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Nature's Retreat - Kayakers, Fishermen & Nature Lovers Paradise!

Huddleston, VA, USA
  • Apartment750 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 2 nights

One bedroom patio apartment - sleeps 4 - private, comfy, & quiet!!!!

This property is so private, comfy, and peaceful!! A perfect paradise for a relaxing and stress free getaway. Or celebrating a birthday, anniversary, or just a weekend getaway!! The Smith Mtn. Lake state park is a half a mile away with a beautiful sandy beach & rentals for any type of watercraft from 2-men kayaks to jet skis. There is also a very accessible boat ramp for all you fishermen. The park also has many hiking trails & picnic areas. It is about 45 minutes into Roanoke or Lynchburg. And about 15 minutes to nearest grocery store, but you may want to bring your own organic food for your stay. The apartment features a 1-bedroom with queen bed, a sleeper queen sofa in living room. Direct TV & dvd player is provided, along with internet connection. Also, a dinette table & chairs. The kitchenette (NOT A FULL KITCHEN) is equipped with a microwave, coffee maker, toaster oven, & small refrigerator. Linens & paper products are provided for your stay. Bathroom has shower. The large patio has a gas grill, along with patio furniture. The day dock is a SHARED DOCK with 2 neighbors, but they rarely use it. There is a very short path (350 feet) to day dock for swimming, kayaking, and tie ups for boats or other watercraft. ****I JUST ADDED TWO KAYAKS, PADDLES AND LIFE JACKETS to the property for guests. KAYAK AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE OWNER WILL NOT ASSUME ANY LIABILITY FOR ACCIDENTS, INJURIES, OR LOSS OF EQUIPMENT!!! Rental guests are responsible for loss of equipment and will have to replace items lost. The rental quests are responsible for securing kayaks and equipment on the patio upon their departure. There is no boat slip, nor electricity at day dock. No smoking is allowed!! Smoke-Free & Stress-Free!! Ample parking for a boat trailer, etc. Central AC. Pet-friendly - 1 small pet under 20 pounds. Tenant is responsible for any damage to rental property. Some other amenities are: Wintergreen Ski Resort is about 1 and a half hours from the apartment. Also, a new brewery opened recently in Westlake called Sunken City and it is about 15-20 minutes and there are several wineries in the area. I know you will enjoy your stay and love the lake!!


Beverly Miller

Member Since 2014
Premier Partner
This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.
Response rate:
Response time:
within one hour
Calendar last updated:
Apr 23, 2018
About Beverly Miller

I'm a retired art teacher after 30 some years of teaching. I love the lake and it provides some solace for nurturing my creative spirit as an artist as well as an art-educator. My mediums are painting and photography. I grew up in this area and received my education through to a masters in this region. I have a West Highland Terrier named Auggie and he is a great kayaking partner. We love the lake!!!!!

Beverly Miller purchased this Apartment in 2009

Why Beverly Miller chose Huddleston

Perfect for Me!!!!!!


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
        • Very comfortable queen sleigh bed and linens for queen sleeper sofa (living room) are located in bedroom closet. It's nice to wake up in the morning and view deer in the backyard. So the apartment sleeps 4.


        • 1 Bathroom
          • Shower, ample linens, some toiletries, and paper products provided.

          Location Type

            • Lake View
              Small opening to view lake because of trees, but very private & secluded backyard.
            • Lakefront
              350 Feet to Day Dock - Shared Dock with two other neighbors but they rarely use it.
            • Rural
              Bedford County
            • Water View
              Only in winter, trees obscure view rest of the year.


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Air Conditioning
                      The heat and air conditioning are controlled upstairs (no access to). Please call me if they need to be adjusted. Thanks!
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                      dlink-6938 network cdfca81425 password
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                      Ample linens!
                    • Living Room
                      Direct TV & DVD. Queen Sleeper Sofa
                    • Parking
                      Ample parking for boat trailer, cars, bikes.
                    • Towels Provided
                      Please bring your own 'beach towels' they are not furnished, just bath towels.


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          I ALSO provide paper products - plates, cups, bowls, utensils, etc. There are other dishwater, glasses, silverware, etc. as well.
                        • Kitchen
                          It is a kitchenette (NOT A FULL KITCHEN). Microwave, small refrigerator, toaster oven, and coffee pot.
                        • Microwave
                        • Refrigerator
                          Full refrigerator 10 cubic feet.
                        • Toaster
                          Toaster Oven


                            • Dining
                              Small dining table & chairs.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 4 people


                                • Books
                                • DVD Player
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Direct TV
                                • Television


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Patio with furniture. Kayaks, paddles, and life jackets.
                                    • Golf
                                      Golfing is available at Mariner's Landing - about 1 to 2 miles away. Also, across lake in the WestLake area.
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Two sit-in kayaks available along with paddles and lifejackets. Renters are responsible for securing kayaks, equipment at the dock, & on the patio before their departure from property.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Huge backyard.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Gas Charcoal


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible


                                            • forests
                                            • autumn foliage
                                            • cinemas
                                            • coin laundry
                                            • festivals
                                            • churches
                                            • library
                                            • marina
                                            • playground
                                            • restaurants
                                            • winery tours

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • antiquing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • paddle boating
                                                • photography
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • cycling
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • hunting
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • water skiing


                                                            • Smith Mountain Lake State Park has lots of amenities: boats, kayaks, jet skis, pontoons, etc. rentals; hiking trails, picnic areas, a beautiful sandy beach with lifeguard, concessions, and of course swimming.

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 2:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              37 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Great property near Smith Mountain Lake

                                                              Ann D.

                                                              Great hospitality. Very comfirtable

                                                              A peaceful retreat for those who love the outdoors

                                                              Megan E.Charlottesville, VA

                                                              We had a great stay for our anniversary this weekend. The whole place was clean and inviting, but it's the outdoor opportunities that really make this retreat. The porch is a wonderful place to sit outside and chat, have a beer, play game, and whatever else. There's a lovely open backyard, and the kayaks included with the rental were such a nice bonus. We had a great time out on the lake. The State Park is very close by, too, very convenient. If you're a fan of Japanese food, I highly recommend you check out the nearby Edo Grill & Sushi, about 15 minutes away. We had an amazing anniversary dinner there. We hope to return again in the future!

                                                              Very relaxing

                                                              Debbie P.

                                                              Was very quiet we enjoyed the deer and the squirrels. Apartment was clean and just enough space. Beverly and Auggie were very good hosts. Would like to come back.

                                                              Nice rental with lake access and kayaks

                                                              Emily M.

                                                              My husband and I enjoyed a mini vacation out on Smith Mountain Lake and stayed here. The rental is only a couple minute walk from the boat slip and has two kayaks which were a ton of fun! It's a cute little apartment located below the owners home. It's in a fantastic location. Everything about the place was great except for the fact that cleaning dishes is a big hassle. I would recommend planning very simple meals or finding a place to eat in town. I would also keep in mind that any trash you accumulate you will have to drive out to the dumpster when you leave. The closest one was about a ten minute drive from the rental. All in all we really enjoyed our stay and were happy that our pup was welcome too. Thanks Beverly!

                                                              Great little hideaway, to get away from it all.

                                                              Nicholas F.STERLING

                                                              I really enjoyed the property and the owner. The place was just what I expected from the pics and was clean and tidy. My son and I enjoyed the amenities provided, plus the close walk to the lake. The Kayaks were a great bonus for my son who enjoyed paddling around the cove all day long. Easy to find and centrally located. Beverly, the owner, was nice enough to answer a bunch of my first time SML questions.

                                                              Some Notes:

                                                              1. Wifi has very low bandwidth. Less than a Meg on my speed tests, so would not plan on having internet access for devices, maybe just your phone. This was a "camping" trip for me and my son so it was not an issue, but it might be for other people.

                                                              2. The only thing I can say that was a challenge was mornings. The apartment is downstairs from the main house. In the mornings, the downstairs heard every footstep taken by the people staying upstairs.

                                                              3. Kitchen needs a sink. It has all of the amenities, however, a sink in the kitchen area (not the bathroom) would be a good addition.

                                                              Like I said, little things, but I really enjoyed the say, location and owner.

                                                              Clean, perfect for short stay

                                                              Kelsea D.

                                                              Very clean apartment. The accommodations were perfect for what we needed. Very happy and the lake was beautiful!


                                                              Huddleston, VA, USA

                                                              There are many amenities at SML state park. Also in the area, Booker T Washington State park. The D-Day Memorial in Bedford, VA and the Peaks of Otter for hiking and picnicing. There are several sports competitions sponsored by the lake - ESPN fishing tournaments, triathlons, wine festivals, etc. There is also a new brewery in the area at Westlake called Sunken City about 15-20 minutes from the apartment. There are several wineries as well.

                                                              Rates & Availability

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                                                              It is absolutely gorgeous at Smith Mountain Lake and if you enjoy and appreciate the outdoors, this is the place for you!! Take part in all that nature has to offer: hiking, boating, kayaking, walking, bicycling, swimming, fishing, shopping in Roanoke or Lynchburg, or just laying back and reading a good book.

                                                              37 Reviews
                                                              Excellent 4.5/5
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