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View of house from lakeside walking, winding back to the House from Boat Dock

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Last updated: 08/19/2014
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Crane Hill house description

Welcome to our lake house, constructed in 2008 and named 'Magnolia Manor' in Crane Hill, AL in Cullman near Bremen. We named it this because the area has abundant 'cowcumber' magnolias growing everywhere. Construction completed in 2008 but never lived in. Address is 128 County Road 327. On Google Maps just across the lake (West Side) from the Bridge at Ryan's Creek Marina next to the peninsula. Boat Dock in place! Dock Fishing and site-seeing excellent. 15-20 minutes from Interstate 65, the major highway artery from Mobile, AL to Chicago, IL. See smith-lakehomes dot com


We are on the Western side of Cullman County, the East Side of Smith Lake across the water from Ryans Creek Marina near Bremen, AL. To go by land, it is just 2-4 minutes away. We are 8/10 of one mile from the Marina. Our spacious, non-smoking home, will help you get away from city life and enjoy the easy-going pace of the Northern Alabama countryside in the foothills of the Appalachian chain. Whether you choose to stay in Spring, Summer, Winter or Fall, you will feel at home while only an hour away from Birmingham and Huntsville.

Perfect for family, family reunions, church meeting, conferences, corporate meetings, professional continuing education courses, and/or company retreats. To find us on Google Maps, just find Ryan Creek Marina on County Road 222. Magnolia Manor is 2/10 of one mile West of the Marina by land or by boat, just across the lake next to the peninsula that juts out on the map. Coming from I-65, we are 7.1 miles West of Interstate 65 down State Highway 69. After driving 7.1 miles on Hwy 69 South towards Jasper, one turns right or West onto County Road 222 at Hwy 69 mile marker 228. Head West on Cty Road 222 up the hill 1.5 miles where you will find a 4-Way Stop sign and a grocery/gas store called 'JD 4-Way.' Keep straight on 222 another 5.2 miles and you will come to Ryan Creek Marina. Go 8/10 mile further on 222 and turn right onto Cty Road 327 into Sunrise Pointe Estates Subdivision (there is a sign there). We are 1/10 mile on the right, the first drive on the right (Lot 2) with a concrete drive leading down into the front of Magnolia Manor. You have arrived!

Magnolia Manor is a hide-away overlooking Smith Lake placed upon a rolling hillside about 270 feet from waters edge where we have 140 feet of water frontage. The upper deck/balcony is perfect for sunbathing, just hanging out, BBQ's, cooking relaxing, boating, fishing or skiing. Put in your boat just across the Lake at Ryan Creek Marina, Tie down your motor boat or pontoon at our boat/swim dock after a day of swimming, water-skiing or fishing for large mouth bass, spotted bass, striped bass, bream, and crappie, and enjoy the beautiful sunset over the lake. Tie up at our boat dock. We are in a cove and there are no rough waves coming in.

Broadband Internet -WiFi

A newly opened 1455 Acre plus OHV (Off Highway Vehicle Park) is only 15 minutes away. The County of Cullman, AL built and maintains this Park called 'Stoney Lonesome.' Very popular with folks driving in from AL, TN, and MS. According to the Birmingham News article on June 12, 2008, ' The commission bought the land - seven miles southwest of the Interstate 65 exit at Dodge City - last year for just more than $1.8 million. Much of the money came from an Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs grant designated for an OHV park. 'By the fall, when we plan to be in operation, we'll have some of the basic trails open for the ATVs, the motorcycles, the mountain biking,' Sellers said.....rock crawling, so 4x4 vehicles with oversized tires can crawl over large boulders or up steep inclines, Sellers said. The county plans to get rock crawlers to help design and build that section from quarried boulders.....When we bring it out, we want it to be of a standard that there is not anything to compare to it...An expert in trail construction will be brought in to teach county workers how to build the trails, so in the future they can maintain them or make changes, Sellers said.

Magnolia Manor bedding is as follows: 1 King Bed (sleeps 2); 2 Queen Beds (sleeps 2 per bed);2 Twin Bed sleeps 2; 2 Futon Sofa/Beds (sleeps 2 per futon); 5 Bunk Beds (sleeps 10 total in Bunks); 1 New Leather Sofa folds out and sleeps 2. Total of 24 can sleep in beds! Extra couch available as well, would make 25!

Lewis Smith Lake is a reservoir in North Alabama. The three-fingered lake was created by Alabama Power to produce hydroelectric eco-friendly power and improve river traffic conditions on the Black Warrior River, as well as to provide recreation opportunities.

Besides fishing the lake offers excellent opportunities for other water sports, including swimming, boating, jet-skis, and water skiing, as well as non-water related activities like camping, picnicking and just plain relaxing. This Lake Home is about 1 hour North of Birmingham and about 2 hours South of Nashville, 2 and 1/2 hours from Atlanta, just 15 minutes off Interstate 65. Smith Lake is located between Birmingham and Huntsville, and is nestled among the pastures and rolling hills of northern Alabama. Smith Lake serves as a perfect get away for individuals in both Birmingham, Atlanta and Nashville.

'We visited Magnolia Manor in June and had a wonderful time. I have four
kids and 7 grandchildren. The house is wonderful for a big family.
Everyone had their own rooms and the kids loved the bunks. The kitchen
is adequately furnished for cooking large meals. We loved the outside
decks. There is lots of parking for several vehicles. We enjoyed our
time at Magnolia Manor and would recommend it for a family vacation.'
......Dianne Holloman, Quitman, MS

'Marvelous time with all the kids and grandkids. We hope to come back next year!'
The Fifes in Hoover, AL

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Property Type

  • House
  • 4300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Suitability

      • Children Welcome:

        Lots of bunk beds (5). Rec room downstairs with foosball and slate-topped professional billiards table. Lot slopes down to the water. Water is 250 or so feet down the hill from the home. Pool or Billiard table in basement....moreless

      • Wheelchair Accessible:

        Basement and lower deck level is accessible after coming down steep concrete driveway to side of the home....moreless

      • Pets Considered:

        Very small dogs will be allowed. $75 extra charge for small dogs. NO CATS....moreless

      • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

        None under age 28 unless written permission given by owner....moreless

      Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25, Beds for 25

      Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

      Kitchen & Dining

      • Kitchen:

        Granite Tops; Luxury top of line appliances Stainless Steel. Cooking Island, black granite tops...moreless

      • Catering Available:

        Restaurant within a few miles of the house at Stoney Lonesome....moreless

      • Refrigerator:

        Stainless Steel plus LG. Freezer chest drawer in bottom...moreless

      • Cooking Utensils:

        Fully complete...moreless

      • Microwave
      • Dishwasher
      • Freezer
      • Oven
      • Coffee Maker
      • Toaster

      Amenities

      • Air Conditioning:

        2 units. One for the upper lever and the main one controls the main level along with the lower level...moreless

      • Parking Off Street:

        Plenty of parking at the house. Park 12 autos or more, no problem parking RV. Plus boat....moreless

      • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

        Plenty of parking --this is a 1.68 acre lot with 145 feet of water frontage....moreless

      • Linens Provided:

        Towels. Provided. Except bring your own towels for the lake...moreless

      • Washing Machine:

        In the utility room in lower level...moreless

      • Clothes Dryer:

        In the utility room in lower level...moreless

      • Iron & Board
      • Parking
      • Towels Provided
      • Heating

      Other Amenities

          • Located Just Across 3-5 Minutes from Ryan Creek Marina, the Largest Marina on Smith Lake. Boat Launch across the water. Cullman, AL is 25-30 minutes away and Jasper, AL is 35-45 minutes away. Country Mall is 1/2 mile away--groceries, fishing supplies, gas, etc. 20 minutes from the nice Cullman Public Golf course. About 1 and 1/2 hours from NASA Museum and Space Camp in Huntsville, AL. Gas Grill in place on Lower Deck; Chaise lounge chairs for sunbathing on upper deck; Also Picnic table with benches on deck. Boat Dock/Swim Deck....moreless

          Entertainment

          • Video Game Console:

            (2) XBox. Earlier edition. Bring some of your own games. We have some at the house....moreless

          • Satellite / Cable:

            (4) WIFI on premises; HDMI connections...moreless

          • Television
          • Stereo
          • DVD Player
          • Video Games
          • Pool Table
          • CD Player
          • Foosball

          Communications

          • Wireless Internet:

            WiFi. Broadband Internet is available....moreless

          • Broadband Access:

            Wildblue satellite internet; WIFI...moreless

          • Internet

          Pool & Spa

              • Jetted Tub:

                included in both Master Bathrooms as this house has 2 master bathrooms...moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                (2) Large wrap around deck on main level and on the lower level both levels connect outside with stairs. Walk down to Boat Dock....moreless

              • Balcony:

                2 balconies...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Wood Deck
              • Outdoor Grill Gas
              • Porch / Veranda

              Theme

                  • Family

                  Location & View

                      • Lakefront:

                        145 feet of water frontage. Look across water to 'Big Bridge' which is adjacent to 'Ryan Creek Marina.' About a 200 foot walk down from the home to the waters edge and boat dock....moreless

                      Activities

                      • Museums
                      • Sailing
                      • Hiking
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Cycling
                      • Skiing
                      • Water Tubing
                      • Pier Fishing
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Swimming
                      • Fishing
                      • Hunting
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Groceries
                      • Medical Services
                      • Walking
                      • Restaurants
                      • Cinemas
                      • Autumn Foliage
                      • Churches
                      • Marina
                      • Water Parks
                      • Golf
                      • Zoo
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Boating
                      • Antiquing
                      • Shopping
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Miniature Golf
                      • Spelunking
                       

                      Reviews

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                      from 13 traveler reviews
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                      Oct.1-Apr 30 $285/night $1845/week
                      May 01-Sept. 30 $385/night $2595/week. 3 night minimum during high season.
                      Mem. Day(4 nt min.,July 4th-Labor Day(4 nt min.) $399/night $2495/week
                      Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years  $439/night plus tax/fees-4 NIGHT MIN.
                      Summer 4 night minimum required. Tuesday is turnaround day.
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                      Rates do not include cleaning fee of $185 or $129 disposables fee,10% tax.
                      Over 15 guests,cleaning fee is $245.00;Deposit waiver fee non-refundable
                      

                      Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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                      Last updated: 08/19/2014
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                      Location

                      • A

                        Smith Lake Park View on map

                        Complete with Pool, playground and water slide. Operated by Cullman County Department of Parks and Recreations. 20 minutes away from Magnolia Manor. Accessible by boat or in automobile.

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                      • B

                        Stoney Lonesome OHV Park View on map

                        New 300 Acre Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) Park operated by Cullman County Park and Recreation Board. For 4X4 and other off road recreational vehicles with trails up and down hills. Very popular. 15 minu

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                      45 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Birmingham, Al (BHM)
                      48 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      Birmingham, AL
                      12 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      State Hwy 69 and I-65
                      280 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Gulf Shores, Al Orange Beach, Al
                      18 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Cullman Municipal Golf
                      7 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Stoney Lonesome Cafe

                      Car: Necessary

                      See our website in order to get a better idea of other things to do in the area. NASA's Space and Rocket Center Museum in Huntsville, AL is only 1 hour and 15-20 minutes away! Rickwood Caverns is 30 minutes away on I-65. We are only 15-20 minutes from Interstate 65. A new 1457 acre Recreational 4-Wheeler Park is 15 minutes away. Owned by the County of Cullman, Alabama. Trail all throughout mountainous terrain. Cullman Municipal Golf Course (a nice public course) is 25 minutes away. Close to Ave Maria Grotto. Only 90 minutes from NASA Museum and Space Camp in Huntsville, AL. Great for all ages. Tie up and keep your boat at Magnolia Manor Boat/Swim Dock during your stay for use at your convenience!

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2009

                      About the owner: Growing up at Crane Hill, I watched as the Lake was built in the early 1960's. Some of my family owned land that is now 'lake front property.' I worked on the family farm where we raised cows, and lots of chickens 'broilers.' I thought everyone got up at 4 AM to work before they went to elementary school!! I 'retired' at age 15 or so when we moved to the 'big city' of Cullman, Alabama!! My wife and I have 5 children of ages 20-30. We enjoy Smith Lake boating, skiing and just cruising around in the boat on the lake. The Smith Lake and Crane Hill area is good for relaxing in the laid back foothills of the Appalachian Mountain chain and has over 500 miles of shoreline. Great for bass fishing although personally I enjoy just riding around in the boat and seeing the scenery. We are local business owners (insurance agency) who live in nearby Jasper, AL which is 30 minutes away on Hwy 69.

                      Why the Owner Chose Crane Hill:
                      Centraly located in the Southeast. Just minutes off of Interstate 65 (7.1 miles before turning on Cty Road 222. Then down Cty Rd 222 around 7 more miles to Magnolia Manor. Local Fun and adventurous family attractions like The Bankhead National Forest, Stony Lonesome OHV Park, a Natural Bridge, Historic Civil War Battlefields, plus much more. U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL 1 hour away. GOLFING just up the road toward Cullman, 15-20 minutes away. The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, a grand collection of championship courses that offer an equally grand test of golf. Ave Maria Grotto in nearby Cullman, AL that is known throughout the world as 'Jerusalem in Miniature,' which is a beautifully landscaped, four-acre nature park with Catholic statues and miniatures. Oktoberfest is a yearly festival celebrating Cullman's German Heritage and Cullman recently voted to go 'wet.' So now for the first time ever, the Cullman Oktoberfest may actually have beer! Smith Lake is the best fresh water lake in North Alabama. Full of Stripe and Large Mouth Bass and other great tasting fish!

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      Relaxation and Tranquil Time. Boating. Nature Watching. Fishing from shore in the Cove. Big Bass there! Can be seen in the early mornings. After a good rain, listen to the rushing stream run into the lake while sitting out on the top or bottom deck. Water Skiing with the family. There is a slalom course just down the lake from us. Watching the deer walking across the property. Convenient to I-65, just 15 - 20 minutes away.


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                      Speaks: english, spanish

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                      Photos

                      • View of house from lakeside walking, winding  back to the House from Boat Dock

                        View of house from lakeside walking, winding back to the House from Boat Dock

                      • Dining Area/Living Room

                        Dining Area/Living Room

                      • MASTER BEDROOM #1

                        MASTER BEDROOM #1

                      • INTERIOR SHOTS of BUNK BEDS

                        INTERIOR SHOTS of BUNK BEDS

                      • Walk down to the water

                        Walk down to the water

                      • Upstairs

                        Upstairs

                      • Master Bedroom #2-With French Doors leading out to the Top Deck

                        Master Bedroom #2-With French Doors leading out to the Top Deck

                      • View at bottom of Lot. Edge of water looking over to "Big Bridge" and Marina.

                        View at bottom of Lot. Edge of water looking over to "Big Bridge" and Marina.

                      • ROADSIDE VIEW OF THE HOUSE-House has 3 levels.

                        ROADSIDE VIEW OF THE HOUSE-House has 3 levels.

                      • Side view and view of upper and lower decks

                        Side view and view of upper and lower decks

                      • Dining Room/Family Area

                        Dining Room/Family Area

                      • View of the lake down from the house at the waters edge

                        View of the lake down from the house at the waters edge

                      • Game Room

                        Game Room

                      • Looking down from the Balcony

                        Looking down from the Balcony

                      • One of 2 Bedrooms on Main level

                        One of 2 Bedrooms on Main level

                      • Lower Deck with Gas Grill wraps around the lake side of the house and other side

                        Lower Deck with Gas Grill wraps around the lake side of the house and other side

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                      5 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 25

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