Student Living in Tuscaloosa

Millions of Dollars of Renovations

The Cottages at Lake Tamaha has been a premier living destination in Tuscaloosa for years. We have amping up the lifestyle again with millions of dollars in renovations completed in 2023! Follow us on Instagram to see all the new things at The Cottages at Lake Tamaha

epic events

The Cottages lifestyle centers around the concept of living every day like it was summer camp. Yeah, the summer camp you went to as a kid. As a resident, you’ll be a part of experiences like human-sized foosball tournaments and Pontoon Parties.

your adventure headquarters

You thought your childhood backyard jungle gym was cool until you moved to The Cottages at Lake Tamaha. Then you had a whole lake in your backyard. Swimming, fishing, kayaking, running, paddle board, the blob, you name it and you can do it on our version of an adult backyard jungle gym.

massive pool oasis

Pool vibes are on point at The Cottages. Soak up the sun on the sunken island, dominate in water volleyball, get some shade in the grotto, or just chill with friends around the deck.

fitness center central

The freshman fifteen is a myth around these parts. Free weights, circuit equipment, and cardio equipment are all waiting to kick your butt. Plus, we offer Fitness On Demand allowing you to participate in a workout class any day at any time.

basketball, tennis, putting green & more

The Cottages is like living summer camp every single day. You can’t have camp without a ton of stuff to do. We deliver with basketball courts, tennis courts, a putting green, cornhole boards, sand volleyball court, and over 6 football fields of open green space.

11,000 square feet of clubhouse

It’s a little like Chuck E Cheese for adults and a lot of bit awesome. We packed this place full of awesome including but not limited to: TV lounges, billiards, shuffleboard, a community kitchen, newly renovated study rooms, and three fitness centers.

no more apartment living

We’ve got spacious individual houses not cramped apartments. No more hearing your neighbors through thin walls, sharing a tiny kitchen, or wondering where you’re going to fit all of your Roll Tide t-shirts.

a private shuttle to the strip & the stadium

When you aren’t living the dream life in your new home we’ll take you to The Strip (and back) in our private shuttle. Plus, enjoy front gate drop-off during all home football games.

a home for you & fido

The only one that will love your new home at The Cottages more than you is your pet. A lake, walking trails, open space, and cottage-style living make this the perfect place for your pooch.

a real community

Our unique cottage style housing, sidewalks, community open spaces, and property layout all contribute to a neighborhood feel. You’ll actually know and love your neighbors.



11,000 Sq. Ft Clubhouse
Three Fitness Centers with Fitness On-Demand
Largest Swimming Pool in Tuscaloosa
Lake Tamaha for Fishing, Kayaking (rent a Kayak available) or Swimming
Volleyball, Tennis & Basketball Courts and Ping Pong Tables
Greenspace For Play Or Walking Your Pup
Private Shuttle To The Strip & The Stadium
Putting Green & Cornhole Boards
Newly Renovated Clubhouse With Study Areas
Computer Lounge, Wi-Fi & Free Printing
Free Tanning Bed

Spacious Townhome Layouts
New Quartz Countertops*
New Stainless Steel Appliances*
New Modern Furniture*
Private bedrooms With Bathroom Suites
Hardwood-Style Flooring
Full-Size Washer & Dryer Included
Ample Parking Outside Your Door
Back Decks & Patios
Gourmet Kitchens With Extensive Cabinet Space
Spacious Walk-In Closets


Off-campus living close to The University of Alabama has never been more appealing thanks to a range of features and perks that far exceed those of typical student apartments. Join your neighbors for an afternoon of relaxing at our resort-style pool or spend time outdoors with your furry friends around the beautiful Lake Tamaha. And that’s just the beginning! Experience a new standard of student living when you make your home at The Cottages at Lake Tamaha.

Tennis courts

UA student kayaking on Lake Tamaha