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Luxury Lake House with Tram to Your Boat Dock 'The Real McCoy'

Sleeps23
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Space 3,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 20-24)

'The Real McCoy House' is the perfect place to spend your vacation. I have a breath taking view of Lewis Smith lake no matter which way you look. Walk out onto the 12'X 50' porch upstairs or down. Walk off the porch on a deck that connects to a 4 person tram car and rides down to a deck which connects the ramp onto your floating covered boat dock with a swim deck. Fishing is great. Bring your Seadoos and boats. You have a 6-8 person hot tub for your relaxation under the stars.

This wonderful vacation retreat is private and set up for a large family or business getaway. This lake house was new in 2008 and has hardwood floors upstairs and tile downstairs. You are about a mile out of the city limits of Arley. It's a small town and has most anything you need. Arley is approximately 30 minutes from Jasper or Culman and not far from Birmingham. There is a gourmet kitchen that has all stainless steel appliances with all granite counter tops and a bar downstairs. You have gas fireplaces upstairs and down for that perfect evening. Downstairs you have a big screen TV great for those ball games, or catching your favorite TV shows.

3rd cleanest lake in North America.

Keywords: Lake House

More Details

Owner
Linda McCoy
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2017

About Linda McCoy

I own Mortgage Team 1 in Mobile Alabama and I am President Elect for the Alabama Mortgage Brokers Association. I have been in the mortgage business since 1993. I have 2 children and 3 grandchildren. This lakehouse is a wonderful place to bring a family and enjoy lake life. I own Dream Catcher Pointe which is right across the water. I have 19 lake lots for sale, 12 are on deep water. They have approved floating boat dock permits, the road and utilities already put in so you are ready to build your new lake home.

Linda McCoy purchased this house in 2008

Why Linda McCoy chose Alabama

I live in Mobile and after Katrina, I decided to find a place far enough from the Gulf Coast to find refuge from the yearly storms. I know many others who felt the same way so I looked for a place to start a community to bring a huge family when they wanted and needed to get away. I wanted luxury while away from our homes. When I found Smith Lake, it was like a little peice of heaven and the best kept secret. I named our subdivion Dream Catcher Pointe.

Amenities

Arley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 23
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Town ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Dialup Access
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master Bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Master Bath
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Masters are ceramic walk-in open showers.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 23
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , 1 double , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 7 - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • We need to know the number in your party so that we can supply bedding and bath linens appropriately
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Let us know how many is in your party so we can provide enough linens. Starter toiletries provided only.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Luxury Lake House with Tram to Your Boat Dock 'The Real McCoy'
average rating of 4.55 based on 20 reviews
5

Very relaxing and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Everything was just right

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Good guests are a blessing. Thank you
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5

One with God and Nature

  • 5 of 5

My Women's prayer group had our Retreat this year and this place was absolutely perfect. The space was just right. We were a small group but everyone had their own space. We use this time to fellowship and the house just made everything so easy. The whirlpool was the talk of the Retreat. We had a very relaxing time. The Real McCoy is the Real Deal.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always a joy for us to have guests that are appreciative. We pride ourselves on trying to create the best experience for our guests. Thank you
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2

It was OK

  • 2 of 5

The house was good and the porches were nice but the tram broke down and was inconvenient. There are no backup steps on the property so that if the tram breaks you have to go next door and use there dock . The house is a long way to the water.There is not really a great view of the lake with the trees in the way. There needs to be more places for a large family to eat. The steps to the fire pit were hard to navigate all the bushes need to be trimmed. The boat dock needs some work. There are no easy ways around the house.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You would think it was obvious when operating a tram one should not ride to the top of the tram and then push the up button continually. The riders over rode the stopping arm (bending it) causing the tram to malfunction. In March the tram was completely refurbished and was working perfectly for 3-4 other renters. Our neighbor uses our tram and we use his stairs when necessary. When dining you have two 8 people picnic tables outside and seating inside for 12. The TWO bushes have been trimmed. The boat dock is in good shape and when needed a board or two are replaced. No one should be going around the house on either side. Stairs inside and out are for going from the front to the back of the house. Thank You for staying with us.
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5

Excellent facilities. Beautiful property. Will return again and again

  • 5 of 5

Great get away with close by amenities. Beautiful quiet and organized beautifully

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A week well spent

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our gathering. The layout really fit our group of 25 well (infants to Grandparents). The house provided everything we needed, and if it didn't the nearby stores did. The tram worked out very well. It allowed for managing the flow of people down to the water and being able to assure there was adult supervision when required. The intent of renting the 'Real McCoy' was to be able to get our scattered family together in one place where we could enjoy each other without having to worry about anything else. It did just that!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You for the nice review and we appreciate having wonderful renter such as your group. Please remember us next time.
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Brandon, Ms
5

Wonderful Home for Family Gathering

  • 5 of 5

We had a large gathering of various age groups for all or some of our stay at The Real McCoy and no one was uncomfortable or crowded at any point. With a couple of older adults and small children the tram to the lake was a lifesaver. When we arrived the house was very clean and comfortable and each time we prepared our large meals in the kitchen we were impressed with finding everything we needed. We especially loved the porches and the big-screen TV. Any questions we had were promptly answered by the owners and the proximity to Arley and availability of grocery stores was also a big plus! We hope to be able to go back in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Barpub
20 Miles
Cullman
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Cullman
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
State Hwy 77
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Arley Cafe
Car: necessary

You are within minutes from the Bankhead National Forest

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Rates & Availability

Arley House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Major Holidays
May 1 2017 - Sep 13 2017
4 night minimum stay
$400
$2,400
 
 
Nightly Rate
Sep 14 2017 - Sep 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$400
$2,400
 
 
Nightly Rate
Sep 16 2017 - Sep 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
$400
$2,400
 
 
Major Holidays
Sep 18 2017 - Sep 19 2017
4 night minimum stay
$400
$2,400
 
 
Nightly Rate
Sep 20 2017 - Sep 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
$400
$2,400
 
 
Major Holidays
Sep 21 2017 - Oct 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
$400
$2,400
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$375
$1,975
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $500

Memorial Day, Jul 4th, Labor Day

Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Yrs. $400/night or $2400/week (4 night min)
Additional costs
Cleaning fee 15 guests or less $175, or 16 plus is $275
CONTACT BY EMAIL for instructions, security codes, and keys.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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