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Joan Lauer

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish

Special Low Rate rest of Month!! ~ 2 BR/2BA Very Close to UofA sleeps up to

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights

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Overview

Tuscaloosa Condo Rental Photos and Description

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

My other condos have more availability! Contact me for info about special rates!! Text 256-457-3906. Include name and dates desired!

Listing numbers: 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!

Contact me about the new fee HA/VRBO is now adding to Reservations.

Text me: 256-457-3906

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.

45th 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

NO CLEANING FEE ~ SO EXTRA SAVINGS!

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.

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.

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
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Joan Lauer (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish

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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Reviews

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average rating of 4.92 based on 51 reviews
5

Tuscaloosa for professional conference

  • 5 of 5

Joan's property was exactly as depicted and easy to enjoy. Beautifully updated and well-furnished, the property was clean and well-maintained and felt very safe (gated property). The conference venue, a variety of restaurants and main thoroughfares were close by and easy to access. Joan was a perfect hostess. I can highly recommend this property and hope to secure it again for future annual conferences!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Comfortable, clean, and great experience!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here during my daughter's UA Orientation. The property is conveniently located close to the campus, shopping and restaurants. The condo is very comfortable, clean, well appointed. Customer service is friendly, helpful, and responsive. We will certainly book again! Thanks Joan!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Lovely Home!

  • 5 of 5

Great location. Tasteful decorating. Very large condo. Plenty of room!

Love to come back!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Great place to stay!

  • 4 of 5

The condo was comfortable, spacious, and very well decorated. Convenient to campus and McFarland. Will definitely look to stay here again on our next visit to Tuscaloosa.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Great stay in Tuscaloosa

  • 5 of 5

The property is great. It is right off McFarland, which makes it super convenient to lots of great restaurants and shopping. The condo was very well appointed and comfortable. The property in general was very nice and safe. A nice bonus was the pool and game room with a free pool table, ping pong and foosball table. There is also a grill you can use in the pool area.

Joan was very responsive and helpful with setting everything up. I would highly recommend this property for your stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Perfect location to UA

  • 5 of 5

Loved this rental! Perfect location to the University of Alabama. Very clean. Well stocked with everything you need : towels, linens, coffee etc. Close to shopping and restaurants. Lots of sleeping space too. Would definitely stay here again and would recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 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.

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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
 
Labor Day Wkend
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 4 2016
3 night minimum stay
$129
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
First home game
Sep 8 2016 - Sep 10 2016
3 night minimum stay
$900
Flat fee
 
 
Kent St
Sep 23 2016 - Sep 24 2016
2 night minimum stay
$1,000
Flat fee
 
 
Kentucky
Sep 30 2016 - Oct 2 2016
2 night minimum stay
$800
 
 
Tex A&M
Oct 21 2016 - Oct 23 2016
2 night minimum stay
$900
 
 
Miss st
Nov 11 2016 - Nov 12 2016
2 night minimum stay
$1,600
Flat fee
 
 
Nov non SEC
Nov 18 2016 - Nov 19 2016
2 night minimum stay
$850
Flat fee
 
 
Tues nt of Tgiving Wk
Nov 22 2016 - Nov 22 2016
1 night minimum stay
$125
 
 
Iron Bowl
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 26 2016
4 night minimum stay
$2,000
Flat fee
 
 
Dec 16 grad
Dec 7 2016 - Dec 12 2016
3 night minimum stay
$150
 
 
Dec grad
Dec 16 2016 - Dec 18 2016
2 night minimum stay
$150
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
A day game
Apr 14 2017 - Apr 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
grad 17
Apr 27 2017 - May 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
$450
 
 
Grad 19
May 2 2018 - May 6 2018
3 night minimum stay
$429
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$114
 
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

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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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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