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Modern, peaceful getaway, close to the city

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom Loft-style house in walkable small-town on the Southside of Atlanta

This new listing is a newly-remodeled, modern zen-cottage, minutes from ATL airport and a short-drive from Downtown Atlanta's attractions & business center. Enter the private gate & as you step over the short bridge crossing the goldfish pond with fountain, you leave cares of the outside world behind.

This unique house is truly a 1-of-a-kind. It's an open-concept floor plan with white concrete floors and lots of windows that open to the private courtyards that surround it.

The kitchen area has a fridge, dishwasher and stove, with plenty of granite countertop space for preparing food & beverages.

A garden-room with brick floor gives the feeling of being outside with the comfort of being in. Sliding glass doors open to a shady, private courtyard with a zen-garden & plenty of morning birds.

Up the spiral stairs to the sleeping area.

The bathroom has a sleek, tiled shower and a small, clawfoot-tub. If you need to wash clothes, drop them down the chute to the laundry/1/2 bathroom below.

More Details

Jeff Hartnett
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english, french, Haitian Kreyol
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 25, 2018

About Jeff Hartnett

I'm originally from New York. I'm a public school special ed teacher who came to Atlanta after starting my career, teaching in Haiti. That sparked my enjoyment of traveling to new places and appreciation of the simpler things in life.

I came to Atlanta over 25 years ago & have seen this city grow & become more pedestrian-friendly. I love College Park, and live a few blocks from the Zen-house.

Jeff Hartnett purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Jeff Hartnett chose Southwestern

I've owned this house as a rental property for years, but when time came for a total renovation, I wanted to polish it to a peaceful spot that others could enjoy as much as I do.

What makes this cottage unique

The first thing that makes this house very unique is the sound of water that greets you as you open the gate & cross the bridge over the little goldfish pond.

The house is in a great little town with fun places to eat and drink, but close enough to downtown Atlanta & the airport, without the traffic & crowds.


Southwestern Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Main bathroom has a very small claw-foot tub & a shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , 1/2 bath on first floor has a washer/dryer
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Fold-down sofas form single beds
  • Main Bedroom has a queen-sized bed at the top of the spiral stairs. Off that room is a den which easily converts to a small-bedroom with 2 single beds.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist


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Modern, peaceful getaway, close to the city
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Peaceful, comfortable, and perfect for a weekend get away!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful stay. Very well appointed home. The beds are firm but comfortable. The spiral stairs are steep but the owner warned us about that ahead of time. There were snacks, coffee, and drinks waiting for us. We would absolutely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sensational Zen Garden Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely LOVED the Sleek Zen Garden House. It is modern - super contemporary; chic interior design - super comfortable; and immaculate - the house was super clean. Everything was first-class! Even though the house is relatively small, there is plenty of room with quiet, cozy nooks, both inside and out. We especially loved sitting next to the gold-fish pond, listening to the babbling stream. What relaxation! And still, the house is so close by to all the activities Atlanta has to offer. Nearby, within walking distance of the house are several terrific restaurants and a great grocery store, in case guests might want to cook in (the kitchen is marvelous!). The host could not have been more thoughtful. The amenities were amazing! We felt like we were staying in a five-star hotel!

Without a doubt, one of the very best vacation rentals we ever experienced! Reni & Jeff, Ossining New York

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great time

  • 5 of 5

Can't wait to come early baack

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Brake Pad
Nearest Train
0.75 Miles
MARTA (local rapid transit train)
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Mellow Mushroom
Car: recommended

Close to the GA International Convention Center (2 miles) and Atlanta Airport. Tyler Perry Studios

Downtown Atlanta home to Civil Rights Museum, World of Coke, GA Aquarium, CNN Center, Atlanta Botannical Gardens, High Museum of Art.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $80

Additional guests (beyond 2) require additional fee

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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