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Luxury Lake House with Tram to Your Boat Dock 'The Real McCoy'

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Sep 18, 2016
House, 6 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 20-24)

'The Real McCoy House' is the perfect place to spend your vacation. I have a breath taking view of Lewis Smith lake no matter which way you look. Walk out onto the 12'X 50' porch upstairs or down. Walk off the porch on a deck that connects to a 4 person tram car and rides down to a deck which connects the ramp onto your floating covered boat dock with a swim deck. Fishing is great. Bring your Seadoos and boats. You have a 6-8 person hot tub for your relaxation under the stars.

This wonderful vacation retreat is private and set up for a large family or business getaway. This lake house was new in 2008 and has hardwood floors upstairs and tile downstairs. You are about a mile out of the city limits of Arley. It's a small town and has most anything you need. Arley is approximately 30 minutes from Jasper or Culman and not far from Birmingham. There is a gourmet kitchen that has all stainless steel appliances with all granite counter tops and a bar downstairs. You have gas fireplaces upstairs and down for that perfect evening. Downstairs you have a big screen TV great for those ball games, or catching your favorite TV shows.

3rd cleanest lake in North America.

Keywords: Lake House

More Details
  • Sleeps 23
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

I own Mortgage Team 1 in Mobile Alabama and I am President Elect for the Alabama Mortgage Brokers Association. I have been in the mortgage business since 1993. I have 2 children and 3 grandchildren. This lakehouse is a wonderful place to bring a family and enjoy lake life. I own Dream Catcher Pointe which is right across the water. I have 19 lake lots for sale, 12 are on deep water. They have approved floating boat dock permits, the road and utilities already put in so you are ready to build your new lake home.

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Speaks: english

16 Reviews

4.6
based on 16 traveler reviews

5

A week well spent

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our gathering. The layout really fit our group of 25 well (infants to Grandparents). The house provided everything we needed, and if it didn't the nearby stores did. The tram worked out very well. It allowed for managing the flow of people down to the water and being able to assure there was adult supervision when required. The intent of renting the 'Real McCoy' was to be able to get our scattered family together in one place where we could enjoy each other without having to worry about anything else. It did just that!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brandon, Ms
5

Wonderful Home for Family Gathering

  • 5 of 5

We had a large gathering of various age groups for all or some of our stay at The Real McCoy and no one was uncomfortable or crowded at any point. With a couple of older adults and small children the tram to the lake was a lifesaver. When we arrived the house was very clean and comfortable and each time we prepared our large meals in the kitchen we were impressed with finding everything we needed. We especially loved the porches and the big-screen TV. Any questions we had were promptly answered by the owners and the proximity to Arley and availability of grocery stores was also a big plus! We hope to be able to go back in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great house!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great house for a large group. Two nice living areas with huge decks. The view from the den is breath taking!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Birmingham, AL (Homewood)
5

Wonderful getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We just finished our stay at the Real McCoy. My parents have been taking us kids, our spouses and kiddos for the past 5 years to Smith Lake. This house was definitely our favorite that we have stayed in so far! The floor plan is wonderful, if I were to build a lake house, it would probably be like this one. We have 10 adults and 5 kids, everyone had a bed and a room, plus each family had their own bathroom. The upstairs has a great open kitchen and den. We ate out on the back deck at the large picnic table. Every morning everyone gathered on the back deck in the rocking chairs to drink their coffee and start off the day. Even though it was in the 90's outside, the back deck was always a comfortable temperature. The downstairs has a big open room with a big tv. The kids mostly stayed down there and in the evenings, we would put on a movie for anyone that wanted to chill. The house is on a quieter part of the lake, we didn't have too much traffic rocking the boat dock. The swim dock was big enough for all our junk, chairs to sit in, people laying out, and kids jumping off playing in the water. If you have a larger family, you will LOVE this place! It is very accommodating for a large group. It is not that far from a Piggly Wiggly, I didn't explore how far away Walmart was. It really wasn't that hard to get to either. I would love to go back next summer and would HIGHLY recommend it to anyone.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always happy to have such nice considerate quests stay in our home. Thank You for being wonderful guests.
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5

The Real McCoy

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time, the house was all that it said it would be. Kitchen had everything u needed. Couldn't ask for better.

I would recommend to any one!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We value such good responsible clients and are happy to provide as close to a perfect setting as possible. We have a very high return rate, some renters have been with us for 4 or 5 years because we care and respond to any concerns with positive results for all.
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5

A perfect family retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We had a family wedding in the area and booked this beautiful home to accommodate our large extended family. It worked out perfect! There was plenty of room and with 4 full baths, plenty of space for everyone to get ready for a wedding. We were a group of 15 adults. The place was perfect for us. Very easy for elderly with walkers and canes to access too! The view is great and the huge decks are a perfect place to gather. The owners were really helpful through the booking process. A perfect place for a family retreat! Would love to rent it again with more time to fully enjoy this property.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

I live in Mobile and after Katrina, I decided to find a place far enough from the Gulf Coast to find refuge from the yearly storms. I know many others who felt the same way so I looked for a place to start a community to bring a huge family when they wanted and needed to get away. I wanted luxury while away from our homes. When I found Smith Lake, it was like a little peice of heaven and the best kept secret. I named our subdivion Dream Catcher Pointe.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : Cullman at 20 Miles Nearest Golf : Cullman at 20 Miles Nearest Motorway : State Hwy 77 at 1 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Arley Cafe at 1.5 Miles Car: necessary

You are within minutes from the Bankhead National Forest

Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter Rates
Oct 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$250
$1,300
 
 
Major Holidays
May 1 2017 - Oct 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
$400
$2,400
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$375
$1,975
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee 15 or less $175
Refundable damage deposit $500
cleaning fee 16 or more $275

Memorial Day, Jul 4th, Labor Day

Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Yrs. $400/night or $2400/week (4 night min)
Additional costs
Cleaning fee 15 guests or less $175, or 16 plus is $275
CONTACT BY EMAIL for instructions, security codes, and keys.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Dialup Access
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • Lake
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

Floor Area

  • 3300 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower, Master Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower, Master Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Masters are ceramic walk-in open showers.

Bedrooms

  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 23
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king, 1 baby crib
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 5 - 2 queen
  • Bedroom 6 - 1 queen, 1 double, 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 7 - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • We need to know the number in your party so that we can supply bedding and bath linens appropriately

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Notes:

  • Let us know how many is in your party so we can provide enough linens. Starter toiletries provided only.

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