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Built in 1900 and used for a school until 1936, the inside of the home has been totally remodeled. All new foamed insulation, windows, ADT security, new electrical and plumbing, replaced interior walls with new 9 ft. ceilings and trim, tile and laminate floors, stainless appliances, new water heater, new central heat/air unit as well as all new duct work, window blinds and curtains, and all furnishings make this home very comfortable. The kitchen is completely furnished including small appliances, Keurig, dishes, utensils, cookbooks, spices, pots, and pans. The bathrooms are equipped with shower curtains, towels, and area rugs. Each bedroom has a totally new bed, linens, hangers in the closet, and chest of drawers. A study includes furnishings of a desk, desk chair, additional chairs, and area rugs. A vacuum cleaner and iron/ironing board are also available. The great room is furnished with a leather couch and recliner, raised dining table and chairs, 42 inch flat screen 3D TV with a separate 3D DVD player both are internet connected, lamps, area rugs, and small end tables. Front loading washer and dryer are located in a laundry area with a laundry separating basket, coat rack, and shoe holder. For daily and weekly rentals, laundry and cleaning supplies are furnished. Maid service is available at an additional cost.
Short term rental $110.00 per night for up to two adults (additional $10 per adult per night) with monthly and multiple months available at a reduce cost. This fee is not assessed on children. The longer rental price adjusts to the amount of time included in the contract and the number of people.
If you plan to have a large party or gathering, prior approval is needed. An additional cost may be charged. The nightly charge for the Matson House is very low. In order to keep the cost low for other guests, additional charges to those with large gatherings may be added. Thank you for understanding, and please let me know if you have any questions concerning this statement.
Price includes electric, water, trash pickup, HD cable, high speed wireless internet, ADT security monitoring, pest control, lawn care. NO animals are allowed. THIS IS A NON-SMOKER PROPERTY.
After retiring from public school teaching with 30 years, I wanted to do something totally different. When the Matson House became available, I purchased the property and totally renovated the inside and decided to use the house for short term vacation guests. I have two adult sons, Jason and Aaron. Jason was commissioned from United State Naval Academy with a mechanical engineer degree and is a Lieutenant in the US Navy stationed at Pearl Harbor, HI. Aaron earned a degree in physics and is finishing a masters in renewable energy engineering at Oregon Tech.
I also volunteer in juvenile court through CASA (court appointed special advocate) and work sporting events at Science Hill High School.
Frances Ponder purchased this house in 2011
Since I was a public school teacher, the Matson House fits my style. It was built as a school in 1900. Matson Institute continued for 36 years. The Matson House is located on adjoining property to my log home and additional acreage. The house is very comfortable and nicely furnished. I guarantee the house will be very clean and ready for you at check in. I am always available for directions, suggestions, or any need you might have.
The inside of the house is completely new and very clean. All new plumbing, electrical, foam insulation, high speed wireless internet, HD cable-TV, ADT monitored security and all furnishings create a comfortable home environment. The house is user friendly!
Very well kept and all new inside
Finding "home away from home" is difficult when you travel nearly 100 days per year. This property was exactly what myself and colleagues needed. It felt like a home while away on business. Owner was fantastic - responsive, accommodating, and meticulous. Great place that I would recommend to anyone traveling for business or pleasure!
The house was very clean, had all the amenities you need, the owners thought of everything! Great history behind it being a remodeled one room schoolhouse from 1900. Will stay here again for sure.
My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights while attending our grandson's wedding at Grace Meadow Farms and we were SO IMPRESSED with the condition and especially the cleanliness of this house and the owner of the property Frances who had everything that one would want or use. I have stayed in over a dozen rentals and this property is the absolute best. Wish we had another trip planned to this area in Tn as we would stay here again. Frances is a lovely lady and so willing to meet every ones needs. An absolute 10+ GREAT property and GREAT owner.
This was our 4th visit to Tennessee. This was our second time staying in this beautiful home. From the warm greeting by the owner Frances, who scurried to finish making the beds before our arrival, nothing was left out of place. This old renovated 1900's school house is Immaculate and a GEM. A must stay if you are in the area.
All we needed to do was unpack. Frances thought of everything. She even went out of her way to make ice for us again, for our coolers on race day.
This visit far exceeded our expectations and LOVED every minute of it once again. Finding this rental home so close to Bristol Motor Speedway made this trip extra special for us once again. Since our visit was to see the NASCAR race, we arrived a day earlier and got to explore the Natural Tunnel State Park in VA. It was worth the trip. On our way back we stopped at Ridgewood BBQ. If you like BBQ this place is worth a visit. You do not leave hungry.
Frances~ Thank You for sharing your rental home with 2 Maine couples who will definitely return for another visit soon~
It is with trepidation that I tell you how great our experience with the Matson house has been. What if I tell you and it is then not available when I return? It will forever be my first choice accommodation in the area. Completely and charmingly remodeled, very clean and so comfortable. As I read the other reviews, I figure out I am not all that special. The delightful Frances makes all feel special! Thank you for being just what we needed.
The home is located approximately 3 miles from Johnson City Medical Center, East Tennessee State University, Mountain Home Veterans Hospital, and Jonesborough. Numerous chain and locally owned restaurants are within minutes. Historical Jonesborough is the oldest town in Tennessee and the home of the National Storytelling Festival. It is approximately 5 miles from Interstate 26, The Mall, and Science Hill High School/Freedom Hall complex. The home is located inside the city limits of Johnson City but has a Jonesborough mailing address and GPS location.
Views of the mountains and visiting wildlife are a plus to this country setting so close to the conveniences of Johnson City and Historical Jonesborough. Many TVA lakes provide opportunities for fishing, picnics, and boating--Watauga Lake (45 minutes), Boone Lake (10 minutes), Cherokee Lake (60 minutes) and Douglas Lake (70 minutes). Many hiking and biking trails are within minutes of this location, and the Appalachian Trail is accessible from various locations including Erwin, Tennessee, 20 minutes away. The Virginia Creeper Trail is a 34 mile rail-to-recreation trail starting in Abingdon, Virginia, traveling through Damascus and ending just past White Top Station at the Virginia-North Carolina border. This is a favorite hiking/biking trail about an hour's drive from Johnson City. The house is located 30 minutes from Bristol Motor Speedway, an hour from Asheville, NC, a little over an hour to Gatlinburg/Great Smoky Mountains, Pigeon Forge/Dollywood, and Knoxville, Tennessee, home of the Tennessee Vols and Women's Basketball Hall of Fame.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest|
Longer rental terms are available at a reduced rate determined by length of stay and number of people.
$110 per night based on up to two adults with an additional fee of $10.00 per adult per night. This additional fee is not assessed on children. Large gatherings or parties must have prior approval and an additional fee may be charged.