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ASK for Spring DISCOUNTS!!! BR/2BA UA Very Close sleeps up to 7-8

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2BR/2BA Spacious! Bama Close! Campus Visits! Missing Your Student? Come Visit!!!

Ask about Dec Discounts!

My other condos may have more availability! Contact me for info about special rates!!

Other Listed Properties: 701629 & 651756. Contact me about availability for these condos as well.

Low Summer Rates! Send me a text or click on email owner or contact owner!

Next Few Months Low Rates ~ Univ of AL Very Close ~ Campus Visit

Don't stay in a crowded hotel room! Even "suites" don't have this much room, and rarely have TWO BATHROOMS!

This condo and one of my other condos likely has availability, so please contact me! Click on Email Owner or Contact Owner and indicate flexible dates and then ask about your dates.

Annual Kentuck Festival of the Arts

Look at my other condo for other dates ~ and LOW rates rest of the month!!! Same floor plan! Same size! VRBO listing: 701629

Also have a 3rd condo: VRBO listing: 651756


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

Questions? please click on Email Owner or Contact Owner for more info!!!

All of my condos 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.

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 Campus Visits, Sports Camps, ABT Theater and 2016 Football Season!

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

Special Rates for Campus Visit guests! Inquire!

Booking NOW for the 2016 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. ABT Theatre rate has a 21 night minimum.

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

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

If a Guest requests a cancellation 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.


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.

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!

More Details

Joan Lauer
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2017

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 Metropolitan Alabama

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our stay in Joan's condo was superb. Our host was extremely helpful before, during and after our check in. Everything in the house was clean and supported by useful notes to explain how everything worked. The condo itself is in a great location and the addition of a club house and swimming pool is great. I would highly recommend for any group or family!
Sep 2015
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Tuscaloosa Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • 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 ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 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.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • 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
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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(56 traveler reviews)

ASK for Spring DISCOUNTS!!! BR/2BA UA Very Close sleeps up to 7-8
average rating of 4.928571 based on 57 reviews

Just as Expected

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect fit for our family. Everything we needed and close to campus. Joan was amazing to work with!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Great condo close to campus!

  • 5 of 5

This condo was the perfect place to stay while visiting our daughter at UA. It's close to campus, shopping and restaurants. The condo had everything we needed-lots of towels, coffee, toilet paper, paper towels,etc. The TV was big and had a large selection of cable channels. We would definitely stay here again when we return.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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It was perfect for my family!

  • 5 of 5

There were 7 of us meeting from 3 different states to enjoy my daughter's first college theater production. The accommodations were perfect - lots of room to hang out and socialize! We cooked most of our meals at the condo and the kitchen was well stocked with all the dishware/appliances/spices that we needed.

Because we had 4 people in the "bunkbed" room, it was nice having the adjacent walkthrough closet with shelving to keep our suitcases on.

An added bonus for my UA students was having the Cookout restaurant right next door!

Everything was exactly as promised and we never heard any noise at all from any neighboring units. Will for sure stay here again!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Loved it!!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location!! We loved the condo and it was well stocked with everything we needed!!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Plymouth, Minnesota

Family weekend

  • 5 of 5

My parents and I were in town to visit my son. We found the condo to be very clean, comfortable and well stocked. The beds were comfortable, and everything was as represented. My family always stays in condos that we rent through VRBO when we visit Tuscaloosa, and this is definitely one of the best places we have stayed.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Outstanding accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

Excellent experience staying for almost 2 weeks. Everything was there for our group. We were very surprised to have an extremely well stocked kitchen with all of the gadgets you could want (Keurig, George Foreman Grill, blender etc) as well as spices and cooking staples. They do go a bit overboard with the coffee options: a Keurig, drip coffee maker and an espresso machine with all of the coffee provided including k-cups. 😀򐀠All we provided were meat and veggies. It made our extended stay convenient and economical since we did not eat out for every meal. The huge HD tv was a hit as well as TVs in every room. The boys were impressed with the very fast internet. I was able to set up my remote office on the huge office desk in the master bedroom and teleworked the whole time the boys were at MDB Bandcamp! Excellent communication and very detailed instructions were provided for everything. I highly recommend this VRBO and plan on using it again.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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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.


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
A day game
Apr 21 2017 - Apr 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
grad 17
May 3 2017 - May 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
Move in 2017
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Fresno St
Sep 8 2017 - Sep 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
Colorado St
Sep 15 2017 - Sep 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Ole Miss
Sep 29 2017 - Oct 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
Oct 13 2017 - Oct 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
Oct 20 2017 - Oct 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 3 2017 - Nov 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
Dec grad 17
Dec 14 2017 - Dec 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Grad 19
May 2 2018 - May 6 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 15.0%

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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