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.
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 mother and I stayed with Nell and Michael during our first ever trip to Nashville, and it was our first ever airbnb experience.
Nell and Michael were great hosts, they made sure we were comfortable and have great suggestions on things to do in the area. Both were very friendly but not in-your-face. They are interesting people and great musicians and I only wished we had more time to hear them play properly.
The house itself is lovely, located in a great neighbourhood and the room is huge and has everything you need. We visited during the ice storm and were warm as toast! All in all a wonderful trip and I hope to return to both Nashville and Nell and Michael's someday soon.
Nell and Michael were excellent hosts and made us feel right at home. The room was a private sanctuary in their beautiful craftsman house, with an en suite and everything you need. They provided bagels, cream cheese and coffee in the morning and went above and beyond when we were snowed in from the unexpected blizzard! Michael provided us with everything we needed to de-ice the car and they were more than happy to accommodate us for an unexpected extra night due to the weather-and even offered us food that evening in case we didn't want to go out.
East Nashville is a great part of town as well. The house is walking distance to 5 points, which has some great shopping and eating spots and an excellent music venue. We highly recommend this place and would love to come back if we're in Nashville again.
Lovely couple who provide a private clean living space. Comfortable bed and private European bath. Great trendy area. Walk to the Lockland table restaurant its worth it.
My girlfriend and I couldn't be more pleased with our experience with Nell. She and her husband were very accommodating throughout our stay. Great location and a beautiful home
My stay in Nashville couldn't have been more lovely. The house was perfect, with so much character and charm. Nell and Michael were so sweet and not to mention extremely talented musicians. Went to see them play live one night, and it was a treat. Location was perfect, too. Walking distance to coffee shops. Would absolutely stay here again.
Wonderful hosts, and a wonderfully quaint room in the center of East Nashville! A definite must for anyone wanting to enjoy East Nashville!
I can only recommend staying, With Nell and Michael,Excellent hosts, nice location, in an interesting area of Nashville. We had our rentelcar so just to park outside their house. Close to get to downtown and also many good restaurants cafes in the area. In glad we stayed here gave us so mutch more than being in regular hotel, also what a treat to here Nell and Michael rehearse their music in the house !!!!
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 (website hidden) East Nashville Rag and it will take you to it. East Nashville Rag is also the title cut of our CD.