Small table and living areaGreat light
Quiet, Sunny Midtown Carriage House

Entire home/apt

4 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Entire home/apt

4 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

The space

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.

Guest access

Guests have the entire Carriage House to themselves.

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.

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The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Keypad


Extra people: $25 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $45
Weekly Discount: 15%
Weekend Price: $105 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM

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.



Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
First aid kit
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

232 Reviews

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Siqi User Profile
May 2017
Awesome place, nice and clean!

Fionnuala User Profile
May 2017
We arrived in Memphis without a place to stay. Stumbled on the Cooper-Young district and dropped into The Alchemy for a drink. By the time we had ordered our drink, we had arranged to stay at Johns place-that's how responsive he is! The place was just right for 2 of us.

Lee User Profile
May 2017
John was an excellent host from reservation to check-out. The carriage house was upstairs above the garage and about a $7 uber to downtown / Beale Street. The apartment was lovely and has all of the amenities of a nice hotel and then some! The bedroom was very comfortable and having access to a washer and dryer during our travels was awesome. Very quiet, upscale neighborhood with private parking that was very convenient. I highly recommend John and his beautiful space.

Antonia User Profile
May 2017
The place looks exactly like the pictures. John was gracious enough to let me check in early. This is perfect for a staycation, but is close to downtown by car and uber. The neighborhood is stunning.

Kimberly User Profile
May 2017
John was the perfect host. He introduced himself and we never saw him again. He was available by text immediately though when we arrived back in the afternoon to find the painter scraping windows. I texted John and told him we were wanting to rest and the noise was a bother and he asked the painter to come back later. I would say that is pretty awesome customer service. If that had been the front desk at a hotel, it would have been a totally different story. The apartment was comfortable and impeccably clean. Parking is just outside the door and it was so quiet there, except for the birds singing which was awesome. Thanks John!

Weronika User Profile
April 2017
Cute little carriage house right in the center of Central Gardens- perfect location, great hosts, and great accommodations. Highly recommended!

John's apartment was amazing. Clean and a comfortable bed and everything we needed. It's in a great neighbourhood-quiet and safe. You would need a car or use Uber or Lyft to get places. It was a short drive to all the tourist places. We didn't meet John but the the communication was excellent. We highly recommend this place and would love to stay here again.

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Memphis, Tennessee, United States · Joined in May 2012
John User ProfileJohn is a superhost.

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.

Response rate: 100%
(past 30 days)
Response time: within an hour
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