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Doug & Nancy Mecham

Member since: 2014
Call Manager
Speaks english

Stay in the Home of a famous inventor!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


Photos and Description of the Pleasant View vacation house rental

3 BR 2 bath beautiful Mountain views, centrally located near BYU & Sundance

This is the home of H. Tracy Hall, the physical chemist who invented the first reproducible process for making diamonds in the laboratory while working at General Electric way back in the fifties. Dr. Hall's invention made an incalculable fortune for G.E. His reward? A $10. savings bond. Needless to say, Dr. Hall was disheartened by the lack of credit he received and landed himself a professorship at Brigham Young University in Provo, where he taught chemistry and conducted high pressure research. But there's much more to this story than diamonds. You can learn more about Tracy and his family when you visit this 'GEM' of a home!

From the moment you walk into this home, you will feel a warm and inviting spirit about it. Many of our Guests say; 'It's even better than we expected!'. It's interesting to look at the many historical pictures placed about the house that tell the story of H Tracy Hall the chemist, and his wife & children that were raised in the home.

Reading was an important part of life for the Hall family, so our guests will find several book-cases throughout the home filled with interesting books that once belonged to Tracy (for all you science lovers) and some of Ida Rose's collectables right along side them.

The south wall in the formal living room is made up of huge glass windows and doors that offer a breathtaking view of the lower gardens, the Wasatch Mountains and BYU Campus. The well kept wooden floors are original to the home, as are the mahogany built in's you will find in almost every room. The Kitchen has a new 'old style' refrigerator which is really fun.

New guests are always excited to find a generous 'welcome basket' on the kitchen table that is stuffed with assorted treats and other fun surprises. An assortment of drinks, snacks & breakfast items can also be found in the refrigerator & cupboards. This is the perfectplace for guests who want a homey vacation experience in a residential neighborhood where they can mingle with the locals, but want the added benefit of a VERY convenient location.

Please note: This Vacation Rental Home along with the others we manage are currently booked out through December 15th, 2016. Unfortunately we won't be able to accomodate you unless you request travel dates after that. Our Vacation Rental Home is usually booked 3-6 months out, so please think ahead, we'd love to serve you in the future.

Zoning in this neighborhood restricts us from renting the home for less than 30 days. You can reserve the home anyway as long as you pay the advertised monthly fee and sign a lodging agreement that's 30 days long. Even though the reservation is for 30 days, you can check-out anytime you please and the city is fine with that as long as we don't re-rent the home to anyone else until your lodging agreement expires.

Compare and run the numbers; our rates are so reasonable that our monthly rate is usually less than our competitors nightly rate for two or three weeks. Remember, we are always happy to answer any questions you might have about this home and the other's we manage!

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • children not allowed
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Doug & Nancy Mecham (Property Manager)
Member since: 2014
Call Manager
Speaks english


Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Provo Municipal Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Owl Bar Sundance, Chili's Sports Bar
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
East Bay Golf Course
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Front runner (to Salt Lake & Airport)
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Brick Oven Pizza, Macaroni Grill, Carrabba's
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Sundance Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Provo Beach Resort
Car: recommended

This guest home is within 1 minute of the BYU Marriott Center, the Lavelle Edwards football stadium, and the Miller Park Baseball Stadium. Guests of the LDS faith enjoy staying here to see their missionaries off to the Mission Training Center which is located just 2 blocks east. This location couldn't be any more convenient if you and your guests like to attend BYU activities such as Women's conference, Education week, BYU graduation or football, basketball, baseball games or field & track activities. If you've got a craving for a double scoop of Ice Cream, we're within walking distance of either of BYU's two Creamery Markets (5-10 minutes), and the Dairy Queen. Out of gas? No problem, the nearest Chevron is just 3 blocks away. Next door to that is a Well's Fargo bank, Swig (drinks & provo's best sugar cookies), Hawaiian Shave-ice, and Farmers Market (August thru October). 5 blocks away is 'Brighams Landing', where you'll find The Cocoa Bean Cupcake Cafe, DP Cheesesteaks, Sub Zero Ice Cream & Yogurt, Jamba Juice, Great Harvest Bread, Fed Ex, and many other cool shops! Want a little adventure? How about some Indoor rock climbing at 'The Quarry' located less than a mile from here. And right next door is the Cinemark Movies 8 theatre, Shopko, Lo Lo's groceries, Pizza, Cafe Rio, Zuppa's Soups & Salads, Wal-Mart Market, The Olive Garden, Shirley's Bakery, CVS Pharmacy, Vasa Fitness , 24 Hour Fitness, The Red Lobster, Kohls, Maverick, The University Mall -- all these and more within one or two miles of our properties. The Provo Towne Center Mall & Theatres are 4 miles away, Seven Peaks Water Park & the 2002 Winter Olympics Ice Skating rink is 2 miles away. Our location just can't be beat! You'll have less driving to do and more vacation fun at this home which is located on the border of University Parkway, in a residential neighborhood. UTA's (Utah Transit Authority's) most popular bus route (University Parkway) is located just TWO minutes from the property's front door!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Pleasant View, Utah

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Rates are subject to change until a reservation is confirmed by the Agent and a reservation is tentative until the initial payment has cleared. The Agent strongly recmmends that the Guest purchase cancellation or 'cancel for any reason' insurance to help protect or offset the amount of loss suffered on their vacation investment if the guest is forced to cancel, or even just decides to cancel his or her reservation before or during the contracted term. Guests that cancel their reservation 31 days or more prior to their Check-in-date will receive a refund for all of the money they paid to the Agent, less a $300. administrative fee. Refunds and/or discounts will not be granted when a Guest terminates a reservation 30 days or less prior to the check-in date or terminates their stay any time after the check-in-date for reasons or circumstances that are beyond the Agent's control such as but not limited to; death, work related issues, healty related issues, flight or travel problems or interruptions, lost baggage, car trouble or accidents, storms, fires, earthquakes, floods, war, acts of God, construction, mechanical or equipment failure, interruptions or failure of appliances, utilities, internet or cable TV, and Guest dis-satisfaction of the VRH & property unless the Agent has grossly or intentionally mis-represented the property to the Guest n this or other websites. Refunds and/or discounts will not be given for problems or inconveniences that occur as a result of local construction, events in vicinity of the rental, or events held in the Legacy park, or for circumstances or problems beyond the Agents control. The Guest acknowleges that they booked the reservation with full knowledge that large events such as weddings might be held in the Legacy Park (the yard that surrounds this vacation rental home) during their stay, which might be disruptive & may cause inconveniences to the Guest. Guests do not have exclusive rights in their use of the park.

Payment in full at the time the reservation is required if the reservation is placed less than 30 days prior to the check-in date & is non-refundable. Otherwise, A 50% downpayment of all fees owed will hold a reservation and the remaining balance is owed no later than 30 days prior to the date of check-in. A valid credit card is required & will be placed on file in place of a security deposit.

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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Pleasant View, Utah

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main Floor Hall bathroom - toilet , shower
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Check out the crystal teardrop chandelier above the sink
  • The bathrooms are Clean & Classy! All of the bathrooms have showers with high-end thick glass (euro) doors, and one bathroom has a sky-light. The Master bedroom & bathroom features crystal tear-drop chandeliers.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • blue bedroom - 1 queen , Classic mid century style furniture, luxury linens
    Main floor Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Crystal teardrop chandelier, great view of wasatch mountains
    Solitaire - 1 twin/ single , stylish privacy for one person
  • Tastefully decorated bedrooms with comfortable beds, luxurious linens and classic mid-century decor. If you have children, inquire now about our other vacation home on the same street as this! Same great location, beautifully decorated, fully furnished, & great views
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • children not allowed ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Our housekeeper will come in once a week to re-make the beds and launder the bed linens and towels. Inbetween loads of laundry she will clean as much of the home as she can. The housekeepers visit is limited to 2.5 hours. We do not guarantee the unit will be 100% cleaned in that amount of time, but additional cleaning can be arranged for through the management (additional fees apply)