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Design Award Winning 1853 Antebellum Home In Heart of Roswell off the Square

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, sleeping loft, 1 bathroom off the town square

Located in Roswell's Historic area next to the town square - a popular site for weddings, weekend art shows, special events and restaurants. Original Roswell Mill House built in 1853, renovated in 1995 winning a restoration award and upgraded in 2012 saving the original heart pine floors, beams, working wood fireplaces in bed rooms and living room. Plenty of parking in the back. Located across the street from the old mill, covered bridge, dam and Chattahoochee nature park with hundreds of acres of hiking trails.

Bob Clydesdale
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 17, 2017

About Bob Clydesdale

Bob is an attorney and Karen an interior designer. Karen operated a design studio in the Mill House before converting it back to its original use as a residence for mill workers and their families. She kept the interior architecture open and modern while embracing the historical preservation guidelines.

Bob Clydesdale purchased this house in 1994

Why Bob Clydesdale chose Metro Atlanta, Central & Southern

A very unique location and historical feeling. You can see the town square at the top of the street where weddings and special events are held every weekend surrounded by restaurants. A covered bridge next to the Roswell Mill is across the street. The ruins of the old Roswell Mill burned in the Civil War Battle of Atlanta are part of the extensive hiking trails.

What makes this house unique

Perfect for wedding parties, reunions, executive housing or family visits. Close to events and restaurants. Near GA 400 for 25 minute car ride to down town Atlanta. Two blocks from Church Street where the ten churches have weddings every weekend. Quiet street and hiking into the Chattahoochee Forest Preserve. Two antebellum mansions on the square and Smith Plantation a mile away open for touring.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Bob and Karen- Thank you for allowing us to stay in your beautiful home. We really appreciated the attention to detail in the décor- no doubt done by Karen and all the special touches. We are sad to have to leave here but we are off to Savannah. Hope that house can measure up after this on…lol. Thanks again for your hospitality.
Aug 2015
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Roswell House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Glass Shower, handicap accessible
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom Master Second Floor - 1 queen , Queen sized bed
    Bedroom 3 Ground Floor - 1 queen , Queen sized sleeping sofa
    Bedroom Loft Second Floor - 1 queen , 1 double , Queen bed, also day bed and queen air mattress
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking


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Design Award Winning 1853 Antebellum Home In Heart of Roswell off the Square
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 39 reviews

Quaint European Style

  • 4 of 5

Nice historical property. Close to everything Roswell. Not the best for toddlers. Small shower but great water pressure and always hot! Would be more convenient to have at least a powder room in addition to the one bathroom. Beautiful walk to the falls. I would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredibly charming and spacious home for lots of family, great Roswell location!

  • 5 of 5

My criticism of this property is that it is advertised as a two bedroom, it is not. It has one bedroom and a sleeping loft with one queen bed and one single bed. The loft has a railing on two sides that is open above to the downstairs. We had to watch our "jumping" children. Also nothing is mentioned about the spirit activity. You won't notice, unless you are tuned in. Do not let me detour you from renting this property, it is so warm and inviting! The charm inside and out will lull you into a very relaxing place. We would go back, a lot of fun and many things to do!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Historic and Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

So glad to have this beautiful home for part of our daughter's wedding weekend. It was very close to her wedding venue and provided an elegant place for special times with just her sisters one night, then bridesmaids gathering and celebrating before rehearsal the next day, to a "first look" with her groom just before her wedding. We loved the décor and the flavor of Roswell history which added character to an already wonderful event.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wedding location and honeymoon!!

  • 5 of 5

We choose this house as an planned elopement and actually got married in the living area in front of the fireplace! The house was much nicer and more than we expected, as we are history buffs and are adventurers the décor and history matched this with us which made it the perfect location for our intimate ceremony on Monday Feb 6, 2017. We stayed here Saturday, Sunday in prep for our wedding and to relax in the area. Then our wedding night on Monday before checking out on Tuesday. Our professional photographer we hired couldn't believe homes like this actually existed that you can rent. The details in the home and the lighting were perfect for our stay and special day. Everything worked great and did photos on the back porch then across the street at the old mill park. Couldn't have been a better choice for us and our special day. We are from Atlanta area but wanted a special location for our special day excellent choice!!

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Wedding Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Our family (mom, dad, 2 college-aged sons) spent 3 nights, 4 days, for a wedding at Ivy Hall. 1853 had plenty of room, the kitchen was well stocked, there were plenty of pillows, blankets, sheets. We ordered in a Swallow at the Hollow Barbeque dinner, which relatives stopped by to enjoy with us around the large dining room table.

The house is a 12-minute drive to the North Springs MARTA station, where our sons arrived straight from Atlanta Hartsfield. Pick-up/drop-off easy. We walked Old Town, hiked nearby trails, went to the Saturday farmer's market.

We had a few questions during our stay, which Bob answered via email. Checking in/out was flexible to the extent could be arranged, which was appreciated.

Old Town Roswell is a bustling place, and the house is a block from Atlanta St., a major artery through town. Across the street is a “School of Rock” type business. Next door is a small business with its own parking area in the back, which was generally quiet on the weekdays and appeared closed over the weekend. We heard many sirens during our stay, but the nearest fire and police stations are several blocks from 1853.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This place is great.

  • 5 of 5

Our son was getting married in Roswell and we needed a place close to the rehearsal party and wedding for six nights. We were one minute from the rehearsal party at the Mill Restaurant and five minutes from Naylor Hall. The location was great. The house was outstanding. It was great to have a porch to drink coffee in the morning. Everything in this historic house seemed to have a story. Kitchen appears to have been updated. We even got to wash several loads of clothes. Never met the owners face to face but I felt that we had met because of all the welcome notes that were left for us. I would highly recommend this house. You will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Atlanta Airport
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles

Roswell location. Near GA 400. Next to Historic Roswell Town Square. Near Marietta and Alpharetta. Across the street from the Roswell covered bridge with miles of hiking trails. Roswell Area Park has 80 acres of open space with miles of lighted trails, 12 lighted tennis courts , 9 fields for football/baseball/soccer/lacrosse, 2 acre lake, 5 large picnic areas and an Olympic size swimming pool. Local events over the spring and summer include Alive After 5 festivals (3rd Thur each month), arts festivals at Roswell Square, farmers market every Sat. morning, varied performing arts events at Cultural Arts Center (600 seat theater) and the Roswell Area Park's Arts Center. Conveniently located to Hwy 400, Woodstock, Marietta, Alpharetta, Dunwoody, Perimeter Center and Sandy Springs, as well as the Marta train line's North Spring's station.


Rates & Availability

Roswell House Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $125
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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