Main Entrance - Unit 5

Kitchen area

Breakfast bar

Kitchen area

Master Bed with large ensuite

Master Bed

View from deck - upstairs and Downstairs

Bear's Den Unit 5

Bears Den,  a boutique development of stylish vacation homes, centrally located on the crystal waters of Smith Lake,  northern Alabama.  With a private on-site  boat launch exclusive to our renters;  slips for boats with an integral swim platform;  communal party deck near the water;  BBQ stations at each house; Bearsden is a truly relaxing place to spend a vacation. Bearsden  sits in a slew with year-round deep water but has very limited water traffic. Privacy and a quiet life.

Six Vacation Homes
Six homes are available either as individual units or in multiple rentals.  Reunions of classmates;  family gatherings; weddings; church gatherings can all be easily be accommodated.

Boat Rentals

Boat rentals are available on-site.  We have six boats available to our renters.  Ski boats; deckboats; fishing boats [not bass].  These all allow a variety of water sport activities.  An on-site mechanic is also available for any maintenance work that may be required.

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Amenities & Accommodations

Inside, you will find all the comforts of home, including 2.5 bathrooms and 3 bedrooms.  This lakeside home can comfortably accommodate 8 guests (if more sleeping space is needed, then there are two queen size inflatable mattresses available). Amenities include fully equipped kitchen, central heat and air, covered deck, charcoal grill, and a boat slip with power and swim pier, firepit and outdoor shower,  and a DVD player and media center.

The downstairs is a Kitchen/Diner open plan with casual seating and a breakfast bar.  Large, powerful microwave.  Master en-suite with King Size Bed/jacuzzi tub is on the ground floor.  Half bath for general use and integrated washer/dryer.

Upstairs are two large bedrooms;  shared bath with jetted tub and shower unit;  family/games room with large screen TV [flat panel]. Multiple board games available.

Amenities List

Entertainment Center inclued in this rental home Entertainment Center
Deck inclued in this rental home Deck
Air Conditioning inclued in this rental home Air Conditioning
Central Heating inclued in this rental home Central Heating
Game Room inclued in this rental home Game Room
Full Kitchen inclued in this rental home Full Kitchen
Microwave inclued in this rental home Microwave
Washer/Dryer Unit inclued in this rental home Washer/Dryer Unit
Bar inclued in this rental home Bar
BBQ inclued in this rental home BBQ
Free Parking inclued in this rental home Free Parking


Standard Rental Rates

Discount for:

  • Multiple House Occupancy 
  • Weddings
  • Family Gatherings
  • Church Groups and Retreats
  • Servicemen;  Police and Firemen
  • Boat and House Reservation combined at time of booking

Standard Winter Rates
November 1 - March 31
Weekly $900.00
Mon $150.00
Tue $150.00
Wed $150.00
Thu $150.00
Fri $150.00
Sat $150.00
Sun $150.00
Standard Summer Rates
April 1 - October 31
Weekly $2,000.00
Mon $295.00
Tue $295.00
Wed $295.00
Thu $295.00
Fri $330.00
Sat $330.00
Sun $330.00

Rental Policies and Conditions

Payments Accepted

Credit Cards, Personal Checks, Certified Checks/Money Orders

Minimum Stay

A minimum stay of 2 nights required during standard rental dates.

All currencies are shown in USD.

This is a pet-friendly, non-smoking home. To keep our home beautiful for your enjoyment, a cleaning fee of $185.00 is charged per reservation.   All reservations require a $250.00 damage deposit that will be charged to your credit card 3 days prior to check-in.

We have a 3 night minimum during peak season. No Sat to Sat rental during the peak season of May thru September. There is a five night minimum across July 4th week.

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Location & Travel Information

Coming from I65

Leave at Junction 308 of I65. 

Follow signs at the junction CR 278 HEADING TOWARDS Arley and
Addison.  This is the direction AWAY from Cullman.

After exactly 16 miles turn Left on to CR77.  Follow this road towards Arley. 

After approximately 14 miles, and after going over the big bridge,  turn LEFT on to CR12 [Wilson bend road].  This turning can be identified by 'Old Nathans' Gas station on the right -  a grey, drab single story set of buildings .

Follow this road carefully.  There's a 'Y' junction with a lot of realtor signs after 4 miles approx and a fire station on the left where you turn right.  Take the right hand road – this is still CR 12.

After this junction CR 207 can be found on the RIGHT after 3.7 miles approx.  Turn on CR 207  and again almost immediately on the RIGHT at CR 3941.  Follow CR 3941 for 200 yds.  Bears Den is on the RIGHT HAND SIDE and can be identified by a Bears Den Sign.

My contact info:  Cell 205 222 6298.  The cell functions sporadically
in this area as well as my optional number:  205 387 0284.

So the address is:  Bears Den; 200 CR 3941;  Arley Al 35503

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