The SpaceThis charming accommodation is spacious, quiet, relaxing and pet friendly. Surrounded by Kennesaw Mtn. Nat. Battlefield Park, the 6-acre mini-farm is a peaceful escape from the bustle of city life. Historic Marietta is 5 min away; Atlanta - 25 min.
This unique 6-acre mini-farm, surrounded by Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, is a peaceful and relaxing escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Your charming accommodation is a spacious, quiet, relaxing and pet friendly apartment that was created out of the west wing of my home. It has three separate rooms: a master bedroom, a kitchen/sitting room combo, and a bathroom. The large master has an extremely comfortable queen-size bed, an antique dresser, a writing desk with mirror, and a seating area with reading lamp. Best of all is "bird" TV with the an active bird feeder visible as you awake in the morning. The bathroom includes a tub and shower and an ample assortment of towels and washrags from LL Bean. The kitchen has everything you need to cook: electric stove and oven, microwave, sink, refrigerator, pots, pans, dishes, lined garbage can, dish drain, and other normal kitchen accessories. The other 2/3 of the kitchen has your sofa, wall-mounted television, and hot drink coffee/tea bar. The apartment is totally self-contained with a private, outside entrance that is easily accessible and lighted from the parking area.
During your stay, you may choose to relax and read a book in the garden, swing on the screened porch, or sit and eat beside a water feature on the blue stone patio. Alternately, you may hop in you car and in five minutes be ready to explore the historic Marietta Square with its art and history museums as well as its charming gift shops and restaurants.
As your hostess, I offer home-baked bread and butter for your breakfast and stock your kitchenette with a wide selection of coffees (regular and decaf) for your morning pleasure. Also available upon request are fresh cream and milk, old-fashioned oatmeal and brown sugar. If the hens are laying, you may gather free-range eggs and prepare them to your own specifications. In addition to the refrigerator, sink, and oven, the kitchenette is well stocked with a toaster, pots, pans, cooking and eating utensils, plates, cups, bowls, wine glasses, etc. You may feel free to cook to your heart's content.
You are invited to stay on the property and enjoy any or all of the following activities:
Playing tennis, basketball or badminton on the tennis court
Playing table tennis and a variety of board games
Walking and hiking 21 miles of park trails that offer great views of the surrounding countryside
Bird-watching: Guests are always delighted by the huge variety of migrating and permanent resident birds that perch regularly at the feeding station and birdbath outside your apartment. (Kennesaw Mountain is a popular place for numerous Audubon Society-led bird walks during the spring and fall migration seasons.)
Understanding the America Civil War: History buffs are encouraged to explore by foot or by car the local civil war trenches, battle sites, and historic markers. (The National Parks service provides regular living history demonstrations with a free museum and movie at the Visitor’s Center that is located around the corner from my home.)
Picking berries and fruits in season
Wandering in the vineyards and orchard
Enjoy the spectacular fireflies during summer evenings (seductively blinking for mates)
Feeding the chickens and collecting the fresh free range eggs
Making photographic memories: You are welcome to photograph anywhere on the property.
The entire six acres is available for your exploration and enjoyment. Access to high speed internet Wi-Fi is also available at no charge; code is given on arrival. Laundry facilities in the main house can also be accessed on request.
I enjoy making myself available for guests and can be sought out at their convenience. I'm around a lot. I can usually be found driving the tractor, weeding, baking, reading, or playing Scrabble on the Internet. (I'm addicted to Scrabble.) I have lived on this property and in my home since 1971 and hope to die in my boots here at a healthy 100 years. Guest AccessYou are free to use my screened porch and dining table that overlook the patio and wander the orchard and vineyard . If you are staying a week or more, you may utilize my washing machine, detergents, and dryer. Interaction with GuestsYou will usually find either my son Ed or me on the property. At any rate, we are always only a cell phone call away to answer any questions you might have. The NeighborhoodMy acreage is in an upscale area with a 2-acre minimum lot sizes. When the federal government created Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park in the 1930s, it ran out of funds and chose not to purchase several pockets of land that contained houses and farms. Therefore, I am now fortunate to be a designated "in-holder" meaning my mini-farm and other close neighbors are totally surrounded by public land. Deer, wild turkeys, possums, and coons abound in this unique area. Getting AroundUsing Camp Creek Parkway and I-285, the Atlanta airport is a usually a forty to forty-five minute drive. Historic Marietta is just minutes by car. During non-peak hours, downtown Atlanta is a twenty-five minute drive. The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center, the Cobb Galleria complex with its retail, office and convention spaces, and Sun Trust Park, the future home of the Atlanta Braves, are a short 20 minute drive. The main campus of Kennesaw State University and its auxiliary campus in Marietta are only 15 minute drives. You also have convenient access to Stone Mountain and other beautiful State parks, the Chattahoochee National Recreational Area, and Smokey Mountains of North Georgia.
Atlanta has amazing dining, theater, and recreational opportunities, but there are plenty of local options right here in Cobb County. The Marietta Square offers an enchanting art museum, an extensive history museum located in a hotel that was used by Yankee spies during the Civil War, numerous antique and gift shops, and the restored art-deco Strand Theater that features live productions and classic movies.
For local dining you might want to try the Taicoon & Sushi Bar (Thai & Japanese), The Chicken and the Egg (a seasonal menu utilizing local produce), Taquiera Tsunami (fresh sashimi, egg rolls, unusual tacos made with super fresh ingredients), Wingz on Wheelz for awesome chicken wings, Haveli Indian Cousine (a mom & pop place straight from India with amazing curries, lamb, and goat), and the kid and family friendly Marietta Pizza on the Square.
To stock your kitchen, you have easy access to the local Kroger and Publix Supermarkets and Natures Corner Market which is a health food store selling fresh produce from local farms and caters to special dietary requirements. Other Things to NoteWhen you book, I will send you a map with precise directions. Just don't let (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) send you to the wrong Old Mountain Road. Yes, there are TWO roads with the same name and same Zip Codes in Cobb County. Mine is the Old Mountain Road inside the National Park at the western base of Little Kennesaw Mountain, not the Old Mountain Road five miles to the west at Lost Mountain.