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Perfect Location 5 minutes from I-65 near Cullman!

People12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cottage
People
12
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights

About the property

Cottage sits on 2.5 wooded acres! 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, level ground to water

This property is perfect for family vacations or romantic retreats. The large den has four beautiful lake view windows and double doors open to the deck. Bose speakers on the deck allow guests to enjoy their favorite music outdoors. The four bedrooms are as follows: Bedroom 1-Master bedroom with queen bed (mattress under the bed can be pulled out for keeping small children close by); Bedroom 2-queen bed; Bedroom 3-two twin beds; Bedroom 4-twin beds. The den has a fold out couch that sleeps two. The level grassy shoreline is a great place for pitching a tent.

Property is on a dead end road with 5 houses and little traffic. It's only 2.5 miles to McDonald, Jack's, Subway and The Iron Skillet truck stop. A well stocked grocery store is two miles away. Six miles away at the closest Cullman exit is Hardee's, Wendy's, Appleby's, Dunkin Donuts and Stuckey's. Two miles further is Walmart, Starbucks, Jim and Nick's Barbeque as well as many other local restaurants such as The All Steak restaurant that is famous for its orange rolls.

This location is a perfect home base for exploring north Alabama. Huntsville is one hour away with the Space and Rocket Center, Monte Sano mountain park with many trails and views, Bridge Street shopping, Lowe Mill arts center and many other popular visitor sites.

Cullman is a unique town with the Festhall Market which is open several times a week, many local shops near the Market, Hurricane Creek Park with hiking and camping, Sister Angelica's incredible cathedral in the middle of nowhere, and many more interesting places.

Birmingham is 45 minutes away with a great free botanical garden, the zoo, the Vulcan park, lots of shopping including the Galleria, The Summit and shopping/tourist districts in Vestavia, Homewood, and Mountain Brook just to name a few.

Of course, Smith Lake is known for its clean water and incredible fishing. The swimming/fishing/docking deck is a great place for watching the sunrise and sunset, fishing, sunbathing, swimming, and docking the new paddleboat, fisherman's kayak, and another full size kayak! Relax in the hammock while the kids play in the water and feed the fish and ducks. Watch the sunset and roast marshmallows at the stone fire pit. Fun, Fun, Fun! Sign up now to this popular vacation rental on Smith Lake!

More Details

Owner
Jim and Beth Cape
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Japanese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 January, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had such a perfect weekend at you lovely lakehouse! Thank you for being such wonderful hosts and for all the special personal details. We loved it and we hope to be back again soon!
May 2014
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Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(24 traveller reviews)

Perfect Location 5 minutes from I-65 near Cullman!
average rating of 4.7083335 based on 26 reviews
4

Room for Family to gather

  • 4 of 5

The house was easy to find and very quiet (we were the only ones in the area). We had a great visit with family, and had enough room for everyone (7 adults and a couple of toddlers). The lake was very low, but Beth had told me it would be, so that was fine. Our toddlers enjoyed "pretend fishing" off of the dock anyway. We went into Huntsville one day and to the zoo in Birmingham another day and some of our group found a nice hiking trail nearby.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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2

Water level too low

  • 2 of 5

The house was as advertised, roomy, quiet , and nice view. the refrigerator was really old and did not make ice. Due to the drought the water level was very low, so the slip did not end on the lake. The owners neglected to tell us about this. We came from California and did not know about the drought in Alabama. The pictures are deceiving, which show water under the boat slip.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sam, You'll be happy to know the old refrigerator was replaced and has a wonderful icemaker! The website did state that we didn't have an icemaker. On August 8th in our vrbo conversation, I warned you about the lake levels in October. When you booked in August, I didn't know that there would be a drought and the level would be so low. I'm glad your family was able to enjoy the kayaks and paddleboat even though the water was not as close to the house as it is in the summertime pictures. When you book again, we will give you a free night to make up for your dissatisfaction! I'm sorry. Beth Cape
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5

Very relaxing, beautiful views nice place to spend time.

  • 5 of 5

Nice place to come for a vacation, spacious and relaxing. We did not use the lake we were in the area for the races in Talledega and family in Cullman. Will definitely rent there again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Both the house and property were just what we were looking for.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here. The house was comfortable and spacious, and being right at the water was perfect. This was a truly relaxing place to be. We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Place!

  • 5 of 5

Extremely gracious owners and wonderful place! Everything you need for a great time on Smith Lake. Unlike most properties on Smith Lake the water is just short steps on a gentle slope away. The house is clean, comfortable and well furnished. Loved it!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the Cape's Cottage. The house was clean and comfortable. We had a great time floating, sitting in the hammock, and kayaking. Fun and relaxing family time!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
I 65
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
McDonalds, Jacks, Subway, Iron Skillet truckstop

Special rates available for business travelers and for ministers.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Dodge City, Alabama Mountains

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Winter/Spring 2017
4 Jan 2017 - 1 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£387
for 2 nights
From
£143
From
£165
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
 
Memorial Day Week 2017
26 May 2017 - 29 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,119
for 4 nights
From
£254
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
 
Eairly Summer 2017
30 May 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£597
for 3 nights
From
£165
From
£223
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
 
4th of July 2017
30 Jun 2017 - 5 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,373
for 5 nights
From
£254
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2017
6 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
£597
for 3 nights
From
£165
From
£223
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
 
Labor Day 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 5 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,119
for 4 nights
From
£254
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall 2017
6 Sep 2017 - 22 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£530
for 3 nights
From
£143
From
£165
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving 2017
23 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
£815
for 4 nights
From
£178
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
 
Dec 2017
27 Nov 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£530
for 3 nights
From
£143
From
£165
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
 
New Years & byond 2018
29 Dec 2017 - 27 Jun 2019
3 night minimum stay
£904
for 3 nights
From
£268
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£369
for 2 nights
From
£134
From
£156
Fri,Sat,Sun
£971
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £101
Refundable Damage Deposit £243
Tax Rate 10.0%

Fall Break, October 3-12, will be holiday rate or $200 per night, 3 night minimum,
or $1050 per week (7 nights).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Dodge City, USA

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Two bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • 1- queen bed with pull out mattress for small children 2- queen bed with pull out mattress 2- twin beds 4- twin beds extra twin mattress (total 2); fold out couch sleeps two, regular couch sleeps one
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • ski
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Four bedrooms, 2 baths--a whole house! Much cheaper than two hotel rooms with a full kitchen and the lake right outside the door with 267 feet of shoreline and a gently sloping bank. It's a deal!

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