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Charming, family-friendly house near University of Memphis

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

This spacious, yet comfy house is walking distance to the Univ of Memphis

Blue Acres is a very unique house that can accommodate a party of one or ten! There are actually two houses on site - a main house and a back house.

MAIN HOUSE

The main house features two bedrooms with queen sized beds plus a walk-through third bedroom with a futon (as well as an air mattress), so there's lots of room to spread out. We are also happy to provide a pack-n-play to accommodate little ones. The main house also features two bathrooms, plenty of closet space, a nice den and two dining areas, and a laundry room with washer and dryer, which you are welcome to use.

The kitchen comes complete with fridge, gas stove, dishwasher, coffee maker, and microwave - all you need for an overnight stay or multi-week visit.

BACK HOUSE

The back house has two bedrooms (a queen and a standard) and a full bath, along with a beautiful kitchen and den combo. The back house is only included in your reservation if you make a reservation for ten people.

The listing is priced for one guest or ten - the price will adjust according to how many people you add to your group. Note that if you reservation is for one to six people, it will be just for the main house. If your group has more than six people, please make a reservation for ten in order to include both houses.

The large backyard has a six foot privacy fence, so you'll have the backyard all to yourself. If the weather permits, enjoy some time on the brick patio, soaking up the Memphis sun.

Guest Access

There are dedicated parking spaces for you in the driveway. (If you are in more than two cars, there's plenty of additional space on the street.) You will have private access, so you can come and go any time.

Interaction with Guests

The house is all yours, so kick back and relax. Keys are provided via combination keybox. Before your arrival, we will provide instructions for check in and check out.

The Neighborhood

The house is centrally located in Normal Station, the residential area by the U of M. Go Tigers! It's a great neighborhood, two minutes from campus and just a ten minute drive or Uber from Midtown, Downtown or East Memphis.

The house is just a half-mile from tennis, golf and the Memphis Botanical Gardens. The Links at Audubon Park is an 18 hole golf course. A round is $30 during the week, $36 on the weekend (both prices are with a golf cart). Leftwich Tennis Center features four indoor and eight outdoor courts, and the Memphis Botanical Gardens offers beautiful gardens, a summer concert series and the amazing Big Backyard for kiddos.

Other Things to Note

Let us know if we can do anything to help make your stay in Memphis more pleasant.

Pets will be considered based on size and breed. A $50 pet fee will be charged at the time your reservation is made. Please provide a photograph of your pet for consideration. All pets must be crated when the owner is not present. Please be sure to pick up any pet waste out of the yard and dispose of it. A dog crate/bed is provided for your use if needed. Please keep all pets off of the furniture and beds. Thank you for respecting our home in this way.

Are you flying to Memphis? Would you rather have a more fun car to drive than your own? If so, let us know if you'd like to rent our Jeep for $49 a day during your stay. Send us a message to inquire about availability during the dates of your trip.

More Details

Owner
Grace and Rob Thompson
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About Grace and Rob Thompson

We are in our late 30s, parents, dog owners, active, readers, movie lovers, and enjoy hosting friends both old and new. Also, we love Memphis! Grace is a lifelong Memphian (minus a stop at Auburn Univ.) and Rob has "only" been here 20 years (including stops at Rhodes College and University of Memphis) but has made up for lost time. We love Memphis BBQ, Graceland, and the Civil Rights Museum, but we also love Memphis' cool public parks and off-the-beaten-path restaurants. (Rob only has one place left on the local newspapers' list of 100 places to eat in Memphis before you die!)

Rob works hard in real estate, and Grace works even harder as a stay-at-home mom. We have been hosting for over a year and enjoy meeting new people. We put a lot of love into remodeling our place, and we think you will really love it too.

What makes this house unique

Are you flying to Memphis? Would you rather have a more fun car to drive than your own? If so, let us know if you'd like to rent our Jeep for $49 a day during your stay. Send us a message to inquire about availability during the dates of your trip.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Rob and Grace were a pleasure to work with - so responsive and accommodating. The property was lovely - lots of charm and fun decor inside. My family and I felt right at home and appreciated how clean and comfortable the home was. We will definitely stay with Rob and Grace again in the future when we visit Memphis again!
May 2016
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Amenities

East Memphis House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master bathroom - toilet , shower
    Hall bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Back house bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , * Additional fee to book the back house
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master bedroom - 1 queen , Has master bathroom
    Front bedroom - 1 queen , Uses hall bathroom
    Back house bedroom 1 - 1 queen , * Additional fee to book the back house
    Back house bedroom 2 - 1 double , * Additional fee to book the back house
    Walk-through bedroom - 1 twin/ single , Walk through to master bedroom, can add air mattress as well
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Notes:
Pets will be considered based on size and breed. A $50 pet fee will be charged at the time your reservation is made. Please provide a photograph of your pet for consideration. All pets must be crated when the owner is not present. Please be sure to pick up any pet waste out of the yard and dispose of it. A dog crate/bed is provided for your use if needed. Please keep all pets off of the furniture and beds. Thank you for respecting our home in this way.

Reviews

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Charming, family-friendly house near University of Memphis
average rating of 4.75 based on 28 reviews
5

Nice and quite.

  • 5 of 5

Was a nice quite neighborhood. Had everything we needed for our stay. Was a short drive to Beal street and bass pro. We enjoyed our stay. Would stay again.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very charming!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at night so it was a little hard to spot the house but other than that It was great! The backhouse is a must. It was more than enough space for us all, 3 couples and 2 singles. Anna the property manager was helpful as well! Thanks Rob and Grace, the house made our vacation wonderful.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfectly fitted for our Family "mini-reunion"!

  • 5 of 5

The house is very clean and comfortable....adorably decorated and the small house in the back allows for more personal space when you have a large group. Grace & Rob were wonderful to work with...very quick to reply to questions and make sure we were comfortable. Our family came from Texas, Florida and Michigan to meet in Memphis....the house was easy to find, close to downtown, restaurants, Memphis University and other points of interest. We Loved our long week-end at this rental home!!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Updated House

  • 5 of 5

This house is bigger than it looks. We had 6 people and everyone had a bed. The entire house is updated as well as the back house. All that was really missing was a TV in the back house for the young adults. We had a fabulous time in Memphis. Will defiantly rent it again.

Thanks Grace and Rob

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Perfect for our family

  • 4 of 5

Conveniently located to restaurants and shopping, yet in a quiet neighborhood. House was adequate for a simple family gathering including games, eating, watching movies and napping.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable, clean, great location.

  • 4 of 5

The house and guest house were perfect for our four couple weekend in Memphis. Both were clean and comfortable with the main house providing plenty of room for all of us to gather for meals, conversation and fun. The location was very central and all of the attractions were in easy driving distance. I would highly recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Memphis International Airport
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $65 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 18.12%

There is a two night minimum for weekend bookings.

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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