Elegant & Romantic, 800 SqFT Studio w/ Parking, Amazing Views, Southern Charm
About Damon Rogers
Welcome! We are Damon and Mark Rogers, the grateful custodians of Damon's family home where we retired in 2000 after 30 years of Navy life. Mark is a retired Naval Officer, and we have been very fortunate to have lived and travelled all over the world. The family home was built in 1919 and Generals Retreat (VRBO #496793) and Captains Quarters, two of our rental properties located behind the Big House, were originally built in 1970 as a guest home and office suite. Much of the surroundings you'll see when staying at one of our vacation rentals in Franklin have been gradually collected during our Navy years and represent our strong Southern heritage and love of antiques.
Damon Rogers purchased this House in 1919
Why Damon Rogers chose Franklin
Originally built as an office suite behind the original 1919 historic family home, you will be amazed at the beautiful conversion from a spacious office suite into an elegant studio apartment. This 800 square foot apartment boasts "brand new everything" with the exception of the family antiques and collected prints throughout. The original office has become the elegantly-appointed living room, and the king size bed and kitchen nook are just two of many reasons to stay at Captains Quarters. The original powder room has become a fully stocked galley kitchen with microwave, doll-sized oven and stove (so precious!), 18 cubic foot refrigerator/freezer, toaster, Keurig coffee maker, Italian dishes and serving pieces, and plenty of pots, pans, pyrex and cooking utensils to cook the day away. In what was once the adjoining storage room has now become a fully-tiled bathroom with tub/shower combination and houses a spacious walk in closet and separate laundry room! The outside welcomes you with a sweet front porch with 2 rockers, window boxes, and seasonal plants contained in wrought iron planters passed down for generations. Walk around to the side yard and enjoy badminton, corn hole or the fire pit with ample wood supplied. Relax in the common patio area or cook on the outdoor gas grill located on the outside patio. This elegant studio is such a must see piece of real estate in charming Franklin, TN that we often joke about wanting to move in ourselves!
What makes this House unique
I (Damon) pride myself on being a preservationist and believe in repurposing from old buildings. Shutters throughout the studio came from the basement of my family home, and the Civil War era window grills were bought from a friend after a historic home was demolished. Both Captains Quarters (VRBO Listing #497691) and Generals Retreat (VRBO #496793) can be rented to accommodate up to 6 people! For extensive details of the three properties we own in historic Franklin.
Pets allowed - $100 non refundable pet fee$100 non refundable pet fee
No smoking - Smoking allowed on front porchSmoking allowed on front porch
Max guests: 2
Minimum age of primary renter: 21
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Perfect location for us. We hope to be able to rent again when we return to the area. We loved area and beautiful homes. The cottage was lovely and perfect for our weekend in Franklin.
Thank you for your kind 5 star review. We love sharing our property and delighted you enjoyed Captains Quarters and our beautiful hometown. Please do come back and see us. You were an absolute delight to host!
Love this property. This was our second stay.
Very nice clean cottage. Every
Amenity was available to us.. very nice owner.
For us it was the perfect distance from center of town. We got a nice walk in and were able to enjoy all the activities and shopping there without worrying about parking as the car was left at the house. We enjoyed meeting the owner and the dog and Rose the cat. Warm and friendly place that had everything we needed. Thanks for making our stay extra special. Eddie and Marta Adkins from Naples Florida
Cozy Franklin Cottage
I stayed at Captains Quarters the first week of December 2019 and really enjoyed my stay. The cottage is as nice as the photos featured in the listing. For a single person or couple, there is more than ample space. The kitchen has all the essentials needed for cooking your meals— helpful for me since I am gluten free and don’t like dining out too often, though I highly recommend Sopapilla’s in Franklin if you like Mexican food. Downtown Franklin is a short drive away with shops, restaurants and antiques. The Rogers family were great hosts, and I enjoyed meeting Rosa the cat and Buddy the dog. Highly recommend this cottage.
A Wonderful place to stay
We arrived a little after 3 PM and was greeted in the drive way by Mark. What a nice and friendly host. He invited us in and showed us where everything was, making us feel so welcome.
They have a Keurig coffee/tea maker with extra coffee etc. It was great to have for our morning coffee.. They even left us a Banana bread loaf to enjoy.
The next afternoon we were outside and met Damon and she showed us the yard and lovely areas to sit. The two owners are great people and we would definitely stay again.
The cottage is really cute and complete with just about anything you could want or forgot to bring. There is even a washer and dryer.
Because we were visiting family we didn't need to cook but the kitchen was furnished with dishes, pots etc.
The king bed was comfortable as was the two love seats. They have a small table near the coffee maker, big enough for two and a laptop.
Overall, this is a terrific place to stay, close to downtown Franklin and soccer fields as well as shops and restaurants.
We are looking forward to returning.
Whether you walk, drive or catch the Franklin Trolley, you are easily accessible to Carnton Plantation, The Carter House, The Lotz House, movies or live entertainment at the Franklin Theater, shopping, antiquing or sightseeing. Museum tours, bike tours, and ghost tours are abundant or walk a block to Jim Warren Park for fresh air and sunshine. Jim Warren also boasts a Skate Park!
If you are a foodie, you will be pleased as there are numerous privately owned restaurants within walking distance. For the wine aficionado, Arrington Vineyards is but a short car drive along picturesque country roads, or enjoy our quaint country neighbor, Leiper's Fork, where you can pick up the Natchez Trace Parkway and head into Nashville for another full day adventure.
Those of us living in Franklin boast that "we are 15 miles south and 100 years down the road from Nashville." A 30 minute drive gets you to 'Music City USA'! Franklin has been mentioned in major publications like Southern Living, CNN, Money Magazine, Forbes, and Business Week as one of the best places to live, work, and visit in the entire country, and Captains Quarters is centrally located in the historic district of Franklin - home to 150 places to explore that are on the National Registry.