About this listing
We live on a quiet street in the friendly, bustling neighborhood of 12South, conveniently located between Vanderbilt, Belmont and Lipscomb universities. Also, Music Row and downtown Nashville, with all of it's tourist attractions, are just a short drive or bus ride away. The bus stop is a half-block from the house. Within walking distance, you'll find locally owned coffee bars, restaurants and retail shops. There is also a lovely park with an antebellum mansion, large old trees, walking path, tennis and basketball courts.
The suite is located on the second floor of our 100+ year old bungalow and has a private entrance from the outside and a front porch for relaxing. The main bedroom is spacious with a closet, queen size bed, dresser, writing desk and rocking chair perfect for reading. The smaller bedroom has a double bed, bedside table with reading lamp, chair and luggage rack. There is a large bathroom with a claw foot tub/shower, pedestal sink, toilet and cabinet with extra towels and sheets, hair dryer and toiletries, ironing board and iron. The sitting area has a sofa and chair and is equipped with a flat screen TV, radio/CD player and free Wi-fi. The heating and cooling systems are separate and at your control.
Though cooking is not permitted, there is a small refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker for your convenience. Along with complimentary bottled water/coffee/tea, a continental breakfast for your first morning will be in the refrigerator. Plates, glasses, cups and flatware are provided. In the wide hallway, there is a small table and chairs so you can eat in as desired.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email us. Hope to see you in Nashville.
Cally and Ken
Interaction with Guests
Ken and/or I will be available at check-in to get you oriented to the suite and give you information about our neighborhood and Nashville. We're always happy to interact with our guests but also want to respect your privacy.
Check-in is after 2pm and check-out is by 11am. If possible, and with advance notice, the times can be flexed. There is no smoking in the house or on the front porch, but there is a small landing at the top of the outside staircase where smoking is permitted. We, or our representative, will meet you at the time of check-in to give you your key. Please place all dirty dishes in the provided plastic container. We'll collect this daily and return the dishes to you clean. We live downstairs, so you can come to the front door or call us if you need anything.
Great location, great setup, and great hosts. The living area is cute and clean, lots of charm, and a perfect fit for the 12th South area of Nashville. I highly recommend Cally and Ken's place for a great stay.
My experience with Cally and Ken was wonderful. Between the amazing snacks, the extra toiletries, and the detailed recommendations, the stay couldn't have been any more personal and convenient. I can't fully express how welcome I felt from the moment I arrived to the second I left. I wish I could have stayed longer!
The house itself is beautiful, impeccably clean and located in safe, accessible neighborhood. There is so much to do within walking distance (bars, restaurants, shops -- everything!); transportation elsewhere is easy as well.
The entire upstairs has its own exterior entrance as well as a door that separates it from the rest of the inside of the house. In that (surprisingly large!) space is a bathroom, a living room, a small breakfast and coffee nook in the bedroom as well as another bedroom, which wasn't occupied.
I highly recommend this space not only for its comfort, cleanliness and beauty, but also for the incredible hospitality shown by Cally and Ken.
Cally and Ken's place was awesome. They were great hosts and took great care of us. It was clean ,quiet, and peaceful. The location was great also. I would recommend to anyone and I hope to return soon.
We loved this place! I stayed in Cally and Ken's home with my mom and sister for a long weekend. We were greeted warmly by Cally and their dog, Ellie, right away. She showed us the amazing upstairs rooms and it's even better than the pictures. The rooms were cozy, clean and perfect for our stay. We also fell in love with the neighborhood, 12 South. So many great shops and restaurants within walking distance.
I would definitely recommend staying here. We were lucky to find delicious banana bread and fruit in the fridge, which made for a wonderful breakfast. They also provided a few bathroom products, which was great because we forgot to bring shampoo and conditioner.
Thank you so much for sharing your home, Cally and Ken!
I've never been happier to compose a review, because everything about Cally and Ken's private suite is perfection, and Cally and Ken are the kindest, most hospitable and cheerful people. My husband and I, along with my husband's brother and his adult son shared the spacious, immaculate, beautifully decorated and appointed suite. The bed linens are of the finest quality as are the abundant bath towels. Cally more than anticipates her guests' needs, even stocking the fridge with homemade breakfast breads, an array of fresh fruits, the best of local coffee and a fresh pint of half and half. Amazing! There are closets in each bedroom, even an ironing board and iron (which one of the men was especially grateful for!). Most welcome of all is the large comfy sitting room between the bedrooms. There is a great couch, several comfortable side chairs, excellent reading lighting available, and a nice dining/game table and chairs. Even a thoughtful selection of books! Their home is a short block or so down their quiet residential street to a nice commercial street with a good coffee shop. There are five-star resorts that do not provide guests anything like this level of comfort and class. If they charged twice as much, it would be reasonable, and I would more than happily return for a stay with Cally and Ken! They are also excellent guides to Nashville. My husband has lived in Nashville, but we still benefited from their updates.
Cally and Ken live in a quiet, long-established neighborhood of Nashville, within walking distance of the "main street" of the area, where restaurants, coffee house, a farmer's mkt, and neat, smaller shops are located. It was a perfect spot for me. Their home sets within this context like a centerpiece. The guest quarters, upstairs is truly elegantly and efficiently appointed. Comfort and charm!
My friend and I stayed at Cally and Ken's suite during CMA week . We arrived before check in and both were there to greet us and let us drop off our luggage! When we checked in they gave us a tour or the facility and even offered to drive us to the store so we could purchase drinks for the week. They included fresh fruit for our fridge when we checked in! The neighborhood was quiet, and easy to get to and from down town. The house was amazing.
About the Host, Cally And Ken
My husband and I love traveling and meeting new people. We started out as backpackers, moved on to car camping in our VW van and finally became Airbnb guests. Now we want to be hosts so that we can continue these experiences. Ken is the outgoing, super helpful member of our team of two. I'm the behind the scenes, get-it-done one (years of being a nurse). We hope to welcome you to our home soon. Cally & Ken