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.
John was super nice. He greeted us on arrival and talked us through the neighbourhood, with some great suggestions on local restaurants. The Carriagehouse was cozy, clean and quite and well positioned to exlplore the sights of Memphis. Highly recomended.
ANOTHER AMAZING STAY!! John's prompt communications and a property that feels like home has every visit looking forward to the next.
Great place! Clean, comfortable with everything one could possibly need. Great central location. Finding the spot can be tricky at night, but once you're in, it's a delight. I stay in memphis airbnbs all the time. This is a great find. I would gladly stay there again.
John has a beautiful carriage house in the Central Garden District of Memphis. We really enjoyed the weekend and stay in his spacious, clean and bright apartment. John was relaxed and hands off during our stay. It was a great way to spend my birthday weekend. Thanks for hosting us and recommending Central BBQ! We highly recommend this location.
Loved John's midtown carriage!! It had everything I needed, was very comfortable and close to yummy BBQ. John was a friendly and helpful host, and communicated all the details I needed. If I am back in Memphis, I would definitely want to stay here again.
we werden hartelijk verwelkomd door John. Vooraf hield hij steeds keurig contact en konden we zelfs eerder in het huisje. Hij heeft alles rustig uitgelegd, had hele leuke tips waar je het beste kon eten. En John, je had gelijk Overton Square super we hebben bij Babalu gegeten. Er liggen heel veel folders op het kleine bureautje over Memphis en wat je kunt doen. Het huisje staat in een geweldige buurt, hele mooie huizen in de omgeving. Het huisje is precies zoals beschreven op de pagina van Airbnb en is keurig ingericht en van alle gemakken voorzien. We zouden er zeker nog een keer logeren en aanraden bij vrienden.
We had a great stay at John's place. It was in a lovely location and the place itself was set up well, was clean and felt cosy and welcoming. John was easy to communicate with and provided a lot of helpful information about Memphis to make our stay easy. We would definitely stay again and highly recommend
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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.