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Idle Days 4 BEDROOMS & 4 BATHROOMS 2 Story Dock - Max 14 People

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
1 - 4 nights

About the property

4 Bedroom 4 Bath Home Sleeps 14 - Maximum People Allowed is 14

Sorry No Pets Allowed.

Idle Days is a beautiful remodeled home on Rock Creek. It has beautiful views of rock formations and the open water. The home is located in a quiet area that is very relaxing.

Please be aware - We cannot allow Corporate Events, Weddings or Parties due to this being such a quiet area.

Enjoy the screened porch with lots of seating. You can swim in the very deep clear water, jump from the top of the 2 story dock or lounge in the water. Endless options for a relaxing getaway or a full day of playing.

3 levels of decks and tons of chairs to provide endless lake viewing options. You can dine outside on the screened porch or on the deck with a large dinning table.

The house has approximately 3,200 square feet of centrally heated and cooled living area. The house features four bedrooms, four bathrooms. 2 levels of living including main and lower level fully equipped Kitchens and Living areas with large flat screen TVs. Both levels have an open floor plan with combined Living, Dining and Kitchen areas.

Main Level has full sized washer and dryer in large Laundry room with laundry detergent provided.

2 Master Bedrooms on the main level both have attached baths. All new mattresses for you and your guests comfort. One additional large bedroom is also located on the main level with the bathroom across the hall.

4th Bedroom is located on the lower level with a large bathroom across the hall. This is a great place for kids with easy access to the game area with a Foosball table, games and a dart board (magnetic).

The main level open living area is large and can accommodate multiple families comfortably with seating at the kitchen island, seating for 8 at the dinning room table, a large sectional couch and an additional sitting area all in the same open room with fabulous views of the lake.

Great place to swim and fish from the boat dock. There is boat docking if you decide to bring a boat. The dock has power and lights. We are located in between Rock Creek Marina and Duskin Point Marina for convenient gas fill ups. If you do not have a boat or do not want to rent one we have boat ride rentals with a captain available - ask for details.

This lake home provides everything you need for your vacation getaway. Linens, beach towels, life vests, laundry soap, utensils, pots, pans, small kitchen appliances and even some pantry items (sugar, flour, spices) and the owners strive to make your stay pleasant and enjoyable.

The town of Arley's main street is less than 10 minutes away and has a fabulous grocery store that also makes their own biscuits and out of this world croissants. They have a deli where you can call in and pre-order delicious smoked chicken and BBQ ribs. They also have pizza, deli items, sides and desserts for any size group. Other restaurants are also located in Arley.

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Tracey Gregorski
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 23, 2017


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

Idle Days 4 BEDROOMS & 4 BATHROOMS 2 Story Dock - Max 14 People
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews

I've Never Written a Review, So You're Going To Want To Find Out What Made Me Write This One!

  • 5 of 5

Usually the pictures and descriptions overrate a property and you end up being disappointed when you arrive. Not the case at "Idle Days". This time the pictures and descriptions didn't do it justice! The home, supplies, activities for the family, and view were unbelievable! When two families with a total of 13 (ages 10-53) are all happy and want to stay another day and come back the next year, you know it's PERFECT! Beautifully decorated inside, gorgeous views of the lake outside from so many decks we couldn't find where everybody was relaxing with cider and a book or magazine! So many large screen t.v.'s to watch football and movies and a door to close off noise between the two! Did I mention cooking? More gadgets, utensils, pots and pans than I have at home! Definitely enough to cook 3 meals a day for 2 families! The home was also clean as if I had cleaned it myself for company! The only negative is that we don't own "Idle Days"! Thank you, Tracey for allowing two sisters and our families to get together and enjoy each other's company for a little while again!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent home for vacation at Smith Lake

  • 5 of 5

Everything about our experience was 5 star. The house is in excellent condition. The view and accessibility to the lake are perfect. My wife and I were looking for a quiet get away this fall and this home met all our expectations. Everything we needed for cooking was provided and then some. Plenty of dishes, pots/pans etc. Tracey, the home owner, was great in offering advice and answering any questions we had.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Felt like a home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

This is our new favorite house on Smith Lake! The home is exactly as pictured but even more beautiful and spacious. Cooking in the kitchen was so enjoyable because of the beautiful lake view, updated appliances and great selection of cookware, knives and other kitchen tools. We had a pretty large group at times and the house never felt crowded. There were plenty of large gathering spaces but also plenty of tucked-away bedrooms for those that wanted to sneak away for a nap! We brought our boat and spent the days out on the beautiful lake or on the pier. The house is located in an open cove-type area with beautiful rock formations all around!

I loved that the house felt like a home, not like a rental where all the fun stuff gets packed away when the renters come. The owner shared the best of what they had to offer! The owner was a delight to work with and was so helpful with any questions I had before and during our stay. We would DEFINITELY rent this home again!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Had a Great time

  • 5 of 5

The house was very clean, plenty of room for the hole family 10 adults and 2 kids. Everything we needed and more was available in the house. The dock was awsome plenty of room for our 19' ski boat and two Jet ski's. Also had a nice swim deck and upper level for laying out or jumping into the water. Location was great as well just off the main channel away from a lot of the traffic. We plan on staying here again next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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In a word....FABULOUS!!

  • 5 of 5

I'm not sure what we enjoyed the most....dealing with the awesome owner or the wonderfully appointed home that they were so kind to share with us. From the moment I made the reservation, I felt 'at home'. Tracey answered all of my questions and familiarized me with the area and nearest marinas. We had a nice surprise when we arrived-delicious sweets and the kitchen is equipped with whatever a cook would need including a crockpot. We've rented many homes on the lake and this one is at the top of our list. The views from the home are breathtaking. Please, do yourself a favor and rent this home-you won't regret it!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this home for a weekend girls' getaway. There were only six of us and we were talking about how it could've held our entire families-- it felt so spacious! We didn't even need the great basement; we just stayed on the main floor. It ended up raining most of the time, so we didn't use the outdoor amenities, but that didn't bother us. The home is so comfortable that we could've stayed inside and hung out all week!

Everything was very easy! The directions are easy to follow, and Tracey offers helpful suggestion for food, dining, etc.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles

The city of Arley is located 6 miles from the house. Grocery store is convient. Rock Creek Marina is around the bend by water and is nick-named 'Red Neck Seaworld'. It has huge fish that you can feed from a baby bottle provided by the marina.


Rates & Availability

Arley House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter 2017
Jan 3 2017 - Apr 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
Memorial Day 2017
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Online Pay Fee 2.5% $40
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 6.0%

Our cancellation policy is 30 days in advance of your reservation for a full refund (disregard the vrbo owner's cancellation policy)

If using a credit card I will add 2.5% service fee

A photo ID of the person making the reservation will be required before check-in

Read our rental agreement as it related to more than 14 people and pets. Neither are allowed.

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.
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Arley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Full Bathrooms - 3 on Main Level 1 on Lower Level
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Attached Bath
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Attached Bath
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double , 1 bunk bed
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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