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Country Setting, City Conveniences

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Living room view from the front door shows a very open space to the kitchen.


Last updated: 01/26/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Johnson City house description

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, 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. Some holiday decorations are located in the study closet as well as a vacuum cleaner and iron/ironing board. 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 $100.00 per night with monthly and multiple months available. The price adjusts to the amount of time included in the contract and the number of people. Rental price includes electric, water, trash pickup, HD cable, high speed wireless internet, ADT security monitoring, pest control, lawn care. NO pets are allowed. This is a non-smoking property.


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Property Type

  • House
  • 1160 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Events Allowed
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            All adults are welcome to stay at the Matson House....moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            Children are welcome to the Matson House with appropriate supervision. ...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            No smoking on the property. ...moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed:

            No pets allowed...moreless

          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            Two areas to enter the house have one small step, however, wheelchairs are welcome....moreless

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            A chest of drawers, night stand, and a chair is available....moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

            A chest of drawers, night stand, and 2chairs are in the room...moreless

          • 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. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Vanity contains two sinks....moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

            Vanity contains one sink. ...moreless

          • 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. ...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • 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. ...moreless


              • DVD Player:

                Blu-ray 3D player with four 3D glasses...moreless

              • Games:

                Selected board and card games available....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Comcast HD full cable TV/internet...moreless

              • Stereo:

                Small boom box (radio, CD, Cassette) located in the kitchen ...moreless

              • Television:

                42' flat screen, internet ready, 3D, HDTV with Blu-ray 3D DVD player with four 3D glasses...moreless

              • Video Library:

                Blu-ray and regular videos available...moreless


              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Synagogues
              • Water Parks

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Horseback Riding
              • Miniature Golf
              • Paddle Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Mountain View:

                Back porch view is of Buffalo Mountain...moreless

              • Rural:

                Fields surround the Matson House with deer, turkeys, and other wildlife visitors...moreless

              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
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Skiing
              • Spelunking
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Water Tubing
              • Whitewater Rafting
              • Wind-Surfing


              • Dining:

                The dining area is in the open area between the TV sitting area and the kitchen. There is also a small bar area separating the living area from the kitchen. This bar is large enough for two chairs. ...moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 8 people


              • Air Conditioning:

                Central air conditioning with floor registers. ...moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                Dryer with non-allergenic dryer sheets provided. ...moreless

              • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                Local gyms are available with small fee. ...moreless

              • Heating:

                Central heat pump with floor registers....moreless

              • Internet:

                High speed wireless internet...moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided:

                Bed sheets, comforter, pillows, fleece blankets are provided with extra blankets available. ...moreless

              • Living Room:

                Furnishings include:leather reclining couch, rocker recliner, end tables, marble coffee table, two lamps, 42'flat screen, internet ready 3D TV, glass TV stand, chest of drawers, area rugs...moreless

              • Parking:

                Outside parking for many cars...moreless

              • Telephone:

                No landline available....moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                Bath towels, hand towels, washcloths, and kitchen towels are provided. Towels and blankets for outside use are available, also. ...moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                Front loading washing machine with liquid non-allergenic soap provided. ...moreless


              • Coffee Maker:

                Coffee maker is the drip style with paper coffee filters provided. ...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Pfaltzgraff villager dishes, Pyrex bowels and lids, stainless pots, assortment of pans, stainless silverware, all cooking utensils, assortment of glasses, wine glasses...moreless

              • Dishwasher:

                Stainless steel dishwasher...moreless

              • Kitchen:

                Stainless steel-Refrigerator, dishwasher, smooth glass-top stove, microwave.Small appliances-coffee maker, can opener, crock pot, toaster oven, electric skillet, hand mixer...moreless

              • Microwave:

                Microwave located above the stove has a turn table and second shelf rack. ...moreless

              • Oven
              • Pantry Items:

                A full spice rake, children's dishes and utensils, zip lock bags, dishwasher, clothes, bath soaps, paper products (toilet paper, paper towels, napkins, paper plates)...moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                The refrigerator has filtered water/ice on the door, has large dual opening doors, freezer on the bottom. ...moreless

              • Stove:

                Smooth glass-top stainless steel stove with oven on the bottom....moreless

              • Toaster:

                Large toaster oven...moreless


              • Bicycles:

                Local bike shops rent bicycles for a small fee. ...moreless

              • Boat:

                Local marinas rent boats for daily use as well as jet skis....moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                Back porch with porch furniture. (Winter months furniture is removed but can be provided) Front porch is being replaced. ...moreless

              • Golf:

                Two public golf courses available...moreless

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                Kayaking, canoeing, white water rafting are available at a local outdoor activity business. ...moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                Maintained grassy front and back yards...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Gas grill is provided....moreless

              • Ski & Snowboard:

                Snow skis, snowboards available for rent at all local ski centers. Ice skating is available during winter months at the Bristol Motor Speedway. ...moreless

              • Tennis:

                Local free public lighted tennis courts available ...moreless

              • Water Sports Gear:

                Additional water sports gear available at local marinas. ...moreless

              Pool / Spa

              • Communal Pool:

                A public indoor pool and a public outdoor pool is available 5 miles away. Local workout gym has an outdoor pool, a heated lap pool, and a heated therapy pool available for a fee. ...moreless

              • Heated Pool
              • Hot Tub:

                Local workout gym has a hot tub available for a fee....moreless

              • Indoor Pool
              • Sauna:

                Local workout gym has a sauna available for a fee. ...moreless



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              $100 per night based on 2 people.

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              Last updated: 01/26/2015
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              20 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Tri-Cities Airport
              5 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              The Cottage, The Label, Bailey's, Pappas & Beer
              5 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Pine Oaks Golf Course
              5 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              Interstate 26, Interstate 81, State of Franklin
              5 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Tupelo Honey, Miso's, Firehouse, ElCharolai
              45 Miles
              Nearest Ski
              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.


              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2011

              About the owner: 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.

              Why the Owner Chose Johnson City:
              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.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              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!

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              • Living room view from the front door shows a very open space to the kitchen.

                Living room view from the front door shows a very open space to the kitchen.

              VRBO #484251

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              Date last modified - Monday, January 26, 2015

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