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

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Midtown House Rental Photos and Description

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

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

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.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)
Small House, Conveniently Located; 1 BR, Kitchen, Deck, Yard
average rating of 4.787879 based on 33 reviews

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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Sarasota, FL

Great location very comfortable and a real value

  • 5 of 5

The property was clean and very comfortable. It was fully equipped and we really enjoyed staying there while doing some site seeing. It was a nice older neighborhood and we were able to park directly in front of the unit. It was a great central location. It was probably 15 minutes from the airport and about 10 to 15 minutes to downtown. I would stay here again and recommend it to friends. Thanks Martha.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Funky but fun

  • 5 of 5

The property was as advertised, clean and well equipped. Our host Martha met us at the door and explained the unique features of the house. Since it was an old building and a converted store it was different, but in a good way, we had lots of room, the furniture was comfortable and the kitchen well equipped. It could not be easier to find, on an almost straight shot from the airport, with only two turns.

We had a pleasant stay. The location in Mid-town in a residential neighborhood was perfect for us. We did Beale St. and Graceland over the weekend and the house was an ideal starting point. The neighborhood is quiet and there is lots of on street parking. It is a city location and occasional garbage trucks and train crossings were pleasant background noise if you are a city dweller.

An especially thoughtful touch was the great number of guide books, maps and tourist information provided to help us out-of- towners plan our stay.

About the only negative thing I could mention was the trees in front of the building badly need trimming. There was so much in front of the building that we missed it the first time by. The back yard was also a bit overgrown making the rear deck not usable, but it was too hot to sit out there anyway.

In short, good job well done and if we ever get to Memphis again we would stay there.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Great owners, conveniently located

  • 4 of 5

Martha was extremely helpful and kind. The house was perfect for my husband and I for a weekend getaway. Wonderfully located close to food and entertainment. We enjoyed our stay immensely!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Saginaw, MI

Great Month

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in the renovated grocery store was perfect. We had plenty of room for the two of us and everything we needed was provided. Martha was available when we had a question and always very helpful. We enjoyed the deck on the lovely late October afternoons in Memphis and relaxed in the house when we weren't spending time with our grandchildren a couple of blocks away. There was space for having friends for supper which was nice. The washer and dryer were a great help since we were there for a month. There is a lot available within walking distance, including a variety or restaurants, coffee shops, used book store, antique shops etc. It was as good spot to settle for a month!

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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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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