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Brushy Creek Lake house -- Time Out of Mind

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Loft, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 13-15)

Are you looking for a get-away that is close – but, feels far away? If so, consider “Time Out Of Mind” on Smith Lake. Nestled in Bankhead Forrest, located between Addison and Arley in Winston County, it’s an easy 1 ½ drive from the Shoals or 2 hours from Birmingham or 3 hours from Memphis or 4 hours from Atlanta.

Details below:

• Comfortably sleeps 13 – 15 in five Bedrooms:

o 2 x King

o 2 X Queen

o 1 Bedroom with 1 Full Bed and 3 Twin Bunk Beds

o There are also 2 fold-down futons that can sleep little people

o Plenty of room in bedrooms to set up portable cribs.

• 4 Bathrooms

• 2 Kitchens

• A wonderful screened in porch and decks on 3 floors overlooking beautiful Smith Lake

• Three large, open living spaces

• 3 Wall-mounted Flat screen TV’s with full surround sound

• Game room complete with full size pool table and dart board

• Boat Dock with an extra slip for your water toy. Boat launch access in the neighborhood. A gravel ramp may require 4WD

• Since this is our “home away from home”, it is fully furnished and has all the amenities you could possibly need.

Pictures available below. Please know that quite a bit of the decorating and landscape has changed since these pictures were taken.

The picture at the top of the home page is the view of the lake off the Master Bedroom deck! This picture was taken in the early Fall, therefore, the water level is a little lower than normal.

o $200 security deposit (refundable)

o $150 cleaning fee

o NO Smoking!

Only pets we’re related to are permitted.

Keywords: lake house,

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Erik L Naumann
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Brushy Creek Lake house -- Time Out of Mind
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 22 reviews

Great property, especially for large groups

  • 4 of 5

The location on the water is peaceful with only two immediate neighbors.

Inside the house, there is alot of open space.

The two kitchens were a nice bonus, along with the pool table.

The grills need a bit of fixing up, but have a great view while using them.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Reunion at the Lake

  • 4 of 5

There were a few minor maintenance issues, but overall, the house was perfect for our purposes. The design allowed for small group conversations in different locations, but also supported gatherings of our whole group together, to include for meals. The view of the lake was beautiful, and the weather could not have been better.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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up to the house yard and surrounding area were neat and appeared to be well kept.

  • 5 of 5

It was quite and very calming. The lay out of the house accommodated our needs. We will keep info and when we get some time off we would like to come again.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome family vacation!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had our extended family vacation at this beautiful home. We were a group of 8 adults and 6 children(ranging from 18 to 7). Plenty room for everyone!! There we we 2 refrigerators, which was an asset with a group this large. The house is in a nice neighborhood located near enough to Arley to run to the store to pick up things that we forgot or to replenish depleted supplies. Most of the group had C-Spire phones and we did not have service. However, we all decided that on vacation, this was an asset!!! We brought 2 boats and rented a pontoon and had ample space to tie up these boats. We had kids that learned to kneeboard and ski. Everyone loved the rock jumping! The guys enjoyed fishing. Wonderful place to spend your vacation! The homeowner was super nice and very accommodating, always returned my calls timely!!! I would highly recommend this beautiful home to any family that would like to have quality time with multiple generations. We are making plans to return! Absolutely loved it!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind review. With a large group, two full kitchens can be a necessity. I'm glad the house had all that you needed for a great vacation. One note: AT&T is the only cell network that works well.
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Beautiful Home. Definitely Recommend

  • 5 of 5

The home was beautiful and I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking to visit Lewis Smith Lake. We were down on the lake for a work trip and are so glad we went this route. The bedrooms were roomy and really comfortable. You could definitely fit a lot of people in the house as there is plenty of room. Everyone was clean and well kept up. Additionally it was super private and on a quiet part of the lake so you can enjoy some peace and quiet.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Ashley, I've hosted employee retreats here also as a great change of pace to a hotel conference room. I hope you return.
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Our family of 14 enjoyed our stay at Time out of Mind. It was quiet and peaceful.

  • 5 of 5

The location on the Smith Lake was a great place for our kids to learn to wake board . The house was perfect for our family... Loved it!!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many people prize this part of the lake for the smooth "bare footing" and "wake boarding" water. Thank you Nancy for staying at our home. We hope to see you again soon!
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles


Rates & Availability

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Low Season
Sep 16 2016 - May 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 5.0%

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Arley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Bunk Beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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