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'La Casita Bonita' - Charming, Private, in a Natural Setting

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Chalet, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

NEW for 2016: Lounge chairs, Futon couch in LR, Pressure-washed deck, up and down, more Solar outdoor lights! This cabin is a Family Treasure. Built as the original vacation cabin on Island Lane, road created by my Dad (retired professor from UVA) forty-some years ago. Great Smith Mountain Lake location! Right on the main channel adjacent to lake marker R-8 where the Roanoke and Blackwater Rivers meet. Expansive lake view with exquisite sunsets are yours for the taking. Peek at the lake from every window direction, face the lake from the deck (like on a boat, and could step out into the water) and just a few steps below will take you to a private stationary dock, where boats can be parked. A few steps up off the upper deck will lead you to perfect views of 4th of July fireworks from Saunders Parkway Marina.

Keywords: Cottage, Cabin, Chalet-style, A-frame, Lakefront

More Details

Owner
Laura Owens
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
14 August, 2017

About Laura Owens

I am a musician and educator. The lake cottage provided to me a lot of special solace to practice and develope my musicianship on piano, violin, mandolin. Plus, I love swimming!

Why Laura Owens chose Smith Mountain Lake Area

My father spotted Smith Mountain Lake over 40 years ago and bought a large track of land. In fact, he put the road on this peninsula. Several family homes were built and some lots sold. This cottage property was a gift from my father and was my home for 16 years. To eliminate a daily commute to work, I moved to town nearby, and created a beautiful short-term lake rental to share with visiting guests on vacation.

What makes this cottage unique

Amazing, breathtaking views of the Lake, brightness and light, peacefulness, serenity and privacy (during the week), lake liveliness on the summer weekends!

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Huddleston in Lakes

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-In
  • Ski-Out
  • Waterfront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Large Sink area, Shower with regular size whirlpool tub.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Fold out double Futon. Downstairs private room.
    Loft - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Contains 1 queen bed and 1 fold-out single.
    Lakefront Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Beautiful views of the lake from this room.
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Our lovely downstairs 'Bamboo Room' features a double-size Futon that can be folded as a recliner or used as a bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
There are bumper boards for safe boat docking. There is a huge amount of outdoor double deck space, stationary dock on the water, fabulous sunsets, lake views from every window, just walk off the deck a few steps to enjoy fabulous 4th of July fireworks from Saunders Parkway Marina, central lake location: the main channel where the Roanoke and Blackwater meet.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(28 traveller reviews)

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'La Casita Bonita' - Charming, Private, in a Natural Setting
average rating of 4.428571 based on 28 reviews
5

Step back in time on SML

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful open part of the lake with wonderful views from the house. Lovely deck to enjoy both up and on the lake. Owner is very responsive for any questions. The house was perfect!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lambsburg,VA
5

Very nice vacation place

  • 5 of 5

My family and I enjoyed the home very much. Very good location. A comfortable house with plenty of room for the four of us. Although the furniture was dated, it was still comfortable. We did miss having central air conditioning but we're able to stay cool with the window units. Would definitely consider staying again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very glad you were comfortable and enjoyed the lovely location. Yes, the cooling works fine, since the house is not large. Hope to hear from you in the future! Thank you.
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5

We really enjoyed the location! We fished, swam, kayaked, canoed and floated. Love the private dock!

  • 5 of 5

La Casita Bonita was better than expected! Great location on SML and the private dock is the best. The cottage is very cute and with lots of decking to enjoy the outdoors and views of the water. Overall a wonderful stay! We will be back. Thanks Laura for sharing your little slice of heaven with us.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad the property gave you such Peace and Enjoyment. Thank you for a wonderful review.
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Wonderful May get away

  • 4 of 5

Comfortable cottage with a homey feel in a beautiful area. The views of the lake were wonderful in-spite of changeable Spring weather. The fishing was superb. Our guide Steve of Rod bender Guide Service knows the lake and we had fun Striper fishing. The marina near by had everything we needed. We look forward to a return stay. Owner responded quickly to our questions. We highly recommend this charming private cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am thrilled everything worked out well and you were comfortable. Hope you will come back in the future and thank you very much for a lovely and positive review!
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5

Comfortable and Efficient!!!

  • 5 of 5

I have been lucky enough to stay here multiple times and each stay is as good as the last. Stayed in the house with 5 other college guys for roughly a week before a fishing tournament of ours. We were able to comfortably stay in the house and never felt crowded. Enough dock spaces for our boats and easy access to the ramp. A great place to stay!!!

  • Review Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Stan Miketa for your very nice review. I am grateful for your repeated stays and hope you come again! Take good care and come back again!
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White Sulphur Springs
5

Comfortable home with an outstanding location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed 9/18 through 9/23. Had a very good time. The house felt like home as soon as we got there. The fishing at the lake was good in the evening and at night. Catfish abound :). Would definitely like to go back maybe with the whole family next year

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely warm review. I feel very glad that you were comfortable, and pleased to hear that the fishing was great for your stay! Thanks for coming and hope we will see you again.
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Location

Car: necessary

Just a few steps down from the cottage deck takes you to a private stationary dock where you can relax in the sun, enjoy clean fresh water for swimming and dock your boat. Dine in the evening on the outside deck viewing the sunset. Vacationers come from all over to fish where striper, bass, crappies and bluegills abound. Marinas abound where you can rent jet skies, motor and pontoon boats. The Smith Mountain Lake State park offers a beach, hiking trails, and daily planned activities for children. The Booker T. Washington National Monument as well as the Smith Mountain Lake dam all make for a fun trip.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Huddleston, Virginia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
High SUMMER
29 Jun 2017 - 18 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,090
for 7 nights
£1,090
 
 
Late Summer
19 Aug 2017 - 7 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£413
for 2 nights
From
£156
£1,003
 
 
Early Fall
8 Sep 2017 - 2 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
£361
for 2 nights
From
£130
£947
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£309
for 2 nights
From
£104
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £54.29
Pet Fee £58.17
Damage Insurance £45.76
Damage Deposit £232.68

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.
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