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Sarah Vann

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

AWESOME LAKEFRONT HOME on Smith Lake

11 Reviews
Sleeps14
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Bremen House Rental Photos and Description

Wonderful, quiet, large 4 BR, 3B, sleeps 14. Located on a Large, deep water cove

This three-level home sits on a secluded, wooded lake front lot with approx 150 feet of water frontage. It was designed for multiple families with kids. The view is absolutely spectacular with views of the beautiful clear water from all bedrooms, great room and game room. It has roughly 3100 square feet and has an additional 1700 square ft of decks and screen porches. There are two great rooms, one for the adults on the main level and a second for the kids (loft area). The main level great room has a tongue and grooved couffered ceiling with a wood-burn stone fireplace. Beautiful! The kitchen has stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops, and the kitchen also has breakfast area along with 2 additional bar stools for additional seating. For outdoor cooking, there is a large charcoal Weber grill on the main level deck overlooking the beautiful lake.

On the main level there is a master bedroom (queen), with two bedrooms on the upper level (queen in each, with pack n play crib and toddler bed in one of the upper bedrooms) that share a large bath with shower. Also, on the upper level is the loft area equipped with a sofa bed and TV/Stereo system. On the terrace level, there is a fourth bedroom (full and two bunks) with its own shower. All baths are tile and all baths are large showers only. No tubs.

On the main level, is a laundry room equipped with washer and dryer for your use.

The game room (NEW TV HAS BEEN ADDED TO THE GAME ROOM) is on the terrace level equipped with foosball, pool table and one of the outside decks is right off the game room for easy access outside, where there is outdoor seating areas, table/4 chairs, 1 chaise lounge, AND a 5-man HOT TUB overlooking the lake. There is a small kitchen area, also, on the terrace level equipped with all appliances and ice maker for easy access to decks and lake area. ALL RAILINGS ARE CHILD-SAFE.

The boat dock is a two slip dock with large swim platform and a covered area with table/4 chairs, plus 4 chaise lounges. There is a jet-ski platform for two jet-skis and 2 open boat slips for your use. In the on-season we have 60'+ of deep water off the end of our dock; in off-season we have 40'+ deep water off the end of the dock.

What attracted us to Smith Lake is that it is rated as the third cleanest lake in the country. There are 500 miles of shoreline and a depth of 265 feet at the dam with over 21,200 acres of water. Much of the lake is in the Bankhead National Forest with miles of undisturbed wooded shores and spectacular views of large rock shorelines, cliffs, waterfalls, rock overhangs, and other scenic features. Makes for some wonderful pontoon boat rides! No matter what type of leisure, water sports, sightseeing or fishing you prefer, the cleanliness and beauty of the lake make them all more enjoyable. But above all, probably to us, just the peacefulness the lake itself has to offer.

Note: The house is:

1) 15 minutes from 18-hole golf course

2) 10 min from 'local' restaurants; 15-20 min to a good variety of restaurants @ Cullman

3) 1 hour from Huntsville's NASA

4) 12 min from local grocery; interstate 65; gas stations

5) 15 min from a local Walmart- if you have to go !!

6) 10 min from a large antique mall.

7) 7 min from local ATV park (Stony Lonesome))

8) 3 min local access to boat ramp

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Sarah Vann (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

About Sarah Vann

We grew up and have spent our entire life in Rome GA. My husband did a Military tour in Germany during the Vietnam War Era. We have 3 sons, 4 g'children and have always enjoyed boating. My husband built a ski boat when he was 16 and has been boating ever since. This is a picture of the owner, Bobby, with his first catch on Smith Lake, a 13 lb striper bass. We cooked it that very night (grilled) and it was delicious. He is a retired Traffic and Electrical Director from the city of Rome GA and has also enjoyed building spec homes in the past, but currently just enjoying retirement with wife, Sarah, who is retired from the Floyd County Board of Education as an Administrative Asst, but has stayed on part-time as receptionist for the System.

Bobby and Sarah, Rome GA

Sarah Vann purchased this house in 2008

Why Sarah Vann chose Alabama

One of the reasons we chose Smith Lake was because it was rated the third cleanest in the US and it also has deep waters. We live in GA and we have found that the people in AL could not be more friendly and helpful in every direction we have gone.

What makes this house unique

One unique feature about our place is you can enjoy all the sun you want, OR you can enjoy a nice lounge in the shade. It is very peaceful at our house - no neighborhood noise; when my husband and I are there with or without our g'kids, we usually get out and do a morning walk when the weather is good before having bkfast.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"To the Vanns,

"I didn't get an opportunity to write in the vacation guest book that your family had at the lake house, so I just wanted to send you a quick THANK YOU!! Our family had the best time, and our kiddos couldn't get enough! Your house and amenities are truly just amazing!! It is such a fabulous place to play, have quality family time, and relax!! We couldn't have had a better time!! And only being 40 minutes from home was an added bonus!! We are looking to make this a yearly "thing". Again, thank you so much for trusting us with your home away from Home!!" JW
Jul 2013
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Reviews

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AWESOME LAKEFRONT HOME on Smith Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews
5

Amazing!!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for sharing your incredible lake house! My family and I had the best vacation ever. Your lake house is beautiful and so well equipped. Everything was perfect and I can't thank you enough. I couldn't have picked a more amazing place to spend time with my family! I hope we get to visit again next year.... Or maybe sooner.. Thanks again. Mojo

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you RJ for your awesome review and for taking the 'time' to write the review. It is very much appreciated! We hope to see you all in the future on Smith Lake at "Treetops".sv
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5

Fabulous week at Treetops!

  • 5 of 5

We had the most amazing week at Treetops! From the moment we booked, Mrs Sarah was so helpful and accommodating. The house is beautiful, with lots of rooms to spread out (especially helpful when you are bringing kids of all ages). I feel like I spent the majority of my time out on the lovely screened porch. My family is already discussing plans to visit again!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sara C H Thank you for taking the time to do a wonderful review on our home. We look forward to seeing you again. We love having groups like yours' to visit our home.
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Beautiful home on a beautiful lake

  • 5 of 5

This house is absolutely lovely - probably the nicest vacation rental home we've ever stayed in. We had several canoes and kayaks which were perfect for the lake. Overall a wonderful long weekend. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks AV for taking the time to do a wonderful review on our home. Looking to see you all again.
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Jackson, MS
5

FAMILY TRIP SUCCESS!!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful four days at Tree Tops! The home was so well equipped for a big family of grandparents, young adult married couples and children ranging from 9 months to 9 years old. We definitely made some wonderful memories. We loved the lake and all the activities offered and loved coming home to a beautiful, comfortable home each afternoon! We WILL return! Thanks to the Vann's for their hospitality and for sharing their home with us!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Louise, Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review for our lake house. Most of all, thanks for staying with us. See you again. Sarah
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5

Absolutely Perfect & Amazing Lake Home

  • 5 of 5

I don't even know where to begin on what we love about Tree Tops!! When we arrived we thought what a cute little cottage... Don't let the first appearance fool you!! When we opened the front door and began to explore, everyone was in awe!! Everything about this lake home is absolutely perfect from the layout & design, the wonderfully stocked kitchen, the screened porch for morning coffee and breakfast, the decks overlooking the breath taking views of the lake, the boat deck for storing 2 boats we brought along with 5 kayaks & soaking up the sun, relaxing in the hot tub & making smores around the fire for end our day!! We had multiple families with 5 teenagers and the terrace level with a major hit, the only complaint I heard was there was no TV in the game room when the teenagers didn't want to watch what the adults did, but that didn't last long because they had so many other options to keep them entertained. The owners were wonderful to work with and very accommodating.. thank you for allowing us to enjoy your little piece of heaven!! Everyone is already looking forward to returning to Tree Tops and making this an annual event. Thanks for the wonderful memories!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jill , Thanks so much for taking the time to do a review for our lake house. Tell your teenagers we now have a TV mounted in the game room. It was already in the making, and just had not had time to get it in!! Again, thank you.
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Carmel, IN
5

GIRLS GETAWAY a SUCCESS

  • 5 of 5

The "herding of the cats" to select a place and time is always difficult. But this year it was a HOMERUN with Treetops lake house. The place was incredible, and perfect for our group of high school girlfriends. The house was a perfect size and fit for us. Once we arrived we did not leave as the water, the dock, the porches, the kitchen, the living spaces were comfortable and our weekend oasis. We had planned to go see parts of Cullman or to do dinner out, but once you arrive you cannot bare to leave. The communication with owners was easy, and we found them to be very open, welcoming, and ready for us to enjoy their home as much as they do! Thank you for sharing your home!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: B & M. Thank YOU for such a wonderful review after your stay at our "Treetops". It is groups like yours, family of generations' gatherings, classmates, or friends revisit long over-due, that we love to have come. We know that it will be taken care of just like we do. Any question, any issue that may arise, we try to deal with ASAP, if there are any. Again, thanks for taking the time to do the review!
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Nearest Point of Interest
Water Depth
Nearest Point of Interest
Mallard Point Marina

We have a boat launch 3 minutes from the house where you can launch your boat, sea-doos, etc. that is used only by the residents in our area, have an outdoor fire-pit for roasting marshmallows on a cool night, lower deck to sit and view the beautiful view of the lake, 15 min from golf course, 20 min from the Aquatic Center (more info on this at the house) if you have a rainy day at the lake, 20 min from a great casual restaurant (the angler) for a night out to eat. Pontoon/SeaDoo rentals available from outside source - will deliver the boat to you.

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Rates & Availability

Bremen House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak season
Apr 1 2016 - Oct 1 2016
3 night minimum stay
$350
$2,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$275
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $160 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%

upon verbal approval, a $500 security check must be received within a week to hold reservation. All other funds are due 30 days out from your arrival date.

Travelers will pay by check. I do not do credit cards, due to the extra expense. I do not do paypal.

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Amenities

Bremen House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3.5
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (1), Child Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) portable pack n play, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2), Bunk Beds (1) 2 twins size bunks
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
Antiquing within 12 min from house. 2 huge 'barns' of antiques. Cullman Golf Course - 15-20 min from house.

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