House, 6 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 20-24)
About Linda McCoy
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 4 grandchildren. This lakehouse is a wonderful place to bring a family and enjoy lake life.
Linda McCoy purchased this House in 2008
Why Linda McCoy chose Arley
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 place 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.
Pool / Spa
Max guests: 23
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
The property is going through a major renovation, which made for some not-so-ideal conditions. But 21 men and boys made due and enjoyed our stay.
Thank you for being so understanding. Weather had slowed our major renovation. It is nice to have guests that understand. Thankful again
Plenty of room for a large family to gather for the holidays
TV kept going out
The TV system is a satellite dish. As everyone knows they are temperamental at best, but when you are way out in the country they are about the best you can get. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
Quick to respond
This was our 4th year to stay at this property. There was a little snafu when we arrived, but the owners were quick to respond and were very generous with their compensation. This house is the best we can find as far as beds and baths for our family. My parents take our family every year to celebrate birthdays. We have 10 adults and 6 kids.
There is a boat launch right across the lake from the property, which is really nice. We miss the tram, but if you don’t want to take all the steps, you can drive over to the launch and have someone pick you up with your boat and bring you across. Too bad my mom was too stubborn to do that!
There is a nice size den on the main floor where the adults in our family hang out. The basement has a very large open area where the kids hang out and play. It’s really a great set up for families. Unfortunately, you can see the wear and tear from many careless renters over the years. I wish more people lived by the motto to leave things better than you find them! My husband walked down the steep hill to the lake cleaning up the beer cans, red Solo cups, and other litter people have thrown over the railings over time. Please keep in mind if you stay here that a cleaning crew cannot be expected to climb that hill and pick up after you. It’s a beautiful property with lots of woods and a lake view. The next renter would like to enjoy the view.
The kids love the fire pit where they like to roast hot dogs and marshmallows. They purchased a new grill that worked great! We have never looked at the hot tub, so no comment on that. There are back porches on each level and even when it’s blazing hot, there’s enough shade that you can sit out there and really enjoy a relaxing time looking at the lake. My brother brings his emu and takes naps back there.
The owners are very easy to work with and respond promptly. I can’t even imagine any complaints about them! Definitely check this property out. It’s the best bang for the buck I have found!
Our repeat renters are so very special to us. We always enjoy hearing about the memories they build.
Perfect location for smooth water.
Great place for large gatherings.
We appreciate excellent guests like you and your group. Welcome back anytime.
You are within minutes from the Bankhead National Forest