About this listing
My adorable and ultra-private casita offers a restful and cozy environment for late-night crashers or week-long adventures in Nashville. It's a great space, 15 min to downtown. Be yourself, nap your naps, and plan your days exploring our city!
The casita features a queen sized bed and a futon, which provides room for 4 to sleep.
Only 5 miles from downtown, 2 minutes from I-40, my Casita is just what you're looking for!
The casita ("little house") is a cute, cozy, detached backyard cabin in West Nashville, owned by a cool young person who can help you find neat things to do in town! The casita does *not* have its own private bathroom, but the main bathroom inside the house (which guests share with me, the host) is awesome - everyone loves the giant pedestal tub and endless hot showers courtesy of my tankless waterheater. The casita has a separate entrance, a queen sized bed, a minifridge and microwave. Guests also have access to the kitchen if you're looking to cook up some grub. I love hosting people (and their pets) of all kinds, whether you're looking for a short midnight road trip crash or a longer trip to Nashville.
The casita will accommodate 4 guests comfortably: 2 on the comfortable queen-sized bed and 2 on a comfortable futon.
The casita also has a desk and chair, room to hang clothes, robes for your use during your stay, and a big window looking out into the backyard and watch the birds chow down at the feeder. Towels and bathing essentials are provided in the bathroom in the house.
Enjoy some coffee! The casita has a Keurig and a kettle so you can help yourself to a cup of coffee or tea when you wake up to the sounds of the neighbor's chickens and lazy rooster clucking away.
For those who have food to store or prepare, the casita has a mini-fridge, a microwave, and a selection of hot teas. For more elaborate cooking, guests will have free use of the main kitchen by request.
Check out is 10am, check in is 4pm, but I am flexible - just make arrangements at least 24 hours before your stay if you'd like to arrive earlier or stay later.
Free street parking, or optional use of the enclosed (gated) driveway if you prefer. Dogs welcome and cats in crates are fine; I have a large black labradoodle who does not have access to the casita, though he will be in the backyard to meet and greet you. Big fenced backyard with fire pit and lovely back porch that you're welcome to enjoy while you're here!
Getting back to the house from downtown is no problem (taxi), but I suggest that you take a Lyft to get INTO town.
Lyft is an app-based taxi service that works on Android or iOS devices that allows you to contact a driver directly and they come straight to the house. Way more reliable and faster than the cabs in Nashville. A trip from my house to downtown is about $18. Use my promo code CHMU36 to get $25 off your first ride!
A NOTE about my dog: I have a happy and large labradoodle named Mowgli, who is sweet and well-mannered, but he is big. If you're timid around large dogs, know ahead of time that he will definitely want to meet and lick you, though he's very sweet-natured.
I look forward to hosting you!
You'll have access to the backyard, the casita, the patio dining furniture, and the main house kitchen by request.
Interaction with Guests
I tend to leave the interaction level up to the guest. If you're a people person who wants to go out or have dinner, let's do it! If you need time and space to work or catch up on rest, I will not disturb you.
West Nashville has all the necessities covered (groceries, target/walmart about 6 minutes away), plus great restaurants (try new Flip Burger, the Blue Moon, or the Stone Fox!) and fun thrift shopping on Charlotte Pike if you're into funky and eclectic vintage stuff. My house is located in a super safe and friendly neighborhood, with an adorable family-friendly park (Charlotte Park) just 2 blocks up the street - great for morning/afternoon walks. Small community grocery store 2 blocks away for last-minute needs.
There is a bus stop about 1 mile from my house. If you plan to come without a car of your own, I strongly recommend making arrangements with me in advance about getting rides about town. Due to Nashville's small size and many sporting and entertainment events, getting a taxi to come out to pick you up when you're at the house can mean a long wait on the wrong day - which is why Lyft is a great alternative. I'm open to dropping you off in town or at a bus stop if you need -- just make arrangements before your stay.
My neighbors are very relaxed and easy-going, but I still want to keep in their good graces. For that reason I ask that if you come in late (after 10), you keep your voice(s) down as you park and walk to the casita.
No smoking allowed in the casita, but you may smoke in the yard or on the uncovered section of the back porch. I will revoke the security deposit if you smoke anywhere indoors.
The casita is airy and comfortable, even when 4 are staying for a girl's weekend or family trip!
About the Host, Charlotte
I'm a PhD student at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. I've lived here for 4 years, and have come to love this city as my own, though I'm originally from Austin, TX (Nashville's big sister). I love traveling, and am so excited to be a part of this awesome home sharing community!
I love being a hostess, from baking to making coffee and finding ways to meet the needs of guests. I'm a knitter and spinner (yep! I Spins my own yarn!) and love my dog. .
I'm so thrilled to be a member of airbnb, and have loved being both a host AND guest in this community. If you're a little nervous about it - don't be! That's what public reviews are for, and email/phone exchanges make you feel better about the whole process if it's your first time. I recommend that you utilize airbnb's tools like messaging and calling, so you can get to know your hosts and the charm their city has to offer.