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Private East Nashville Cozy Cottage

28 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights


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Private East Nashville Cozy Cottage

The Cottage:

Located in the popular East Nashville neighborhood a hidden garden oasis awaits you as you enter the courtyard through your completely private entrance. The guest cottage was originally a railroad workers home and one of the oldest structures in the neighborhood. Built in the mid 1800’s, the now renovated cottage is a unique hideaway close to downtown and reflects a love of art, gardening and the comforts of your “home away from home”. It is perfect for a single person or couple to enjoy a restful and cozy environment after a full day of visiting Music City.

The guest cottage is run by two culturally experienced, open-minded, world travelers who offer a practical, comfortable and inspired visit for people who, given the correct amenities and location, prefer to take care of themselves.

The cottage features it's own separate entrance in the alley behind the main home.

Your stay will leave you in want of nothing else except to explore the sights and sounds of what is nicknamed “Nashvegas”.

So come on and be our guest and experience the old and new Nashville!

What you'll find when you get here:

The cottage features it's own separate entrance in the alley behind the main home.

Private Cottage 

Off Street Parking 


Queen Size Bed

Fully Equipped Kitchen 

Washer and Dryer 

Cable TV 

Wireless internet

Our Interaction with Guests:

When you first arrive we will be here to greet you to show you your way in. Afterwards we are just a text or phone call away in the event you need anything or have any questions while you enjoy your stay.

The Neighborhood:

The cottage is located in the most popular neighborhood in Nashville and just minutes away from downtown and lower Broadway’s famous Honky Tonks and the world famous Ryman Auditorium. You are also a short drive to the many hip restaurants, coffee shops and local drinking establishments near our historic “5 Points” neighborhood in East Nashville.

Getting Around:

If you prefer not to drive, the public transit system is 2 blocks away.

The cottage is just under 4 miles to I-24 making it an easy access to venture out and tour other parts of Nashville and/or drop in on the many music venues all within 10 to 15 minutes from your cottage.

We are located just blocks from the Music City Bikeway which has direct access to downtown.

Enjoy a stroll, run or bike ride through Shelby Bottoms Park located just one block from your front door. The park offers over 300 acres of wetlands and trails that run along the Cumberland River where you might catch sight of the General Jackson Showboat chugging down the river.

There is also Vinny Links golf course nearby.

On the other side of the Cumberland is the Grand Ole Opry. Take in a concert or go shopping at the Opry Mills Mall but don’t miss a walk through the spectacular atrium at the Opryland Hotel which is free and all are located within the same vicinity.

Nashville's airport is also easily accessible and less than 9 miles (approx. 16 minutes) from the guest cottage.

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

Craig and Cynthia
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 14, 2016
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About Craig and Cynthia

From NYC and the Pacific NW, we have traveled everywhere in between. We know and appreciate what it is to have the comforts of a 'home away from home' and strive to make a comfortable and relaxing environment for our guests to enjoy while visiting Nashville.

Craig and Cynthia purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Craig and Cynthia chose Nashville

We chose this area because of the ease and how centrally located East Nashville is to everything. It's a quiet neighborhood, a block from the entrance to 960 acres of trails and wetlands which we walk daily. The Cumberland River is right over the hill so you too can enjoy nature as you walk along the river and into the parks trails. Restaurants, bars and local music venues are also minutes away. It is an easy few minutes to downtown where you can get your fill of amazing music and all of it is free. Convenient to I-24 and the airport and just about everywhere else you want to go in Nashville. We are almost always within 10-15 minutes away from everything we need or want to go.


based on 28 traveler reviews

Private East Nashville Cozy Cottage
average rating of 4.857143 based on 28 reviews
Columbia, SC

Perfect spot!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect spot to say when visiting Nashville. Cottage was quaint, clean, and homey. Had everything you needed and then some. The shower is fantastic! Very close to downtown. Don't be thrown off by the parking description...100% safe. Have already told friends and family about the place. If going back to Nashville, I will be looking this place up again. Craig and Cynthia are very sweet, very fast to respond, and very helpful.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Convenient quiet and clean

  • 5 of 5

Convenient quiet and clean

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was spotless and adorable...perfect for a couple's getaway.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Adorable little cottage

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I went to Nashville for 4 days for his birthday and our experience with Craig was awesome! He gave us great ideas on where to eat around Nashville and some of the major attractions to visit. The cottage itself was very cozy and only 10 minutes away from downtown. Adorable little place!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Serenity and cozy!

  • 5 of 5

Love this little cottage and surrounding gardens. It is the perfect place to unwind after a busy day in Nashville. Soft bedding, clean and updated throughout, all the amenities you enjoy at home, quiet area, just a lovely place to stay. Gracious hosts who are just steps away if you need anything. We enjoyed the garden setting and front porch so much! You will want to stay there a while.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Wonderful !

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the cottage very much. It was perfect in every way. Great location, all the comforts of home. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Nearest Airport
8.7 Miles
Nashville International
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Three Crow Bar
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Vinny Links
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I 24
Nearest Restaurant
0.9 Miles
Lockeland Table
Car: recommended

The cottage is centrally located in one of East Nashville's most popular neighborhoods and close to Historic 5 Points where you will find hip local bars and restaurants along with eclectic shops. Also, minutes to downtown is lower Broadway where you can listen to music at the world famous Tootsies or other honky tonks or check out a show at the Ryman.


Rates & Availability

Shelby Hills Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
Apr 28 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun 7 2017 - Jun 11 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

City Tax (per night) $2
Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $35
Tax Rate 15.25%

PLEASE NOTE: 100% of total payment is due when booking. 30 DAY STAY: Cleaning fee of $100.00 will be added
CANCELLATION: Full refund within 30 days of scheduled reservation except for fees. After 30 days no refund.
TAX: In compliance with Nashville/Davidson Co. Hotel Fees and Sales Tax totaling 15.25% plus $2.50 per night will be calculated to the total nightly stay when you request a booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Shelby Hills Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower only (no tub)
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Sleep in a comfortable queen size bed with high quality sheets, down comforter and your choice of feather or synthetic pillows. A wall mounted flat screen TV with cable is located adjacent to the bed.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
Two Yoga studios within 10-15 minutes from Cottage. 960 acre park is less than a block away. Enjoy walking or biking trails. Bikes can be rented. Community center is close by for work outs, indoor track and many classes. Just $3.00 will get you in. Close to restaurants, bars and boutique shops. Titan stadium and downtown attractions are just minutes away. Bus stop is less than 2 blocks. Suitable for elderly with only two steps to front porch entrance.

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