Completely renovated 3 bedroom/2 bath cottage that sleeps up to 8 people
About Ashley French
Originally from Nashville, TN, I have lived most of my adult life in New York, NY, but recently located to Florida with my husband and three kids. We are both academics, teaching at a small liberal arts college. I enjoy reading, cooking, hiking, entertaining, and traveling.
Ashley French purchased this Cottage in 2017
Why Ashley French chose Sparta
I was born in raised in Nashville, but spent so many holidays and weekends visiting extended family in Smithville. When my husband and I sold our townhouse in Brooklyn, I decided I wanted to buy a place in Tennessee. I wanted a place close to family that we could use for ourselves for vacation and holidays, but also rent to others to enjoy. The Tulip Tree Bay Cottage (and The Tulip Tree Bay Lodge) are everything for which I had hoped!
What makes this Cottage unique
The Cottage was in major disrepair. But just like we renovated a 19th century townhouse in Brooklyn, NY, we knew we could do it again on a country cottage! The Cottage was completely renovated in 2018. It has completely gut-renovated bathrooms, all new kitchen (IKEA) and appliances, new floors through the house (bamboo floors in the main floor living space and carpet in all bedrooms). The house is light and airy, contemporary and cozy. I love the huge main deck, with the rocking chair, comfortable table and chairs, and the grill. The house is close to so many activities in the Smithville/Sparta/Center Hill area, but rural enough to be away from it all.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Wonderful place for a week’s getaway. We enjoyed fishing Center Hill Lake, hiking Burgess Falls, and even took a day trip to the Nashville Zoo.
I’m so glad you enjoyed your stay!
We thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of our stay at the Tulip Tree Bay Cottage! The cabin is comfortable and equipped with everything we could have possibly needed.
The surrounding areas and towns were beautiful and we enjoyed the restaurants that Ashley recommended in her welcome booklet.
Ashley was great to respond to any needs we had. Even when we had a little mishap and damaged the tv, she was gracious and made us feel so much better in our efforts to get it resolved. We will definitely stay here again!
Was a great place to stay and relax and catch up with great friends!! Has everything you need.