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Luxury Home Near University of the South

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

This beautiful home was completed in November, 2009. It is situated on a 20-acre estate, which is a mixture of pasture and forest. The Mountain Goat Trail, a paved hiking and biking trail borders one side of the property. The adjacent property line borders the Domain of the University of the South. The center of the campus is about a mile away. Across the highway is Saint Andrews-Sewanee School, a private Episcopal prep school. Both schools offer many events throughout the year, including concerts, live theater, and sporting events.

There are numerous sightseeing possibilities here on the mountain, from South Cumberland State Park to Sewanee Natural Bridge and the Sewanee Memorial Cross. Within an hour's drive are the Tennessee Aquarium, Jack Daniels Distillery, Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Stones River National Battlefield, George Dickel Distillery, Rock City, Ruby Falls, Russell Cave National Monument, and the Unclaimed Baggage Center.

Master bedroom #1 has a king bed, convertible to twins, and a bathroom featuring a bidet. Master bedroom #2 has a queen bed and private bath. Both bathrooms feature low-threshold showers and grab bars throughout. Bedroom #3 has a queen bed and bedroom #4 has a full size. These two bedrooms share a Jack & Jill bath, with a tub shower.

The house was built to be accessible to the handicapped. There are no steps, and all doorways are 36' wide, to accommodate wheelchairs. There is a handrail the length of the great room and the kitchen features a side-opening oven. A shower chair, transfer wheel chair, and walker are available if needed.

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More Details

Marcia Medford
Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 April, 2018

About Marcia Medford

I spent most of my adult life moving around the country, working various seasonal jobs for the federal government, as a wildlife biologist, park ranger, water resources technician, and mail carrier. My interests are travel, hiking, biking, and blues music.

Marcia Medford purchased this house in 2009

Why Marcia Medford chose Monteagle

My parents both grew up here in Sewanee. I moved here in 2005, to renovate and occupy the old family homestead. The new house was built in 2009 for my mother and my aunt but has been used as a short-term rental since then.

What makes this house unique

The property is situated between the University of the South and Saint Andrews Sewanee School, so is very convenient for activities at either one. Being on the Mountain Goat Trail, it is possible to walk or bicycle to Sewanee or Monteagle.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Monteagle

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 22
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No parking on the grass. If you need extra parking, let me know.
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 2 bedrooms have private bathrooms, 2 bedrooms share a "Jack and Jill" bathroom
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double bed
  • King size bed Convertible to 2 twins, Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(25 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Perfect location and beautifully kept. Owner is delightful.

  • Review Submitted: 05/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic in every way. Private and convenient

  • 5 of 5

I've already booked it again for November

  • Review Submitted: 22/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable, spacious, well equipped home

  • 5 of 5

The house was very comfortable. It was well equipped with everything one would need for an enjoyable stay. It was very convenient to the Sewanee campus too.

  • Review Submitted: 15/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home with Tons of space!

  • 5 of 5

Terrific home near Sewanee. We had plenty of space. House is clean with a well-appointed kitchen. Loved the sunroom. Very quiet and relaxing. Agree with previous reviewer...Marcia, the owner, was very gracious and accommodating. We are all ready talking about coming back.

  • Review Submitted: 26/07/2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

House is in a lovely setting, very close to University of South, and 'the Mountain Goat Trail' is just around the corner. House is clean and comfortable. Owner is gracious and responsive.

  • Review Submitted: 23/01/2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Everything is as described. Plenty of room to spread out. Excellent location close to campus and Sewanee activities and restaurants. Right on the mountain goat trail which is why we chose it. We brought bikes and rode everywhere. The only time we got in the car was to go to the Fiery Gizzard trail and Tracy City. A nice level ride either direction. 1.7 miles to the Sewanee village and 3.3 miles to the grocery and Other stores at I 24.

  • Review Submitted: 28/09/2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Blue Chair Tavern
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
University of the South
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Car: recommended

Property is adjacent to Mountain Goat Trail for walking, jogging, biking.


Rates & Availability

Contact Owner

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$197.31
Damage Deposit AU$657.7

Special occasions (Graduation, Homecoming, Family Week):
3 night minimum, $400/night or $2000/week

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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