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Bayou Lodge and Guesthouse 11 br 9 ba for Reunions, Game Days, or Huge Retreat

Sleeps24
Bedrooms 11
Bathrooms9
Space 11,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Visit the emerald green waters of Lake Martin a vacation to remember

Welcome to Bayou Lodge and Guesthouse on beautiful Lake Martin. Call or text the manager for reservation or info-/questions at 703 869 1440. We are excited to offer this quiet, beautiful 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 is designed and furnished for a large gathering in mind : Perfect for family reunions, family vacations, family wedding gatherings, Auburn ballgames, Church groups, gathering with friends., or just about any other reason you want to gather with a large group in the fabulous setting. 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 (approx. 1000 sf) features classic plank walls and hand scraped hardwood floors and offers 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

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

Stillwaters Golf

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.

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Property Manager
Jason Sager
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2017

Why Jason Sager chose Pleasure Point

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 24 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.

What makes this house unique

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.

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Niffer's Place at Lake Martin
"9 on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the best"
Niffer's Place at Lake Martin
"9 on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the best"
Nearest Airport
110 Miles
Atlanta 110 miles, Montgomery 50 miles, Auburn 38

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.

Amenities

Pleasure Point House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 11700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 10:00 AM
  • /
  • Check-out: 4:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 24
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Parking limited to 9 cars
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
Bathrooms:
  • 9 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 9 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 9
Bedrooms:
  • 11 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • Bedroom 11 - 1 king
    Bedroom 10 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 8 - 1 king
    Bedroom 7 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    bedroom 9 (guest house) - 1 queen
  • King size beds (4), Queen size Beds (8),), Sleep Sofa 1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Pier and docking for 2 boats

Reviews

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Bayou Lodge and Guesthouse 11 br 9 ba for Reunions, Game Days, or Huge Retreat
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5

Breathtaking piece of property!

  • 5 of 5

Upon looking for a home large enough to fit our families, my husband and I found Bayou Lodge! Our group ranged from twin 3 year olds to parents in their 60’s! We had plenty of room to where everyone felt they had their own space. The home also feels quant, Bayou Lodge offers both of those qualities which made for our long weekend a fabulous one! The owners were so helpful, even leaving a welcoming basket which we all enjoyed! We hope to mark this trip again over the summer!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible Property

  • 5 of 5

Bayou Lodge is the nicest place on Lake Martin we have ever stayed. Nothing else has ever come close. Beautiful and spacious house, immaculate property, gorgeous lake views. The owners went over and above any expectations we had and impressed us at every turn. Their communication was awesome, and they were always available to answer every question. We will absolutely be staying there again and will tell everyone we know that if you are going to Lake Martin, the Bayou Lodge is THE place to be.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Big house, beautiful lake, tons of space - perfect

  • 5 of 5

I rented this property to host a large family reunion and it was perfect. There were 15 of us and there was space for everyone (couples and singles) to have their own space. The semi-attached guest house was great for late night hangouts, the dining room was big enough for all of us to eat at the same table, the upstairs area was spacious and well set up - really, everything was top notch.

The lake is beautiful. The photo of the boat sitting on a dock must be old as the doc is covered and has room for 2 boats - we rented from the Russel Ridge Marina, it's a bit of a drive but the closest by boat and they had the best prices. The water is warm and flat and there wasn't too much boat traffic which was nice. The house sits inside a little cove, right across from a public boat launch, so if you bring your own boat you'll have easy access, and the cove protects the shore from waves.

It's a bit of a hike to the nearest grocery / liquor store so plan your trips accordingly.

The new owners of the property are taking expert care of it. They have a list of all the upgrades and projects that have been done and that will be done, so you know they're putting good effort into keeping this house beautiful. They were quick to respond to emails and did everything they could to make our trip as fantastic as possible.

All in all, this was one of the best spots we've ever had for a reunion and I would NOT hesitate to go back again!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Incredible & Peaceful: LOOK NO FURTHER!

  • 5 of 5

The home is very peacefully situated on the river: near enough to groceries, marinas and restaurants, far enough to give seclusion and quiet. We had a huge family vacation all together and everyone had plenty of space to gather together and plenty of bedrooms and game rooms to spread out in. The owners were diligent to solve a lot of "pain points" normal to big groups staying under one roof, there were large tables and chairs are positioned throughout the inside and outside, 2 refrigerators, 2 dishwashers, 2 boat docking spots, 3 high chairs, 2 pack n plays, plenty of toilet paper and bathroom towels, etc., the list goes on.. We HIGHLY recommend both the vacation home and the owner, Jason. A beautiful, restful place!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Favorite place to stay!!

  • 5 of 5

Can't say enough! This property is fantastic! We had so much fun! We stayed here for a family and friend reunion and birthday party. We made some sweet memories that we'll never forget. The place is huge but at the same time is so comfortable! We all felt so at home in the big kitchen making and serving meals, all piled together in the living room watching the games, swimming in the lake while the kids stood and played in the shallow waters, it was perfect. It was quiet and beautiful on the lake, really private. Pictures don't do it justice. We slept great, too! Huge gorgeous bedrooms with private baths! So nice 👍

Like I said, can't say enough, it was perfect! Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

An awesome stay at a gorgeous vacation rental!

  • 5 of 5

Bayou Lodge is probably one of the largest and most beautiful homes on Lake Martin in Alabama! I was fortunate enough to stay here with a group of 19 people during a birthday celebration recently. The experience was amazing! Jason and Bridget Sager, the owners, are experienced, very attentive, and wonderful to work with! Each group of guests is met with a welcome basket complete with a personal handwritten note, wine, water toys, etc. A packet is also included which covers the history of the lake and the house itself, lists of restaurants, marinas, and things to do. There is an area in the packet to leave suggestions, comments, or concerns, another example of the owners' willingness to work with their guests. The house itself is very large, but there are areas inside and out that are perfect for private little get-togethers. This house is perfect for family reunions and sleeps 24 very comfortably. Again, we had 19 people in our group and there were an additional two bedrooms not being used! We also had small children and they loved the gameroom with its ping-pong table and air hockey. The kitchen and dining area have large windows and doors that open onto three levels of a deck going down to the water. There is so much to do at the Bayou Lodge! I absolutely loved it! I'm already planning when I can come next! If you need a fabulous lakefront home, this is your place!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning Fee $285

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Included in the rates are a nightly rate of $905/night for main house (8 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms) and $148/night for the guesthouse (3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom), or $1,000/week. This rate is for off season only.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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