"The cable TV and family room area was added icing." Susan 2015Living room set up with two extra beds if needed.
Vandy/Belmont/10 mins to Broadway - Sunny 800 sqft

Entire home/apt

4 guests

2 bedrooms

3 beds
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Entire top floor. Private. 800 sq ft of bright space in the most desirable central part of Nashville. Walk to trendy Hillsboro Village\Belmont and dozens of restaurants and coffee shops. 10 minute drive/Lyft/Uber to Lower Broadway and ditto the Bluebird.

The space

IN COMPLIANCE with Metro Nashville permit and business license requirements and inspections.

Please note that though this space is very close to all the fun and entertainment Nashville has to offer, it is in a quiet neighborhood and is not suitable for guests who are into major partying. It is also only suitable for non-smokers.

Now the fun stuff:

Entire top floor of house including bedroom with queen-sized bed, living room/bedroom with full-sized futon and/or double airbed, bathroom, and a small room with microwave and dorm fridge (I've listed the space as 2 bedrooms but one is really the living room that can be used as a bedroom). You can always get what you need from the full downstairs kitchen and make light meals by arrangement (though for short term guests, I definitely recommend the many great coffee shops and restaurants nearby). You have the whole upstairs and it is completely private. It's clean, very functional, and uncluttered as it's dedicated to AIRBNB guests only. Totally safe, family friendly walkable area.

My calendar is always up to date, so if you put in dates and it comes up as available, it's available. Depending on your arrival/departure needs, there's never a problem with dropping off or leaving your bags in the house and having an extra key for the day.

-lockbox for the key, so never a problem checking in
-Strong wi-fi
-hi-def flat screen with Xfinity cable/DVR/DVD/Blu-Ray/HBO/Starz/Netflix
-Always fresh linens and towels. No down bedding.
-Bottled soap and shampoo.
-Hair dryer.
-Washer/Dryer- ironing board and iron (downstairs).
-Electric Kettle
-Coffee situation: a typical hotel room set-up with small coffee maker but within walking distance of three of the best and hippest coffee shops in Nashville, Bongo Java, Fido, and J. Christopher's which is on the same block right around the corner.

No pets and non-smokers only please. There is no smoking (or vaping) in the apartment, on the porch, or anywhere on the property. Sorry, but if you are a smoker, this is NOT the place for you.

If you want to stay in the neighborhood where our new Mayor (Nashville's first female Mayor!) lives, then this IS the place for you.

If you have a young child or children, contact me first. They will always be welcome but if they're very young you won't have to count them as extra guests.

The space is ideal for up to 4 guests. When the one-person airbed is set up, there are three separate beds (counting the full-sized futon). 5 is possible if two couples share the queen and the futon. Please remember that there is an extra charge for each guest over 2. Contact me about a 5th person. The upstairs area is completely closed off and private. The front entrance, downstairs kitchen, and laundry room are shared.

If you have only a few or no reviews, and you haven't filled in a profile yet please let me know a little about yourself and the reason for your visit. It just makes things smoother and friendlier. If you can put the first name of all guests in your message, that would be great.

I recommend LYFT or UBER as alternatives to taxis. It is SO much better than calling a taxi, faster response and cheaper! I highly recommend downloading the apps onto your smartphone before you arrive. If you are a new user, put in my codes and you will get discounted rides.

LYFT: rimo4
UBER: iw9w9

Read on if you want to know even more!

Nashville has much to offer but the big initial attraction is Lower Broadway, the Honky-Tonks, and all the great free music (bring some 1's and 5's for tips though). You can certainly stay in a downtown hotel and totally immerse yourself in that scene, but they are expensive and I think one or two nights honky tonkin’ would be plenty for anyone. It can get pretty intense (though in a fun, safe way). And during the day you won’t find great coffee shops or a huge selection of hip restaurants downtown. My house is 10 minutes by car, 15 or 20 minutes by bus, or $10 or under using LYFT or UBER to all the crazy excitement of Lower Broad. Plus you obviously get more space here for a lot less money.

NOTE: if you have a 17 year-old or younger aspiring singer/songwriter and you're going to be here on a Sunday, check out the open mike at Two Old Hippies in the Gulch 1pm-4pm. Easy to sign up for.

I can give you all kinds of great tips about what to see and where to go. I'll even tell you my tips for cheap parking. We'll probably see very little of each other, but when we do, you'll feel like visiting family or friends.

QUICK NOTE: As you can see in the photos, there are a set of steps leading up to the apartment. If I'm here, I'd be happy to help you up with your bags. I personally always follow one of the golden rules of travel guru Rick Steves. Whether you're just going away for the weekend, or taking a month-long trip around the world, only pack a carry-on size bag. Life on the road will be so much easier. Cheers.

Guest access

Front or back door. The bottom of the stairs leading to the upstairs apartment has a door with bolt for privacy.

Interaction with guests

As little or as much as my guests want. Priority number one is respecting my guests' privacy, but I'm always available for local tips especially if you want to maximize a short stay.

Other things to note

If you want to go to the Bluebird Cafe, the early show at 6 or 6:30 is always a good bet and free with a $7 minimum at a table. Booking in advance has become a necessity since the TV show NASHVILLE has made the 'Bird crazy popular. Go to their website (add cafe to Bluebird) to learn how to make reservations. If they start taking reservations at 8am on a particular day for the following week, get online 5 or 10 minutes early and you will be placed in a random cue. Do not hesitate by deciding what table. It can be sold out in minutes!

If you have a young singer/songwriter in the family, check out Two Old Hippies ain the Gulch. There's a charming under-17 open mike at Two Old Hippies at 1pm Sundays. We recently saw Lennon and Maizy from NASHVILLE play there. There’s also a free shuttle to Downtown from the Gulch.

Guests interested in staying longer than a week should let me know as much as possible about their situation first. Most guests prefer to take advantage of the many great coffee shops and restaurants in Nashville (many within walking distance), but the full downstairs kitchen is available for preparing light meals.

AIRBNB courtesy. If you're new to AIRBNB please upload a photo and brief profile. You know a lot about me. We'd all like to know a little about you. At least let me know a little about your visit. If you're going to cancel, that's fine, but please drop a note with a brief explanation, even if just to say: "Sorry, we decided on another place." It's all about communication.

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The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Lockbox

Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet

Extra people $25 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $30
Weekly Discount: 5%
Weekend Price $119 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 sofa bed, 1 air mattress

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

Rule number 1: feel at home!
Please read the first page of my House Manual.
No pets. No smokers please. This is important because there is no smoking in the house, on the porch, or anywhere on the property.

The upstairs is carpeted so please put shoes and boots in the boot tray or the mat at the top of the landing (especially on a wet day).

Don't let the super-friendly orange cat in (Saki)!

Thank you!

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - Entire top floor so there are steps.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

398 Reviews

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Silvia User Profile
September 2017
Meeting Richard and sharing his wealth of talent, information and home was worth the stay all by itself. This lace was perfect for my trip. I traveled single.

Regina User Profile
September 2017
What a perfect place for a trip to Nashville. So conveniently located to many attractions. Richard is a gracious host with knowledge of his AMAZING city. We will definitely be back.
Richard Carson User ProfileRichard Carson is a superhost.
Response from Richard Carson:
The fresh tomatoes you brought were delicious! Thanks so much!
September 2017

Seth User Profile
September 2017
Great value, excellent location. Richard is very accommodating. A hidden gem.

Jenny User Profile
September 2017
Richard is an awesome host. He is knowledgeable about Nashville and pointed us in all the best directions to make sure we had an impeccable experience in Nashville. His recommendations were all ideal. Recommended and we will go back - perfect location. Convienent parking.

Krista User Profile
September 2017
Good neighbourhood with a few local spots to try and a short drive to downtown. Richard was a wonderful host and made sure everything was going well during the stay. Overall, was a great stay in Nashville.

Andreas User Profile
August 2017
Richard is a great host! the place is very spacious and clean and Richard is always there to help and give you the latest tips on Nashville and its honky-tonks! Richards place has plenty of breakfast options around (always important with an AirBnB if you dont want to cook yourself!) and is very close to downtown and other Nashville attractions

Balmukund User Profile
August 2017
Richard's place is very clean, comfortable and close to everything Nashville has to offer. Richard is super host and gave us tip for everything which were helpful. I couldn't have asked for anything else. would love to come e back. It was a pleasure staying at his place.
Richard Carson User ProfileRichard Carson is a superhost.
Response from Richard Carson:
Thanks so much, Balmukund! It was a pleasure hosting you both.
August 2017

Nashville, Tennessee, United StatesJoined in July 2010
Richard Carson User ProfileRichard Carson is a superhost.

I was born in England and came to the US as a young lad. I worked for many years as a professional musician and have composed music for the BBC in London, and written for Network TV. I am a published novelist (STEALING MONA LISA - St. Martin's Press - under the name Carson Morton) and songwriter. I sail, kayak, and love to travel (I'm definitely a Francophile). And now, I can call myself a professional honky tonk dancer, as I've worked as a paid "Honky Tonk Dancer" on the ABC show, "Nashville".

I've met some amazing people through airbnb and look forward to meeting more!

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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