The FEMA Guesthouse is a fully furnished & renovated mid-town Memphis guesthouse located in the historically hip Cooper-Young neighborhood, within walking distance to FAB neighborhood restaurants/night spots, coffee house, shops, music and books. Saturday Cooper-Young Farmers Market (April though October) across the street on Saturday mornings.
Formerly a late 19th C tack house and maintaining a bit of attitudinal funk, The FEMA is located behind my primary residence in shaded, fenced yard. She is spotlessly kept and her hospitality is unrivaled, groovy, and gracious! Simple grocery items available. Coffee is always available. Outside covered porch/entry.
2BR, 1B, K, L, Bath, Outside Porch
Kitchen: all new appliances, all kitchenware provided.
Living: Comfortable furniture, clean
Bath: tub/shower/ vanity, soft towels, amenities
1st BR/study (down) w/ daybed & futon, cozy
2nd BR (up): Large, airy w/ king bed overlooks treed backyard, soft sheets, a comfortable sleep!
Logistics: Secure. Private. On-street parking. Close to public transit. 15 minutes to airport. 10 mins to Trolley line, 15 mins to Medical Centers & downtown. 5 mins to University of Memphis, Rhodes, and CBU.
Well-behaved pets negotiable.
We were so glad we stayed at Chere's Guesthouse, a much better option than one of the downtown hotels.
Very cute place Chere has!! Wonderful, charming setting and close to downtown Memphis. I would stay there again!
No shortage of nice things to say about The FEMA Guesthouse and our wonderful host Ms. Chere (whom, sadly we didn't see enough of!) The space and the entire experience were beyond anything we could have expected. The beds were comfy, the kitchen well stocked, the neighborhood was great and close to just about EVERYTHING, and LOTS of parking too! We will definitely be staying here again and you should too, as this is easily one of Memphis' best-kept secrets. See you soon :)
Chere is amazing the the Home-Sweet-Home Hacienda, as I call it is great. Memphis had some chilly weather, while I was town and the space was warm and cozy. Never fear if you are planning to travel here in the summer, however - the heater is also an air conditioner and the house is nicely shaded with trees from the yard. The location is awesome. Overall 5 star experience.
Thanks Chere! Miss you and Leona!
Great for the price. Host was very responsive and accommodating for our arrival. Nice neighborhood with trendy restaurants outside of the downtown "Memphis" experience. Home was quirky and cute, only complain was some stained furniture and mildew tub, but acceptable for the price.
We made it to Chere's home on a Friday afternoon and were pleasantly surprised to find such a charming, spacious, eclectic place to stay. My sisters and I do a trip every year and decided to come to Memphis as we'd never been before. The Cooper-Young neighborhood offered lots of restaurants and a great little farmers market on Saturday. Chere is really a gracious host and was so welcoming! The drive into the house was through a somewhat dodgy neighborhood, so we were really unsure about staying at first, but realized that the house is in a great neighborhood, just a block from the junction of Cooper and Young and tons to do. If you want to be super close to Beale and downtown this isn't the place for you, but if the party scene isn't something you want to live in, then it's a great place to relax and come home to after a night on the town!
The place is exactly as described and in a great location. We picked up the key, checked in, and found it clean, cute, and comfortable. It's funky and a little off-kilter, which suits us just fine. Short walk to coffee shop and a few restaurants, quick and easy drive to the University of Memphis and most of the other areas. Easy on-street parking. Bed was fine, kitchen good and clean. Overall a great stay.
We did not get to chat with our hosts much (our schedule was more than hectic) but they worked with us on key swap and timing, no trouble at all.
Overall, a great stay and we will definitely be back. One of the few places to stay in Cooper-Young and definitely a great place to make home base for a visit to Memphis.
My sister & I stayed a week while visiting other family in Memphis & really enjoyed living @ Cooper-Young FEMA Guest House. It was very comfortable,convenient, private & pleasant! Chere was a very accomadating & gracious hostess! The neighborhood is safe, trendy & fun.The Cooper-Young community in Memphis is a great place to visit & stay, It is close to Downtown attractions & easily accessible to other attractions in the Memphis area. Great restaurants & shops within walking distance. Recommend staying with Chere to anyone! We found it to be a great place to bring our family for a quiet & quick bit of respite our amid site seeking. The furnishing & ammenities were most adequate.We found the beds very comfortable providing a good night's sleep for the next busy day. We felt like we'd had a vacaion at week's end of an unexpected quickly planned family health related visit to Memphis.We would stay there again if we return to the area.Fun landscaping around the guesthouse making time spent outside most pleasant. I can see Chere's artist talents throughout the yard & guesthouse.
Chere is amazingly friendly and accommodating. She left work to see us settle in and provided us with grille and coal when we felt like bbq'ing.
The guesthouse has a lot of history and charm and is the perfect base for exploring Memphis.
Her two dogs, Leona and Blackie, can seem a bit rowdy if you're not used to dogs but they are nothing but playful and goodhearted friends.
Thanks for a great stay!
Chere was a great host - very welcoming and flexible to our needs. She even helped us with some laundry! I'd highly recommend the guest house to anyone who is looking to visit Memphis and would like comfortable accommodation with a friendly land lady!
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.