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Amazing Family Getaway!!!- dock w/slide & diving board.

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Cabin, 1 Bedroom + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 8)

Secluded, with 205' waterfront, this cabin is our personal family vacation home. It's all about playing on the water. We are located on deep water towards the back of a long slough (but water is still deep and clean), so there's not as much boat traffic. This makes our location ideal for swimming (particularly great for children), or relaxing on the large private dock, which has a diving board, slide, and swing to relax and enjoy the amazing views. Less boat traffic means peace and quiet, and great waterskiing on calm water. Plenty of room to roam if you want to boat or jet ski and look at the breathtaking views on one of the south's cleanest, deepest lakes. In addition, we provide a canoe and a paddleboat for your enjoyment (at no extra charge).We are located on Rock Creek, where the fishing is amazing. Bringing your own boat - a public boat launch is only 10 minutes away.

The house is clean, comfortable and open, with vaulted ceilings and wide plank pine flooring. Comfortable mattresses, and many books, games, video games, and puzzles are available for our guests. Three shaded decks with beautiful views overlooking the water allow for relaxation or entertaining . The cabin is located on over an acre lot, which provides lots of privacy. And Bankhead National Forest is across from us, so your view is unspoiled.

We are more than happy to accept personal checks if you wish. Contact us directly for more details (don't request on-line booking).

Keywords: Lakefront, House, private dock with slide and diving board, Cabin

More Details

Kathleen Dyar
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 9, 2017

Why Kathleen Dyar chose Arley

We are originally from Alabama, and Smith Lake was always our very favorite lake to boat and ski on. There's approximately 510 miles of shoreline to explore, and it's so clean (300' deep in some places). We now live outside of Nashville, but our cabin is an easy 2 1/2 hour drive for us. We love the privacy, and the fact that our dock is not jammed up with others. Our cabin has provided so many amazing family memories - late night boat rides, 4th of July bar-b-ques, lounging on rafts in the water all day, and lying on the dock looking for shooting stars...hope you have the same experience!

What makes this cabin unique

The property is lakefront, and very wooded. Feels like you are also in the mountains, so you get the best of both worlds.

Guestbook comments from the owner

From a recent email after I inquired about their stay:

Oh my gosh Kathy…it was FANTASTIC!!! We loved your house! It was probably one of our best vacations ever. My husband fished off and on most of the time and Kennedy and I rotated between swimming, sliding and jumping, and paddleboating. We were able to all be around each other on the dock but do what we each enjoyed doing. My birthday was great but the Angler was in fact closed on Tuesday. We went to Arleys Lighthouse on Wednesday but stayed at the house all the other nights. We did get ribeyes from Smith Farms and oh my! We could very likely rent from you again next summer if you don’t sell the house. It was a wonderful time. Thank you so much!
Jun 2011
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Arley Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Loft - 2 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) La-z-boy sleeper sofa. Mattress is air mattress inside, and very comfortable - you won't know it's a sleeper sofa., Bunk Beds (1) 2 futon bunk beds in loft. Single on top, and double on the bottom - sleeps six comfortably.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseshoes
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Private dock with slide, diving board, and on-dock refrigerator, 3 decks to entertain/relax


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Amazing Family Getaway!!!- dock w/slide & diving board.
average rating of 4.888889 based on 19 reviews
Madison, AL

Another amazing stay.

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay in this particular rental and we absolutely loved it (again). Being a family of 7 it is hard to find a vacation venue that suits everyone, but this cottage has something for all of us. The location is nestled in the woods on a quiet part of the lake to give you the solitude to really feel like you've had a break from the busyness of life. The dock has everything you need to entertain the family for days. And on those rainy days when you have to go inside, the house is cozy and clean and has books and games and videos to keep the vacation fun going strong.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Eric, thanks for choosing our cabin again! We love sharing our place with guests who recognize how truly special it is, and hope we will see you and your family again soon.
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Great Family Lake Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful and relaxing weekend at the lake! Everything was exactly as described. The cabin is cozy and comfortable. The loft with bunk beds made it great for our small family, but it would also have been perfect for a couple looking for a quiet getaway. It was rainy while we were there and we only had a couple of days, but having the dock right there made it possible for us to enjoy the canoe, paddle boat, and swimming between the storms. We would also really have enjoyed the decks if it wasn't for the rain. If we get a chance to go back for a longer stay, I'd like to take a boat and dock it there and do some fishing.

There is satellite TV, but there is no Verizon cell coverage (as of 10-2017). We had to drive 5 minutes to get back to service. This might be a feature for some people, though! Also, the owners were extremely helpful with providing tips and instructions and facilitating us arranging our trip. Great job and thanks!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, quiet, and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Watched sun rise and set from canoe on glassy lake. Coffee on the porch, drinks in the swing. Life is good.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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United States/ Houston Mississippi

I was very pleased. House was roomy, clean, comfortable and had all the necessities for my family.

  • 5 of 5

All we needed for a comfortable stay along w a few extras, kept the adults and children happy. Price reasonable and owners very helpful. I highly recommend this house for a family's stay! -Darrin & Sharon Vance

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Just spectacular. The boat dock is fantastic. Our kids had a great time sliding and jumping off of the diving board. The house it's self is comfortable and welcoming. We will be back.

**We went in late August, but the webpage wouldn't let me select the actual date**

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Outstanding and Refreshing Seven Day Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Place was as described and did not disappoint. Ben and Kathy were very accommodating host, down to their local recommendations for shopping and dining. We had a blast! Looking forward to next year. Thanks :-)

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Birmingham or Huntsville
Car: necessary

Canoe, Paddleboat, Complimentary use of canoe and paddleboat for our guests! We can also arrange Pontoon Rental and Guided Fishing Trips


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95
Damage Deposit $500

Add 2.5% if paying by credit card.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.