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Member since: 2007
Speaks english

Grace's Retreat - contemporary home on Smith Lake

43 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Photos and Description of this Cullman holiday house

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

Our summer dates are almost completely booked. If your dates are already booked, we are excited to announce our newest property - Little's on the Lake - available beginning March 1, 2016. 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

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.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Suzanne (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Speaks english

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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based on 43 traveller reviews

Grace's Retreat - contemporary home on Smith Lake
average rating of 4.7906976 based on 44 reviews

Great place! Loved the stay!

  • 5 of 5

Great place!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very intrigued

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a great time during our stay and very pleased with the response of the owners when the air conditioner went out. They had someone out to fix it with in an hour. Loved every minute of it when the air went out we just raised the garage doors and kept on doing our thing. We've already got with the owner about renting it for a month. The hill was not a good part but when I started driving to the steps then it was much better. Looking forward to our next trip. H Miller

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hidden gem close to Huntsville!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home, great owners, quick drive from Huntsville. My boys loved it so much they begged to move in:) We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great hide out and seclusion in the middle of it all

  • 4 of 5

My family had a wonderful time and the boat dock at Smith white part was a real plus

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Like a contemporary industrial loft on the lake

  • 5 of 5

Great place. Very clean. It was exactly what we hoped it would be. I was glad someone notified us of the steeply sloped driveway to get to the stairs to the lake. As long as you are prepared for that, you will love it. We hope to return soon.

Owners were very kind and responsive and booking, check in, and check out was a breeze.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just what we needed

  • 5 of 5

Nice place. Contemporary with a new dock. My wife loved the house and atmosphere. The walk from house to the dock involves a steep incline on a driveway and several sets of stairs- not good for older people with poor balance but fine for us. Owner accomodating and addressed any issues promptly. Marina is very close and perfect situation for those bringing their own boat like we did. We've stayed here twice now and would like to come again. Great value.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Cullman, Alabama

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off-Peak (2016-2017)
1 Oct 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
Peak (2017)
1 May 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$78

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Cullman

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • soap
  • 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 enclosure
    Full 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • wooden decking
  • Events Allowed
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing