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4 mi. to Bristol Motor Speedway/ Next to Johnson City and Kingsport

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Charming upgraded 3BR/1 BA! Private entrance to this walk up daylight basement

Super clean with new furnishings. Everything you need for business travel or vacation stay. Black out curtains for travel nurses working the night shift. Short or long term lease options.

Beds for 6, plus two roll a way twin beds can accommodate 8.

Rates are for 2 guests. Additional adults or children can be added for $50/day per person.

1,200 SF Beautifully remodeled walk up daylight basement with it's own entrance and completely separated from the upstairs living space. Has it's own kitchen, living/dining room with 1 of 3 TVs, bathroom (tub/shower, sink, toilet), additional deep sink and grooming area outside of the bathroom for guests to get ready (outlet for hair dryer, etc), large laundry room with full size washer and dryer in the unit, sizable mud room at entry to take off your boots, hang your coat or waders from fly fishing, play a game or have a cup of coffee and work on your laptop at the high top table and chairs.

On site parking near your private entrance for up to 3 vehicles. Additional parking 1 block away.

Please enjoy the big backyard, fire pit, hammock, swings and bar bq grill. Evenings are magical under the string lights surrounding our fire pit. Relax and watch the fireflies dance in the wind. Tent camping in the backyard available upon request.

Best trout fishing around on the South Holston river, less than 1 mile away.

Centrally located between Johnson City, Kingsport and Bristol. 4 miles from Bristol Motor Speedway.

Only 20 minutes from Tri-Cities Regional airport.

Check In: 4pm

Check out: 11am

3 Bedrooms:

BR #1: Queen

BR #2: Queen

BR #3: 2 Twins

Additional beds possible:

2 single roll-away beds can be set up in the mud room or laundry room

Standard Rate/2 guests: Sun-Thurs


Weekend Rate Fri, Sat


Event Pricing/ 2 guests:

BMS Fall Race, 4 guests $450/night, 2 night minimum

Pre and Post Fall Race rate: 4 guests $300/night

BMS Spring Race, 2 guests $350/night, 2 night minimum

Pre and Post Spring Race rate: 2 guests $250/night

Battle at Bristol: $500/night, 2 night minimum

Rhythm and Roots $300/night, 2 night minimum


-Non-smokers only, please!

-No Pets!

-No parties or large gatherings, unless discussed with owners.

-3 cars maximum allowed on property unless otherwise discussed

Standard cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days from check in date.

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days from check in date.

EVENT/HOLIDAY Cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 DAYS from EVENT check in date.

50% refund for cancellations more than 60 DAYS from EVENT check in date.

Must be 25 years of age to book a reservation. Additional guests must be 21 years old or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, unless otherwise approved by host.

Guests with new profiles or limited Host reviews will be subject to approval by owners.

Long term lease options.

Rent: Rates based on one tenant. Call to discuss additional tenants. Must be listed on the lease and submit to a background check.

$1,550/mo with 12 month lease term, F/L/S

$1,650/mo with 5 month lease, F/S

$1,750/mo with 3 month lease, F/S

$2,000/mo with 1 month lease, F/S

(month to month option for following months)

$1,500 Security Deposit

$45 Credit and background check required for each guest staying in unit. Easy online application for long term renters. Takes about 5 minutes. Pay securely with credit card, debit card or bank account using Avail professional landlording website. Rent payments can be paid online (no additional fees) or in person: Cash, Check, Credit Card or automatic withdraw. No fees.

More Details

Joe and Wendy Fate
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2018

About Joe and Wendy Fate

We are an adventurous family! We love taking in the breathtaking sights East Tennessee has to offer with our blended family of ten. As our kids head off to college, our eight-bedroom home becomes more spacious. We have transformed our downstairs into a fully furnished retreat for those seeking anything from a peaceful weekend on the lake to an adventurous week spelunking, kayaking, and hiking on the Appalachian Trail. We have enjoyed doing all of the recent renovations to make this a beautiful space we think you will love!

Joe and Wendy Fate purchased this house in 2000

Why Joe and Wendy Fate chose Bluff City

My husband grew up in Mountain Home, Arkansas where his parents owned a beautiful resort on the lake. He has fond childhood memories of the fresh water lakes and mountains and working at the resort as a family. That is what drove him from South Florida (where we met) to live in beautiful NE TN, where he has a similar environment to AR, but the average year round temperature is 55 degrees. Even on the hottest day in summer, 85 degrees, it is still cool most mornings and evenings. The fresh water fishing is amazing. They keep the rivers stocked with trout! We love to take our float boat down the river and over the rapids, catching fish for miles. There are endless trails and incredible camping opportunities, white water rafting and exploring. We are so excited to be able to host people like he enjoyed at the resort in AR, where they got to know their guests and they came back year after year.

What makes this house unique

Sitting out back, with a fire going in the fire pit, hanging with friends and family.... time just seems to stop and all the cares of the day melt away. For a moment, all is right in the world.

We love our little city. It's just so quaint and centrally located between Johnson City and Bristol and is only an hour and a half from Knoxville. We love living near the water and feeling the cool air when we walk by, along the boardwalk. But, I have to say, one of my most favorite things is the sound of the train horn echoing in the mountains as it passes through. It's a slower pace here. That took me a while to get used to, but you will love the beautiful flowers in the spring and summer and watching the leaves turn in the fall. When we do get snow, it is beautiful. It usually only lasts a day or two, so we take advantage and sled day and night. Friends and family come to visit from South Florida and want to buy a vacation home here for themselves. It's a small piece of untouched natural beauty with so much to enjoy.


Bluff City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Guests with a new profile or limited Host reviews will be subject to approval.
  • No sub-letting allowed. We will meet and greet all guests to confirm the information in your reservation and who will be staying in our home.
  • Our rate is for 2 people. Additional adults or children can be added for all or part of your stay for $50/day per person, up to 10 people.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Additional deep sink outside of the bathroom, with outlet for hair dryer, etc.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Large closets and flat screen TVs in Bedrooms 1 and 2.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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4 mi. to Bristol Motor Speedway/ Next to Johnson City and Kingsport
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews
Live Oak FL

Host was very nice. House was amazing.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay. Our hosts were there to greet us and couldn't have been nicer. Check in was fast and the house was quite cozy. Very clean and all of our needs were met

  • Submitted: May 24, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our pleasure! We enjoyed having you. Congratulations on your race at Bristol! Your team is welcome back anytime! You left the place in impeccable shape. The perfect guests!
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A Wonderful Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I did a quick girls' getaway and were lucky enough to wind up in Joe and Wendy's rental. They met us and showed us around upon our arrival. Everything was spotless, the decor is really cute, and the place is very well stocked. We were even welcomed with drinks and snacks! The rental is located in a very quiet neighborhood, and we spent a good part of the afternoon relaxing around the fire pit in the back yard. I'd stay here again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Everything was great! It was a perfect place for us. The house was so nice and well kept. We definitely had space to relax and enjoy the stay. Definitely recommended and we will definitely stay again should we need to. Thanks!!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed it! That is always our goal. Thank you for the feedback. It is always nice to have such wonderful guests. Please come back any time! We look forward to seeing you again. Wendy and Joe
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Race fans

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend staying at this lovely house! 6 adults stayed comfortably, with plenty of space. Joe and Wendy were terrific! Best hospitality of any house we've ever rented. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

was a wonderful expierence. the house was beautiful. had everything you needed for your stay, only thing not provided was a blowdryer lol. but, luckily us girls carry one. everything was beautiful. the hosts were amazing and very helpful with anything we needed. will deffiantly will let lots of people know about this place.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Crystal! You guys were great. I am sorry that you didn't see the hair dryer!! (I showed it to you when you came in, but you were also very tired from driving 10 hours.) It was under the deep sink. I will now switch it to the bathroom vanity. My thinking was that someone could get ready at the deep sink/vanity to leave the bathroom available for the others. (I could have listed that information in a welcome book, since most people are tired from traveling and won't remember most of what I show them. :) Thank you for letting me know!! It was even a BioIonic hair dryer, which I thought you would appreciate. My bad! Thank you for your feedback. We would love to have you here anytime! Wendy and Joe Fate
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home away from home

  • 4 of 5

My family loved staying in this remodeled, clean, beautiful basement. The owners provided everything we needed...3 pretty bedrooms, laundry facilities, even snacks and great outdoor space! It was a perfect location between Johnson City and Bristol. Only downsides - 1 bathroom is a little difficult with more than 4 people, and we were awakened by footsteps upstairs. Overall, a great getaway! Don't miss the swinging bridge in Bluff City!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review, Annisa! We loved having your family. Thank you for your honest feedback. That is very helpful. We have talked about plans to add a second bathroom. We apologize for the footsteps upstairs. We will be more aware in the future. We appreciate the time you took to share your experience with us and let us know how we could improve. Best wishes to you all! Hope to see you again soon. Wendy and Joe
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Nearest Airport
13.7 Miles
Tri-Cities Airport


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $50

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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