Sweet By and By
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 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. High speed wireless internet 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.
Private Wooded Lakeside Site, Near Smith Mountain Lake State Park
Central Air Conditioning and Heating
1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed, 2 Full Sofa Beds
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
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
Fully Equipped Laundry
3 Person Swing at Lakeside Landing
Separate 30'x18' RV Shelter with Water and Electric Connections
Local and Long Distance Phone Service
**RENTALS ARE WEEKLY DURING RED-RATE SEASON TIL 0 08/26/2017. TWO NIGHT MINIMUM ALL OTHER TIMES, EXCEPT 3 NIGHT MINIMUM ON HOLIDAYS.
$80.00 CLEANING FEE, $50.00 PET FEE, $50.00 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: Pets, 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---
|Pets Allowed||Dogs Allowed||Central A/C||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|
|Closest Boat Ramp||Lake Haven Marina||Channel Marker||C-8|
|Pets Allowed||Dogs Allowed|
|Fireplace, Wood/Gas||Yes, Gas|
|Water Depth||24' At Full Pond|
|Covered Boat Slip||Yes|
|Electric at Dock||Yes|
|Lights at Dock||Yes|
|Closest Boat Ramp||Lake Haven Marina|
|Start Date||End Date||Nightly Rate||Weekly Rate||Min Stay|
~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. ~May 2015: This cabin has everything you need. The hot tub is amazing. The view is to die for. There are lots of steps to get to the dock but, if you don't have trouble with steps, the trip is well worth it. Perfect cabin for two couples to get-away for a relaxing vacation. ~April 2015: "Sweet By and By Getaway" The cabin is absolutely beautiful! My husband and I have stayed here twice now and each time we were not disappointed. The cabin has all the amenities you could ever want and the scenery is breathtaking! We always stay in the spring time because that is best for our family, be we would love to stay during the summer and make good use of the paddle boat, canoe and lake in general. During our spring visits we love to use the hot tub, outdoor grill and fire pit. The indoor sun room is our favorite morning spot - watching the sun rise over the lake is a magical sight. During the evenings when we are not enjoying the outdoor fire pit, we love to sit by the gas fireplace inside. I would highly recommend this cabin to anyone! Our trips to SML continue to be some of the most relaxing vacations we have ever had. ~Jan 2015: Lovely lake front home with a gorgeous view!! Great watching the sun rise in the morning from the sunroom. Great owners that will accommodate all your requests and needs. Well supplied and can see coming back for a summer or fall vacation. Thanks again for a time to unwind! ~Oct 2014: This house was amazing. It was so cozy, warm and inviting. My husband and I had so much fun from going to Blackdog Salvage to Skyline Dive. Fishing was great too. We had such a great, relaxing, and wonderful time at the house. This time for me and my husband was kinda renewing our spirit. Our dog CC loved the water and lounging on the sun porch. It was awesome watching the sun going down from the dock and taking a long soak in the hot tub. I even left my phone at the house and Marc sent it to me in the mail. You rock Marc! We will be Back next year with my kids in Aug and I cant wait!! ~Feb 2014: My fiancé and I were eager to get away for a long, restful weekend. We enjoyed our stay at Sweet By and By this past summer, and thought it would be a great place for a winter retreat. And we were not disappointed! Although a winter storm had just passed through prior to our arrival, the roads were plowed, and we had no problem getting to the cottage. The property was gorgeous with the undisturbed, snow-covered grounds. We got a lot of exercise playing with our dog in the snow. The house itself had all the amenities for a relaxing winter getaway. In the mornings we enjoyed coffee and breakfast in the sunroom overlooking the lake. We were able to catch the Winter Olympics via the satellite TV. We had everything we needed in the kitchen to prepare our dinners, and we made use of the gas grill, too...we both enjoy cooking! And in the evenings we played the board games in front of the cozy fireplace. The hot tub was an added treat, both mornings and evenings! The views from the dock and the sun deck are just as beautiful during the winter as they are in the summer. Sweet By and By is a great vacation home for all seasons. We are already looking forward to our next visit to Smith Mountain Lake and Sweet By and By! ~Mar 2013: I picked Sweet By and By online last year. We had never been to SML before and never rented a house for a week, sight unseen. We were amazed! The lake was amazing. We were able to fish right off the dock at the house. Shopping was a short distance away. The sandy beach at the park was a 5 minute drive. The minute we drove up to the house, it felt like home. We opened the front door and had an immediate view of the lake. It was stocked with all the amenities we needed. The decorations were comfy without being overdone. We even used the gas fireplace in August, just because we could! The hot tub was pleasant after swimming in the lake. Overall, the experience was wonderful. We enjoyed it so much that we came back for my birthday weekend. Upgrades had been done to include wireless access, televisions in both bedrooms, and a firepit right outside the back door! We enjoyed horseshoes and just relaxing. It is our new happy place! We even made reservations for our summer vacation before we left. This is our second stay at this beautiful get-away, and we are anxious to book our third. It's the perfect mountain cabin on a gorgeous sparkling lake! I've definitely noticed many upgrades since ownership changed hands last year, both in terms of amenities and cleanliness-- MUCH fresher and cleaner now! We love coming here to enjoy quiet time, canoeing, and hiking, and the hot tub is a huge plus! Our favorite spots are the sun porch and the high deck over the boat dock. The owner went out of his way to accomodate special requests that we had. I highly recommend this great lake house nestled in the trees! The quintessential lake cabin...perfect in every way. Clean and well equipped also. We enjoyed the sights; D Day Memorial (a must), Appomatox, Poplar forest and booker T. Washington. We will recommend this place to others.