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Bear's Den Vacation Resort on Smith Lake - Where the Living is Easy......

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Kitchen / Dining Area looking out over the lake - Unit 4

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Last updated: 04/27/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

SIX Properties On The Lake, 160ft Dock, Swim Platform, On Private 4 Acre Setting

Bear's Den Vacation Home
One home of only six that are all available in a boutique development of new, stylish vacation homes. Centrally located on the crystal waters of Smith Lake, northern Alabama. With a private on-site boat launch exclusive to our renters; 160ft boat dock for boats with an integral swim platform; communal Fire Pitlocated over the water; BBQ stations at each house. Bear's Den is a truly relaxing place to spend a vacation. Bear's Den sits in a slew with year-round deep water but has very limited water traffic. Privacy and a quiet life.

Located in a Small Vacation Resort
The vacation property is one of only six situated right on the gentle slopes of Smith Lake. Reunions of classmates; family; weddings; church gatherings can all be easily be accommodated.

Boat & Kayak Rentals
Boat rentals are available on-site. We have six boats available to our renters. Ski boats; deckboats; fishing boats. These all allow all current water sport activities. An on-site mechanic is also available to assist with boat issues at a cost.

Amenities & Accommodations
Inside, you will find all the comforts of home, including 2.5 bathrooms and 3 bedrooms. The home can comfortably accommodate 10 guests (if more sleeping space is needed, then there are two queen size inflatable mattresses available). Amenities include fully equipped kitchen, central heat and air, covered deck, charcoal grill, and a 160ft commercial boat dock with super large swim platform, firepit and outdoor shower. All homes have DISH Satellite with movie and local channels [SEC Football!!]. DVD player.

The downstairs is a Kitchen/Diner open plan with casual seating and a breakfast bar. Large, powerful microwave. Master en-suite with King Size Bed/jacuzzi tub is on the ground floor. Half bath for general use and integrated washer/dryer.

Upstairs are two large bedrooms; shared bath with jetted tub; family/games room with large screen TV [flat panel]. Multiple board games available.


Amenities List
Satellite TV included in this rental home

Entertainment Center included in this rental home

Deck upstairs and downstairs included in this rental home

Air Conditioning included in this rental home

Central Heating included in this rental home

Full Kitchen included in this rental home

Microwave included in this rental home

Washer/Dryer Unit included in this rental home

BBQ included in this rental home
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Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, french, german
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 04/27/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1400 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    This is a water-based vacation so please respect the water at all times and be safe!! NEW Water Slide going in for 2015. A Biggy!!!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility:

    Please contact me directly for any help with wheelchairs. Some houses are more suitable than others. The site is laid out with reference to wheelchairs but it is not perfect....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Bedroom ONE is a Master En-Suite with High Ceilings...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Very large room with high ceilings...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 double

    Double Bunk Beds in large room...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, jetted tub

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, jetted tub

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet

    ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Dish Including local channels - SEC Football...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library:

    Please ask. No Charge. Hundreds of titles. You damage you keep and pay....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Recreation Center

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Jasper and Cullman are our closest towns with birmingham an hour's drive....moreless

  • Golf Course Front:

    Robert Trent Jones courses are within an hour's drive. World-class golf at a fraction of normal green fees!!...moreless

  • Lake View:

    We are right on the water and only a few steps to drop in! There are no bluffs on our waterfront so prevalent on Smith Lake where over a hundred steps down to the water, ending at a dock, common....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    The crystal waters of Smith Lake are only a few minutes from your deck. A quick run and jump should get you splashing and giggling in the warm waters that help make our little piece of heaven yours....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Seating for 12. Eight at the large table and four at the smaller table....moreless

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Including parking for boats / Trailers....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Yes. We can supply fantastic coffeee beans if needed at additional cost....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    We have a comprehensive collection of dishes and utensils. Please feel free to bring any peculiar items you me require....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Full Kitchen Facilities...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Large and powerful Microwave. Please utilise appropriate dishes and covers. A heavily soiled microwave will incur an additional CLEANING CHARGE....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Boat:

    6 Boats for rent... Call for details....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Upstairs and downstairs in units 1, 3 & 5. 2, 4 & 6 patio accessible from beds 1 & 2 and main sitting area....moreless

  • Golf:

    Available 40 miles distance....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    6 Kayaks....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Tubes and skis. Call for details. You bust you pay....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$199 $240
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,200 $2,500

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $50 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Cleaning Fee $120 + tax
  • Tax Rate 6%

Notes:

There is a cleaning fee of 100 USD NOT during the summer. 150 USD during the remainder of the year.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.


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Last updated: 04/27/2017
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Location

This is a water-based vacation. World class fishing [stripe and bass]; fantastic skiing locations; safe tubing and fabulous coastline scenery. Almost 700 miles of coastline has to be enough for everyone to find their own little spot far from the madding crowd.

Bring your own beer!! This location is 'dry' in that you can't buy. Boats available at the site. Contact for more information. 6 boats now available.

Parties up to 60 can be accommodated. 6 houses in total on almost 4 acres with a boat launch on site. Lots of parking.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: Arriving from the Europe, we have invested in the beautiful state of Alabama and are now the proud owners of the Bear's Den Vacation Resort. We have developed this site ourselves, building all the homes and now do all the groundwork and maintenance ourselves. We live and breath this wonderful location. You need anything during your stay just ask, night or day, and if we possibly can we will deliver. We are present periodically but always in the background. We feel that we have put a little of ourselves into the venture and are so proud and happy that you have chosen our resort for your vacation.

Why the Owner Chose Arley, AL, USA:
Location, location location! On a deep, wide slew so far from the madding crowd of the main channel [actually three minutes] by boat; I can't say enough about the quality and amenities of the 160ft boat dock and swim platform; integral swim platform and no motorised traffic swimming area. All properties are new to the public in 2014 with superb layout, facilities and furnishings.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Boat Launch; All new in 2014; 4 acres of private land; Commercial boat dock; Stunning Internals; very friendly and we welcome pets.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, german
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 04/27/2017

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Photos

  • Kitchen / Dining Area looking out over the lake - Unit 4

    Kitchen / Dining Area looking out over the lake - Unit 4

  • Unit 4 Sitting Area

    Unit 4 Sitting Area

  • Two sets of binkbeds in LARGE Bed 2 - Unit 4

    Two sets of binkbeds in LARGE Bed 2 - Unit 4

  • Unit 4 Master Bed with Full Ensuite

    Unit 4 Master Bed with Full Ensuite

  • Unit 6

    Unit 6

  • Unit 4 Deck with Seating n Dining Area

    Unit 4 Deck with Seating n Dining Area

  • Master bed with patio doors to Deck - unit 5

    Master bed with patio doors to Deck - unit 5

  • Master Bed with Full En-suite Unit 3

    Master Bed with Full En-suite Unit 3

  • Boat Launch at Side of Unit 2

    Boat Launch at Side of Unit 2

  • Panorama of Right Hand Side of Bear's Den

    Panorama of Right Hand Side of Bear's Den

  • BIG Logs to hang out on right at the waters edge.

    BIG Logs to hang out on right at the waters edge.

  • View from Swim Platform to Sandstone Path thru Stone Gabions to Grassy Areas

    View from Swim Platform to Sandstone Path thru Stone Gabions to Grassy Areas

  • Unit 6 Kitchen Area - Concrete Worktops

    Unit 6 Kitchen Area - Concrete Worktops

  • Unit 4 Kitchen n Breakfast Bar - Granite Worktops

    Unit 4 Kitchen n Breakfast Bar - Granite Worktops

  • Full Bath Jack n Jill Unit 4

    Full Bath Jack n Jill Unit 4

  • View of properties

    View of properties

  • Unit 5

    Unit 5

  • Unit 5 Decks

    Unit 5 Decks

  • Steps to Grassy Path

    Steps to Grassy Path

  • Lansdscaping

    Lansdscaping

  • Extensive new seating & picnic area - seats installed shortly

    Extensive new seating & picnic area - seats installed shortly

  • A 'Duck's Eye View of the resort

    A 'Duck's Eye View of the resort

  • Fire Pit and Log Seats.  note shallow water for paddling!

    Fire Pit and Log Seats. note shallow water for paddling!

  • Marine Power from Hatteras Light

    Marine Power from Hatteras Light

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Thursday, April 27, 2017

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