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Modern but Cozy! Walk to Sanford and Downtown.

Athens, GA, USA
  • House1800 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

3 bedroom, 3.5 bath, fantastic location! Quiet, but minutes from everything.

- 0.6 miles from downtown

- 0.9 miles from Sanford Stadium (door-to-door)

- Off-street parking for 4-6 cars

- Private sunken garden with chiminea

- Claw-foot soaking tub

- Full kitchen, modern appliances

- Open floor plan

- Certified Earthcraft home

Forget driving and parking, this is one of the best-located properties in Athens. The simple, modern design of this home makes for a relaxed, carefree stay. Unique windows and room design provide glorious light while providing privacy from the street. A kitchen where you can really enjoy cooking. Off-street parking accommodates 4 cars (up to 6 cars if you want to pack them in on game days) with additional parking available on the street.

The house has three spacious bedrooms. The Master Suite on the main level has a queen bed with Leesa mattress, walk-in shower, and antique claw-foot soaking tub. Upstairs bedrooms are separated by a wide landing, providing privacy and sound isolation. Upstairs, the King Room has a memory foam king bed with tub/shower and walk-in closet. The Queen Room has a queen bed with Leesa mattress, dedicated shower, and walk-in closet. All bedrooms have vaulted ceilings that add to the feeling of spaciousness. In addition, there is a queen AERObed and a full-size futon if needed. There is also a half bath on the main level.

Dudley Park is directly across the street, with the Oconee River Greenway just around the corner. Make the 3-minute walk to Mama's Boy for the best (and most fun) breakfast or lunch in Athens, then stroll downtown or walk back along Trail Creek and the Oconee River to the house via the beautiful greenway. Downtown Athens has a well deserved reputation for food, music, and fun, while greater Athens provides concerts, museums, markets, the state botanical gardens, hiking, biking, water sports on the French Broad River and, of course, all things UGA!


Stephen and Jill Davis

Member Since 2017
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 21, 2018
About Stephen and Jill Davis

We're Steve and Jill, both native Atlantans. Jill works at an Atlanta ad agency. Until recently Steve was CTO at a nationally known media services company. Now retired, he is directing his geek super powers toward Mulberry Fields. We love Atlanta, but let's face it, it can be a little hectic. A few years down the road we wanted to move to a more compact walkable city, but we didn't want to give up music, food, or culture. We decided on Athens, which has everything we were looking for in a city and allows us to maintain our Atlanta connections. So in a few years the house you are renting will be our full time residence. (We can't wait!) Since this will be our permanent home someday, we will continue to add improvements and will never cut corners on the property.

Stephen and Jill Davis purchased this House in 2017

Why Stephen and Jill Davis chose Clarke County

We couldn't believe our luck in finding this place. The house is a one-of-a-kind by designer/builder Eric Wright. It was designed to leave a light footprint on our planet, but the spaces, textures, and light just have a feeling of Wright-ness (okay, pun intended). It is truly in a Goldilocks location, a very short walk to all of the downtown and campus action, but just across the river and sited right across from quiet, lovely Dudley Park!

What makes this House unique

The location is just to the east of downtown. It is extremely close to both the University (Sanford Stadium) and the downtown scene, but being on the east side of the Oconee River, it is quiet and laid back, with the beautiful Oconee Greenway just around the corner. It is also just a few blocks from Exit 8 on Loop 10, so getting into and out of town is a breeze - no need to run the gauntlet of Broad Street. On weekends you will see cars mysteriously parked across the street from the house. Those are locals who park here to make the walk to Mama's Boy, a standout in the already exceptional Athens restaurant scene. A short walk in the other direction takes you to Weaver D.'s., the little soul food joint that gave us the expression "Automatic for the people," the inspiration for one of REM's most famous album titles. In under 10 minutes you can walk to The Classic Center for major concerts. Walk another block and you are in the heart of the downtown retail/entertainment district. In the other direction it's about a fifteen minute walk to Sanford Stadium. Once you arrive you can enjoy so much of Athens without getting back in your car. By car, you are less than ten minutes from all Athens has to offer. We also can't say enough about the sunken garden. It is so private and so pleasant!


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Master suite
        1 queen, Leesa mattress, claw-foot tub, glass shower, walk-in closet
      • Queen Room
        1 queen, Leesa mattress, private bath, walk-in shower, walk-in closet
      • King Room
        1 king, Memory foam bed, private bath, tub/shower, walk-in closet


        • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
        • Master bath
          toilet, tub, shower
        • King bath
          toilet, combination tub/shower
        • Queen bath
          toilet, shower
        • Guest half bath

          Location Type

            • Downtown
              Mulberry Fields is 0.6 miles from the heart of Athens' Broad Street downtown entertainment district. Easily walkable.


                • Family
                • Historic
                • Romantic
                • Sports & Activities


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Iron & Board
                        • Air Conditioning
                          Central air throughout. This is a certified Earthcraft energy efficient home with many passive solar design features.
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                          Central heat throughout. This is a certified Earthcraft energy efficient home with many passive solar design features.
                        • Internet
                          Super fast Charter cable connection. Actually measures a little better than 60 mbps. In-house wi-fi is latest Google Wi-fi network for great bandwidth everywhere in the house.
                        • Clothes Dryer
                          Energy efficient front loading dryer.
                        • Linens Provided
                          100% cotton percale sheets, 100% natural fiber duvets and covers for all beds.
                        • Living Room
                          Comfortably seats 6.
                        • Parking
                          Off-street parking for 4 cars comfortably. 6 cars if you really need to cram them in!
                        • Towels Provided
                          100% cotton towels for all bathrooms.
                        • Washing Machine
                          Energy efficient front-loading washer.


                            • Coffee Maker
                              Basic drip coffee maker. Filters provided.
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                              China and cooking utensils provided. A set of VERY sharp kitchen knives is provided.
                            • Dishwasher
                              Kitchen Aid
                            • Kitchen
                              - Full kitchen with china, utensils, pots, pans, small appliances, etc.
                            • Microwave
                              900 watt microwave with simple timer and power knobs. Will hold 10" dinner plate.
                            • Oven
                              Kitchen Aid electric range with convection oven and digital controls.
                            • Pantry Items
                              Olive oil, salt and pepper shakers, sugar
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                              Kitchen Aid electric range with easy clean glass cooktop and digital controls. Convection oven.
                            • Toaster
                              Toaster oven for toast, bagels, croissants, etc.


                                • Dining
                                  Modern industrial table seats 6.
                                • Dining Area


                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      Charter Spectrum cable subscription. DVR in living room.
                                    • Stereo
                                      We are providing a great Bluetooth speaker. Easy to pair with your phone for your music library or streaming service. Rechargeable and weather resistant, so take it anywhere on the property.
                                    • Television
                                      50" Smart UHDTV in LR with DVR. Flat screen HDTV in master suite with cable receiver. Flat screen HDTV in Queen room with cable receiver. Wall mounted UHDTV in King room with Roku and cable receiver.


                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          Unique private sunken garden area.


                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                            • wheelchair inaccessible


                                                • botanical garden
                                                • churches
                                                • cinemas
                                                • festivals
                                                • library
                                                • museums
                                                • restaurants

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • photography
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • walking

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • laundromat

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • cycling
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              17 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Perfect house for our family get-away!

                                                              Susanne K.Aiken, SC

                                                              Loved the cool details of this great house. It was so comfortable! We would love to come back...

                                                              Great getaway in Athens!

                                                              Dawn H.

                                                              Very special and unique property. Well decorated and furnished. Wonderful experience!

                                                              Fabulous House

                                                              Jane F.

                                                              The house is very clean & modern & has plenty of room - we had 6 adults stay for 4 nights. The location is great - close to downtown & campus. The hosts were great! They provided a lot of information about the house & Athens. They also had everything you need as far as toiletries, kitchenware, etc. Would definitely stay again!


                                                              pamela t.

                                                              Completely recommend! Super clean, great location, owners very accommodating and responsive.

                                                              Comfortable and well appointed

                                                              Michelle S.

                                                              Conveniently located, this home is full of natural daylight, is well-designed and a super nice place to stay. We used it for a Thanksgiving visit with our son. It was perfect.


                                                              Billie L.

                                                              I can't say enough about this place and its owners. The house has everything - it's clean, beautifully furnished and designed, and within easy walking distance to downtown and Sanford Stadium. The owners are a dream - helpful, considerate, and immediately available to answer questions. We've rented a lot of VRBOs over the years - our two trips to Athens staying in this house have been our best VRBO experiences yet!


                                                              Athens, GA, USA

                                                              Aside from the University of Georgia and the famous Georgia Bulldogs, Athens is a rich environment for bar-hopping, cuisine at all levels, live music, and eclectic shopping. Culture also abounds with concerts, museums, libraries, and the state botanical gardens nearby.

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