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Nature's Retreat - Kayakers, Fishermen & Nature Lovers Paradise!

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type apartment

Overview

About the property

One bedroom patio apartment - sleeps 4 - private, comfy, & quiet!!!!

This property is so private, comfy, and peaceful!! A perfect paradise for a relaxing and stress free getaway. Or celebrating a birthday, anniversary, or just a weekend getaway!! The Smith Mtn. Lake state park is a half a mile away with a beautiful sandy beach & rentals for any type of watercraft from 2-men kayaks to jet skis. There is also a very accessible boat ramp for all you fishermen. The park also has many hiking trails & picnic areas. It is about 45 minutes into Roanoke or Lynchburg. And about 15 minutes to nearest grocery store, but you may want to bring your own organic food for your stay. The apartment features a 1-bedroom with queen bed, a sleeper queen sofa in living room. Direct TV & dvd player is provided, along with internet connection. Also, a dinette table & chairs. The kitchenette (NOT A FULL KITCHEN) is equipped with a microwave, coffee maker, toaster oven, & small refrigerator. Linens & paper products are provided for your stay. Bathroom has shower. The large patio has a gas grill, along with patio furniture. The day dock is a SHARED DOCK with 2 neighbors, but they rarely use it. There is a very short path (350 feet) to day dock for swimming, kayaking, and tie ups for boats or other watercraft. ****I JUST ADDED TWO KAYAKS, PADDLES AND LIFE JACKETS to the property for guests. KAYAK AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE OWNER WILL NOT ASSUME ANY LIABILITY FOR ACCIDENTS, INJURIES, OR LOSS OF EQUIPMENT!!! Rental guests are responsible for loss of equipment and will have to replace items lost. The rental quests are responsible for securing kayaks and equipment on the patio upon their departure. There is no boat slip, nor electricity at day dock. No smoking is allowed!! Smoke-Free & Stress-Free!! Ample parking for a boat trailer, etc. Central AC. Pet-friendly - 1 small pet under 20 pounds. Tenant is responsible for any damage to rental property. Some other amenities are: Wintergreen Ski Resort is about 1 and a half hours from the apartment. Also, a new brewery opened recently in Westlake called Sunken City and it is about 15-20 minutes and there are several wineries in the area. I know you will enjoy your stay and love the lake!!


Owner
Beverly Miller
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
13 December, 2017

About Beverly Miller

I'm a retired art teacher after 30 some years of teaching. I love the lake and it provides some solace for nurturing my creative spirit as an artist as well as an art-educator. My mediums are painting and photography. I grew up in this area and received my education through to a masters in this region. I have a West Highland Terrier named Auggie and he is a great kayaking partner. We love the lake!!!!!

Beverly Miller purchased this apartment in 2009

Why Beverly Miller chose Huddleston

Perfect for Me!!!!!!

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Huddleston in Lakes

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • rural ...
  • Water View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower, ample linens, some toiletries, and paper products provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Very comfortable queen sleigh bed and linens for queen sleeper sofa (living room) are located in bedroom closet. It's nice to wake up in the morning and view deer in the backyard. So the apartment sleeps 4.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
Smith Mountain Lake State Park has lots of amenities: boats, kayaks, jet skis, pontoons, etc. rentals; hiking trails, picnic areas, a beautiful sandy beach with lifeguard, concessions, and of course swimming.

Reviews

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Nature's Retreat - Kayakers, Fishermen & Nature Lovers Paradise!
average rating of 4.5277777 based on 36 reviews
Charlottesville, VA
5

A peaceful retreat for those who love the outdoors

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay for our anniversary this weekend. The whole place was clean and inviting, but it's the outdoor opportunities that really make this retreat. The porch is a wonderful place to sit outside and chat, have a beer, play game, and whatever else. There's a lovely open backyard, and the kayaks included with the rental were such a nice bonus. We had a great time out on the lake. The State Park is very close by, too, very convenient. If you're a fan of Japanese food, I highly recommend you check out the nearby Edo Grill & Sushi, about 15 minutes away. We had an amazing anniversary dinner there. We hope to return again in the future!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Was very quiet we enjoyed the deer and the squirrels. Apartment was clean and just enough space. Beverly and Auggie were very good hosts. Would like to come back.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice rental with lake access and kayaks

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed a mini vacation out on Smith Mountain Lake and stayed here. The rental is only a couple minute walk from the boat slip and has two kayaks which were a ton of fun! It's a cute little apartment located below the owners home. It's in a fantastic location. Everything about the place was great except for the fact that cleaning dishes is a big hassle. I would recommend planning very simple meals or finding a place to eat in town. I would also keep in mind that any trash you accumulate you will have to drive out to the dumpster when you leave. The closest one was about a ten minute drive from the rental. All in all we really enjoyed our stay and were happy that our pup was welcome too. Thanks Beverly!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Great little hideaway, to get away from it all.

  • 4 of 5

I really enjoyed the property and the owner. The place was just what I expected from the pics and was clean and tidy. My son and I enjoyed the amenities provided, plus the close walk to the lake. The Kayaks were a great bonus for my son who enjoyed paddling around the cove all day long. Easy to find and centrally located. Beverly, the owner, was nice enough to answer a bunch of my first time SML questions.

Some Notes:

1. Wifi has very low bandwidth. Less than a Meg on my speed tests, so would not plan on having internet access for devices, maybe just your phone. This was a "camping" trip for me and my son so it was not an issue, but it might be for other people.

2. The only thing I can say that was a challenge was mornings. The apartment is downstairs from the main house. In the mornings, the downstairs heard every footstep taken by the people staying upstairs.

3. Kitchen needs a sink. It has all of the amenities, however, a sink in the kitchen area (not the bathroom) would be a good addition.

Like I said, little things, but I really enjoyed the say, location and owner.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Clean, perfect for short stay

  • 4 of 5

Very clean apartment. The accommodations were perfect for what we needed. Very happy and the lake was beautiful!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great little getaway spot!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Nature's Retreat! Very cozy little place. We had a lot of fun out on the lake with the kids, kayaking and swimming! Great time!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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Location

Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Small Aircraft
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
King's Point Pub
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Mariner's Landing
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Lynchburg, VA
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The King's Pub
Nearest Ski
90 Miles
Wintergreen
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Smith Mountain Lake State Park
Car: necessary

There are many amenities at SML state park. Also in the area, Booker T Washington State park. The D-Day Memorial in Bedford, VA and the Peaks of Otter for hiking and picnicing. There are several sports competitions sponsored by the lake

- ESPN fishing tournaments, triathlons, wine festivals, etc. There is also a new brewery in the area at Westlake called Sunken City about 15-20 minutes from the apartment. There are several wineries as well.

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £41.28

It is absolutely gorgeous at Smith Mountain Lake and if you enjoy and appreciate the outdoors, this is the place for you!! Take part in all that nature has to offer: hiking, boating, kayaking, walking, bicycling, swimming, fishing, shopping in Roanoke or Lynchburg, or just laying back and reading a good book.

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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