About this listing
Stay in one room in this homey front-porch bungalow. A 45-minute walk, $9 Uber, or 5 minute drive (2.5m/4k) to Broadway (downtown) with full kitchen and laundry. I provide excellent service to budget-minded travelers who want a friendly home away from home.
My house is plain, and so is my neighborhood. But in this house, there are no strangers, only friends not yet met.
In the guest room, the bed has a full size (slightly smaller than queen) mattress. In that same room, there is an additional futon, usually folded up into a couch, that can be folded out into a queen-sized bed to accommodate two more.
Let me know how I can make you feel at home here!
*Wifi, printer, scanner
*Lots of advice about what to see and do in Nashville
*24/7 access via a code
*Guests may share the use of the kitchen, bathroom, living room, and the rest of the house with the owner/host
*Washer and dryer
Please note that there is no television in the house; this is by choice.
Interaction with guests
Unless I'm out of town, I will meet with you in person. I'll tell you a bit more about my house and the neighborhood, and see if there is any information about Nashville I can provide. I don't live in a mansion or a fancy neighborhood, but I offer the warm heart of genuine hospitality here.
By hosting, I get to see the world without ever having bought a plane ticket. The guests I like best are adventuresome and friendly. They are interested in an exchange that makes the world smaller, one person at a time.
If you want to get a feel for where I live, put the intersection of Coffee St. and Delta Ave. into your favorite mapping software.
My neighborhood has not yet gone through the process of gentrification that the neighborhoods even two blocks away have. One guest even described it as "grittier than [he] expected." It's comfortable, relaxed, and pretty quiet most of the time. Nonetheless, if poor people or African Americans freak you out, you should probably stay someplace else, right?
Fisk, Meharry, and Tennessee State are just around the corner. Broadway, the Country Music Hall of Fame, and downtown are close enough that I walk or bike to them from time to time.
Hope Gardens, Salemtown, and Germantown are trendy areas adjacent to the south that include fancy coffee shops and boutiques, the Farmer's Market, and the Nashville Sounds baseball stadium they're building. MetroCenter has state offices and auto dealerships, along with Watkins art school.
You can sit on the front porch of my house and watch the neighborhood; the nuns sometimes play soccer in full habits. You can walk a few minutes for incredible variety.
The closest landmark on a map to where I live is the intersection of Coffee and Delta streets. You can use this as a rough gauge of how close I am to whatever you're coming to Nashville to visit.
Downtown is a 45-minute walk. Biking takes about 20 minutes. Uber and Lyft rideshare services are the most practical, taking about ten minutes including the wait. The bus takes 15 minutes, but only runs every half hour, and stops at 7:30P. Driving, it takes about five minutes to get downtown.
I'm three right turns from I-65, I-24, and I-40. Most things a person needs are within walking distance or biking distance, but a car is useful. Public transit is improving in Nashville, but not incredibly convenient.
The nearest grocery store is exactly a mile away, which is fifteen minutes on foot. There is a Starbucks that is a ten minute walk; a locally-owned coffee shop is 25 minutes away by foot.
Vanderbilt is three miles away. This is ten minutes by car, twenty minutes by bike, forty minutes by bus, and an hour walking slowly.
If you are not going to have a car, please consider how you are going to get from the airport or bus station before you arrive. I'm only rarely available to pick up guests upon arrival in town.
I caution European travelers that amenities for pedestrians, cyclists, and transit users in most US cities are not very good, and that Nashville is no exception. Do your research before you arrive so that you are not surprised.
Other things to note
You will be a guest in the house where I live. The guests who have had the best time staying here want a little bit of a social experience. Those who have had the worst time have thought of this as a cheap substitute for a hotel, which it is not.
While this is a business, and is an important part of my livelihood, my interest in my guests usually goes far beyond money.
Please mind the following requests:
1. Please contact me on the day before you arrive to confirm plans.
2. Please make sure that the person who made the reservation will arrive on the first night.
3. Unless otherwise prenegotiated, please make sure that all the people who will stay here are here on the first night.
3-and-one-half. Unless prenegotiated, please plan on having all members of your group meet with me meet with me for about a half hour on the day of arrival, usually after I get home from work (6PMish), to go over house access and details.
4. Please do not bring pets or prepubescent children.
5. Please be a good temporary housemate to me. I ask that guests do their own dishes, clean up after themselves in the kitchen and public spaces, restrict nudity and/or sexual activity to private areas of the house unless otherwise prenegotiated, abstain from the use of illegal drugs, smoke outside instead of inside, depart by noon on check out day, and take off their shoes indoors.
So that I know you've read this, please mention that "the list of rules is numbered from 1 to 5" when you request to book. Thanks for your attentiveness! You'll be a great guest-- just the sort I want!!
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
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I'm Dan, and I'd like to get to know you!
I'm a returned Peace Corps Volunteer, a contra dancer, a Buddhist practitioner, and an adventurer. I live in the heart of Music City, USA! I'm privileged to be able to extend hospitality to those who want to see this wonderful place.
My life goal is to live more while owning less. Happiness is not in things; it is in us.