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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

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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

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 Alabama

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • 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
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
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 4.736842 based on 58 reviews

Very nice space with a great view of the lake

  • 3 of 5

The cabin is nice and clean and the basic amenities are great. The only issues we had were that the Wifi did not work and the king size bed is the most uncomfortable bed I have ever been in. It is so old and worn that it had completely collapsed in the two places where most people sleep. Given some TLC it would be easy to make this a five-star location!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hayden, AL

Grace's Retreat was really fantastic.

  • 5 of 5

Grace's Retreat was very, very clean. Beautiful spot on lake. Very comforting and easy to relax. Slow Down Time. The house was very well equipped except for no pantry. That was a little difficult but we just put boxes along the walls and shopped when we wanted to eat. Perfect place for adult retreat or to have children playing. Long front porch was beautifully furnished and oh so comfortable.

The owners were very accommadating. Met their son on Monday and he was very nice and let us know he was down the road staying in his house.

Our grandchildren came up to visit and had great time swimming and riding on pontoon boat. 4 year old twins said it was the best! Lots of happy smiles. Thank you so much Suzanne and family. We will be back. Susan Brower

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We loved everything at Grace's Retreat, especially the view!

  • 5 of 5

Grace's Retreat is the perfect setting for family gatherings. I'm from Texas, another sister from Oregon, and another from Oklahoma and we loved getting settled at the Lake and having everyone come to us. I will do this again and the local relatives will look into booking Grace's retreat for their reunions. You provided any and every thing we could have wanted.

Jo from Texas

Cindy from Oklahoma

Toni and grand daughter from Oregon

Thank You...

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Great view of the lake and all the comforts of home!

  • 4 of 5

Great view of the lake in a very comfortable lake house with every comfort of home. Beds and furniture were comfy and it was very clean. It is the last house on the road which makes it quite private. Two garage doors with screens that open and bring the glorious outdoors inside! There is a great deck with outdoor furniture which makes drinking your morning coffee or eating you dinner very pleasurable!! The walk to the lake though required a steep incline with many steps - that would be our only complaint.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Overall, the house was very nice and we enjoyed our stay, few things that could have used attension.

  • 3 of 5

Overall, the house was very nice and we enjoyed our stay. However, a few things that could have used some attention prior to our arrival. Furthermore, I suspect the following areas have not had attention in some time. The patio could have been swept or blown off and the patio furniture/cushions need spring cleaning! The grill does not have a cover, as a result, dirty both inside and out. Also, the grill should be placed on level ground. There were a couple light bulbs burn out, bathroom was the more noticeable. Finally the K cup side of the coffee maker does not appear to work, always got an error when I tried to use it, never heating the water. I hope this information is helpful. Thank you! Ken

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. We appreciate the feedback. We make every effort to check light bulbs and other items between rentals. The items you referenced are being corrected and if there are other items not listed - please contact me directly. We only want the best experience for our guests! Thank you for staying at Grace's Retreat.
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Very relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Great and quiet little spot. Loved the garage doors to the outside. Would recommend.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Home is located on Lewis 'Smith Lake' on the Cullman County side of the lake. The property is 10 minutes from Cullman and is located in the small community of Trimble.


Rates & Availability

Cullman House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak (2017)
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Off Peak (2017-2018)
Oct 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
Peak (2018)
May 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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