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5 star, perfect 4 fam gatherings, No Wake Cove, kayaks, pad bds, canoe Hot Tub,

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Pet Friend Charming, tranquil hm with breathtaking views EASY ACCESS TO WATER


Welcome to Cedar Key Village at Smith Mountain Lake. This spectacular all Cedar Home is located on beautiful Smith Mountain Lake and is one of eleven homes nestled in a secluded no wake cove. We sit above the others cabins offering a spectacular view of the lake and mountains. We also own the cabin below us. Please see 212766. This home sleeps four. Our Cedar Key Village offers the perfect setting for family or friend reunions. Between both homes, we can sleep 10. Please review the plat under the map page on this site.

Top of the line 6 person hot tub on lower deck with pergola. It offers Bluetooth built in music, full body lounger, foot jets, water falls and range of colored lighting for your selection. The view from the hot tub offers a full view of Smith Mountain with amazing sun sets and is in very private setting.

We have one of the easiest access to the lake for those who have walking issues as you can drive directly to the waterfront, just a 30 second drive. Also you can walk the road or take the 100 steps down to the waterfront. The walk down the steps to the waterfront is surrounded by beautiful gardens on both sides, please see the pictures.

Because the cove is “no wake” you can swim, kayak, paddle board and canoe without being disturbed by jet skies and motor boats, a rarity on the lake. We are only a 500' to the entrance to the main channel so you have go far before you can produce a wake. The cove is surrounded by a 2000 acre wildlife mountainous nature preserve so your views are of deep woods, silhouetted by Smith Mountain and its surrounding mountains. Smith Mountain Lake has 22,000 acres of clean water and has 500 miles of shoreline.

There is a mile long drive to reach our Lodge that is just magical. It is deeply wooded with an abundance of hardwoods on both sides, not a home in sight. Once you have made this turn on our lane, you will be delighted with the serine, natural beauty that surrounds our home.

Our renovated gorgeous home hums with relaxed energy which you will feel the moment you enter. Features a gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops and Tuscany styled charming maple cabinets, a large great room with cathedral ceilings and an incredibly beautiful floor to ceiling stone fireplace. Our one level home’s main living area is totally open so if you are in the kitchen, you are not isolated from the other guests. Cedar beams throughout the house adds a unique charm to this beautifully decorated and inviting home. All the furniture is extremely comfortable and cozy. We added an additional sun room featuring a panoramic wall of glass sun room provides breathtaking views of the lake and mountains from anywhere in the living area.

We offer three bedrooms and two full baths. The master bath has an over-sized custom tiled shower with three shower heads. The other bath offers a Jacuzzi tub. The cabinets are all rich maple with granite counter tops. The guest bedroom has a sliding glass door to the deck, which offers a fantastic view of the lake and Smith Mountain… what a way to wake up each morning.

Amenities include a 45 inch HD Sony TV, surround sound speakers and outdoor speakers, great for entertainment on our over sized trek deck. We live in the house for several months of the year so the house is appointed with every pot and pan, dish and glass wear imaginable. Many of our guests has told us it is far better equipped than their own homes. We also provide an array of spices.

Our two tier Trek decks offers 1000ft of outdoor living space. The top deck has a 6 person dining table, smaller tables and lot of lounge chairs. The lower deck has a 8 person pagoda, surrounded by flower pots and woods. It sits behind the hot tub, great for entertaining. Several people have commented that we have the most beautiful decks on the lake. There is a mature oak tree next to the deck and it’s gracefully limbs provides wonderful shade from early spring thru the fall. The deck’s view of the lake and the mountains is simply breathtaking. There is a lower level 500 square foot patio as well that has another table and chairs for four and a charcoal barbecue. We have a boat slip with a private dock, and a floating deck boat, perfect for lots of fun water entertainment. It is 20 ' deep off our dock.

We also planted lots of herbs on the deck for our clients use, a wonderful feature that all my clients have enjoyed. Everybody waters the plants on the deck, sorta of pass on the beauty for the next folks arrival.

Our no wake 60 acres cove is famous for its abundance and variety of fish. It is where the strippers spawn every year and fisherman catch bass, muskies and cat fish right off our docks. You will see an exciting array of wild life including eagles, owls, ospreys, humming birds, wild turkey and of course deer but we also have several albino deer which are spectacular to see if you are lucky.

Ideally located in southwest Virginia's mountain foothills, our Lodge setting balances the beauties of landscape, mountains and lake with tranquility and recreational pursuits for a perfect vacation. Each season offers delights for the senses. Spring brings beautiful mountain laurels, azaleas, and dogwoods. Summers are lush with the aroma of heavy woods and an array of flower blossoms. Crape myrtles surround our property in late summer bursting our gardens with a variety of color. Autumn paints the landscape in burning brush strokes of red, gold, and orange. Each season is unique. Each a part of the beauty that surrounds our

Quiet, serene, beautiful -- a fresh adventure in the leisure life awaits you. Pick your pleasure. Maybe it's a romantic winter weekend. Or a family designed dip into summer water sports. An autumn escape to see Smith Mountain on fire with ever changing colors. Or spring's first battle with the bass and muskies. No matter, you will find them all.

The Mariners Landing golf course is just ten minutes away and in the same community as the Point Restaurant which is renown on the lake as one of the top lakefront restaurants. They also have lots of fun entertainment over the summer and fall months so make sure you look them up.

Rent all types of boats at nearby marinas and enjoy para-sailing, water skiing, sailing, water-skiing, jet skiing, and for those with a large crowd you will love the huge pontoon boats.

We offer on site 4 kayaks, one two person canoe, one three person kayak with the middle seat perfect for a dog or small child and two paddle boards. Our no-wake cove is perfect for kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding and swimming. No worries of being run over by the jet skis or speed boats.

Our mile long drive into the property is perfect for long walks or biking. You will listen to only the sounds of nature as a beautiful hardwood forest hugs both sides of the road. Dear and turkey abound! Also if you like mountain biking, you are only a few minutes away.

There are lots of funs restaurants close by and the state park is just ten minutes away. The park offers summer fun programs for children at their camp pavilion. They also have a mile long lake front walking trail, a sandy beach, boat rentals, covered pavilions with barbeque grills and lots of night life entertainment.

You can take a ride on the Virginia Dare to see the lake and enjoy dinning for lunch or dinner. Next to the Virginia Dare is the Tiki Bar, a true fun spot for Jimmy Buffet fans.

On the side of the lake (about twenty minutes away) there are lots of fun clothing shops, miniature golf, arcade, art shop, ice cream parlor, cinema and great restaurants.

The area is rich in history; you will want to make sure you see the Booker T. Washington plantation, the D day Memorial in Bedford and take a tour of how the damn was constructed. And Roanoke is only 40 minutes away and has all kinds of fun night life at market square. It is considered one of the best towns in the state for Bluegrass music. A drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway is a must; the mountains are soft and lovely, and serenely beautiful.We know you will love our home and our charming resort community.

Please see the plat of our community under the map section on this site and or Google earth our address which is 1012 Cedar Key Lane, Huddleston, Va. Our home sits on a hill above the cabins, offering a spectacular view of the lake and Smith Mountain.

Please review our pictures of our home and you will see that you do not see the cabins unless you are

standing next to the windows from all the rooms in the house. We strategically placed the windows to assure all you see is the lake and mountains.

More Details

Alicia Yowell
Member since: 2003
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
9 May, 2018

About Alicia Yowell

Greg and I love our house and location. We live there 3 months of the year since we have retired. We love to swim, boat, golf, fish and spend our days reading on the dock or deck... life is good!

Alicia Yowell purchased this house in 1983

Why Alicia Yowell chose Huddleston

We purchased our home in 1983 and have just loved vacationing with our children over the years at our home. It is one of most magical spots on the lake. The views are just breathtaking. We think we have the most beautiful view on the lake

What makes this house unique

Beautiful mile plus country road runs throughout our community, perfect for walking/running. Hardwoods woods throughout and very little traffic. Mountain biking just a mile away and beautiful;l shoreline walking trails at Smith Mountain Lake Park, just ten minutes away. For the more serious hike, the Blue Ridge Mountains is just one hour from the house, home to many nature trails or hike up Peaks of Otter Mountain and enjoy a picnic lunch along a stream or at the quaint restaurant.

One of three no wake coves on the lake. Ours is the largest, perfect for kayaking, paddle board or canoeing. We rent all three types of boats for $75.00 each.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Huddleston, Virginia

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No smoking inside th house Take all trash to the local dump No more than 6 people can spend the night
  • take a shower before entering the hot tub, no glass in the hot tub
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Monument View
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • mobile phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • thermos flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
  • We recently renovated both bathrooms. The over sized master bathroom shower is all tiled and has three shower heads. Granite counter tops and partial tiled walls makes this MBA striking. The second bath also has granite counter tops and tiled partially tiled walls and tiled flooring. There is a jacuzzi tub for one as well.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed
  • Linens and towels are provided for an extra fee. Please ask owner regarding the fee
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Barbecue
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wooden decking
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Other amenities include: 6 person latest technology hot tub including Bluetooth stereo. Central heat and air-conditioning, satellite television, HD TV with DVD. Plenty of movie offerings, surround sound stereo, XM radio with outside speakers, dishwasher, washing machine/dryer, ice maker and microwave oven. The entire Elegant Home is furnished with the charming and comfortable furniture. We are only ten minutes from a golf course designed by world renowned Robert Trent Jones. The course offers spectacular views of the lake and the beautiful surrounding mountains. The mountain and lake views of our magical home is in one of the most sought after quite no wake coves on the lake. This means safe and peaceful swimming. The cove is over 60 areas of pristine beauty, with no building at all to its southern mountain shoreline. You will have an unforgettable vacation that will beckon you to return for years to come.


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5 star, perfect 4 fam gatherings, No Wake Cove, kayaks, pad bds, canoe Hot Tub,
average rating of 4.85 based on 40 reviews


  • 5 of 5

August 9th - 16, 2013

A magnificent time was had by all… what a great party house, speakers both in and out of the house, open floor plan with lots of sitting areas and the view… what a view, just beautiful. The deck is spectacular and the big old oak tree provides lots of shade. The bathrooms are awesome and loved the kitchen, great selection in cabinets and granite counter tops. If you don’t love this place, maybe you should only vacation at the Ritz.

We swam every day across the lake and back. Did lots of tubing once we were out of the cove, took the kids to some of the Islands where we and roasted hot dogs and marshmallows. We even went peach picking at a farm outside of Bedford. Lots to do for the family. The house is perfect for a Romantic weekend as well. Comfortable furniture throughout, and most importantly, they have very comfortable beds. The house was spotless and the landscaping is very nice, especially gardens leading to the lake.

  • Review Submitted: 09/03/2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for such a nice review. So glad you all enjoyed the lake and our home. Hope you come back soon.
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Great Vacation Home and Area

  • 5 of 5

Everything about our experience was top notch. The photos and description of the home was 100% accurate. The owner was super easy to work with and was very interested in helping us make our stay easy and enjoyable. The home is very comfortable and up to date. The bank of picture windows facing the lake provides an amazing view. We will definitely want to rent this home again the next time we vacation here.

  • Review Submitted: 24/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Vince, So glad you loved the house and community. It is indeed one of the the nicest spots on the lake. All the realtors have a waiting list for buyers who want to purchase homes in Cedar Key. We are the largest No Wake Cove on the lake and it is a treasure. Views from our side of the lake are also the best!
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Feels like home!

  • 5 of 5

First, I must say that working with Alicia Yowell was a dream. She’s very professional, but also has a warmth that made me feel like I was simply an old friend borrowing the home for a bit. The layout of the house is perfect. Very open, with bedrooms secluded. Our family most enjoyed the outdoor space. The deck is beautiful! We made a lot of use of the dock and the canoe. Views are wonderful and being in the “no wake” area made for a very pleasant stay. My children enjoyed having their own space and all of us agreed that the beds were very comfortable. The adults enjoyed the recliners looking out onto the lake, and the whole family enjoyed having supper and playing board games on the deck. The house is fully furnished with more than enough seats for everyone to have a favorite spot (or three!). The house was stocked with games and puzzles and movies. Checkout was a breeze. We hope to be able to return in the summer someday to add swimming to our lake adventures.

  • Review Submitted: 10/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Aimee, so glad you and your family had a wonderful time. It is a magical spot on the lake and everyone comments on the No Wake Cove as being such a treasure. I am glad you enjoyed our decks as well. A lot of time and effort went into planning something beautiful and unique; I think our builder did a great job in capturing all our design recommendations. If you come back in the summer, the deck will be filled with flowers. Flowers are my passion so I love planting in the spring.
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Amazing and beautiful ... Perfectly appointed home

  • 5 of 5

Tranquil & pristine lake ... Water was so clean and warm .. even the fish were jumping with joy!! Lovely home .. Great entertainment system/tv. Hot tub was fabulous. The kitchen is loaded with everything imaginable to cook anything ! I loved the fresh herbs growing just outside :) The deck is beautiful as well as the dock at the water's edge. Kayak's were great for exploring nearby coves. Alicia (the owner) is absolutely delightful ! This home is truly unique ... We can't wait to come back next year!

  • Review Submitted: 19/07/2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Extraordinary Mountain Views, Pristine Lake, Amazing Vacation Home!

  • 5 of 5

I wanted the "On Golden Pond" experience for our family where we could enjoy the quiet beauty of a beautiful lake and surrounding nature. This Lodge is the essence of this. We swam, kayaked, canoed, and paddle boarded during the day from our private deck. You are at a no wake zone and Smith Mountain Lake is pristine where fish swim at your feet.

This home is like staying at a thoughtful relative's house. No detail has been overlooked to make you feel at home at the Lodge. Views, views, and more views from every angle of the property. The home is very well equipped for everything from preparing dinners to simply relaxing. We enjoyed our dinners each night on the massive multiple decks followed by star gazing from the six person hot tub. There is surround sound system in the hot tub and the tub commands views of the mountain, lake, and the night sky. All of our family had a fun and relaxing vacation!

Bill and Jeanne

June, 2016

  • Review Submitted: 02/07/2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely gorgeous home and property

  • 5 of 5

This is a spectacular home. The pictures do not do the house or the property justice. The fishing is awesome right off your own private dock. Alicia was wonderful to deal with. We will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: 19/06/2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Cafe marina
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Mariners Landing
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Cafe Marina
Car: necessary

Enjoy our world-class historic sites, shopping opportunities from the latest fashions to antique and art galleries, golf courses, fine dining and wineries. Nightlife is full of wonderful bands at local restaurants where you can dance till the “midnight hour”. Vacationers come from all over to fish where striper, largemouth and small mouth bass, crappies and bluegills abound. There are marinas where you can rent jet skies, motor and pontoon boats. The Smith Mountain Lake State park offers a beach, hiking trails, kayak rentals and daily planned activities for children. There are also a multitude of fun day trips from visiting the D-Day memorial in the quaint and charming town of Bedford to the Blue Ridge Institute and Museum which has a gallery of exhibits, crafts, music and decorative arts displaying Blue Ridge folklore. The Booker T. Washington National Monument as well as the Smith Mountain Lake dam all makes for a fun trip or just take a ride on the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house on Huddleston, Virginia

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter/Early Spring
5 Jan 2018 - 24 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
25 May 2018 - 28 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
29 Jun 2018 - 27 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning service AU$264.34
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$660.85

50% discount on green fees at Mariners Landing Golf Course, just ten minutes from our home. Just bring your confirmation letter when you book you tee time.

Payment schedule: 50% due at time or booking and remaining 50% is due 120 days prior to your arrival date.

We live in the house from August thru the beginning of January.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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