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Jim Erler, Manager LakeAway Vacation Rentals

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Cabin 1 at Silver Bay View Cottages on Smith Mountain Lake

38 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this Huddleston holiday cabin

Sleeps 4, 2 bedrooms, private dock, Romantic Retreat

Cabins 1 and 2 are in a row of ten that rim the shore of a secluded cove on Smith Mountain Lake. The Cabin 1 is on the end, making it one of the most private of all. There are wilderness views of undeveloped forest and the lake, as well as Smith Mountain. The cabin is located on Witcher Creek, which is a no wake area. This feature makes swimming very safe, and a sense of peacefulness prevails that you will not find in other areas of the lake that experience more boat traffic. A private deep-water dock is shared by the two cabins, offering easy access for boating, swimming and sunbathing. Both cabins are two-bedroom, one-bath lakefront homes, with solid cedar construction, open-beam ceilings and hardwood floors. Silver Bay View Cottages are ideal for reunions. We can accommodate up to 24 people between four properties that include the Main House, the Cedar Cabin and Cabins 1 and 2. Be sure and check out these other properties as well.

Swimming: There is nothing more enjoyable than to stretch out on the dock with a good book, and then dive into the clear, warm water for a refreshing swim. The lake is one of the cleanest in the East Coast, and as you swim or relax, you are looking across to undeveloped wilderness.

Boating: There may be no better lake in the Mid-Atlantic region for boating. The 20,000 acres of Smith Mountain Lake and its 40-mile length make it a perfect place for water skiing, speed boating, canoeing, kayaking or sailing. 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.

Fishing: Fishing opportunities at Silver Bay View Cottages are unbelievable. The properties are located on Witcher Creek where the stripers spawn every spring. The lake is regularly stocked with game fish, and contains striped bass, large and small mouth bass, muskies, northern pike, and an assortment of small game fish. Fishing guides are available to introduce you to the lake, including: Captain Bert's Fishin' Charters, Mike's Striper Guide Service, Rockfish Adventures.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Jim Erler, Manager LakeAway Vacation Rentals (Property Manager)
Member since: 2009
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Speaks english

About Jim Erler, Manager LakeAway Vacation Rentals

Jim is an engineer/entrepeneur who, in addition to running Silver Bay, designs Arts & Crafts homes and advises emerging technology companies.

Catriona is a garden author/photographer/ speaker who has written 9 books and countless articles for national and international publications. See her articles in the Smith Mountain Laker Magazine (free at local businesses).

Jim Erler, Manager LakeAway Vacation Rentals purchased this cabin in 1993

Why Jim Erler, Manager LakeAway Vacation Rentals chose Smith Mountain Lake

Cabin 1 was the first of the Silver Bay View properties and was the inspiration for our name. While smaller than the Point View properties, it remains a very special place for a cozy escape.

What makes this cabin unique

Cabin 1 is at the Bay View location and offers a private setting overlooking the Silver Bay portion of Smith Mountain Lake with Smith Mountain above it.


based on 38 traveller reviews

Cabin 1 at Silver Bay View Cottages on Smith Mountain Lake
average rating of 4.763158 based on 38 reviews

Great cabin and location, but spartan

  • 4 of 5

This has got to be one of the best locations available on Smith Mtn Lake. Peaceful, wild, with good sunset light. Convenient dock.

The cabin is 15 minutes from convenience store, and longer to restaurants and grocery. I wish the owner would make a few small changes:

Supply paper towels and a couple of trash bags. Maybe even a box of tissues.

Install (or repair) light over the kitchen counter/sink area.

Install a couple of shelves in the bath for toiletries.

Note that grill uses charcoal not gas, so you need to bring your own MatchLite or other charcoal/lighter fluid.

When we stayed in Oct 2016 a fallen tree was blocking stairs down to dock.

Remember that nearest boat launch (Mitchell Point) has no room for parking car/trailer.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful getaway!

  • 4 of 5

The cabin was clean and comfy, with a gorgeous view of the lake. The peaceful area made for a relaxing weekend. Only comment is it is a steep hike to the water. We would have appreciated knowing check - out time also. We would definitely stay there again!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Overall welcoming, very relaxing and good accommodations.

  • 4 of 5

Direct access to the lake was a big plus. Only wish there was a small, easy, gentle slope (maybe sand or gravel) entrance to the lake...

especially for small children and pets.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice place

  • 5 of 5

We like the cabin very much. I am sure we will be back. Thank you

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice cabin

  • 5 of 5

We had a very nice 2 1/2 days at cabin 1. Not a 4 star resort but adequate and equipped for a relaxing time.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for a weekend away!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay this past weekend at this well-equipped, comfortable cabin. We were upgraded to the Cedar cabin which was such a nice surprise due to some work that was scheduled to be done in the original cabin we selected. Plenty of space, a nice fireplace, incredible views. Pet-friendly also a major plus. Only disappointment was that we expected there to be wifi but the network was not available to any of us. Otherwise, definitely recommend and will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit. I'm so sorry about the WiFi. We had the floors refinished a few days before you arrived, and the workmen didn't reconnect the WiFi. In the future, please call us and we will be happy to come out and fix any problem immediately. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Jim
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Car: necessary

Grand and spectacular views of the lake and Smith Mountain in a quiet, private setting populated with beautiful Loblolly pines and sweeping lawns. Private deep-water dock offers easy access for boating, swimming, sunbathing and world class fishing.

The house is located just inside of Witcher Creek, one of the best fishing areas on the lake. The Cabin sleeps 4 and is one of the four Silver Bay View Cottages that comfortably accommodate up to 24 people.

* Beautiful lake views

* Kitchen

* Deck with seating for 4

* Private Dock

* High Speed Wireless Internet


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cabin in Huddleston, Virginia

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall 2016/Spring 2017
5 Sep 2016 - 25 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2017
26 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
Mid Summer 2017
24 Jun 2017 - 18 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2017
19 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
4 Sep 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$263
Housekeeping A$86 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.3%

Optional linen fee: $65
Damage Deposit is due 30 days before your arrival date. We accept payments only by credit card through

NOTE: Shorter stays are possible in Mid Summer if a property is not booked 2 weeks in advance. Nightly rate is $230. There is a three night minimum on major holiday weekends. Housekeeping will increase to $55 in 2015

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Huddleston, Virginia

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • mobile phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed , 2nd Bedroom
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Walkway to Water
  • wooden decking
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Ask us for any special needs or vacation planing. What to Bring * Sheets and pillow cases* * Towels and wash cloths* * Bath soap and shampoo * Laundry Soap * Flashlight * Paper towels * Charcoal, lighter fluid * Condiments Note: *Bed linens and towels are available for an additional fee. What not to bring: Worries and stress! What you'll wish you had brought: Camera, film, DVDs, water toys, sun block, fishing gear.