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Serene And One-Of-A-Kind For Solo Travelers

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Private 1-Bedroom Guest Suite

Do you come to our fair town for short or extended stays? Do you work hard and long most of the time you’re here? Do you crave comfort and quiet in a stunning location at the end of the day?

Or, are you a solo traveler seeking a safe and gracious accommodation while on your way to your next destination?

Or, are you a retired professional looking for a no-worry, all-inclusive pied-à-terre in Knoxville?

Small-is-beautiful living at its best: gourmet kitchen, fireplace, jetted tub, handheld and rainfall showers in the bath. Fully furnished and provisioned 1-bedroom apartment in large Mid-Century Modern home set into the trees and boulders of a historic marble quarry that sent marble by barge on the nearby Tennessee River to construct the National Gallery (1937-1941), when it was the world’s largest marble structure. Guest suite is on ground floor with accessible, entirely separate entry steps away from one off-street, dedicated parking space. Emphasis on good design and a warm, welcoming minimalism in an open, flexible floor plan of 500 square feet.

Stay in this peaceful, unique, completely private and sublime setting of water, woods and rocks, just like the mountains but only 5 minutes away from the city center, the University of Tennessee, the UT Medical Center or Cherokee Farm—10 minutes from the airport. Guests in the past three years have included writers, theater directors, physicians and scholars. Standard rates of $750/week or $1,890/month all inclusive. Special offers for longer stays and repeat guests; please inquire.

More Details

Property Manager/Owner
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
29 May, 2018

About Property Manager/Owner

We are a builder/artist and a musician/writer married for 39 years who are both in the midst of preparing for some degree of retirement from full time professional occupations. With the recent renovation of our large home, our goal is to provide our guests a beautiful, quiet, comfortable, safe and serene place for rest or study. We are also conscientious in terms of energy efficiency, environmental safety and sustainability since we believe that every person must do everything he or she can to contribute to the stewardship of our world. We live here at Blue Note Garden and make every effort to ensure your stay is a pleasant and productive one.

Property Manager/Owner purchased this apartment in 1998

Why Property Manager/Owner chose Knoxville

We found Blue Note Garden just after selling a 17-acre horse farm on the West side of town. We loved the barns and seven-gabled Victorian Gothic farmhouse we built on that property but we also spent a great deal of time repairing farm machinery and mowing pastures.

While we miss the farm and all of its animals, Blue Note Garden has no grass to mow, four seasons of wildflowers, and the house is as solid as the rock it is built on. We cannot imagine living anywhere else.

What makes this apartment unique

Quiet, peaceful and yet so close to town.

Amazing construction and design with breathtaking views of waterfall and woodland gardens.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Knoxville in Knox County

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Noon / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 1
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , European tiled wet room + dressing area with vanity
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 1
  • Double/full bed Linens and bed covers provided Custom reach-in closets
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Completely separate, private entrance at ground level to all-on-one level space. Floor to ceiling windows in every room while also being highly energy efficient and soundproof. Fire alarm monitoring and professional on-site emergency maintenance. Dusk to dawn lighting. This large home is one of a very few built in Knoxville in the mid 20th century of solid concrete and set into the excavated space of a historic marble quarry. Nearby public park, boat dock, tennis courts, fitness center, storage units and walking trails through older, hilly, quiet, safe neighborhood.


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Serene And One-Of-A-Kind For Solo Travelers
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Quiet and Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was very clean, quiet, and comfortable. I really enjoyed the kitchen with nice new appliances. Close to downtown Knoxville, UT, and other attractions. Theresa was a friendly and helpful host.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thomas settled in so well here that when he called to make his departure we had almost forgotten he was here: He left the apartment in perfect order. So sorry we did not have snow while he was here--snow turns the garden surroundings into a magical landscape. It was certainly cold enough for it. Brrrr!
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Stunning and Serene

  • 5 of 5

This property is the perfect place to just get away, enjoy a break from life, and leave feeling rejuvenated and excited to return again. Truly a lovely property with stunning views and so quiet and safe!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is a genuine pleasure to have such a delightful and considerate guest.
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
McGhee Tyson
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
Alcoa Highway - US 129
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Many downtown
Car: necessary

A notebook in the apartment includes listings as well as brochures and guide books.

The Great Smoky Mountains are visible to visitors who arrive at McGhee Tyson Airport.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Knoxville, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £44.54

This guest suite is perfect for the solo traveler. Maximum occupancy is one person--or two, if willing to share the deluxe double bed.
We offer special rates for more than one month and for repeat guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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