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Majestic Mansion in the forest. Multiple decks. Perfect for family gatherings

Bedrooms 6
Separate WCs2
Space 7,814 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

7 sleeping rooms with 15 beds. Can sleep up 20. Multiple porches screened & not.

Mansion in secluded setting.

1) Master Bedroom suite has king-sized bed, full bath, two commodes, two vanities, with added space for two beds. Live-in closet can accommodate two twin beds (total occupancy: 6 )

2) Balcony bedroom has a king bed with room for a single bed (total occupancy: 3 )

3) GardenView room has a king bed and two twin beds (total occupancy: 4)

Note: The Balcony and GardenView rooms share a single full bathroom

4) Parquet Room has a king bed and no plumbing (total occupancy: 2)

5) Spring Room with queen bed and full bath (total occupancy: 2)

6) Kids Room has two trundle beds and half bath (total occupancy: 4)

7) Huge walk-in closet off The Master Bedroom, has room for two more twin beds! (Total occupancy 2)

The mansion also contains a Sitting room, formal dining, entertainment room, massive outdoor & screened patios, and kitchen with four fridges.

5GB of satellite data are provisioned for your stay. Downloading of movies will quickly deplete this data. You may purchase more if you wish. Consider bringing DVDs if you want to watch movies. We have a large library of movies at nearby Big East Fork Retreat.

More Details

Property Manager
owner/property manager
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2018

About owner/property manager

We are the proud owners of Big East Fork Retreat, embedded in 1400 acres of pristine valley, stream, pasture, and ridge which creates the protected watershed of Big East Fork Valley. It is located 30 minutes west of Nashville and 10 minutes north of Franklin.

We have been working on the retreat for several years and enjoy entertaining people passing through or staying for a week or two. I am a retired physician (surgical pathology) and my partner is a pediatrician. We treasure being stewards in our unique natural surroundings.


Looking forward to your stay!

owner/property manager purchased this house in 2012

What makes this house unique

Adjacent to Natchez Trace National Park (with bicycle access) and Big East Fork Retreat (hiking, canoeing, kayaking, sauna, hottub, fireplace socials, theatrical stage, music stage, movie theater). Minutes to historic Franklin and Leipers Fork. Hike through gorgeous forest to hidden pond and organic farm. hiking trails. Horeback riding available by appointment.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Franklin in Williamson County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 7814 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 24
  • Max. adults: 24
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Only the number of guests registered may be on premises. Unregistered guests are trespassing and will be treated as such.
  • Guest's photo ID must be shown or emailed/texted to the owner prior to check-in. Check-in is by the person making reservation unless owner permits
  • Use of confetti, candles, fireplace and outside fire pits are prohibited without documented owner's permision . No underage drinking of alcohol
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WCs
  • First floor bathroom - Toilet
    Master Bathroom - Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Five ways to get wet!
    Balcony/GardenView Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Located between Room 2 and Room 3
    Kids Room Bathroom - Toilet
    Spring Room Bathroom - Bath with Shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Balcony Rm. Shares full bath with Rm3. Bed can be added.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , A twin bed may be added. Two toilets. 5 way shower/bath!
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Garden Rm. Shares full bath with Rm2.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , Spring Room has private full bathroom
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Parquet Room has no bathroom; must share with housemate
    Bedroom 6 - 4 Single Bed , Has half-bathroom. Must shower/bathe upstairs
    Bedroom 7 - 2 Single Bed , This sleeping space is a huge walk-in closet; no plumbing.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
All guests MUST pay State (9.5%) and County (4%) taxes before check-in. To avoid delay in check in, PLEASE pay the taxes electronically before you arrive. PaayPal works great! A photo ID must be shown to the owner or designee prior to check-in. Check-in will be performed by the person making the reservation. If this person is not available or will arrive later, contact the owner prior to check-in to discuss alternate arrangements. Only the number of guests registered may be on premises. Exceptions only with documented permission of owner (additional fee may be required for gatherings). Unregistered guests are trespassing and will be treated as such. The guest is responsible for cleaning grills and ovens if they are made greasy/dirty. Excess trash or cleaning may result in a portion of your security deposit being with-held. Use of confetti, candles, and outdoor fire pits is prohibited.


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Majestic Mansion in the forest. Multiple decks. Perfect for family gatherings
average rating of 3.6 based on 5 reviews

Great for large groups!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property in a secluded location. Perfect space for 14 people. We really enjoyed the screened in porch and the outdoor areas. All of the guests commented on how comfy the beds were and the living room had enough seating for everyone to hangout. LOVED the master bathroom. My husband and I are so happy we chose the Buddha mansion to accommodate us and our bridal/groomsmen party for our wedding weekend. Unforgettable memories!

  • Review Submitted: 06-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a pleasant experience. The Mansion has been a special place for many Events. Don't forget to come on back!
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Incompetent Property Manager

  • 1 of 5

I rent often with VRBO personally and with my business travels. This is the worse experience that I have received to date. The property manager could not remember conversations from day to day which left us without a place to stay on the last two nights. He just kept saying... We will figure it out.... We let him know that we were have 7 employees over for a cookout one evening. He then knocks on our door during the middle of the event and appeared to be under the influence and upset because it looked like we were having a party. Everyone in the group was confused and it was very unprofessional.

We had to go buy our own propane tank and utensils for the grill outside.

The house was VERY under stocked with few old towels, broken oven, broken ice machine, 1 trash bag, 1 roll of paper towels...

The house is dated and not well maintained.

We left and moved to a different property and received the service and quality that I have previously received at a VRBO.

If you want a big house... this works. If you are wanting a good experience, stay away.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing house

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect

  • Review Submitted: 20-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lots of gathering spaces. Kitchen was great for large groups.

  • 4 of 5

A little dated but a great house. Lots of gathering spaces. Loved the kitchen work flow- easy to have lots of cooks in the kitchen. Wifi is limited but accessible. Only one tv but forces more family time. No cable or satellite tv- bring your own DVDs.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The Mansion does indeed have satellite TV. Yes we only have one set in the family/great room. Most families really appreciate thisncjamge from their routine. Wish you would have asked if you had trouble using the DirecTV connection if you wanted to use it. . Glad you liked the amazing space!
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Big house! Owners seem to be new at this though.

  • 3 of 5

We had 4 extra than the 8 I signed up for, and Mel asked me 3 weeks prior how many we have bc she wanted to make sure we had enough towels, so I told her we had 12. She then emailed me a week prior asking me the same question, to which I responded 12. 24 hrs prior to check in, she asks me again, to which I say 12. She then responds and says I owe her alot more money. I understand they're just trying to make a buck, but don't wait till the day before, after I've told u 3 times, all the time assuming it was no big deal. To top all this off, we check in and there are 6 total towels in the house, and zero toilet paper or paper towels.

After we left, the owner sent me an invoice to pay for a stain on a dish towel which was some powdered energy drink that comes out when you wash it. Not sure what was up with that.

Your cell phone will barely work on the property, but they do have wifi.

The house is quite dated (80s decor), but it is definitely big! No stereo system at all. The AC works well. It was very cool. Ceiling fans in every room, which is nice.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Franklin, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £35 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

cleaning £168.26
Refundable Damage Deposit £764.8

Registered overnight guests only. Events in which day non-lodging guests use facility require permission and additional fees as required.

Manager'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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