About this listing
1 BR 1 BA guest house in Central Gardens in Midtown Memphis. The guest house has one bedroom, a combined living area/dining area/kitchen, and a bathroom (with a washer/dryer).
I have listed the apartment as accommodating four people, but it would be pretty tight for four adults. It's really more suited for a single traveler or a couple, and maybe one or two small children. There is a queen-sized bed in the bedroom for two adults, a sofa in the living room which can sleep one, and a twin air bed for one. I have additional air beds available if needed.
This apartment is located on the second floor (above the garage) of an old carriage house, behind the 100 year old house in which I live. It has tons of windows and natural light, and really feels almost like a tree house in a quiet, back yard setting.
There is a private parking space next to the guest house, accessible by the alley at the rear of the property. The back patio is shared by the main house and the guest house, so feel free to relax outside and grill out, etc.
The carriage house is in Central Gardens, a nice, tranquil neighborhood located in the heart of Midtown. Central Gardens is a National Historic District, is consistently voted Best Neighborhood in Memphis by readers of Memphis Magazine, and has been named one of North America's ten best "Old House Neighborhoods" by This Old House magazine. It is the only Level 3 Arboretum in West Tennessee, with more than 90 species of century-old trees, making it a shady and pleasant place for a stroll or jog.
Central Gardens is perfectly located between downtown, which is a five minute drive away, and the Cooper-Young and Overton Square entertainment districts of Midtown, which are each about a twenty minute walk (or two minute drive) away.
Public transportation: The easiest way to get around Memphis is by car. Buses are available, but inconvenient for tourists. The most interesting way to travel between midtown and downtown is by trolley. The nearest trolley stop is an 18 minute (9/10 mile) walk north of my house. There are three connected trolley lines, and they cover all of downtown.
Please note that this apartment is up a flight of stairs, and might not be suitable for those who are mobility impaired, or who have very heavy luggage. Also, it is cooled by two window unit air conditioners. If you are used to central AC, you might notice that they are slightly louder than a central system.
Other Things to Note
A note about pricing: I am currently letting Airbnb adjust the nightly pricing, since I believe that they set the prices in a very fair way. You will notice that the price is different for each day, which can seem confusing. The best way to get an idea of the total price for a potential stay is to enter all of your information on the search form, and the site will display the total price and breakdown. The total may be slightly different than what you would get by multiplying the listed base price by the number of nights yourself.
You are welcome to smoke outside the guest house.
A private parking space next to the guest house is available, accessible from the alley at the rear of the property.
We had a great stay at John's Carriage House. Its in a beautiful and centrally located neighborhood. John was most helpful and provided all of the basics - coffee, a kettle for tea, and a comfortable bed as well as thoughtful extras like Memphis maps and Sun Studios brochures. We will be back!
A lovely apartment in a beautiful neighbourhood. John was helpful and friendly. Terrific!
John was a fantastic host: gracious, welcoming, accommodating. And his recommendations were spot on. We loved the apartment, just the nicest place. We found everything we needed and felt very much at home. And the neighborhood is beautiful. We would definitely stay here again.
Wonderful stay in Memphis!
Wonderful house in a beautiful and safe area, fully furnished, very clean and confortable with private parking. John is really a good host, very kind and helpfull! Absolutely to recommend! Tks a lot Cristian and Lucia
Although we didn't get to meet John the communication before and during our stay was excellent. The house was fantastic and a really good base for exploring all there is to see and do in Memphis. The house was clean and well stocked with everything that you could need, it was great to have the use of a washing machine. Central bbq across the road from the house is not to be missed.
For our vacation in Memphis we returned to the Carriage House and we enjoyed it so much! What a bright sunny charming place to stay at! Everything is super-clean and well-appointed. Also, the washer-dryer space in the bathroom is really convenient and we really liked the large functional closet in the bedroom as we had much luggage.
John's place is located in a safe and very nice neighborhood and is close to cool places in Memphis.
John is the best host in the world! Very considerate and ready to help whenever you need. We were also happy to meet Corey, who by the way saved us fixing our laptop!
In a word, these guys are really great! And so is their place :-)
My husband and son had a great stay! The carriage house itself was a cool and well-equipped space, and was very conveniently located. John provided excellent guidance on everything from restaurants to sightseeing, and shared a few hidden gems! We would definitely stay here again!
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About the Host, John
I am an avid traveler and fairly laid back guy who enjoys meeting new people and helping them get to know Memphis.
I love my neighborhood, and try to walk and ride my bike as much as possible. I eat out entirely too much, but at least that makes me a fairly good resource on the local restaurant scene.