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Upscale~U A Close! Bama Bound, Camps, & Football!

Joan Lauer

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, spanish
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 21 nights

Joan Lauer

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2015
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Upscale~U A Close! Bama Bound, Camps, & Football!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 21 nights

Overview

Tuscaloosa Condo Rental Photos and Description

2BR/2BA Spacious! Bama Close! Lo Rate for Saban Camp! Camps! BamaBound! MoveIn

PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOU NEED A LOW RATE FOR THE SABAN FOOTBALL CAMP IN JUNE! ~ A certain 3 days are very discounted!

Special LOW RATES for Spring and Summer!

Bama Bound! May dates are available!

PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR CELL PHONE NUMBER with your inquiry, so that you'll get a text notification of our response. :)

BAMA BOUND PARENTS!!! Don't sleep in DORM twin beds in SEPARATE rooms with no TVs when you can stay in this lovely condo with 3 TVs with full programming? STAY IN COMFORT!

Ask me about a special rate for June 7-10!!

For low rate quotes for ABT Theater or other questions, please scroll down and click on Email Owner for more info!!!

I have THREE Condos now, so if your desired dates appear booked, please click on EMAIL OWNER and indicate Flexible Dates and then write in desired dates! Many dates are available with this new 3rd BEAUTIFUL CONDO!

My condos each have 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, so nice and roomy. They can sleep up to 6-8 people, depending on the condo. They have a washer and dryer in the condo and have a fully-equipped kitchen. All linens are provided.

Here are the three listings: (You'll see that we have excellent reviews! )

Condo A VRBO listing: http://www.vrbo.com/419278

Condo B VRBO listing: http://www.vrbo.com/651756

Condo C VRBO listing: http://www.vrbo.com/701629

PLEASE include a cell phone number with your inquiry! VRBO emails often get "hung up" and I may need to send you a text response to ensure communication. I always answer promptly so if you don't get a quick response, check your SPAM folder, please or email me again.

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

Booking NOW for Sports Camps, ABT Theater and Football Season!

** 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 (120 days for football weekends) before Day One of the reservation to receive a refund minus $100 servicing fee ($200 for football weekends).

If a Guest requests a cancellation within 90 days (120 days for football weekends) of Day One of the reservation, Owner will make a “best effort” to re-rent the property. If the Owner is able to successfully re-rent the entire reserved period for the same rate, the Owner will refund the total rental payment less a $100 servicing fee ($200 for football weekends).

All three 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.

Comcast with DVR in Condo C

Free WiFi in all condos.

Washer and Dryer in all 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)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 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.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 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 32 traveler reviews

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Upscale~U A Close! Bama Bound, Camps, & Football!
average rating of 4.96875 based on 32 reviews
5

WOW, just bring your clothes, that's all you'll need!

  • 5 of 5

This is absolutely the place to stay in Tuscaloosa! The condo is extremely well appointed with cozy furnishings and lots of space, you have two bedrooms and two baths. Not only will you get a great night's sleep on the comfortable bed(s) but you will enjoy a great cup of coffee in the morning. Choose your coffee/tea selection from those provided (plenty of choices) and choose your machine...drip or espresso. What a way to start the day!

This condo is in a gated community with a clubhouse and two pools. What more could you ask for? Well...in addition to all the amenities provided in the condo, it is very close to The University of Alabama for all your college visits and football games. Plus, you couldn't ask for a better host than Joan. She is great to deal with!

So, just pack your clothes and come for a weekend or longer, you wont need anything else :)

  • Submitted: May 21, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Alabama Condo

  • 5 of 5

Joan

My wife and I as well as my auntie really enjoyed your condo!!! We have never traveled together and your place was very spacious for us all to have our own space. My daughter graduated from high school and we were very close to all activities, as well as other places of interest. I travel to Al. at least 2 times a year and I will always check to see if you are open on my return trips. Thanks again for making our stay so warm and comfortable!!! Best regards Pat, Roberta and Auntie

  • Submitted: May 19, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! I hope you can come back soon!
Sammamish, Washington
5

Feels Like Home!

  • 5 of 5

This was my first time staying at this condo but third time staying in one of Joan's rental properties. This condo is beautiful, very clean, well-stocked and quite comfortable--just like her other condo. The location is great--close to UA, shopping and restaurants. I have already made reservations with this owner for the end of summer. Check in/check out is easy and Joan is great to work with. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Parent weekend

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and well stocked for two moms in town for parents weekend! Close to UA, dining and shopping. Would recommend! Joan was great to work with!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Excellent place to stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

This condo was exceptionally clean, beautiful, and comfortable. The beds were so comfortable, as was the living room. Arrival and departure were easy. It was so easy to get to campus from the condo. I will always check availability with this condo first when traveling to Tuscaloosa.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Great Location, very safe and quite

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place for any reason, I was very pleased that a lot of necessary items that I normally bring with me were provided. It was wonderful to have the unit stocked and not have to go by the grocery store to pick up forgotten items.

The furntiure was very comfortable and the area was quite and secure.

I stay in a lot of rental condos all across the country and this is one of the nicest I have found. I will stay here again anytime I'm in town.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from 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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Rates & Availability

From $75 Per night

Tuscaloosa Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
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
$275
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Ole Miss Game
Sep 18 2015 - Sep 20 2015
2 night minimum stay
$700
 
 
LA Monroe
Sep 25 2015 - Sep 27 2015
2 night minimum stay
$400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Uark game
Oct 9 2015 - Oct 11 2015
2 night minimum stay
$700
 
 
3rd night
Oct 22 2015 - Oct 22 2015
1 night minimum stay
$125
 
 
UTenn Game
Oct 23 2015 - Oct 25 2015
2 night minimum stay
$700
 
 
LSU game
Nov 6 2015 - Nov 8 2015
2 night minimum stay
$800
 
 
Charleston
Nov 20 2015 - Nov 22 2015
2 night minimum stay
$300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter Graduation
Dec 10 2015 - Dec 13 2015
2 night minimum stay
$150
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
A-Day wknd (TBD exact wknd)
Apr 15 2016 - Apr 17 2016
2 night minimum stay
$160
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
ABT Ballet summer intensive
Jun 26 2016 - Jul 24 2016
21 night minimum stay
$75
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
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
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100.00
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.
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Amenities

Tuscaloosa Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
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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