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Star Struck / Equisite Detail Lake Cottage- Gentle Slope

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8- 9)

Equisite in detail and charm offering Comb-Cedar & Stone craftsmanship, tongue and groove cedar ceiling, built in 2009 describes this quaint nostalgic lake cottage offering magnificent views of Lewis Smith Lake. Total privacy- nestled in a secluded “off the beaten path” area of Lewis Smith Lake. This lake house is ideal if you are looking for total seclusion in getting away from it all! Our water depth at dock is 65' deep and crystal clear water. We are just 10 minutes West by boat to Duncan Bridge Marina. 30 minutes by car to Double Springs, AL, 45 minutes from Jasper, AL., 1 hour 1/2 from Huntsville, AL. Experience an awakening of our eastern sunrise views from our Master Suite area (breath taking sunrises !). If you are a nature lover & outdoor enthusiasts-you are in for a treat- walk less than 75 yards and find yourself covered in nature and tranquility as you meander throughout the Bank Head National Forest 3 minutes away. Some of the wildlife you may encounter include: White Bald Eagles occasionally, Deer, Turkey, and Waterfowl Geese in abundance.

We invite you to sit back, relax, and enjoy yourselves as we open up our lake cottage to you our guest. Witness the peace and serenity as you step back in time leaving the grind and the stress of big city life in your rear view mirror. Discover the night skyline and see for yourself why they say “The Stars Do Fall on Alabama”!

Grill out and enjoy the outdoor entertainment gazebo as it offers views of the south’s 3rd cleanest lake in the country right in our own backyard. You will experience the deep emerald green water unlike no others of which this lake is known for. Gentle slope w/stair step walkway to our single slip boat house - no HIGH BLUFFS to climb or stairs at StarStruck !!

We welcome all season travelers & fish enthusiasts. Lake is host of 3 world fishing titles,and a favorable host of Bass Master Pro circuit. We catch fish regularly both stripped bass & spotted bass right off our dock. I will be more than happy to share with you my secrets of success in landing your “fresh catch” of the day. Clean your own 'catch' outside at owners fish cleaning station as provided with a full sink with running water.

Amenities include: Tastefully decorated on a lake theme decor with tongue and groove cedar ceiling in Great Room. Gaze at the magnificent 22' standing rock fireplace in Great Room offering warm & soft ambience on those cool & chilly nights. Ceiling fans throughout, Central Heat & Air, stackable washer & dryer on main floor, fully equipped kitchen state of the art stainless steel appliances & solid surface granite countertops, double sided stainless steel kitchen sinks, and dishwasher.

Half bath off main foyer, open great room off kitchen with awesome lake views. Main master suite w/tile master bath, all hardwoods and tile floors throughout, 12 x 12 screen in covered porch off kitchen offering lakeside views, full covered exterior porch on main level for entertaining/reading pleasure. full finished basement downstairs, stained concrete tile floor, kitchenette w/sink , bar w/ stools.

(2) TV's (local channels) available in master suite & daylight basement LR, Dvd player’s available in master suite, basement LR.

27' Wall Mount Vizio in Kitchen for your viewing (local channels only)

Cell phone coverage good with most carriers AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile. No Internet/Wifi at this time.

Main Floor – Master Suite 1- King w/ master bath,

Full Bed in Alcove Daylight Basement.

Daylight Basement – Bed 2 – Queen .

Daylight Basement- Bed 3 – King.

All bedrooms in daylight basement share same full bath & master shower.

Keywords: Lake Cottage, Boat Rental, Deep Water Year Around, Gentle Sloping, 105' Waterfront,

Outdoor Entertainment Gazebo.

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 27, 2017

About The Owner

Cindy and Jaye are season professionals in our careers. Jaye is retired USMC aviation veteran of 22 years and now presently enjoys spending time catering and cooking competition style BBQ under team name "Just Smoke "N" Around BBQ" out of Jackson, GA. (www.justsmokenaroundbbq.com)

Cindy is in the healthcare industry and a 27 year veteran as a Medical Technologist serving with Northside Hospital in Atlanta, GA. We both love the outdoors. We love to travel and enjoy spending time with our 6 grand children between visiting Georgia/ Texas.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2009

Why The Owner chose Lewis Smith Lake

We chose Smith Lake because of the crisp water quality it offers over all others. Water quality is unmatched !! Smith Lake is known to be the 3rd cleanest lake in the country. As evidence, you actually can view the clarity of water 10' below at the shoreline from our dock. The water is just gorgeous resembling emerald green color as this is what drew us to this lake from out of state. "Waterfalls" in the Sipsey Wilderness are just a 45 minute ride from our home offering hiking & beautiful views and scenery. We live in Atlanta- as we commute 4 1/2 hrs to our lake home at Lewis Smith Lake. It's worth the drive for us to escape for some downtime and visit our 'little peace of heaven' . We plan to retire here in about 10 years.

What makes this cottage unique

Peace, Relaxation, Remote, Bankhead National Forest being across our street 50 yards away ! Easy access gentle slope concrete driveway for turnaround and parking.

Amenities

Double Springs Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Shared Kitchen ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , master bedroom upstairs main level
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , downstairs basement level
    Bedroom 3 - 1 King Bed in downstairs basement bedroom.
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 double , 1 double bed downstairs basement
  • (1) King size beds upstairs master bedroom, (1) Queen Bed in daylight basement, (1) Full size bed in daylight basement, (1) in King size bed in daylight basement, (1) Pak & Play crib available. Any additional guest > 9 is advised to bring their own blow-up inflatables for additional children only/ no adults 18 or older. (charges do apply)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
stackable washer & dryer, stainless steel appliances, solid surface granite countertops, stainless kitchen sink

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Star Struck / Equisite Detail Lake Cottage- Gentle Slope
average rating of 4.7391305 based on 23 reviews
4

Great spot for a family gathering

  • 4 of 5

Overall was a great experience. There were a couple of things that were challenging.

We had to clarify directions and put out more visuals as it was a bit confusing. Kitchen pots were very limited. Only two very small saucepans and a medium size pan, all pots and pans were peeling. The last thing that was very challenging was it took hours of running the water to get the mud clear. We ended up making multiple trips to get bottled water, as it was Thanksgiving and we also had coffee drinkers. All in all we made the best of the challenges.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sad to hear of your challenges at Star Struck. Two of your challenges mention was covered in our helpful tips page prior to your arrival almost 3 weeks in advance. (1.) While we are "remote" we try to describe that in our description upfront. We are sad to hear that our "directions" was challenging for you and your family to find. We've had many guest before you without difficulty in finding Star Struck in the past. (2) Due to non-use of well water for extended periods of time, our water will unfortunately become cloudy over time as we are on a well system. Again, our helpful tips page covered this challenge in that "Guest" should bring their own bottled water /and or flush lines outside for 30 minutes or more until clear. Thank you for your feedback on our pots/pans/peeling of paint... we are disappointed to hear that our cookware did not meet your expectations for "Thanksgiving". We will take your recommendations into consideration.
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5

Incredible place to unplug and get away!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This home is absolutely beautiful! Our family loves to be outside and this place did not disappoint. The landscaping was wonderful and there were many places to enjoy sitting and relaxing outdoors. The house itself was well-equipped and we loved the open floorplan upstairs. We had preteens with us, so it was nice that they had their own space downstairs. We really appreciated Jaye allowing us to bring our dog with us too! He is such a part of our family and it just wouldn't have been the same without him. I would absolutely recommend this place to my friends! It was all that we hoped for and more.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Star Struck. The home was so private that I am not even sure we had neighbors that could hear us talking on the deck. The home was very comfortable and well laid out for privacy. The back porch and screened in porch were where we spent a lot of time since the weather was great and the swinging bed/chair was so comfy. We found ourselves so relaxed. The owner, Jaye, is so communicative and available, and accomodating. It was a memorable family weekend!!! Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to hear your stay at Star Struck was relaxing. Thank you for the review . We were delighted that we had the opportunity to share our little piece of heaven with you and your family. We hope Star Struck met your expectations and then some ! Thank you again for booking with us and hope you'll book with Star Struck again on your next Smith Lake getaway ! destination !
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5

Beautiful!!

  • 5 of 5

This place is amazing!!! The owner of the property is wonderful. After being there a day we got a text just checking to see how things were going. It was a little ways out exactly what we were looking for. The house is just gorgeous everything you need is right at your finger tips. I felt so at home! This is the first time we have rented a lake home and I can promise you this has by far been one of our most precious getaways. My husband and I were a little worried about having to leave our pup. I saw that this place was pet friendly and couldn't wait to take our little guy with us. It is so quiet and peaceful. The lake is beautiful and the people out on the lake are very friendly. Thank you so much for allowing us to enjoy your home. I really hope we get the opportunity to come again!!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Star Struck is the perfect lakehouse!

  • 5 of 5

What a great house! The house is beautifully decorated and nicely equipped - very comfortable all the way around. Beautiful views at every turn. Easy access to the lake, where the views just continue. The lake is lovely, crystal clear water and perfect for swimming, boating, fishing - you name it! The owners were great as well, very helpful and informative. Provided great detail on what to expect and things to do! The Caney Creek Falls hike is a must do!! Its amazing! We highly recommend this cottage - Cant wait to go back!

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

Great house, great atmosphere

  • 5 of 5

The Starstruck house was the perfect getaway for my family. There was plenty of room and it was very secluded, which we loved. Mr. Jaye (the owner) was so nice and helpful from the day we began discussing renting the house to the week after. He even checked in on us during our stay which we greatly appreciated. It was a wonderful Fourth of July weekend for my family and we loved staying at Star Struck.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Jasper
Nearest Golf
22 Miles
Jasper Country Club
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Hwy 195/County Road 8
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
Double Springs, AL Italian, Mexican, BBQ, Pizza

Due to multiple inquiries for boat rental, please contact Mike @rockcreekstripers.com or www.boatrentalsatsmithlake.com

Duncan Bridge Marina is approx. 15 min by boat from our dock. 45 minutes via car.

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Rates & Availability

Double Springs Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring Break
Apr 2 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$200
From
$250
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer Rate
May 30 2017 - Aug 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
$250
From
$300
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,645
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
 
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$275
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Clean Fee $150
Pet Fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $275
Tax Rate 9.0%

All premium holidays (2017) $275 per night if not otherwise noted in rates column in our listing. Min stay is 3 nights. Memorial Day, 4th July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas.

Owners dock their personal pontoon in slip year around. You are welcome to dock your ski/boat to our side of dock as most of our guest do when docking at StarStruck.

Refundable Security Deposit of $275 will be refunded 14 days after your stay via VRBO if no damages are noted from our clean crew.

Monthly lease available. Inquire with Owner on rates. Monthly lease does not apply during peek summer season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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