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Booking Now for Spring and Summer 2018! Great Location Amazing Views!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths With Panoramic Views, Covered Boat Dock, & Kayaks. Granite!

This cozy 3 bedroom, 2 bath open cabin style floor plan is perched 50 feet above Lewis Smith Lake on year round deep water; within sight of Big Bridge. Located at the end of a private road leading out to the point, it provides wide open panoramic views across the lake with the ultimate in privacy and seclusion. A covered deck on the main floor and a fire pit overlooking the lake, coupled with home-made ice cream and s ‘mores, provide an ambiance that will take you a step back in time when things weren't so busy and there was time to create memories with your family, friends and new acquaintances. Bring your boat, boats or PWC! A very large floating dock, with two covered boat slips ( one with 4.5K hyrdo-lift) and a PWC Port is perfect for swimming, boating, water skiing, and tubing, fishing or relaxing. The owner's four kayaks and two paddle board are available to explore the natural beauty of this wonderful clear lake. You won't go far for fishing; the slough we are on is known for some of the best fishing on the lake.

This lake house is best for a couple's romantic getaway, a Mom's weekend retreat, or families with children who are old enough to swim and safely navigate stairs to the lake. The large master king suite opens out to the covered deck and has a massive bath that includes an extra large soaking tub and walk-in shower. The other two guest rooms are equipped with queen beds that share the large guest bathroom. The fully furnished modern kitchen and breakfast nook provide even more spectacular views of the lake and the boat house below. The downstairs area provides kids with plenty of room to play games while Parents enjoy the serenity of the upstairs. The home is fully equipped with amenities; just bring your food, drinks, clothing and water toys.

Trident Marina and the 'Country Mall' are less than 1 mile; fantastic seasonal restaurants are within 2-3 miles; the Crane Hill Dollar Store is 6 miles. Visit the small town charm and unique antique shops of downtown Cullman just 25 minutes away. Stony Lonesome OHV Park for ATVs, bikes, equestrians, and hikers is just 15 min away.

Plus brand new granite countertops and new kitchen appliances installed in 2017! New for 2018! New carpeting and wood floors on the main level!! Awesome place to relax and enjoy yourself!

More Details

Edd and Susanne
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 12, 2018

Why Edd and Susanne chose Crane Hill

Fantastic views of Lewis Smith Lake and the natural beauty and wildlife.

What makes this house unique

Hardwood floors and professional cleaning services allow us to be pet friendly! Brand new granite counter-tops in kitchen. New Dishwasher, Oven and Gas Cook-top!


Crane Hill House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 2 full bathrooms. Master bath has full tub (whirlpool) and walk in shower with private toilet in another room so everyone can enjoy some privacy! Guest bath has full tub/shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double
  • Brand new carpet in the 3 main level bedrooms! Master bedroom has it's own door for the deck access. Views are incredible!
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Booking Now for Spring and Summer 2018! Great Location Amazing Views!
average rating of 4.878788 based on 33 reviews
Thibodaux, LA

Christmas at lakehouse

  • 5 of 5

First off, I would like to say Tom was so helpful. Renting this lake house was so easy. Tom answered all my emails promptly, which is not always the case with rentals. The lake house was everything we wanted and more. We really just needed food. The lake house provided paper towels, dish soap, toilet paper, good variety of pots and pans and baking dishes(and a crock pot that I asked Tom if he could get us one). There was also fire starters and wood to burn for the fire pit which we used day and night. The ONLY thing that would have made it better was if it had snowed! There were kayaks to use which were also used everyday. Everything was clean and beds were comfortable. Everything was provided for s'mores also; we had these everyday! The house itself was beautiful along with the scenery. I would definitely recommend this lake house to anyone wanting a place to enjoy with family. There were convenience stores near and a grocery store about 20 minutes away. Be sure to visit the Ava Maria Grotto and Smith farms! Great places!

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hawthorne, fl

This was a great place to stay and our family had a blast

  • 4 of 5

The house is well equipped with everything you need. The boat house is also equipped with kayaks and paddle board... life jackets available in all sizes. We bought some new paddles for the table tennis but my kids loved the giant Jenga the most. For someone with bad knees the walk up from the boat house was a little hard but I managed. We had brought our dogs and they loved the lake....I would for sure stay here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oxford, MS

Great house with a beautiful view!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! The house was clean and had everything we needed! We look forward to coming back soon!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Property is very nice and clean with great views from the deck.

  • 4 of 5

My family had a great time. We enjoyed our stay. My son enjoyed fishing from the boat dock. We enjoyed swimming also. Due to weather we couldn't do s'mores outside. It is nice that you have it ready just in case. Everything you need is provided. I loved sitting on the deck with a cup of coffee and listening to a symphony of birds singing. I loved the big tub in the master area. The manager Tom was so nice to us. The updated appliances in the kitchen were great for cooking meals in. The only downfall was the narrow driveway to get in and out of and the stairs. Other than that, it is a great place to stay. Lots of room.Thanks for making our vacation a memorable one.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

This lake house was a great choice for vacation! The location was great and the house was very well kept. They had everything you could possibly need. It was very clean and decorated with great taste. You can tell the owners take pride in their property. The owners were easy to get in touch with and were a pleasure to work with. We will definitely rent again!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, beautiful outdoor area

  • 3 of 5

My husband, daughter and I recently rented this property for a few days. The outdoor porch and pier with kayaks were great. However, the house itself was not clean when we arrived. The refrigerator, master shower (I did not check the other shower), floor, countertops and accent furniture were all dirty and I spent most of the first day there cleaning. We were pretty miserable with our allergies from all the dust and there were dead bugs (just mosquitos hawks and beettle type bugs) and dust on the floor along with pollen on everything. If you don't mind the home not being spic and span, it is a great location with a large beautiful patio area including a large and small table with lovely large chairs. I emailed the property manager after we checked out since I didn't think anything could be done about the uncleanliness during our stay and I needed to have the home clean right away so I thought it best to do it myself but I did not receive a response to my email.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Birmingham, AL
Nearest Motorway
14 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Ryans Creek
Car: necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Memorial, Independence, Labor Day Minimum stay is 4 nights at the $225 rate. A 3 night stay is $260 per night

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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