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Wayne L Riggs

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Sweet Home Alabama on Smith Lake

11 Reviews
Sleeps16
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Metropolitan Alabama House Rental Photos and Description

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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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Wayne L Riggs (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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

4.6
based on 11 traveler reviews

Sweet Home Alabama on Smith Lake
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 25 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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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
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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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good old fashioned lake home with lots of space, easy location to access, and near Duncan Marina

  • 4 of 5

The owner is easily contacted, immediately responsive and most accommodating. The added convenience of a boat rental from him made our family gathering just what we were hoping it would be... both relaxing and exciting.

The home is large and provides all the items listed... some are newer, some not so much... as one should expect at a vacation home. The home is not "new" but it is comfortable. If you are the picky type, you might prefer someplace newer, since there are some age-related items that need attention. However, many of the newer homes we saw from the water while touring Smith Lake do not have what this home has... proximity to the water and a shallow grade from the home to the boat dock. The dock provides a swim platform and ladder.

We would rent again... thanks for loaning us your home and boat.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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family

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Smith Lake. We had a total of 18 family members on Saturday, but only 12 staying the full time. My only regret is that it was not handicap accessible. The toilet seats were too low and the bathroom doors would be too small for a wheelchair. WE had plenty of room and it was nice that the young folks could go downstairs and play pool while the older folks could stay upstairs and play cards and dominoes.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Birminghan
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Spring stay

  • 3 of 5

The property was clean, owner was very friendly and helpful. Good communicator. Responds quickly. The house was dated, although clean, the hot tub did not work, had no place to tie up my boad as OLD boats were ih the only available slips. I tied up to the (only) side where kleets were installed on floating dock, but one of the dock floaters jetted out a foot or more , hitting the side of the boat. Could not tie upanywhere else, as had no kleets. House very musty, had air purifiers running on both levels. This is a great house for the money if you are seeking a rental house needing to house a lot of people. Great location, right across from Duncan Bridge Marina.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The hot tub is not rented on vrbo. Bad storms just before the check in caused the floater to jett out. One boat slip was empty. did not know if renter had a boat or not, the Air purifiers runs all time for circulation, did not smell musty to cleaners, All new kitchen appliances in both kitchens. Sorry i don't agree with your assessments . Please see other reviews. Wayne Riggs , owner.
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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

Lewis Smith Lake House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$350
$2,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $175
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

Metropolitan Alabama 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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