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Beautiful, PRIVATE, IN-TOWN Resort--Nothing Else Like It in T-Town!!!

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms; 4 Baths; Huge Screened Porch; Tennis Court; Walking Trails


This may be the most unique property in town in that it feels as if you're in the mountains at your own private hideaway, yet you are only minutes from downtown and The University of Alabama. This propert is NOT on Lake Tuscaloosa; it's much closer in than that with its own two private lakes and a small pond. The spacious house is 3000 square feet and contains two great-room areas; a beautiful, light-filled dining room; a centrally located modernized kitchen with 3 ovens; and 4 bedrooms containing 1 king bed, 1 queen, 2 fulls, and two twins in a separate spacious guest quarters. The master bedroom is quite large with space for lounging and a large walk-in closet. All bedrooms have their own baths and closet space--perfect for a large family group, several families, a corporate group, etc. The huge screened porch overlooks your own private lake (fully stocked with bream and bass if you like to fish), and adjacent to the guest quarters is an oversized tennis court. Heavily wooded acreage contains walking trails throughout the property.

If you are looking for a truly upscale retreat for privacy and relaxation, this is the place! The house contains two large fireplaces, and every room is surrounded by windows, allowing you to be flooded with light and to experience the beauty of nature even while you're inside. Four large-screen tvs are also provided lest you should want to watch the game--or multiple games!--at home. Other features of the house include cathedral ceilings, exposed beams, and Spanish tile and hardwood floors throughout.

In addition to the grand screened porch--ideal for parties or simply relaxing and enjoying the lovely view--there is a patio off the dining room and an upper deck that overlooks the lake at the side of the house, both ideal areas for grilling and eating outside. Just off the upstairs bedroom is a small balcony, where you are once again surrounded by nature's beauty and can enjoy a morning cup of coffee while taking in the loveliness around you.

The owners have lived in Tuscaloosa for over 60 years and have never seen another property like this. If you are looking for a luxurious hideaway where you will have complete privacy and can get away from the usual grind of life, look no further! And you won't believe that a property like this is so close to town! It's perfect for a "game house" during football season, or simply as a lovely, private, wooded resort at which to spend a weekend.

More Details

Hubert Guthrie
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2018


Tuscaloosa Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , sink and dressing area; large walk-in closet
  • Every bedroom has its own private bathroom.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , These beds are part of a private suite/bathroom/kitchenette
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 of which are in the house. One private guest suite (attached to house) featuring two twin beds, a sitting area, a private bathroom and shower, and a kitchenette with an oven toaster, microwave, and small refrigerator. There are also three sofas in the house, which are large enough to accommodate three more people.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • tennis


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average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Beautiful and homey property and Lodge

  • 5 of 5

This house was amazing for our graduation weekend. All of our family was able to stay together and not to far from town and all of the graduation festivities. We had a few friends over after graduation and the setting and patios were perfect for the graduating girls last night together at school.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great escape!

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful, luxury country setting, caught over thirty fish on two private lakes, great screen poerch and adjoining pations. House has everything you need for a great weekend. Great bedrooms and baths. Quick access to shopping and University of Alabama. Went to a game. Great owner!

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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University od Alabama Graduation Stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for our daughters graduation from the University of Alabama. We had 10 family members stay and we all fit perfectly! It was very fun for all of to be together every morning and night! The location is stunning and tranquil. A nice break from the chaotic schedule and town! It is only a 15 minute, maximum, trip to the campus. The house was very clean and we were greeted with fresh flowers, wine in the kitchen, and a bowl of candy to satisfy our sweet tooth! The owners were fantastic to work with! I would definitely recommend this location for a large family/group gathering!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely wonderful place for private get-aways, small weddings, family reunions, etc.

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for a private location where the only sounds you'll hear are the wind and the birds, yet be only 5 minutes from major grocery store and conveniences, this is your place. The setting is remote with a private, stocked lake. There are ample trails for walking and un-winding. You will be surprised such privacy and remoteness is this close to campus. The house was designed and built with craftsmanship and attention to detail. The 4 bedrooms are remote to each other, each having their own full bath, creating another level of privacy for the guests. One of the bedrooms is actually a private apartment over the garage with its own kitchenette and everything needed for any members of the group needing yet another level of privacy. A large living room, large den, large screened porch, outdoor patio, plenty of parking, and outdoor deck provide ample room for large gatherings. Fully stocked, modern kitchen makes your stay that much more comfortable. There is a 2nd refrigerator in the garage for any over-flow items (we needed it!). The private lake yielded a nice bass after only 10 minutes of fishing! We used the house to have a small intimate wedding, and to house out-of-town family members of the bride and groom. It worked perfectly for us. The outdoor deck transformed into a beautiful wedding site, and the natural setting provided dramatic background for the event and for the wedding photographer. Given the nature of why we wanted a location, we searched very hard thru many property offerings, and were fortunate to have found the Lodge at Sharpes Lake. Now that I know its there, I won't ever look around anymore.....I'll just go straight to this place.

The owners are kind, sweet people who want your stay to be enjoyable, and all their actions are aimed at that goal. If anything, they undersold the property in their VRBO listing. It's a wonderful place to stay, they are wonderful people, and we highly recommend them.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this kind review. You were the perfect guests and we loved "what you did with the place" for your wedding festivities! We're looking forward to posting the great pictures, and delighted that our home and grounds worked out so well for your Game Day Wedding! Please come back ANY time!! Thanks for being such wonderful guests, Kay and Hubert Guthrie
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $1,500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.