Wildflower meadow in early springLiving room looking toward kitchen
Spacious Luxury 3BR Apt with Theater Rm
Spacious Luxury 3BR Apt with Theater Rm

Entire home/apt

8 guests

3 bedrooms

4 beds
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About this listing

Circle Garden Guest House is a spacious, bright, and modern luxury apartment: 3 bedrooms (with comfortable beds), bathroom, kitchen, living room, theater room, and covered garden patio. Explore peaceful, secluded gardens just outside the space. Fully furnished for long stays. Off-street parking & private entrance. Breakfast items included. Long stays include regular cleaning and linen/towel laundry service.

Located in Oconee County near historic Watkinsville and 9.5 mi. to downtown Athens/UGA.

The space

The Circle Garden Guest House is spacious, tranquil, and very private with its own entrance and covered garden-view terrace with seating. The 1400sf (130sq meter) apartment is on a separate level from the rest of the house, sound insulated for privacy, and fully furnished with your relaxation and comfort in mind. All bedrooms furnished with very comfortable, real beds. The apartment includes:

--Master bedroom: king-size bed, ceiling fan, closet, dresser, and occasional chair.

--Large second bedroom: queen-size bed, ceiling fan, closet, dresser, and occasional chair

--Third bedroom: cozy sleeping room with 2 twin beds, storage ottoman, and closet hanging system

--Large bathroom: shower/tub, extra large vanity, plus soap/shampoo, hairdryer & bathroom supplies

--Living room: seats 6-7 comfortably

--TV room: cinema-like space with HDTV and surround sound. Sofa sleeps 2 with twin-size futons and bedding, provided

--Fully furnished kitchen with granite & reclaimed barn wood island (seats 6). Includes refrigerator, induction cook top, oven, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, cookware, dishes, and utensils.

--Coffee/tea bar with coffee maker, tea kettle, k-cups, and an assortment of teas.

--Breakfast items provided (typically: fresh eggs, cereal/milk, bagels, yogurt, oatmeal, etc.).

--Original artwork and handmade rugs throughout the apartment

--Views of the circle garden outside your space

Wander at your leisure through The Circle Garden, a bird and pollinator-friendly “lifestyle garden"—designed to provide a small-scale harvest of organic fruit & vegetables. Feel free to explore the paths among berry bushes, fruit trees, grape vines, vegetable beds, and culinary herbs. The landscape also includes dedicated wildflower areas to support beneficial garden insects. Spring through fall, you will see native and seasonally migrating birds, butterflies, and other pollinators, all happily at work in the gardens outside your space.

Guest access

You have a separate entrance and private access to the terrace level (bright, daylight basement) and covered terrace/patio. Shared access to the fire pit and paths throughout the back gardens. Firewood for the fire pit is available in the fall and winter.

Off-street parking for one car at the end of driveway and a second space at the beginning of the driveway. Additional parking for a 3rd vehicle on the street in front of our house.

If we have guests staying before you, check-in is after 3 pm. Otherwise, check in is flexible with advance coordination.

Interaction with guests

We will send you an arrival message and keypad code for self check in a few days before arrival. We live above the apartment and are happy to answer questions and/or meet face to face at any time.

Other things to note

Wi-fi is included. Netflix, HBO, CBS, and DirecTV Now (100 channels) are available in the TV room via Apple TV.

Quiet hours 10pm - 7am. The apartment is sound insulated for your privacy so normal activities and music/TV are fine at any time...but please be mindful of indoor/outdoor noise levels after 10pm.

There are no stairs in the apartment or on the entrance path, which is 3-4ft wide, gently sloping, and paved with crushed slate. The path and back entrance are both well lit at night.

Breakfast items are provided before check in and are not replenished during long stays.

We are on a cul-de-sac and parking is limited. Your first two cars must park in the two dedicated spaces in our driveway. A third car for short-term guests, or day visitors for long-term guests, may park on the street in front of our house (not the neighbors' houses). If your group needs more than 3 vehicles, including those belonging to visitors, this apartment is not suitable.

Stays longer than a week are restricted to groups with a max of 2 cars (if you have more than 6 guests for a week+ stay, let's discuss before booking ).

Long stays will have cleaning service, including laundry for linens/towels on a regular basis, several times per month.

Please be aware the space is not child proof. There are games with small pieces; no child locks on cabinets and drawers in the kitchen/bathroom; accessible cleaning supplies in kitchen/bathroom cabinets; etc.

We trust that you will treat our home as your own and we are grateful for your care and consideration. No smoking inside the house (smoking on the private back patio is fine). Thanks for understanding and we hope you have a fantastic stay!

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The space
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 4
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Keypad


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: 127
Security Deposit: 317
Weekly Discount: 5%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds
Common spaces
2 sofas

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

Quiet hours: 10pm - 7am. Night owls are welcome and you may come and go at any time you like! We do have sound insulation between floors and extra insulation in the TV room, so normal noise levels are never a problem. Feel free to enjoy yourselves around the clock...just a little bit quieter after 10pm!

Guests & Vehicles: For short stays, the apartment accommodates 8 guests (max of 3 vehicles). Week+ stays are limited to groups with a max of 2 vehicles. No more than 8 people, and 3 vehicles, may be on site at any time, including visitors. Exceptions are only okay with advance notice and approval.

Parking: use the two dedicated spots in our driveway. Overflow parking for a 3rd car must be in front of our house, not neighbors' houses.

Children are very welcome. Please be aware the space is not "toddler proof."

Enjoy the back gardens at your leisure. Please stay on the established paths while exploring.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

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23 Reviews

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Amanda-Lee User Profile
August 2017
This stay is what every airbnb should aspire to! What a fantastic stay. The place was clean, modern and so very comfortable! Jeanne and Will were lovely hosts, even having breakfast ready for us as we flew in late the night before and had no chance to visit the store. All amenities were there, you needed for nothing. And the TV room -wow! If we are ever back in Athens we are going to stay here again! Thank you both for a great experience!

Meredith User Profile
August 2017
We absolutely love the circle garden & can't say enough great things about the home and the hosts!! Our family of 5 stayed for nearly 3 months, and we couldn't have been more comfortable during our stay. The home is well stocked with everything you could need, whether staying for a short time or an extended stay. Will & Jeanne are fantastic, generous hosts who became like surrogate family to us and our kiddos :). This is the place to stay!!

Chelsey User Profile
May 2017
The circle garden far surpassed my expectations! The amount of detail put into this place was impressive and thoughtful. Jeanne was a fantastic host and the entire experience made it difficult to leave. I will absolutely try to stay here again on my next trip!

Brooke User Profile
May 2017
Will & Jeanne are the absolute best host! They are very responsive, accommodating & gracious! The space and garden is gorgeous! I recommend this airbnb for anyone looking for a place in the Athens or Oconee area.

Debbie User Profile
May 2017
The home is lovely, updated, spacious and the garden area was very relaxing. I highly recommend this airbnb.

Meesha User Profile
April 2017
The guest house was great! Our family loved the tv room and the whole house in general. The boys had fun running around the amazing garden in the backyard. The location was great as it was a short drive from Athens which was where we wanted to visit.

Jonah User Profile
April 2017
Our accommodations were above and beyond expectations. Jeanne and Will were extremely gracious and hospitable, even when we needed last minute adjustments to our stay. The apartment was palatial, with plenty of room for our large group. Everything was spotless, and everything we could have wanted was thoughtfully provided for in amenities. Going out to the beautiful garden with a quiet cup of coffee was the icing on the cake. If we ever pass through again, we hope to stay longer!

Athens, Georgia, United StatesJoined in April 2013
Jeanne User ProfileJeanne is a superhost.

I am an artist and especially love the lively, friendly atmosphere and vibrant arts community in and around Athens, Georgia, our adopted hometown. I enjoy painting, weaving, gardening, long walks, yoga and reading. Our two oldest children are college-aged but we still have our 17 year old at home with us. We love to travel and seek out new experiences--and look forward to meeting new people through Airbnb!

Response rate: 88%
Response time: within an hour

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