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Private Room in Historic House In Hip East Nashville. Walk To Amentities.

Lockeland Springs, Nashville, TN, USA
  • House3000 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 2

We are offering a comfortable PRIVATE ROOM in our gorgeous, large Craftsman home that is filled with art, architecture and music in hip & trendy Lockeland Springs neighborhood in East Nashville. You will have access to other areas of our house, including our spacious kitchen and our music room. We will be at home to host you. We have been hosting guests in our house since 2010. We have had 300+ reservations and have received a similar number of positive reviews.

Our house, built in 1910, is architecturally designed and has been featured on the Lockeland Springs home tour twice. Musician hosts. Quiet upstairs room with private bathroom with antique clawfoot tub with sit down shower fixture, small deck and internet. Home sits on half acre lot. We have a large back deck and a large kitchen for your use. Easy walk to bars, coffee houses, restaurants, and beautiful Shelby Park. Two and half miles from downtown honky tonks and museums. Bus line that takes you downtown is one block from our house. Love hosting music lovers and foreign visitors. Discover another side of Nashville beyond tourist haunts. Owners have lived in neighborhood since 1996 and will be glad to tell you about music venues, restaurants and other local amenities that you won't find in typical guidebooks. Come stay with us if you want a true East Nashville experience.


Property Manager/Owner

Member Since 2016
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 04, 2018
About Property Manager/Owner

Nell and Michael are musicians/songwriters who are active in Nashville's progressive community. We are part of a statewide network of like minded people. Michael has been in Nashville since 1987, Nell since 1989. Michael hosts the weekly music show, the Acoustic Music Hour on Radio Free Nashville. Nell is on the Executive and Affordable Housing Committees of Nashville Organized for Action and Hope (NOAH), a coalition of 48 organizations working to make Nashville the "It City" for all its residents.

Property Manager/Owner purchased this House in 1996

Why Property Manager/Owner chose Lockeland Springs

Nell is a native of San Francisco. Michael lived in SF for 19 years. We love old houses and walkable neighborhoods. When we came to East Nashville we found a diverse, urban neighborhood with incredible old homes, sidewalks and Shelby Park. We saw the beginnings of the East Nashville music scene unfolding. We found this 3000 square foot house, one of the oldest Craftsman houses in the neighborhood. It had 100 year old hardwood floors, an open floor plan, beautiful casement windows, high ceilings, a large kitchen with a pantry. It was painted in bold colors (that we have never changed) AND it had a music room with dynamite acoustics. We knew right away that this was our home. Events we have hosted here include a video shoot for a major music company, large parties and house concerts. The home has been on the Lockeland Springs home tour twice. We bought this house long before the neighborhood had any of the amenities it has today. We are incredibly blessed to live in this very special house and neighborhood.

What makes this House unique

We have a lot of space around our house since it sits on two lots. We can play music at midnight and not disturb the neighbors. We walk miles around our neighborhood every day. We have five coffee houses within walking distance. New restaurants, boutiques and music clubs have proliferated here. We have the architectural plans framed on the wall from when the house was built in 1910. They have been passed along from owner to owner since then. Our walls are filled with an eclectic collection of musical art that we have acquired over the years. This is a unique house in a unique neighborhood in a unique city. If you like music, Nashville is like no other place in the world.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Lovely bedroom with original antique overhead lamp, large closet, queen size bed, small balcony surrounded by large 100 year old trees. Energy efficient heater and air conditioning unit in room. Bookcase stocked with interesting books about musicians (Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, Dolly Parton, etc.) as well as historical information about Nashville. We provide you with an East Nashville restaurant book, bus schedules (bus to downtown is one block from our house) as well as Nashville tourist information. The room has a desk and internet access.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • Recently remodeled bathroom has a large skylight overlooking beautiful trees, a European style antique clawfoot tub with a sit down shower fixture, a large cabinet with hair dryers, towels, etc. We provide you with bath salts if you would like to relax in the bathtub.

      Location Type

        • Downtown
          Short distance from downtown area with honky tonks, Country Music Hall of Fame, Symphony Hall, Tennessee Performing Arts Center, Nashville Main Library, Johnny Cash and George Jones museum, etc.
        • Lake View
          Small lake in Shelby Park a short walk from our house.


            • Historic
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Air Conditioning
                      AC unit in guest room. House is very well insulated and comfortable.
                    • Fireplace
                      Beautiful glass brick fireplace in the living room. It is fired by gas logs.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Heater in guest room. Whole house is heated with gas.
                    • Internet
                      It is available in your room.
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Provided for guest use.
                    • Linens Provided
                      Sheets provided.
                    • Living Room
                      Guests are free to use.
                    • Parking
                      Our house sits on two lots. We have ample safe parking spaces in front of the house.
                    • Telephone
                      We currently have a land line but most everybody who stays with us has their own cell phone.
                    • Towels Provided
                      Towels provided, including extra towels in the cabinet in the bathroom.
                    • Washing Machine
                      Provided for guest use.


                        • Coffee Maker
                          We do pour over coffee. We provide the coffee and filtered water to be heated in our electric kettle.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Fully stocked kitchen you are welcome to use.
                        • Dishwasher
                          We ask guests to put dishes in the dishwasher. We will wash them when it is full.
                        • Kitchen
                          You are free to use our spacious kitchen. We do not serve food but we do stock bagels, creme cheese, tea and coffee for you to prepare.
                        • Microwave
                          It is in the kitchen and you are welcome to use it.
                        • Oven
                          Also welcome to use the oven.
                        • Pantry Items
                          You can store dry goods in our large pantry. We will give you a bin for this purpose.
                        • Refrigerator
                          You can store your food in our fridge.
                        • Stove
                          You are welcome to cook on it if you want.
                        • Toaster
                          In kitchen. You are welcome to use it.


                            • Dining
                              Most people dine in the kitchen at our large table or outside on our spacious deck, weather permitting.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 4 people


                                • Books
                                  House is filled with books on a wide variety of subjects -- downstairs, upstairs in hallway and in the guest room.
                                • DVD Player
                                  DVD player in living room.
                                • Music Library
                                  We have a very large collection of cassettes, CDs and vinyl representing a wide variety of music. Michael hosts a weekly radio music show.
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  We have Apple TV in living room.
                                • Stereo
                                  Bose stereo in kitchen. Another stereo in our music room.
                                • Television
                                  TV in living room.
                                • Video Library
                                  We have a number of videos in living room, including music videos and movies.


                                    • Balcony
                                      Small balcony off guest room with a screen window that can be opened for fresh air.
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Large private deck overlooking our half acre property is available in temperate weather. It has chairs, an umbrella and a table.
                                    • Golf
                                      Shelby Golf course short distance from house.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Half acre garden/lawn surrounds our house. In the summer when the trees are out and you can't see any other houses, you feel like you are in the country.
                                    • Tennis
                                      Tennis court available at Shelby Park, a short distance from the house.


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible
                                          Unfortunately the steps leading up to our house are inaccessible to a wheelchair. The house was built in 1910, long before accessible homes were being built.

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Hot Tub
                                              You can take a soothing hot bath with bath salts in the antique clawfoot bathtub in your guest bathroom.


                                                • churches
                                                • festivals
                                                • library
                                                • playground
                                                • recreation center
                                                • restaurants

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • photography
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • basketball court
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • golf
                                                            • golf privileges optional
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • roller blading
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis


                                                                • We have a wonderful music room with a beautiful Kawai piano, great acoustics, and many guitars. In this room, we have jammed with our guests and played mini-concerts. We have also taken guests with us to music clubs and restaurants. Do you want to drool over some of the finest guitars in the world? Do you want to check out the local music scene? Go to a bluegrass jam? Find songwriters in the round? Find inexpensive parking downtown? We'll give you advice with the caveat that we will interact with you as much or as little as you want. We do make this promise: If you want to see another side of Nashville beyond the usual tourists haunts, stay with us!

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  17 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Convenient location in a pleasant area.

                                                                  Sally J.

                                                                  East Nashville is a pleasant residential area with good places to eat (Juice Bar on Fatherland, Sweet 16 Bakery) . I chose it as I could walk to Shelby Bottoms nature reserve from there. Nice room in lovely house; friendly musical hosts. Chilly weather so I enjoyed the bathtub and relaxing environment after a hectic week at Vanderbilt University.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thanks for staying with us. We enjoyed meeting and hosting you. Nell and Michael

                                                                  Warm welcome and hospitality! Owners were nice couple

                                                                  Julie W.

                                                                  Location ideal for variety activities

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thanks for staying with us. You are welcome back anytime.

                                                                  My 3 day stay in Nashville

                                                                  Garry D.Newcastle upon Tyne

                                                                  Good location in a very safe neighbourhood, Nell and Michael made us feel very welcome in there home .Michael gave us all the useful information about where to go ,eat, drink, visit etc. So thank you .

                                                                  I gave 3 stars because I think the property needs a little bit work .Locks , door handles and doors that maybe could fit a little better , apart from those minor niggles I would recommend staying with Michael and Nell

                                                                  Nice Location

                                                                  Jackie L.

                                                                  The property is located in a very nice neighborhood and only a block from public transit. The room was adequate, however the bath/shower in tub are a challenge. Michael pointed out the challenge, however I am not sure if he ever experienced it himself. It is nearly impossible to keep the water from over shooting the tub and getting on either the floor or wall. The plastic which has been tacked to the wall to keep the water from the floor makes getting into the tub dangerous.

                                                                  The bed was comfortable enough, however the bedsheets had what appeared to blood stains. Had me wife not brought along her sleepsac it would have been more of an issue.

                                                                  The lock to the front door was also a bit of a challenge and we were approached by Michael to inform us we had left it unlocked one day(as a former VRBO owner it would seem a minor investment in a more suitable lock would better serve both the renter and landlord)

                                                                  Although parking is readily available on the street , Michael was a bit overzealous in his negative commentary regarding our parking.

                                                                  When we rented our house we did everything we could to be sure that our renters had a positive experience. I am sorry to say I cannot say the same about our experience here.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  We were under the impression that their stay was fine because they did not mention any of this to us. We do our best to make our guests feel comfortable, and ask them to let us know if there is anything that needs attention. We describe and post a photo of our tub/shower in our description of the room. When we were remodeling our downstairs we stayed in the guest room for several months and used the tub/shower so we are quite familiar with it. As far as "blood on the sheets" goes, we're talking about an old fading stain about half the size of your pinky's fingernail. Of course, the sheets were freshly washed. We never have people use stuff that we wouldn't use ourselves. This could have been easily handled if we had known about it. We have since replaced the sheets with new ones. Parking. We have neighbors who park their cars in front of their houses, and we like to be considerate of them. Our house sits on a double lot & we have more than adequate parking space on our side of the street. We request that our guests park in front of our yard. The last item was locking the door. We ask folks to lock the door going in & out for common-sense security. We found the door unlocked & mentioned it. This should not have been an issue. Perhaps this couple might have been happier staying in a downtown hotel for $350 per night.

                                                                  It was very clean, organized and accommodating!

                                                                  Delaney H.

                                                                  The homeowners were friendly and helpful. They were willing to give us recommendations for the area, but not nosy or too involved. Great house, great place to stay! Close to really anywhere you could want to go in the city.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you for the positive review. You are welcome back here anytime.

                                                                  Great spot in East Nashville. Loved it!

                                                                  Daniel R.

                                                                  Nell and Michael were excellent hosts and opened their beautiful home to me. Loved the Music City and the veteran musicians has inspiration and tips for those of us looking to explore this amazing city.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thanks Dan for the wonderful review! Please come back. Nell and Michael


                                                                  Lockeland Springs, Nashville, TN, USA

                                                                  Coffee houses, restaurants, boutique shopping, art galleries, a large park, health food and regular grocery store all within walking distance of our house. Our closest restaurants are one block from the house as is the bus line. Walking neighborhood with sidewalks and many beautiful historic homes. 5 Points and Walden areas with many amenities are 5-6 blocks from our house. You can rent a bicycle in 5 Points. We are about 2.5 miles from downtown Nashville. Guests often use Lyft and Uber for transportation. It's around $8 from here to downtown -- cheaper than parking.


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