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Elegant Rustic Lakefront Bungalow

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Sleeps 10. 4 Bedrooms. 3 Baths.

This 4 bedroom/3 bath home offers breathtaking views from all 3 levels. The bonus to this private retreat, nestled in a cove on Rock Creek, is that you can step out of the front door and be on the lake. The home is conveniently located and features a single slip boat dock, with a large swim platform and jet ski dock. It is also very close to a free public boat launch. Swayback Bungalow calls out to families, church retreats, holiday vacations and romantic getaways.

Chad Warden
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2018

Why Chad Warden chose Arley

This was a favorite family campsite for many years before building this dream home on beautiful Smith Lake.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Arley in Winston County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • There are large full size bathrooms on all 3 levels.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , with master bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , private bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , shared bath
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , shared bath
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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(34 traveller reviews)

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Elegant Rustic Lakefront Bungalow
average rating of 4.9117646 based on 34 reviews
Brentwood, TN

Great house, great location!

  • 5 of 5

We had 2 families and there was plenty of room. The house was nice and clean and sits in a great cove on the lake. We will be back next year.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place to relax on Smith Lake

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place to stay on the lake. Plenty of space in the house and outside to relax.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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very nice

  • 5 of 5

very nice property really enjoyed our stay

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location

  • 5 of 5

First time staying at this house and it was a great experience. The owner was very accommodating to all our needs and the neighbors were also very friendly. We only had six in our party, but there was room for many more. Great location to Arley with a short walk to the boat dock which also had a lift which was very convenient. This part of the lake did not have any of the traffic you see near the main channel, very quiet and relaxing. The kitchen had everything we needed for preparing food for the three days we were there. We definitely plan on staying at this house again.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome house with everything you need for a vacation on the lake

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect. Highlights included: great view, lots of beds, kayaks/paddleboards, short walk to the dock, firepit, huge deck, etc... We had two families of four and we fit in there easily and had everything we needed. The owner Chad was super helpful and made sure we had everything we needed. The location is great - 5 minutes to the store and about 10 minutes to Duncan Bridge Marina where we were able to rent a pontoon boat. The only suggestion I would make would be to bring your own WiFi hotspot/router as there is no WiFi at the house (although Chad let us borrow his).

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Decatur, al

Beutiful Home on beautiful lake!

  • 5 of 5

I have only been to Smith Lake once but I forgot just how beautiful of a lake it was. We greatly enjoyed our stay and the property is very nice. I have rented many lake homes on VRBO and this is one of the nicer ones I have visited. Chad, the owner, is very responsive and extremely helpful. The home is located in remote enough location to give a good feeling of privacy but it is within a reasonable distance to a store/diner/marina so you don't have to travel too far if need be. Cruising around the lake by boat I became very thankful that this house is one of the few on Smith Lake that don't have stairs going from the house to the lake. Some of my family don't move around very well so this was a huge plus. There is no wifi but that was as advertised so we were prepared for that. AT&T has good coverage but Verizon is spotty at best so Verizon users be aware. We would 100% rent this property again.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Arley, USA

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £44.92
Cleaning Fee £114.21

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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