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Large Open Home, Right on the Water, Party Deck, Great Views

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Located at the end of a long cul-de-sac, the driveway provides lots of on-site parking. The yard is flat so you can walk directly out to the water and large dock. The beautiful cove is nearly a quarter mile across and quickly opens out toward Smith Mountain and to even larger parts of the lake near channel marker C5. We find this perfect for skiing or fishing right out in front of the house protected from the winds that sometimes occur on the larger parts of the lake. Back again to the driveway, it is just a few stairs up to the covered entryway and deck that wraps around three sides of the house. From the entryway you enter the house between the kitchen and the greatroom. Toward the right is a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, electric range and oven, microwave, lots of counter space for food preparation and buffet style serving as well as stools for informal breakfast or snacking. Past the kitchen to the right is a large bedroom we call the 'bunkhouse' with two bunk beds, the lower bunk of each converting to a futon couch when desired. Beyond the kitchen to the left is the greatroom and a room we call the “lakeroom”, a large room on the lake side of the house, full of windows and light. Together, the greatroom, kitchen and lakeroom create a large open space, one of the things that we love so much about the house. From the lakeroom you can go back out onto the lakeside deck overlooking the water and dock or you can continue through the lakeroom and to the right into the sitting room that adjoins the master bedroom. Large windows in the setting room overlook again the deck, water and dock. The large master bedroom has its own full bath, an additional in-room vanity and a walk-in closet. From the master bedroom you cross the hallway toward the left to the guest bedroom or toward the right to a large full bathroom. Both the master and guest bedrooms have sliding doors leading outside again onto the deck. The hallway bathroom has a skylight. From this hallway you reenter the greatroom. Both greatroom and lakeroom have gas fireplaces. In the greatroom is a full wrap around couch system surrounding the TV. There are two dining tables one seating 8 and the other seating 4 comfortably. There are numerous nooks with futons or chairs for lounging. There is a nook off the kitchen, one between the greatroom and lakeroom and one, already mentioned, in the setting room adjoining the master bedroom.

Keywords: Open greatroom, sunroom and kitchen, large deck surrounding the house, lots of parking, boat lift for renters, great swimming areas and deep water off the dock.

More Details

Owner
Fran and Shauna Dougherty
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 15, 2017

About Fran and Shauna Dougherty

We (Fran and Shauna) live in Northern Virginia. Our two older children are married, our two younger children are still in college. We have four grandchildren and more to come, we hope. The family pet is a border collie, collie mix named Hobbes (like in the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes). Our younger son’s name is Colin, so we have our own variant of the comic strip we call Colin and Hobbes. Professionally I am a systems engineer and Shauna is a full-time homemaker.

Fran and Shauna Dougherty purchased this house in 2003

Why Fran and Shauna Dougherty chose Smith Mountain Lake

I grew up in the Finger Lakes Region of NY State. When we found Smith Mountain Lake and this house I knew I had found a place where I could share with my kids much of the wonder I had as a kid growing up near a large lake. Each year we hold a family reuinon here for both sides of our family. The house, the lake and the surrounding places of interest have accomodated us all without a hitch for several days at a time.

What makes this house unique

Many mornings I start my day at dawn on the party deck, watching the rising sun melt away the morning mist. Shauna's favorite time is watching the sunset from the same place. The calm waters of the morning and evening make perfect bookends for the waves churned up by the boating, canoeing, sailing and swimming we do in between. I'm not a fisherman but many of my family and neighbors are. SML is a tournament bass lake and has been featured on TV and in movies. Being out on a peninsula as we are, we are nearly surrounded by water and our connection to land is occupied by a state park and a resort and golf course.

Amenities

Huddleston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , A second sink is just outside the bathroom in the bedroom.
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed
  • Queen size Bed (1) We recommend you bring your own linens for all bedding. If needed, a separate linen service is available at the link below., Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Bunk Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
This property is one of the few that offer a dedicated slip for your own boat. The slip has a hoist that will accomodate most boats and is covered. For boat launch locations please see the points of interest map below.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

Large Open Home, Right on the Water, Party Deck, Great Views
average rating of 4.714286 based on 28 reviews
greenville va
5

WONDERFULL

  • 5 of 5

BEEN THEIR 4 TIMES AND JUST LOVE IT

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great views

  • 5 of 5

Excellent views, one of the best parts of this property is the over the water raised deck. Updated appliances.

Plenty of outdoor seating and indoor seating.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for providing this kind review. Hope you can return to the lake soon. Best Wishes, Fran and Shauna
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greenville va
5

IT WAS JUST GREAT . I LOVE ALL THIS HOUSE HAS TO OFFER AND PLAN ON GOING BACK AGAIN.

  • 5 of 5

WHAT MORE COULD YOU ASK FOR , LOVE IT THEIR.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous private lake house

  • 5 of 5

Booked this house for a surprise 50th birthday weekend for my boyfriend. It was all that we expected and much more. Gorgeous views. Right on the water. Spacious house. I would definitely recommend this house to anyone looking to spend some time on Smith Mountain Lake.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. My kids gave me a pillow that says "Lake Life is Best" which expresses my feelings as well. Glad you had such a great time.
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5

Great house in the perfect location! Would definitely come back!

  • 5 of 5

The house was very spacious and was perfect for our family vacation. The location was perfect in Bass Cove and was a short 5 minute boat ride to Smith Mountain Lake marina and a 20 minute drive by car. The lake is absolutely beautiful and we never wanted to leave. We listened to other reviewers and brought the basic necessities from home. I would highly recommend this place to people of all ages. Absolutely one of our best family vacations!!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback and for highlighting Bass Cove as a great place to ski and also enjoy the beauty of the lake. I hope this year we can overcome the need to bring any of the basics. Let us know of any concerns beforehand and we will try to be sure we do our best to provide them.
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Stafford, VA
5

location, location, location!!

  • 5 of 5

This house was suited perfectly on the Craddock Creek. Easy access to the water and gentle slope to lake was exactly as described. The owners were very generous to let us use their boat lifts during our stay. This was a much appreciated bonus, knowing the boats weren't slamming against the dock, when not in use. The sunsets were perfect on the dock and the morning coffee tasted better under the moon and waking sun. The flexibility of letting us bring a small dog (w/crate) to enjoy the week with us, was an added bonus. Missy loved the water as much as we did. The house supplies were fine and quite adequate for the week. Fran and Shauna warned us about the refridgerator door, but we were constantly checking ourselves to ensure the door stayed closed. Hopefully, that is next on the "honey do" list.

I would recommend this to anyone wanting to relax, fish, boat and read and just enjoy the mountain/lake views.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the feedback. The kitchen has now been completely upgraded with all new appliances. Sorry we couldn't do this sooner. Thank you for the compliments on the home and glad you still had a great week. Hopefully with this year's upgrades you will have a more trouble free experience.
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Map

Nearest Train
18 Miles
Lynchburg, VA
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Smith Mountain Lake State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
SML Dam Visitors Center
Nearest Point of Interest
National D-Day Memorial
Nearest Point of Interest
Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest Retreat
Nearest Point of Interest
Bridgewater Plaza, Hales Ford Bridge
Nearest Point of Interest
Blue Ridge Parkway
Nearest Point of Interest
Booker T. Washington Live History Homestead
Nearest Point of Interest
Historic Downtown Roanoke and Transportation Museum
Nearest Point of Interest
Historic Downtown Lynchburg
Nearest Point of Interest
Appomattox Court House
Nearest Point of Interest
Virginia Tech
Nearest Point of Interest
Historic Virginia Military Academy
Nearest Point of Interest
University of Virginia
Nearest Point of Interest
Smith Mountain Lake State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Mitchell Point Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
Mariners Landing Resort and Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
King's Point Marina and Boat Launch
Nearest Point of Interest
Parkway Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
White House Corner Services
Nearest Point of Interest
All Seasons Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
Barnard's Landing
Nearest Point of Interest
Westlake Corner
Nearest Point of Interest
Moneta Services
Nearest Point of Interest
Downtown Moneta
Nearest Point of Interest
Moneta Farms Hardward Store and Gardening Shop
Nearest Point of Interest
Bedford County Library
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Huddleston House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
In-Season 2017
May 27 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
Off-Season 2017-2018
Sep 10 2017 - May 26 2018
4 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $0
Cleaning (< 4 day stay) $0

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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