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South Holston River House

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Over Looking The Beginning Of South Holston Tailwater

Quaint Comfortable Home Over Looking The Begining Of The South Holston Tailwater

Beautifully restored 1932 home is one of the first properties available to fishermen, outdoorsmen and nature lovers on the South Holston River Tail water. Our property has a private TVA back entrance to over 1.5 miles of TVA river bank and 150 acres of hunting property with stands of Corn, Sunflowers and Beats all managed to improve wild life habitat. Opportunities to take Deer, Turkey and an assortment of waterfowl abound. The TVA trail system allows you to be fishing or hunting in less than 5 minutes using our private access.

The property can easily accommodate 2 to 11 guests. Boasting 1 King, 1 Queen, 3 full twins, set of bunk beds and one queen size futon. There is a newly remolded full size bathroom on the first floor and a small half bath in the master suite. The property is less than a mile to South Holston's first tail water TVA public boat ramp. We are more than on the way to the mouth of one of the best tail waters in the east coast. It is true some of the best fishing guides in the world drive right by our property every day. If you wish we can hook you up with one of these guides for an amazing experience on the South Holston tail water.

The front porch is perfect for front porch a rocking and relaxing. There is a 16' X 16' deck off the back of the house overlooking the beginning of the South Holston River Tail-water with unbelievable views of the South Holston Mountains. In the back yard there is 1500 square foot paver patio with a fire pit in the shadows of a 150 year old apple tree.

More Details

Property Manager
Jenny Urse
Member since: 2013
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:
August 21, 2018

About Jenny Urse

We purchased this property in June of 2015.

We have established and own other VRBO properties and know what our customers desire in a rental and are committed to providing the best experience possible.

Jenny Urse purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Jenny Urse chose Bristol

This property is unique because of the TVA property that sits directly behind our 1.1 acres. The land boasts over 1.5 miles of amazing fishing and over 150 acres of prime hunting land all managed to improve wild life habitat. There are several acres of trees and forest settings as well as fields of corn, sunflower seeds and beats what all good deer, turkey and birds need to thrive.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Modern kitchen with all the gadgets. Lots of sleeping space. The deck and patio with the fire pit made the outside experience great for watching the sunrise and moon rise. We are already looking to plan next year getaway.
Sep 2016
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Bristol Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , Small but nice
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Nicely renovated high end updates.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Suite - 1 king , TV, large closet, SMALL 1/2 Bath
    First Floor Bedroom - 1 queen , Closest bedroom to downstairs bath.
    Twin Bunk Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , TV, Best views of the River and Mountains
    Bunk Bedroom - 1 bunk bed , Shares space with the Washer / Dryer and Freezer
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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South Holston River House
average rating of 4.7619047 based on 23 reviews

What an awesome house for a fishing trip

  • 5 of 5

This house has everything you need for a great fishing trip. The walk out basement is set up with wader and rod racks and you can walk to the river! Beautiful outdoor space and comfortable beds. New appliances and all the comforts of home.

All 4 of my brothers and I give this a two thumbs up!!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to stay near South Houston River

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for three nights in June while fly fishing in the area. Short drive down to the fishing area near the dam where you can access the river by a trail on the side of the river. Short drive to Bristol TN. Great value for the money.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great place

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything was great

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for everything we needed and wanted. Might want to get the A/C checked as it was having trouble keeping up.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cabin near the South Holston river

  • 5 of 5

3 of us came from Charlotte for a fly fishing weekend. The house could not have been more perfect. Plenty of space in the house. Walking distance to a great stretch of the s. holston river for fishing. The patio, firepit and yard was beautiful and allowed us to spend a ton of time comfortably outside. I would definitely book this place again.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay to fish the South Holston

  • 5 of 5

Well appointed house to fish the South Holston River. Wading access to a great area of the river. Nice finishes on the interior. Great patio and fire pit. I will be back. I make several trips per year to fish.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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South Holston River Tailwater, South Holston River, Watauga River, Doe River, Beaver Damn, Laurel Creek, Downtown Bristol, Bristol Motor Speedway.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Pet Fee $75 + Tax

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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