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Country Setting, City Conveniences

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,160 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

1160 Sq. Ft., 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Study, 5 Sleeps - Peaceful Setting

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.

More Details

Owner
Frances Ponder
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 13, 2017

About Frances Ponder

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

Why Frances Ponder chose East

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.

What makes this house unique

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!

Amenities

Johnson City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1160 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Vanity contains two sinks.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Vanity contains one sink.
  • Both bathrooms have tile floors, marble counter tops and sinks, shower curtains with fabric shower liners, fiberglass tub/shower and shower units, exhaust fans, and movable halogen vanity lights.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , A chest of drawers, night stand, and a chair is available.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , A chest of drawers, night stand, and 2chairs are in the room
  • Each bedroom has a medium soft queen mattress and box springs, chest of drawers, night stands, chairs, area rugs, lamps, and ceiling fans. The study can be used as a bedroom with the addition of a XL twin bed.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Built in 1900 and used for a school until 1936,the home's inside 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,new water heater,new central heat/air unit as well as all new ductwork,window blinds and curtains, and all furnishings make this home very comfortable. The study includes furnishings of a desk, desk chair, additional chairs, and area rugs. Some holiday decorations are located in the study closet as well as a vacuum cleaner and iron/ironing board.For daily and weekly rentals, laundry and cleaning supplies are furnished. Maid service is available at an additional cost.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)

Country Setting, City Conveniences
average rating of 5.0 based on 35 reviews
5

Over the top!

  • 5 of 5

It was awesome, we stayed for four nights, we could'nt have asked for more, Francis could not have done any more for the way the interior was remodeled. We didn't want for anything. We will definitely come back! Michael from Indiana

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I am glad you enjoyed your time here and hope you return. It's nice going in after guests that leave the house in such great shape as you did. Thank you!!
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5

Quiet & Relaxing yet everything is 10 mins away......

  • 5 of 5

You will not be disappointed....so much nicer than staying in a hotel & yet the same price. Frances has thought of everything...even if you forgot your dental floss! It was so wonderful having a full kitchen for cooking up meals & yet 10 mins away were downtown JC or Jonesborough. Very convenient & oh so quiet! We slept in every morning, didn't hear a single thing outside....very peaceful! And CLEAN! I had to hunt down my son's toys under things & never saw a single dust bunny!

This was just a weekend trip for my husband & I, along with our 9 year old son, to explore the area for possible relocation. Frances was a wealth of information & really helped us understand the areas around JC, along with the school districts best for our son with special needs. She really went out of her way to help in every way. She got us in touch with a realtor beforehand so we could have everything lined up. By the time we got there, we felt we were meeting an old friend. We actually met her out for lunch one day. So many personal touches, from menus, things to do, and she even came by one evening with a gift for our son. We really enjoyed our visit & highly recommend this charming old schoolhouse....though, it is definitely renovated & immaculate. And the furniture is super comfortable. Plus our son was so happy having his own room. He was in heaven!

Book it, you will not be disappointed. Thanks again Frances, hope to see you again soon. ox

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. I'm very happy you were comfortable in the Matson House. It was great meeting you and your family. I love your son's pingpong activity. I wish I had his energy!! Hope to see you again!
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5

Best Ever!!

  • 5 of 5

By far the best rental experience we have ever had. The house is in immaculate condition, and you literally have everything you need. Francis is a wonderful host as well. Here are 2 examples:

1. We accidentally locked ourselves out of the house on our first night. I sent Frances an email at 10:30 pm, and she was there within 5 minutes to let us in. (Then apologized as if it was her fault, which it was not)

2. Frances knew we were in town to watch our daughter run at the indoor national track meet. When we arrived there was an article about the meet from the local newspaper waiting for us on the kitchen counter along with a nice personal note wishing her good luck at the meet.

She is simply an awesome lady. If we are ever in the Johnson City area again I won't even look for any other place to stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the kind words. I try very hard to make each guest feel at home and love helping when I can. I appreciate guests that leave the house in great shape as you did. Hope you return to the area and able to stay at the Matson House again!
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5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This was one of the cleanest rentals we have used. Very well-stocked kitchen with excellent appliances. I don't normally sleep well when I'm not at home, but the bed was so comfortable I slept like a log. Perfect for our family of five.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the review! I often wonder if the beds are comfortable for the guests. If you are ever back in the area, I hope you will stay again. I love having wonderful guests return!
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5

Great house and Location

  • 5 of 5

Very well kept and all new inside

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! I work hard to have a clean, comfortable home for guests. Hope you can come again!
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5

Just what we needed

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Tri-Cities Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
The Cottage, The Label, Bailey's, Pappas & Beer
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Pine Oaks Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Interstate 26, Interstate 81, State of Franklin
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Tupelo Honey, Miso's, Firehouse, ElCharolai
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Beech Mt, Wolf Laural, Sugar Mt, Appalachian Mt
Car: necessary

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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2 night minimum stay
$110
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

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.

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