • Air Hockey
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Sand Box
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • 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
Notes:
Very private, fully treed, nearly level 1.25 acre lot, with two private docks, Robert Trent Jones golf course within walking distance.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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