One of a Kind Unique Castle, amazing & built with only the finest material
Why A. Holland chose Cartersville
Purchased to be Serenity Spa, but unfortunately couldn’t be grandfathered in as such a serene beautiful property decided wanted to keep it as a great retreat for our family and for others to enjoy
What makes this Castle unique
Unique design like a castle, very spacious and open floor plan, beautiful views of Red Top Mountain and Pumpkin Vine Creek. Large dining room area with seating for 12, but room for another table of same size, and great for small family parties, small rehearsal dinners, small baby reveal showers and wedding showers, reunion gatherings or for a couple of families to share and go to LakePoint Sports Complex. Many traveling baseball families, Gymnastic, Basketball and other families as well as coaches have stayed and loved this spacious home. It is in a great location for rest and even has a dedicated prayer room ever since it was built in 1982, stained glass windows, a painted labyrinth on the ground floor, a home of hardwoods, brick, stone and solid stucco but not a drywall in the home. We do allow small parties of families staying there but ask that we be given information so we can give our approval and know of the event and it is great for parking with ample parking for 20 plus cars and open floor plan. Come enjoy, relax in the Private and serene environment and go have fun at Lake Point and other nearby locations.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
The house is very large but not as usable as it appears. The downstairs has a sofa but no additional furnishings. We rented the house for four people and it was fine. We had my daughter and some of her friends over for dinner. They had a great time exploring the house! They also enjoyed the deck areas and the large living room. The large room with the dining room table is not air conditioned so it was too hot to use but it is a great room if you are feeding a group. The house is secluded which we loved yet it is close to all kinds of retail and restaurants. The bathrooms are all upgraded with nice tile work. You definitely feel like you are in a castle.
Very peaceful and spacious
We had a very comfortable stay, the owner was wonderful and helped us with anything we needed during our stay and was so helpful with activities in the area!
Thank you for your stay at Serenity Castle. You were a 5 Star guest and we hope you will return to Serenity Castle for a future vacation, too.
A truly majestic property
This was a beautiful location just as advertised, my family and I truly enjoyed our stay and felt like royalty while we were here. I definitely look forward to returning to Serenity Castle next time I'm in the area.
Thank you so much. It was a pleasure having you stay at Serenity Castle and we welcome you back anytime, We love to have our guests feel like royalty at Serenity Castle!
Would give this review ZERO stars if I could ****This property is not as described
Upon arrival to this "home" there was not one light on in the entire property(inside and out). I contacted the owner and she didn't answer or respond to text messages. We were in complete darkness and had to use the headlights in order to walk and open the lock box. We could have driven off the ledge as there was nothing warning you there was a ledge. When we entered the property, we were not able to locate the light switches and had to walk around and around in circles locating some. We decided not to stay and we drove to a hotel and communicated with the owner on the Air B&B website. I also escalated this issue to VRBO.
There is abandoned shed/garage on the left side of the property that was extremely creepy. Windows were broken and made us (two females) feel completely unsafe. Not to mention the home is also an office and has several rooms that are blocked off for where they perform spa services when the home is not being rented.It is very strange since you see hair transplant, Juvederm and botox brochures on a bookshelf.
We did not stay at this property. We were originally booked for a week and we didn't stay 30 min. I am currently disputing the charges with my credit card company due to these accommodations and the safety. The owner was not willing to work with me although I let her know the reasons why from the night of arrival. She was not understanding and would not accept anything i was telling her. I have never had an issue with a Home on VRBO until now.
Unfortunately, lights were not left on because when asked if it would be a late arrival, there wasn’t a response so lights are left on if late arrival expected. No one has ever had trouble with the lighting there before and there is parking there for approx 20 cars, so I am confused by statement of a ledge actually.
This guest was immediately responded to when messaged through the system of vrbo (a text message she claimed she sent was not received, however the vrbo system message was responded to within less then 20 min. Same night of arrival), and at time of contact she stated she was at a hotel already which was just after her arrival. She agreed to return in the am to see the property by daylight and said she was going over at 10 am. The next message received was just before 5 pm the following day, that she wasn’t going to stay there and remained at hotel, however, she did tell me she toured the entire home and actually commented on it...it has stained glass and wood carvings and all stone, and brick walls with numerous textures to walls and great lighting for photo shoots and there are regular model photo shoots done there actually,too...so it is indeed a gorgeous European styled castle.
She booked the property 2 days before travel there for herself and one other person, and in retrospect, we should have been leery of such a booking last minute and for only 2 people.....have to wonder if it was booked for photography or what the purpose was here. Attempt was made to work with her,but all she requested was refund and then she did a charge back through American Express.
There are no spa services being provided in the home, but there are brochures and there are gift certificates to the local MedSpa approx. 20 minutes away where Miss Atlanta USA has received services and many guests come here and stay to have services provided at GeorgiaMedSpa actually,
Lastly, there is an older building on adjacent property to the left that is NOT on property of the Castle nor Owned by same people who own the Castle..the owners would love to purchase that property and have that building either torn down or restored, but apparently it is in an old estate and nothing can be done, but this is safest area around metro Atlanta with nIce half million dollar plus priced homes on huge lot sizes and outside of bright lights of city with peace, and great Serenity. And, the home is provided to allow this tranquility for guests and still be near the city, medspa & LakePoint.
This is a really cool house great stay!
The home is in a very private location but not far from everything you would need. It is very comfortable however knowing that there would normally be a larger party because of it's size, I found the kitchen to be very skimpy for any type of cooking there was not even a pot large enough to make pasta. Regarding the cleaning fee of $350 it is a large home so I was not upset to pay that type of fee however, I would expect to walk in and see the home spotless for that type of fee. The home has lots of wood so I was not shocked or upset to see some cob webs but to see a dirty refrigerator and need to clean the toilets before using them was disturbing. I have owned and operated a vacation property and that is why I am writing such an honest review so hopefully the few shortcomings can be corrected because this home does have more positives than negatives and we enjoyed the 3 days we spent for a baseball tournament at PerfectGame.
Thank you for your review and bringing some things to my attention. Will resume my walk-thrus after cleaning group leaves to assure all is spic and span as I expect it to be...thought current group was on top of this..my apologies, and wish you would have contacted me upon arrival as I would have asked them to return and clean. As for pots,pans and cookware as on listing...those items, if required during stay, do need to be brought with guests and some guests have catered in foods for their small family gatherings and just enjoy the spaciousness of kitchen and the large commercial gas stove..but for this preparing complete meals there, then particular items for cooking and serving do need to be brought along with them. So glad you enjoyed your stay and it is so wonderfully close for all the games at LakePoint! Ty,Amy
Great home for family gatherings!
This house was so much fun for our extended family visit. The large living room and dining room were perfect for visiting and there was plenty of outdoor space on the multiple decks. The location was beautiful and felt remote although shopping, restaurants and coffee were only minutes away. Both the children and the adults had plenty of room to spread out in the house, and with the 4 full bedrooms and baths, everyone had a space to call their own. The house is very interesting, loads of nooks and crannies, stained glass and lots of fun to explore. The owners were helpful and check in was easy. We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay!
Thank you so much for your review and so happy you had such a great stay! You were a 5 Star Family all the way, and hope you will come back for another stay at Serenity Castle! You are welcome anytime!
Less than 4 miles from Lake Pointe the largest sports complex in the world and has wake boarding, volleyball. Baseball, basketball,and so much more
AND, Within approx 20 min of The United States only indoor Skeet and Trap shooting range and it also has Pistol, riflery and Archery too all at the Governor’s Gun Club of Kennesaw, GA...as members of the club, we would be happy to have you as a guest of ours to enjoy the range, if you would like to message us about doing this during your stay.
Within approx 40-50 min, of Atlanta
Within 20 min of leading medical spa: GeorgiaMedSpa.com who offers discounts to those staying here...and offers everything from Laser Hair Removal, To Fat Removal non-invasively to Tattoo Removal, Botox, and Wrinkle reduction...all with no downtime,too!