- english, french, arabic
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Families/couples only no big party groups.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:14 (sleeps up to 12 adults)
All actives such as, but not limited to, playhouse, beach toys, fireplaces, steps are at all at you own risk.
There is no lifeguard on duty. Swim at your own risk. Boat at your own risk.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Dream like lake setting
Amazing lake get-a-way vacation! From the time we arrived to the time we left we felt welcomed and relaxed. Everything was perfect! The grounds were very well maintained. The home is welcoming and updated with anything we could possibly need; Toys, games, kitchen utensils, towels, fishing rods, firewood. If it's not available Ray or Jim will make it happen. Communication from booking through checkout was clear and easy.
Great fishing off the dock for kids! Room for kickball! Kids played basketball and bocci ball. Clean inside. Caretakers very helpful! We would come back!
My family loved it and you will too
Long ago, my children started calling very nice places we had stayed "dumps." So, on that rating system Serenity on Smith is a Level 10 out of 10 "dump." Our party consisted of 6 adults and 4 children ages 7, 5, 2.5, and 1.5. We had more than enough room for everyone and will have enough room for new grandchild arriving this September if we return. We could have easily slept at least three more adults or kids. There is ample space in the home for everyone to spread out. 100% happy with all the supplies available for cleaning, cooking, showering, etc. Washer/dryer is a must with the little ones. The A/C was very welcome as the temperatures were high. The WIFI and televisions worked with no problems. Bottom line: everything worked. We did not find anything that did not work as advertised. There were many toys, books, games, etc. plus a playhouse in the yard for the younger set. The best spot for adults and kids was the sand beach with a very gradual sandy slope. We caught quite a few fish off the dock and the kids and adults enjoyed fishing. We even caught two larger fish which turned into breakfast with eggs the next day. Many toys to play with in the sand as well as kayaks, paddle boards, and a floating lily pad to walk/run on were available. We also rented the pontoon which turned out to be a very good decision. The family enjoyed quite a few rides on the lake as well as went out fishing on it. Check in/check out was effortless thanks to Ray the owner and Jim the caretaker who lives next door. Jim helped secure some firewood for us as well as helped with the pontoon.
To summarize: The BOD (Bank of Dad)(me) was happy his family had an excellent time. Happy family = Happy BOD. Our family highly recommends this "dump."
Great spot for families/groups with kids
Property is located on a quiet lake and has all the amenities you’d want for a lake home. There are toys and activities for kids of all ages, including a nice sandy beach with toys, a play house, and indoor games. The fishing is amazing, from the dock or by boat. The kitchen is loaded with anything you’d need to cook and is a great layout for setting up potluck style for large groups. Next door neighbors help watch the property and they were very helpful with the pontoon and other questions we had.
On the flip side, a few very minor things to note - bring toilet paper, paper towels, napkins, etc as those items were very limited. Bonfire time may be limited due to the mosquitos - we used all sorts of repellant which didn’t seem to help. Also, the house wasn’t extremely clean, although definitely fine if you’re not as picky as we are.
Overall, we would go back again as it is a perfect setting for groups with kids and the owners and neighbors were very accommodating!
A beautiful property! Grandkids loved catching sunfish off the dock and making sandcastles. The little playhouse was a favorite for hours at a time. The house was beautifully furnished and totally usable. Loved sitting on the veranda for morning coffee and evening beverages. Beautiful sunsets to admire while sitting around the campfire. Lots of spaces to gather to play games or just sit and relax. Such a nice quiet space that you hardly know that you have neighbors. The lake is quiet, also, so that we could used the lily pad, kayaks, and boards in safety. Check in and out were super easy with the neighbors being there as soon as we drove in with a wonderful welcome and a tour of the property. We hope to return! We have already bragged to friends who are interested in their own family vacation here. I think this would be beautiful all seasons of the year.