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Witcher Way Lake House on Private 'No Wake' Cedar Key Cove, 1 level living

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,251 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 BR, 2 Full BA, Slps 6, Peace/Quiet, Canoe, Paddle Boards, safe swimming & more

On beautiful Smith Mountain Lake, Witcher Way Lakehouse is situated on the clean, quiet, no wake, Cedar Key Cove of Witcher Creek just a short float away from the excitement and activity of the main lake. Relax and enjoy the views and tranquility of this quiet Wildlife Preserve and protected State Forest area from the porch, the deck, or many of the windows of the new, open three-bedroom lake house. This light, airy and comfortable house sleeps up to six with two full baths, a lovely kitchen and great-room area over a basement level that's great for play: sports a dart board, ping pong and air hockey tables, and leads out to a full patio that stretches the length of the house and overlooks a paved walkway to the boathouse and water. No pets.

There is a steep path leading to the secluded deep water dock. The clean, deep water is great for boating, fishing, swimming, jumping off the dock, or just floating, relaxing and sun bathing. The dock offers sun and shade options for lounging, bird watching, or snoozing on the lounge chairs as you watch the water float by with no concern for boat wakes to toss you about.

Anglers should note that the cove is the Striper spawning area. Great Spring fishing here!

More Details

Brian Brenner
Member since: 2009
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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018

Why Brian Brenner chose Huddleston

As we took trips and visited this area, we found it so quiet and relaxing! A great place to get away from the chaos that is Northern Virginia. You can literally feel your blood pressure drop and your to-do list dissolve as you ride the back, country roads to the lake. We built this home for ourselves, never really planned on renting it. Sometimes the best intentions don't materialize and we can't visit as often as we'd like - that thing called work gets in the way! It's built, furnished, and decorated for comfort and we hope you will enjoy it as much as we do!

Read the comments and you will see this home is not set up with your typical 'rental home' furnishings.

What makes this house unique

The quite 'no wake' cove makes it great for swimming and our deep water cove is nice no matter the level of the lake. When you are ready for water sports the main channel of the lake is a 5 minute no wake boat ride away.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear 2011 Witcher Way Guests,

We are so grateful for all of your comments in our house guestbook. Since Home Away no longer allows guests to post online comments without registering their emails, we hope you won’t mind that we have transcribed them for online viewers to read. [and hope you’ll forgive any typos and errors to names!] We know that the path from the house to the water is the challenge for some guests and appreciate everyone’s good-natured comments! We too feel it is great exercise and worth the benefits of the deep, clear water a steep lot provides. New for owners and visitors alike this year is the fresh asphalt, which as of August, makes the walk much easier! Again, we thank our visitors for demonstrating their appreciation of the personal comforts we provide at Witcher Way by always treating it as gently as they would their own.
Nov 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Huddleston in Lakes

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2251 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • rural
  • waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 3 Single Bed
  • Maximum Occupancy: 6 Master Bedroom -The master bedroom has a queen bed. A patio door leads onto the deck and offers views of the lake. Connects to a private bath with shower and jacuzzi tub. Second Bedroom - has a queen bed. Third Bedroom - has 3 twin beds. This home, located in Cedar Key Wildlife Refuge, offers one level living with three bedrooms, two full baths, kitchen, eat-in area, laundry, and great room all on the main level and accessible by a single step from the garage entry or two steps at the front door. A large deck overlooks the lake and is accessed by patio doors from the great room and master bedroom. This home is strictly limited to the number of occupants indicated. Occupancy limitations are determined by Bedford County and are based on the size of the home's septic system. For the purpose of this regulation, anyone over the age of two years is considered an occupant.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Decking
  • 2 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski lift pass
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
One level living with bedrooms, baths, kitchen, eat-in area, laundry, and great room all on the main level and accessible by a single step from the garage entry or two steps at the front door. Large deck overlooks the lake and is accessed by patio doors from the great room and master bedroom. The great room has a 47” HD TV equipped with DIRECTV service, a DVD player, and stereo with CD player. A wide collection of movies, games, and books are available for your use. The unfinished basement offers an ideal space for recreational activity and includes air hockey table, ping pong table, and dart board and leads out to a shaded patio that runs the length of the house where lounge chairs overlook the weaving path down to the boathouse and dock. The boathouse and dock offer covered dining and lounge area with a floating dock for sun and swimming. Boating speeds are restricted in this no-wake area allowing for safe swimming and canoeing.


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Witcher Way Lake House on Private 'No Wake' Cedar Key Cove, 1 level living
average rating of 5.0 based on 43 reviews

Beautiful home, nice quiet cove!

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay at this home! The hill down to the water is pretty steep and was a little challenging at times but overall we couldn't have asked for a better place to stay! The house was up to date and had plenty of amenities. The boathouse area was beautiful and had plenty of chairs and space to lay out in the sun. Our kids loved catching bluegill off the dock. Highly recommend! Thanks for having us!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

The lake house was beautiful and the accommodations were perfect. The dock area was perfect for sitting and watching the peaceful lake. It was the perfect place to learn to paddle board. The dock area provided sun and shade as needed as well as an area under a roof when it rained. The hike to and from the house to the dock was tiring; however, it was well worth the exercise. Our 18 year old daughter said, "This is the best vacation ever." We hope to return to Smith Mountain Lake again in the future and hope we are able to stay at the Witcher Way Lake House.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, quiet, peaceful get away

  • 5 of 5

The accommodations exceeded my expectations. The house was extremely clean and tidy and was very well stocked for a rental property. The house is located in a nice secluded area which is quiet and peaceful. The dock area is also clean and provides a mini fridge which is very handy. In addition to the canoe and paddle boards, there are plenty of other activities available (ping pong, darts, cornhole, board games, puzzles etc). We enjoyed the surrounding area and did a lot of hiking in the nearby state park. I highly recommend this property!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for this great review! We are really happy you enjoyed your stay. We agree it's the nicest spot around for a little R&R!
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Perfect Virginia get-away with mountain views and lakefront access

  • 5 of 5

Could not be happier with the entire experience. We loved everything about the house and the view. Home is immaculate and perfectly furnished. We didn't want to leave and hope to visit again with our adult kids.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. We love it when our guests have the same experience we have at our little slice of heaven. Do come again!
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Beautiful house full of amenities on a quiet cove

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have asked for a nicer vacation spot. The house is beautiful and stocked with anything vacationers might want or need. The boat house and dock sit at the bottom of a steep hill. It is equipped with paddle boards, a canoe, several lounge chairs and a table and chairs for enjoying a meal on the lake. The refrigerator makes it very convenient to store cold foods and beverages out of the sun. The property is on a "no wake" cove which made it very quiet and conducive to paddle boarding, canoeing and swimming without the worry of motors upsetting our equipment. Also in the area are several state and national parks for sight seeing off the property. I highly recommend Witcher Lake House as a vacation destination.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Everything you've read in other reviews is right on point. The Brennen's truly have thought of everything you would want in a vacation home. The climb up the hill from the dock is rough but, we looked at it as much needed extra exercise. We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay! We try to think of all you need to feel at home...without the stress! Except, of course, that walk to the water. We know it's a work out, but the pay off of the hill means deep, clear water. And with the cove's no-wake rule, you can feel safe when you're swimming, canoeing and paddle boarding. Thank you!
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Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
the sportsman bar and grill
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
mariners landing
Nearest Motorway
22 Miles
route 460 and smithmountain lake parkway
Nearest Ski
0.01 Miles
in the lake
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Huddleston, Virginia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
9 Jun 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
15 Sep 2018 - 24 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £112.93
Property Damage Protection £44.42
Refundable Damage Deposit £188.22

Security Dep: $250, Reservation Dep: 50% of Rental with lease agreement. Balance 60 days prior
We accept check, VISA and MasterCard, . A credit card processing fee of up to 5% will be added to the rental amount when paying by credit card this includes online payments thru home away .Mailing a check is fine at no additional charge. During the summer season we rent weekly with a Saturday change over day.
During the off season like fall we lower the weekly rate for a couple . For a slight addition charge you may add more guest to your stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 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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