Stay in the Home of a Famous Inventor!
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- Minimum stay:30 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
This is the home of H. Tracy Hall, the physical chemist who invented the first reproducible process for making diamonds in the laboratory while working at General Electric way back in the fifties. Dr. Hall's invention made an incalculable fortune for G.E. His reward? A $10. savings bond. Needless to say, Dr. Hall was disheartened by the lack of credit he received and landed himself a professorship at Brigham Young University in Provo, where he taught chemistry and conducted high pressure research. But there's much more to this story than diamonds. You can learn more about Tracy and his family when you visit this 'GEM' of a home!
From the moment you walk into this home, you will feel a warm and inviting spirit about it. Many of our Guests say; 'It's even better than we expected!'. It's interesting to look at the many historical pictures placed about the house that tell the story of H Tracy Hall the chemist, and his wife & children that were raised in the home.
Reading was an important part of life for the Hall family, so our guests will find several book-cases throughout the home filled with interesting books that once belonged to Tracy (for all you science lovers) and some of Ida Rose's collectables right along side them.
The south wall in the formal living room is made up of huge glass windows and doors that offer a breathtaking view of the lower gardens, the Wasatch Mountains and BYU Campus. The well kept wooden floors are original to the home, as are the mahogany built in's you will find in almost every room. The Kitchen has a new 'old style' refrigerator which is really fun.
New guests are always excited to find a generous 'welcome basket' on the kitchen table that is stuffed with assorted treats and other fun surprises. An assortment of drinks, snacks & breakfast items can also be found in the refrigerator & cupboards. This is the perfectplace for guests who want a homey vacation experience in a residential neighborhood where they can mingle with the locals, but want the added benefit of a VERY convenient location.
Please note: This Vacation Rental Home along with the others we manage are currently booked out through December 15th, 2016. Unfortunately we won't be able to accomodate you unless you request travel dates after that. Our Vacation Rental Home is usually booked 3-6 months out, so please think ahead, we'd love to serve you in the future.
Zoning in this neighborhood restricts us from renting the home for less than 30 days. You can reserve the home anyway as long as you pay the advertised monthly fee and sign a lodging agreement that's 30 days long. Even though the reservation is for 30 days, you can check-out anytime you please and the city is fine with that as long as we don't re-rent the home to anyone else until your lodging agreement expires.
Compare and run the numbers; our rates are so reasonable that our monthly rate is usually less than our competitors nightly rate for two or three weeks. Remember, we are always happy to answer any questions you might have about this home and the other's we manage!
Member since: 2014
- 1200 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Non Smoking Only
Not Suitable For Children:
Families with children are welcome to rent the lower level of this home (sleeps 4), or our guest home across the street which is very nice (sleeps 6). We can supply high chairs, toddler beds, travel yards, and cribs with advance notice, and we are happy to send pictures on request. We do not child proof our homes, so renters with children are encouraged to look for potential hazards when they arrive, and notify the property managers if there is a problem. The home has a large fenced back yard with lawn, picnic table & shade umbrellas. (not gated, however) Please call us to discuss your travel dates and receive a quote.The MAIN LEVEL of the H. Tracy Hall Legacy is rented to Adults....moreless
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Our housekeeper will come in once a week to re-make the beds and launder the bed linens and towels. Inbetween loads of laundry she will clean as much of the home as she can. The housekeepers visit is limited to 2.5 hours. We do not guarantee the unit will be 100% cleaned in that amount of time, but additional cleaning can be arranged for through the management (additional fees apply) ...moreless
- DVD Player:
- Game Room:
Game closet with a variety of games & puzzles in the lower level. Seasonal outdoor games provided. Balls for the BB court & volleyball, rackets & birdies for badminton, croquet and other lawn games....moreless
Play music via TV with access from platforms such as Pandora, Spotify & Google Play. Play your own CD's, through TV speaker system. Lower level of home has a beautiful hand carved piano & sheet music...moreless
- Satellite / Cable:
Flat Screen TV in living room, Netflix, local TV & cable provided, DVD player. Bring your own DVD's. Huge 87' outdoor TV on pavilion, watch TV, play Wii, wedding video's, movies, best pict. after dark...moreless
Rental home directly across the street from the H. Tracy Legacy Home is better suited for families. We have high chairs, toys, a crib and toddler beds. Nicely decorated! Call for custom quote...moreless
Play the Wii on our 87' outdoor TV located on the pavilion. Have fun playing Wii games & 'Just Dance' outdoors, especially at night! Have the manager help with the electronics. (seasonal use)...moreless
- Video Library:
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Water Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
3.7 miles: The Shops At Riverwoods features all your fashion-forward styles from well-known national retailers, while keeping things close to home with locally-owned boutiques only found in Utah!...moreless
Located at the base of the Beautiful Wasatch Mountains, directly across the street from BYU campus, 4 blocks to Provo LDS Temple & MTC, 1.5 blocks to BYU Stadium & Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum...moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Roller Blading
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Ski Privileges Optional
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
We have a lg. outdoor fireplace on the Pavilion. Please don't use the indoor fireplaces, we're not sure if they're safe. Last time we tried to light a fire in the fireplace it smoked the place up!...moreless
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
Our beds are made with high thread count sheets and pillow cases, and beautiful bed coverings. The housekeeper will come in once per week to wash the linens & towels, re-make the beds, and clean....moreless
The Living-room wall is lined with glass windows & doors that face south, and offer a breathtaking view of the Wmountains, BYU campus, park pavilion & gardens. Please use the 'pulley's' to open drapes...moreless
Carport. Theres no shortage of parking here. During warmer months, 40-50 cars can be parked on lower south lawn for parties & events. The lawn has a special substrate to prevent it from being ruined. ...moreless
Only the best will do. Ours are bright white, fluffy and absorbent. In order to keep our towels and washcloths looking new, please use the make-up remover wipes we provide, instead of using our towels...moreless
- Washing Machine:
- Wood Stove:
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
A limited amount of breakfast Cereals, snacks & drinks will be stocked in the pantry & refrigerator & initial supply of toilet paper & paper towels. They will not be replenished again after check-in....moreless
- Deck / Patio:
- Lanai / Gazebo:
Lawn / Garden:
The park surrounding the home including pavilion & other areas are shared among guests, friends & neighbors, & are not exclusive to guests with reservations. Occasionally events take place in the park...moreless
- Outdoor Grill:
- Ski & Snowboard:
Pool / Spa
We don't have a pool, but we have a Splash Pad! LED color changing lights in each burst of water, make it that much more fun at night! Ask the management for help turning it on. (Seasonal use)...moreless
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My Standard Rate
30 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Taxes Not included
Rates are subject to change until a reservation is confirmed by the Agent and a reservation is tentative until the initial payment has cleared. The Agent strongly recmmends that the Guest purchase cancellation or 'cancel for any reason' insurance to help protect or offset the amount of loss suffered on their vacation investment if the guest is forced to cancel, or even just decides to cancel his or her reservation before or during the contracted term. Guests that cancel their reservation 31 days or more prior to their Check-in-date will receive a refund for all of the money they paid to the Agent, less a $300. administrative fee. Refunds and/or discounts will not be granted when a Guest terminates a reservation 30 days or less prior to the check-in date or terminates their stay any time after the check-in-date for reasons or circumstances that are beyond the Agent's control such as but not limited to; death, work related issues, healty related issues, flight or travel problems or interruptions, lost baggage, car trouble or accidents, storms, fires, earthquakes, floods, war, acts of God, construction, mechanical or equipment failure, interruptions or failure of appliances, utilities, internet or cable TV, and Guest dis-satisfaction of the VRH & property unless the Agent has grossly or intentionally mis-represented the property to the Guest n this or other websites. Refunds and/or discounts will not be given for problems or inconveniences that occur as a result of local construction, events in vicinity of the rental, or events held in the Legacy park, or for circumstances or problems beyond the Agents control. The Guest acknowleges that they booked the reservation with full knowledge that large events such as weddings might be held in the Legacy Park (the yard that surrounds this vacation rental home) during their stay, which might be disruptive & may cause inconveniences to the Guest. Guests do not have exclusive rights in their use of the park.
Payment in full at the time the reservation is required if the reservation is placed less than 30 days prior to the check-in date & is non-refundable. Otherwise, A 50% downpayment of all fees owed will hold a reservation and the remaining balance is owed no later than 30 days prior to the date of check-in. A valid credit card is required & will be placed on file in place of a security deposit.
Manager's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting manager when booking
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This guest home is within 1 minute of the BYU Marriott Center, the Lavelle Edwards football stadium, and the Miller Park Baseball Stadium. Guests of the LDS faith enjoy staying here to see their missionaries off to the Mission Training Center which is located just 2 blocks east. This location couldn't be any more convenient if you and your guests like to attend BYU activities such as Women's conference, Education week, BYU graduation or football, basketball, baseball games or field & track activities. If you've got a craving for a double scoop of Ice Cream, we're within walking distance of either of BYU's two Creamery Markets (5-10 minutes), and the Dairy Queen. Out of gas? No problem, the nearest Chevron is just 3 blocks away. Next door to that is a Well's Fargo bank, Swig (drinks & provo's best sugar cookies), Hawaiian Shave-ice, and Farmers Market (August thru October). 5 blocks away is 'Brighams Landing', where you'll find The Cocoa Bean Cupcake Cafe, DP Cheesesteaks, Sub Zero Ice Cream & Yogurt, Jamba Juice, Great Harvest Bread, Fed Ex, and many other cool shops! Want a little adventure? How about some Indoor rock climbing at 'The Quarry' located less than a mile from here. And right next door is the Cinemark Movies 8 theatre, Shopko, Lo Lo's groceries, Pizza, Cafe Rio, Zuppa's Soups & Salads, Wal-Mart Market, The Olive Garden, Shirley's Bakery, CVS Pharmacy, Vasa Fitness , 24 Hour Fitness, The Red Lobster, Kohls, Maverick, The University Mall -- all these and more within one or two miles of our properties. The Provo Towne Center Mall & Theatres are 4 miles away, Seven Peaks Water Park & the 2002 Winter Olympics Ice Skating rink is 2 miles away. Our location just can't be beat! You'll have less driving to do and more vacation fun at this home which is located on the border of University Parkway, in a residential neighborhood. UTA's (Utah Transit Authority's) most popular bus route (University Parkway) is located just TWO minutes from the property's front door!
Year Purchased: 1956
About: My name is Nancy Hall Mecham. I'm the youngest Daughter of the World-renowned Chemist Dr. H. Tracy Hall and his life long sweetheart, Ida Rose Langford Hall. My Husband Doug and I were both born & raised in Provo, and were High School Sweethearts. We have 4 children, 3 daughters and a son with multi disabilities, and are proud grandparents of 5 darling grandchildren. Doug & I manage the H. Tracy Hall Legacy Home, which is where I grew up. We enjoy meeting new people & making friends from all walks of life, and would love to have a chance to serve you!
Why Pleasant View, Provo, UT, USA:
Luxury, and location, Location, Location! (see 'Unique Benefits' for location information) This home is less than 400 feet from the North side of Brigham Young University Campus. The property is located directly across the street from the main entrance to the BYU Marriott Center Parking Lot, where Education Week, Womens' Conference, and BYU Basketball games are held (along with many other events)! The BYU Lavell Edwards football stadium is just 1.5 blocks away, The MTC 4 blocks, The LDS Temple 5 blocks, The BYU Creamery is just through the Marriott Center parking lot, and up a set of stairs. Our family has worked diligently to restore and preserve the H. Tracy Hall Legacy Home & Park for historical purposes. This home was designed & built in 1954 by my parents, H. Tracy & Ida Rose Hall. They wanted to live close to Brigham Young University (BYU) where my Father was a member of the Department of Chemistry, Physics & Biochemistry and where he spent 26 years teaching as a professor and researching in the field of high pressure and high temperatures. Along the way they raised seven children, five girls and two boys. When Mom & Dad passed away, my Brother David bought our family home, and the neighbors homes above it and below it, and replaced and replaced them with lawns, gardens, trees, recreation areas, an orchid greenhouse, pavilion, catering kitchen & splash pad. The H Tracy Hall Home was restored to it's original beauty, and still contains some of the original furnishings. Now this unique historical home is yours to visit and enjoy! Don't waste any more of your time searching, call us now.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
You'll fall in love with this home! Whether it's the views you see from the huge living room windows, or the smooth luxury linens on the beds, or the secret garden out back, or harvesting fruit from the trees, or gathering flowers from the garden, It's all here for you. Plush mowed lawns, mossy rock paths, and fragrant rose gardens, you'll find that too! ...unless of course it's winter. If that's the case, there's nothing more romantic than watching snowflakes falling softly outside this warm cozy home while sipping hot cocoa next to the twinkling Christmas tree by the fireplace. Whatever the season, you don't need a reason! Book your get-away today!
- Primary: +801 427-5552 Please call us for custom travel dates!
Links to more information:
This is the Formal Living Room of the H Tracy Hall Legacy Home (main level)
Iconic white leather chair designed by Charles & Ray Eames in the early 50's
Mother once caught our mahogany cabinets on fire! This story & more when u visit
After the kids grew up & moved away, Mom used this room as a genealogy office
This is the Humble H. Tracy Hall Home. Check out the Classic '56 Ford Country Sedan
This splash pad has color-changing LEDs that add a whole new dimension at night
Original cubic diamond press is now a garden sculpture that kids like 2 climb on
Inside view of the greenhouse (I could spend all day in here!)
Breaking Bad Season Two Episode 6 'Peek-a-boo' Walt teaches class about Dr. Hall
A neighbors wedding reception was held at the property
Large outdoor TV, Gas or Wood burning fireplace, Huge drop down screen & more!
Mother's original dining room furniture brought here from Schenectady NY in 1956
Guests who rent the home during the Christmas holidays will enjoy this tree
Neat vintage picture of Tracy, IdaRose & baby Sherlene above bed (main level)
Classy Patio furniture outside lower level of H Tracy Hall Legacy Home.
Pretty view of the outdoor fireplace, flower gardens & pavilion
Fall decorations on the hearth of outdoor accessory building
many of the orchids in this greenhouse are from Ida Rose's original collection.
miltoniopsis orchids from the greenhouse
Tracy & Ida Rose in Ogden canyon when they were dating (around 1941-42)
the Pavilion has large umbrella's that tilt to block the sun and turn 360 degree
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Thursday, October 27, 2016
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