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Sunny! 1918 House, private apt, Claire, Candler Park, high ceilings, hardwoods

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type house

Overview

About the property

Sunny! 1918 House, private Apt, gardens, chickens, parking, laundry, hardwoods

FULLY equipped kitchen, sheets, towels, hairdryer, soaps/shampoos, snacks, TV with Chromecast, WIFI, laundry, games, books, big comfy front porch, offstreet parking, walk to grocery and restaurants and MARTA. Gardens, chickens, bees (very safe) in backyard.

This big house was built in 1918 by the Southern Railway as an upscale boarding house where Northern railroad execs could bring their families and over-winter at what was then the terminus of the rail-line. So it was built as a quad, which means a few things, each apt has a good layout, not chopped up from a once-primary-residence, it's got high ceilings, leaded glass, plaster walls a foot thick, and it's across the street from the old railyard, which is now part of the Beltline. It's a well-put-together space yet welcomes you to settle in. Plenty of walking-to destinations; walk to MARTA train (either Edgewood or Candler Park). Walk to 6 unique restaurants, 2 coffee shops, a local market, some retail. Get a growler from Candler Park Market and pull up a chair and watch what we call 'chicken TV' in backyard. The beehives are safely enclosed in the chicken run. See what's growing, pull some weeds...

My coop has been on the Urban Coop Tour lots (and lately, too).

NO Roosters live here (or nearby)!!!

More Details

Owner
Scott H. Thompson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2017

About Scott H. Thompson

Decatur Native attorney married to Atlanta native attorney, 3 kids, urban gardener with about 750,000 bees and exactly 26 laying hens. Youth coach, Rotarian, Mountain Biker, Birder, Geek.

Margot (10th grader) helps me with most aspects of this endeavor . 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!!

Scott H. Thompson purchased this house in 1990

Why Scott H. Thompson chose Atlanta

It was a huge project, but i wanted the land because of gardening/chickens/bees potential, which, you'll see, worked out great!

What makes this house unique

It's really INtown. Not out in the burbs.

Funky neighborhood is kinda Austin wierd, that's a good thing.

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".

We really want to maintain our flexible policy on check-in and check-out times. I will do everything I can to accommodate your times. Early check-in and late checkout depend on both your requests and the preceding/ following guests', then me negotiating something reasonable. If the night before you is not booked (and we won't know until that afternoon!) we'd normally be happy for you to check-in at 8am... If you want to check out at 5pm and no one is coming that night, no problem!! We'll see as we get closer. But, we do have a space where you can store bags. Otherwise, here is what the HOUSE MANUAL (in your Itinerary) will say-- Check-in will be anytime after 3 pm and Check-out will be anytime before 11am UNLESS YOU REQUEST flexibility with some notice.

FULL DISCLOSURE -- this is my urban working farmlet, so from time to time there will be beehive frames for repair in the yard, or mushroom logs to innoculate on the porch, or wheelbarrows or implements of gardening strewn about. This big, old, demanding mistress requires regular attention from me and my trunkful of tools!!

The inside pictures are exactly "as is". Promise. My farm does not extend to your very clean, orderly, tidy apartment

Amenities

East Side House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , I provide sheets and towels, soap shampoo, basics...
  • Towels, sheets, basic shampoo and soap, hairdryer, toilet paper, washcloths all included. If you are there for more than a few days, there is laundry onsite!
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , big comfy bed, i have futons and such we can use for guests
  • big comfy Queen bed, The Living room has Queen sleeper pullout sofa, very comfy and has pillowtopper mattress thingy. I have a twin mattress in the big closet you could use, too
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Emory, Druid Hills, Dekalb Hospital, Veterans Administration, Lake Claire, Candler Park, LIttle Five Points, Inman Park, Decatur, Kirkwood, Atlanta, Midtown, World Health , WHO, Edgewood, Clifton, East Lake, Agnes Scott, MARTA, Dekalb Medical Center, Clairemont, Ponce, Ponce de Leon, Midtown, Woodruff Arts, Variety Playhouse, Verizon Theater, Dad's Garage, Beltline, Piedmont, Farmers Market, Book Festival , Arts Festival, 30030, 30307, 30308, 303017, 30033, 30315, 30002, 30313, 30312, 30303, 30361

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Sunny! 1918 House, private apt, Claire, Candler Park, high ceilings, hardwoods
average rating of 4.703704 based on 27 reviews
Natick MA
4

Cute, Quirky - three stars leaning to four!

  • 4 of 5

We were very mixed on how to review 1918 house, and hope this provides an honest description. Scott was easy to work with and responsive. The check-in/check-out was very flexible which we appreciated. The house has great character (he should include a pic of the bathroom tile) and was comfortable for the three adults in our party. The location was fantastic. Quiet on a side street, but fast to Atlanta-proper or Decatur as well as a few surrounding neighborhoods all w their own personality. We enjoyed the farm aspects, including the creative use of gardens w tomatoes and herbs everywhere. For the issues - worn linens/towels, lumber and debris on the porch and bedroom window sill, I stepped on the handle of a broken tool on the lawn (stepped off the porch to grab something that fell), and the laundry is not easily accessible. In the welcome info Scott does say that to reach out if you want to do laundry and he will walk you through the basement. We didn't think we would need it, but would have liked the option on our last night when we had a run in w BBQ sauce! All said and done, I would give this house a chance. It looks like there might be some temporary construction going on and other issues are easy to fix.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Chapel Hill, NC
4

Satisfactory stay, clean and quiet .Good value.

  • 4 of 5

Spacious and clean, furnished well for your convenience. Extra supplies in bathroom and kitchen for the basic needs and more. We stayed for two nights and it was very pleseant. Scott came to greet us and to make sure we are well informed and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

Clean inside, not so outside!

  • 3 of 5

Rented due to description of having honeybees & chickens outback...cool for kids, & the whole natural living even in a big city thing. But, the outdoor area around house is so cluttered with crap & trash that it lost the whole bohemian lifestyle enjoyment. It was worn but clean inside; but outside needs serious clean up.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pittsburgh, PA
5

Nice stay in Atlanta

  • 5 of 5

Scott was great with communication and the house was cute and clean. We were a group of five, and were pretty squeezed in -- I'd say the house would be more comfortable with fewer people. But we were looking to save money and everything couldn't have gone smoother logistically. Thanks, Scott & Margot!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rochester, MN
5

Great spot - get a feel for Atlanta

  • 5 of 5

Scott and Margot were gracious hosts. Their apartment is in an awesome location, and Scott gave us a lot of good information. Would definitely stay here again. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great little spot.

  • 5 of 5

The house is cute and Scott was very nice. The location is great, very convenient right next to lake Claire. Would and will repeat.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Walk 10 minutes to Candler Park MARTA Station!!
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
La Fonda
Nearest Train
0.4 Miles
MARTA , walk 5 blocks to Candler Park/lake Claire
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Flying Biscuit, Gato Bizco, Fellinis, La Fonda....
Car: not necessary

Emory, Druid Hills, Dekalb Hospital, Veterans Administration, Lake Claire, Candler Park, LIttle Five Points, Inman Park, Decatur, Kirkwood, Atlanta, Midtown, World Health , WHO, Edgewood, Clifton, East Lake, Agnes Scott, MARTA, Dekalb Medical Center, Clairemont, Ponce, Ponce de Leon, Midtown, Woodruff Arts, Variety Playhouse, Verizon Theater, Dad's Garage, Beltline, Piedmont, Farmers Market, Book Festival , Arts Festival, 30030, 30307, 30308, 303017, 30033, 30315, 30002, 30313, 30312, 30303, 30361

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $35
Additional Guest Fee $10 per person per night
Pet Fee $15
Damage Deposit $100

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.