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Tree-Lined Private Decatur Home, full kitchen, laundry, patio, hardwoods SAFE!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

Private 2BR, Huge, 1,100 sq feet, full kitchen, hardwoods, laundry, parking

Private, NOT shared, safe old neighborhood, , furnished, full kitchen, laundry, 1100 sq feet. On a Cul-de-sac set back in woods, on a gurgling stream (great birding!!) behind Agnes Scott College in Winnona Park. Offstreet park, laundry, fenced yard, patio, garage. Pets OK. You can't see it from the street!! Gotta cross a tiny bridge. But this is a walk-around-at-night and come-home-in-the-dark kind of neighborhood!! Full of kids and families. It's right in-between downtown Decatur and downtown Oakhurst, both being a three minute drive away. Or a 10 minute bike ride.... You have private access to this huge fully furnished apartment; unlimited WIFI (avg 25mbps down) , Premium Cable TV (cable, HD, Showtime, HBO) Chromecast for streaming Netflix... Amazon... DVD player (with movies), stereo, printer, 2 bedrooms with sheets and towels, full-on kitchen, bath, living room, fenced yard, patio ... Laundry room is in garage, underneath. towels, soaps, coffee, snacks, hairdryer, laundry soap.

King and 2 bunk bed twins in 1 bedroom--- two full-size beds in 2nd bedroom, sofa is a sleeper with a pillowtopper mattress (very comfy) - i can bring up a twin mattress and/or futon for the 10th or 11th person, with some notice

More Details

Scott H. Thompson
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 April, 2017

About Scott H. Thompson

Decatur Native attorney married to Atlanta native attorney, 3 kids, urban gardener with about 750,000 bees (not on this property!) and exactly 26 laying hens (not here either). Youth coach, Rotarian, Mountain Biker, Birder, Geek.

I couldn't have imagined what an incredible business experience this has been for a young lady. Letting her convert a few of our apartments into short-term rentals has given her first-hand business experiences that babysitting just doesn't cover!!

Scott H. Thompson purchased this house in 1995

Why Scott H. Thompson chose Decatur

When i retire, i'm going to build a Frank-Lloyd-Wright ish house on this creek, it's an amazing piece of property

What makes this house unique

Decatur! Don't get me started.....

It's a $5 uber ride to the train station

Great dog walking. Great patio for hanging out.

It's a side-by-side duplex but you only share ONE wall, and it's a hallway. You share no space at all, separate entrance, everything

Late check-ins are never a problem since we'll assign you a door code, and you don't need to meet for your 'key". Early check-in and late checkout depend on both your requests and the preceding/ following guests', then me negotiating something reasonable. If the night before you is not booked (and we won't know until that afternoon!) we'd normally be happy for you to check-in at 8am.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in College Heights in Decatur

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , I provide towels, sheets, soap, shampoo, other basics....
  • I provide towels, sheets, soap, shampoo, hairdryer, iron, ironing table
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Double Bed , 1 Child Bed , I have a few futons that can float around...
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , 2 Bunk Bed , Give me some warning about the pack and play, if you need it
  • with some warning i can bring up a futon and/or a twin bed. The couch is a good sleeper, very comfy and comes with it's own mattress memory-foam pillow topper
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • 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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
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Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(40 traveller reviews)

Tree-Lined Private Decatur Home, full kitchen, laundry, patio, hardwoods SAFE!
average rating of 4.6 based on 40 reviews

Nice place!

  • 4 of 5

My family and I were looking for a place that would accommodate 11 people as we traveled from Indianapolis to Florida. Turns out out we only had 9 people to make the trip. We all had plenty of space. The price was great also!

Thanks Scott!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Horrible experience, had to leave

  • 1 of 5

The rental was not at all like the pictures provided on the website. The patio area which is pictured on the website was covered in leaves, no grill (two rotted grills down by garage we saw the next day). He asked for a 2 hr heads up with our arrival time. I gave him 4 .The unit was to be ready at 3 pm, I told told him we would arrive around 4. We drove to the unit, arriving at 330 pm just to see the location. He pulled up behind us saying we were early. We told him we were going to the grocery, get a bite and would be gone for a couple hours more. He told us "Margot has cleaned it. I just have to vacuum." He told us the heat was not working but that there were space heaters running and the HVAC service will be there Saturday am. We left and came back shortly after 6 pm. He was still there but said it was ok to bring in our items. We walked in the door and leaves and debris covered the two rugs and floor by the door. There was a full trash bag on the dining table.We first went into the kitchen to put our groceries up and the stove had grease and crumbs, the oven was filthy, My daughter went in to the bathroom. It was dirty. The back bedroom had the blankets of the king bed thrown over the bunk bed, no sheets were on the bed. A dead plant was on the dresser. The other room had beds made. An empty tissue box and dead plant on a table in the living room and a large dead plant in the dining room. When I told Scott "the place doesn't look like it is ready for us" he rudely said "WHAT ISN'T READY? THE SHEETS ARE IN THE DRYER!". It was getting late, and was dark and we told him we did not need the king bed. He took the trash and left. No apologies, no explanations. My daughter and I were frankly at a loss in a town we do not know, in a unit we had paid a significant fee for with an owner we were afraid of. He was very rude and intimidating with our questions/concerns. The next morning in the daylight it became even clearer how dirty and unlike the pictures the place was inside and out. We decided we needed to leave. We contacted VRBO for guidance that morning. They said they usually contact the owner but when I told them how we had been treated by the owner they agreed not to contact him until we leave. We packed up while the HVAC service was there that morning. and contacted Scott once off property. This special trip with my daughter for her birthday was ruined.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: "dead plants"?? Please take into account our other reviews. Interesting that in 3 years, with 5 listings, my daughter commented that we've never looked forward to a guests' departure....
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Happy stay

  • 4 of 5

We had very good experience in the home. There are many spaces in the room, facilities are all there as pictures show.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great value

  • 5 of 5

This property is in a quiet location, which is very important to me. It's also very affordable. The unit itself is in good condition, but some of the furniture is not. Nevertheless, for the price, we had no complaints. We also like that we could have our dog there.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I made a last minute trip to Atlanta for a dance audition. Scott and Margot gave us a last minute reservation and the house was perfect for our needs. It was very quiet and the beds were extremely comfortable. House was well stocked and maintained! Loved Margot's notes throughout the home! We would definitely stay here again and recommend highly to our friends and family!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quite and private location in Decatur

  • 5 of 5

Spacious 2 bedrooms with lots of privacy and

great location. Close to restaurants and shopping. Comfortable, safe ,convenient

and well stocked. Scott was friendly and great to work with. Have booked with Scott for next visit.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Hartsfield Jackson
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
U Joint
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
East Lake Bobby Jones course
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Decatur MARTA station
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Candler Road, I-20
Nearest Restaurant
0.8 Miles
Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in College Heights, Metro Atlanta

Rental Basis:
per property
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1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £15.52
Cleaning £27.16
Refundable Damage Deposit £77.59
Tax Rate 3.0%

Pet Fee is $15 per pet, per stay--
PET OWNERS - We are dog and cat people, too. We need your help in order to maintain our open policy to pets. Pets are not allowed on furniture/beds without drop cloths or sheets. We have a few at each listing. $15 per per , per stay fee does NOT apply to carpet/furniture/bedding cleaning!!

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.

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