About the property
- Cottage329 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom Sleeps 2
Hi, we have a really incredible cottage for rent. It is a REAL caboose (on railroad tracks) that has permanently resided in our back yard for more than 40 years. We have just finished remodeling it from one end to the other. All the furniture is new and so are most of the appliances.
--The den has a very comfy full-sized sofa, a desk, two closets, and a big flat screen TV with storage underneath.
--The kitchen has a new full-size sink, new faucet, new dishwasher, new countertop oven and microwave, toaster... and granite countertops. Pots/pans, and Keureg coffee maker are also provided. And, there is a wine chiller, as well as a distinct dining area for two people.
--The bedroom is an extension that has been added on one side of the very well-appointed main caboose room. The bedroom has an electric fireplace (which is also viewable from the den), brand new wall-to-wall carpeting, and a pillow-top king size bed (linens are provided).
--The bathroom has granite floors, dark rich paneling, and a shower. Towels are provided.
--In addition to the front porch entry, there are also small porches and access at either end of the caboose.
--Great access to I-75 downtown (at Howell Mill Rd.)
--The caboose is located at the back of our spacious back yard (which is fenced in). Our home is 100-yr-old former mill-row house that has doubled in size by being completely and extensively remodeled.
--Just added WASHER/DRYER (brand new LG front loader) for your convenance and pocket door going into the bathroom for added space. Every cubic inch of space has been designed with optimal living in a tiny home.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within two days
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 09, 2018
Check-in: 1:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Amazing location, kind owners, and charming space !
The property is in a fantastic neighborhood to get around town, you can skirt around traffic, and the space is extremely unique. Very comfortably furnished and great for a solo traveler or couple. Zero issues !
We absolutely loved having y'all and would recommend y'all to any other listings! Welcome back any time! Thank you Tara!
A little disappointing
I reserved this unit two weeks before the reservation began. When I arrived, the entire unit was a little smaller than I had anticipated...Not sure if it's really suitable for long term stay, but I made due. The issue I had when I entered the unit was that it was not clean...not even the bed linens were changed. I was told by the owners once I arrived that the cleaning crew was scheduled to appear the next day. But in my opinion, as a renter, the unit should have been cleaned prior to my arrival, especially since the unit was booked two weeks before the reservation even began. Another issue that was disappointing was that as a month long term rental, there were either no toiletries or not enough provided, such as toilet paper, trash bags, laundry/dish detergent, disinfectant, etc. There weren't even spices for cooking or kitchen gadgets provided either. Which caused me to have to spend more money for those household items to accommodate my monthly stay. Plus, sometimes on evenings that had freezing temperatures, the unit wouldn't be that warm to combat the cold and I shivered through the nights, since there were no winter blankets provided. I've booked with VRBO in the past and my experience at this particular vacation rental wasn't that accommodating.
Jennifer - We are extremely disappointed to hear that you did not enjoy your stay. Please allow us a chance to respond to your comments.
Let us first start by saying that though the house cleaners were set to come the day after your check-in, under NO circumstances would we EVER allow a guest to stay on unwashed bed linens! Ever. We took an entire afternoon cleaning the unit ourselves to ensure it was in top condition prior to your arrival. The following days paid cleaning was to just be an added bonus. As you can see in our other guest reviews, we have had nothing but glowing remarks about how clean we keep the property, and we take pride in that. If there was a concern about your bed linens, we certainly hope you would have informed us - as we always keep extra linens on hand.
As you noted, it is a smaller property - which means we have to conserve all the space we can for you out there. That means winter blankets stay in the main house unless you ask for them, instead of taking up room in the coveted closet space. There are also THREE heating units in the home; one of them being an electric fireplace directly in front of the master bed. Again, if there was a concern about needing any kind of extra blanket or the functionality of the fireplace/heater in the master bedroom - we really wish you would have let us know, so that we could immediately fix the situation.
We rent the caboose as though you are renting a house. For example, we supply you with a few trash bags, a roll of paper towels, a couple of rolls of toilet paper and plenty of cooking utensils for the kitchen. We do not continuously supply these items throughout your stay, so we are very sorry for the confusion.
We would again like to reiterate how sorry we are that your stay in our caboose was anything less than perfect. We also wish that you had expressed a need for anything at any point in your month-long stay with us, as we would have been sure to take care of it as quickly as possible.
Wonderful Little Caboose!
We stayed in this adorable little caboose for 5 nights and enjoyed every moment. The owners were so accommodating to us as we didn't arrive until after 11:30 pm and had ordered groceries to be delivered earlier in the evening from Whole Foods to get us started. The owners graciously watched for the groceries and put them in the fridge for our arrival. Shower products, hair dryer, iron etc all provided. Amenities as described. Very clean. (A little painting left to do,but this location has only not been rented 10 days this entire year!) I would recommend to any couple who wants privacy, close to Midtown and want to supply their own meals rather than eating out each night in town! One warning and should have heeded their advice . . .traffic is HORRIBLE. Don't rent a car just use Uber or Lyft. It is much much easier!
On a side note, Atlanta Airport is HUMUNGEOUS and spread out like no other! We arrived 2 and a half hours in advance and by the time going through security and taking more trains to the gate we had 15 minutes before boarding to get something to eat and drink.
The owners customer service was spot on!
Lisa! You guys were WONDERFUL to have! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay! Hope you're doing great!
Clean, Well Furnished and Convenient
My husband and I stayed in the caboose for a month and had a fantastic time. The space is very nicely laid out, beautifully furnished, cozy and excellent accommodation for two people. The kitchen is well stocked and we really enjoyed having the Keurig coffee maker to use for our morning coffee. Parking is easy and there is ample shopping and restaurants on Howell Mill Rd, a short drive away. We loved our stay and hope to return on our next trip to Atlanta.
Thank you so much for the review! We are so glad to hear you loved your stay! Be sure to let us know if you ever decide to return, we'd love to have you!