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Hannah's Star! Gourmet Kitchen--Endless Deck--Rock Fire Pit--Dock--Sleeps 17!!!

Arley, AL, USA
  • House3400 sqft
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps17
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay2 - 4 nights

Perfect for larger group gatherings! 5 bdrm/3.5 bath-Community Boat Ramp

This property is too good to believe. Just renovated with an entire new master bath (4'x8' Shower with 3 shower heads and 4 jets and double tiled benches), completely painted inside to include trim and ceilings in brighter colors, two entrance long driveway, covered pergola for all weather use, boat lift, new fire pit area, internet, direct tv, a/c repair, dock, bbq, deck/stairs, solar lights, appliances, linens, paint, repairs, landscaping, etc! In perfect shape again with new owners! (With the new property, no reviews are in yet. Check out my other property reviews at "Hannah's Hideaway" vrbo.com # 785909. ALL FIVE STAR REVIEWS! You'll see the level in which we take care of our property and guests!) Check out the pics for Hannah's Star. 3400 sq ft 5 bedroom 3.5 bath house. The kitchen is equipped with a professional 8 burner gas range by kitchen aid, and two refrigerators to accommodate the food needs for a large group. It is decorated with an Italian décor to include tiled backsplash, molded hood, wine chiller, and a butcher block island! The living room is equipped with a big screen 60inch TV, couch, chair and love seat with ottoman. The formal dining room seats 8 at the large table plus a smaller table of 3. Outdoor table seating includes 10 plus another six deck chairs. Truly a family gathering that suits everyone. One of the bedrooms is above the garage with it's own full bathroom, fridge, microwave and private deck. The master suite includes a big screen wall mounted TV, Jacuzzi jetted tub and stand up shower! Your own paradise within a paradise! All rooms are spacious. The property has a new rock fire pit with benches surrounding the pit (3200 lbs of rock brought in to make the perfect gathering area). Perfect for evening smores or stories by the fire. Tiki torches, dock and walkway lighting for safety at night and outdoor solar lighting of course. A lake property wouldn't be complete without a fabulous dock/slip with a swim deck/ladder for lounging! Deep water year round! Very clear just 200 yards (off the main channel to allow for easy access yet protection from the hectic main channel on Smith Lake! Truly a paradise!!! The pictures can't do the property justice!! Breathtaking views while relaxing on the deck with morning coffee or evening refreshments! This is a property that can bring a group back together to remember what is important in life...friends and family!


Matt Hannah

Member Since 2015
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 2018
About Matt Hannah

Hello! I retired from active duty military in February 2018. I'll retire for good in a few years and fell in love with Smith Lake This is my second property on Smith Lake. The first is "Hannah's Hideaways!" VRBO # 785909 I plan to retire here because the place is sooooo beautiful!

Matt Hannah purchased this House in 2017

Why Matt Hannah chose Arley

This property is an absolute star with the gourmet kitchen and spacious layout. I also brought in 3200 lbs of stone for the fire pit and benches/pillars. The place has had a complete upgrade from fixing what was already there to adding a fire pit, deck rails, replacing rotten wood/boards, dock refurbish, etc Everything has been repaired, painted or fixed. The house is in perfect order. Check out my reviews on the other property. I'm a whole lot OCD!

What makes this House unique

Kitchen! 4'x8' walk in tile shower with double benches, 3 shower heads and 4 jets Dock with boat lift Fire Pit Room above garage beautiful decks! I plan to do my retirement on this deck!!!


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
      • Master
        1 king
      • Upstairs Lake Side
        2 queen
      • Upstairs Garage Side
        2 queen, 1 double, 1 twin/ single, Bunk bed has a double below and single above
      • Bonus Room
        1 queen, Mattress is on the floor but the bedroom has it's own door
      • Room/Apartment above Garage
        1 queen, Room has a fridge, microwave and sink as well as full bath


        • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
        • 1/2 Bath off Dining room
        • Master
          toilet, shower, jetted tub, very spacious
        • Upstairs
          toilet, shower
        • Garage Room Bathroom
          toilet, shower

          Location Type

            • Lake View
              Gorgeous view from the cove
            • Lakefront
              Year Round Deep water! Crystal clear!
            • Rural
              Town or Arley is 7 miles away
            • Water View
              145 feet of lakefront
            • Waterfront
              Right on the water with Dock/swim deck/slip


                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Budget
                • Family
                • Historic
                • Romantic
                • Spa
                • Sports & Activities
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Internet
                          Yes, unlimited download. Up to10 MB/sec
                        • Air Conditioning
                        • Fireplace
                          outdoor fire pit!
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Living Room
                          Couch, love seat, chair and ottomans. Bar also available.
                        • Parking
                          plenty of level parking! 10-12 cars easily
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine
                          Detergent available


                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                              full set of dishes, utensils, pans, pots, glasses, etc! Just bring clothes, food and a great attitude!!!!!!
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Kitchen
                              Great gourmet kitchen, butcher block island, 8 gas burner stove by kitchen aid, beautiful hood and Italian decor
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                            • Refrigerator
                              TWO refrigerators to accommodate larger groups!
                            • Stove
                              8 gas burner professional stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                  Seating for six at the main formal dining table, 3 at small table, plenty of seating at the island, two more at the table in the living area, 10 more at tables on the deck!!!!
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 21 people


                                    • DVD Player
                                      In living room
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      Direct TV!
                                    • Television
                                      60 inch big screen in living room and a 50 inch in the master


                                        • Balcony
                                          for room above the garage
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          humungous deck area!!!!!
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                          Great lawn/yard
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          Propane and spare tank also


                                            • churches
                                            • festivals
                                            • library
                                            • marina
                                            • museums
                                            • restaurants
                                            • water parks

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • antiquing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • boating
                                                • paddle boating
                                                • photography
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • fly fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • hunting
                                                        • equestrian events
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • mountaineering
                                                        • pier fishing
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                        • sound/bay fishing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • water skiing


                                                            • Private Community boat ramp less than a half mile from the house!

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              16 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              A perfect lake retreat!

                                                              Amy J.

                                                              Property was great for adults and young children. Easy access to the boat dock. Wonderful outdoor space. Indoor space was well kept, updated, and convenient for a multi family vacation. We will surely return for a lake getaway in the future!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              I'm so happy you had a great vacation! Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Future guests appreciate it too. See you next time!


                                                              Perfect! Recommended.

                                                              scott s.

                                                              We really enjoyed our stay and would stay here again.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank for taking the time to provide a review. I'm so happy you enjoyed the property! Have a great weekend!


                                                              GREAT Time!!

                                                              Randy M.Soso, MS

                                                              Our Spring break getaway for 4 of our families---12 people---was everything we expected and more. The home is beautiful and clean and comfortable. We loved the kitchen. The owners go the extra mile for your enjoyment. We all want to come again in the summer and enjoy the water. Stay here---you'll love it!!

                                                              Christmas gathering

                                                              Elizabeth P.

                                                              Had a blast in Hannah’s Star for our family Christmas. Talked, played games, slept and all ate too much. Even with the cold, we all enjoyed our stay in this home.

                                                              Next time we will get in the water.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you for taking the time to write a review! It means the world to us to get feedback. It also gives future guests an unbiased perspective! Looking forward to your next stay!


                                                              Phenomenal Lake Getaway

                                                              Sharon R.Gardendale, AL

                                                              Hannah’s Star is a beautiful home with a great view on Lewis Smith Lake. We had an incredible time and plenty of space for our group of friends to spread out and enjoy the time together. The home was spotless. The kitchen had everything you could possibly need and the two refrigerators made for plenty of storage. The wrap a round porch is amazing and the fire pit is so inviting. We will definitely be back.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you for staying at the Star and for taking the time to write a review! It is very much appreciated. See you next time! 😎


                                                              Beautiful House

                                                              Elvisa B.Florida

                                                              We loved the house , very clean and comfy !!! Kitchen very spacious.. and everything you need is there. The owner was very helpful.. And kind . We want to come back again !!! Thank you Matt.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Truly my pleasure. I'm glad you enjoyed the house. See you next time😎�



                                                              Arley, AL, USA

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