No gimmicks. Just a straight up good Value.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:8 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
PLEASE NOTE: This property is Non-Smoking and a No pets/No Exception policy.
A $250.00 Smoking and/or Pet Fee will be added to reservations when smoking has occurred or pets are/were present in the home.
If you desire to smoke in the home that you rent or if you are traveling with a pet, contact me immediately for a refund of this reservation.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Love this place; within close proximity to UT!
I’ve stayed here a number of times and will definitely return again. My only recommendation would be to update the cable and interesting services. TV difficult to manipulate if you’re technologically challenged and prefer to watch local stations. Nothing major, just a preference! Otherwise, Sheila is great, stay is comfy and allows for the home away from home feeling.
Thanks for the feedback. I know that you are correct in the TV operation. I have chosen to go to WIFI TV streaming because of the ridiculous prices of Comcast and other traditional cable providers.
As you know, I have several homes. January a few years back, I looked at my all the cable/WIFI bills in front of me, including my residence, and they totaled almost $1000 a month! I knew then that I had to find a solution to this problem, and I started looking in to alternatives for TV viewing.
The best choices I found were RoKu and Amazon Prime Fire TV Sticks. BUT, unfortunately, the cable companies have done an excellent job at forcing the local stations to use them exclusively knowing that people would have to go 'cable' to get local channels in the manner that most of us are accustom too.
So, reaching the local channels, while converting to streaming TV, left only one option - Digital Antennas.
What I have done is to install digital antennas to pick up local channels and then add ROKU, Smart and Amazon Fire Stick streaming TV's and devices.
HOWEVER, as you say, navigating the TV from streaming to digital antenna and then back to streaming can take some skill. Sorry about that!
However, I believe soon, streaming TV will become the norm for everyone because people are refusing to pay the prices the traditional cable charge and the streaming services are producing such good TV content.
Thanks again for choosing my home. Love to see you guys each and every time.
Once again, the home exceeded our expectations!
This is the perfect home away from home whether it be for a quick weekend or much longer. The house is very clean and comfortable. This was our family’s second stay within a month and we’re hoping to book again for next month.
Sheila responds very quickly should the need arise. The neighbors sharing the spaces next door we’re quite friendly which gave the added assurance of ‘being safe’.
We love this place! Thanks to Sheila and her team. We’ll be back!
I cant say 'enough' about what and up beat excellent guest Jackie and her family are to have in my home. I appreciate you and am grateful for such an excellent traveler experience I am having interacting with you.
Look forward to your return trip!
A great place a short ride to town
This is not a five-star hotel - it is a great three-bedroom cottage with the conveniences of home that is more than reasonably priced. Two colleagues and I stayed for less than the cost of a single motel room beside the conference center even when the cost of Uber rides in and out were added in
We, I, the housekeepers, the lawn crew and on and on, work together in hopes of making this home everything our traveler needs to be comfortable while in Knoxville.
Love those 5 Star stays!
We really enjoyed the house, and it was very comfortable. If Ido decides to come back I will look to see if your home is available
Thank you Donneal. Again, my apologies on the mix up at your arrival. You are the 5 Star person in this situation for your understanding and flexibility.
Look forward to your return trip.
Convenient location in Knoxville
Had a great time staying here. We had a few questions about our stay and Sheila was quick to respond back to our messages. Like other reviewers said, it has a steep driveway. I have a front wheel drive suv and it spun the tires a little bit on the rocks but once I started coming up it a little faster I had no issues. Had no other issues there and would recommend others to stay here.
Thanks Brent. Glad you had a great trip. See you next time?
A home away from home for a few days
If our decision to stay was based solely on the outer appearance, we perhaps may have turned away and missed out on the opportunity to really enjoy a really nice, modern and well-kept secret in Knoxville. The home turned out to be gorgeous on the inside with all the bells and whistles of home life. Our immediate reaction once we entered the front door was, "we're booking this again"! Sheila was very timely in responding to our very minor questions. Our only 'issue' which really wasn't an issue was, we did not quite understand how to operate the TV's since there is no local cable but firesticks. This would be our only recommendation that local cable is added for the families who like to watch basic TV. No problem for us, it allowed us to 'bond' more in our little home away from home.
This home is within close proximity to UT which was great for us as we were in town for Orientation and plan to be back for the next few years. If Sheila would have us, her home is now our home away from home.
To those reviews that spoke about the area, it really is no problem as the house is indeed off the road on a slight incline (I actually liked it that way). The pictures are indeed accurate and this is appreciated.
Thanks Sheila; See you soon!
Thanks so much for the fair and kind review. Look forward to your return trip. Did you receive the quote for your next dates yet?