Guests must be at least 25 years of age to book a reservation at THE GARDEN and are required to show proof of age (ID). Younger members of family, etc. cannot supersede parents or others in fulfilling any reservation and will be evicted if this occurs. Further, THE GARDEN is not suitable for children ages 0 – 12 years.
This is a quiet community and this is our home. As guests, you are surrounded by retired, visiting and existing professors, theologians, administrators, coaches, poets, artists, and numerous other scholars. The University and our neighbors are consulted about parties well in advance. Impromptu parties are prohibited. Accordingly, no parties are to be held at THE GARDEN without specific permission of the homeowners and the University with neighbors notified and event paid in advance. Spur of the moment cars and noise are all prohibited (see below). Similarly, we appreciate knowing who is in our home, i.e. no unscheduled overnight guests and gatherings.
As our home, we are here when we have guests. If friends are dropping by, let us know in advance as a courtesy when you make your reservation. If you have scheduled an event with us, including a reception or small gathering, everything ends at 11:00, and that is the latest acceptable time for everyone to depart. Do not let us find out during or afterwards of previously untold plans on our property.
Overnight Guests are invited to park in our driveway. However, Event Guests and their invitees, such as receptions, must be transported to the property by secure professional bus transportation meaning vehicles of a size suitable to the tight angles and space of Clara’s Point Road and our drive. No acceptations. Parking on the street may result in the disappearance of your car.
No pets. We are confident you love your pets as much as we love ours. We promise not to send ours to your house so please do not bring yours.
Smoking is prohibited inside the house. Smoking outside only. Please dispose of all cigarettes in the trash receptacle provided making sure that all are fully extinguished beforehand.
What you do in your personal time is up to you; however, when staying at THE GARDEN we are compelled by law and University rules to adhere to a strict no-drug use and no-noise policy that compels us to call the police if these rules/laws are broken.
Allowed only in downstairs area of THE GARDEN. No food whatsoever with exception of water on Guest Room level. No cooking other than microwave. Downstairs is suitable for eating, bedrooms are not. Food in guest bedrooms can result in damage charges.
We have old plumbing. Careful what and how you flush. We have trash cans with plastic liners.
For your safety only one person at a time on either balcony. No jumping on the balcony, no jumping off and no letting down of hair, sheets, etc. for climbing up. Soliloquies allowed if performed quietly.
Abide by all rules and regulations of the University of the South, which can be found at https://www.sewanee.edu/media/provost/Lease-Policies.pdf