One of the oldest Craftsmen homes in hip and trendy East Nashville. The upstairs room we offer is comfortable and private with its own bathroom and a small deck. Within walking distance of restaurants, coffee shops, boutique shops, bars and buses.
Because of the legislation that was just passed in Nashville requiring us to collect hotel and sales taxes, we have had to add $10 per night to our fees. Your payment will include all applicable taxes and fees.
We have a gorgeous, 3,000 square foot Craftsman-style home in the 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. 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 ventilating skylight and an antique clawfoot tub with a sit down hand-held shower fixture. The room also has a small outdoor 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." Come stay with us and we will help you discover its treasures.
Guests will have access to our big deck (off our kitchen) that overlooks our half acre yard. They can use our living room, half bath, kitchen and music room. Our bedroom is off limits.
Interaction with Guests
We will usually be present during our guest's stay. We will interact with our guests as little or as much as they want.
We live in a walkable neighborhood with many interesting old houses, 5 coffee houses, 20 restaurants, several music venues, art galleries, bunch of boutique shops, and a health food market. We are also about 3 miles from Lower Broadway and downtown Nashville. We encourage guests to experience the unique culture and vibe of East Nashville -- a neighborhood known for its many musicians, artists and other creative types.
A bus runs a block from our house to the downtown hub. It costs only $1.70. Guests can park in front of our house. Guests coming from the airport can take a Lyft car to our house, or public transit to the downtown hub ($1.70) and then get the bus to our house; or we can give them information on riding with Lyft from the airport. We are about 15-20 minutes from the airport.
Other Things to Note
We enjoy meeting people from other countries and have hosted a number of foreign visitors from all over the world. We have taken visitors with us to musical events that are off the beaten track. We also enjoy conversing and sharing our music when appropriate.
No pets. No smoking. No drugs. Couples are fine. Prefer friendly, responsible people. Since we are environmentalists, we do ask that guests conserve energy by turning off heaters, AC and lights in the room when they leave for an extended period. We do have central heat and air and these will continue to run when guests are absent. There is a window air conditioner in the room.
My husband and I were very pleased with our time at Nell and Mike's home. The house is lovely and being able to explore the East Nashville neighborhood added greatly to our overall experience in Nashville. There are many coffee shops and restaurants within walking distance of the home and the neighborhood just has a very nice, laidback vibe to it. Nell and Mike are gracious hosts and their suggestions on which musicians are a "must see" are invaluable to one new to the Nashville scene.
This was my first Airbnb experience, and it was a dream! Nell and Michael were so welcoming and helped my partner and I feel immediately at home in East Nashville. Nell gave us a tour of the house and room where we would be staying as soon as we arrived and was willing to answer any questions we had during our two-day stay. Make sure you take a look at their impressive music room! Nell and Michael's neighborhood is lovely and within walking distance of many great restaurants (we went to Five Points Pizza, and I wish we had been able to make it to Sweet 16th for breakfast). I was in town to run the marathon, and Nell made sure I had everything a runner needs before a big race: bagels, coffee and bananas. I left feeling more relaxed than I have in months. Thank you for the great experience, Nell and Michael!
This is a fantastic place to stay. The house is located in easy walking distance to the fashionable east side with various shops/ rest. There is also a nice large park that is great to run in or bike very close by (walking distance)- Shelby Park. It is 2 miles from the downtown Honky/tonk strip and a 5$ lyft away.
The hosts are wonderful. Very helpful with recommendations and directions. I will stay here every time I travel to Nashville as you can't beat the price/location. Close eateries are amazing: Lockland tables was my favorite. Coffee house The Post is a must as well.
What an absolutely wonderful place to stay in Nashville! The home is absolutely beautiful and the space was perfect for my needs! Nell and her husband were the perfect hosts and guru's of Nashville- they had fantastic recommendations! Looking forward to my next visit to Nashville so that I can stay again!
We had a lovely time in Nashville and the house is in an ideal spot for exploring the city and local area.
Lovely stay with Nell and Michael. Nell made us coffee on arrival, gave us loads of good advice them played us some great music. Neighbour great. So much to see and do. House is beautiful. Room is very nice. Bath was lovely. Thank so much Nell and Michael
Nell and Michael were great hosts. We had some cool things in common, including being musicians!
Their house is awesome, and our room was very comfortable. They have a fabulous collection of books on Nashville, its sights, and its musicians, which we loved looking at and reading up in our room. Our bedroom window looked out into their large, tree-filled yard.
The location of their home in East Nashville was perfect for our needs. The area has some interesting and eclectic restaurants as well as a fantastic bakery! It is also just a short drive to get to downtown Nashville.
It was a great experience and we would recommend Nell and Michael and their Airbnb to anyone traveling to Nashville.
My husband Michael and I are part of a community of musicians and progressive activists in Nashville. We live in the East Nashville, a diverse neighborhood. We play traditionally-based music and our political network stretches across the state. We enjoy sharing our home with others (we have frequently hosted parties and meetings here) and love showing people another side of Music City USA. Check out our band, Shelby Bottom String Band on YouTube, especially our East Nashville Rag video. It was all shot in our neighborhood. Just Google East Nashville Rag and it will take you to it. East Nashville Rag is also the title cut of our CD.