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Amazing Family Getaway!!!- dock w/slide & diving board.

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Cabin, 1 Bedroom + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 8)

Secluded, with 205' waterfront, this cabin is our personal family vacation home. It's all about playing on the water. We are located on deep water towards the back of a long slough (but water is still deep and clean), so there's not as much boat traffic. This makes our location ideal for swimming (particularly great for children), or relaxing on the large private dock, which has a diving board, slide, and swing to relax and enjoy the amazing views. Less boat traffic means peace and quiet, and great waterskiing on calm water. Plenty of room to roam if you want to boat or jet ski and look at the breathtaking views on one of the south's cleanest, deepest lakes. In addition, we provide a canoe and a paddleboat for your enjoyment (at no extra charge).We are located on Rock Creek, where the fishing is amazing. Bringing your own boat - a public boat launch is only 10 minutes away.

The house is clean, comfortable and open, with vaulted ceilings and wide plank pine flooring. Comfortable mattresses, and many books, games, video games, and puzzles are available for our guests. Three shaded decks with beautiful views overlooking the water allow for relaxation or entertaining . The cabin is located on over an acre lot, which provides lots of privacy. And Bankhead National Forest is across from us, so your view is unspoiled.

We are more than happy to accept personal checks if you wish. Contact us directly for more details (don't request on-line booking).

Keywords: Lakefront, House, private dock with slide and diving board, Cabin

More Details

Kathleen Dyar
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 26, 2017

Why Kathleen Dyar chose Alabama

We are originally from Alabama, and Smith Lake was always our very favorite lake to boat and ski on. There's approximately 510 miles of shoreline to explore, and it's so clean (300' deep in some places). We now live outside of Nashville, but our cabin is an easy 2 1/2 hour drive for us. We love the privacy, and the fact that our dock is not jammed up with others. Our cabin has provided so many amazing family memories - late night boat rides, 4th of July bar-b-ques, lounging on rafts in the water all day, and lying on the dock looking for shooting stars...hope you have the same experience!

What makes this cabin unique

The property is lakefront, and very wooded. Feels like you are also in the mountains, so you get the best of both worlds.

Guestbook comments from the owner

From a recent email after I inquired about their stay:

Oh my gosh Kathy…it was FANTASTIC!!! We loved your house! It was probably one of our best vacations ever. My husband fished off and on most of the time and Kennedy and I rotated between swimming, sliding and jumping, and paddleboating. We were able to all be around each other on the dock but do what we each enjoyed doing. My birthday was great but the Angler was in fact closed on Tuesday. We went to Arleys Lighthouse on Wednesday but stayed at the house all the other nights. We did get ribeyes from Smith Farms and oh my! We could very likely rent from you again next summer if you don’t sell the house. It was a wonderful time. Thank you so much!
Jun 2011
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Arley Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Loft - 2 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) La-z-boy sleeper sofa. Mattress is air mattress inside, and very comfortable - you won't know it's a sleeper sofa., Bunk Beds (1) 2 futon bunk beds in loft. Single on top, and double on the bottom - sleeps six comfortably.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseshoes
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Private dock with slide, diving board, and on-dock refrigerator, 3 decks to entertain/relax


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Amazing Family Getaway!!!- dock w/slide & diving board.
average rating of 4.875 based on 17 reviews
Madison, AL

Another amazing stay.

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay in this particular rental and we absolutely loved it (again). Being a family of 7 it is hard to find a vacation venue that suits everyone, but this cottage has something for all of us. The location is nestled in the woods on a quiet part of the lake to give you the solitude to really feel like you've had a break from the busyness of life. The dock has everything you need to entertain the family for days. And on those rainy days when you have to go inside, the house is cozy and clean and has books and games and videos to keep the vacation fun going strong.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Eric, thanks for choosing our cabin again! We love sharing our place with guests who recognize how truly special it is, and hope we will see you and your family again soon.
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United States/ Houston Mississippi

I was very pleased. House was roomy, clean, comfortable and had all the necessities for my family.

  • 5 of 5

All we needed for a comfortable stay along w a few extras, kept the adults and children happy. Price reasonable and owners very helpful. I highly recommend this house for a family's stay! -Darrin & Sharon Vance

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Just spectacular. The boat dock is fantastic. Our kids had a great time sliding and jumping off of the diving board. The house it's self is comfortable and welcoming. We will be back.

**We went in late August, but the webpage wouldn't let me select the actual date**

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Outstanding and Refreshing Seven Day Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Place was as described and did not disappoint. Ben and Kathy were very accommodating host, down to their local recommendations for shopping and dining. We had a blast! Looking forward to next year. Thanks :-)

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Vacation Time

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying at the cabin on the lake. It was relaxing and fun. The cabin was the perfect size and location for my family. It was seculded but was also close enough to the grocery store that if we needed anything we could just drive 10 minutes to get what we needed. My kids loved it and so did my grand baby. She is 10 months old and had a ball. We didn't want to leave. The lake is clean and there was plenty to do with the canoe diving board and slide on the dock. I loved drinking my morning coffee on the deck every morning. So relaxing.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful! Put down the gadgets and enjoy the outdoors!!! Plenty to do!

  • 5 of 5

So glad we selected this cabin! Very affordable and allowed our family to spend quality time together!! Children and adults both enjoyed the canoe, paddle boat and diving board. The lake is clean, clear and deep just as the description where we felt very comfortable swimming and jumping. My wife bought a raft, floated and relaxed! In the evenings we sat in the swing and would read and /or watched the children fish or boat. The beauty of the lake is a great reminder of how good God is!! The house is perfect for one family and had everything we needed. We enjoyed eating meals outside, and choosing from the large selection of games to play. The beds were comfortable, house was very clean and owners were very easy to work with! If you want to relax and take a break from all the hustle and bustle this house is for you! If you enjoy fishing this house is made for you with the large dock, outside lights and not many boats drive by. If you like exploring the Natural Bridge is a must see area to walk thru!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Birmingham or Huntsville
Car: necessary

Canoe, Paddleboat, Complimentary use of canoe and paddleboat for our guests! We can also arrange Pontoon Rental and Guided Fishing Trips


Rates & Availability

Arley Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 5 2017 - May 25 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $95

Add 2.5% if paying by credit card.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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