About this listing
Do weird things make you cry? are you clumsy, hungover or jet lagged? Yeeaah....you probably need a good nights sleep. This bungalow delivers! Central to everything but quiet in the evening. C'mon and get pampered! Read listing first.
Neighborhoods are awesome! And old southern porches are sweet places to sip a cold one or two.
This Bungalow was built in 1920. The year that Jazz blossomed, Art Deco peaked and so did Prohibition and "the Flapper". Good times!
The suite offers nice linens, towels and a relaxing atmosphere in a very private space located upstairs away from other rooms in a slightly large but sweet bungalow in the historic Evergreen District, five minutes from downtown and within walking distance to the Levitt Shell, Overton Park, Brooks Art Museum, the Memphis Zoo, Overton Square and the Cooper-Young area as well.
The suite has an attached private bathroom w/ shower and bathtub and also a ceiling fan directly over the bed and a desk as well. There are racks for your suitcases and a closet ready for your clothes. The bathroom has several drawers to store your toiletries in for easy access.
There is a cabinet in the bathroom with a green glass handle that has several lotions, sunscreen, shampoo, etc for you to use if needed.
There is another room downstairs listed under "Vintage Room for Solo Traveler" I only open that listing occasionally but just wanted to mention that there might be other folks staying here during your stay from time to time.
You can park in the driveway right in front of the entrance and the keychain has a push button flashlight for ease and of course the porch light would be on if you arrive in the evening.
Overton Park is a few blocks away and is a great place to walk if you want to stretch after a long drive. There is a FREE concert series coming up in mid May. This is an incredible venue and all the concerts are amazing as well. They are Thursday -Sunday. Just walk down the street! Search the Levitt Shell for information about that.
If you read reviews that mentioned breakfast it's probably because the guest paid extra or stayed for several days and I included a light one on their last day.
If you would like a full breakfast with fresh squeezed juice, fresh flowers in your room and daily baked homemade cookies. Please search the Memphis airbnb listings again under "The Dandelion" and make your reservation there.
Whatever choice you make, I'm sure you'll be happy.
If you're vegan, let me know in advance. It's nice to know for restaurant recommendations or if I need to make almond or walnut milk.
Feel free to stretch out, put your feet up, grab a book, wrap up with a throw in the living room or library. It makes me happy to see my guests feeling comfy here. That's what makes airbnb stand out from hotels right? and yes, cliche as it sounds. Mi casa es su casa!
re driving, I offer my navigation system to make it easy to get around the city. It's a pretty easy city to navigate anyway but every little bit helps.
If you're without wheels you can take "Memphis Hop". The trolley is great but it's limited to where it will take you. This service will take you to all major attractions and offers discounts as well, it's kind of a win-win. You can catch the shuttle down the street at Overton Park.
There are walkable music venues near here such as The Hi-Tone, Stonewall Hall and of course The Levitt Shell. Also there are some eateries, a great gift shop and a yoga center as well and more. Keep in mind that wed-sat offer better music choices.
As far as interaction. If you come in after a night out and I'm in the kitchen, it seems rude of me not to ask how your night went. So I usually do but I have no interest in monopolizing your time. It's not that I don't enjoy chatting with guests, I do but I feel I'm pretty good at reading people and would hope you could do the same for me as well. Yes, we hosts enjoy our guests but also are on our own programs as well at times.
Feel free to ask me any questions. Hope to see you in Memphis :)
Midtown boasts the best restaurants and music venues in Memphis. It's where the locals eat. You are a tourist but you don't want to eat like one!
Ask me for tips. I love to share.
No candles upstairs and smoking only allowed on the screened porch in the front. Also, I ask that you don't use ink pens in the bed.
no surprise guests.
no reefer smokage.
I couldn't have asked for a better host! Taryn was friendly, gracious, and warm. Memphis was a stop for us on a longer road trip, but honestly, Taryn and her home were two of my favorite things about our entire experience! We appreciated the beautifully decorated room and home, the delicious treats, and excellent location. We will surely stay here anytime we are in Memphis.
Taryn was a really wonderful host, and the room was absolutely gorgeous and luxurious! We really had a great time chatting and hanging out with Taryn as she baked her cookies and cleaned, and could have happily never left the house! Not only was the room and the whole house really great, but Taryn went the extra mile with recommendations and directions to places as well as really great coffee and food!
It's hard to describe the experience without using only superlatives. Taryn is extremely nice, her house was wonderfully inviting and comfortable. I will definitely be coming back! thanks Taryn!
Taryn was great- very accommodating and friendly. The room was beautiful, very nice decor. Fancy lotions, cookies, and great water pressure in the shower! Highly recommend. It was not awkward at all staying in the house with her in it. She made it feel like a hotel.
Had a great time at Taryn's. The house is beautiful and on one of those old neighbourhoods with wide avenues, manicured lawns and jaw dropping houses. Got great recommendations for dinner and she even gave us a ride down to the local park to take in a free concert (awesome) at the Levitt Shell. The bedroom is beautifully appointed with an amazingly comfortable bed and a great shower. We wish we'd stayed longer in Memphis and will definitely be back. We would definitely stay with Taryn again and highly recommend you do the same. Taryn even mailed back my wife's kindle after she accidentally left it behind...above and beyond the call of duty!
Taryn made us feel most welcome to be staying in her home. She took good care of us and the room which you can see in the photo. We stayed 3 nights while visiting our daughter who lives in Midtown and it worked out very well to be so close. We do enjoy walking, so the walk on the greenway over to Overton Park was good for us but make sure to pack your gym shoes and Mapquest it before heading out! This is a comfortable, homey place to stay for a visit in Memphis and close enough to the Midtown and Downtown attractions. We will certainly try to stay here again the next time we are in Memphis. This was our first experience with airbnb and it was a great experience for a great price.
Talk about exceeding my expectations! Taryn went above and beyond and made our trip to Memphis AMAZING. The suite was clean, beautiful and comfortable with lots of little touches that made our stay very special (let's just say, there may have been cookies involved). Taryn also had lots of great sightseeing tips and was an all round pleasant host. Honestly, it was difficult to leave!! I can't recommend staying here enough!
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About the Host, Taryn
I managed a few B&B's for several years before coming to Memphis and thought it would be fun to have my own. Though not exactly the same, there are many perks that are similar. I have a small cookie business/hobby that keeps me pretty busy and I seem to host almost every day. Also I'm a session vocalist. But don't worry, I promise not to break out in song while you're here . My work as a food stylist and catering business owner has served me well over the last few years. It also helps me recommend the best restaurants in not only Memphis but Nashville as well. My diet pretty much consists of organic green juices and cookie dough......yep. it's true!
Spain has been my favorite trip so far. My favorite exercise is floating in lakes or the ocean. I guess it doesn't really count as exercise because I'm super buoyant. I love Tennessee because it's has not one but THREE music cities and that makes it pretty special :)