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We simplify the reservation process at The Retreat at Harrisonburg so that you get the best experience possible. To reserve your cottage, all you need to do is to fill out our online application, which can be found under the “Apply Tab” on our main site.

Once you’ve completed your application and select your cottage, all that we ask is that you place a deposit on your reservation. Once you’ve moved in, the initial deposit becomes your security deposit, so everything is covered.

It’s as easy as that! We make the process simple, so you don’t have to worry about trying to figure it all out. And, if you have any questions, simply email

To best meet the needs of our clientele, we offer 12-month housing contracts. We make the transition period for all of our residents as smooth as possible by offering a housing contract period that runs from August to late July. Our office is happy to provide additional information.

The Retreat at Harrisonburg offers the most complete luxury student apartments in Harrisonburg, VA, with various different floor plans and bedroom options, including 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedrooms.

The Retreat cottages are the most well-equipped furnished student apartments in the area. Each bedroom is complete with its own personal bathroom, and some cottages include an extra half bath.

To simplify payments, each monthly installment is due on the first (1st) of the month and can easily be paid by check at the clubhouse or using the simple and secure Online Pay option. Payments received after 9 a.m. on the fourth (4th) of the month are considered late.

We want to meet all of your needs by providing student apartments near JMU, so we include a variety of amenities at no additional charge to you. Your monthly installment includes high-speed Internet, cable, pest control, water, garbage disposal, lawn maintenance, and access to all of The Retreat’s facilities. You won’t find any other apartments for rent in Harrisonburg, VA, that are offering more than we do.

The Retreat isn’t known for its luxury student apartments in Harrisonburg, VA, for nothing. At the Retreat, we offer the most when it comes to amenities, including one of the most expansive resort-style pool in Harrisonburg, complete with a comfortable resident center, state-of-the-art computer lab, all-encompassing fitness center, tanning beds, 9-hole frisbee golf, a hiking trail and study lounge.

The Retreat at Harrisonburg is optimally located, offering student apartments near JMU that are approximately 1.7 – 2.2 miles from campus. By car, residents can make it to campus in approximately 5 minutes. We also have a bus stop that comes ever 30 – 45 minutes to take people to different places on campus and throughout town. It just doesn’t get any more convenient!

You won’t find apartments for rent in Harrisonburg, VA, that include as much as the cottages at The Retreat. Each apartment comes standard with all the necessary appliances for your convenience. Appliances include a refrigerator with an ice-maker, a dishwasher, a range/oven, a microwave, and a full-size washer and dryer.

Because we want you to have it all when you live at The Retreat at Harrisonburg, we offer furnished cottage options. The complete high-quality furniture package that we offer includes furniture throughout the common area and a bed and mattress set, nightstand, desk and chair, and dresser in each bedroom.

You won’t find nicer student apartments near JMU. No matter which cottage you choose, you’ll get an outdoor living area in the form of a patio or deck (depending on topography). Some cottages also offer front porches.

The outdoor spaces at The Retreat at Harrisonburg are designed for entertaining and are perfect for grilling. The patios and decks of all of our cottages are plenty spacious for accommodating your grill.

At The Retreat at Harrisonburg, we provide ample parking space; however, spaces are not reserved.

No student apartments near JMU would be complete without high-speed Internet. Each cottage is wired for high-speed Internet and cable, and each of these services is covered in your monthly installment payment.

Our cottages offer ample space and the most square footage of any Harrisonburg apartments near JMU, but each one range in size depending on the floorplan. See the floorplan page on our site for more information on square footage and cottage layouts.

Yes. Our apartments are pet-friendly — read our pet policy.

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