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Heart Of Downtown on Main St---Luxurious 2-Story, 2-Bdrm Condo

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath. Sleeps 5. Condo Right on the Main Street Mall

Enjoy a luxurious, eclectically-furnished condo located in the heart of downtown, on the safest and prettiest stretch of Memphis: the pedestrian Main Street Mall. Ideal for those looking to take full advantage of a vibrant downtown right outside the front door.

NOTE 1: Before making a reservation request, PLEASE inquire first (click "send email") so that we have a chance to correspond. It's most helpful if, upfront, you tell me a bit about yourself, the other guests, and your trip. It also helps if you have your profile filled out. All this makes it much more comforting for hosts before renting our homes out. Thank you!

NOTE 2: Weekend reservations require a 3-night minimum, unless there are only 2 weekend nights available between other bookings or it's a last-minute booking. Also, unless you're wanting to book 5 or more nights or only weekday nights, I usually don't book reservations more than 4-5 months in advance.

ABOUT THE CONDO:

Nicknamed "My Memphis Mojo," the condo is situated within easy walking distance to all the Memphis hot spots: Beale Street is a short (and very safe) 3-block walk along the Main Street Mall, which is lined with restaurants, shops, and bars; the historic Orpheum Theatre and the Mississippi River are 3 blocks away; Fedex Forum as well as many museums are nearby; and the Peabody Hotel and Autozone Park are just one block away.

My Memphis Mojo was even featured as one of the three Best of Memphis vacation home rentals on the former national TV show Sweet Retreats on the Live Well Network. I take great pride in hosting and providing my guests with a special place to call home during their visit to Memphis.

Eclectically-decorated with a Latin and southern charm, the 2-story, 2-bedroom, 1.5-bath condo boasts a warm homey vibe. While you enjoy your complimentary bottle of wine in the living room, watch horse-drawn carriages cruise and passersby stroll along the pedestrian-only Main Street Mall, which is just outside the condo's floor-to-ceiling windows. The condo's street-level front-door entrance opens directly onto downtown's beautiful Main Street Mall.

As many guests tell me, they are pleasantly surprised to find out that the condo is bigger and better than they expected. I guess my photos don't do my place justice.

The master bedroom is located on the main floor with a comfortable queen-size bed and two spacious closets. The full bathroom boasts a huge walk-in shower and oversize tub, which is uniquely located inside the shower.

A stairwell from the main living room leads guests into a spacious downstairs suite that features its own private living room, which altogether takes up the entirety of the bottom floor. Downstairs is furnished with comfortable full and twin size beds as well as a chaise lounge couch, love seat and reading chair; among other furnishings. In addition to the full bathroom, guests also have access to a half bathroom.

The condo includes fresh towels, bath robes, and linens as well as shower gel and shampoo. A hairdryer and iron are also available for guests.

The condo features a fully-equipped modern kitchen with a marble-top bar overlooking the living room and the Main Street Mall. The living room includes a large-screen smart TV with cable.

The condo's back-door entrance connects directly to a secure public parking garage. For my guests, I provide a free parking pass to this garage, which provides you with one reserved parking space with unlimited in-and-out privileges and overnight security access. The reserved parking spot is just steps to my condo's back door.

The condo is ideal for two couples, a family of 5 or less, or a group of friends.

Most of the time, I will be checking you in personally upon your arrival to show you around the condo and to make sure you have everything you need. I will also make local recommendations for places to eat and drink, especially the cooler spots favored by locals. Throughout your stay, I will be available via cell to answer any questions that you may have.

I'm flexible on bookings and will do my best to work with you to accommodate your needs.

NOTE: Those who pay by e-check will get a surprise gift upon check-in.

NOTE: Higher rates may apply for special events and holidays.

*Important note: the rental is for registered guests ONLY. Hosting any events or house parties/get-togethers are strictly prohibited. Note that this is not a generic property rental. It was my home that has now been set up for guests but is still furnished with sentimental and irreplaceable objects, furniture and collectibles of mine, which is also what makes my condo a very special and homey place, as many guests have commented. Please respect my home, and it will provide you with a most enjoyable stay.

More Details

Owner
John Kirkscey
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 26, 2017

About John Kirkscey

I’ve made it my mission to be a great host to those of you visiting Memphis and staying at My Memphis Mojo. This condo has been a therapeutic, and ongoing, work of art for me. So I get a warm and fuzzy feeling when my guests appreciate the place's eclectic yet homey vibe.

I also get a kick out of greeting my guests personally upon check-in and recommending my favorite local spots in town. All this seems to make their stay a bit more special.

I've met some really great people—and friends—through hosting; and I certainly look forward to meeting more.

With all this positive energy, I’ve since managed to get my filmmaker chops going. My short dance film Bookin’ mixes a Memphis street dance called Jookin’ with ballet to a soundtrack that mixes hip-hop beats and cello…all at a famous juke joint in downtown Memphis. It’s been a hit on the festival circuit in both the US and Europe as it spreads the good vibes of cultural fusion, which Memphis is historically known for.

Throughout, I’ve also been developing a downtown community arts center for my fellow emerging artists, right here in my funky home town of Memphis.

I have a special love for this city. And I now have a love for hosting guests at My Memphis Mojo, which I’ve stamped with my own sort of funky vibe. As you’ll see, it’s decorated with a mix of Southern and Latin charm—just like me!—I may have been born a Memphian, but my blood is half Colombian. Gracias, mamá.

So please come on down to Memphis. I’d love to meet you.

John Kirkscey purchased this condo in 2013

Why John Kirkscey chose Memphis

Downtown Memphis is becoming quite dynamic. I wanted to be in the center of that energy. Plus, the art center that I'm developing is just two blocks away. My heart and soul has been devoted both to that project as well as to Memphis. Thus my downtown condo has created a perfect home for me and my guests.

What makes this condo unique

The floor-to-ceiling windows offer guests full views of the Main Street Mall. The condo's central downtown location provides an ideal location for Memphis visitors, putting them right in the heart of the action. A lot of love has been put into this home, giving guests a warm, homey and stylish environment.

Amenities

Downtown Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • The shower is very large and open with a nice tile finish. The bathtub is situated inside the shower--splash at will.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Bedroom 2 has its own living room--set up like a suite
  • The private bedroom has direct access to a full bathroom. There's also a half-bathroom. The downstairs bedroom is an open space that takes up the entirety of the downstairs floor.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(110 traveler reviews)

Heart Of Downtown on Main St---Luxurious 2-Story, 2-Bdrm Condo
average rating of 4.9727273 based on 110 reviews
5

Main Street at the Memphis Mojo

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location and hospitality. Arrival logistics were flawless with a great personalized introduction by John to the property, location and things to do. Extremely convenient to Beale St and all of the great restaurants and attractions. Condo was well furnished with all needed appliances. AC was excellent given the hot temperature. Very cozy and would definitely use again in the future. Had a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Downtown Location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were so happy with our choice to stay at this condo. The location on the Main Street Mall made it such a fun place to stay with so much to do within easy walking distance. It is a unique condo with interesting decor and everything you could need is supplied. John was so nice and helpful. He met us upon check-in and gave us an orientation about the condo and the locations of nearby facilities such as grocery stores, liquor stores, coffee shops, restaurants, bars and attractions. His recommendations for places to eat were exactly what we were looking for to get a taste of Memphis. I am glad that My Memphis Mojo is part of our Memphis memories. We would stay there again!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Clean, Cozy, Convenient

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect property for our 3 day trip to Memphis. The location couldn't have been more convenient for us. We didn't need to rent a car because Beale Street and many restaurants were within walking distance. We were a party of 2 couples. The apartment was spotless and very cozy. John was able to accommodate our beer request and had delicious chocolates waiting for our arrival. If we are ever in Memphis again, we will stay here!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

If we could give it a 10 we would!!!

  • 5 of 5

John was most welcoming and gave us great tips as soon as we arrived. The apartment is clean comfortable and unbelievably convenient. A car is not required and it made the stay so much more relaxing! We devoured the chocolate John left for us. Anyone who gets to stay here is very lucky. We will be back!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent location!

  • 5 of 5

The property owner, John, went above and beyond to suggest things to do in the area. The location is superb walking distance to Beale street, the Civil rights Museum and many restaurants! I would highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome location and host

  • 5 of 5

John was super knowledgeable and his place is lovely and comfortable. Convenient walking everywhere downtown. Trendy neighborhood with lots of restaurants and Beale Street a quick walk away. Loved this place and want to come back and stay longer

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

Downtown Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Last-minute special
Jul 30 2017 - Aug 6 2017
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$200
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
August Special
Aug 9 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$175
From
$200
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
NYE
Dec 29 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
IBC
Jan 16 2018 - Jan 20 2018
4 night minimum stay
$400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$200
From
$225
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning $105
Tax Rate 4.0%

The "Service Fee" that's included in the quote is an additional fee that VRBO is now imposing on guests and not an extra fee that I've added onto my rates.
Weekend reservations require a 3-night minimum, unless it's a last-minute reservation or there are only 2 nights available on the calendar for that particular weekend.
E-check payment preferred; credit-card payments accepted. But if you pay by e-check, you'll get a surprise gift upon check-in.
Higher rates and minimum-night stays apply for special events and holidays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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