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Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Gorgeous historic home with 7 bedrooms, hardwood floors and craftsman woodworking throughout. Located 1.5 mile from Neyland Stadium, this home is close to Downtown Knoxville, and approximately 40 minutes to The Great Smokey Mountains National Park.

This is an OLD HOUSE! The doors don't fully shut, the floors creak, the bathrooms and kitchen haven't been updated since the late 90s, and the basement is haunted (just kidding). Sitting on 1 acre, it has seasonal views of Fort London Lake, and can be easily accessed to green ways that connect to the riverfront, Downtown, and The University of Tennessee campus.

The sidewalk in front of the house goes directly to "The Strip" about half mile away, which is filled with shops, restaurants and bars and is where the main college nightlife happens. Downtown Knoxville is about 3 miles away, and I would recommend driving or taking Uber. Definitely check out Market Square and the Old City!

There is plenty of parking to accommodate several vehicles. The home can be accessed through the back door by electric keypad. The three car carriage house and basement are used for storage and will remain locked.

The home was built by Williston Cox, whom the University of Tennessee Alumni Auditorium is named after, which is the beautiful and gothic structure that sits closest to Neyland Stadium at the north side. It has been host of many public dignitaries, such as U.S. Supreme Court Justices. The property is located on a famous Civil War battle site, where Union Officer William Price Sanders was killed by Confederate snipers. Called the luckiest shot in the civil war, General Sanders ordered the shelling of Confederate snipers located in a tower at the Bleak House (circa 1858 approximately 1 mile away). Before his orders were executed, one of the Confederate snipers shot and hit General Sanders. Badly wounded, General Sanders was taken downtown Knoxville, where he died and was secretly buried at night so not to upset the morale of the troops. Though his death was unknown, his orders to shell the the sniper tower were still executed, and all three Confederate snipers were killed at the Bleak House tower. The house still remains, and can be toured, including the tower, which has the blood stains of the deadly assault on the tower walls, along with portraits the Confederate snipers drew of each other to pass the time. The Bleak House also serves as a beautiful wedding venue. Ultimately the Union soldiers overtook the besieged city from the Confederates, and in the Battle of Fort Sanders, in which an astounding 813 Confederates were killed, and 20 Union soldiers. Federal land grants were given for public universities to all states who fought for the Union, which is why the University of Tennessee is located in Knoxville.

There should be plenty of parking to accommodate most vehicles, however you can park in the church parking lot if needed and walk over. The home can be accessed through the back door by electric keypad. The three car carriage house and basement are used for storage and will remain locked.

More Details

Property Manager/Owner
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018


Knoxville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Outdoor Grill


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Lovely stay at historic home near UT

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We enjoyed staying at this historic home last weekend. This was a birthday / football event for my son. There were six of us and we had lots of room. The house is huge and would accommodate a couple of families. It is an older home with lots of character. As stated in the description some interior doors do not close well, stairs squeak bathrooms have some wear and tear but it did not distract from being comfortable. Lovely wood floors, walls, and furnishings on the main floor. A large TV room with sectional couch perfect for watching the games. Off of this is a patio where you can enjoy the large yard, play games, or relax in the patio chairs. It is a great location if you are going to the game as you can walk to the stadium from the house. We had fun here and would recommend it it to others.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $150

Owner'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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