Emerald Cove at Smith Lake: 7BR house, sleeps 18+, beautiful channel views!

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9 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets
TV, fireplace, DVD player, books

Overview of Emerald Cove at Smith Lake: 7BR house, sleeps 18+, beautiful channel views!

Entire home

Emerald Cove at Smith Lake: 7BR house, sleeps 18+, beautiful channel views!

5.0/5 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Barbecue grill
  • Fireplace

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
Arley, AL

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationLewis Smith Lake11 min drive
  • Popular LocationHouston Historic Jail18 min drive
  • Popular LocationGamble Park40 min drive

Space details

9 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, sleeps 20
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    1 king bed
Bedroom 3
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 4
    3 bunk beds
Bedroom 5
    1 king bed
Bedroom 6
    2 bunk beds
Bedroom 7
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 8
    1 king bed
Bedroom 9
    1 king bed
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2
Bathroom 3
Bathroom 4
    No shower or bathtub
Bathroom 5
    No shower or bathtub

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About this area


Located in Arley, this vacation home is on the waterfront. Local points of interest include Lewis Smith Lake and Houston Historic Jail.

What's nearby

  • Lewis Smith Lake - 11 min drive
  • Houston Historic Jail - 18 min drive
  • Jasper City Hall - 40 min drive
  • Gamble Park - 40 min drive
  • Smith Lake Park - 61 min drive


  • Chef Troy's Talk of the Town Restaurant — 19 min drive

About this property

Entire place

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

Emerald Cove at Smith Lake: 7BR house, sleeps 18+, beautiful channel views!

Lakefront vacation home with kitchen and fireplace
Named for the crystal clear surrounding waters, Emerald Cove is one of the premier rentals available at Lewis Smith Lake. Specifically designed to accommodate multiple families, retreats, and large groups, this home is the perfect setting to relax and unwind.

The home is situated in Brushy Creek in Arley, located at the end of a channel in a cove which provides both beautiful, scenic views and calm waters for easy swimming and kayaking that is uninterrupted by boat wakes (ideal for children!)

PLEASE NOTE: we do NOT allow events such as weddings, etc. Please do not inquire about hosting events at our home.

The space
Featuring 3 different levels, extensive outdoor entertaining spaces, and beautiful views, this 5,000 sq ft lakefront home comfortably hosts and sleeps 20.

Built in 2020, the home has all new amenities and furnishings throughout. The main floor and second floor both have expansive, open concept areas perfect for entertaining and hosting large groups. A third floor living space + second bunk room provides a great area for kids. The home also features extensive outdoor entertaining areas, including a screened porch with gas fireplace, an outdoor kitchen + grill, and a large fire pit situated at the edge of a rock point that looks out on the channel. Unlike many homes at Smith Lake, this house has a gentle slope down to the water- only a few stairs to walk down to reach the dock! Enjoy Bluetooth-connectivity surround sound in both indoor and outdoor spaces that you can use to play music from your phone. On a clear night, stargaze using our Celestron Astromaster telescope.

Sleeping spaces:
First floor:
- Bedroom 1: king bed
- Bedroom 2: king bed
- Bedroom 3: queen bed
- Bedroom 4: queen bed

Second floor:
- Bedroom 5: king bed
- Bedroom 6: queen bed
- Bedroom 7: king bed
- Bunk room #1: 3 bunk beds (6 total beds)

Third floor:
- Bunk room #2: 2 bunk beds (4 total beds)

Entertainment features:
- Pool table
- Air hockey table
- Poker table
- Large kitchen with oversized island
- Outdoor kitchen with 40" gas grill and bar seating
- Indoor and outdoor fireplaces (gas, remote controlled)
- Indoor and outdoor TV areas
- Outdoor wood-burning fire pit
- Kayaks: 2 single seater adult kayaks, 2 single seater child kayaks, 1 inflatable double seater adult kayak
- Private boat house + Lilly pad
- Year round water for boating access
- Basketball goal
- Various outdoor games (cornhole, etc)
- Celestron astromaster 114 telescope
- Indoor and outdoor surround sound system

Other guest amenities:
- Highchair (1) and pack and play (1) are provided for guests traveling with small children
- Memory foam mattresses on every bed
- Two refrigerators + mini fridge + wine/beverage fridge
- Easily accessible concrete parking pad in front of home for multiple vehicles
- Grocery store and local coffee shop only 6 minutes away; Duncan Bridge Marina is 10 minutes from the home
- Please note: while we do typically offer wifi to our guests, there is not extremely fast internet available in our area of the lake and it is not guaranteed to be available (ie, you will likely have difficulty streaming shows, no on-line gaming, but when it is working typical daily web browsing/email/etc should work just fine albeit a bit slow!) As this is a rural area, internet and cell service is NOT always dependable and can take several days to get serviced if it goes down- please take this into account when considering booking at our property!

Additionally, while you will have use of the dock, we do have our own boat/boat lift that is stored there- boats that are brought with guests or rented during the stay can be tied off to either side of the dock, as the home is located in a no wake zone.


With Bankhead National Forest within a thirty minute drive of the home, excellent hiking is nearby. Recommended trails include:
- Sougahoagdee Falls:
- Caney Creek Falls Trail
- We recommend downloading and using the Alltrails app to find local trails that are the length and level that you desire!

Other beautiful outdoor activities include:
- Visit Rickwood Caverns. Hiking trails and tours of subterranean caverns and tunnels.
- Visit Dismals Canyon: has waterfalls and bioluminescent glowworms that light up on the guided night tours (night tours are by reservation).
- Visit Hurricane Creek Park in Falkville- unique rock formation, waterfalls, and hiking trails.
- Participate in nearby geocaching- download the Geocaching app by Groundspeak inc and use your cell phone maps function to explore and hunt for treasures
- Hike in Natural Bridge Park in Haleyville to see beautiful natural stone arches.
- Visit Rock Creek Marina by car or by boat- you can purchase food and feed the fish directly from their dock.

Other Suggested Activities
- Visit Ava Maria Grotto in Cullman, Alabama
- Take a horse riding lesson at Mason Family Farms in Arley
- Visit the Clarkson Covered Bridge in nearby Cullman, Alabama
- Take a drive to Huntsville and visit the Space and Rocket Center
Air-conditioned accommodations at this vacation home offer fireplaces and DVD players. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas.

Bathrooms include showers and hair dryers. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards.

Property manager

Speaks English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Beach towels


  • WiFi available

Family friendly

  • Highchair


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Coffee grinder
  • Coffee/tea maker


  • 9 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 7 bathrooms
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Dining room


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • Pool or billiards table
  • DVD player
  • Video library
  • Books
  • Games

Outdoor areas

  • Barbecue grill
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Firepit


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • On the lake
  • On the waterfront

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 20

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Check-in time starts at 5:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 21


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


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
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
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and a deadbolt lock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

Property is also known as

Vrbo Property

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 45 out of 46 reviews
5 - Excellent 98%
Rating 4 - Good. 1 out of 46 reviews
4 - Good 2%
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5/5 Excellent

We had an incredibly relaxing stay at this beautiful property. Will definitely be back.
The house and property are beautiful. Cozy, yet spacious enough to find places to curl up with a good book. The lake view is stunning. (Hoping to return when it's warmer!) The wifi and cell service is a bit sparse but it's sorta nice if you are looking to really retreat from the hustle and bustle or everyday life. Will definitely book this home again!
Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2022

5/5 Excellent

Lakeside Luxury
This property is absolutely beautiful! We chose this home for the roominess and the view! My family and I went and enjoyed every minute. The inside is immaculate and the outside is beautiful. The owners were easily accessible and we hope to return to this wonderful home soon! GREAT EXPERIENCE!!!
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2021

5/5 Excellent

Great Lake House!
This is a Great Lake House for large families!
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2021

5/5 Excellent

Wedding Party Getaway
This was an excellent property, true to the pics provided, modern and comfortable. We really appreciated them leaving their Kayak's out for us to use! We made a fire each night and with 3 floors, there is plenty of space for everyone to spread out!

5/5 Excellent

Wonderful Weekend
Beautiful property that is well equipped and has a great configuration for a group. Our group of ladies were in love!!