About This Listing
Located in the center of the Belmont restaurant corridor, 4 blocks from 12th South and all its great offerings, and 10 minutes from downtown, this roomy cottage accommodates 4 comfortably, with the option of more if you love to cuddle or couch.
This is the part where we say things like 'Charming bungalow' and 'Midcentury modern' and 'a host of amenities to suit your every fancy,' right?
Ok, I guess we *could* do that too. But we kind of want to try a different approach. We want to tell you a story.
There are soooo many really great places to stay in this city, but we are fairly certain that we have created one of the best. We want to live here ourselves - which is why we're just a couple blocks south.
We stumbled across this little house with two bedrooms, two porches, the brightest bathroom in Belmont, and a vintage checkered floor that smacks of mid-century legitimacy.
We have gussied it up, and now we're so excited to offer it to you, the Nashville traveler. We have put a ton of love, time, calories and resources into this project, making it the sort of place we'd like to stay.
We found some replica Herman Miller Eames Shell Chairs. We painted. And painted. We rented a floor buffer to whip the floor back into shape. We moved the lighting around, added a fan, and installed smoke detectors! We scored a sweet piece of Acacia wood chopping block for the countertop, sourced the vintage sink & cabinet at a local yardsale, and had to learn about televisions. Oh, and we even built the TV wall mount hinge from scratch.
We've been to The Home Depot so many times they're starting to know our names. (And we think they're noticing that one of us is wearing the same 'work shirt' pretty much every time....)
We've found some really great stuff all over this darling city, and we've created a curated space that we hope feels like home with a twist.
And, last but not least, the *real* reason we chose *this* particular 'charming bungalow' is the location. You can walk out the door and in under 45 seconds, be at 4 restaurants, a coffee shop, Belmont University, a bus stop, a vintage shop, a bike rental and a stylist. It's darned convenient. Even the parking is awesome - you have a dozen or so spots to choose from!
We are nearby, and very flexible, so if there is any amenity you wish you had, any kitchen contraption you need, anything that's missing or wanted, we'll come to your rescue!
You get the kitchenette which we've stocked with a host of handy kitchen gadgetry. You get the sweet restaurant table which we purloined from a neighborhood restaurant, and then aggressively refinished by hand. You get the comfy couch, the posh lighting, the THREE smoke detectors, and an air conditioner that cools the place like it's his job. (It is, he has no other job.)
Everything. Even the unfinished utility closet with the washer & dryer. The only thing you don't have access to is an oven, basically. (But if you *really* need to do some emergency baking, you're welcome to stop by our home - but you must share the cookies.)
There's lots of off street parking available on all sides of the house and the gravel parking lot directly beside the house free for all.
Interaction with Guests
We're not on-site, so you have the whole place to yourself. We're just up the street, and we work from home, so we're available for whatever you need, should a need arise.
This is the best spot in the most walkable place on earth. In 30 seconds, you can be at anywhere! Literally, you can walk out your door and be at 4 *really good* restaurants in under a minute, and another minute brings you to some cheap eats that should not be ignored. I can personally recommend four of them - and I'm sure the rest aren't bad either, I just stick to my favorites.
Public transit is very handy. There's a bus stop out the front door, and Uber/Lyft are in the neighborhood most of the time.
We are a 7-15 minute and approximately $8 ride to Downtown/Lower Broadway.
We're also walkable to 3 amazing neighborhoods: Belmont - the one out your front door, 12th South - a few blocks away has tons of restaurants, vintage shops, coffee houses, cafes, and a park, and Hillsboro Village - a quaint little road with shops, food, coffee, and pancakes.
If you do leave stains and/or marks on sheets, towels, couch, walls…(anything, really) we'll ask you to pay for it with a simple little transaction through Airbnb shortly after you leave.
If you have pets please let us know, and please keep them off the furniture. If you have a bad shedder, sweep.
Smoking is best done on one of the porches. If you smoke in the house, we'll have to charge you a de-smokifying fee.
Please keep the noise at a maximum - you have no nearby neighbors to bother, so go crazy!
Please jump on the beds - they love that! No, seriously, don't jump on the beds.
Oh, and please be gentle with the paint - we painted this place and came to the bitter realization that we are not painters, and we don't intend to repeat the procedure. Like, ever.
This is Belmont Blvd - The International Market, BLVD, PM & Bongo Java are all inviting you to walk down.
Shayna was a great hostess. There was an error through airbnb that she caught and was in touch to make it right. Although it meant me paying more money, it was well-handled. In addition, we needed to add a night to our stay and she facilitated that promptly.
In general, the bungalow was exactly as described. It is in a mixed commercial/residential area so there were some lights and noises associated with those activities, but not as many as I was expecting. I am sensitive to light and noise at night, but used the provided box fan for white noise and to circulate air at night and slept well. One bed had a foam mattress topper, so was softer, but also warmer than the other (ergo the fan). Shayna and Levi have taken extra measures to make guests more comfortable. Shayna introduced herself when we arrived, allowed us and earlier check in, made sure everything was as expected once we arrived. They also provided shampoo, soap, conditioner, menus from the nearby restaurants, a bottle of wine, and basic kitchen needs. Their notes about fees for damages or about expectations for guests were all pleasant, but also informative. They also left pen and paper encouraging feedback, so I was able to provide that to them directly.
As for location, it was perfect. We had considered places in the Gulch and East Nashville, but we were so glad we chose this place. We walked to 12S in about 15 minutes and found what ended up being the best food of our trip. We made that trip at least 5 times during our stay returning as late as midnight without concern. All-in-all we were two women in town for a sisters' weekend and we felt safe, welcome, and would return again without hesitation. Thanks Shayna and Levi for a great experience!
We were Nader to feel very welcome with immediate responses for any request, information about surrounding area and how to use uber to get a quick safe ride.
I would highly recommend this bungalow. It was clean and welcoming and the location was fantastic. We had a text from the owners making sure we were all settled in and asking if we needed anything. I will definitely stay here again.
What an adorable place! It was incredibly convenient to everything ($4-$6 uber ride from wherever you might want to go), great coffee in walking distance and very responsive hosts should you have a question. Highly recommend!
We had a great time staying at Levi and Shayna's Nashville bungalow. It was decorated very cute, was clean, and was in an excellent location. We walked around the neighborhood and were very close to downtown and other great shopping/ eating neighborhoods. We would stay here again!
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About the Host, Levi+Shayna
Oh, golly. Hi! We're Levi & Shayna Wiggins in Nashville, TN. We got roped into the wild world of Airbnb when my dad made a joke that went something like this: "When you move out, we're gonna turn this place into a B&B; when you come home, you can sleep in the barn!" So...I listed his farm on Airbnb & sent him a link. Surprise, you're a B&B! That was a few years back. And when we got to Nashville, we decided to see if we could keep making that same joke.
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