check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit

Bama Crimson Cottage- 3 walking Blocks from Bryant Denny Stadium

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Pay with confidence

When you book through the VRBO checkout, your booking is backed by our Book with Confidence Guarantee™ offering comprehensive payment protection.

Learn more


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms 2 Bunk Beds + 2 Convertible sofas, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-12)


WE HAVE BEEN RENTING THESE APARTMENTS SINCE 1978. They are NOT our private residence, but full time, fully furnished short term rentals close to the University of Alabama Campus.


3 Walking Blocks from Bryant Denny Stadium! Sit back on the cozy rocking chair porch or in the grilling courtyard of our Totally Renovated 1930' s New Orleans style DUPLEX that overlooks Paul 'Bear' Bryant Drive.

1. THE UPSTAIRS APARTMENT has 2 Bedrooms and 1 bath. Sleeps 7-8 (sleeping double)

with 2 Queen Beds, 2 Bunk Beds and a Queen Sofa Bed in the Living area. Fully Equipped Kitchen.

Beautiful covered Rocking chair porch with Rocking chairs, swing and outdoor dining table.

You will have access to the courtyard with a charcoal grill and additional outdoor dining area.

2. THE DOWNSTAIRS APARTMENT has a full kitchen, Living room and 1 bath.

This apartment sleeps 4 (sleeping double). It has 1 bedroom with 1 Queen bed and 1 Queen IKEA Convertible Sofa in the living area.

ALL Kitchen Utensils, Plates and glasses are provided

ALL Towels, Linens, paper towels and toilet paper are provided

Extra pillows and blankets are provided

Flat Screen TV's and DVD's.

Washer/ Dryer available for guest use

The Courtyard's are complete with outdoor dining areas & Music.



It is an easy walk to The Quad, Bryant Museum, Tutwiler Hall, Sorority Row, and The Strip.

Enjoy the excitement of the crowd walking to the games from the porch or courtyard with lounge area. Walk to campus, the game, the strip restaurants or shopping. No traffic.......... no worries! OR just spend some quality time with your College Student!

We are VERY FAMILY ORIENTED!! Bring the Kids, the parents, the Grandparents! Grilling in the courtyard, Relaxing & Listening to the breeze rustle through the trees while lazily watching Bama Fans as the excitement of the season rolls out! Feel at home..... :-)


We have onsite management

Keywords: Short term furnished housing. Close to University of Alabama.

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2017

About Jann

This Cottage Duplex has been a labor of love to restore! Built in 1928, There is a lot of Tuscaloosa AND The University of Alabama history in each room.

From the original owners to the many students that have lived in it over the years, If walls could talk, we would be amazed I'm sure!

Jann purchased this cottage in 1978

Why Jann chose Tuscaloosa

It was in danger of being demolished AND ( no disrespect) torn up by the Students. We wanted to help preserve the integrity of this beautiful home & neighborhood and lovingly restore this adorable cottage and have folks who will appreciate and love our Little slice of BAMA Heaven too!!

What makes this cottage unique

We are VERY FAMILY ORIENTED!! Bring the Kids, the parents, the Grandparents! Grilling in the courtyard, Relaxing & Listening to the breeze rustle through the trees while lazily watching Bama Fans as the excitement of the season rolls out! Feel at home..... :-)


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)

Bama Crimson Cottage- 3 walking Blocks from Bryant Denny Stadium
average rating of 4.9736843 based on 38 reviews


  • 5 of 5

What a perfect place to host my family. Not one problem the entire 5 days. Thank you to the caretaker and to Jann.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We so enjoyed having your sweet family stay with us! Please come again anytime!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

The apartment was very comfortable and convenient. Loved the character, the balcony and the patio.

  • 5 of 5

The charming apartment maintains the character of the vintage home, which we loved. The Bama theme throughout is a mixture of memorabilia from 60s through today. We had 12 total family members make the trip and others to come visit - the apartment accommodated all. It was so much better than several hotel rooms. We had ages 7 to 70 with us and all enjoyed. The shared patio was a great place for gathering all day and late into the evening. Mixed crowd of fans and everyone mingled and enjoyed. Parking was great, even on the big Bama- Texas A&M game day . Easy walking to the Strip, BD stadium and the Quad. Jann welcomed us like family. Russell, our on site -around the clock host, was great. Made everyone feel at home and our grandchildren loved him. Could not have asked for a better big game weekend. We hope we can always stay at Jann's place when we visit T-Town. Roll Tide!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gayle, Thank you for your sweet words! I'm so happy that you and the family had a great time last weekend and that all were accommodated well! We SO enjoyed having you all stay with us! Please do come again anytime! :-)
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


  • 5 of 5

had a big group of friends coming through town for a wedding during an away game week, and the Crimson Cottage was absolutely perfect! Plenty of space inside and out for hanging out, and really close to all the best stuff. Those who had never before visited the great state of Alabama got a great T-town experience, not to mention a look at the best collection of Bama memorabilia outside of the Bryant museum. . . Jann was a great host, super friendly and easy to arrange everything with, hope to be back for a football weekend soon. Roll Tide!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Justin,Thanks so much for your nice review! We thoroughly enjoyed having you all stay with us. It was priceless to see everyone's face when they saw all of the Alabama Bling LOL! I hope to have made some forever Bama Fans! Please come again anytime and ....ROLL TIDE!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Apartment #1 at the blue house!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed here for parent's weekend and were absolutely in AWE of what Donnie and Jann Simpson have done to this old, victorian home! It was decorated "Bama" to the nines, and extremely tastefully done from top to bottom! The apartment is quite large and very comfortable. It has 2 brand new, comfortable queen sofa beds(we didnt use them as beds) . The kitchen is fully stocked,and the outside porches and grill areas are just outstanding! We cant say enough about how fun it was to stay there and be a part of our first Bama parent's experience. The location is fantastic! We loved sitting on the porch n the rockers and watching everyone head to the stadium on game day. I cannot say enough about the BAMA decor, the coziness, the cleanliness, and the fantastic hospitality of Donnie and Jann. Absolutely amazing and there is NO WHERE else in T-town that we want to stay!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Martie you and your family are the Bomb! Thank you so much for your wonderful words! We enjoyed meeting you and having you stay with us, And we are looking forward to having you stay with us again & again! ROLL TIDE!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Cozy cottage

  • 5 of 5

My family and I loved this cute & cozy Bama cottage. It was the perfect setup as we gathered for the weekend to welcome my son who lives in NYC and his friends from Norway. We found the cottage to be super comfortable and loved that it was stocked with everything we could have possibly needed -- from linens to dishes to board games -- the owners thought of everything! The courtyard and porch are great for entertaining & the BAMA decor is so cute. We had a fantastic stay and we will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for those wonderful words! We are so glad that you and your family enjoyed your stay. Please come again anytime!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

T-town Jewel!

  • 5 of 5

I honestly don't know where to start...This place was absolutely perfect. When you pull into the drive, you immediately sense the coziness and ambience of this fabulous cottage. There is an awesome courtyard with plenty of seating, grills, room to set up cornhole boards and a beautiful porch upstairs that just begs you to bring a cup of coffee and relax. We rented the downstairs and upstairs for a Bama gameday weekend get together. Every single detail in each place was perfect. The Bama decor put everyone in the mood for the Tide to Roll. Both kitchens were fully stocked with everything needed to cook and entertain. I can't forget to mention that the beds were the most comfortable I've ever slept in. The Simpsons did such a great job with the Bama Crimson Cottage. Be sure and ask about the history of this special place. Our stay was perfect! We loved it and hope to go back soon!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kim, you are too kind! Thank you so much for that glowing review. :-) We TRULY TRULY Enjoyed having your sweet family stay with us! Please come again anytime at all! And If you're coming by the house, going to the game, please stop in and say hello!! Hugs to you and the family. Sincerely Donnie & Jann
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Point of Interest
Car: not necessary

Between the Stadium and the Railroad Tracks


Rates & Availability

Druid City Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
SPRING starts @ $150 NT
Jan 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
May 1 2017 - May 7 2017
2 night minimum stay
SUMMER starts at
May 8 2017 - Jul 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 6 2017
2 night minimum stay
Fresno St starts @$1000
Sep 8 2017 - Sep 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
Colorado St starts @$1000
Sep 15 2017 - Sep 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Ole Miss starts @$1600
Sep 29 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Arkansas starts @ $1500
Oct 13 2017 - Oct 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Tennessee starts @$1600
Oct 20 2017 - Oct 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
LSU starts @$2000
Nov 3 2017 - Nov 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
Miss St. starts @ $1500
Nov 10 2017 - Nov 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
Mercer starts @$1000
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Available arrival
Available stay (no arrival)


Druid City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Upstairs- Bathtub/ shower combo, Downstairs- Fully tiled Walk-in Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1), Child Beds (1) Chaise Lounge, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • swimming
  • water skiing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

Partner Offers

You might like these similar properties