About This Listing
Located in east Midtown moments from Overton Square, Overton Park and the Cooper-Young District, you'll be treated to a comfortable, spacious master suite and private bath/en suite in a 24-hour security building with pool & business-class internet.
Depending on what time of year you stay with me, the space may be decorated in the manner you see pictured.
My 1150 sq. foot corner unit is on the 6th floor of a 7-story, 24-hour monitored security building. Your master bedroom itself is 400 sq. feet, including your own attached private en suite with shower/bathtub/restroom.
Your amenities include:
• central heating & air conditioning + ceiling fans
• a fully-equipped kitchen with a range of amenities
• sofa, chaise lounge & HDTV (streaming Netflix, Chromecast & HDMI)
• business class wireless high-speed internet
• private balcony facing a tree-lined neighborhood
• plenty of private off-street parking.
• pool, sauna and meeting room in the building
• onsite laundry facility
Interaction with Guests
I love meeting new people & that's part of why I have been a successful and well-reviewed Airbnb host. I take care of my guests and work to make your visit to Memphis enjoyable.
My motto is that I will always do whatever makes you, the guest, feel most comfortable.
I am three short blocks from Overton Square's burgeoning & recently-renovated nightlife, theaters, world-class restaurants and shopping.
If you want, you can bike or walk to both the Cooper-Young District or Overton Park & there are many protected bike lanes both in my neighborhood and throughout the area in which I live.
Downtown Memphis is a mere 10 minutes by car or 25-30 minutes via public transit. Also, buses in Memphis do have bike racks on the front (if you should happen to be bringing your bicycle).
I recommend reviewing my Guidebook, I've included suggestions for sightseeing, restaurants and shopping in my neighborhood and beyond.
• There are several city bus lines which run within 2 blocks of my house. Memphis public transit is most reliable during daylight hours.
• Memphis now has both Lyft and Uber! These are great ways to get around and half the cost or less of taxi services. If you have an iPhone, Android or Windows smartphone, simply provide me with your U.S. telephone number and I'll send you an invitation to both apps which gives each of us free credits.
• There are Zipcars within a few miles and at the Memphis airport. Contact me for details if you are interested in Zipcars.
• There are bike lanes on many of the major thoroughfares surrounding my neighborhood & all throughout the city of Memphis. Bike rentals are available from local shops like Revolutions Bike Shop, The Peddler or Midtown Bike Shop.
• There are taxi services, but it's best to have a phone number of a reliable driver. Please ask me & I'll gladly provide you direct numbers to taxis.
Other Things to Note
• Having been raised in a family of foodies, cooks, chefs and culinary arts exemplars, cooking for my guests is something I love to do. While meals are not included, I'm thrilled to make enough to share if I'm around -- read my reviews from previous guests & ask me for details if you're interested.
• Smoking is strictly prohibited anywhere in the unit or in public areas of the building.
• While I do love animals, I am unable to provide boarding for pets -- no exceptions.
As you can tell from reviews, I'm a very easy-going person and I work hard at making sure your stay here is as comfortable and clean as possible. To ensure I can offer the same quality experience to all my guests, please be mindful of the following:
• No Smoking & No Pets of Any Kind: There is no smoking allowed of anything at anytime inside the unit, the bathrooms or in the public areas of the building. I love animals, but I'm unable to have pets due to my allergies.
• Park Behind The Building: Parking is only allowed on the upper parking deck behind the building or on the street. Parking in the lower parking deck will be subject to tow.
• I Work At Keeping a Clean Environment: My home is your home, please be conscientious. If you cook or use dishes, please clean up after yourself. You can use the provided cleaning supplies to scrape any leftover food or food residue off of your dishes & place things in the dishwasher for me, I will make sure and run the dishwasher when it's full.
• Hang On To Your Keys: Lost key replacement charge: $75 for building key, $75 for unit.
• Tengo Lavanderia: Coin-operated laundry is in the first floor of the building.
• During The Summer Months: There is an outdoor pool and a sauna on the first floor of the building for use by tenants. The pool closes at 11pm nightly. Tenants are likely to freak out if you don't wear appropriate swimwear, get naked or do cannonballs in the pool -- if anything gets messed up while using these facilities, you'll end up being responsible for the damage (and possibly bail).
• Nighttime is Chill Time: Quiet time is 11pm daily. My building and my home are a relatively quiet space except for the occasional movie or quiet music. Please respect my neighbors and me by keeping your volume to a minimum.
There is a computer desk with a printer for you to use & business class wireless internet.
We didn't get to meet EJ, but his friend Mona met us in the parking lot and showed us up to our room. She was very nice. The apartment was great and I loved the decor. His air mattress is a very nice model and was comfortable. You could adjust the air level pretty easily if you like a firmer mattress. Overall it was a great stay.
Ej is a super Host!!! Very kind and helpfully!!
A nice suite whit private restroom... a big living room!!! A very good place sto stay in memphis and a wonderfull host
Unfortunately ,we did not get to meet E.J. But, the check-in process was extremely easy thanks to one of his friends and he was a great communicator from the start. The location of the apartment is perfect and the size of the room/bathroom was ample. The place is a bit run down but it'll get the job done if you don't plan on staying in a bunch. The only downside was the air mattress. We knew ahead of time that the bed was an air mattress but it was kind of annoying after a three night stay. It's decently comfortable to sleep on but I felt like a real bed was more appropriate for the price. For two people, it made a lot of noise when turning over was a bit slippery (normal air bed issues).
It's true: my listing clearly states that it's an air mattress & out of 52 guests who have given stellar reviews, you're the first to mention it being a problem. I suppose if you're looking for suburban Nashville living in midtown Memphis, neither my home nor Midtown Memphis itself would be appropriate for your needs.
EJ was not in Memphis and I did not get to meet him but he was available at all time to arrange easy access to his home even when my transportation was delayed we had easy communication. His home is as described clean,comfortable and close to Overton Square. I did not use the bus as it seemed to only run hourly. Uber was available. The bed is an air mattress which was comfortable as I was alone. Safe neighbourhood and recommend staying here.
I didn't meet E.J as he was out of town for work. But, I met his lovely friend Mona who gave me the keys and talked me through everything I needed to know. The listing was accurate, I love the 60s furniture. The neighbourhood was pretty quiet, but close to many amenities including a CVs which came in handy when i came down with a cold. In E.J absence, and since it was my first time in memphis, I used his guide book which was immensely helpful. Made it to a couple of the breakfast spots and tourist attractions.
Description of the room is very accurate. Great location! Really efficient in handling everything related to hosting. Apartment was super clean and stylish. Thank you EJ!
About the Host, E. J.
I work in film and television production & operate a boutique music/management/media services company with a small clientele. A native Memphian, I generally work from home & travel on occasion. I'm a vegetarian who loves to be around food lovers of all kinds. I'm an avid bicyclist, have an interest in vintage clothing and mid-century antiques, reading, watching (or working on making) independent & documentary films, modern music and visual arts. I've always been fascinated by people who are into mountain climbing, skateboarding & surfing.
As a traveler, I've gone throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Grand Cayman and Jamaica. Places I look forward to traveling include UK, France, Spain, Germany, Brazil, Japan, Australia, South Africa, Norway and Sweden.
My dream cities to live in are Melbourne, Berlin and London. I've lived in New York City (Manhattan), Los Angeles and Seattle throughout my life, but I have loved living in Memphis more than any other -- the people, the food, the sights, the culture -- and I really enjoy showing my guests as many sides of the city as I can. If you're looking for something to do, I can probably point you in at least one of the right directions.
The Fresh Market offers everything you need in a grocery, market and deli its just a block away. They are open until 9pm every night.Union Ave Memphis TN 38104
This is the closest drug store / pharmacy to my home its open 24 hours.Union Avenue Memphis TN 38104
Playhouse on the Square is the areas flagship Equity theater with a rotating season of terrific plays at both this property their sister theaters, Circuit Playhouse and the Evergreen Theater.South Cooper Street Memphis TN 38104
Terrific French continental cuisine within walking distance of my house, Cafe 1912 also boasts a terrific wine selection.So. Cooper at Peabody Memphis TN 38104
Quickly returning to prominence as a center for theater, food, music and nightlife in Memphis, Overton Square boasts a bevvy of live theaters, cuisines, shopping and nightlife.Madison Avenue Memphis TN 38104
Terrific fair-trade certified and organic coffee, organic food treats, gifts and complimentary wi-fi make this a neighborhood overall Memphis favorite.South Cooper Street Memphis TN 38104-5352
If youre looking for an incredible array of new used vinyl, Shangri-La is the longest-running record store of its kind in Memphis.Madison Avenue Memphis TN 38104
Perfecting the art of the perfect piece of fried catfish is no small undertaking. At Soul Fish, theyve done that and more -- fresh vegetables, salads, smoked chicken and incredible desserts.South Cooper Memphis TN 38104
A Memphis institution, Goner Records has a lot of cool new and used records, t-shirts and memorabilia for sale.Young Avenue Memphis TN 38104
Succulent ribs, brisket and pulled pork await your senses at one of Memphiss best and most beloved BBQ spots. Get the Half-and-Half BBQ Spaghetti Brisket plate.Madison Avenue Memphis TN 38104
This is the closest 24-hour grocery store to my house.Union Avenue Memphis TN 38104
Many of the best restaurants in Memphis are here, just 5 minutes from my house. Sweetgrass, Alchemy, Ink, Tsunami, The Beauty Shop, Soul Fish and Young Avenue Deli are here just to name a few.Memphis TN
Theres always a terrific array of libations, conversations and conversation starters at this fundamentally chic Cooper-Young bar restaurant, along with occasional live music.South Cooper Street Memphis TN 38104
Situated in a converted mid-century beauty shop, Beauty Shop Restaurant boasts a spectacular menu tremendous Sunday brunch.South Cooper Street Memphis TN 38104
The Levitt Shell Free Concert Series brings musical performance acts from around the globe to Memphis. Bring a picnic basket, bring your blanket, ride a bike or walk to the park enjoy the show.Poplar Avenue Memphis TN 38104
Vegetarians and vegans take note: their daily lunch buffet Monday-Friday boasts an amazing array of Vietnamese vegan dishes, soups and eggrolls. For dinner, the Pho Ap Chao for 2 is heavenly.Madison Avenue Memphis TN 38104
Located in Midtown, Minglewood Hall 1884 Lounge is the premiere location to see live music in Memphis.Madison Avenue Memphis TN 38104
Its a bit out-of-the way and its only open during the day, but you havent completed your BBQ journey through Memphis without a visit to Paynes for life-changing pulled pork or rib sandwiches.Lamar Avenue Memphis TN 38114-1737
From their tremendous selection of homemade pastries, breakfast choices and illy brand coffees, Cafe Eclectic is one of the places where Midtowners gather regularly for coffee conversations.North McLean Boulevard Memphis TN 38107
At The Buccaneer, youre going to get people who like to smoke, drink and listen to music. If any or all of those interest you, this dive bar in Midtown will be your new favorite place.Monroe Avenue Memphis TN 38104
You will probably wait 30-45 minutes for a table, but when you get seated youll be treated to one of the best breakfast experiences youve ever had.Walker Avenue Memphis TN 38111
Built on the grounds of the original Stax Records, the Stax Museum of American Soul Music gives visitors tremendous insight into Memphis music and its importance across genres and generations.East McLemore Avenue Memphis TN 38126
Rock and roll has a story, and that story cannot be told without a visit to Sun Records, the place where Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and many more got their big break.Union Avenue Memphis TN 38103
In a converted Victorian mansion, Mollie Fontaines boasts a full-service menu,a downstairs piano bar with live music Wednesday-Sunday and disco/house music DJs upstairs after 10pm. Gay friendly.Adams Avenue Memphis TN 38105
You think you know soul food? You havent had real soul food until you try anything on the menu at the Four Way, located in the heart of Soulsville full of authentic Southern-style cuisine.Mississippi Boulevard Memphis TN 38126
Far and away, Cozy Corner boasts the best barbecue in Memphis. Dont be lured by the hype of other restaurants -- Cozy Corner is the real deal since 1977. Get the 6-Rib and the Cornish Game Hen.North Parkway Memphis TN 38105
Im adding Beale Street for completeness of the guidebook, though I cant say that the locals I know hang out there very much. Its worth a visit if you love to drink and buy tchotchkes.Beale St Memphis TN
You want a big southern breakfast with homemade buttermilk biscuits, served by people who lovingly cure their own hams, sausages and pork tenderloin? Go to Bryants prepare to wait. Its worth it.Summer Ave Memphis TN 38122
Consistently one of the, if not the, finest restaurant in Memphis, DeJavus Chef Gary Williams boasts authentic New Orleans-style cuisine and a vegan/vegetarian menu that is out of this world.S Main St Memphis TN 38103
Centered at the Lorraine Motel, the National Civil Rights Museum is a place everyone should visit.Mulberry Street Memphis TN 38103
Simply put, they make fried chicken better than anyone else.South Front Street Memphis TN 38103
Opened in 1919, The Arcade is Memphis oldest and longest-running restaurant. Sit in the Elvis booth when you go, you must have the Sweet Potato Pancakes.South Main Street Memphis TN 38103-4810
The beauty of the riverfront and ornamental metal meet at this museum in the south end of Downtown Memphis.Metal Museum Drive Memphis TN 38106
For a stellar view of downtown Memphis and the Mississippi River with a peek into the making of ornamental metal, this off-the-beaten-path destination in Memphis is peaceful and breathtaking.Metal Museum Dr Memphis TN 38106
The only Whole Foods location in Memphis, its a bit of a haul but, ultimately, worth it if you prefer organics.Poplar Avenue Memphis TN 38117
If culinary arts are on your agenda, a visit to Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen and its sister restaurant Hog Hominy are two of the most important stops. Well worth the trip.West Brookhaven Circle Memphis TN 38117
Named as one of the top new restaurants of 2013 in the U.S. by the New York Times, Hog Hominy boasts the delicious James Beard Award-nominated Southern-style cuisine of chefs Andrew Michael.West Brookhaven Circle Memphis TN 38117
Its to be expected that when people come to Memphis, theyre at least planning a trip to Graceland. I include it in the guide to help you navigate your way to Elvis famous home.Elvis Presley Boulevard Memphis Tennessee TN 38116
If you want to escape the confines of the city, Lichterman Nature Center provides a welcome respite. Take a long walk through the arbors clear your mind.Memphis Tennessee
Got a bike? Take a ride on the Greenline. This greenline extends from midtown all the way out to Shelby Farms Park, the largest urban park in the United States.Shelby Farms Greenline Memphis TN