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Quiet, Sunny Midtown Carriage House

Quiet, Sunny Midtown Carriage House

4 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath

The space

1 BR 1 BA guest house in Central Gardens in Midtown Memphis. The guest house has one bedroom, a combined living area/dining area/kitchen, and a bathroom (with a washer/dryer).

I have listed the apartment as accommodating four people, but it would be pretty tight for four adults. It's really more suited for a single traveler or a couple, and maybe one or two small children. There is a queen-sized bed in the bedroom for two adults, a sofa in the living room which can sleep one, and a twin air bed for one. I have additional air beds available if needed.

This apartment is located on the second floor (above the garage) of an old carriage house, behind the 100 year old house in which I live. It has tons of windows and natural light, and really feels almost like a tree house in a quiet, back yard setting.

There is a private parking space next to the guest house, accessible by the alley at the rear of the property. The back patio is shared by the main house and the guest house, so feel free to relax outside and grill out, etc (Website hidden by Airbnb)

The carriage house is in Central Gardens, a nice, tranquil neighborhood located in the heart of Midtown. Central Gardens is a National Historic District, is consistently voted Best Neighborhood in Memphis by readers of Memphis Magazine, and has been named one of North America's ten best "Old House Neighborhoods" by This Old House magazine. It is the only Level 3 Arboretum in West Tennessee, with more than 90 species of century-old trees, making it a shady and pleasant place for a stroll or jog.

Central Gardens is perfectly located between downtown, which is a five minute drive away, and the Cooper-Young and Overton Square entertainment districts of Midtown, which are each about a twenty minute walk (or two minute drive) away.

Public transportation: The easiest way to get around Memphis is by car. Buses are available, but inconvenient for tourists. The most interesting way to travel between midtown and downtown is by trolley. The nearest trolley stop is an 18 minute (9/10 mile) walk north of my house. There are three connected trolley lines, and they cover all of downtown.

Please note that this apartment is up a flight of stairs, and might not be suitable for those who are mobility impaired, or who have very heavy luggage. Also, it is cooled by two window unit air conditioners. If you are used to central AC, you might notice that they are slightly louder than a central system.


Free parking on premises
Cable TV

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 couch, 1 air mattress

House Rules

No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)
Self check-in with keypad

270 Reviews

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Norma User Profile
March 2018
You won't be disappointed.

Wanda & Fred User Profile
Wanda & Fred
January 2017
John's Place was exactly as listed. It was a Charming Carriage House in a beautiful old neighborhood. The apartment had everything we needed and was beautifully appointed. The location was great for driving downtown. John was a welcoming host.

Felicity User Profile
January 2017
Johns carriage house was just as pictured and had everything we needed .I loved the original wood floors and the comfy bed and linens. The central garden district was full of large homes and lovely properties. Parking was right next to the carriage house and we also got some gre…

Dan User Profile
April 2016
John was a great host and his carriage house apartment was very comfortable and well located. He helped me find it and even came by in the evening to help me with the TV. He is most friendly and had some great suggestions for places to eat and buy groceries. What's more, he donat…

Danny User Profile
November 2014
Awesome place. Easy to find and access, John was welcoming and friendly and gave us good advice on Memphis restaurants and bars. Apartment was clean, quiet and well-equipped in a leafy suburb roughly 10 mins drive from downtown. Would have stayed longer but this place is very…

Margeret User Profile
June 2014
We stayed in this lovely carriage house suite and enjoyed our 6 night stay very much. John was wonderfully helpful with lots of advice for transit (we traveled without a car) restaurants and other neighbourhood sites. The overhead fans in combination with the AC kept the temperat…

Louise User Profile
April 2014
This is a wonderful place to stay in Memphis; about 10 minutes from downtown but this neighborhood itself is worth its own drive-through, camera in hand for all the stately homes and stunning gardens. John had great tips for us - which Beale St. bar actually has more bluegrass th…

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Memphis, Tennessee, United StatesJoined in May 2012
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I am an avid traveler and fairly laid back guy who enjoys meeting new people and helping them get to know Memphis. I love my neighborhood, and try to walk and ride my bike as much as possible. I eat out entirely too much, but at least that makes me a fairly good resource on t…
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