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

People10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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:
90%
Calendar last updated:
17 November, 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 Arley

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:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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

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"Hidden Gem" On Smith Lake, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 10+
average rating of 4.744681 based on 47 reviews
Mississippi
5

LOVED this place! Perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was spotless, and decorated nicely. The beds were comfy, the kitchen was very well stocked with all the cooking supplies needed, there were also tons of DVD's (kid friendly ones, too), a Wii, and lots of boardgames. The yard was landscaped and well-kept, there was plenty of firewood for the cabin, and for the firepit. We paddled the canoe around the shoreline, our children thought that was amazing! There wasn't internet service, but why would you need it anyway when the scenery is so beautiful and there's so much to do outdoors?! We had a great weekend in your cabin, and will definitely recommend it to our friends!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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house great, anything else a failure

  • 1 of 5

The house was beautiful. That is the only thing nice I can say about the rental. Otherwise, you must prepare yourself for NO television and NO internet. We were fore-warned, so I cant say there was deception. The biggest problem was getting to the pier. It was a 70-yard walk at a 45 degree angle. If you get that far, there a three wooden decks which get closer and closer to the water until you are above the pier. To make the last 10-12 feet to the pier, you have to climb down a 10-12 foot aluminum ladder which is strapped to a 5x10 foot wooden wall with cinch-straps, at a 70 degree angle. There was a canoe laying upside down on the pier, which left very little space to fish. Being older, it was impossible for us to move the canoe. If all someone wants is to sit in a beautiful house and read, sleep, eat, and take baths, then this is perfect.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Angela, I am terribly sorry to hear you did not enjoy your time at Hidden Gem. I wish you would have let me know your feelings upon your arrival. I would have gladly moved you to another property we have there that would have suited your needs better. As far as your critique of the property, I did let you know due to the amount of trees (which provide the secluded feeling) we did not have wifi or cable but there is a video library that has about 200 videos for you to enjoy. There is a sloping pathway to the water, I have pictures posted on the site so folks can see the walk they will make, not sure if maybe you didn't look at all of the pictures. Also, in concerns of the ladder on the gangway- I do post that our home is seasonal water so as the water levels drop, we put the ladder there to make it easier for folks to get up and down because it does get rather steep when the water drops 10 feet. During the summer months the gangway is level (however you may not be familiar enough with Smith Lake to realize the fluctuations in water levels after July). I'm sorry to see such a poor review when your husband sent such nice emails after your stay having never mentioned any problems.
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The place was beautiful inside and outside!!!! Enjoyed the porch overlooking the peaceful lake

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in Hidden Gem!!! Everything was beautiful!!! The cabin was super clean and had plenty amenities. This is probably a personal choice but the beds were not our type of mattress, very soft and over used maybe. Just maybe time for an update on mattresses. We did love the shower upstairs and the kitchen was wonderful!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great ,Comfortable Place

  • 5 of 5

Cabin was very clean and homey feeling.had a Wonderful stay,All beds were very comfortable. There were Quite a few small scorpions that we killed during our stay,I assume due to the woods surrounding the house .Would recommend it to everyone AWESOME Place

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful woodsy setting with a healthy glimpse of the lake from the back porch!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a run, jump, dive in, have a blast in the lake kind of a place, this is it! The log home is both spacious and cozy with a very nice kitchen, well arranged for teamwork cooking! The leather sofa/recliners are large and cushy for really comfy video watching. No TV watching available on the main level but the owner has provided about 100 DVDs for guests. Also, there is no wifi or cable tv available here, so bring your own hotspot. The very attractive stairs leading to the large suite upstairs are open and somewhat dangerous for small dogs, small children, and the elderly. For everyone else, they are great! The setting of this home peering down the long sidewalk to the lake is everything you need if you are looking for a peaceful and restful place to be.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

We like the location and house is nice. We did miss wifi and cable as we wanted to watch Nascar

  • 4 of 5

Nice place. Would have paid more for wifi and direct TV. House was clean and uncluttered. Loved spa shower.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • 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:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Thanksgiving
20 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£554
for 3 nights
From
£158
 
 
Holiday
20 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£554
for 3 nights
From
£158
 
 
Peak
25 May 2018 - 6 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,074
for 5 nights
From
£199
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£318
for 2 nights
From
£119
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £75.76 + Tax
Pet Fee £75.76 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £378.8
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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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