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Gently Sloping Lot, Sandy Beach and All of the Luxuries

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

This home with its casual craftsman style is nestled in a cozy cove with big water and mountain views. Situated on a level yard that leads to a natural sandy beach and a dock that will accommodate two boats. The lakeside of this home offers a deck with plenty of patio furniture, and a gas grill for enjoying an outdoor meal. The lower, extended patio with hot tub and additional built-in stone fire pit provide you with yet another area to experience life at the lake.

Upon the approach from the street the charming low country porch and lovely stone columns of the entryway will greet you. On the main level the great room focuses on a two story stone fireplace, exposed beams and trusses and peaceful lake view. This room boasts a surround sound system and comfortable seating. You will love the gorgeous lakeside master suite with a king bed and garden tub on this level. A fully equipped kitchen has stainless appliances, granite counter tops and two dishwashers! The entire group will be able to dine together as the breakfast nook, bar and dining room all surround the kitchen. Upstairs you will find a queen bedroom suite with sitting area, pull-out sofa and TV as well as two other beautifully decorated bedrooms and a full bath. With a more light and airy feel, the lower level will seem like an extension of the lake directly to the indoors. The highlights of this level are it’s mini- kitchen and laundry, family room with TV/DVD, foosball and air hockey. There is another king bedroom suite and additional bunkroom sleeping area on this level.

The casual contemporary feel and wonderful attention to detail that this home offers, will leave you with one of the best vacations experiences you’ve ever had!

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Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About The Owner

After enjoying Smith Mountain Lake for the last 20 years, with friends and family, we finally decided to build the home that would create cherished memories for our family.

The Owner purchased this house in 2006

Why The Owner chose Huddleston

In 2006 we began the task of finding a location where we could build not just a house at the lake, but a home where we could also build cherished family memories for our family, friends and other families like ours that may choose to rent our lake home. After many days of searching by boat, we felt we had found what was perfect for our family. Since the lot had such a gradual slope, our young children could easily toddle into the water or simply play sitting at the edge attended by a loving parent. The refreshing late afternoon breeze, gradually sloping lot, sandy beach, and quiet cozy swimming hole were just what we were looking for. The proximity to the Bedford County State Park, just 3 miles away was another big perk for our family. The State Park, has become a great place to explore nature with plentiful hiking & biking trails, and is also the the location of the SML Triathalon, Fall Festival and July 4th Fireworks launch. We also have enjoyed exploring the The SML Damn (check web for program times), The Lynchburg Children's Museum and the Pisgah National Forest. By water the house is located betweeen bouys R-11 and R-12 on the north side of the lake.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Everyone and their families got togehter here for our 18-YEAR REUNION! We loved the house and the layout. The firepit was awesome! We had a Great time!"
Sep 2010
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Huddleston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (1) 2 King, Queen size Beds (1) 1 Queens, Double Beds (1) 2 Double, Twin or Single Beds (1) 2 Twins, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) 1 Full, Bunk Beds (1) 4 Twins
  • Air Hockey
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Sandy Beach, Outdoor fire pit, Quite cove, Dock fits 2 boats, Beautiful Great Room, Gas Fireplace, Wood Fireplace, Dining Room Table for 8, Counter/Bar seats 4, Covered Deck & uncovered Deck, Satellite in Living Room, Basement and 2nd floor Master, Master Bedroom, Great Room, Surround Sound in Great Room, T.V.-DVD player in Family Room and Basement Family Room & Upstairs Bedroom, Fully Equipped Kitchen with Stainless Steel Appliances, All Utensils/Dishes/Pots/Pans, 2 Washers/Dryers, 2 Dishwashers in Main Kitchen, Propane & Charcoal Grills, Numerous Games, 1/2 Kitchen with Refrigerator downstairs


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Gently Sloping Lot, Sandy Beach and All of the Luxuries
average rating of 4.92 based on 66 reviews

Family Birthday Celebration

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved this house, worked perfectly for our big family gathering. The owner was wonderful to work with and can't say enough nice things about this house and the owner. It was located perfectly, very close to the SML state park on a quiet cove.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent house, location, condition , accommodations

  • 4 of 5

Close to Marina, view, accommodations , condition , very nice and neighbors nice as well, trash pickup a big plus

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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We will be coming back

  • 5 of 5

Our family has typically vacationed at Lake Gaston, but this year decided to try Smith Mountain Lake. The gently sloping beach lot was a huge draw for us because we have young grandchildren who like to play on the beach. This house absolutely did not disappoint and we will be doing all we can to be able to rent it again. It comfortably accommodated myself, my husband, and our two sons and their young families. It is clean and well cared for and very warm and homey. The owner, Joe, was always responsive and patient with my copious emails and questions regarding the home and the area. The kitchen is well equipped with anything that one might need. My son is an avid hiker and biker and the property is very close to the State Park. We also rented a jet ski from the marina there which was very convenient. The jet ski rides out to the mountain were among the most incredible views I've ever experienced.

I cannot say enough about this home and our experience with renting it and also in SML. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

This is a very nice home and very comfortable. I didn't give it 5 stars because I think this category should be reserved for what I would call super luxurious homes. This doesn't quite make this category but it is close. .

The appliances were super and having 2 dishwashers was great with our crowd. The bedroom arrangement is good and separated the children and adults nicely. Made good use of foosball and air hockey.

Hot tub was refreshing even in the summer heat.

Lake access was easy and the cove was perfect for swimming and relaxing.

Negatives? Might be nit picking, but the master shower was a disappointment in a home of this quality. No TV in the master bed room. It would be nice to have a screened porch - mosquitos are an issue at the lake.

As others have noted, the pictures on the website don't do the place justice.

Overall a great experience for our family (children and grandchildren). We would not hesitate to come back.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Another Great Vacation at Smith Mountain Lake

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this fantastic house that we rented in Huddleston. It was beautiful, spacious, and it entirely met all of our family's needs. With 6 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, the house was able to accommodate very comfortably 6 adults and 6 children. The kitchen was well appointed (two dishwashers!) and exceeded our expectations. The grounds were beautiful with the sandy beach being a hit with the children. The outside fire pit was also a big winner with the grandchildren roasting marshmallows for their smores. All in all, it was a fantastic experience. We highly recommend this house for your family's vacation at the lake.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing, fun-filled family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Very well maintained and equipped lake house--owner was exceptionally responsive to questions and requests.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Nearest Point of Interest
The Point Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
Smith Mountain State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Mariners Landing
Nearest Point of Interest
Convenience Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Portside, Virginia Dare Dinner Cruise

All within a 5-45 minute drive, Mariners Landing Golf & Spa (great Sun. Brunch! Smith Mountain Lake State Park (hiking & biking trials,& "Eagle Cam" on website), Hickory Hill Vineyards, Booker T. Washington National Monument & working Farm, Burnt Chimney Dairy (closed Sun., the best Ice Cream!) Lynchburg Childrens Museum, Lycnhburg, Rails to Trails (paved downhill bike trials to Childrens' Museum & Train Station), Safari drive- through Zoo (fun!), National D-Day Memorial, Scenic Peaks of Otter National Park, Blue Ridge Parkway, Bridgewater Plaza, Westlake Plaza (movie theaters here), Valley View Mall-Roanoke, River Ridge Mall-Lynchburg, July 4th Fireworks, SML Charity Home Tour, Wine Festival, Boat Show, Fall Festival, Chili Cook-Off, and many more.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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