Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992


Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
Space 3,300 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Wonderful, quiet, large 4 BR, 3B, sleeps 14. Located on a Large, deep water cove


This three-level home sits on a secluded, wooded lake front lot with approx 150 feet of water frontage. It was designed for multiple families with kids. The view is absolutely spectacular with views of the beautiful clear water from all bedrooms, great room and game room. It has roughly 3100 square feet and has an additional 1700 square ft of decks and screen porches. There are two great rooms, one for the adults on the main level and a second for the kids (loft area). The main level great room has a tongue and grooved couffered ceiling with a wood-burn stone fireplace. Beautiful! The kitchen has stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops, and the kitchen also has breakfast area along with 2 additional bar stools for additional seating. For outdoor cooking, there is a large charcoal Weber grill on the main level deck overlooking the beautiful lake.

On the main level there is a master bedroom (queen), with two bedrooms on the upper level (queen in each, with pack n play crib and toddler bed in one of the upper bedrooms) that share a large bath with shower. Also, on the upper level is the loft area equipped with a sofa bed and TV/Stereo system. On the terrace level, there is a fourth bedroom (queen and two rollaways with thick foam mattress) with its own shower. All baths are tile and all baths are large showers only. No tubs.

On the main level, is a laundry room equipped with washer and dryer for your use.

The game room (NEW TV HAS BEEN ADDED TO THE GAME ROOM) is on the terrace level equipped with foosball, pool table and one of the outside decks is right off the game room for easy access outside, where there is outdoor seating areas, table/4 chairs, 1 chaise lounge. There is a small kitchen area, also, on the terrace level equipped with all appliances for easy access to decks and lake area. ALL RAILINGS ARE CHILD-SAFE.

The boat dock is a two slip dock with large swim platform and a covered area with table/4 chairs, plus 4 chaise lounges. There is a jet-ski platform for two jet-skis and 2 open boat slips for your use. In the on-season we have 60'+ of deep water off the end of our dock; in off-season we have 40'+ deep water off the end of the dock.

What attracted us to Smith Lake is that it is rated as the third cleanest lake in the country. There are 500 miles of shoreline and a depth of 265 feet at the dam with over 21,200 acres of water. Much of the lake is in the Bankhead National Forest with miles of undisturbed wooded shores and spectacular views of large rock shorelines, cliffs, waterfalls, rock overhangs, and other scenic features. Makes for some wonderful pontoon boat rides! No matter what type of leisure, water sports, sightseeing or fishing you prefer, the cleanliness and beauty of the lake make them all more enjoyable. But above all, probably to us, just the peacefulness the lake itself has to offer.

Note: The house is:

1) 15 minutes from 18-hole golf course

2) 10 min from 'local' restaurants; 15-20 min to a good variety of restaurants @ Cullman

3) 1 hour from Huntsville's NASA

4) 12 min from local grocery; interstate 65; gas stations

5) 15 min from a local Walmart- if you have to go !!

6) 10 min from a large antique mall.

7) 7 min from local ATV park (Stony Lonesome))

8) 3 min local access to boat ramp

Keywords: House

More Details

Sarah Vann
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 August, 2018

About Sarah Vann

We grew up and have spent our entire life in Rome GA. My husband did a Military tour in Germany during the Vietnam War Era. We have 3 sons, 4 g'children and have always enjoyed boating. My husband built a ski boat when he was 16 and has been boating ever since. This is a picture of the owner, Bobby, with his first catch on Smith Lake, a 13 lb striper bass. We cooked it that very night (grilled) and it was delicious. He is a retired Traffic and Electrical Director from the city of Rome GA and has also enjoyed building spec homes in the past, but currently just enjoying retirement with wife, Sarah, who is retired from the Floyd County Board of Education as an Administrative Asst, but has stayed on part-time as receptionist for the System.

Bobby and Sarah, Rome GA

Sarah Vann purchased this house in 2008

Why Sarah Vann chose Bremen

One of the reasons we chose Smith Lake was because it was rated the third cleanest in the US and it also has deep waters. We live in GA and we have found that the people in AL could not be more friendly and helpful in every direction we have gone.

What makes this house unique

One unique feature about our place is you can enjoy all the sun you want, OR you can enjoy a nice lounge in the shade. It is very peaceful at our house - no neighborhood noise; when my husband and I are there with or without our g'kids, we usually get out and do a morning walk when the weather is good before having bkfast.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Sarah, I just wanted to let you know the boys (men) absolutely love your home on Smith Lake. They went on and on about it. They told me they can't wait to book future vacations there. They told me to tell you thank you so much again for letting them stay at your place! They've been on the water all day and are having a great / relaxing time!! Thanks so much again!!"
Sep 2016
  • 1 of 12


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Bremen in Alabama

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Queen size Beds (4), Child Beds (1), portable pack n play (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2), 2 rollaway beds with thick foam mattress.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Antiquing within 12 min from house. 2 huge 'barns' of antiques. Cullman Golf Course - 15-20 min from house.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)

100% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews

Beautiful home very well equipped!

  • 5 of 5

This house has a perfect floor plan for two families with kids. The owners have done a great job of thinking of everything you could need. We have stayed at several homes on Smith Lake. Treetops is by far our favorite!!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you SH for a wonderful review of our Treetops. We built our home with multi families in mind. We have three children and their children. We wanted everyone to have their space. It works great for us. So glad you all have enjoyed with your family also. Hope to see you again at Treetops. Sarah and Bobby Vann Rome Ga / Cullman Al (Smith Lake)
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

The house was amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had so much fun at Treetops. I would definitely recommend this property to others!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Joylee C Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review on our home. So glad to have you all to stay with us on Smith Lake. Sarah Vann Treetops
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Nashville, Tennessee

Amazing Lakefront Property

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough good things about Treetops! A group of 6 of us rented the home for a long weekend to celebrate a birthday. We were not disappointed! The home is beautiful, layed out perfectly for multiple families, and has plenty of entertainment with the fuseball table, pool table, ping pong, cornhole boards, and hot tub, to keep people away from the tv and electronics. The kitchen was perfect for cooking, as was the grill. Seating and sleeping accommodations were just right for 3 couples. We all said, upon departure, that we'll be back again, and again....and soon! Thank you to the Vann's for the amazing accommodations for a wonderful and joyously memorable weekend with my friends! (And I got a good work out on the stairs up and down to the dock! 😊�)

  • Review Submitted: 10-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you CL for such a powerful review of our Treetops. Thank you for taking the time to do the review. It is so easy to forget about submitting a review once you leave, but you did not. It means an awful lot to us to have 'current' reviews. Yes, the stairs can be a little workout. I am 69+ & I tell myself "I need it , so DO IT." It's kind of funny; your body is over the trek up the stairs in seconds and your mind is trying to tell you - forget it, it's your exercise for the day!! See you all again!! Sarah & Bobby Vann
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Seymour, Tennessee

Very nice!

  • 5 of 5

Some friends and I met here for a weekend getaway, and we had a blast. The home was everything described and more! Mrs. Sarah was great with communication, and was a pleasure to deal with. I am hoping that we are able to stay at Treetops again in the future!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you LW for your quick response after staying with us at Treetops. I appreciate you taking the time to write a review and for the wonderful comments. See you again! SV
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for sharing your incredible lake house! My family and I had the best vacation ever. Your lake house is beautiful and so well equipped. Everything was perfect and I can't thank you enough. I couldn't have picked a more amazing place to spend time with my family! I hope we get to visit again next year.... Or maybe sooner.. Thanks again. Mojo

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you RJ for your awesome review and for taking the 'time' to write the review. It is very much appreciated! We hope to see you all in the future on Smith Lake at "Treetops".sv
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Fabulous week at Treetops!

  • 5 of 5

We had the most amazing week at Treetops! From the moment we booked, Mrs Sarah was so helpful and accommodating. The house is beautiful, with lots of rooms to spread out (especially helpful when you are bringing kids of all ages). I feel like I spent the majority of my time out on the lovely screened porch. My family is already discussing plans to visit again!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sara C H Thank you for taking the time to do a wonderful review on our home. We look forward to seeing you again. We love having groups like yours' to visit our home.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Golf
18 Miles
cullman county golf
Nearest Point of Interest
Water Depth
Nearest Point of Interest
Mallard Point Marina

We have a boat launch 3 minutes from the house where you can launch your boat, sea-doos, etc. that is used only by the residents in our area, have an outdoor fire-pit for roasting marshmallows on a cool night, lower deck to sit and view the beautiful view of the lake, 15 min from golf course, 20 min from the Aquatic Center (more info on this at the house) if you have a rainy day at the lake, 20 min from a great casual restaurant (the angler) for a night out to eat. Pontoon/SeaDoo rentals available from outside source - will deliver the boat to you.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Bremen, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
peak season
6 Jul 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
peak Season
1 May 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £386.25
Cleaning £127.46 + Tax

PLEASE NOTE: If you pay by echeck, there is no additional fees, other than the vrbo fees.
If you pay by credit card, there is an ADDITIONAL processing fee of 2.5%, which the credit card carrier
charges me, not vrbo. Thanks for paying by echeck, if possible.
Boat Launch within 5 min of house. Have a contact for boat rentals.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
Ask Owner a Question

You might like these similar holiday rentals