A unique home in the heart of East Nashville with a country feel yet is walking distance to the popular stores and restaurants of Porter Road and Eastland, minutes from Five Points, and just a few miles from downtown Nashville (~4 miles) and convenient interstate access. This house is also near Shelby Park and the Greenway trails.
My great grandfather built this charming log house in the 1930s to accommodate his large family. As a railway worker and renaissance man, he reused and repurposed materials to build the home- the ceiling joists from the railway roundhouse service station were used for the walls, boxcar wood now serves as the hardwood floors, and marble from Union Station lines the bathroom floors. Much of this neighborhood used to be the family farm.
There are five bedrooms (2 kings, 2 queens, 1 room with two twin beds) and three full baths. We also have three air beds available with linens and three couches. Each bedroom has individual, private locks and the house also has a security system. Please note that this house sleeps 10 in beds in bedrooms. 15 people is the max amount we allow to stay overnight unless you make specific arrangements with us.
The house is on a corner lot with a large unfenced yard and has a gravel driveway that allows access from both streets. The front porch swing and rocking chair are great places to relax and enjoy the neighborhood.
The home is furnished, has central heat and air conditioning and ceiling fans, wifi Internet, and Comcast cable with a large HD TV.The house also has a dishwasher, stove, microwave, refrigerator with ice maker, coffeemaker, toaster, kettle and a compact washer and dryer. A bus stop is located just footsteps away where Tillman Lane meets Porter Road.
The Sun King and Ice Queen rooms are divided by a full bathroom. The bathroom doors may be locked from the inside and outside for privacy. The Sun King features a modern decor with a king bed, large chest of drawers, closet, bedside table, small table and chair, ceiling fan and sun-blocking curtains. The Ice Queen features an antique decor with a queen bed, bedside table, mirrored closet, small table, desk, chair and ceiling fan.
The Green Queen and Blue Twin bedrooms have a shared doorway which may remain open or may be locked from both sides for privacy. The Green Queen bedroom features a queen bed, mirrored closet, chest of drawers, chair, ceiling fan and small bedside table/bench. The Blue Twin bedroom features two twin beds, mirrored closet, bedside table, chest of drawers, chair and ceiling fan.
The Sea King bedroom has a private exterior entrance. The room features a king bed, ceiling fan, two closets, large chest of drawers made by the Amish, a bench, small table, and mirror with coat/key hooks.
The Log House is in a residential and commercial neighborhood of East Nashville. Shops and restaurants are two blocks away on Porter Road and Eastland, and the popular Five Points area is about 2 miles about. Downtown Nashville, Lower Broadway, Riverfront and many main tourist attractions are about 4 miles away. It usually takes around 10 -13 minutes to get from the Log House to downtown and a cab is approximately $11 for two people. We also have Uber and Lyft and a lot of those drivers are available in East Nashville. Taxis are typically only available outside of the airport or downtown.
From the Log House to Green Hills in the heart of West Nashville a cab for two people will be about $26 and it takes about 20 minutes if you use the Interstate to travel the 13 miles.
There is usually a flat rate from the airport to any location of about $25.
We require a three night minimum reservation for the weekends and two night minimum for M-Th.
Please note that TN requires a 9.25% sales tax, a 6% Occupancy tax and a $2.50 occupancy tax per night of your reservation. VRBO only lets you list one tax through their system so all reservations will have an additional tax invoice.
Feel free to inquire with any questions.