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

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 3,300 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

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).


Owner
George "Mike" Todd
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 7, 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 The Edge

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.

Map

Beale Street
"YOu can't come to Memphis and not visit the Birthplace of the Blues, Beale Street. The best ..."
Sun Studio
"Truly the Birthplace of Rock-n-Roll. You can FEEL the magic before you even walk in. You've ..."
Saint Blues Guitar Workshop
"5 stars if you're a guitarist. Funky cool feel in turn-of-century building, this is a workin..."
High Cotton Brewing Company
"Knock back a cold one from the Best local Brewery in Town. (my true opinion, but I sold 'em ..."
Arepa and Salsa -- CLOSED
"Right next Door. The only Venezuelan cuisine in town! Super nice owners Diego and Marguel wi..."
Evelyn and Olive
"100 steps out your front door, visit Vicki and Toni for some Jamaican/Southern Fusion Food i..."
Trolley Stop Market
"1/2 block East is the Trolley Stop Market, famous for their pizza, and farm-to-table special..."
American Dream Safari
"Walk a couple blocks West and visit Tad. he is the proprietor of American Dream Safari, and ..."
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
Destin
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.

Amenities

The Edge Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Waterfront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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3300 SF 4BR/3Bth Pet-Friendly Loft 2 blks from Sun Studio has HUGE Rooftop Deck
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 54 reviews
5

ABSOLUTELY PERFECT

  • 5 of 5

First of all, Becky and Mike are the sweetest people ever. They personally met is to let us in and worked with our timing even though it was before 3pm. The property was incredible, I can't stop telling people about it. The whole rooftop to yourself! Everything was clean and nice, the beds were comfortable, and there is so much room! I can't say enough good things about this place so if you're considering staying, you will not regret it.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lauren, Thank you for your business and kind review. We especially appreciate your being terrific guests. Our space was left in excellent condition. It is a pleasure to host guests such as yourself and your friends. You are welcome back anytime. All the best, Mike and Becky Todd
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5

Great location, close to downtown

  • 5 of 5

The penthouse was very clean and perfect for a large group. We really enjoyed the rooftop deck and being able to walk to restaurants.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place to gather friends and family

  • 5 of 5

We had family from all over the country get together for a long weekend. The place fit us very well. Two living areas worked nicely. Large kitchen and dining area were perfect. Proximity to downtown were very workable.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Weekend in Memphis with friends

  • 5 of 5

The place is wonderful. Extremely roomy, I mean a lot of room.

We loved the deck for morning coffee and evening wine.

I would definitely rent again and recommend to all.

Thanks for letting us stay and enjoy your home.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rich, Thanks so much for your kind endorsement. We appreciate your business and also appreciate your being FIVE STAR GUESTS yourselves. We'd welcome the opportunity to host you again. Mike and Becky Todd
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5

Perfection

  • 5 of 5

Spacious, clean, convenient, unique. Will definitely book there again.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic stay--highly recommend!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay. The place is beautiful and HUGE. We had 8 adults and 4 kids, and there was plenty of space for everyone. The house was updated and very clean. Becky and Mike were incredibly gracious hosts and left snacks for the kids, coffee, tea, etc. The house was equipped with everything we needed. Truly one of the best rentals I've stayed in.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 6.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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