The perfect house for a game day weekend only 2 miles from Sanford Stadium. Great for hosting a Graduation event, a respite for a wedding weekend in Athens or other special events. The house has two outdoor arbors, one with a swinging bed and seating for 6, the other has a grill area with dining space as well. The house sleeps ten people with a very special Hobbit bedroom. You are within walking distance from Five Points restaurants, shopping and coffee houses. The house has two stories with a large entertaining room that boasts a two story ceiling, great place to spend time and entertain or just relax and watch movies on the 50 inch TV screen. Wi-Fi, high speed internet included for your stay. Formal dining room and living room as well as two fully equipped kitchens. One upstairs and one downstairs with all you need to prepare meals.
UGA game weekends and UGA Graduation weekend are both $2400 per weekend with a Thursday or Friday Check In and Sunday Check Out.
We enjoyed our stay very much. The house is awesome. So much space to spread out. John the owner was super easy to get in touch with. Great location!
In Athens for my daughter’s graduation from UGA. House is well equipped for entertaining - the back yard is awesome and the downstairs kitchen and family room made things simple!
Amazing family celebration!
Wonderful stay over Easter weekend. The neighborhood is wonderful and close to UGA, shopping and dining. This property was clean, comfortable and extremely well equipped. We brought our small dogs and they loved the backyard. We would definitely rent the property again.
House is amazing and very spacious. We had a wonderful stay. John was such a wonderful host as well!
We loved our stay! The layout of the house was very fun and perfect for our group. The owner responded to my questions promptly and in specifics. Will definitely consider staying again next time we come to Athens. God bless and Go Dawgs!
We rented this house so that I could work at the UGA game, and bring my family to Athens with me. The weekend rental allowed us to relax as a family without me having to commute to and from Atlanta. I brought my husband and 7-year-old son. Our son LOVED the special touches in the house and especially the backyard and secret cubby in the basement den. We ordered take out from Fully Loaded Friday night. Saturday we wandered around 5 points and enjoyed Jittery Joes and the Bakery. We walked through the Memorial Park Zoo, then met friends on North Campus for a Chick Fil-A picnic. I worked Saturday night at the game while my husband and son picked up Barberitos. Sunday morning, we ended our stay with a long run for my husband, and a hike through the Birchmore Nature Trail then drove home. The house is spotless and we loved the Ralph Lauren store-like decor. Would love to know who the decorator is! Clearly, this is a home that hosts wonderful gatherings. We were so happy to be there and would do it again!
We enjoyed our weekend here. Property was perfect for our family gathering in Athens.
We were a group of 9 staying in Athens for a wedding. Jon was great to work with and provided loads of useful information ahead of our stay. The house is as described - clean, fully equipped, and quite unique! The backyard was particularly impressive and I wish we had more time to enjoy it. We had one issue, however, that I feel future guests should know about. The information we were given about how to access the house was outdated, and we were unable to get into the house upon our arrival at ~10pm at night. I called Jon four times with no answer. Eventually we were able to get in to the house - otherwise we would have had to stay at a hotel for the night. Jon contacted me the next morning and apologized, stating that he was out of the country and had just received my messages. I feel that it would have been appropriate for him to have alerted me prior to our stay that he would be difficult to get in touch with, and perhaps provide a local backup contact. OVERALL WE LOVED OUR STAY and would rent this house again, but I hope communication will be better next time!
Perfect house for a large family. Jon always responded promptly and was a very gracious host.
A team of six chose to stay at this property while doing work at the medical center at UGA rather than being spread out over multiple hotel rooms. It was a great decision! There was plenty of space to work by ourselves or sit together, comfortable beds and furniture, wash/dryer and 2 kitchens. One of our favorite spots was the outdoor fire pit where we'd gather at the end of the day and just enjoy relaxing and being together. We'd definitely stay here again.
This is an older house in absolutely spectacularly shape. It's warm and perfect for a group of 10. Plenty of space for gatherings with 2 kitchens and plenty of space to enjoy the conversations. Highly recommended
John’s house was perfect to celebrate my daughter’s graduation from UGA Vet School. The house is so large with so many different living spaces that we could entertain family/friends (not all rated with us) and be the central meeting place to meet for meals and fellowship. It was so nice not to have to find restaurants large enough and nice enough to accommodate all our various gatherings. We cooked out on the grill for one dinner, and that was so nice. The 2nd kitchen with a 2nd refrigerator sure came in handy! Being able to have different rooms for staging different things was so handy. We didn’t have to constantly climb over luggage etc as we would in a hotel. And John has so many plates, cups, cooking utensils, etc that I didn’t need to bring anything. Also, it is a perfect location to get to UGA quickly. And the main living room was such a nice comfy spot to gather and relax. And the den (did I mention there are a lot of rooms?) was a nice spot to gather to. watch tv and visit. Others could sit in the little balcony and have tea. We got to meet John, too, and he is very friendly and reactive to anything we needed! When we go back for a football game, this will be a great gathering place for that, too!
John's house was one of the more unique places we've ever stayed in. It was perfect for hosting a crowd for our wedding. Earlier in the week, there was an issue with one of the bathrooms, and John bent over backwards to make sure it was repaired in time for our guests. We will definitely be back.
We were in Athens for my daughter's wedding. The house was a fun relaxing place to stay. Great neighborhood. Close to venue.
We used Jon’s place for our daughter and her bridesmaids the weekend of her wedding. The home was in an ideal location. The girls loved it!! Very unique and cool layout. Room for everyone ~10!!! They loved the outside area as well. They only wish they had had more time to enjoy it. Jon was an incredible host. He was very responsive and helpful. Very easy to communicate with. Lovely place! Lovely time! Thank you so much!!
We rented the house for us and several family members for our daughter's wedding in Athens. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Large bedrooms, great kitchen and dining amenities. The grandchildren really enjoyed the Hobbit Hole bedroom. The house is very 'homey', where we felt relaxed and enjoyed our friends and family like we were in our own home.
Our family was in Athens for our daughter's wedding weekend. The house was a wonderful place to come home to in between events and also to entertain other family members. There are so many areas to relax in and so comfortable. The two kitchens were beyond complete with everything we could have ever needed!! Due to inclement weather, we never got to venture into the backyard but there are so many great gathering and grilling areas there. And, this review wouldn't be complete without mentioning the Christmas decorations! What an amazing surprise and so much fun for a December wedding! Not to mention the tallest tree we have ever seen in the den - it will be a family conversation piece for years to come!!! Thank you and Merry Christmas!
We had a women’s retreat with six ladies. This house was a perfect choice for us. Beautifully furnished! The location was excellent to get into Athens. The Five Points area is a quaint area to walk around. We ate at a fabulous restaurant calledThe Expat in Five Points!! Delicious food and drinks! We highly recommend this house for your next visit to Athens.
Very interesting and eclectic house. Plenty of room for 6 adults and 3 children with a bedroom to spare. Two kitchens was a huge plus. Beautifully furnished, everyone loved it. Carpeting showed wear and tear, understandably. The home is not used exclusively as a rental so the downsides were no room to store clothing, and the refrigerators were stocked with the owners food so we had to point out to the kids which shelves they could get food from. Also, the master bathroom was the only one with a working lock. The downstairs half bath/laundry has a hook to close the bifold doors that offers no privacy as a couple of us found out. Middle bathroom door lock upstairs doesn’t work. Work around is to announce “occupied” loudly. Unfortunately it had rained for several days before our stay so the back yard was very overgrown and not usable as a hangout and part of the fence was down in the back (could have been storm related, giving the benefit of the doubt) so we weren’t able to let our dogs run free. Having said that, if the food in the 2 refrigerators were consolidated to 1 so the other could be used without restrictions, bathroom door locks fixed, fence repaired, and back yard manicured, we would be happy to stay again. There were plenty of clean linens and washer and dryer worked great and the kitchens and living spaces were lovely.
My 8 friends and I stayed for a weekend. It is located in a lovely neighborhood and we walked in the morning to a bakery about a mile away. There are some restaurants nearby as well, but we drove downtown for dinner. The house itself has a very unique layout with 2 kitchens and lots of space to hang out in. And everyone had a bed! Great experience.
We came to Athens with family to attend our daughter’s graduation from UGA Law and needed a place to to house 6 people and then entertain with a lunch afterwards for 6 other guests. This home was perfect in every way! The host was very responsive and the home was extremely comfortable and the outside areas delightful. We look forward to staying here again! Thanks John for everything!
Six adults (2 couples and 2 singles) stayed here for 3 nights and we found it HUGE, a bit older that the photos show, but very comfortable. We didn't spend much time at the house as we were extremely busy with graduation festivities, but loved the big dining room when we did gather to eat once or twice. The only reason I'm not giving it 5 stars is because there wasn't enough hot water for more than one person to shower at any given time. We were late one morning because we didn't know this until the first person took a shower. Further, when someone was in the shower and a toilet flushed or water ran in the sink in another part of the house, the water in the shower turned ice cold! The owner was a great host, even called to tell us we had left something behind. Thanks!
This is a wonderful gathering space for large groups. We had six adults and four kids. The kids had the downstairs to themselves and the adults had plenty of room upstairs. Great indoor and outdoor seating space. Convenient to five points and campus. Nice, quiet neighborhood. Exactly what we were looking for!
Had not been adequately cleaned. There was a package salad that was spoiled. The toilet seat in the downstairs half bath had urine stains. The downstairs bedroom did not receive adequate heat compared to the upstairs bedrooms. The light in the parking area was not working.
We spent our Family Thanksgiving here and really enjoyed it!
The house was absolutely perfect and quite unique and charming! The owner was such a pleasure to work with. I totally recommend!
This is a great property! Wonderful outside environment to relax and enjoy the day. Very clean home and you could not ask for a better owner. He checked with us to ensure we were enjoying our stay, see if he could do anything better and gave a list of places to visit while in town. Will be coming back again and staying here no questions asked.
We rented this house to attend my nephew's wedding. The house was large with more than enough room for the seven of us. The furnishings were great. The house was nicely decorated. The kitchen was modern with modern appliances and everything you need to cook with. There was plenty of space to gather and sit around and talk or watch TV. Two of the upstairs bedrooms and the downstairs bedroom had T.V.'s also. There is a small downstairs kitchen also. The house is in a nice older neighborhood near the UGA campus and just minutes from shopping and restaurants. There are 3 outside gathering places. We really had a great stay. The owner, John was great to work with. We had a problem with the TV in the den on Friday night. I emailed John and he was there Saturday morning to try to resolve the problem. Apparently some thing had went wrong with the TV as John couldn't get it to work, which turned out to be a good thing as the family spent a lot more time talking than we would have if the TV had been working. It was a plus that John showed up Saturday to try to resolve the problem. If we ever have a need to stay in the area again we will definitely try to rent this house again.
This home is spacious and full of character. Pictures don't do it justice. Outdoor space was also quite inviting and peaceful. I loved that there were so many places within the home to gather with friends. Will definitely book again!
John was so accommodating to our group and we loved the house! Perfect location to Five Points and Downtown/campus, beautiful outdoor space and all of the amenities. Would be even more fun on a pretty football weekend!
We all enjoyed celebrating our family Christmas in this warm and inviting home. The kitchen was well-stocked with everything needed for preparing and serving meals. The furnishings are very creative and reflect the family's interests. We particularly enjoyed all the family pictures throughout the home. We had nine family members with us and there was a living room and dining room on the main floor where we could gather comfortably and also a large den on a lower floor that would accommodate an even larger group. This home fit our needs perfectly and I would recommend it to any family or group looking for a place to stay that feels like home. Thank you for sharing your home with others. Jerry and Lynn Eskridge
Great place to spend together for my daughters graduation from UGA
We arrived in Athens with our son, daughter-in-law and 10 mo. old granddaughter to spend Thanksgiving with our other son and daughter-in-law living there. The house was on a beautiful street in a great location, close to downtown, great restaurants and shopping, and grocery stores. With 3 bedrooms upstairs, a full bedroom and cubby bedroom downstairs, we had plenty of room for us all. An add-on enclosed family room downstairs was a perfect gathering place to watch movies or play games, as well as a gazebo seating area and separate picnic area in the spacious back yard. Everything we needed to cook a full dinner was available. Full wi-fi was available throughout the house. Jon, the host, was gracious and accommodating. We appreciated the location and amenities, and recommend this house for others looking for a place in Athens!
Lovely home in nice neighborhood and convenient to everything. This home was perfect for our family while we attended family wedding festivities.
The house was great for accommodating our group as well as hosting additional visitors for drinks/dinner. I highly recommend it!
We stayed here for a long weekend for a wedding. It was us and two couples. We hung out in the backyard almost the entire time!!! The landscaping was perfect for entertaining! The home was very well kept and super cozy! We will definitely be booking this place again for games!! Go dawgs!!!
The owner was really great to work with and prompt to respond to messages. The location of the home is in a quiet neighborhood near five points that is a short $6-$8 uber ride from downtown Athens. We also really enjoyed the fantastic backyard patio space.
Awesome house with plenty of space for ten people! Would definitely stay here again. Owner is great to work with!
Very spacious, welcoming home in a great Athens location. Owners were wonderful to work with.
Loved the amount of space and the functionality of the property. It is within an easy Uber trip to Athens downtown and we enjoyed doing business with the property owner.
Had my family in town for my wedding weekend!! House was great as well as owners!! Great house for entertaining with spacious downstairs and backyard!! Would rent again next time in Athens!! Thanks again!