|Space||5,000 sq. ft.|
Welcome to The Harwood Cottage. This 1920's Georgian style home (mansion), in the center of Macon’s Vineville Historic District.
The Harwood Cottage has six bedrooms (including: three king beds, one queen bed, two full beds and an additional twin day bed in the music library which can be secured for nightly conversion into a private seventh bedroom). In addition there are four sofas and two stored, premium Inflatable beds, on hand. We have very comfortable accommodations for up to 6 couples and one individual throughout our many bedrooms. (However, we've often been called on to accommodate many more. With the recent arrival of Hurricane Matthew & one recent university convocation we were able to provide accommodations for up to 25).
Our standard 'whole house rental' includes accommodations for 8 standard guests included with your basic nightly fee. We ask that guests of record hosting additional individuals plan on a $19/night/per person gratuity to cover the variable cost of hosting each additional guest above that first eight. The additional costs include: added continental breakfast, linen, laundry & towel service as well as incremental electric, gas, internet and water utilities. Children under seven are free and should not be counted.
Features of the property include: three full baths, one half bath with garden access, indoor conservatory, Viennese, antique, palace grand piano, full classical, jazz & contemporary music library on vinyl, tape and digital media, extensive sheet music library, rare book collection including inscribed and first editions, full gourmet kitchen, media lounge with extensive DVD collection, pay-per-view, Roku, Amazon Fire and/or AppleTV options for broadcast,subscription, cable, on demand and free access media offerings; unlimited, free, high speed internet access on private network, large, two person en suite private Jacuzzi bath, Ritz Carleton shower heads, indoor hot tub on garden level, off-street lighted, monitored, fenced in, secure parking for up to seven vehicles, off street, lit free lot parking for another70 vehicles just steps away, wide front verandah, private ballet and yoga studio, full laundry facility with complimentary detergents, fenced in dog run, workshop, bicycle storage, entertainment deck, CharBroil institutional, infrared gas barbecue grill, outdoor dining table, evening garden illuminations, several garden settings from formal to secret to traditional kitchen garden to a native sunken garden, second floor balcony and private lounge, original art and antique collection including Asian, American, European, African & Middle Eastern works (1500 AD-present), gas fireplaces with remote control features on both floors, zone heating & air conditioning, walking distance to select dining, shopping and historical sites with a short (less than a mile drive to most others), historic bronze house marker as part of the notably significant Vineville neighborhood, architecturally protected by The National Trust under U.S. Dept. of the Interior guidelines, starting point for the Cherry Blossom Trail with highest concentration of Cherry Trees in the world, steps from the birthplace of Southern Rock and the Allman Brothers Big House Museum, location for the end of the Antebellum Trail of pre-Civil War Plantations.
We offer a 20% off the standard nightly rate for stays of 7 consecutive nights or more. We offer a 30% off the same for stays of 30 consecutive nights or more.
If you are planning to host a large group, a special event or a wedding weekend, here are some things to keep in mind:
A. An event is any get together held at the property where at least five individuals not staying at The Harwood Cottage are invited to stay over one hour on the property. All events will be submitted and approved in writing at least 24 hours prior to its commencement. The minimum charge for an event fee is $25 and varies based on size, duration and scope.
B. Planning your sleeping arrangements:
Please use the following accommodations list to plan your room arrangements for your guests:
1. Eudora: Swedish King, Private Balcony, Fireplace, Master Bath with Jacuzzi, Sleeps 2, 2nd Floor:
2. Sidney: Traditional King, Private Lounge with 20 ft. Round Sofa, Montaigne Bath with Tub/Shower, Sleeps 2 (with possible third on sofa), 2nd floor:
3. Zelda: Traditional Queen, Shares Master Bath, Henredon Furnishings, Sterns & Foster Mattress, Darkest Room, Sleeps 2, 2nd Floor:
4. Laurence: one King Bed and room for Two Air Full Sized Mattresses, Ideal for Slumber Parties, Teen or Young Adult Sleep-Overs or just a needed make shift dormitory, Moroccan Styled Theme, Shares Montaigne or Master Bath, Sleeps Up To Four, 2nd Floor:
5. Margaret: Air Full with Traditional Box Spring, Children's themed, tree house like feel, lots of windows and high view of neighborhood, Sleeps 2:
6. William: Traditional Full, Private Entrance, Limited Handicap Access, No Stairs, Shower Only Bath, Sleeps 2, 1st Floor:
7. Music Library: Twin Daybed, Newest Mattress, Grand Room with Piano, Fully Locking, Shares William Bath, Sleeps One, 1st Floor:
8. Media Lounge Sofa?: Very Comfortable, Round Leather Sectional, Direct TV Access, Perfect for the Night Owl, Sleeps One, 2nd Floor:
9. Music Library Inflatable?: Adds a full and sleeping for two, shares William Suite Bath, 1st Floor:
10. Drawing Room Sofa?: Faces Main Fireplace, Can be closed off at all doors for privacy, Sleeps One, 1st Floor:
11. Conservatory Sofa?: Very bright, lots of Windows, kind of like sleeping outdoors with gardens all around, extra long sofa, Sleeps one, 1st Floor:
I am an eclectic individual who loves the contradictions that make life interesting. I have reached the middle of my life, living in Macon, GA but the son of a Mayflower Mom and a first generation Italian dad. I love the arts, painting, music, writing but I have made most of my money over the years on Wall Street. I haven't made that much though because I have chosen to be honest in a game that doesn't pay the honest very well. I love old houses and new cars. I believe in tradition though I am totally iconoclastic. I love to travel but I could be totally happy never having to leave Harwood Cottage again. I am a hometown boy who finds himself traveling over 3,000 miles for work, frequently. I am a Cancer (zodiac wise only). I am single. I am over 50. I am nostalgic.
John Cappelano purchased this house in 2006
This property was chosen by my parents many years ago as their ideal place to retire. It was found by chance on a historic homes at Christmas tour in the Macon Historic District. The house became loved by both of them because of its first floor suite with private full bath and the Music Library which could be used as an extension of that suite. They loved the many sets of pocket doors and access between rooms on every floor allowing for an endless configuration of open or semi-open floor plans. The old back porch allows for access to the kitchen just steps from the William Suite (their first floor suite), bedroom. Though they didn't have much money, they did their best to honor their favorite Southern writers and the literary history of the people of Macon. My dad passed a few years ago and several months ago, my Mom joined him. My nephew and I are currently restoring the home back to the glory of my folks early retirement and then some. Our guests have even helped us with ideas on projects like the secret garden and the Chinese Dining Room. Each week, something new is completed and it's all because if people like you! All in all, the house is very ingenious given the 1920's era when it was imagined. Come visit and live the life of a Southern Novelist of The Jazz Era with all its quiet romance, boisterous bravado and faded hints of tawdriness.
Unique benefits include free high speed internet access and 5G iphone or smart phone access. Full towel service and premium bedding. Full kitchen access. Available continental breakfast. Off street, lighted, fenced in, secure parking for seven vehicles. Use of the film, music, sheet music and instruments in the music library and media lounge. Private full baths in three suites. Spa tub with jacuzzi in Master Suite. Two parking garage bays. Gas Outdoor Grill. Kitchen Aid, Whirlpool and Cuisine Art Appliances. Two full China Services (one breakfast and one dinner). Components include Royal Worcester, Royal Daulton, Gorham, Channel and others. Access to original works of art by Remington, Manet and others as well as period pieces from 17th, 18th and 19th century Asia, Europe and The Americas. Access to the 1886, Viennese Grand Piano. Access to the Conservatory with its wide variety of indoor plant specimens. Access to the Southern Gothic Writers' Literary Collection. Access to a total of six beds sleeping a total of 11 guests. Use of all kitchen facilities. Access to the fenced-in, indoor/outdoor dog run. All trash and garbage collection included. Walking distance to The Allman Brothers' Big House Museum, Vineville Historic District sites and Georgia School for The Blind.
Our family was enticed to visit Macon by the hope that the 300,000 Yoshino cherry trees would be in bloom during the Cherry Blossom Festival in March. We wanted to linger far longer because of the incredible hospitality of our host, John, and the historic yet comfortable nature of the home and furnishings. A visit to Macon and a stay at Harwood Cottage are well worth your time and I highly recommend both.
We had such a wonderful time with our students at the Harwood Cottage. It was a lovely place for our group and we all felt comfortable and welcome. The students enjoyed the history tour presented by John. We also really appreciated him working with the numerous allergy concerns we had in our group. Thank you for all of your work to make our stay a memorable.
From the students:
"The beds were really comfy."
"John was so nice!"
"Beautiful bonsai tree ;)"
"The sofas were comfortable"
"We enjoyed having the breakfast John provided."
We were in town for our daughter's wedding and wanted to spend time with family the week before the ceremony. This worked great. Could not have asked for anything better.
What a gorgeous home! So much room and beyond beautiful...but still homey. We had family stay for a wedding at the nearby Library Ballroom. Perfect spot! Lots of bedrooms and plenty of room to spread out. The owner, John was great to deal with. Be sure to get the historic tour of the home. John is as knowledgeable as any paid tour guide I've ever listened to. Coffee and breakfast treats provided. Could not ask for a better experience.
Each year the women in my family get together for a weekend to catch up and enjoy a bit of down time. This year we chose Macon, Georgia for its history, to visit the sites of one our favorite bands (The Allman Brothers), and to visit the Georgia National Fair in Perry, Georgia. Finding this wonderful home for our large group in one of Macon's historic areas was a perfect location. We very much enjoyed our time at Harwood Cottage and would book here again. The house was clean and well-maintained and I have already recommended this property to a friend. John was very helpful in accommodating the needs of this large group. He discovered a problem with the hot tub and had it repaired and the area set up for us to use very quickly. He was very responsive to our needs and requests. His wealth of knowledge about this area of Georgia, a great family story associated with this house, and his gracious manner made this trip special for us all. We take away some great memories and that is what our annual trip is really about.
We recently stayed at The Harwood Cottage for our daughter’s wedding. We rented the entire house so all grandparents would have a place to stay together. We are SO glad we rented this property. John is a wonderful host and the home has so much character and charm. Of course, John has just as much character and charm as the home. He went above and beyond to make our stay wonderful – we truly felt like we were staying with family. We would highly recommend this property and since our daughter is living in Macon now, we hope to come back to stay again.
Historic Hay House
International Cherry Blossom Festival
Georgia National Fairgrounds
Ochmulgee National Monument
Georgia Music Hall of Fame
Georgia Sports Hall of Fame
Atlanta Motor Speedway
Harriet Tubman Museum
Museum of Science and Industry
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.