Queen with Shared Bath
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 since 2010 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 and the kitchen.
-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
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: by appointment only between 5-7pm.
Please contact me through the Airbnb web site or app, unless there is an emergency during your stay.
I only accept reservations from Airbnb members that have:
-A profile photo showing their face :-)
-These types of verification: driver's license or government-issued ID, email and phone number
-Positive reviews or references
No smoking in the house or on the property, please.
No guests allowed in the house but those who have a reservation.
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 if I can.
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
Thanks for a great stay Kristina. We loved cuddling your puppy dogs and having yummy healthy breakfasts. In retrospect I wish we'd had a car to be able to explore more of the local area - maybe next time!
I'd like to stay at Kristina's any time I'm in Nashville. She's a lovely host and very easy going. It was a real pleasure to be there and she was very patient when I flipped the alarm on my way out for an early morning run. I hope she'll let me come back!
We enjoyed staying at Kristina's place as she offers the perfect mix of hospitality and privacy. She also gave us a great list of her favourite spots in Nashville which were very helpful. He dogs are very sweet and funny and we would definitely recommend Kristina's accommodation.
Delightful, intelligent host. I am a frequent traveler to Nashville for business and Kristina's home is a welcome respite from hotels.
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I have been an Airbnb host for 5 years, and I'm very fortunate to have met so many wonderful people from all over the world!
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