We have a gorgeous, 3,000 square foot Craftsman-style home in historic and trendy Lockeland Springs neighborhood in East Nashville, just a few miles from downtown Nashville. The neighborhood is charming, with coffeehouses, restaurants, clubs, a health food store and art galleries, all within walking distance. You can catch a bus to downtown a block from our house or park your car on the street in front of our house. The private room we offer is upstairs, has its own beautiful bathroom with a clawfoot tub/shower fixture and a ventilating skylight, a small balcony and internet access. We provide bagels, OJ, and coffee/tea in our spacious kitchen for you to prepare or you can bring in your own food. You are free to use our washer and dryer. Our home has many distinctive architectural features, an eclectic art collection, and a half-acre yard and deck surrounded by trees. We are politically-progressive musicians who play in an acoustic Americana band, Shelby Bottom String Band (check our our East Nashville Rag video on YouTube.) I run a statewide organization and my husband works in health care. We are especially interested in hosting musicians and like-minded people who want to explore a different side of Nashville than the usual tourist haunts. East Nashville was identified in USA Today on 4/16/13 as one of ten "Best Neighborhoods in the Country that the Tourists Haven't Yet Discovered."
Thanks for a lovely place to stay and your hospitality! Your home is beautiful, and in a very safe area. I would recommend Nell and Michael as hosts to other travelers.
We recommend this beautiful house to everybody. The location is fantastic - a beautiful ten minute walk to many different restaurants, bars and coffee shops, and the neighborhood itself is friendly and fun. Nell and Michael are wonderful hosts. They ensured we had everything we needed, and we were made to feel so welcome in their terrific house. We had privacy in our loft bedroom, but they were always available to chat - we loved hearing them practice downstairs in their music room. Thanks again, and hopefully see you in East Nashville again! - Jake and Victoria
Nell & Michael are the most welcoming, nurturing people. They shared their city with me & even took me to see a show my last night in town. The room is clean & cozy & has a luxurious claw foot tub. They are talented musicians as well. I look forward to coming back:)
The picture of Nell and Michael’s room accurately depicts the style, orderliness and comfort of their accommodation. The private bathroom with the Victorian bath tub was a special delight. We were within walking distance to several restaurants and within minutes drive to the heart of Nashville. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Our stay was enhanced with Nell and Michael sharing songs and conversation. Truly a wonderful place to stay.
Staying with Nell and Michael is like staying with an aunt and uncle. They will make you feel welcome and comfortable, guide you to places to eat and visit while you are in town, and engage you in conversations about music, politics, their community, etc. Their neighborhood is very nice to walk around, and the restaurants and bars of East Nashville are just a five minute walk from the house. Driving into downtown is also extremely easy from their location. The bedroom and bathroom were very clean and cozy. If you prefer showers to baths, the bathtub is an adventure.
Nell and Michael are a wonderful couple. They made me feel welcome from the start. They fed me a great vegetarian dinner my first night and we had interesting conversations throughout my stay. The room and bed are comfortable and the entire house has historic charm, great books, artwork and musical instruments.
Michael gave me a tour of their funky East Nashville neighborhood and introduced me to a great local coffee and pastry shop with the best breakfast sandwich ever!! Then on my final night I got to sit in while they jammed on violin and guitar and sang songs. This was by far the best air bnb experience I've ever had. Do yourself a favor and stay here!! You won't regret it.
The house is so elegant with a positive vibe . The hosts were amazing , creative and welcoming to the last minute. I enjoyed my stay very much .
We very much enjoyed staying at Nell and Michael's and exploring East Nashville. The room is very nice and private (being the only ones on the upstairs level is great), and the house as a whole has a warm and comfortable feeling. Nell and Michael are friendly and nice to get to know. The house is within walking distance or a very short drive to some good restaurants and coffee shops (be sure to check out the ice cream at jenis!) and convenient to downtown. The bed is good (good mattress), and we enjoyed the footed tub. We would definitely enjoy staying here again in the future.
We had a great visit at Nell & Michael's house. It's a lovely charming home, with a comfortable, private, third floor space. Being a quick walk from the 5-points neighborhood and near the Shelby Bottom park is also a real treat, especially on a road trip in which we were eager to get out of the car. They were very generous in sharing both their home and their knowledge of Nashville with us. Nell even texted me one evening to let me know a favorite musician was playing nearby--it was a great show. Hope to be back in Nashville and to stay again.
Nell and Michael are terrific hosts. My parents loved staying at the 103 year old home just blocks away from our home over the holidays. While they did experience a bit of an unexpected plumbing problem, Michael and Nell went above and beyond to make it right. I would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a little home away from home in our funky East Nashville neighborhood!