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"Guesthouse" Cozy home with a wonderful wooded and private backyard.

Opelika, AL, USA
  • House1600 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum StayNone

Quaint 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath home on a wooded lot. 2 patios for entertaining, fully equipped kitchen. Our home is located 7 miles to Auburn university and 4 miles to Robert Trent Jones Golf course. We are 1 1/2 miles to beautiful downtown Opelika where you will find local restaurants and wonderful shops! The golf courses around the area are some of the best around the south both private and public courses are available. Please consider our home during AUBURN football season as well as graduation events instead of paying high prices for hotel rooms. We live next door to the property and can answer any questions that you may have concerning the house or the area. The guest will find start up toiletries, coffee, and other treats upon arrival. After that, please note you will be responsible for your own. The driveway will allow 3 total cars max and parking is not allowed on street or the grass. We are sure you will find the home very desirable and you will be most comfortable during your stay. Thank you for considering staying with us and please let us know if you have any additional questions.


Laurie Tate

Member Since 2017
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Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 16, 2018
About Laurie Tate

I grew up in Opelika, we both graduated from Auburn University and after moving around the south and mid-west for 27 years we decided to settle back in my hometown. You will find the area very friendly with a slow pace, yet many activities to choose from. If you like college sports, you have found the right place...WAR EAGLE! If you love golfing, look no further, we have some of the most fabulous courses around and are home to one of The Robert Trent Jones golf course. Love to antique? Enjoy riding on backroads and finding many hidden treasures. Come enjoy your stay and quickly find out why Opelika has been voted as one of the best places to retire! Welcome!

Laurie Tate purchased this House in 2016

Why Laurie Tate chose Opelika

We bought the home I grew up in and love the wooded feel of the lot and the older homes. The house next door to us became available and we bought it to use and share as a guest house to those wanting to enjoy the area of Opelika and Auburn.

What makes this House unique

You will love the larger, wooded lots and the charm of the older homes. The location is perfect for Auburn game days and any other activities you wish in this historic railroad town.


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


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, 1 double, 2 twin/ single, 3 bedrooms, the double bed has the half bathroom


        • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, shower, Shower with a seat
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, sink/toilet


            • Family


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Fireplace
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking
                      3 cars max and no parking on grass or street
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wood Stove


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Kitchen
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove


                            • Dining
                              Additional chairs on either side of the side board
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • DVD Player
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Television


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill


                                        • marina
                                        • botanical garden
                                        • cinemas
                                        • health/beauty spa
                                        • library
                                        • churches
                                        • museums
                                        • playground
                                        • recreation center
                                        • restaurants
                                        • water parks

                                          Leisure Activities

                                            • antiquing
                                            • boating
                                            • horseback riding
                                            • shopping
                                            • sight seeing
                                            • walking

                                              Local Services & Businesses

                                                • ATM/bank
                                                • groceries
                                                • hospital
                                                • massage therapist

                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                    • freshwater fishing
                                                    • golf
                                                    • hiking
                                                    • water skiing
                                                    • water tubing

                                                      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.

                                                      6 Reviews


                                                      Latest reviews


                                                      johnny b.Decatur, AL

                                                      Clean & cozy

                                                      Very comfortable

                                                      The Guesthouse was very cozy and inviting!

                                                      Kathie L.Brookhaven, GA

                                                      We had a wonderful time gathering for our son’s graduation from Auburn. It was clean, comfortable, and the owners did a fantastic job making us feel welcome. I’d highly recommend it!

                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                      Loved having you stay! Congratulations to the graduate!

                                                      Stayed here for our recent visit back to Auburn with our family

                                                      Eric B.

                                                      Absolutely wonderful and, quaint home close to campus - wonderful time! Owner Laurie left us in good hands with our home away from home. Home was very clean and, well kept and, kitchen had all the essentials to chill out after a long day. A gorgeous view with lots of bird feeders and, a small deck beg you to the back yard to get that down time you've been looking for. Gorgeous neighborhood that encourages long walks with the dog with a lake that will take your breathe away. Not even 5 minutes from downtown Opelika where you will surprise yourself with great shopping and dining options. Do not miss the Irish Bred Pub where you will be surprised by the food and craft beer selection - really yummy. House is convenient also to I-85 and other major roads with grocery less than 5 mtes away. Bedrooms are smallish and, there is only 1 shower so, if your a larger party be patient. I was surprised to see the house had a PS4 with games for the kids as well washer dryer combo. Safe and quiet. Toomer's Corner 15 mtes away - do not miss the Lemonade at Toomer's Drugs or, visiting Auburn's equestrian program - one of the best in the country. We also hit up Pope's Haunted Farm which we've done in the past over in Salem (20 mtes drive) and, always have a blast. Super family friendly and, laid back area in general away from the hustle and bustle of the big city. Staying at this house will help you relax and, reconnect with loved ones - highly suggest it if you're feeling a little burnt out lately. Cheers!

                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                      So happy to have had your family as our guest and you brought Auburn luck! You guys are welcome back anytime!! War Eagle!

                                                      Charming home

                                                      Karen S.Birmingham

                                                      We thoroughly enjoyed our stay after the AU football game. The home is in great condition and very nicely decorated - just lovely. We felt very much at home as if we were staying with friends rather than renting a house. Thank you for making our stay so enjoyable!


                                                      Kimberly B.

                                                      Myself and 2 teenage daughters stayed during Auburn Family Weekend. The location was about 15 minutes from campus on a quiet residential street. The owners were friendly and helpful. The house was adorably decorated with antiques and comfy couches. The refrigerator was thoughtfully stocked with breakfast items and drinks. The area is quiet, peaceful and restful. Opelika had several good restaurant choices. I have already recommended this place to other parents when they visit Auburn U.

                                                      Very Pleased

                                                      Conner B.

                                                      Nice quiet neighborhood. Very comfortable home. Owners were wonderfully responsive and helpful.


                                                      Opelika, AL, USA

                                                      Lake Martin in Dadeville, AL is approx. 25 miles from our door. You will find golfing, swimming, boating and wonderful restaurants there. In addition to the beautiful town of Opelika where you will find warm, friendly folks, you will also find a beautiful downtown historic railroad town. Should you need medical attention, our home is 1 mile from one of the best hospitals in the south, East Al Medical center. Come and stay and find out why Opelika is one of the BEST places to retire! Welcome!

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