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Point waterfront home with a gradual slope located in Mariners Landing

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 189 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bdr, 3FB, private, waterfront home with over 300' of shoreline

The Sweet Retreat is a very private, 3 bedroom, 3 full bath home with a gradually sloping lot to 312' of waterfront and a bonus, cozy(small) beach area. This beautifully decorated home includes a large living area with a gas fireplace, a large flat screen TV, and plenty of seating for friends and family. A large dining area has a custom dining table made from reclaimed lumber from a pre-1880 barn and is large enough to seat 10 adults comfortably with a combination of benchs and chairs. A fully stocked, updated kitchen features stainless appliances, granite countertops and a custom, natural slab wood bar. All three comfy bedrooms include new mattresses. The master suite, with a gorgeous lake view includes a large master bath with a walk--in shower and double bowl, granite-topped vanity. A full size washer and dryer is located on the main floor. The large sunroom finishes off the main living area with a sectional sofa and incredible views of both the lake and woods.

Outside is where you will want to stay after you step out onto the deck that runs the width of the home, complete with a dining area and plenty of seating. You will have plenty of peace and quiet as you enjoy the wide water view. A large open dock is just a short walk down a gradual slope. Deep water will make it easy to tie your boat up to the floater. And you don't have to be worried about boat traffic being too close to swimming areas. Just a few steps away is a fire pit just waiting to make both memories and s'mores. You can also enjoy a game of cornhole on a nice flat area of lawn. There is plenty of parking and an area to park a boat trailer.

This is an extremely private location at the end of a cul-de-sac with wide water views. The Sweet Retreat won't disappoint you!

More Details

Owner
Mary Lou Holtzman
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
80%
Calendar last updated:
18 November, 2017

About Mary Lou Holtzman

Mary Lou and her husband purchased the Sweet Retreat in December 2014 as a family retreat and rental property. We currently live in Elizabethtown, PA where both work for a chocolate company. We love being able to take long weekend trips down to the lake to enjoy all that the area has to offer. We look forward to making memories with family and friends and wish the same for all who stay at the Sweet Retreat.

Mary Lou Holtzman purchased this house in 2014

Why Mary Lou Holtzman chose Huddleston

We chose this property for the spectacular water view. Just step out onto the deck and you can see why we fell in love with and ultimately purchased this property. The neighborhood is quiet and very private.

What makes this house unique

The Sweet Retreat is located at a more peaceful end of the lake in a large open cove. However, it won't take you long to reach the big open water if that is what you like. Everything you need is just a short drive away - groceries, entertainment, restaurants.

Amenities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 189 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure , Located downstairs - easy access from the lake
    Master Bath - toilet , shower enclosure , double bowl sink
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed , king size bed, view of the lake, en suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double bed , 1 single bed , Single over double bunk bed
  • Linens are NOT provided. Rental linens are available at http://www.wegotyoucovered-sml.com at a reasonable cost.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Cozy (small) beach area with sand for the little ones! Please note: Linens are NOT provided.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Point waterfront home with a gradual slope located in Mariners Landing
average rating of 4.925 based on 40 reviews
5

Great fall trip to the lake!

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing house! We spent a few days here to enjoy the last warm days of the season. We couldn't have asked for a better place! The house was perfect for our family. We really enjoyed the kayaks and being on the quiet cove. We've already made a reservation to go back in the summer.

  • Review Submitted: 02/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful and restful home for a get away.

  • 5 of 5

Everything from the decor, cleanliness, and location was perfect for our family get away. The home is well stocked from the kitchen to recreational activities. We enjoyed the dock and deck for reading and lake watching. Thanks for your hospitality.

  • Review Submitted: 26/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfection!

  • 5 of 5

It was the perfect house on the perfect lot! The house was spacious and beautiful. I highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 12/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous, beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from spending a week in this beautiful home and we are already talking about returning to this house next year!

The house is beautifully decorated, well maintained, and has all new appliances. The beds were very comfortable...as well as the couches in both the living room and sun room. The deck and dock were well maintained (not splintered like many rental homes). The kitchen is well stocked with all the necessities. The master bath was fantastic (with an awesome shower that I now want in my own home!).

My daughters and I loved using the kayaks (thank you for this perk!). We floated in the lake every day and rented a boat from Parkway Marina for a day (easy/convenient to get to). The location to White House Store is perfect for that quick run for ice or milk.

I appreciated the fact that even though this is a pet friendly house, it did not feel it. We have stayed at houses in the past where carpets and couches were in such bad shape I had to take it upon myself to clean up. It is noted in the contract to keep wet dogs outside and off furniture and we did. As much as I love my 4 legged baby, I appreciate this extra effort to stay in a beautiful, clean home.

Our only issue has nothing to do with the house or owners - the internet at SML is seriously lacking. We had difficulty surfing the internet and had received internet usage warnings by Monday (we arrived Saturday). Again, this is not something in the owners control or a negative. Just a warning that if you have teenagers (as I do) that watch a lot of Netflix and YouTube, you need to have an alternative plan. We were aware of this from our past experience with SML rentals. We did have cell service which is also something that is spotty around the lake.

Only one other comment that might be a negative to some is that there is only one TV in the sun room. None of the bedrooms are equipped with TVs. We survived just fine - we took the time to unplug and relax!

This is a wonderful home, on an incredible piece of property. I LOVED the family of deer that live there and walk around the property. It's also noteworthy the house is located near a golf course so we took great walks every day. It's a quiet neighborhood and we appreciated the serenity.

Bar far, the best house we have stayed in at SML (and this was our 5th visit to the area!).

Thank you for a wonderfully relaxing vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 29/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Our family very much enjoyed our week at the house at Smith Mountain Lake.

  • 5 of 5

The property is on a gorgeous private point on the lake. The house is a very nice three bedroom house with a deck running the full length on the lake side of the house. There is also a pier and dock with which we took advantage as well as two kayaks. We would love to go back again.

  • Review Submitted: 09/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous home on point!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 4th of July week at the Sweet Retreat, by far the most comfortable home we have rented over many years on SML. Working with the owner is much better and more responsive vs renting through a management company.

House was fresh, updated and charming. Beds super comfortable, kitchen well appointed. Deck table and chairs were perfect for dining. The air hockey table in the great room was great for the stormy nights.

Dock was spacious and well shaded with our pop up canopy. Only caveat is if you are not proficient with docking, and there is a lot of boat activity in the cove it can be challenging. The whips were much appreciated!

The deer traffic was fun to watch!

We will definitely return!

  • Review Submitted: 08/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
33 Miles
Lynchburg Airport, Lynchburg, VA
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Mariners Landing
Nearest Train
39 Miles
Amtrak, Lynchburg, VA
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Heath's Waterfront Grill-seasonal/19th Hole Grill
Nearest Beach
3.5 Miles
Smith Mountain Lake State Park
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house on Huddleston, Virginia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Late Fall
31 Oct 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
AU$211
From
AU$231
Thu,Fri,Sat
AU$1,476
 
 
Winter
1 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$198
AU$1,384
 
 
Spring
1 Apr 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$244
From
AU$297
Thu,Fri,Sat
AU$1,707
 
 
Early Summer
2 Jun 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
AU$2,307
 
 
Summer
23 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
AU$2,702
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
AU$244
From
AU$297
Thu,Fri,Sat
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning AU$131.82 + Tax
Pet Fee AU$98.87 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$527.28
Tax Rate 12.3%

Please note: linens are not included.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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