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Downtown Auburn Apartment overlooking Toomer's Corner - Sleeps 6

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

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. Walkable 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

*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 with any questions.

More Details

Julie McGowin
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 July, 2017

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Auburn in Lee County

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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 ...
  • 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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Downtown Auburn Apartment overlooking Toomer's Corner - Sleeps 6
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 18 reviews

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Three words....location, location, location. Less than a block from AU campus and in downtown Auburn. Perfect. The unit was well-maintained, clean, and very spacious for my family of 5. Julie and Tim were very responsive before, during and after our stay. You won't be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing our apartment for your visit. We are glad you had a great visit and enjoyed staying in the heart of downtown Auburn.
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Convenient and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

Had everything we needed and then some. Great place. Will definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at our apartment while you were visiting Auburn last week. You took great care of the place, thank you.
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The most perfect place to stay in Auburn!

  • 5 of 5

Location...Location...Location! What more can I say about this great place right in the middle of it all? Even with the "late nighter's" outside, we all had a great time and had no problem falling asleep in 2 minutes in those great beds. All the nice touches abound here. From snacks, much needed water, extra pillows and blankets and good parking..I just can't think of anything else you might need. Our hosts were quick with answers and I can certainly see how new and old visitors to Auburn would love this place. Two great breakfast places across the street, pharmacy, bank..everything within walking distance. Thanks So much!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great apartment!

  • 5 of 5

This apartment was everything we needed. It has an open kitchen and living room and enough space for myself and 3 teenage boys. It's a block from campus and surrounded by restaurants and shops.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes location is great for campus visits and getting a taste of downtown Auburn. Always a pleasure to host students and their families. War Eagle!
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Perfect location, perfect amenities, perfect host!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful property! Spent the weekend in Auburn and completely enjoyed the place. Has everything that is needed. Very clean! Thanks for a great stay!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Property

  • 5 of 5

Great property. Close to everything. Will stay here again when we are in town!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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"Located just below apartment it is a great place to get any tickets you need for the game. "
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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.

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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Auburn, Alabama

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Nightly Rate
24 Jun 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Summer Graduation
4 Aug 2017 - 5 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
AU vs Georgia Southern
1 Sep 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
AU vs Mercer - Homecoming
14 Sep 2017 - 17 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
AU vs Miss State
28 Sep 2017 - 1 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
AU vs Georgia
9 Nov 2017 - 12 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
AU vs Alabama
21 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
6 night minimum stay
Fall Graduation
15 Dec 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £192.35
Cleaning fee £61.55 + 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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