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Academy House...a charming 1938 Bungalow in Historic Downtown Franklin

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

A perfect haven for the Civil War buff, this charming 3 bedroom 2 bath family-friendly residence is truly your home away from home. Just 3 blocks from the Carter House and Lotz House, and a short walk to historic downtown Franklin with superb dining, shopping, occasional festivals, live theater and music.

This 1938 bungalow boasts a quaint living room opening to a dining area with seating for 6 to 8. The fully equipped kitchen has a breakfast counter with seating for two and could inspire you to dine in or just relax on the deck! The master bedroom has a king bed and is on the first floor along with the second bedroom which is decorated around a set of antique twin beds. Upstairs you'll find the second bathroom and third bedroom with room to sleep 4 on two full beds.

Julie Peeler
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 17, 2017

About Julie Peeler

We are two couples, a sister and brother with spouses/good friends, that decided to venture into the vacation rental business together. We are native Franklin residents and love showing off our unique town. We hope that staying at Academy House makes your experience here one to remember.

What makes this bungalow unique

Academy house is special to us first because it is located across the street from where the two guys in our group went to high school, Battle Ground Academy. Otherwise, its conveniently located near Main Street Franklin where you'll find unique shops and restaurants, street festivals, a restored movie theatre that is a music venue as well as movies, and many other interests as well like the library, Civil War historical tour, a small park, groceries and horse venues. There's a front porch swing to enjoy watching the small town traffic pass by and a fenced in back yard for your dog that has 2 loungers under an arbor with a deck to enjoy a meal in the sunshine off the kitchen. Its a perfect place for us to show off our beautiful, historic small town to out of town visitors. We hope you'll come back for a return stay and tell your friends about us.


Franklin Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • golf


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(26 traveler reviews)

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Academy House...a charming 1938 Bungalow in Historic Downtown Franklin
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews

Charming, roomy, very clean, great location

  • 5 of 5

We will definitely be coming back!

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful guests!! Please DO stay with us again...and bring the "maid" back with you, I need them where we live!! ;-)
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Odessa, FL

Lovely home in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

My family enjoyed our stay at Academy House while in Franklin for some Fall fun! The location is perfect, parking is ample, and the furnishings in the home are absolutely beautiful! What a lovely little cottage! We had my mom's small pup with us, and the fenced in yard worked out perfectly to let her out for a little run. Our hosts were very attentive with questions and we were made to feel very welcome. I highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent in every way

  • 5 of 5

This home is absolutely beautiful, comfy and so cozy and convenient to downtown Franklin. We totally enjoyed everything about our stay at Academy House.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful home was more than we ever could have hoped for! It was a truly a haven from the storm! Our daughter and her dog and friends drove all the way from Miami to stay here while being evacuated from hurricane Irma. They had absolutely everything they needed waiting for them when they arrived! We surely will stay here again whenever we have a chance. Thankyou so much for everything!


  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Can't say enough

  • 5 of 5

Can't say enough. The owners were more than gracious as we were looking for a place to extend our vacation. We couldn't have picked a better place. Walking in you knew you were in for a treat. The house fits Franklin to a tee. HISTORY. The house has great character and charm with new local flair (local artists artwork adorn the walls) which can even be purchased. The house was clean and spacious. Plenty of room for our family of five plus one. Our dog loved the back yard which is also a great place just to hang and reflect on your days memories of an absolutely beautiful town filled with plenty of history, charm, beauty, and the nicest people you could ever meet. This house is located a couple blocks from two historic homes used during the civil war battles, which are must stops for anyone. Also within walking distance is downtown Franklin full of shops, food, and great people. Couldn't of found a better place to stay to extend our vacation. On a side note the kids had a fun time tracking down Toby macs house

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You folks were awesome guests...the kind hosts can only hope to have stay!! The house barely looked occupied. We seem to always be driving by Academy House (I promise we're not stalkers!) and it never looked like you were home. So glad to hear you were out exploring every inch of our history!! I'm so happy that you enjoyed yourselves and that you liked our small town. My husband and I were both raised here which means we've seen a lot of changes since the early 1960's, but the good, kind, and polite folks still hold the majority! Thanks again for staying with us and for treating our house as if you owned it. Please come back to see us again! Kind regards, Julie PS. We did finally see you on the front porch swing...relaxing.
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Perfect girls weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Julie, you're a perfect host! The house was spotless, comfortable, in a great location and had everything we needed. I highly recommend your house and working with you was such a pleasure. Julie even toured one of our friends around when she arrived early and gave us restaurant tips when we called her. Franklin has great shopping, friendly people, delicious food and beautiful neighborhoods for morning walks. And Nashville, of course offers the nightlife and tourist attractions! I'll be back, thanks again for your hospitality and fun memories!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You girls (insert bashful emoji here)!! I still can't believe Academy House got to be the lucky winner for the girls week end get away!! We couldn't have asked for better guests, and now friends!! I must say I am amazed at all you did in the short four day stay. Most people couldn't do what you did in two weeks!! My son-in-law always says "pictures or it didn't happen" and I'm here to say... it happened!!! Goodness gracious, Lia, I want to go on vacation with you. You're right, sleep is highly overrated! Thanks for taking such good care of our, the walls still want tell me a thing! Please come back, we can find more to do, I promise! Julie
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Nearest Barpub
0.8 Miles
55 South
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.8 Miles
Cork & Cow

This charming bungalow is located walking distance to Main Street where there are boutique shops, restaurants, antiques and much more. There are walking trails, dog parks, Brownland Farms, which is an equestrian event venue, and Natchez Trace Parkway all within minutes to drive from this location. Franklin is a wonderful place to enjoy Civil War history tours and our many festivals and music events. There is an Art Crawl / Wine Tasting event every 1st Friday evening of every month on Main Street featuring local artists with a variety of medias. Not to mention, it's just 30 minutes from the fabulous Nashville - Music City!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $150
Pet Fee $150
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 17.25%

Rates are subject to change until reservation has been confirmed.
Additional cleaning fees apply to guests staying more than 7 days.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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