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Private room

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1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

Lovely large Craftsman home. Art, architecture & music in hip neighborhood. Musician hosts. Private upstairs room with bathroom, small deck & internet. Easy walk to bars, coffee houses, restaurants, parks. Close to downtown honkytonks & museums.

The space

Our gorgeous 3,000 square foot, architecturally-designed home, built in 1910, is one of the oldest Craftsman-style houses in East Nashville. Located in the trendy Lockeland Springs neighborhood, we are close to downtown and 5 Points, a popular neighborhood hub. We are musicians. We love hosting music lovers as well as visitors from other countries. Our neighborhood is charming, with coffeehouses, restaurants, music clubs, a health food store, a large park and art galleries within easy walking distance. The room we offer is upstairs. It is very private, has its own beautiful bathroom with a ventilating skylight, an antique claw foot tub with a European style sit-down hand-held shower fixture (see photo), a small outdoor balcony, a large closet and internet access. (We have been told by a few of our guests that the bathtub may be challenging for persons with mobility issues.) 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, a wonderful music room with a upright grand Kawai piano and a half-acre yard and deck surrounded by trees.

We are politically-progressive, acoustic Americana musicians who founded Shelby Bottom String Band (check our our East Nashville Rag video on YouTube. It was shot all around our neighborhood.) 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. We have hosted visitors from England, Ireland, Germany, Australia, Italy, France, Sweden, Belgium, Canada, Japan, the Netherlands, Spain and elsewhere. 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 and as well as the many attractions of Music City USA. Please look over the 300+ reviews we have received!
Taxes are not included in the fees we charge. We deduct them from the revenue we earn. 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

Guest access

Guests will have access to our big deck (off our kitchen) that overlooks our tree-shaded, spacious yard. We have a comfortable antique glider on our front porch if you want to sit and enjoy the streetscape. 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 often have an informal jam with them in our acoustically vibrant music room where they will find a beautiful Kawai piano and a collection of acoustic guitars.

Other things to note

We have taken visitors with us to musical events or favorite restaurants that are off the beaten track. If people want to get a feel for the "real" Nashville, we will direct them to informal jams that are frequented by locals. We also enjoy conversing and sharing our music when appropriate.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Private room


Extra people: $15 / night after the first guest
Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM

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.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

372 Reviews

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Felicity User Profile
June 2017
Fantastic place to stay. The East Nashville area is wonderful. Walking distance to incredible bakery and pizza and vintage cowboy boots. The room is so comfortable and clean. It was lovely to relax in the bath after a busy time Downtown. Nell and Michael are lovely and I was sorry to go before getting to know them better and hear their music.
Nell User ProfileNell is a superhost.
Response from Nell:
Thanks for the lovely review! Come back next time you are in Nashville. Nell and Michael
June 2017

Jeff User Profile
June 2017
I rented from Nell on behalf of a colleague who was visiting to work with me. He said he had a wonderful stay!
Nell User ProfileNell is a superhost.
Response from Nell:
We'd be happy to have him back any time. Nell and Michael
June 2017

Christie User Profile
June 2017
Nell and Michael were lovely and accommodating hosts. Their home is welcoming and comfortable. The room was very clean and has a bonus little balcony off the room. I love the East Nashville area, it is very convenient to get downtown, but also provides a relaxing escape. Nell and Michael offered some new recommendations for me to try in the area, which were wonderful.. eating in East Nashville is a must. Overall, I had a wonderful experience!
Nell User ProfileNell is a superhost.
Response from Nell:
Thank you Christie for your great review. You are welcome back here anytime! Nell and Michael
June 2017

Lily User Profile
June 2017
Nell and Michael were perfect hosts! Genuinely lovely, lovely people. The house was even more beautiful than the pictures suggest, situated in a very creative and safe area, and within a short walking distance (around 15 mins) to Five Points, the centre of East Nashville. Lots of places to shop and eat, although there is a great pizza place called Italia Pizza and Pasta 2 mins from the house so I would definitely recommend that. The house is totally spotless, and really comfortable. If there is a problem, however (though there never was one for me), Nell or Michael are always readily available to help you with that. Great hosts and a lovely house - would definitely stay again!
Nell User ProfileNell is a superhost.
Response from Nell:
Thank you Lily for the lovely review. Come back anytime. Nell and Michael
June 2017

Jenny User Profile
June 2017
Nice room with private patio and bathroom. Nell let me make coffee which I really appreciated and I enjoyed chatting with them.

Rachel User Profile
May 2017
Nell's home is in a quaint neighborhood. They were very welcoming hosts, very friendly and sweet. We didn't see them much as we were out early and home late, but each interaction was nice. I will say that there is no lock on the bedroom door, so you can't lock the door when you are sleeping. Also, if you are tall the claw foot tub is very hard to navigate. My husband is 6'3 and really struggled to use the tub as the ceiling slopes down right over the tub. Overall, it was a great space and location.

Hannah User Profile
May 2017
Nell and Michael were wonderful hosts. They took me to see some music at a great little bar just a short walk away. It's a lovely leafy neighborhood with some good bars and cafes, the house is beautiful and peaceful with a great book collection. They even lent me a guitar to play during my stay.
Nell User ProfileNell is a superhost.
Response from Nell:
Thanks Hannah. You are welcome back anytime. Nell and Michael
May 2017

Nashville, Tennessee, United States · Joined in March 2010
Nell User ProfileNell is a superhost.

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 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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