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.
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 time. The carriage house was clean, cozy and very well appointed. It was conveniently located so we enjoyed many of the attractions Memphis has to offer. Our host was gracious and made sure we had everything we needed for a great weekend.
John's place is really nice....clean and comfortable. And it being a single bdrm, it's great to have that added privacy. As always, he's a considerate host.
Staying at the carriage house worked out wonderfully. It was relatively easy to find and access was simple too. Communication was quick and clear throughout, including during our stay when our host checked in to see how things were going. The light in the apartment was very lovely. Space was totally private and very comfortable. Well stocked and very homey.
I was in Memphis for work and decided to stay in a neighborhood rather than a dry expensive hotel. This carriage house was wonderful. The location was great; the house was adorable, clean, and comfortable; and John was helpful in pointing out local places. I asked if I could stay for a few extra nights and John was very accommodating. I would highly recommend this place!
This is a wonderful space! Immaculate, comfortable, perfect and convenient on beautiful street in a lovely neighborhood.
We really enjoyed our stay in Memphis. The house was well located just 10mins by car from downtown and no more than 20 from anywhere else you would like to see. The place is cosy and private which is lovely. John was an excellent host providing anything you would need for a couple days stay, also very easy to contact. I would highly recommend anyone else to stay there if they were visiting Memphis.
Omg?!!! That place was awesome!! Clean, and beautiful. We felt like we lived in Memphis for a sec. The bed was super comfy and it was a great place to return to after seeing the sights. The parking next to the house was especially nice!! It was my first time actually using Abnb and I was probably asking a buncha questions, but John made me feel at ease and helped out whenever we needed it!
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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.