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LIVE LIKE A KING, IN THE HEART OF IT ALL.

Karen Wilbanks

Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Karen Wilbanks

Advertiser since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 22, 2014
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LIVE LIKE A KING, IN THE HEART OF IT ALL.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Atlanta House Rental Photos and Description

Restored 1905 Victorian Manor House In Central Midtown

Located at 917 Piedmont Avenue, 30309, on the most beautiful street in the heart of Midtown Atlanta, our home is a meticulously restored and elegantly furnished Victorian with 3 Bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths plus a sitting room with a double size sleep sofa. Across the back courtyard is a 1 bedroom, 1 bath carriage house and a 2-car garage for off-street parking. The house sits above the street on the corner of Piedmont and 8th Street with sweeping views of the Midtown skyline. The main house and carriage house may be rented together or separately.

The main house has a large relaxing front porch with a comfortable furniture grouping, original wood floors throughout, 14' ceilings, stained glass windows, original wood paneling, and large windows that overlook the stunning Midtown skyline. The first floor contains a welcoming central foyer, living room with baby grand piano and 60' flat screen TV, dining room with a gorgeous chandelier and fireplace, library, fully equipped kitchen, 1/2 bath/ powder room, and a mudroom. Double glass doors open to a private porch and large back yard that is completely fenced. The second floor has three large bedrooms, two with king beds and one with a queen bed, a sitting room with double-size sleep sofa, and two baths. The master bath is marble throughout with double sinks, a glass stand alone shower, and jetted tub.

The carriage house was built three years ago and is a one-bedroom studio with kitchen, dining area, and king bed plus a separate full bath. It is open and bright and has a more contemporary decor. Under the carriage house is a two-car garage, a valuable commodity in this area of town where parking is scarce and towing strictly enforced. One or both spaces in the garage can be included with either the main house or the carriage house rental.

There are 50' flat screen TVs in every bedroom and the carriage house. Wi-fi is provided as are premium cable channels.

The home is also perfect for events such as weddings, luncheons, showers, club meetings, parties, business meetings, retreats, etc. A number of our guests have held open houses, dinners, and cocktail parties. Several movie studios have filmed scenes inside our home. There is a event fee of $1,000/ day. If you are staying in the home for at least three nights, the event fee is $200 - $1,000 depending upon the event. Please inquire about rates.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Karen Wilbanks (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2012
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 22, 2014

About Karen Wilbanks

The owners are a family of three, an attorney, a retired Panasonic executive, and their son, a licensed real estate agent. They have several rental properties in Atlanta and Highlands, NC, and have been in the rental business for over 30 years.

Karen Wilbanks purchased this house in 2013

Why Karen Wilbanks chose Atlanta

This is one of the most gorgeous and unique properties in one of the most desirable parts of Atlanta. It has been meticulously restored and carefully maintained. It sits majestically high up on a corner of Piedmont Avenue and 8th Streets in the heart of Midtown, one of the most beautiful and well located areas of the city.

What makes this house unique

It's well positioned location in the heart of the city close to almost every available activity is it's greatest asset. You can walk to Piedmont Park, the largest green space in Atlanta, and to many restaurants and amenities. At the end of the block are Piedmont Cleaners, Caribou Coffee, Blue Med Spa and Nail Salon, the Flying Biscuit cafe for awesome breakfasts and brunches, Subway, and medical offices. The MARTA light-rail transit system is just 4 blocks away.

Nearby are the restored Fox Theater, the Woodruff Arts Center, Symphony Hall, and the High Museum of Art. Famed Peachtree Street with all its attractions is a 2-block walk.

Within a few minutes by car or MARTA line are the Georgia World Congress Center, America's Mart, the Georgia Dome, Centennial Olympic Park, the new Football Hall of Fame, the new Center for Civil and Human Rights, the Georgia Aquarium, the World of Coca Cola, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, the Jimmy Carter Library, Sweet Auburn Market, the William Breman Jewish Heritage and Holocaust Museum, the Atlanta History Center, the Center for Puppetry Arts, the Atlanta Zoo, hip Little Five Points, and many other area attractions.

We provide easy access to acclaimed Buckhead with its upscale shopping at Phipps Plaza and Lenox Mall, it's numerous casual and fine dining venues, diverse shopping experiences, nightclubs, lovely residential areas, and more.

There's always something to do in the city, and we're in the heart of it all.

Enjoy a true Southern experience in one of the most beautiful and well located areas in Atlanta.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.7
based on 7 traveler reviews

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Live Like A King, In The Heart Of It All.
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews
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5

Perfect place and amazing hosts!!!

  • 5 of 5
House is in great location!!! Clean great porch!!
  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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5

Breathtakingly Beautiful!!!! w/Location to MATCH

  • 5 of 5
I normally just right short sweet nice reviews....BUT this home FAR exceeded my expectations! Pictures don't do this home justice. Because of how IMPRESSED I was, I must let everyone know too in a very detailed description! I chose this home due to Karen being so wonderful & helpful & also the location was AWESOME! have stayed in many rental homes, hotels, cabins etc...But this home is AMAZING! Karen was very informative and helpful making this trip so much easier. I have to say right when I walked into her beautiful home it was love at first sight! When you enter the house from the garage you're greeted with a must have mudroom for guests shoes & hang your jacket. Then I took just a few steps forward and was completely amazed by quality and comfort of all the furnishings...it was UNBELIEVABLE! All the cookware was top of the line , most beautiful dishes/silverware, etc...& if that wasn't enough every bedroom has to die for sheets, and cloud 9 bed & pillows to match! I never slept so good! All the applicances are stainless steel and loved using every single one of them. I loved waking up every morning walk down that beautiful staircase to the kitchen before my kids woke up and just sit down and enjoy my coffee and think to myself what an awesome decision I made choosing this home!! All the detailed little things you would forget to bring, is already here...including laundry detergent, fabric softner (which made my families clothes smell SO GOOD)...You name it, this home has it!!! She thought of EVERYTHING! All you need to bring is your toothbrush and a change of clothes! This home is in the most beautiful location. The front porch view of downtown was nothing short of breath taking! Without a doubt will be staying here again! Thank you Karen for allowing us to stay in your home. And even though it was for a weekend....walking down the grand staircase made us feel like royalty!!!
  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Lived Like A King For the Weekend!

  • of 5
Our crew came in for the football game and were lucky enough to book Karen's property. I cannot say enough about what a wonderful experience we all had. Karen's communication throughout the entire process was fantastic and the house was even better. Upon arrival we had very good instructions and were amazed at just how awesome the house truly is. The pictures online are great however they simply do not depict what a beautiful place it truly is. They have done a great job of keeping its vintage look and feel while also providing a spotless, inviting and comfortable place to stay. There are many great restaurants and bars within walking distance and we all felt very safe walking the streets late at night. By the end of the trip everyone joked about just moving in.
If you are looking for a cool place to stay and an awesome experience you can't go wrong. A huge THANKS to Karen for providing us New Orleans crew a wonderful experience in spite of us losing the game!! HAHA We can't wait to come stay with you again!
  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a fun group of people you are! It was a true pleasure having you stay with us. You were so pleasant and easy to work with; we practically thought you were going to clean the house before you left! Sadly, only one load of clean towels. That's our job, you know. Yours is to be pampered. We especially appreciate your marvelous review, and we will look forward to having you back the next time the Falcons play the Saints. Maybe your team will improve by then! Seriously, come back anytime. Thanks again for choosing us.
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Los Angeles, CA.
5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5
Absolutely love it... This place is even better in person. The owner is a pleasure to work with and the location is ideal.
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your wonderful review. We're so happy you liked our home and hope you'll use it whenever the opportunity arises.
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3

Historical mansion in Midtown Atlanta

  • 3 of 5
Upon our arrival this home was very impressive, quite beautiful. Clearly this was a grand home in the history of Atlanta and the owner has decorated it perfectly. We have rented many homes all over the country from Hawaii to the Hamptons and so there are things you appreciate, nice toilet paper and tissues, clean, new linens and nice towels, comfortable beds and enough furniture/seating to accommodate the amount of people that are able to stay. This home had all of those comforts and it was all perfectly decorated to match the age of the home. The owners were also very accommodating and easy to communicate with. Also having use of the guest house made this home very comfortable for 2 families.
However, I was concerned about cleanliness when I found dirty dishes in the drawer of an upstairs bedroom while unpacking. Then we discovered that the same upstairs bedroom also had cockroaches. First we saw a dead one in the closet, then the next day we saw one running on the floor of the same room, then another one in the dresser drawer and then one in our luggage. When we got home we had to quarantine our baggage and clothing. I'm from Colorado, we do not have roaches so this is just too much for me and I would not be able to stay in this home again just for this reason. To be fair we only saw the roaches in one upstairs bedroom. I am not an expert but when you see one, there are usually many. If you are from an area of the country where roaches are common this probably wouldn't bother you, but for us it was alarming and disruptive to our stay.
  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Jeff, we are mortified to hear about your experience! I can assure you we have the home cleaned by our housekeeping service after every guest and pest control comes at regularly scheduled times. We even keep the receipts from each pest control visit in our guest information book. In the summer here, I am afraid that seeing one or two bugs may be unavoidable. As for the dishes in the drawer, I will be sure to have our cleaning service add this into their routine and go behind them to check. We are happy to offer you a partial refund, credit, or gift card to a restaurant or store of your choosing. We do not take poor reviews lightly as we pride ourselves on offering upscale and welcoming accommodations. Please let us know of there is anything we can do to make it up to you and again, my sincere apologies!
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Tahuya, WA
5

Stunning home, great location, friendly owners.

  • 5 of 5
We rented the home for a corporate event to host our partners from around the world. The home was absolutely perfect! The home is absolutely beautiful and decorated with perfection. It was large enough to house 6 of our staff comfortably and the kitchen was well equipped with most everything we required. The bedrooms were very comfortable and the home was clean. We hosted about 40 clients and all commented on how beautiful the home was. The owners are friendly and very accommodating. The home is easy to get to and very close to the city, Piedmont Park, etc. We would love to stay here again!
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your glowing review of our home. We are really proud when someone appreciates what we've done and how lovely it is. I'm glad your staff enjoyed their stay and that your open house was a success. No doubt the open floor plan is made for parties. We'd love to have you back the next time your business brings you to Atlanta.

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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Hartsfield-Jackson International
Nearest Train
0.1 Miles
MARTA
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
I-75 downtown connector
Car: not necessary

We are located at 917 Piedmont Avenue, NE, 30309, in Midtown Atlanta, one of the most desirable neighborhoods of the metro area. Midtown is adjacent to downtown, in the heart of the city, where many of the well-known attractions are located. The area abounds with restaurants and bars, shopping, sightseeing, theater, music, Piedmont Park, clubs, sports venues, Georgia World Congress Center, colleges (Georgia Tech, Georgia State University, Savannah College of Art and Design), hospitals, churches and synagogues, and a plethora of landmark attractions.

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Rates & Availability

From $600 Per night

Atlanta House Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Property Damage Protection $49
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes The carriage house may be rented separately. Rates are $250/night, $900/week, and $1,800/month. Inquire about availability.

No smoking inside our home.

This is a residential neighborhood..There is a noise ordinance prohibiting loud noises after 10:00 pm. Guests must abide by this ordinance very strictly or be subject to cancellation and removal.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Atlanta House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3250 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , The carriage house: can be rented separately at $250/night
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • roller blading
  • tennis
Notes:
Baby grand piano in living room

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