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JAN-FEB LOW RATES! UPSCALE! BAMA CLOSE! RESERVE NOW FOR '15 ABT & FOOTBALL SEASO

Joan Lauer

Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english, spanish
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 21 nights

Joan Lauer

Advertiser since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 29, 2015
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JAN-FEB LOW RATES! UPSCALE! BAMA CLOSE! RESERVE NOW FOR '15 ABT & FOOTBALL SEASO

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 21 nights

Overview

Tuscaloosa Condo Rental Photos and Description

2BR/2BA Spacious! Bama Close! Sports! Camps! Ballet Intensive! BamaBound! MoveIn

Special LOW RATES for January and February!!!!

I have TWO condos.....If this condo is booked, please look at my other condo ~ http://www.vrbo.com/651756

Special rate for ABT Summer Intensive for the 3 weeks ~ Contact me for details.

NO Cleaning fees! (this makes our condos a bargain compared to others!)

Booking NOW for 2015 A-Day Game, Sports Camps, ABT Theater and Football Season!

I have TWO condos! See the last several pics to see the other one (Condo B), but the pic of the espresso machine is for both condos.

The other condo is listed at:

http://www.vrbo.com/651756

Listing # 651756

** Click on Email Owner link to the right, put in desired dates, CELL PHONE number & get a quote!! INCLUDE CELL PHONE number!!

PLEASE check your spam folder for responses!

I always reply promptly, so if you don't get a quick response, please send me a text because sometimes communications thru this website get delayed or lost.

Currently taking reservations for American Ballet Theater Summer Intensive families! Special rates for that 3 week stay!

Program Dates: June 29– July 18, 2015

Orientation: June 28, ( Mandatory 4pm Orientation)

Special Rates for Campus Visit guests! Inquire!

Booking NOW for the 2015 Football Season. Don't delay! Lodging Venues will booking early! Several games are already booked for each condo!

The default rate shown is for non-event times. Football Weekends and other special events have different rates. See below for football weekend rates***

** 2 Night Minimum, but some premium times may have a 3+ night minimum.

Credit Cards, eChecks, Debit Cards accepted. eCheck preferred!

** SEE BELOW for rates, including Football Weekend rates.

Cancellations must be made 90+ days in advance of the First Day of the Reservation to receive a full refund minus $50. For instance, if the reservation begins on Sept 1st, 2015, then the reservation must be cancelled by June 1st, 2015. If a reservation is cancelled within 90 days of Day 1 of the reservation, then the Owner will try to re-rent the condo and if successful, will refund the amount received by the re-rent (minus $50).

Both condos are FIRST FLOOR UNITS!

Family Friendly! Beautiful! Close-to-door parking! Brand new carpet and lovely wood and tile floors.

2 Bedrooms, 2 Full Bathrooms. Sleeps 7 in beds plus 1 in a fold-out bed. Located in the Gated-Community of luxurious University Downs, so it's close to everything - U Alabama, Midtown Village, The Strip, Downtown, Black Warrior River, the new Tuscaloosa Outdoor Amphitheater, Lake Tuscaloosa, and more!

Fabulous 8,000 sq ft Clubhouse with 2 Swimming Pools, Pool Table, Game Room, Multi-media room, Business Center, Well-equipped Fitness Center, Tanning Beds, and MORE!.

Tastefully decorated! Wood, new carpet, and tile floors.

Kitchen: Fully Equipped. Granite countertops, stainless steel appliances (DW, Fridge, Stove, Microwave), many small appliances (Drip coffee maker, Keurig coffee maker, toaster oven, elec hand mixer, rice cooker, crock pot), dinnerware, flatware, glasses, cookware/bakeware, kitchen gadgets, spices, etc.

Check out our pantry before going shopping.

Dining area table/chairs and bar stool area

Master Bedroom: Queen size bed with new mattress. Fully furnished. Flat screen TV with DirecTV.

Secondary Bedroom: twin-over-full bunk beds, and twin over twin bunk beds. Also, a fold-out bed. All new bedding/mattresses. Walk-in Closet. Flat screen TV with DirecTV.

Living room: 2 couches, coffee table, side table, huge 55' flat screen TV, DVD player.

DirecTV with DVR in Condo A.

AT&T U-Verse with DVR in Condo B.

AT&T free WiFi in both condos.

Washer and Dryer in both condos

Small patio with dining set.

Free Parking. Plenty of parking spaces.

Check in: 5:00 pm

Check out: 11:00 am

(Check In and Check Out times may be negotiated if calendar permits.)

*** SEE RATES BELOW for Football Weekends, Misc Special Event Weekends, and Non-Event Nights.

Many Special Event dates are still available, but are booking FAST!

Payment plans! Reserve early with $100 payment, remaining balance split into two later payments.

*** 2015 Football Weekend Rates

If you want to book a 3rd night, then the additional night is $100.

Date Opponent ~ Two night minimum ~ Tuscaloosa Lodging Tax additional

Sept. 12 Middle Tennessee Tuscaloosa, Ala. $450 a night if Family weekend... ...will reduce to $300/night if it isn't

Sept. 19 *Ole Miss Tuscaloosa, Ala. $850 a night

Sept. 26 Louisiana-Monroe Tuscaloosa, Ala. $450 a night if Family weekend... ...will reduce to $300/night if it isn't.

Oct. 10 *Arkansas Tuscaloosa, Ala. $800 a night

Oct. 24 *Tennessee Tuscaloosa, Ala. $800 a night

Nov. 7 *LSU Tuscaloosa, Ala. $900

Nov. 21 Charleston Southern Tuscaloosa, Ala. $300 a night

Other Special Event rates range from $200 - 500+ per night.

If you would like to reserve, then the cost can be split into 3 payments.

FAQ:

Why does the number of people staying at your condo affect the rates? ~ The number of people, including children, affect the rate because there is added use of sheets, bedding, utilities, and additional wear and tear to the property. The housekeeper must spend more time cleaning, sanitizing, laundering, folding towels, and remaking beds after a larger group's departure.

Why are special event dates, such as football weekends, charged a premium rate? ~ Short-term and Game day rentals are vacant for much of the year. There would be no Short-term or Game Day rentals if the rates for popular events were modest.

Why is Check-in late in the afternoon? ~ There are times when guests have checked-out in the morning, and therefore the housekeeper comes in after to prepare the home for you. Sometimes an earlier Check-in can be agreed to, but only if the Owner agrees in writing after she has checked with the housekeeper's schedule.

We won't be arriving until late in the evening, is that ok? ~ Yes, there are provisions for those who must arrive late at night.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Joan Lauer (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2012
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 29, 2015

About Joan Lauer

We're an Alabama family who have had 2 children attend The University of Alabama. We're originally from Southern California, and we love Tuscaloosa and The University.

*****

The UA campus is north of the condo property.

Joan Lauer purchased this condo in 2012

Why Joan Lauer chose Tuscaloosa

We bought this property because we know how hard it can be to find accomodations for the popular events in Tuscaloosa. This spacious condo provides much more space than a hotel room and it's close to The University and other popular T-town destinations!

What makes this condo unique

We love the fact that it's located between The University and Midtown Village. Those are two of the places that visitors spend a lot of time at when in Tuscaloosa. The Strip is also very close by. Downtown Tuscaloosa, the RiverWalk, the new Outdoor Amphitheater and other popular destinations are only a few minutes away. Lake Tuscaloosa is also nearby and offers many water sports.

The upscale complex offers resort-like amenities with large pools, clubhouse, exercise room, tanning beds, game room with pool table and table tennis, media room, and business room.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 21 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 26 traveler reviews

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5

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  • 5 of 5
We loved staying at Joan's VRBO. So glad I chevk and she had our date open. It really was like being at home. She gave us very easy to follow chevk in instructions. Love the stay. Roll Tide!
  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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5

Excellent Condo & Awesome Owner

Excellent Condo & Awesome Owner
  • 5 of 5
The condo was perfect for our first visit to Tuscaloosa and UofA. Wonderfully situated close to campus. Clean & Comfortable. It was great to come back to after long touring days.

If you book a condo with Joan - you quickly learn she's a treasure-trove of Crimson Tide information. She's really become an ally in helping us traverse the hurdles of first time college parents.

Ground floor/secure gated property/easy access/close to campus/all the amenities.
  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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5

Relaxing and ideally located!

  • 5 of 5
We love VRBO and Joan's condo only reaffirmed our slight fanaticism and was another excellent VRBO experience. The condo is located close to a couple of malls (one traditional enclosed and one upscale strip mall) where there are plenty of restaurants and shopping options that you'd be used to seeing in suburbs all over the States. At the same time, it's located a short car ride...a very short car ride...away from the University of Alabama main campus. Our teenagers were very comfortable in the double bunk bedroom. The Master bedroom was also spacious and comfortable. We felt quite at home. We are so glad to have the option of Joan's condo for future vists to T-Town.
  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Tuscaloosa Metropolitan Alabama
Pittsburgh, Pa
5

Each time it's the same....

Each time it's the same....
  • 5 of 5
Which is exactly why I stay with Joan every time I'm in Tuscaloosa. I knew what to expect ( a clean fresh spacious apartment). Joan once again worked with me to accommodate my needs during a really stressful visit ( Moving my mother from her home). It was nice to be able to come back to a clean quiet calm apartment and relax at night. This was my 4 or 5th time at her condo and each time it's been great! Thanks Joan!
  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you! You are a fabulous guest!
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Tuscaloosa Metropolitan Alabama
Concord, NC
5

University Downs Condo

  • 5 of 5
Our two night stay at the University Downs Condo was very pleasant. We normally book a hotel room for our trips down to Tuscaloosa, but decided we would try something different on this trip. It was a GREAT decision. Not only were we 100% more comfortable, but we felt at home in the condo. The condo was nicely decorated, had all of the amenities you would have at your home and generally felt right at home vs cooped up in a hotel room for two nights. Our host was very helpful throughout the process and kept in touch with us before and after the trip!
  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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5

Happy to stay at a place that is well cared for

  • 5 of 5
The condo was well stocked, clean and very comfortable for our family of 5. You could tell that the owner treated this as her home, and we did too. We stayed because my daughter had orrientation at the college and this condo was so close to everything we needed. The weather was great so we enjoyed the pool too. We would definelty stay here again. Joan the owner was so great to deal with.
  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Car: recommended

Important! The University of Alabama is directly north of the condo property.

Close to Bryant-Denny Stadium. Great location for those attending Athletic Events, Bama Bound, Family Weekend, Greek Preview, Move in/Move out, Graduation, Honors Week, Campus Tours, etc.

Close to: The University, Midtown Village, Downtown, The Strip, Outdoor Amphitheater, hospital, shopping, restaurants. Interstate 20 nearby.

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Availability & Rates

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Tuscaloosa Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
A-Day Wknd (TBD exact wknd)
Apr 17 2015 - Apr 19 2015
2 night minimum stay
$160
 
 
ABT Ballet summer intensive
Jun 28 2015 - Jul 19 2015
21 night minimum stay
$75
 
 
Move In
Aug 6 2015 - Aug 26 2015
3 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
Middle Tenn
Sep 11 2015 - Sep 13 2015
2 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
Ole Miss Game
Sep 18 2015 - Sep 20 2015
2 night minimum stay
$800
 
 
LA Monroe
Sep 25 2015 - Sep 27 2015
2 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
Uark game
Oct 9 2015 - Oct 11 2015
2 night minimum stay
$800
 
 
UTenn Game
Oct 23 2015 - Oct 25 2015
2 night minimum stay
$800
 
 
LSU game
Nov 6 2015 - Nov 8 2015
2 night minimum stay
$900
 
 
Charleston
Nov 20 2015 - Nov 22 2015
2 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
Winter Graduation
Dec 10 2015 - Dec 13 2015
2 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
A-Day wknd (TBD exact wknd)
Apr 15 2016 - Apr 17 2016
2 night minimum stay
$160
 
 
Rush Wk '15 (wrong dates/yr)
Aug 8 2016 - Aug 17 2016
7 night minimum stay
$125
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$125
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $50
Tax Rate 15.0%
Notes The default rate that is shown is NOT the rate for high-demand dates (football games, graduation, move in, etc).

Cancellations must be made within 90 days of Day 1 of the reservation for a refund.

Exception: Reservations made for popular events dates that are booked early with a $100 payment to reserve will forfeit that $100 if the reservation is made before the 90 days

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

Amenities

Tuscaloosa Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1) In the Master Bedroom there is a Queen size bed. New mattress set, Double Beds (1) In the secondary room, there is a double bed (also known as a full-sized bed). It is within a Twin-over-Full bunk bed set. New mattresses See photos.., Bunk Beds (1) In the secondary room, there is a Twin-over-Twin bunk bed set. As mentioned, there is also a Twin-over-Full bunk bed set in the secondary room as well. Also, a fold-out bed. New mattresses. See Photos. Young children, restless sleepers, rambunctious people, health-impaired people, ability-impaired people, or elderly people may not be on the upper bunk beds or ladders at any time.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
Names of all guests must be provided in advance. No wild parties. Guests are expected to treat our home with respect. No Pets --- Non-smoking only (smoking permitted on patio) Minimum age for responsible adult - age 25 - must be present for duration of visit. Exceptions to the minimum age req't for the responsible adult may be made on a case-by-case basis. Violations of House Rules may result in loss of security deposit. 8,000 sq ft Clubhouse with 2 pools, exercise room, tanning beds, media room, game room, etc. Children welcome. Young children and health-impaired guests may not use or be on the upper bunk beds. Children and non-swimmers must always be watched when in or near the pool.

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