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A Tennessee Mountain Home

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

House is beautiful five bedroom home, situated in six wooded acres in Clifftops, a gated community in Monteagle, Tennessee, five minutes from Sewanee and University of the South, Monteagle Sunday School Assembly, Dubose Conference Center; offers hiking, biking, swimming in community lakes and pools, canoeing and sports galore. house is wheel chair accessible. pet friendly -- dogs only.

Home can sleep ten (12 with sofa bed), has four full, and one half bathrooms, comfortable kitchen, lounge, formal dining room, family room, large grounds and walking trails on property.

Configuration of bedding: 3 king bedded rooms, 1 queen bedded room and one room with 2 twin beds. (or can be configured to 2 king, 1 queen and 4 twins)

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Susan Herrick
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018

About Susan Herrick

I am a transplanted Australian, by way of California, and chose the Tennessee mountains as a perfect place to semi-retire and enjoy the beauty of middle Tennessee.

The house reflects a combination of my Australian heritage and a little of the south and the name 'Moongalbah' is an Australian Aboriginal word meaning 'a sitting and resting place' and I invite you and your guests to use the front porch rockers and do just that... enjoy, relax and breathe the fresh mountain air.

Susan Herrick purchased this house in 2005

Why Susan Herrick chose Clifftops

'Moongalbah' in Clifftops is a perfect retreat for guests attending events at the University of the South, whether it be key university weekends, weddings, reunions etc. This gated community allows privacy, and a perfect base to explore the Cumberland Plateau, hiking trails and so much more.

What makes this house unique

A safe and secure home in a gated community.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We highly recommend this large, comfortable house for a Sewanee event or a weekend in the country. With 5 bedrooms we had plenty of room for our guests, and with two living spaces downstairs, two decks off the back and a backyard, we had space galore to host a get together. Owners Sue and Andy could not have been nicer - they left detailed information on the property and about the Clifftops community, and were available if needed. We would definitely visit again!
May 2018
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Clifftops House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 1:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • 100% penalty for cancellations 7 days and under No smoking in doors.. outside OK, nor fireworks at any time Doggies rules applicable and enforced
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • jetted tub
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • library
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
House has internet router connection, bring own computer and devices with network capability. Password/Login given at time of check-in. Small workout room with treadmill, and stair stepper. Check in and check out times. no earlier than 2pm on arrival, no later than noon on departure.


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A Tennessee Mountain Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews

Spacious and Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Moongalbah (meaning Gathering Place) is exactly that. Perfect for our large family gathering plus everything we needed. Sue was an excellent host as well. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jessica, We loved having you as guests, thanks for great cleanup which worked for my 3 hour turnaround.. come back for longer next time. Sue and Andy
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Beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

The house was large and everyone in our big family had a space. Beautiful views from every window.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful Alumni Weekend and this house was perfect! Sue was the perfect hostess, making sure we had everything we could possible need. Thanks so much!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful home in secluded gated community

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay! Perfect size for my family of 8 with room to spare! I would definitely rent again if I'm in Sewanee again!

  • Submitted: May 3, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Linnea and Kevin and family.. pleased to hear you enjoyed the house and that your family wedding weekend went so well. Don't wait for another wedding, come back again, we loved having you here.
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Comfortable home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely home set in the woods with MANY trails to explore. Lots of deer and other wildlife to see right outside the windows. Would highly recommend property.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Deborah and family, many thanks for your review and especially for commenting on our wonderful wildlife.. it certainly makes living in the woods a pleasure and always something new to see and enjoy,. please come back again. Sue
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Amazing place

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I took my 3 children and 6 grandchildren for our Christmas retreat together. This place was perfect! Plenty of room, lots of privacy, outdoor fun. And every minute detail was thought of to make our stay perfect. This place would be great anytime of the year. We will return!!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ronnie and Lea Ann and family, many thanks for the kind review, I know it's a perfect house for a large family and always nice to read revues that it met your expectations. . I am glad you enjoyed your Christmas family vacation at Moongalbah .. come back again.
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Chattanooga (or Nashville - 85 miles)
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
University of the South - Sewanee
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
several in Monteagle and Sewanee
Car: necessary

Biking and Hiking Trails in Cumberland State Park, Mountain Goat Trail (6 miles) to Sewanee.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Cleaning Fee $100

5 bedroom rate is $475.00 per night for up to 12 guests
Additional guests over noted above $25 per adult, $15 per child (over 6 years), per night.
All rates at the discretion of the owner.
Cleaning Fee of $100 for rental or at discretion of owner with additional guests.
Note: 3 night minimum on holiday, summer and Special University events (Parents Week, Homecoming, etc) Graduation week - 7 night rental
Cancellation Policy addendum.. beyond 30 days prior to arrival - prepayment in full refunded
Cancellation 15-8 days prior to arrival - 50 % of prepayment refunded
Cancellation within 7 days of arrival 100% of prepayment held - NO REFUND

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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