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Charming New England Style Lake Front Cottage

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


About the property

4 Bdrm 4 Bath Lakefront Cottage

You'll know you're on vacation the minute you walk into this warm & inviting New England style lake cottage. Old world charm exudes a quiet understated elegance. The house was built in 2004 and is beautifully appointed with lots of detail in the construction and décor. It is two levels with the Master King bedroom suite and the Queen Guest room on the first level. The open main living area has a living room, kitchen and dining area. On the terrace level there is a king bedroom and a twin bedroom and family room area. The home is located in a quiet, older neighborhood, perfect for walking & joggers. Located near marker #C2 , Enjoy the wide water views of Craddock Creek & the stunning sunsets! Conveniently located within a half mile of Mitchell's Marina and SML water sports and boat rentals.

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


The home has an open floor plan with a great room and beamed cathedral ceiling, wood burning 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 oils, vinegars, herbs & seasonings, as well as beautiful Italian ceramic platters and bowls for serving. The dining area has seating for 8. The Master bedroom suite, with king bed, has 12’ ceilings and opens to a fabulous lakeside screened in porch. The master bath has a shower and a single sink vanity. Also on the main level is a charming guest room with Queen bed 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.

The Terrace level has a large family room with a 50" flat screen TV, Direct TV cable, DVD player, comfortable sectional seating, fireplace, game table and a pool table. There is one King guest room and one Twin guest room on either side of the family room, each with their own bathroom and closets. Also on this level is a laundry room ( new washer & dryer) and a refrigerator/freezer. Outside, play a game of ping pong ,relax on the porch swing or sit in the terrace garden. Enjoy making S'mores around the new fire pit and terrace down by the waterfront.

A stone walkway leads to a large dock with covered area and awning, floater for boat tie up, ceiling fan, 4 teak lounge chairs, outdoor lounge seating area , 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.

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

Bath, dish & dishwasher soap, laundry detergent provided, as well as a "starter set" of paper products. Please bring your own beach towels.

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, an accidental damage insurance fee of $79.00 is optional. Virginia tax on rentals is 12.3%.

Please Note: 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.

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.

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 the 60 days of your arrival date, no refunds will be issued. Notice of cancellation must be in writing, email is acceptable. For cancellations or changes that result in a shortened stay or that are made with in 60 days of the arrival date, Guest shall forfeit the full advance payment. Early departure will not result in any refund of rent or deposit.

More Details

Elizabeth Harrington
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 10, 2017


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


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
  • 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
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 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
  • 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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Charming New England Style Lake Front Cottage
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 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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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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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.