About this listing
Enjoy a luxurious, eclectic condo located in the heart of downtown, on the safest and prettiest stretch of Memphis: the pedestrian Main Street Mall. Ideal for those looking to take full advantage of a vibrant downtown right outside the front door.
[NOTE: Before you "Request to Book", PLEASE inquire first and tell me a bit about yourself and your trip. I mostly book guests who already have reviews and their Airbnb profiles filled out with a bio. To inquire, click the "Contact Host" button.]
[NOTE : For Memphis in May BBQ Festival (May 17-20), I have a 4-night minimum.]
Nicknamed "My Memphis Mojo," the condo is situated within easy walking distance to all the Memphis hot spots: Beale Street is a short (and very safe) 3-block walk along the Main Street Mall, which is lined with restaurants, shops, and bars; the historic Orpheum Theatre and the Mississippi River are 3 blocks away; Fedex Forum as well as many museums are nearby; and the Peabody Hotel and Autozone Park are just one block away.
My Memphis Mojo was even featured as one of the three Best of Memphis vacation home rentals on the former national TV show Sweet Retreats on the Live Well Network. I take great pride in hosting and providing my guests with a special place to call home during their visit to Memphis.
Decorated with a Latin and southern charm, the 2-story, 2-bedroom, 1.5-bath condo boasts a warm homey vibe. While you enjoy your complimentary bottle of wine in the living room, watch horse-drawn carriages cruise and passersby stroll along the pedestrian-only Main Street Mall, which is just outside the condo's floor-to-ceiling windows. The condo's street-level front-door entrance opens directly onto downtown's beautiful Main Street Mall.
As many guests tell me, they are pleasantly surprised to find out that the condo is bigger and better than they expected. I guess my photos don't do my place justice.
The master bedroom is located on the main floor with a comfortable queen-size bed and two spacious closets. The full bathroom boasts a huge walk-in shower and oversize tub, which is uniquely located inside the shower.
A stairwell from the main living room leads guests into a spacious downstairs suite that features its own private living room, which altogether takes up the entirety of the bottom floor. The downstairs bedroom is furnished with comfortable full and twin size beds as well as a chaise lounge couch, love seat and reading chair; among other furnishings. In addition to the full bathroom, guests also have access to a half bathroom.
The condo includes fresh towels, bath robes, and linens as well as shower gel and shampoo. A hairdryer and iron are also available for guests.
The condo also features a fully-equipped modern kitchen with a marble-top bar overlooking the living room and the Main Street Mall. The living room includes a large-screen smart TV with cable.
My home is ideal for two couples, a family of 5 or less, or a group of friends.
The street-level front-door entrance opens directly onto downtown's pedestrian mall on Main Street. The condo's back-door entrance connects directly to a secure public parking garage. For my guests, I provide a free parking pass to this garage, which provides you with one reserved parking space with unlimited in-and-out privileges and overnight security access. The reserved parking spot is just steps to my condo's back door.
Interaction with guests
Most of the time, I will be checking you in personally upon your arrival to show you around the condo and to make sure you have everything you need. I will also make recommendations for places to eat and drink, especially the cooler spots favored by locals. Throughout your stay, I will be available via cell to answer any questions that you may have.
The condo is centrally located along the pedestrian-only Main Street Mall, which is the prettiest (and safest) stretch of downtown, amid restaurant row, and close to all of the hot spots. Beale Street, the Orpheum and the Mississippi River are a 3-block walk away. Fedex Forum and museums, nearby. Peabody Hotel and Autozone Park, one block.
Buses, trolleys, horse-drawn carriages, and taxis pass nearby the condo continually. There's also Uber and Zipcars.
Other things to note
PLEASE inquire first by contacting me before requesting to book. In your inquiry, please take the time upfront to tell me a bit about yourself, any other guests with you, and your trip, especially if you do not have your profile filled out or any reviews yet. It is always more comforting for hosts to know whom they're renting out their homes to. I hope you understand. Thank you.
Higher rates may apply for special events and holidays.
I'm flexible on bookings and will do my best to work with you and accommodate your needs.
The number rule is to enjoy your stay at my condo, which is nicknamed My Memphis Mojo! I take great pride in providing my guests with a special place to call home during their visit to Memphis. I also get much satisfaction meeting the needs of guests, recommending my favorite local spots and knowing that my condo will add to the enjoyment of their visit.
Of course, my guests need to do their part as well. So by booking my property, you agree to the following rules and policies:
During your stay, please respect my home, which is strictly for registered guests ONLY -- i.e. guests aren't allowed to invite other guests over. Also note that this is not a generic property rental. It's furnished with very sentimental and irreplaceable objects, furniture and collectibles of mine, which is also what makes my condo a very special and homey place.
Guests acknowledge that the number of people declared to the owner/manager upon making the reservation will be the only guests staying at the condo for the entire duration of their stay. No additional guests will be allowed to stay at the condo without the owner's prior written consent. Any additional guests found or declared to be staying at the condo will be charged $50 extra per night per guest, to be taken out of the damage/security deposit.
ABSOLUTELY NO parties or get-togethers of any kind are allowed in the condo. My condo is NOT an event rental. If guests violate the no-party/get-together/event rule, such a violation will be grounds for immediate eviction and the loss of the entire security deposit. [I live a block away from the condo so I'll know if a party or event is being hosted.]
A refundable security deposit of $400 is required. This deposit is not applied toward rent; however, it is fully refundable within a week after check-out, provided the following provisions are met: (1) no damage is done to the unit or its contents, beyond normal wear and tear; (2) no charges are incurred due to contraband, pets, lost keys or collection of rents or services rendered during the stay; and (3) no violations to the rental agreement have been made.
You will receive 3 sets of keys to the front door, with one set including keys to the the back door and the garage as well. Any lost keys will be charged $100 per key. Lost parking-garage cards will also incur a $100 charge.
Smoking is not allowed in the condo. Nor are pets allowed in my condo. Guests who bring a pet may be refused check-in, evicted from the property, and/or lose their security deposit.
No excessive/loud music is allowed after 11pm on weekends and 10pm on weekdays. If neighbors complain at any time, then you agree to turn off the music. Illegal substances are strictly prohibited and grounds for immediate eviction and the loss of the security deposit.
Again, please respect my home, and it will provide you with a most enjoyable stay. Thank you for booking with me. I look forward to hosting you.
I’ve made it my mission to be a great host to those of you visiting Memphis and staying at My Memphis Mojo. This condo has been a therapeutic, and ongoing, work of art for me. So I get a warm and fuzzy feeling when my guests appreciate the place's eclectic yet homey vibe.
I also get a kick out of greeting my guests personally upon check-in and recommending my favorite local spots in town. All this seems to make their stay a bit more special.
I've met some really great people—and friends—through hosting; and I certainly look forward to meeting more.
With all this positive energy, I’ve since managed to get my filmmaker chops going. My short dance film Bookin’ mixes a Memphis street dance called Jookin’ with ballet to a soundtrack that mixes hip-hop beats and cello…all at a famous juke joint in downtown Memphis. It’s been a hit on the festival circuit in both the US and Europe as it spreads the good vibes of cultural fusion, which Memphis is historically known for.
Throughout, I’ve also been developing a downtown community arts center for my fellow emerging artists, right here in my funky home town of Memphis.
I have a special love for this city. And I now have a love for hosting guests at My Memphis Mojo, which I’ve stamped with my own sort of funky vibe. As you’ll see, it’s decorated with a mix of Southern and Latin charm—just like me!—I may have been born a Memphian, but my blood is half Colombian. Gracias, mamá.
So please come on down to Memphis. I’d love to meet you.