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Elegant East Nashville Home Beckons You To Music City

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,950 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Experience Nashville In A Casual, Luxurious Home Hosted By A Native Nashvillian

Hip 3 Bd, 2.5ba home 1.1 miles to downtown, the Greenway, I-24/65, & East Nashville’s 5 Points

Whether you’re here to experience Nashville's people and places, commune with nature, network with colleagues, or unwind off the grid, Shelby House is the home for you. Come for graduations, hot chicken, antiques, music festivals, and more!

This vacation rental features unique architectural details and elegant furnishings in a casual and spacious setting where enjoyment and relaxation are top priorities. High-end furniture, local artists’ flair, luxurious linens, and contemporary conveniences are a few of the personal touches. Abundant windows and high ceilings usher in lots of natural light. Décor features stained hard wood floors on the first floor, and plush carpeting on the second with contemporary earth tones and a nod to nature throughout. The spacious dining and living areas flow into an open kitchen well-stocked with amenities for preparing meals large and small. Enjoy your kitchen creations at the reclaimed wood dining table which seats 10, the marble counter top bar for 4, or al fresco at the bistro table on the spacious wooden deck overlooking the lush green yard and flower gardens. With its occasional chair and two sleeper sofas, the ultra-comfortable den is the hub for conversation, TV-viewing, and relaxation among friends and family.

The first bedroom boasts a queen-size, walnut sleigh bed, large closet, and local photos of Nashville’s Shelby Bottoms and true gems of Vanderbilt University's campus arboretum. An en suite full bath with tub and shower, tile floors, marble counter tops, and double sinks has pocket door entrances and is shared with the second bedroom, a contemporary casual setting with a small closet and a queen-size bed and dresser crafted from reclaimed wood.

The spacious master suite features a queen-size bed with a 20th-century style iron and linen headboard, brass and iron night stands, vaulted ceiling, and a glamorous chandelier (see the photo!). The spacious suite includes a private full bath with shower, tile floors, marble counter tops, double sinks, and modern cabinetry. All bedrooms accommodate two people.

We have two custom built sofas in the living room that fold out to provide a comfortable bed for the last 4 members of your party. These mattresses are quite comfortable, just over a year old, and have received very positive reviews from our previous guests.

There is off-street parking for two cars in the back of the house and free street parking on Shelby Avenue. Public bus routes, rideshare, taxis, bike lanes, and sidewalks are abundant.

We’re a five-minute ride (or 15-minute walk) to Nissan Stadium, downtown Nashville, Music City Center, the Frist Center for Visual Arts, Bridgestone Arena, Ascend Amphitheater, the Schermerhorn Sympony Center, Tennessee Performing Arts Center, and many of Music City’s thriving entertainment spots, including the Country Music Hall of Fame, the revered Ryman Auditorium, live-music venues, such as Tootsie’s and The Stage, and numerous rooftop restaurants, pubs, and dance halls.

Within a 10-15 minute drive are restaurants and shops in the Gulch, the 12 South & Melrose Neighborhoods, several college campuses (Vandy, Fisk, Belmont, TSU), the Green Hills Mall, & Opry Mills. Arrington Vineyards, historic downtown Franklin, numerous lakes/marinas, and state parks and hiking trails are barely 20 minutes away.

Easy accessibility! Drive straight to the property and gain access via a unique key code provided only to you. We follow all local and state permit and tax rules. Reservations include applicable taxes, a cleaning fee, any service fees charged by listing agencies, and a Property Damage Protection insurance policy and/or security deposit. This is not a party house and has strict rules on noise. We work hard to make sure our neighbors are not inconvenienced by our guests and require all to adhere to our house rules. We recommend you look for other places if you are in town to party.

We are members of the "Top 3%," a small group of hosts who donate up to 3% "off the top" to local non-profits. In 2017 and 2018, our Shelby House's contributions support military veterans at Operation Stand Down Tennessee. In 2018, we are also supporting the national chapter of GAN (Giant Axonal Neuropathy).

Families with children are welcome. To assist in your packing/travel plans, we have: a pack-n-play, a high chair, step stools, children's books, toys, and games for all ages.

More Details

Jeff Collins
Member since: 2016
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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 12, 2018

About Jeff Collins

Jeff is a native Nashvillian and Molly grew up nearby in Arkansas. After a couple of decades of career-related travel, we are fortunate to have resettled here. We love the city, especially East Nashville, and look forward to helping you explore our hometown. As East Nashville residents ourselves, we live close by and are happy to share our experiences about local haunts, happenings, and true faves.

Jeff Collins purchased this house in 2015

Why Jeff Collins chose East Nashville

We've lived in the US and abroad and have traveled a lot. This property has all the qualities we love about get-a-way digs. It’s unique, well-built, and well-appointed. It’s close to everything you’d want to do yet sufficiently away from the crowd that relaxation and rejuvenation are foregone conclusions. It’s close to nature (a nature preserve, a local park, a river, the 14-mile greenway) but within walking distance to urban vibrancy. Vacationers will love the funky elegance while longer-term renters may call it a second home, thanks to touches of home, such as a screen door, backyard flower gardens (seasonal), and photos of giggly family members who remind us of what’s important.

What makes this house unique

We have a lot of information to share! Jeff will help you eat your way through Nashville at new – as well as long-established – restaurants while Molly will send you out and about to burn off the calories while enjoying Nashville's treasures. As much as possible, the home features the work of local artisans, small business owners, and other creative types who call Nashville or TN home. We think Nashville offers something for most travelers, including but not limited to musicians and music lovers, writers, athletes, fashionistas, foodies, hobbyists/crafters, sports fans, conventioneers, families, couples, wine-or-beer enthusiasts, friends, girls' groups, guys' groups, outdoorsy folks, and corporate retreaters. We have access to people with unique talents and expertise, so let us know if we can help customize your trip!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Jeff and Molly made my birthday weekend in Nashville a lifetime memory for my best friends and I. We are well traveled ladies with can't help but have high expectations...they were all met at the Shelby House. We loved their home. From the quality of furnishings to the many details (chocolates, coffee stocked, water in the fridge, etc.....) they offered to make our trip comfortable and relaxing. TO top it off, we are all moms to young kids, so we needed sleep badly - their beds were heavenly...I'm ordering the same blankets from Restoration Hardware when I get a moment!

Thank you again to you both for being such thoughtful, tasteful hosts, you have set the bar high for our future experiences.



Sep 16, 2016
Sep 2016
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East Nashville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1950 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Guests must keep noise down and not bother the neighbors. Guest should relax and enjoy themselves!
  • No parties. We don't want to disturb the neighborhood. Contact Jeff if you have questions.
  • Ten guests is the maximum we are allowed by permit.
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , master bath, marble counter, double sinks, built-in shelving
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , pedastal sink, 1st floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , marble vanity with double sinks
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , master bedroom, chandelier, luxurious linens, walk-in closet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , reclaimed wood furnishings, plush linens, ensuite full bath
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , sleigh bed, plush linens, large closet, en suite full bath
  • Books ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
Let us help plan your events here in Nashville! Tell us what you're interested in doing, where you want to go, and memories you want to make, and we'll recommend places, trips, and best-of-the-best. Want to surprise someone? We're very good at plotting and planning!


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(22 traveler reviews)

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Elegant East Nashville Home Beckons You To Music City
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We loved the updated property and the owner is great! We will definitely recommend it!

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed hosting Amy and her group. We welcome then back anytime.
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Very nice! Looked great!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in Nashville. The house was perfect for our needs! Gave us the opportunity for our group to have more time together.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and clean!

  • 5 of 5

We had a girls weekend here with 8 girls. The house was perfect with any amenity you might need. The location was also great... 13 minutes from the airport and 5-10 to downtown. Jeff was also kind enough to come over and show us around in the morning since we got in late. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone visiting Nashville!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a long weekend (Thursday - Sunday) at the Shelby House this past weekend and it was Fabulous! Molly & Jeff were such Wonderful Hosts to us:) Their home had Everything you would need, and they truly made us feel like family/at home. So comfortable! And upon our arrival, they gifted us with a Nashville souvenir! The beautiful pictures you see on VRBO are absolutely what you get. This was our 1st time to experience a VRBO, and they made it so comfortable for us:) Molly & Jeff also gave us such good recommendations of restaurants, places to go etc. I truly just can't say enough nice things about them. The house is centrally located, which makes it easy to get around. We just used Uber all weekend and it worked out perfect. We definitely want to come back to Nashville and stay @ The Shelby House. Thank You again Molly & Jeff for your true Southern Hospitality ya'll showed our family of 6:) Ya'll are such a Special Couple, and we were so Blessed to have met you!!!! Thank you again. Until next time...

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great experience and House!

  • 5 of 5

The owners were incredibly helpful and friendly. The house was beautiful and very clean. I would absolutely recommend!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We love this home and if we are ever in Nashville we would book again

  • Submitted: May 19, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Car: not necessary

Located in East Nashville, Shelby House is within walking distance to The Shoppes at Fatherland (Local Taco, Frothy Monkey, Lynn Lorraines, and more) and Five Points and is a mile from the Nissan Stadium (Tennessee Titans). This house is a 5 minute ride to Downtown or to the I24/65 exchange.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable Damage Deposit $500

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.