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Tree-Lined Private Decatur House, full kitchen, laundry, patio, hardwoods SAFE!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

Private 2BR, Huge, 1,100 sq feet, full kitchen, hardwoods, laundry, parking

Safe old neighborhood, , furnished, full kitchen, laundry, 1100 sq feet. On a Cul-de-sac set back in woods, on a gurgling stream (great birding!!) behind Agnes Scott College in Winnona Park. On--street parking for this duplex with laundry, fenced yard, patio, garage. Pets OK. You can't see it from the street!! Gotta cross a bridge. But this is a walk-around-at-night and come-home-in-the-dark kind of neighborhood!! Full of kids and families. It's right in-between downtown Decatur and downtown Oakhurst, both being a three minute drive away. Or a 10 minute bike ride.... You have private access to this huge fully furnished apartment; unlimited WIFI (avg 30mbps down) , Premium Cable TV (cable, Showtime, HBO) Chromecast for streaming Netflix... Amazon... DVD player (with movies), stereo, printer, 2 bedrooms with sheets and towels, full-on kitchen, bath, living room, fenced yard, patio ... Laundry room is in garage. Towels, Linens, soaps, coffee, snacks, hairdryer, laundry soap...

King and 2 bunk bed twins in 1 bedroom--- two full-size beds in 2nd bedroom, sofa is big and good for sleeping, i can bring up a twin mattress with some notice

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2018

About The Owner

Decatur Native attorney married to Atlanta native attorney, 3 kids, urban gardener with about 750,000 bees (not on this property!) and exactly 26 laying hens (not here either). Youth coach, Rotarian, Mountain Biker, Birder, Geek.

I couldn't have imagined what an incredible business experience this has been for a young lady. Letting her convert a few of our apartments into short-term rentals has given her first-hand business experiences that babysitting just doesn't cover!!

The Owner purchased this house in 1995

Why The Owner chose College Heights

When i retire, i'm going to build a Frank-Lloyd-Wright ish house on this creek, it's an amazing piece of property

What makes this house unique

Decatur! Don't get me started.....

It's a $5 uber ride to the train station

Great dog walking. Great patio for hanging out.

It's a side-by-side duplex but you only share ONE wall, and it's a hallway. You share no space at all, separate entrance, everything

Late check-ins are never a problem since we'll assign you a door code, and you don't need to meet for your 'key". Early check-in and late checkout depend on both your requests and the preceding/ following guests', then me negotiating something reasonable.


College Heights House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • UNLESS YOU REQUEST flexibility with plenty of notice, check-in will be anytime after 3 pm and Check-out will be anytime before 11am
  • We’ll do sheets/ towels; leave 'em on the bed. Turn off the Air. Close/lock windows on porch. Do your dishes. Lock up. Go forth and do good work!
  • The $15 @pet fee does NOT cleaning carpet/furniture/bedding cleaning. So please use covers if your pets are couch surfers!
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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 Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , I provide towels, sheets, soap, shampoo, other basics....
  • I provide towels, sheets, soap, shampoo, hairdryer, iron, ironing table
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , 1 bunk bed , Give me some warning about the pack and play, if you need it
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , 1 child bed , a few twin mattresses that can float around. Need notice!!
  • with some warning i can bring up a twin mattress and crib. The couch is wide and good for sleeping,
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • 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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
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Tree-Lined Private Decatur House, full kitchen, laundry, patio, hardwoods SAFE!
average rating of 4.5434785 based on 46 reviews


  • 5 of 5

I had a great time celebrating my birthday here, Scott was helpful and a great host.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Knoxville TN

My go to spot to stay in Atlanta

  • 5 of 5

Whenever I visit this is always the first place on my list! The space is great and not far of a drive to most things.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice accommodation, need bridge repaired.

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed my stay, thanks!!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Disappointing, at best!

  • 1 of 5

The house/accommodations were acceptable. "Getting there" proved to be a challenge. While the original listing for the property included off-street parking, the "tiny bridge" you need to cross to get to the property was caved in with no auto access. In fact, we had to walk (carefully) across a makeshift "walkway" to get from the beginning of the driveway, over the creek, to the main driveway/garage/apartment, causing personal safety concerns, especially while carrying luggage and at night with no lighting. We had rented and paid for the listing NINE MONTHS in advance of our daughter's grad school graduation and had several email communications with the owner, including during the last three weeks before our arrival. At no point were we informed of the bridge collapse prior to our arrival or offered options to make other arrangements while we still had time to do so. We had made plans to have guests over for a graduation celebration for our daughter and three of her fellow graduates but had to change our celebration location just 24 hours before the scheduled time to a public park due to our concern for the safety of our guests. As it turns out, there was an elderly grandparent of one of the graduates in a wheelchair. We would not have been able to accommodate him safely if we had not changed the location of the celebration. At the very least, we should have been informed of the bridge collapse immediately and offered a refund while we still had time to make alternate suitable arrangements. We did see the landlord several times during our four day stay. He was pleasant at all times but the condition and accessibility of the rental were very disappointing. In spite of it all, we were determined to make the best of our daughter's graduation and address the rental concerns once we were back home. A word to the wise - be sure you know what you're getting yourselves into before exchanging any funds. While we understand that anything can happen (like a bridge collapsing), we feel we deserved full disclosure in enough time to make other arrangements for such an important event.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The bridge is well-disclosed on the listing's description (before you even book). . She had handicapped folks in her party. How were they going to get up the stairs, anyway? She was embarrassed. Hundreds of folks have walked over the bridge. .
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Pleasant, enjoyable

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay, Scott was very helpful and easy to work with. House was clean and all the necessities were there. We would recommend a stay here. Thanks Scott

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location in Decatur

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience at this home in Decatur. The location is great for anyone visiting Agnes Scott College or downtown Decatur. The area is very quiet and there's plenty of space in the home for large groups. Scott was very accommodating and everything was ready for us when we arrived. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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Fernbank Museum of Natural History
"great planetarium, IMAX , dinosaurs"
Your Dekalb Farmers Market Cafeteria
"best lunch buffet in town"
Dekalb Farmers Market
"It's the first place I take out-of-towners, go for lunch, just go for lunch, you won't belie..."
Cakes and Ale Restaurant and Bar
"my wife's perfect fancy dinner out!"
Thumbs Up Diner
"Biscuits!! ask for the chicken spinach sandwich, it's not on the menu anymore"
"cool neighborhood"
Sun in My Belly
"all meals , but breakfast is the key for me."
The Iberian Pig
"well, we do love us some pig!!"
Leon's Full Service
"nationally rated gastro-pub"
The Brick Store Pub
"go-to beer with boys"
Dancing Goats Coffee Bar
"walk 3 min to this classic Decatur meeting place"
Istanbul Cafe
No. 246
"maybe too hip for hipness, great food"
Farm Burger
"the kids' choice for dinner out... try the mac and cheese with pork cheek. The green goddes..."
Wahoo! A Decatur Grill
"Mom's favorite, eat on the patio"
Raging Burrito - Sycamore Street
"a business lunch fav for me"
Java Monkey
"Hey Stephanie!! the biscuits are actually great!"
Cafe Lily
"my favorite dinner out, great date place"
Mojo Pizza
"hella good pie"
Pastries a Go Go
"better than flyin biscuit biscuits, just saying..."
Revolution Donuts
"DOUGHNUTS -- not just for breakfast anymore!!!"
Oakhurst Park
"dog walking, people watchin fun"
Burnt Fork BBQ -- CLOSED
"one of our two go-to BBQ places. they've actually got a vegan BBQ that i keep hearing abou..."
Fabu Face Spa
"kids' fav"
Oakland Cemetery
"download a walkin tour, no kidding"
Decatur Cemetery
"dog walkin' fun"
Winnona Park
"great playground"
Dearborn Park Trail
"dog- walking, hiking"
Columbia Theological Seminary
"walk around, tennis courts"
Three Taverns Brewery
"take the tour, get some growlers"
Tickle My Tummy
"go, eat, be happy"
McKoy Park
"playground, walkin around"
Agnes Scott College
"set of lots of cool movies!! awesome campus, walk around"
La Calavera Bakery
"just wow, reminds me of downtown San Antonio places on sundays"
Twain's Billiards & Tap
"yes!! another brewery! and you can play pool... darts... and that game where you slide puck..."
The Corner Pub
"yep... another pub, good food, fried fish!"
Trackside Tavern
"it's where the profession tavern people go"
Piece of Cake
"cupcakes and red velvet rule"
Oakhurst Market
"blow your mind takeout"
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
ATL Hartsfield Jackson
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
U Joint
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
East Lake Bobby Jones course
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Decatur MARTA station
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Candler Road, I-20
Nearest Restaurant
0.8 Miles
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $15
Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning $35
Tax Rate 3.0%

Pet Fee is $15 per pet, per stay--
PET OWNERS - We are dog and cat people, too. We need your help in order to maintain our open policy to pets. Pets are not allowed on furniture/beds without drop cloths or sheets. We have a few at each listing. $15 per per , per stay fee does NOT apply to carpet/furniture/bedding cleaning!!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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