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Heidtke House: A Rare Find! Featured on TV Show & Central to All Attractions!

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

National Historic Home With Modern Luxury + Super Hosts Respond Within Minutes!

Heidtke House is Featured on the International Destination Travel Show - A Sense of Place.

We were recently featured on the international travel show, A Sense of Place, Episode 11. Take a look on line and you'll easily be able to find it. This 22 minute video will show you more about your hosts John and Ellen, about Heidtke House, and about Nashville.

Find out why Heidtke House is Exclusively Selected. Click Through Our Last Photo to See the Video!

Imagine Yourself Here:

A Rare Find Vacation Home

BEST location to experience Nashville

Bundled with Luxury, Comfort and Fun

John and Ellen are Your Trusted Super Hosts!

A Most Memorable Nashville Experience is Waiting for You Now!

----- 1. Where is Heidtke House? -----

It is Located at the PERFECT CENTER of All Nashville Attractions!

* 10 Minutes to Downtown Nashville

* 10 Minutes to Gulch Area

* 10 Minutes to East Nashville

* 10 Minutes to 12 South District

* 9 Minutes to Opryland Resort and Convention Center

* 10 Minutes to Nashville Shores Lakeside Resort

* 7 Minutes to the Airport

----- 2. What Can Our Guests Expect? -----

* Super Attentive Hosts -- Respond to Questions Within Minutes

* Professional Cleaning -- Attention to Every Detail

* Best Nashville Guide -- From a Born & Raised Local Nashvillian

* Great Value -- As Told by Our Previous Guests, Many Times!

* A Wonderful Experience that You Can Count On !

----- 3. What Does The House Look Like? -----

* Beautiful Mid-Century Classic Prairie Home

* Surrounded By 1 Acre of Serene Lawn and Trees

* Covered Patio With Picnic Tables And Games

----- 4. What is The Inside Like? -----

* 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10 Guests Comfortably

* 2 Full Bathrooms equipped with Premium Shampoo, Conditioner etc.

* Walk-In Shower, Dual Shower Heads, Dual Controls

* Luxury Linens

* Spacious Living Room With Leather Seatings and 55″ TV

* Gourmet Kitchen, Family Style

* Super High-Speed WiFi Throughout, tops 87% of US

----- 5. What's The Neighborhood Like? -----

* Heidtke House is a Nationally registered Historic Landmark.

* Sits At The Gateway To The Bluefields Neighborhood.

* The Bluefields Neighborhood Is A HIDDEN GEM in Nashville!

* A Place Known For Hip + Fun + The Most Friendly People!

More Details

John Oden
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english, mandarin, Chinese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2018

About John Oden

I often joke with others that I am one of the 12 born-and-raised Nashvillians that still live in Nashville.

I grew up on a working farm south of Franklin. A regular day on the farm involved raising horses, goats and going to fairs to show our award winning Shorthorn cattle.

During college I became deeply involved in agricultural mechanics, and rebuilt numerous vehicles to run on ethanol, methane from cow manure, biodiesel from soybean oil, and hydrogen from water.

To promote these "southern-fried fuels", we drove these vehicles all the way up to Canada, and competed for speed records at the Bonneville Salt Flats.

I am currently working as development director for a software company. My hobbies involves renovating houses, gardening, cooking, and entertaining friends and family.

My wife Ellen was born in China, a true city girl, her interests are more into fashion & Electrical Engineering. She tells everyone she came to the US to study high-voltage transmission, but I really think she came here to find my secret BBQ recipes and me. ☺

We love to travel together and have been to Beijing, Hong Kong, London, Vancouver... Everywhere we go, we try to stay away from hotels, staying with locals is way more interesting.

Nashville is a very southern but also culturally diverse city, it offers amazing food and cultural experiences from across the globe. There are wonderful cultural events (many for free) and restaurants to explore.

As a true local Nashvillean, I would Love to connect you with your special interests. We are available to interact with you as much or as little as you like.

We love our city & community, and can’t wait to share it with you and help you have a fantastic visit to Nashville!

John Oden purchased this house in 2014

Why John Oden chose Bluefields

3 Reasons Why We Fell in Love with Heidtke House!

----- 1. The BEST Location

When you look at Metro Nashville map, you will find that Heidtke House is perfectly located at the center of all Nashville attractions! Downtown, Gulch, East Nashville, Lake resorts and Airport are all within 10 minutes drive.

----- 2. This House is Strikingly Beautiful! -----

For many years, it has been the prominent gateway to The Bluefields neighborhood, like a crown jewel. Ask any local, and they will tell you it is one of the most beautiful houses around.

----- 3. Improve the Community! -----

John, an IT professional who loves restoring historic homes, has driven past Heidtke House for 25 years. He has always admired the beauty and craftsmanship of the house. When the house was finally put on the market, he decided to purchase and restore the house to its original beauty. The community cheered the news!

----- Why We Named it Heidtke House? -----

This historic home was inspired by the German heritage of Mr. Lyman Oscar Heidtke Sr., A graduate of West Point, who then served in the US military. Upon returning to Tennessee after his military service, Mr. Heidtke worked at Dupont, and built this home for his family in 1948. We are proud to name this home Heidtke House in honor of Mr. Heidtke and his family.

During the renovation, John was careful to preserve the character of the home created by the Heidtke family. At the same time, he and Ellen added modern conveniences and high-end finishes to create a beautiful experience for all who visit Heidtke House.

What makes this house unique

5 Reasons to Stay at Heidtke House!

----- 1. Best Location -----

* You are at the perfect CENTER of Nashville attractions. Downtown, East Nashville, Opryland, Opry Mills, Percy Priest Lake, Old Hickory Lake... All within a short drive.

* You've also located a HIDDEN GEM! The Bluefields is a hip and charming neighborhood that has recently been listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

----- 2. Great Value -----

* Nashville hotel prices are skyrocketing, so are the downtown vacation rentals.

* You are among the few who will enjoy luxury at a great value.

----- 3. Relax with TRUST -----

* Heidtke House is managed by experienced hosts

* We will respond to all your questions within minutes

* Your rooms are cleaned by a professional team

* Accurate calendar - our calendar is updated to the hour

----- 4. Stay Like a Local -----

Your host John is a Nashville-born and raised, fun loving person and knows Nashville inside and out. He loves to share insider knowledge of Nashville and looks forward to answering all your questions.

* Where to eat? We frequent great places all over town, and know the places that locals love. We can recommend anything from fine dining to the best cheap eats! We can also share tips to avoid long tourist lines.

* Where to go shopping? High end, bargain hunting or unique one-of-a-kind gems, we know them all.

* What to do? Fun activities around town that are current hot spots. We can make recommendations that will become your favorite memories.

* Have a Special Celebration? we have a list of known and trusted Uber, Lyft and limo drivers, flower shops, food caterers, dinner theater, event planners and more.

----- 5. Relax in So Many Ways! -----

* Enjoy Family fun in the large living room, beautiful covered patio, and expansive back yard.

* Private relaxation time in private spaces. Each equipped with luxury convenience.


Bluefields House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • This is not a party house. Quite Hours - please respect our neighborhood by keeping noise to a minimum, especially during quiet hours from 9pm - 8am
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , Beautiful en suite with huge dual shower!
    Guest Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom,en suite bathroom with walk-in shower, closet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Bedroom 2, 3 & 4 share a full bath with tub/shower
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Bedroom 2, 3 & 4 share a full bath with tub/shower
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Twin size Daybed with roll-out trundle. 2 adults comfortably
    Sitting Room with Floor Mattress - 2 twin/ single , Two Twin Size Floor Mattress, Extra Thick & Comfortable
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
Heidtke House is located in a family-friendly neighborhood. Please help us respect our neighbors and observe quite hours from 9pm to 8am daily. Please keep outdoor conversation and other noise levels to an absolute minimum during this time.


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Heidtke House: A Rare Find! Featured on TV Show & Central to All Attractions!
average rating of 4.9310346 based on 29 reviews
st paul mn

Luxury in town

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully decorated, luxurious. Handy to downtown.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Ted! We're glad you had a great stay in Nashville, and we're delighted that you chose our Heidtke House for your accommodations. We do enjoy our location - close to all the action, anywhere in minutes - but a calm and peaceful retreat when you want to relax for a bit. Thanks for taking such great care of our place and leaving everything spotless and in perfect order. We hope you'll be back again soon! All the best...John and Ellen
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We had a wonderful time and the accommodations were perfect.

  • 5 of 5

Home was well cared for, and beautifully decorated. The personal touches was quite a treat that most places don’t offer. The location of the house was perfect for everything we wanted to do. I will definitely go there again.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Paula, thank you for your kind words! We're delighted to hear that you had a great stay at Heidtke House! Thanks also for taking such great care of our place and leaving everything spotless and in perfect order. To all other hosts - Paula and her group were fantastic! You will be very fortunate to have Paula book a stay with you! Paula, thanks again. We really appreciate you booking your stay with us, and hope you'll be back again real soon! All the best, John and Ellen
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Oklahoma City, Ok

Great home to stay at in Nashville.

  • 5 of 5

The home was very esay to get to and is just off of 2 major highways. This was the very best home we have ever stayed at. The owners are exceptional and put a lot of thought into the details of preparing the house to make your stay the very best possible. They answered our text almost immediately and we had one very small problem and they fixed that within a few minutes. The details of the home are as advertised. This is the only home that the owner provided fresh flowers the day we arrived. The owner called in the afternoon to let us know that if we wanted an early arrival the house was available. This owner deserves the 5 stars that we gave them.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: James - thank you so much! We are humbled by your review. Thank YOU for being such kind and gracious guests. It was a pleasure meeting you and we are thrilled to know you had a great stay at our place. We also appreciate the way you took care of our place. Everything was in perfect order and spotless upon your departure. We hope you'll be back to Nashville again soon, and please do keep us in mind when you return! To all other hosts - I highly recommend James and his group. They are kind, considerate and promptly respond to all communications. You will never find better guests. James, thanks again! We hope you'll be back soon. All the best, John and Ellen
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Family Get-Away to celebrate granddaughter's College Grad and Engagement

  • 4 of 5

This home was just right! There was plenty of room for the six of us. It had a lovely kitchen /dining area that was set up perfectly. There was a grocery store within walking distance and the Uber service took care of our transportation needs. The home was well kept and more importantly clean.

John was extremely accommodating to our needs and Brad greated us with friendly chat and ideas for close by dining and must see events. Very happy with this choice!

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sharon! Thank you so much for your kind words. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay! We also especially appreciate the great care you took of our place. Everything was spotless upon your departure, Thank you! We hope you'll be back to Nashville again soon, and we'd be honored to have you consider our place for another stay. Thanks again and all the best, John and Ellen
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Roswell, Ga

Such a comfortable home!

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our group of 5 women for a girl's trip. It turned chilly the first night and John came right over with brand new blankets for us. They also left us champagne, wine and snacks, all of which we enjoyed. I would stay here again and would recommend to anyone looking for a nice, safe place to stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cindy, thanks for booking your stay with us and we are thrilled to know that you and your group had a great stay! We especially appreciate the great care you took of our place, leaving everything spotless and in perfect order! We hope you'll all become frequent visitors to Nashville - please do consider booking with us again when you return! Thanks again Cindy!
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Beautiful house in a great location with wonderful hospitality!

  • 5 of 5

Property is beautiful and we all loved the decor and upgrades!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jenine, thank you so much for booking your stay with us! We're glad you enjoyed your stay at Heidtke House and your time in Nashville. We very much appreciate your being such gracious and considerate guests, and for taking such great care of our place! To any other hosts who may see this - Jenine and her group left our place spotless and we would welcome them back any time. Enthusiastically recommended! Thanks again Jenine, we hope you'll be back soon!
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nashville International Airport (BNA)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
McNamara's Irish Pub
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Music City Star Commuter Rail
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Phat Bites
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $155 + Tax
Property Fee $79 + Tax

The price includes 9.25% state and local sales tax, 6% hotel hospitality tax, plus a nightly bed tax.

Please contact us if you have any questions! We are very responsive and do our best to reply within an hour, often within minutes. Unconfirmed dates and rates subject to change.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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