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Doug & Nancy Mecham

Member since: 2014
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

Important Notice Effective December 1st, 2016:

This listing will expire at the end of December 2016, and will not be renewed because the owner of the home has decided not to use the home as a vacation rental in the future. Since this listing is still live until December 31st 2016, our ad will still appear here till then, but we we won't be booking any more reservations. Feel free to look at the pictures and read the descriptions, but please don't contact us to inquire about renting the home.

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 to anyone for less than 30 days.

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
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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This home is no longer for rent. Please do not call the Owner/Agent for additional information or to book a reservation. Thank you.

Important notice as of December 1, 2016: this and listing is about to expire, and will not be renewed since the home will not be used as a rental in the future. Please do not contact us for additional information about the home, or for reservations. Thank you for your interest in our home. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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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)