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Monte Sano cottage, perfect for families, discount for 1-2 adults

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,700 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bath, sleeps 5-7, ask me for couple only discount

Discount for 1-2 adults only.

This sweet cottage, built in the 1920s by members of the CCC, is a perfect addition to your mountain wedding, or your family getaway on Monte Sano. No detail has been spared, with heavenly beds and linens, beautiful vintage china, silver accents, hand painted furnishings, gorgeous art, lush oriental carpets on hardwood floors, and the most beautiful screened porch for enjoying magical mountain mornings and evenings. The large yard is full of seasonal flowers, old trees with beautiful fall foliage, and is surrounded by a low handcrafted stone wall. Very private, with lots of room for your family and to host a reunion. There is nothing like it anywhere else in Huntsville. See our other listing on Monte Sano, Cozy Monte Sano Bungalow 655860.

Lisa and Fred
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Spanish, Spanish by email only
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
8 August, 2018

About Lisa and Fred

Lisa and Fred Ordway grew up in Huntsville, have lived overseas in New Zealand, and moved back to Huntsville and Monte Sano in 1996 to raise their family. Fred is a wine rep for a Chilian vineyard, and Lisa is the costume designer for Huntsville Ballet Company. We live just down the street!

Lisa and Fred purchased this cottage in 2016

Why Lisa and Fred chose Monte Sano Mountain

We bought this little house because we loved it, and wanted to share it with families who need a special place to stay. It is also a perfect house to one day retire to, and a great place for us to put family when they are visiting.

What makes this cottage unique

There are so many things you will love about this little cottage. Swinging on the front porch, the sound of a real, old screen door slamming behind you, fireflies in the garden on a summer night or pumpkins on the stone wall in the fall. Enjoy the beauty of Monte Sano, all the while only minutes to downtown. This home is a true treasure, built in the 1920s by members of the CCC while building Monte Sano State Park. You will not want to leave!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Monte Sano Mountain in Huntsville

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Master has full bath with shower over, and second bathroom has a standing shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
  • Master bedroom has a queen bed with a Sealey thermapedic hybrid mattress, feather pillows, full length mirror, and vintage milk glass lamps. Very romantic. The second bedroom has twin iron beds, and the third bedroom has a twin size iron daybed. There is a pull out queen sofa in the den. Crib and blow up mattress is available.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • Rock Climbing


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

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Monte Sano cottage, perfect for families, discount for 1-2 adults
average rating of 4.5454545 based on 11 reviews
LaGrange, GA

The Little Green House

  • 5 of 5

This past weekend was a reunion of four friends who had not seen one another in forty years. Linda did everything to make our weekend the best. We left feeling that we had a new friend.

The house has a homey, warm feeling that we all enjoyed so much that we stayed there the entire time.

There is a wonderful front porch to sit and rock.

I grew up in Huntsville, and it offers anything you would need to entertain and excite, including the Space Museum and Botannical Gardens.

You will love the Little Green House.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Y’all were my favorite guests ever, and I hope you come back for an annual reunion! Roses!
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Greensboro, NC

Nice, clean, functional space in a pretty neighborhood.

  • 4 of 5

This is a well equipped, lovely cottage in a beautiful part of Huntsville. I would recommend it for a small family visiting the area. It was very clean and suited our needs very nicely. I would recommend that the mattress/bed in the "third" bedroom be replaced, the bed is a metal frame and extremely noisy when you move around and the mattress is not supportive at all. The other two bedroom sets are fine. Our favorite part of the house was the screened in front porch, great place to relax and hang out.

  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy, Off the Beaten Path, Home Away from Home

  • 4 of 5

My husband enjoyed this house. He said it reminded him of his grandmother’s home from his childhood. I enjoyed the decor and the screened in porch was perfect for reading a good book.

  • Review Submitted: 22-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rockmart, GA

Cozy Cottage close to Huntsville

  • 5 of 5

Monte Sano cottage was a relaxing home away from home for our weekend in Huntsville. The master bed is extremely comfortable, nice updated kitchen, wifi in the house and close to Huntsville's attractions. We really enjoyed the Space & Rocket Center, Burritt on the Mountain (house, cabins, and mini-farm) and enjoyed a delicious dinner at Old Heidelberg in town. Lisa was extremely friendly and helpful. Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having y'all, and hope you will come back!
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Birmingham, AL

Beautiful and welcoming!

  • 5 of 5

This historic home is beautifully appointed with a large, treed side yard (our puppy loved it). The master bed was ridiculously comfortable! And the kitchen was large. Everything was decorated so well and we felt right at home. It was conveniently close to anything you might want in the area, but still had a secluded feeling. Lisa was helpful and flexible. We loved meeting her! If you're coming to Huntsville, stay here!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lithonia, Dekalb County

Great stay for the location and a piece of mind! ;-)

  • 3 of 5

I would recommend this property to visitors in the area the want a nice quiet and relaxing stay! Very nice hosts and very accommodating to say the least! I would absolutely stay here again! :-)

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Huntsville International Airport
Car: necessary

Located minutes from The Burritt on Monte Sano and Monte Sano Lodge at Monte Sano State Park, and near the Space and Rocket Center.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Monte Sano Mountain, Alabama Mountains

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 £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £96.56
Property Damage Protection £45.58
Pet Fee £38.63

$125 per night for 1-2 adults.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Refunds for cancellations at least 14 days prior to your expected arrival will be subject to $100 rebooking fee. Refunds for cancellations/early checkout after that time will be 50%. Unless otherwise agreed to in writing by the owner, reservations will be cancelled and 50% of the total rental fee will be forfeited if not paid in full 7 days prior to expected arrival. Pets must be preapproved, and pet fee of $50 for each pet, with a maximum of two, is non-refundable.
I will accept Payment thru Venmo, which avoids the added vrbo fees. Please contact me for information.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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