Cozy breakfast nook
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The Aretha. Just 1.4 mi from Beale!

United StatesTennesseeMemphis
Private room
2 Guests
1 Bed
Per Night
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About this listing

With candlelight, a cushy bed and Aretha's very own recipes in the kitchen, we'll make you feel like a well-rested human!

Cozy breakfast nook

Cozy breakfast nook

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


Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Weekly discount: 0%
Cancellation: Flexible


The Space

Rock steady in our brand-new BNB less than a mile from legendary Sun Studio! You'll get your own royally-appointed room inspired by the Queen of Soul, Ms. Aretha Franklin.

Our 3200-square-foot mansion for music lovers is equipped with two bathrooms, four bedrooms, an enormous kitchen, a miniature (URL HIDDEN) a porch just perfect for sitting and strumming a guitar :)

Did I mention we've got our very own parking lot, too?

Like an unfinished symphony, the place is still in progress, mind you - we could use lots of suggestions and ideas for making it into a true paradise for the phonically-inclined!

But we promise to treat you like a VIP while you're here...because you are one, to us :) Expect a fresh-made breakfast and freshly-laundered sheets, for starters, and nonstop Southern hospitality through-and-through: we'll give you tons of pointers on the coolest places to visit and the juiciest BBQ around.

Isn't this music to your ears, y'all?

Check it out:
0.4 miles to the 240 highway
0.4 miles to the trolley
0.6 miles to Sun Studio
1.2 miles from Stax
1.3 miles from Rock n Soul Museum
1.4 miles from Beale Street
1.6 miles to Amtrak
1.9 miles to Mega Bus
6.1 miles to Graceland (be sure to check out the free shuttle from Stax/RNS/Sun!)
6.4 miles to Greyhound
6.9 miles to Memphis International Airport

We hope you choose our little place! Just shoot us a message and we'll get back right away :)

Guest Access

Check-in is at 3 p and check-out at 11, if ya please! You'll have the run of the house, except for rooms in which other folks are staying, of course. We're pretty sure the attic is haunted, though :)

Interaction with Guests

I live on-site and would love to be there to greet you and guide you in your stay, when I'm not off at my community garden nearby!

The Neighborhood

The neighborhood can be hard to find and look rundown, to some, but we've never seen any crime and we think it's a total gem - not downtown proper, so parking is a cinch, but within walking distance of most of the epic sites like Sun Studio and Stax. The street is quiet and surrounded by local nonprofits like the Memphis Interfaith Association and the Memphis Food Bank. We'd love to do a voluntour, if you're interested in giving back while you're here!

Getting Around

We know you're going places and we love to help you get around! We've got tons of on-site parking for the drivers out there. If you're on foot, the house is within a few blocks of eight different bus lines, 1.5 miles from downtown, 0.4 miles from the trolley and just a short ways to catch the free shuttle to Graceland from Sun Studio! We also highly recommend Lyft and Uber. To get here from the airport, you can take a taxi for $25 or try out the bus for $1.75. The schedule can be found by searching for MATA or using (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) Maps (though it won't list Route 2, which is the most direct if you don't mind walking a bit!)

Other Things to Note

PLEASE, oh please bear with us, as this dear old house is over 100 YEARS OLD. My wonderful friend Andy is my partner in crime as an innkeeper, and we're still getting the hang of things. One day we hope to turn the house into a nonprofit center, so any support you give us gets us closer to changing this city for the better!

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House Rules
No parties or events
Check-in is after 3PM

Smoking is completely cool outside on our spacious front and back porches and pets are allowed, as long as they're cuddly and you clean up after them if they have accidents ^_~

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1 night minimum stay
The Aretha. Just 1.4 mi from Beale!

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Memphis, Tennessee, United States · Member since May 2013

I once sat on a poisonous caterpillar. So if you are a poisonous caterpillar, I'd watch yourself around me. Otherwise, I'm a big goof and love to fuss over people :)

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