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Point waterfront home with a gradual slope located in Mariners Landing

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

3 Bdr, 3FB, private, newly renovated waterfront home with over 300' of shoreline

The Sweet Retreat is a very private, totally renovated 3 bedroom, 3 full bath home with a gradually sloping lot to 312' of waterfront and a bonus, cozy(small) beach area. This beautifully decorated home includes a large living area with a gas fireplace, a large flat screen TV, and plenty of seating for friends and family. A large dining area has a custom dining table made from reclaimed lumber from a pre-1880 barn and is large enough to seat 10 adults comfortably with a combination of benchs and chairs. A fully stocked, updated kitchen features stainless appliances, granite countertops and a custom, natural slab wood bar. All three comfy bedrooms include new mattresses. The master suite, with a gorgeous lake view includes a large master bath with a walk--in shower and double bowl, granite-topped vanity. A full size washer and dryer is located on the main floor. The large sunroom finishes off the main living area with a sleeper sofa and and incredible views of both the lake and woods.

Outside is where you will want to stay after you step out onto the deck that runs the width of the home, complete with a dining area and plenty of seating. You will have plenty of peace and quiet as you enjoy the wide water view. A large open dock is just a short walk down a gradual slope. Deep water will make it easy to tie your boat up to the floater. And you don't have to be worried about boat traffic being too close to swimming areas. Just a few steps away is a fire pit just waiting to make both memories and s'mores. You can also enjoy a game of cornhole on a nice flat area of lawn. There is plenty of parking and an area to park a boat trailer.

This is an extremely private location at the end of a cul-de-sac with wide water views. The Sweet Retreat won't disappoint you!

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Mary Lou Holtzman
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
21 February, 2017

About Mary Lou Holtzman

Mary Lou and her husband purchased the Sweet Retreat in December 2014 as a family retreat and rental property. We currently live in Elizabethtown, PA where both work for a chocolate company. We love being able to take long weekend trips down to the lake to enjoy all that the area has to offer. We look forward to making memories with family and friends and wish the same for all who stay at the Sweet Retreat.

Mary Lou Holtzman purchased this house in 2014

Why Mary Lou Holtzman chose Smith Mountain Lake Area

We chose this property for the spectacular water view. Just step out onto the deck and you can see why we fell in love with and ultimately purchased this property. The neighborhood is quiet and very private.

What makes this house unique

The Sweet Retreat is located at a more peaceful end of the lake in a large open cove. However, it won't take you long to reach the big open water if that is what you like. Everything you need is just a short drive away - groceries, entertainment, restaurants.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(24 traveller reviews)

Point waterfront home with a gradual slope located in Mariners Landing
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 24 reviews

Happy stay!

  • 5 of 5
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My family had a great stay at the house. It was very clean and nicely furnished. Mary Lou was lovely and very easy to work with.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing House and Location

  • 5 of 5
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We took at trip for our friends wedding and made a mini vacation out of it. From the start Mary Lou was so helpful, responsive and knowledgeable about the lake and the house. The house is immaculate and clean. When we arrive there was even a welcome bag for us. A Very nice touch. The house has all the kitchen items one would need including a outdoor Weber grill. We brought our 2016 Yamaha AR 240 and the whips on the dock work out perfectly. The house has lawn games and board games in case you forget yours. We loved that!! There was nothing over the 4 nights we were there that I wished they had something.We rent house 2-3 times per year and this was definitely hands down the best house and owner we have had the pleasure of dealing with in the last 6 years. We had such a wonderful trip that we will be back next year for vacation!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Excellent place that has everything you need and more!

  • 5 of 5
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Despite the rainy weather we had the weekend we stayed at Sweet Retreat, we enjoyed it very much. The house is comfortable, well designed and decorated and has everything you need to have a pleasant and relaxing time. View of the lake from the patio is beautiful, and the kitchen is very well equipped. Mary Lou called us to check if we need anything or have any questions, even though she was busy with her son's wedding! That tells a lot. Thanks again Mary Lou for sharing your beautiful home with us.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A little piece of paradise!

  • 5 of 5
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We loved our visit to "Sweet Retreat at Smith Mountain Lake." The lake is beautiful, the water pristine and your location is perfect. We walked in the morning and golfed in the afternoon, spent time in the water with our dogs and sat on the deck each evening with our glass of wine. Truely a wonderful vacation. Thanks for sharing your lovely home.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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The home was beautifully decorated.

  • 5 of 5
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My family had a wonderful time at Sweet Retreat. The home was beautiful and spacious. We spent most of our time on the dock enjoying the sunshine, watching people on the lake and spotting the deer that would come out daily to graze on the lawns. I will definitely stay at the Sweet Retreat in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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How Sweet It Is!

  • 5 of 5
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I just can't say enough about the Sweet Retreat. The house is so welcoming and cozy. The décor and open floor plan is great. The house is secluded and quiet. The large back deck has a gate so our beagle was able to run around and we didn't have to worry about him getting loose and chasing the deer! We absolutely fell in love with the house, the lake, and the area in general. What a beautiful and relaxing getaway! We went to Mitchell's Marina and rented a boat for the day. It is the closest one to the house and if you don't have your own boat, I highly recommend doing that for at least one day. The lake is gorgeous. Mary Lou was awesome to deal with. She really made sure that everything was the way it should be and that we had everything we needed. She also made sure we had a pack and play for the grandbaby. We will definitely be back next year and I highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Mitchell's Restaurant
Mariners Landing Golf and Lake Community
White House Corner Store
Smith Mountain Lake State Park
The Landing Restaurant
Kings Point Pub
Jake's Place
Homestead Creamery Inc
Mayberry Drive-In Theatre & Diner -- CLOSED
Cancun Mexican Restaurant
"Be sure to try the sangria!"
Food Lion Grocery Store
Nearest Airport
33 Miles
Lynchburg Airport, Lynchburg, VA
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Mariners Landing
Nearest Train
39 Miles
Amtrak, Lynchburg, VA
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Heath's Waterfront Grill-seasonal/19th Hole Grill
Nearest Beach
3.5 Miles
Smith Mountain Lake State Park
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Huddleston, Smith Mountain Lake Area

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Jan 2017 - 27 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
28 Mar 2017 - 25 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Early Summer
26 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
24 Jun 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Fall
5 Sep 2017 - 30 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £321
Cleaning £80 + Tax
Pet Fee £60 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.3%

Please note: linens are not included.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Huddleston in Virginia

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2040 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Located downstairs - easy access from the lake
    Master Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , double bowl sink
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , king size bed, view of the lake, en suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Single over double bunk bed
  • Linens are NOT provided. Rental linens are available at http://www.wegotyoucovered-sml.com at a reasonable cost.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Cozy (small) beach area with sand for the little ones! Please note: Linens are NOT provided.

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