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Comfortable private apartment 5-10 minutes from UGA

Watkinsville, GA, USA
  • Apartment1100 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps7
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

Set on two acre lot with plenty of parking in very safe neighborhood but very private with wildlife in yard daily. Private entrance and lighted parking. Great street for walking and biking. Long terms welcome at negotiated rates. We are minutes from Sanford Stadium and Athens classic center and many restaurants and shopping. We are in the heart of Georgia lake country with 5 lakes in medium driving range. We are

1 -1/2 hrs from Atlanta and the Atlanta airport. 2 -3 hrs from the Smokie mts. Gatlinburg Tenn. and Dollywood. Many other parks and golfing nearby. Augusta Masters 1 -1/2 hours east. Athens is the Rock&Roll Mecca home of B52s ,REM rock bands and others. and of course the UGA Bulldawgs! There is a minimum 2 night stay. Everyone loves our apt. We have gotten at least 4.5 star ratings on other venues. We have hosted football fans, wedding parties, long term transferred families, etc. We are hospitality experts. Having traveled extensively ourselves we know what you need. There is a smartTV also included and Wifi. Central heat pump. The new TV in den receives Dish and Netflix and Amazon and most things you have account with. Upstairs TV is Roku with all but Dish. There is a premium Queen self inflating airbed in apt with linens and pillows and a rollaway single bed also in main area, for extra people upstairs. There is a $10 fee for numbers over 7 each per visit . Maximum 10 total. Three bedrooms.



Donny or Norma

Member Since 2016
Response rate:
Response time:
within one hour
Calendar last updated:
Apr 21, 2018
About Donny or Norma

We are retired couple with medium sized family. We believe hospitality is an expression of love and make many extra efforts in that regard. It has been a very rewarding enterprise for us and an important part of our lives

Donny or Norma purchased this Apartment in 1986

Why Donny or Norma chose Watkinsville

The perfect location for a great many activities. We are constantly making improvement to this property and are adding space on the first floor for a large den and additional relaxation space with couches and large smart TV. and a drive in garage with entrance. We hope to finish sometime in Nov 2017 look for new pictures. We are always nearby for assistance. new downstairs with garage entrance now completed with new furnishings.

What makes this Apartment unique

Rural setting with wild life in abundance and plenty of privacy close to town


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, 1 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 3
        1 bunk bed, bunk bed in downstairs den. see photos
      • More than 7 persons is $10 per night per person. We have a nice quality, self inflating ,comfortable , large, high queen air mattress , roll away single and linens, pkillows available for three more.. (^_^).


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • shower with shower head for kids. hair dryer soap and towels. Emergency toothbrush and razor. Hair care products sample size

      Location Type

        • Downtown
          classic city, classic center with many shows including R&R. Many venues (College town)
        • Rural


            • Away From It All
            • Budget
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Air Conditioning
                      central with back up
                    • Garage
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      heat pump
                    • Internet
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Linens Provided
                      linens inventoried
                    • Living Room
                      as pictured
                    • Parking
                      4 cars, the rest on street and walk in. garage for one downstairs entrance 1st floor
                    • Towels Provided
                      towels inventoried
                    • Washing Machine


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          all you need.
                        • Dishwasher
                          under counter
                        • Kitchen
                          full kitchen all amenities. Coffee mess, coffee provided for short stays. full frig and ice maker. full range microwave and dishwasher. Large table. ,
                        • Microwave
                          over range
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          wraps ,seasoning,trash bags coffee ,condiments
                        • Refrigerator
                          full size with icemaker
                        • Stove
                          full size
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 4 people


                                • Books
                                • Games
                                  board games, card games
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Television
                                  smart TV with apps and Netflix active dish network satellite. upstairs TV on local antennae and Roku
                                • Toys
                                  smalls, dolls


                                    • Balcony
                                    • Bicycles
                                      a few kids bikes available on request
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      small balcony porch. smoking allowed on porch.butt kit provided
                                    • Golf
                                      hard labor creek state park UGA links
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Tennis
                                      nearby county park


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible


                                            • botanical garden
                                            • churches
                                            • cinemas
                                            • festivals
                                            • health/beauty spa
                                            • library
                                            • live theater
                                            • playground
                                            • restaurants
                                            • synagogues

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • antiquing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • boating
                                                • horseshoes
                                                • outlet shopping
                                                • 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

                                                        • cycling
                                                        • equestrian events
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • hunting
                                                        • rafting
                                                        • water tubing


                                                            • one small well behaved dog app.8-15lbs allowed. No cats please . cats claw furniture and quests are sometimes allergic to cat dander. Please don't leave pet at large alone in your absence. There is a clean cage in the back closet. if needed. We have a small dog and understand. Talk to us about this we are flexible

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 9:00 AM

                                                              Check-out: 4:00 PM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              5 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Very Homey and comfortable

                                                              Carolyn W.Fort Worth, TX USA

                                                              My husband and I stayed here for 4 days while visiting my sister in Watkinsville. The apartment was clean and had everything we needed. We highly recommend. We plan to return again next year.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank Carolyn, We enjoyed having you. Please do come again. We enjoy traveling with VRBO also!!


                                                              Wonderful Stay

                                                              Carol W.Marble, NC

                                                              This little apartment was exactly what I needed for my recent stay in Athens, Ga. My little poodle was having eye surgery and I needed a quiet place for us to stay during his treatments. The apartment was clean and very comfortable. Donny and Norma were wonderful people and made me feel safe and comfortable while respecting my privacy. They left muffins, bagels and cream cheese and fresh fruit and juice for me. It was in a great location. It was 15 minutes away from my doctor's office but felt like it was miles away from town. I would most definitely stay there again and would recommend it to anyone. Thanks Donny and Norma.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you for your kind remarks Carol. We feel good hospitality is an expression of brotherly love. Come back any time. thank you for leaving the apt in such nice shape and the extras you performed. Our regards to your friends.

                                                              Donny And Norma

                                                              Marli and Smoochie

                                                              Hospitality at it's finest

                                                              Cindy M.DAKOTA DUNES

                                                              Great hospitality. Ideal location. Quiet area.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you so very much for your kind words. We hope to see you again sometime. If your mother needs anything in your absence , We are just up the road so call me.

                                                              Sincerely, Donny

                                                              Owners are super nice!

                                                              Rebecca A.

                                                              I was traveling with my toddler and small dog. When we arrived we were greeted by Donnie. He was very nice. My first worry was the stairs, they are very high and alittle rickety. But they held me and my son and all the trips down to get luggage. It was super hot in the apartment (88) as the A.C. was off. I quickly turned it on to cool things down for us. There was a sweet note along with some muffins and goodies to welcome us! The place could have been cleaner (I have a small child that crawls on the floor) I had to sweep and run the carpet sweeper and kill one tree roach. As we went to use the microwave there was a plate in there with a half eaten cookie on it that got missed by cleaning crew I guess... haha. Other than those few things this place served our needs well. It was easy to find, quiet, and peaceful. If in the area again we would probably look into staying here again.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you for bringing to our attention what the cleaning crew missed. This will be addressed immediately. This is the first comment about the stairs being rickety. This will be checked out as well. We always listen to our guests and use criticism to be constructive to us so we can be of better service. Thanks for your comments. You are welcome here anytime. There is a mat to wipe your feet(^_^) after all those trips.

                                                              We are always working hard and since you left have added a new garage entry and inside stairs plus a sports den and new TV's with Dish and Roku. Check out the new photos and drop back by sometime.

                                                              Southern Hospitality at its best

                                                              William T.

                                                              Donny and his family were absolutely wonderful. The apartment was very clean and comfortable. Their customer service was beyond expectations. My partner and I were in the area for a law enforcement class which required long hours and no small amount of exertion. Having a private, comfortable place to rest and prepare for the next day was exactly what was needed and provided by Donny. We originally looked for nice hotels in the area and they were all booked which led me to VRBO. I wont make that mistake again. Any future travels to the area will begin with checking with Donny and this locations availability. Thank you sir for your outstanding Hospitality.


                                                              Owner's Response:


                                                              Thank you for your kind words.

                                                              It was a pleasure to host you and your partner in law enforcement. You both are 5 star guest and we appreciate you.

                                                              Everyday you put your lives on the line for citizens and you deserve a comfortable place to stay while you are in rigorous training.

                                                              We are looking forward to hosting you guys again.

                                                              Wishing you health and safety.

                                                              Donny and Norma


                                                              Watkinsville, GA, USA

                                                              Near football events for University of Georgia and Athens classic center events. UGA Botanical Gardens two miles away downtown Athens Ga is a Rock and Roll mecca: 10 minutes. Six flags over Ga 2 hrs, Smoky mts,Gatlinbrg . Dollywood at Pigeon forge 3 hrs

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                                                              No partying or excessive celebrations please. The city of Athens has many venues for such. rest Food .fun and companionship are the thing here. We prefer families but others are welcome. $12 fee for party numbers each over 7 guests. Honor system. You will enjoy your stay with us. Everyone does. We go out of the way to make you comfortable.

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