Spring is here! If you're looking for a getaway to a quiet, beautiful hangout with an amazing deck overlooking a picturesque river, yet only minutes from the heart of Nashville and all it has to offer, then you've found the right place!
Enter the house through the side door into the fully equipped kitchen where you are free to make a gourmet meal or a quick breakfast.
Spring is blooming in middle Tennessee and it's time for some deck-sitting and relaxing with an amazing view over the river after a fun day of sightseeing. This will be your home away from home whether you're here for business or fun.
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 (though excuse the outside right now...I'm in the process of replacing the siding) and 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 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. A few minutes further down the road you'll find the Family Wash, the best place to hear live music in East Nashville every night. Down the street from "the Wash" 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.
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 deck...it 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.
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 wing that you can close that gives you full privacy of your bedroom, bathroom and den. The opposite side of the house is sometimes rented separately so you may interact with other guests in common areas. I'm in and out a lot so I usually only see my guests briefly in passing. 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. 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. Taxis are more expensive and the wait for a taxi can take up to an hour.
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.
Jeff was a great host! He was so very welcoming and gracious to us. He gave us information on cool places to go and see in the area, and had the mini fridge stocked with beer and soda. I drank all the beer :) We loved his house and the bed was super comfortable. The back deck overlooking the Cumberland River was fantastic! Great spot to enjoy your coffee in the morning or a cocktail at night. What a view! The house itself is decorated so cool. Jeff played the banjo for us and I think I'm going to be buying one myself now. This was our first AirBnB experience and it was fantastic and would stay with Jeff again when we head back to Nashville. Jeff you rock! Thanks for having us!
The listing was very accurate to the description. Jeff's house is like stepping into a thoughtfully laid out vintage music shop. It's clean and spacious and the room even came with it's own private living room/suite area. It's in a perfect location if you want enough space from the busy downtown area, but still a true Nashville experience. The porch had amazing views of the river and Jeff was very open about letting us come and go as we chose.
Jeff prepared the house for our arrival and worked with us to ensure we had the key to come and go for our race weekend in Nashville. This is a super cool house with a great view of the river. We spent an entire afternoon watching the river and enjoying the perfect weather! Thanks Jeff!
Jeff was great. The house was every bit as comfortable and cool as advertised. Will stay here again!
Just got back from a weekend at Jeff's place in East Nash. We absolutely loved his home. It is gorgeous, relaxing and he was a great host, he led us to some awesome local spots. Highly recommend staying with him. It was clean and a convenient place to use as a hub in the city.
Jeff was awesome and his place was the perfect spot for our short trip to Nashville. I wish we had stayed longer and had better weather but we still had a great time and would definitely book through Jeff again! Bedroom, bath, and living room space were all super clean and comfy. Lots of great artwork and instruments around the house. Jeff gave great directions and recommendations for places to visit too.
Our stay was fabulous! We spent most of the time on the awesome deck overlooking the river - truly special place. Jeff is a remarkable host - has the perfect blend of friendly, gracious hospitality and respectful allowance of privacy. He has a generous spirit and gave us great recommendations about the area. Hope to stay again!
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I'm a musician/singer/songwriter and artist and I moved to Nashville from Phoenix, Arizona 20 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.