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Bama Lakeside Retreat

4.9600
(25 Reviews)

Capacity

6 Bedrooms
5.5 Bath
Sleeps 28

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About

Welcome to the Bama Lakeside Retreat! We are family-owned & operated and we are open year-round! Book the home for Alabama football games, family reunions, corporate retreats and more!

Please Read Prior to Booking:* If you plan to have more than 15 people, there will be an additional charge of $50 per person per night after the booking comes through.

This home has 6-bedrooms and 5.5 baths. It can sleep 13-15 guests, with the ability to sleep 28 for an extra charge. For larger groups, extra beds will be brought in, and the office area can be converted into a sleeping space. Be sure to enter the correct number of people for an accurate quote. Bama Lakeside Retreat is 10 miles south of the stadium and the perfect escape from the chaos of normal life! Our amenities make your stay at the retreat the ideal lodging in Tuscaloosa for your vacation or family gathering. The home has a Bama Game Room full of fun for the whole family! There is a pool table, air hockey table, assorted toys and games, and an indoor swimming pool! The house also has a large outdoor pool, fire pit swing area, kayaks, boats, and much more!

Master Suite (main level):
1 King Bed
3 Optional Twin XL Beds

Optional Lakeside Office (main level):
2 Optional TwinXL Beds

Bama Guest Quarters (lower level):
1 King Bed
2 TwinXL Beds in Loft
2 Optional Flip Sofas

Arabian Nights (upper level):
1 King Bed
1 Twin Window-Seat Bed
1 Optional TwinXL Bed

Cozy Cottage Suite (upper level)
1 Queen Bed
1 Optional TwinXL Bed

Bama Suite (upper level)
1 King Bed
1 Optional TwinXL Bed

Sunshine Suite (upper level)
1 King Bed
1 Optional Flip Sofa
1 OptionalTwinXL Bed

The outdoor space at Bama Lakeside Retreat is the highlight of this home! Besides the gorgeous outdoor pool and slide there is also a playground with a slide and rock climbing wall. There is also large seating area with swings and a fire pit. And of course the lake is right outside in the backyard with a dock for your convenience.

Parking:
Up to 12 vehicles are allowed at this property, upon written permission from Bama Vacation Rentals Management.

Please Read Prior to Booking:
- If you plan to have more than 15 people, there will be an additional charge of $50 per person per night after the booking comes through.

- There are exterior security cameras located at the front and back of the property. This includes the exterior and interior pool area. These devices may not be tampered with, covered, or unplugged by guests.

- All reservations made within 2 weeks of date of arrival are subject to require in person Government Issued ID verification*

- The optional Twin XL beds are NOT made up unless requested, and payment of a $25 fee per bed. It is not set up unless requested VIA our sleeping arrangement form, upon booking. *

- If you wish to make a reservation within 48 hours of your arrival date, please call us to book your stay, instead of booking online. Thanks!*

*A maximum of two pets are allowed with a pet fee of $100 per pet, per stay, plus tax. If you have additional pets, you must receive permission in writing from management and pay additional pet fees.*

- Please be aware that you upon booking, you will be required to sign the Bama Vacation Rentals Rules forms directly with our property management company texting system called AKIA. *

*For stays that are longer than 2 weeks, please be aware that you will be charged an additional cleaning fee. All properties are required to be cleaned and inspected every other week.*

STR license: [#117452]

Sleeping Arrangements

Lakeside Master Suite (3 Singles Optional)
2 king beds, 1 single bed, 1 single bed, 1 single bed
Bama Guest Quarters (2 Flip Sofas Optional)
2 king beds, 1 single bed, 1 single bed, 1 single bed, 1 single bed
Arabian Nights (1 Single Optional)
2 king beds, 1 single bed, 1 single bed
Sunshine Suite (2 Singles Optional)
2 king beds, 1 single bed, 1 single bed
Cozy Cottage Suite A (1 Single Optional)
2 queen beds, 1 single bed
Cozy Cottage Suite B (1 Single Optional)
2 king beds, 1 single bed
Lakeside Office (2 Optional Singles)
1 single bed, 1 single bed

Features

Amenities

  • Books
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Television
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Private Pool

Location

  • Waterfront

Type

  • Extended Stays
  • Pool or Hot Tub Properties
  • Pet Friendly Properties
  • Large Groups

Availability

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Reviews

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Beautiful Family Getaway

July 2020

Overall
5

The Bama Lakeside Retreat is just as advertised! It is a beautiful house on a beautiful property managed expertly by husband and wife, Marc and Kim. The communication throughout the whole process was superb. We had 19 in our family group of three generations and everyone had a great time swimming in the pool, enjoying the swings around the fire pit, fishing off the dock, and taking a jaunt around the lake in the boat and kayak. It was a wonderful vacation home! A few notes for future renters: The kitchen is stocked with any pan/utensil/small appliance that you could possibly want! There are plenty of wonderful plush beach/swim towels for the pool. There are plenty of floats and toys for the pool. The property is listed as not handicapped accessible, but there are only a few steps to get into the main level of the house, and the master suite (Lakeside Suite) is on the main level along with the master bath that does have a hand rail for the toilet. (This was helpful for my mother-in-law that uses a cane.) There are mini fridges in all of the other suites except for the master suite. The Lakeside Suite is the only suite on the main level. The Bama Guest Quarters is in the lower level (along with game room and exit to pool). The other 4 suites are located on the upper level. The Cozy Cottage Suites share a bathroom that is connected to A and also opens to the hallway for access from Cozy Cottage B. There is also an outdoor staircase leading from the main level to the pool area. My mother-in-law can't do stairs very well, but she was able to join us down by the lake by walking along the side yard (with assistance) instead of the stairs. Thanks Kim and Marc for the wonderful stay!

Manager's Response

Oh WOW! What a sweet and informative review you did for us! Thank you so much! Y'all were an awesome group, and we hope you'll be back again for another stay soon:) Kim

Everything and More

March 2024
, Lewis Center, OH United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

The willingness of the host to answer questions leading up to and during the stay made everything run so smooth. The house is spotless, the amenities are great, and I highly recommend paying for the pool to be heated during colder months. It was absolutely perfect.

Perfect for us! [VRBO]

October 2023

Overall
5

We had a great stay for our visit to UA for Homecoming. The house was very clean and the property manager was very helpful with any questions and needs we had.

Will be back! [AirBNB]

September 2023

Overall
5

This was the second time we stayed at this house for Labor Day weekend and it was such a wonderful family experience. Thank you and we will be back!

Everything we could have hoped for! [VRBO]

August 2023

Overall
5

I chose this property for a corporate meeting for my sales team of 11 people. It was everything we could have hoped for in a property. This place is my number one pick in the state for my meetings from now on.

Fantastic Property! from VRBO

June 2023

Overall
5

We stayed for about a week, and can’t say enough good things about it. The house and host over exceeded our expectations. Very helpful and attentive host, pool was cleaned and chemical levels checked regularly. They let us know before coming by to do so. House has every amenity you’ll need. No need to bring anything, they have it all! You will be happy you booked this gorgeous and spacious home!

Fantastic Property! from VRBO

June 2023

Overall
5

We stayed for about a week, and can’t say enough good things about it. The house and host over exceeded our expectations. Very helpful and attentive host, pool was cleaned and chemical levels checked regularly. They let us know before coming by to do so. House has every amenity you’ll need. No need to bring anything, they have it all! You will be happy you booked this gorgeous and spacious home!

Martin group

May 2023
, LIVINGSTON, LA Unknown

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

It was awesome. We had a wonderful time. The children loved it.

Family Crew! [VRBO]

May 2023

Overall
5

This place was awesome. All the children enjoyed it so very much. The owners responded to my text and even came out to check the pool. We had a great time and enjoyed it so very much.

Awesome and UniquePlace!

November 2022

Overall
5

We have used Bama B&B Rentals for years and every time they go above and beyond. This rental was superb! Coffee in every room. Snacks and sodas as well. The place is fully stocked with everything you would need to prepare a Thanksgiving Meal for 15! Beautiful grounds and surrounding area for runs/walks. We will be back!

Manager's Response

We always love having your group stay. Come back soon!

Bama/ ATM Football game

October 2022
, Spring, TX Unknown

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
4
Property condition
5

Everything was great ! Perfect location, and plenty of room for 13 people. The owners were very accommodating and and responsive if we needed anything. Will use them again in the future !

Bama/ATM Football Game [From VRBO]

October 2022

Overall
5

The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was more than happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Everything was great ! Perfect location, and plenty of room for 13 people. The owners were very accommodating and and responsive if we needed anything. Will use them again in the future !

Great place!

July 2022

Overall
5

It was a fantastic property that accommodate a large party people, very good social setting we really enjoyed it

Manager's Response

Thank you Kurt! It was such a pleasure having y'all stay with us, and we hope you'll be back again soon:)

Best Vacation Rental By Far!!

June 2022
, Pompano Beach , Florida United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

We have rented over a dozen different properties over the years and this one was the BEST. Staff was extremely helpful with booking, and swearing questions very promptly and very kind and attentive. I typically pack a bin of my “must haves” for food prep and did not need to bring any of them. This house fleas fully equipped and then some! We had 14 people, our 4 daughters and their spouses and 4 granddaughters. There was plenty of room for everyone. Ending each evening down by the lake on the swings roasting s’mores was a highlight as well as the huge pool with plenty of umbrellas for shade. We will be back!!!

Wonderful family getaway!

May 2022

Overall
5

Everything you need to entertain multiple generations♥️

Manager's Response

Come back to see us soon! Ya'll were a great group.

A++ Home and Host

May 2022
, Birmingham, Alabama United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

Excellent Host and home. Will definitely be using them again

A++ Home and Host

May 2022
, Birmingham, AL US

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

Excellent Host and home. Will definitely be using them again

Family Foorball Weekend gathering

November 2021
, Gulf Shores, AL United States

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
3
Location
5
Property condition
4

Our family of 16 enjoyed the property. We all had some private space and a large space to gather as a family.
The home is situated on a small lake with lovely views from the property. The home was well appointed with many many items to help make a short stay have the conveniences of home. It is about 25 minutes in traffic to downtown Tuscaloosa and the U of A.
We were so lucky to have the weather on our side so we could enjoy the pool, small kayaks and the outside play area. There were toys for the outdoor pool that they heated for us for a small fee and pool and air hockey tables inside.
The manager/owner responded promptly to our requests when we had issues and questions. We all felt that the rules and consequences were excessive and made us uncomfortable , but, the manager explained that the City of Tuscaloosa has placed many restrictions on short term rentals.
Overall, it was a fun weekend with many memorable moments with the grandchildren snd our adult children and their spouses.

Most comfortable and unique experience!

October 2021

Overall
5

We have stayed at Bama Lakeside Retreat for years, and are always pleasantly surprised every year! The owners keep the property in excellent condition and constantly add new things to the house! This year, we noticed a GIANT curved slide off the master bedroom deck, as well as a rock climbing wall! There is also a fire pit with porch swings surrounding it, that is wonderful for gathering with loved ones. Fishing on the lake and kayaking is an absolute blast! There are closets full of toys and board games to keep kids occupied as well. If you are looking for a house that has it all, this is it!

Family Time at its BEST!

August 2021

Overall
5

We chose this property because it was able to accommodate our large family of 20+. The home is spacious enough to give everyone their own room/bathroom and provides areas for everyone to gather as well. The kitchen is fully stocked with any equipment you need to cook. We fixed every meal together and enjoyed family meals as a group. Each room has its own coffee maker, mini fridge, and snacks. Absolutely perfectly designed. There are tons of games, a pool table, air hockey, amazing outdoor space and equipment for s’mores around the fire pit or fishing off the dock! Communication with the host is flawless and they were always quick to answer any questions or concerns. If you’re looking for a wonderful place in this area, don’t hesitate! Thank you for being the hostess with the mostess :) - The Hay Family.

Manager's Response

Oh WOW! Thank you so much for taking time to write such a sweet review with so many important details! I hope y'all will be back for another trip soon!

Huge house with everything you need

July 2021
, Loveland, OH United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

Our family including 7 kids and 7 adults had a wonderful time. The pool is everything you could need for a summer trip. The house has everything you could possibly need including the most well equipped kitchen and space for everyone to spread out.

Weekend getaway

June 2021

Overall
5

My entire party enjoyed our stay. The house and the pool were lovely. The owners were very nice. I would definitely stay here again!

Amazing property

July 2020

Overall
5

Wonderful property with everything you could possibly need. Perfect for large family vacations.

Wow!! The house and lake are absolutely gorgeous !!

September 2018

Overall
5

We had a wonderful stay we came up from Florida to get away from the hurricanes and ended up going to the Alabama game. Kim helped us get tickets and parking for the game she was also very informative about the area in general and things to do around here, The house and the lake are absolutely gorgeous.

Great house and can accommodate a large group! The property manager is very responsive and friendly

September 2008

Overall
5

Convenient location, clean, and well appointed. We will be back when we visit our daughter who is in college at the University.