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Elegant Rustic Lakefront Bungalow

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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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
Speaks: english
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Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2017

Why Chad Warden chose Lewis Smith Lake

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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Elegant Rustic Lakefront Bungalow
average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews

Great Thanksgiving getaway.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for three nights over Thaksgiving. Our family had six adults and four children and there was plenty of room for everyone. The house has three levels and each family took a floor. The lake views in the fall were beautiful. We took a morning trip to Caney Creek Falls in the Bankhead National Forest that was an easy hike for our group ages 3-68. The house was very clean and had plenty of dishes for a holiday meal. I would highly recommend this lake house!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent location and accommodations

  • 5 of 5

Great area of the lake w less traffic which was great for younger skiers. Accommodations were great and kids loved the 3D TV when they weren't outside. Boat ramp is really close and there was a good, safe spot to leave the trailer. Chad was extremely helpful and provided some assistance when I needed to make some boat repairs. Can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Maysville, KY

Great Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

House is beautiful, clean, and well appointed. Everything you would need in a kitchen is available. Beds are comfy and had soft sheets. Best thing is that there are no steps to dock! This is the second time we have rented this home. Homeowner is available to come to house or to answer questions. Would definitely recommend this home to rent. Beautiful landscaping, also.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Olive Branch, MS

Loved being close to the water!

  • 5 of 5

This location is wonderful. The house is very comfortable. Although we were worried about not having a second kitchen, we found the extra large refrigerator and large pantry to be more than adequate to meet our needs. The walk to the water is super easy and the dock and swim platform accommodated us nicely. Chad is very laid back and helpful. I would recommend this as one of our favorite places to stay at Smith Lake.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house with easy access to the lake!

  • 4 of 5

Our family truly enjoyed our stay at this home. It has every convenience you would need (with the exception of C-Spire service which could be a curse or a blessing! My granddaughter has Verizon, and it worked great.) It is a quick (less than 5 minute) trip to Arley for those forgotten or restocking items. Chad was a very hospitable host, who is close by if you need him but by no means in your way for complete enjoyment of the property. Having knee trouble, I appreciated the short distance to be boat dock with very few steps. Great home, convenient location, helpful owner!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Memphis, Tennessee

Beautiful week in a beautiful house on a beautiful lake!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at multiple houses at Smith Lake over the years. This is at the TOP of the list! The house was comfortable, well decorated and well stocked. We loved the outdoor space and the easy walk to the lake and dock. We had the whole family together for the July 4th week. Great memories were made. Thank you so much Chad for the extra attention to detail and the warm greeting and send off!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

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Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $150

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Arley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • 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

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