"The Milano" a custom home built in 2004 has 5,000 sq ft on two floors (main & 2nd), plus 2,500 sq ft (unfinished) on the lower terrace level. The residence has elegant architectural & designer detail throughout, including: marble, granite, ceramic tile, custom cabinets & paneling. On the main level, guest enter into a grand two story foyer leading to the formal living room, formal dining, office/library, kitchen, keeping room/family room plus a guest bedroom. On the second floor there are 3 guest bedrooms (each having a private bath) and the Master bedroom with Jacuzzi tub, flat screen TV, plus an over-sized custom his & hers closet/dressing room. The home has an open floor plan for entertaining, 30 ft ceilings, 3 fireplaces, 4 flat screen Roku Smart TV's, and WI-FI. From Memorial Day to Labor Day guest have access to the gated community pool. "The Milano" is inside a private & gated subdivision, close to interstate highways, Atlanta International Airport, downtown and other points of interest.
Private, Gated, 3 Story, Custom Home
- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 15, 2018
About Dr. James
A seasoned traveler, worker & guest..from LA to NYC, from Buckhead to Beantown, from Key West to Montreal', from Barrow to Pago Pago, from Timbuktu to Riyad, from Okinawa to Santo Domingo, from Banjul to Khartom, plus other lesser and better known destinations. In my second career as Entrepreneur, Commercial Real Estate Broker, Business Broker, & now hosting for great people visiting Hot-Lanta!
Dr. James purchased this House in 2004
Why Dr. James chose Southwestern
"The Milano", is an excellent choice for families, individuals or groups with discerning taste and a respectable budget. When we built this home the builder paid every attention to architectural details, with custom carpentry, cabinetry, grainte, marble, tile, dramatic windows and more. The home is nicely decorated with transitional styling including contemporary & traditional furniture, yet not overstated or outdated.
What makes this House unique
"The Milano" is a very open and comfortable home in a gated community, close to expressways, the airport, downtown and other points of interest. Some guest have stated they didn't want to leave after checking in.... I really think you will love staying here!
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Many maintenance issues
We were looking for a large house that would sleep 10 in the Atlanta area. This house seemed to fit the bill. I contacted the owner to ask if we could check in a little early and he graciously agreed.
Unfortunately, we had many issues with the house. The house is listed as sleeping 10, but that includes four beds and two air mattresses. The house is located in a gated enclave of about 25 large houses. We felt safe in the immediate community, but were not comfortable driving through the surrounding area.
There were many maintenance issues with the house including:
a dirty, buggy bathroom,
many missing or burned out lightbulbs,
stained, torn carpet upstairs,
taped-over sink in the master bath,
a few stained, torn towels,
several burners on the stove that would not light,
crumbling balusters on the porch,
missing towel bars,
a rocking toilet.
The biggest problems however involved the deck and the water heaters. The deck was completely covered in leaves and pine needles. I started to sweep off the deck, but didn't realize that there was an established bee hive in one of the deck columns until I was stung. I felt that the deck should have been clean when we arrived since it was shown as part of the property. The presence of the bee hive would have been evident if they had cleaned off the deck.
The second major issue was that neither water heater was functioning on Sunday morning. When we went into the unfinished basement to investigate, we found that one water heater was rusted through and leaking and that the pilot light was out on both. We called the owner, who returned our call an hour later, but by that time, we were able to relight one heater. I do not feel that we should be expected to do maintenance on his water heaters.
I brought all of these issues to the owners attention and even supplied photos. I asked that he give us a partial refund of less than 1/4 of what we paid to rent the house for two days. He refused and instead offered us a free night in the house, which we cannot use. I have rented several (less expensive) VRBO properties in the past and never had these issues. A property that charges "high end" prices should have basic maintenance done.
While the owner was apologetic, I cannot recommend this property.
Perfect location and property
The stay at the Milano was perfect, I would recommend this property to be a 5 star property. Thanks Dr. James for allowing my family and I to come together at one property that gave everyone enough space to be comfortable.
Perfect for the occasion. Thank you Dr. James!
Quiet neighborhood, great bedrooms, the kitchen/living area was where we spent most of our time. Difficulty with family room television and refrigerator door (kept coming open) but for the most part our family had a comfortable and pleasant stay.
Our stay at The Milano was nothing short of amazing.
We enjoyed our stay at The Milano. The property is of amazing and it was very accommodating to our guests. The owner is accommodating, articulate, professional, and understanding. He was easy to contact when needed but he did not intrude at all. He approved a late checkout with shortly notice and without question. I can attest to the fact that you will enjoy your stay at this location. Don't hesitate to reserve this home. It is in a gated and quite community. I highly recommend staying here at this location.
Beautiful home but needs lots of maintenance & cleaning.
Regrettably, we had one guest check-in on the same date of a late check-out.
Apparently, our house-keeping & maintenance did not provide the highest level of deep cleaning & service that we have previously been known for (e.g. several scheduled home warranty service items were not completed until the day after this guest checked out). We will gladly offer this or any guest with a similar experience a complimentary 1 night stay (subject to available dates). Our goal is to always offer our guest a very clean & maintained home so that they want to come back. Thanks for choosing the Milano!
It's an amazing property the rooms are spacious the kitchen was amazing we thoroughly enjoyed oursel
Dr. James was a amazing host and easy to reach if i had any questions. Everything that we needed to make sure we enjoyed ourselves at his home was available .This is a property that I would definitely think about staying there again.
Mr. Lionel Francis and his guest are the best...they took excellent care of my home "the Milano". Exactly the quality guest that I want staying in my home and coming back! Thank you for choosing "the Milano"
The "Milano" is conveniently located about 10 miles SW of downtown Atlanta , GA Aquarium, Phipps Arena (Hawks Basketball), Centennial Olympic Park & Mercedes Benz Stadium (Falcon's Football). Six Flags is @ 10 miles to the west & Atlanta's International Airport is @ 10 miles Southeast.
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