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

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
condo
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights

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 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.

NOTE 3: For Memphis in May BBQ Festival (May 17-20), I have a 4-night minimum.

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 one 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 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 few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 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.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Heart Of Downtown on Main St---Luxurious 2-Story, 2-Bdrm Condo
average rating of 4.97 based on 100 reviews
5

Great, great, great!! We'll be back

  • 5 of 5

You'll love this place. Steps away from everything you'll want to do and eat in Memphis. The owner is so gracious and helpful. Condo is beautiful and cozy. You won't be disappointed. Promise!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastic Stay in Memphis

  • 5 of 5

John's place is fantastic! The location in Memphis absolutely can't be beat - one can walk, taxi, trolley or drive easily anywhere - and the apartment itself was superb in every way. It was super clean, very cozy and extremely well-appointed. There was nothing we needed that wan't there. John met us personally and gave us many recommendations that we were able to incorporate into our stay. He was super flexible with our arrival and departure and a fantastic host. I would stay here again anytime. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Book it!

  • 5 of 5

John has an amazing condo in the PERFECT LOCATION! It literally is a couple of blocks walking distance to 95% of the most popular tourist areas and restaurants. It is beautifully decorated, comfortable and has everything a guest would want. His chalkboard door of "info" is all you need to experience the best of Memphis! Thanks John!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of spending 3 nights at this luxurious condo. The condo was very well maintained and well stocked with everything plus more. The street level location was great - no elevators to deal with; we could even sit outside the front door and enjoy the ambiance. It was also great to be able to walk out the front door steps away to convenient restaurants, stores, and of course Beale St.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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5

Everything was perfect

  • 5 of 5

from John meeting us and letting us store our bags, Bottle of wine when we returned for check-in, the chocolates. Everything is close by walking distance though we did Uber to a few places otherwise we walked everywhere.

Apartment is amazing, loved the blackboard door with recommendations I used this info prior to arriving to figure where to go as well where to eat.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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5

Great place. Great town.

  • 5 of 5

The location is ideal - really a 5-10 minute walk to any of the main attractions downtown: Mississipi waterfront, the best restaurants and Beale Street. The Civil Rights Museum may be the longest walk at 10-15 minutes, which is nothing considering the scenery along the way. The apartment feels even better than it looks in the pictures (which is very nice with attention to detail), has phenomally convenient parking, and is likely one of the few three bed places available in the local. Lastly, John is extremely generous and accommodating. He honored the two special requests I asked of him.

I will be back to Memphis several times over the next three years and will definitely seek to stay at the same property, or one of John's other properties.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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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:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter special
Jan 17 2017 - Feb 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
$175
From
$200
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
March 3-5
Mar 3 2017 - Mar 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
$350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Music Fest
May 4 2017 - May 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
$400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
BBQ Fest
May 16 2017 - May 21 2017
4 night minimum stay
$400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
901 Fest
May 26 2017 - May 28 2017
3 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
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75
Refundable damage deposit $400
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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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.
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:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

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