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Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

This was an old Price farm along the river we had it remodeled we have 39 acres.

We are located 7 miles from Abingdon along the river, 35 miles from Bristol International Race Track and 2 hours from the Smoky Mts. Enjoy fishing, canoeing or just relax on the front porch and watch the peaceful river flow by. Fully furnished with 5 clean and comfortable bed rooms. Bath and shower downstairs and 1/2 bath upstairs. There is a long level road in front for bicycling.We welcome families and race fans. References furnished on request.

Bob and Fran Saddler
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2018

About Bob and Fran Saddler

My wife and I have been married for 64 years. We used to go and spend about 2 days a week on the river. We all know time changes things, we have more rental property and live about 30 miles away and we haven't stayed there but a few times in the last year.

Bob and Fran Saddler purchased this house in 2000

Why Bob and Fran Saddler chose Abingdon

This was the Price farm along the river it was in run down and vacated for some time when we bought it. We had it remodel and updated. There is 39 acres in behind the house but not very useful for anything but hunting. There is a road running in front of the house we have about 300 ft. of river frontage. We would consider any offer on the place.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for letting us rent your home. We really enjoyed having the river nearby. Family time was very special. Thanks for being such friendly host.
Jul 2015
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Abingdon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
  • wheelchair inaccessible


Good! 3.9/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 3.875 based on 18 reviews

Great get-away

  • 5 of 5

There were 6 of us guys from Erie, PA who came down for the Bristol NASCAR Race. The house was very nice and had plenty of room, and actually could have slept one more. It was a great secluded location and met all our needs. Although we did have terrible rain and the river flooded (locals say if seldom floods as much as it did this weekend) we had plenty to do and enjoyed our time there very much. Bob, the owner, was in contact with us throughout our trip to make sure we had everything we needed. The 1st day we were there the river was beautiful and offered plenty of entertainment if we wanted to take advantage of it, including the 2 kayaks the owner supplied. We will definately stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great guests, they are welcome any time...I wish them well.
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Peaceful place to spend quality time with family

  • 5 of 5

We didn't get to stay as long as we would have liked. The river was beautiful. Plenty of space for my family and 3 pups to spread out. Owners were extreamly helpful and went above and beyond to make our stay wonderful.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very nice family
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Wonderful home with outstanding owners

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in the home for 2 weeks and enjoyed my time there very much. Everything I needed, plus more, was available and the house was very clean and nicely decorated. The owners are great people and are so welcoming and gracious. I look forward to coming back with my husband again to enjoy the kayaks and beautiful views with him. Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Saddler for your company and hospitality. It was a pleasure meeting you both and staying in your wonderful home. Meatball and Trotter say hi!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Picture is Deceiving

  • 2 of 5

The surrounding area of the house is beautiful, but we were a bit disappointed with the house itself.

It needs quite a bit of cleaning, the water smells terrible, and the house has a very musty smell. When the bedding was pulled back on one of the beds, there was dog or cat food.

The house has great potential, but it definitely needs some TLC.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was disappointed with this reveiw/ we inform our guest that we do have well water and leave city or drinking water for them, after all you are staying in a country home along the river. All beds are pre-made and not all used it is possible that (someones} dog hide food and we missed it. Please be assured we strive to have a clean comfortable place for out guest. Bob and Fran Saddler
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Great River Get-away!

  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend this rental! The owners were wonderful to work with and the home was very clean and beautiful, inside and out! There are many rooms, beds and amenities that make this a very pleasurable stay.

If you are looking for a weekend getaway or a week long retreat, you cannot go wrong here. Lovely home by the river!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Riverfront Home

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much. Couple of small issues that were related to the previous renters. Loved the access to the kayaks and the hosts were awesome. One suggestion would be to have a couple additional items in the kitchen (knives, casserole dish, frying pan). Would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very nice people took good care of everything treated our home like their home.
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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