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"Hidden Gem" On Smith Lake, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 10+

People10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome

Overview

About the property

"Hidden Gem" On Smith Lake, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 10+

Welcome to "Hidden Gem" on Smith Lake. A mountain lovin' girl married to a lake lovin' boy found the perfect home to fit both of our loves. Hidden Gem provides guests the feeling of being nestled in a mountain cabin retreat while being located on beautiful Smith Lake. Our home has brought many Woosah (defi: tell someone to calm down and relax) moments for us that we would like to extend to you.

This cabin is our family's vacation spot, but we would love to share with others when we are not there. Hidden Gem is a 3 bedroom 2 bath log cabin nestled in a cove located on the main channel in the central part of the lake. It is perfect for families with small children who want a secluded spot to swim or fish without worrying about boat traffic. The home is located just minutes from Duncan Marina (where boat rentals are available).

The upstairs loft boasts a fantastic owners suite with a queen size bed, private bath with a spa inspired shower and relaxing sitting area with large flat screen TV, DVD player, and Wii play station. Downstairs hosts the remaining two bedrooms, bathroom, living room, and kitchen and dining area. Bedroom 1 consists of a queen size bed and has a TV and DVD player. Bedroom 2 has two futon bunk beds (futon folds out to full-size on bottom and twin on top). The living room has all leather furniture, flat screen TV, DVD player. There is a large video library available for your viewing enjoyment.

The kitchen is fully equipped with stainless steel appliances, including a gas stove, fridge, microwave, toaster, and coffee maker. There are also utensils and spices available for the avid cookers who like to whip up delicious meals! A charcoal grill is available for the grill masters as well.

In addition to lake access from our 10 X10 swim pier, our home is located across the street from the neighborhood rec area that has a tennis court, basketball court, and football/soccer field. We do offer the use of any equipment we have (soccer ball, tennis racquets and balls, basketball, archery equipment) for our guest to use during their stay.

The neighborhood boat launch is located just over 1/2 mile from our home and there is space available to store you trailer at the house.

The outside of the house has a sloping walk way down to the swim pier. We offer a canoe and aqua lily pad for guest to use for their enjoyment while here. There is a large fire pit for you to huddle around during the cool fall evenings and make s'mores or just enjoy some music from the outdoor speaker available. Or you might just want to enjoy some quiet reading time in the hammock that overlooks the lake. During chilly winter months you may just want to cozy up around the wood burning stove in the living room with a book or movie. The relaxing options are endless!

This home has been a wonderful place for our family to relax and reconnect, we hope that you will enjoy it as much as we have. We look forward to having you as guest in our home and sharing in your own Woosah moments!

(Is considered seasonal water and water levels fall low in late fall through the winter)

UPDATE 10/20/2016: We have recently added an additional vacation rental on Smith Lake that has year round water and a single slip boat dock with swim pier. Please feel free to check it out as well at VRBO #927680

More Details

Owner
Haley Smithing
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
25 March, 2017

About Haley Smithing

We are a busy family that lives in the Nashville, TN area. We decided we needed a place that we could escape the craziness of our everyday lives and reconnect with each other and nature. Hidden gem has been the best move we ever made! We want to be able to have other share in these types off moments too! We hope you will enjoy your time here as much as we do.

Why Haley Smithing chose Alabama

This property offers seclusion while still being on the lake. We try to offer things that will allow you to take a step away from your busy life and just reconnect with your family and the outdoors.

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(28 traveller reviews)

"Hidden Gem" On Smith Lake, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 10+
average rating of 4.857143 based on 28 reviews
5

Cozy cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this cabin. Well equipped, comfortable cabin with plenty of room for adults and children. Pet friendly was a plus also. Owner was easy to work with made our reservation process smooth and quick.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Nice place for a family gathering!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week over thanksgiving here. No swimming, of course, but it was very nice and we really enjoyed it! It was central for where were going to and coming from. Went to Sheffield (about an hour away) for Thanksigivng itself, and then down to Tuscaloosa for the Iron Bowl. Worked well!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Beautiful Place

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. It is a beautiful place to spend some quality time. The other 2 couples with us also greatly enjoyed the place. Very nice get away.

Thanks So much for giving us the opportunity to rent your cabin.

Eli Kauffman

  • Review Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Peaceful retreat by the lake

  • 5 of 5

We fell in love with this property the second we arrived! The living quarters are all very clean and well-maintained, and just so cozy. We were a group of four adults, two children, and two dogs, and there was plenty of room for everyone. The weather was perfect to spend most of the days outdoors though, so we enjoyed sitting down by the dock, hanging in the hammock, snacks and dinners at the picnic table, cooking steaks on the grill, and winding down by the fire pit each night. The house sits on the end of a cove on the lake, so I imagine that even in the busier seasons it's still pretty private. Kitchen was well stocked and we made all of our meals there. There was not a lick of traffic, and the only sounds we heard were the sounds of nature (and a few happy Alabama fans off in the distance). Thank you for letting us use your cabin, and for welcoming our four-legged family members! We all agreed that we would most definitely book this cabin again, next time in the summer so we can enjoy the lake!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was great and so much fun for our family! Very clean, kitchen was well stocked, plenty of towels, and comfortable beds! Such a great area to visit and Haley was very helpful and easy to work with.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Far exceeded our Expectations;)! Wonderful place to make lasting memories.

  • 5 of 5

Hidden Gem was one the Best VRBO vacations we have experienced. We have used VRBO several times in many different places. We wanted a place on the Lake to have our youngest daughters Sweet 16. Many of our family live in the area. Pictures do not do this place justice. From the moment we drove up we were impressed with the surrounding scenery & the cabin was Beautiful. It was stocked way beyond what typical rentals have. The outdoor area was perfect for a family gathering. Tge firepit was very cozy for the first cold night of fall. Our older family enjoyed the wrap around porch & sitting area. The upstairs sitting area was perfect for the teens to enjoy watching movies. The cabin is stocked with many DVDs, both older & recent releases. I can't say enough about this wonderful place.it was also very close to the area shopping plaza, everything within a 10 minute drive. It definitely exceeded our expectations. We plan on renting Hidden Gem again in the summer. I will also mention, that the Smithing's were so helpful, very informative and accomadating.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Arley, 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
 
Spring
1 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£309
for 2 nights
From
£113
 
 
Peak
25 May 2017 - 6 Aug 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,127
for 5 nights
From
£209
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£334
for 2 nights
From
£125
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £79 + Tax
Cleaning fee £79 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £397
Tax Rate 5.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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