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

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


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

Fran and Shauna Dougherty
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 29, 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.


Huddleston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • 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 ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 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
  • 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)
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 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
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.


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Large Open Home, Right on the Water, Party Deck, Great Views
average rating of 4.733333 based on 30 reviews

Fantastic Week

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for sharing your home. Love the layout of the home. The kitchen looks fantastic! The deck surrounding the home and short walk to the dock make for great days on the lake. Appreciate the small things such as trash pickup service, stepping stones into the lake for swimming, fire pit, and excellent parking. We are ready to book again for next summer!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Glen Allen, Virginia

Fantastic Place

  • 5 of 5

Great Lake home, well maintained on best part of the lake. Huge deck/dock with beautiful view!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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greenville va


  • 5 of 5


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


  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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The National D-Day Memorial
"Bedford County lost more men on D-Day per capita than any other community in the US. Dedicat..."
Mitchell's Restaurant
"Nearest marina for gas or informal dinning."
Smith Mountain Lake State Park
"Protected, public swimming with large sanding beach, many hiking paths and nature trails. Bo..."
Appomattox Court House National Park
"Site of Lee's surrender to Grant concluding the Civil War."
Lynchburg History
"Early American History on the James River, Cival War History, Numerous Colleges and Univers..."
Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce
"Worth a drive to see the Visitors Center and understand the origins, history and purpose of ..."
Craddock Creek Marina
"Nearest free boat launch."
Blue Ridge Parkway
"Entryway to the beauty and splendor of the Blue Ridge Mountains"
Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest
"Thomas Jefferson's retreat from the labors and crowds at Monticello. Guided tours of this be..."
Bridgewater Plaza
"The social center of Smith Mountain Lake. Great restaurants, many great little shops, live e..."
Booker T. Washington National Monument
"See a working 19th century homestead and the boyhood home of this promient figure in America..."
Visitors Bureau
"Roanoke Civic Center and Virginia Tech Conference Center"
Bernard's Landing Resort
"Fine dinning you can boat to and back."
All Seasons Marine Services
"Off-water Marina, boat repair & parts, batteries, boat storage "
Parkway Marina
"Closest on-water boating services (gas, batteries, accessories, launch, rental)"
Virginia Military Institute
"Lee and Stonewal jackson both taught here. The VMI cadets stood aganst the Union forces at t..."
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
"Exceptionally beatutiful Virginia Polytechnic and State University"
"Founded by Thomas Jefferson. Beautiful campus. Today a leading university academically and i..."
Mariners Landing Golf and Lake Community
"The condominium has a restaurant and outdoor pool area open to the public."
White House Corner Store
"Auto Gas, Deli, Gift Shop, Restaurants, Post Office"
Westlake Corner
"Largest shopping center on the lake. Banking, Multi-Plex Movie Theater; Emergency Services."
Downtown Moneta
"Food Lion, Banking, Dollar Store, ShopRite, Boating Euipment Shop, Subway Restaurant"
Moneta Smith Mountain Lake Library
"Wonderful little library, modern appointments and conference rooms, very peaceful and cozy p..."
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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Pet Fee $15
Damage Insurance $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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