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All New! Beautiful Point Lot with All the Modern Conveniences!

18 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights


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4 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom - Totally Remodeled on Point Lot

Everything is new in this charming lakefront home. Roof, exterior walls, electrical, plumbing, floors, interior walls, stainless appliances, all bathroom fixtures, all light fixtures, EVERYTHING! Come experience the best that Smith Lake offers and also get high-speed Internet, Satellite TV, surround sound, and many other luxury features. This lakefront home sleeps up to 14 people and has a sleeping nook with two comfortable single beds.

You'll also have exclusive use of a new two-story dock with a swim pier and a boat lift for your boat. The upper deck is partially covered so you can enjoy the panoramic views while still sitting in the shade. There is also a covered deck off the family room with a gas grill and plenty of seating. A new 50' Plasma TV with surround sound hangs on the family room wall and there are two additional flat screen TV's in the house as well. Let us know if you have questions. This house has everything you need to enjoy both your time on the water and your time indoors. As of June 2014 we have added a new sidewalk to the pier and point with a gentle slope and only 6 - 7 stairs total. We have also sodded the yard and added new landscaping and a new, larger grill.

Please note that all our rates are for up to 10 people. Because of the extra wear and tear, we charge a small additional fee for each guest over 10.

For maps, details on launching your boat and where to park your trailer, etc., visit our website. The site is still under construction, but has lots of good stuff.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Bruce Gordon
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2016
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About Bruce Gordon

My name is Bruce Gordon and I am happily married to Diane and have two sons, Ethan (11) and Eric (9). I teach finance at the University of North Alabama and my wife and I also own RE/MAX Valley Pros in Moulton. We are active at Moulton Baptist Church and can be found on Facebook if you are really bored and want to see photos and things. This is the second home that we have owned on Smith Lake and we totally love our time there. We use the rentals to help make the payments and use the home in between. We invite you to share our getaway at the lake.

Bruce Gordon purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Bruce Gordon chose Alabama

This property is a great choice for two main reasons. First, it is located on a point lot with a view that can't be beat and second, the house is totally remodeled after being stripped down to the studs and rebuilt. Everything, and I mean everything, is new. We bought the property for the lot and then made the house what we wanted it to be with all the modern conveniences like wi-fi, satellite TV and surround sound.

What makes this cottage unique

Quiet location with unmatched view, but only minutes away from some great restaurants. Grocery store is only 10 minutes. In 45 minutes you can be in Cullman for more shopping choices, theaters, etc.


based on 18 traveler reviews

All New! Beautiful Point Lot with All the Modern Conveniences!
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

WOW! Great Location & View

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great week at this property on Smith Lake (Aug 7-14). Very very well kept, wonderful views, great swimming from boat dock! We loved our stay and have already talked about a return. Kids (21, 19,17, 13) loved jumping from second story of the dock, spent a lot of time swimming and floating in tubes, we brought some and some were at the cottage. The grill on the deck was perfect!

We rented a boat one day to tour the beautiful homes on the lake and find a remote swimming bay.

Thanks for sharing such a lovely spot. Roll Tide! :)

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad you had a great stay at our home! We try our best to keep everything fresh and clean. Jumping off the second story boat dock is one of the first things our boys (11 & 13) do when we arrive! Thank you!
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Beautiful, peaceful, prime location on the water!

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolute amazing time at Bruce and Diane's place! We didn't meet them in person but I spoke with Bruce several times! He was so willing to help us out, even drove from the house to the closest boat ramp just to get me the exact road names and directions!! The house was beautifully cleaned and perfectly located on the lake! We absolutely enjoyed staying here and can't wait to come back!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Moulton, AL

Great Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This is a great family vacation spot on Smith Lake. Great location, great house with an awesome view of the lake. We love vacationing here... it meets all of our expectations. Awesome place!!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome! Clean and meet all our needs. Loved the porch with the grill.

  • 5 of 5

Awesome place!!! Loved it. Plan on returning next summer!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We look forward to having you again. I'm sorry for how messy the yard was, but we just replaced the septic lines and it will be a few months before the yard is smooth and pretty again. Luckily, that doesn't affect the beautiful lake. : )
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  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect even if the weather wasn't. I was very impressed with the kitchen and all of the appliances, cookware and utensils. Everything we needed was right there. The tranquillity of the lake and all of the comforts of home. We could not have picked a better place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bloomfield, In

Best on Smith Lake

  • 5 of 5

Our second stay at this beautiful rental and have already booked for the spring 2016. Rental very clean and has everything needed for your vacation. Short walk to the boat dock and while setting on the deck your close enough to talk to fisherman as they go by. Fishing always great. The owners are great and make sure you have all you need for your stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You guys are great! I really appreciate you being willing to let the guests coming the week after you call you for fishing advice. Thanks!
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Birmingham (BHM)
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Arley Coffee Shop - Full Menu and GREAT Food
Car: necessary

This property is located on deep water on beautiful Lewis Smith Lake in Arley, AL. The location is convenient to Cullman, Decatur, Huntsville and Birmingham. The views are breathtaking from this beautiful point lot and boating and fishing are just steps away from your family room. If you get tired of grilling or cooking yourself, there are are four restaurants within a 15 minute drive that are wonderful. Pets are welcome but must be approved prior to reservation.


Rates & Availability

Arley Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
September/October 2016
Sep 6 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Winter 2017
Jan 7 2017 - Mar 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Spring 2017
Mar 18 2017 - Apr 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $150

NO RESERVATION IS GUARANTEED UNTIL DEPOSIT IS PAID. Rates/terms subject to change until reservation is guaranteed. Cleaning fee is $150. $500 damage/reservation deposit due at booking. Full payment due within 30 days of check-in. Full refund if cancellation made 30 days in advance, full refund less $500 if made 15-30 days in advance and no refunds afterwards. Extra charge over 10 guests.

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Arley Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • water tubing

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