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A Taste of Southern Charm with Modern Amenities

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,250 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

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.

More Details

Karen Wilbanks
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 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.


Midtown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3250 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • 1. Absolutely NO SMOKING inside the home 2. No parties or events without prior approval and payment of additional fee 3. No loud noise after 9:00 pm
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , carriage house
  • The main house has 3 1/2 baths. The carriage house has its own full bath.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Sitting Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 1 murphy bed , Queen size Murphy bed in the library on the main floor
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king , carriage house with king bed and full bath rents separately
  • The sitting room is attached to and part of the master suite and shares the master bath. Though it is a separate room, it is not totally private since it has no doors and only a small hallway separates it from the master bedroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • 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:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • roller blading
  • tennis


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A Taste of Southern Charm with Modern Amenities
average rating of 4.891892 based on 37 reviews

Beautiful Family Home!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property. Great weekend getaway for friends and family

  • 4 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This property was absolutely gorgeous. Excellent location! Walking distance to restaurants, shopping, etc!! We will definitely be back!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home for a family gathering.

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Absolutely Amazing

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this property numerous time over the past few years and it is always

wonderful. The house is amazing and we love the area!!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Hartsfield-Jackson International
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Blake's, Ten
Nearest Train
0.4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
I-75 downtown connector
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Flying Biscuit
Car: not necessary

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.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 8.0%

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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