About this listing
Welcome to summer in the South! 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!
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.
Summer is finally here 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 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'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. 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.
The place is as fantastic in person as it is in the pictures! Jeff was easy to communicate with and the amenities were so thoughtfully planned. Will definitely book again when visiting Nashville!
Jeff's place was even better than we expected and he was a really cool guy with a cool place, who made us feel very welcome. Our only regret was that we were so tied up with activities associated with a conference at the Gaylord that we were not able to spend as much time relaxing at the house as we would have liked. He gave us tips on the local scene and the ones we checked out were a lot of fun.
He is located in great neighborhood and just a five minute drive from the Opryland.
Before we arrived in Nashville we had stayed at the Fairview Inn in Jackson, MS and later stayed at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis. Neither of those fine establishments were are clean, as friendly, or as fun as Jeff's place.
We'll be back next time we are in town.
Jeff was great to communicate with right from the start. He was away when we arrived but his friend met us and showed us around and also gave us tips of where to eat in the area or hear music. We met Jeff the following day - he was very helpful in suggesting where we could go and listen to some live music. The house is unique with lots of art, books and musical instruments. It was very comfortable and we enjoyed sitting on the terrace overlooking the river. The neighbourhood was very green, short ride to an area with bars and nice restaurants. Only wish we could stay longer to explore it more - another time! Thank you, Jeff!
Jeff was so welcoming when we got to his place. He showed us around, and was very helpful with advice about the Nashville area. This was our first ever Airbnb experience, and thanks to Jeff and his hospitality, I am sure it won't be our last. The house was exactly as described.........beautiful musical instruments, which we had fun playing. We felt we had our privacy and only saw him a couple of times!!! Our overall experience was amazing and anyone coming to the Nashville area needs look no further for the perfect quiet place to say while visiting the Music City!!! Thanks Jeff!!!
This was our second time staying at Jeff's wonderful home. It was great to be back and we felt comfortable, welcomed, and completely relaxed. The neighborhood is nice and the house is always clean and delightful. As was the case last year, Jeff's recommendations for places to eat that weren't totally touristy were spot on. We look fwd to returning!
Jeff was a great host! He was there to greet us when we arrived. If you need suggestions for places to eat or check out live music just ask. The house is so amazing, the decor and the area made me not want to leave. He has everything you might have forgot to bring. Which was the case with our friends forgotten toothbrush. If you're going to stay with a host in Nashville Jeff is hands down the one you want to stay with. Thanks for a great stay Jeff.
I corresponded with Jeff a few months in advance of our group of five arriving to his beautiful and musically wondrous home-- prior to heading to Manchester, TN for Bonnaroo.
Jeff responded very quickly and showed great personality :). He was generous and a blast to jam and chat with.
Though we were only there for one night, Jeff suggested great places to hangout and eat. He was great company and I hope we didn't distract him from his work too much!
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About the Host, Jeff
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.