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Vacation Cottage Perfect Retreat for Family and Friends

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Jack & Mary's Place is a 5 bedroom, 3 bath 1950's style cottage located on 4 acres of land on the middle fork of the Holston River. Plenty of room on the 4 acreas of land for group volleyball, baseball, or soccer games. Hikers can be on the Appalachian or Virginia Creeper Trail and NASCAR fans can be at the raceway in less than an hour. The newly remodeled Lincoln Theater, famous Barter Theater, Hungry Mother State Park, Emory & Henry College, and local wineries are minutes away.

Most folks enjoy sitting on the spacious patio overlooking the river, reading a good book, fishing, or just relaxing with family and friends. Jack and Mary's Place is the perfect spot for a family reunion or 'get-away' with old classmates.

Keywords: House, cottage, river

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 28, 2018

About The Owner

Jack&Mary's Place is the home where I grew up in the 50's. Now our grandchildren can enjoy spending special times together at Jack&Mary's Place. We also invite you to enjoy a peaceful retreat at Jack& Mary’s Place.

Why The Owner chose Marion

Jack & Mary’s Place has always been a peaceful retreat where we could enjoy sitting by the river in our backyard..... maybe even catching a rainbow trout, playing sports with family and friends in the 4 acres of land, or just relaxing and reading a good book on the patio.

What makes this house unique

We have recently remodeled the lower level with three bedrooms, two baths, and a TV room. This is a unique property with the middle fork of the Holston River and four acres of land to enjoy. This property is 5 minutes from the famous Lincoln theater in Marion, Virginia, 15 minutes from Hungry Mother State Park, and less than an hour from the Appalachian and Virginia Creeper Trails, NASCAR raceway, and Barter theater in Abingdon, Va. Go back in time to the 50's when I was a little girl growing up and living in this house....many items in the house have not changed. Everyone seems to find peace at Jack & Mary's Place.


Marion House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed , Pack & Play for baby available.
  • Pack & Play available for a baby.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 garden chairs
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Plenty of room to play sports with friends and family.


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Vacation Cottage Perfect Retreat for Family and Friends
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
Magnolia Springs

Serene and homey

  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect - restful, peaceful, inclusive and fun!

  • 5 of 5

We rented Jack and Mary's place for a family reunion in the area. Where do I start, we loved our time there. The creek in the backyard was a huge hit with everyone (kids and adults). There was a glider to sit on and listen to the water and watch the children play. There is a nice fire pit with benches outside along with a tree swing. There were plenty of chairs outside for everyone to sit and spend time together on the lovely covered porch. The kitchen had all of the dishes, pots and pans and so forth that we needed. The house had plenty of room and the beds were very comfortable. The downstairs was new and lovely. I loved the family photos in the house, especially "Where is Jack". We felt like we were at home.

This is such a lovely, peaceful home and we enjoyed staying there very much. I have become the hero of our family for finding this home and we kept asking "Why do we stay in hotels again..." We are already talking about when we can rent it again to come up and relax in the mountains. God bless your family and thank you.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed Jack & Mary's Place. It's people like you that make me happy to share my parent's home where I grew up. We really appreciate all the wonderful positive reviews from everyone. My family has so many wonderful memories with grandparents and now they are bringing their children to Jack & Mary's Place to make more memories.
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Dowagiac, MI

What A Great Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We came with family and friends for the NASCAR race, plenty of room at this house. Loved the fire pit and listening to the creek. Great distance from the track for us....not too close but only about a 45 minute drive. We will definitely be back next year!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2014
  • Stayed: March 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Living By Faith Youth Ministry

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here while on a trip with our youth group. The kids loved it. There was plenty of room and everything we needed to have dinner in. Loved the back porch (so peaceful and beautiful) and the benches where we had a bonfire and devotions. Felt blessed to have found this as it was perfect for us. God Bless!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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United States

Great rental, Exceptional Owners, Will definitely stay again when we return

  • 5 of 5

Owners very accommodating even with last minute rental. Could not ask for a better place or people. Thank you so much.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2012
  • Stayed: September 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Orlando, Fl

Beautiful outdoor area

  • 5 of 5

The backyard is absolutely gorgeous and I was sad to leave it behind. Would absolutely reccomend to anyone staying in Marion.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed the backyard and being able to enjoy the river.Everyone seems to find their "peace" here. Hope you can comeback's really beautiful in the fall too. Ann Jackson
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Nearest Airport
64 Miles
Tri-Cities Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.7 Miles
Nearest Golf
5.8 Miles
Town of Marion
Nearest Restaurant
2.4 Miles
Nearest Ski
80 Miles
Beech Mountain

Less than an hour from the Virginia Creeper and Appalachian Trails, NASCAR speedway, Barter Theater, Lincoln Theater, Hungry Mother State Park, Virginia Highlands State Park, Emory&Henry College.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $90

Minimum stay 2 nights.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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