About This Listing
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 passed in Nashville we are now required to collect sales and occupancy taxes. Please see more information below. Our rates include all of these taxes.
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.) 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.
Here are the taxes that we are now required by law to collect:
Tennessee Sales Tax at 7%
Davidson County Sales Tax at 2.25%
Davidson County Hotel Tax at 6%
Davidson County Hotel Privilege Tax at $2.50 per night per room
Guests will have access to our big deck (off our kitchen) that overlooks our tree-shaded half acre yard. We have a comfortable antique glider on our front porch if you want to sit and enjoy the street scape. Guests can use our living room, dining room, half bath, kitchen and music room.
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. If guests are musicians, we may have an informal jam with them in our beautiful music room.
We live in a walkable neighborhood with sidewalks, interesting old houses, 5 coffee houses, restaurants, several music venues, art galleries, a boutique shops, and a health food market. 5 Points and Walden, two neighborhood centers, are a 10 minute walk from our house. We provide guests with a menu book of East Nashville restaurants. We are 3 miles from Lower Broadway in downtown Nashville where all the honky tonks are located. We can steer you to the sites in our neighborhood where the TV Show "Nashville" is filmed (e.g. the homes of Deacon, Gunnar and Scarlet.) Shelby Park with the Shelby Bottom Greenway along the Cumberland River, is a close drive or walk from our house. 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. Lots of street parking in front of our house. We are 15 minutes from the airport. Lyft or Uber are available from the airport to our house (around $20) or to downtown (around $5.) We can give you information on these. You can rent a bicycle for $5 a day in 5 Points.
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. No unexpected overnight guests. 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.
Nell and Michael have a lovely big house in a fantastic location for exploring East Nashville. There are plenty of coffee shops and restaurants nearby and the bright lights of downtown are only a couple of miles away.
Nell and Michael were very welcoming and a wealth of information about Nashville. We especially enjoyed our evening with them in the music room sharing stories and song. The house is beautiful and immaculately kept. Their neighbourhood is lovely to walk around, and there are plenty of bars and restaurants within walking distance. Overall, a great stay!
Nell was incredibly welcoming and friendly and was keen to recommend some great local spots.
The room is lovely with it's own bathroom.
Would definitely stay there again!
My mom and I stayed with Nell and Michael for 4 nights and had a fabulous time. They were wonderful hosts and the home is great. The room is cute and very clean. The location in East Nashville was very convenient with many restaurants, bars, and shopping within walking distance. Downtown and all the tourist spots were also just a short drive from the home. We would certainly stay here again on our next trip.
We finished a three week trip to the US in this really beautiful house in East Nashville, which is a lovely part of town. It's very relaxed but with plenty of things to do locally.
If you drive into the city, parking in the library car park is quite reasonable especially if you visit the library and get a stamp. Whatever the other attractions of Nashville, the library itself is really impressive and definitely worth a visit.
Nell and Michael were wonderful hosts and it was Great to spend some time with them, as well as seeing the sights.
We would love to return!
This is my second stay with Nell and Michael. I'm l;ooking forward to the third.
About the Host, Nell
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.
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