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Big 1BR, hardwoods, historic 1918 House, Downstairs, Lake Claire Candler Park

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 800 sq ft
Property type house

Overview

About the property

Historic 1918 House, private Apt, gardens, chickens, parking, laundry, hardwoods

New listing - note over 400 reviews on our other very similar listings!!

Totally private apartment in 1918 house. Orig bath tiles and hardwood floors, high ceilings, leaded glass windows, great breeze. Backyard parking, Private back porch.

FULLY equipped kitchen, sheets, towels, hairdryer, soaps/shampoos, snacks, TV with Chromecast, smokin' WIFI, laundry, games, books, big comfy front porch and your own private back porch, offstreet parking, walk to grocery and restaurants and MARTA. Gardens, chickens, bees (very safe) in backyard.

Bedroom has two queen beds. There is a pullout sleeper queen sofa in the living room and a fold-down fullsize sofa in Bedroom. I have twin mattress hiding in the closet!

This big house was built in 1918 by the Southern Railway as an upscale boarding house where Northern (Yankee!!) railroad execs could bring their families and over-winter at what was then the terminus of the rail-line. So it was built as a quad, which means a few things, each apt has a good layout, not chopped up from a once-primary-residence, it's got high ceilings, leaded glass, plaster walls a foot thick, and it's across the street from the old railyard, which is now part of the Beltline. It's a well-put-together space yet welcomes you to settle in. Plenty of walking-to destinations; walk to MARTA train (either Edgewood or Candler Park). Walk to 4 unique restaurants, coffee shops, a local market, some retail. Get a growler from Candler Park Market and pull up a chair and watch what we call 'chicken TV' in backyard. The beehives are safely enclosed in the chicken run. See what's growing, pull some weeds...

My coop has been on the Urban Coop Tour lots (and lately, too).

NO Roosters live here (or nearby)!!!

More Details

Owner
Scott H. Thompson
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About Scott H. Thompson

Decatur Native attorney married to Atlanta native attorney, 3 kids, urban gardener with about 750,000 bees and exactly 26 laying hens. Youth coach, Rotarian, Mountain Biker, Birder, Geek.

My 10th grader helps me with all aspects of these listings. I couldn't have imagined what an incredible business experience this has been for a young lady. Letting her convert a few of our apartments into short-term rentals has given her first-hand business experiences that babysitting just doesn't cover!!

Scott H. Thompson purchased this house in 1990

Why Scott H. Thompson chose Lake Claire

It was a huge project, but i wanted the land because of gardening/chickens/bees potential, which, you'll see, worked out great!

What makes this house unique

It's really INtown. Not out in the burbs.

Funky neighborhood is kinda Austin wierd, that's a good thing.

Late check-ins are never a problem since we'll assign you a door code, and you don't need to meet for your 'key".

We really want to maintain our flexible policy on check-in and check-out times. I will do everything I can to accommodate your times. Early check-in and late checkout depend on both your requests and the preceding/ following guests', then me negotiating something reasonable. If the night before you is not booked (and we won't know until that afternoon!) we'd normally be happy for you to check-in at 8am... If you want to check out at 5pm and no one is coming that night, no problem!! We'll see as we get closer. But, we do have a space where you can store bags. Otherwise, here is what the HOUSE MANUAL (in your Itinerary) will say-- Check-in will be anytime after 3 pm and Check-out will be anytime before 11am UNLESS YOU REQUEST flexibility with some notice.

FULL DISCLOSURE -- this is my urban working farmlet, so from time to time there will be beehive frames for repair in the yard, or mushroom logs to innoculate on the porch, or wheelbarrows or implements of gardening strewn about. This big, old, demanding mistress requires regular attention from me and my trunkful of tools!!

The inside pictures are exactly "as is". Promise. My farm does not extend to your very clean, orderly, tidy apartment

Amenities

Lake Claire House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , We provide sheets, towels, basics, shampoo, soap...
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , give me some warning if you'll need the pack and play!
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Emory, Druid Hills, Dekalb Hospital, Veterans Administration, Lake Claire, Candler Park, LIttle Five Points, Inman Park, Decatur, Kirkwood, Atlanta, Midtown, World Health , WHO, Edgewood, Clifton, East Lake, Agnes Scott, MARTA, Dekalb Medical Center, Clairemont, Ponce, Ponce de Leon, Midtown, Woodruff Arts, Variety Playhouse, Verizon Theater, Dad's Garage, Beltline, Piedmont, Farmers Market, Book Festival , Arts Festival, 30030, 30307, 30308, 303017, 30033, 30315, 30002, 30313, 30312, 30303, 30361

Reviews

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Big 1BR, hardwoods, historic 1918 House, Downstairs, Lake Claire Candler Park
average rating of 4.736842 based on 19 reviews
Hillsborough, NC
5

Wonderful retreat

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I are fans of old houses and had a great time staying here. There was plenty of room for us, our 11- and 9-year-old, and our two beagles. There are many beautiful houses and a park in the neighborhood. We took the kids to the Georgia Aquarium and MLK Jr. National Historical Park. Although we did not take the train, we appreciate that there is a station within 5 min from the house and there was plenty of parking. Scott stopped by with his dog Champ. He showed my daughter how to feed the chickens in the morning and she thoroughly enjoyed it. We had a wonderful time and will definitely stay here again if we are in Atlanta.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Dothan, Alabama
5

Great location in a good neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

Overall, our stay for a girls’ work trip was delightful & relaxing. The apt suited our needs well and was just the right size for all five of us to sleep comfortably. Champ was all of our favorite part of our stay & the chickens were so fun to feed. There were a few minor details that aren’t super pertinent to a ensuring a good stay, such as better quality toilet paper & minor detailing in the backyard, but overall, I would DEFINITELY stay here again and recommend to others. AWESOME location too!

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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5

Great place

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay if you are working in the area. Awesome access to public transit. Cute chickens. What more could you want?

If you are a light sleeper you may need earplugs you can hear the train from time to time (I am not and slept great). This by no means is to say don't stay here because it's really a great spot with kind hosts.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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4

Home Away From Home

  • 4 of 5

Location was perfect for me! It was in an interesting residential neighborhood, near the venue for my nephew's wedding celebration. And I could walk to a cozy little shopping area, restaurants and a coffee shop.

The apt. was spotless, had a good hot shower, comfortable mattress and Scott was very accommodating.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cute rental convenient to downtown!

  • 5 of 5

I went with a group of 5 women for a weekend in ATL. The house was just the right size for everyone to stay comfortably for a weekend. Well stocked, nice amenities. MARTA access was close by and Uber rides were fairly quick for longer rides (ie to a Braves game ~20 min, Sweetwater Brewing ~15 min, Ponce City Market ~10 min). Thanks again for such a great weekend!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Knoxville
5

Cool Place

  • 5 of 5

My cousin and I took a trip to Atlanta and were not disappointed with this house!

It is old and full of charm and had all the amenities, including a little eat in kitchen, fridge, spacious living room and two huge beds, plus a great little bathroom.

It was perfect for us and what we needed! It was also cool seeing the 22 chickens out in their chicken run every morning! They were so quiet you didn't even know they were there!

Parking is tight, but not if you read the instructions on where to park and take a medium to compact sized car.

Scott, the owner, was really helpful and gave us reccomendations for places to eat!

Two things I really loved about this place: the helpful little notes everywhere! Usually taped by light switches or on fans so you would know which string to pull for light or the fan. Just a small touch, but it was nice! And I loved the keyless entry! Scott gave us an easy code to remember and it was very simple to get in and lock up and not have to worry about keeping up with a key!

I'd highly recommend this place! So convenient to Atlanta and close to the Marta bus and metro stations!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Walk 10 Min to Candler Park MARTA train!!
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
La Fonda Latina
Nearest Golf
0.8 Miles
Candler Park Municipal Course
Nearest Train
0.4 Miles
MARTA, walk 5 blocks to Candler Park Station
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Flying Biscuit, Gato Bizco!! Fellinis, Radial
Car: not necessary

Emory, Druid Hills, Dekalb Hospital, Veterans Administration, Lake Claire, Candler Park, LIttle Five Points, InmanEmory, Druid Hills, Dekalb Hospital, Veterans Administration, Lake Claire, Candler Park, LIttle Five Points, Inman Park, Decatur, Kirkwood, Atlanta, Midtown, World Health , WHO, Edgewood, Clifton, East Lake, Agnes Scott, MARTA, Dekalb Medical Center, Clairemont, Ponce, Ponce de Leon, Midtown, Woodruff Arts, Variety Playhouse, Verizon Theater, Dad's Garage, Beltline, Piedmont, Farmers Market, Book Festival , Arts Festival, 30030, 30307, 30308, 303017, 30033, 30315, 30002, 30313, 30312, 30303, 30361 Park, Decatur, Kirkwood, Atlanta, Midtown, World Health , WHO, Edgewood, Clifton, East Lake, Agnes Scott, MARTA, Dekalb Medical Center, Clairemont, Ponce, Ponce de Leon, Midtown, Woodruff Arts, Variety Playhouse, Verizon Theater, Dad's Garage, Beltline, Piedmont, Farmers Market, Book Festival , Arts Festival, 30030, 30307, 30308, 303017, 30033, 30315, 30002, 30313, 30312, 30303, 30361

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning fee $35
Pet Fee $15
Tax Rate 3.0%

Pet Fee is $15 per pet, per stay--
PET OWNERS - We are dog and cat people, too. We need your help in order to maintain our open policy to pets. Pets are not allowed on furniture/beds without drop cloths or sheets. We have a few in the closet at each listing. $15 per per , per stay fee does NOT apply to carpet/furniture/bedding cleaning!!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.