Damon and Mark Rogers feel privileged to be the custodians of Damon's family home where in 2000 they retired after 30 years of Navy life. Mark is a retired Naval Officer and as a couple they have lived and travelled the world. It is evident in their surroundings they collected during their Navy years, however, the Southern influence and love of antiques abound. The family home was built in 1919 and Generals Retreat and Captains Quarters (VRBO Listing #496791), the two out buildings located behind the original home, were built in 1970 as a guest home and office suite
Damon Rogers purchased this cottage in 1919
Enjoy 1600+ square feet of historic elegance with gorgeous family antiques and art. Entertaining is a breeze in the fully stocked kitchen with all of the cooking and serving utensils plus service for 8 of stoneware dishes, glasses, and all entertaining necessities. Plantation Shutters abound on three sides in the classically furnished separate Dining room appointed with an antique secretary, antique bar/serving area, and cherry antique pedestal dining table.
Cozy up in front of the beautiful mantled wood burning fireplace in Living Room with wood provided. A reproduction Iron King bed in master bedroom made with gorgeous & crisp linens awaits your sleep and the master bedroom has a walk in closet and Queen Anne desk. Just outside the master bedroom is an all Wicker-furnished private screened in porch. Step from either the screened-in porch or 2nd bedroom onto a heavenly outside patio with ample seating and umbrella table for outdoor dining. Take advantage of the outdoor gas grill with utensils or sit around the portable fire pit with wood provided.
Antique four poster twin beds in second bedroom with built in library loaded with books, board and card games, dvd’s, and vhs movies. Separate laundry room adjacent to second bedroom and includes a dressing room/make up area. Two flat screen HDTV’S in bedrooms with DVD/VHS and Console TV with DVD in living room = 3 TV's total. Free Wifi and basic Cable throughout.
Linens, Towels for kitchen and bath and basic toiletries are provided. Laundry and dishwasher supplies are provided. Basic kitchen spices, coffee, tea, hot chocolate and popcorn are provided.
Tiled bathroom has shower, ample thirsty towels, hair dryer and basic all natural toiletries.
This charming guest home is situated at the back of the property of the original 1919 historic home, Stone Oaks. Step inside and you will feel right at home. The homeowners cherished family heirlooms of furniture and art are welcoming and each piece has its own story to tell. The plantation shutters throughout give respect to the Charleston, SC heritage and afford views from throughout the home. The screened in porch and outdoor patio are fully private overlooking parkland making you wonder if you really are in a residential area of historic Franklin.
The homeowners say this property is the best kept secret in Franklin and are delighted to share it with you. This guest home was built as a home and has all the amenities of a bigger house on a smaller scale.
This property sleeps 4 but adjacent to Generals Retreat is Captains Quarters (VRBO Listing #496791) which sleeps 2 and both can be booked for a total of 6 people.