Smith Lake Alabama Rental House-I-65-Broadband-Sleeps 25
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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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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:
- Pets Considered:
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25, Beds for 25
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
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- 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
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- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Pool Table
- Video Games
Pool & Spa
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- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Water Skiing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Water Tubing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Miniature Golf
- See our website at www.smith-lakehomes.com 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!...moreless
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Great lake home
Great lake home
We had a wonderful weekend at this beautiful lake home. Home is well equipped and very well maintained. We had a large group ranging in ages from 3 to 90. Description of home is accurate and even better than described. Also, Mr. Harris was very pleasant and easy to work with. Would recommend this home to anyone!
- Guest Lou Ann C.
- Date of stay 10/11/13
- Review Submitted 10/22/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, girls getaway, families with young children.
Owner response: We are glad that you all enjoyed your stay at Magolia Manor and thank you for your nice review. Tell your friends.....Thank you!
Long weekend at Crane Hill Lewis Smith Lake
Long weekend at Crane Hill Lewis Smith Lake
This property was perfect for our cousin's family reunion. Large open great room / kitchen combination allowed everyone to be together in the same area but at the same time gather in small groups as well. Accommudations allowed all 25 of us to eat & fellowship at the same time and in same area. Large deck on same level as great room/kitchen combination was perfect as well. We did have 1 person on a walker and she was able to move about very easily with no problems. Ages in our group ranged from 25 to 70 years and a great time was had by all. The listing description and video is very accurate of this house and it was very clean and well maintained. We did have a pontoon and fishing boat with our group and the surrounding accomodations worked well for the use of both these boats. The walk from the house to the boat dock/swim platform was just a little challenging BUT unless one was in a wheelchair or on a walker, you can make it up and down....would not be able to sprint up but can still get from top to bottom...we took the one in our group on the walker to the nearby marina (less than a mile away) and she boarded the pontoon there without any issues....and enjoyed the pontoon boat rides with all the others. In summary....IT WAS GREAT!
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 04/26/13
- Review Submitted 05/01/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, people with disabilities, tourists without a car, age 55+.
Owner response: Thank you for your kind review. We look forward to having you all back with us at Magnolia Manor on Lewis Smith Lake.
A southern lake wedding
A southern lake wedding
Me and my new husband chose this as our wedding venue. We had a small wedding with our closest freinds and family and this home was perfect! We had our wedding party stary the whole weekend with us at the home before we said "I DO" on Sunday. It was perfect! everyone had there own bed and plenty of space. There was tons to keep everyone busy and having a good time. There are several great fishing holes near the house, a nice size yeard, pier, games, foose ball and pool table. The master bed room was the perfect bridal suit. The views from the large windows and decks are beautiful. We didnt want to leave, not even to go on our honeymoon. It was very easy to get to being located near to big bridge. The owners were also very friendly and willing to work with us. I would love to rent from them again. I would suggest this home for family gatherings, friends getaway or a romantic getaway.
- Guest Niki (Hayden, Alabma)
- Date of stay 11/02/12
- Review Submitted 01/27/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sightseeing, tourists without a car, adventure seekers, families with young children.
Owner response: Congratulations on your new life together! Thank you for the kind review.
Magnolia ManorGuest comment entered by owner
Our family recently stayed a Magnolia Manor and everything was just like advertised and we are telling all our friends about it now. Highly recommended!! 5 Stars
- Guest Renau
- Date of stay 12/01/12
- Review Submitted 12/10/12
Magnolia Manor Vacation
Magnolia Manor Vacation
The Manor was lovely. Perdect for our family group of 7 adults(including 2 60+ seniors) and 6 children aged 2-9 yrs. We had a few issues with the cleaning crew which we addressed with the owners and they will be addressed by him. The layout was great with 3 levels of bedrooms and the great room and loft TV area afforded ample space for the kids and for us to keep tabs on them. Our only qualification was the path down to the lake and dock. It is very steep and slippery. Fortunately, we discovered a grassy path off the left of the driveway that circles down to the dock and we had a golf cart to ferry everyone back and forth. Our daughter and son-in-law brought a pontoon boat which we tethered to the end of the dock and it gave us a shady spot to sit and a jump off into the lake. The children and adults had a great time swimming and feeding the fish. Lots of wildlife both in and out of the water. Would definitely consider using Magnolia Manor next year and would recommend it to others.
- Guest Cheryl .
- Date of stay 06/22/12
- Review Submitted 07/03/12
Owner response: Thank you for your kind review. We look forward to having you and your family return when you can.
The house was clean, and seemed well maintained. Photos accurately reflect the appearance of the house. Owner was very helpful. Great house for a large group. The only thing I would recommend is new pier furniture. The chairs were worn out and not safe to sit in.
- Guest Amy (Birmingham, AL)
- Date of stay 04/14/12
- Review Submitted 04/17/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children.
Owner response: Thank you for your kind review. Dock chairs have been replaced. Thanks again.
Family Thanksgiving Gathering
Family Thanksgiving Gathering
Magnolia Manor was great for our family get togther. Eight brothers and sisters, ages ranging from 60 - 77, slept under the same roof for the first time in over 59 years. This was a memorable experience and the lodging was more than adequate for our needs. The kitchen was well furnished with everything we needed for cooking and serving. Magnolia Manor was just as nice as the photos and videos indicate. I highly recommend this home, especially for family gatherings like ours. We hope to stay there again, hopefully in the summer so we can enjoy the beautiful lake.
- Guest Butlers (Tennessee and Alabama)
- Date of stay 11/18/11
- Review Submitted 11/21/11
Owner response: Thank you for the wonderful review and hope to have you all back in the future! Rickey and Ulvia Harris
More beautiful in Person!
More beautiful in Person!
My friends and I rent this amazing "cabin" for my wedding weekend. There are so many beds that some of my bridesmaids used a different one each night! There are three floors, a deck and a patio, a dock, and a small fire pit so there is plenty of space for large groups. With 4 toilets, 2 tubs, and 2 showers, you never have to wait for a bathroom. The owners are very helpful and do not have ridiculously demanding cleaning request like some cabin owners have. The beds are amazing! Even the bunk beds are not too bad because the owners have put tempurpedic mattress pads on top. And by far the best futons I have ever seen! Most bedrooms have ample closet space as well. The kitchen is amazing and the refrigerator is huge. All in all, it is amazing cabin that I highly recommend.
- Guest A. Lee (Franklin, TN)
- Date of stay 10/20/11
- Review Submitted 10/25/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, girls getaway, sightseeing, families with young children, age 55+.
We rented Magnolia Manor for our Family Reunion/80th Birthday party for my Dad. The Manor looked just like the pictures on the web site. and the description was accurate. The kitchen was well stocked with pots & pans and everything we needed. there were 25 of us and we had plenty of towels and linens. Everyone in the Family loved the house, the manor worked great for us we were all able to stay together and had plenty of space to gather in. The owner was easy to work with. several people said they would love to come here again. Thanks for a very memorable Reunion loaded with love and laughter.
- Guest Tom D.
- Date of stay 10/13/11
- Review Submitted 10/19/11
My Wedding Weekend
My Wedding Weekend
I just rented this property for the weekend to use for my Wedding. It was PERFECT! We got married on the pier and had our reception at the house. We used the main floor for the cake tables..and the gameroom for our food tables. We set up tables on the bottom deck for eating and also used the bottom floor for dancing and hanging out. It worked out great. We got married friday night and rented pontoons from Duskin Point Marina(25 minutes by water from the house) for saturday to go out on the lake. 29 of us stayed here and everyone had somewhere to sleep. The place is beautiful and the owners were wonderful to deal with. I would highly recommend this place to anyone! thank yall so much for everything!
- Guest Shauna (Hamilton, MS)
- Date of stay 08/12/10
- Review Submitted 08/17/10
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, people with disabilities, families with young children, age 55+.
Owner response: Glad ya'll enjoyed it. Congratulations on you wedding!
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. Paypal,VISA or Master Card. 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
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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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View of house from lakeside walking, winding back to the House from Boat Dock
Dining Area/Living Room
MASTER BEDROOM #1
INTERIOR SHOTS of BUNK BEDS
Walk down to the water
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.
ROADSIDE VIEW OF THE HOUSE-House has 3 levels.
Side view and view of upper and lower decks
Dining Room/Family Area
View of the lake down from the house at the waters edge
Looking down from the Balcony
One of 2 Bedrooms on Main level
Lower Deck with Gas Grill wraps around the lake side of the house and other side
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