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Home Away from Home for the Holidays

Got guests coming in from out of town this holiday season? You could kick the kids to the couch and squish everyone into your family's residence — or you could take advantage of the hundreds of vacation for-rent-by-owner options available all over town, from south of the Tennessee/Georgia border to the top of Walden's Ridge.

Here's a quick look at some of the most popular and highest-rated from airbnb.com and vrbo.com, the two most prominent sites offering travelers a home away from home. Because the holidays can be such a hectic time, we relegated our search to whole-home offerings so both you and your guests can hopefully find a little peace and quiet.

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The Artist's Gallery Residence

The Artist's Gallery Residence

Southside

vrbo.com/253094

Minimum stay: 2 nights

Rental fee: $195/night

Security deposit: N/A

Cleaning fee: $75

Pets allowed: No

Bedrooms: King-sized master; one with two twins, and when there are five or more guests, or by special request, a queen-sized murphy converts the gallery into a private third bedroom. A twin Aerobed is available as well.

Bathrooms: 1 1/2

Catering to you: The hosts will stock the refrigerator for your arrival or cater meals for an additional fee. Pack 'n play is available, as well as a video library.

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Historic Missionary Ridge Studio

Historic Missionary Ridge Studio

Missionary Ridge

vrbo.com/648753

Minimum stay: 2 nights

Rental fee: $95/weeknight; $125/night Fridays and Saturdays (max. 3 guests)

Security deposit: $150

Cleaning fee: $50

Pets allowed: No

Bedrooms: Studio space features an extra-large queen Sleep Number bed and one twin daybed.

Bathrooms: 1

Good to know: Renters must be age 25 or older — not suitable for very young children as the TV and decor are at child level.

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Log Chalet on the Clouds

Log Chalet on the Clouds

Signal Mountain

vrbo.com/507906

Minimum stay: 2 nights

Rental fee: $165/night for up to 2 guests (additional charges for up to 7 guests)

Security deposit: Owner/manager may require a refundable security deposit or property damage protection plan.

Cleaning fee: $85

Pets allowed: Considered

Bedrooms: One with a queen-sized memory foam bed; one with bunk beds; upstairs loft with a queen-sized memory foam bed.

Bathrooms: 2

Extra amenities: Six-person hot tub overlooking the valley; interior fireplace; fire pit overlooking the valley with two picnic tables; 3-D TV with video library; charcoal grill. Children 1 years old and younger are free.

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Adorable Downtown Bungalow

Adorable Downtown Bungalow

North Chattanooga

vrbo.com/138646

Minimum stay: 2 nights Nov. 1-April 30; 4 nights during holiday weekends and special events

Rental fee: $185/night (max. 4 guests)

Security deposit: N/A

Cleaning fee: N/A

Pets allowed: Considered

Bedrooms: 2, each with one queen-sized bed.

Bathrooms: 1

Charming convenience: Steps away from shops, restaurants and downtown attractions.

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Wauhatchie Blue House

Wauhatchie Blue House

Lookout Valley

airbnb.com/rooms/6628925?s=nLtPkawZ

Minimum stay: 1 night

Rental fee: average $120/night for up to 4 guests (additional charges for up to 8 guests)

Security deposit: N/A

Cleaning fee: $55

Pets allowed: Yes

Bedrooms: Queen-sized master with full-sized pullout; bunk room with one full and three twin beds.

Bathrooms: 2

Get away from it all: Dining deck off the kitchen with charcoal grill; 5 almost totally wooded acres; short walk to Skyuka Springs trailhead which connects to Sunset Rock, Point Park, Chattanooga Nature Center, horse and bike trails; 2 kayaks and 1 canoe available for borrow from hosts; fire pit patio; heated pool; playground.

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Cozy Log Cabin on Lookout

Cozy Log Cabin on Lookout

Lookout Mountain

airbnb.com/rooms/5538180

Minimum stay: 1 night; 2 nights on Fridays and Saturdays

Rental fee: average $95/night for up to 4 guests (additional charge for up to 5 guests)

Security deposit: $100

Cleaning fee: $20

Pets allowed: Considered

Bedrooms: King-sized suite; one with 2 twin beds; air mattress available.

Bathrooms: 1

Special touches: Concierge services; cooked-to-order breakfast available for $12 per person — food is fresh and locally sourced from farmers markets and on-site garden; pick your own veggies for breakfast or dinner, but no full kitchen; couples packages available; next door to Lula Lake Falls and the hiking opportunities there (open the first Saturday and Sunday of each month); whirlpool tub; free use of Covenant College's nearby gym; gas grill; wood smoker; fire pit.

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Le Petit Chateau

Le Petit Chateau

Brainerd

airbnb.com/rooms/8788909

Minimum stay: 1 night

Rental fee: average $100/night for up to 4 guests

Security deposit: $1,000

Cleaning fee: $15

Pets allowed: Yes

Bedrooms: One with queen-sized bed; couch features queen-sized foldout.

Bathrooms: 1

Updated style: Cozy and rustic yet chic decor inside; excellent sunrise view outside.

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