Vacation Rental

Sweet By and By

Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 4

Description

This two-bedroom, two-bath cottage offers the ambiance of gentler times with all the comfort and luxury of the present!  Sweet By and By is a quaint and peaceful home located on a very quiet street directly across from the entrance to the State Park.  The setting is beautiful in the spring and summer, and even lovelier in the long, warm Virginia fall.  Yet, the wooded lot, fireplace, and hot tub make Sweet By n' By very private and cozy, and also the perfect place for a long winter weekend getaway.  This home is truly wonderful during anytime of the year and the ideal place for one or two couples, or a small family.  

The one-level cottage style home is located on the Craddock Creek channel of beautiful Smith Mountain Lake.  The cove offers deep, wide water that is great for swimming, boating, or cruising around in its five-person paddle boat or canoe.  The home has central air, a laundry room, and a kitchen that is fully equipped for all of your cooking needs.  Appliances include a full-size refrigerator, range, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, toaster oven and blender.  The kitchen is also stocked with dishes, glasses, flatware, pots, pans, and cooking utensils.  The NEW hot tub and gas grill are located under the carport, so they remain functional even in the event of inclement weather.  

In the living area, a 42" HDTV is connected to satellite TV with an expansive HD programming package, a DVD player, as well as a Netflix subscription. WIFI and a wireless Printer/Scanner/Copier office machine afford the opportunity to extend a weekend stay and work remotely if needed.  A gas fireplace is available (except during the summer) to take the chill out of the morning air and provide a cozy, romantic setting in the evenings.   Additional 24" HDTVs, TV service, and DVD players are available in the bedrooms.  Netflix is also available on the master bedroom TV.    

Looking out to the lake is a sunroom furnished with a rocking chair and lounge chairs, which are ideal for enjoying morning coffee or quiet evenings.  It is a perfect way to appreciate those great lake views or to relax with a good book.  The room opens to a lighted walkway.  Off the top of the walkway is a fire pit equipped with a cooking grate and tools to enjoy campfire cooking.  The walkway leads to a porch swing situated on a landing by the lake.  The landing area can be warmed by a second fire pit.  At the end of the walkway is a large dock with a sun deck.  The dock's amenities include:  electrical outlets, lighting, a covered boat slip, a hoist that is designed to accommodate either one V-hull boat or up to two jet skis, and a floating dock that is outfitted for mooring boats.  It is a great spot for swimming, fishing, waterskiing or just kicking back and enjoying the sun!  After enjoying a day on water, spend a leisurely evening around the warmth of the fire pit or pitching horseshoes, if you are looking for some friendly competition.

An RV port (w/ water and electric) is available near the entrance of the property.  The property is also conveniently located near Mariners Landing Golf Course and would be ideal for a foursome interested in a golf weekend.  The 5th hole at Mariners Landing, a par 3 over water, can be seen directly across the cove from the property.  

Amenities Include:
Private Wooded Lakeside Site, Near Smith Mountain Lake State Park
Central Air Conditioning and Heating
1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed, 2 Queen Sleep Sofas
2 Full Bathrooms
4 Person Hot Tub
Wireless High Speed Internet
Wireless Printer/Scanner/Copier Office Machine
2 Fire Pits, 1 with a Cooking Grate
Gas Grill
Deep Water Dock with Sun Deck and Boat Lift
5 Person Paddle Boat
2 Person Canoe, with Oars
Personal Flotation Devices:  2 Adult, 1 Child and 1 Infant
Large Air Conditioned Lakeside Sunroom
Fully Equipped Kitchen with Ice Maker and Dishwasher
Custom Cabinetry Throughout
3 HDTVs, 3 DVD Players (1 Blu-ray capable), and Netflix
Portable Stereo
Fully Equipped Laundry
3 Person Swing at Lakeside Landing
Horseshoe Pit
Separate 30'x18' RV Shelter with Water and Electric Connections
Local and Long Distance Phone Service

**RENTALS ARE WEEKLY (SATURDAY TO SATURDAY) JUNE 8 TO AUGUST 17, 2019.  TWO NIGHT MINIMUM ALL OTHER TIMES, EXCEPT 3 NIGHT MINIMUM ON HOLIDAYS.

$80.00 CLEANING FEE, $70.00 PET FEE, $75.00 RESERVATION FEE, 12.3% TAX ON RENT

Items to bring: LINENS (towels, wash cloths, sheets, pillow cases) trash bags, paper goods (toilet tissue, paper towels), detergent (dish & laundry), flashlight.

Items NOT to bring:  Worries & stress.

Items you’ll WISH you had brought: camera, DVDs, water toys, sun block, fishing gear, cooler, lawn chairs.

CANCELLATION POLICY: If a reservation is cancelled with at least 90 days prior notice, 1/2 of the pre-paid rental payment will be refundable. If a reservation is cancelled within 90 days of your arrival date, no refunds will be issued. Notice of cancellation must be in writing, email is acceptable. Be sure to reference the rented property name and dates you had intended to visit.

MINIMUM AGE REQUIREMENT: No one under the age of 25 may make a reservation. There must be one adult at least 25 years of age occupying the property. That qualifying person must provide payment via credit card for the rental deposit and is responsible for the leased property.

---Rent Smith Mountain Lake---

Street Address:
404 Hilltop Lane
Huddleston, VA 24104

Location Map

Availability


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Amenities

Pets Allowed Dogs Allowed Central A/C Yes
Dishwasher Yes Washer/Dryer Yes
Internet Access Yes Grill Type Gas
Hot Tub Yes Fireplace, Wood/Gas Yes, Gas
Firepit Yes, 2 Water Depth 24' At Full Pond
Covered Boat Slip Yes Hoist Yes
Floater Yes Electric at Dock Yes
Lights at Dock Yes Canoe Yes
Paddleboat Yes Maximum Occupancy 4
Closest Boat Ramp Lake Haven Marina Channel Marker C-8
Pets Allowed Dogs Allowed
Central A/C Yes
Dishwasher Yes
Washer/Dryer Yes
Internet Access Yes
Grill Type Gas
Hot Tub Yes
Fireplace, Wood/Gas Yes, Gas
Firepit Yes, 2
Water Depth 24' At Full Pond
Covered Boat Slip Yes
Hoist Yes
Floater Yes
Electric at Dock Yes
Lights at Dock Yes
Canoe Yes
Paddleboat Yes
Maximum Occupancy 4
Closest Boat Ramp Lake Haven Marina
Channel Marker C-8

Rates

Start Date End Date Nightly Rate Weekly Rate Min Stay
11/24/18 12/21/18 $165.00 $900.00 2
12/22/18 12/31/18 $165.00 $900.00 3
01/01/19 01/05/19 $165.00 $900.00 3

Reviews

November 2018 -Peaceful Getaway Even during the off season, Sweet By and By has so much to offer. We enjoyed some down time away from the hustle and bustle of northern VA. The home is conveniently located near the entrance to SML State Park, where we explored during the day. During the evenings we enjoyed soaking in the hot tub before settling on the couch in front of the fireplace to watch TV and play some of the many games that have been provided. We also appreciated that the home is dog friendly and that there is TV service in the bedrooms. We further appreciated that the home offers unlimited internet service, which allows tenants to use streaming services and not be data conscious. The owner even makes his Netfilx account available to his guests, which we very much enjoyed. We really didn't want for anything. The kitchen was well stock for cooking and dining in, and the gas grill looked to be very new. We had a great time even though we didn't even get around to taking advantage of much that was offered, such as the fire pit, playing horseshoes, or taking the canoe or paddle boat for a cruise around the cove. However, we hope to make getaways to Sweet By and By a custom, as we are already looking forward to a return visit, so I'm certain there will be future opportunities to enjoy some the things we didn't find the time for on this trip. Thank you for sharing your home and making it feel so welcoming. September 2018 -Great weekend at the lake in this charming, cozy, clean, and well-stocked Lake House on the water! Fourth time at the Sweet By and By. Love the charming and cozy lake house set with a beautiful view of Smith Mountain lake looking out from the expansive house deck. The house is stocked with everything you could possibly need! Enjoyed driving around the quiet and serene area and spent the day visiting the D-Day Museum, hiking in the park, and then toured an Alpaca farm. At night we grilled steaks on the gas grill provided, took a dip in the hot tub, and at night, built a fire in the fire pit and sat in front of a beautiful view of the lake. So quiet and peaceful at night! Definitely plan to visit again! Thanks for a great stay! August 2018 -Perfect way to wrap up summer Another wonderful stay at Sweet By and By. It never disappoints. It was a perfect way to wrap up summer and recharge after a busy season. As I indicated in a past review, the house and location has so much to offer. It truly is a great getaway any time of the year. July 2018 -Very nice place. The house was well stocked with all the essentials. The RV parking area came in very handy for parking our utility trailer that we hauled our kayaks on. -House was lovely as usual. This is our third year in a row coming to sweet by and by. -Great house, location and equipment. We loved the hot tub. Amazing. ~August 2018 Really great !!!! Excellent location, well equipped, wonderful views from everywhere, amazing hot tub and perfect place to swim in the lake. We had a wonderful stay and planning to repeat the experience. ~August 2017 Very nice with it's great view and amenities! Was very pleased. Place was neat and clean. Hot tub to enjoy after a day on the water. Boys were happy with the paddleboat and canoe on site for them to use. Mother enjoyed the screened in porch. She sat and read while enjoying the water view. Wi-Fi was a bonus. We all had our tablets, cell phones and lap tops. Close to mini golf and places to eat. Will be renting again. -August 2017 "Wonderful home! We really enjoyed our stay." "Quaint little piece of heaven on the lake. Loved our stay.Lake was quiet at night. Kayaked everyday!" -June 2017 "Wonderful and cozy place. Clean and great atmosphere." "Lovely ,inviting cabin!" "Thank you for once again making us feel right at home. We are so glad we returned to Sweet By and By after being away for 2 years. We look forward to returning in 2018." ~February 2017: Hoping for snow we looked to take a mid-winter get-away. We ended up finding Marc's nice lake front home and 70 degree weather. It couldn’t have been better. Both Marc and the rental team were in touch making the rental process a positive and easy experience. We found the home clean and well-maintained. Everything needed was provided. Plenty of space especially for a two bedroom house. If you are looking for a mode ~September 2015: We have been to many rentals. This was very clean & well stocked. ~June 2015: House has been great. Everything was as expected if not better. The weather could have been better. However the house was cozy enough for some relaxation. The hot tub was also a added bonus as to our busy work life it was nice to relax away from home. Or after the day out on the lake. The boat dock worked great for our boat. Everything was very nice maintained and decorated. Will will most certainly be back . ~June 2015: We stayed here May 28 2015, we were all pleasantly surprised at how nice the home was and the lake. We had beautiful weather, rented a speed boat for the day and doubled our fun. I would definitely consider rebooking. ~June 2015: House has been great. Everything was as expected if not better. The weather could have been better. However the house was cozy enough for some relaxation. The hot tub was also a added bonus as to our busy work life it was nice to relax away from home. Or after the day out on the lake. The boat dock worked great for our boat. Everything was very nice maintained and decorated. Will will most certainly be back . ~May 2015: We stayed here May 28 2015, we were all pleasantly surprised at how nice the home was and the lake. We had beautiful weather, rented a speed boat for the day and doubled our fun. I would definitely consider rebooking.

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