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.
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.
Loved this sunny carriage house! It was spacious, well equipped, quiet, and sunny. John was friendly and ready to answer any questions. He had good instructions on how to find the carriage house and how to let ourselves in (always nice to arrive whenever you want after check-in and not be tied to a specific time to meet up to exchange a key). The neighborhood is beautiful and nice to walk around in, we walked to a cool Thai restaurant for dinner one night. Another night we got some food from a Whole Foods-type store that wasn't too far away (The Fresh Market?) and ate in. John also has maps and guidebooks there for you to look at which was helpful. Highly recommend!
This was our second stay at John's place. Our daughter was graduating from the University of Memphis and when we stayed in the fall for 5 days, we loved it and booked it for graduation. John let us borrow folding chairs and card table for a gathering at our daughter's house. That was so helpful and kind.
The accommodations are perfect. We especially appreciate the washer and dryer, the light the apartment receives and the location.
We let John know when we were close and he was there to greet us. He made us feel very welcomed and showed us around the Carriage House and went through places to visit and local sites, which was really helpful. There were guidebooks/maps/leaflets for every possible visit we wanted to make! The Carriage House was so charming, well furnished/equipped and comfortable we felt very at home straight away. John provides all the basics you need in the bathroom and kitchen. We were close to all amenities and in a safe neighbourhood and managed to go out for evening strolls to look at all the surrounding houses, many of which are huge and old really interesting. We had three nights in the Carriage House and it was so nice to come back at the end of a day sightseeing to a comfortable home from home, which is so much better than a soulless hotel room. I would really recommend staying here if you are visiting Memphis as John is a great host and the property is great. My only regret is that we did not get to see him to thank him in person when we left (but we exchanged texts!). Thanks again John for making our visit to Memphis really memorable.
We had a great time in Memphis and John's carriage house apartment made it less stressful than staying in a downtown hotel. It's close enough to be easy going back and forth. The neighborhood is beautiful. The first time you access the property can be tricky though. Only one small problem, no TV in the bedroom.
Très beau quartier sécuritaire, dans un secteur résidentiel situé à environ 3 milles du centre-ville.
Excellents informations fournies par John sur la façon de se rendre au logement.
I've booked 5 places through airbnb and this is my favourite so far. It had all the things that are important to me; privacy, a comfortable living area, basic cooking facilities and some outdoor space. There's not much within walking distance but that's common in the states. Taxis to Beale Street or Overton Square cost less than $5 with Uber.
John's a friendly host who made sure we had everything that we needed then left us to it. I would 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.
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