Retreat at Lake Tamaha

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APARTMENTS FOR RENT IN TUSCALOOSA, AL NEAR THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA


HOW DO I RESERVE A BED OR COTTAGE AT THE RETREAT?

To reserve a unit in The Retreat, go to the Leasing section and fill out online or download your application and sponsor guarantee forms. Once completed, submit the forms, or bring them to The Retreat Clubhouse at 745 Tamaha Trace NE, to pick out your cottage. After you select your cottage, you will put down a deposit equal to one month's rent in order to reserve the cottage. This deposit will become your security deposit once you take occupancy. We will try to make this process as simple as possible for you! If you have any leasing questions, please call the office or contact us by email at info@retreatalabama.com

HOW LONG IS THE LEASE AGREEMENT?

Leases last for 12 equal installments, beginning August 13th and ending July 23rd.

HOW MANY BEDROOMS ARE IN THE STUDENT COTTAGES?

The Retreat offers eight different floor plans with 2, 3, 4, and 5 bedrooms.

HOW MANY BATHROOMS ARE IN THE STUDENT COTTAGES?

Each bedroom has its own private bathroom. The Birchmore, Springmore and Brookshire cottages also offer an extra half bath.

WHAT KIND OF AMENITIES DOES THE RETREAT OFFER?

The Retreat offers a huge resort-style pool with grotto, waterfall & water volleyball; beach volleyball, putting green, horseshoe pits & grilling pavilion; clubhouse with computer lab, fitness center, movie theater, tanning beds, virtual driving range, poker room, social room, study rooms & full kitchen; private yards, porches & patios; over 6 football fields worth of expansive greenspace; and full-size tennis and basketball courts.

HOW FAR IS IT FROM THE RETREAT TO THE UA CAMPUS?

Located off Jack Warner Parkway on 25th Avenue, The Retreat is roughly 2 miles from campus.

DOES THE RETREAT COME FURNISHED WITH APPLIANCES?

Yes. Each Retreat cottage comes furnished with every standard appliance: refrigerator with ice-maker, dishwasher, range/oven, microwave, and a full size washer and dryer.

DO THE COTTAGES AT THE RETREAT COME WITH FURNITURE?

Yes, we offer a furniture package that includes high-quality living room and bedroom furniture, including a mattress.

DO THE COTTAGES HAVE PATIOS OR PORCHES?

Each cottage has either a patio or deck (depending on topography), and some cottages have large front porches as well.

ARE GRILLS ALLOWED ON THE PATIOS OR DECKS?

Yes. The spacious patios and decks at The Retreat are perfect for grilling, unlike apartments where grills are prohibited by fire code. Furthermore, our decks and patios are much larger than your traditional apartment, making them perfect for entertaining.

HOW MANY PARKING SPACES ARE PROVIDED?

Parking is not reserved, but there is approximately one parking space for each bedroom plus one guest space per cottage.

IS THE RETREAT GATED?

Yes, The Retreat is gated, with a fence around the entire Property.

ARE THE COTTAGES EQUIPPED WITH HIGH SPEED INTERNET LINES?

Yes, the cottages are wired for high speed internet and cable.

WHAT TYPE OF ON-SITE SECURITY DOES THE RETREAT PROVIDE?

The Retreat is a gated community with video-recorded surveillance and on-site management. In addition, the cottages are wired for alarm systems with additional monitoring service available upon request and at the resident’s cost.

For our tenants' convenience, The Retreat also issues electronic key fobs to each resident, which allow for a keying system similar to a hotel's in which each resident has one key that can be used to access his or her cottage as well as community amenities like the clubhouse and pool. This system allows residents to enjoy The Retreat amenities 24 hours a day.

Maintenance persons are given keys that are programmed to work only during certain hours, ensuring that no one other than the residents has after-hours access to the cottages, and preventing the keys from being copied. Management can also check the time log to confirm that repairs were completed during the allotted time with the keys.

ARE PETS ALLOWED IN THE RETREAT?

Yes, most of our cottages allow pets, although an additional security deposit and cleaning fee may apply.

HOW MANY SQUARE FEET ARE IN EACH COTTAGE?

The cottages range in size from approximately 1250 square feet (2 BR/2.5 BA) to approximately 1880 square feet (5 BR/5 BA). See the dimension sheet for detailed measurements.

WHEN IS RENT DUE?

Rent is due on the 1st of every month and is late on the 5th at 5PM. You can bring your rent check to the clubhouse or pay online using our online Pay Lease option.

WHAT DOES MY RENT INCLUDE?

Your monthly rent includes high speed internet, basic cable, pest control, trash, lawn maintenance, and access to all of The Retreat's amenities at no additional charge.

WHAT ARE YOUR HOURS OF OPERATION?

Hours of Operation:
Monday–Friday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday: 12–5 p.m.

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