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Family Paradise-Spectacular Home on Amazing Point Lot

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
14
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
3
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights

Description

Crane Hill House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 14)

This new home sits on a very private point lot with 700 feet of water frontage. It was designed for multiple families with kids. The view is absolutely spectacular with water on 3 sides and views from almost every room in the house. It is roughly 3,000 square feet and has a additional 2,100 square feet of balconies and decks. There are two great rooms, one for the adults and a second for the kids. The upstairs has 20' vaulted ceilings throughout. The kitchen has stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops and a Keurig Coffee machine. The huge, custom built square table seats 12 for family meals and two additional bar top chairs are at the kitchen counter top. For outdoor cooking, there is a large, high end, gas grill and a wood burning smoker.

There are two masters with one upstairs and the second down. The third and fourth bedrooms are downstairs. The game room includes a pool table, ping pong, foosball table, games and puzzles. We have a flat screen tv on the main level with Directv as well as two tv's on the bottom level, one in the master downstairs and one in the main room. We do have wireless DSL, if you need to connect your laptop.

Satellite TV (DirecTV) - Three TV's

Cell Phone coverage: Good

Land Line Phone

Nearest Marina/boat launch: About 5-10 minutes by road and less than 5 minutes by water

Water Level: Very deep.

The outside balconies and decks wrap three sides of the house. The lighted walkway leads down to the enormous three slip boat house and swim platform. The water slide is connected to city water for hours of fun in the lake. A deck box is available with life preservers for all sizes. There are plenty of chairs and chaise lounges by the house that can be brought down to the dock to use. Pontoon boat rentals are made through Duskin Point Marina (www.duskinpointmarina.com). You are also welcome to bring your own boat. There is also a trampoline with safety nets for the kids and adventurous adults.

The boat house includes an open slip for 1 boat and additional side docking for 3-4 more.

Smith Lake is rated as the third cleanest lake in the country. You must see it to believe it. There are 500 miles of shoreline with over 21,200 acres of water. There is fantastic swimming, fishing, boating and skiing. Much of the lake is in the Bankhead National Forest with miles of undisturbed wooded shores and spectacular views.

We are located very close to the Smith Lake dam and is also near Duskin Point Marina (great for refueling and a quick snack). It is 55 minutes from Birmingham, 2 hours from Nashville and 4 hours from Memphis.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 8, 2016
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About The Owner

My wife, Shannon and I have a passion for marriage and family minstry. Family Paradise was built with a vision of drawing families closer, creating life long memories; a place of rest and inspiration. In Spring, Summer and Fall we cater to family vacations and reunions. In winter, we focus on church retreats, including, mens, womens, marriage, youth, young adults & church leadership planing.

We live in Bimingham, AL with our 4 children, Sammy, Megan, David & Emily.

The Owner purchased this house in 2007

Why The Owner chose Lewis Smith Lake

Smith Lake is one of the cleanest and most beautiful lakes in the country. It is conviently located 1 hour from birmingham and Huntsville, 2 hours from Nashville and 4 hours from Memphis. The rural setting provides the perfect setting to relax and enjoy some quality family time.

What makes this house unique

Surrounded on 3 sides by water, Family Paradise offers an amazing lake experience. The gentle sloping lot minimizes the number of steps to the water. The house was desiged specifically for larger groups including beds in bedrooms for 14 and a huge kitchen table for 12. The kitchen is stocked with pots, pan and appliances to serve these large groups. The dock and swim platform are huge with fun for all ages. We also provide an open slip if you need to dock your owned or rented boat.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(40 traveler reviews)

Family Paradise-Spectacular Home on Amazing Point Lot
average rating of 5.0 based on 40 reviews
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Family Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful family getaway! Finally, we have a house that will sleep all of our kids. View is spectacular. We would recommend this for any family with multiple family units.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Paradise a Hit with our Family!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 11 - 6 adults and 5 children had a delightful long weekend staying in Family Paradise at Smith Lake. When we arrived the house was spotless and the beautiful view was captivating. The house is so spacious that even with 11 we never felt crowded and with the large upstairs balcony and downstairs porches there was room for everyone to find a spot of quiet throughout the weekend. Both the master suite upstairs and the King bedroom downstairs have large enough closets to fit pack and plays which was helpful for our adult children with their little ones. Our older grandchildren loved the bunk bedroom. I loved the kitchen and it was great to be able to look out to the beautiful views as we prepared meals. The kitchen was well stocked for our meal prep needs. I have already recommended this home to our friends - you won't be disappointed if you book a stay! Linda in Mississippi

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Birmingham
5

Time slowed down

  • 5 of 5

We all noticed how it seemed that time slowed down while we were at Family Paradise. Isn't that what everyone wants in this hustle and bustle world we live in? We had plenty of time each day to enjoy all of the activities and each other.

From the time we booked this property, Shannon was available to help with any questions we might have about our stay. We found the property easily with the directions we received and were very happy with the interior of the house. It was neat, clean, and offered everything we needed for a relaxing family weekend. We swam, kayaked, fished and ate constantly. The hit, of course, was the water slide on the swim dock. The children could never get enough of that and the parents had to give it a try too. The children also enjoyed the trampoline, but the water slide.....well, there was no comparison.

The water was down some at this time of the year, but as the house is located on deep water that was not a problem for swimming, diving, and sliding from the swim dock. This is a rock shoreline so I believe that a swim from the shore when the water is up would be a step into immediate deep water. That sounds like fun to me. Shannon had explained that we could launch nearby and boat in but our crew determined to carry the kayaks and paddle board down the dock ramp. That was a bit of work for the guys but then we were able to keep the boats in the water or set them up on the dock at night. The house is on a quiet cove so we felt like we had complete privacy and safety for the swimming children. All in all, this was an enjoyable stay and I do recommend it for groups or families. One note for those with really young children (we had a 2, 3, and 6 year old with us) the stairs inside going to the lower level seemed a bit steep so we had our 2 and 3 year olds scoot down on their bottoms which is a good idea for that age group anyway.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

This lakehouse was perfect in every way. We had everything we needed ... every kitchen tool or appliance for indoor & outdoor cooking, nice clothes washer and dryer, towels and linens, plenty of room and plenty of seating, nice swimming platform and beautiful views. Pleasant & relaxing.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tuscaloosa, AL
5

fabolous

  • 5 of 5

This is our 3rd time to stay at Family Paradise - there is a reason we keep coming back! It's a fabulous house with great lake access. The owners are wonderful to work with - they go out of the way to make sure you are taken care of. We'll be back to Family Paradise!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Newcastle, Oklahoma
5

HIGHLY RECOMMEND

  • 5 of 5

This home is probably one of the best homes we have rented on Smith Lake! The owners are fantastic! They were quick to answer any questions we had and have equipped the home with everything you will need. The kitchen is impressively stocked with any dish or utensil you can think of. The kids loved the slide and we loved the area for swimming. You are not on the main body of water so you're not constantly fighting waves. The walk to the water is also not bad. It's just a couple of flights of stairs. The only bad thing I can say is the drive there made us all a little dizzy. The roads are steep and winding but, It would not keep us from going back.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Water Slide, Trampoline, Alabama Adventure (Birmingham), Space Center (Huntsville)

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Rates & Availability

Crane Hill House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall/Winter/Spring 2016/2017
Sep 30 2016 - May 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
$250
$1,500
 
 
Christmas 2016
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 26 2016
4 night minimum stay
$1,200
Flat fee
 
 
Summer 2017
May 23 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$395
$2,370
 
 
Fall/Winter/Spring 2017/2018
Oct 1 2017 - May 20 2018
2 night minimum stay
$250
$1,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$395
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Charge $175
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.0%

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Amenities

Crane Hill House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master on Main Level
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2nd Master down stairs
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 3rd bedroom down stairs
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed , Kid room down stairs with matresses to sleep 8
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Bunk Beds (2), 2 individual twins
Entertainment:
  • Air Hockey
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Swim Platform, Water Slide, Fire Pit

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