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A 'Wonderful Retreat' 11 br 9 ba Bayou Lodge and Guesthouse

Bedrooms 11
Space 11,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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.


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.

More Details

Property Manager
Jason Sager
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017

Why Jason Sager chose Dadeville

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.


Pleasure Point House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 11700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 24
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
  • 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
  • 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)
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • 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
Pier and docking for 2 boats


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A 'Wonderful Retreat' 11 br 9 ba Bayou Lodge and Guesthouse
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 17 reviews

Great space, needs some love

  • 3 of 5

The house has a beautiful view, great outdoor space that we used the entire week.

We were disappointed with some of the furnishings. One recliner was broken and peeling and the couch upstairs in the living area was also peeling. lucky for us we didn't spend much time inside😊� Also, the kitchen needs some help. I couldn't find a knife to clean cut a tomato. We had to go purchase a couple of large pots to cook spaghetti and sauce for our family. This house sleeps a lot of people,I would have thought the kitchen would have had pots/pans to accommodate. plus the broken down boats and wave runner definitely didn't add to the beauty of the view. The cottage bath needed some attention. The price is much higher than some much nicer properties we've stayed in the past. We wanted to give Alabama a try and were not disappointed in the area or the lake.

If you have a large family and need lots of sleeping room, this house has that.

Overall, our family enjoyed our time together.... it's about family.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The damage was done to the sofa upstairs and the chair downstairs by renters in July and got worse each week. There was no time in between renters to fix this. I'm sorry. It is being taken care of asap. A houseful of people can be hard on the furnishings. Of course, no one takes any responsibility for the abuse. The owner's boats were recently not working and there was not a place to store them. They have been removed. As far as knives, there are two knife blocks full of knives and some extras in the drawer underneath. There is also a knife sharpener. Knives become dull with so much use. I had 2 large pots such as used for shrimp boils. I've never had complaints about how the kitchen is stocked and have always tried to furnish whatever was asked within reason. I'm glad you had a nice time, despite your complaints.
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Lake Martin family fun

  • 5 of 5

We had a large group of 23 from ages 18 months to 64 years young.

The house was very spacious and the lay out made it so everyone was able to have space and quiet time if needed. The bedrooms were large and each one had it's own bathroom which is a big bonus.

The 3 levels of deck off the covered porch (which is nice when it rained or we needed shade) gave us plenty of room to spread out and enjoy the outdoor activities.

There is plenty to do for all ages. Swimming & fishing in the lake (which is gorgeous) was a daily occurrence from sunrise to sunset. We rented a boat from a local marina which was only about a 10-15 minute boat ride back to the house. It gave us the opportunity to go wakeboarding, tubing and visit Goat island and jump off Chimney rock.

Carolyn was a wonderful host. She quickly responded when we had any questions

We highly recommend this property without reservation.

A great BIG thank you for making our family vacation full of memories

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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More heavenly than we dreamed!!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house, beautiful serene, scenery! We had family reunion and at the same time, celebrated Thanksgiving together and my mom's 80th bday!!

Everyone had a beautiful spacious room to enjoy. The kitchen and living room saw many meals and celebrations..... the large back deck allowed quiet conversations..... easily used our kayaks and went on hikes.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a great week!

  • 5 of 5

This home was exactly what we needed! We had a group of 16 friends/couples. This house was perfect for us! Each couple had their own bedroom and bathroom. The common areas were absolutely huge!!! It never felt like there were too many people in one space. The porch and dock area are great for spending the whole day outside. Unlike other homes on Lake Martin that we have stayed in, this home had a bit of shallow water for standing/swimming, which was nice for those that didn't want to float the whole time. Easy tie up places for the boats and jet skis. Great owners that took care of us from start of the process and throughout our stay. If you have a group that wants to have the best time on Lake Martin, stop searching and book this house!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pictures don't show how wonderful this house is!!

  • 5 of 5

This house was amazing, spacious, comfortable, right on the water, and we'll appointed. The house was perfect for our large group. The owners were very nice and you can tell they put a lot of love into their home. I would recommend it to anyone!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful family Christmas vacation!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $1,000

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. The nightly rate of $1,250.00 is for main house only. It does not include the guest cottage. This rate is for off season only.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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