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Historic McWhorter House Is Only A Short Stroll To Campus!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
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3BR/2.5BA Spacious Historic Home In Five Points.

Fantastic Five Points home available for Georgia Game Day weekend rentals, weekly and monthly rentals, special events, and more. Welcome to the McWhorter House! This former home of Robert Ligon 'Bob' McWhorter, UGA's first All-American Football Player, has just been renovated and fully appointed with all the modern luxuries one could want while keeping the style and charm of a historic home from the past. Built in 1900, this three bedroom two and a half bath home has been fully updated with modern amenities including granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances in the kitchen, 55' LED TV's, high speed internet including WiFi, and comes fully and tastefully furnished for all of you weekend getaway needs. There are 12ft. ceilings throughout the home and a huge covered veranda overlooking one of the largest and grandest magnolia trees in town. Comfortably sleeps 8 guests or more with a king sized bed in the master suite, queen sized bed in the 2nd bedroom, two twin beds in the third bedroom, and an over-sized sleeper sofa in the living room with a queen pullout bed. Come enjoy the splendor of the McWhorter house that sits less than a mile from Sanford Stadium, The University of Georgia Campus, and Downtown Athens!

UGA Football Weekends are $2,750 per weekend with a Thursday or Friday Check In (price to remain the same) and a Sunday Check Out.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Property Manager
Brad Garrison
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
November 15, 2016
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Why Brad Garrison chose North Georgia Mountains

I just loved the idea of having a historic home from an era gone by and the location just can not be beat. The house was originally part of the Cloverhurst Estate that encompassed over 240 acres of the current Five Points area.

Sitting just two blocks from S. Milledge Avenue and a block from Baxter Street I just knew that this home was the one for me. I now have the beautiful historic home that I was looking for, and the ability to walk to all the shops and restaurants in Five Points as well as the UGA campus, and downtown Athens in just a matter of minutes.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Historic McWhorter House Is Only A Short Stroll To Campus!
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Our stay was wonderful. It meet all our needs! Loved it! Hope to book for next Christmas!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wedding Weekend

  • 5 of 5

This house was amazing. We rented it to use as our home base for my daughters wedding which was at the State Botanical Gardens in Athens. The location was perfect, neighborhood was quiet and the house size was wonderful. The girls in the bridal party came and spent the day of the wedding here, had lunch, and had their hair and makeup done. This house has everything that you could possibly need while away from your own home. Much nicer than any hotel in Athens. Brad who handled the rental was so nice and easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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sean phinney

  • 5 of 5

Great house and location. I would definitely recommend it for UGA events. Very comfortable, charming and conveniently located.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Great game weekend!

  • 5 of 5

The house was superb! Wonderful location. Great for children as well as adults. Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding Location! Great Amenities!

  • 5 of 5

We came down for a football game and it was a perfect location! Walking distance to Downtown, 5 Points and the Sanford Stadium!

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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McWhorter House: Incredible Ambassador for Athens

  • 5 of 5

4 of us came into Athens for the 2013 AthHalf (half marathon) and were impressed by the pictures but blown away by the actual house. Coming in from Chattanooga after work, our 9:30pm arrival could not have been nicer since we didn't know what we were in for. Brad had the keys waiting for us, so we didn't need to stress about coordinating anything.

The layout of the house is incredible -- an open floorplan makes this a very social house; I can only imagine how great this place is on a game day. Massive TVs in the two (2!) sitting areas let us put 2 games on, or game in room 1 with HGTV in room 2 depending on the audience.

Other items of note: gas oven, so plan on doing some cooking at home, amazing HE front-load washer/dryer, and ample parking for multiple cars. The house even came with a good selection of menus and (!) a Kroger card. It's central location put it within a mile or so from Fresh Market, Earth Fare, and a Kroger. For coffee, 5 Points is a 2 minute drive or 15 minute walk to Jittery Joe's.

Really loved the home and looking forward to our next trip.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Athens Airport

The home is located right in the heart of Five Points and is a short walk to the University of Georgia campus as well as the vibrant downtown scene in Athens.

Rates & Availability

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Cleaning Fee $150
Property Damage Protection $79

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Athens House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Huge Master Closet.
    Second Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Third Bathroom - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Second Bedroom - 1 queen
    Third bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Additional room for an air mattress if needed.
    Family Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Over-sized sleeper sofa has a Queen pullout bed.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • tennis

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