Journeys End brings you into your own private coveside paradise. Privacy surrounds you on every side of this magnificent Tudor waterfront property. Our home offers the perfect place for the luxury lake experience. You won't be looking at other homes but instead over two acres of pristine woods and an expansive 300 foot waterfront area with a huge gentle sloping lawn and gorgeous views of the lake from both the deck and dock area. You will feel like you have your own private park. The swimming area is ideal because it is protected from boat traffic and you can float to your hearts desire without floating away. Our water front has a great floating dock and stationary dock with all Trex, and a sandy beach area. When you are ready to put your feet up you can sit in the huge hot tub, or choose one of 3 decks, or the lakeside dock area. Enjoy exploring the lake as you cruise the shoreline in our three complimentary kayaks or paddle board. At night enjoy our complimentary firewood and the lakeside fire pit area to roast your marshmallows. Every detail has been taken care of, and the quality of the home, appliances, and furnishings are unmatched. The expansive kitchen is fully equipped and your family can enjoy meals together around the large oak table with seating for ten. Granite countertops and high end large and small appliances are available for you to use. Watch movies together in the expansive great room with cathedral ceilings which can seat ten plus people. Children will enjoy the state of the art game room which can be found downstairs next to the children's bedroom. They will enjoy the ultimate gaming experience as they sit in surround sound gaming chairs to play Playstation 3 or watch DVD's. WiFi is available but not unlimited or suitable for streaming. Battle it out as you enjoy playing a family tournament on the air hockey or foosball table. You will find high speed internet and Wi-Fi throughout the home. This home offers over 3,500 sq. feet of living space with 5 large bedrooms including a huge master suite and attached bedroom. There are 3 bathrooms, one on every floor and a half bath off the deck. Located right off the main channel of Craddock's Creek you are in a protected cove, but only a cove away from the most beautiful part of Smith Mountain Lake. The location is ideal and only a short drive to all the restaurants, boutiques, and grocery stores. There is plenty of parking for as many vehicles as you wish and plenty of room for your boat trailer. So be the first to let your journeys end be here in our cove side paradise. Visit us on Facebook at smluxuryrentals.com
- House3500 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Min Stay2 - 7 nights
5 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10, Huddleston
Nancy and Charles Barrall
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- Calendar last updated:
- Aug 15, 2018
About Nancy and Charles Barrall
My wife and I are natives of New Jersey. I work for Foley Caterpillar in northern New Jersey and my wife has been a school teacher in southern NJ for over 20 years. We have five children ranging from 17 to 27 and treasure each and every moment we get to spend together. As the children get older they get busier with their own lives, and we wanted a place we could all come together and make memories to last a lifetime.
Nancy and Charles Barrall purchased this House in 2014
Why Nancy and Charles Barrall chose Huddleston
It has always been our dream to own a home on a beautiful lake. My father rebuilt the cabin he was born in not far from Smith Mountain Lake and we have spent many summers enjoying Virginia. Nancy's father built a cabin on a lake in Maine when she was seven and we both grew up loving the outdoors and spending time with family and friends on lakes. We knew we wanted to find the perfect lake property for our family, but did not want to go north. After years of searching, it only took one look at this property to know this was it!! This home has everything we had ever hoped for in a lake property. Our whole family can come and enjoy our new home for years to come. We can't wait to have grandchildren some day come and spend time at the lake. We feel like we are in our own little paradise, secluded from all the boats and people on the lake. Our cove is quiet and serene, but just a short distance from all of the action on the lake. The water is crystal clear and unlike Maine much warmer! We are so excited to share our paradise with others and have gone to great lengths to make everything perfect for our guests!
What makes this House unique
What we love most about our home is the location. We don't have to worry about getting hit by a jet ski or speeding boat. The location of the dock is perfect for a sunset view in the evening. At night our favorite thing to do is lay in the new hot tub and look at the stars. The stars on a clear night will take your breath away. There is so much room to spread out in the home and no matter how many people are there you do not feel like you are on top of each other. All of the pillows and bedding are brand new and everything has been redone both inside and out. The floating dock that was just installed is perfect for your boat which leaves the second stationary dock for running and jumping into the water. One of our favorite things to do is kayak. There are so many beautiful locations and coves on the lake to explore. We love the nature that surrounds our home, and know that you will enjoy all that this home has to offer. We really feel blessed by God that He has allowed us to own such a beautiful home, and hope that we are able to bless others as they spend time together with their family and friends here at Journeys End.
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My first thought when we arrived was Wow. The house was as beautiful as the property. We went with the whole family and there was room for us all. The house was fully stocked, and it was stocked to support a large amount of people. Many other places we have rented may fit us all, but when it comes time to use the kitchen there is only small pots and pans. This was a very pleasant change.
The weather was great for the whole week even though it was extremely hot. The beautiful water was cool and refreshing , and everyone spent a lot of time in it.
Thank you Jodie for your kind review. We have tried to provide everything a crowd would need to have a great week and be able to accommodate a large crowd. So glad you had a great weather week! We would love to have you again in the future!
Vacation with entire family - Paradise indeed!
What a week, lake, house, etc.! We had a wonderful time. The house was perfect! Couldn't believe there was everything we needed there; games, books, everything for cooking. Beds were comfy and the house was laid out nice for our group. Weather was perfect and the lake is crystal clear! I hadn't been to Smith Mountain Lake in about 20 years and the water was the same as it was back then. Not very many boats at all. If we did it again we would rent a boat for more than 2 days. It was very relaxing and private. Loved it!
I am so glad you had a great week! It is amazing how clean and clear the water is in the cove. We also love the layout of the house, it gives us plenty of space to spread out or be together. Thank you for the great review and hope someday to have you back!
Our family thoroughly enjoyed our week at Journey's End. We did get through a few rainy days and then the sun came out and the beach and dock and kayaks were in use constantly. The cove is so quiet and peaceful. We also used the firepit for our s'mores nights.
Your house is lovely and we had everything we needed. The children used the sand toys everyday and also our 5 year old learned croquet- or at least had a few games with grandpa. We also loved the gently sloping yard!
Everyone wanted to stay another week!
I am glad the sun finally came out too! I was thrilled to hear that someone used the sand toys for the beach and got to enjoy the games. We thank you for your kind words and hope to have you back again in the future!
Great location and house‼️👍🏼
Everything you need to have a fabulous and fun-filled time on the lake... 🎉
We loved it and would definitely come back...💯
Thank you again Nancy for everything😃❤️
You are so welcome for everything! We try very hard to provide all the fun things that make a week extra special and I am glad you saw that! You were wonderful guests and we so hope to see you return!
Best Family Vacation in 25 years
Of all the vacation homes we have stayed at from lakes to the beach nothing compares to this home! We have stayed at many top of the line rentals but this one has stolen our hearts! This home is not just a rental it feels like a true family vacation home. The owner Nancy is so special to me. She made me feel so welcome like we were family. The home is beautifully decorated with everything you could ever need. She has all the dishes and kitchen accessories to have those big family meals that most of us in our busy lives do not get to experience often. We really enjoyed the meals at the big kitchen table for dinner and breakfast on the deck. It is so private you feel like you are on your own island. We had so many laughs and memories made this trip!! The water is crystal clear for swimming. The sandy beach was perfect for our four year old. She played all day and caught several fish with her little pink fishing rod! The boys enjoyed the kayaks and paddle board! There are also other water toys provided. Nice high quality floats to relax on. The fire pit was so much fun with s'mores and stories of the day. Then of course you will love the hot tub overlooking the beautiful lake! It is breathtaking. We also had family fun night in the game room! So may smiles and memories made I can not stop smiling about the best vacation ever!!! If you are looking for a very private and amazing vacation home then you have found it. I think you will find what is remarkable about this home is all the thought put into it to make it feel like "your family's vacation home". Thank you again Nancy can't wait to return!
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you Lauren! I think this is one of the nicest reviews I have ever had. I am beyond thrilled you felt like this was your family vacation home because that is exactly what I have tried to do. No one has put that into words before like that, but I have put thought into every little piece of our home and I am so glad that you recognized that. I am so glad the 4 year old loved the beach and I did not know that she caught a fish.... that is great! We also love the crystal clear water and the fact that it is so warm. Just reading your review has made me smile and it was so awesome having all of you stay with us! We can't wait for you to return!
Wonderful Memorial Weekend get away
We booked this for a my mom's 70th birthday. The place was absolutely wonderful! We had a wide range in ages and their was something for everyone. The teens enjoyed the kayaks. The 8 and 6 year old LOVED jumping on and off the dock. We ALL enjoyed sitting by the fire pit at night relaxing and having smores. I have 9 month twins and enjoyed the close proximity of the dock to the house. Also my parents being in their 70's and my husband and I carrying babies back and forth we really liked that their were not steep stairs to and from the dock to house. Many of the houses we saw had steep stairs and that would have been exhausting.
We highly recommend and plan to be back! Thank you for sharing your beautiful home!!!
Thank you so much Kerri for your kind words and encouraging responses. One of the main reasons we bought this property was for the beautiful yard and gradual slope to the water. We wanted a property that was able to accommodate all ages and this property was perfect. So glad you chose this place to celebrate such a special birthday. We would love for you to come back in the future!
Among the lakes water activities are power boating, canoeing, sailing, parasailing, swimming, fishing water skiing, wakeboarding, and jet skiing. SML's lakefront includes six free public boat launches and more than a dozen marinas where you can find the perfect boat rental for your visit. Power boats and wave runners can be rented at several locations on the lake, including: Bridgewater Plaza Marina (Boats can also be picked up at the State Park), Parrot Cove (Parrot Cove also rents Kayaks), Parkway Marina (formerly knows as Saunders Marina), Mitchell's Point Marina or Virgil Naff Sea Doo (wave runners only). The closest boat launch and boat rental is Mitchell's Point Marina. Off water you can enjoy sightseeing that includes many spectacular views of the lakes mountainous 500-mile shoreline. Five challenging golf courses surround the lake. Smith Mountain Lake State Park includes miles of hiking trails and breathtaking views. To view the lakefront scenery and homes from the water you can cruise the Virginia Dare, a 19th century side paddlewheeler, or visit an alpacas farm on the lake. If you love fishing you are in the right place. Bassmaster rates SML among the USA's 25 best bass lakes! You must visit the SML's Dam Visitors' Center to see an awesome presentation that shows how the dam was built and what the area was like before the dam. There are three entrances near the lake to the Blue Ridge Parkway where you can visit eleven plus visitors centers and a multitude of outdoor activities. Don't forget to stop by Booker T. Washington National Monument. It allows the public to see what slavery was like and how the plantation system worked. There are many other local attractions like Appomattox Court House, Hickory Hill Vineyards and Winery, Science Museum of Western Virginia, and Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest. This is the perfect location to spend quality time with your loved ones.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Summer Rentals: 50% is due by end of January, 50% due 30 days before check in All other Times: 50% 60 days before and 50% 30 days before check in $300.00 e-check and a rental agreement is required for reserving. Linens and towels are included. Cleaning Fee for weekly rentals for 2017 is $200. We prefer e-checks.