Our modern two-bedroom, one-bathroom condo has an urban chic vibe and is situated right smack on Music Row, surrounded by music studios, Vanderbilt, Belmont, 12South and Hillsboro Village, and an easy drive (or walk) to Downtown, SoBro and the Gulch.
Our condo is located on the second floor of a small complex (stairs, no elevator), and there are two bedrooms: one with a king bed and one with a queen bed. Each room has lamps, bedside tables, a dresser, noise machine and a closet.
There's one bathroom that's on the smaller side with a shower/tub. (We provide shampoo/conditioner/body wash if you don't want to bring your own, as well as have a hair dryer that stays at the condo.)
The kitchen is fully stocked with a stove, oven, microwave, fridge and nearly any accessory you might need to cook a meal (plus a Keurig or a French press and grinder if you're more of a coffee snob). There's also a banquette for dining, plus a tall bar with stools. Speaking of the bar, we like our cocktails, so we provide decanters filled with (quality) gin, bourbon and scotch for any guests who need a drink after a long day.
The living room has a large L-shaped couch that an additional person could sleep on (we just ask that you please use the spare sheets we provide) or you can use the air mattress we have stowed away in the closet. Due to the condo only having one bathroom, the max we prefer to stay there is 4 to 5 people (any more than that and it gets a bit cramped—trust us!).
There's a keyless lock pad, and we'll give you your own code to get in and out of the unit—no difficult key retrieval process necessary. We also have high-speed Wi-Fi, plus a 47-inch, flat-screen TV (including premium channels), a DVR (in case you don't want to miss your favorite shows), OnDemand, and Netflix streaming.
Interaction with Guests
One of us is a travel and food journalist, so we have a full binder of recommendations and reviews in the condo as we sincerely want you to enjoy everything we love about Music City! We'll also send you a PDF version of our favorite spots upon booking—Nashville's so hot right now, we suggest making dinner reservations in advance—and are readily available to answer any questions by email or text prior to your stay. We won't be present at any point while you're at the condo, but can be reached if you need us for any reason at all.
The location couldn't be more perfect: Our condo is literally on Music Row in the heart of Nashville, among all the recording studios and a straight, mile shot to the Gulch, Downtown and SoBro; walking distance to Hillsboro Village, Vanderbilt and all its bars and restaurants; and a very short drive to Belmont, 12 South and Green Hills (Bluebird Café). We're also just two walkable blocks from the lovely Edgehill Village, which has some of our personal favorite joints in town: Taco Mamacita (tacos! margaritas!), Edgehill Café (great coffee shop + free WiFi), Nomzilla (sushi!), Steadfast & True (yoga), Legato Gelato (it will blow your mind), and a number of other boutiques and restaurants.
From the airport, it's a quick, five-mile drive to us directly via I-40; we're very close to the Demonbreun exit. Once you're at the condo, you can easily walk to many of the adjacent neighborhoods as there are sidewalks everywhere (just bring good walking shoes as people don't realize how hilly Nashville is until they arrive!). There's a B-cycle bike rental station a few blocks away if you want to pedal around Centennial Park or the Vandy campus.
If you don't want to worry about driving, walking or biking, ride-sharing service Lyft is a great resource (and usually costs a cool $5 to get to Broadway); you can also use it to get to the condo from the airport (much cheaper than a cab). Or there's the black car service Uber, if you prefer a fancier ride. We suggest downloading these apps before you arrive if you don't already have them on your phone.
There's an uncovered, outdoor parking lot for you to keep a vehicle if you're bringing one, as well as ample street parking (free and without restrictions) in the vicinity.
Other Things to Note
We live near Vanderbilt's extensive hospital complex—and on a street that isn't a main thoroughfare but does get a fair amount of through traffic—so you'll occasionally hear a helicopter fly overhead.
**Note to first-time users and Airbnb newbies: Kindly fill out your profile and photo before submitting a request!
Since we are on the second floor of a four-unit building, we ask that you keep the noise to a minimum between the hours of 11pm and 7am. Our building is very quiet, so we doubt you'll hear a peep from our neighbors.
We do have pets ourselves so we will gladly welcome your dogs into our home. We charge a nominal cleaning fee of $25 if your furry companions accompany you. We have food bowls, pee pads and a small dog bed in the closet.
No smoking in the unit. There are two stairways that lead directly outside if you feel the need to light up.
Kristin and Scott were a delight to work with! The apartment is amazing and looks even better in person than in the pictures. Also - The master bed was so comfortable I might have to buy that mattress! The location was great as well - very close to everything we wanted to do. Kristin and Scott were also very accommodating, they left us food and beer for when we arrived which was very thoughtful! and the guide they created for the city is spot on! By the end of the trip the four of us felt so at home we didn't want to leave. I can't wait to stay here again when I come back to Nashville. I HIGHLY recommend this Airbnb!!
My first airbnb experience could not have been better. The condo was exactly as pictured and described. There is not a photo of the bathroom but no worries it is on the smaller side as mentioned but not crazy small and clean and well supplied with toiletries. The beds are comfortable and the living room/kitchen is a easy place for all to hang out. We only had coffee and tea and the selection was very good. Was so so awesome was prior to the trip Kristen emails the "booklet" of where to eat and what to see and do. The keyless keypad was also convenient, no schedule in meeting anyone and no key hassle factor.
The location is fun and convenient as a tourist. Downtown is a 30 min walk. 10 min walk away are hot chicken, awesome pizza, speakeasy and the infamous Catbird as well as a host of restaurants. 20 min walk away is the Gulch area for awesome coffee and more restaurants. We like to walk, but at the end of the evening we would Uber and it was quick and ridiculously inexpensive. There is also a village 2 min walk away for breakfast as well as some casual dinner options. We never made it Idle Time, which is right behind the condo on 16th street it looks like very local dive which can scare some.
What was cool is it is on music row which means as we were walking we able to experience how many studios there really are, one after another. Highly recommend.
Thank you Kristen for being such a wonderful host.
The condo was very clean, well equipped, and well located. The extra touches - snacks, beer, bottled water, toiletries and so on are really over and above what is expected. We will be back!
The condo was fantastic! Perfect location. Just what we were looking for. Kristin was super helpful and gave us some great recommendations.
Kristin was extremely accommodating and helpful. The condo was Perfect for our needs and very well located. Charming place, and fantastic hosts. Thank you!!
Kristin replied very promptly to all inquiries and maintained a sense of humor too.
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I'm a travel writer, editor, guidebook author and entertainment journalist who contributes to a slew of national magazines. Because I knows you'll ask, Richard Gere was my worst celebrity interview to date, and Tom Hanks was every bit as lovely as you'd want him to be. I'm the resident Southern belle, having moved back to Nashville after a decade of flitting about the globe and living in NYC, Europe and California. I've visited more than 100 countries and love bourbon and Zumba (though not simultaneously).
My husband is a San Francisco native who uprooted his life as he knew it to follow me home to Tennessee in 2011. He's still adjusting to the slower pace of life in these parts and trying to learn how to talk like the locals. By day, he does something corporate; by night, he's always tinkering or building cool stuff. He's also a Navy veteran, and we met in Holland in 2005 while living abroad.
We married in California in 2010 and honeymooned in Borneo for three weeks, by the way, if that speaks at all to what kind of people we are (the insane, adventurous types, we like to think). We are dog fanatics and happily welcome owners with pups into our home.