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General Leasing Questions

What kind of amenities does the Retreat offer?

The Retreat offers a huge resort-style pool, hot tub, beach volleyball, bocce ball, grilling pavilion, & walking path; a 16,000 square ft clubhouse with a full size basketball court, computer lab, fitness & strength centers, racquetball court, salon & spa, sauna, PGA approved golf simulator, billiards, social & study rooms; private yards, porches & patios.


How often does the Catabus run?

There are three "R" routes that run approximately every 15 minutes. All the bus stops are covered and services are available most days from 6:15 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. On Friday and Saturday, the last bus leaving downtown to The Retreat is available until approximately 2:15 a.m.

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?

The Retreat offers furnished cottages that include high-quality living room and bedroom furniture. All you neeed to supply are linens, utensils, and any personal items that you will need.

Are grills allowed on the patios or decks?

Yes on patios, no on decks. Grills are not permitted on any wood porch or deck due to fire code.

How far is it from the Retreat to Penn State College campus?

The site is located at 300 Waupelani Drive and is approximately 1.2 miles from downtown, 1.5 miles from campus.

How many bathrooms are in the student cottages?

Each bedroom has its own private bathroom. Some 2, 4 and 5 bedroom cottages also have an extra 1/2 bath.

How many bedrooms are in the student cottages?

The Retreat offers 18 different floor plans with 2, 3, 4, and 5 bedrooms.

Are the cottages equipped with high speed Internet lines?

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

If I'm over 21, do I need a guarantor?

Yes. All leases are required to have a guarantor. If an approved guarantor cannot be obtainted, Greystar will accept a security deposit of one (1) installment.

How many parking spaces are provided?

Each bedroom is guaranteed 1 parking space and there are an additional 70 visitor parking spaces located throughout the property.

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 or balconies as well.

Are pets allowed at the Retreat?

Yes, with roommate consent, a one time $300 pet fee, vaccination records, and management approval.

When is rent due?

Rent is due on the 1st of every month and is late after 10 a.m. on the 3rd day. You can bring your rent check to the clubhouse or pay online using our online Pay Online option.

What does my rent include?

Your monthly rent includes high speed internet, pest control, valet trash, water, sewer, curb side recycling, lawn maintenance, and access to all of The Retreat's amenities at no additional charge.

What type of on-site security does the Retreat offer?

The Retreat offers on-site management and on-site security. 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.

How many square feet are in each cottage?

The cottages range in size from approximately 1396 square feet (3 BR/3 BA) to approximately 2189 square feet (5 BR/5 BA). See the dimension sheet for detailed measurements.

Renewal Questions

If I renew, will my guarantor have to sign again?

No. Your guarantor doesn't have to do anything extra!

I just moved in, is it too early to renew?

Renewing now will provide the most benefit to you. By signing early, you will secure your space for next year and take advantage of the best pricing available.

How do I renew?

We know how busy you are, so we have made the process as quick and easy as possible. Renewing is a easy as "1,2,3!" Just following these steps:

1. Open your renewal email from us.
2. Review the terms, and click "Accept"
3. Follow the prompts to sign the new lease agreement.

It's that easy!

I'm graduating in December, can I still renew?

Contact the office for details on the options available to you.

If I renew, do I have to move out and move back in?

When you renew and choose to stay in your current spot, no moving is required!

When do I start paying the new rent amount?

On the first day of your new lease.

Can I request different roommates?

We want you to be comfortable here, and we will do everything we can to accommodate your roommate requests.

What is a 'renewal'?

Are you loving it here and can't imagine leaving at the end of your lease? By signing a renewal, you get to extend your stay at your community!