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Location! Location! Location! Downtown Apartment Overlooking Toomer's

Bedrooms 2
Space 92 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bed/2 Bath Overlooking Toomer's in Downtown Auburn sleeps up to 6

A 2 bedroom(queens) 2 bath apartment that sleeps up to 6 located in downtown Auburn. Fall in love with the loveliest village on the plains when you stay in this apartment. Experience the sights and sounds of downtown Auburn while relaxing upstairs in the apartment. A short half block to Auburn's campus and a ten-minute walk to Jordan-Hare Stadium. Auburn's best dining and shopping are within a block. Free parking is included. There is a 55" Samsung smart HDTV with Charter cable, a DVD player, free wifi, games, books, and even a football and frisbee for Samford Lawn. We do rent this unit and a loft in the building directly from our website as well (

We live in Auburn and welcome questions.

We own and manage the apartment and loft under our LLC, McGowin Properties (Tim and Julie McGowin)

Auburn Athletic Events - Football, Basketball, and Baseball

Campus Visits/Tours and Camp War Eagle



AU Summer Camps

Golf Weekends (Robert Trent Jones Trail)

Tennis, Softball, Baseball and Swimming tournaments

*Event Weekends have higher than average daily rate. If it is a three-night minimum event we will include the 4th night free if requested.

Events with 3 or 4-night minimum stays are flexible as to the third or fourth day being at the start or end of the event. For example, a 3-night minimum can be Thur/Fri/Sat or Fri/Sat/Sun. Just request which you prefer.

Please feel free to contact us through VRBO or on our McGowin Properties website with any questions.

More Details

Julie McGowin
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2017


Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Auburn Opelika Airport (ATL is 1.5 hours NE)
Nearest Barpub
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Robert Trent Jones - Opelika
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Interstate 85 exit 51
Nearest Restaurant
Arigato Sushi
Nearest Beach
180 Miles
Destin Florida
Car: not necessary

All the events and activities provided by Auburn University could keep you busy on any given day - Football, Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Soccer, Gymnastics, Tennis, Swimming, Equestrian, Music, Theater, special events and more. The University offers campus walking tours and locker room tours for FREE on the Fridays before home games! If you are an Alumni Association member -the Alumni 'tent' has been moved to the Alumni Center on College (4 blocks south of the apartment) for your complementary game-day snacks and tailgating experience.

The City of Auburn's Frank Brown Rec Center is 4 blocks away and offers a fitness center, indoor racquetball and indoor and outdoor basketball courts. The city has pools as well that are open May - August annually for $2/swimmer/day. Year round indoor open swim times are available at the university's Aquatic center.

The Auburn-Opelika Area has numerous golf courses all within a 15 min drive of the apartment.

For outdoor family activities (bird watching, hiking, nature playground, educational activities) check out the Forest Ecology Preserve about 4 miles up north College street. Try Chewalca State Park for swimming, canoeing, paddle boats, and freshwater fishing as well as hiking, camping and great new mountain biking trails just off Shell Toomer Parkway at exit 51 on I-85 about 15 minutes south of the apartment. My kids and I always go to the back side of the lake at the spillway which goes over a series of rocks and creates a scenic waterfall area.

The City has an indoor tennis center located on Richland Road that is available to use if they are not having a tournament or classes. You can always play at the outdoor courts located on Samford Avenue across from the high school.

If you wish to go to church while visiting Auburn First Baptist is across the street and Auburn United Methodist is a block and a half away. There are many other churches in town within 2 miles of the apartment.

The closest grocery stores are Kroger at Glenn and Dean and Publix at N College and East University Drive. Both are about a 5 minute drive from the apartment.

There is a new CVS downtown just a few block south of the apartment. If you need a Walgreen's it is located at Glenn and Dean. American Family Care is located on South College Street across from Walmart and is open 7 days a week until 6 pm. Moore's Mill Acute Care is open later at their Tiger Town location (10pm).

East Alabama Medical Center is the nearest hospital and is about 20 minutes away in Opelika just beyond the intersection of Opelika Road and Hwy 280.

If you need a dentist Dr Yount is located just past Mike and Ed's BBQ a block to the north of the apartment.

Banks and gas stations are pretty much found every block so they are easy to find and plentiful.

Babysitter, if you need one I can pass along info to see if they are available.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation apartment rental in Auburn, Alabama

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 92 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Shower entry is only 19" wide
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , shower entrance is only 19" wide
  • These bathrooms have private entry from each bedroom and are the original 1928 subway tiles. The small walk-in showers have adjustable shower heads. Each bathroom has a hair dryer. Towels are provided as is a limited first aid kit. Enough toilet paper for personal use is provided but if you need some for rolling Toomer's please pack extra for that.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Each Bedroom has a queen size bed, a closet, and a dresser. They are decorated nicely and have wood blinds and dark shades to keep out light. Living room has a love seat with a twin size pull out bed. We also have a twin size roll-away available to sleep a total of 6 in beds. Two additional guests, kids in particular, would be more than comfortable on the fully reclining sofa and glider if necessary.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • swimming
  • tennis
3 ISSUES to be aware of - Privacy - if you want privacy please close the blinds as it is as easy to see out as it is in. - Showers - they are small. They are original to the building and have been in use since 1928. The doorway opening on them is only 19". - Noise - The apartment is half a block from Toomer's, guests will hear the sounds from downtown. It will be more noticeable during big events. If you are sensitive please bring a white noise machine, a sleep app, or simply use the bathroom fans as background. If you expect peace and tranquility this location does not have it. That said, the apartment is well insulated with spray foam in walls that dampens noise and the bedrooms are located in the back half of the apartment away from the street.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation apartment rental in Auburn, Alabama

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall Deals (Non-event dates)
Nov 6 2017 - Dec 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
Ironbowl LAST MINUTE Opening
Nov 24 2017 - Nov 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee C$127.74 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit C$319.35
Tax Rate 13.0%

Terms and Conditions:
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Minimum renter(responsible party) age is 25 years old. Responsible party must be present during rental period.
No smoking is allowed on premises.
No Pets are allowed.
Apartment is not handicap accessible. Must be able to climb a flight of stairs as apartment is on 2nd floor.
Apartment is one of three on the second floor. Quiet hours are in effect daily from 11pm until 8am for the building but if it is an event weekend you can hear noise from College Street until wee hours of morning.
No large events or loud parties are allowed.
Commercial spaces are below apartment and renters are expected to be respectful to them and their customers.
Entry doors have key-less locks for security.
Security cameras are in use on the exterior of owners premises for apartment units, commercial tenants, roof and parking area.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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