About the property
- House2100 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 5 nights
Featuring HUGE 290 sq ft Master BedRM Suite (featured in NBC TV sitcom)
Welcome to the Gathering Place!
This spacious duplex home (which has been featured in an NBC Film Production, Good Girls) is the perfect place to land in between conference going & coming, corporate meetings, etc . Located in the upper level of the main house on a secluded, scenic, and charming one-half acre homestead, surrounded by professionally maintained gardens and grounds. This listing is perfect for a corporate traveler or a couple who desires lots of extra space or who perhaps have a lot of extra equipment /belongings. It is set up perfectly for group meetings / small conferences, etc. (PLEASE NOTE: In terms of the amount of sleeping rooms -- This listing is for 3 (three) sleeping rooms & 2 private baths.
It was recently scouted by NBC Universal Studios, and is being used as a set for the filming of "Good Girls" (airdate, Feb 26, 2018)
This home reflects the artistic talents of my young 21st century thinkers and scholars (see tapestry art on the wall in den) If you would like to arrange a tour of this historic school where Dr. ML King Jr., once attended - - please let us know :-)
You can be assured of an incredibly clean, comfortable home, which has been decorated with an eclectic mix of modern, vintage and French Provincial furnishings. There are updated fixtures in bathrooms, newly refinished hardwood floors, and professionally landscaped yard and gardens.
The property sleeps up to:
2 guests in the master bedroom
2 guests in Jack/Jill bedroom #1
1 guests (or 2 small children) in Jack/Jill bedroom #2
Enjoy cooking and entertaining in the well-stocked kitchen with gas cook-top and stainless steel appliances. Relax and enjoy the tasty coffee/hot chocolate bar, and fast wifi. Help yourself to the complimentary continental breakfast items.
A HUGE 290 square ft master bedroom featuring a king size bed/ sitting room area with en-suite bathroom and vanity area. Sleeps 2 comfortably.
Jack/Jill Bedroom with shared bath
Business-Ready with laptop and printer (provided upon request)
3 (three) family friendly dining / entertaining areas
Beautifully restored hardwood floors and chandeliers throughout
"Handicapped-friendly" on the main level
Multiple plantation shutters that can be thrown open to "let the outside in"
Ample parking area in back of home
2-Car carport in back of home, allowing for loading/unloading vehicles out of view (even this space can double as meeting space)
Professionally landscaped yard and gardens
Eat-in kitchen with LOTS of granite countertop space and cabinet storage
Outdoor Gas Grill
Keyless Entry / Easy check in/out with 24 hour secure SMARTLOCK.
ROKU Stick / HD Antenna in Master BedRM
Cable TV provided on TV in den area
Laptop and black/white printer (provided upon request)
Body wash, lotion, mouthwash etc., all supplied
Rosemary and basil herb garden
Other services provided
Guides to local restaurants and activities (provided upon request)
Bed and bath linens provided
Shampoo, conditioner, toothbrush and toothpaste (provided upon request, if request is made before 6 PM)
Additional important information
This mid-century duplex is divided into two separate, private vacation rental living quarters.YOURS includes the upper level & Entire Main Level with new furnishings and fixtures, Backyard Terrace/Patio/Outdoor Charcoal Grill and 2-Car Carport. Load / Unload your car from the privacy of a covered carport, in rear of home out of view from the public.
This home has two private, separate entrances / exits. The only shared space is the driveway and carpad in the rear of home. This home has not been "modified" It naturally fits the traditional duplex layout, ensuring safety as well as privacy. Even though the co-host lives on the sublevel, your privacy is valued. The co-host's entrance and exit are on the opposite side of the house. You will not see either of us, except by request or during lawn care.
I-285 North / South (Distance: 5 minutes)
I-20 East/West (Distance: 8 minutes)
Downtown Atlanta (Distance: 12 minutes)
Atlanta Hartsfield – Jackson International Airport (Distance: 15 minutes)
GA International Conference Center (Distance: 12 minutes)
MARTA Rail (Distance: 8 minutes)
Six Flags over GA (Distance: 15 minutes)
Mercedes Benz Sports Stadium (Distance: 12 minutes)
GA World Congress Center (Distance: 12 minutes)
GA Aquarium / Coca Cola / Centennial Olympic Park (Distance: 15 minutes)
I prefer the booking guest to be 25 yrs or older.
NO PARTIES ALLOWED - -small gatherings of 4 non-sleeping guests or less, are fine; visiting guests must park on the street
QUIET TIME after 11:00 PM; the grounds care taker lives on the basement level.
Smoking is allowed on the outdoor patio only and/or the carport area
No overnight guests
No package deliveries to property address
No eating / drinking in bedrooms, please
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Mar 24, 2018
About Jerol Smith
I'm a native Atlantan & I have been very fortunate to see the change and growth of this great city - - its fine restaurants, extraordinary shopping, sporting events and venues, musical scene, movie scene and all of the other beautiful things that make up Atlanta. I am a MOTHER to 850 kids, who are 18 going on 25 (you guessed it, I'm a high school teacher). Teaching is 'heart' work and HARD work. I have worked harder in my career span as an educator, than in any other role of my life! I learn as much from my kids as they do from me . This is the same open mindedness I bring to hosting! I can always learn from people, no matter political view, race, religion or background - - it serves well to challenge my logic - - Come one, come all - - stay with us and we will give you a good sense of what Southern Hospitality is all about.
Jerol Smith purchased this House in 1968
Why Jerol Smith chose Southwestern
As our childhood home, this property is near and dear to our hearts! This is a diverse neighborhood with a real city feel with lots of eccentric and charming people, but it is not a leave-it-to-beaver suburb with houses that match, so if that's what you are looking for this neighborhood is not for you! You will find chain restaurants and mom/pop operations in equal number along the Cascade Rd. corridor. We love the area! You will see large portraits of the legacy bearers of this home, Jerodene 'Jerry' Smith, and Walt Smith Sr. in the foyer of the front entrance of our home. It is their passion for home decor, landscaping and homemaking that inspires me today.
What makes this House unique
CONVENIENCE- ACCESSIBLE TO EVERYTHING! Downtown family-friendly activities, restaurants and dining, and public transport are easy to get to. ATLANTA ZOO, BRAVES STADIUM, GRANT PARK, ATLANTA AIRPORT, GEORGIA AQUARIUM, ATLANTA UNDERGROUND, CENTENNIAL PARK, CNN CENTER are all within 15 miles. Other attractions up to 15 miles away Situated on quiet residential roads with very little traffic, the Cascade Heights neighborhood and surrounding community has been the neighborhood of choice for many prominent Atlantans over the decades: the late Lieutenant Colonel Charles “ A Train” Dryden, who helped make history as one of the early members of the Tuskegee Airmen, the late Atlanta Mayor Maynard H. Jackson, civil rights icon Joseph E. Lowery, former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin, Hank Aaron, renowned Atlanta surgeon, the late Hamilton E. Holmes, to name a few. The neighborhood was featured prominently in Ebony magazine, back in the 1980’s (the magazine is on the coffee table in the den)
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-out: 3:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Excellent location. Very Comfortable
We felt very comfortable and safe in this home. There were a number of restaurants and supermarkets near by. The marta was just a short drive.
This is an absolutely beautiful home in the suburbs 😊
Not only is the house lovely , spacious and roomy. Jerol the property manager was kind to me , my mother and grandma during our stay supplying us with everything we needed at no extra charge. Might I add that when you do stay you get a complimentary pitcher of sweet tea in the fridge which i finished within the first hour of being there.💖 The neighborhood is quiet and beautiful and the surrounding areas and shops are no less than 5 minutes up the road, perfect location for a peaceful family get away. I enjoyed my first stay in Atlanta , Ga and i will be booking this property again!
Very laid back, Great Neighborhood, Home Was Overly Clean and our host was more than helpful in ponting us in the right direction to anything we needed
Thanks Kal, for the kind words, it is always a pleasure to offer the BEST! Glad you enjoyed your ATL experience
Huge Duplex with Great Accommodations
This beautiful home shows pride in ownership. We stayed in the 3-bedroom portion of the duplex with access to the carport, which was great for access to the home. The pieces of furniture in this home is of amazing quality and style. Chandeliers hang from the master bedroom as well as chandelier designed lamps throughout. The bathrooms felt like we were being pampered by the touch of elegance displayed in them. Upgrades in the vintage home are done with attention to detail according to my husband's standards, as a builder. The front and back yards are very well maintained. As others have stated in their reviews, Jerol welcomed us with a pitcher of cool sweet tea and orange juice in the fridge along with a tray of goodies to snack on! Her brother, who shares the duplex, was extremely cordial and did not bother us one bit. Close by are grocery stores, pharmacies, fast foods and other places. You can even take the streets to and from the airport. Can't believe that they share such a great home with others, but I praise God that He directed us there. Next time we are in Atlanta, we will for sure check to see if "The Gathering Place" is available.
Thank you so much, Ms. Thelma for the kind words! It means a lot to see my efforts to be a good steward of the home, pay off :-)
We loved it!!
Renting this home was the best decision ever. Its cost efficient and we were together all the time. We wouldn't have had that privilege with a hotel. The house was just lovely and so welcoming! The outside area is very relaxing . We stayed in contact with Jean & Jerol and they made sure we had everything we needed it! Loved it.
We really enjoyed our stay and will use again if available
If you are up to hiking, less than a mile away is the 120 acre Cascade Springs Nature preserve. Free parking available. We are 10 minutes from Six-Flags over Georgia.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
A PHOTO ID will be required at the time of booking 1. QUIET TIME after 11:00 PM; the grounds care taker lives on the basement level. 2. Smoking is allowed on the outdoor patio only and/or the carport area 3. 10 is the maximum occupancy for property (sleeping guests and visiting guests) 4. No pets