5 Bedroom 4.5 Bath home with 4 king beds and private baths!!! 20 Min From Campus
About Gordon Bates
I am an Alabama native, lifelong fan of Tuscaloosa and avid lover of life on the Lake. My family and I often enjoy time at this property and on Lake Tuscaloosa. There is nothing like watching the sunset from the deck or though the expanse of windows or the stillness of the water in the morning.
Gordon Bates purchased this House in 2016
Why Gordon Bates chose Northport
This home uniquely offers private and comfortable accommodations with open common areas to enjoy family or group time together. The fantastic view and private floating dock and expansive cove ideal for just floating or water sports.
What makes this House unique
5 Bedrooms with 4 King Size beds and private baths. The 5th bedroom is ideal for kids with 3 bunk beds featuring a twin bed up and full sized bed on the lower level. All the bedrooms and the den feature HDTV with excellent WIFI throughout. The expansive back porch includes a swing, additional seating and table for 6 to enjoying dining outdoors.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:30
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
A Wonderful Fun Filled Family Vacation
After a brief snafu with the lock box we found the house very comfortable inside and out. The house was well stocked and even had a beautiful Christmas Tree and decorations for the season. We were blessed with great weather and beautiful sunsets. One improvement would be a continuation of the banister to the second floor . Our family enjoyed all the facilities including the dining area, pool table, fire pit, fishing dock, comfortable beds, gas grill, and outdoor seating.
Positives outweighed the negatives
This home is not perfect by any means. However, after taking a bit of time to submit a review and communicating my concerns to Gordon, I decided on a 4-star rating. This home, with a bit of routine maintenance and updating, could easily be a 5-star. Serves a houseful of guests easily as we had 10. Plenty of seating for everyone in the living room and dinner tables. The pool table was loved by all and got much use. The dual zone HVAC is really nice. My wife and I like it cooler then the folks did upstairs and just set ours lower before bedtime. The dock was great for family talk and laughs in the late November sun along with great sunset views. It’s setting is peaceful and quiet. Great for walks in the neighborhood. Good restaurants and a Winn-Dixie are about a ten minute drive. The family, on both sides, very much enjoyed the week and that was my main goal.
Although a very lovely house, the reality was a tired version of the VRBO pictures. A deep cleaning and maintenance would do wonders and bring it to what was expected. Owner communication was good, location was good for UA football game, but will not rent again.
My apologies to this guest for her lack of satisfaction with our property. We have a long track record of great reviews, and are always available to remedy any complaints. In this case, I gave her my personal cell # and offered to address her concerns immediately but she declined. None the less, we appreciate all feedback and have increased our quality control efforts to assure that our guest have a stellar visit to Lake Tuscaloosa.
Great stay at Tuscaloosa lake
We (5 teammates and me) enjoyed our stay at Tuscaloosa lake. The house offers some great ammentities like a pool table and a large living room area. Outside we found a barbecue incl. gas as well as lake access. The house should be better cleaned in the future as several insects can be found in corners. I appreciate Gordon's (house owner) organization as it worked very well.
Beautiful Home for our Aggie Road Trip!
We enjoyed our stay at this beautiful home on Lake Tuscaloosa with gorgeous views of the lake and it was only 15-20 minutes from Univ. of Alabama. Our group of 8 had plenty of room to spread out and was a perfect weekend getaway for us! I highly recommend this home!
Very comfortable home with a lovely setting overlooking a wide body of water.