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Downtown Auburn Apartment overlooking Toomer's Corner - Sleeps 6

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Auburn - Bike Shop Apartment

Downtown Apartment That Sleeps 6 In The Heart Of Auburn -Adjacent To Auburn Univ

A 2 bedroom(queens) 2 bath apartment that sleeps 6 located upstairs in the heart of Auburn. Fall in love with the loveliest village on the plains when you stay in this apartment. You will hear the sights and sounds of game-day downtown from the living room. Walk-able to all dining and shopping downtown as well as AU campus and Jordan Hare. Everything else is just a short drive away. No worries on game-day as parking space is included and you have a 55" Samsung smart HDTV to watch the other big games.

This is the ideal place to stay for:

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

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 with any questions.

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Julie McGowin
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
21 October, 2016
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About Julie McGowin

Our Family loves the excitement of downtown Auburn! We bought the property because of the retail spaces on the ground level and rented the apartments to students and young professionals for the last 10 years. We decidedin 2015 to convert the front apartment into a year round rental. It is a great location for football game-day, basketball games, graduation, school visits and more. The furnishing are comfortable and welcoming for guest use as well as family and friends who visit.

Julie McGowin purchased this apartment in 2004

Why Julie McGowin chose River Heritage

We had a store in the retail spaces below and retired after 20 years. After we closed the store we kept the building as an investment and rental income property.

Built in 1928 as additional spaces for Mr Jone's Boarding house (where Baptist Campus Ministry is now) for his student boarders, the building has a piece of Auburn history in it. When we bought the property in 2004 the original plaster and lattice was severely damaged and had to be replaced with drywall. During the renovations the original hardwood floors and subway tile bathrooms were refinished and preserved and everything else was updated to modern standards (HVAC, kitchen, W/D). The result was three charming apartments in a fantastic location -- downtown Auburn! The back two apartments are lofts that are rented to current Auburn students. The downstairs retail space is rented by the Bike Shop. Because the property is shared we ask that quiet hours are respected from 10 pm - 8 am as well as no loud or large parties.

What makes this apartment unique

The location is by far the best reason to stay here but when you do you stay here you will see the charm of the apartment too. It has original hardwood floors, high ceiling with crown molding, deep window bays, lots of windows and natural light, and the 1928 subway tile bathrooms. The bathrooms have only showers; my mom(a navy brat) calls them 'Navy showers' as they have a narrow 19" entryway. Definitely not a cookie cutter apartment or condo. The updates included cherry cabinets and granite counter in the kitchen area. The windows all have wood plantation blinds as well.


based on 12 holidaymaker reviews

Downtown Auburn Apartment overlooking Toomer's Corner - Sleeps 6
average rating of 4.75 based on 12 reviews

Great location and amenities, we will stay here again.

  • 5 of 5

The owner communicates well and was very helpful. The apartment/condo was great! Easy parking and within easy walking distance of everything. We were very impressed with everything that was included and available. There was coffee, candy, water, etc. - everything we needed. With 2 bedrooms with two full baths, it was more space than we needed.

The rental was super clean, and exactly as the property was described. We will stay here again, and will make it our home when we are in Auburn.

You will love this place,naps we do - after our first stay.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best place in town

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location. Well maintained. Owner is great to work with.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This apartment is wonderful--good location, clean and has everything you need! The owner is great!

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is right in the heart of downtown Auburn. It is very clean and has everything that you need for a comfortable visit. Julie is wonderful and very easy to work with.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing location, beautiful apartment, great attention to detail

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is located in pretty much the ideal location to visit Auburn, whether on game-day, or any other time of year. It's convenient walking to campus, the stadium, stores, and restaurants. The apartment itself is wonderfully laid out with 2 bedrooms each with their own bathrooms and large closets, an updated kitchen and dining area with everything you'd need (appliances, pots/pans, etc.), and a large living area with plenty of seating and views of college street. We had 2 adults and 3 kids stay there and there was plenty of room for everyone. The furniture and decor in the apartment is a cool collection of charming "antique" like, retro, and modern all together. Everything was very comfortable (beds, couches, etc.) and easy to use (TV, washer/dryer, etc.). The owner gave an excellent write up of where to park, how to get in, how things work, etc., making our stay convenient and easy. I highly recommend staying here if you are looking for a great location and eclectic apartment in the heart of Auburn.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location with a few problems.

  • 2 of 5

This is a great location and we walked everywhere we went. Although, there was a dirty wash cloth hanging on the faucet handle in one of the showers with an open bottle of shampoo in there as well. Apparently the apartment wasn't throughly cleaned before we arrived. The showers are very tiny, so very little room to move. Also, very noisy, so if that's a problem for you the noise is pretty much all night. The bed was comfortable and the view of downtown was great. We did love the convenience of the apartment.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My apologies for the unclean shower! The apartment had been cleaned by a different person than usual and though I quickly checked their work I did not look in the showers as everything else seemed to be tidy and in order. That will not happen again and I understand your dissatisfaction with it. I just wish you had let me know when you found it so I could have had the bathroom cleaned immediately and promptly addressed the issue. Regretfully, the other issues are beyond my reasonable ability to control. -Both bathrooms do have small showers by today's standards. They are original to the building and have remained as built for Mr. Jone's Boarding House back in 1928. -A drawback of the great location, half a block from Toomer's Corner, is that guests can expect some street noise from people and vehicles downtown. Though this noise is not usually disruptive, during big events it can be more noticeable. In which case, I suggest using the bathroom fans or a sleep app for white noise. I am glad you enjoyed the location and hope you enjoyed the Music and Miracles event.
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Great location. Can walk everywhere.

  • 5 of 5

Great mix of old and new. The original floors and original tile work in the bathrooms were incredible. We walked to breakfast, the game, dinner and shopping around Toomer's Corner. Never needed the car. Could be a little noisy at night but we expected that since we were sitting right on College St. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
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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.

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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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Auburn, River Heritage

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Arkansas - last minute deal
21 Oct 2016 - 22 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
2016 Super 7 ASHAA
30 Nov 2016 - 2 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
Fall Grad/Downtown Christmas
8 Dec 2016 - 10 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
AU vs UA Basketball
20 Jan 2017 - 21 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
Music and Miracles 2017
21 Apr 2017 - 22 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring Graduation 2017
5 May 2017 - 8 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £205
Cleaning fee £82 + Tax
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 for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Auburn in Alabama

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • 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 ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Shower entry is only 19" wide
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , 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 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • 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
  • Garden ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass 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.

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