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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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 9, 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.


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


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Elegant Rustic Lakefront Bungalow
average rating of 4.8965516 based on 29 reviews
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: Aug 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: Jul 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: Jul 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: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quality stay in a luxury house with a greathost.

  • 5 of 5

Chad went above and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed. The house was already great with everything we needed, but he even provided extras like gas for our boat when we ran out of gas. It was a great time and definitely spacious enough for the ten of us.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for great review! Hope you plan another stay in future!
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Beautiful home! Amazing trip

  • 5 of 5

Chad has a beautiful home full of everything you and your family need for a perfect vacation. This lake is one of the cleanest we've ever been to. Will certainly be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Insurance $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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