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Designer's Luxury New England Style Lake Home

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bdrm 4 Bath Lakefront Home

Gorgeous spacious home with wide water view & spectacular sunsets!

You'll know you're on vacation the minute you walk into this warm & inviting New England style lake home. Old world charm exudes a quiet understated elegance. This beautiful home is professionally decorated with lots of details-custom curtains and upholstery, oriental rugs, antiques and original artwork set this home apart from all others. There is plenty of space and multiple sitting areas inside and out for all your guests to relax and enjoy! It has two levels, with the Master bedroom suite and the Guest room on the first floor. The open floor plan has a large living room, dining area and kitchen.On the terrace level is a king and twin bedroom, family room and game room.

The home is in a quiet, shaded, older neighborhood, perfect for walking & joggers. Located near marker #C2, enjoy the wide water views of Craddock Creek & the stunning sunsets! The quiet, protected cove is very safe for kayaking and waterplay around the dock. We’re conveniently located within a half mile of Mitchell's Marina and SML water sports and boat rentals.


Main Floor

The home has an open floor plan with a great room and beamed 18’ cathedral ceiling, wood burning stone fireplace, 48” HDTV, Direct TV, and stereo system with Bose speakers and an assortment of games and puzzles. The kitchen is fully equipped including day to day basics such as a "Ninja" , Krups coffeemaker, Cuisinart and an assortment of oils, vinegars, herbs & seasonings, as well as beautiful Italian ceramic platters and bowls for serving. The living room offers a very comfortable seating arrangement, perfect for gatherings. The dining area has a large trestle table and seating for 8. The Master bedroom suite has 12’ ceilings and opens to a fabulous lakeside screened in porch. Newly furnished in 2018 with super comfy mattress and bedding, you’ll find it hard to get out of bed! The master bath has a shower and a single sink vanity. The main level also has a charming Queen guest room and a separate full bath just outside the bedroom. All the bedrooms and living areas have ceiling fans.

Enjoy your morning coffee or al fresco dining on the covered veranda lined with teak rocking chairs and dining table for 4. The open side deck offers a new Weber LP gas grill.

Terrace Level

The Terrace level has a large family room with a 55" flat screen TV, Direct TV cable, DVD player, comfortable sectional seating, stone fireplace, game table and a pool table. There is a newly furnished King en-suite bed and bathroom, and a twin en-suite bed and bathroom on either side of the family room. Also, on this level is a laundry room (new washer & dryer) and an extra refrigerator/freezer. Outside, enjoy a game of ping-pong, relax on the porch swing or enjoy the terrace garden.

The Fire pit

Enjoy cocktails while watching the sunset or making S’mores after dark in the comfortable Adirondack chairs surrounding the new fire pit and stone terrace down by the waterfront.

The Dock

The stone walkway leads to a large dock with covered area, retractable sun awning, a 40’ floater dock for guest boat tie up, ceiling fan, brand new teak lounge chairs (4) and teak/rattan lounge furniture, electricity, lights and a storage room with mini fridge. Available for your use are two kayaks, float toys, a 2 person “towable”, a pair of water skis, and teen to adult size life jackets.

Extras Included:

Linens -one set bath towels (bath,hand,face) per person provided , as well as linens for each bed. Please bring your own beach towels.

Bath, dish & dishwasher soap, laundry detergent provided, as well as a "starter set" of paper products.


Saunders point is a lovely older neighborhood with many year-round homes. It is ideal for walkers and joggers. Lake location is supreme, being near the mountain and the dam at the deepest, and cleanest part of the lake.

Most guests are able to use their cell phones as a data 'hot spot' to access the internet. In an emergency, there is a free Wi-Fi hot spot (wireless internet cafe) at Mitchell’s Point Marina, a very short walk from the house

• Rentals during prime season are weekly with a three night minimum all other times. A cleaning fee of $200.00 will be added to each rental, and an accidental damage insurance fee of $79.00. Va tax on rentals is 12.3%

• Cancellation policy:

• 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. If a reservation is cancelled within 60 days of your arrival, no refunds will be issued.


Bed linens and bath towels are included in the rental fee, as most SML rental homes require that the renter provide their own linens or pay an additional fee for linen service.

PETS- due to allergies, pets are not allowed.

PARTIES- Weddings and parties are not permitted at the home.

WiFi - service is not at the house , as it currently is not available in this area. Please use the "hot spot" on your cell phone to access internet.

More Details

Elizabeth Harrington
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

" Farewell SML, beautiful mountains, wonderful Harrington Lake House- we Love it here! So, so comfortable- we had a great time, thank you."
Aug 2017
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Huddleston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , Hair dryer provided
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Hair Dryer provided
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Hair Dryer provided
    Guest Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hair dryer provided
  • 4 Full bathrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Main Level
    Guest Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Main Level
    Terrace Level Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Terrace Level Bedroom 4 - 1 king
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Please Note: Life jackets are available for adults & teens. Life jackets are not provided for children due to varying size requirements. Please bring your own.


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Designer's Luxury New England Style Lake Home
average rating of 4.95 based on 24 reviews
Richmond, Virginia

Gorgeous Home!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a lovely week at the Harrington's home! We had 2 families of 4, and there was plenty of room for all of us! We were able to eat together at the large dining table, and at night, the adults and kids all had our own TV to watch and space to hang out in. The house was amazingly well stocked for a rental- the kitchen had everything we needed, there were blankets on the couches to snuggle in, the boathouse had everything we could need (life jackets, air pump for floats, a radio, kayaks, a towable for a boat, etc!). The outdoor space was AMAZING!! We loved having coffee on either of the back porch spaces each morning, and during the few rainy periods, we could hang in the screened-in porch and read and relax. We loved hanging on the dock and in the lake- the cove felt calm and safe for our kids to swim or kayak in, or us moms to float in with a drink. ;) We rented a boat for a few days, and we were able to keep our boat at the home's dock. Such a wonderfully relaxing week- we will definitely come back to this home on our next SML visit!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Adrienne, Thank you for your glowing review! I'm pleased you and your families had such a great experience at our home and beautiful Smith Mountain Lake! We'll be adding new dock furniture this fall for even more outdoor living space. Check back soon! Best regards, Elizabeth
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Stunning Smith Mountain Lake Property

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed in this spectacular home this summer with our 2 small children and their grandparents. This property is a little slice of Heaven. The location is amazing and the sunsets were stunning. The inside décor is so detailed and the layout is perfect for 2 families. We rented a boat for the week from SML Boat Rentals, which is about a 5 minute drive, and spent the week skiing, tubing and just driving around to experience the incredible scenery. This home was absolutely perfect and the time we spent there will always be remembered. Thank you so much for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home with great dock

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time and did not want to leave. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely, warm home, with ample dock and swimming area

  • 4 of 5

This property is clean, beautifully appointed with every detail thought through and made accessible. It would receive a five star review if I had not pitched backward down the stairs located by the front door. Unfortunately there is nothing to grab onto on the left along the window area. I think Elizabeth plans on remedying this. It rather spoiled my vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gaithersburg, MD. USA

Excellent house with all all the amenities you'd need on a family vacation.

  • 5 of 5

The house is located on a nice quiet street with a flatish lot providing easy access to the private dock. The four bathrooms and overall layout of the home make it an ideal setting for a family vacation or multiple couples vacationing together. The boathouse is stocked with lots of water sports gear, including life vests, floats, and fishing poles. Overall, the house and the lake exceeded our expectations.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Spring Break getaway with family

  • 5 of 5

We rented the Harrington's beautiful home for one week during our Spring Break and both the home and Smith Mountain Lake generally exceeded our expectations. It was our first visit there but certainly won't be our last. The home is beautiful and well maintained and the location is idyllic. The sunsets from the deck are gorgeous and there is a great marina (Mitchell's Point Marina) a few coves over (3 minute drive and 20 minute kayak ride) where we rented both kayaks and a pontoon boat. It was nice to be able to tie the rentals up to the dock out back. We also enjoyed using the fire pit one night to make s'mores down by the water. We had a few family members join us for a couple of nights and the house comfortably accommodated all 8 of us. The beds are very comfortable, not typical of most rental properties, and the kitchen is very well stocked for cooking meals. A gem of a spot and we look forward to hopefully returning later this year when the lake water is warm enough for swimming.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Virginia Dare Cruises & Marina
Bridgewater Marina
Sunken City Brewing Company
Hickory Hill Winery
Ramulose Ridge Vineyards
Bridgewater Plaza
The National D-Day Memorial
Mariners Landing Resort Community and Conference Center
Mitchell's Point Gas & Boat
Heath's Waterfront Grill
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Damage Insurance $79

CANCELLATION POLICY: If a reservation is cancelled prior to 60 days of arrival, the pre-paid rental payment less $125 administrative costs will be refundable. If a reservation is cancelled within 60 days of your arrival date, no refunds will be issued.

CHECK IN TIME: 4:00 pm
CHECK OUT TIME: 10:00 am

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.