About This Listing
On the North Fulton/Forsyth County line, easily accessible to many event locations, parks and highways. Great location in a rural type subdivision.
Why stay here?
Our place is spacious and private. A true suburban living quarters, apartment pricing with the space of a home, in a lovely rural-esque community! With 2,000+ sf this place is a home under a home, a full lower level apartment in a rural neighborhood. Whether you are moving into the area, on a short-term job assignment, visiting family or friends, attending a special event, visiting for a sporting tournament/concert/event, or just enjoying the area; we have your own home-sized apartment within our house! Room for one to four people with the comfort and privacy of your own home. This is a safe, quiet, peaceful environment in a rural neighborhood on the N Fulton/Forsyth Co. Line. We are midway (15 min) between the center of Alpharetta & Cumming, right off of Hwy 9 with quick 5-15 min access to McFarland, Windward Pkwy, Milton, Dawsonville, Big Creek & John's Creek.
What do we offer?
Drive right up to your private entry patio. The area is comprised of 1.5 bathrooms, a large & cozy media nook, dining area, bar/kitchenette, pool table, ping pong table & board games. Cable TV & fast Wi-fi. There is plenty of room to work out, practice yoga, relax, etc. Large bedrooms with comfy guest beds, one queen bed, the second a full bed. The bathroom is in between the bedrooms, Jack-n-Jill style. Many guests have enjoyed sitting and star gazing.
What else you ask?
For fun, we are 15 min from Lake Lanier (beaches, picnic areas, boat rentals) the Chattahoochee River (fishing, tubing -we have tubes you can borrow) Verizon Wireless Amphitheater (music!!!) & the Dawsonville Premium Outlet Mall (140 outlet stores) 20-30 min from the N GA mountains & the quaint town square of Dahlonega (location of the first major gold rush in the US) and the wine country trail, 45 min from the heart of Atlanta, & smack in the middle of an unbelievable number of golf courses as well as recreational facilities. Guests can either drive into Atlanta or take advantage of the park and ride and take the MARTA train (18 minutes south of us) into Atlanta. Sawnee Mountain Preserve (1,946 feet (593 m)) is 15 min. north of us and has easy hiking trails with a spectacular view of N Georgia and the Appalachian mountain range from the summit. The Big Creek Greenway with 6.8 miles of walking, running & biking trail is 2 miles up the road, however the neighborhood is littered with walkers and runners. Various restaurants also surround the neighborhood. We provide linens, fluffy towels, a welcome treat, plus a supply of hot coffee & tea. Best of all, we love to host airbnb guests!
NOTE: Be sure to check the maps feature, many properties that list they are nearby appear to be triple the mileage stated. (lists 13 miles, actually 30 miles). Use the zoom-in feature to pinpoint your desired location/city.
Ping pong & pool table
Kitchenette with refrigerator (no stove)
Well-lit entryway parking
Interaction with Guests
We are here to welcome you and are accessible if you need anything; otherwise your stay is private.
Our neighborhood is serene. Guests comment on our country-like setting. You can watch the stars from the back patio.
We are about 18 minutes from the train that will take you to the perimeter area and various locations in the city of Atlanta. We are in the suburbs, so a vehicle is necessary.
We ask that guests only sleep on the beds. Our place is smoke & drug free. It pains us, but we cannot accept pets. Although our place is a great gathering spot, accommodations are provided for the benefit of our guests, as we live upstairs. This is the south, so please remember to not leave the door open :)
We wish to provide our guests with a wonderful and peaceful place to relax for years to come!
We really enjoyed our stay at Sonia's. Everything was clean and comfortable I would definitely recommend her house to anyone.
We had a great three day stay at Sonia and Mark's private lower level resort. The space was very large and relaxing. Sonia and Mark were very nice and welcoming...We needed to do laundry and the dryer wasn't working properly and they went out and got a new one that day!! The home was very clean. They were accommodating with us - as we had a 16 ft truck and a little car for one night. Sonia even made cookies for us late one night!! Yummy !!We really enjoyed our stay...we'd love to return in the future. Thanks again.
Ah! We've been traveling and my review period for Lisbeth ended, so I will leave it here! Lisbeth and Deb were awesome guests. They were extremely considerate, clean and respectful. We truly enjoyed our conversations with them and admire their character and work. We would love to have them back and anyone would be lucky to have them as guests.
This was my first time using airbnb and our stay was very nice. Mark and Sonia were very nice and were there if we needed anything. :) The listing is exactly how it's pictured. The naborhood was beautiful and the nabors were friendly as well. My kids had fun running and crawling in the grass. Overall great experience. Thanks again Sonia.
Sonia and Mark were the loveliest hosts. They were gracious, kind and authentic. When we arrived, their refrigerator was fully stocked with cold waters, beers, milk, fresh ground coffee, along with various spreads to smear on our fresh croissants, which were also provided to us. The retreat is a beautifully designed "man cave". Ladies, your boyfriends/husbands will love this place! It's a cool enclave that hosts a large screen tv, cushy big leather chairs, pool table, ping-pong and beer. The apartment is huge. The bedrooms are more well lit than how the pictures show it. Everything was clean, spacious and somewhat private. You are still in an apartment underneath the hosts' primary living space, so you can hear and feel other people around you. Sonia and Mark have done a great job making people feel welcomed. Everything was there, i.e toothpaste, towels, iron..they didn't miss a beat with the amenities! There is a nearby park you can drive to for walking, biking, and kid activities. And Chaz their dog was the cutest! I highly recommend these hosts and their dwelling.
This was our second stay at Sonia's beautiful home. It is as described, but even better as every need a tired traveler would need is carefully anticipated.
Our family had a sudden need to travel to Cumming when we realized that we would have to book a place to stay at the last minute. I took a chance, signed on to AirB&B on my phone from the car; I was able to contact Sonia to find out if her home was available. Fortunately,for us, the last guests had just left. We told her when we were arriving and she warmly greeted us with the key and delicious cookies.
Our short stay in Cumming was going to be hectic and this home is more than just a place to stay. If we'd forgotten the smallest necessity, it was provided for our use.
The games, pool table, etc. are what one would find in one of the finest resorts.
We had a lovely time at Sonia's house. It was exactly as described and in a lovely quiet neighborhood close to many stores and restaurants. The house was equipped with all the comforts of home. The bed was extremely comfy and we loved the linens! We were so glad they made time to come down and visit with us before we left. If we are ever in the neighborhood again, I will definitely get in touch with Sonia!
About the Host, Sonia
Hi! My hubby and I are super easy-going people who are empty nesters. We enjoy traveling when we can and enjoy meeting other travelers. We adore our family and love the outdoors. We love hosting family and friends to a fault, so the concept of AirBnB appeals to us. There has not been a travel destination we visited that we do not love, but there are tons of places we still need to visit, and hope to do more of this in the future.