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On A Whim Rustic Lodge Near Smith Lake Park

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 278 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 14)

The best of lake living and relaxation…

We welcome you to a craftsman’s style cottage, nestled amongst the trees, in a quiet cove on Smith Lake. Enjoy a quiet evening sitting outdoors on one of the multiple decks overlooking the lake. Warm yourself from the evening chill wrapped in a blanket, comforted by the flickering light from the outdoor fire pit. The sounds of the woodlands at twilight are enhanced by the view of the moon glistening on the water. So very peaceful!

Awake in the morning, alive and refreshed. Serve yourself a steaming hot cup of coffee in a beautiful, well-stocked kitchen. Casually walk outside to the screen porch and settle in the quaint outdoor seating area. Here you smile and breathe in the fresh air as you listen to the sounds of the wildlife on the lake. You’ll find an unusual sense of energy in this 3000 sq ft, two story home, snuggled in, just a few steps from the lake.

Equal distance from both Birmingham and Huntsville, just 6 miles from Hwy 65 (Exit 304), this lake house cottage could be your getaway from it all.

'On A Whim' has an inviting covered front porch and plenty of parking for your family and friends. As you enter the front door, you are welcomed by the main living area, decorated in a rustic, but luxurious style with a gorgeous planked vaulted ceiling and large windows looking out over the lake.

The main level features a large Master with King size bed, and it’s own set of french doors leading out to the main deck. The ensuite bath features a Jacuzzi tub, large counter space and an over sized shower with a refreshing rain head. The Patriot bedroom is just down the hall from the Master, which offers two twin beds and is next to the main floor full bath.

The beautifully crafted kitchen is well stocked and features all stainless appliances. The island in the kitchen faces the open floor plan of the main living area and dining room, allowing you to always be a part of the action.

The dining area has a custom table that seats 9 with an additional 3 seats at the island. Additional folding tables and chairs are provided. The home has a laundry area equipped with a full size washer and dryer, iron and ironing board.

The Angel's Perch loft area is decorated in a sweet southern style with a daybed and pop-up trundle, the perfect little girls hang out, including a trunk of dolls to play with.

As nice as the upper levels are, the lower level is where all the fun is. Challenge your friends to a game of pool, air hockey or pinball. Then, settle into the leather sofas and watch the big game on the 51" Plasma HDTV, or just hang out on the lower patio and stare at the lake. In addition to the rec areas, the lower level also offers a third bedroom with a queen bed, decorated in a nautical theme and a fourth bedroom with two sets of bunk beds, decorated in a camping theme with a dedicated 36" video gaming tv. A full bath will make sure you're not running up and down stairs all day.

'On A Whim' gets good AT&T and Verizon 3G coverage, and has broadband WIFI Internet and DirecTV. Everything you need to ensure you can stay in contact with all your friends that are working while you chill out at the lake.

We'd love to host your vacation at 'On A Whim'. Use the form on the right and let us know how we can help you.

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More Details

Owner
Mark & Sherry
Member since: 2006
Speaks english
Response time
Within 2 days
Response rate
80%
Calendar last updated:
16 October, 2017

Why Mark & Sherry chose Alabama

We purchased a lake house on Smith Lake, because we have enjoyed visiting and doing all the lake offers over the past few years. We knew that others would enjoy it too.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Cullman

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 278 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower enclosure , jacuzzi , Your own private place to soak in the whirlpool tub
    Main - toilet , bath with shower , Full hall bathroom on main level
    Lower - toilet , bath with shower , Full bathroom on lower level.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Patriot Room (main level) sleeps 2 - 2 single bed , Stay in the USA themed room with two twin beds
    Nautical Bedroom (lower level) sleeps 2 - 1 large double bed , The Nautical room will get you in the lake spirit!
    Angels Perch (loft) sleeps 2 - 2 single bed , Twin daybed with trundle is great for the little ones.
    Sleeper Sofa (lower level) sleeps 2 - 1 sofa bed/futon , TV area on lower level has a queen sleeper sofa
    Master Bedroom (main level) sleeps 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Luxury Master with deck access is perfect place to wake up.
    SummerCamp (lower level) sleeps 4 - 4 bunk bed , Two sets of bunkbeds is the perfect kid's hangout.
  • Also have a folding cot in the SummerCamp closet
Entertainment:
  • Air Hockey
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jacuzzi
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing

Reviews

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On A Whim Rustic Lodge Near Smith Lake Park
average rating of 4.9242425 based on 66 reviews
Decatur, al
5

On a Whim is Great!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at On a Whim. The home is very spacious. We really enjoyed watching football and playing pool downstairs. The house is right next to Smith Lake Park so it was just a short boat ride to launch and trailer the boat. Having stayed at a few places on Smith lake I was very pleased to have a large boat ramp right next to the property as this was not the case in other places I've stayed on the lake. Mark was available to answer any questions I had and refunded the damage deposit in a very timely manner. Would stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great Place

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here on a business trip and absolutely loved it. Great scenery on the lake. Had fun watching Monday night football on big screen in the basement while playing some pool. Good times

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Owens Cross Roads, AL
5

Loved our stay

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house and the location on Smith Lake. We watched football on the large TV downstairs. A very relaxing weekend!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nashville,TN
5

Great weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great weekend staying at On A Whim. The house set up worked great for our group of 4 adults and 6 kids under 6. The large TV down stairs was perfect for watching football. The house is in a quiet corner of the lake and was nice for the kids to swim and not worry about boats. The owners were very accommodating by letting us adjust our dates by 1 day because of rain from Harvey. We had a great time and would book again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Overall, we had a very nice stay!

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed our time at this home very much. However, there some quirks; the curtains in the master bath were so shear that you could see right through them. For privacy, we had to hang two towels up. There was also no dresser in the master bedroom, which was kind of strange. Other than that it is a great house, offering lots of entertainment for the kiddies with a pool table, air hockey table, checkers and lots of games. They also have a pinball machine, but it wasn't working when we were there. The only other negative would be spider webs in the porch and all along the exterior of the home which should be sprayed down.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very relaxing and beautiful sunsets!!!

  • 4 of 5

Overall our family's celebration of our parent's 50th Anniversary was a resounding success, filled with laughter, games, and beautiful scenery. Thank you "On A Whim" (Mark/Sherry)!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
54.7 Miles
Huntsville International Airport (HSV)
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
I-65 Exit 334
Nearest Point of Interest
Smith Lake Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Whitlocks Country Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Boat Ramp
Nearest Point of Interest
Cullman Restaurants and Shopping

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Cullman

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Thanksgiving
22 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$544
 
 
Christmas
22 Dec 2017 - 25 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$544
 
 
Memorial Day 18
25 May 2018 - 28 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
A$544
 
 
Summer 18
29 May 2018 - 1 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$435
 
 
Fourth 18
2 Jul 2018 - 4 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$544
 
 
Late Summer 18
5 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$435
 
 
Labor 18
1 Sep 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$544
 
 
Thanks 18
20 Nov 2018 - 23 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$544
 
 
Xmas 18
21 Dec 2018 - 25 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$544
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
A$352
A$1,996
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$639.65
Housekeeping A$191.9 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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