About the property
- House11700 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
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
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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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.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Beautiful property and spacious home! We had an amazing time and made wonderful memories!
Awesome time celebrating our mother’s 85th birthday and Easter Sunday ! The lake is beautiful and the Bayou Lodge and Guesthouse perfect for a large extended family! We will be back !!
We had the most amazing weekend celebrating my husband’s 60th birthday with all our grown kids! There was plenty of room for our time together with our planned 17. The kitchen had all we needed for the meals we prepared. All the girls enjoyed lounging on the deck while the men played golf at nearby Stillwater’s. It was a perfect weekend and we will definitely be back to Bayou Lodge!! The owner’s were also very accommodating and quick to respond to emails. As VRBO renters for years.....we know when we find jewels, and Bayou Lodge is one of our jewels.
This house is a “little” jewel! It is very spacious, and it has everything that comes to your mind. The pictures do not do it justice!
The owners were very nice and tried everything to please us and make our stay memorable and pleasant. We spend New Year’s Eve there and everybody loved the personal touch left for us on the kitchen island. Owners kept the Christmas decorations to make it even more special!
We would definitely consider this venue again !
Thank you, Jason and Bridget!
Thank you so much for your kind review. We sure hope you can come back in the future. Happy New Year!
Breathtaking piece of property!
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!
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.
Incredible & Peaceful: LOOK NO FURTHER!
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!
We thank you so much for staying with us. We loved the drone pictures you sent. Awesome!
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
Additional information about rental rates
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). This rate is for off season only.