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Overview of Respite By The Lake

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4 bedrooms, Internet, bed sheets
TV, fireplace, DVD player, books
4 bedrooms, Internet, bed sheets
TV, fireplace, DVD player, books

Respite By The Lake

4.3/5 Excellent

Entire home

4 bedrooms4 bathroomsSleeps 10

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Barbecue grill

Explore the area

    Popular LocationSmith Lake Park34 min drive
    Popular LocationClarkson Covered Bridge39 min drive
    Popular LocationTiger Field49 min drive

Space details

4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, sleeps 10
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2
    Bathtub/shower combo
Bathroom 3

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Respite By The Lake

Lakefront vacation home with kitchen and patio
The boat house is the maximum size allowed on Smith Lake (custom, two story, deep water boat house)! The upper level features a sunning deck and an air conditioned cooling room. The lower level features a large swim deck and two slips roomy enough to house two boats or a boat and two personal watercraft.
The custom craftsmanship of this house is obvious upon entrance. The interior of the house is beautifully decorated with timeless, neutral colors. The house features four bedrooms, four full baths, large walk in closets, a fully equipped custom kitchen, open floor plan with family, dining and sitting area, office/library/sitting area upstairs, and an enclosed porch leading to an elevated deck boasting an outdoor fireplace.
The custom kitchen is fully equipped with high end appliances. The beautiful stone archway frames a six burner Wolf gas stove and double oven. Just above the stove and granite countertop you will find a Franke pot filler faucet. The Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer is paneled to match the custom cabinetry. Located to the right of the refrigerator is a paneled ice maker. A large center island features a deep farmers sink and beautiful black granite countertop.
In addition to the dream kitchen, the first floor offers an open floor plan that includes a sitting area with a beautiful stone gas/wood fireplace as well as a family and dining area. Floor to ceiling windows offer a full view of the lake. The tumble travertine floors feature radiant heating powered by gas with electric backup. The full bath includes a fully tiled walk in shower. There are also 2 bedrooms located on the first floor with a full bathroom to share.
A custom wood speakeasy door leads to an enclosed porch. Exit the porch onto an elevated deck with an incredible outdoor stone fireplace.
Walk upstairs to the second floor and relax in one of three sitting areas. French doors lead to an office with a custom, lighted drafting table and a custom built desk with even more built in shelving. Vaulted tongue and groove wood ceilings with recessed lighting and sky lights provide plenty of light. Walk through the roomy master bedroom into a dream master bath. The large bath features custom cabinetry with a double basin and a vanity area, both topped with granite. A walk-in fully tiled shower has built in shelves and a seating area. Just off the bathroom is a huge walk in closet with built in shelving. A laundry room offers a front loading washer and dryer, granite countertop, custom wall cabinet and a hidden, built in ironing board. Enter the private back bedroom through a set of beautiful French doors with it's own full bath equipped with a soaking tub.

Check in is 3:00pm and Check out is 10:00am
Please contact Anna by phone or email to discuss rental of this beautiful home.
Air-conditioned accommodations at this vacation home offer fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations.

Property manager

Anna Lanier

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Property amenities


  • Internet access

Parking and transportation

  • Car required


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • 4 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 4 bathrooms
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Wood stove


  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue grill


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Location highlights

  • On the lake


  • Sleeps 10



Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Parties and events are allowed on site

We should mention

A car is required for transportation to and from this property

Property is also known as

Respite Lake House Crane Hill
Respite Lake Crane Hill
Respite By The Lake Crane Hill
Respite By The Lake Private vacation home
Respite By The Lake Private vacation home Crane Hill

About this area

Crane Hill

Located in Crane Hill, this vacation home is on a lake. Travelers eager for a bit of culture can stop by Crooked Creek Civil War Museum, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Lewis Smith Lake and Smith Lake Park. Guests love the property's quiet location.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Smith Lake Park - 34 min drive
  • Clarkson Covered Bridge - 39 min drive
  • Crooked Creek Civil War Museum - 41 min drive
  • Tiger Field - 49 min drive
  • Cullman Golf Course - 51 min drive

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 12 out of 20 reviews
5 - Excellent 60%
Rating 4 - Good. 4 out of 20 reviews
4 - Good 20%
Rating 3 - Okay. 2 out of 20 reviews
3 - Okay 10%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 20 reviews
2 - Poor 5%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 20 reviews
1 - Terrible 5%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

Crane Hill
Bed selection poor. Minimal number of towels No extra blankets Spider webs inside house No deck chairs. Had to provide own toilet paper. Poor kitchen pots/pans/serving bowls

5/5 Excellent

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Pictures do not do this home any justice!! The home was perfect for our family getaway! Anna was so much help setting expectations! We will definitely be back!!

1/5 Terrible

Internet did not work. This house was absolutely filthy! The steps are a lawsuit waiting to happen. It was a nightmare going down to the dock and worse getting back up. The screen porch was nasty. Dining Room chairs were broke. Grasshoppers in the house. Parking was terrible. Only room for 2 small cars. Trash in dresser, bathroom and kitchen drawers. Flood lights did not work. Had to grill with flashlight. Office desk was nasty. Had to clean before use. Master bed too high. Could not hardly get into it. Dock was nasty and steps were broken. This was the worse vacation I had to endure. I would not recommend this place to anyone!

5/5 Excellent

Great week with teenage boys in tow
Great 5 day stay at a beautiful home on Smith Lake. This was our 4th stay in Respite By the Lake and we were well accommodated as always. Anna is uber responsive and goes out of her way to make us comfortable. We will definitely utilize her in the future.

4/5 Good

Beautiful home
Beautiful home. The amenities did not meet my expectations. The towels are very worn and had an odor despite me rewashing them. And the sheets were pilled and very poor quality, same for the pillows. For the price, I appreciate raising the bar for those comforts. A good nights rest is important on vacation. Otherwise the home is spacious and the dock is in a great location.

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