About this listing
Welcome to Nashville! If you're looking for a quiet getaway to an artsy hangout with an amazing deck overlooking a picturesque river, but only minutes from the heart of Nashville and all it has to offer, then you've found the right place!
Come and stay in a cool house with lots of vintage knick-knacks and touches all through the house. You have a private 3-room suite all to yourself where you can have a cup of coffee as you plan your day, have a glass of wine at the end of the day while you catch up on a movie on Netflix. This will be your home away from home whether you're here for business or fun. And I'll do whatever I can to help you find cool places to shop, eat and sight-see!
My house is a 1929 cottage sitting on a lush, wooded acre in East Nashville (Inglewood) originally built as a fishing cabin and constructed of wood from a Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway boxcar. It's been totally renovated inside but it's still a bit of a work in progress outside. I'm currently replacing siding and painting the house so when you pull in the drive don't be surprised if you see a ladder or two and a couple of sawhorses, or me with a paintbrush in my hand. Renovating this house has been a labor of love and I'm excited to share it with people. It's a really unique spot. It has a beautiful deck across the backyard with an amazing view 150 feet above the Cumberland River. The rental includes the entire south wing of the house, plus a shared kitchen and living room/music room with fireplace and baby grand piano and assorted guitars and basses. The rental wing has a door to close you off from the rest of the house and includes a guest bedroom, private bath, and a TV room with a 52" HDTV (no cable but a Roku box with free access to Hulu, Netflix and Amazon Prime), a mini fridge, microwave, coffee maker and free WiFi. The guest room has a queen-sized bed and the sectional in the TV room makes a comfy bed for one or two additional people. The house is decorated with funky art and vintage knick-knacks that I've accumulated over the years.
Inglewood is part of East Nashville, a very popular, growing area full of artists, musicians and tons of locally-owned shops, bars and restaurants. A 5-minute drive from my house and you're at Riverside Village where you can grab a delicious plate breakfast, bagel and coffee or an amazing deli sandwich at Mitchell Deli. There's also the newly-opened Rudie's Seafood and Sausage for lunch or dinner, Castrillo's Pizza and my favorite neighborhood hangout, Village Pub where you can sit out on the porch while you sip on one of our many local craft beers and bite into a delicious pretzel-bun sandwich. Every Monday at Village Pub is mule Monday...Moscow Mules of different varieties and two-for-one all night long. A few minutes further down the road is Eastland Avenue where you'll find Ugly Mugs coffeehouse (Gwyneth Paltrow and members of the cast of "Nashville" have been spotted here many times). It's the most popular coffee place in East Nashville. In that same cluster of shops there's Rosepepper Mexican food, Wild Cow (vegetarian), Two Ten Jack (Asian fusion), Silly Goose and Eastland Café. A few minutes further and you're at 5 Points, the heart of artsy East Nashville where you'll find some of the best restaurants in Nashville as well as shopping, art galleries, bars and live music. If you're here on a Friday, check out happy hour at the 5 Spot with live music by Tim Carroll. On Main street is the Family Wash, one of the best places on the eastside to eat and hear local music almost nightly. Other eastside music venues include Basement East, Foobar, The East Room and Drifters BBQ. Check local listings when you get here to see who's playing or just pop in.
If you're here to see the Grand Ole Opry or to do some outlet mall shopping, you're a 10 minute drive to Opryland Hotel and Opry Mills Mall. In fact, you can see it from my backyard!
If you're a walker or runner, 2 miles down the road is an entrance to the Shelby Bottoms Greenway, an 8-mile loop of paved greenway space that meanders along the banks of the Cumberland River with scenic footbridges, marshes and frog bogs. A pedestrian bridge over the river takes you to more greenway paths and the Two Rivers area or to Opry Mills and The Grand Ole Opry. For the more industrious, you can keep following the greenway all the way to downtown Nashville.
I've lived in Nashville for over 20 years and love to guide guests around this great city. I work from home and am always available to answer your questions, guide you where you need to go or make suggestions for things to do. I'm an avid runner and can give you tips on places to run and upcoming running events, maybe one will coincide with your visit.
Please note that though you’re a short drive from all east Nashville has to offer, this is a more secluded spot and really isn't within easy walking distance to restaurants and bars. Having your own means of transportation is highly recommended. If you need public transportation, it's a half-mile walk to Gallatin Road and the closest bus stop. Or take advantage of ride sharing services like Lyft or Uber where you'll be picked up within minutes. Taxis are more expensive and the wait for a taxi can take up to an hour.
If you’re a musician, you’ve come to the right house. I’m a musician/singer/songwriter too and this is a peaceful, inspiring hangout. Lots of places to sit and write and play. And there’s nothing like sitting out on the deck and looking out over the river for inspiration and writing a song. I've had musicians from all over the world write songs here!
Speaking of the faces east. Sunrise views are spectacular and it’s a perfect spot for doing yoga or meditating, or just having a cup of coffee. The deck is seasonal, however. The winter months can make deck-sitting a chilly experience, though there is a patio space heater on the deck. If there's no wind, it heats quite nicely.
In addition to the private suite, guests have full access to the living room area, fireplace and musical instruments as well as the kitchen for cooking meals and the deck overlooking the river. The deck has a gas grill for cookouts.
Interaction with guests
There isn't a private exterior entrance to your part of the house but there is an interior door to your Guest Suite that can be closed off from the rest of the house that gives you full privacy of your bedroom, bathroom and den. I live in the house as well, on the opposite side of the house from your suite, but I'm in and out a lot so I usually only see my guests briefly in passing and when I initially greet you. That said, I'm always available via text or phone and we may find ourselves sharing a chat or a cocktail some evening on the deck.
Inglewood is the northern part of East Nashville and about a 15 minute drive to downtown Nashville. The lots are larger and more secluded, giving the house and the setting a rural feel even though it's only minutes from great restaurants, bars and music venues. It's a very safe neighborhood with winding roads and lots of old, tall trees.
Though there is public bus service, the nearest bus stop is 3/4 of a mile away. It's highly recommended that you have your own means of transportation. Or I suggest taking advantage of ride sharing services like Lyft or Uber where you'll be picked up within minutes. A Lyft to the heart of downtown costs about $8 (plus tip).
Other things to note
The siding work that's being done to the outside of the house does not impact your stay at all. There is no work being done to the inside of the house and no noisy construction will be going on during your stay!
I've tried to include as many amenities in the private guest area as possible for those who want more privacy (mini fridge, microwave, coffeemaker), however you're more than welcome to use the main kitchen instead. Just be aware that we're sharing that space and just need to coordinate our usage. I'm an easygoing guy and will do everything I can to make sharing the space a breeze.
I'm a musician/singer/songwriter and artist and I moved to Nashville from Phoenix, Arizona 22 years ago. I love traveling and meeting new people, I love the history of the South, both musically and architecturally, and I like living in Nashville because it's a short flight or car trip to some of my other favorite cities; New Orleans, Savannah, Chicago and NYC. I'm also an avid runner and frequently travel to run races in other cities. I look forward to meeting my Airbnb guests and helping them enjoy their stay in my city. And I'm always ready to steer you toward the best places to eat, drink and hear music.