Hummingbird 1BR/1BA NearTroy Kitchen/LivingRoom


Entire guest suite hosted by Michelle

  1. 6 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1 bathroom
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The Hummingbird Retreat in This Old House is spacious, private and a Great Value. It has a lovely pond view and is perfect for one to six guests looking for a one night or extended stay. It is located on a scenic paved road only a 15 minute drive from Troy or Luverne, AL. A private entrance leads to a huge private bedroom, a private bathroom, a large private family room & fully-equipped private kitchen. The bedroom has newly purchased king bed and mattress, sofa sleeper, 55” TV & recliner.

The space
Please note that The Hummingbird Retreat is labeled in Airbnb as the entire house because of having private entrance, private kitchen, private bedroom and private bath plus private family room. However, The Hummingbird Retreat is not the entire house. It is a huge private suite within This Old House. To book the entire home, book This Old House.

Guests will enter the Hummingbird Retreat through its private entrance from the wrap-around-porch.

Guests will have exclusive private use of the following:
-The Huge Hummingbird Bedroom with ensuite sitting area (sleeps one to four)
-The Spacious Bathroom (with tub & separate shower)
-The Open-Plan Family Room (with seating for six and sleeping for one or two), and
-The adjoining Eat-in-Fully -Equipped- Country Kitchen with dining for six.
(None of the above describes space is shared space. ) As with similar lodging accommodations, you may see our cleaning staff and guests from other retreats on the porch or on the massive beautiful grounds.

The Hummingbird Retreat is a part of a 6200 square foot Victorian Era home built in 1912; the same year the Titanic sank. If you need less or more space than Hummingbird offers, check out all our retreats available to rent in This Old House. They are listed on Airbnb near Troy as The Wildflower, The Wildlife, The Wildlife Executive, The Hummingbird, The Pondview Loft and ThIs Old House. If you bookThis Old House you get the exclusive use of the entire house and the grounds and you can also secure permission (with additional cost) to host large gatherings such as receptions, reunions, and bridal parties.

This large home is nestled in the country with an exquisite view of the family’s nine acre pond. You may fish (at small charge) by obtaining permission in advance The Hummingbird Retreat has its own handicapped accessible entrance off an amazing wrap-around-porch that leads to an approximately 349 sq. ft. bedroom with an en suite sitting area. This bedroom has all recently purchased furniture! Including a king bed, sofa sleeper, 55 “TV & recliner. Free parking is convenient and close to the handicapped accessible ramp. Let me give you even more reasons to stay at This Old House in the Hummingbird Retreat. Tranquility and Peace are a few of the emotions you will experience while sitting on the porch of this scenic country location in Goshen, AL approximately 15 minutes from downtown Troy, AL. The Hummingbird bedroom offers sleeping for one to four The king bed and high-quality mattress are newly purchased as is the full sized pull out comfy sofa bed which has an upgraded mattress system. Then, if requested, there is sleeping for one to two on a sofa and air mattress in the family room. The newly purchased recliner and couch and 55” flat screen TV are perfect for a calming afternoon nap or catching up on your favorite show on cable. Lounge on the couch with you feet propped on the beautiful new ottoman or use it to hold your computer while you surf the web. The lovely private bathroom, has restored antique claw-foot tub, nice shower, and furniture original to this 1912 home. An open-plan family room with country eat-in kitchen equipped with stove, microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher, & Keurig coffee maker is just down the hall from the lovely bedroom and bathroom. Make special memories as you visit in the family room or share a meal at the beloved round table. An outside grill is also on site for your enjoyment. Horseshoes, bad mitten and basketball are provided so the guest can get the full affect of the wonderful spacious shared yard. The vast shared porches afford the opportunity to gaze at the sparkling pond or the grazing cows while swinging or rocking the day away; all while listening to the songbirds and other country sounds . Along with pond gazing you could enjoy a picnic on the porch at the patio table. Bring your board games an engage in a little competition under the shade of the immense porch! In the evenings the night sky is remarkable. Imagine no city lights and the stars and moon reflecting into the pond. All of this for you to enjoy at the Hummingbird Retreat. Dining is only minutes away. The famous Old Barn Restaurant which is a converted 100 year old mule barn is just up the hill 300 ft from This Old House. It is open from 4pm to 9pm Thursday - Saturday and serves country homemade cooking and country-grown vegetables on Sundays from 11am - 2pm. The Old Barn has won the award for Alabama’s Best Steak and the best Catfish Award for Alabama. Goshen (only a five minute drive from This Old House) is home to Meme's & the Eagle's Nest. Both serve breakfast and lunch specials, homemade desserts, chicken fingers, burgers, fries ,etc. The famous Chicken Shack is only a 18 minute drive in Luverne, AL. Just off 331.
The Hummingbird Retreat is perfect for those passing through on highway 231 or highway 331, short or long term corporate rental, an overnight hunting trip get away, stop on the way to the beach, ball tournament, visiting your kids at Troy University on game day, or rent This Old House for a family reunion or bridal party. The Hummingbird may be rented singularly or in combination with the other retreats previously described.

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Free parking on premises
TV with standard cable/satellite
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony
Luggage drop-off allowed
Hair dryer

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Where you’ll be

Goshen, Alabama, United States

Hummingbird Retreat at This Old House is in the desired neighborhood of The Land of Goshen in a beautifully restored 1912 Country Victorian home secluded in an award-winning Alabama Treasure Forest just minutes from highway 231 in Troy and highway 331 in Luverne and convenient to Enterprise and Dothan and Interstate 65 in Montgomery and Greenville. From the wrap around porches and swings you can listen to the birds sing and watch the hummingbirds and butterflies plus remarkable wildlife like fox squirrels, Eastern wild turkeys, and whitetail deer in the massive yard. In addition to managing The Retreats at This Old House, my husband and I own Backroad Retreats through which we also offer our listings on Airbnb called The Pool House and The Dirt Road Retreat. We are honored to host you. Enjoy the beauties of the country as you swing on the porch and take in the breathtaking views and please tell family and friends about our services.

Hosted by Michelle

  1. Joined in May 2018
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I am a young professional that worked in education for 17 years before deciding to take a different path. Southern hospitality has been ingrained in me from an early age and I just knew I would enjoy making guests happy and comfortable while they were visiting. So in June I began a new company called Southern Backroad Retreats. Southern Backroad Retreats began with only The Pool House and now I also rent the bottom floor (3 bedroom and full kitchen) of my in-laws home.
The Pool House which was home to David, my husband, and our two older children. We had an old farmhouse located where the main house sits now. One night while I was cooking supper David sold the farmhouse to a neighbor to be moved. David and I, along with our crew, built the Pool House at night and on the weekends. This after hours build turned into home for four years. We got pregnant with our third child and knew the one bedroom escape would not hold us all. That is when David built me the house of my dreams next door to The Pool House. Since then our kids have used The Pool House to entertain friends and the entire family enjoys curling up in front of a rolling fire!
Today, my husband David and I manage our businesses Taylor Construction & Roofing & Southern Backroad Retreats. Time that isn't spent working we spend watching our children play ball or enjoying a leisure drive on the mule around the countryside. David and I hope you enjoy the country as much as we do!
God Bless,
Michelle & David Taylor
I am a young professional that worked in education for 17 years before deciding to take a different path. Southern hospitality has been ingrained in me from an early age and I just…


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During your stay

The owners (Johnny and Beverly) resided in this home for many years. They sometimes block out the home for their use. They do not stay In the home when any of the retreats are booked. They are usually busy at Panama City Beach managing their beach front vacation rentals. In addition, they have a cattle farm and manage their land for wildlife and timber production. If they drive by to get their mail and see you outside, they might drop by a few moments to thank you for choosing their property. They will definitely not interfere with your privacy, but if you are fortunate enough to meet them and have time to ask, they will delight you with stories about This Old House, The Old Barn Restaurant, and the Land of Goshen in general.

As your hosts, we will not interfere with your privacy. However, we and our assistant live nearby and you will be able to contact us at any time during your stay. We want to make you as comfortable as possible while you are at The Hummingbird Retreat.
The owners (Johnny and Beverly) resided in this home for many years. They sometimes block out the home for their use. They do not stay In the home when any of the retreats are book…

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Check out: 11:00
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No smoking
No pets
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Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Heights without rails or protection
Carbon monoxide alarm
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