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On A Whim Rustic Lodge Near Smith Lake Park

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
16
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
3
Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 14)

The best of lake living and relaxation…

We welcome you to a craftsman’s style cottage, nestled amongst the trees, in a quiet cove on Smith Lake. Enjoy a quiet evening sitting outdoors on one of the multiple decks overlooking the lake. Warm yourself from the evening chill wrapped in a blanket, comforted by the flickering light from the outdoor fire pit. The sounds of the woodlands at twilight are enhanced by the view of the moon glistening on the water. So very peaceful!

Awake in the morning, alive and refreshed. Serve yourself a steaming hot cup of coffee in a beautiful, well-stocked kitchen. Casually walk outside to the screen porch and settle in the quaint outdoor seating area. Here you smile and breathe in the fresh air as you listen to the sounds of the wildlife on the lake. You’ll find an unusual sense of energy in this 3000 sq ft, two story home, snuggled in, just a few steps from the lake.

Equal distance from both Birmingham and Huntsville, just 6 miles from Hwy 65 (Exit 304), this lake house cottage could be your getaway from it all.

'On A Whim' has an inviting covered front porch and plenty of parking for your family and friends. As you enter the front door, you are welcomed by the main living area, decorated in a rustic, but luxurious style with a gorgeous planked vaulted ceiling and large windows looking out over the lake.

The main level features a large Master with King size bed, and it’s own set of french doors leading out to the main deck. The ensuite bath features a Jacuzzi tub, large counter space and an over sized shower with a refreshing rain head. The Patriot bedroom is just down the hall from the Master, which offers two twin beds and is next to the main floor full bath.

The beautifully crafted kitchen is well stocked and features all stainless appliances. The island in the kitchen faces the open floor plan of the main living area and dining room, allowing you to always be a part of the action.

The dining area has a custom table that seats 9 with an additional 3 seats at the island. Additional folding tables and chairs are provided. The home has a laundry area equipped with a full size washer and dryer, iron and ironing board.

The Angel's Perch loft area is decorated in a sweet southern style with a daybed and pop-up trundle, the perfect little girls hang out, including a trunk of dolls to play with.

As nice as the upper levels are, the lower level is where all the fun is. Challenge your friends to a game of pool, air hockey or pinball. Then, settle into the leather sofas and watch the big game on the 51" Plasma HDTV, or just hang out on the lower patio and stare at the lake. In addition to the rec areas, the lower level also offers a third bedroom with a queen bed, decorated in a nautical theme and a fourth bedroom with two sets of bunk beds, decorated in a camping theme with a dedicated 36" video gaming tv. A full bath will make sure you're not running up and down stairs all day.

'On A Whim' gets good AT&T and Verizon 3G coverage, and has broadband WIFI Internet and DirecTV. Everything you need to ensure you can stay in contact with all your friends that are working while you chill out at the lake.

We'd love to host your vacation at 'On A Whim'. Use the form on the right and let us know how we can help you.

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Owner
Mark & Sherry
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2017

Why Mark & Sherry chose Lewis Smith Lake

We purchased a lake house on Smith Lake, because we have enjoyed visiting and doing all the lake offers over the past few years. We knew that others would enjoy it too.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(55 traveler reviews)

On A Whim Rustic Lodge Near Smith Lake Park
average rating of 4.9454546 based on 55 reviews
Birmingham
5

Comfortable and spacious house

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our group of ladies to use for a weekend retreat. There were plenty of areas with ample seating. The kitchen was stocked with basic cooking tools. The outdoor areas were enjoyable. The owners were quick and clear communicators.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

great location

  • 5 of 5

THe house sets up great for a fishing group. Plenty of parking, plenty of room inside home, great view and very clean. Look forward to staying here again next fall.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect for our small wedding.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay.It was very accomodating for our small wedding at On A Whim.We had multiple compliments on how nice the place was.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Enjoyable Stay

  • 4 of 5

The house was as I expected having seen the house on the website. It accommodated all of us that stayed there. The beds were all comfortable except the beds on the lower bunks in the bunk room,; the mattresses are very thin and you can feel every bar under them.

The house was clean inside. Everything worked well.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Carol, we're glad you enjoyed your stay. Just a few weeks ago, we replaced all of the twin mattresses, including the bunks, with brand new pillow tops. Thanks for the comment and have a great day.
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Athens, AL
5

Awesome place!

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of about 10 guys at "On A Whim" for a weekend, and it was the perfect property. Well maintained and clean, lots of beds, fantastic views. We have this guys'-weekend every year, and everyone in the group agreed this was the best place we've tried so far. Fast, easy communication from the very nice owners, easy to find location, and lots of room and tvs to watch football! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome spot for a family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Mark and Sherry!

We stayed 4 nights in this cool home. There were a total of 8 adults and 3 children, and everyone was comfortable. The floor plan is well laid out and accommodating for entertaining. It rained about half of the time we were there, so we spent quite a bit of time indoors. They have lots of games in the game closet, in addition to the pool and air hockey tables! We brought our boat and the dock was easy to tie up to. We would absolutely stay at On A Whim again!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
54.7 Miles
Huntsville International Airport (HSV)
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
I-65 Exit 334
Nearest Point of Interest
Smith Lake Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Whitlocks Country Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Boat Ramp
Nearest Point of Interest
Cullman Restaurants and Shopping

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Rates & Availability

Cullman House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Memorial Day
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$425
 
 
Summer
May 30 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$330
$1,980
 
 
Fourth of July
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
$425
 
 
LateSummer
Jul 5 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$330
$1,980
 
 
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
$425
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$425
 
 
Christmas
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$425
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$275
$1,560
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Housekeeping $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

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Amenities

Cullman House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Your own private place to soak in the whirlpool tub
    Main - toilet , combination tub/shower , Full hall bathroom on main level
    Lower - toilet , combination tub/shower , Full bathroom on lower level.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Patriot Room (main level) sleeps 2 - 2 twin/ single , Stay in the USA themed room with two twin beds
    Nautical Bedroom (lower level) sleeps 2 - 1 queen , The Nautical room will get you in the lake spirit!
    SummerCamp (lower level) sleeps 4-6 - 4 bunk bed , Two sets of bunkbeds is the perfect kid's hangout.
    Angels Perch (loft) sleeps 2 - 2 twin/ single , Twin daybed with trundle is great for the little ones.
    Sleeper Sofa (lower level) sleeps 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , TV area on lower level has a queen sleeper sofa
    Master Bedroom (main level) sleeps 2 - 1 king , Luxury Master with deck access is perfect place to wake up.
  • Also have a folding cot in the SummerCamp closet
Entertainment:
  • Air Hockey
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing

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