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Doug

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, german, norwegian

Upscale Private Guest Cottage in the Heart of Nashville

27 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Nashville Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible Sofabed, 1 Bath, Sleeps 2-4

Mulberry House is a completely renovated 1000-square-foot 19th-century carriage house located in the heart of Nashville. Nestled behind a three-story Victorian 'painted lady,' it is designed especially for travelers who prefer the ambiance of a guest cottage to that of a large hotel.

Situated on Clifton Lane adjacent to 12th Avenue South, Mulberry House is three blocks from the hoppin' 12South restaurant and retail district, five minutes from the ultra-modern Gulch district, and only 10 minutes from downtown Nashville. In the immediate vicinity are parks (Battle of Nashville Memorial and Sevier Park) and bike paths linking as far as historic East Nashville. One of the nation's few urban wildlife preserves, the beautiful Radnor Lake, is four miles further out of town on 12th Avenue/Granny White Pike.

The cottage is secluded in its own private courtyard and has the feel of a wooded retreat and secret garden. The original 1880s portion, which includes the bedroom, a bath with both tub and glass shower, and a fully equipped kitchen, features the original bead-board ceiling and rustic wood-plank walls. This older period section is enhanced by the new addition, a 500-square-foot great room complete with crossbeams, demi-lune window and cathedral ceiling. The spacious, light-infused room includes two comfortable seating areas, a media center, desk and a granite dining peninsula opening into the kitchen.

Guests enjoy the privacy of a large, fenced courtyard garden, a stone-and-brick patio and a secluded rock garden. Wrought-iron furniture, a hammock and a porch swing facilitate outdoor dining, daydreaming and relaxation. The grounds of the main house, which is situated in a quiet urban neighborhood, include an original gazebo, herb and flower gardens and stately old trees.

Mulberry House features a blend of styles and furnishings that reflect a modern sensibility. Bamboo floors, antique and contemporary furniture, original art, Oriental rugs and whimsical folk art and crafts grace the interior. Zen basins, copper rain-chains, Japanese lanterns and a magnificent Buddhist temple bell lend a tranquil, timeless aura to the garden.

As your hosts, we have a personal interest in your comfort and enjoyment while you are guests at Mulberry House. We have traveled extensively in the U.S. and abroad and have enjoyed sabbaticals in Jerusalem, Tübingen, Kyoto and Hong Kong. Sojourns in facilities around the world have introduced us to many wonderful people and places. Inspired by these experiences, we have created Mulberry House to share the ideal qualities of the places we love--the hospitality of Southerners everywhere, the charm of a French country inn, the coziness of a German mountain chalet, the tranquility of a Japanese ryokan, the luxuries that distinguish a boutique hotel. As our guests will testify, we go out of our way to accommodate your individual needs and interests.

Mulberry House is furnished with art and antiques from our former gallery, Antics. These and other fine and decorative arts and artifacts from our collection are available to guests for purchase, with Mulberry House guests receiving preferred pricing.

Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, Mulberry House offers a private, peaceful headquarters for your stay in Nashville.

Come, explore and enjoy!

Doug

Keywords: Guest Cottage

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Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Doug (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, german, norwegian

About Doug

Mulberry House

Doug Knight

1100 Clifton Lane

Nashville, Tennessee 37204.

My wife and I have traveled extensively in the U.S. and abroad and have spent sabbaticals in Jerusalem, Tübingen, Kyoto and Hong Kong. During our travels, we have especially enjoyed staying in guest houses where we could experience the local lifestyle.

Inspired by these travels, we renovated our 19th-century carriage house and opened Mulberry House in 2007. Since then, we have acted as hosts for an array of native and foreign guests and enjoyed every minute!

Since I speak German and Norwegian and am acquainted with the challenges of foreign travel, I am delighted to welcome guests from around the world.

I take pleasure in hospitality and in guests' comfort, convenience, and special requests. At the same time, I make a practice of protecting guests' privacy. Once I have welcomed guests, I do not enter the secluded cottage courtyard without being invited. Mulberry House offers the best of both worlds -- complete privacy along with highly personal service.

Come stay at Mulberry House in Nashville!

Doug purchased this cottage in 1992

Why Doug chose Nashville

My wife and I settled in Nashville in the 1970s when we both became affiliated with Vanderbilt University. We have enjoyed watching Nashville evolve into an increasingly interesting city, offering not only an astounding array of music but also excellent art, theater, and restaurants as well as professional football and hockey teams. Mulberry House enjoys a convenient, central location from which to take advantage of these offerings. We are located at 1100 Clifton Lane, adjacent to 12th Avenue South/Granny White Pike. The cottage is three blocks from the refurbished 12South restaurant and retail district, 5 minutes from the ultra-modern Gulch district, and only 10 minutes from downtown Nashville. In our immediate vicinity, there are parks (Battle of Nashville Memorial Park and Sevier Park) and bike paths linking as far as historic East Nashville. One of the nation's few urban wildlife preserves, the beautiful Radnor Lake is 4 miles further out of town on 12th Avenue/Granny White Pike.

Mulberry House is conveniently situated in an attractive residential neighborhood within a few miles of most visitors’ favorite destinations: Music Row, Vanderbilt University, Belmont University, Lipscomb University, Green Hills (home of the famous Bluebird Cafe, the shopping meccas of The Mall at Green Hills and Hill Place) & Hillsboro Village, which features the Belcourt Cinema, an excellent independent film house.

Whether you are visiting Nashville for business or pleasure, Mulberry House offers an ideal location in the heart of the city.

What makes this cottage unique

In addition to our outstanding location, guests enjoy many benefits including a fully equipped and well-stocked gourmet kitchen, fresh herbs from the garden, plush bathrobes, and luxurious bath products. We also offer such amenities as private off-street parking, storage for bicycles and use of the gazebo and grounds.

As a welcome gift, we also leave special treats such as a little box of freshly baked cookies or paletas from the neighborhood all-natural Mexican popsicle shop.

Guestbook comments from the owner

It was nice coming in from the long flight from Oregon to an instantly comfortable setting. And nice having breakfast things available when we didn't have a clue at first where to go out for breakfast. Arriving to find a Corona and lime waiting was highly appreciated, as was having a AuxIn line available on the stereo so we could plug in a smartphone and stream our hometown radio station. The eclectic collection of art is great fun.



Love the mood of this place!
Nov 2011
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Upscale Private Guest Cottage in the Heart of Nashville
average rating of 5.0 based on 46 reviews
5

What a beautiful home. We loved staying in the coveted carriage house.

  • 5 of 5

We came for a football game and love this little cozy carriage house. It's private and perfect for 2. Close to all the action in a nice quite area. We loved it!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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5

Great stay, great owner

  • 5 of 5

I've stayed here several times over the last few years while working in Nashville. It's become my home away from home. The cottage is really well kept, beautifully decorated, very homey and Doug is a wonderful guy.

Beside this being a great home base for work, its in a really good location. It's a 10 min drive to downtown, walking distance to 12South restaurants, and a lovely park, but the property still feels secluded and serene.

Highly recommended for anyone looking for a get away in Nashville

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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5

Beyond all expectations.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful cottage in a perfect oasis, yet only 15 minutes from the center of Nashville. Well appointed, very relaxing, enjoyed the art and the stereo. Our even greater treat was meeting Doug the owner. Thank you for sharing an evening with us, as fellow lovers of travel, we thoroughly enjoyed sharing stories with you. Hope to see you again soon, Larry and Suzie

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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5

Great guest house

  • 5 of 5

Cozy and convenient. Loved the convenience factor. Very "homey."

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Perfect, private cottage!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed 4 nights at Mulberry Cottage over New Year's weekend. This little gem is in a perfect location within walking distance to vibrant 12 South neighborhood and it's delightful shops and restaurants. Doug recommended several local restaurants and we were not disappointed. Broadway and downtown bars are about a $7 Uber ride away. Our Uber drivers were so impressed when they dropped us off, there just can't be another place quite like it in the city.

The cottage was clearly styled by someone with an artistic eye and an appreciation for comfort. There were fresh cookies and coffee beans as well as fixings for a lovely breakfast. Bakery bread, eggs, fresh fruit and yogurt were such a treat. The enclosed private garden was serene and even with so much to do in Nashville, I relished one afternoon reading and relaxing at the cottage. Truly lovely place.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Philadelphia
5

Mulberry House is fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

I HIGHLY recommend a stay at the Mulberry House. Doug and Catherine are wonderful hosts and the house has everything you need, and more. We loved it so much that we changed plans so we could stay another day. You won't be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nashville International Airport (BNA)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
12th South Taproom
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
McCabe Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Interstate 65
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Urban Grub, Burger Up, Yellow Porch
Nearest Point of Interest
Belmont University (1.9 mi.)
Nearest Point of Interest
Bridgestone Arena (4 mi.)
Nearest Point of Interest
Centennial Park (3.9 mi.)
Nearest Point of Interest
Country Music Hall of Fame (3.8 mi.)
Nearest Point of Interest
Frist Center for the Visual Arts (3.5 mi.)
Nearest Point of Interest
Grand Ole Opry (8.4 mi.)
Nearest Point of Interest
LP Field - Titans (5.3 mi.)
Nearest Point of Interest
Music Row (2.9 mi.)
Nearest Point of Interest
Nashville Airport (6.9 mi.)
Nearest Point of Interest
Symphony Hall (3.9 mi.)
Nearest Point of Interest
Radnor Lake (5.3 mi.)
Nearest Point of Interest
Ryman Auditorium (4 mi.)
Nearest Point of Interest
Tennessee State Museum (4.2 mi.)
Nearest Point of Interest
Vanderbilt University (2.7 mi.)
Car: recommended

Nashville, Middle, Tennessee, USA --- Conveniently located in an attractive residential neighborhood, Mulberry House is within a few miles of Music Row, Vanderbilt University, Belmont University, Lipscomb University, Green Hills (home of the famous Bluebird Cafe) and Hillsboro Village. Situated on Clifton Lane adjacent to 12th Avenue, it is 3 blocks from the refurbished 12South retail and restaurant district, 5 minutes from the ultra-modern Gulch district, and only 10 minutes from downtown Nashville. In the immediate vicinity there are parks (Battle of Nashville Memorial and Sevier Park) and bike paths linking as far as historic East Nashville. One of the nation's few urban wildlife preserves, the beautiful Radnor Lake, is 4 miles further out of town on 12th Avenue/Granny White Pike.

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Additional information about rental rates

Occupancy tax per night $2
Cleaning fee $50 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 15.25%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Nashville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • claw-foot tub and glass shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen-size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) Pac-n-Play, Sleep Sofa (1) Queen-size
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Yard
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • tennis

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