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Beverly Miller

Member since: 2014
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Speaks english

Nature's Retreat - Kayakers, Fishermen & Nature Lovers Paradise!

16 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment


Photos and Description of this Huddleston holiday apartment

One bedroom patio apartment - sleeps 4 - private, comfy, & quiet!!!!

This property is so private, comfy, and peaceful!! A perfect paradise for a relaxing and stress free getaway. Or celebrating a birthday, anniversary, or just a weekend getaway!! The Smith Mtn. Lake state park is a half a mile away with a beautiful sandy beach & rentals for any type of watercraft from 2-men kayaks to jet skis. There is also a very accessible boat ramp for all you fishermen. The park also has many hiking trails & picnic areas. It is about 45 minutes into Roanoke or Lynchburg. And about 15 minutes to nearest grocery store, but you may want to bring your own organic food for your stay. The apartment features a 1-bedroom with queen bed, a sleeper queen sofa in living room. Direct TV & dvd player is provided. Also, a dinette table & chairs. The kitchenette (not a full kitchen) is equipped with a microwave, coffee maker, toaster oven, & small refrigerator. Linens & paper products are provided for your stay. Bathroom has shower. The large patio has a gas grill, along with patio furniture. There is a very short path to day dock for swimming, kayaking, and tie ups for boats or other watercraft. ****I JUST ADDED TWO KAYAKS, PADDLES AND LIFE JACKETS to the property for guests. KAYAK AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE OWNER WILL NOT ASSUME ANY LIABILITY FOR ACCIDENTS, INJURIES, OR LOSS OF EQUIPMENT!!! Rental guests are responsible for loss of equipment and will have to replace items lost. The rental quests are responsible for securing kayaks and equipment on the patio upon their departure. There is no boat slip. No smoking is allowed!! Smoke-Free & Stress-Free!! Ample parking for a boat trailer, etc. Central AC. Pet-friendly - 1 small pet under 20 pounds. Tenant is responsible for any damage to rental property. Some other amenities are: Wintergreen Ski Resort is about 1 and a half hours from the apartment. Also, a new brewery opened recently in Westlake called Sunken City and it is about 15-20 minutes and there are several wineries in the area. I know you will enjoy your stay and love the lake!!

  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Beverly Miller (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Call Owner
Speaks english

About Beverly Miller

I'm a retired art teacher after 30 some years of teaching. I love the lake and it provides some solace for nurturing my creative spirit as an artist as well as an art-educator. My mediums are painting and photography. I grew up in this area and received my education through to a masters in this region. I have a West Highland Terrier named Auggie and he is a great kayaking partner. We love the lake!!!!!

Beverly Miller purchased this apartment in 2009

Why Beverly Miller chose Smith Mountain Lake

Perfect for Me!!!!!!


based on 16 traveller reviews

Nature's Retreat - Kayakers, Fishermen & Nature Lovers Paradise!
average rating of 4.5 based on 16 reviews

It was clean and private. Easy to find

  • 4 of 5

It was lovely. Short walk to semi-private dock. Went kayaking. There were deer every day.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nature's Retreat

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was just perfect for us and supplied all of our needs. We loved watching the deer play in the yard. We kayaked for the first time and loved it, so it was great spending time on the lake in those.

Our only complaint would be that the grass was too high and we weren't able to play Frisbee in the evenings.

Would highly recommend this apartment to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for booking with me and reviewing my property. I do have a lawn service for mowing twice a month on a schedule, so I will address with them to check when we have so much rain and it grows a lot faster. Glad you enjoyed kayaking for the first time.
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Nice property!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay here~ it was clean and quiet. There were lots of deer and critters around. The only drawback was that although the property is waterfront, you can't see the water from the house, and the bed linens were pretty worn out. We would stay here again. We came for the Songwriter's festival which is an annual event and tons of fun!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect lake get away

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect lake setting. Comfortable place with all the comforts of home. Enjoyed grilling out on the patio with convenient setting in doors. The lake was close enough to carry our kayak back and forth with dock fishing when we weren't rowing. I look forward to venturing here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute, Cozy, and Quiet.

  • 5 of 5

A very cute and cozy house tucked back in the trees. We enjoyed watching the deer and ducks from the patio in the large back yard. We also enjoyed the dock, Lake and kayaks!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy, comfortable, and clean

  • 5 of 5

Beverly was an excellent host! Very kind and accommodating. The apt had everything we needed. Although there is no stove, we cooked breakfast and dinner on both the gas and propane grills. Very convenient. The property was great! We saw deer, ducks, birds of all sorts and a fox! We also loved being able to walk down to the lake to use the kayaks! Thanks again!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Small Aircraft
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
King's Point Pub
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Mariner's Landing
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Lynchburg, VA
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The King's Pub
Nearest Ski
90 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Smith Mountain Lake State Park
Car: necessary

There are many amenities at SML state park. Also in the area, Booker T Washington State park. The D-Day Memorial in Bedford, VA. There are several sports competitions sponsored by the lake

- ESPN fishing tournaments, triathlons, wine festivals, etc. There is also a new brewery in the area at Westlake called Sunken City about 15-20 minutes from the apartment. There are several wineries as well.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Huddleston, Virginia

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Cleaning Fee A$65

It is absolutely gorgeous at Smith Mountain Lake and if you enjoy and appreciate the outdoors, this is the place for you!! Take part in all that nature has to offer: hiking, boating, kayaking, walking, bicycling, swimming, fishing, shopping in Roanoke or Lynchburg, or just laying back and reading a good book.

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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower and linens.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Very comfortable queen sleigh bed and linens for queen sleeper sofa (living room) are located in bedroom closet. It's nice to wake up in the morning and view deer in the backyard. So the apartment sleeps 4.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Smith Mountain Lake State Park has lots of amenities: boats, kayaks, jet skis, pontoons, etc. rentals; hiking trails, picnic areas, a beautiful sandy beach with lifeguard, concessions, and of course swimming.