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Elegant Rustic Lakefront Bungalow

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Sleeps 12. 4 Bedrooms. 3 Baths.

This 4 bedroom/3 bath home offers breathtaking views from all 3 levels. The bonus to this private retreat, nestled in a cove on Rock Creek, is that you can step out of the front door and be on the lake. The home is conveniently located and features a single slip boat dock, with a large swim platform and jet ski dock. It is also very close to a free public boat launch. Swayback Bungalow calls out to families, church retreats, holiday vacations and romantic getaways.

Chad Warden
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

Why Chad Warden chose Arley

This was a favorite family campsite for many years before building this dream home on beautiful Smith Lake.


Arley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • There are large full size bathrooms on all 3 levels.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , with master bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , private bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , shared bath
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , shared bath
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Elegant Rustic Lakefront Bungalow
average rating of 4.903226 based on 31 reviews

Great Location

  • 5 of 5

First time staying at this house and it was a great experience. The owner was very accommodating to all our needs and the neighbors were also very friendly. We only had six in our party, but there was room for many more. Great location to Arley with a short walk to the boat dock which also had a lift which was very convenient. This part of the lake did not have any of the traffic you see near the main channel, very quiet and relaxing. The kitchen had everything we needed for preparing food for the three days we were there. We definitely plan on staying at this house again.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome house with everything you need for a vacation on the lake

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect. Highlights included: great view, lots of beds, kayaks/paddleboards, short walk to the dock, firepit, huge deck, etc... We had two families of four and we fit in there easily and had everything we needed. The owner Chad was super helpful and made sure we had everything we needed. The location is great - 5 minutes to the store and about 10 minutes to Duncan Bridge Marina where we were able to rent a pontoon boat. The only suggestion I would make would be to bring your own WiFi hotspot/router as there is no WiFi at the house (although Chad let us borrow his).

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Decatur, al

Beutiful Home on beautiful lake!

  • 5 of 5

I have only been to Smith Lake once but I forgot just how beautiful of a lake it was. We greatly enjoyed our stay and the property is very nice. I have rented many lake homes on VRBO and this is one of the nicer ones I have visited. Chad, the owner, is very responsive and extremely helpful. The home is located in remote enough location to give a good feeling of privacy but it is within a reasonable distance to a store/diner/marina so you don't have to travel too far if need be. Cruising around the lake by boat I became very thankful that this house is one of the few on Smith Lake that don't have stairs going from the house to the lake. Some of my family don't move around very well so this was a huge plus. There is no wifi but that was as advertised so we were prepared for that. AT&T has good coverage but Verizon is spotty at best so Verizon users be aware. We would 100% rent this property again.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a great family vacation. The owner Chad was very hospitable. Made the trip more special.

  • 4 of 5

I hope to return. The house was beautiful and the property was private and serene. Enjoyed being so close to the water without all the "work " going up so many steps.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pearl, MS

Best House on the Lake

  • 5 of 5

We have been going to Smith Lake for several years and by far the best we have stayed at. The pics do not do it justice. We love being so close to Arley and the access to the water could not be any easier. The biggest plus is no steps to the water. If you are a frequent visitor to the lake you know what I mean. Chad is great and his piece of paradise makes a family vacation the greatest. We will be back next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house

  • 5 of 5

The house was great. Three levels all with bedrooms. Great for multi families. Dock was very nice as well. Boat ramp is very close by!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Property Damage Protection $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.