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Upscale Private Guest Cottage in the Heart of Nashville

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

VRBO Bear stayed here

We found this property to be beary special

About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible Sofabed, 1 Bath, Sleeps 2-4

Mulberry House is a completely renovated 1000-square-foot 19th-century carriage house located in the heart of Nashville. Nestled behind a three-story Victorian 'painted lady,' it is designed especially for travelers who prefer the ambiance of a guest cottage to that of a large hotel.

Situated on Clifton Lane adjacent to 12th Avenue South, Mulberry House is three blocks from the hoppin' 12South restaurant and retail district, five minutes from the ultra-modern Gulch district, and only 10 minutes from downtown Nashville. In the immediate vicinity are parks (Battle of Nashville Memorial and Sevier Park) and bike paths linking as far as historic East Nashville. One of the nation's few urban wildlife preserves, the beautiful Radnor Lake, is four miles further out of town on 12th Avenue/Granny White Pike.

The cottage is secluded in its own private courtyard and has the feel of a wooded retreat and secret garden. The original 1880s portion, which includes the bedroom, a bath with both tub and glass shower, and a fully equipped kitchen, features the original bead-board ceiling and rustic wood-plank walls. This older period section is enhanced by the new addition, a 500-square-foot great room complete with crossbeams, demi-lune window and cathedral ceiling. The spacious, light-infused room includes two comfortable seating areas, a media center, desk and a granite dining peninsula opening into the kitchen.

Guests enjoy the privacy of a large, fenced courtyard garden, a stone-and-brick patio and a secluded rock garden. Wrought-iron furniture, a hammock and a porch swing facilitate outdoor dining, daydreaming and relaxation. The grounds of the main house, which is situated in a quiet urban neighborhood, include an original gazebo, herb and flower gardens and stately old trees.

Mulberry House features a blend of styles and furnishings that reflect a modern sensibility. Bamboo floors, antique and contemporary furniture, original art, Oriental rugs and whimsical folk art and crafts grace the interior. Zen basins, copper rain-chains, Japanese lanterns and a magnificent Buddhist temple bell lend a tranquil, timeless aura to the garden.

As your hosts, we have a personal interest in your comfort and enjoyment while you are guests at Mulberry House. We have traveled extensively in the U.S. and abroad and have enjoyed sabbaticals in Jerusalem, Tübingen, Kyoto and Hong Kong. Sojourns in facilities around the world have introduced us to many wonderful people and places. Inspired by these experiences, we have created Mulberry House to share the ideal qualities of the places we love--the hospitality of Southerners everywhere, the charm of a French country inn, the coziness of a German mountain chalet, the tranquility of a Japanese ryokan, the luxuries that distinguish a boutique hotel. As our guests will testify, we go out of our way to accommodate your individual needs and interests.

Mulberry House is furnished with art and antiques from our former gallery, Antics. These and other fine and decorative arts and artifacts from our collection are available to guests for purchase, with Mulberry House guests receiving preferred pricing.

Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, Mulberry House offers a private, peaceful headquarters for your stay in Nashville.

Come, explore and enjoy!

Doug

Keywords: Guest Cottage

More Details

Owner
Doug
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, german, norwegian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2017

About Doug

Mulberry House

Doug Knight

1100 Clifton Lane

Nashville, Tennessee 37204.

My wife and I have traveled extensively in the U.S. and abroad and have spent sabbaticals in Jerusalem, Tübingen, Kyoto and Hong Kong. During our travels, we have especially enjoyed staying in guest houses where we could experience the local lifestyle.

Inspired by these travels, we renovated our 19th-century carriage house and opened Mulberry House in 2007. Since then, we have acted as hosts for an array of native and foreign guests and enjoyed every minute!

Since I speak German and Norwegian and am acquainted with the challenges of foreign travel, I am delighted to welcome guests from around the world.

I take pleasure in hospitality and in guests' comfort, convenience, and special requests. At the same time, I make a practice of protecting guests' privacy. Once I have welcomed guests, I do not enter the secluded cottage courtyard without being invited. Mulberry House offers the best of both worlds -- complete privacy along with highly personal service.

Come stay at Mulberry House in Nashville!

Doug purchased this cottage in 1992

Why Doug chose Nashville

My wife and I settled in Nashville in the 1970s when we both became affiliated with Vanderbilt University. We have enjoyed watching Nashville evolve into an increasingly interesting city, offering not only an astounding array of music but also excellent art, theater, and restaurants as well as professional football and hockey teams. Mulberry House enjoys a convenient, central location from which to take advantage of these offerings. We are located at 1100 Clifton Lane, adjacent to 12th Avenue South/Granny White Pike. The cottage is three blocks from the refurbished 12South restaurant and retail district, 5 minutes from the ultra-modern Gulch district, and only 10 minutes from downtown Nashville. In our immediate vicinity, there are parks (Battle of Nashville Memorial Park and Sevier Park) and bike paths linking as far as historic East Nashville. One of the nation's few urban wildlife preserves, the beautiful Radnor Lake is 4 miles further out of town on 12th Avenue/Granny White Pike.

Mulberry House is conveniently situated in an attractive residential neighborhood within a few miles of most visitors’ favorite destinations: Music Row, Vanderbilt University, Belmont University, Lipscomb University, Green Hills (home of the famous Bluebird Cafe, the shopping meccas of The Mall at Green Hills and Hill Place) & Hillsboro Village, which features the Belcourt Cinema, an excellent independent film house.

Whether you are visiting Nashville for business or pleasure, Mulberry House offers an ideal location in the heart of the city.

What makes this cottage unique

In addition to our outstanding location, guests enjoy many benefits including a fully equipped and well-stocked gourmet kitchen, fresh herbs from the garden, plush bathrobes, and luxurious bath products. We also offer such amenities as private off-street parking, storage for bicycles and use of the gazebo and grounds.

As a welcome gift, we also leave special treats such as a little box of freshly baked cookies or paletas from the neighborhood all-natural Mexican popsicle shop.

Guestbook comments from the owner

It was nice coming in from the long flight from Oregon to an instantly comfortable setting. And nice having breakfast things available when we didn't have a clue at first where to go out for breakfast. Arriving to find a Corona and lime waiting was highly appreciated, as was having a AuxIn line available on the stereo so we could plug in a smartphone and stream our hometown radio station. The eclectic collection of art is great fun.



Love the mood of this place!
Nov 2011
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Amenities

Green Hills Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • claw-foot tub and glass shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen-size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) Pac-n-Play, Sleep Sofa (1) Queen-size
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Yard
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • tennis

Reviews

Breakfast in the garden patio

VRBO Bear stayed here

Oct 6, 2009

This 19th century restored carriage house had old-fashioned charm, but all the modern conveniences a bear could ask for! Within minutes of downtown Nashville, all that Music City had to offer was right at my fingertips. By day, I enjoyed the history and culture of the city and by night, I returned to the tranquil cottage to relax and get a good night’s rest on my plush bed. The Mulberry House cottage was within minutes of downtown Nashville, where I visited the Grand Ole Opry and the Music City Hall of Fame. In addition to enjoying some local country and jazz music, I visited historic sites such as President Andrew Jackson’s estate. Rumor has it that music stars and dignitaries from around the world have stayed at Mulberry House! Royalty, music and art lovers alike will thoroughly enjoy their stay at this cottage. The owners have decorated the house with art from around the world. Some pieces of the art and antique collection are available for purchase and guest receive preferred pricing. I enjoyed seclusion and tranquility on my private patio where I could listen to the rain on the chimes on a misty morning or relax on the gazebo and enjoy the fall foliage. The owners left me treats galore, including locally made artisan bread, cheese, berries, drinks, jam, cookies and honey! I soaked in a lavender bubble bath in the claw foot tub and enjoyed listening to music on the state-of-the-art surround sound system I had everything I needed during my visit. I had wireless internet access to find out reviews on local restaurants and also had the opportunity to visit with the homeowners nearby to ask them for suggestions on local hotspots. From plush linens to colorful textiles to delicious snacks, private parking and relaxing scenery, I was truly rejuvenated at this high end guest cottage called the Mulberry House! The VRBO Bear

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

Upscale Private Guest Cottage in the Heart of Nashville
average rating of 5.0 based on 51 reviews
5

The mulberry house is an absolute must to stay at! 😊

  • 5 of 5

Doug is a pleasure to work with in planning your stay in Nashville. The house is well stocked in everything you may need down to the fridge. He had yogurt cheeses milk orange juice bread sodas and even beers. The mulberry house was truly what we needed, couldn't of been more perfect. The location was convenient to get to everything we wanted but we felt out of the hustle and bustle of the city in Doug's secluded backyard get away.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

Perfect in Every Way

  • 5 of 5

I travel constantly for work and occasionally for pleasure and am an avid and often user of both VRBO and AirBnb. I am pretty easy going and am usually satisfied. At the same time, most places at which I have stayed were solid B+ or A-, which is not bad at all, but not perfect. Then along came Doug's Mulberry Guest Cottage and I found perfection. The cottage is even more beautiful than the pictures. It's bright and airy with a nice firm bed, comfy pillows, a fully stocked kitchen and a real dining area with table and chairs, which was ideal for my purposes. I have never felt so immediately at home anywhere. Ever. And Doug went above and beyond in every way, making me feel like an old friend the first second we met and helping me fully utilize the space for a highly confidential dinner meeting. I hated to leave and now that I'm no longer there I'm a tad depressed. I'll recover.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

When I stay in Nashville this rental is always my first choice. It is very private, comfortable and conveniently located. Great restaurants are close. The owner is very attentive, helpful and friendly. My only hesitation about recommending it is that it may not be available for me the next time I need it!

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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5

Lovely cottage getaway

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic cozy place. Everything was well appointed with lots of extras (fresh cookies on arrival, surround sound, fridge stocked with beer, bread yogurt etc). Doug is a great host and provides great recommendations. Short 5 minte uber ride to the 12 south area with great restaurants/bars (and just beyond that the Gulch) and only 15 mins to honkytonk bars.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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5

Awesome cottage in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We loved our girls weekend in Nashville. The cottage was beautiful, in a gorgeous neighborhood, close to amazing 12South area and a quick Uber ride to all the other places we wanted to visit. Doug made us feel so welcome and he did extra things like stock the fridge with breakfast food and drinks. Overall, I highly recommend this place to anyone visiting Nashville!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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5

What a beautiful home. We loved staying in the coveted carriage house.

  • 5 of 5

We came for a football game and love this little cozy carriage house. It's private and perfect for 2. Close to all the action in a nice quite area. We loved it!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nashville International Airport (BNA)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
12th South Taproom
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
McCabe Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Interstate 65
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Urban Grub, Burger Up, Yellow Porch
Nearest Point of Interest
Belmont University (1.9 mi.)
Nearest Point of Interest
Bridgestone Arena (4 mi.)
Nearest Point of Interest
Centennial Park (3.9 mi.)
Nearest Point of Interest
Country Music Hall of Fame (3.8 mi.)
Nearest Point of Interest
Frist Center for the Visual Arts (3.5 mi.)
Nearest Point of Interest
Grand Ole Opry (8.4 mi.)
Nearest Point of Interest
LP Field - Titans (5.3 mi.)
Nearest Point of Interest
Music Row (2.9 mi.)
Nearest Point of Interest
Nashville Airport (6.9 mi.)
Nearest Point of Interest
Symphony Hall (3.9 mi.)
Nearest Point of Interest
Radnor Lake (5.3 mi.)
Nearest Point of Interest
Ryman Auditorium (4 mi.)
Nearest Point of Interest
Tennessee State Museum (4.2 mi.)
Nearest Point of Interest
Vanderbilt University (2.7 mi.)
Car: recommended

Nashville, Middle, Tennessee, USA --- Conveniently located in an attractive residential neighborhood, Mulberry House is within a few miles of Music Row, Vanderbilt University, Belmont University, Lipscomb University, Green Hills (home of the famous Bluebird Cafe) and Hillsboro Village. Situated on Clifton Lane adjacent to 12th Avenue, it is 3 blocks from the refurbished 12South retail and restaurant district, 5 minutes from the ultra-modern Gulch district, and only 10 minutes from downtown Nashville. In the immediate vicinity there are parks (Battle of Nashville Memorial and Sevier Park) and bike paths linking as far as historic East Nashville. One of the nation's few urban wildlife preserves, the beautiful Radnor Lake, is 4 miles further out of town on 12th Avenue/Granny White Pike.

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Rates & Availability

Green Hills Cottage Rental Rates

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Owner accepts payment in:
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2 night minimum stay
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Additional information about rental rates

Occupancy tax per night $2.5
Cleaning fee $50 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 15.25%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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