About this listing
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.
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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.
We LOVED staying at Kristin's condo. The location was great and just far enough from the downtown from all the activity downtown but close enough to get down there easily. There were 5 of us - all Beachbody coaches in town for a convention. It was super cute, very comfortable, and well equipped for all our needs. She was very generous and helpful. We would stay here again if we came into town and highly recommend it. Her dining and entertainment suggestions were wonderful and thorough! We LOVED the Edgehill Cafe, about two blocks down, and ate there for 3 meals. We used Uber and Lyft to get around town and loved the convenience of both. Simple, easy, and inexpensive.
What an absolutely AMAZING place to stay! We were in town for CMA Fest and looking for somewhere close but not too on top of the action to stay. Kristin's place was perfect. It was close enough to downtown that we never spent more than $5-7 to get anywhere (even with crazy festival traffic) but we still felt like we were in a cozy home. It was perfectly stocked with food, drinks, towels, toiletries and we couldn't have asked for a better stay! Thanks Kristin!
We had a wonderful trip and Kirstin made us feel so welcome. The condo was well stocked, clean and very comfortable! We were a party of 4 and this was so much better than staying in a hotel. Highly recommend!
Had an amazing first experience using Airbnb and staying at Kristin's place in Nashville! The apartment is adorable and it made for the perfect setting for a girls weekend. It's right in the Muisc Row area (safe and quiet), but you're only blocks away from various restaurants and bars in the area along with Vanderbilt University. You're a 10 minute or less cab/Uber/Lyft ride away from downtown Nashville. The place felt like home and Kristin even left a small welcome basket for us when we arrived and a provided a ton of recommendations on restaurants and things to do in the area. Would definitely recommend this place to others and would stay here again on a return visit.
Great place with all the comforts of home! Kristin was great about returning emails and text messages throughout the experience. Cute decor and fun complimentary extras (i.e., cold drinks in the fridge, detailed book of places on the area, snacks on the table). The beds were comfy and the couch in the living room was a great place to chill during down time. Uber rides to downtown (Broadway) ranged from $5 to $10 depending on the time of night. Walkable distance if your up for taking the extra time. The condo is located in a safe neighborhood on a less busy one way street. It was comforting to see so many runners nearby. Street parking available out in front was ultra convenient. Overall, great experience. Thanks Kristin!!
This was our first Airbnb experience but Kristin and Scott (and their apartment) totally exceeded all of our expectations! Besides leaving us all kinds of goodies in the kitchen, Kristin was very responsive and extremely helpful. The VERY detailed list of recommendations was so helpful since this was our first time in Nashville, we must have used the sentence “go check Kristin’s list” at least 2-3 times a day to decide what hot spots to check out. We only wish that we had more time to spend in The Music City so we could try more of the places on “Kristin’s List”. We felt that we really got to experience the city through a local’s point of view. Everything was just as described and pictured. Our experience couldn’t have been any better. I would highly recommend this airbnb to anyone traveling to Nashville, especially those traveling in pairs of couples like we happen to be on this trip. It was a lot more fun than renting two separate hotel rooms. Plus, the location was great and very easy to jump in an uber/lyft for a few bucks and get back and forth from downtown.
Thanks again Kristin and Scott for being great hosts!
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!!
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About the Host, Kristin
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.