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.
**Note: We typically only book/set rates on the calendar four months out, so if your inquiry is beyond that time frame, please inquire about price and availability. And please make sure you have a profile that is fully filled out and includes verifications before you submit.**
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.
I'm a travel writer, editor, guidebook author and entertainment journalist who contributes to a slew of national magazines. Because I know 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.