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3300 SF 4BR/3Bth Pet-Friendly Loft 2 blks from Sun Studio has HUGE Rooftop Deck

Bedrooms 4
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Minimum Stay 2 nights

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About the property

"Size Matters"! Spread out in this rooftop loft w/deck views of Memphis Skyline

At 3,300 SF, its' location near Sun Studio and the trolley line, has a "contemporary but comfortable" atmosphere. After parking in your secure garage, or stepping off the trolley line, climb the simple heart-pine staircase to your "Edgy Downtown Speak-Easy". No one will ever know you're walking your brick floors, enjoying your (2) Master Bedrooms, knocked-out Kitchen and Master Bath, pool table, oak-paneled Library, big screens TV's, and Rooftop Deck, with room for (12).

George "Mike" Todd
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2017

About George "Mike" Todd

My principle business is construction. I started my business, Premiere Contractors, Inc., as a Historic Restoration Contractor in 1989. I am a lifetime community activist, and was President of the Cooper-young Neighborhood from '89 thru 91'. Its' renaissance began to come to fruition in '91 with the creation of the Cooper-Young Festival, which is now the largest community festival in the U.S. The Cooper Young Neighborhood is now in "The Top 10 Inner-city Neighborhoods in the country". (If you're in town in late September you must check it out, less than 5 miles from your loft). My love for old buildings brought me Downtown. I began purchasing property in the rundown commercial area in 1994, which had been ravaged by "white-flight" after Dr. King's shooting here in 1968. This eclectic community once hosted the early 20th century auto industry, and was known as "Automobile Row". It is rumored that Johnny Cash once worked at the Hudson dealership, which was my first purchase, located at 629 Monroe. The retro 30's showroom, Premiere Palace Ballroom, is where we now house events every weekend. (Our custom cabinetry and furniture shop is located in the old service department, and there is a funky-cool artist live/work space in the old parts department). In the late 90's, through an unlikely partnership of artists, car service businesses, and our lone watering hole we formed "The Edge District", which I coined the name and tagline "The Heart of Memphis, at the Edge of Downtown". I became its' first President, a position I hold now in rotation, and the neighborhood began to ignite. I went thru some tough times in the recession, as the neighborhood and we all did, and we lost some momentum. However, through Blessings and hard work, we survived. We now own (8) buildings in the neighborhood. I passionately work to maintain and improve them. "The Edge" is definitely on the rise. Perseverance in times of adversity brings strength, wisdom, and insight. Embrace It!

George "Mike" Todd purchased this apartment in 1997

Why George "Mike" Todd chose Memphis

I was always interested in 656 Madison, it was the home of a local grocery distributor who lived in the roof top apartment. He retired and sold his business to his trusted managers. After 2 years, they grew the business to the point that they needed to move to a larger facility. I was contacted by the Owner's representative, who new I was a property owner in the area. The Owner was interested in maintaining some retirement income, so I was able to buy it w/owner financing. We immediately began to improve the building and turn it into a multi-use facility, which now houses (4) live work spaces, a screen print shop, Arepa y Salsa, a Venezuelan restaurant, and the renovated apartment that we are now offering on VRBO.

What makes this apartment unique

I loved the history of the property, which was originally the home to the city's largest dry cleaners from the 30's to the 80's. The building is extremely well built and actually housed a bomb shelter in the "Cold War" days. It offered me the size and ability to divide it into several exciting uses, like we have now.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)

3300 SF 4BR/3Bth Pet-Friendly Loft 2 blks from Sun Studio has HUGE Rooftop Deck
average rating of 4.9210525 based on 38 reviews

Penthouse living at its best!

  • 5 of 5

Talk about pictures speaking a thousand words. Even then it doesn't do justice to describing the "experience" of my most recent visit back home to Memphis. A group of older alums decided to reconnect in Memphis and NOT stay with family or friends. I went on vrbo from prior experience and came across this place. Reached out to the owners and told them of our plans to stay at the place and invite locals to the house, Based on the pictures and reviews, we thought why not. Why not indeed. This place exceeded any expectations that any of us had!! All of the local friends that dropped by to visit had no idea that this gem of a place existed in our home town. Not just the beauty of the place, the small welcoming details were outstanding. We were greeted with a very personal note from the owners, left with coffee and snacks and a spotless place to show off all weekend. The location was perfect. Had easy access to downtown and midtown restaurants and grocery stores. We even cooked on the outdoor grill. Top it off with a 15 minute ride to the airport. Truly an amazing penthouse which only added to the joy of meeting up with good friends. Definitely a must do again. And many thanks to Becky and Mike for there generosity.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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696 Madison memphis

  • 5 of 5

The property was large, comfortable and well supplied. The owners were receptive to questions and any problems. The trolley was not working the weekend that we were there. It is adjacent to a trolley stop that offered access in a fun manner to downtown festivities. The property was safe and had secure parking. My family enjoyed it and I would recommend renting the space.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for family gatherings

  • 5 of 5

Our family has traveled to a different city each year (no repeats yet) for Thanksgiving for the past 15 years and we always use a rental from VRBO/Home Away. This year we selected Memphis. This townhouse is one of the best rentals we’ve used through VRBO. The descriptions on the web site are very accurate and everything worked. The only variance is that the Trolley in Memphis has been shut down since 2014 for repairs to the trolley cars and is scheduled to be back on line in 2017. However, the apartment is less than a mile from the Peabody Hotel / center of the downtown area, so we could walk pretty much anywhere we want to go in the area. We also used Uber several times. The hosts are very friendly and make themselves available through the app to answer questions and to offer suggestions. The other 5 star reviews are accurate, so I won’t repeat all the commentary except to emphasize that this is a very spacious and very clean townhouse, there were plenty of linens available and the kitchen was well stocked with plenty of glassware, dishes, pots/pans, utensils and wine glasses!. The outdoor deck is huge with plenty of furniture.

We would definitely recommend this townhouse to anyone traveling to Memphis.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for a group. Great location.

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for a group of guys in town to experience Beale and use Memphis as a launch pad for a Saturday down at The Grove. The home easily housed 11 guys and the patio out back was incredibly large and a great spot for socializing. Would stay here again. Thanks to Becky who was responsive and friendly and easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hidden Gem in Memphis

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough great things about this property! I live in Memphis and would have never known this hidden gem existed. We used this house to celebrate a friend's upcoming wedding with 12 girls. It had ample amount of space and was very clean. They had extra linens, blankets, and an air mattress if needed. The outdoor patio is enormous! We spent most of our time at the house out there. The car garage was an added bonus as well. The owners greeted me in person and were a delight to work with. It is in the perfect location for downtown and midtown Memphis attractions and restaurants. I highly recommend booking this house!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jeri, Thanks so much for staying with us, it was a pleasure to host you and your friends. We love it when our space is used for such a special and celebratory occasion. Thanks again, Becky and Mike
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Memphis Beauty!

  • 5 of 5

Such an incredible property in a terrific location with truly fantastic owners!

My friends and I (eight of us) stayed here for an annual "Guys' Weekend" and could not have been happier. The unit has a sprawling layout with tons of beds, a great big couch/kitchen/dining area and an even greater & bigger rooftop deck! Lots of bathrooms with top line finishes, plenty of parking and close to everything without being right in the middle of anything. Literally a block from Sun Studios (highly recommended) and less than a mile from Gus's Chicken/Beale St./Mississippi River/et al. The Venezuelan restaurant downstairs is staffed with awesome people and even better food...give it a shot too!

Mike & Becky were terrific to deal with and extremely helpful & thorough, special thanks to them for making our getaway weekend so memorable and hassle free.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Brandon, Thanks so much for staying with us while in Memphis and we would welcome the opportunity to host you and your friends again. Thanks for the glowing review and Mike and I wish you all the best. Peace and Happiness, Becky and Mike
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
MEM-Memphis International Airport
Nearest Barpub
300 Miles
Evelyn and Olive
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
The Links at Pine Hill
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Amtrak-Downtown Memphis on So. Main
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
1-240 Midtown or 1-40
Nearest Restaurant
0.05 Miles
Arepa and Salsa
Nearest Ski
300 Miles
St. Louis, MO (ocassionally)
Nearest Beach
400 Miles
Car: recommended

(IN YOUR IMMEDIATE AREA). This Edgy Downtown Neighborhood is literally called "The Edge District". Nestled in the Birthplace of Rock and Roll, feet from Sun Studio, St. Blues Guitar, the Heartbreak Hotel, and Phillips Recording Studio you are located in "The Heart of Memphis, at the Edge of Downtown". This eclectic community once hosted the early 20th century auto industry, and was known as "Automobile Row". It is rumored that Johnny Cash once worked at the Hudson dealership, located at 629 Monroe, which is now a retro-30's events facility. A former auto parts distributor at 598 Monroe now houses High Cotton Brewery, the pride of Memphis Beer. The Wonder Bread Factory filled the air w/the smell of baking bread for over 1/2 a century. It closed during the recession, but is now in waiting to be re-purposed as a mixed-use residential facility. This healthy urban district still has an active car service industry, and multiple traditional businesses working in concert w/ emerging bio-technologies firms. The Urban Land Institute has designated "The Edge" as an Innovation District, and the neighborhood is working w/the Medical Center, the City, and private developers to drive The Edge forward, while retaining its' diverse heritage.


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Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $28 per night, per additional guest

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Pet Fee $50
Cleaning Fee $120

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The Edge Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath #1 - toilet , shower , . Master Bath #1 has marble floors & shwr w/dbl. vanity
    Master Bath #2 - toilet , shower , MBth#2 has a comfortable style w/simple tile flrs & shwr
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , #3 Bth has early 20's style w/pedestal sink & claw foot tub.
  • We feature (3) full bathrooms w/distinctive styles. Master Bath #1 has Carrera marble floors and shower w/double walnut vanity w/granite tops and lots of storage. Master Bath #2 is in a comfortable style w/simple tile floors and shower, and a single vanity w/lots of storage. The Hall Bath is turn-of-century style w/pedestal sink, claw foot tub, and glass storage shelf w/distinctive mirror.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • MBR 2 - 1 queen , MBR 2 has custom reclaimed lumber furniture w/private deck.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , BR 3 has an airy feel w/white furnishings + street view
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , BR4 has wood paneling and doubles as a Library
    MBR1 - 1 queen , MBR1 features dark wood furnishings in a cool prvt. setting
  • Master Br #1 has stained concrete floors w/a dark wood contemporary shaker style bed and dresser, and a large walk-in closet. A private bath is connected with custom double walnut vanity & granite top. Also has walk-in shower w/Carrera marble in a retro 30's style. MBR #2 features custom reclaimed lumber furnishings and a private covered deck. Ample closet space and own Full Bath. BR # 3 has a light and airy feel w/large windows and white contemporary furnishings. There is a large closet and a turn of the century style bath w/claw foot tub right down the Hall. BR # 4 features beautiful oak-paneling and is warm and inviting. It doubles as a Library, and is affectionately called the "Sam Phillips Room" for the Sam Phillips picture and it's view across the street of Phillips Recording Service. Right across the Hall from the Old-School Bath w/claw foot tub.
  • Books ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
We offer provisioning service (groceries) prior to your arrival. We have several packages or we can custom stock your Loft. Limited Concierge service is available, and we are developing a list of trusted service providers.

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