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Sweet Home Alabama on Smith Lake

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
16
Bedrooms
5
Bathrooms
4
Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Den, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 10-16)

Our 'sweet home Alabama' home on smith lake has 5 bedrooms, 4 baths, including 2, kitchens, 2 dining rooms, 2 living rooms, 2 laundry rooms, 1 den, and tons of closets.

The home has 4500 square feet including 2 large glassed in sun porches, 1 large porch and 2 large decks for outdoor cooking. There is 1 large deck at waters edge for more relaxation. The boat house has 3 boat slips with hydro hoist lift in two slips, and also a personal watercraft dock. The swim dock is 12x20' with a ladder. The home is located on the main lake channel. Duncan bridge marina is across the lake. Duncan bridge is just one half mile north of the home. Smith lake has 500 + miles of shoreline with 20,000+ acres of water.

The home lot is one acre with 165' of waterfront. Bass and stripe can be caught from the swim dock. The home has 2 king beds, 2 queen beds, 1 double bed. Also has a double carport. The home is 1/2 mile off highway 257 north, on Battlecreek road.

Keywords: Lakehouse, Cabin, Vacation Home

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Owner
Wayne L Riggs
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017

About Wayne L Riggs

I am a retired CPA, from my 42 year public accounting practice. I am 75 years old and a big crimson tide fan. I pull for war eagles if not playing the tide. My dear wife of 48 years died in 2008, so i don't need the home full time any more.

Wayne L Riggs purchased this house in 1991

Why Wayne L Riggs chose Metropolitan Alabama

Our family has owned a home on smith lake since 1970. The lake is the cleanest and clearest anywhere. The area around Jasper was a perfect place to raise 4 girls, who now have their own families.

What makes this house unique

Fishing, boating and water skiing when i was young. you can catch bass and stripe off the swim dock. One of my grandsons caught a 36 pound stripe last year, but not off the dock.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We are all in our 60,s and enjoyed the serenity and beauty of your family lake house.We loved the screened in porch an all of us being able to gather in one place. May God bless you all.
Sep 2011
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Reviews

Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Sweet Home Alabama on Smith Lake
average rating of 4.285714 based on 28 reviews
Childersburg, AL
5

Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at your home was great! It had everything that we could think of. The boat rental was excellent. We had plenty of room. We had 4 families with children and everyone had plenty of room. Thanks for letting us stay at your home!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not up to the price!

  • 2 of 5

Thought I was dealing with an owner, and all was fine despite some lag in the communication of the arrangements and access code; until arrival. Property was in an ideal location for us, and on a good lot with deep water access. However, the property is dated and in need of repair/updating. To have so many maintenance issues, and see a for sale sign out front tells you this property will not likely be improved. It had one bad review, but I missed that in the rush to book.

There were surprisingly lots of fire life safety code issues, that I am really surprised to see on a rental. The smoke detector, the one I found in Living Area outside the kitchen, did not work. I did not see one on the basement level. There were no ground fault disconnects in any areas near the sinks. The upstairs dryer was FULL of lint and the case of the dryer had a fine lint dust all inside as far as a finger could explore which presented a definite fire hazard (remember smoke detector?), which was texted to the "owner".

Additional issues were missing grout on main floor, cracked tile outside on walk, and lots of moisture in the house that was very unpleasant on the basement level. Duct tape on downstairs windows to help seal them helps explain the dampness there. Screen doors on the main floor (top) both were missing handles and had zip ties in place for opening them, with signs on some doors that they were broken and not to use.

Oh, after thinking we left a wallet there I called the number the "owner text" had come from and a younger lady answered the phone. Seemed to be a management company.

Too many issues for the price charged, and lacking modern TVs or wireless connectivity at this cost is not really excusable. With a sliding price point that seemed to go up with more guest, I would not recommend it for anyone!

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bay Minette, AL
3

We had a great time

  • 3 of 5

Owners were very easy to work with and communicated well. House has been neglected and in need of repairs and TLC. Both screen doors off of the sun porch were broken and tub in upstairs bath did not hold water for little ones baths. The spiral staircase is a problem when you have small children. Owners may need to check behind cleaning crew. There were lots of spider webs, bugs and dirt in corners, and tubs and the windows on sunporch (especially downstairs)

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Relaxing

  • 4 of 5

The view and lake were excellent. House was clean. Held a crowd of people very comfortably and provided a good spot for a family reunion.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Time!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful home & we had a fabulous stay! The home has everything you need and perfect for 2 families to stay (full upstairs & full downstairs) . Great convenience to rent the deckboat too! Couldn't have asked for a better set up & owner was quick to contact for set up and details. None of us wanted to leave.

Thank you!!! We will be back!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Picture Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at your home was really excellent. It had everything that you would need with plenty of room. We had 4 families and two small girls. The Owner was very polite and personable. The only item that we did not have were candles (that we could find in the dark). One evening a storm blew up and the electricity went out for five hours. The neighbor brought over a couple of candles, which we were very thankful for. We also brought our pontoon boat which the owner let us use his boat slip and took his to the marina. Very nice of him. A really great get away house.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Jasper al
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Jasper Al.
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Jasper al.
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Birmingham Al
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 257
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Curry Shopping Center
Nearest Ski
Water Ski on Smith Lake
Car: necessary

Duncan Bridge Marina is just across the lake. There are a lot of restaurants and grocery stores in the area CHECK IN 3.00PM , CHECK OUT 10.00 AM.

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $175
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 9.0%

USE OF 1 BOAT SLIP IS IN BASIC RATE, ADDITIONAL BOAT SLIPS ARE 10.00 PER NIGHT PER SLIP. STAYS LONGER THAN 7 DAYS ARE TREATED AS LONG TERM, PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL FOR THE RATES OVER 7 DAYS. LONG-TERM WINTER RATES FROM 11/1/-3/31 ARE AS FOLLOWS. 5 MONTHS 1975.00 P/M, 4M 2075.OOP/M, 3M 2175.00 P/M, 2M 2275.00P/M, 1M 2375.00. CANCELLATION POLICY: CANCELLATION MUST BE MADE PRIOR TO 60 DAYS PRIOR TO CHECK IN AND WILL BE CHARGED A 150.FEE. CHECK IN 3.00PM, CHECK OUT 10.00AM.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Jasper House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • 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
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    DEN & LR UPSTAIRS - 3 sleep sofa /futon , 3 RECLINERS
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1) , four full size couches.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
DUNCAN BRIDGE MARINA IS JUST ACROSS THE LAKE FROM PROPERTY.

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