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.
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!
What can I say about Taryn that hasn't already been said, she is a wonderful host. Taryn greeted us on arrival and within a few minutes we were sitting having a drink and chatting like old friends. Taryn had recommended that we attend an outdoor concert at Levitt Shell on the evening of our arrival. She very kindly dropped off 2 picnic chairs so that we would not have to carry them to the venue. This was Taryn for all of our visit, nothing was too much trouble. She also had coffee waiting for us each morning and one of her fabulous cookies, and gave us a complimentary breakfast as we stayed 5 nights. The room is as described and is very comfortable, we had plenty of fresh towels and cookies and water left for us. The location suited us great, walking distance to some nice restaurants, however we used Uber (taxi app) and this was very cost effective. I enjoyed Memphis and Beale Street, however it was lovely to come back to Taryn's in the evenings after a busy days sight seeing, I would not hesitate to recommend Taryn to friends and when I return to Memphis it will be my chosen place to stay.
Taryn is a lovely host. Her home is beautiful, inviting and full of southern charm. Not only was it pristinely clean and colorfully decorated, it carried a story all its own. Meeting Taryn was the highlight of my stay, as I was inspired by her thoughtful attention to detail and creative culinary genius. Imagine walking into a vintage magazine style room with open windows, fresh flower vases and a fresh baked cookie in your nightstand...you've just arrived at Taryn's Memphis bungalow:) I guarantee when you leave, you'll want to relive the moment in time and visit as often as possible. Trust me, I'm already planing my next trip!
Not enough superlatives to describe our amazing stay with Taryn. Warm, welcoming, peaceful, comfortable like staying with a dear friend that you love visiting and who happens to be an amazing baker and chef! She thinks of every amenity and small detail to make you feel pampered.
Flawless Midtown experience. The space was exactly as described, super comfortable, and perfectly clean. Taryn is a wonderful host and knows all about the bounty of food, music, and entertainment on offer in Memphis. I cannot recommend staying in this Midtown Bungalow enough, and I encourage everyone to enjoy some of Taryn's cookies and biscuits during their stay. Delish!
The Best. Hurry and book this place.
We are a couple of seniors from Boston, who travel a lot and have our own apartment that we rent out in Jerusalem, Israel. This stay was a wonderful and pleasantly surprising experience for us. The room was impecably clean, the bed comfortable and had a lot of extras that we did nor expect including the home made fabulous cookie that Taryn makes. Taryn was most friendly and helpful. We enjoyed a couple of long chats with Taryn sharing various life experiences and interests. The location is also and easy ride to many places in the area. Too bad we could not stay longer.
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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 :)
Just one block away. Get a message or enjoy some yoga. I highly, recommend Evergreen Yoga!Overton Park Avenue Memphis TN 38112
Great jewelry, cards, art and more! Lots of work by local artists. First Class!Overton Park Avenue Memphis TN 38112-5136
A coffee house that also happens to have great food. All homemade. Even the salad dressings and bread! My favorite restaurant to walk to from my house.North McLean Boulevard Memphis TN 38107
I recommend calling ahead to make sure they will be there. (the band) Great place for dancing, spicy chicken wings and cold beer. to my knowledge the only remaining juke joint in Memphis.Vollintine Avenue Memphis TN 38107
I know, I know you didnt come to Memphis to go to a zoo but The Memphis Zoo is really awesome! voted number one on Trip Advisor.Prentiss Place Memphis TN 38112
Listen to grammy nominated artists under the stars for free! So lucky to have such a historical music venue right here in the hood. Located in gorgeous Overton Park! I offer blankets chairs.Poplar Avenue Memphis TN 38104
What a gorgeous museum. Right in Overton Park! sigh..I love Memphis =)Poplar Avenue Memphis TN 38104-2765
I recommend the pulled pork also the BBQ bologne! (not for the faint of heart ) the walls are the color of BBQ sauce and it smells so good! park in the back.Madison Avenue Memphis TN 38104
I highly suggest a reservation for this one. Can be pricy but so worth it. Kelly English named top ten chef. Perfect for an anniversary or any occasion. Truly awesome, cozy and fabulous!Monroe Avenue Memphis TN 38104
My favorite place in Memphis! Its an after dark kind of place, ask me for details before going. Mollies is one-of-a-kind!Adams Avenue Memphis TN 38105
Vegan choices, delicious southern food, local meats and cheeses, also local made items for sale. They also deliver. funky but fun... take the trolley!Madison Avenue Memphis TN 38103
I love Sun Studios! Super authentic music museum. Great gift store too. They will shuttle you to Graceland free of charge., Tours begin, 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, etc.Union Avenue Memphis TN 38103
Great singer/songwriter venue, gift store and I love the tuna sandwiches. they make their own Chai!South Cooper Street Memphis TN 38104-5352
Beauty Shop turned restaurant! Seasonal menu, great drinks and atmosphere. Opt for a booth, you wont regret it.(reservations recommended) A Memphis gem! vegan/veggie options as well.South Cooper Street Memphis TN 38104
A Memphis must! dont skip the film in the early part of the museum, its totally worth the wait. I get goosebumps and a throat lump everytime! Park in the back.East McLemore Avenue Memphis TN 38126
Fantastic food!! Seriously, its always good.Walnut Grove Road Memphis TN 38111
The Front street location is the best.. Wicked fried chicken folks. A locals favorite!South Front Street Memphis TN 38103
The food is great! The location is now on Main St. downtown near the Civil Rights Museum. Open for lunch an dinner weekdays, Sunday for Brunch and dinner. Deeslish dishes!!East Ge Patterson Avenue Memphis TN 38103
One of a kind, literally. So proud to have it here in Memphis! dont miss the buidling in the back where the magic is made. Truly unique art/works. Great view of the Mississippi as well.Metal Museum Drive Memphis TN 38106
I know its a bit of a drive but I love it! can be a bit of a wait to get a table but worth it.Germantown Road South Germantown TN 38138