The Luxury Llama Cottage
[The alpaca treehouse's next door neighbor]
The Luxury Llama Cottage is a gorgeously-restored 3 bedroom/1 bath historic brick cottage sited in the front yard of the famous Alpaca Treehouse in the Bamboo Forest. Meet our alpacas & beautiful lady llamas: Dali & Figgy. Enjoy fresh eggs, hear roosters crow on our urban farm and see the llamas and alpacas roaming from every room in the cottage. Designer granite kitchen, open floor plan, amazing location, original oak floors, antique furnishings & oil paintings, gorgeous historic black & white bathroom, luxurious beds and linens, and all the comforts of home await you on our urban farm utopia.
About the Llama Cottage
The Llama Cottage sits directly in front of the famous Atlanta Alpaca Treehouse in the Bamboo Forest. We are minutes from I-20 and downtown Atlanta and a mile from the hip eateries and bars of East Atlanta Village.
You enter the home through the airy Craftsman side porch topped with a copper patina roof, via a keypad. You'll be greeted by the open floor plan, as the dining room opens to the beautiful living room. Be sure to take in the historic color-this multi-colored beaded board wall boasts 120-year-old boards from as many as eight different houses, all sporting original paint that's been sealed.
The living room has ample seating from the khaki loveseat to the sumptuous leather king chair and the antique walnut chair. Take in our mahogany 1900s vintage restored mantel with antique mirror. The built-in bookcases sports a variety of colorful curiosities and antiques for you to notice. In the cabinets below, you'll find board games, some children's toys, and playing cards.
The heart of pine front door with the beveled glass is a veritable piece of history. This door used to hang on the Mayor of Atlanta's house at the turn of the century. There is a convenient coat closet inside the front vestibule. Note our funky, continental colorful art--much of it is original oil paintings.
The beautiful luxury galley kitchen. Grey cabinets, top tier granite from Italy (Bianca Romana), sparkly marble subway tile backsplash, high end faucet and deep stainless Swiss sink make this kitchen very appealing. Note the mid 1800s vintage pie safe, in case you have a hankering to whip up some pastries you'd like to cool. Stainless steel appliances, glass cabinet knobs, a view of the herb garden complete the kitchen.
Master Bedroom: This large sun-splashed bedroom is appointed in mid 1800s antiques and features a queen sized bed with an aloe gel memory foam mattress and high thread count sheets, that you will never want to leave. Beautiful art and an 1880s Eastlake walnut mirror are some of the designer details. Two large airy closets await your unpacking.
Second Bedroom: This bright airy sunny space looks out on the llama and alpacas, the barn, and the bamboo forest--you can see the treehouse twinkling through the bamboo. A midcentury walnut rope bed has been converted into a full size bed decked out with a plush aloe gel memory foam mattress, high thread count sheets and a down comforter.
A cherry armoire, an Eastlake walnut late 1800s dresser, a sissel rug, and a surfboard ceiling fan complete this quirky beautiful space.
Third Bedroom: This bedroom also looks out onto the barn and llama/alpaca corral. The smallest room, it sports a Three Quarter sized 1870s walnut bed with custom mattress and box springs, a llama tapestry, and quirky colorful oil paintings.
Bathroom: The bathroom is a classic Atlanta bathroom and we preserved the original tile on both floor and wainscoting. We did however take the tile all the way to the ceiling and installed a new shower head and diverter. The tub has been reglazed, along with the stunning cast iron 1920s sink. A curved shower rod offers luxury space. The retro medicine cabinet with its side fluorescents has been fully restored and rewired and looks like something you could drive. A roomy linen closet offers fresh towels and toiletries.
If you are looking for a charming cottage in Historic Kirkwood, check out our Historic House of Blues in Hip, Hot Kirkwood. It's a beautifully restored 1920s bungalow with all the comforts and luxury infused.
• Essentials (towels, sheets, soap + toilet paper)
• Heating / Air conditioning (central heating & air)
• Shampoo, hair dryer, bed linens, extra pillows
• Laptop friendly workspace (desk + chair)
• Free parking on premises
• Kitchen appliances, coffee maker, dishes & silverware
• Porch + balcony / garden + backyard
• Cleaning pre-checkout / luggage drop-off + long term stays
• Pack 'n Play travel crib, books/toys, bathtub
Space: We have room to sleep 5 guests (one Queen bed, one full bed, and one 3/4 bed).
Parking: Please park in the designated area in the front left side and use the side porch and keyed entry for easy access.
We (Kara & Kate) live in the granite house next door to the Luxury Llama Cottage and are available if and when guests have questions.
Things to Note
Parking. Please park on the parking pad, on the left hand side, so the treehouse guests can get in and out.
Petting the animals. You may pet the animals on the neck (they hate having their faces touched) and may feed them baby carrots. They LOVE them. Ariana Dandylion, the brown alpaca, really loves attention.
Q. Did you plant this bamboo? (our most asked question)
We did not. We think it was planted in the 1940s or 50s because of its size and density. Bamboo is a grass and there is one root system (rhizome) for all of it. It is also highly invasive, but luckily our animals think the new sprouts are delicious! It can grow two feet a day and it is rumored that guests can hear it growing during the night.
Q. Why do you have alpacas & llamas?
We got them as pets. Chickens are a “gateway livestock” and we wanted something unique. At the time, we were also constantly rescuing other people’s goats and decided we didn’t want to be herding goats daily. After a little research, we found that llamas and alpacas don’t challenge fences and are highly intelligent. Bonus: their fur can be spun into fiber for clothing!
Q. What do you do with the llamas & alpacas?
They are our spoiled pets. We shear them annually for beautiful fiber and have it spun into yarn for scarves, hats, mittens, etc. We often walk Dali around the neighborhood, and she represents the Southeastern Llama Rescue (SELR) at the St. Patrick’s Day & Christmas Parades. One day we hope she'll be able to join the well-trained llamas for pub crawls around Atlanta.
Cancel up to 5 days before check in and get a full refund (minus service fees). 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. Service fees are refunded when cancellation happens before check in and within 48 hours of booking.
Not suitable for pets
Check-in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with smart lock
Please take out trash and recycling and put in cans.
Please put dirty towels in the bathtub.
Please do dirty dishes and run the dishwasher.
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