About the property
- House3250 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Restored 1905 Victorian Manor House Centrally Located In the Heart of Midtown
Located at 917 Piedmont Avenue, 30309, on the most beautiful street in the heart of Midtown Atlanta, our home sits above the street on the corner of Piedmont and 8th Street with sweeping views of the Midtown skyline. It is a meticulously restored and elegantly furnished Victorian with 5 bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths. In addition, there is a carriage house that rents separately, and a two-car garage for off-street parking.
The main house has a large relaxing front porch with a comfortable furniture grouping, The first floor contains a welcoming central foyer with grand chandelier, a living room with baby grand piano and 60' flat screen TV, a full-size dining room that seats 10 with another gorgeous chandelier and fireplace, a full library with a Murphy bed that allows this room to be turned into another bedroom on the main level for those who need easy access, a fully equipped kitchen with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances, including a side-by-side double refrigerator with ice and water in the door; a professional 4-burner gas stove; a heavy duty dishwasher and a Keurig coffeemaker with supplies provided for your use during your stay, a 1/2 bath/ powder room with exposed brick wall, and a mudroom for shoes/boots, coats when entering the home as well as extra storage. Double glass doors open to a private porch and large back yard that is completely fence for privacy and professionally landscaped around a 3-tier marble fountain. There are 8 original coal fireplaces throughout the home, all restored .
Upstairs there is a central hall with a striking chandelier, three large bedrooms, two with king beds and one with a queen bed, a sitting room with a double-size sleep sofa, and three full baths. The sitting room is attached to the master and has no doors so it is not totally private; however, a small hallway separates it from the master bedroom and bath. It is comfortable for one adult or two children though 2 adults can use it. The master bath is marble throughout with double sinks, a glass stand alone shower, and jetted tub. There are 50" flat screen TVs in every bedroom. WiFi is provided as are premium TV channels. The house can accommodate 9-10 based on double occupancy.
The carriage house was built three years ago and is a one-bedroom studio with partial kitchen, dining area, and king bed plus a separate full bath. It can accommodate 2 adults based on double occupancy. It is open and bright and has a more contemporary decor. It rents for $250/night if rented alone or $200/night in conjunction with the main house.
Under the carriage house is a two-car garage, a valuable commodity in this area of town where parking is scarce and towing strictly enforced. One or both spaces in the garage are included with either the main house or the carriage house rental.
We can also help you obtain daily maid service, a personal chef, meal service, catering, concierge, shopper, and driver. Please let us know what you desire.
Several movie studios have filmed scenes inside our home, and several well-known stars have stayed there. The movie/TV industry is a big business in Atlanta, with filming frequently taking place around town.
The house is also available for events. To use it for events, there is a separate fee in addition to the nightly rental or a daily rate if only renting it for the event.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 19, 2018
About Karen Wilbanks
The owners are a family of three, an attorney, a retired Panasonic executive, and our 31-year-old son, a licensed real estate agent. We have five rental properties in Atlanta and Highlands, NC, and have been in the rental business for over 30 years.
Karen Wilbanks purchased this House in 2013
Why Karen Wilbanks chose Midtown
This is one of the most gorgeous and unique properties in one of the most desirable parts of Atlanta. Midtown was just proclaimed one of the 5 best places to live in the country! It is the hub of Atlanta attractions and nightlife. There are no other properties like ours for rent in Midtown Atlanta. We are walking distance to Piedmont Park that is Atlanta's version of Central Park and that hosts events almost every weekend from spring to fall. The newly renovated Atlanta Botanical Gardens are next door to the park. Many other major attractions are 5-15 minutes away. There's always something to do in the city, and we're in the heart of it all. Our home has been meticulously restored and carefully maintained. It sits majestically up above the sidewalk on the corner of Piedmont Avenue and 8th Streets in the heart of Midtown. Lounging on the front porch, you don't even feel you're in the city because of the large trees, lush plants, birds, and cicadas chirping, yet through the trees you see the lights of the high rise hotels and office towers of central Midtown. It's a magical scene!
What makes this House unique
It's well positioned location in the heart of the city close to almost every available activity is it's greatest asset. You can walk to Piedmont Park, the largest green space in Atlanta, The Botanical Gardens, the Woodruff Arts Center, Symphony Hall, the High Museum, Colony Square, The Temple, the Margaret Mitchel house and museum, and many restaurants and amenities. At the end of the block are Caribou Coffee, Blue Med Spa and Nail Salon, Piedmont Cleaners, and several medical offices. On the same block are several restaurants including the Flying Biscuit cafe (one of the most popular spots in Atlanta for awesome breakfasts and brunches), Jason's Deli, Blake's, Ten, Subway, Smoothie King. The MARTA light-rail transit system is just 5 1/2 blocks away. Also nearby are famed Peachtree Street with all its attractions is a 2-block walk and the gorgeous restored Fox Theater, with its Broadway series and continuous lineup of concerts, performances, and events. Within a few minutes by car or MARTA line are the Georgia World Congress Center, America's Mart, the Georgia Dome, Centennial Olympic Park, the College Football Hall of Fame, the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, the Georgia Aquarium, the World of Coca Cola, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, the Jimmy Carter Library, Sweet Auburn Market, the William Breman Jewish Heritage and Holocaust Museum, the Center for Puppetry Arts, the Atlanta Zoo, hip Little Five Points, and many other area attractions. We provide easy access to acclaimed Buckhead with its diverse upscale shopping experiences at Phipps Plaza, Lenox Mall, and the Shops of Buckhead, it's numerous casual and fine dining venues, nightclubs, lovely residential areas, and the now well-recognized Swan House where scenes from The Hunger Games were filmed. Enjoy a true Southern experience in the most beautiful and well located area of Atlanta.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
A Memory for the Family
Our family celebrated my parent's 50th anniversary here. What a special long weekend! The house is elegant, unique, with so many thoughtful touches and space for a large family (8 adults and 1 infant). We especially loved sitting outside on the porch, chatting, listening to the fountain and looking at the trees and skyline. It's residential yet everything in midtown is so convenient. We walked to Piedmont Park everyday. This is a wonderful property that will leave you with great memories of Atlanta.
Beautiful Family Home!
Our family truly enjoyed the stay at this lovely midtown home! There was room for all of us to be together and relax. We especially loved the front porch and the library, where many chess battles took place! Karen was wonderful to work with and made so many special accommodations for us during our stay there. This was a very memorable time for our family in this beautiful home!
Beautiful property. Great weekend getaway for friends and family
The only reason I didn't give it a 5 is that there were issues with 3 of the bathrooms. No hot water in one, a leak in the other that came through the downstairs ceiling and a faucet that came off in another a spray water all over. Other than that, the place was wonderful. I loved the front porch and the back yard with the fountain. Would rent again if the bathroom issues are addressed. Perfect location!
This property was absolutely gorgeous. Excellent location! Walking distance to restaurants, shopping, etc!! We will definitely be back!!!
Great home for a family gathering.
This is a beautiful home and it was perfect for our family gathering. We especially loved all of the different areas, inside and out, to hang out together. Thanks, Karen
This was the perfect house for my wedding weekend. Plenty of space, beautiful decor and walking distance to so many restaurants and of course piedmont park. We've already talked about wanting to rent again in the future!
We are located at 917 Piedmont Avenue, NE, 30309, in Midtown Atlanta, one of the most desirable neighborhoods of the metro area. Midtown is adjacent to downtown, in the heart of the city, where many of the well-known attractions are located. The area abounds with restaurants and bars, shopping, sightseeing, theater, music, Piedmont Park, clubs, sports venues, Georgia World Congress Center, colleges (Georgia Tech, Georgia State University, Savannah College of Art and Design), hospitals, churches and synagogues, and a plethora of landmark attractions.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
The carriage house is not included in the quoted rent but may be rented separately. Rates are $250/night, $900/week, and $1,800/month. If rented with the main house, the rate is reduced to $200/night. Inquire about availability. Holidays and special event weekends are higher and may require a 3-night rental. No smoking is allowed inside our home. This is a residential neighborhood..There is a city noise ordinance prohibiting loud noises after 10:00 pm. Guests must abide by this ordinance very strictly or be subject to fines and immediate eviction without refund. Weddings, parties or other special events must be discussed with Landlord and approved in advance. Separate event fees apply. If any tenants conduct a party or event on the premises without prior approval, they are subject to immediate eviction and forfeiture of any remaining rent. Please contact us to discuss your plans and pricing.