About the property
- House1900 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
House, 3-4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths (Sleeps 9-11)
Please know that if you book through VRBO this does not include payment for the rental, only the service fee!
This beautifully appointed, newly renovated, professionally decorated luxury home has wireless Internet, fully furnished kitchen, linens, and was built in 1900 and still has much of the charm of the era including the original staircase, woodwork and fireplaces. It has cable TV's in each bedroom as well as the big-screen TV in the living room, an eat-in kitchen nook that seats 4 as well as a formal dining room that seats an additional 6 guests. Upstairs are 3 large bedrooms including a luxury king master suite, 2 queens in the second bedroom, and a queen in the third bedroom. There is a second bathroom upstairs also. Downstairs there is a small bedroom off the side entrance that has a twin daybed and a full bathroom off it. The living room has a leather sofa that makes into queen bed. It has a DVD library, books and family games for your personal use. All the comforts of a 1900 sq ft home at the price of the average downtown hotel.
It is located in a historic neighborhood currently in the process of being revitalized and restored. The home's location allows minutes access for business travelers or visitors to any of the local hospitals, businesses or UTC. You can enjoy all of the downtown and riverfront sites and activities quite easily.
Owner Description:: Year Purchased: 2010 - I grew up in Chattanooga and really enjoy coming back home so it seemed logical that I should buy a house there. There's so much for all four of my children to do there and so much to see and the location is so awesome that i couldn't resist!
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- Response time:
- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
About Jackie Ryan
I grew up in Chattanooga and really enjoy coming back home so it seemed logical that I should buy a house here. There's so much for all four of my children to do here and so much to see and the location is so awesome that I couldn't resist!
Jackie Ryan purchased this House in 2010
Why Jackie Ryan chose Orchard Knob
The location is wonderful, so close to all that Chattanooga has to offer!! Only 6 miles to either Hamilton Place or Northgate shopping centers and 2 miles from the downtown area!! All of my neighbors are really wonderful and are fully supportive of the revitalization of the Orchard Knob Area....
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We loved our stay! The house is so nice and Jackie provided what we needed. I would stay there again
The house was spacious, and decorated beautifully! Some of my family members were stealing ideas to take home to decorate there homes. I will stay there again and again! Loved it!
It was a great home. Very nice and well maintained. It was a very welcoming home.
It was a very peaceful environment. Nothing to much going around the are. It was a great location, wasn’t to far away from where we wanted to go. We enjoyed our stay there.
First the positive:
Nice house, clean, roomy. Close to where we needed to be. Easy to reserve with owner. Neighborhood a bit sketchy but I knew that going in. Was quiet and we never felt unsafe.
The keys don't match all the doors. There's 3 keys and 2 locks per door and you have to guess every time.
The day we left, the owner found small smudges on carpet in master bedroom, photographed them, texted me, and asked what it was. Told her I had no idea. Was raining when we got to the house so it's possible we tracked it in but I didn't see it. Since she charges a significant cleaning fee I thought this was a bit unnecessary to text and interrogate me. Just try to clean it first. She also photographed and texted me a smudge on one of the bathroom mats. I could barely see what she was referring to as it was so small. Also unnecessary.
Finally, the day we were leaving she texted that she had another guest coming and asked how soon we would be out of the house. I said we'd certainly be out by the checkout time of 11am. She replied the checkout time was 10am. This was all via text, without any politeness. I informed her the rental agreement stated an 11am checkout time (there was actually another reference to checkout time being 11am CST which would be 12pm EST but I chose not to even mention that).
She responded back that I was correct, and we could stay until 11am, then blamed the mistake on her assistant. Classy.
WARNING: Read that rental agreement carefully. It's full of line items saying that any problem found, and there's a lot listed, will be determined BY THE OWNER. So you're basically at her mercy if she thinks she finds something not to her liking. With the texts with minor smudges I felt like she was looking for an excuse to nail me on the security deposit. Not a pleasant way to end our vacation.
If you rent this home I would take as many pictures inside as you can to protect yourself. Personally I won't be doing business with her again.
Christmas at the Ivy House in Chattanooga
My family meet in Chattanooga for Christmas so no one had to travel more than a day.
Chattanooga was the perfect location and the Ivy House turned out being the perfect place. The owner had decorated the house for Christmas which was wonderful surprize. The owner responded and addressed any questions I had within a very short period of time. The house was stocked with all the comforts and amenities of home, which is not always the case in some rentals. My entire family was extremely happy with my choice of the Ivy House. The layout of the house allowed for the entire family to sit and visit comfortably while bedrooms were separated from the living space. I gave this location 5 stars. Very pleased and would highly recommend staying at the Ivy House.
Our reunion was great at this property. The home is beautiful and had everything we needed. Thank to the owner, she was very attentive in the reservations and helped to make this an easy process. It was a great weekend. If you are looking for a beautiful old home this is the perfect place to stay the restoration of this old home is so amazing .
Exquisite decor in well maintained home
My two daughters, sons-in-law, five grandchildren, and I enjoyed staying at the 1905 Ivy Street house. My daughters were very impressed with how well the house was decorated. The children enjoyed the TV in the living room where they could all relax together on the comfortable sofas. The adults especially enjoyed the comfortable beds and the well-stocked kitchen. The house was very clean.
Downtown Chattanooga Area - Chattanooga, East, Tennessee, USA (2.8 Mi to Aquarium, 6.4 Mi to Airport, 2.6 Mi to Choo-Choo) - close to all area attractions, especially Riverbend Festival and the Bessie Smith Strut. Just a couple miles to the Bluff View Art District and Hamilton Place and Northgate Shopping Centers as well as Rock City, Ruby Falls, Missionary Ridge, Lookout Mtn, Coolidge Park, The Incline Railway, UTC, local hospitals, downtown businesses, etc...
Other Activities: Shopping
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
$199 per night Rate Per Night is $199/night (2 night minimum); Holidays minimum stay is longer depending on specific holiday...$100 nonrefundable cleaning fee per visit. Full payment is due at time of reservation. Cancellation Policy: Full refund for 60 day notice, fee forfeiture for notice less than 60 day notice IN WRITING. Additional number of people beyond 11 will be charged a $20.00 per person additional charge. . $200 security deposit. NO SMOKING OR PETS!! This policy supercedes all other possible stated cancellation policies.