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5 star Cute & Cozy Cabin, Breathtaking Views, NO Wake Cove, Boats Available,

Bedrooms 2
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Pet FriendCarming, tranquil cabin with breathtaking views EASY ACCESSE TO WATER

WE OFFER KAYAKS, CANOE AND PADDLE BOARD FOR RENT FOR $75.00, one of the few cabin rentals on the lake that provide this service. Free WiFi Pet Friendly

Welcome to Cedar Key Village at Smith Mountain Lake and our all Cedar Cabin, one of eleven homes nestled in a secluded no wake cove. We also own the larger house in the community which sleeps 6. See 212765 if you would like to book a larger family of friend vacation and or book both for a reunion. The resort is perfect for large reunions as several other cabins are available for rent as well.

Because the cove is “no wake” you can swim, kayak or canoe without being disturbed by jet skies and motor boats, a rarity on the lake. We are only 500’ to the entrance to the main channel so you don’t have go far before you can produce a wake. The cove is surrounded by a 2000 acre wildlife mountainous nature preserve so your views are of deep woods, silhouetted by Smith Mountain and its surrounding mountains. Smith Mountain Lake has 22,000 acres of clean water and has 500 miles of shoreline.

There is a mile long drive to reach our cabin that is just magical. It is deeply wooded with an abundance of hardwoods on both sides. Once you have made this turn on our lane, you will be delighted with the serine, natural beauty that surrounds our home.

The views are amazing from the cabin! Everywhere you look, you see beautiful Smith Mountain, undeveloped woods and the lake. My husband planted a lush lakeside gardens years ago, which is simply beautiful with its array of colors and textures. You will see boaters come by and take pictures of our garden, it is truly beautiful.The walkway leading to the lake offers an opportunity to view the l all season garden with well over 150 plantings. You will also enjoy the gardens sitting on your deck and the abundance of color it offers!

We offer easy access to the lake either by driving or walking the road which leads to the waterfront or you can take the walkway directly to the lake. We are one of the few places on the lake that you can actually drive to your dock. No better access is available!

We welcome up to 4 Guests at our lovely one level living cedar cabin. The cabin features 2 Bedrooms and 1 full Bathroom with shower. We recently renovated the bath and the kitchen with all new appliances, cabinets and tile.

A six foot picture window in the master bedroom provides magical views of the water and mountains. Imagine breakfast in bed enjoying the awesome beauty. We also hired an artist to draw a rendition of the view from the cabin and create two magnificent stained glass window; one in the living room and one in the master bedroom. Just beautiful!

The cabin offers a charming dining room area adjoined by a living room which leads out to an over sized deck. The deck has a yesteryear glider and beautiful wicker table and chairs. We put in a new kitchen in 2012 with tiled back splash adding even more to the charm of the cabin. In 2012, we purchased all new leather sofa and chair, both recline and the chair also rocks. You will love the comfort of the furniture throughout the house and on the deck. New beds were purchased in 2012 as well and we refinished the hardwood flooring throughout.

Our cabin has central air and heat. We offer satellite television with XM radio channels We also offer free internet access. There is a fully stocked kitchen with dishes, pots & pans, toaster, coffee maker, refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher and oven/stove. Also enjoy cooking outside with a charcoal outdoor grill. We provide a multitude of herbs for your use.

Please bring with you, sheets, towels, fishing gear and fishing license, toiletry items- shampoo etc., sunscreen, golf clubs, water floating rafts and life jackets. We will provide the linens and towels for a $50.00 fee.

Our no wake 60 acres cove is famous for its abundance and variety of fish. It is where the strippers spawn every year and fisherman catch bass, muskies and cat fish right off our docks. You will see an exciting array of wild life including eagles, owls, ospreys, humming birds, wild turkey and of course deer.

Ideally located in southwest Virginia's mountain foothills, the beauties of landscape, mountains and lake provide perfect tranquility for your vacation holiday. Each season offers delights for the senses. Spring brings beautiful mountain laurels, azaleas, and dogwoods. Summers are lush with the aroma of heavy woods and an array of flower blossoms. Crape myrtles surround our property in late summer bursting our gardens with a variety of color. Autumn paints the landscape in burning brush strokes of red, gold, and orange. Each season is unique. Each a part of the beauty that surrounds our Cabin.

Quiet, serene, beautiful -- a fresh adventure in the leisure life awaits you. Pick your pleasure. Maybe it's a romantic winter weekend. Or a family designed dip into summer water sports. An autumn escape to see Smith Mountain on fire with ever changing colors. Or spring's first battle with the bass and muskies. No matter, you will find them all!

Lots of great restaurants are also within ten minutes as is the state park which offers hiking trails, day activities for children, sandy beach, boating, picnic areas and night entertainment in the summer.

We know you will love our cabin and our charming resort community. Please see the plat of our community under the map section and or Google earth our address which is 1023 Cedar Key Lane, Huddleston, Va.

We are located within a day's drive of major southern and northern cities, and are accessible by Smith Mountain Lake Airport's 3,000-foot paved landing strip.

Please see the map depicting the location of our cabin.

We love our cabin and have spend thousands of dollars on maintaining it and our lakeside gardens. Most of our rentals are repeat and everyone who has spent time at the lake has repeatedly said we have" the best on the lake". It will truly be one of your more memorable vacations and you will be back, everyone returns to this magical cabin at Smith Mountain Lake.

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Alicia Yowell
Member since: 2003
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 March, 2018

About Alicia Yowell

We are both retired and loving it! We were the original developers of Cedar Key. We purchased it in 1983 when it was a operated as resort since the 1970's. We have loved Cedar Key and have been an active member to maintain its beauty and serenity.

My husband worked for the Farm Credit Administration for over 30 years as its Chief Financial Analyst. I was a social worker for years in the District and then worked as a Realtor for 22 years in Northern Virginia. We have two wonderful adult children who love Cedar Key. We made wonderful memories here as I know you will.

Alicia Yowell purchased this cabin in 1983

Why Alicia Yowell chose Huddleston

Amazing views of the lake and mountains surrounded by deep woods. There are very few homes on the lake that have such a beautiful view. The gardens in front of the cabin are simply lovely. My husband worked hard for four years to create this magic for you! The all cedar cabin is very well maintained and always spotlessly clean. Read the reviews, everyone just loves it. It is simply charming and inviting. You will not want your vacation to end.

What makes this cabin unique

Totally renovated, including new kitchen,l bathroom, living furniture, beds and deck furniture

Over sized deck

No wake cove, but only two foot ball fields to the open water

Easy access to the water front, even drive to your dock

Semi- shared dock with boat slip in deep water

Beautiful all season gardens lake side that is simply amazing

Charming, one mile walk on our country road, surrounded by a hardwood forest.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed our staty at the cottage. It is a great peaceful getaway from the world of work!Unfortunetely, it rained and went down to the 60's for the first 3 days. However, it warmed up quickly and we fished, swam, boated and water skied. The Lake and scenery is spectacular. This is on of the most relazing vacations I have ever had. Hope you all enjoy it as much as we did
Apr 2003
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Huddleston in Lakes

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • lake
  • Lakefront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • mountain
  • Mountain View
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Renovated bath with shower and tiled chair in the corner. Magnificently tiled with charming Lodge looking cabinets, and lighting. Everyone mentions the new bathroom and several folks have said they were going to copy it in their home.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • The view from the master bedroom is simply breathtaking. There is a large picture window which allows you to have a perfect view of the lake and Smith Mountain. There are no other homes that you see other than the lake and the mountain from your bedroom window. The cabin was just renovated with a new kitchen, refinished floors, living room furniture, new beds and wooden blinds throughout. Previously renovated the bathroom and all new deck furniture on an oversized treck deck in 2011. The pictures do not due it justice, it so charming and welcoming.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Decking
  • 1 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
We are located in a charming cedar cabin village of 11 homes with one of the best views on the lake. Our view of Smith Mountain is simply breathtaking. Our cabin is sited in one of the few no wake coves on the lake. The cove itself is about 60 acres, which is surrounded by undeveloped woods. This means safe and peaceful swimming ... no jet skis or fast speed boats We are only two football fields to the main channel to the lake but the 'No Wake' cove provides a serine protection, not found in lake communities.


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5 star Cute & Cozy Cabin, Breathtaking Views, NO Wake Cove, Boats Available,
average rating of 4.8644066 based on 60 reviews
Yorktown VA

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

Had a great stay in the cabin - it was a very nice getaway. Will definitely consider coming back.


  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2003
  • Date of Stay: August 2003
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful cabin with a perfect view!

  • 5 of 5

Our trip got off to a horrible start due to two different family emergencies. However, once we settled in, everything about the cabin helped all of the stress fade away. This was a PERFECT property and we will definitely be back this Summer! I can't recommend it highly enough!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks David, I am so glad you two enjoyed the cabin. I know the start of your vacation was a bit challenging so I am happy the cabin and its beautiful views helped ease the stress. We would love for you to come back this summer. As you know most of my clients are repeat and I am typically booked by the end of March. I did purchase a two person kayak with a small middle seat, perfect for a dog. So many of my clients wanted to kayak with their dog so we got this kayak this winter. Alicia
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Beautiful weekend and we hope to return!

  • 5 of 5

My family of four spent the weekend of Nov 4 at the cabin and had a lovely time. The cabin was very clean, the beds were comfortable and the kitchen was stocked with all of the cooking tools we needed. The deck is large and has a beautiful view of the lake and the wildlife preserve across the water. We arrived while the leaves were at peak color and the scenery was calming, beautiful and quiet. My family hopes to come back during the warmer months to take advantage of the water, kayaks and canoe. What a beautiful place, and the cabin was in perfect condition. Thanks for providing a lovely place for us to visit, Alicia!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Amy, so glad you and your family had such a good time. You all are most welcome to return anytime. As I had mentioned to you, about 75% of rentals are return clients. Everyone loves the cabin, its lake and mountain views and our lakeside garden. Try coming in the summer so you can enjoy the water, the no wake cove makes swimming and kayaking so enjoyable. Alicia
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Amazingly beautiful view and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

Very clean cottage—fully stocked kitchen. Lots of games and movies available. Owner is wonderful to work with. Stunning views off the beautiful deck. Very restful time!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Lynn, so glad you enjoyed our cabin. We take great pride in making sure our cabin is in perfect condition for our clients. My husband is the one who planted the beautiful lakeside garden, there is well over 200 plants in the gardens surrounding the cabin. It is so nice to hear our clients now telling us home much they enjoy the garden and of course the view is as you know is breath taking. Several clients who have vacationed all over the lake has said we have the best view on the lake. Hope you can return soon. You are always welcome. Over 75% of our clients are return visitors. Alicia
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A cute & cozy cottage on beautiful SML

  • 4 of 5

Another great week spent on SML great weather for boating and hanging out with family. The owners of cabin 6 are wonderful people and very accommodating, cute, cozy cabin in a quite setting with a fabulous deck with a view of the lake! Thank you!!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Cheryl, So glad to get to know you and your husband. Glad you could make it to our crab and oyster feast. I will let you know when we are having the Italian party next year, it will be in the fall. Don't forget to send me the Lasagna recipie. Hope you can come back, again next year. I know you three love it here. Alicia
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Beautiful View !

  • 5 of 5

Alicia the owner of the cabin was really helpful with all info possible including restaurants, grocery etc ..the VIEW! Omg ! Gorgeous! The place was clean and easy to found . We loved every minutes of it !

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a great time and want to come back. Loved the pictures you sent. You are right, the deer are every where. Sometimes I fell like we are intruding. The love Cedar Key.
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Smith Mountain Lake - small landing airport
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Mariners Landing
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Mitchels Marina Cafe
Car: necessary

Enjoy our world-class historic sites, shopping opportunities from the latest fashions to antique and art galleries, golf courses, fine dining and wineries. Nightlife is full of wonderful bands at local restaurants where you can dance till the “midnight hour”. Vacationers come from all over to fish where striper, largemouth and small mouth bass, crappies and bluegills abound. There are marinas where you can rent jet skies, motor and pontoon boats. The Smith Mountain Lake State Park, offers a beach, hiking trails, kayak rentals and daily planned activities for children. There are also a multitude of fun day trips from visiting the D-Day memorial in the quaint and charming town of Bedford to the Blue Ridge Institute and Museum which has a gallery of exhibits, crafts, music and decorative arts displaying Blue Ridge folklore. The Booker T. Washington National Monument as well as the Smith Mountain Lake dam all makes for a fun trip or just take a ride on the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Huddleston, Virginia

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Mar 2018 - 24 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
MEMORIAL DAY Long Week-end
25 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
High Season
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Labor Day
1 Sep 2018 - 5 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Fall Rates
6 Sep 2018 - 5 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
6 Nov 2018 - 28 Feb 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

housekeeping services £54.16
Refundable Damage Deposit £144.42
Tax Rate 12.3%

We book Friday to Friday during June, July and August and require a 7 day rental. Memorial day is a three day minimum. However, I will consider two day minimums in June and the rest of May. Kayaks and two person canoe rents for $75.00 for your entire visit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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