About this listing
Summer is here! If you're looking to vacation in a cozy house where up to four can relax with all the comforts of home, you've found it. Stay out of the fray but close to the action in beautiful Inglewood, a peaceful neighborhood along the river.
Spring is here! It's only March but the weather is warm - in the 70s this week - flowers are starting to bloom and it's a great time to plan a trip. Music City USA is always ready to welcome you with great music every night and plenty to see and do all day. If you're looking for all the comforts of home and a place to spread out and relax between the sightseeing and nightlife, make your home base this comfortable two-bedroom apartment with full kitchen in Inglewood, a leafy and peaceful residential neighborhood along the Cumberland River. It's just north of East Nashville, the heart of Nashville's creative community and home to many of our writers, artists and musicians, and a $13 ride by Uber or Lyft downtown.
This 1,000 square foot, two bedroom, one bath unit with full kitchen, living room and all the amenities of home is ideal for a couple, family or group of friends. It is located exactly 7 miles from downtown, the Music City Convention Center and the Lower Broadway honky-tonk district. Opryland Resort & Convention Center is directly across the river (it takes about 10 minutes to get there). For the mobility-challenged, this is a one-level dwelling with flat, surfaces from the drive to entry and all through the house. This is a self-contained apartment with off-street parking and front and back entrances. Effective July 1, 2015, this apartment is a short-term rental permitted in accordance with regulations set out by the Metro Nashville Department of Codes. By law, the house is equipped with five smoke detector/fire alarms wired to a central breaker, with battery backups. (If one goes off, all five will. Please use the hood vent above the stove when cooking.) There is also a fire extinguisher under the kitchen sink. The house is equipped with a carbon monoxide detector in the living room. This is a safe, peaceful, established residential neighborhood with a mix of retirees, young couples and families, but of course your security comes first, and both doors have new locks with deadbolts.
You will need a car to get around town and for day trips, but we also have Lyft and Uber, which run 24/7 and are a great alternative to driving downtown for a night of honky-tonkin'. (Fare runs about $13 one-way to Lower Broadway.)
There is ample parking in back for two or eve three cars. The main entry is off the large back deck into a fully-equipped kitchen. Two bedrooms with new queen beds sleep up to four, and extra guests can be accommodated with an air mattress. Both beds have down-alternative comforters and fleece blankets, and there are down comforters in both closets for extra warmth. Each bed has numerous pillows. One bedroom has a ceiling fan, and there is also a box fan if you need white noise to sleep. A tiled bathroom with full 30 inch vanity has a tub/shower, lots of towels and soap, shampoo and conditioner, hair dryer, curling iron and ironing board. If there's something you forgot, such as Q-tips, a toothbrush, razor or shaving cream, just check the linen closet behind the door. Full kitchen with gas stove, fridge, microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker and electric teakettle. Coffee, tea and fixings are supplied, as well as eggs, English muffins, butter, instant oatmeal, pasta and sauce, soups, numerous snacks and condiments. A 200 square ft living room has comfy furnishings and a 32 inch flat-screen smart TV with Netflix, Amazon Prime and local channels. Wi-fi throughout.
There's a trailhead at the end of the street for the Shelby Bottoms greenway, where you can do a one mile loop or walk four miles along the river to East Nashville's Shelby Park, enjoying a sunrise or sunset view from a beautiful pedestrian bridge suspended above the Cumberland River.
Entertainment in Nashville is concentrated in a few areas: East Nashville/Five Points, Downtown/Lower Broad, The Gulch and Midtown. Restaurants are also concentrated in Germantown, 12th South. It's an easy drive to the restaurants and clubs of East Nashville/Five Points, or head downtown for a night of live music at Robert's Western World and numerous other clubs along the strip. The house is one mile from Riverside Village, which has Mitchell's Deli, Village Pub, Rudie's Seafood & Sausage and The Perk & Cork espresso and wine bar. Kroger supermarket, Walgreens and CVS are two miles away. Three miles away, at the corner of Eastland and Chapel, is a collection of restaurants including Rosepepper Cafe, Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams, The Wild Cow, Two Ten Jack, coffee shops including Barista Parlor, Portland Brew and Ugly Mugs, and Eastland Cafe, which has a excellent happy hour menu if you are looking for a drink and light dinner before a night out. Along Gallatin Road is a burgeoning scene including brew pubs, vintage shops and restaurants like Butcher & Bee, Smith & Lentz and local favorite The Family Wash, a comfy bar/restaurant/coffee shop/live music venue. Five Points is the heart of East Nashville and has a concentration of shops, bars and restaurants for all tastes: from fine-dining Margot and its casual sister bistro Marche to Five Points Pizza, the Treehouse, and Tenn16. From there you are two miles from Lower Broadway, the heart of downtown Nashville. Downtown is accessible by neighborhood streets, Gallatin Road, or a fast zip down Ellington Parkway (fastest route to avoid busy Gallatin Road).
The house has two entrances with parking in the back. The back entrance is the most accessible to parking and is the one you'll use the most. It is a white door at the end of the deck.
Interaction with Guests
The house has a small apartment on the side which is separate from the rental space. No other guests use it - I may be in and out from time to time but am available to guests at all times by phone and am close to the property.
Moss Rose Drive is tucked along the river and it is not a through street so we have only neighbor traffic. You'll see joggers, cyclists and dog-walkers, and the greenway is at the end of the street. It goes along the Cumberland to Shelby Park, and from there you can ride city streets to Five Points or downtown on your bike. About a mile down the path there's a beautiful pedestrian bridge over the river for watching the sun rise or set. The eclectic shops and boutiques of East Nashville are 3 miles away, and the neighborhood is rapidly filling up with new vintage stores, brewpubs, artisanal food markets, etc. With the Riverside Village corner complex exactly one mile away, there's a deli, pub, sushi restaurant, wine and coffee bar and record store/boutique within close distance.
Lyft or Uber is the best way to get around the Eastside, downtown and beyond if you don't want to drive. Drivers are prompt, friendly and affordable.
Other Things to Note
Please note: Effective July 1, 2015, the city of Nashville requires all short-term rentals to have a permit. This house IS permitted and meets or exceeds all required safety regulations.
There is off-street parking for up to three cars in back of the house. Smoking is allowed on the deck.
I am a writer and music journalist, originally from upstate New York. I am a traveler myself. My favorite places include exotic locales like Fiji and Patagonia, but I have to say that the Florida Gulf beaches rival or beat any in the world! So if you're looking for a beach vacation, you don't need a passport. We are lucky to live in an amazingly diverse country, and some of my favorite places to visit in this country are the Denver area and Telluride Co.; Portland, Ore.; Southern Maine; and the stunning Southwest (Taos and Santa Fe). And of course, Cooperstown, N.Y., best known as the home of baseball and where my parents still live on our family farm. I've lived five years each in Seattle and Washington, D.C., and have been in Music City for the past 13 years, during which I've seen unreal changes! It is almost unrecognizable from the big small town I moved to in 2003 to be a reporter for The Tennessean, covering the music business. Now we are one of the nation's fastest-growing cities and with good reason: we have lots of jobs, a relatively affordable cost of living, a vibrant music scene and the friendliest, most helpful residents in the world. I love being an Air B n' B host, as it brings the world to me when I am not out exploring it! My goal is to provide a comfy, relaxing home base for Nashville visitors of 1-4 people with all the amenities you could possibly need and space to spread out and enjoy each other's company - not feel confined to a single hotel room that you can't wait to leave.
Travel opens both windows and doors ... Air B n' B tends to attract travelers as opposed to tourists, and I love sharing all the charms of Nashville with my fellow travelers!