USA Virginia Smith Mountain Lake Huddleston Listing #92892

Sail Away - Huddleston, VA

45 reviews
Max. occupancy: 8 2 King Bed, 4 Twin Bed 4 bedrooms 3 bathrooms 2 dog max 
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Sail Away - Waterfront home w/ largest private beach on the lake, hot tub, dock

Smith Mountain Lake is a vacation destination saturated with scenic views and opportunities for outdoor fun. Visitors looking to make the most of an exciting, comfortable, and luxurious stay will want to be sure to book time at Sail Away. This upscale rental offers unsurpassed views of the mountains and lake while retaining its reputation as a property that hosts the largest private sand beach in the area.

Visitors who book Sail Away will be thrilled with the convenience of the deepwater, oversized private dock with two boat slips that await at this home. Recently updated decks and railings add an elegant touch to the home’s exterior and provide guests with a place to enjoy an open-air meal during their stay while soaking up the sunrise, sunset, or overall view.

Indoors, the upgrades at Sail Away continue with guests indulging in a space that comes with fresh new carpets throughout the home, updated and stylish furniture as well as double stone fireplaces, a pool table for friendly competition, and ample indoor seating options when socializing and lounging are both a priority. This home is one of five on the lake with high-speed, unlimited internet.

The living room at Sail Away boasts vaulted ceilings, and sliding glass doors lead from the living room out to the deck where patio furniture waits. Just off the living room, the dining room hosts a table that can accommodate the whole group. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner can be cooked to taste in a kitchen that includes stainless steel appliances and a small central island with barstool seating.

The bedrooms in Sail Away come with plush mattresses and each room includes a private balcony that overlooks the lake and mountains. The primary bedroom is equipped with a large TV, balcony, and spacious bath. Two additional bedrooms can be found on the upper level of the home, while the fourth bedroom sits on the lower level.

Outdoors, guests who book Sail Away can enjoy fine extras that include a large firepit when it’s time to roast marshmallows lakeside, as well as a hot tub for those that prefer to sip something savory dipped in bubbles in the open air. Enjoy great views of the lake and mountain both inside and outside of the home. This property comes with kayaks, paddleboards, and a canoe upon request.

WHAT’S NEARBY

AttractionDistance from home
Ramulose Ridge Vineyards8.6 Miles
Mango's Bar & Grill13.3 Miles
Smith Mountain Lake Farm Alpacas17.8 Miles
Brooks Mill Winery21.4 Miles
Smith Mountain Lake Community Park24.8 Miles
The Water's Edge Country Club31.6 Miles

THINGS TO KNOW

You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.

AMENITIES

Features

Iron

Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Fireplace

Partial AC

Wood-burning fireplace

House rules

Dog-friendly

Kitchen & dining

Dishwasher

Fridge

Microwave

Stove

Location

Lake view

Lakefront

Media

Internet

TV

Cable

Wireless router

Nearby activities & attractions

Canoe available for guest use

Dock

On-site activities

Hot tub : Private

Ping-pong table

Pool table : Private

Kayaks

Outdoor

Balcony

Patio

Deck

Firepit

45 reviews

Andrea M. Oct 2022
We enjoyed spending our 20th wedding anniversary here together with our children. The view, lake, hot tub, entertainment in the home were awesome. Thank you for making our stay a memorable one.
Carol G. Jul 2022
Loved the house. Very clean and a well-stocked kitchen with plenty of plates, glasses, utensils, pans, etc. Enjoyed playing pool and ping pong on the lower level. The dock was great: plenty of seating, and the kayaks and stand-up paddle board were fabulous to have available. The children enjoyed playing on the small sand beach. The only downside was that when we arrived, both dumpsters at the top of the driveway were overflowing with cardboard and we didn`t have anywhere to put garbage, as pickup wouldn`t be until after we left. We ended up having to drive to the dump each day to discard garbage bags. All in all, a quiet area and a very nice stay. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Whitney T. Oct 2021
5*****cleanliness for this home. Maintenance was superb on this property. Compliments to the cleaning and maintenance crews. Yard and landscaping were well attended to. Every light and lamp had working lightbulbs. Washer/dryer and all kitchen appliances worked perfectly. Hot tub was beautifully cleaned and very inviting. Dock neat. Outdoor furniture and grill in excellent condition. Enjoyed labeled kitchen cabinets and light switches. Family photo in entryway was a nice reminder of the owners of this stunning property! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Victoria W. Nov 2020
Smith Mountain Lake was the perfect place to getaway to in 2020. And Sail Away is the perfect house no matter what year it is. We were able to jump in the water and use the paddle boards and kayaks provided. Followed by a dip in the hot tub to warm up. Grill and eat around the fire pit. Then play some pool and get the families` competitive side out. The house had it all and we will be back. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Adam R. Nov 2020
In this horrible year of 2020, Sail Away was an awesome get away for our family from all the stress of this past year. We stayed with a family we are quarantining with for the week and we all agreed it was the best thing we`d done all year. The house was wonderfully stocked above and beyond other homes we`ve stayed in before and the location on the lake was great. We had a great time with all the games, pool table, and internet when the weather was less than ideal for a day or two and enjoyed the water sports, hot tub and dock when the weather was beyond great for the rest of the week considering it was the end of October. Our combined 4 kids were never bored and were even able to do their online schooling without any issues with the Wi-Fi. It was very obvious Sail Away is well cared for and it made us feel at home away from home and we`d do it again in heartbeat. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Jenni G. Oct 2020
Our family of 4 (plus our Doodle dog) and my parents enjoyed a week at Sail Away. The house is beautiful, and the views were amazing to wake up to everyday! The house was very clean and linens provided. The house is set up beautifully, and my sons loved fishing and paddle boarding almost everyday! Our dog loved the little swim area and the daily visiting ducks! The balconies off each room and large deck were great and the weather cooperated so we got to use them quite a bit! Thank you for sharing this beautiful home with us. We`re already considering a return trip as the house and location were the best rental we`ve stayed at :) This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Carol G. Sep 2020
Thank you so much for a wonderful family getaway. The process was easy and the house offered everything you could ask for in a lake house and exceeded our expectations! We look forward to visiting again!! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Patrick H. May 2020
Beautiful home with everything one could need or want for a relaxing lake vacation! We are a party of 2 and the home was more than the space we needed, but was just perfect for the 2 of us. We did use many aspects of the home but could see it as being perfect for a small group! We visited during the COVID-19 time as well as very heavy rainfall causing the lake to surge and submerge many properties including the stationery dock, beach and some of the landscaping of the lower lawn of Sail Away. Still, the floating dock remained elevated and we enjoyed 2 sunny days in a row as the water level slowly subsided. The huge deck off the main level is wonderful and every single bedroom has its own outdoor space and beautiful view. The outdoor hot tub is extremely nice, well kept and has a great view of the lake & Smith Mountain. Wireless internet that extends to the lovely oversized dock worked very well. We rented a small speed boat from Smith Mountain Boat Rentals & they were outstanding to deal with! We used the boat as a form of transportation and docked and dined at a few places newly opened during the COVID pandemic. Furnishings in the home are very nice and have a nautical feel. Home was very clean overall upon arrival. You can tell the owners have put a lot into the interior and exterior. The landscaping of the lower lawn is really well-done and impressive. Photos on the website are good but it is all much better in person! We are glad we brought paper towels, toilet paper, kitchen towels, kitchen and large garbage bags, an all-purpose cleaner and beach towels (previous guests had recommended!) There are basic, low-thread count white towels in every bedroom (figured at 2 per room) and a basic white towel in the kitchen, toilet paper in every bathroom (but no extras), one roll of paper towels (no extras) and a variety of cleaners under the kitchen sink but not an all-purpose spray. We used up so many paper towels just cleaning off the grill after soaking it multiple times with the grill cleaner that we did find under the sink. The grill was the only thing that was actually disgustingly dirty in the whole home----obviously previous renters do not think to clean up after they grill. We did the best we could with the cleaner and the very spent grill brush (should probably get a new set of grill cleaning tools) and left the grill as clean as we could (it really probably needs a professional cleaning). Other than the grill, no other actual complaints! Just wanted to mention this in case to others who will be renting and may find it helpful. Overall, great place with great views and beautiful surroundings! Were hope to return soon! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Dave S. May 2020
Our stay was amazing and the views are stunning from every room. We even had a quick repair on a friday evening on a BBQ grill and service attendant was such a nice guy! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Carol C. Nov 2019
lovely home in all ways! excellent real estate to deal with, always courteous. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Laura P. Sep 2019
We had a wonderful weekend away at SML. Sail Away was perfect for our family of 7 (5 adults, 2 kids). We took advantage of the canoe, kayaks, and paddle boards. The dock and the lounge chairs were fantastic. The weather was so perfect that we never turned on a TV or even played pool. We thoroughly enjoyed the location on the lake which seemed a bit out of the way of the heavy boat traffic. The next door neighbors have a couple of dogs that yipped all day, but we didn`t let them ruin our fun. The beds were all very comfortable as well. Only issue we had was the window shade in the upstairs king bedroom is too short; by about 6 - 8 inches, so that cut down on a bit of privacy. We`ll be back! Thanks This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Joseph G. Jun 2019
Beautiful house with great amenities. The canoe, kayaks and paddle boards were well used. Thanks for sharing your home. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Jill R. May 2019
This is the 3rd or 4th year we have stayed at Sail Away and although we love the house and especially the location on the lake, we noticed some work items that need to be fixed: (1) dock boards need to be replaced as two boards have holes threw them and several other boards are weak. (2) the Master bed room bathroom tub drain and sink drains need to be scoped as they are very slow. Lastly, the cover for the Hot Tub support bracket is broken on one side (I believe my husband emailed you about this problem when we first arrived at the house). We did appreciate having linens (towels etc) as part of the package deal - very nice. The house was very clean and we loved the shaded upstairs deck! It is a beautiful house and had a ball. Thank you. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Kay R. Nov 2018
Sail Away was an awesome house. The house was very clean and well equipped. Comfortable beds were make with nice clean linens and very nice new towels were provided. The owner very generously provided canoes,kayaks and paddle boats. Our family enjoyed nights around the fire-pit, playing pool and lounging in a great hot tub..Would highly recommend this house. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Laura R. Jul 2018
My family of eight ranging in age from 6 to 68 loved our stay at Sail Away. We rented a boat from Pete on the recommendation of Premier Vacation Rentals and he was wonderful. Since we had a boat we spent a lot of time down at the water and it was perfect it every way (except the lack of fish willing to be caught). The house was beautiful. The bedrooms were large and the beds were so comfortable. We had a family billiards tournament on our rainy day and it was a blast. Kitchen was also really well equipped. There were a couple of minor problems, but they in no way would cause me not to highly recommend this home. First, the refrigerator does not cool very well. At first we thought it was because we loaded it with a lot of food on the first day, but a week later the `high temp detected` light was still on and the food never got colder than `cool`. We kept our milk in the mini fridge downstairs and everything worked out. Not a huge problem. Also, the air conditioning has a problem keeping up during the daytime. The lower floor is freezing, the main floor is at temp and the top floor is downright miserable, even with the shades drawn. It cooled off a bit at night so we could sleep, but the top floor never reached the intended temperature and people on the bottom froze. All in all, it was a fantastic stay. With some attention, this place could go from a 9.5 to a 10 easily. Highly recommend! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Dexter D. Oct 2017
Beautiful home and location . We all had a wonderful time This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Charles J. Aug 2017
Sail Away was one of the nicest vacation homes we have rented. We arranged to rent a boat and it was provided and picked up at the house. Everything in the house worked properly and was in excellent shape. The floors were not as clean as expected, but it is a lake home with premier outdoor living emphasized. Premier Vacation Rentals provides excellent/professional service. We will be back! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Michael P. May 2017
My wife and I feel blessed to have been with each other for 25 years, and to be able to stay at Sail Away a few days to celebrate that occasion. We enjoyed relaxing at Sail Away, and did a little Sailing away of our own, albeit on a pontoon boat, we were able to rent through a connection provided by Sail Away owners. (Pete was great to deal with and delivered and picked up the boat. Great service!) Sail Away owners have made the home very warm and relaxing through the updates of the home with new deck, siding, windows, and painting as well as the decorating that has been completed. One thing that might could be used to enhance the home would be another towel bar or two in the bathroom. We loved our stay and look forward to coming back! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Angela . May 2017
We have been coming for over 12 years and this is the best home on the lake. Beach is great, but furniture is wonderful Great Property managers - also the best on the lake- they take the time with you, and are reachable . Will be back - we will send others their way as well. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Ray F. Jan 2017
What a great place to relax and bring the family. We spent my wife`s 50th birthday here and it was one of the best places that we have ever stayed in our lives. They have thought of everything and the location of the house, the serenity of the cove, the sea wall protecting the small beach, the quality of the kitchen, the huge open deck and the space in the house made this one a `Must DO` again experience. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Guest from chevy chase, md . Jan 2017
Sail Away is such a lovely home, spacious and comfortable. The views of the lake are spectacular from every room of the house, and each bedroom has its own balcony with seating. The appliances are up-to-date and high quality, the decor is pleasant and comfortable. My family and I had a terrific time, enjoying the canoe that comes with the property, and playing pool in the downstairs play room. The dock is spacious, with comfortable seating. We rented a pontoon boat from SML Premier Boats nearby, and they were very nice to deal with. The dock easily accommodated this boat. Our youngest family member enjoyed playing on the sandy beach, and the older folks enjoyed fishing off the dock and on the boat. My family told me that this was our best family vacation ever!! Thank you Sail Away! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Anonymous . Jan 2017
We loved everything about this house from morning coffee on our private deck (every bedroom has one) to relaxing in the sun on that huge dock. The kitchen was well equipped and had everything we needed. I loved the high end furnishings and nautical decor. My husband loved the Olhausen pool table! On July 4th friends joined us on the dock for a spectacular view of the fireworks. We do plan to be back next year and maybe bring the kids. On second thought... it was fun to just `Sail Away` for a few days! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Guest from north laurel, md . Jan 2017
Loved everything about the house, perfect for our family long weekend getaway. Clean, beautifully decorated, great views, comfy living room, fun pool table, awesome hot tub - we couldn`t have asked for anything more except warmer weather! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Adel A. Jan 2017
Beautiful house and location and pleasant scenery and cleanliness at a luxury resort and also treated her more gorgeous House This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Carrie from winston-salem . Jan 2017
We had a great Spring Break week at Sail Away. My three boys and I celebrated Easter and my oldest son`s 12th birthday at the house. It was a great place for us to relax. We enjoyed fishing off the dock, roasting marshmallows in the fire pit, running around in the yard, playing basketball, and canoeing around the little cove. The owners have thought of everything from a welcome bottle of wine to coffee and hot chocolate to fishing rods and life jackets. The house was very well equipped. Leslie even brought us cinnamon rolls and chocolate bunnies for the boys for Easter! We spent time exploring the hiking trails in the State Park right down the road, played mini golf at Bridgewater Plaza, and visited the D-Day Memorial in Bedford. The house was convenient to many activities. We hope to come back again soon! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Lisa B. Jan 2017
Wonderful place to celebrate my husband`s Navy retirement. The house is beautiful and well-appointed, the views from the house and decks were fantastic, and the access to the water with the beach entry and the docks was perfect for our kids and dog. So relaxing! We look forward to coming back again and again. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Kris H. Jan 2017
Beautiful house with a gorgeous view of the lake. Owner is super helpful which made the process easy. I defitnitley recommend staying here and would love to come back! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
L M. Jan 2017
Fantastic home. Many homes are new to the rental market - but this one is the best. The owner takes pride in the home, you can tell. The furnishings are incredible, like the view and the lot. You feel like you are staying in a 5 start hotel, this one will book fast. We are making plans for next year. Someone mentioned hot-tub would be installed in the fall or winter, not sure - but if it is- we will be back for winter as well. If you can ever leave that huge dock or beach ( not another one like this beach on this lake) -you will be very comfortable. The beach is huge, finally - also protected by a sea wall in front- so our kids did not get a huge amount of wave activity . This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Crystal R. Jan 2017
A great home, location and super helpful owner. Could not have been better. Already booking again for next year! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Sandra B. Jan 2017
Our family had a relaxing and wonderful week at Smith Mountain Lake. Sail Away is a beautiful home with great space for our family with 6 adults. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Jess . Jan 2017
We loved our stay at Sail Away. The home was absolutely beautiful! Loved the layout and rooms. All beds were comfy. Hot tub came in handy several cool nights and great for sore muscles. Flat yard by house was great for our yard games. DOCK AND BEACH WERE AMAZING! Our toddler and dogs got plenty of use out of the calm, protected beach. We spent most of our time enjoying the dock. Normally we take our boat out to float on the lake. We barely did that this year because the dock was so pleasant. Weekend neighbors were friendly but kept to themselves. The property management company was on point and very helpful. We would definitely rent this house again, however, our family is growing and unfortunately will need more than 8 occupants. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Jennifer C. Jan 2017
We had a lovely time at Sail Away. We rent often around SML and this one is tops! Having young kids and a dog that`s obsessed with water, this was the perfect location and house to let the adults relax while the kids played. The home was nicely decorated and comfortable. Also clean which is a must for this family! Didn`t have time to reat a boat but the dock set up is ideal. We hope to come back soon! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Pamela R. Jan 2017
My husband and I had a great time at sail away. The home was exactly as advertised and more it was very clean beautifully decorated and comfortable. We were not disappointed in any way. Being close to state park was a plus as we took our dog there each day. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Leigh H. Jan 2017
This is a lovely property!The house was immaculate and left us wanting for nothing. Even the weather was beautiful. We all agreed, we`d definitely love to return. And thank you so much for the complimentary vino! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Matt R. Jan 2017
Sail Away is a beautiful place to enjoy all the lake life has to offer. Well appointed house with plenty of room for all. The outside of the house is spectacular. The beach area and adjacent dock offered very nice swimming and playing in the sand for the younger kids. The house and entire property was very well kept. This house will not disappoint anyone who comes to visit. Only negative was that the GPS coordinates we were given for the house were not correct. It only took a few minutes to clear up things with the rental office. (Tip - Follow the given directions to the house, not the GPS.) This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Andrea . Jan 2017
We had an amazing week at Sail Away! This is a beautiful home with lovely décor. Great views from anywhere in the house. The beach was great for launching our kayaks or entering the water for a swim. The large dock had plenty of sun but also a lot of shade in the heat of the day. The landscape is also lovely. We especially enjoyed all the butterfly bushes that were just loaded with butterflies! We loved this home so much that we have already booked the same week for 2017. I would highly recommend this vacation home! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Joanne J. Jan 2017
From the first contact with Leslie in February through our stay in June 18-22nd everything was perfect! Our stay at `Sail Away` made family memories that we will never forget. This home outlived our expectations. Weather was perfect for our stay. House was clean and inviting. Our family enjoyed, swimming, boating, grilling, playing pool and just having a great time. Thank you Leslie for sharing this lovely home with my family. The Richard Davis Family from Michigan and North Carolina. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Jennifer A. Jan 2017
What an amazing property and so clean and beautifully decorated. We vacation at SML to escape the crowds where we live. The perfect stay for my family with teens and a 7 yo boy, my brother with his toddlers, and our 2 dogs! We spent all of our days on the sand beach, on the large dock, or in the water. We could see the fireworks from the dock too which was a real treat. The hot tub was ah-mazing (my favorite thing to do after a day in the water) and the family enjoyed playing pool in the evenings. If my brother planned to vacation with us again next year, we would definitely plan on staying at Sail Away again. His family loved the top floor with the loft area overlooking the family room. My teens loved the ground floor with the pool table. It was as if they had their own `apartment` they said, equipped with a refrigerator for their snacks. Finally, as far as shopping for groceries, it`s a very easy drive to the grocery store or the convenience store. Bridgewater Plaza was an easy drive too! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Rich B. Jan 2017
I have booked several VRBO/Home Away vacation homes over the last few years. This has been an annual gift to my kids and grandkids for the Lat couple years. While we have enjoyed some very nice locations and some great experiences, this was the first unanimous vote for a `do again`. The house, amenities, property, dock and beach area was nothing short of fantastic. The home is well kept and well equipped. The property was peaceful, private and set to perfection. We spent more time on the dock, beach and on our boat than we did inside the house. When inside we felt equally as good about our exceptional setting. Well done and thank you Jackie and Leslie. Thank you for sharing! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Michael D. Jan 2017
What can be said that hasn`t already been written about Sail Away? My only hesitation is that if I add any more glowing reviews then I`ll likely not find another opportunity to stay here. I believe I was extremely fortunate to have found and booked Sail Away and booked a reservation several months in advance. It was worth every penny for the many family memories we now have. It`s hard to find a place like this. I`m glad I did. Thank you, Leslie. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Karrie M. Jan 2017
We had a wonderful time at your place. Everything was perfect and comfortable! We loved the hot tub, canoe, beach area, and the deep water! Everything was clean and in order! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Guest from canonsburg . Jan 2017
We just left SML today and we are still smiling. Every detail of this beautiful home was carefully attended to by the kind and generous owners. They provided everything from laundry detergent to citronella candles. We have stayed in many rental homes all over the country but this one was by far the cleanest. Everything from the nautical themed furniture to the lamps and art work were of the highest quality. The floor plan is very comfortable with separation between the master BR and the other BRs. The view is outstanding from every room and the spacious deck is perfect for grilling and relaxing. This was the first house we ever rented where even the outdoor grill was spotlessly clean! The landscaping is so pretty as you walk the short distance to the most amazing boat dock with its own comfortable outdoor furniture. We rented a very deluxe pontoon boat for the week which made it very convenient to go out onto the lake whenever we wanted. The lake itself is clean and was practically empty. Our vacation was just lovely and we look forward to a return visit to SML and Sail Away. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.