Send this page to a friend

Thank You

Your message has been sent.

You can send this page to up to five email addresses. Please separate each email address with a comma.

Smith Lake Alabama Rental House-I-65-Broadband-Sleeps 25

Rickey Harris or Ulvia Harris --USA and Salinas Ecuador

Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, spanish
Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

Contact the Owner

Rickey Harris or Ulvia Harris --USA and Salinas Ecuador

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 1, 2015
Tell the owner when you would like to travel.
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Smith Lake Alabama Rental House-I-65-Broadband-Sleeps 25

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights


Lewis Smith Lake House Rental Photos and Description

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 25)

Welcome to our lake house, constructed in 2008 and named 'Magnolia Manor' in Crane Hill, AL in Cullman near Bremen. We named it this because the area has abundant 'cowcumber' magnolias growing everywhere. Construction completed in 2008 but never lived in. Address is 128 County Road 327. On Google Maps just across the lake (West Side) from the Bridge at Ryan's Creek Marina next to the peninsula. Boat Dock in place! Dock Fishing and site-seeing excellent. 15-20 minutes from Interstate 65, the major highway artery from Mobile, AL to Chicago, IL. See smith-lakehomes dot com

We are on the Western side of Cullman County, the East Side of Smith Lake across the water from Ryans Creek Marina near Bremen, AL. To go by land, it is just 2-4 minutes away. We are 8/10 of one mile from the Marina. Our spacious, non-smoking home, will help you get away from city life and enjoy the easy-going pace of the Northern Alabama countryside in the foothills of the Appalachian chain. Whether you choose to stay in Spring, Summer, Winter or Fall, you will feel at home while only an hour away from Birmingham and Huntsville.

Perfect for family, family reunions, church meeting, conferences, corporate meetings, professional continuing education courses, and/or company retreats. To find us on Google Maps, just find Ryan Creek Marina on County Road 222. Magnolia Manor is 2/10 of one mile West of the Marina by land or by boat, just across the lake next to the peninsula that juts out on the map. Coming from I-65, we are 7.1 miles West of Interstate 65 down State Highway 69. After driving 7.1 miles on Hwy 69 South towards Jasper, one turns right or West onto County Road 222 at Hwy 69 mile marker 228. Head West on Cty Road 222 up the hill 1.5 miles where you will find a 4-Way Stop sign and a grocery/gas store called 'JD 4-Way.' Keep straight on 222 another 5.2 miles and you will come to Ryan Creek Marina. Go 8/10 mile further on 222 and turn right onto Cty Road 327 into Sunrise Pointe Estates Subdivision (there is a sign there). We are 1/10 mile on the right, the first drive on the right (Lot 2) with a concrete drive leading down into the front of Magnolia Manor. You have arrived!

Magnolia Manor is a hide-away overlooking Smith Lake placed upon a rolling hillside about 270 feet from waters edge where we have 140 feet of water frontage. The upper deck/balcony is perfect for sunbathing, just hanging out, BBQ's, cooking relaxing, boating, fishing or skiing. Put in your boat just across the Lake at Ryan Creek Marina, Tie down your motor boat or pontoon at our boat/swim dock after a day of swimming, water-skiing or fishing for large mouth bass, spotted bass, striped bass, bream, and crappie, and enjoy the beautiful sunset over the lake. Tie up at our boat dock. We are in a cove and there are no rough waves coming in.

Broadband Internet -WiFi

A newly opened 1455 Acre plus OHV (Off Highway Vehicle Park) is only 15 minutes away. The County of Cullman, AL built and maintains this Park called 'Stoney Lonesome.' Very popular with folks driving in from AL, TN, and MS. According to the Birmingham News article on June 12, 2008, ' The commission bought the land - seven miles southwest of the Interstate 65 exit at Dodge City - last year for just more than $1.8 million. Much of the money came from an Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs grant designated for an OHV park. 'By the fall, when we plan to be in operation, we'll have some of the basic trails open for the ATVs, the motorcycles, the mountain biking,' Sellers said.....rock crawling, so 4x4 vehicles with oversized tires can crawl over large boulders or up steep inclines, Sellers said. The county plans to get rock crawlers to help design and build that section from quarried boulders.....When we bring it out, we want it to be of a standard that there is not anything to compare to it...An expert in trail construction will be brought in to teach county workers how to build the trails, so in the future they can maintain them or make changes, Sellers said.

Magnolia Manor bedding is as follows: 1 King Bed (sleeps 2); 2 Queen Beds (sleeps 2 per bed);2 Twin Bed sleeps 2; 2 Futon Sofa/Beds (sleeps 2 per futon); 5 Bunk Beds (sleeps 10 total in Bunks); 1 New Leather Sofa folds out and sleeps 2. Total of 24 can sleep in beds! Extra couch available as well, would make 25!

Lewis Smith Lake is a reservoir in North Alabama. The three-fingered lake was created by Alabama Power to produce hydroelectric eco-friendly power and improve river traffic conditions on the Black Warrior River, as well as to provide recreation opportunities.

Besides fishing the lake offers excellent opportunities for other water sports, including swimming, boating, jet-skis, and water skiing, as well as non-water related activities like camping, picnicking and just plain relaxing. This Lake Home is about 1 hour North of Birmingham and about 2 hours South of Nashville, 2 and 1/2 hours from Atlanta, just 15 minutes off Interstate 65. Smith Lake is located between Birmingham and Huntsville, and is nestled among the pastures and rolling hills of northern Alabama. Smith Lake serves as a perfect get away for individuals in both Birmingham, Atlanta and Nashville.

'We visited Magnolia Manor in June and had a wonderful time. I have four

kids and 7 grandchildren. The house is wonderful for a big family.

Everyone had their own rooms and the kids loved the bunks. The kitchen

is adequately furnished for cooking large meals. We loved the outside

decks. There is lots of parking for several vehicles. We enjoyed our

time at Magnolia Manor and would recommend it for a family vacation.'

......Dianne Holloman, Quitman, MS

'Marvelous time with all the kids and grandkids. We hope to come back next year!'

The Fifes in Hoover, AL

Keywords: Alabama Rental House,Alabama Rental Houses, Smith Lake Alabama vacation, House Rentals, cabin rental in alabama,vacation alabama,Smith Lake Alabama, VRBO Alabama, Luxury Lake Rentals, Vacation Properties Rentals, VRBO Vacation Rentals, alabama mountain home, vacation home for rent by owner, cabin rentals alabama, lake property rentals, vacation rental alabama, lakefront vacation rental homes, Alabama Lake House,Smith Lake houses rentals, Alabama lake rentals, luxury lake rentals,Lewis Smith Lake alabama,vacation rental alabama,cabin rentals in alabama,vacation lake house rentals,lewis smith lake alabama, vacation houses for rent, lewis smith lake alabama

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Rickey Harris or Ulvia Harris --USA and Salinas Ecuador (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 1, 2015

About Rickey Harris or Ulvia Harris --USA and Salinas Ecuador

Growing up at Crane Hill, I watched as the Lake was built in the early 1960's. Some of my family owned land that is now 'lake front property.' I worked on the family farm where we raised cows, and lots of chickens 'broilers.' I thought everyone got up at 4 AM to work before they went to elementary school!! I 'retired' at age 15 or so when we moved to the 'big city' of Cullman, Alabama!!

My wife and I have 5 children of ages 20-30. We enjoy Smith Lake boating, skiing and just cruising around in the boat on the lake. The Smith Lake and Crane Hill area is good for relaxing in the laid back foothills of the Appalachian Mountain chain and has over 500 miles of shoreline. Great for bass fishing although personally I enjoy just riding around in the boat and seeing the scenery. We are local business owners (insurance agency) who live in nearby Jasper, AL which is 30 minutes away on Hwy 69.

Rickey Harris or Ulvia Harris --USA and Salinas Ecuador purchased this house in 2009

Why Rickey Harris or Ulvia Harris --USA and Salinas Ecuador chose Lewis Smith Lake

Centraly located in the Southeast. Just minutes off of Interstate 65 (7.1 miles before turning on Cty Road 222. Then down Cty Rd 222 around 7 more miles to Magnolia Manor. Local Fun and adventurous family attractions like The Bankhead National Forest, Stony Lonesome OHV Park, a Natural Bridge, Historic Civil War Battlefields, plus much more. U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL 1 hour away. GOLFING just up the road toward Cullman, 15-20 minutes away. The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, a grand collection of championship courses that offer an equally grand test of golf. Ave Maria Grotto in nearby Cullman, AL that is known throughout the world as 'Jerusalem in Miniature,' which is a beautifully landscaped, four-acre nature park with Catholic statues and miniatures. Oktoberfest is a yearly festival celebrating Cullman's German Heritage and Cullman recently voted to go 'wet.' So

now for the first time ever, the Cullman Oktoberfest may actually have beer!

Smith Lake is the best fresh water lake in North Alabama. Full of Stripe and Large Mouth Bass and other great tasting fish!

What makes this house unique

Relaxation and Tranquil Time.

Boating. Nature Watching. Fishing from shore in the Cove. Big Bass there! Can be seen in the early mornings. After a good rain, listen to the rushing stream run into the lake while sitting out on the top or bottom deck.

Water Skiing with the family. There is a slalom course just down the lake from us.

Watching the deer walking across the property. Convenient to I-65, just 15 - 20 minutes away.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our family recently stayed a Magnolia Manor and everything was just like advertised and we are telling all our friends about it now. Highly recommended!! 5 Stars
Nov 2012
  • 1 of 4

Why HomeAway

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


based on 15 traveler reviews

Write a Review
Smith Lake Alabama Rental House-I-65-Broadband-Sleeps 25
average rating of 4.8 based on 19 reviews

Our stay at Magnolia Manor

  • 4 of 5

We had wonderful time. Beautiful scenery

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Brandon, Mississippi

Family Thanksgiving

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our biannual family thanksgiving -- kids, grandkids, spouses, and even a niece and hubby from Wisconsin! Plenty of room for whatever you needed. The wife and I opted out of the hike down to the lake (age) but the younger folks made several trips. The only down side was Ole Miss won the Egg Bowl.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The Thanksgiving Season is a very good time to see the beautiful coloring of the autumn leaves changing their colors and to enjoy the peace and quiet of the lakeside country of Cullman County. We have seen deer crossing down by the lake at this time of the year. We are glad you all enjoyed yourselves and "ya'll come back, your hear?" Rickey and Ulvia Harris

Christmas Game Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Perfect spot for our large family of 20 plus!! The open concept kitchen, dining, den were ideal. Two tables for gamers and the large bar for all our food. A pretty Christmas tree for our dirty Santa gift swap. The basement game room great for the kids to romp and play pool or foosball. Owner is fantastic to offer assistance if you have any question. Wonderful value for priceless gift of family time. The only advice would be to bring extra ice. The ice maker in their super nice fridge was tiny.

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Great lake home

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful weekend at this beautiful lake home. Home is well equipped and very well maintained. We had a large group ranging in ages from 3 to 90. Description of home is accurate and even better than described. Also, Mr. Harris was very pleasant and easy to work with. Would recommend this home to anyone!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that you all enjoyed your stay at Magolia Manor and thank you for your nice review. Tell your friends.....Thank you!

Long weekend at Crane Hill Lewis Smith Lake

  • 5 of 5

This property was perfect for our cousin's family reunion. Large open great room / kitchen combination allowed everyone to be together in the same area but at the same time gather in small groups as well. Accommudations allowed all 25 of us to eat & fellowship at the same time and in same area. Large deck on same level as great room/kitchen combination was perfect as well. We did have 1 person on a walker and she was able to move about very easily with no problems. Ages in our group ranged from 25 to 70 years and a great time was had by all. The listing description and video is very accurate of this house and it was very clean and well maintained. We did have a pontoon and fishing boat with our group and the surrounding accomodations worked well for the use of both these boats. The walk from the house to the boat dock/swim platform was just a little challenging BUT unless one was in a wheelchair or on a walker, you can make it up and down....would not be able to sprint up but can still get from top to bottom...we took the one in our group on the walker to the nearby marina (less than a mile away) and she boarded the pontoon there without any issues....and enjoyed the pontoon boat rides with all the others. In summary....IT WAS GREAT!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We look forward to having you all back with us at Magnolia Manor on Lewis Smith Lake.
Hayden, Alabma

A southern lake wedding

  • 5 of 5

Me and my new husband chose this as our wedding venue. We had a small wedding with our closest freinds and family and this home was perfect! We had our wedding party stary the whole weekend with us at the home before we said "I DO" on Sunday. It was perfect! everyone had there own bed and plenty of space. There was tons to keep everyone busy and having a good time. There are several great fishing holes near the house, a nice size yeard, pier, games, foose ball and pool table. The master bed room was the perfect bridal suit. The views from the large windows and decks are beautiful. We didnt want to leave, not even to go on our honeymoon. It was very easy to get to being located near to big bridge. The owners were also very friendly and willing to work with us. I would love to rent from them again. I would suggest this home for family gatherings, friends getaway or a romantic getaway.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Congratulations on your new life together! Thank you for the kind review.


Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Birmingham, Al (BHM)
Nearest Golf
18 Miles
Cullman Municipal Golf
Nearest Train
48 Miles
Birmingham, AL
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
State Hwy 69 and I-65
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Stoney Lonesome Cafe
Nearest Beach
280 Miles
Gulf Shores, Al Orange Beach, Al
Nearest Point of Interest
Smith Lake Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Stoney Lonesome OHV Park
Car: necessary

See our website in order to get a better idea of other things to do in the area. NASA's Space and Rocket Center Museum in Huntsville, AL is only 1 hour and 15-20 minutes away! Rickwood Caverns is 30 minutes away on I-65. We are only 15-20 minutes from Interstate 65. A new 1457 acre Recreational 4-Wheeler Park is 15 minutes away. Owned by the County of Cullman, Alabama. Trail all throughout mountainous terrain. Cullman Municipal Golf Course (a nice public course) is 25 minutes away. Close to Ave Maria Grotto. Only 90 minutes from NASA Museum and Space Camp in Huntsville, AL. Great for all ages. Tie up and keep your boat at Magnolia Manor Boat/Swim Dock during your stay for use at your convenience!


Rates & Availability

Lewis Smith Lake House Rental Rates


  • $285-$385/nt - $1845-$2595/wk
  • US Dollars
  • Oct.1-Apr 30 $285/night $1845/week
  • May 01-Sept. 30 $385/night $2595/week. 3 night minimum during high season.
  • Mem. Day(4 nt min.,July 4th-Labor Day(4 nt min.) $399/night $2495/week
  • Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years $439/night plus tax/fees-4 NIGHT MIN.
  • Summer 4 night minimum required. Tuesday is turnaround day.
  • Paypal,VISA or Master Card.
  • Rates do not include cleaning fee of $185 or $129 disposables fee,10% tax.
  • Over 15 guests,cleaning fee is $245.00;Deposit waiver fee non-refundable


Lewis Smith Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 4300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Ducted Heating
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3.5
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (5)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Located Just Across 3-5 Minutes from Ryan Creek Marina, the Largest Marina on Smith Lake. Boat Launch across the water. Cullman, AL is 25-30 minutes away and Jasper, AL is 35-45 minutes away. Country Mall is 1/2 mile away--groceries, fishing supplies, gas, etc. 20 minutes from the nice Cullman Public Golf course. About 1 and 1/2 hours from NASA Museum and Space Camp in Huntsville, AL. Gas Grill in place on Lower Deck; Chaise lounge chairs for sunbathing on upper deck; Also Picnic table with benches on deck. Boat Dock/Swim Deck.

Partner Offers

Contact the Owner

Tell the owner when you would like to travel.

Get an Instant Quote

Enter dates to calculate a quote