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.