I am a PhD graduate student at Peabody College at Vanderbilt University. My husband and I moved to Nashville from Austin, TX.
This is a comfortable cottage-style home with a vintage vibe to the furnishings. The location was convenient for getting to everywhere we needed to be both downtown and on the east side. The neighborhood was quiet and we found great ethnic restaurants nearby on Nolensville Pike. We'd definitely stay here again.
We had a fabulous time in Nashville - thanks, in part, to our stay in Emily's Bungalow!
The historic bungalow is quite large, wooden floors throughout, and full of nice vintage charm from the craftsman styled home. Emily was very flexible in terms of scheduling with a short turn around time and accessible whenever we had questions. The home is located in a quiet rolling neighborhood that is seconds from a direct bus route to downtown Nashville and famous Honky Tonk Row. There are many great authentic restaurants right in walking distance - including what we were told was the best Thai food in town and legitimate TN BBQ. Would definitely recommend and would stay again!
Emily was great!
She was very accommodating and fast to respond. Our flight arrived late and she was very flexible. The back yard is an amazing oasis and well worth everything. They have a nicely built deck down by the river. It was a bit far from downtown through and during sxsw at night it was hard to get home. I felt it was over priced for sxsw because it was smaller and dustier then we expected. The bed was uncomfortable. I would def stay there again at the regular rate.
Cute, rustic little old farm house. It's a very short hike down to the river/lake... and in many ways, it reminded me of Thoreau's "Walden Pond" haha.
I stayed for a bit over a month, so longer than the average visitor, but I really appreciated the amount of privacy Emily and Eric gave me. I had just moved to Austin without a place to live and needed temporary housing while I looked. I almost forgot I was staying in an AirBnB! Definitely can be stayed in without a car... brief walk to HEB and there's a lot of good restaurants in the area like Rio's Brazilian Cafe.
The house itself is adorable. Old wood flooring, cute old homey furniture. I felt at home.
My only complaint is that there were bugs, but I wasn't really shocked by this given the house's proximity to the river and woods. As other reviewers have said, this isn't a luxury hotel... you'll definitely be getting some of the elements! For the most part, that was a good thing though... I heard owls and other animals and could even watch it all from the shower... which has a really amazing view! Nice thing to wake up to.
So I'm glad I stayed here. It exposed me to a lot of the nice culture of East Austin and made me feel at home.
Just in town for a few days. The house was great, and the back yard was amazing. It felt like a nice cabin in the woods. We enjoyed our stay very much.
Great place- a tiny cabin in the woods in central Austin. Well, one side is in the woods and the other side is right off a busy road- it was pretty yin yang.
The good- the place was cute and clean with lots of character. The backyard's nicer than some state parks; we spent most of our time hanging out on the deck by the river where there's huge shade trees, a swing and lots of growth that makes it feel like your own private forest. There's cheap Mexican food (pastor tacos!) and a convenience store across the street.
The bad- the road is busy, can be loud in the bedroom and it's hard to pull your car out when traffics going. The apartments and head shop next door are a little sketchy- wasn't totally comfortable walking there at night. The stove is a camp stove. The loud speakers from the volleyball (?) tournaments across the river played pop songs most of Saturday afternoon. The mattress has seen better days.
Definitely WOULD NOT recommend for anyone that is squeamish about the natural world, old buildings, old furnishings or neighborhoods that are a bit rough around the edges. This place is not condo!
WOULD recommend for someone who thinks 'not a condo' is a good thing. It's a really unique place.
Not the best area. Cesar Chavez is a major street. And the pictures do not accurately depict the landscaping of the area down to the river. It would have been a hike through rocks and over tree branches to get down to the river. We booked this property because of the appearance of a relaxing riverfront retreat but that is not what we found when we arrived. Due to that inaccuracy, we ended up booking a hotel. On the flip side, Eric was somewhat accommodating and refunded half of our stay...
This is a quaint little property along the river banks... very convenient and centrally located to downtown, but still feeling like you're not in the middle of the concrete jungle... a very unique and "homey" space. You're as much paying for the location and natural setting as anything... just be aware of limited kitchen space and cooking appliances.
We arrived late on Friday and was a bit surprised by the neighborhood. The house is about 5 minutes out of the city. The area isn't exactly UNSAFE but you can tell that its on that border. We checked out the Mexican Restaurant right across the street ... it was decent and the prices were extremely lower than that in California.
The house and yard was a bit dark when we arrived and the weird contraption in the front yard along with the awkwardly standing door made it feel a bit creepy. (I would have appreciated it if the front porch light was lit.)
- The fridge, microwave, plates and cutlery were very useful.
- The house it self was nice. A bit dated but had the essential furnishings.
- The bathroom looked nice and seemed newly decorated. It also had Shampoo/Conditioner available and 2 sets of Towels.
- The big main couch in the living room was angled oddly and swallowed you when you sat on it.
- There was WIFI but the password was not provided. (We had to ask them for it the next day)
- I found a cockroach walking around one night.
- The main AC unit was in the living room so we had to keep the door open to cool the bedroom.
yeah it was pretty great the "backyard" was beautiful! we loved it! its 100 percent legit!
Emily was very nice, friendly, responsive and clear. It was great to have her as a guest!
Thanks so much to have so good and uncomplicated guests and leave the apartment so clean!
Emily was great guest. i had very pleasent time while her stay.. thanks for staying with me!!!
Emily e suo marito sono stati due giorni da me. Sono degli ottimi ospiti. Rispettosi, puliti, riservati e (website hidden) raccomando vivamente. Il sorriso di Emily non può che creare un'atmosfera amichevole a casa.
Emily and Scott were two guests friendly and discreet, the rain of those days allowed us to have a pleasant conversation that confirms the dimension of positive exchange of airbnb.
I hope we can still be found in front of a cup of good coffee 'to have a chat.
Emily was a great guest! She and her husband Scott came in for a few nights to scope out Nashville before moving here in the next few months. They were so much fun to talk to and hang out with. We are so glad they are going to be living here so we can hang out with them more. Beyond being fantastic people, they were also model guests - clean, quiet, and very cognizant of respecting shared spaces. Would highly recommend as a guest, and I'm sure she is a fabulous host!
Emily was a fabulous guest! Clean, neat, quiet and friendly- what more could a host ask for? Welcome back any time!
Emily and her partner ware perfect guests. She's adorable, great energy, helpful. She even tip me extra 3$ for breaking a silly glass. They ware ThE Best guests I had so far. Come back anytime. Thank you
Emily was a fine guest, very personable and easy to know. We hope she comes back soon!
Emily and I have played on the same coed soccer team for almost a decade now. We also were on the same Texas Rollergirl's home team, the 2011 Champs The Hustlers. She loves to travel and spend time in the real part of a city, not just the touristy parts. She has spent a lot of time sprucing up this adorable guest house and it has everything you need. It's a close bus, cab, or bike ride to downtown and all the new Eastside Austin bars and restaurants. I highly recommend this lovely lady to host your next visit in Austin.