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Sunny! 1918 House, private apt, Claire, Candler Park, high ceilings, hardwoods

People5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type house

Overview

About the property

Sunny! 1918 House, private Apt, gardens, chickens, parking, laundry, hardwoods

FULLY equipped kitchen, sheets, towels, hairdryer, soaps/shampoos, snacks, TV with Chromecast, WIFI, laundry, games, books, big comfy front porch, offstreet parking, walk to grocery and restaurants and MARTA. Gardens, chickens, bees (very safe) in backyard.

This big house was built in 1918 by the Southern Railway as an upscale boarding house where Northern railroad execs could bring their families and over-winter at what was then the terminus of the rail-line. So it was built as a quad, which means a few things, each apt has a good layout, not chopped up from a once-primary-residence, it's got high ceilings, leaded glass, plaster walls a foot thick, and it's across the street from the old railyard, which is now part of the Beltline. It's a well-put-together space yet welcomes you to settle in. Plenty of walking-to destinations; walk to MARTA train (either Edgewood or Candler Park). Walk to 6 unique restaurants, 2 coffee shops, a local market, some retail. Get a growler from Candler Park Market and pull up a chair and watch what we call 'chicken TV' in backyard. The beehives are safely enclosed in the chicken run. See what's growing, pull some weeds...

My coop has been on the Urban Coop Tour lots (and lately, too).

NO Roosters live here (or nearby)!!!

More Details

Owner
Scott H. Thompson
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 November, 2017

About Scott H. Thompson

Decatur Native attorney married to Atlanta native attorney, 3 kids, urban gardener with about 750,000 bees and exactly 26 laying hens. Youth coach, Rotarian, Mountain Biker, Birder, Geek.

Margot (10th grader) helps me with most aspects of this endeavor . 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 1990

Why Scott H. Thompson chose East Side

It was a huge project, but i wanted the land because of gardening/chickens/bees potential, which, you'll see, worked out great!

What makes this house unique

It's really INtown. Not out in the burbs.

Funky neighborhood is kinda Austin wierd, that's a good thing.

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".

We really want to maintain our flexible policy on check-in and check-out times. I will do everything I can to accommodate your times. 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... If you want to check out at 5pm and no one is coming that night, no problem!! We'll see as we get closer. But, we do have a space where you can store bags. Otherwise, here is what the HOUSE MANUAL (in your Itinerary) will say-- Check-in will be anytime after 3 pm and Check-out will be anytime before 11am UNLESS YOU REQUEST flexibility with some notice.

FULL DISCLOSURE -- this is my urban working farmlet, so from time to time there will be beehive frames for repair in the yard, or mushroom logs to innoculate on the porch, or wheelbarrows or implements of gardening strewn about. This big, old, demanding mistress requires regular attention from me and my trunkful of tools!!

The inside pictures are exactly "as is". Promise. My farm does not extend to your very clean, orderly, tidy apartment

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in East Side in Atlanta

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , I provide sheets and towels, soap shampoo, basics...
  • Towels, sheets, basic shampoo and soap, hairdryer, toilet paper, washcloths all included. If you are there for more than a few days, there is laundry onsite!
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , If you need the pack and play, please give us a heads up
  • big comfy Queen bed, The Living room has Queen sleeper pullout sofa, very comfy and has pillowtopper mattress thingy. The kitchen has two twins (Trundle style, where one hides under the other!
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • 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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Emory, Druid Hills, Dekalb Hospital, Veterans Administration, Lake Claire, Candler Park, LIttle Five Points, Inman Park, Decatur, Kirkwood, Atlanta, Midtown, World Health , WHO, Edgewood, Clifton, East Lake, Agnes Scott, MARTA, Dekalb Medical Center, Clairemont, Ponce, Ponce de Leon, Midtown, Woodruff Arts, Variety Playhouse, Verizon Theater, Dad's Garage, Beltline, Piedmont, Farmers Market, Book Festival , Arts Festival, 30030, 30307, 30308, 303017, 30033, 30315, 30002, 30313, 30312, 30303, 30361

Reviews

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Sunny! 1918 House, private apt, Claire, Candler Park, high ceilings, hardwoods
average rating of 4.733333 based on 30 reviews
5

A great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

I was quite pleased with my stay here. I slept great in the apartment and was able to prepare and eat all my meals in the large kitchen/dining room. The location was perfect for me...just a 10-minute walk to the Candler Park-Edgewood MARTA station.

A few words of caution: this place is funky, not fancy...perfect for me but perhaps not for you. The bathroom is off of the bedroom so that any additional guests sleeping in the living room would have to walk through the bedroom to use the bathroom. Also, it is just one door away from busy Dekalb Avenue rather than the advertised "almost at the corner of New York Avenue." That being said, however, it is not at all noisy at night so hopefully you will sleep as well as I did. The bottom line: I intend to stay there again when I return to Atlanta.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hoschton, Ga.
5

Cozy and Quiet

  • 5 of 5

It is great for 2-3 people. We enjoyed our stay very much, close to MARTA which was wonderful, and L5P with restaurants galore. Scott was great, had a little problem with code upon arrival, but Scott got us in then came over with Champ and got us squared away! Love the location, there is one window air unit in bedroom, but put fan on chair or table and keeps living area cool. Kitchen remains warm, we only used toaster oven so that was fine. This house is a quad apartment so there are 'neighbors' above and other side of house, very quiet just some creaky floors upstairs. If you use the sofa bed do support the center and use the foam mattress on top (if you don't support underneath you will sink in the middle terribly). Local TV, no extra channels except home shopping lol, but there is a dvd player and a HDMI cable. Clean and comfortable and a great price!! Thanks Scott (and Champ)

  • Review Submitted: 21-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Midtown music festival

  • 5 of 5

Scott was nice and very responsive. The chickens and fresh cherry tomatoes grown on property were awesome. We didnt eat the chickens by the way. lol. I would stay there again

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Natick MA
4

Cute, Quirky - three stars leaning to four!

  • 4 of 5

We were very mixed on how to review 1918 house, and hope this provides an honest description. Scott was easy to work with and responsive. The check-in/check-out was very flexible which we appreciated. The house has great character (he should include a pic of the bathroom tile) and was comfortable for the three adults in our party. The location was fantastic. Quiet on a side street, but fast to Atlanta-proper or Decatur as well as a few surrounding neighborhoods all w their own personality. We enjoyed the farm aspects, including the creative use of gardens w tomatoes and herbs everywhere. For the issues - worn linens/towels, lumber and debris on the porch and bedroom window sill, I stepped on the handle of a broken tool on the lawn (stepped off the porch to grab something that fell), and the laundry is not easily accessible. In the welcome info Scott does say that to reach out if you want to do laundry and he will walk you through the basement. We didn't think we would need it, but would have liked the option on our last night when we had a run in w BBQ sauce! All said and done, I would give this house a chance. It looks like there might be some temporary construction going on and other issues are easy to fix.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Chapel Hill, NC
4

Satisfactory stay, clean and quiet .Good value.

  • 4 of 5

Spacious and clean, furnished well for your convenience. Extra supplies in bathroom and kitchen for the basic needs and more. We stayed for two nights and it was very pleseant. Scott came to greet us and to make sure we are well informed and comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

Clean inside, not so outside!

  • 3 of 5

Rented due to description of having honeybees & chickens outback...cool for kids, & the whole natural living even in a big city thing. But, the outdoor area around house is so cluttered with crap & trash that it lost the whole bohemian lifestyle enjoyment. It was worn but clean inside; but outside needs serious clean up.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Walk 10 minutes to Candler Park MARTA Station!!
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
La Fonda
Nearest Train
0.4 Miles
MARTA , walk 5 blocks to Candler Park/lake Claire
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Flying Biscuit, Gato Bizco, Fellinis, La Fonda....
Car: not necessary

Emory, Druid Hills, Dekalb Hospital, Veterans Administration, Lake Claire, Candler Park, LIttle Five Points, Inman Park, Decatur, Kirkwood, Atlanta, Midtown, World Health , WHO, Edgewood, Clifton, East Lake, Agnes Scott, MARTA, Dekalb Medical Center, Clairemont, Ponce, Ponce de Leon, Midtown, Woodruff Arts, Variety Playhouse, Verizon Theater, Dad's Garage, Beltline, Piedmont, Farmers Market, Book Festival , Arts Festival, 30030, 30307, 30308, 303017, 30033, 30315, 30002, 30313, 30312, 30303, 30361

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in East Side, Metro Atlanta

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£88
for 1 night
From
£61
From
£69
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£454
£1,815
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £75.49
cleaning £26.42
Pet Fee £11.32
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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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