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Classic Lake House Ralph Lauren Would Love (with acres of flat lawns)

Bedrooms 4
Space 278 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms (10 beds- zoned for 8 adults + 2 children under 2yrs)

If Ralph Lauren ever featured a lake house in any of his advertisements, this would be the property he would use. Almost every room features a magnificent and unfettered view across broad expanses of Smith Mountain Lake. There is a link below to additional photographs. The covered back porch faces West and is where we sit to watch the kids playing in the yard or watch the sunsets while sharing a glass of wine and listening to our favorite tunes through speakers located throughout the propery (via satellilte radio).

The lake house sits on almost 3 acres and is almost completely surrounded on three sides by the lake. It has a secluded cove for safe swimming and a large boat house with covered lounging as well. There is a grassy field for soccer play and another for lawn tennis (badminton).

Around the corner from Mitchell's Point Marina where you can rent boats and wave runners. The Marina also provides free wireless internet and has a bar and grill with excellent food.

PETS: Not permitted.

More Details

Reed Tolber
Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2017

About Reed Tolber

I am an attorney practicing law in both Virginia and Florida. My wife stopped working as an investment money manager (she has a CFA and MBA) to help raise our twin boys, now teenagers. Our family loves the water so, when we left Florida ten years ago we were excited to find this wonderful lake house permitting us to spend large amounts of quality time together as a family. The whole family enjoys skiing, wake boarding and boating. Many afternoons we spend floating in the cove just off our boat house spending time with the boys - when they aren't wrestling with each other and throwing each other into the lake from our floating trampoline - king of the mountain style.

Reed Tolber purchased this house in 2007

Why Reed Tolber chose Smith Mountain Lake

We love Huddleston and being on the Bedford side of the lake. Our lake house is located on a very wide part of the Craddock Creek part of the lake and the water quality is much clearer than the more northern part of the lake. That is because by the time the various streams and rivers join and get down to our part of the lake, all of the silt in the water has settled- usually by the time it goes through the winding bends just northwest of our part of the lake. We also love being right around the corner from a great marina- Mitchell's Point Marina. It makes it easy to get gas for the boat and wave runner and means we are close to a nice bar and grill and ice cream for the kids. On the weekends, Mitchell's often has live entertainment in the form of local bands. By boat, we are about three minutes away. By car, we are about one half mile away from Mitchell's point. We are also close - by water- to Mariner's Landing, a very nice hotel and golfing destination with great dining as well.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 278 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • soap
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • mobile phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • water cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Both Bathrooms are recently renovated. Both are stand up built in shower stalls.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , With Full Bath
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed , Sleeps 2
    Bedroom 3 - 4 single bed , Bunk Beds Sleep 4
    Bedroom 4 - 2 single bed , Twin Beds, sleeps two
  • The Master Bedroom features a California King Size Bed and has an entire wall size view of the lake. It has a full bath with shower. The guest room is large and has 2 twin single beds. Shares hallway full bath with Bunk Room The Bunk Room features four beds in bunk bed configuration permitting up to four people sleeping space. Shares hallway full bath with Guest Room. There is another bedroom attached to the house and is accessed via the back deck area that sleeps two and has a fireplace. It too has extensive views of the lake. The zoning restricts the property for short term rental to a total of 8 overnight adults with no restrictions as to the number of children 2yrs and under and no restrictions as to the number of people on the property during the day. Thus, the indication that the property has 10 beds available in 4 separate bedrooms.
  • Books ...
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Stereo
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • deck chairs
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch Furniture
  • conservatory
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • wooden decking
  • Yard
  • 15 garden chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Since we view the house as a retreat, we decided not to have the distractions of the internet and television. Instead, we have set up a home theater system with a high definition DVD player and suuround sound to play movies every night. 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 Mtichell's Point Marina, a very short walk from the house by land and a two minute boat ride (two coves away). Mitchell's Point Marina is a wonderful resource for renters. Mitchell's features a really cute and quaint bar and grill that is owned by one of the areas most popular caterers. He serves some of the best smoked barbecue you will ever taste! The Marina also rents boats, wave runners and water ski equipment and rafts to pull behind a boat.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(26 traveller reviews)

Classic Lake House Ralph Lauren Would Love (with acres of flat lawns)
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 26 reviews

Peace and Calm

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I tried to fit in one last summer trip with our twin 4 year olds. We had never been to Smith Mountain Lake and did not know what to expect. This home was an absolute pleasure. The view is divine and we either kayaked or swam or fished most of every day. The house was charming and has a lovely open family/dining/kitchen area. And seeing that sun set from the screened porch or a chair on the big lawn was gorgeous and something to remember!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Family Fun

  • 5 of 5

This was a terrific property for our family gathering from age 4 to age 92. There was plenty of fun with yard games, trampoline, fishing, boating and beautiful quiet spaces for those that wanted to just relax. The owners were extremely accommodating and very responsive to any questions or needs. The marina where we rented a pontoon boat was very close adding ease and fun. This is a lovely property with so many extras provided. Can't wait to come back!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The little extras make a big difference

  • 5 of 5

Great house on a Great Lake. We have been coming to SML for many years and this was by far the best organized house we have ever rented. The bottled water, cleaning supplies, towels, well equipped kitchen, recycling, and trash service are all little extra details that make this wonderful house even more enjoyable. We can't wait to come back.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The property was so beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

My family's trip to this area/ property far exceeded our expectations. The property was so spacious and lovely in every way. The screened in sun porch was the favorite of everyone, (well, maybe second to the water trampoline!) and we spent every indoor minute there. I loved that the lake was not over crowded with homes, and the beauty of the lake was breathtaking. The marina was so convenient to the house. Best stocked home I have ever stayed at. So nice not to have to drag bath towels, beach towels, garbage bags, foil, baggies, etc. Mr. Tolbert was a peach to deal! A great time was had by all.....thank you so much. M. Parise and family

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing vacation home!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house, we loved this location, we loved the owner who was amazing to work with and we would love to go back! We had everything we needed at the house and I mean everything! We brought food and beverages and that was all we needed! The children loved the water trampoline and my husband spent countless hours fishing from the deck. Do not pass up this property.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property was a dream!

  • 5 of 5

This property was amazing. The house has a great lawn that ends at the water's edge. The dock was just feet from the house and had plenty of room for 10 of us to be on at once. We were able to jump off right into the water, which was warm and clear. The house was clean, well maintained and beautifully decorated, just like in the photos. The kitchen has beautiful appliances and everything we needed to cook for the week. One of my children said that it felt like a home that we had been coming to for years. It was really that cozy and comfortable. Thank you!!! We were also close enough to Mitchell's Marina to swim there and back everyday. We would rent a kayak or paddle board in the morning and swim back to return it at the end of the day.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

Smith Mountain Lake has wine festivals, art festivals, flea markets and the like, throughout the year. Check online for those activities. The lake is famous for its bass fishing, and annually hosts a bass fishing tournament (hosted and filmed by ESPN sports network). The National D-Day Memorial, designed by Dickson Architects and Associates is in Bedford County, the county where this lake house is located. The Memorial exists in tribute to the valor, fidelity, and sacrifice of the Allied Forces on D-Day, 6 June 1944. The United States Congress warranted the establishment of the Memorial at Bedford, Virginia, the community suffering the country’s severest per capita losses on D-Day.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house on Huddleston, Virginia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2017
12 Mar 2017 - 27 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
June 2017
28 May 2017 - 10 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
11 Jun 2017 - 5 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$2,010.13
Cleaning A$201.01
Tax Rate 10.3%

There is a $50 dollar per night additional charge for each night of your stay if any one night of your stay is a holiday (i.e. Christmas, Thanksgiving, Memorial Day, Labor Day, or the like) at the applicable rate for that particular night (i.e. whether it is a weekend night or weekday night).

One-half of rental is due upon making reservation and signing rental agreement. The remaining one-half is due 60 days before start of rental. Refunds due to cancellations that occur less than 60 days before rental have conditions. See contract.

Payment can be by check, direct wire deposit or credit card. Credit card payments incur a charge of 3% to the rental rate to cover the cost to Owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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