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Luxury Lake House with Tram to Your Boat Dock 'The Real McCoy'

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 20-24)

'The Real McCoy House' is the perfect place to spend your vacation. I have a breath taking view of Lewis Smith lake no matter which way you look. Walk out onto the 12'X 50' porch upstairs or down. Walk off the porch on a deck that connects to a 4 person tram car and rides down to a deck which connects the ramp onto your floating covered boat dock with a swim deck. Fishing is great. Bring your Seadoos and boats. You have a 6-8 person hot tub for your relaxation under the stars.

This wonderful vacation retreat is private and set up for a large family or business getaway. This lake house was new in 2008 and has hardwood floors upstairs and tile downstairs. You are about a mile out of the city limits of Arley. It's a small town and has most anything you need. Arley is approximately 30 minutes from Jasper or Culman and not far from Birmingham. There is a gourmet kitchen that has all stainless steel appliances with all granite counter tops and a bar downstairs. You have gas fireplaces upstairs and down for that perfect evening. Downstairs you have a big screen TV great for those ball games, or catching your favorite TV shows.

3rd cleanest lake in North America.

Keywords: Lake House

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Arley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 23
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Town ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Dialup Access
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master Bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Master Bath
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Masters are ceramic walk-in open showers.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 23
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , 1 double , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 7 - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • We need to know the number in your party so that we can supply bedding and bath linens appropriately
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Let us know how many is in your party so we can provide enough linens. Starter toiletries provided only.


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Luxury Lake House with Tram to Your Boat Dock 'The Real McCoy'
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 27 reviews


  • 5 of 5

One of the nicest family friendly places I have stay. The tram was a life saver. Wonderful accommodations with room for everyone

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You for staying at our house. We appreciate the good word and excellent renter.
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Good Spot

  • 2 of 5

Fireplace was difficult at both levels. Needs to be fixed but everything else was great. We loved it and everyone of my family had a great time. It would have been nice if the garage were available also.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Both fireplaces have been serviced and are in perfect working order now. The garage is used for owners storage and has never been available to renters. Glad you had a great time and thanks for the heads up.
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Great place!

  • 4 of 5

21 of us came and stayed at The Real McCoy a few days before Christmas. We really enjoyed our time together in the house. I’m taking 1 star off because some of the towels smelled bad. Thankfully we had laundry soap with us and washed the towels. The smell came right out. Otherwise our stay was great!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed our house. But we are sorry the towels were not properly cleaned. We will review procedures with the cleaners. Thank you for staying with us
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  • 4 of 5

Our stay was nice. We had 19 in the house very comfortably. Kitchen was well stocked. Fire pit has a beautiful overlook the ring needs some updates, rustied, along with the grill. We just used some fiol and cooked on it anyway.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: New Grill and fire pit has been ordered. Thanks for the heads up. We are sorry the new items were held up by the holiday season
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The Real McCoy

  • 4 of 5

The house was great! The tram was very useful We rented a boat and and went tubing. The swim deck was great we all swam or floated in the lake 3 children learned how to swim we could not stop them we're in love with lake Maybe in the future a second frig we cook so we loaded the frig we had Great place to stay great for kids and adults. Thank you so much for opportunity to stay this wonderful place Debbie Bauer

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We so appreciate such excellent renters. When we built the house the vision was as you describe "a place for family and fun" We will look into another frig that is a very good idea.
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The McCoy house is great!

  • 5 of 5

We spent the 2nd week of July 2017 at the McCoy house. We had 10 adults and 11 children. I was concerned that it would be large enough to comfortably house all of us - it was more than adequate. The furnishings were in excellent condition and were more than sufficient.

The house was just as the pictures showed and it was so nice that the adults could stay up stairs while downstairs all the children played games, watched TV, and just had fun!

I was initially concerned about everyone using the "Tram". It was a waste of mental energy! The Tram was the hit of the week. It made traveling to and from the dock for swimming and fishing so easy. We contemplated renting a boat to use for the week. However, it was not necessary. We brought a few large floats that everyone enjoyed using. The swimming and fishing were also great.

We had a couple of items that required repair, but they were taken care of quickly. For example, the ice cube maker did not work, so the maintenance person brought us bags of ice. Nothing seemed to be too much trouble.

Would we rent the McCoy house again? Absolutely!

Bob Hansen

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We value great renters and appreciate such good feed back. The parts were ordered for the icemaker and will be installed shortly. We always try to go the extra mile and JB is such a major reason we get such good reviews. Thank you for the review and we are looking forward to your next stay..
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Linda McCoy
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018

About Linda McCoy

I own Mortgage Team 1 in Mobile Alabama and I am President Elect for the Alabama Mortgage Brokers Association. I have been in the mortgage business since 1993. I have 2 children and 3 grandchildren. This lakehouse is a wonderful place to bring a family and enjoy lake life. I own Dream Catcher Pointe which is right across the water. I have 19 lake lots for sale, 12 are on deep water. They have approved floating boat dock permits, the road and utilities already put in so you are ready to build your new lake home.

Linda McCoy purchased this house in 2008

Why Linda McCoy chose Arley

I live in Mobile and after Katrina, I decided to find a place far enough from the Gulf Coast to find refuge from the yearly storms. I know many others who felt the same way so I looked for a place to start a community to bring a huge family when they wanted and needed to get away. I wanted luxury while away from our homes. When I found Smith Lake, it was like a little peice of heaven and the best kept secret. I named our subdivion Dream Catcher Pointe.


Nearest Barpub
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
State Hwy 77
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Arley Cafe
Car: necessary

You are within minutes from the Bankhead National Forest


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
cleaning fee $200

Memorial Day, Jul 4th, Labor Day

Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Yrs. $400/night or $2400/week (4 night min)
Additional costs
Cleaning fee 15 guests or less $175, or 16 plus is $275
CONTACT BY EMAIL for instructions, security codes, and keys.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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