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On a Whim Rustic Lodge Near Smith Lake Park

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Year round deep water with a beautiful rocky shoreline

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Last updated: 12/09/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Sleeps:16
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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

Member since: 2006

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/09/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be 25 to rent...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 14-16

  • Patriot Room (main level) sleeps 2: 2 twin/ single

    Stay in the USA themed room with two twin beds...moreless

  • Nautical Bedroom (lower level) sleeps 2: 1 queen

    The Nautical room will get you in the lake spirit!...moreless

  • SummerCamp (lower level) sleeps 4-6: 4 bunk bed

    Two sets of bunkbeds is the perfect kid's hangout....moreless

  • Angels Perch (loft) sleeps 2: 2 twin/ single

    Twin daybed with trundle is great for the little ones....moreless

  • Sleeper Sofa (lower level) sleeps 2: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    TV area on lower level has a queen sleeper sofa...moreless

  • Master Bedroom (main level) sleeps 2: 1 king

    Luxury Master with deck access is perfect place to wake up....moreless

  • Also have a folding cot in the SummerCamp closet

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Master Bath: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    Your own private place to soak in the whirlpool tub...moreless

  • Main: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Full hall bathroom on main level...moreless

  • Lower: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Full bathroom on lower level....moreless

Entertainment

  • Air Hockey
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table:

    Combination Pool/Air Hockey table...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    51' Plasma / Blu Ray in Rec Room 32' LCD / DVD in Great Room DirecTV on both...moreless

  • Video Game Console:

    Playstation 2 on dedicated 36' gaming TV in SummerCamp bedroom...moreless

  • Video Games:

    Vintage Pinball machine. Bring your quarters!...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Custom made table seats 9 and the island bar will seat another 3....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer:

    main level...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All bed sheets and bath linens are provided...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Property is the end of a cul-de-sac, and there is ample parking for both cars and boats....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath and Kitchen towels are provided. Please bring your own towels for the lake....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    main level...moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    10 cup...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Stainless pots/pans, CrockPot, Blender, most anything you'd need to cook...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Enough to feed your whole crew!...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    You didn't think we were going to make you do them by hand, did you?...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Modern kitchen with island and great lighting...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Stainless over the range microwave is great for popcorn or leftovers...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Kitchen Linens, trash bags, ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Side by side with ice maker...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    1500 sq ft of decking surround the house....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill and charcoal grill. Propane is included, charcoal is not....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Jetted Tub

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Christmas
Dec 22 - Dec 26, 2016
4 night min stay
$425
Memorial Day
May 26 - May 29, 2017
3 night min stay
$425
Summer
May 30 - Jun 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$330
$1,980
Fourth of July
Jul 1 - Jul 4, 2017
4 night min stay
$420
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$275
$1,560

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Housekeeping $150 + tax
  • Tax Rate 10%

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 12/09/2016
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Location

54.7 Miles
Nearest Airport
Huntsville International Airport (HSV)
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-65 Exit 334
 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

Why the Owner Chose Cullman, AL, USA:
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.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/09/2016

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Photos

  • Year round deep water with a beautiful rocky shoreline

    Year round deep water with a beautiful rocky shoreline

  • Well stocked and organized Kitchen.
Dining area and main living area open.

    Well stocked and organized Kitchen. Dining area and main living area open.

  • Once you step inside the front door, you are viewing a beautiful decorated space

    Once you step inside the front door, you are viewing a beautiful decorated space

  • New King Bed with reading chair and french doors leading to the deck

    New King Bed with reading chair and french doors leading to the deck

  • Upstairs loft bedroom. Pop up the trundle twin to sleep 2 adults.

    Upstairs loft bedroom. Pop up the trundle twin to sleep 2 adults.

  • Summer Camp will sleep 4 to 6. Great place for kids, equipped with gaming TV.

    Summer Camp will sleep 4 to 6. Great place for kids, equipped with gaming TV.

  • Gaming area, w/ Pool and Air Hockey, Pinball and card table. Hang out at the Bar

    Gaming area, w/ Pool and Air Hockey, Pinball and card table. Hang out at the Bar

  • Screened Porch

    Screened Porch

  • Looking out over the lake

    Looking out over the lake

  • Lake side view of house. Fire pit, hanging chairs and porch swing.

    Lake side view of house. Fire pit, hanging chairs and porch swing.

  • We've even hosted weddings!

    We've even hosted weddings!

  • Craftsman style cottage with lots of charm

    Craftsman style cottage with lots of charm

  • Beautiful custom table. Built just for the space. Table will seat 7 - 9.

    Beautiful custom table. Built just for the space. Table will seat 7 - 9.

  • Easy moving from the main living area to the outside deck.

    Easy moving from the main living area to the outside deck.

  • Main floor, 2nd bedroom. We call this the Patriotic room, with 2 twin beds.

    Main floor, 2nd bedroom. We call this the Patriotic room, with 2 twin beds.

  • Nautical bedroom on the lower level with access to the patio -sleeps 2

    Nautical bedroom on the lower level with access to the patio -sleeps 2

  • Downstairs sitting area. With pull out bed in couch - sleeps 2. Lg TV for movies

    Downstairs sitting area. With pull out bed in couch - sleeps 2. Lg TV for movies

  • Beautiful hand crafted Pirate Bar

    Beautiful hand crafted Pirate Bar

  • 1500 sq feet of decking and a fire pit makes sure you won't stay inside.

    1500 sq feet of decking and a fire pit makes sure you won't stay inside.

  • Swim platform deck with boat cleats.

    Swim platform deck with boat cleats.

  • Bring a book and Relax!!!

    Bring a book and Relax!!!

  • Breath taking views everyday!

    Breath taking views everyday!

  • It doesn't get any better than this

    It doesn't get any better than this

VRBO #95425

This listing was first published here in 2006.

Date last modified - Friday, December 09, 2016

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