Chez Bowmanis for rent. Chez Bo has 5 BR, 2 baths, and so much more. Please inquire within

Chez Bo is an 1858 antebellum mansion (approximately 5,000 sq feet) about 25 minutes outside of Athens, GA. in Bowman. The home sits on 1.98 acres with a pecan grove, two barns and a koi pond. It has hardwood floors, six fireplaces, pocket and French doors, a solarium, clawfooted tubs, wainscoting, 14 ft. high ceilings downstairs, rocking chair front porch, leaded and stained glass windows, 5 bedrooms, 2 baths, breakfast room, formal dining room, and absolute peace and quiet.

The floors are immaculate.

The hand painted detailing on the walls and trim in the downstairs formal dining room, entry, master bedroom and living room is priceless.

There are several state parks with golf courses, lakes, rivers, hiking and horseback riding trails just a stone's throw from the house. Swim in the Broad River just five minutes away. Walking distance to quaint downtown and Berryman's restaurant is right across the street, and so close to Athens, Savannah and Charleston. The Ty Cobb museum and Lake Hartwell are just down the road.



The large entryway is expansive and inviting. The front door is solid leaded glass, with iron detailing and boasts original hardware, crank doorbell and working skeleton key. It leads to four different rooms – to the left is a parlor or sitting room with pocket doors; to the far right is an expansive solarium with French doors as well as an entrance to the master bedroom’s private office or sitting room; straight ahead is a set of French doors leading to the grand staircase and hallway to the downstairs master bedroom and kitchen. The entryway also has a beautiful green tiled fireplace and original built-in cabinetry.


The parlor has two sets of pocket doors and a white tiled fireplace. Two large windows are detailed with leaded glass. All lighting fixtures are original.


The dining room is everyone’s favorite room. It has tiger oak “judge’s” paneling and wood detailing on ceiling. Chandelier is made of brass and it also has six brass wall sconces. Three large windows accent the wall to the left overlooking azaleas, hydrangeas, and many other types of lush foliage.


Just off the formal dining area is a casual breakfast room. It has wainscoting, built-in cabinetry, and new overhead light fixture and freshly painted with designer colors. The bead board ceiling, also featured in the kitchen, is stunning.


The kitchen, freshly painted to complement the breakfast room, has solid wood cabinetry with brass hardware; it has a brand new stainless steel Kenmore refrigerator and matching dishwasher. Overhead is a brand new ceiling fan.


The laundry room is adjacent to kitchen and is equipped with a brand new HE washer and dryer. It is also freshly painted. There is a back door/service porch adjacent to the laundry, kitchen and breakfast room. It also has a dog door and fenced in play area for small to medium-sized dogs.


The master bedroom has a fireplace, large windows, private office and large bathroom with a linen closet. All rooms have fresh paint and the office has been completely overhauled with wainscoting.

Just outside the master in the hallway that leads to front entry, formal dining and service porch is a beautiful, all original stained glass door. Overhead is another lovely brass chandelier.


The dramatic turning staircase is made from hand carved wood, and leads to the expansive upstairs hallway, four bedrooms, a bathroom, a veranda and another sun porch. Hallway is carpeted though all bedrooms have painted wood plank floors.


To the right is a large bedroom with a fireplace and mantle. It has two large closets and a door leading to a SECOND BEDROOM that could be use as an office, sitting room, nursery etc. It also has a fireplace and a mantle, all freshly painted with bright and clean colors.


The third bedroom is to the left and faces the front of the house. It is large and has views of the quaint downtown square, as well as a closet that leads to the 200 sq ft attic with dormer windows. This could be refinished for an office, kids play room/bedroom or used for storage.


The fourth bedroom is just to the left at the top of the stairs. It is the smallest of four bedrooms but boasts its own large private sun porch that could be made into a third bath, office or sitting room. It also has a large walk-in closet in addition to a normal sized closet.


The upstairs bath is small but boasts a six-foot claw footed tub that is just heavenly and so romantic – there’s room enough for two.


A few of the flowering plants blooming outside the house include: azaleas, a glorious snowball hydrangea, Camilla bushes, dogwood trees, trumpet vines, wisteria as well as a fig tree, at least 16 producing pecans, and a grapevine.

County: Elbert
Yearly property taxes: Approximately $1,800
Water: City and there is a well on the property
Utilities: Gas, water and sewage are supplied by the City of Bowman; electric by Georgia Power
Internet access and cable: Yes, AT&T
AC: No – not needed.
Heat: Gas and electric
Fireplaces that work: At least three
Roof: Very good condition
No cats have lived in the house in at least three years and it has been maintained as a non-smoking house with strict “no shoe” rules.

For more information on the area, see:

Victoria Bryant State Park

Watson Mill

Richard B Russell State Park


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