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STAY IN THE HOME OF A FAMOUS INVENTOR!

Doug & Nancy Mecham

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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights

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Doug & Nancy Mecham

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STAY IN THE HOME OF A FAMOUS INVENTOR!

People5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Provo - Tracy Hall Legacy Home & Park

3 BR 2 bath beautiful Mountain views, centrally located near BYU & Sundance

This is the home of H. Tracy Hall, the physical chemist who invented the first reproducible process for making diamonds in the laboratory while working at General Electric way back in the fifties. Dr. Hall's invention made an incalculable fortune for G.E. His reward? A $10. savings bond. Needless to say, Dr. Hall was disheartened by the lack of credit he received and landed himself a professorship at Brigham Young University in Provo, where he taught chemistry and conducted high pressure research. But there's much more to this story than diamonds. You can learn more about Tracy and his family when you visit this 'GEM' of a home!

Notice: If our calendar is blocked out during the dates you were thinking to book, please contact us anyway because we may be able to help you in the lower level of this home, or in one of our other homes near this one!

This home is zoned R-1 S overlay and can be rented by one family or no more than three un-related people, but not both, for a minimum stay of 30 days. If your trip is shorter than 30 days, please give us a call so we can discuss your options. We are always happy to answer questions about this home and the other properties we manage!

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Doug & Nancy Mecham (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2014
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
6 February, 2015

About Doug & Nancy Mecham

I'm the youngest Daughter of the World-renowned Chemist Dr. H. Tracy Hall and his sweetheart, Ida Rose Langford Hall. My Husband Doug and I were both born & raised in Provo, and were High School Sweethearts. We have 4 children, 3 daughters and a son with multi disabilities, and are proud grandparents of 4 darling grandchildren (and another on the way!). Doug & I manage the H. Tracy Hall Legacy Home, which is where I grew up. We enjoy meeting new people & making friends from all walks of life, and would love to have a chance to meet you too!

Doug & Nancy Mecham purchased this house in 1956

Why Doug & Nancy Mecham chose Provo

Location, Location, Location!(see 'Unique Benefits' for location information) This home is less than 400 feet from the North side of Brigham Young University Campus. The property is located directly across the street from the main entrance to the BYU Marriott Center Parking Lot, where Education Week, Womens' Conference, and BYU Basketball games are held (along with many other events!) The BYU Lavell Edwards football stadium is just 1.5 blocks away, The MTC 4 blocks, The LDS Temple 5 blocks, The BYU creamery is just through the Marriott Center parking lot, and up a set of stairs.

Our family is trying to preserve the H. Tracy Hall Legacy Home & Park for historical purposes; This home was designed & built in 1954 by my parents, H. Tracy & Ida Rose Hall. They wanted to live close to Brigham Young University (BYU) where my Father was a member of the Department of Chemistry, Physics & Biochemistry and where he spent 26 years teaching as a professor and researching in the field of high pressure and high temperatures. Along the way they raised seven children, five girls and two boys. When Mom & Dad passed away, my Brother David bought the family home, the neighbor's home above it, and the neighbor's home below it. He removed the upper and lower homes, and replaced them with lawns, gardens, trees, play areas, an orchid greenhouse, pavilion & splash pad. The H Tracy Hall Home was restored to it's original beauty, and still contains some of the original furnishings. Now this unique historical home is yours to visit and enjoy! Don't waste any more of your time searching, call us now.

What makes this house unique

From the moment you walk into this home, you will feel a warm and inviting spirit about it. Many of our Guests say; 'It's even better than we expected!'. It's fun to see the pictures about the house. Wall groupings and framed pictures containing documents, historical photo's, and Hall family photo's tell a story of H Tracy Hall the chemist, and his wife & children that were raised here. Reading was an important part of life for the Hall family, so Guests will find several book-cases throughout the home filled with interesting books that once belonged to Tracy (for all you science lovers) and some of Ida Rose's collectable glass pieces right along side them. The south wall in the formal living room is all glass and offers a breathtaking view of the Wasatch Mountains and BYU campus. The well kept wooden floors in the home are original to the home, as are the mahogany built in's you will find in every room. The Kitchen has a new 'old style' refrigerator which is really fun. On arrival, guests will find an assortment of drinks, snacks & breakfast items in the refrigerator and a limited assortment of foods in the kitchen cupboards. New guests are always excited to find a generous 'welcome basket' on the kitchen table that is stuffed with assorted treats and other fun surprises! This is the perfect home for guests who want a homey vacation experience in a residential neighborhood, (mingle with the locals), but would like the added benefit of a VERY convenient location. If this home happens to be booked on the dates you request, we own a couple more homes in the neighborhood that can be rented, and one additional home on the same street as the home you see listed here, and they are all unique and equally nice! inquire now.

People5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights
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Stay in the Home of a famous inventor!
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5

Charming and

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at the rental across from the legacy house and loved our stay there. We loved the fun 50s decorations and themes throughout the house: the countertops, sinks, stove, oven, wood floors, and other elements are from the original house and are and in great shape. I loved the attention to detail of even having smaller appliances like the vegetable peeler and the popcorn maker look 50s-esque. The managers do an excellent job of keeping it very clean and in good shape.

We loved staying in a fun, authentic house from the 50s while still being able to have access to Wifi, TV, nice pots and pans, a Kitchenaid, new washer and dryer, etc. I would definitely recommend staying in this home; you can't get much closer to campus, and we had a great time.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Exceptionally presented updated period property

  • 5 of 5

An interesting house that combines the best of modern services (cable TV, wireless WiFi, Keurig coffee maker, etc.) with the '50's charm that comes from a sympathetic restoration and furnishing in a contemporary style. It's well placed for the university, a host of shops and restaurants are nearby in downtown and at the University Mall. All kinds of sports equipment can be rented economically nearby at BYU's Outdoors Unlimited. The managers made me very welcome and I am in no doubt that I shall stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Missoula, MT
5

Comfort, style, location... this place has it all.

  • 5 of 5

I've stayed at the H. Tracy Hall Legacy Home several times and have enjoyed it immensely every time. I has all of the amenities plus lots of great extras. A full kitchen on both floors, that is clean and has brand new appliances. The beds are super comfy and the living areas are homey and stylish. The hosts, Doug and Nancy have remodeled and upgraded this home into a place that is great for events as well, with fantastic landscaping, and an outdoor area that has it all... even a drinking fountain. It also maintains much of the original charm and features that Dr. Hall built into his home, and it is right next to the BYU campus and just a few minutes from downtown, and very close to the mountains and outdoor recreation.

If you're looking for a nicely appointed and accessible place in the Provo area, you should stay here. I'll be coming back, for sure. Doug and Nancy will take care of you and help make your stay feel like you belong. Thanks for being so gracious and accommodating.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Location

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Provo Municipal Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Owl Bar Sundance, Chili's Sports Bar
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
East Bay Golf Course
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Front runner (to Salt Lake & Airport)
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
I-15
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Brick Oven Pizza, Macaroni Grill, Carrabba's
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Sundance Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Provo Beach Resort
Car: recommended

This guest home is within 1 minute of the BYU Marriott Center, the Lavelle Edwards football stadium, and the Miller Park Baseball Stadium. Guests of the LDS faith enjoy staying here to see their missionaries off to the Mission Training Center which is located just 2 blocks east. This location couldn't be any more convenient if you and your guests like to attend BYU activities such as Women's conference, Education week, BYU graduation or football, basketball, baseball games or field & track activities. If you've got a craving for a double scoop of Ice Cream, we're within walking distance of either of BYU's two Creamery Markets (5-10 minutes), and the Dairy Queen. Out of gas? No problem, the nearest Chevron is just 3 blocks away. Next door to that is a Well's Fargo bank, Swig (drinks & provo's best sugar cookies), Hawaiian Shave-ice, and Farmers Market (August thru October). 5 blocks away is 'Brighams Landing', where you'll find The Cocoa Bean Cupcake Cafe, DP Cheesesteaks, Sub Zero Ice Cream & Yogurt, Jamba Juice, Great Harvest Bread, Fed Ex, and many other cool shops! Want a little adventure? How about some Indoor rock climbing at 'The Quarry' located less than a mile from here. And right next door is the Cinemark Movies 8 theatre, Shopko, Lo Lo's groceries, Pizza, Cafe Rio, Zuppa's Soups & Salads, Wal-Mart Market, The Olive Garden, Shirley's Bakery, CVS Pharmacy, Golds gym and 24 Hour Fitness, The Red Lobster, Kohls, Maverick, The University Mall -- all these and more within one or two miles of our properties. The Provo Towne Center Mall & Theatres are 4 miles away, Seven Peaks Water Park & the 2002 Winter Olympics Ice Skating rink is 2 miles away. Our location just can't be beat! You'll have less driving to do and more vacation fun at this home which is located in a residential neighborhood. UTA's (Utah Transit Authority's) most popular bus route (University Parkway) is located just TWO minutes from the property's front door! For families with children, we offer the lower level of the H. Tracy Hall Legacy Home, or our additional guest home across the street. Please inquire now for more information or a custom reservation package & quote

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Security Deposit $250
Refundable Damage Deposit $250
Cleaning fee $160
Notes The full amount of lodging fees, Cleaning fee and the security deposit are due if reservation is made less than 30 days from your check-in date, and is non-refundable. Otherwise, A 50% downpayment of all fees owed will hold your reservation and the remaining balance is due at least 30 days prior to your date of check-in.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Provo in Utah

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • resort ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main Floor Hall bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Master Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Check out the crystal teardrop chandelier above the sink!
  • The bathrooms are Clean & Classy! All of the bathrooms have showers with high-end thick glass (euro) doors, and one bathroom has a sky-light. The Master bedroom & bathroom features crystal tear-drop chandeliers.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • blue bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Classic mid century style furniture, luxury linens
    Solitaire - 1 Single Bed , stylish privacy for one person!
    Main floor Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Crystal teardrop chandelier, great view of wasatch mountains
  • Tastefully decorated bedrooms with comfortable beds, luxurious linens and classic mid-century decor. If you have children, inquire now about our other vacation home on the same street as this! Same great location, beautifully decorated, fully furnished, & great views
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Our housekeeper will come in once a week to re-make the beds and launder the bed linens and towels. Inbetween loads of laundry she will clean as much of the home as she can. The housekeepers visit is limited to 2.5 hours. We do not guarantee the unit will be 100% cleaned in that amount of time, but additional cleaning can be arranged for through the management (additional fees apply)
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