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COVERED PORCHES -Widest Sunset Views on Lake, Beach, Canoes, Kayak, Internet

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths

Covered Porches is a beautiful home with expansive, wide water sunset views and mountain views of Smith Mountain Lake. Its large windows and wide covered porches with ceiling fans provide spectacular sunset views. The lawn slopes gently to a large, covered dock that features ceiling fans, table, chairs, and a cabana with small refrigerator. Enjoy our 3 person canoe, 2 person canoe and 1 person kayak with lifejackets and paddles. Floats and chairs are provided. There are steps on the floater as well as steps into the lake. Room for 2 boats.

A natural sandy beach gives you another entry point into the clear blue water of the lake. The Lake fluctuates during the year; however there is usually a beach during the summer months. The home is located on a cove that is ideal for swimming, kayaking or just floating. There is ample paved parking with room for several cars. Enjoy WiFi internet on the porches or down on the dock while watching the sunset. An outdoor wood burning fireplace on the covered porch is located off the master suite for those cool evenings. Enjoy our firepit stocked with wood for those cool evenings cooking smore's.

On the main level, the lakeside master suite features a King bed and large bathroom with a garden jetted tub and separate walk-in shower. Off the master bedroom is a porch and outdoor fireplace with 2 wicker gliders. The large great room with it's 55' flat panel HD DVR-TV, stero, Blue Ray DVD/CD player opens up into the kitchen where the farm table can seat 10 people and bar area 2 people. Download the Sonos app enjoy your favorite music. There is an additional table and chairs on the outside porch. (Yes, looks like a table for 4 but it opens up to seat 6) 4 comfortable chairs are located on this porch, as well. The laundry room is on the main level where there is a 2nd refrigerator. A second bedroom with queen bed and full bathroom are also on the main level. The lower level consists of 3 bedrooms and 1 & 1/2 baths. Entertaining is comfortable with the large sectional sofa, flat panel HD TV, and DVD/BlueRay player. For your enjoyment, foosball table, bookcase of movies, Nintendo game system(Wii) and board games are available.

We have a Weber Genesis E330 Gas grill on the upper deck.

Lower Level Queen room has a TV

Outdoor Fireplace off Master Bedroom, Indoor Fireplace (Winter months) Firepit. Long Range Sunset views, Covered Porches and Covered Dock, Wifi, 2 person Canoe, Kayak, and 3 person Canoe with paddles. Great Beach area with umbrella and chairs.

Sorry, no pets, no exceptions. Smoking outside only.

Main Level: # 1 Master King, #2 Queen

Lower Level: #3 Queen, #4 Full and a Twin, #5 Two Twins

Our home is on a 1 acre lot with a flat grassy area. Great for VolleyBall, Horseshoes, or Cornhole.

Trash pickup-once per week. THURSDAYS

Check in: 4:00PM- Check Out: 9:00am

More Details

Roslyn Foreman
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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Roslyn Foreman

My husband and I love the outdoors and built Covered Porches in 2004 with that in mind. Its porches and covered dock allow us to relax and enjoy being outside even when it rains. We have been responsive to the needs and wants of our guests and have made improvements, major and minor, each year. We hope you enjoy Covered Porches as much as we do. We manage our vacation home rental so providing excellent customer service is our top priority. If you need assistance with boat rentals, sightseeing excursions, or anything else, please ask.

Roslyn Foreman purchased this house in 2004

Why Roslyn Foreman chose Huddleston

Covered Porches is located on the East side of the lake and we chose this area because of the privacy, large lot and beautiful sunset views. It's tucked in a cove great for swimming yet has a wide water view which opens up into the Roanoke channel. Directly across the lake is Bernard's Landing . The State Park is 2.5 miles from our home.

What makes this house unique

The porches are wonderful with their ceiling fans and comfortable chairs. The dock is covered so that when it rains or is too hot, we can still enjoy being outside. There are ceiling fans and comfortable chairs on the porches as well as the dock.

The fireplace off the Master bedroom is perfect for those cool evenings. A fire pit is available. 1/2 mile from our home is Parkway Marina where boat rentals are available. Smith Mountain Lake State Park is 2.5 miles from our home, great for hiking, playground for kids.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a truly wonderful week enjoying your beautiful lakefront house. Art and architecture made it a pleasure to be in, and my grandchildren were thrilled with their newfound independence, paddling the canoes from point to point.

We fished, swam, visited the dam and visitor center, the state park, but mostly stayed put on the dock and marveled at the perfect weather. The house is so comfortable and well appointed, with plenty of space to gather or have privacy. Grandchildren voted it the best vacation ever. After they all left on Friday, I had a day to relax, do some writing, and wind down before the trip home.

Thank you for making your home available to us.
Aug 2012
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Huddleston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linen Rental Possible
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , In Master Bedroom- Private
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , next to Queen Bed upstairs
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Lower Level
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Lower Level
  • 3.5
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
  • Blankets and pillows provided
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • limited accessibility ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Large Dock with cabana and small refrigerator, and ice chest, with large covered deck that will accommodate 2 boats, Outdoor fireplace off master bedroom, Firepit, Sandy Beach, Trash Pickup; Flat grassy area next to home. , 3 person canoe and 2 person canoe with paddles, floats, and lifejackets provided. Beach chairs and lawn chairs, umbrella.


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COVERED PORCHES -Widest Sunset Views on Lake, Beach, Canoes, Kayak, Internet
average rating of 5.0 based on 85 reviews

Wonderful home!!!

  • 5 of 5

Covered Porches is a great vacation home! Beautiful home, beautiful view! Well stocked kitchen!!! We had everything we needed to enjoy a long weekend at Smith Mountain Lake!

I gave this home 5 stars, would give more if available.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Erin, We’re so happy you enjoyed Covered Porches! We hope you come back during another season so you can enjoy the dock, canoes and kayaks! Thanks Again- Roslyn
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A beautiful home. Perfect for a winter get away with friends

  • 5 of 5

Perfect fit for us, 5 couples and two babies, to stay over NYE. The house is wonderful, gorgeous and had everything we needed. Beautiful spot on the lake. It was too cold to enjoy much of the lake (though the guys took the canoes for a spin just to say we did it). However the highlight of our stay and the best part of the house was enjoying the great room with high ceilings, a wall of windows looking over the lake and a roaring fireplace. Couldn't have picked a better place to have a friend reunion.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Happy Thanksgiving

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Covered Porches for our annual Thanksgiving family get-together. We have rented homes for this event for the past 10 years and this home was one of the best. The area is very quiet and the view of the lake is amazing. The living area is spacious which helped our group of ten not feel crowded. There were plenty of amenities; the kitchen is well stocked with dishes, small appliances and pantry items. Anything we felt we needed for general living and maintenance of the home was available to us. The outdoor fireplace/fire pit and the availability of the canoes were an added bonus. I would recommend Covered Porches to anyone needing a lake house for a group.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful spacious home

  • 5 of 5

Great home, great location. The home is clean and well maintained. Kitchen is more than fully stocked. Pictures don't do it justice!! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Neil! So happy you had a great time and liked our home. We look forward to having you back! Roslyn :)
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Beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

The pictures don't do it justice! Perfect for watching sunsets and relaxing!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Shannon:)
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Another outstanding week at Smith Mountain Lake

  • 5 of 5

This was our 5th year staying at Covered Porches! Once again the house worked out perfectly. Everyone in our party enjoyed the comfortable accommodations and the gorgeous views of the lake. We will be back again next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Craig, We love having your family stay with us. Let us know which week you would like and I'll go ahead and block it out for you! Thanks for your patience while we had a new refrigerator sent out.
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40 Miles
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Kings Point Pub
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Mariner's Landing
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Hwy 43
Nearest Point of Interest
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Nearest Point of Interest
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Nearest Point of Interest
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Nearest Point of Interest
Bridgewater Plaza
Nearest Point of Interest
Food Lion
Nearest Point of Interest
White House Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Mariner's Landing & Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Kroger, WestLake Movie theater, Gas
Nearest Point of Interest
Mayberry Drive Inn Movie Theater
Nearest Point of Interest
Bernard's Landing
Nearest Point of Interest
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $175
Linens and Towels $150
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 12.3%

Summer Rentals: 50% is due when booking, 50% due 30 days before check in
$300.00 Security Deposit and a signed rental agreement is required for reserving.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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