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Modern but Cozy! Walk to Sanford and Downtown.

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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!

More Details

Stephen and Jill Davis
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 18, 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 Athens

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!


Athens House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Primary renter must occupy the property throughout the rental period. No third party rentals.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • 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
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master bath - toilet , tub , shower
    King bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Queen bath - toilet , shower
    Guest half bath - toilet
  • 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
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 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


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Modern but Cozy! Walk to Sanford and Downtown.
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 23 reviews

Great house with a modern feel- perfect for our family.

  • 5 of 5

Such a great experience and home. It was well kept, in a perfect location and everything was as expected. Great to have 3 separate beds and baths and a really nice common area layout. We really enjoyed our stay and appreciated all the information on the area as well as the thorough instructions for everything in the house. We could not have had a better experience and would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wow! What a wonderful house and amazing hosts.

  • 5 of 5

From our first contact with Jill and Stephen through to our departure we were throughly impressed. The location is fantastic, the house is beautifully appointed and the communications from Jill and Stephen impeccable. We highly recommend Mulberry Fields for anyone looking to visit Athens.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Greenville, SC

Very nice.

  • 5 of 5

Very close to downtown with nice amenities and open space.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A most memorable stay in Athens

  • 5 of 5

Great house for our last visit to Athens. Grandparents, uncle, sister and Mom and Dad had a great stay for graduation! Very comfortable, all the amenities and quiet location just a short walk away from campus and downtown.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cincinnati, Ohio

Very comfortable! Great location.

  • 5 of 5

Great location! Only complaint...better lighting in the bathrooms.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely and convenient

  • 5 of 5

It was our second time to stay at Mulberry Fields and it did not disappoint. We had a multigenerational gathering and the house worked perfectly.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $100
Damage Insurance $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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