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Point waterfront home with a gradual slope located in Mariners Landing

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


About the property

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

The Sweet Retreat is a very private, totally renovated 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!

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Mary Lou Holtzman
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
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Calendar last updated:
18 July, 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 Smith Mountain Lake

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.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • 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
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 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
  • 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 at a reasonable cost.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 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
Cozy (small) beach area with sand for the little ones! Please note: Linens are NOT provided.


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Point waterfront home with a gradual slope located in Mariners Landing
average rating of 4.9142857 based on 35 reviews

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: Jul 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply amazing

  • 5 of 5

House was wonderful. The house is large enough for family to spread out and not be right on top of one another. The house is beautiful inside and out the access to the dock was a great pleasure to be able to get my girls from the house to the dock in their wheelchairs was fairly easy to manuver through the yard to get the girls down from the hous and onto the dock and onto the boat. it was a great home very beautiful inside and out the owner was very friendly and called the first night to make sure everything was okay and even left a little treat for the family to have smores. We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. Now just be prepared if storms roll through you will not have tv for a while seemed like the dish company had a week signal in the area but there was so much to do it was never a problem. Kitchen is well stocked, but I would recommend if you need big pans might pack your own there was only two large ones once we found them tucked under the stove. But my family truly enjoyed ourselves and hated to leave. We are planning to return within the year for another stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words! I always appreciate hearing what items might be helpful for future guests. I will have to get a few more large pots for the kitchen. I will say that sometimes finding things in the kitchen is a bit of a hide and seek game. Everyone has their own idea of where things should be stored! And yes, the satellite service can be sketchy with weather. We are hoping to trim some trees to see if that will help in the future. Looking forward to seeing you all again in the future!
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Beautiful, quiet, excellent lake front home

  • 5 of 5

This house is just like being in your own home. Nestled in the back of a quiet neighborhood, this takes a relaxing vacation to a whole new level. The whole house is so open and inviting. The back porch and dock is where we spent of our time enjoying the exceptional views. The kitchen was so big! I loved being able to stay in and cook for the crowd. The master bath was also excellent. The shower itself was so beutiful and big. And there was plenty of room for hubby and I to both get ready without getting in each others way. We brought our boat with us and there was plenty of room for it down at the dock. My only downfall is that some other boaters drive a little too fast and a little too close. Besides it raining for a few days during our stay, this vacation was great! Will definitely be staying here again. The owner is very nice and gets back to you via email very quickly. She also called on our first day just to be sure everything was as aspected...and it was so much more. Would highly recommend!!!!

  • Review Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The home and property are even more beautiful than advertised!

  • 5 of 5

The home and views are beautiful, at first we were apprehensive that there was only 1 TV :) but this turned out to be perfect as well, with all there was to do and enjoy there was no time ForTV anyway! If you ate looking for a beautiful, fun, and relaxing getaway this is your place! Thank you Mary Lou!

  • Review Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sweet Retreat was exactly that and more!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this property! It was so clean and welcoming! The host even left us a "welcome" gift! We only wish we had more time to spend there. I would highly recommend this property!

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing and enjoyable

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here during our spring break and couldn't have chosen a better place.The house is comfortable and beautifully decorated and we loved just hanging out inside, enjoying the beautiful views of the lake and the woods, including the deer who would visit every day. There was also plenty to do outside - we fished, hiked, rented a pontoon boat and used the kayaks. We also visited shops and restaurants nearby. We had a fantastic time!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house on Huddleston, Virginia

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
24 Jun 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Fall
5 Sep 2017 - 30 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$505.36
Cleaning A$126.34 + Tax
Pet Fee A$94.76 + Tax
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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