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Home Away From Home Sleeps 10 - Located centrally to ALL area activities

Bedrooms 3
Space 195 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3BR/2BA - Sleeps 10 - Wheelchair Friendly - No Stairs

This 3 bedroom / 2 bathroom home is perfect for church groups, visiting families, executives checking out the area, scrap bookers, quilters, and any other function that desires a 'get-away' environment will benefit at a very affordable price per person. The house has a very open floor plan and the 2 car garage has been converted into a conditioned air activity space, to meet practically any function for groups.

The house has been built with full handicapped access and extra wide doors. Even the master bathroom shower enables wheelchair access. All steps have been replaced with ramps for easy move in and out, except for the tiny step out onto the deck. The driveway is very long and can easily handle all of your parking needs, including a small camper electric and water hookup.

The living room includes a big screen LCD HDTV with DVD and VHS, to enable groups to show movies or study material. Minimal amount of furniture placed inside, so that users can slide the furniture where it is needed for their group.

Wireless internet transmitted throughout the house to enable everyone to keep up with email from home. Extra Large dining room table available so that everyone can gather at the table at the same time.

The house is built on the side of a ridge and the deck about 30 feet above ground level which allows for an amazing view of the sunrise every morning and the valley between the ridge peaks. Listen to the Chattanooga choo choo pass by in the background.

Your furry family members are welcome. We have two options for you, each with different fee amount for your furry family member. Please review our pet policy for more information.

More Details

Mary Hoppe
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
17 March, 2018

About Mary Hoppe

This property was designed and built to become a retreat house. The Chattanooga area was and currently is lacking quality short term rental houses. We built this to fit our needs for visiting relatives and friends. We are offering vacant times on the calender to others.

Mary Hoppe purchased this house in 2009

Why Mary Hoppe chose Apison

This area is the fastest growing area of Tennessee. We are located in a remote area of the Chattanooga area. The town of Apison is a quiet and small farming community on the outskirts of the city. We are the alternative to the high prices, noise, and congestion found in the city.

What makes this house unique

Sit on the deck high above the tree tops or on the swing near the top of the hill and enjoy the views. Watch deer, fox, and other wildlife pass by throughout the day. Centrally located to all the Chattanooga attractions and Whitewater rafting/ tubing in the Ocoee area. Easily experience it all from one location.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Apison

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 195 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , Shower has a standard nozzle and overhead rain nozzle
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , Dual Nozzle also. Wheel chair accessible.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , 1 single bed , Bunk Bed. Queen lower, Twin upper. You can walk around lower
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sofa bed/futon , Pull out queen mattress in the great room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed , 1 single bed , Bunk Bed. Queen lower, Twin upper. You can walk around lower
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
We also have a play pen and pack-n-play for your littlest family members. At Christmas time we have a small tree that we set up in the home with a few other simple decorations.


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Home Away From Home Sleeps 10 - Located centrally to ALL area activities
average rating of 4.8431373 based on 51 reviews

Nice Home, but Steep Long Driveway.

  • 4 of 5

The home was very nice. I loved the bonus room, i.e. the conference room, it made unloading and loading much easier. We used the bonus room as a playroom for the younger children. The kitchen is very nice and well stocked with utensils. I did not like the constant train whistles during the night, or the very steep driveway. Overall, we had a very nice stay.

  • Review Submitted: 13/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charleston, SC

Family Thanksgiving getaway

  • 5 of 5

My family met in Chattanooga for our annual getaway and used this place for dinner since it was spacious. It is handicap accessible with an open floor plan that allowed us to interact with the rest of the family while we cooked. The view from the back deck is spectacular with beautiful sunrises. The home is located on a ridge so the incline to the house is a little steep but offers a good workout if you walk it. The meeting room had plenty of space for game night. This home offered all the conveniences of home minus the recycle bin. This place is definitely one of the best places I've stayed!

  • Review Submitted: 27/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you an awesome review. We were so happy the house exceeded expectations. It was wonderful to meet some of your family during their walks. We look forward to your families return visit to our home.
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  • 5 of 5

There were 7 women on this trip and we LOVED it. The house was SUPER clean! They thought of everything. There were plenty of fans, nightlights, towels, pillows, hair dryers etc... we lacked for nothing. The trains go by regularly but it was not a problem we actually enjoyed it! Check in/out was easy. lots of parking. The craft room was great even had a tv so we could watch youtube vidoes! We hated to leave. Did I mention how clean it was?

  • Review Submitted: 25/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for that wonderful review. I am happy to hear you enjoyed your stay so much you didn't want to leave our home. We take pride in making our guests feel welcome and at home. We look forward to your return visit.
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Montgomery, Alabama

Perfect Retreat

  • 5 of 5

The Choo Choo house is a very spacious and extremely clean with a beautiful view. The owners are gracious. The best home-away from home. The trains adds to the ambiance.

  • Review Submitted: 08/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for that wonderful review. We strive to make our guests feel like they are home while away from home. Looking forward to seeing you again.
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Perfect location for us to see family

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house with everything you need!!

  • Review Submitted: 05/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We look forward to having you again in the future.
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Clean, spacious, comfortable for a small group or multi family gathering

  • 5 of 5

Great space, especially for price. We went with 3 young families and the space worked great for 5 young kids. It would also work well for small group retreats as well. Property was clean and comfortable. The instructions were clear and easy to follow. The only downside of the entire experience was that we couldn't book through vrbo and had to email in paperwork. It wasn't a big deal, but slightly less convenient than booking online. Overall very pleased and would consider this property again!

  • Review Submitted: 16/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to hear you enjoyed our home and your stay. Thank you for sending in a review and we look forward to having you visit us again soon.
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Nearest Airport
14.5 Miles
Chattanooga Airport (CHA)
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Moccasin Bend Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
6.7 Miles
Interstate 75
Nearest Restaurant
3.8 Miles
Nearest Beach
17.5 Miles
Tennessee River Beach- Chickamauga Harbor
Car: necessary

2 Minutes

Collegedale Airport - Park your plane a couple miles away, or charter a sightseeing flight at Crystal Air.

4 Minutes

Southern Adventist University - Checking out the campus, attending a graduation, or just visiting friends or family. We are just a couple miles down the street.

7 Minutes

Summit Softball Complex - Just a few miles down the main road, have your entire team stay in a home for the price of just one hotel room.

10 Minutes

A couple miles from the towns of Collegedale and Ooltewah

24 hour Super Walmart

Publix, Bi-Lo Supermakets

Multiple Pharmacies and Emergency care facilities

Parks, Playgrounds, Dog Park, Walking Trails, Library

Wide selection of restaurants to choose from.

15 Minutes

Red Clay State Park - Served as the seat of Cherokee government from 1832 until the forced removal in 1838. The park depicts living conditions of days passed, with events throughout the year celebrating Cherokee history.

Golf Courses - There are excellent golf courses located throughout the Chattanooga area.

20 Minutes

Chattanooga Airport - Access to most domestic major airlines.

Hamilton Place Mall - The Hamilton Place Mall area has every type and name store and restaurant that you can think of.

Movie Theaters - There are a few movie theaters just a short drive away.

Roller Skating

Chickamauga Marina

Cleveland Speedway

Tennessee Riverpark bike path and walkway

25 Minutes to Downtown Chattanooga

Tennessee Aquarium and IMAX Theater

Creative Discovery Museum

Minor League Baseball - Bell South Park - Chattanooga Lookouts

Mystery Dinner Theater

Chattanooga Symphony and Opera

Hunter Museum of Art

Lookout Mountain

Ruby Falls

Rock City

Incline Railway

Chattanooga Civil War Battle Sites

Chickamauga National Civil War Military Park

Riverbend Music Festival

Chattanooga Market

Chattanooga Zoo

Chattanooga Ducks

Lake Winnie Amusement Park

Chattanooga Double Decker Bus Tours

Comedy Club

Chattanooga Theater

Zip Line

Southern Belle Riverboat

90 Minutes to the Ocoee River

Whitewater Rafting / Kayaking


Harrah's River Valley Casino

120 Minutes to Atlanta, Knoxville, or Nashville


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Apison

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
20 Feb 2018 - 31 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
Peak Season
1 Jun - 31 Oct
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$318.57
Clean Fee AU$159.29
Property Damage Protection AU$75.18
Tax Rate 13.25%

Holidays require a 3 night minimum stay. We have two options for your furry family members. Please review the pet policy for the two options. Each option has a designated fee that will get added to your quote. Pet fee's are non-refundable and non-taxable.
Due to increase in costs our cleaning will be increasing from $100 to $125 beginning February 20, 2018.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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