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Secluded Mountain cottage, Bluff View on 5 wooded acres

5 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cottage in Sewanee - Robisons' Cottage

3 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 8, 14 miles from University Campus

This retreat offers a grand view of the Sequatchie Valley from a wide porch with Adirondack chairs. It is situated in a black oak forest on a mountain ridge line where wild turkey and deer roam. The house is 1,660 square feet with an additional 1,200 square feet of porch both open and screened. The great room, suitable for gatherings and games, has a vaulted ceiling and a wood burning stove. It also has a TV, stereo and DVD player. Ready for you to bring your own movies and music. The fully equipped kitchen includes a dishwasher, stove and microwave. Near the house is a wet weather creek that rushes over rocks in the spring and fall. The master bedroom has a queen size bed and sitting area and is located upstairs. Also upstairs in the loft are a double bed and a library table with a view of the valley. There is an upstairs bath and a downstairs bath. One downstairs bedroom has a double bed and the other has bunk beds. In the dining area the large oak table seats eight. On the back porch is a gas grill.

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Property Manager
Jim Robison
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 October, 2016
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Why Jim Robison chose Tennessee

We built this home as a family retreat and gathering place. We love the mountains and enjoy access to the cultural life of the Sewanee campus.

What makes this cottage unique

Nearby University of the South campus and St. Andrews Boarding School campus - approximately 22 minutes - 13 to 14 miles. Nearby Monteagle with distinctive shops and restaurants are less than 25 minutes to the north. Chattanooga is 45 minutes to the south.


based on 5 holidaymaker reviews

Secluded Mountain cottage, Bluff View on 5 wooded acres
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews
Nashville, TN

Clean, comfortable vacation house

  • 5 of 5

My family of five had a wonderful weekend at Jim's house. Floors are immaculate, and kitchen comes reasonably well-equipped for cooking. The property has access to some interesting features beyond the view, including some overhanging rock formations, a small stream, and some uncommon wildflowers (Gattinger's lobelia being one). Cell reception at the house is excellent, which is unusual in the area.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable, Clean and what a view!

  • 5 of 5

Having used vrbo.com for many trips, this was the rare time the home exceeded the description! The pictures are current. Clean, well kept, and comfortable. Plenty of room for our family to stretch out after long days of visiting relatives and taking in the surrounding sights. This area has much to do and see. We came for a family visit and when we pulled up to this lovely home we were all smiles. I loved having my coffee on the porch in the morning. Enjoyed the screened in porch at night as well. The view of the mountains made our days start perfectly. Plenty of room, peaceful, up to date appliances, tastefully decorated, this was a perfect place for a family. I would recommend this home for families, couples to share, or for a quiet, peaceful getaway with your loved one.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Centrally located to many attractions

  • 5 of 5

Everything as described! Very clean, no problems. Travelled to DeSoto State Park and Little River National Park, to Huntsville for the US Space Museum and the Botanical Gardens in Alabama. Visited Chattanooga and South Cumberland State Park in Tennessee. Very close with beautiful waterfalls. Near to quaint towns as Sewanee and Monteagle. Geocaches nearby too! Great place to relax on the porch with a lovely view of the surrounding mountains- peaceful, quiet, secluded from the road, lots of wildlife... Beautiful!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed it and look forward to your coming again. Best, Jim
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What a great stay!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I and out three girls loved our stay in Sewanee. We went to the grocery store the day we arrived and did not leave again for three days! The house was great. It was described accurately and was accurately depicted in the pictures we had seen online. We had a big, open family room where we enjoyed games, puzzles, movies, cards and reading. We fixed meals in the kitchen and washed clothes before we left. Our last night, we had a great dinner at Pearl's. It was a great getaway for our family.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Scott, Thanks for the kind words. Our family finds the mountains good for the soul. We are glad you enjoyed it and hope you will come again. Best, Jim
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Nashville, TN

Roomy and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

This house sleeps 8 very comfortably - esp if 6 are couples, last two beds are bunk beds. It is very well kept and well supplied - also nicely decorated and welcoming. Modern appliances and everything quite ship shape. The wrap around porch is great and overlooks the valley - the I24 freeway runs down there but it is such a dramatic difference in altitude that it doesn't matter much.

The place was a little tricky to find esp arriving at night - an offline GPS map helped quite a bit to get there.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 5, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Susan, I'm glad you enjoyed time in the mountains and on the porch. We look forward to your coming back. Best, Jim
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Car: necessary

Approximately 13 miles to St. Andrews and 14 miles to the University of the South campus


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Sewanee, Tennessee

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Sewanee Homecoming
4 Nov 2016 - 6 Nov 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

cleaning fee £74
Refundable Damage Deposit £246

Mail $300 Security Deposit (Refundable- Rules Apply) to Reserve your dates.
Mail Full Balance of Fees 2 Weeks prior to Arrival.
Cancellations Must be in Writing a minimum of 14 days Prior to Arrival.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Sewanee, USA

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1660 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • caving

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