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Houston's Hideaway - Enjoy the Serenity of Smith Lake

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Constructed June 2006 with approximately 2,100 square feet of centrally heated and cooled living area. The house features three bedrooms, two and-a-half baths, a fully equipped kitchen, dining room, laundry room and a large living area. The Master bedroom is located on the first floor and features a full bath that includes a shower, as well as a whirlpool tub, and a double vanity.

The Master bedroom also features a huge king sleigh bed with a NASA memory foam mattress for the perfect night's rest. The two other bedrooms are located upstairs with a full combination bathtub/shower and double vanity. Each floor has a separate thermostat to control the temperature.

The den/living area is approximately 24' by 16' with glass windows across the back for a breathtaking view of Smith Lake. There is ample seating as well as a 50' flat screen television.

Great place to swim and fish from the boat dock. There is ample boat docking if you decide to bring a boat, as well as two jet ski pads to dock your jet skis. A boat launch is available at Houston Recreation Area approximately seven miles from the lake house. There are several locations on the lake to purchase fuel; however, be aware the prices are considerably higher on the water. Bait and other boating needs are also available at several locations in the area. Smith lake is the third cleanest lake in the United States and offers a tremendous opportunity for fishing. (Bass, Striper, Crappie, Bream, or even Rainbow Trout)

There are three restaurants, two grocery stores, and a coffee shop within eight to ten minutes.

Keywords: Residential

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2017


Houston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 2.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1)
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(38 traveler reviews)

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Houston's Hideaway - Enjoy the Serenity of Smith Lake
average rating of 4.9736843 based on 38 reviews

Great view!

  • 5 of 5

Really nice house with a great view. The only potential drawback would be the number of steps to get back up from the water, it is a trek.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mother's Day

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful, quiet weekend at the lake. The house was clean, uncluttered, comfortable, and had all the aminities needed for a perfect weekend getaway and it is on a great part of the lake for skiing, swimming or just sitting on the deck.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always delighted to hear our guests enjoyed their stay!!! We hope you will consider returning for another stay in the future!!
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Secluded retreat for relaxation

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our getaway to this great lake house. It was just my husband and I but we would have plenty of room to bring the kids next time. The house was very clean (which is a big deal to me!) The kitchen seemed very well stocked although we personally didn't use much of the items. The location of this house is ideal. It is a very quiet part of the lake. We had awesome views and very little traffic. We enjoyed swimming off the dock for hours at a time. I highly recommend bringing all supplies needed due to the area being limited on stores, restaurants, etc. We did enjoy a few of the local places and the local grocery store for lunch. The only thing missing that we didn't think to bring was something to float in the water with. We drove around for hours looking for rafts, noodles or anything! We ended up driving to Jasper (40 minutes away) and finding something at Walgreens. So heads up, bring something from home to float on. The water is amazing and relaxing. You will want to just float around. Other issue that might pose a problem for some (not us). There are A LOT of steps to the water. It didn't seem this way in the pictures. For elderly people or families with small children, this could pose an issue. My elderly parents would not have been able to walk these steps which would have meant they couldn't have enjoyed the beautiful water. Other than that, I would recommend this place for families, girls getaways, etc. The quiet was unbelievable.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston Hideaway May 2015

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful week of relaxation at Houston Hideaway with group of ladies from SC and Louisiana! We really enjoyed the porch and reading/sunning on the dock especially. The lake is beautiful and the house is very spacious. The photos do not do the large living area and seating justice.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful retreat

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to Houston's Hideaway...

Beautiful setting; very comfortable accommodations...already looking at schedules for a return trip. Wonderful get away, retreat from hustle/bustle of trappings of busy schedules, etc. you will not be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston's Hideaway in October 2014

  • 5 of 5

From the first inquiry the owners of Houston's Hideaway were outstanding to deal with, very quick response to all questions prior to our visit. Once we arrived they checked in several times with us to make sure the property meet our expectations and needs. The location of the property is outstanding, situated on a very wide section of Lewis Smith Lake the property is easy to find and just a short drive away from dining and shopping.

If you're looking for a great place to stay and excellent owners to do business with then I highly recommend giving Houston's Hideaway a try!!

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Houston House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 12 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 5 2017 - Nov 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2017 - Feb 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
Mar 1 2018 - May 24 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $125

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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