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Grace's Retreat - contemporary home on Smith Lake

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths (Sleeps 2-6)

Escape to a lakeside retreat only 10 minutes from I-65 on Smith Lake in Cullman, Alabama. Relax with your friends and family on the deck while watching your favorite sport on the 70'' flat screen television through the open garage door or with the screens in place. Or watch the sunset from the observation deck above the swim pier.

This unique commercially designed home includes two bedrooms and two full bathrooms. The home can sleep one to six comfortably. The home features an open and large family room, kitchen and dining area. The kitchen is equipped with stainless appliances, granite countertops and with ice/water dispenser in the refrigerator. The home has been professionally decorated by an interior designer.

The home features two large insulated glass garage doors that can be opened for open air and screens that remotely lower to create a completely screened in porch for the entire home.

The home is located within five minutes of Smith Lake Park, with free boat launch.

If your date is already booked, we are excited to announce our newest property - Little's on the Lake. The house is located 100 feet from Grace's Retreat and can be rented with Grace's Retreat to accommodate up to 18 people or separately for 10-12 guests. The property is an exact reverse floor plan from Grace's Retreat. It's listing is here: or

More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Suzanne

Grace's Retreat was purchased in 2007 and is a family owned property. It is named for our Grandmother. The home was decorated by our sister who is an interior designer.

Suzanne purchased this house in 2007

Why Suzanne chose Cullman

We purchased Grace's Retreat in 2007. The house is named for our grandmother who passed away in 2008. More than anything she loved having her family together. This house brings family and friends together throughout the year.

What makes this house unique

It is only a short drive from I-65 and is located less than 2 minutes from the public boat launch at Smith Lake Park. With the open floor plan, the house is perfect for large gatherings or getaways for couples, friends, and families.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful stay. The house is gorgeous and relaxing and perfect. It was a great mix for me and my husband (I am a city girl and he is a country guy).
Jan 2011
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Cullman House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower
    Full 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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Grace's Retreat - contemporary home on Smith Lake
average rating of 4.7714286 based on 71 reviews

Second Timers

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay and we will come again! It is so relaxing to look out over the water. We tell all of our friends to look it up online and book a weekend!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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I was very impressed with this home. It was clean, tidy and had everything in it that we needed.

  • 5 of 5

This home is absolutely lovely.. If you're just looking for a place to sit and relax and spend some quality time with a loved one or family, it's perfect. It is on the water but it's a very steep walk to it. The garage door windows in the living room and the kitchen are fantastic. The deck was very nice. My friends and I have already discussed visiting there again.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Very relaxing and good location

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful lake house. Had a wonderful time with family and friends. Planning on coming back in the summer. Enjoyed the upper deck fire pit and privacy. Suzanne thought about everything you could need 👌

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Birthday getaway

  • 5 of 5

This house was everything I hoped it would be! We would love to come back when the weather is warmer. Thank you for such a great getaway!

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful contemporary property in great location -- Second Thanksgiving there!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have stayed at Grace's Retreat near Cullman, Alabama. It is halfway between Nashville and Birmingham, so is a convenient place for us to stay over the holidays to see family in the Birmingham area. We love the contemporary décor. You have to see it to believe it. The photos don't do it justice. The kitchen is perfect for cooking a Thanksgiving meal as the kitchen is fully furnished with measuring cups and spoons, mixer, food processor, and lots of mixing bowls. There is a great view of the water, too, but the lake was at a lower level this time. Nearby is a convenience store with a great café attached to it where we enjoyed a wonderful breakfast. You won't be disappointed if you stay at Grace's Retreat!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Great get away!

  • 5 of 5

Loved spending a few days here, everything was clean and cozy and we hope to be back soon!

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles

Home is located on Lewis 'Smith Lake' on the Cullman County side of the lake. The property is 10 minutes from Cullman/I-65 and is located in the small community of Trimble.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.