This one story mountaintop bungalow sits on two acres and is perfect for a family vacation, girl's retreat or home base when attending a Lodge or Burritt wedding. Please ask me about a discount for 1-2 adults. Those interested in Huntsville's space history will find this house and the story it tells fascinating. With the wonder of nature right outside your back door, you are able to walk or ride a bike to the state park with its beautiful hiking trails and you are still only minutes away from the Medical District, 5 Points and the Space and Rocket Center. If you head west you are only 5 miles from the Robert Trent Jones golf course and Hampton Cove. This fully furnished home has a king bed in the master bedroom with a huge walk in closet, two twins (one is an antique suitable for a child or small person) and double bed in the second bedroom, and a fold out sofa and twin bed in the third bedroom/library. There are also two foldaway beds and a baby bed if you need one. For a party of 12, or just to have a bit more room, a "glamper" that sleeps two is available. The house has two full bathrooms; one with a tub shower, and the other with a walk in shower. There are two steps down (with handicap handrail) from the living room to the bedrooms. There is plenty of closet space, a full sized washer and dryer, iron and ironing board, cookware, dishes and utensils, a dining table that will seat 10, a well stocked library and a gorgeous fireplace to sit and enjoy yourself for as long as you like. TV, cable, wireless internet, outdoor fire pit grill, covered porch,and many more amenities are provided. This lovely home is filled with beautiful antiques, oriental carpets and all the extras to make you feel right at home. The hosts live next door and can help with any particular needs you might have.
- House2800 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Fascinating mountain home of one of Huntsville's Rocket Men
Lisa and Fred Ordway
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- English, Spanish by email only, Spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 15, 2018
About Lisa and Fred Ordway
We are both from Huntsville, but have lived in many other places. We moved back to Huntsville in 1996 and bought the house next door to this one, which is the house Fred grew up in.
Lisa and Fred Ordway purchased this House in 1960
Why Lisa and Fred Ordway chose Monte Sano Mountain
Wouldn't live anywhere else in Huntsville but Monte Sano. It's like always being on vacation. Monte Sano, Mountain of Health, has long been known for its healthy environment and was historically believed the furthermost southern area to escape malaria, yellow fever and cholera due in part to its cooling winds, el viento.
What makes this House unique
1 mile to Monte Sano State Park, 7 miles to Robert Trent Jones Golf Course, 5 miles to Space and Rocket Center, this property is centrally located but has the room and privacy of a cabin in the woods.
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Check-out: 2:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
This home is well-loved. We loved it too.
When we arrived and walked through this well-loved house we immediately felt at home. We thought it was even better than its photos. It is so beautifully decorated and even after a week we don't think we saw every painting or picture on the walls. We felt like the owners were sharing a piece of history. We were there for a family reunion at Monte Sano State Park and this was perfect to stay right next to it. Some of our closest relatives stopped in occasionally throughout the seven days we stayed, and each one loved taking a tour through this unique house. There was plenty of space for the cars. I think at one time we had seven cars parked there. This place reminded us of old times when we stayed at our grandparent's historic home at the foot of the mountain where there were lots of little places to gather for conversation. We couldn't have done that if we had stayed in hotel rooms. The home is well-kept, clean, and had everything we needed including the linens and cookware. Our Dad is getting up there in years and walks with a cane but little things helped him get around like railings and one of the bathrooms was handicap equipped. The owner's two dogs adopted us and loved playing with the kids that came. Lisa was so nice we could have talked to her all day about the house but she gave us lots of space for family time. I know we paid to stay there but thank you so much for opening your home for people to enjoy.
We really loved having you and your lovely family as our neighbors while you were in Huntsville, and are so happy you had such a good time! Bat and Bird are really missing the kids....you would not believe the hole Bird dug, I think because he was just sad and bored!
I'm so happy that you felt at home, and that the house became your home away from home. It has that effect on people, and in a way...calls you back, as home does. I really hope that we will see all of you again, you are always most welcome!
Lots of hugs until next time!
Beautiful, serene, spacious!! Wifi was great. Our hosts were gracious and location was quick access to food and services.
House, setting and owners were all fantastic
Lisa and her husband were great to work with. The house and most importantly the beds were great. We had a great time and the house helped that to happen. We were there for my sons bachelor party. We had 9 men. So when I say comfortable for 9 men that says a lot.
Spacious and comfortable
Owner very pleasant and easy to work with. Lives close by. Accommodated the groomsmen in our daughter's wedding for the weekend. Would definitely recommend!
Rocket City History
We enjoyed our stay in this quiet, comfortable home, rich with Rocket City history. The hostess/owner, Lisa, was very welcoming and helpful. We sat around the open fire at night, cooked outside twice and had s'mores for dessert. We enjoyed the nearby Monte Sano State Park and the Wernher von Braun Observatory. It is a quick drive from downtown Huntsville and the U.S. Space and Rocket Center. If you want a mountain view while enjoying the sights in Huntsville, stay here! Don't forget to do a driving tour of the Old Town Historic District. Wonderful old homes there!
This beautiful home and property exceeded our expectations.
We had the opportunity to enjoy an extended weekend with our
daughter and her family in a setting that was truly ideal.
Ms. Ordway is a wonderful hostess and very gracious.
We hope to return in the near future.
What a gorgeous family you have, and we hope to see all of you often!
Close to Space and Rocket Center, home of Space Camp; Monte Sano State Park and Lodge; and the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
$125 for 1-2 adults and up to one small child. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Refunds for cancellations at least 7 days prior to your expected arrival will be subject to $100 rebooking fee. Refunds for cancellations/early checkout after that time will be 50%. Unless otherwise agreed to in writing by the owner, reservations will be cancelled and 50% of the total rental fee will be forfeited if not paid in full 7 days prior to expected arrival. You will be charged $20 per night per person in excess of 8.