About this listing
Adorable, antique furnished, secluded free standing guest cottage w/pool and garden. Off street secure gated parking. Centrally located to all the best amenities Midtown and Memphis has to offer. Located on a late 19th century landscaped Blvd.
This charming and unique Midtown guest cottage is located behind a Georgian Revival mansion on one of Memphis's most historic landscaped boulevards located in the heart of Central Gardens. The imaginatively decorated antique furnished cottage is quiet and secluded with the soothing sounds of a flowing fountain and pool just outside your bedroom window.
The space has one private bedroom with a queen size bed and one full bath. There is a sofa and also an air mattress available for additional guests if desired. There is not a full kitchen but there is a dorm style refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, hot plate, and a few of the essential kitchen comforts.
The cottage has a spacious main room with a writing desk, easy chair w/ stool, and terrific shelves and cabinets, and a small library. It makes a perfect private office for the business traveler, a splendid space for preparing for a day visiting Memphis, or simply a lovely secluded spot for relaxing with a beverage, snack, and good read beside the large garden and pool.
We endeavor to provide all the comforts of home including a kitchenette, bathroom essentials including hair dryer, ironing necessities, cable tv, wireless internet, ample space for suitcases and belongings, and picnic area.
Guests have secure gated off street parking.
A washer and dryer are available upon request for longer term rentals. Also upon request, inside the main house we also have a copier and fax machine.
We have stocked the space with local magazines, brochures, and menus to make planning your day more enjoyable.
Interaction with Guests
Guests are greeted and checked in and all questions can be answered. I am available by phone, text,and email and I have a business partner who will also be available.
"Beautiful View's"- are seen and observed throughout the neighborhood and streets in the Central Gardens District. Memphis is indeed a beauty. The street was modeled after the wide boulevards of Paris and Rome and was laid out in the early 1900's. Memphis was booming, fueled by trading wood and cotton along the Mississippi by the 1930's.
The Midtown area is filled with the cities best and most diverse restaurants, cafes, coffee shops, shopping, nightlife, parks, jogging/biking trails, arts and entertainment.
Prefer you to have your own vehicle. Rental car services are available and can be found in our neighborhood as well as the airport. There is citywide bus service (MATA) which stops to pick you up down the block and connect to our downtown and all other areas of the city.
Please read the house rules carefully. They are enforced. This is another person's home. Please respect it and treat/ leave it as you would want your own home to be treated and left by a guest.
Check In is 3:00 PM; Check Out is 11:00 AM. Some flexibility may be available for check in depending on the request.
Guests need to remember that this is on the property of a private home in a residential neighborhood. The property is rented like a condo, i.e. furnished. The cottage is stocked with some personal items such as shampoo, conditioner, soap, and a hair dryer. House keys and gate opener, not returned will result in a loss of the deposit.
As this is an apartment, daily linen service is not available. If a guest is staying long term ie: over a week., they may ask to use the washer/dryer unit as desired. The guest cottage is provided with starter toilet paper, paper towels, and tissue. Additional paper products of paper towels, tissue and toilet paper are the responsibility of the guest.
The house is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged articles during your visit. It is understood that the owner/owner's of house will not be held responsible/liable for any personal injury to any and/or all guests including pool access and activity during your stay. Guests swim at their own risk. Pool hours are from 9am until 8pm. By making a deposit, your are agreeing to all terms and conditions within these "House Rules" and will be upheld in a court of law.
Guests are NOT allowed to have any additional people stay over night without approval from the host. Failure to obtain host approval will result in immediate termination of the reservation without return of deposit or reimbursement of rental balance. This is strictly enforced and is for liability and security purposes.
Kitchen trash bags are provided; trash should be placed into one of the large green containers on the side of the building. Common courtesy and appropriate behavior is expected and will be given at all times. No smoking is allowed inside. Smoking is allowed on the porch area/carport/poolside.
Failure to comply with basic communal respect and consideration will result in termination of stay without a refund.
Shoes should be removed upon entering the cottage. This is to reduce and control the tracking in of dirt or mud which results from rain.
Any questions not addressed, please ask. Thank You! :)
Hi! I have been a Memphis resident since 1989. Growing up in my younger years I had a wonderful childhood in Colorado and then moved to Florida when I was twelve. So, I've had the best of two completely different worlds of which, I enjoyed very much. I have also had two opportunities to go over seas and experience Europe which were truly "divine and delightful" experiences! I transferred here in college when my parents had decided to move to Memphis. I loved the "big city" and the population of "people." I also thoroughly enjoyed all of the "beautiful houses and residences/neighborhoods" that ran thru Mid-town and the surrounding areas. I had never seen such beautiful homes both old and new that showered the city that I now call "my home." It is ironic that I ended up living on one of the oldest historical and most beautiful streets in Memphis. People enjoy walking up and down this street, looking at all of the different homes with a wide variety of styles and architecture.
I would describe myself as fun, laid back, hard working, and possibly bohemian, but most of all I "love" people. I am most at home when I have a house full of people. I love coffee and good conversation. I respect peoples privacy but love doing little things for visitors/guests. I am new to all this B&B but I am absolutely sure that I'm going to love it and look forward to meeting people from all over the world!
My parents have lived in England and Germany (where I was born) and have travelled extensively all over Europe when I was young. Therefore, I get to thank my dear sweet mother for giving all three of her girls a wide and developed pallet of all different types of international cuisine that we got to experience growing up. I also love to cook. My favorite foods are Thai and Indian.
I have two motto's for me in this life..."Carpe Diem," and "To Thine Own Self Be True." I am spiritual, loving, kind, and compassionate. I respect all religions. We all come from the One True Source which is God. I believe God exists within all of us and is found within our hearts. I love nature. I also love animals. I am a nurse, but currently do respiratory sales and distribution. I also am a licensed massage therapist. I love life and meeting new and interesting people.
I guess that is enough about me. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. Good luck in your travels. Be safe. Namaste.