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Bama Lakeside Retreat! Pool, Lake, Gameroom, and More! Book for 2017!

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The lake view of the Bama Lakeside Retreat!

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Last updated: 11/28/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:25
  • Bedrooms:6
  • Bathrooms:5.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

It's a Bama Football weekend, and the Bama Lakeside Retreat is the place to stay! Our retreat is so much more comfortable than a hotel! We have 6 bedrooms/ 5.5 bath suites in our 7,000 square foot home. Pricing is based on 15, but This house can accommodate up to 25 guests. This is the perfect home for group gatherings, reunions, retreats, or family birthday weekends!

We are open year round, so check us out when you make your next visit to Tuscaloosa!

During football season, guests who book for home football games will receive 2 FREE parking passes for parking located TWO BLOCKS from the stadium!!

Keywords: Lake retreat pool

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Owner

Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/28/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 7000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    The pool and lake are NOT secured by a fence from the Bama Lakeside Retreat. If you have small children, you are advised to keep the doors locked while inside the house with your children to prevent them from wandering outside. We do have an alarm system on the house that chimes if any door is opened. The indoor pool is separated from the Bama Game Room by locked French doors. There are no life-guards for the pool or lake, and you swim or boat at your own risk....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Tobacco products are NOT allowed anywhere on the property! You are allowed to sit inside your own vehicle in the parking area to smoke, or at the top of the front steps. Responsible drinking is allowed, but drunken behavior is not....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    We have a couple of cats, on the premises. Be aware, in case you have allergies!...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    All suites are accessed by large staircases. We do not have an elevator....moreless

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25, Beds for 15-25

  • Cozy Cottage Suite -A: 1 queen

    This is part of a 2-bedroom, 1 bath suite....moreless

  • Arabian Nights Suite: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

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  • Cozy Cottage Suite - B : 1 king

    This is part of a 2-bedroom, 1 bath suite....moreless

  • Bama Guest Quarters: 1 king, 2 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    The loft has 2 - XL Twin beds....moreless

  • Sunshine Suite : 1 king

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  • Lakeside Suite: 1 king

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  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (4), Twin (1), Twin XL (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Futon Sofa in Bama Guest Quarters sleeps one, or two small children. Pack & Play crib available upon request....moreless

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Air Hockey
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console:

    Wii system, & Play Station 2 ...moreless

  • Video Games:

    Lots of games available!...moreless

  • Video Library:

    200 plus DVD's to choose from!...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Lakefront:

    We are located on twin, private neighborhood lakes. Each lake is approximately 17 to 20 acres in size, and 27 to 35 feet in depth - great fishing! Our home sits directly on the lakefront....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 20 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Rowing Machine...moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    For calls within the continental U.S....moreless

  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace:

    This two-sided fireplace heats the Bama Game Room and Indoor Pool Room....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    We have a parking lot for guest use only....moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Throughout the house and most of the patio areas outside....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Each suite has its own Keurig Coffee Maker....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator:

    All of our suites have mini-fridges....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Boat:

    We have a paddle boat, an aluminum fishing boat, and a Kayak that can be used with permission. You do this at your own risk - no lifeguards! Life Jackets are available....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large covered patio on the lowest level, and a screened porch upstairs....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    We have a paddle boat, an aluminum fishing boat, and a Kayak that can be used with permission. You do this at your own risk - no lifeguards! Life Jackets are available....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool:

    We have an outdoor pool, and a heated indoor pool! There is an additional charge to have either pool heated. You swim and boat at your own risk - no lifeguards!...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
December Graduation
Dec 8 - Dec 12, 2016
2 night min stay
$1,300

Rates are based on 13 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

May Graduation
May 4 - May 7, 2017
2 night min stay
$2,500

Rates are based on 15 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Fresno State
Sep 7 - Sep 11, 2017
2 night min stay
$1,500

Rates are based on 15 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Colorado State
Sep 14 - Sep 18, 2017
2 night min stay
$2,000

Rates are based on 15 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Ole Miss
Sep 28 - Oct 2, 2017
3 night min stay
$2,200

Rates are based on 15 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Arkansas
Oct 12 - Oct 16, 2017
3 night min stay
$2,200

Rates are based on 15 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Tennessee
Oct 19 - Oct 23, 2017
3 night min stay
$2,400

Rates are based on 15 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

LSU
Nov 2 - Nov 6, 2017
3 night min stay
$3,000

Rates are based on 15 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Mercer Bears
Nov 16 - Nov 20, 2017
2 night min stay
$1,500

Rates are based on 15 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$1,200
$8,000

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $50 + tax
  • Cleaning Fee Starts At: $250 + tax
  • Tax Rate 13%

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: We built this, our dream house, after losing our other home to a tornado in 2000, and a 2nd home to a fire in 2006. We're both retired school teachers that have embarked on a new career path! We have a 200 year old B&B located just 2 blocks from the stadium, and we manage over 40 game-day rental properties all across town. We love to entertain, and we often host visitors in our home. Some of our former guests include Hurricane Katrina victims, and other visitors from all over the world, including the University of Alabama's Foreign Language Department. Our children are older now, so we decided as a family to try something new - making our home into a special retreat for other families! Roll Tide!

Why the Owner Chose Tuscaloosa, AL, USA:
We built our home in this lovely location in south Tuscaloosa because of the quiet beauty of the lake, and its close proximity to town. We thought about building on Lake Tuscaloosa, but it's so far away from everything! We also wanted a quiet lake instead of one that sounded like the interstate! Our lake does not allow motor boats, so instead you only hear the sounds of nature all around you! Swimming is not allowed in the lake, but we have a huge pool to enjoy instead!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We have a fully stocked lake and the fishing gear to go with it! You can fish from the pier, use the paddle boat, row boat, or one of the kayaks. We also have a great outdoor heated swimming pool, an indoor exercise pool, pool table, air hockey table, 3 spoiled cats, and much more.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/28/2016

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Photos

  • The lake view of the Bama Lakeside Retreat!

    The lake view of the Bama Lakeside Retreat!

  • The twirly slide and diving board provide some great fun!

    The twirly slide and diving board provide some great fun!

  • It's so fun to take the paddleboat out for a spin around the lake!

    It's so fun to take the paddleboat out for a spin around the lake!

  • Your group will enjoy all of the space our Bama Lakeside Retreat.

    Your group will enjoy all of the space our Bama Lakeside Retreat.

  • Relax and watch some t.v.!  There is an extensive DVD library too!

    Relax and watch some t.v.! There is an extensive DVD library too!

  • The indoor pool can be heated upon request for a nominal fee.

    The indoor pool can be heated upon request for a nominal fee.

  • Play some Air Hockey in the Bama Game Room!

    Play some Air Hockey in the Bama Game Room!

  • The Bama Guest Quarters: 1 king bed, 2 XLTwins, futon - sleeps up to 5!

    The Bama Guest Quarters: 1 king bed, 2 XLTwins, futon - sleeps up to 5!

  • The master suite has a jacuzzi tub, gas fireplace, tv, and walk-in tile shower!

    The master suite has a jacuzzi tub, gas fireplace, tv, and walk-in tile shower!

  • Cozy Cottage A suite has a Queen Bed. It shares bathroom with the B suite.

    Cozy Cottage A suite has a Queen Bed. It shares bathroom with the B suite.

  • The Sunshine Suite

    The Sunshine Suite

  • Breakfast can be eaten out on the kitchen deck overlooking the pool and lake!

    Breakfast can be eaten out on the kitchen deck overlooking the pool and lake!

  • Relax around the pool!

    Relax around the pool!

  • This is the view from most of the rooms!

    This is the view from most of the rooms!

  • A misty fall morning on the lake.

    A misty fall morning on the lake.

  • Spring time at the Bama Lakeside Retreat!

    Spring time at the Bama Lakeside Retreat!

  • The Grand Foyer!

    The Grand Foyer!

  • The Bama Game Room has pool, air hockey, gaming systems, board games and more!

    The Bama Game Room has pool, air hockey, gaming systems, board games and more!

  • The Master Lakeside Suite with private balcony.

    The Master Lakeside Suite with private balcony.

  • The Arabian Nights-1 Q & 1 T - sleeps up to 3.

    The Arabian Nights-1 Q & 1 T - sleeps up to 3.

  • The Cozy Cottage B Suite - King Bed.  Has a shared bathroom with the A side.

    The Cozy Cottage B Suite - King Bed. Has a shared bathroom with the A side.

  • The Bama B&B is on the migratory path for hundreds of hummingbirds each fall!

    The Bama B&B is on the migratory path for hundreds of hummingbirds each fall!

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Monday, December 05, 2016

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Tuscaloosa, AL, USA #258233

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