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Idyllic 12 South Retreat, 4+BDR/3BA, Large front porch & Screened Back Porch

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms + Bonus Rm, 3 full baths, in Nashville's most walkable neighborhood!

Please read our reviews - we love creating memorable experiences for our guests! Recent comments from guests include: "Perfect!," "The Best, Beautiful home in great location!!!," "Luxury Rental felt like home!", "Never wanted to leave," "Perfect Nashville Getaway," "Perfect for our Wedding Weekend," "Perfect Birthday Celebration," "Dream Home." We have really enjoyed creating these experiences for our guests, and look forward to welcoming you.

Our 4 bedroom + Bonus room, 3 full bath, 3200 square feet home was built for both comfort and connection. With 2 bedrooms on the main floor and 3 on the 2nd floor, there is plenty of room to relax. Both ground floor bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms. Our screened-in porch in the back and the large front porch with multiple ceiling fans are wonderful spaces to enjoy during Nashville's often lovely weather.

We have a gas grill for your use, full laundry room, WiFi throughout the property, and a private outdoor shower is a special amenity!

We look forward to welcoming you to our home and all that 12 South has to offer. Just steps away from some of the best shops, restaurants, and coffee houses in Nashville!

More Details

John Allen
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2018

About John Allen

Our family has traveled the world together and yet we always love coming home to Nashville. We are excited to share our home and our city with you.

John Allen purchased this house in 2006

Why John Allen chose 12 South

Beautiful, centrally located, near the very best that Nashville has to offer. We have lived in our neighborhood since 1998 and this is our second home in this community. We worked with our architect to build this home and we designed it to fit our life. Informal, comfortable, centrally located, great outdoor spaces, 2 masters on main, sidewalk community, with shops and restaurants near enough to stroll to and yet far enough away to be a quiet oasis with no parking issues.

What makes this house unique

4 bedrooms plus a bonus room with queen bed, 3 full baths, all in the perfect location to explore all that Nashville and Middle Tennessee have to offer!

Guestbook comments from the owner

The home was absolutely picture perfect! John and Kendra were the most gracious hosts providing us with a thoughtful welcoming gift and all of the hotel-like necessities that make traveling so much easier (towels, shampoo, body wash, etc.). It was the perfect home to relax in and we spent much of our time on the two spectacular porches. The location was very walkable, safe, comfortable and family friendly. Our Uber fares were never more than $8 for four to travel to Broadway, The Gulch or Vanderbilt. What I appreciated most was the attention to detail from John and Kendra. There wasn't a TV I didn't feel comfortable using, a trash can I couldn't find or a kitchen utensil I felt uncomfortable finding. The house manual they provided us made the stay feel like home. I could not have asked for a better experience.
Aug 2015
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12 South House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • 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 Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Beautiful pedestal tub, large shower with seat, & 2 sinks
    Bathroom 2 - downstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower , Jack and Jill bathroom between Bedrooms 3 and 4, two sinks
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - Master - 1 king , First Floor master with attached bath
    Bedroom 2 - Master - 1 queen , Another 1st floor master with queen bed and full bath
    Bedroom 3 - Double - 1 double , Upstairs bedroom connected to full Jack and Jill bath
    Bedroom 4 - Twins - 2 twin/ single , Upstairs bedroom connected to full Jack and Jill bath
    Bedroom - Bonus - 1 queen , Connects to upstairs den, does not have a connecting bath.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • tennis
We have a queen size aerobed mattress available if your group needs one more sleeping option. Please let us know in advance if you would like to use the air mattress. Thank you. **Please note: by agreeing to reserve you are stating that you will not hold us liable for injuries incurred in the house or anywhere on the property.**


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Idyllic 12 South Retreat, 4+BDR/3BA, Large front porch & Screened Back Porch
average rating of 4.9791665 based on 57 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home in charming area!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Second Visit

  • 5 of 5

We love this house!!! Location is perfect and we will stay again.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean and worth the $$$

  • 5 of 5

A+...... just like home away from home

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Columbus, Ohio

AWESOME location and the house was perfect for 5 couples.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the location of the house. Very clean and felt like we were at home. Would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and great location

  • 5 of 5

We went for my sister's bachelorette party. Everyone was blown away how beautiful the house was. There was more than enough space to accommodate 10 girls. Mollie was so accommodating and easy to reach if we needed something. Broadway and the Nashville Pedal Tavern were just a short uber ride way. It was an amazing weekend and we can't wait to go back again!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful and hospitable

  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful and perfect for our group of 10. The family was very hospitable and kept in touch before we arrived. They left a bottle of wine, coffee, chocolate and a note on the counter for us upon arrival. Walking distance to many restaurants and shops and in a very safe, cute neighborhood. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Burger Up
Car: not necessary

In the heart of 12 South, a walkable and delightful dining and shopping district with a lovely 20-acre city park. Just 2.5 miles to downtown Nashville!




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 15.62%

906 Halcyon House Rules
We are grateful to have you here and hope that your stay is enjoyable. Please help us provide gracious hospitality by respecting our home and neighbors.
Guests are expected to be respectful of our home and care for it as they would their own house.
1. No smoking or candle burning is allowed.
2. People other than those in the Guest party set forth by the rental agreement may not stay overnight in the property.
3. By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises or others whom they invite to use the premises.
4. Keep the property and all furnishings in good order. Notify us if damage has occurred.
5. Only use appliances for their intended uses.
6. Please be respectful of our neighbors and maintain a quiet environment between the hours of 10 PM and 8 AM.
7. No pets are allowed.
8. Parking is located on the street in front of our home.
9. While linens and bath towels are included in the unit, daily maid service is not included in the rental rate.
10. No illegal substances are allowed or may be used on the property.
11. The air conditioning shall not be set below 72 degrees Fahrenheit and the heat shall not be set above 72 degrees Fahrenheit.
12. Please help us conserve energy by turning off lights and lamps when they are not being used.
13. Guests are expected to arrive no earlier than 3:00 p.m., with a two-hour grace period allowing entry at 1:00, if specifically requested. Early arrival (8 a.m. - 1 p.m.) requires an early check-in fee of $200. Guests triggering the alarm by checking in before the agreed upon time will be charged $200.
14. Guests must vacate the premises by 11 a.m., with a two-hour grace period to accommodate later flights, if requested. Guests needing to remain longer can pay a late check-out fee of $200, which allows access until 6 p.m. Guests needing to stay longer than 6 p.m. must rent the home for an additional night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.