The May House - Chattanooga's closest dream vacation home!

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6 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets
A heated pool
A heated pool
A heated pool

Overview of The May House - Chattanooga's closest dream vacation home!

Entire home

The May House - Chattanooga's closest dream vacation home!

4.8/5 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Hot Tub

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Sheets and towels washed at 140°F
Chattanooga, TN

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationLake Winnepesaukah16 min drive
  • Popular LocationHamilton Place Mall17 min drive
  • AirportChattanooga, TN (CHA-Chattanooga Metropolitan)18 min drive
  • Popular LocationCloudland Canyon State Park27 min drive

Space details

6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, sleeps 14
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    1 king bed
Bedroom 3
    2 double beds
    2 twin/single beds
Bedroom 4
    1 queen bed
    1 twin/single bed
Bedroom 5
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 6
    1 king bed
    2 double beds

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About this area


Located in Chattanooga, this vacation home is in the mountains and on a river. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Ruby Falls and Rock City, while Lookout Mountain Incline Railway and Tennessee Aquarium are popular area attractions. Traveling with kids? Consider Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, or check out an event or a game at Finley Stadium.

What's nearby

  • Ruby Falls - 2 min drive
  • Battles for Chattanooga Museum - 9 min drive
  • Lake Winnepesaukah - 16 min drive
  • Hamilton Place Mall - 17 min drive
  • Cloudland Canyon State Park - 27 min drive

Getting around

  • Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport (CHA) - 18 min drive


  • Purple Daisy Picnic Cafe — 3 min drive
  • Boccaccia Ristorante Italiano — 3 min drive
  • Cracker Barrel — 4 min drive
  • La Altena — 5 min drive
  • Mean Mug — 5 min drive

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

The May House - Chattanooga's closest dream vacation home!

Family-friendly Chattanooga vacation home in Lookout Valley Neighborhood Association, near Ruby Falls
The May House is a massive 6,500 sq. ft. home located in forested land at the foot of Lookout Mountain just one mile from Chattanooga's popular South-Side. The gorgeous modern craftsman home boasts of a heated pool (late March to late Oct and shared with two other homes), a private swim spa, sauna, fire pit (shared), trailheads, four suites, a large kitchen, back deck with a hanging bed, gas grill (gas responsibility of guest), and more. The location is a hop to the mtn. or town, but sits over the river surrounded by forest.

Please Note: This is not an event space.

The May home is by far the largest home in Wauhatchie Woodlands and for 12 years was the May family home. This vacation dream home is flanked by national park land, with a walk to Lookout Creek, a short trail to a great TN river overlook, and just 1 mile from South Broad Street and the popular Southside district of Chattanooga. The home has everything you could want and then some, from its massive size and some HUGE bedrooms that make for great suites, as well as amenities that cannot be matched.

The kitchen is open to dining, a dining bar, a living room with a wood burning fireplace and directly adjacent to the massive stunning sunroom with vaulted ceilings. You will love the real wood craftsmanship, contrast in stains and colors, and a combination of rustic and contemporary style. The sunroom exits to a spacious back deck with a swinging bed, outdoor dining and direct access to the private 14' swim spa.

On the same living level, there is a beautiful bathroom shared by a queen bedroom, and the kids room with a lofted queen bed and slide. The slide room sleeps two small people up top and has a single bed below. Across the hall is a beautiful queen bedroom larger than many master bedrooms and a stunning newly renovated bathroom. This large queen room has a TV, small work desk, and seating for TV watching out of bed.

On down the hall you get into the two massive loft rooms. The river facing loft room has a front deck, all windows on one side, shower room, toilet room, closet and downstairs a spacious TV den. Upstairs there are two full/twin bunks that can sleep up to six in one large suite.

Then on the left, on the main level of the back loft room you will find two lofted full beds over a newly added king bed. Also on this level is a sofa, shower room, toilet room, closet and upstairs there are two workspace desks as well as a TV with daybed. So, in all, there are 4 beds in this room: two full, one king, and one twin daybed upstairs.

Then downstairs is a massive 23'x25' master suite with a huge king bed, modern armoires, another wood burning stove, a 65" curved TV and a large sectional sofa. The master also has a large bathroom with two vanities, a walk-in shower, deep bathing tub, and a nice, small cedar sofa.

Also on the lower living level is the exciting playroom. There is a pool table, a ping pong top, foosball table, air hockey, and TV and sofa. Down here is a small fridge and freezer for drinks or creamer for coffee in the morning taken by the master bedroom.

To recap all your amenities:
1) 14' swim spa
2) Sauna
3) Pool table
4) Air hockey
5) Foosball
6) Heated pool (in-season and shared with two other homes)
7) Flagstone built-in firepit (share with two other homes)
8) Playset also shared
9) Pool-house also shared
10) Short but beautiful hike trails right out the back door
11) Large back deck with hanging bed
12) Charcoal grill
13) Three full suites out of 6 bedrooms

There is a downside: trains. A CSX line runs into the Lookout Mountain tunnel just by the home, so there will be train noise. The freeway is also close-by but you will not hear that noise inside.

Before going into just how close this dream vacation home is to whatever your Chattanooga led heart desires, let us note that Chattanooga has twice been voted best town ever by outdoor magazine readers. And there is no other listing so near trails, history, and city than this one. The house is exactly one mile from Ruby Falls, 2 miles from Craven's House and some great trail heads there, 5 miles from Rock City on the GA side of Lookout and literally a walk to Skyuka Springs trailhead which will connect you to Sunset Rock, Point Park, The Chattanooga Nature Center, even horse trails and bike trails such as the Guild bike Trail. The Chattanooga nature center is less than 2 miles from this home located at where Lookout Creek spills into the TN river at Moccasin Bend.

We are also just 4.5 miles from the Tennessee Aquarium (which is on the road we live on), and just over 3 miles to the Chattanooga Choo Choo and just over one mile to Ruby Falls and just over three to Rock City. Racoon Mountain with the amazing caverns is less than 4 miles from the house. There are several boat drops close by if you crave a cruise of the gorgeous TN River gorge. Or, if climbing or caving is your bag, we have walls and caves galore just right past your door with the famous Sunset face right by, and the TN wall just miles away by Signal Mountain. Finally, hikes. Hikes, hikes and more hikes to waterfalls, overlooks, historical markers - you name it, it's all right here. We are happy to point you to trail heads, swimming holes, waterfalls, climbing routes, you name it, it literally surrounds this house!

Finally, if history is what attracts you, we sit just by where the confederates camped before they retreated to "Point Park" up lookout and our property was in both their and the union's path in the Battle above the clouds. This was also important Cherokee land before the time of muskets and cannon. Our property literally borders Federal Park (Civil War) land on two sides and four sides if you count all our families land right here.
Air-conditioned accommodations at this vacation home offer fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to balconies. Kitchens or kitchenettes offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and hair dryers.
Recreational amenities at the vacation home include a spa tub and a sauna.

Property manager

Frank May
Speaks English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Heated pool
  • Spa tub
  • Sauna


  • WiFi available


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Electric kettle
  • Blender
  • Toaster
  • Coffee/tea maker


  • 6 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 5 bathrooms
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet paper
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Fireplace


  • TV
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Foosball table
  • Table tennis table
  • Arcade/game room
  • DVD player
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Firepit


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • On the river
  • In the mountains


  • Sleeps 14

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 18 out of 23 reviews
5 - Excellent 78%
Rating 4 - Good. 5 out of 23 reviews
4 - Good 22%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 23 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 23 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 23 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

5/5 Excellent

Work Retreat
The property was beautiful and plenty of room. We used this time to plan our company's 2022's goals. The host was very easy to get in contact with. Check in and check out was extremely easy.
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2022

5/5 Excellent

Christmas vacation
Property is very well located. Near grosery stores and entertainment. The house has everything you need to accommodate your stay. Plenty of space for big families. Furniture needs a little update but nothing major. I will definitely stay there again.
Stayed 4 nights in Dec 2021

4/5 Good

Great vacation home for large family.
It was a great house with plenty of beds. I do feel however like it needs a good deep cleaning. Overall it was a great spot to relax with family.
Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2022

4/5 Good

Almost perfect
The property was almost perfect. We enjoyed our stay however there were a few annoyances that if we’re ironed out would make this property perfect. We enjoyed having an updated washer and dryer though the dryer didn’t work. We enjoyed the swim spa though the heat did not work. We enjoyed the downstairs living area though it had a damp basement smell. The appliances in the kitchen were great though the ice maker was not in service. The living areas were incredible and the beds being comfortable. I would not hesitate to stay at this property again though with a few minor adjustments this would be a must stay property.
Stayed 6 nights in Dec 2021

4/5 Good

Needs to have a deep cleaning. The outside cooking area was very dirty, dishes in the sink. Could not turn on outdoor lights 2nd night, a worker turned them on 1st night. Needs to be updated. Size of the house was excellent but stairs to upper sleeping area unsafe. Cabinets need to be cleaned out as well. The linen closet was a disarray of linens, blankets etc no organization, clean or dirty? We enjoyed our stay but a little disappointed.
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2021