Frequently Asked Questions

Apartments In Columbia, SC

Our application is online — quick, easy, and straightforward. To reserve a bed, click “Apply Now” on the left-hand side of the page. You’ll be redirected to the prospect portal. Start by creating an account or logging into your existing account. Next, fill out the form, select your favorite floor plan, and electronically sign the completed housing contract. The entire process takes about 15 minutes. If you have further questions, please call, text, or email us.

Our community boasts a central, convenient property location! Located off Bluff Road, The Retreat at Columbia is approximately 2 miles from the University of South Carolina campus.

The Retreat offers a huge resort-style pool, a putting green and grilling pavilion, a horseshoe pit, two clubhouses, two fitness centers, a social room, a catering kitchen, private yards, porches & patios, and expansive greenspace.

The Retreat offers six different apartment floor plans, including two-bedroom apartments, three-bedroom apartments, four-bedroom apartments, and five-bedroom apartments. Contact us today to schedule a cottage tour!

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

Housing contracts begin August 10th and end July 25th.

Yes, pets are allowed — read our pet policy.

The cottages range from approximately 1251 square feet (2 BR/2 BA) to 1880 square feet (5 BR/5 BA). See the cottage floor plan page for detailed measurements.

Monday-Friday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday: 12–5 p.m.
Sunday: 1–5 p.m.

Are you looking for more control over how you are matched with roommates? Through the RoomSync app, residents are empowered to choose roommates and build a sense of community using lifestyle habits such as cleanliness levels, studying habits, sleep cycles, and more. RoomSync offers an experience that supports a diverse and inclusive matching community through gender-inclusive tools. Furthermore, the app recognizes the importance of living criteria like service and emotional support animals and factors this into the matching process.

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