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Bairnwick Too - One of the Best Bluff Views on the Mountain

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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2 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Monteagle - Bairnwick Too

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-11)

This beautiful mountain retreat is nestled in 8 acres of hardwood trees and mountain laurel and is right on the bluff with a gorgeous view. Located just minutes from The University of the South and St. Andrew's-Sewanee campuses, this is a great place for alumni and parents to stay when visiting the mountain.

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For people who are looking for a romantic get-away, Bairnwick Too makes it easy to unwind by the fireplace, in the screened-in porch, on the deck, or swinging in the hammock. There are several restaurants, dinner theaters, and nature trails in the area. For families looking for a place to let the kids hike, bike, climb, cave, swim, and explore, the Sewanee-Monteagle mountain is a great destination. It is less than 2 hours from Nashville, 1 hour from Chattanooga, 3 hours from Atlanta, and 2 1/2 hours from Birmingham.

The house blends in nicely with its natural surroundings and is well appointed with hardwood and ceramic tile floors, floor to ceiling casement windows, and ceiling fans in every room. The living room has a wood burning stone fire place, satellite with high definition and a new big screen TV, DVD, VCR, stereo with connections for your i-Pod, leather couch, and plenty of chairs including a zero-gravity chair. The dining table seats 8 and the kitchen is complete with everything you should need. The master bedroom has a king bed, TV, and private bathroom with a walk-in shower and heated tiled floors. The second bedroom has a double bed with a couch that can double for a single bed suitable for a child. The other bathroom has a jet-tub and shower. The third bedroom is located downstairs accessed by a spiral staircase and has a double bed, a sleeper sofa, and two trundle beds.

The deck overlooks the bluff and has a chimnea for cooler nights. The screened-in porch has a porch swing, lounge chairs, ceiling fans, outside speakers, and a wrought iron dining table for four. The recirculating waterfall flows just a few feet away and the hammock over looks the bluff. The driveway is lined with fruit trees and wild flowers abound. Deer, hawks, song birds, and crickets will keep you company.

Bairnwick Too is named after my grandparents’ house, which is now the Bairnwick Women's Center at Sewanee. Bairnwick is Gaelic and means 'House of Children.' We seek to retain this spirit and Bairnwick Too is a wonderful place for families to gather. The house is located in Deep Woods, which is behind St. Andrews-Sewanee School and overlooks the same valley as seen from Green's View. The surrounding woods are fun to explore and there are plenty of trees to climb. The 'Res' is only a couple of miles away and is the best swimming lake on the mountain. There are numerous hiking trails and nature walks. The Perimeter Trail is fabulous for longer hikes and mountain biking. The Fowler Center in Sewanee is a great exercise facility and offers day-passes and indoor tennis courts. Sewanee also has a wonderfully unique golf course with great views.

Please note that you must be over 25 years old to rent and you must be in attendance. Due to the bluff and 70 foot drop-off, parents will need to provide appropriate supervision of children at all times and the house may not be appropriate for families with small children. There is not a fence and everybody will need to exercise caution around the edge of the bluff.


What people are saying about Bairnwick Too:

'Thank you for sharing such a beautiful place; actually spectacular and peaceful.' Linda, GA

'We loved the fabulous view.' Carla, FL

'Love the house and especially the view.' Laura, TN

'Thank you for the delightful time we spent at Bairnwick Too. Everything was as I expected it to be according to the information you had supplied, and the house and setting were beautiful. Obviously, you have put a great deal of thought into making your guests' experiences happy ones. The feel I got was of first-class hotel amenities with the tranquility of my own house. It was altogether well-conceived and well executed. My family and I really enjoyed our visit. Thanks again!' George, CA

'What a perfect place to enjoy Homecoming Weekend and our daughter's Senior Weekend. The weather was gorgeous, the foliage beautiful and Bairnwick Too is a very special place to be.' Bob & Valerie, AL

'This place is so cool. It's perfect. Love the view.' Aaron, TN

'Wow! Awesome! Thank you for allowing us to spend this weekend in such a beautiful place.' Vicki, TN

'Thanks so much. We really enjoyed the house and especially the view.' Geiter, TN

'Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us. A very relaxing get-away and the view is awesome! Enjoyed sitting out on the deck watching the birds soar over the valley.' Andrea, AL

'We had a wonderful time in the mountains. The view is spectacular.' Cathy, MS

'Just what the two of us needed. The view is absolutely amazing.' Karen, AL

'Everything was wonderful! House is just beautiful. Couldn't even expect anything as beautiful.' Terri, NY

'We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! Thank you for this wonderful time in the mountains. It was so beautiful - the view is remarkable.' Ann Marie, TX

Keywords: mountain view, sewanee, cabin, house, bluff view, view, mountains,

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
15 October, 2016
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About The Owner

I grew up in Sewanee near Morgan Steep for those familiar with the area. So when we drew up our list of features we desired the most, we knew what we wanted: a gorgeous bluff view with an abundance of rock outcroppings in a wooded setting where we could watch the sunset each night. We also wanted a house that is open and inviting so it brings everyone together. A large screened-in porch and wood burning fireplace were also must-haves. In short, we wanted a place where we can relax, kick back, enjoy nature and spending time with friends and family.

The Owner purchased this house in 2007

Why The Owner chose Tennessee

We wanted a place in the mountains that was easy to get to on the weekends. For people just looking for a get-away weekend in the mountains where you can leave work at 4:00 from Nashville, Birmingham, Atlanta, or Chattanooga and be at the house by 7:00, Sewanee can't be beat. For people with a 'Sewanee connection,' Bairnwick Too is a great place to hang out with your kid or fellow alumns. My father and grandfather were professors at the University of the South and my grandmother routinely opened her house (which is now the Women's Center)to dates, parents, former faculty, and other visitors to the University. So picking Sewanee to have a vacation house was an easy choice.

What makes this house unique

What we love about Sewanee is the variety of things you can do. There is always something going on in Sewanee from concerts, guest lecturers, plays, and sporting events sponsored by the university, to riding trails, mountain biking, golf, and tennis. There are dozens of hiking trails with beautiful wild flowers around Sewanee. The South Cumberland State Park has some of the best trails in the Southeast with great river walks and beautiful vista views. Foster Falls and Fall Creek Falls are spectacular. For the more adventuresome, the area offers excellent rock climbing and caving. Pearl's and High Point(formerly owned by Al Capone) are two of our favorite restaurants.


based on 6 holidaymaker reviews

Bairnwick Too - One of the Best Bluff Views on the Mountain
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Fun times with friends and Sewanee students

  • 5 of 5

We hosted one of our fellow lacrosse families over a long weekend at Sewanee. This house was perfect for two couples and visits from our Sewanee sons and a few of their friends. The views are spectacular and the house is well-equipped for hosting. We particularly enjoyed the secluded location that was only minutes from the Sewanee campus. Recommend this house if you want to relax while being involved in Sewanee activities.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lookout Mountain, GA

A Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

This is such a special home. It is furnished with love and warmth, has breathtaking views , and every amenity you could want. We loved our time here, and enjoyed sitting on the deck and dining on the screened porch. I appreciated the well appointed kitchen as well. Thank you for sharing- we hope to be back.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly what we wanted

  • 5 of 5

What a great place! Conveniently located, great views and very well equipped. We stayed for a week and hiked and biked and swam in The Res (behind St. Andrews school, very nearby). The screen porch was our favorite! We spent lots of time out there enjoying the sound of the fountain and the lovely view. We loved being here and will definitely rent again. Thank you for sharing!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We were in Sewanee this past weekend for a family wedding and could have not found a better home to rent....the home is very clean and comfortable, the view is fantastic, we liked the deck and screened porch, the kitchen is very well equipped and the dining room and living room are spacious and our family enjoyed a fire in the fireplace. The water feature is beautiful and the setting is so nice and relaxing.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Greenville, NC

perfect Fourth of July retreat

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for renting your lovely mountain house to us this weekend. The view is breathtaking, the house perfectly appointed, and the location just right for a visit to Sewanee. The house was especially gracious as we arrived after dark on Thursday to find the front porch lights on, the fountain bubbling, and the hammock swing waiting for an occupant. The house is immaculate and everything in its place - whenever I thought to look for a specific item, I just went to where I thought it would be, and voila. Even the weather was unbelievable - 78° on July the Fourth. Did you order that up for us, too? We definitely plan to rent again when we come back to Sewanee.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlottesville, VA

WOW !!!

  • 5 of 5

The photos of this listing cannot capture the magic of the views or the wonderful warmth of this home. The owner could not have been nicer or more helpful every step of the way. The home was clean, beautifully equipped, and the beds (usually a pet peave of ours in rental homes) delightfully comfortable. I recommend this property without reservation and sincerely hope we have the opportunity to stay here again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2010
  • Date of Stay: May 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Univeristy of the South
Nearest Point of Interest
St. Andrew's-Sewanee School
Nearest Point of Interest
Pearl's Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
High Point Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
South Cumberland Mountain State Park

5 minutes to the SAS campus and 8 minutes to the Sewanee campus


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Monteagle, Tennessee

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
UoS Homecoming (3 nights)
3 Nov 2016 - 6 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
UoS Graduation (1 week)
30 Apr 2018 - 6 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £78
Refundable Damage Deposit £245
Tax Rate 9.25%

We will send you a reservation agreement that clearly spells out everything so you can have confidence in your reservation and rest assured there will be no surprises. (Note: occasionally there small discrepancies in how VRBO's rate calculator determines the fees. In the reservation agreement, we clearly show all amounts.) We provide online booking options for the convenience of our guests. Please contact me directly if you are interested in other payment options at a lower overall rate.

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100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Monteagle, USA

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Barbecue
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
50 Inch Flat Screen TV with DirectTV, Bose Outdoor Speakers, Recirculating Waterfall, Hammock, Outdoor Shower, Corn Hole Set

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