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Small House, Conveniently Located; 1 BR, Kitchen, Deck, Yard

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Bedrooms 1
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Minimum Stay 2 nights

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House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

This unique small house house, built in 1890, is a converted storefront. The kitchen is a 50's vintage Geneva kitchen. It is well equipped for stays of several days to a month: coffee maker, microwave, 50's GE electric stove, dishwasher, garbage disposal, TV, internet. The open kitchen looks out on the living and dining areas. The skylight in the living area allows for a lot of natural light. There is a washer and dryer combo for those who would like to stay more than a few days. The back deck allows you to enjoy the outside in complete privacy.

The house is located on a residential street, one block east of Cooper. Cooper Street, between Madison and Young, has some of the best restaurants in Memphis from fine dining/award winning Restaurant Iris to the southern cooking meat and three Barksdale Restaurant--plus many others in nearby Overton Square to the north and Cooper-Young to the south.

Several of the top music venues are located in Midtown Memphis: Layfayette’s Music Hall, Minglewood, Levitt Shell, Hi-Tone Café, and Otherlands (on weekends). Museums: Children's Museum, Pink Palace, Brooks Art Museum. The Memphis Zoo is close. We are close to the antique district, Urban Outfitters and not too far from the Broad Avenue Arts District. Graceland is about 8 miles (20 minutes) away. Beale Street and Downtown are 4½ miles away, but easy to get to.

Keywords: converted storefront in Mid-town Memphis residential neighborhood; sleeps 3-4

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2016
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About The Owner

Glenn Hays coached track for 36 years at the University of Memphis. He and his wife also ran La Tourelle Restaurant for 30 years before selling it to Kelly English who opened Restaurant Iris. They still own Cafe 1912 which has been a neighborhood restaurant for 14 years. Glenn and Martha have lived in the neighborhood for 43 years. Their daughter, Vanessa, lives just around the corner.

The Owner purchased this house in 1995

Why The Owner chose Memphis

We have been renting the house on a long term basis. However, when it last came available, we decided to do something different. We have done some private meals here and decided it would be perfect for people who wanted a unique place similar to home to stay for a weekend or a month.


based on 37 traveler reviews

Small House, Conveniently Located; 1 BR, Kitchen, Deck, Yard
average rating of 4.810811 based on 37 reviews
Wellesley Hills


  • 5 of 5

Great house in a great location. Open and spacious, well equipped and nicely furnished. Rear deck was private and a comfortable outdoor spot. Walking distance to coffee shops and small market. Close to Cooper-Young and Overton restaurants. Hosts were responsive and vey helpful in helping us settle get acclimated, much appreciated.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

We throughly enjoyed our stay at the old grocery! The neighborhood is quaint and quiet. I would call it 'hip''. The grocery is close to everything!!! Perfect location for the top things to do and see in Memphis! There is everything you need to cook with, plenty of towels too. There's a washer/dryer combo if needed. Within walking distance of Central BBQ---so good we ate there twice!!!! Mrs.Martha, the owner, met us at the grocery and gave us the run down of the grocery and has many informative flyers/brochures/notebooks of things to do and see. Incredible stay!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved staying here!

  • 5 of 5

This place has so much character! We found it to be a comfortable space for our 3 day stay over Labor Day weekend and can't wait for an excuse to come back. The only reason you shouldn't stay here is if you have no appreciation for older buildings or require a huge tv (because the one here is quite small). The shaded deck in the private back yard was a nice outdoor spot to relax even in the end of summer heat. The location is convenient, and anything we needed was a short walk or drive away. Fresh Market is great!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Charming Cottage in a Great Location

  • 5 of 5

This little house has a lot of character and was a perfect place to stay while settling in our daughter at college. The location could not have been more convenient. The neighborhood was quiet and there was plenty of street parking. The house included many amenities and was super clean. We only wished the weather would have cooperated so that we could have sat outside on the deck.

The owner was very welcoming and met us at the house upon our arrival. We will definitely stay here again in the near future.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mid Town Memphis

  • 5 of 5

It is difficult to find motels or other short term housing in the immediate mid town Memphis area. This is one good option. The property is a converted grocery store in a residential neighborhood. It is spacious, clean, and comfortable. The floors are uneven in the main living area which could be a challenge for anyone with walking or balance issues. The owners are very helpful. It was great to be able to have our grand children visit us each day and have a spacious crafts and activities area to work with them.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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St. Paul, MN

Midtown Memphis

  • 5 of 5

Lovely. Martha and Glenn have a lovely little house in Midtown Memphis. Yes, the floors have a few dips since it is an old building but it was spacious, comfortable and in a great neighborhood. We were only in Memphis for a few days but could easily spend more time without feeling cramped. We walked for coffee and could walk to a small locally sourced grocery store. A short drive or a little longer walk brought us to a Whole Foods and a lovely tapas bar and restaurant owned by this lovely couple. We will return.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Centrally located. Close to restaurants (Cafe 1912, Sweetgrass, Restaurant Iris, Tsunami, Bosco's, Central BBQ); Otherlands Coffee House, Urban Outfitters, Antique District, Universities (University of Memphis, Christian Brothers University, Rhodes College, Memphis College of Art), Music Venues (Minglewood Hall, Hi-Tone, Levitt Shell, Otherlands), Theater on the Square; 5-min drive from Liberty Bowl, Overton Square, Cooper-Young, 10-min. drive from Zoo, museums (Brooks, Pink Palace, Children's Museum), 15-min drive to FedEx Forum, Redbirds AutoZone Park, Mississippi River, Beal Street, Peabody Hotel, Peabody Square, Downtown; small grocery/produce store 2 block


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Midtown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • shower, no bath plenty of towels, washcloths soap, shampoo provided
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Converted neighborhood gracery store built in 1890-- newly refurbished by restaurant owner Glenn Hays. 1950's Geneva kitchen with fitted metal cabinets and the original GE electric stove is well equipped for cooking. Wine refrigerator. Pine farm table provides seating for 6. Decorated with French advertising posters. Skylight. Pine armoire in the bedroom. Rear deck looks out on a shaded fenced-in yard. Dishes, cutlery, cookware, linens provided. Shower only. Carpeted in living areas. Bedroom has original hardwood floor. Small grocery-produce store 1 block away.

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