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The Howard House -Gorgeous in-town Victorian Mansion

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 6,400 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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About the property

4 bed, 3.5 bath Queen Anne Victorian estate on 1.5 acres -IN THE CITY!

The perfect venue for a family gathering, wedding, reunion or any festive Atlanta occasion! This lovingly restored, Queen Anne Victorian sits on over an acre in the heart of ATL's trendy Kirkwood neighborhood. THE quintessential classic southern home. A breathtaking and fully-appointed grand mansion in the city limits! The house has huge scale in every way, making it a fantastic meeting point for a large family holiday get-together or friend's reunion.

With nearly 7,000 square feet of interior space, a massive wrap-around front porch, back deck and all the yard a kid can run in, there is plenty of room for the whole extended family, company team-building retreat, or just plain old enriching experience.

This house is located on the premier street of Atlanta's trendy, historic Kirkwood neighborhood, the 2013 winner of the Curbed Cup City's Best Neighborhood honor. When it comes to getting everyone together for a formal sit down, this amazing home features a world-class chef's kitchen with a farm table seating 8 as well as an adjacent banquet-sized formal dining room with a 10' long mahogany table, original stained glass window and an exquisite crystal chandelier. The kitchen windows overlook the back deck, patio (complete with Weber gas grill and Big Green Egg) and over an acre of private and enclosed pecan grove.

Every year when we would visit my in-laws, or go up north to visit my parents we have to cram awkwardly into an under-sized space or stay in a sterile hotel, away from the people we traveled hours to be with. This does *not* need to be your memory! There are but a very small handful of properties that offer such an amazing blend of historic charm, generous interior space and appointments, expansive exterior space and proximity to all of the attractions and conveniences of the great city of Atlanta!

The property is also regularly used for large events and parties, and makes for a fantastic wedding venue. Contact me for event rates, photos from previous formal occasions and more information.

Every effort is made to ensure the home is ready for our guests. We intend to interact with guests minimally, however we look forward to personally greeting visitors upon check-in and offering a quick tour of the space to help familiarize guests with their new temporary home. There is a comprehensive 'how-to'/instructions guide to further assist you. We try to remain reachable by cell phone as much as is feasible as well. When the space will be used for weddings and larger events, I play an active role in the facilitation of logistics.

Kirkwood has a little something for everyone! Having lived here for close to 10 years, we have enjoyed watching the neighborhood evolve into a very trendy in-town spot. There is incredible access to dozens of great restaurants, down town Decatur, and naturally all the sights and destinations of the city of Atlanta. Kirkwood is an extremely walkable neighborhood with charming turn-of-the-century homes on tree-lined streets. From this grand home you can reach MARTA, city parks, restaurants, shops and art galleries all within a 5-10 minute walk. An afternoon escape to a movie theater or museum is a five or ten minute cab ride away so you will never feel like you are isolated in the suburbs (or beyond!).

When it comes to flying in or out, the convenience of this location is hard to beat, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is less than a 20 minute drive with moderate traffic. The property has lot's of on and off street parking and due to it's very central location, accessing all the city's major freeways and surface streets is done with ease. The East Lake MARTA rail station is less than a mile from the property. This is also a very bicycle-friendly part of town and because the neighborhood dates back to the 19th century there are sidewalks on just about every street.

Other Things to Note

Unlike most older homes, this house was very carefully sealed and insulated and set up with state-of-the-art heating and cooling and plumbing. Translation: indoor air quality is very good, the heating and cooling systems are robust and can maintain a very comfortable temperature in all but the most extreme circumstances. Hot water is 'instant-on' at every fixture, with great pressure. The home has free wi-fi, things like that..

While it is our goal to provide our guests with the utmost of quiet and privacy, The Howard House is an actively managed estate with a carriage house that is also available for rent through Airbnb( ) It is therefore not uncommon for the property owner, maintenance staff, or a guest of the cottage house to use the driveway for ingress and egress.

More Details

Jake Plancon
Member since: 2014
Speaks english, german, spanish, dutch
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
March 29, 2017


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation estate rental in Kirkwood, Georgia

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 15
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , Beautiful main level powder room in hall.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Natural stone, stepless shower, connected to master on main.
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub , shower , Huge master bath w/ two vanities, private screened porch.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , Upstairs shared full bath, double vanity, claw foot tub.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 15' ceilings!
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Exquisite upper level master suite with private full bath.
    Den - 1 queen , Den/TV room has memory foam fold-out couch.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master suite on main level with full private bath.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Bed room 5 is also our billiard room and has 2 twin beds.
    Bedroom 6 - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Used in our den and is a very comfortable sleep sofa.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
Perfect for a small to large wedding, family reunion, Holiday get together, graduation party, rehearsal dinners, business outing, family vacation, Ultimate Master's Golf vacation destination. The home is very flexible and large yet comfortably be enjoyed by a small group as well.


Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Kirkyard Public House
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
East Lake Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
El Myriachi


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation estate rental in Kirkwood, Georgia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Season
Feb 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add C$67 per night, per additional guest
Summer Pricing
May 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add C$67 per night, per additional guest
Fall Pricing
Aug 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add C$67 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add C$67 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$394
Refundable Damage Deposit C$2,675

If you are interested in renting the property for formal events, different fees apply. Please ask for further details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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