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 filtered 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.
We live a half block from the bus stop. The #17 bus will take you downtown without the need for a transfer and once there, you can hop on and off a free circulator bus that will take you to all the tourist sites.
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.
Cally and Ken's place is clean, comfortable, spacious and lovely in every detail. They made us feel very welcome and were responsive communicators. Their place is in one of the sweetest spots for restaurants and shops in Nashville, yet it is quiet and private on a side street.
We love staying at Cally and Ken's place, always convenient and very accommodating. They are exceptional hosts with great attention to detail. Thanks again!
Right off the bat Cally was super friendly and easy to talk to. She showed us around and got us settled in. Very comforting to know if we needed anything that they were there for us. The place was super clean and just as show in the picture. This area is perfect you have everything you need at your fingertips. You could honestly just stick around 12 south and be fine but luckily it's 10 min away from downtown. Had a perfect experience and would 100% stay again. You can tell how great these people and their house is by my review that looks like the other hundred reviews.
Amazing. Love this couple and how they made my daughter and I feel at home. Very highly recommend them.
Nashville is an exceptional city with many things to do and places to stay. However, we will always check to see if Cally & Ken have availabilities for future Nashville trips. We had a wonderful stay! The location could not have been more perfect for some great locals and access to downtown. The private suite was immaculate and truly charming! The details in the suite, such as the coffee bar-closet, old-fashioned tub, and lighting make the stay relaxing and refreshing. Cally & Ken were fantastic hosts that don't just do this as a business, but as a way to use one of their natural giftings: hospitality. Stay here. You will not regret it, but you may be our competition for a future (email hidden) watch out! :)
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.
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