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

Bedrooms 1
Space 900 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2018

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 15 years. Glenn and Martha have lived in the neighborhood for 45 years. Their daughter, Vanessa, lives just around the corner.

The Owner purchased this house in 1995

Why The Owner chose East Midtown

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.


East Midtown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • 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
  • 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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Small House, Conveniently Located; 1 BR, Kitchen, Deck, Yard
average rating of 4.7906976 based on 43 reviews

Fun, convenient location.

  • 5 of 5

This is my second stay here. Great nrighborhoooh. Friendly, helpful owners

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Mt Vernon, Ky

Grocery Store vacay

  • 5 of 5

We Had to cut our trip short due to a death in the family. we were only there 2 nights. Martha was really helpful in getting us settled in and gave us good information of the area. We will definitely come back in the future. We loved the old grocery store front and the antiques. We felt right at Home.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Adored it

  • 5 of 5

It's quirky and beautiful. It's comfortable and has everything you need. Of course it's no 5 star, but it's perfect. The neighbourhood is lovely and safe and close to everything. We met some people in the street and went out for dinner with them. The owners were wonderful to deal with. Highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Loved it in Memphis

  • 5 of 5

Great little place with lots of charm

The owners are great

Able to walk to some great BBQ and coffee

Will stay here again

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just OK...

  • 3 of 5

The location was good. We also enjoyed the history of the location and some of the appointments in the home. That said, it could be be so much better and I only recommend it if it's a short stay.

The floors - both the sagging and the gaps - is pretty annoying and not something you would want to deal with if you are in any way unsteady (older, kids, etc.). The bathroom was the worst...a toilet that rocks when you sit or get up, a sink that is almost too high to brush your teeth in, and a shower that requires a lot of work to get through.

The back yard was pretty unkempt and the seating was very uncomfortable. In fact the furniture inside was hard to really get comfy in as well.

And most important to me was the fact that there really is no way to open a window and get fresh air.

Loved the owner and the ease of the process as well as all the information on things to do that they had available.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for pointing out some of the drawbacks of a building that was built in 1890 as a store. We want our guests to be happy during their stay and not experience any surprises. However, many of our guests feel that the location and spaciousness of the house make up for its shortcomings.
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San Francisco

Funky & Fine

  • 5 of 5

We loved this place! Stayed for 2 nights and wish it could've been longer. Great location, amazing kitchen, character galore in nice neighborhood close to some Memphis hot spots. Martha was lovely, and after checking us in, made herself available for whatever we needed, but didn't get in our hair. Also quite glad to have been invited to use the W/D, cuz after a week on the road, we needed it! Thanks to Martha & Glenn,and we definitely recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Stayed: October 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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 3.25%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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