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Top Choice: "Smith Lake Retreat"

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Welcome to Smith Lake Retreat in beautiful Cullman County. This spacious, non-smoking home, available for rent, will help you get away from city life and enjoy the easy-going pace of the Northern Alabama countryside. You and your family will long remember this Smith Lake rental. 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.

This retreat hide-away overlooking Smith Lake includes a rear porch that leads to a multi-level dock made just for sunbathing. Tie down your motor boat or pontoon after a day of swimming, water-skiing or fishing for largemouth bass, spotted bass, striped bass, bream, and crappie, and enjoy the beautiful sunset over the lake.

This beautiful cedar-finished home has four bedrooms and three baths on two floors spread over 2400 square feet. The home was built in 1994, has 145 feet of water frontage, with deep, year-round water access from Smith Lake (Pigeon Roost Creek).

From both the upper-level living room, as well as the master bedrooms, and from the lower-level den, you can access decks leading to the two-story dock.

Lewis Smith Lake on the Sipsey fork of the Warrior River has over 500 miles of shoreline and 21,000 acres of clear water for sport fishing, skiing, and boating. Smith Lake draws campers, fishermen and recreational boaters from all over the Southeast. It is located midway 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 metro areas. This website's Top Choice of Smith Lake rentals.

The owner has made this exceptional home available to you for weekend or week long vacations. Take all the time you need to soothe your soul and relax your spirit. Please contact David either by phone or e-mail to discuss rentals of this beautiful home.

Keywords: Smith Lake Rental

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2017

About The Owner

Hi, I'm David Philpot and am the owner of Smith Lake Retreat. I've always enjoyed travelling whether across town or over the ocean to unfamiliar countries. Still, I've always relished returning to a familiar spot away from home that was also home to me. At the lake I'm amazed at the clarity and relaxed frame of mind I can achieve, yet also be energized at the same time. I hope you can "Come to Your Best Senses" at Smith Lake Retreat, as many others have before you.

The Owner purchased this house in 1997

Why The Owner chose Lewis Smith Lake

My home is in Birmingham but grew up on the Gulf Coast and have always enjoyed the water, whether fresh or salt. Since Smith Lake is more convenient and one of the cleanest lakes in the U.S. I opted for a lakehome rather than the beach. I realized I couldn't use the house as much as I'd like so I decided to rent and share on a short term basis; with no regrets.

I hope you enjoy Smith Lake Retreat and the lake as much as I do with all it has to offer. The house is not a rental but a second home to me, so, welcome to my home. -David Philpot

Amenities

Crane Hill House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1) The two rooms with King Size beds each have access to the balcony., Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) In downstairs den for the sleepless., Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • water skiing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Top Choice: "Smith Lake Retreat"
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews
Alabama
4

close to 5 stars

  • 4 of 5

When the futon mattress on the couch and seat cushions (worn and stained) in the living room are replace I would have given it 5 stars for the price of the rental. The TVs in the pictures have been upgraded.

The views from every room are great. The top deck has a table with 4 chairs. The middle deck also has a table with 4 chairs. They are in the shade most of the day, which is a nice break from the sun on the lake. The dock is about 3 stories from the top of the house, which isn't that bad for Smith Lake.

The dock is two swim platforms put together. This is where we spent most of the day. One has a sun deck top which you can jump into the lake from. The basement closet has swim toys and chairs for the dock. A great bonus.

Trident Marina is very close where you can rent a boat or Sea-Doo. We rented a Sea-Doo for the day and it was well worth it. We saw fish around dock but it was very hot and they weren't biting.

Yes we would rent it again. It is a great place at the price point.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Girls Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Smith Lake Retreat was a perfect locale for our Girls Getaway during Labor Day weekend. The price was right and the location of the home was perfectly convenient to our friends' places near Big Bridge. Our group loved the decks and dock, and David was extremely helpful with the questions that we had. Thanks for a memorable time!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a very relaxing and fun vacation at "Smith Lake Retreat". We had everything we needed. Our son-in-law loves to cook and the kitchen was supplied with everything he needed. The home was very spacious and the dock was the favorite of our grandson and his friend. David was very easy to work with and was available to communicate when we had questions. Before, we left the family was talking about next year's vacation. There is a GREAT selection of movies and books. The boys liked being downstairs and watching movies and playing fuse ball. My mom is 82 and she enjoyed watching the water activities from the deck. God has created a beautiful world for us to enjoy and Smith Lake Retreat is definitely a place to see God's creation. Thanks, for sharing your vacation home with us! Everyone in the family recommends this place to everyone, young and old. Bev

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

CLF

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Smith Lake Retreat.

The house was very clean and the kitchen was extremely well stocked with all the cooking utensils we needed including coffee filters --this was much appreciated!

The house was very comfortable and the basement was the perfect place for our teenagers.

The boat dock was great and our kids enjoyed lying in the hammock and jumping off the top of the dock.

We would highly recommend the house and hope that we can return next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our experience was great. We stayed here with our daughter and son-in-law and their two young children. My son and his girlfriend also were with us.The description regarding the property was accurate. The place was clean and had everything we needed. The owner was extremely nice and very easy to work with. We will stay here again and we will recommend this place to our friends and family.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

It was the Perfect Property for us!

  • 5 of 5

I am a Youth Group Leader from a small church. This past week-end, we held a Retreat at this home on Smith Lake. It was perfect for us. We were able to house our guys downstairs where there were 6 single beds available and our male chaperone slept on the daybed in the gameroom area where he was able to monitor there activities. The downstairs had a separate entrance which worked well for our boys who wanted to fish in the early morning. Upstairs, we had 2 bedrooms and a futon for our girls. The house was plenty roomy for the 12 of us. The kitchen was well stocked. Unfortunately during our stay, the upstairs a/c "froze up" and quit cooling. I called the owner, David, about it around 9AM Monday morning. He returned my call within 20 minutes and there was a repairman there within an hour. The entire situation was resolved before noon. Everyone has had the a/c break down - I certainly don't blame David for that. I am extremely impressed with how he handled the situation. I would trust that he would take care of any problems that a renter let him know about. We had a great experience and it was the perfect property for us.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Crane Hill House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$185
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Tax Rate 10.0%

Please call with any questions: David @ 205.902.6185

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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