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Luxurious European Bed and Breakfast - 1000 sf very private suite

Bedrooms 1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hot Tub
  • children welcome


About the property

Private Suite can accommodate up to four adults.

Sans Souci is French for 'care free.' There could not be a more apt description for this very special property. We are located in the most beautiful and pristine corner of the most scenic lake in the mid-Atlantic region of the US.

Sans Souci offers stunning views of Smith Mountain & a 5,000 acre wilderness preserve from a point lot. Porch, patio, beach & dock offer a wide variety of opportunities to relax & take in the natural beauty of Smith Mountain Lake. Swim, sail, kayak, windsurf, fish, ski, wakeboard & wakesurf directly from the property.

The photogenic views, clean air, natural environment and comfort are simply unparalleled. A two or three day stay is like magic for the soul. This is a truly special property!

New for this winter season! Use of our hot tub with a panoramic view of the starry skies may be added to your stay for a fee of $20 per day, for each day of booking. This is a large, four-person spa with foot jets and various back massage configurations. The southerly view toward the mountain provides an expansive, yet private view of the sky. It is the perfect way to enjoy chilly nights at the lake! Bath robes provided.

The Lake offers four waterfront golf courses, more than a dozen waterfront restaurants, frequent weekend events, a well-known art gallery, boardwalk and easy access to hiking.

The luxurious suite, built in a separate wing of the house, offers wood ceilings in the bedroom, radiant floor heat, luxurious rain shower, satellite TV, wireless Internet and an amazing attention to detail. It is decorated with original art by local artists, family members and African craftsmen. There is a king sized bed with 600-count cotton sheets & European comforters in the bedroom provides a great night's sleep. There is also a King sized ComfortSleeper platform bed in the sitting room.

A photo of the patio even served as the cover for the Roanoke Area Visitor's Guide and a May, 2009 article about Roanoke in US Airways Magazine. That same photo has become the iconic symbol of lake living at SML.

Come see for yourself what everyone is talking about!

PS We are VERY sorry that HomeAway has begun charging a fee to people booking through their website, our guests. We pay HomeAway/VRBO over $600 per year for this listing, specifically because we think that charging guests a percentage of their rental amount is a scam and is undeserved by a company that simply provides web listings. If you agree with us, please let HomeAway/VRBO know that you, too, are opposed to their "double dipping." Contact us if you have questions.

More Details

Anneliese & Bill Piatt
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 March, 2017

About Anneliese & Bill Piatt

We first met in West Africa when serving in the Peace Corps many years ago. We've lived, worked and traveled around the world, picking up many ideas that have been incorporated into this special place. We open a private wing of our home to B&B guests primarily as a hobby, because we both enjoy meeting interesting people and get pleasure from sharing this special corner of the world.

Anneliese & Bill Piatt purchased this chalet in 1999

Why Anneliese & Bill Piatt chose Smith Mountain Lake Area

This is a luxurious property, tastefully & discretely adorned with original art, that exudes an air of timelessness that is primarily associated with island living in the tropics. We started with a great lot and then spent nearly 10 years perfecting the complete package - from the interior amenities & appointments to the park-like grounds.

What makes this chalet unique

This is the only part of the lake that has an unobstructed view of Smith Mountain & the 5,000 acre wilderness preserve. The water is the deepest and cleanest on the entire lake. The dark night sky, unpolluted with neighbors' lights, provides a stunning view of the stars - as impressive as any we've seen anywhere in the US!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Huddleston in Lakes

Property Type:
  • chalet
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • lake
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • mountain
  • rural ...
  • waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • There is a tiled bath between the two rooms that offers a luxurious rain shower with built-in seat.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Sitting Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • The suite includes a large bedroom with wooden ceilings, a wet bar, sitting areas and windows on three walls. A short hallway connects it to the sitting room which includes a flat panel TV, futon, arm chairs and wide water views across the lake. This is a non-smoking property.
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Patio
  • Pedal Boat
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Decking
  • 1 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(80 traveller reviews)

Luxurious European Bed and Breakfast - 1000 sf very private suite
average rating of 4.975 based on 80 reviews

The property encompassed all the beauty that could be expected from a loving couple and a charming l

  • 5 of 5

As soon as you arrive you are greeted by Bill and Anne, and instantly you feel the warmth and genuine nature of these welcoming individuals. The property is small paradise in the middle of nature. It's right of the water with a firepit, kayaks/canoes, and a plethora of outdoor activities to fill your days. Now the cooking, Anne makes food that can rival some of the best diners around. The presentation speaks for itself. Overall this place is a gem. It's a great place to go for a serene getaway.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

The property was absolutely beautiful. The photos do not do it justice. I wish that it was warmer during my visit. The breakfast each morning was splendid as well as the hospitality of the Piatt's.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, quiet property. Wonderful hospitality.

  • 5 of 5

After staying at this property for 3 days, I can't wait until I can come back and spend more time at this beautiful location on Smith Mountain Lake. Anne and Bill are wonderful, friendly hosts; I wanted for nothing the entire time I was their guest. When I was looking to be alone, they would leave me be without me asking, but they also included me in some of their activities during the day, which I appreciated greatly as well.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Thank you Bill and Anna

  • 5 of 5

Hubby and I spent a few days in Smith Mountain Lake Huddleston Virginia. We stayed in the beautiful Sans Souci Bed & Breakfast. The owners Bill & Anna were the most wonderful couple we’ve met. Not only do they have a 5 star accommodation and give you plenty of privacy but they treat you like friends. They have the most comfortable bed, great towels, yummy breakfast and a fantastic view; you will never want to leave. Guests have their own entrance to a private upstairs suite with a master bedroom, living area, bathroom and kitchenette. We really got lucky when we visited, the weather was perfect, the lake was quiet and calm, and not a lot of people because it was in the middle of the week. Even the downtown area wasn’t crowded, which was great. We ate dinner at Vinny’s Italian and Cancun Mexican restaurants. The food was good and reasonably priced. We also visited Smith Mountain Lake State Park and hiked one of the many beautiful trails. We really enjoyed our stay at San Souci and we cannot wait to go back. To Bill and Anna, thank you. No words can express how grateful we are.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent Experience!

  • 5 of 5

Bill and Anna's San Souci SML was better than I could have ever imagined! They are absolutely the best B&B hosts. Their home is absolutely gorgeous. The only thing better than the photographs on their listing is experiencing their place in person. The moment you get out of the car and inhale the clean mountain air you have immediate confirmation that you made a good choice. Their outdoor living spaces are spectacular and the views are unbelievable. The water is pristine. Everything about their home is meticulously maintained and you want for absolutely nothing. They have everything you could possibly need for a lake getaway. Anna makes a wonderful breakfast from scratch every day and you will not be disappointed! There's nothing like Anna's breakfast while sitting outside enjoying the beauty of nature. I was in solo for a portion of my stay and Bill, Anna, and a dear friend of their's brought me in like I was a member of the family. You get what you pay for and their B&B is worth every penny. Best place to stay at SML hands down! Thank you again Bill and Anna. It's not often that I meet such kind-hearted people and I feel honored to have met both of you!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
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Wonderful Weekend at Sans Souci

  • 5 of 5

We spent last weekend visiting Sans Souci at Smith Mountain Lake. Bill & Anna couldn't have been more accommodating to make our stay relaxing. The views from the house and boat house deck were wonderful. They keep the place very clean and inviting. The guest suite where we stayed was very private and comfortable. Anna's breakfast was delicious and Bill provided excellent guidance on getting around the area and sites to see. We have already told several friends about our stay, we highly recommend Sans Souci.

Thank you Bill & Anna, John & Helen

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Roanoke or Lynchburg
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Mitchell's Marina Cafe
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Mariner's Landing
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
US 460
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Anchor's Restaurant
Nearest Ski
100 Miles
Car: necessary

Smith Mountain Lake is recognized as the premier vacation getaway along the Blue Ridge Mountains. The lake offers many advantages, in addition to its incredibly clear, clean waters. There are several golf courses and more than a dozen restaurants located along its 580 miles of shoreline. The mountains and incredible night sky offer pleasing vistas both day and night. Our 'boardwalk' area includes everything from gift shops & marinas to one of the best art galleries in the mid-Atlantic, along with a variety of family-friendly restaurants. Smith Mountain Lake has bee the setting for multiple movies, books and countless paintings. Beautiful Smith Mountain Lake has won the lasting affection of all who have taken the time to discover her charms.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chalet in Huddleston, Virginia

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Raven Season
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £36 per night, per additional guest
Spring Flowers
1 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £27 per night, per additional guest
Summer Fun
26 May 2017 - 5 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £27 per night, per additional guest
Autumn Colors
6 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £27 per night, per additional guest
1 Nov 2017 - 30 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £40 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 12.3%

Rates are for two guests. Up to two additional guests may be added at $40 per person per night, plus tax. Additional guests will sleep on King-sized Platform ComfortSleeper in sitting room of suite. A trundle bed is available, upon request.
Access to Sans Souci's Hot Tub is available at an additional charge of $30 per stay. Surcharge applies to all days of booking. Use of bath robes included.
Our property is completely Smoke Free. There is no smoking allowed in the house or anywhere on the grounds.
Sans Souci is a Gun Free Zone. No firearms are allowed on the property at any time.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Partner Offers

Portable wifi hotspot

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