Enjoy the guest room in our craftsman bungalow (built in 1920) located in Midtown Memphis. Our home is located in a quiet part of fun-filled Cooper-Young. We recently re-opened for business after completing a major kitchen renovation.
Our quiet home is just close enough to the hustle and bustle of neighborhood nightlife. The American Planning Association named Cooper-Young one of the Ten Great Neighborhoods of the U.S. in 2012.
Accommodations include bedroom (with full-size bed), private bath (tub/shower), and kitchen access. Morning coffee from a French press and hot tea provided. Amenities include wireless internet, U-verse TV, mini-fridge and free street parking in the coolest neighborhood in town!
In addition to your private bedroom and bathroom, guests have full access to the kitchen, den, living room, dining room and front porch.
Interaction with Guests
Our schedules will vary, but we seek to greet each guest upon arrival. If our calendars allow, we're glad to orient you to what Memphis has to offer.
You'll be staying in the Cooper-Young neighborhood which the American Planners Association named one of the Ten Great Neighborhoods of 2012. Forbes Magazine named Memphis a Great Urban Weekend Escape in 2012 and National Geographic listed Memphis as 1 of 20 "Best Trips" for 2013.
Guests are within walking distance to some of the best local restaurants and bars in Memphis (check our Guidebook). By car, we are 10 minutes from Downtown attractions like Beale Street, Sun Studio, the National Civil Rights Museum, and the Stax Museum; 15 minutes from Graceland, and 10 minutes to the Airport. MATA bus routes are also less than one block away. Many of our guests have used the free shuttle from Sun Studio to Graceland Mansion.
Other Things to Note
We love to travel and entertain. Our small chihuahua, Chili, loves meeting new people.
Prior to check-in, let us know what time you plan to arrive. We will try our best to meet you when you arrive to Memphis. We prefer to meet houseguests after 5 PM on weekdays, but other check-in arrangements may be made.
During your stay . . . . .
You will be issued one key. When leaving the house, please lock the metal security door only (front door). Please do not lock the wooden doors (the locks are tricky and you may lock yourself out!).
When leaving or entering the house, please don’t let Chili out through the front door. During the week, Chili naps in her crate during the day. She can go into the backyard at any time, but only when humans are present at home. The back yard gate should remain closed at all times.
Houseguests are welcome to use all of the appliances in the kitchen. We usually have coffee and tea available in the mornings. Please use the red kettle on the stove to boil water for tea or coffee in our French press. Our washer and dryer are available for use. We ask that you use our detergent as not all detergents are formulated for our washing machine.
Please do not bring food into the guest bedroom.
The front porch may be used for smoking, but do not smoke inside the house.
We ask that you not invite other guests to our home without advanced notice.
When checking out . . . . .
Leave sheets and towels in place, we’ll take care of them after your departure.
We ask our guests to remove all food brought in during your stay from the kitchen upon departure.
Please return your key before departure. If we are not here when you depart, we'll provide instructions for placing your key in a lockbox attached to the front door.
After a reservation is confirmed, we require at least a 24-hour notice of cancellation. We will refund all but the first night's stay.
Our stay with Jonathan and Paul was very pleasant. They were very welcoming and even offers us drinks (a fantastic single malt) and cup cakes when we arrived! They were also very helpful with regards to do's and don'ts in Memphis. The area is gorgeous. Especially Cooper-Young, where we had breakfast at Tart both mornings. The room was clean and comfy, the bed was huge, and they even had a small fridge in the room for us to use. We definitely recommend staying here.
Paul, Jonathan, and Chili were wonderful hosts. We felt very welcomed into their lovely home. The room was nice and their brand new guest bed was very comfortable. The private guest bathroom is also a nice element. We would definitely recommend Paul and Jonathan's guestroom to anyone looking for a nice place to stay while in Memphis.
I loved staying with Paul and Jonathan. Paul was very responsive and easy to get in touch with. Their home is beautiful and comfortable. When my breakfast plans fell through, they were kind enough to offer some personalized recommendations. This was my first airbnb experience, and I couldn't have asked for better hosts.
My girlfriend and I had a great experience in Memphis, with hosts n Chilly, being welcoming n friendly. Their home n adjacent neighborhood is safe n within easy access of everything. We do recommend their positive interaction with Alisa and I, with many thanks for letting us stay with both of u n the little, furry, adorable Chiwi!
I felt very welcome in Paul and Jonathan's home. Their tasteful, informed recommendations were extremely helpful. They had an intuitive sense of one's needs for interaction and privacy. The Cooper-Young neighborhood is convenient to the best Memphis has to offer and the home is an elegant 1920s bungalow on a quiet street. I had a lovely stay.
Everything about my stay with Paul and Jonathan was perfect! I absolutely loved the clean and stylish space. Paul greeted us when we arrived, and even though it was getting late and he seemed a little tired, he gave us a very thorough and warm welcome. They had a great guidebook prepared in the room, plus a mini fridge with a couple bottles of water. And luggage racks - no detail was spared! Why stay at a hotel?! I felt at home in the neighborhood, which was quiet, and it was easy to drive from there to the attractions we were visiting.
Paul and Jonathan's home is beautiful! My partner and I had such little time there as we needed a quick place for the night before leaving Memphis. Paul was so welcoming and friendly and the room was delightful, bed super comfy and the room and bathroom was a total luxury! Despite not being around longer - Paul and Johnathon have a folder filled with amazing history and to-do's - of which would be so useful to anyone new to the mid south. Definitely recommend this beautiful home.
Gay couple, lifelong Memphians, frequent travelers. We love to show off Memphis to folks from around the world. We live in a fun Arts and Crafts brick bungalow in the super-cool Cooper-Young neighborhood in Midtown Memphis (named one of the 10 Great Neighborhoods in the U.S. by the American Planning Association).
We are food and wine enthusiasts, and can help anyone looking for a great meal during their stay.