3BR/2BA cottage with lots of privacy and a big view from two deck levels, a lakeside bedroom balcony, a big screened porch and a dock tucked into a cove. The house is 1470 square feet, plus a 500 square feet screened porch, a 250 square feet covered deck and two 250 square feet open decks. The covered lower deck allows for rain or shine outdoor cooking, with a prep sink and a charcoal/Propane combo grill. Both fuels are provided. The home has a flat circle drive entrance with parking just a few feet away from the front door. A lighted 34-step staircase and a lighted path lead to the lakeside deck and covered dock in year-round water, with swim/sun deck, water mat for kids, boat slip, jet ski port, dog-friendly ladder and mini fridge. The home has a fully equipped kitchen, crockpot, blender, Keurig coffee maker, regular small coffee pot, washer/dryer, a wood-burning fireplace inside and a chiminea outside, with firewood and starter logs provided. Guided striper fishing is great (see pictures), with dock pickup and drop-off. Fly fishing for trout below Smith Lake Dam is also popular.
The home sits on a uniquely shaped 1.3 acre wooded lot with 550 feet of shoreline, starting in the cove and ending at a point of land that shelters the dock from wind, waves and boat traffic. This provides for safe swimming and paddling, minimum wave action on the dock, and just 50 yards to big water. This house is located minutes from the town of Crane Hill and just 1.5 miles from Rock Creek Marina (by water and by road), and 9 miles by water from Lewis Smith Lake Dam. There are a canoe, a peddle boat, a standup paddleboard, floating lily pad and 2 kayaks for renter’s use, with life jackets, floats and paddles provided. Parking space is available for up to 4 boat trailers and the dock in the cove provides safe overnight boat tie-up. There is a roped off hiking trail to a sheltered ledge with a spring in Cap'n Jack's hollow, fun exploring for kids of all ages. All staircases and decks are kid-friendly, with railings and wire panels or wooden pickets. Smoking is allowed outside on the dock, the decks and the porch only. Pets are allowed. We just ask that they use the XL kennel crate provided when inside the house.
There are TVs in the living room (55") and on the porch (40") with DVD players and a 20" TV in bedroom 2, all with Dish Network America's Top 120+, DVR and SEC Network. You can DVR the game, play in the lake, and watch the game later.
Unlimited Viasat WiFi Satellite Internet is provided and the fee is itemized in the quote.
Cell service is good for Verizon and fair for AT&T. The WiFi Internet provides email connectivity even if your cell coverage is bad.
We provide bath towels, wash cloths, beach towels, bed linens, bath soap, shampoo, conditioner, toilet tissue, paper towels, dishwashing liquid, scrubby pads, dishwasher pods, laundry soap, dryer sheets, trash bags, Propane gas, charcoal, firewood, lighters and starter material. There is an ice maker in the laundry room with filtered water. A pack and play is provided in the downstairs bedroom closet for the littlest guests as well as a booster seat for the kitchen table. A backpack is also provided for taking snacks, drinks and ice down to the lake.