|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Thanks for visiting our guest site. We are excited about being able to offer our Quiet, personal lake home to a select group of guests. In Alabama, with Lake Martins' new Treasure Lake status, you even have more reasons to 'Indulge and enjoy this Perfect Waterfront Retreat' -- (Bayou Lake House).Designed with a large gathering in mind such as our own family.(13) plus friends Perfect for family reunions, family vacations, family wedding gatherings, and being with your friends. The 10,000 sf main home has 8 large bedrooms(2 master suites) with 8 private baths, each waterfront with a spectacular view of Lake Martin. A 3 BR 1 BA guesthouse adjoins the main house. The home sits literally on the water. A huge great room featuring classic plank walls and hand scraped hardwood floors offer panoramic views of the Lake.
The large waterfront dining room features a large heart pine dining table for 12 , plus 4 bar stools. The gourmet kitchen has a large island and huge counter space, 2 dishwashers, double oven, microwave, and large
re frig/freezer. Enjoy the beautiful water views from your kitchen while you gather there with friends and family.
There is no other lake martin home with so much to offer. Pure lake house on the # 1 recreational, vacation home, and retirement destination in the USA.
For indoor entertainment, the home features a huge game/entertainment room, and
various games.(ping pong, or , air hockey) and
a big screen TV in the great room, and a dedicated theater room upstairs with big screen TV.
The upstairs has 5 large bedrooms, each with ensuite
bathrooms. All bedrooms are waterfront, all with wonderful lake views. Each bathroom has tile tub/shower,
with custom vanity with granite counter tops, and custom beds made from reclaimed lumber. The upstairs master bath has a double vanity, tub and separate tile shower. Each bedroom has a ceiling fan.
There is an upstairs kitchenette with custom cabinets, microwave, refrigerator, and eating area.
The upstairs media/TV room is a wonderful room to relax with your favorite movie, TV show. or play video games on your favorite device.(not provided)
A wonderful library/reading room upstairs has
magnificent lake views. There is a computer nook in the upstairs hallway with desk.
There is an upstairs and downstairs laundry room.
The outdoor living area is very spacious. The is approximately 2000 sf of decks and covered porches.
The dock and pier has room for 3 boats. The property has
380 feet of waterfront with lake wall and shallow water along the shoreline for swimming and wading, and deep water at the dock. We have recently put in a small beach in the water for that sand between your toes feel.The decks are shaded with large trees, and you will enjoy the hummingbirds, ducks and geese, and other birds and critters, while you enjoy the wonderful lake views and serenity. The waterfront faces southeast. Enjoy the wonderful, gentle sunrises and colorful sunsets.
Enjoy Stillwaters Golf course just 5 minutes away, boat or canoe over 45,000 acres and 750 miles of shoreline, with Chimney rock just 15 minutes away. Enjoy great fishing, scuba diving and snorkeling in Lake Martins' clear blue/green water. Horseback ride for miles and miles on trails in the Ridge at the Stables at Russell Crossroads.
Go antique-ing at the many locations throughout the lake region. Dine at the finest award winning restaurants.
Enjoy the sunrises and sunsets, the abundant wildlife, the fall colors, boat and people watch, take long walks along the shoreline, bike and hike the many trails at the foothills of the appalachians, take an airplane ride or even a lesson on a floatplane. Visit Horseshoe Bend
National Park, go to chimney rock, play golf at 5 nearby courses including 3 at the Robert Trent Jones trail, fish, ski, tube, wakeboard, swim in the clear water, cook out, read, enjoy one another. Or just do nothing. REST, RELAX, RESTORE, RENEW !
We will be as helpful as we can making this your best vacation ever. This is our home--We look forward to having you as our guests. Our home is for quiet gatherings and quality family time. NOT the place for loud partying. Our home is LIKE NEW inside as renovations were completed in October 2012, after almost a year of
remodeling. All rental fees due 60 days prior to arrival.
A HELPFUL LIST IS BELOW
Lakeside Marine-- boat and wave runner rentals
Russell Marine boat rentals
Alex City Marine - Fishing guides
Niffers at the Lake
29. NOV, 2012 0 COMMENTS
By Charles Borden
For those of us who live on the shores of Lake Martin, we see, feel, smell, taste and live the majesty of this beautiful lake. One only has to view its beauty and awesomeness from places like the Kowaliga bridge, the Smith Mountain Fire Tower, the lookout at the Cherokee Ridge Alpine Trail head, and Acapulco Rock to know what a treasure we have in this east-central part of Alabama. If you are a golfer, there is nothing more beautiful than the view from the course at Willow Point. If you are a fisherman, there is nothing more satisfying or peaceful than sitting quietly in a calm slough waiting on the big one to bite; or, if you are a skier or wake boarder, there is plenty of large open water on which to practice your skills. We are truly blessed! I recall that it was said in the 1950s and 1960s that Lake Martin was 99.9% pure and free of harmful chemicals. For many of us, Lake Martin is home, where we have raised families, earned livings, enjoyed the recreation that the lake provides and just enjoyed life. For these and many other reasons, we call Lake Martin a treasure.
In 2010, Governor Bob Riley signed an executive order designating Lake Martin “A Treasured Alabama Lake.” This designation simply put the stamp of approval on what we already knew. Lake Martin was the first Alabama Lake with this distinction. The TAL designation provides a level of protection for generations to come, but it does not unduly restrict development around the lake. It does require strong environmental considerations in the future.
Randall and Carolyn Rogers have been on Lake Martin since the 90's (Randall-Homes by Randall and Before and After Renovations- renovated the home for Carolyn in 2011 and 2012 and has invited a special group in June 2012 for the first time. (their daughter's wedding guests)A Realtor of Choice on Lake Martin, with ERA Lake Martin Realty. Randall loves selling Lake Martin and building and renovating homes for others. Carolyn is a gifted home designer and decorator and the rugs and special touches you see in Bayou are her business Carolinamoon Rugs and Heirlooms. This is Carolyn and Randall's personal lake home. Take advantage of making Bayou Lake House your vacation home while you have the opportunity to do so.
Carolyn Rogers purchased this house in 2011
When you walk into Bayou, you immediately feel at home. Water views greet as you enter the front door. saying relax and stay a while. The expansive Great Room
gives you incredible views of Lake Martin's beautiful clear blue green water. You can have as many as 26 guests here, but still have your own privacy. Huge bedrooms are all like master suites, and the library and media room offer you places to have some quiet time. The dining room and kitchen are very large and open onto the huge covered porch. An expansive deck joins the waterfront of nearly 400 feet. Private Retreat would be an understatement here.
Only one other home in view looking over the expansive lake views toward Chimney Rock. Across the lake is a day use park and Camp Alamisco, Deep water allows easy boat access to the dock and great swimming and diving for the kids. A shallow sandy beach is along the lake wall for the little ones.
We have been owners on Lake Martin since the mid 90's.
We have enjoyed renovating this home for our future guests and our personal family. We look forward to you making this special place your home for a few days, a week, or longer. You won't find another place on Lake Martin that can accommodate your retreat, family reunion, or vacation as this wonderful property will.
So indulge yourself and stay with us the next time you come to the Lake.
Large size, spaciousness, unique reclaimed lumber furniture. Pure comfort, incomparable views-- view from every bedroom in the Lodge. over 10,000 sf in main lodge, 1000 sf den, 2000 sf of decks and porches 11 bedrooms and 9 baths.
A mixture of family met at Lake Martin for our "week after Christmas " vacation. The house and property were wonderful. The children played "hide and seek" inside and out. The playroom was wonderful. We only ate out one time and enjoyed cooking and having meals together in this beautiful setting. We look forward to coming back in the Summer.
Our softball team needed a place for 14 girls, a couple of Moms and 2 sets of parents to stay while playing in a tournament in Montgomery. This was the absolute perfect home away from home for them. With the ensuite bathrooms with each bedroom, the spacious home with every amenity you could want, 2 sets of washers/dryers, BBQ grill, guesthouse and right on the lake...this was the perfect place for the girls to live and relax when they weren't playing ball. The owners were amazing to work with...so very accommodating, friendly, responsive, informative and kind. I had innumerable conversations and emails with the owners answering all my questions timely and professionally. I would highly recommend this property to families looking for a special retreat or teams wanting a place to house them under one roof yet give the individuals privacy along with room for adult chaperones. I have recommended this wonderful home and property to other teams. I would love to have a family reunion in this beautiful lakeside home...it would be special at any time of the year!
House is everything and more than we thought it would be. We had a great time and hope to go back soon. The owners were great to deal with and were very helpful.
Our extended family of 30+ spent the week of Thanksgiving at this house. It is absolutely perfect for large groups. The pictures do not adequately represent the actual enormousness of this house! Each bedroom has a private bath ensuite and there was plenty of room in the den and dining room for many people without feeling crowded. The kitchen is large enough for 4 people to cook in without getting in each other's way. There is a large deck and covered porch to sit on. The tankless hot water heater was great for multiple showers that never ran out of hot water. We are going to try to come back during the summer months to enjoy the lake. On a practical side, grocery stores and a Wal-Mart are only a few minutes away. There is also a nice park with a playground in Dadeville. The owners were easy to deal with and they really want you to enjoy your stay. I can't recommend this place enough!
If you have a big family and need privacy at the same time - the Bayou Lodge meets all the requirements! Gorgeous - functional - quiet - beautiful inside and out - stocked like home.
A great place this was our 2nd year in the area this was the first time at this house. My family loved it. If you rent this home u will fall in love with it. My family did not want to leave. the only thing I would change about this place is the check out time. other then that we will go back for another summer vacation the home owners are great and the area is so nice.
If the lake is not enough for you, the best Golf in the world is nearby at Robert Trent Jones in Opelika, Alabama, just 35 minutes away.
World-class golf along the renowned Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail is just one of the reasons our local community was named “#1 Golf City in America,” by Golf Digest and why HGTV featured us in their “You Should Live Here” series. Here are some more accolades...
“One of the Top-10 trips in the world.” - Frequent Flyer Magazine
Auburn/Opelika has been named “One of Top-10 places to retire for golf,” by U.S. News
“Grand National, in Opelika, AL is the highest rated public golf facility in the entire Nation,” according to Golf World
Stillwaters Golf Club
just 8 minutes away.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$1,000|