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Country Living in the City, Relax! Has an additional mother-in-law apartment

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Welcome! We are new to this community and look forward to hosting you!!

Our large, spacious 2 BR 1 BA Brick Home is located on a 1/2 acre lot in a great safe location 15 min to anywhere in the City. It has four full size beds. Two beds each bedroom. It sleeps up to eight people. It's walking distance to Shelby Farms Park & the Green Line bicycle/walking path. Our home has a large, fully equipped kitchen with a full set of pots and pan, bakeware, blender, handmixer, dishes - everything you need to cook a nice meal. Our house has a Wine Cooler, Breakfast Bar, Washer/Dryer, iron and ironing bed.

FOR LARGE PARTIES - We have a mother in law apartment on the property that is available for large parties for an additional $60 a night. Please message me if you need to book for more than 8 people so I can adjust the rate. The mother-in-law apartment does not rent out separately. It sleeps up to four people (it has 2 full size beds in it) and has an additional bathroom. It doesn't have a kitchen but it has a mini fridge, microwave, coffee maker and small counter top to make sandwiches and things like that.

For those traveling with small children. Our home is NOT baby proof. The outlets are not covered and cabinets do not have safety latches on them.

More Details

John and Pamela Christmas
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2017

About John and Pamela Christmas

JOHN - I'm born and raised in Memphis. I am a musician, singer/songwriter, audio producer. I also build recording studios through out the country. I enjoy motorcycle riding, concerts, hiking and cycling. I am a vegan and love to cook and garden.

PAM - We are new the vacation rental community and we are excited to meet our guests! I am originally from Liberty, Missouri. I am a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder. John and I lived happily in this home for 7 years then decided to turn it into rental property. We rented it for years but this year we decided to change it to a vacation rental.

John and Pamela Christmas purchased this house in 2002

Why John and Pamela Christmas chose Tennessee

There's so much to see and do in Memphis. You are close to everything as we are right of the 240-40 interchange. Our home has a large half acre yard. It is very spacious inside. The kitchen is fully stocked with everything you could need to cook yourself some lovely meals.

What makes this house unique



Memphis House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Our updated and remodeled home was the original farmhouse and the neighborhood was the farm. Over time the farmer sold off parts of his land and the neighborhood built up around it. Several of the homes in the neighborhood are on large pieces of land (2 acres to the left of us and two acres across the street from us) and many other of the houses are just normal neighborhood home. You get a nice mix of country and suburbs in our neighborhood. We are right down the street from Shelby Farms which is a huge park.


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Country Living in the City, Relax! Has an additional mother-in-law apartment
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 24 reviews

Very nice property with the feel of grandma's house yet plenty of up to date convenience.

  • 4 of 5

Way better than a hotel.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Met John at the door. Gave us a tour of the home. More than plenty of food in the fridge and pantry. Very clean. Nice and quiet neighborhood. Easy drive to downtown, Graceland, shopping, etc. Southern hospitality to the max. We will stay here again. Thank you ! Fred (from NJ) and Theresa (from TX)

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Columbia, MO

The. Best. Rental. Ever.

  • 5 of 5

I am a native Memphian who makes trips back with my wife and kids to see family and eat awesome food. We will stay in this house whenever we come back, from now on. These hosts are the most considerate, thoughtful, kind, amazing people! The house is tidy and charming, conveniently located to various points of interest in the city, and more well equipped than you can imagine. We have stayed at MANY rentals and this is the best one, anywhere.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Hot Springs, Arkansas

Very accommodating and quaint property

  • 4 of 5

The owners are very sweet and left tons of breakfast items for us to enjoy! We were able to cook breakfast for 6 on both days of our stay, and it was so enjoyable. Fully stocked kitchen with super nice appliances and utensils. (3 of 6 guests loved cooking, so we had a blast in there!) We enjoyed the bedroom space, they are identical rooms with plenty of space. My only complaint for the house is that we had booked 4 guests but we had 2 join us at the last minute. I didn't think this would be an issue since the house sleeps 10, but the price for an additional 2 guests is $60 per night? Luckily, Pamela dropped it to $40 per night, but this still seems really steep. The 2 additional guests didn't cost any extra, so we felt like this was quite excessive. All in all, we had a good experience.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Excellent Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

We only spent a few days here during our stay in Memphis - we were very centrally located to everything we wanted to do. Just 15-20 minutes from Memphis in a very quite neighborhood. We were greeted by John when we arrived - he gave us a very thorough tour of the home. He lives on the property, but we only saw him the day we got there and the morning we left. This is the first Home Away I have ever stayed at that included a stocked kitchen - breakfast foods, eggs, milk, oj, basic condiments, fruit, water, etc. So not expected, but very much appreciated. This is definitely a home I will come back to if ever in the Memphis area again. Thank you John for your hospitality. Doug and Mary

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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  • 5 of 5

The Christmas are the true definition of southern hospitality, the pictures don't do the house any justice. It was a beautiful home with a fully stock kitchen, they had basic items like fruit,juice,milk and a number of pantry items that made it easy to cook for ourselves, they definitely made feel like hom. We most definitely will be staying here again when we come back to Memphis

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Additional Guest Fee $20 per person per night
Damage Deposit $100

We do not accept pets

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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