|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Be part of the local experience in this conveniently located historic Lockeland Springs neighborhood in East Nashville . Historic East Nashville has been coined by Budget Travel Magazine as Nashville’s version of New York’s East Village.Your guest home sits at the entrance of Shelby Park.
Your comfortable, artful and cozy accommodations consist of 3 bedrooms with pillow top mattresses and 1.5 bathrooms. There’s a full bathroom upstairs, a living room with a flat screen tv, 2 bedrooms, several tables to sit and enjoy your meal overlooking the park.
A visual feast awaits you downstairs. In addition to having another living room with a flat screen tv, a bedroom, ½ bath, and a washer/dryer for your convenience, the living space is turned into a gallery. Beautiful paintings, collages, and photographs adorn the walls. We are proud to promote regional artists. What makes it special is that you may purchase their work and take a little bit of Nashville back home with you.
Well behaved and friendly dogs are welcome. They can even snuggle up with you with the provided pet blankets. Shelby Park is a large 336 acres urban multi-use park along the Cumberland River featuring river views; migratory bird and other wildlife viewing opportunities; playgrounds; a fenced off-leash dog park approximately 1 block away; baseball fields; Vinny Links a 9 hole golf course is approximately ½ mile away and the 18 hole golf course is only a few blocks from your lodging ; Sevier Lake, popular for casual fishing; a Cumberland River boat launch ramp; picnic shelters; and the Shelby Park Community Center across the street which offers tennis. There’s the Shelby Bottoms Nature Center which is a great starting point for exploring more than 950 acres of Shelby Bottoms Greenway. There’s a Nashville GreenBikes station where you can “check-out” a free bike to ride on the Shelby Bottoms and other connected Greenways.
Many of Nashville’s most popular restaurants, tourist destinations, and shops are in this neighborhood. Five points is a popular destination and is only 1.25 miles away which has restaurants, café’s, galleries, pubs, shops, a grocery store, a bank, a post office and more. You can easily take a taxi or there’s a bus stop one block away. You are 1 ½ miles from Interstate 24, 2.12 miles from the LP Field Football Stadium, 2.71 miles from the Country Musical Hall of Fame, 3.29 from the Frist Center for Visual Arts and 5.42 miles from Vanderbilt University. There are many other famous venues to visit such as the Centennial Park and the Parthenon, Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, Ryman Auditorium, Schermerhorn Symphony Center, a walk from the Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge to Broadway. There will be a book filled with information about places to visit and a list of restaurants.
Here's just a few places in this neighborhood that gives you an idea why East Nashville is so popular and top musicians living in East Nashville /
....just to name a few close by restaurants
Five Points Pizza
The Wild Cow
Sweet 16 Bakery
Art & Invention,Metropolis Antiques & Gift, Thrive,
1907, High Garden Tea, Moxie, Wax Nashville, Pistils & Petals, Baxter & Bailey...
Boone & Sons, Kroger, Aldi's, Porter Road Butcher,
Turnip Truck Natural Market,Woodland Wine Merchant
Rite Aid Drugstore,Cumberland Hardware
Post Office - Woodland Street
Banks - Suntrust and Regions, Nicholson Cleaners
In 2010 we lost our home and most of our personal belongings to the devastating Nashville flood. It wasn’t an easy process but there’s a spark of sunshine in every situation. We lived in the backyard of our flooded inhabitable home in a 33’ trailer for over a year. It took that much time for the government to go through with their promises.
Humor, among other qualities, kept us afloat. How can you not find humor with 2 people living in a backyard in a teenie weenie trailer with 1 giant Doberman named Nookie Pookie and a bad tempered cat named Monster.
It was business as usual for my husband David who is a computer programmer. I began a blog called Sardines In The Hood. It kept me sane. One of my stories was published in The Tennessean newspaper and an online magazine Dancing Noodle picked up some of my stories. It was my first time at being professionally paid for writing. I’m a visual artist who likes to work with paper. I have done sculptures and other types of artwork that have been featured in galleries, boutiques and shows.
We both love nature. We are passionate about the environment and animals. Our flooded home overlooked the Cumberland River. We sat on our dock many nights looking at sunsets, observing migrating birds, and other creatures that made us appreciative of what we had in our life.
When we found this home it needed a lot of work. It wasn’t pretty but we had a vision. The government finally bought our flooded property so that we were able to move on and finally live in a home after 1 ½ years. We cleaned, painted, renovated and made this new home joyful. Part of the landscape was designed by people who do foodscaping. All the flowers, bushes, trees have a purpose that feeds the animals as well as humans. We hope this becomes a popular trend with everyone on this earth. We also have started a vegetable garden. We hope to have plenty of vegies to share with our guests.
We are happy.
May this home bring you happiness too.
Diane & David
Diane Sesler purchased this townhome in 2011
Peaceful ...overlooking park but close to many restaurants, galleries, shops, bakeries, pubs, and of course downtown. Our beautiful art gallery/meditation room is loved by everyone. East Nashville is home to many musicians, artists, a fantasic web of eclectic and artistic community .
Certified Wildlife Habitat. We provide a designed landscape which organically feeds both humans and animals. Some plants, trees & bushes were here when we purchased the property. We have tried since then to implement many new indigenous species. A perfect blend with the picturesque park which borders the property. It is the best of both world ...staying in a green property but close to downtown
This was by far the best VRBO we have stayed at. It was impeccable. The art and decor is wonderful. The space was perfect for us. Shelby Park was wonderful and we enjoyed walking there every day. It is close enough to the city to walk if you are walkers (about 3 miles) but, transportation in and around the city is very easy. Great, great place!
I enjoyed an idyllic three week stay. The house is lovely, cheerful, creative, and very well laid out. The location overlooking Shelby Park is beautiful, and I especially enjoyed the balcony. The owners have seen to every detail, with kitchen, bathrooms, and laundry room all very well organized.
The location is also very convenient for getting to anywhere you need to drive in and around Nashville. The East Nashville neighborhood is quiet, peaceful, and very friendly. Would love to return!
We stayed at the Artful Lodger on the Park for a reunion of three friends. The location is excellent, right next to a large park and within walking distance of some excellent restaurants, Rumours East being one of our favorites. The house is clean, comfortable, and artfully decorated. The opportunity to buy some local art from the house was a great twist. The owners were efficient and organized. This is definitely one of the best VRBO experiences we have had. We would stay here again and would recommend it without hesitation.
Comfortable, clean, nice setting. It felt just like home. Wonderful hosts! We had an awesome family vacation.
My husband and I traveled to Nashville, along with another couple, to visit friends last weekend and we had the GREAT fortune to stay at the Artful Lodger on the Park. I cannot say enough good things about this charming and incredibly peaceful home. I use the word "home" because from the minute we walked through the front door, I felt like I was at home..even better than home. The decor is lovely and very comfortable, the kitchen is very well stocked, the bedrooms are so cozy that I looked forward to going to be bed each night, the bathroom and amenities are beautiful and thoughtful, the lovely basement and gallery (or mediation room) provide ample space for a large group and then there is the park! How amazing to wake up each morning and look out onto Shelby Park! The owners provide numerous guides and suggestions of things to do while in Nashville, and the location itself is very close to the most popular restaurants and bars in the city. I highly recommend Lockeland Table, Cafe Margot and Art and Invention for wonderful art and gifts. The owners are very easy to deal with and answered all questions promptly. I highly recommend the Artful Lodger!
Do not hesitate to stay at the Artful Lodger. We stayed here this past weekend for a much needed girls weekend. So much better than staying in a hotel. The house was beautiful and had everything we needed from a fully stocked kitchen to shampoo to hairdryers to comfortable beds. We loved having all that space- indoors and outdoors. The area is cute and we dined at some local restaurants. Went for a long walk in the park, so beautiful. After fun nights on Broadway, it was nice to be by the quiet park, sleep in, and enjoy the peace. Super easy to call a cab and get downtown in just a few minutes. No need to pay for or worry about parking. Owners super easy to work with and super accomodating. They even left us goo goo samples. So don't even hesitate to stay here!
Our home sits at the entrance of Shelby Park. There is a great frisbee course in the park
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jun 11 2015 - Jun 14 2015
4 night minimum stay
Jul 3 2015 - Jul 6 2015
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest|
|Cleaning||$100 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
|City Tax ($2.50/night)||$5|
State and local taxes of 9.25%, hotel tax of 6% apply and city tax of $2.50 per night apply.
A $250 refundable Security Deposit is required.
Dogs considered: $40 first night and $10 subsequent nights per dog.