About This Listing
A clean and cozy camper in the heart of East Nashville, with an adjacent bathhouse, and an outdoor shower. A true retreat where you can hole up and rest, make coffee and cook, or get out on foot to explore Nashville's most dynamic neighborhood. Less than two miles to downtown.
This is a 1962 Shasta camper I recently gutted and remade. I tried to make the place as open and spacious as 100 square feet can feel. The walls and ceiling are white wood, there are windows all around, and I did away with the original bathroom in favor of a bathhouse in a garden shed. Nestled in the back garden of my place, it feels like a hideout. The bathhouse had old heart pine floors and a very deep clawfoot tub and shower. Hidden between the two structures is an outdoor shower.
The kitchen is small but quite functional. There is a tiny fridge and an electric stove top, and all the amenities you need to make the most of the neighborhoods best artisan food markets, all within close walking distance.
The bed is a full and comfortably sleeps two. However, the ceiling is low and if you're much over 6'1" you'll have to slightly duck.
There's a nice fire pit and supply of kindling available as well.
There is no washer and dryer as space is limited, but if you have been on the road a while or have booked the place for a longer stay, laundry is available when I'm around, up in the main house.
Interaction with Guests
Every guest is different. I always respect privacy first. At times I've invited folks to dinner, as I often cook for friends and serve supper in the garden. My house is a social place, but there is good separation between the house and the camper and I never allow my gatherings to disrupt the calm of the back garden.
There's honestly not a better location for a walkable Nashville experience. Just a mile across the river from downtown, this is the neighborhood that keeps getting the town so much attention from afar.
There are at least a dozen good coffee shops restaurants and bars within a five minute walking radius of the camper, as well as vintage clothing, record stores, galleries, and antiques. Some of the restaurants include Mas Tacos, Barista Parlour, Margot, Marche, Treehouse, Rumour's East, Holland House and Pharmacy, and plenty more.
There's also an amazing local meat purveyor a block away, Porter Road Butchers, as well as a seasonal farmers market on Saturdays, also a block away. For basics I like the Turnip Truck for groceries and Woodland Wine Merchant for drinks.
This is a neighborhood that seems to have anew place opening every few weeks, and it keeps getting better. Oh, there's also a soul dance party every Monday night at the Five Spot that's a total blast.
There is a public bus stop with service to downtown a three minute walk away.
Other Things to Note
Rental Rate includes almost 15 percent in taxes:
Tennessee Sales Tax of 9.25%
TN ACCT # (phone number hidden)
And Nashville Hotel Occupancy Return # 500342
Please, no candles or incense or smoking. Smoking outside is permitted and an ashtray is provided.
So glad I chose to stay here. Every night after having a good time in spots J Wes recommended, (East Nashville is such a fun neighborhood where lots of stuffs going on without being too touristy)I looked forward to coming back to this lovely place in the most gorgeous backyard. It's literally like the dreamy camper out of some road trip movies--and quite functional too. J Wes himself is such a helpful, generous host, and may be one of the most pleasant person I have ever met. Can't recommend this place enough to anyone visiting Nashville!
Host was very nice and laid back. Spoke with us for about 5 minutes at check-in, gave some local eatery info and left us to our privacy for the remainder of our stay. The neighborhood is great! Beer, coffee, and food are a 5 minute walk away. The photos of the rental space are exactly what you get - vintage & slightly rustic, but comfy & awesome! Outdoor shower changed my life. 5-stars.
J. Wes was super cool and accommodating and his place was great! We had a great time hanging out in the trailer and hammock and only wished we could've stayed longer. The neighborhood is really cool as well - it was really nice being able to walk to so many unique bars and restaurants. We'll definitely be back the next time we're in Nashville!
Staying at J. Wes' camper was one of the best nights of our Nashville experience. We wished that we had booked additional nights in the camper instead of heading to Memphis. He's a wonderful host and a man with easy charm that you just get the sense he loves life. I like to rack up great moments of joy, and I now count one as being on the deck of the camper at night with a cold beer and reading the Nashville tour guide to my husband by the light of the string of tiny Edison bulbs J. Wes has hung on the path. There were the sounds of a football game going on on the other side of the fence and a lovely breeze and it makes me happy just to recall it. We feel grateful to have stayed there with such a gracious host.
In town for the Zac Brown Band concert which was amazing. This is the best location to stay while visiting Nashville. A 5 minute walk to Five Points, restaurants and 5 minute drive to Nashville. The camper, outside bathhouse and yard exceeded my expectations. Wes is very meticulous and hospitable. He made us feel right at home. We'll be back again some day.
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