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John Robinson

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

Less Than 5 Minutes from Bryant-Denny Stadium & Heart of UA!

21 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Metropolitan Alabama Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Queen Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps up to 6 Max)

* Amenities

o Air Conditioning

o Washer

o Dryer

o Linens Provided

o Off Street Parking

* Beds

o Queen Bed in each BR

* Entertainment

o Cable/Satellite TV--HD-TV

o CD Player with variety of selections in our library

o Private library of printed & audio books

o Shared Pool

* Kitchen

o Full Kitchen

o Cooking Utensils Provided

o Refrigerator

o Dishwasher

o Microwave

o Ice Maker

* Communications

o Private Hi-Speed WIFI

o Telephone

* Suitability

o Kid Friendly

o Minimum Age Limit for Renters

o Smoking Not Allowed

* Activities (on site and nearby)

o Golf

o Tennis

o Shopping

o Sightseeing

o Restaurants

o Boating

o Swimming

o Biking

o Antiquing

o Cinemas/Movie Theaters

o Museums

Football Weekends priced per game range from $1000 to $1400/1-4nights inc tax & cleaning.

Other Dates .. $120/night .. $700/week (inc tax) & $70 cleaning fee

Non-Refundable Deposits range from $100 to $300 depending on nature of rental.

Non-Game Weekend Deposits required 1 month from booking--Rental payments required 1 month prior to arrival.

Game Weekend Deposits & Full Payments required 2 months prior to check in.

We accept personal checks, credit cards, certified checks.

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Keywords: Upgraded Condominium, fully furnished including extra sets of linens for each bed, sofa & blow-up bed; 42' HDTV + 2-27' additional TVs, books, games and magazines -- located on interior street in secure complex.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
John Robinson (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

About John Robinson

We're an all BAMA family: I earned BS & MBA degrees from the School of Commerce, my daughter and son-in-law also hold BA & BS degrees, respectively; brother, sister and an uncle are all BAMA Alumni.

As an avid fan of all sports as well as the wide variety of entertainment events occurring at the UA Campus throughout each year, we wanted to enjoy our times in Tuscaloosa in an upscale, comfortable, and safe location within minutes of all University venues.

John Robinson purchased this condo in 2007

Why John Robinson chose Metropolitan Alabama

Given our family history at The University, having a fully equipped get away was a natural. Our unit was initially bought for use while earning degrees. Once those objectives were met, just having an alternative to the limited selection of hotel properties while attending UA Workshops & Symposia, Alabama weekend football games, soccer, tennis & baseball as well as attending musical concerts & plays on campus made Harbrooke Downs an easy choice.

What makes this condo unique

Convenience, safety and quiet time sums it up! The neighborhood is generally very peaceful at all hours, and we're 5 minutes from mall shopping, movie theaters and dozens of restaurants from fast food to fine dining. An added measure: one or more law enforcement officers choose to live on premises. Our unit is across the interior street from the swimming pool, but is at the opposite end of our single story building, providing quick access for those wanting to enjoy time in/around the water.


based on 21 traveler reviews

Less Than 5 Minutes from Bryant-Denny Stadium & Heart of UA!
average rating of 4.952381 based on 21 reviews
Dallas, TX

Bama Bound

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our visit to Bama! Everyone was so friendly - especially John. He made renting this unit so easy and he was very accommodating to our late booking & late check out request. The location was conveniently located near everything we wanted to see. The condo was super clean and had everything we needed. We especially appreciated having two bathrooms to get ready in. We will absolutely stay here again. Thanks John!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Compliments are always appreciated and we're delighted every time someone reports their stay with us exceeded expectations. My Nancy gave a lot of attention to details when outfitting our unit and we are determined to sustain the property as she intended.
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I accompanied our daughter and her friend to the Alabama High School Honor Band weekend. This condo was the perfect place to stay. So close and homey. Recommend it to anyone in Tuscaloosa for this event. Much better than being in a hotel! John was great to work with and has a wonderful property.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Success for us as owners is knowing our condo exceeded expectations of our guests. When families come to Tuscaloosa it is always a special time for them and we delight in making their visit comfortable and memorable. Like all aspects of "the University," we take pride in excelling.
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New Jersey

Roll tide!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location to enjoy all aspects of Bama football. You cannot beat the location as stadium is in walking distance! Decorated to fit the occasion! Everything was super clean there were more then enough blankets, pillows etc. I cannot say enough about the place. We felt right at home and did not want for anything. Quite location yet close to everything. We plan on making this our "go to" for the duration of our daughters stay at UA. Thanks for sharing such a lovely place!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Indpls, In

Home is where the heart is!

  • 5 of 5

We were bringing my mother back to her birthplace once again to see the place she spent most of her childhood. When we arrived after driving 9 hrs, Mr. Robinson had a couple bottles of wine waiting for us as promised. The condo was very nicely decorated. Both bathrooms were very clean, the bedrooms had a cozy feel to them, and the mattresses were comfortable too. We will stay there again on our next visit. Close to shopping areas, it's in a nice clean, quite, & safe neighborhood, you will not be disappointed. Thank you Mr Robinson for making us feel right at home!!! Tev & Greg M

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Plainfield, Illinois

Last minute stay

  • 5 of 5

We called for a last minute reservation as we were dropping my son off at school and were hoping to not stay at a hotel. The accommodations were very clean and comfortable with a great location. The owner contacted us back right away and made the booking very easy. This was much better than a hotel for less money.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Service 2nd to none is our goal -- we try to treat our guests the way we like to be treated and are delighted when we succeed. Thanks for taking the time to give us your feedback -- invaluable to our continued improvement efforts. Hope to have you with us when your future travel returns you to Tuscaloosa!
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Perfect for our needs

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place for graduation weekend. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Walking distance (1 mile) to UA Campus & Bryant Denny Stadium. Within 2 miles to all other UA sports & entertainment venues as well as restaurants and shopping downtown & along McFarland Blvd.

Paul Bear Bryant Museum is in the middle of the campus, less than 2 miles from our condo.


Rates & Availability

Tuscaloosa Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 19 2016 - Aug 5 2016
2 night minimum stay
Sep 8 2016 - Sep 11 2016
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Sep 22 2016 - Sep 25 2016
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Sep 29 2016 - Oct 2 2016
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Oct 20 2016 - Oct 23 2016
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Nov 10 2016 - Nov 13 2016
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Nov 17 2016 - Nov 20 2016
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Nov 24 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Dec 9 2016 - Dec 12 2016
2 night minimum stay
Winter Break
Dec 13 2016 - Jan 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates


CONTACT OWNER FOR 8+ NIGHTS/STAY. In addition to NIGHTLY rental rates, a cleaning charge of $60/STAY applies except as otherwise provided. Rates for Football Weekends include cleaning charge. For approved renters, no damage deposit is required, however, rental agreement holds the renter fully responsible should inspection after check-out discover damages.
Taxes are included in quoted charges. A special processing charge of 3.0% will be added to the total charges when payment is made using a credit card.

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Metropolitan Alabama Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Full size tub with shower; vanity with mirror.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), chests of drawers & dressers with mirrors
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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