"Split Rock Cove"- Located in Rock Creek

Arley, Alabama

Discover absolute relaxation and fun at Split Rock Cove. Split Rock Cove is a terrific blend of comfort and cozy for your lake vacation. Split Rock Cove sets on a gradual slope over-looking the emerald waters of beautiful Smith Lake. Enjoy the view from the expansive deck, swim in the clear waters from your private dock, or if you prefer take a quiet secluded walk.

This 5 bedroom/3.5 bath home has an open eat-in kitchen, den and master suite on the main level. The kitchen is fully equipped with stainless appliances including a gas range and oven, microwave and dishwasher. Upstairs overlooks the den and has two bedrooms ( 1 king and 1 queen) that share a central bath. Downstairs you will find an oversized recreational room that leads to two additional bedrooms (1 king and 2 twins), a queen sofa bed and a full bath.

There are plenty of options if you just want to lounge outdoors. The den has access to an expansive lake side deck or a screened-in porch while the downstairs rec room leads out onto a covered lake side patio with gas grill.

• DirectTV Satellite with two 55” TV's
• Second refrigerator located laundry room
• Ice machine located downstairs
• Rock Creek Marina is about 10 minutes by road and less than 5 minutes by water
• Floating dock is in deep water with beautiful rock formations (see if you can find the split rock) and an open slip for mooring your boat
• Gas grill located on downstairs patio



  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room


  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen


  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • Games


  • Lawn / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio


  • Romantic
  • Family


  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only


  • Dining Area

Suitability Chkbox

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters

Dining Checkbox

  • Dining


  • Outdoor Lighting
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Deadbolt Lock On Entryway
  • First Aid Kit
  • Medical

Houses Rules

  • 03:00 PM
  • 11:00 AM
  • No parties/events
  • Smoking allowed
  • Pets allowed
  • Children allowed
  • Max occupancy: 12


Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

52 Reviews

    Family weekend

    5/5 Stayed Jun 6, 2020
    Submitted Jun 9, 2020


    Nice vacation rental

    4/5 Stayed May 11, 2020
    Submitted May 21, 2020

    We had a good time! The house is clean and well stocked. Beds are comfortable. Boat dock is much much closer than it appears in photos. Not negatives if you can call them that are the walls are pretty thin and you can hear a cough, walking the floors, and toilets flushing pretty easily. Luckily, our people went to bed at the same times. Overall, it’s a great house with a very friendly host.


    5/5 Stayed May 6, 2020
    Submitted May 10, 2020


    Perfect getaway

    5/5 Stayed Apr 24, 2020
    Submitted May 1, 2020

    Our weekend at this lake house was perfect! The house and setting looks great in the photos, but is even better in real life! The home was very clean and well stocked but we spent most of our time on the porches and around the fire pit watching our kids play and the boats pass by. Wonderful weekend, we hope to stay here again!

    Great Lake Front Getaway

    5/5 Stayed Apr 17, 2020
    Submitted Apr 28, 2020

    The house was extremely clean and had everything you needed for a great weekend at the lake. Would definitely recommend and we look forward to coming back.

    Family gathering

    5/5 Stayed Mar 15, 2020
    Submitted Mar 26, 2020

    The home is as beautiful as it looks in the pictures. Great porches and an easy walk to the water. Will stay again.

    Repeat Visit to Excellent Rental

    5/5 Stayed Mar 13, 2020
    Submitted Mar 16, 2020

    We first visited Split Rock Cove in November, and we were back for a second visit in March. Excellent property with lots of space for kids and adults. Very nice dock with lots of extras already at the property (i.e. less for you to pack). Communication with owners was first rate, with quick responses before and during our stay. Loved it!

    Wonderful Spring Break

    5/5 Stayed Mar 6, 2020
    Submitted Mar 15, 2020

    We had an amazing time staying in this beautiful home over Spring Break vacation. The home was beautiful and so CLEAN!! We were so very pleased!! We will definitely be back.

    amazing weekend with friends

    5/5 Stayed Feb 7, 2020
    Submitted Feb 10, 2020

    House was amazing , clean , well stocked , and very thought out . Look forward to booking another weekend this summer . Thank you so much . Russell Bryant

    Perfect perfect perfect stay!

    5/5 Stayed Nov 8, 2019
    Submitted Nov 11, 2019

    This house is fantastic! The layout was great for a our family celebrating my fathers 70th birthday. The views of Smith lake from the cabin are awesome. The fire pit was amazing. It was cold but the outside was so awesome we still spent most of our time out back roasting marshmallows, grilling, and fishing from the dock. We definitely want to return in the summer some time.

    Family vacation

    5/5 Stayed Aug 30, 2019
    Submitted Sep 2, 2019

    This was our 2nd stay in this lovely home. It is a perfect place for families to gather and enjoy each other. We had 13 people from ages 82 down to our newest 8 week old grandbaby. It was so comfortable for everyone. We will be back!

    Enjoyed the stay

    5/5 Stayed Jul 27, 2019
    Submitted Aug 4, 2019

    Everything went smooth

    July Trip for the Family

    5/5 Stayed Jul 20, 2019
    Submitted Jul 27, 2019

    Our 2nd year in a row to stay here. Awesome location - amenities - cleanliness - support from the management/owner! We will be back next year if available!

    Great place for families.

    5/5 Stayed Jul 14, 2019
    Submitted Jul 20, 2019

    Can't say enough good things about our stay at Split Rock Cove. The place was immaculate when we arrived. Beautiful place inside and out and just perfect for all of our family to come together for a week of vacation. Everything we were looking for. Only thing that could have been better would have been a better wifi connection. Make sure you pre-plan your meals because there is not a grocery store or restaurant within a 20 minute drive. It is located in a very rural town but we loved the scenic country drive when we had to. We will definitely be booking this place again.


    5/5 Stayed Jun 27, 2019
    Submitted Jun 30, 2019

    Great cabin our favorite on Smith Lake.

    Great Ladies Getaway on the Lake

    5/5 Stayed Jun 20, 2019
    Submitted Jun 24, 2019

    The access to the water is superb!! The house is well appointed and clean. There's plenty of outside seating to enjoy the patio, wonderful landscaping, and beautiful view. Everyone had plenty of space. There is an extra frig in the laundry room. The big dining table with seating for ten was great for our group that loves to play games. We rented a pontoon at a local marina that is about a five minute drive by water and a ten minute drive by land. A wonderful time was had by all and we cannot wait to plan our next trip to Split Rock Cove!!

    Split RockCove

    5/5 Stayed Dec 27, 2019
    Submitted Dec 31, 2019

    Beautiful house overlooking Lewis Smith Lake. It has all of the amenities that you could want. Perfect place to relax and enjoy being with nature.

    Perfect Christmas Getaway!

    5/5 Stayed Dec 12, 2019
    Submitted Dec 19, 2019

    Celebrated our family Christmas at Split Rock Cove and it was wonderful! The cabin was spacious and the view was beautiful! I especially loved spending time around the kitchen island with my family as we played games and shared stories of the past! The Baumann's were quick to respond to my messages and were so helpful before and during our stay! My family and I strongly recommend this property! Would love to return during the warmer months!

    Perfect Thanksgiving on the Lake

    5/5 Stayed Nov 28, 2019
    Submitted Dec 2, 2019

    The home is large and lovely, well appointed and has beautiful views of Smith Lake. We were there for Thanksgiving and the kitchen, large island and multiple eating areas worked perfectly. The fire pit area was a highlight for good conversation and gooey s'mores. But shopping requires a bit of a drive. So come prepared to have a great holiday on this lake property,

    Perfect lake getaway

    5/5 Stayed Oct 25, 2019
    Submitted Nov 4, 2019

    Beautiful home and location. The owners were extremely accommodating. It was storming the day we came in, and when part of our group arrived to the house (at night) they discovered the power was out. The owners contacted a neighbor to bring us candles and because we were close to where they live, they met the other half of the party who was still on the interstate to bring us flashlights and candles. Above and beyond!

    Great house!

    5/5 Stayed Oct 11, 2019
    Submitted Oct 31, 2019

    Plenty of space for two families (or more!). The property had more to offer than we even expected. Well decorated with all the supplies we needed. We rented a boat and explored the beautiful lake. Making s’mores at the fire pit was also a highlight. We would love to visit again!

    Amazing lake vacation!

    5/5 Stayed Sep 22, 2019
    Submitted Oct 6, 2019

    Everything was great with Split Rock Cove! It had everything we needed and more for a fun filled week on the lake. It was also unbelievably clean! With a well laid out floor plan and plenty of beds and baths no one wanted to leave! We all want to come back and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this place to anyone!! Book and enjoy!

    Exceptional property!

    5/5 Stayed Sep 20, 2019
    Submitted Oct 4, 2019

    We really enjoyed our time in this lovely home. It is tucked away and very quiet and peaceful. The layout of the home allows for a lot of privacy for all guests and an open central gathering area, great space downstairs for kids to play, and a shaded screened porch for morning coffee. It feels like a brand new home. Very clean! We just loved it and would definitely stay here again!!

    Enjoyed Another Stay at Split Rock Cove!!

    5/5 Stayed Jul 11, 2019
    Submitted Jul 17, 2019

    This was my second stay this summer at this house and it was great again!! The cove created by the rocks was great for the kids in our group. The house was clean and had everything we needed to cook our meals. The covered patio is awesome with plenty of seating. We brought a fan to put out there to blow on us while we sat and enjoyed watching the kids. We made a fire in the fire-pit and made smores!! Thanks again for offering this great location for our lake getaways!

    School Blues

    5/5 Stayed Aug 9, 2019
    Submitted Aug 12, 2019

    We had a wonderful last minute get away at this home. It is impeccable and well appointed. It is actually closer to the water than the pictures reflect and the views and shoreline are beautiful. There were only 4 of us so we had plenty of room. There were many nice extra touches. Hope to be back soon.

    Amazing Memories Made

    5/5 Stayed Jun 23, 2019
    Submitted Jul 10, 2019

    We were completely satisfied and had a wonderful time! The place was beautiful! Sunday through Wednesday was a great time to be on the water too. We never felt like there were too many boats and the children had the best time tubing/swimming!

    Split Rock Cove

    5/5 Stayed Jun 17, 2019
    Submitted Jun 20, 2019

    Just as advertised. Great spot for swimming and not too many steps on the property. It makes it easier for older folks to get down to the water. House is great and we would stay here again.

    Family Vacation

    5/5 Stayed Jun 13, 2019
    Submitted Jun 28, 2019

    A tremendous place for a family vacation.

    We LOVED our time in this home ! My only complaint is that it was too short.

    5/5 Stayed Jun 9, 2019
    Submitted Jun 13, 2019

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful home! It was well-stocked, super comfortable and everyone enjoyed our time!! We’ll be back!!!

    Graduation trip on the lake

    5/5 Stayed May 2, 2019
    Submitted May 5, 2019

    Spent the best weekend with friends down here celebrating. It was the perfect house for our group and accommodated everyone and their kids perfectly.


    5/5 Stayed Dec 23, 2018
    Submitted Jan 5, 2019

    My family and I rented this property for Christmas and had an amazing time. The house is beautiful and well thought out. It seemed very new and very clean. No detail was spared. Jon was the perfect host. He went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable and had a perfect stay. We cannot wait to visit this property again.

    Beautiful high end home

    5/5 Stayed Oct 23, 2018
    Submitted Oct 28, 2018

    Everything was thought out maticulasly. The home is new and a quality build. Great lot. Awesome fire pit. Thanks Jon!

    Wonderful getaway for family and friends

    5/5 Stayed Oct 4, 2018
    Submitted Oct 23, 2018

    We had a wonderful time at Split Rock Cove with our family and extended family. The house is beautiful and well-appointed, with lovely grounds and features. Moms with little ones- the oversize laundry room is large enough to fit a pack n play into (which is such a huge help!). The hosts were so helpful with their quick responses to questions regarding the surrounding area as we planned our trip. We are already trying to figure out when we can return!

    Great location and the house and accomodations were the best.

    5/5 Stayed Oct 18, 2018
    Submitted Oct 21, 2018

    Had a great stay everything was well equipped and taken care of. The location and views were excellent. Could not have had a better place for a stay with our family.

    Beautiful Lake Side Retreat

    5/5 Stayed Sep 13, 2018
    Submitted Sep 18, 2018

    We had an amazing weekend at Split Rock Cove. The house was beautiful and comfortable and felt like home. Thank you to the owners who were so kind and considerate in our requests, and they were great about communicating with us from beginning to end. We are so grateful for the opportunity to stay and we will definitely be choosing Split Rock Cove for any future trips to Smith Lake. THANK YOU!

    We had a wonderful time at this lake Home for Labor Day weekend!

    5/5 Stayed Aug 31, 2018
    Submitted Sep 3, 2018

    This is a lovely home! It smelled so new when we arrived!!! The home is decorated and furnished in lovely taste with comfort in mind. It had everything we needed for our family getaway. There were 11 of us from 2 years old to 81 years old and everyone was completely comfortable. The walk down to the water was very easy for both the toddler and the older folks. One of the best homes we have ever rented! We are already looking forward to next year!!!

    Beautiful Lake House

    5/5 Stayed Aug 3, 2018
    Submitted Aug 8, 2018

    We go to Smith Lake every summer stayed at some nice homes stayed at some not so nice.By far Split Rock Cove was spectacular if you could dream of building your own house on the lake this would be it

    Great Trip

    5/5 Stayed Jul 12, 2018
    Submitted Jul 19, 2018

    This year was the 9th trip to Smith Lake for our family. Best trip yet! House and all the amenities were great. See you next year.

    Outstanding place to stay for family!

    5/5 Stayed Jun 22, 2018
    Submitted Jun 26, 2018

    Great experience, the house was perfect for multiple families. Good outdoor space with a large dock for swimming and hanging out. Covered deck in case it rains and ample space for kiddos. Highly recommend this property.

    Beautiful and absolutely gorgeous house

    5/5 Stayed Mar 15, 2018
    Submitted Mar 19, 2018

    We loved our stay! The house is beautiful and so is the lake!! It had everything we needed. The beds are super comfortable. It has an amazing view of the lake. If you've never been to Smith Lake, the water is bea and clean. The owners are super easy to get ahold of. They were awesome to work with and they really provide a great experience!! Thank yall so much!!

    Amazing view beautiful house!!

    5/5 Stayed Dec 25, 2017
    Submitted Dec 29, 2017

    Beautiful house!!

    Amazing retreat

    5/5 Stayed Nov 22, 2017
    Submitted Nov 26, 2017

    The entire family enjoyed visiting Smith Lake. This house is amazing. All bedrooms have memory foam mattresses!.. We loved the fact that the house has three floors which allowed plenty of privacy for all guests!.. Our grand-kids took over the bottom floor since they had a playroom with a big TV .. We highly recommend this place!!

    This is a brand new Home with all the amenities and special touches. We loved it!

    5/5 Stayed Oct 6, 2017
    Submitted Oct 14, 2017

    The location is off the beaten path which was perfect for us. The property sits uniquely around large rocks and deep water so that the kids (teenagers) could jump off and swim to the dock. We rented a boat 1/2 mile away and we were able to slip the boat in and out of the covered dock easily (no need for a trailer). There is an open deck, covered concrete porch with swing and grill, and a screened in side porch with lights and fans (perfect when it was raining). There was enough seating in the kitchen so that everyone could eat at the same table. Plenty of storage for food and counter space for meal preparation. There is not a restaurant close but Trident marina was highly recommended for lunch. The boys had their own space downstairs but we chose to watch a movie together on the main level. We were there during Hurricane Nate so we had the lake almost to ourselves on Saturday despite the Bass fishing tournament. When it rained none of us had cabin fever. Great family getaway! We will plan to visit again. No need to look anywhere else.

    Amazing home for a large family gathering

    5/5 Stayed Sep 1, 2017
    Submitted Sep 5, 2017

    We had an awesome time at Split Rock Cove. There was plenty of room for our group of 12. The home was amazing and located in a great place on the lake. The access to the water from the home was exceptional. The owners were very pleasant to work with and were accommodating beyond imagination. We hope to visit here again very soon.


    5/5 Stayed Jul 10, 2017
    Submitted Jul 17, 2017

    We have rented a lot of houses on Smith Lake and this house was the best one by far. It is a very nice house and the owners are incredible to work with. I would highly recommend this house.

    Beautiful, relaxing, great amenities!

    5/5 Stayed Jun 30, 2017
    Submitted Jul 4, 2017

    We had a wonderful time! Split Cove is beautiful and relaxing. We had everything we needed. We loved feeding the fish at Rock Creek Marina. Our ten year old daughter learned how to wake board this weekend and the kids loved swimming around the dock and jumping off of the rocks. The owners were very helpful in answering all of our questions! We can't wait to plan our next trip here!

    Beautiful house and lot!!

    5/5 Stayed Jun 23, 2017
    Submitted Jun 27, 2017

    A very well thought out floor plan....plenty of room for our large family. Beautiful place all around and great place to swim for the kids. The decor was lovely and so appealing. Beds were super comfy, as was all the furniture! Kitchen was awesome and well stocked! Only negative was trying to get the trash to a receptacle at the end of the road in the trunk of our car. We loved it!

    The Best We've ever rented at Smith Lake

    5/5 Stayed Jun 17, 2017
    Submitted Jun 20, 2017

    Property is exquisite meticulously clean. Very modern, and fully loaded with options. Deep Water on the very best water of the entire lake. No cliff or multiple stairs down to dock. Gradual incline and safe. Compared to others, I believe the cost was too low, and really should be higher in line with other properties. Thus, we expected much less in quality! Oh , how wrong we were. We have already booked for next summer. Dr & Mrs Rick Blake Clearwater, Fl.

    Among the best on Smith Lake

    5/5 Stayed Jun 1, 2017
    Submitted Jun 16, 2017

    This was our family's 4th summer to stay at Smith Lake but our first to stay in this newly built home. The view is great and the boat traffic is light to moderate which is great for swimming off the dock. By the way, the swimming area is unmatched at this place. The cove formed by rocks is great for kids to jump and play. The house is well laid out with a large number of bedrooms along with maximized common area. Parking is great with a large carport shed for 2 vehicles and a spacious roundabout drive for more. A few notes: - All beds are very comfortable except for the 2 twins, which are extremely firm. Might want to bring a foam pad or egg crate if you're needing to use these beds. - The owners are extremely accommodating and available. All messages were quickly answered prior to and during our stay. The house was out of garbage bags during our stay and the owner arranged to have them delivered. Just can't say enough about how good the communication is with this rental. - Wifi is available but not suitable for streaming video. AT&T cell service however is excellent if you have a good data plan. - Boat dock has an open slip (some owners keep their personal boat in the slip) - There is a boat rental place just north at a private dock. www(dot)rockcreekstripers(dot)com - Extremely close to a boat ramp and marina, Rock Creek Marina - Plan to bring most all of your groceries on the first trip. The nearest full grocery store is a pretty good hike. The nearest gas station with a moderate selection of groceries is still 15 minutes away. All in all, this is a great spot. Clean, well built, and great owners. I'd stay again in a heartbeat.

    Fantastic property!

    5/5 Stayed May 20, 2017
    Submitted May 26, 2017

    Can't say enough about this property! I have stayed at many rental houses and this by far was top notch. The house is beautiful and has plenty of room. We were a group of 9 and we never felt on top of each other. We loved the screened porch and having two separate living rooms. The pictures don't do this house justice. The kitchen had everything imaginable! Ample seating on the decks and dock. We were all thoroughly impressed. We absolutely recommend this house and hope to return soon!


    5/5 Stayed Mar 16, 2017
    Submitted Mar 20, 2017

    We enjoyed every moment of our stay at the lake house. The house is newly constructed and beautiful inside and out. Kids had plenty of room outside to play. The boat dock was great as we were able to dock two fishing boats during our stay. The boat launch is only 5 minute boat ride (ten minute drive) from the house. Can't wait to visit again in the summer so kids can swim in the lake.

    Satisfied Customer

    5/5 Stayed Mar 6, 2017
    Submitted Mar 14, 2017

    This has been one of my favorite vacations! The house is amazing on the inside and outside. There is room to play and relax. As it gets warmer this place will surely be really booked! So I suggest booking in advance. The owner is super nice! I loved this house!!!


      Arley, Alabama

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