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Family Paradise-Spectacular Home on Amazing Point Lot """

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 14)

This home sits on a very private point lot with 700 feet of water frontage. It was designed for multiple families with kids. The view is absolutely spectacular with water on 3 sides and views from almost every room in the house. It is roughly 3,000 square feet and has a additional 2,100 square feet of balconies and decks. There are two great rooms, one for the adults and a second for the kids. The upstairs has 20' vaulted ceilings throughout. The kitchen has stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops and a Keurig Coffee machine. The huge, custom built square table seats 12 for family meals and two additional bar top chairs are at the kitchen counter top. For outdoor cooking, there is a large, high end, gas grill and a wood burning smoker.

There are two masters with one upstairs and the second down. The third and fourth bedrooms are downstairs. The game room includes a pool table, ping pong, foosball table, games and puzzles. We have a flat screen tv on the main level with Directv as well as two tv's on the bottom level, one in the master downstairs and one in the main room. We do have wireless DSL, if you need to connect your laptop.

Satellite TV (DirecTV) - Three TV's

Cell Phone coverage: Good

Land Line Phone

Nearest Marina/boat launch: About 5-10 minutes by road and less than 5 minutes by water

Water Level: Very deep.

The outside balconies and decks wrap three sides of the house. The lighted walkway leads down to the enormous three slip boat house and swim platform. The water slide is connected to city water for hours of fun in the lake. A deck box is available with life preservers for all sizes. There are plenty of chairs and chaise lounges by the house that can be brought down to the dock to use. Pontoon boat rentals are made through Duskin Point Marina (www.duskinpointmarina.com). You are also welcome to bring your own boat. There is also a trampoline with safety nets for the kids and adventurous adults.

The boat house includes 2 open slips for 2 boat and additional side docking for 3-4 more.

Smith Lake is rated as the third cleanest lake in the country. You must see it to believe it. There are 500 miles of shoreline with over 21,200 acres of water. There is fantastic swimming, fishing, boating and skiing. Much of the lake is in the Bankhead National Forest with miles of undisturbed wooded shores and spectacular views.

We are located very close to the Smith Lake dam and is also near Duskin Point Marina (great for refueling and a quick snack). It is 55 minutes from Birmingham, 2 hours from Nashville and 4 hours from Memphis.

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Member since: 2007
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Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
16 March, 2018

About The Owner

My wife, Shannon and I have a passion for marriage and family minstry. Family Paradise was built with a vision of drawing families closer, creating life long memories; a place of rest and inspiration. In Spring, Summer and Fall we cater to family vacations and reunions. In winter, we focus on church retreats, including, mens, womens, marriage, youth, young adults & church leadership planing.

We live in Bimingham, AL with our 4 children, Sammy, Megan, David & Emily.

The Owner purchased this house in 2007

Why The Owner chose Crane Hill

Smith Lake is one of the cleanest and most beautiful lakes in the country. It is conviently located 1 hour from birmingham and Huntsville, 2 hours from Nashville and 4 hours from Memphis. The rural setting provides the perfect setting to relax and enjoy some quality family time.

What makes this house unique

Surrounded on 3 sides by water, Family Paradise offers an amazing lake experience. The gentle sloping lot minimizes the number of steps to the water. The house was desiged specifically for larger groups including beds in bedrooms for 14 and a huge kitchen table for 12. The kitchen is stocked with pots, pan and appliances to serve these large groups. The dock and swim platform are huge with fun for all ages. We also provide an open slip if you need to dock your owned or rented boat.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Crane Hill in Cullman County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master on Main Level
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2nd Master down stairs
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 3rd bedroom down stairs
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 2 Bunk Bed , Kid room down stairs with matresses to sleep 8
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Bunk Beds (2), 2 individual twins
  • Air Hockey
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Swim Platform, Water Slide, Fire Pit


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(60 traveller reviews)

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Family Paradise-Spectacular Home on Amazing Point Lot
average rating of 4.983333 based on 60 reviews

Best View on the Lake

  • 5 of 5

We recently spent a week between Christmas and New Years at Family Paradise. We could not have been more pleased with the beautiful home and more importantly the magnificent view. The kitchen was outfitted for the cook with top of the line appliances, pots/pans and cooking gadgets. Even though we nearly froze to death (LOL), the wood burning fireplace was a welcomed bonus. All of our "kids" enjoyed building big fires in the outdoor fire pit, making s'mores and watching the stars.

Be prepared for a great drive in the country as you make your way to the house! Although it was too cold to enjoy any boating, the boat dock was great and our kids fished and flew their drones from the swim platform. We will definitely return when the weather is warmer and appreciate the hospitality and easy of working with the Haskins.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything was perfect

  • 5 of 5

We planned a last minute trip to celebrate a birthday and bring in the New Year! The kitchen was fully stocked, everything was very clean! We will be coming back..

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Homewood, AL

Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had a big group of friends meet up for a weekend. The house was huge and accommodated everyone. Big kitchen table was able to seat all 13 of us for meals. We were well stocked with firewood for indoor fires and big fires in the fire pit outside. Really nice porch with an incredible view. If I’m heading back to Smith Lake, this place is a no brainer!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful family gathering place!

  • 5 of 5

The privacy, the ample parking, the large gathering dinner table, where we could play games. All if it was a perfect spot for our family Christmas gathering! I hope we get to come back again!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Madison, Alabama

Fabulous Family Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Family Paradise lives up to its name! It was perfect for our familly of six adults and two children. There is so much space that we never felt crowded, and the recreation area downstairs was enjoyed by all. With all of the windows we were able to see the beautiful fall trees which helped us feel we were outside all the time. The house is well stocked (thanks for the soap and spray fresheners in the bathrooms) the kitchen had everything we needed including cleaning supplies and a fresh sponge for washing dishes. I really appreciate the little details provided!

We would love to come back when it’s warm enough to enjoy the slide!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place, perfect and not Too close to other houses. Very nice to work with owner!!

  • 5 of 5

Nice get away, easy to get to

  • Review Submitted: 20-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Water Slide, Trampoline, Alabama Adventure (Birmingham), Space Center (Huntsville)


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Crane Hill, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Fall/Winter/Spring 2017/2018
1 Oct 2017 - 20 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Charge £126.37
Refundable Damage Deposit £361.05
Tax Rate 10.0%

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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