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The Nelson Wells House - Nominated AirBnB Verified

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We've been nominated as 1 of the first AirBnB *Verified Home* Listings in Athens, with The Nelson Wells House, an ideal modern build in classic cottage style just 3-blocks to downtown Athens, Georgia. I'm Nelson Wells, entertainment industry publicist; I built this cozy home steps to UGA. 16-foot ceilings welcome you to a large open-format living-dining area w/ all stainless, slate, hardwoods, fireplace & sunlight. It's a comfy cottage that's sleeps 6-7. Safety, privacy & discretion are #1 here.

The space
Hi, I'm Nelson Wells, music industry publicist in Athens. I built this cottage as my home & a place of solace for my twin daughters & me. You'll see it's an ideal modern build in classic cottage style just 3-blocks walk to downtown Athens, Georgia, so close to UGA you can hear the crowd in Sanford stadium on game day. Our home sleeps 7 comfortably with one top bunk or 6 adults in modern comfortable new queen and double mattresses, all with new comforters as of 2019.

THE SPACE
16-foot ceilings welcome you to the large open-format living & dining area w/ all stainless, hardwoods, slate & black walnut fireplace, loads of natural sunlight & flatscreen. I created a comfy cottage that's also a modern fortress I think you will enjoy.

This bright and sunny Athens home is very unique this close to town & UGA, yet it is surrounded by lush green space, delightful neighbors, and hip coffee shops and watering holes. It's a small-town cottage feel on the outside and fully furnished in comfort inside, yet fully modern. This little dreamboat house is Ideal for football season, graduation & other special UGA events or North Georgia vacations. Also, it usually books up early (in Feb for Fall football season), so book now.

This is a small but luxury modern Dwell-style 3 bedroom custom-designed home in the shell of a quaint Craftsman cottage unique to downtown Athens, Georgia & the UGA area. We are just a block or two from the best restaurants, nightclubs, University of Georgia's UGA campus & all of downtown.

You can expect the very best of in-town luxury with fine attention to detail.
This home is left cleaner than most any hotel room for only the most discerning travel guests. In fact most of our return guests say they come back year after year, not for the modern amenities they have at home but for the convenience of location and for how clean it is after our cleaning crew leaves.

As you can see this home is designed with an eye for modern and minimalist detail yet with cozy bedrooms and living areas and also in a quaint Historic neighborhood just steps away from downtown Athens (literally 3 blocks walk) & the campus of The University of Georgia (UGA), as well as the Medical School Of Georgia.
9 restaurants are within a 1 to 2 block walk. Bars & coffee shops abound also of course.

The Master... (sleeps 2) has a mission style antique expanded queen and a large walk-in closet. French doors also lead to a private back coffee deck for two, while many large windows provide lots of sunlight. The roomy all-stone master bath has a double vanity, two (2) stone showers, a tub, toilet and a modern French bidet.

Guest Bedroom 2... (can sleep 3) has a brand new for 2019 double bunk bed which sleeps two (2) adults down below (seriously this brand new mattress is the "Jenna" from Modway, one of these new-millenium mattress companies, but not one of those all foam things- this is one comfy inner-spring mattress with just a cozy thin layer of quilted memory foam on top- it's really a treat and sleep so well). Also as part of the double bunk is a comfy top bunk perfect for one little one or teen (or adult under 160ob). It has a shared bath with bedroom 3.

Guest bedroom 3 (sleeps 2) has a modern sleek Crate & Barrel queen bed with a quilted top 10inch mattress, lots of light and shares a jack-n-jill bathroom with bedroom 2.

We can sleep 6 and only 6, unless the 7th is a child (or under 160lbs in the top bunk), in these two (2) queen beds and twin+ double bunks, plus one or two infants or toddlers maximum. You may inquire about an agreement in writing for parties larger than 6.
We also have a pack-n-play available for those with an infant or small toddler, just ask. We'll be happy to have it set up and ready for you.

We have a WALK SCORE of 89! (at the walk score website), which means EVERYTHING you could need is within walking distance from this charming edge-of-downtown neighborhood including 85+ pubs, restaurants, & coffee shops. Gift shops, Bike trails, mapped distance-cycling loops, 5k & 10k run courses, jogging trails, bicycling neighborhoods, the Historic district of BLVD, the tour of homes routes, The State of Georgia Botanical Gardens, bird watching trails of Sandy Creek Nature Center, the beach & swimming & fishing lake at Sandy Creek Park and their frisbee golf course, the public pool at Bishop park, 3 top golf courses, the walking tour of Athens Music History.
Athens is also home to the unrivaled restaurants of "James Beard-Award"-nominated chef Hugh Acheson (also a judge on TV's "Top Chef") The Five & Ten, Seabear Oyster Bar, The National, award-winning supper club (called Shotgun Dinners) (also James Beard Award nominees!), and one of the most recognized favorite restaurants in downtown, The Last Resort Grill. - ALL are right here within a short walk or 5-minute drive.
We also have one giant grass side yard to play all the games you could want to in. Like soccer, frisbee or kickball? We have a frisbee, a hammock, soccer ball, volleyball, and more, but you'll need your own kickball. The cotton hammock is the best place to wind down your day. Come see Athens and the north Georgia mountains the right way.
HOME UGA game weekends require a Fri & Sat night stay & are $priced as marked + cleaning, Please inquire.(Only available certain holidays, weekends & winter monthlies currently)
KNOW YOUR HOST: Nelson Wells, 5-star ***** Rating:
To inquire about Nelson and his connection to Team Clermont and the music industry please follow the usual routes to music PR and publicity firm Team Clermont.
To learn more about Nelson Wells and his endeavors and non-profit work with charities, civil rights groups, and sex discrimination and anti- sexism groups nationwide, please see his social media platforms under his handle, @CLERMONT1.
To learn about Nelson Wells the devoted father, feel free to browse "Twins Time" on the Tube of You and others. like @ clermont1
Nelson Wells BIO: Nelson Wells is a devoted dad, a dedicated business owner, and a generous contributor to charitable organizations and civil rights groups worldwide and in his hometown of Athens, Georgia. He is a civil rights activist and a defender of women's rights, LGBTQ rights and has for over 20 years served on boards or donated and supported groups who defend social justice and liberties for all minority groups, especially those being oppressed. Read on or find the link to his daughters or companies like Team Clermont below.
Charitable organizations and civil rights activist groups Nelson Wells has been involved with or contributed to include:
ACLU, the American Civil Liberties Union
Community Connection - non-profit based in Athens, GA
Project Safe - Sheltering women and children, and protecting women
against domestic violence or sexism in the workplace
Nuçi's Space - Protecting the lives of Artists
Lukas' Fund - Helping Mothers and infants in NICU
Jeannette Rankin Women's Scholarship Fund which helps underprivileged women gain education and defend against sexism in education. Contact Sue Lawrence Executive Director at The Rankin Foundation to find out how Nelson donated thousands in like-kind exchange as well as through donations of his home to families & auctions to help provide under-privileged women the ability to seek education they wouldn't have been able to otherwise.
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Guest access As a guest you will have access to our entire home with a door code (& keys). The door code is provided the week of check in. You won't see us unless you want to.
Interaction with guests
We do not show up during your stay nor do we intrude on guests at all. You will be given a door code to get in so you won't even need us to hide the key. It will be inside the home awaiting you. If there are circumstances that require it, we will gladly contact you to arrange the best times. We are also always available via cell phone or email, so reach out with any questions any time. This is your own home. no distractions. This is easy living.
Other things to note
Once you book, check out the "Guidebook" on our AirBnB page. It includes a dozen or so of our favorite restaurants, cafes, & watering holes within a block or two of your new home in Athens! We'll try and print one out for you too, and we'll leave a light on for you. :)
Also, if you are a music fan (#indiemusic especially), be sure to ask Nelson about any concerts in town during your stay (AND whether he can inquire about guest lists or free tickets for you since he is in the music industry). It never hurts to ask.
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A little about Nelson's company, Team Clermont, a Music PR Firm that's been a part of the music industry for 20+ years, where he is cofounder:
TEAM CLERMONT - Music PR done right.
Nelson Wells & Bill Benson have created one of the music industry's most well-known indie music PR firms in the country and have done so with bands like REM, Drive By Truckers, Wilco, The Avett Brothers and more for 20+ years. They are an indie rock establishment in the tiny music mecca of Athens, GA. Ask them for an office visit or for guest list spots to any local live show.
You can expect the very best of in-town convenience and luxury with fine attention to detail. As you can see this home is designed with an eye for modern and minimalist detail yet with cozy bedrooms and living areas and also in a quaint Historic neighborhood just steps away from downtown Athens (literally 3 blocks walk) & the campus of The University of Georgia (UGA), as well as the Medical School Of Georgia on Prince Avenue just down the street. Seven high-quality restaurants are within a 1 to 2 block walk. Three coffee shops and two coffee roasters are within a 2-3 block walk including Jittery Joes Coffee Roasters and the newest cafe, Buvez!
For rental or purchase information Please contact Nelson wells @ TeamClermont.

Contact The Rankin Foundation to find out how Nelson donated thousands in like-kind exchange as well as monetary donations and those of his home to families & auctions to help provide under-privileged women in the community the ability to achieve education they wouldn't have been able to otherwise.

~~~~~~~ Thank you for reading. We hope to see you soon. ~~~~~~~~

Guest access
As a guest you will have access to our entire home with a door code (& keys). The door code is provided the week of check in. You won't see us unless you want to.

Other things to note
Check out the "Guidebook" here. It includes a dozen or so of our favorite restaurants, cafes, & watering holes within a block or two of your new home in Athens! We'll try and print one out for you too, and we'll leave a light on for you. :)

Also, if you are a music fan (#indiemusic especially), be sure to ask Nelson about any concerts in town during your stay (AND whether he can inquire about guest lists or free tickets for you since he is in the music industry). It never hurts to ask.
~~~~
A little about Nelson's company, Team Clermont, a Music PR Firm that's been a part of the music industry for 20+ years, where he is cofounder:

TEAM CLERMONT - Music PR done right.
Nelson Wells & Bill Benson have created one of the music industry's most well-known indie music PR firms in the country and have done so with bands like REM, Drive By Truckers, Wilco, The Avett Brothers and more for 20+ years. They are an indie rock establishment in the tiny music mecca of Athens, GA. Ask them for an office visit or for guest list spots to any local live show.
We've been nominated as 1 of the first AirBnB *Verified Home* Listings in Athens, with The Nelson Wells House, an ideal modern build in classic cottage style just 3-blocks to downtown Athens, Georgia. I'm Nelson Wells, entertainment industry publicist; I built this cozy home steps to UGA. 16-foot ceilings welcome you to a large open-format living-dining area w/ all stainless, slate, hardwoods, fireplace & sunlight. I…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 bunk bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed

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Cable TV
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Indoor fireplace
Laptop-friendly workspace
Hair dryer
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Athens, Georgia, United States

The location of our home was chosen so downtown, restaurants, bars, shops & all 3 Campuses could be reached via walking. This is a pedestrian & bicycle friendly neighborhood. (it's also skateboard, runner, cyclist & dog friendly)

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I'm Nelson Wells, music industry publicist at Team Clermont and devoted dad to identical twin daughters, based in Athens, Georgia. I built this modern cottage as my home & a place of solace for my girls, our pup & me. We love it and hope you do too. Come stay with us in Athens some time soon. We'll leave the light on for you (and the fridge stocked). Since being in the tech industry since 2010, ours was the 4th home listed on AirBnB for people looking to stay in Athens. Since then we've seen the site grow as well as our little town. for sure. While we welcome anyone and everyone, we cater specifically to entertainment industry and music industry visitors who prefer a bit of privacy, anonymity, and subtle professionalism from someone who has been in the industry himself since the 90's. We can - and do - provide most any requested specific need or want and do so with grace and aplomb. We want all visitors to feel at home and to fall in love with our little town as we have. We do not discriminate on age, gender, sexual orientation, or in any way whatsoever, and we say this so you know you can stay and relax with confidence. In order to give a bit more background on your host we have provided the following. But feel free to read on about our home. That's why you are here. Thank you for considering us for your visit to Athens. NELSON WELLS - PERSONAL Nelson Wells is a devoted dad, a dedicated business owner, and a generous contributor to charitable organizations and civil rights groups worldwide and in his hometown of Athens, Georgia. "I built this little Athens cottage as a test run for my next home which I'll build next door," he states, "yet I love the house so much and it's so perfect for my twin girls and me that we've stayed and stayed. I just love the neighborhood more than any in Athens. There are so many unique amenities, distinct architecture, Athens vibe, and amazing food all within walking distance. Why would we be anywhere else. Plus walking to the stadium takes mere minutes through downtown." Nelson built the Athens house at the same time he was building what he thought would be a build-to-sell spec-house beach home on Tybee Island, just east of Savannah, Georgia. As it turns out Nelson and partners Gary and Lana got "stuck" with the beach house, however, throughout the entire economic meltdown were able to rent the home to beach vacationers to great success for nearly 4 years before they let it go. As an early adopter of technology and AirBnB (Nelson's Athens cottage was the 4th to be listed on AirBnB in Athens) Wells knew well how to manage a high-end vacation rental and was one of the first Tybee homeowners to move from Vacation rentals by Owner to AirBnB. That Tybee house was the first Tybee Island home to be an AirBnB "Featured Home" where the San Francisco company sent their photographers to shoot and feature the home on Airbnb's front page. Since then Nelson has enjoyed renting his homes through AirBnB.com for ten years and welcomes friends and travelers from around the world and all different backgrounds. More about Nelson Wells, the person... Nelson is a civil rights activist and a defender of women's rights, LGBTQ rights and has for over 20 years served on boards or donated and supported groups who defend social justice and liberties for all minority groups, especially those being oppressed. An advocate for not just humans but for our oceans and sea life worldwide, Nelson's also an annual member and contributor to Surfrider Foundation, protecting our oceans and beaches throughout the world. Read on or find the link to his daughters or companies like Team Clermont below. Charitable organizations and civil rights activist groups Nelson Wells has been involved with or contributed to include: ACLU, the American Civil Liberties Union Community Connection - Athens, GA Project Safe - Sheltering women and children, and protecting women against sexist or domestic violence or sexism in the workplace Nuçi's Space - Protecting the health and lives of Artists Lukas' Fund - Helping Mothers and infants in NICU Jeannette Rankin Women's Scholarship Fund which helps underprivileged women gain education and defend against sexism in education and sexist work environments, or home situations.  The Rankin Foundation is where Nelson has donated thousands in like-kind exchange to help provide underprivileged women the ability to seek education they wouldn't have been able to otherwise. Nelson Wells in BUSINESS Nelson Wells sold his first startup company at the age of 21. Now he is on his 5th venture helping to facilitate other technology startups as well as designing and prototyping his own inventions, while still finding time to be an inventor, a tech and blockchain investor, and run his PR Firm, Team Clermont. For more business details see Nelson Wells on teamclermont dt c o m or for more personal and social links follow Nelson at nelson - wells dt c o m or on ig as Clermont1 Thank you so much for visiting our home in Athens. We hope you'll come stay with us soon.
I'm Nelson Wells, music industry publicist at Team Clermont and devoted dad to identical twin daughters, based in Athens, Georgia. I built this modern cottage as my home & a place…
During your stay
We do not show up during your stay nor do we intrude on guests at all. You will be given a door code to get in so you won't even need us to hide the key. It will be inside the home awaiting you. If there are circumstances that require it, we will gladly contact you to arrange the best times. We are also always available via cell phone or email, so reach out with any questions any time. This is your own home. no distractions. This is easy living.
We do not show up during your stay nor do we intrude on guests at all. You will be given a door code to get in so you won't even need us to hide the key. It will be inside the home…
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Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
Pets are allowed
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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $600