The SpaceIn this first floor, cozy, efficiency apartment (located at my home), you will be able to come & go as you please in this private entrance efficiency with semi-shared bath 1BD/1BA & kitchenette. There is a covered front porch with seating just for you located a few steps from your entrance. You are welcome to take your morning coffee here & gently welcome the day.
Your bathroom Jack & Jill's with my home studio, which I use part-time 3-4 days a week. Sometimes clients need to use this restroom. Though the restroom is pretty much private, there is a chance that 1-3 clients will use the restroom in a given day, though many times I am either out of town or not even working on the days guests are here. Most often, guests are away while clients are here & there is no issue. We will always knock & lock/unlock so that it is immediately your space again. No one will have access to your bedroom as long as the door is kept closed. You have a lock on the bedroom side.
The room has many extras that you may need while here including an umbrella, hair dryer, flat iron, heater, large table fan, sound machine, alarm clock, extra blankets, sheets, & pillow. There's also a fold out chair & table available & extra toiletries in the bathroom.
As we all know, heat rises, so while there is central heat & air in my home, I set the temp to the middle floor, & this makes the lower floor cooler (your floor) & the upper floor warmer. There is a space heater in your unit if you need it. I just ask that you please do not leave it on when you are away. There is also a large table fan for those who need a fan to sleep at night. Also, there is a nightlight for your convenience upon entering the room at night. It is located just below the light switch so that you can see to turn it on.
As for food, you are on your own while here, however, there is a refrigerator & microwave, as well as Keurig machine w/K-cups provided. You are welcome to bring your own preferred flavors or to donate flavors that you don't care for. There is also a Guest Information Booklet with tips & suggestions for your stay, including local places to eat plus my personal reviews or recommendations of each place. The info booklet will also provide you with things to know while staying here, such as where to leave your dirty towels, how to return your key at check-out, & the wi-fi password. Restaurants, scenic mountain drives, & things to do are all written with extreme care & detail for you. If you plan to have an extended stay, please let me know if you plan to have guests so that we can work it out prior to their visit.
Pets are allowed to stay upon prior approval. Please let me know at time of booking if you plan to bring your pet, as well as type & size of pet. There is a large fenced in backyard right outside of your entry that is perfect for your pet's potty breaks. Also, your larger dogs are welcome to stay there while you are here. If you are extended stay & need to bring your large pet, this is ideal. The yard does not get used very much by my small inside dog, who will not interfere with your stay, as the rental is separate from my living quarters. Guest AccessYou will have plenty of parking here, as my home is located in a very safe, private area with lots of space for your trucks, trailers, boats, etc. If you have motorcycles, you will have access to covered parking. If you require closer parking, I will gladly give you my driveway parking spot & park in the street if you need it. Otherwise, you will have parking in the street adjacent to the driveway. Interaction with GuestsThis accommodation is about 90% private. If I am in town, I will certainly welcome you & be glad to answer any questions that you may have or lend you anything that you may need while here. We may see each other in the driveway because I do live here, but other than that, I will leave you to your privacy unless you need my assistance. Feel free to give me a call or text anytime. If I'm unavailable, there is a list of local contacts that you may call for assistance. The NeighborhoodMy home is situated on a private lot with trees around so it has a "cabin in the woods" feel, though you are only 1 mile to the nearest Wal-Mart, which around here, means you're in town!
Hwy 411 is 1 mile away.
Hwy 129/The Dragon is 3 miles.
Downtown Maryville is 4 miles.
Maryville College is 5 miles.
Knoxville airport (TYS) is 9 miles.
University of Tennessee @ Knoxville is 20 miles.
Townsend, TN, is about a 30 minute drive, while the Cades Cove entrance to the Great Smoky Mtn. National Park is another 10 minutes.
Sevierville/Pigeon Forge is a 45-50 minute drive & Gatlinburg is about another 15 minutes. Allow 20-30 extra minutes during tourist season for tourist traffic during the last couple of miles toward your destination if headed to these 3 towns.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory is a 45 minute drive.
Chattanooga is 2 hours from Maryville.
Nashville is 3 hours from Maryville. Getting AroundThere is no bus system in Maryville, although taxi services are available. Other Things to NoteThere are no children here, so if you are needing quiet, I assure you that you will have it. However, children are welcome to stay & share your bed or I'll be glad to provide a pallet & linens for the floor. There is probably only room for 1 to sleep on a pallet, so please keep this in mind when booking.