About this listing
Over 140 Five Star ***** reviews! Private bathroom is next to your room. Comfortable bedroom, with brand new mattress. No other guests and we have no pets. Very clean, quiet home and beautiful garden, in a safe, upscale neighborhood. A light breakfast is included. Easy parking. Friendly, experienced Superhosts. Easy access by car to all parts of Memphis: 15 mins to Midtown, 25 mins to Downtown, Graceland or Airport.
We can host up to three guests, in two separate bedrooms. The larger room has a queen-sized bed with a brand new Tuft & Needle mattress and freshly ironed sheets. Plenty of storage space. The other bedroom has a twin-sized ("single") bed, also with new mattress, but does not have storage space. Both rooms have ceiling fans.
The private bathroom is right next door (not "en suite"), and you'll have it all to yourself (shampoo, soap, lotion, towels, and a robe are provided).
No other guests will be here during your stay. Please note that this is a two-story house, and your bedroom and bathroom are both upstairs. The property is therefore not handicapped accessible. Also note that it's our home and we live here too.
The quoted price is for one or two people using the larger bed. If there is a third person, there is an extra charge of $15/night. And whenever both rooms are needed, e.g. if two people each want their own room, the extra charge will be applied. If that is your preference, please either message me without making a reservation request (use the "Contact Host" button) or book for 3 people.
If you stay 4 nights or more, you may use the washer and dryer. Other things you might need (iron, etc) are also available.
What makes this home unique is the hosts' attention to detail, plus the quiet, very safe location and secluded, beautifully landscaped back yard, a gardener's delight.
Do let us know a little about the purpose of your visit. This will help us to be a better fit for your needs. ALSO PLEASE BE SURE TO HAVE A COMPLETED PROFILE AND PHOTO OF YOURSELF!
Guests can go anywhere in the house except our bedroom. The house is spacious, and you are welcome to use the living room to read, watch TV, or chat with us. There is a beautiful, secluded garden and deck, where you are of course welcome to go. You might like to sit outside, on the deck. A self-serve light, healthy, breakfast is included in the price.
Our kitchen is available at times for light cooking. By "light cooking", we mean microwave and stovetop only, not the oven. And please let us know ahead of time so we can plan. We provide a limited amount of space in the refrigerator (half a shelf) where you may store some food of your own.
Interaction with guests
We have enjoyed the diversity of our guests, and have had some great conversations over a drink or even dinner. We love friendly guests, that's what Airbnb is all about. But on the other hand, if you prefer to keep to yourself, that's fine too; we will totally respect your privacy.
The house is in an established, upscale, safe, walkable neighborhood, known as East Memphis. It's definitely still part of the city (not a suburb) and many people consider this the best part of Memphis to live in. We're about 15 minutes away from Midtown, 25 minutes to Downtown or Graceland. (It's a very easy drive, one straight road all the way downtown.)
There are many restaurants nearby, as well as nice shops, a movie theater, museums, parks, etc., all within 5 minute drive. We're also near the Racquet Club, if you're here for a tennis tournament. And there are several other excellent grocery stores less than a mile away.
We're close to the Botanic Garden, and the Dixon Gallery.... and the only Whole Foods store in Memphis (great for take-out).
You might hear an occasional train at night. It is over a mile away, but sometimes the sound seems to carry, especially in the winter.
We really recommend you bring your own vehicle (which you can safely park in our quiet, cul-de-sac street) or you could use Lyft or Uber (cab service). Bikes may be stored in our garage. Occasionally, we have been known to pick guests up at the bus or train station, or drive them somewhere whenever we are able. The bus service in Memphis is not the most reliable way to get around.
Other things to note
Check-in time is between 4 PM and 9 PM. Check-out is before 11:00 AM. We do need to know your approximate arrival time, so we can be sure to be at home to welcome you.
Note that the security deposit will only be charged in the event of actual damage by guest. DEPOSIT IS NOT CHARGED when booking.
After you have booked, you will be given our phone numbers. Please note that the first number is a land line and CANNOT be used for texting. Texts can be sent to the second number, but we really prefer all communication to be done via Airbnb email messaging.
The person making the booking must be the same person who is staying, and we may ask to see photo ID if there is any doubt. We do ask guests to have an actual profile photo of themselves, so we know the person who shows up at our home is the person who booked the space.
No unregistered overnight guests; please ask us first if planning to bring guests at any time.
* Check-in is after 4:00 PM, and before 9:00 PM.
* Check-out is before 11:00 AM.
* Quiet time is after 10:00 PM.
* The house is not suitable for children under age 10.
* No smoking inside the house, but careful smoking is allowed outside.
* No firearms or weapons of any kind allowed on the property.
* Please, no "outside" shoes inside the house. Non-slip socks will be provided if you request them.
* Please put your luggage on the luggage rack or on the floor, and not on the clean bed.
* Only water to drink in the bedroom, please; no food.
* Breakfast is between 7 and 10 AM.
* No unregistered overnight guests.
* These requirements, and a few other helpful suggestions, will be mentioned again in a "welcome letter" which you will find in your room, and which we ask you to please read.
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
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Ed and I (Juliet) are both retired from careers in healthcare. I was born in England, but also lived for 22 years in Spain. I speak fluent Spanish, and reasonable French. Ed grew up in Ohio.
We love to travel and have visited many countries around the world. We also love using Airbnb, both as hosts and as guests. We are non-smokers and we have no pets. We like walking, swimming, gardening, visiting museums, live theater, good food and wine, good conversations. Ed likes to ride his bike (road bike) and if you bring your bikes, he can show you some places to ride - we're near the Greenline. And we'd love to share a cup of tea or glass of wine with you, and have a chat.
We are avid supporters of protecting the environment, and we try to practice sustainable living: we recycle, compost, grow some of our own vegetables and we try not to use paper products or similar "disposable" plastic products.
Venez nous visiter si vous parlez français!
Y si prefieren comunicarse conmigo en español, no hay problema!