WELCOME TO SIDEWAYS IN SEWANEE!
Sideways is a RUSTIC, but quaint little 3 bedroom, 1 bath house right smack in the middle of campus (the University of the South campus, that is). It's a 115+ year old gem of a cottage whose poor old bones just aren't as straight as they once were.
That said, as of April 2018, it underwent a nice little renovation, so if you've stayed here before or saw previous reviews about crazy bright paint colors, you'll be pleasantly surprised! It no longer looks like a box of crayons exploded inside. The renovation included fresh paint inside & out, a new tin roof, removal of the vinyl siding outside to go back to the original wood siding, updated light fixtures, a new deck, a new driveway, new operable windows with screens throughout, and a new sliding glass door and glass top front door that both help to let in a lot more natural light.
While a bit crooked it may be, it definitely won't let you down when it comes to offering you relaxation on a budget and a great location to reconnect with alumni and friends! It's located within walking distance to the local coffee shop (Stirling's) and the local bar (Shenanigan's, which added a 2nd story balcony in 2018), as well as countless hiking trails, golf course, tennis courts, lakes for fishing, and just about every University building.
It is NOT the Hilton. This is an OLD house that is used as a vacation home on available weekends by the owners and their families (all Sewanee grads) and looks more like a casual old vacation cabin than a fancy bed and breakfast, so please set your expectations accordingly. It has a Washer & Dryer, a great set of porches (one covered porch, one uncovered deck), and a hammock you can hang to fall asleep under the pine trees.
There is NO CABLE and the TV signals DO NOT REACH inside the house (we've tried rabbit ears, digital converter boxes, and fancy expensive solutions that don't work). There is a DVD Player, but you will not be able to watch live TV, so plan to watch any sports games from Shenanigan's, Blue Chair or the Sewanee Inn. There is also no WIFI in the house (our goal with the house is to get away it all, especially the screens, so hopefully that's what you like about Sewanee also).
Sideways in a WOODED area, so while it will be clean and fresh when you arrive thanks to a wonderful local resident who keeps it shiny, there is always a chance that a little bug or daddy long legs could wander in. If this kind of thing makes you queasy and sends you running to a therapist, then no hard feelings, but this probably isn't the house for you. You probably landed here because it was the least expensive option you saw, so know that there are plenty of other more expensive houses in the area on VRBO that will satisfy those with more of a Kardashian lifestyle. Don't get us wrong, Sideways is cute, adorable, and charming, it just ain't fancy. :)
Please EMAIL (don't call) for specific questions regarding renting. If we need to talk by phone, that's not a problem, but we will respond much faster by email (somebody helps us with that). Renting is allowed for University sponsored events only (if you have a question about that, just email us). Pricing is $250 per night with a 2-night minimum except during Commencement/Graduation each year. Due to the high demand, the rate for Commencement is $2100 flat rate for minimum 6 nights/7 days. We don't book more than 1 year out.
WE REQUIRE A TWO-NIGHT MINIMUM STAY.
The property is located at 121 Palmetto Ave, Sewanee, TN 37375.
Click on the Virtual Tour link below for more photos of the home.
We look forward to letting you be a part of Sideways!