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

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 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 (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 out our homes. 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.


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.

As you'll see from my reviews, I love to host my Memphis guests. Upon booking, I'll will share with you my local recommendations for places to eat, drink and be merry. I also like to ensure that guest check-in goes smoothly and that you have everything you need. 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

John Kirkscey
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

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 Downtown

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.


Downtown Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • 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
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries


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Heart Of Downtown on Main St---Luxurious 2-Story, 2-Bdrm Condo
average rating of 4.9765625 based on 128 reviews

Great location and perfect place to stay in Memphis

  • 5 of 5

Johns apartment is so convenient and just a great place to stay. The apartment is fully equipped with everything You will need; a lot of restaurants and nightlife within easy walking

distance. John was a wonderful host and communication with him beforehand was excellent.

I really enjoyed the stay and look forward to going back at a later date.

Thank You, John for Your home; really enjoyed it

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quaint, lovely and within walking distance to so much!

  • 5 of 5

Three friends and I stayed here for an extended weekend to enjoy the sites and sounds of Memphis. The owner met us for a late check-in to show us around. He was friendly, thorough and accommodating. He had a nice bottle of red wine waiting for us which was a pleasant surprise. The home was beautifully decorated with heirlooms from his family - nice touch. The home was clean and within walking distance to all the things we planned to do. The beds were comfortable and the towels were plush. The carpet downstairs was definitely an upgrade and felt great under our feet. The wooden floors upstairs were beautifuly maintained. We loved the wooden door with local recommendations written in chalk. It came in handy throughout our stay. There were a lot of extra amenities provided that we were not expecting (soap, shampoo, laundry detergent, baking essentials, candy, candles, games, books,etc..). This owner takes great pride in this place and it shows in all the details! He made sure we felt welcomed and answered all our questions. When we come back (and we will) we will definitely stay here again. It was outstanding, as well as dealing with the owner.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the lovely review, Kathy! Y'all are welcome back any time. I look forward to hosting y'all again!
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Absolutely Magnificent Property and Experience

  • 5 of 5

This condo is literally in the heart of downtown Memphis. It is appropriately named because it certainly put a mojo on us. Our stay was great, and everything was wonderful. The condo is beautifully decorated, and the ambiance is just awesome. It was so comfortable and relaxing that we felt right at home. The condo alone is an amazing experience, but the experience was made even better because the owner is so accommodating and easy to work with. Whenever we stay in downtown Memphis, our first choice is certainly Mojo Memphis. It definitely has that Mojo.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfect getaway right in the heart of everything! Couldn’t have asked for anything else.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I needed a few days away from our crazy schedules and this was the perfect place to do it! We needed nor wanted for anything while at the condo. We were able to walk everywhere and that was a big plus! It was exactly what we needed and I can see it being a regular getaway for us.

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Place to Stay in Memphis!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in this rental. The owner is wonderful and easy to work with. The decor and furnishings are amazing. The location is perfect! Close to restaurants and attractions but on a quieter street. We will definatley be staying here again.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Location and very well appointed

  • 5 of 5

Had the pleasure of staying only 3 nights and our expectations were far exceeded. The location is excellent. The condo has a warm inviting feeling the minute you walk in. The owner we believe has got what it takes to make one feel welcome. We would highly recommend this place.


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  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning $100
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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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