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Ramsey's Retreat- Relaxing Get Away Beautiful Views- Paddle Boat

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 6 nights


About the property

4 Bedrms 3 Baths (Sleeps 9 maximum 6 adults)

Ramsey's Retreat- Relaxing Get Away Beautiful Views- Paddle Boat

Welcome to Ramsey's Retreat, located on 1.7 acres in a private subdivision. This beautiful spacious home is nestled at the end of a quiet cove, surrounded by shade trees, with a spectacular view of the lake and mountains.

It is comfortably furnished with hardwood floors and tile throughout the home. There are 3 bedrooms with queen sz. beds & one bedrm. with two single sz. beds. The Master bedrm. walks out onto deck overlooking lake.

Spacious living rm. has satellite TV/DVD player & gas fireplace; & a formal dinning rm., both overlooking the lake. Fully equipped kitchen has stone countertops and a breakfast nook with views of lake. There are three full sz. bathrooms with Jacuzzi tub in Master bath. Basement, as game room, offers a ping pong table, dartboard, putting golf strip, & another TV.

Curl up with a book on the back deck or take a short walk down to the private dock & beach area. Enjoy swimming in the no wake cove or a relaxing ride in a paddle boat.

Many type of wild life keep the excitement going, as well as fishing off the dock. For nature lovers there is SML State Park, Blue Ridge Parkway, & the Peaks of Otter w/ a wide choice of hiking & bike trails to choose from.

You can take a ride on the Virginia Dare to see the lake while dinning for lunch or dinner. The area is rich in history. You might want to visit the Booker T. Washington Plantation, D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest, or take a tour to see how SML Dam was constructed. A drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway is a must, taking in the beautiful views of the mountains and breath taking colors of Autumn.

Across our cove & within view of Ramsey's Retreat is Mitchell's Point Marina where you can rent boats of all kinds. The Marina has a restaurant with great food & offers free wireless internet.

Within a short drive or boat ride there are all kinds of restaurants from Chinese to Italian, to southern home cooking.

Also visit downtown Moneta or Hales Ford Bridge area for restaurants, shopping, & entertainment.

This is the perfect get away from the hectic pace of everyday living.

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Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Huddleston in Lakes

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9 ...
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Max. 4 adults per group unless part of family. See rules attached to rental agreement
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Library and resturants nearby for WiFi. Ping pong table, Putting Strip, Dart Board ~ Covered deck, patio.and dock.


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(31 traveller reviews)

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Ramsey's Retreat- Relaxing Get Away Beautiful Views- Paddle Boat
average rating of 4.903226 based on 31 reviews

Wonderful property

  • 5 of 5

The house was great and the location and view were amazing. Would absolutely stay here again if the opportunity comes up.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Loved reading your review! It's always a pleasure hearing that our guests enjoyed their stay at our lake house.
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Great vacation with friends

  • 5 of 5

We have vacationed at SML for many years now, and this was the first time with friends and their kids. Ramsey’s Retreat offered the best accommodations for all the kids and adults. The outside deck was awesome with the ceiling fans and cover. The dock was nice, and the beach area was great for the kids to play in the shallow water. The fire pit was great and created a nice atmosphere for the nights. We would have liked to have WiFi in the home, but other than that it was a great house that suited both our families great. We will definitely consider returning to this home.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing & relaxing week on the lake

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this vacation was amazing, from making the reservations, to the responsiveness, the house, and even having stuff shipped that I left behind. I really enjoyed the House, the beds were comfortable, the room over the garage was very warm but we had fans and tried to keep the door closed as much as possible, The back deck was awesome to sit out at all times of the day, mostly in the shade and the baby gate on the stairs of the deck was a plus. The view from the kitchen was amazing but there wasn’t a lot of pots, pans, baking dishes, etc. I should have brought my crockpot. (Note for our next trip) All in all, I would absolutely go back to this house again! Also, the staff at SML rentals was phenomenal.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write about your relaxing time at our lake home! We always enjoy hearing about fun times that our renters have. We'll have to add a Crock-Pot & more pots/pans to our kitchen:) You're welcome back anytime.
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Location was great but we had issues with the accommodations

  • 3 of 5

This house had some great qualities, namely the location. With our own little beach area, set off from the main lake, and less than a mile from Smith Mountain Lake park which has its own fabulous beach on the lake, we felt lucky to have this spot. The kids were very happy in the water which was shallow enough for them to be very comfortable.

The house though leaves much to be desired. It was sparsely decorated (only four chairs with several small-ish tables considering we were a party of 8) with very minimal items in the kitchen. Bring everything, including salt, for this place. The bedding and pillows that were provided were worn out, with no extra anything in the house. I also think its pushing things to identify this house as a 4 BR considering the room upstairs is so hot that no one in our party could stand it up there all night (and the air conditioning was working) and the basement smells funky. We all crowded into the 2 BRs on the main floor. In short, the state of the place didn’t mean we didn’t have a great vacation on the lake but the previous reviews do not reflect our experience. Perhaps because many of the reviews are relatively old and we stayed during a prime rental period so didn’t feel that the price was appropriate for what was offered.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you & the kids enjoyed our beach area on the lake. Sorry you felt that our house accommodations did not meet your needs.
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Sykesville, Maryland

Excellent location and comfortable accommodations!

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our long weekend at Ramsey's Retreat. The owners were very responsive and the house was perfect for our group of six. Exactly as it appears in the photos. Plenty of space, very clean, and an excellent lakefront location with a beautiful view of the mountains. The front porch is awesome and where we spent the majority of our time. I had two reasons for giving the house four stars instead of five. The first was that the bedroom above the garage did not have air conditioning. It was quite hot over the weekend and although the fans in the room helped, we couldn't get it cooled down enough to be comfortable for sleeping. Not the owners fault in anyway. I just didn't realize this. It also appeared that the lower level/basement was in the process of being renovated.

Overall, a great rental experience and perfect location on the lake.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. We do wish you had contacted us about air conditioning. The entire house is air conditioned by heat pump unit. We had unit checked, freon was low & it has been added. Basement is finished. The floor is a polished concrete floor. Thanks again for your review.
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Springfield, VA

Beautiful home & yard & Smith Mountain & lake views!

  • 5 of 5

Great house with dock looking at Smith Mountain & lake. Perfect set up for us with # of BR's & baths. Nice private yard, beautiful home & great views! Easy walking on street, close to state park & marina at end of parkway. Saw deer walk thru property every day & nite, caught large mouth bass at dock & a few blue gill & sunfish with worm lure & worms. Great one level living with long deck off kitchen/living room with perfect view of Smith Mountain & lake. Very comfortable beds, chairs & furniture.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to let us know how you enjoyed your stay! We appreciate it! Love to hear about our guest's fun experiences:) John & Donna
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State Park, convenience store, two restaurants and pub within two miles. Large variety of restaurants within 10 miles. Marina with cafe and boat rentals across cove.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Huddleston, Virginia

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
26 May 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
2 Sep 2018 - 18 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

cleaning Fee £65.01
Refundable Damage Deposit £298.27

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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