Charming 115 Year Old Sewanee Home on Campus- Walk Everywhere!(25 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
House, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)
Sideways is a RUSTIC, but quaint little 3 bedroom, 1 bath house right smack in the middle of campus (the University of the South campus, that is). It's a 115 year old gem of a cottage whose poor old bones just aren't as straight as they once were.
While a bit crooked it may be, it definitely won't let you down when it comes to offering you relaxation on a budget and a great location to reconnect with alumni and friends! It's located within walking distance to the local coffee shop (Stirling's) and the local bar (Shenanigan's), as well as countless hiking trails, golf and tennis courts, lakes for fishing, and just about every University building.
It is NOT the Hilton. It's far from it. This is an OLD house that is used as a vacation home on many weekends by the owners and their spouses and looks more like a casual old vacation cabin than a fancy bed and breakfast, so please set your expectations accordingly. Think crooked floors, drafty windows, occasionally a tad musty, but with a great set of porches. If you like camping in a tent, this is one step above that! The inside looks like a box of Crayola Crayons exploded there (see photos). It was that way when we bought it many years ago and every time we think of painting it something more normal, somebody comes in and tells us we're crazy. We are starting to think maybe they are the crazy ones, but for now, prepare to wear your sunglasses inside...it's bright!
Also, it's in a WOODED area, so while it will be clean and fresh when you arrive, there is always a chance that a little bug or daddy long legs could wander in. If this kind of thing makes you queasy and sends you running to a therapist, then no hard feelings, but this probably isn't the house for you. You probably landed here because it was the least expensive option you saw, so know that there are plenty of other more expensive houses in the area on VRBO that will satisfy those with more of a Kardashian lifestyle. Don't get us wrong, Sideways is cute, it just ain't fancy. :)
Please EMAIL (don't call) for specific questions regarding renting. If we need to talk by phone, that's not a problem, but we will respond much faster by email (somebody helps us with that). Renting is allowed for University sponsored events only (if you have a question about that, just email us). Pricing is $195 per night with a 2-night minimum except during Commencement/Graduation each year. Due to the high demand, the rate for Commencement is $1500 flat rate for minimum 6 nights/7 days.
WE REQUIRE A TWO-NIGHT MINIMUM STAY.
The property is located at 121 Palmetto Ave, Sewanee, TN 37375.
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Member since: 2009
- Max. occupancy 6
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- Queen size Beds (1) 3 Queen beds, 1 in each bedroom.
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Music Library:
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Dining Area
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Washing Machine
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning $50
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Year Purchased: 2006
About the owner: Zach Goodyear and Scott Evans are business partners and at Parks Real Estate Services in Nashville, TN. They both graduated from Sewanee and own the house together with their wives.
Why the Owner Chose Sewanee, TN, USA:
You can't beat a week or weekend in Sewanee. You'll leave feeling stress free and ready to come back again soon! It's a good family getaway or a couples retreat. Again, it's not fancy, but it's a rustic cabin close to everything. That's why we love it.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Eating at Shenanigan's, Crust, Ivy Wild, and The Blue Chair. Hiking (the bookstore has a great book called 'Go Take A Hike' that is cheap and shows all of the great hikes in the area - pick up a copy when you're there!). If you're into high adventure, the Ocoee river is a decent drive, but doable. We don't rock climb, but for people who do there are apparently some good sites around.
- Primary: (615) 268-5033
- Secondary: (615) 969-9965 (Tennessee, USA)
One of 2 porches on the house.
The living room/kitchen combo is a great place for hanging out inside.
One of the 3 bedrooms in the house. Each bedroom has a Queen bed.
The hammock is perfect for an afternoon siesta.
The den is a cozy space tucked away off the living room and has a television.
This listing was first published here in 2009.
Date last modified - Friday, April 21, 2017
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