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The Kettle Springs !!

Donelson, Nashville, TN, USA
  • House1200 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

You just found the one. One of the most unique and secluded properties in any of Nashville. The house sits on 9+ acres of Tennessee Woods. The house is surrounded by sparsely developed property that was part of our original family farm dating back over 200 years.

The property is unspoiled and old, but the house was just completely renovated in 2017. Freshly painted inside and out. Everything is new from the furniture and appliances to the linens. We are offering a 1200 sq home covered in Western Red Cedar siding with a full unfinished basement. In addition the house offers a 150sq ft furnished enclosed rear sun room with the best views of the property. Great place to turn on the ceiling fan, sip coffee and watch the deer in the hollow below. The home also has another 300 sq ft of both covered and uncovered outdoor space that are ideal for rocking chair time and sunsets.

The Master bedroom is spacious and comfortable with King size bed with pillow top mattress. 32" Flat screen TV with every channel, ceiling fan and new high end carpet for those bare feet. The 2nd bedroom contains a queen size iron bed with plush pillow top mattress. 32" Flat screen TV, ceiling fan and plenty of storage. The bathroom has been completely renovated with large tile shower, glass doors and granite counter top with copper vessel sink. The main living area has wood laminate flooring with vaulted and beamed ceiling. The large brick fireplace has been fitted with heat emitting electric logs, so a cozy fire is just a button push away. The living room boast an enormous commercial picture window for a view of the large yard. These windows are commercial grade tinted so you can enjoy the views with out the sun glare. This helps while watching the 55" TV with full movie package. With plenty of seating, the Living Room is open view to Kitchen and Dining Room. The Kitchen is all new, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, well equipped for any cooking needs. The dining room has seating for four with another enormous picture window to enjoy the beautiful view.

Location, location this home is located in the suburb of Hermitage... 5 mins from Interstate 40..10-12 minutes from Nashville Airport. The property sits between the two lakes that service Nashville, with J. Percy Priest Lake being the closest. The Hermitage, home of President Andrew Jackson, Nashville Shores ( Nashville's only public water park )The Grand Ole Opry is much closer to us than downtown. The best shopping in Nashville for the ladies, two great shopping malls 12 -15 mins. away. Maybe you rode your motorcycle to Nashville or are bringing your PWC to enjoy the lake. You have a full basement to store them in and keep them safe. We are just 15 miles from downtown Nashville with quick access to I-40. Several parks and Nashville's awesome greenway is 5 minutes away for walking or biking..

Thank you for looking at our property, it is owner managed and we are only 15 minutes away if there is ever an issue.


Scott & Wendy Hessey

Member Since 2017
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 15, 2018
About Scott & Wendy Hessey

Owners Scott and Wendy Hessey are both life long residents of Nashville. Both have recently retired and now focus their time on running their property management business. Wendy has over 30 yrs experience in business, accounting, management. Scott served just under 25 years with the Nashville Fire Dept, on Special Ops ACLS Engine company. They have one daughter who runs the house hold ( or so she thinks ). " We love Nashville, we would never consider moving " This actually became an issue Wendy's company was bought and the jobs moved out of state. Leaving home was never an option, so we started our business. "We know Nashville the good the bad we would love to share that knowledge with anyone interested". Both are avid history buffs and genealogist. Being life long residents " we know the must see spots and the ones that are maybe more hype " We have a long history in Nashville, heck there are streets close by that carry our family name. This home reflects a great deal on that history.

Scott & Wendy Hessey purchased this House in 2012

Why Scott & Wendy Hessey chose Donelson

This is a true vacation home, a retreat. This is NOT a house on a .25 acre lot in a subdivision. You will be hard pressed to spot another home, it sits on a little one lane country road, which is paved but the road stops at this house. The area is inundated with wildlife... deer, turkey, we have even seen Bald Eagles. The back of this property is within .2 mile from Stones River. Broadway and 2nd Ave are something to see without a doubt. The Ryman is our favorite place to catch a concert You can do all that from here easily. Downtown while great has its issues with parking, prices, congestion. This is the ideal home for a family or 2 couples on vacation who want to see more of Nashville than Tootsie's Orchid Lounge.

What makes this House unique

What is unique is simple, its the property. Nashville has become a big city, this much property in Davidson Co. is rare. This property has remained in our family for over 200 years. Six generations of farmers. The property across the street is a cattle farm. Vacation in the city, sleep in the country.


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


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4


          • 1 Bathroom

              Location Type

                • Rural
                  House sits in the middle of wooded 9 acre lot that has never been touched, but we are close to everything.


                    • Adventure
                    • Away From It All
                    • Family
                    • Historic
                    • Romantic
                    • Tourist Attractions


                        • Guests provide their own meals


                            • Internet
                              Due to our remote location Internet is not available. The house is well covered by 4g cellular service, e-mails and social media is easily accessed via smart phone.
                            • Air Conditioning
                              Central HVAC
                            • Fireplace
                              Masonry Fireplace with remote controlled electric logs.
                            • Garage
                              Attached garage
                            • Heating
                              Central HVAC
                            • Clothes Dryer
                              Full Size Dryer
                            • Linens Provided
                            • Living Room
                              Large Flat screen TV. Huge picture windows, vaulted ceiling with fireplace and remote controlled electric logs.
                            • Parking
                            • Towels Provided
                              One set upon arrival, there is no daily service.
                            • Washing Machine
                              Full Size washing machine, detergent for 1 washing provided


                                • Coffee Maker
                                • Dishes & Utensils
                                • Dishwasher
                                • Kitchen
                                  Coffee Maker, blender, toaster, full set of utensils, every thing to cook a meal.
                                • Microwave
                                • Oven
                                • Refrigerator
                                • Stove
                                • Toaster


                                    • Dining
                                    • Dining Area
                                    • comfy seating for 4 people


                                        • DVD Player
                                        • Games
                                          Cards and board games Corn Hole
                                        • Satellite / Cable
                                          All TV's have 180 channels along with all of the movie channels.
                                        • Stereo
                                          Stereo w/ CD player located in sun room
                                        • Television
                                          55" in LR 32" in bedrooms all have their own box with Full Package. None of the TV's have parental block, parents will have to monitor their children's viewing choices.
                                        • Video Library


                                            • Balcony
                                              2nd story open concrete balcony with seating.
                                            • Deck / Patio
                                              Covered front porch, open 2nd story concrete patio.
                                            • Lawn / Garden
                                              Over one acre of lawn, property is 9 acres in total. This is not a subdivision. Seclusion would rate a 10 on any scale.
                                            • Outdoor Grill


                                                • Long-term Renters Welcome


                                                    • churches
                                                    • cinemas
                                                    • festivals
                                                    • library
                                                    • marina
                                                    • playground
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • water parks

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • photography
                                                        • antiquing
                                                        • boating
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • outlet shopping
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • shopping
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • walking
                                                        • wildlife viewing

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • fitness center
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • hospital
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • kayaking
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • freshwater fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • jet skiing
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • pier fishing
                                                                • sailing
                                                                • snorkeling/diving
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • water skiing


                                                                    • This is a " true " vacation home, we don't have a house in a subdivision. We offer Gatlinburg views with true Nashville proximity. Property is 3 miles to interstate or lake.

                                                                      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.

                                                                      33 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      Felt like a home; warm, cozy and inviting.

                                                                      Kettle Springs was easy to find, clean comfortable and quiet which is what we were looking for.

                                                                      Awesome cabin and location is excellent.

                                                                      James P.Alvin

                                                                      This place is absolutely stunning. If you love the quiet country life this is the place. Yet we were only 10 minutes from downtown Nashville and Broadway St. The owners are fantastic and the wildlife awesome. We saw turkey (50) and deer (11) every day. The inside of the home was updated and very clean. Thanks Scott & Wendy for sharing your home and making our stay one we won't forget.

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Thanks for the kind words, the property is special to us, we love sharing it with our guests. Nashville has become a bustling city, Property like this is all but unheard of now. 5 star guests all the way.


                                                                      Charles F.

                                                                      What a great place to stay. From the country feel and wild life but yet 25 mins from downtown Nashville. We loved our honeymoon stay at Kettle Springs

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Thank You very much, we were excited to host you both. Very fun bunch 5 star guests for sure.

                                                                      Relaxing and Homey

                                                                      Brad P.

                                                                      LOVED this cabin. Everything we needed and can’t wait to return

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Super fun group, very communicative, house was left in pristine condition. 5 star guests for sure.

                                                                      Tranquility at Kettle Springs

                                                                      Mary B.Columbia, CA

                                                                      This home was the perfect place for us this Thanksgiving! All decorated for Christmas, 2 miles from our son's house, and right next to Nashville, but out in the country. We watched the deer and turkeys every morning - the enormous windows were perfect for taking in the gorgeous scenery. All the amenities at the house made it so easy to relax and feel at home. The Hessey's provided us with everything we needed to easily access the home. Their attention to detail was fantastic. We would recommend this gem to anyone, and hope to stay again when we're next in Nashville.

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Super guests, Mary I new I had you on your first e-mail when you told me where your son lived. I promised you we were really close but unlike anything you would find. Judging by your kind review, I seems you were pleased with your choice. We are very proud of our place @ Kettle Springs and enjoy sharing it with nice guest as yourself. Y'all come back and see us anytime, we are already seeing repeat visitors.

                                                                      The most perfect cabin EVER!

                                                                      Patty H.South Holland, Illinois

                                                                      We are so thankful to have found this cabin on VRBO. It was perfect! Beautiful setting set in the woods overlooking a ravine. Deer and wild turkeys wandered up in the yard almost every morning. Super clean and they have everything you would need. Cabin is on a single-lane road in a wooded area. We loved the living room the most! I got up early every morning to enjoy a cup of coffee by the gas fireplace and to watch for the wildlife. This cabin is less than 15 minutes to Nashville Int'l Airport, and less than 30 minutes to downtown Nashville. You can go into Nashville for all the activities with all the hustle & bustle, then escape back to this little piece of quietness in the woods. Owners communicated with us promptly and provided all sorts of history of their family. We can't wait to return next year! Thanks, Scott and Wendy!

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      What great guest, we, thoroughly enjoyed having you both at Kettle Springs. I don't think we have had any guest this year that covered as much ground with such wide interest. Patty y'all come back to see us anytime, we appreciate the opportunity to host your getaway.


                                                                      Donelson, Nashville, TN, USA

                                                                      The Hermitage home of Andrew Jackson The Grand Ole Opry

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