This is a 3 bedroom / 2 bath home that has been well maintained. Columbus is a great place to visit or to live. When visiting our home we want you to feel at home. You will find everything you need in a home away from home environment. Less than 4 minutes to main post gate..Located close to all restaurants , Supercenter Walmart and grocery store. Less than 2 minutes. You can visit the National Infantry Museum (2 .7 mi), Coca-Cola Space Science center (4.6 mi), Callaway Gardens (45.9), Six Flags over Georgia (115.0 mi )Whitewater Rafting (4.3 mi), National Civil War Naval Museum (3.1 mi ). Columbus has several historical sites. Walking distance to local park.
- House2300 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay3 - 4 nights
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Melvin & Chernda Pendleton ( owners )
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Sep 25, 2018
About Melvin & Chernda Pendleton ( owners )
Hello, my name is Chernda Pendleton and this home was the first me and my husband purchased. The home have a down home southern feeling. We decided to purchase another home and decided families visiting for graduations and family gathering could use our house as a home away from home. We are a retired military family therefore we know the need for living situations rather you visiting or staying.
Melvin & Chernda Pendleton ( owners ) purchased this House in 2004
Why Melvin & Chernda Pendleton ( owners ) chose Columbus
This property is perfectly located less than 5 minutes from main post gates. Because of this location you beat the morning commute to Ft. Benning.
What makes this House unique
This house has enough space to make any family feel at home , without the feeling of being cluttered.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Family Weekend at Fort Benning
This house is located very close to the base, so it was extremely convenient to pick up and drop off our family member daily. There is plenty of room in side for socializing and sleeping. Seating in family room (den) is all futons, so not the most comfortable. We had 7 people staying, and everyone slept very well! Outlets are VERY limited....there are no outlets in the main bathroom, non available in the living room, after you plug in coffee pots, there is only one spot in the kitchen, the den had a power strip but only one spot open.
The biggest down side was the dining table. There is only chairs for 4. We had 7... The table is big enough to seat that many, but there are no chairs. The house will sleep 11 with all of the futons, but there are only chairs for 4 to sit at the table. Hard to have a "family" dinner. But even with this issue, it was so much better than staying in a hotel in separate rooms. We where all in the same space, and it was so nice to be able to sit, talk, and hear story's of basic training and what is happening next for our new military member.
Do NOT rent this property! Especially if you are hoping to spend quality time with a soldier.
The owner made a mistake on my paid rental days. As a result, she sent me a message after the Turning Blue ceremony, during family time, to threaten eviction for early arrival if I didn't pay $120. I responded that we did not arrive early (she said at 10:00 a.m.) as I was in Mississippi driving at that time and had arrived at 3:45. She did not respond. I was anxious that we would be evicted while we were spending that one precious day with our soldier. The following morning, before graduation I send another message and she finally called. During the call, she admitted that she had "cameras all over the house" and that she was in the house at 10:00 a.m. and knew we were there. She said I sounded aggressive and again threatened to have me removed from the property. I called her back when my brother suggested that she may have the wrong date. Bottom line, I paid for 5/30 - 6/3. She did have her dates mixed up. She had entered the property at 10:00 a.m. on 5/31. At no time during two calls did she apologize. She was one of the rudest individuals I have ever spoken to. I left the house a day early. She yelled at me that "as the owner, I told you to stay". Really? I will not stay in a house where I am threatened, spied on and treated like a criminal. She then stated that the money I paid for the last night was not refundable. I sarcastically let her know that I was aware of that. She could have taken an opportunity to apologize and refund the expense in payment for her error, but she did not. She still sounded angry that she was unable to extort an extra $120 from me when she hung up.
Without that horrible experience I would have given the house a 2 or 3. There is no dishwasher. There are large, rude signs all over the house with "Keep out", etc. The décor is fussy and not suitable for family relaxation. For example, there are slip covers on the sofas, plastic on the dining room table seats and the dining room is staged with place settings so board games are difficult, as is dinner because there isn't enough counter space to put the place settings. In addition, the fitted sheets on the king size bed are so cheap that they do not stay on if you so much as sit on the bed. I woke all night sleeping on a bare mattress. She did provide water, Danish, and coffee.
The loss of quality time with our soldier due to anxiety...that ONE DAY... prior to graduation and his final duty station was heartbreaking.
Home was well maintained, nicely decorated, and well stocked with what we needed .
The property was well maintained. The biggest plus was we had family and friends coming from different places around the US and being able to have them all under one roof for the time we were together was nice. Definitely better than dealing with multiple Motel rooms which ends up spreading everyone out. Having the ability to sit back and do some grilling/cooking right there makes you feel like you are at home. We will recommend this to anyone we know that is heading off on vacation or attending a graduation like we were. We will definitely use it again. Thank you!
Dear guest I'm so happy you enjoyed your stay. I send well wishes to your graduate and thank him for choosing to make a career with the United States Army. Be all you can be.
Not a house to rent if you have kids
Definitely not a house to rent if you have kids. I had to take anything and everything that might break and put it up so it wouldn't break. Although it has everything you could need for a baby, but it's just not baby friendly. Also it is written everywhere to leave the house the way you found it or you won't get your deposit back. It made me feel like I needed to clean it and not have anything out of place when we left. We are clean people, but to feel nervous the whole time wasn't fun. I also had to change the master bedroom sheets cause they were dirty. It was hard to do your hair. I am 5 feet 3 inches and I couldn't see in the master bathroom mirror and then the main bathroom there has no outlets so I had to plug everything in the bedroom far away from the mirror.
Definitely shouldn't have a breakable vase with marbles in it where a baby can get to it, to not only break it but swallow a marble. If it wasn't for any of that stuff, it was a decent house to stay in.
Our family loved staying in this home. It was perfect for our visit in spending time with our solider and attending his graduation! I would recommend this home as a favorite.
Thank you for your review I'm glad you enjoyed the same and we look forward to seeing you again .Thank you again
Perfectly met all our needs and expectations!
The house was amazing! Our extended family traveled from out of town to visit our son at his Ft Benning US Army Basic Training Family Day and Graduation. The house allowed us to spread out and relax, while still spend family time together.
The entire house was beautifully decorated and spotless.
The house is very close to Ft Benning, as well as shopping and a local park with a lovely walking trail. Rather than get several hotel rooms, it was so much nicer for us all to sleep in the same house, and hang out in a living room and talk, and cook our own food in a well appointed kitchen.
And our new Soldier was able to relax and enjoy our visit, in the privacy and peace and quiet of a house.
Thank you for a great stay - this is truly a hidden gem.
Dear guest i'm glad you enjoyed your stay.I hope next time you come to columbus you decide to stay with us.
The house is located close to military base. There are several places to eat close by.
Additional information about rental rates
All payments including deposits are non-refundable. No Smoking allowed in home. If a pet or smoking is found to be inside home there will be a $ 300.00 fee for each pet and smoking incident and you can be asked to leave the property without incident immediately. Late check out or early check in is allowed with prior approval at $ 10 / per hour.This must be approved at booking. Failure to comply with rules and regulations of rental agreement will cause deduction in your deposit.Please read rental agreement and welcome folder upon arrival.Any rules broken can result in the loss of your whole deposit.Please leave the home in the condition you find it.