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Historic Music City Nashville Log Home- 4 Miles to Downtown-

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Unique, historic and hand-built log house with large yard, in East Nashville

A unique home in the heart of East Nashville with that Music City Country feel yet is walking distance to the popular stores and restaurants of Porter Road and Eastland, minutes from Five Points, and just a few miles from downtown Nashville (~4 miles) and convenient interstate access. This house is also near Shelby Park, the Shelby Golf Course and the Greenway nature trails.

My great grandfather built this charming log house in the 1930s to accommodate his large family. As a railway worker and renaissance man, he reused and re-purposed materials to build the home- the ceiling joists from the railway roundhouse service station were used for the walls, boxcar wood now serves as the hardwood floors, and marble from Union Station lines the bathroom floors. Much of this neighborhood used to be the family farm and has a musical history of hosting bands from the Opry and Nashville recording artist.

The home features 2 king bed rooms, 2 queen bed rooms, and has three full baths. Each bedroom has individual, private locks.

The home is only four miles to downtown and is located in the heart of popular East Nashville, walking distance to shops and restaurants, where you can get coffee, ice cream, drinks, dinner and souvenirs. The house is on a corner lot with a large front yard and a gravel driveway that allows access from both streets. The front porch swing and rocking chair are great places to relax and enjoy the neighborhood.

The home is furnished, has central heat and air conditioning and ceiling fans, wifi Internet, and Comcast cable with a large HD TV. The house also has a dishwasher, stove, microwave, refrigerator with ice maker, coffeemaker, toaster, kettle and a compact washer and dryer. A bus stop is located just footsteps away where Tillman Lane meets Porter Road.

The Sun King and Ice Queen rooms are divided by a full bathroom. The bathroom doors may be locked from the inside and outside for privacy. The Sun King features a modern decor with a king bed, large chest of drawers, closet, bedside table, small table and chair, ceiling fan and sun-blocking curtains. The Ice Queen features an antique decor with a queen bed and a twin bed, bedside table, mirrored closet.

The Green Queen bedroom features a queen bed, mirrored closet, chest of drawers, chair, ceiling fan and small bedside table/bench. This room also has an attached study area with two futon chairs.

The Sea King bedroom has a private exterior entrance. The room features a king bed, ceiling fan, two closets, large chest of drawers made by the Amish, a bench, small table, and mirror with coat/key hooks.

The Log House is in a bustling residential and commercial neighborhood of East Nashville. Shops and restaurants are two blocks away on Porter Road and Eastland, and the popular Five Points area is about 2 miles away. Downtown Nashville, Lower Broadway, Riverfront and many main tourist attractions are about 4 miles away. It usually takes around 10 -13 minutes to get from the Log House to downtown and a cab is approximately $11 for two people. We also have Uber and Lyft and a lot of those drivers are available in East Nashville. Taxis are typically only available outside of the airport or downtown.

From the Log House to Green Hills in the heart of West Nashville a cab for two people will be about $26 and it takes about 20 minutes if you use the Interstate to travel the 13 miles.

There is usually a flat rate from the airport to any location of about $25.

We require a two night minimum reservation. Special restrictions apply for CMA Fest.

Check-in is typically from noon on, unless we have a guest checking-out the day of your arrival. If we have a check-out and check-in on the same day, your check-in time will most likely be from 4pm on. Check-out time is usually before noon. If we have a guest checking-in the same day as your check-out, your check-out time will be before or at 10 a.m

Please note the Log House is located in the heart of a residential and commercial neighborhood. We ask that all guests are respectable of the neighborhood and must keep noise levels within appropriate levels and city ordinance time frames.

Please note that TN requires a 9.25% sales tax, a 6% Occupancy tax and a $2.50 occupancy tax per night of your reservation. VRBO only lets you list one tax through their system so all reservations will have an additional tax invoice. Please note that due to the Nashville short-term rental law, no vacation rental is allowed to have more than 12 guests or 4 bedrooms.

Feel free to inquire with any questions.

More Details

Property Manager
Lanier Brandau
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 8, 2018

About Lanier Brandau

Hello! I'm a native Nashvillian and my family has lived in East Nashville for generations.

Lanier Brandau purchased this house in 1935

Why Lanier Brandau chose Rolling Acres

My great grandfather built this property in the 1930s to accommodate his large family. He was a renaissance man, re-purposing and reusing railway materials to hand build the house. In his day, the Log House was where the Nashville railway lines stopped and the country began. Today the property is in the heart of popular East Nashville yet the house and land give you a relaxed Music City county feel while being footsteps away to the city action. The Log House is about four miles from downtown Nashville and just blocks from shops, bars, and restaurants.

What makes this house unique

Historic, unique Log House in East Nashville- from the hand-built structure to the large yard- the home is just footsteps away from shops and restaurants in East Nashville and has convenient access to downtown and the remainder of Nashville.


Rolling Acres House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • The three full bathrooms within the house have medicine cabinets and closets for storage. Towels are provided.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • racquetball
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Great location!

  • 5 of 5

We celebrated my 40th birthday in Nashville and this house was awesome! It was large enough that everyone wasn’t on top of each other. The porch swing was nice to sit out in the mornings and enjoy the outdoors with your coffee. The neighborhood was nice and safe. It was about a $10 Lyft ride to Broadway but there was also plenty of things to do close by. Since it’s an older home the plumbing was a little tricky in the shower but for the price and location it’s worth it!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved it. Sweet and close to everything

  • 5 of 5

Very nice. Perfect location. Air worked well!!! Not sure if lots of rain or what, but misquotes were extremely bad outside. We have had lots of rain... I did tell the owner and they said they would take a look... Loved everything else. Lots of room. Comfortable beds!!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Super great house to stay in for large families!

  • 5 of 5

Very close to downtown and pretty much anything you want to do! We had kids from ages 2-17 with us and the house was perfect!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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The house is amazing for large groups!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful properry, great for a bachelorette party.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family spot

  • 5 of 5

Our family loves staying here! This was our 3rd time to visit and it won't be our last. Even though you're in the city, the rustic feel of this house plus the fact that it sits on a nice size piece of property so you're not on top of any of the neighbors makes it feel like a nice little getaway place. And the owner Lanier Brandau makes sure your experience exceeds your expectations! Thanks again, Lanier! We're looking forward to another return visit!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking to have a large group stay in Nashville, this is the place. The location is far enough away to relax with friends and family, but close enough to Honky Tonk at a moments notice. Lanier was a great host and was extremely helpful with our weekend stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nashville International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Pomodoro, Rose Pepper
Nearest Golf
1.2 Miles
Shelby Park Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
4.24 Miles
I-24, I-40, I-65 and I-440 are all close as well.
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Pomodoro East
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $145 + Tax
$2.50 Occ. Tax per night $2.5
Property Damage Protection $59

Minimum three night stay for the weekends. Minimum two night stay during M-Th. A rental agreement is required. Please feel free to inquire about the agreement prior to booking the house. 60 day cancellation policy. No refunds issued if weather permits travelers from arriving in Nashville. Please note the lessee must be 21 years or older. Also, note that TN has three taxes: a 9.25% sales tax, a $2.50 occupancy tax per night and a 6% occupancy tax.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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