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Terraced Garden Overlooking RiverView of River from Terrace
Paradise on River Close to Athens
Paradise on River Close to Athens
6 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath
6 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath
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We are 22 minutes from The Arch at UGA (7 minutes to UGA's Equestrian Center) and everything Athens has to offer. Our unit is the first floor of our three level house with a private entrance overlooking a charming garden patio and a gorgeous view of the river. Imagine sipping your coffee to the sight and sound of the river bounding over the shoals! You'll enjoy over 1250 square feet of space with 12-foot ceilings, surrounded by tranquil woods, close to hiking and antique shops.

The space

Our guests will enjoy the entire first floor of our house with a private entrance. Our place is very spacious with lots of room to spread out. Our setting is what makes our place utterly unique. It overlooks a beautiful terraced garden patio with a beautiful view of the Apalachee River. It has the feel of a resort in a country setting. If you want the excitement of Athens without all the chaos, this is for you!

Guest access

You will have complete privacy with private access to the entire first-floor living area of our house with your own separate key. We have a small backyard where children can play. Covered parking under our lower carport is just steps from your door.

Interaction with guests

We allow guests to do their own thing. We are available for assistance or questions if needed.

Other things to note

Located less than four miles (seven minutes) from the UGA Equestrian Complex in Bishop, Georgia. UGA main campus is a straight shot up 441 and a quick hop on Loop 10 - very easy. We are very close to the many antique shops of Bishop. Use of propane gas grill included. Sofa beds have thick, memory foam mattress toppers. If my 6'6" 230 lb husband is comfortable on them, you will be too!

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Common spaces
2 sofa beds
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check-in time is flexible
Check out by 3PM

- Renter's ID verified upon arrival. Use of gas fireplace dependent upon review of instructions. Use of fire pit dependent on owner's permission. On septic system, no food, grease or coffee grounds allowed down drains.
- Quality of cell phone reception dependent upon cell phone provider (Verizon works best in the guest area).
-Please be courteous to our neighbors and start quieting down by 11:00 pm. No loud music or TV after this time.


7 Reviews

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Maggie User Profile
November 2017
Loved our stay. The place was quiet, perfectly located for our purposes, and quite comfortable.

Andrew User Profile
October 2017
There was no expense spared in the bedroom, kitchen and living area. Even though we were staying in the lower level of the house, we never heard any noise from the gracious hosts, and the general size of the living room makes this a place that feels like a stand-alone house. Coffee was also complimentary, which served as the perfect complement to the morning view of the river from their drop-dead gorgeous and multi-tiered back patio. Five stars for sure. Thanks again Gina!
Gina User Profile
Response from Gina:
Thank you, Andrew! You and your friends were a delight to have as our guests. You were especially courteous, friendly - and quiet! You are welcome back anytime!
October 2017

Taylor User Profile
September 2017
Gina had a fantastic home and we really enjoyed our stay.

Mary User Profile
May 2017
Paradise on River is not an overstatement of Gina and Randy's beautiful home! This place is gorgeous inside and out and truly feels like a retreat. Even though it's located on the lower level of their home, it is bright and spacious with lots of light and high ceilings. Gina has done an amazing job of anticipating her guests needs stocking the place with everything you might need like extra toiletries in case you forget something to goodies for breakfast and snacks (including a bottle of Prosecco and orange juice for mimosas). The place was plenty spacious for the three of us, quiet and both the bed and the pull out couch were very comfortable. And the outside patios overlooking the river are simply delightful! If you don't mind the short drive from Athens, it is a wonderful place to relax and unwind. We hope to be able to stay with Gina and Randy again on future visits to the area.
Gina User Profile
Response from Gina:
Thank you Mary! It was truly a treat having you and your family. Please come back any time you are in our area!
May 2017

Angela User Profile
April 2017
This home is only 15 minutes to downtown Athens and UGA for those needing easy access. My husband and I felt like we were on a wonderful vacation surrounded by woods with great views of the river. Gina is an excellent host and stocks the unit with extra toiletries just in case you forget something. She also provides a basket full of snacks and beverages for your enjoyment. The apartment has its own private entrance and area to park. The basement apartment is very large and the furnishings were extremely comfortable. The patio was a great place to relax and enjoy an evening glass of wine. I didn't want to leave and certainly will stay at the Bishop anytime I'm in Athens. It's nothing short of spectacular!

Ben User Profile
November 2016
Gina was a fantastic host! My wife and I wish we could have stayed longer in this beautiful space. We were welcomed with a quick tour and had everything we needed for our stay and then some - who doesn't love prosecco and breakfast bites?! Also, the bed was the most comfortable I've ever slept in during an Airbnb stay. It's quick and easy to get to Athens, and we will absolutely book another stay then next time we're in town for a UGA game.

Michelle User Profile
November 2016
Gina was a great host! We stayed with Gina while we were up visiting for the UGA vs Auburn game. She made us feel very welcome and gave us great recommendations for places to eat! We loved her restaurant recommendation so much, that we ate there two nights in a row for dinner. We look forward to staying here again next time we drive up for a football game weekend. Thank you Gina!

Bishop, Georgia, United StatesJoined in July 2016
Gina User Profile
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

About the home

When you stay in an Airbnb, you’re staying in someone’s home.

This is Gina’s place.
Randy helps host.

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