Retro Ranch is in a quiet part of the hip East side - close to great locally owned shops, restaurants & bars. I offer guests a curated map & guide to vintage, record shops, seasonal & vegan dining options, music, coffee, dives and hidden gems!
Retro Ranch is in a quiet area of the hip East side - close to great locally owned shops, restaurants & bars. I offer guests a curated map & guide to vintage, record shops, seasonal & vegan dining options, music, coffee, dives and hidden gems!
This spacious home in a quieter area of East Nashville, close to great local shopping, dining and bars in Riverside Village, Eastland Avenue, Five Points and convenient to downtown Nashville and the Opryland Convention Center.
An experienced host, I have been with Airbnb for 4 years and very fortunate to have met so many wonderful guests!
This 3-bedroom 1960s style ranch house is colorfully decorated with retro furnishings and decor and home to a professional photographer with 2 friendly little dogs, who would be happy to show you their tricks!
Originally from Chicago, I moved to Nashville 14 years ago and bought this home in 2005. I love the diverse music scene here in Nashville, the arts, food, vintage finds, and the beauty of Tennessee... hiking, rivers, waterfalls...
Guests may use the spacious living and dining room area, the kitchen and of course, the master suite with private bath.
-Furnished with QUEEN bed and PRIVATE bath.
-Fresh towels & linens.
-Use of closet & dresser.
-Continental breakfast: Includes locally roasted french press coffee, yogurt, oatmeal, toast, fruits, and a nice selection of black, green, and herbal teas.
-WiFi - performance high speed internet.
-Flat screen (living room) with HBO, Netflix & Apple TV
-Use of kitchen
-Use of washer/dryer
-Near great restaurants & coffee shops
-Peaceful back yard & patio
-Wood burning Fireplace
If you need space for a third person, message me, and I will accommodate if I can.
Interaction with Guests
Whether you need ideas to make your visit great or just want a quiet place to lay your head at night, just let yourself feel at home at East Nashville Retro Ranch!
If you need ideas for things to do, I can help guide you to local gems, the newest restaurants and shops, a guide to music venues, thrifting, and places off the beaten path. I've created an extensive map of things to do, shopping and locally owned restaurants in Nashville just for my guests.
Restaurants & Bars nearby (all smoke-free and delicious):
Mas Tacos por Favor
Family Wash Pub
Mitchell's Deli (breakfast & lunch)
Five Points Pizza
Fat Bottom Brewery
The Wild Cow (Vegetarian, Vegan, & Gluten Free)
Jenni's Ice Cream
Mike's Ice Cream
Five Points Cocina Mexicana
Portland Brew East
Bongo Java Roasting Company
Fitness & Spa:
Shelby Bottoms Greenway & Bike Path
South 11th Yoga
Diners, Dives & Home Cookin' plus other local favorites are in my guest guide!
Uber & Lyft:
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Close to Downtown Nashville and Opryland Convention Center. 15-20 minutes to Vanderbilt, the Gulch and the Airport.
By Bus: Bus stop is one block away
Right down the street is a beautiful green space: a 26 mile paved bike path with unpaved nature trails and a nature center. This portion of the Greenway follows the Cumberland River. A quick bike ride to coffee shops, Five Points, Opry Mills, the Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge, and Downtown Nashville.
Bike rentals available at East Side Cycles for $20/day. Reservations are recommended.
Other Things to Note
If you run, walk or bike, there is a lovely wetlands preserve at the end of my street with a several miles of paved and rough trails.
We look forward to meeting you!
-Kristina, Dixie & Lily
Check-in: preferably between 5-7pm, by appointment please.
I only accept reservations from Airbnb members that have:
-A profile photo showing their face :-)
-Two types of verification
-Positive reviews or references
No smoking in the house or on the property, please.
Arrival: Please schedule a check in time with me the day before your arrival for your check in between 5pm & 7pm. If you need an earlier time, I will do my best to accommodate you.
Airbnb messaging is the best way to reach me before. Text or call if there it's urgent. I usually have my phone with me.
If you are visiting from outside the U.S. and are not reachable by phone or text during your stay, please let me know in advance. I get Airbnb message alerts on my phone, so that's the easiest way to connect with me.
If you need to reach me for any reason before or during your stay, please do not hesitate to text me or call any time.
Kristina, Dixie & Lily
Kristina's retro ranch was so comfortable and charming. Kristina was a wonderful host, had delicious breakfast and coffee, and two sweet dogs. It was a pleasure to stay with her. Being that it was right near a park, it was a quiet, beautiful area and very near five points. Great stay, I hope I have a chance to stay with her again.
Kristina's place was absolutely lovely as was her hospitality. Tucked in a safe quiet neighborhood, her place is most welcoming. Kristina was there to greet me and go through the formalities. She's great to chat with as she is very creative and educated. But she also respects the guest privacy. The room was all that I needed and the private bath was nice. I didn't stay long in Nashville and already had an itinerary but Kristina is full of advice as to where the best places are. Do take this advice. The dogs are adorable and friendly. But if you aren't a dog lover, they are pretty much out of sight after first introductions. I can't really say much more about Kristina's place. It's full of character, it's spotless, it's the perfect example of what makes Airbnb a more fulfilling experience than a hotel off of the interstate.
Kristina's place worked great for our stay in Nashville! She has an enormous collection of recommendations about where to find food, music, and coffee in Nashville. In fact, the Post East ended up being our favorite coffee stop of our trip so far!
We spent 3 nights in Kristina's place and allthough we only met her on our last night she was very prompt in her communications. She has a great place in a nice and quiet neighbourhood. Downtown Nashville is easily accesible with 10-12 USD Uber or Lyft rides. If you like running, there is a very nice park just around the corner. The room is nice and clean with a terrific shower. Great place to stay!
Kristina's place in East Nashville is 5min to hip neighborhood with artsy shops, pubs and great food! She provided great coffee and breakfast snacks. She has all the local knowledge to take you in the right direction. We highly suggest Marche for brunch!
Had a great stay!! We are in love with Kristy's beautiful pups Lily and Dixie. The house is lovely, the room also, very clean with it's own bathroom. East Nashville is where it's at! Thanks Kristy
My experience was great! Communication from host prior to arrival was timely and succinct. The home was easy to find and conveniently located. Our room was spotless. The bed extremely comfortable. Our host was friendly and courteous with two great dogs (who didn't make a "peep" all night!) The neighborhood was very quiet. I wish we had time to explore the running / biking trails the next morning but we were on a tight schedule. I would highly recommend staying with Kristina.
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An experienced host, I have been with Airbnb for 4 years, and I'm very fortunate to have met so many wonderful guests!
I am a creative professional who loves photography, music, great food, the arts, architecture, swing dancing (lindy hop, shag, balboa), the outdoors (trails, rivers, lakes), and urban travel. I've been in Nashville since 2000, originally from Chicago. I bought my East Nashville home in 2005, and I love seeing our eclectic neighborhood evolve and thrive with locally-owned restaurants and new businesses.
I've always enjoyed staying in B&Bs and places off the beaten path, when I travel. Airbnb has been a great way to meet interesting and like-minded travelers from all over the world!
Thanks for stopping by, and I look forward to your visit!
-Kristina, Dixie & Lily