Located in Montevallo about 5 miles off I65, house is located on a scenic, wooded, private and very secure site. Scenic walkways and trails on site. Includes a full kitchen, 3 bedrooms 2 baths, sunroom and vaulted ceiling gathering room. No pets except case by case. limited wireless internet by request
Our guest house has a traditional country cottage exterior with steep roof, picket fence, entrance arbor and window boxes with blooming flowers in season. There are three bedrooms and two baths plus a pull out double sofa bed in the sunroom, accomodating six or for a family, even eight. The house is extremely energy conserving and there is a simple and efficient heat pump system for heating and cooling. Adequate private parking is adjacent. There is a private terrace with a woodland view for outside sitting and wildlife viewing.
A large and fully equipped kitchen is at the front of the house, directly off the entrance foyer. The kitchen and adjoining dining area communicate directly with the gathering room and foyer to create an open and flowing area. The ceiling is vaulted in these areas. There is a good sound system for music that accepts and charges an ipod and also plays mp3 and cd discs. A dvd player and a small library of movies and musicals is available for viewing. The hilltop location provides broadcast tv reception with a simple antenna.
We are located on Windmill Drive, 1/4 mile off State Highway 119 within the City of Montevallo about 5 miles off I65. Birmingham is about 30 miles north via I65 About 60 miles south on I65 is the state capitol, Montgomery The City of Montevallo, located almost exactly in the center of the state, is home to the University of Montevallo, American Village, and Alabama National Cemetery.
The Guest house of almost 2000 sq ft is located on a wooded ridge, some of the first foothills of the Appalachian mountains. Quiet and scenic, there is opportunity for enjoying nature and trail walking while downtown Montevallo is 2 miles away with several restaurants, shops, and the University of Montevallo, a public liberal arts university. American Village, a Williamsburg styled American History learning campus including about 20 colonial styled buildings is very close to Windmill Drive on Hwy 119. Alabama National Cemetery is also just across Hwy 119 from Windmill Drive.
Guests have access to the entire house, to the walks and trails on the property, and to all the grounds. There are woods and an open pasture and next door, horses that can be fed over the fence.
our home is next door so we are available as needed. We try to meet our guests when they first come and will do our best to introduce them to Montevallo and central Alabama.
Rates per night are as listed on the calendar or as quoted for one or two guests. Additional guests beyond two are $25 for each person. There is a discount of 20 percent off listed rates for stays of a week or longer.
Since this is our guest house, we appreciate our guests leaving it in good condition to help us provide for the next guest the same condition that you will find.
Pets may be accepted but only on a case by case basis.
Even though your party may not need or use all the facilities of the house, you are always the only guests for your booking period.
When booking, please give the names and your relationship with all who will occupy house and identify any special occasion that is associated with your inquiry or request.
normal check in3pm
normal check out 10am
other check in-out times may be available, ask
smoking outside please
I am a retired Civil Engineer. Sarah is a musician and plays piano and organ. We both love to garden, both vegetable and flower. We have been married for 53 years.
The 18 acres that includes the guest house has been our home since 1968. We built the brick house that you pass first on Windmill Drive as 20 somethings and there, and in our present home adjacent to the guest house we raised our children Ellen, Laura, and Joe and lost our son Frank as a 13 year old.
Joe and I built the guest house together over a period of about a year when he was 15 and 16. We hired the electrical and wallboard and carpet installation and did the rest the two of us, pouring the foundations, laying the block, framing the house, installing the windows, doors, and siding and outside trim, roofing, plumbing, cabinets, inside doors and trim, painting and flooring. In the house is a book of photographs that shows some of this work and when I recently looked at them again, it seemed to me that Joe is more enthusiastic in the earlier photos than in the later ones. Nonetheless, it must not have been all bad for him for he has done a lot of building since. I know that having the opportunity to work with him in a major building project meant a lot to me.
Sarah and I both love music, children, our children and grandchildren, growing things, books, the town and the people of Montevallo. I also love computers and sailing but there we part company, or rather part with the sailboat which then gives me more time to serve as computer interface for her.
we very much enjoy meeting and talking with people from places far from Montevallo. Since our home is close by the guest house we will do our best to make your stay there and in our town a pleasant one.