About this listing
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, Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid, 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.
We had an amazing time staying with Paul and Jonathan! They were so friendly as soon as we arrived. They made us feel right at home and allowed us access to their beautiful kitchen. They provided great restaurant recommendations and their neighbourhood and home were lovely. Very clean space as well. We had a blast staying in their guest room. Would definitely recommend!
We had a two night stay in paul and jonathan;s home on aug 12th.
Although we didnt meet with Paul as he was out of town on buisness Jonathan made us feel very welcome and made our stay very comfortable.. Their home is absoultley beautifuul and spotless clean.. Jonathan informed us of the surrounding areas and let us use their washing machine and dryer before leaving.... very pleased..
Thomas and Hilary
Jonathan and Paul's guest room in their Cooper-Young Bungalow is comfortable and clean. It is conveniently located in the Cooper-Young district, which offers a number of excellent restaurants and shops (it is a quick 10 minute walk). Jonathan made every effort to maintain on-going communication with me to ensure that my stay was enjoyable. I felt very at home in their bungalow during my stay and greatly appreciated the privacy and independence given. Thank you.
Really enjoyed our 3 day stay with the Paul & Jonathan. Room was spacious, clean and comfortable; had our own TV room and use of kitchen very easy. Paul was very helpful in planning our attack on Memphis and even did our laundry for us while we were gone. Location is good. Our GPS took us straight there and navigated flawlessly for us. Pretty easy to get to all the Memphis attractions. Particularly enjoyed the porch in the morning. Had my coffee and internet there. Wish I could have one like that at home. Highly recommend to you.
Paul and Jonathan are great hosts and maintain a beautiful, comfortable historic home. Location is great. My wife and I felt at home.
Paul and Jonathan were warm in welcoming me to their home. The house is in a very pretty and quiet neighbourhood, very close to Cooper-Young area which has a lot of nice places to eat and some pretty boutique shops. Entry into the house was unrestricted and I was given access to the kitchen and fridge if I needed to use either. There was a folder full of material that would be useful to any tourist, including their own suggestions of where to dine etc. Being on a road trip, I had to occasionally bother them with mails and each was promptly responded to. Thanks to Paul and Jonathan, my trip to Memphis was a good one.
Paul and Jonathan were such gracious hosts! They gave wonderful recommendations and the neighborhood is a great place to just walk over and get a bite to eat. We had such a good time and even loved the side room. They have one of the best kitchens I've had the pleasure of making breakfast in. Also, Chili their pet is the sweetest pup on earth.
About the Host, Paul And Jonathan
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.