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Country Setting, City Conveniences

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Indoor Pool
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Barbecue
  • Hot Tub
  • children welcome

Overview

About the property

1160 Sq. Ft., 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Study, 5 Sleeps - Peaceful Setting

Built in 1900 and used for a school until 1936, the inside of the home has been totally remodeled. All new foamed insulation, windows, ADT security, new electrical and plumbing, replaced interior walls with new 9 ft. ceilings and trim, tile and laminate floors, stainless appliances, new water heater, new central heat/air unit as well as all new duct work, window blinds and curtains, and all furnishings make this home very comfortable. The kitchen is completely furnished including small appliances, Keurig, dishes, utensils, cookbooks, spices, pots, and pans. The bathrooms are equipped with shower curtains, towels, and area rugs. Each bedroom has a totally new bed, linens, hangers in the closet, and chest of drawers. A study includes furnishings of a desk, desk chair, additional chairs, and area rugs. A vacuum cleaner and iron/ironing board are also available. The great room is furnished with a leather couch and recliner, raised dining table and chairs, 42 inch flat screen 3D TV with a separate 3D DVD player both are internet connected, lamps, area rugs, and small end tables. Front loading washer and dryer are located in a laundry area with a laundry separating basket, coat rack, and shoe holder. For daily and weekly rentals, laundry and cleaning supplies are furnished. Maid service is available at an additional cost.

Short term rental $110.00 per night for up to two adults (additional $10 per adult per night) with monthly and multiple months available at a reduce cost. This fee is not assessed on children. The longer rental price adjusts to the amount of time included in the contract and the number of people.

If you plan to have a large party or gathering, prior approval is needed. An additional cost may be charged. The nightly charge for the Matson House is very low. In order to keep the cost low for other guests, additional charges to those with large gatherings may be added. Thank you for understanding, and please let me know if you have any questions concerning this statement.

Price includes electric, water, trash pickup, HD cable, high speed wireless internet, ADT security monitoring, pest control, lawn care. NO animals are allowed. THIS IS A NON-SMOKER PROPERTY.

More Details

Owner
Frances Ponder
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
26 March, 2017

About Frances Ponder

After retiring from public school teaching with 30 years, I wanted to do something totally different. When the Matson House became available, I purchased the property and totally renovated the inside and decided to use the house for short term vacation guests. I have two adult sons, Jason and Aaron. Jason was commissioned from United State Naval Academy with a mechanical engineer degree and is a Lieutenant in the US Navy stationed at Pearl Harbor, HI. Aaron earned a degree in physics and is finishing a masters in renewable energy engineering at Oregon Tech.

I also volunteer in juvenile court through CASA (court appointed special advocate) and work sporting events at Science Hill High School.

Frances Ponder purchased this house in 2011

Why Frances Ponder chose Tennessee

Since I was a public school teacher, the Matson House fits my style. It was built as a school in 1900. Matson Institute continued for 36 years. The Matson House is located on adjoining property to my log home and additional acreage. The house is very comfortable and nicely furnished. I guarantee the house will be very clean and ready for you at check in. I am always available for directions, suggestions, or any need you might have.

What makes this house unique

The inside of the house is completely new and very clean. All new plumbing, electrical, foam insulation, high speed wireless internet, HD cable-TV, ADT monitored security and all furnishings create a comfortable home environment. The house is user friendly!

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Johnson City in Washington County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1160 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 5
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Vanity contains two sinks.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Vanity contains one sink.
  • Both bathrooms have tile floors, marble counter tops and sinks, shower curtains with fabric shower liners, fiberglass tub/shower and shower units, exhaust fans, and movable halogen vanity lights.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , A chest of drawers, night stand, and a chair is available.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , A chest of drawers, night stand, and 2chairs are in the room
  • Each bedroom has a medium soft queen mattress and box springs, chest of drawers, night stands, chairs, area rugs, lamps, and ceiling fans. The study can be used as a bedroom with the addition of a XL twin bed.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Built in 1900 and used for a school until 1936,the home's inside has been totally remodeled.All new foamed insulation,windows, ADT security,new electrical and plumbing,replaced interior walls with new 9 ft. ceilings and trim,tile and laminate floors,new water heater,new central heat/air unit as well as all new ductwork,window blinds and curtains, and all furnishings make this home very comfortable. The study includes furnishings of a desk, desk chair, additional chairs, and area rugs. Some holiday decorations are located in the study closet as well as a vacuum cleaner and iron/ironing board.For daily and weekly rentals, laundry and cleaning supplies are furnished. Maid service is available at an additional cost.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(33 traveller reviews)

Country Setting, City Conveniences
average rating of 5.0 based on 33 reviews
Lakeview, MI
5

Best Ever!!

  • 5 of 5

By far the best rental experience we have ever had. The house is in immaculate condition, and you literally have everything you need. Francis is a wonderful host as well. Here are 2 examples:

1. We accidentally locked ourselves out of the house on our first night. I sent Frances an email at 10:30 pm, and she was there within 5 minutes to let us in. (Then apologized as if it was her fault, which it was not)

2. Frances knew we were in town to watch our daughter run at the indoor national track meet. When we arrived there was an article about the meet from the local newspaper waiting for us on the kitchen counter along with a nice personal note wishing her good luck at the meet.

She is simply an awesome lady. If we are ever in the Johnson City area again I won't even look for any other place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the kind words. I try very hard to make each guest feel at home and love helping when I can. I appreciate guests that leave the house in great shape as you did. Hope you return to the area and able to stay at the Matson House again!
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5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This was one of the cleanest rentals we have used. Very well-stocked kitchen with excellent appliances. I don't normally sleep well when I'm not at home, but the bed was so comfortable I slept like a log. Perfect for our family of five.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the review! I often wonder if the beds are comfortable for the guests. If you are ever back in the area, I hope you will stay again. I love having wonderful guests return!
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5

Great house and Location

  • 5 of 5

Very well kept and all new inside

  • Review Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! I work hard to have a clean, comfortable home for guests. Hope you can come again!
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5

Just what we needed

  • 5 of 5

Finding "home away from home" is difficult when you travel nearly 100 days per year. This property was exactly what myself and colleagues needed. It felt like a home while away on business. Owner was fantastic - responsive, accommodating, and meticulous. Great place that I would recommend to anyone traveling for business or pleasure!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great updated historic home

  • 5 of 5

The house was very clean, had all the amenities you need, the owners thought of everything! Great history behind it being a remodeled one room schoolhouse from 1900. Will stay here again for sure.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I hope you guys come back and stay longer!! You were great guests and appreciate the house being left in such wonder condition! Please share my information with your friends/family that are headed this way!
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5

EXCELLENT

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights while attending our grandson's wedding at Grace Meadow Farms and we were SO IMPRESSED with the condition and especially the cleanliness of this house and the owner of the property Frances who had everything that one would want or use. I have stayed in over a dozen rentals and this property is the absolute best. Wish we had another trip planned to this area in Tn as we would stay here again. Frances is a lovely lady and so willing to meet every ones needs. An absolute 10+ GREAT property and GREAT owner.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the fabulous review. I am so happy staying at the Matson House helped relieve all of that wedding stress! It's wonderful to go in after guests who take care of the house and leave it so clean! Thank you so much and please contact me again if you travel this way again!
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Johnson City, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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2 night minimum stay
£176
for 2 nights
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£88
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Longer rental terms are available at a reduced rate determined by length of stay and number of people.

$110 per night based on up to two adults with an additional fee of $10.00 per adult per night. This additional fee is not assessed on children. Large gatherings or parties must have prior approval and an additional fee may be charged.

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Location

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Tri-Cities Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
The Cottage, The Label, Bailey's, Pappas & Beer
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Pine Oaks Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Interstate 26, Interstate 81, State of Franklin
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Tupelo Honey, Miso's, Firehouse, ElCharolai
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Beech Mt, Wolf Laural, Sugar Mt, Appalachian Mt
Car: necessary

The home is located approximately 3 miles from Johnson City Medical Center, East Tennessee State University, Mountain Home Veterans Hospital, and Jonesborough. Numerous chain and locally owned restaurants are within minutes. Historical Jonesborough is the oldest town in Tennessee and the home of the National Storytelling Festival. It is approximately 5 miles from Interstate 26, The Mall, and Science Hill High School/Freedom Hall complex. The home is located inside the city limits of Johnson City but has a Jonesborough mailing address and GPS location.

Views of the mountains and visiting wildlife are a plus to this country setting so close to the conveniences of Johnson City and Historical Jonesborough. Many TVA lakes provide opportunities for fishing, picnics, and boating--Watauga Lake (45 minutes), Boone Lake (10 minutes), Cherokee Lake (60 minutes) and Douglas Lake (70 minutes). Many hiking and biking trails are within minutes of this location, and the Appalachian Trail is accessible from various locations including Erwin, Tennessee, 20 minutes away. The Virginia Creeper Trail is a 34 mile rail-to-recreation trail starting in Abingdon, Virginia, traveling through Damascus and ending just past White Top Station at the Virginia-North Carolina border. This is a favorite hiking/biking trail about an hour's drive from Johnson City. The house is located 30 minutes from Bristol Motor Speedway, an hour from Asheville, NC, a little over an hour to Gatlinburg/Great Smoky Mountains, Pigeon Forge/Dollywood, and Knoxville, Tennessee, home of the Tennessee Vols and Women's Basketball Hall of Fame.

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