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Beautiful New Lakefront Home On Smith Mountain Lake.

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
Space 4,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom 4.5 Bathroom, Sleeps 8-10

This home was built in 2007. It is 4000 square feet, on more than .75 acres. The master bedroom is on the main floor with a king size bed, flat screen TV and french doors that lead to a huge lakeside covered deck. The master bath has a 5 foot by 5-foot shower with 2 shower heads, a jacuzzi bathtub and a double sink vanity. The second bedroom is also on the main floor with a queen size bed and a half bath just outside the bedroom. The other 2 bedrooms are on the second floor and each has there own private bathroom. There is also a private sun deck on the second floor. The main floor has an open design with a huge living room/ dining room off of the fully equipped kitchen including a full size fridge, range/oven, dishwasher, microwave and a breakfast bar. There is also a blender, crock pot, toaster, and coffee maker. The kitchen is located next to the huge lakeside deck and has a large stainless steel grill and outdoor seating for dining or relaxing with a cold drink.

There is a wood constructed walkway that leads to the covered boat dock with electricity, lights, storage, and a huge sun deck/ party deck on top.

More Details

Don and Anita Gillum
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2018

About Don and Anita Gillum

My wife and I had this house custom built in 2007 with plans to retire here in the not too distant future. In the meantime, we rent it out year-round so that others can enjoy the lake as much as we do.

Don and Anita Gillum purchased this house in 2007

Why Don and Anita Gillum chose Huddleston

This is an ideal property to rent because the slope to the water is not very steep and fairly easy to walk for older guests.

The location is on the lower end of the lake close to the Dam so the water is deep and clear.

What makes this house unique

We love the enormous amount of deck space that faces the lake. Two decks and a lower patio off of the rec room/ poolroom the has an HD flatscreen TV, exercise equipment, and a pool 9-foot regulation Brunswick pool table. There is a pub table for having drinks, playing cards or board games.

There is also a full length of the house front deck that catches all that beautiful morning sun.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Huddleston in Lakes

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 09:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Lift
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , This is the 2nd. bath at the top of the stairs.
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , This is the 3rd. bath past the top of the stairs
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , This bathroom is in the downstairs rec. room
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , This is the main floor half bath
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , This is the main floor master bath with double vanity.
  • 4.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , master bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1st. bedroom at top of stairs
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2nd. bedroom past top of stairs
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , bedroom adjacent to main floor 1/2 bath
  • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The boat dock and deck is made of wood and is nailed or screwed down. These nails, and screws, sometimes back out over time and the wood will have some spots that will expose some splinters. Please do not run on wooden docks or decks to avoid snags that may cause injury. Wet wood can also become slick. Please do not jump or dive off of the upper deck!! Every effort is made to keep docks and decks in good shape but be aware of the potential danger


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Beautiful New Lakefront Home On Smith Mountain Lake.
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 45 reviews

Great house...

  • 4 of 5

We recently spent a week at this house. The owner was very responsive and communicated well with any issues that came up. The house was spacious and beautiful...plenty of space for two families. Lots of deck space and a great dock with a party deck.

One thing to note if you are bringing your own boat...neighbors did not like our wakeboard boat in their cove. And they are watching - we were asked to do out wakeboard and wake surfing outside of the cove. This is not a reflection on the owner or the house, but something that became a nuisance as the week went on.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home and location.

  • 4 of 5

Great house layout. Excellent cove.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect place for my parents AND visiting great grandchildren!

  • 5 of 5

Another delightful stay and we hope to visit again in the fall. Everything inside the house was perfect. We made good use of the decks and porches, as well as the grill. Three generations of family jumped off the dock, we used the kayaks and water toys and put our own little pleasure boat on the lift.

The ONLY thing (truly the ONLY thing) I would suggest as an upgrade would be a handrail along the steps down to the water. Although it's only 12" to the ground, those of us in our 60s would have felt just a bit steadier with a safety handrail as we guided the two in their 90s down/up the hill to watch the kids.

Thanks again, Don, for a delightful vacation on Smith Mountain Lake. We'll be back.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We thoroughly enjoyed the house.

  • 4 of 5

It was a little chilly for us in early April, but we watched the lake from the expansive windows and still managed to walk and sit on the dock. We liked that the walk to the lake was not so steep as at other places. We are scheduling our next visit for later in May and cannot wait.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home! Had everything we needed. Walk to the dock was a short distance and the weather was gorgeous. Will be renting this house again.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place for my parents!

  • 5 of 5

It was a challenge to locate a property that would be restful, inspiring, peaceful, restorative and SAFE as a mini-vacation for my Assisted Living resident 90 & 91 year old parents. Navigation is an issue for them so it was particularly important that they could move freely and safely on the main floor with a walk-in shower in the master suite. One of my brothers and I stayed with them and Mom got to cook a bit with me -- something she always loved. Dad got to enjoy the Jacuzzi since one of his sons was present to help him in and out. We assisted them with the three steps at the entrance and over the thresholds to the deck. It was not our intention to get them down to the water, so the steps down to the dock were not a factor. The 3 night stay in March 2018 was perfect for all 4 of us.

We'll be back for a 5 night stay in May 2018 at which time some of the grandchildren and great grandchildren will come for a day or two of swimming. Mom wants to help me bake a batch of cookies from a recipe that belonged to HER mother so the little ones can try their Great, Great Grandmother's Lemon Cookies. Dad invited Mom on a moonlight canoe ride, but Mom wisely turned him down. Married almost 71 years, I think we'll rent them a pontoon boat and give them a lake tour.

******* So if you are reading reviews and seeking a spotless, bright, well maintained, well equipped, comfortable and delightful place to share some special family time, this may be it. My Mom described it as "enchanting". *******

Thanks again, Don, for answering all my questions and helping me check all the boxes for Mom & Dad.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7.5 Miles
Smith Mountain Lake Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Blind Bill's
Nearest Golf
6.5 Miles
Mariners Landing Golf and Country Club
Nearest Motorway
28 Miles
I 81
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Blind Bill's
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Smith Mountain Lake State Park
Car: necessary

The home is located on the northeast side of the lake in Bedford County. It is 7 miles to the state park which has a beach, marina, hiking trails etc. It is also only about 3 miles from a wildlife management area which is open to the public for hunting, hiking, wilderness camping, bird watching etc. There are lots of marinas close by so that you can rent boats or jet skis if you don't have your own. We have a community boat launch in our neighborhood. There are wine festivals in the area several times a year, and concerts at the state park.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £115.88
Pet Fee £23.18
Property Damage Insurance £45.58

Rentals during prime season are weekly with a two night minimum all other times. There is a three night minimum during holidays. A cleaning fee of $150.00 will be added to each rental, and an accidental damage insurance fee of $59.00. Va tax on rentals is 10%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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