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John Magnusson

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

The Squeeze Box : Rated #1 in 5 Stars ★★ ★ ★ ★ by our guests

49 Reviews
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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Clarksdale Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Private 425 square foot apartment with 1 BR, 1 BA and featuring 'Magic Fingers'

........Start an unforgettable journey into the 'land where blues began'.......The Squeeze Box is a great place to begin your blues road trip and gain an appreciation for an area that gave birth to the blues. The Squeeze Box is located in the heart of historic Clarksdale, Mississippi, home of the Crossroads.

Decorated in true funky 'Delta Style' by local artisans, John Magnusson and Randall Andrews, you can't help but appreciate the unique history, hospitality and culture. The Squeeze Box is your blues oasis and will make you feel right at home in the Delta! The 4 room private guest suite has all the amenities you expect and more......its fully equipped and all it needs is YOU!

Spend your day exploring the town's rich historical sites, specialty shops, museums and restaurants and breath in our history and lifestyle for a few days or weeks!

Museums: Delta Blues Museum

The Delta Blues Museum was established in 1979. This internationally-acclaimed museum showcases the history and significance of the Blues in this region. It features a wax figure of Blues great Muddy Waters and the famous Muddywood Guitar, videotape and slide-and-sound programs, photographs, recordings, books, memorabilia, archives, and much more. Stovall Plantation was the original home of the Muddy Waters Cabin, which is now located in its new home at the renovated Freight Depot on Blues Alley.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Blues Heritage Museum

This museum is packed full of music memorabilia and artifacts from the 1920’s through the 1970’s. Follow the evolution of America’s music from blues, R&B, and rockabilly to rock ‘n roll and soul and see how it influenced people all over the globe.

Art Galleries:

Hambone Gallery

111 East Second Street,

Clarksdale Mississippi.

Lambfish Gallery

114 Third Street,

Clarksdale, MS.

A gallery featuring original art and pottery.

Culture & History: BLUES ALLEY

The renovated passenger train depot, located on Blues Alley, now houses the Dutch Oven pastry, pie and cake bakery and sandwich/soup shop. The Dutch Oven specializes in quality baked items in the tradition of its Mennonite proprietors. The historic depot has been refurbished to its original condition both inside and out. Together, Clarksdale Station, the Delta Blues Museum, the former Greyhound Bus Station, and Ground Zero Blues Club make up Blues Alley.

LITERARY

Tennessee Williams

Clarksdale is the childhood home of America’s most performed playwright, Tom “Tennessee” Williams. Young Tom’s grandfather served as rector of St. George’s Episcopal Church and lived in the parsonage. The church and parsonage are still active today.

Take a walking tour of the nearby historic neighborhood that greatly influenced the characters and events that are well known in Williams’ plays and screen adaptations such as Summer and Smoke,and The Glass Menagerie.

The Birthplace of the Blues

Clarksdale

Many say Clarksdale, Mississippi is the very birthplace of the blues. It would be hard to argue against it. Site of countless blues festivals and home to famous blues musicians like Muddy Waters,John Lee Hooker,Big Jack Johnson, and Son House, the city will definitely teach you everything you need to know about the health of the blues in the Delta today.

Historic Blues District & Live Entertainment

The vibe of the blues starts in the Historic Blues District, otherwise known as Blues Alley. Within the city, you’ll find the Delta Blues Museum, a literal blues shrine of artifacts and memorabilia; actor Morgan Freeman's Ground Zero Blues Club, where famous blues musicians sling lyrics on a juke joint stage almost every night of the week; and the iconic Crossroads of Hwy 61 & 49, the site where Robert Johnson allegedly sold his soul to the devil.

One-of-a Kind Lodging

At the 'Squeeze Box' Delta Style rules the day. Designed and decorated by local artists. The Squeeze Box features works by local painters,sculptors, and photographers.

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True Blues

When visitors travel to Mississippi to discover our state's blues musical heritage, they find the real, authentic experience here - especially in places like Clarksdale in the Mississippi Delta.

When you arrive in Clarksdale, Mississippi, start at the famed crossroads of Highways 49 and 61, said to be the site of where legendary blues man Robert Johnson sold his soul to the devil in order to master the guitar. A large sign with crossed guitars marks the spot of this diabolical deal in Delta lore. Highway 61 runs north to south and is often referred to as the 'Blues Highway.'

And now that the Mississippi Blues Trail includes dynamic, historical markers at locations throughout the state, you can visit two new Blues Trail Markers that are now in place in the Clarksdale area at the Riverside Hotel and at Muddy Waters' cabin site.

Speaking of Muddy Waters, Clarksdale, Mississippi, is the home of the Delta Blues Museum. Inside you'll find a wealth of information

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and exhibits about the unique American musical art form that is simply known as 'the blues.' Permanent exhibits such as Muddy Waters' childhood cabin make the Delta Blues Museum a must-see for everyone.

Clarksdale's rich blues history is evident all over town. On Sunflower Avenue you will find the Riverside Hotel made famous by Bessie Smith who drew her last breath there after a car accident. Issaquena Avenue is where beginner blues men of the past cut their teeth through street performances. Wade Walton's Barbershop was once the site of spontaneous blues jam sessions and tall tales by the owner who was friends with blues great Sonny Boy Williamson and W.C. Handy. Finally, while in Clarksdale, Mississippi, make it a point to tune into one of the country's oldest blues stations, WROX 1450-AM.

Another interesting site in the area is Hopson Plantation. The Hopson Planting Company was established in 1852 to grow cotton, the Delta's cash crop. The 4,000-acre property reached its

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heyday in the 1940s when the company was first to grow and harvest a cotton crop produced completely by mechanical methods. No longer a functioning farm, the Hopson Plantation and Commissary stands today in much the same condition as it was more than fifty years ago.

After you've worked up an appetite discovering all of the Mississippi blues history and heritage in Clarksdale, you'll have plenty of places to dine. Right beside the sign marking the historic crossroads is another famous Clarksdale landmark: Abe's Bar-B-Q. Since 1924, barbeque lovers have flocked to Abe's to enjoy tender pulled pork sandwiches and splendid sides. Come hungry and order the 'Big Abe.' Chamoun's Rest Haven Restaurant is indeed a haven of multi-cultural dining in the heart of the Mississippi Delta. An extensive menu features American and Italian fare as well as some of the area's best Lebanese cuisine. Don't leave without sampling the stuffed grape leaves, stuffed cabbage and stuffed kibbie.

A heavy dose of Clarksdale

Clarksdale, Mississippi, is a colorful mix of Delta characters and fascinating places. Discover the Riverside Hotel where blueswoman Bessie Smith died and John F. Kennedy, Jr. slept. Eat at the home of the World's Famous Hot Tamales at Hicks', or dine at Madiidi's, a restaurant owned and frequented by Morgan Freeman. Be sure to do some shopping before you leave town - and here's a unique place you'll want to check out: Taking its name from a type of biscuit of similar size, Cathead Delta Blues & Folk Art store features a full selection of Mississippi blues CDs, videos, DVDs, books and collectibles as well as Southern folk art. It's a great place to find some souvenirs for your friends or for yourself. Be sure to stop in and pick up a memory from your trip to the historic Delta.

We're the crossroads of culture and quirkiness with a heavy dose of the blues.

GROUND ZERO BLUES CLUB offers complimentary limousine service Wed-Sat nights. They will pick you up at the Squeeze Box front door and bring you home at the end of the evening. And it's absolutely FREE for our guests !

More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
John Magnusson (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Why John Magnusson chose Mississippi

The Squeeze Box is located in the Historic Downtown district of Clarksdale in the original Clarksdale Telegraph Building which was built in 1897. This historic building is located on the corner of Delta & Second; the best location in downtown. You can easily walk in less than five (5) minutes to all the live music venues downtown (Ground Zero Blues Club, Red's, New Roxy, Hambone Art & Music Gallery,Bluesberry), the museums (Delta Blues Museum, Rock n' Blues Museum, WROX Museum), restaurants (Oxbow,Yazoo Pass, Dreamboat, Ground Zero Blues Club, Stone Pony, Dutch Oven), the Wine & Spirits Shop, the convenience store, art galleries (Hambome Art Gallery, Foxtrot Gallery, Lambfish Gallery, Brick Gallery, Real Delta Gallery), and key shopping (Cat Head, Nellie May's, MagPie, Delta Creations).

In addition to the historic building, and it's key location, the property offered a unique setting in which to build the Squeeze Box, and it's sister properties Delta Digs, and The Hooker Hotel.

What makes this apartment unique

-Wireless Broadband throughout-

100% cotton linens (400-600 count), both Down and hypo-allergenic pillows, 100% cotton bath towels, DirecTV, MP3 plug in station

Location-location-location

The Squeeze Box, located in the Historic Downtown District of Clarksdale, Mississippi is in the heart of the Americana Music Triangle ‪ ‪#‎amtriangle‬ ‪#‎amtriangledelta‬ ‪‬ ‪#‎goldrecordroad‬ . Follow the Gold Record Road to our doorstep.....

"Where history

made music...

then music

made history"

Features an extensive collection of original paintings, photographs,drawings, musical instruments, and art installations from the Mississippi Delta.

Grammy Museum Mississippi

Grammy Museum Mississippi is a mere 30 minute drive from our front door. Short drive, tour the museum, grab some lunch at Delta Meat Market, and pop by Dockery Plantation for a quick walk around the grounds. Then return to Clarksdale for the evening(s) for live music 7 nights/week.Walk to Red's, New Roxy, Ground Zero Blues Club, Levon's, Club 2000, Hambone & Bluesberry, all within 3-7 minutes.

The GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi celebrates the enduring legacies of all forms of music; the creative process; the art and technology of the recording process; and the history of the GRAMMY Awards, the premier recognition of recorded music accomplishment. GRAMMY Museum Mississippi is the first GRAMMY Museum located outside of the original museum in Los Angeles.

GROUND ZERO BLUES CLUB offers complimentary limousine service Wed-Sat nights. They will pick you up at the Squeeze Box front door and bring you home at the end of the evening. And it's absolutely FREE for our guests !

Reviews

5
based on 49 traveler reviews

The Squeeze Box : Rated #1 in 5 Stars ★★ ★ ★ ★ by our guests
average rating of 4.9591837 based on 49 reviews
Memphis
5

Great! Exactly as I expected and more.

  • 5 of 5

Too cool! Close to everything. Really enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Napom, Thank you for staying at the Squeeze Box; we are thrilled that you loved it. Please come back and visit us real soon. Best, John
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5

Great place to stay in a fun little MS town!

  • 5 of 5

The squeeze box is a super fun place to stay! My husband and I enjoyed looking at all of the art work. This place is clean, has all the comforts that you'll need - yet it's spunky decor and atmosphere make you feel like you are right in the middle of the fun nightlife that the down town area offers! You can park your car right at the front door and walk to many great restaurants and clubs. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Allison, So glad that you enjoyed your stay at the Squeeze Box last week, and thrilled that you liked our art collection of art and artists of the Mississippi Delta.The central location of the Squeeze Box (and our sister guest suites Delta Digs and the Hooker Hotel) allow guests to park their car right in front, and walk to 95% of the downtown music venues, restaurants, museums, art galleries, and bars in 5 minutes or less. We look forward to your return. Regards, John
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5

Great stay for the Sunflower Blues festival

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the Squeeze Box. Ideal location, comfortable and funky décor. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bob, The Squeeze Box sounds like it was a perfect fit for your recent stay. We are thrilled that you enjoyed the comfortable suite, our art collection of the Mississippi Delta, and our location in the Heart of the Historic Downtown District. Thank you for choosing to stay with us. Best, John
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5

Unique & Comfy

  • 5 of 5

Unique, fun room, friendly host, great central location. Would definitely come again and will recommend to my friends and family.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Alex, So glad that you enjoyed your stay at the Squeeze Box. Look forward to your return in the Fall. Sincerely, John
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5

Great time was had by all! Enjoyed the Squeeze Box!

  • 5 of 5

Neat place to stay Downtown Clarksdale!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Owner's Response: Bill, Glad that enjoyed your stay at the Squeeze Box and your visit to Clarksdale. Thank you for staying with us. Sincerely, John
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5

Amazing Place to Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Found The Squeeze Box while searching for places to stay while in Clarksdale online. It is a wonderful place to stay and conveniently located in historic Clarksdale. Great restaurants, museums and live music all within walking distance. The Squeeze box is decorated with art work from local artists and really sets the mood. A lot of great features and amenities that you expect in a vacation rental, but also added features that enhance the over all experience. It's also great if you want to make day trips to the B.B. King museum, Grammy Museum, Dockery Farm and all the other historic sites.

I will definitely be staying at The Squeeze Box again. The only problem I had was underestimating the amount of things to see and do. We put a couple of days in Clarksdale ahead of a stay in Memphis. We could have spent our whole vacation in Clarksdale.

5 Stars and a big thumbs up!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Samuel, Sounds like you all had a great time and really checked out the sites. Our location in the heart of the historic downtown district affords guests the opportunity to park their car right outside our place, and easily walk to both museums (Delta Blues Museum & the Rock & Blues Museum), over 7 live music venues (including Red's and Ground Zero), a great selection of restaurants (including Levon's, Yazoo Pass, Grandma's Pancakes, Stone Pony), wine & spirits shop, and a convenience store. Our location also affords guests to do multiple day trips to places such as the Grammy Museum (33 minutes), the BB King Museum (1 hr 11 minutes), Beale Street/Graceland/Stax Records (1 hr 15 minutes) and Dockery Plantation (35 minutes). As you did, use Clarksdale as your anchor and day trip to to the Grammy Museum, grab a leisurely lunch, tour Dockery Plantation on the return, and be back in Clarksdale for drinks, dinner and an evening of Real Deal Delta Blues.Thank you for choosing to stay with us. Best, John
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Map

Nearest Airport
74 Miles
Memphis
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
GZBC, Red's Lounge, Pink Bar, New Roxy
Nearest Restaurant
30 Metres
Stone Pony,Yazoo Pass, Levon's, Grandma's Pancakes
Car: recommended

Blues,live music,museums,art galleries,Civil War Sites,Literary history (Tennessee Williams),Mississippi River, Gambling casinos

The Squeeze Box, located in the Historic Downtown District of Clarksdale, Mississippi is in the heart of the Americana Music Triangle ‪ ‪#‎amtriangle‬ ‪#‎amtriangledelta‬ ‪‬ ‪#‎goldrecordroad‬ . Follow the Gold Record Road to our doorstep.....

"Where history

made music...

then music

made history"

Other Activities: Mississippi River kayak & canoe trips.Civil War sites.

Grammy Museum Mississippi

Grammy Museum Mississippi is a mere 30 minute drive from our front door. Short drive, tour the museum, grab some lunch at Delta Meat Market, and pop by Dockery Plantation for a quick walk around the grounds. Then return to Clarksdale for the evening(s) for live music 7 nights/week.Walk to Red's, New Roxy, Ground Zero Blues Club, Levon's, Club 2000, Hambone & Bluesberry, all within 3-7 minutes.

The GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi celebrates the enduring legacies of all forms of music; the creative process; the art and technology of the recording process; and the history of the GRAMMY Awards, the premier recognition of recorded music accomplishment. GRAMMY Museum Mississippi is the second GRAMMY Museum outside of the original museum located at L.A. LIVE.

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Rates & Availability

Clarksdale Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
King Biscuit Fest
Oct 6 2016 - Oct 11 2016
4 night minimum stay
$175
 
 
Deep Blues Fest 2016
Oct 12 2016 - Oct 17 2016
3 night minimum stay
$175
 
 
NYE
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
$175
 
 
JJF 2017
Apr 17 2017 - Apr 24 2017
5 night minimum stay
$175
 
 
Sunflower River Blues Fest
Aug 9 2017 - Aug 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
$175
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$125
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

Weekday rates are $125.00/night, with a two night minimum.
Single night supplement $25.00

During special events, festivals, weekends, and holidays additional minimum stay requirements and/or rates may be in effect. Please contact John at 732 740-6155 with any questions.

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Amenities

Clarksdale Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 425 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • River
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Historic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Large shower features ample hot water & water pressure
  • The bathroom is decorated by local artisans and features galvenized wall coverings and a large 'blue hue' corrugated, modern shower with Kohler faucets. The featured woodwork and sculptures were done by local artist Randall Andrews. 100% cotton towels are also provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King size Sealey Posturepedic
  • The master suite features a King-Size Sealy Posturepedic Plush Pillow-Top Mattress with 400+ thread count cotton linens. The room features the X-Ray Viewing Box with art display featuring photographs by artist Amanda Gresham, original artwork by local artists, and a bedside IPOD/MP3 stereo system. For your comfort, The Squeeze Box now features 'Magic Fingers'. It quickly carries you into the land of 'tingling relaxation and ease'. TRY IT, YOU'LL FEEL GREAT
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The Squeeze Box was designed and decorated in true “Delta Style” by local artisans, John Magnusson and Randall Andrews. This four-room private apartment has central AIR CONDITIONING, and features a large living room, kitchen, master suite, and full bath with shower. The bedroom features a King-Size Sealy Posturepedic Plush Pillow-Top Mattress with 400 count cotton linens. The fully equipped kitchen includes a refrigerator, dishwasher, full size microwave, toaster oven and coffee maker. A stereo system pipes music into all rooms, and has a direct link for your IPOD or MP3 player. A separate IPOD/MP3 system is located bedside. ORIGINAL ARTWORK BY DELTA ARTISTS IS DISPLAYED THROUGHOUT THE FLAT. MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS ARE ALSO INCORPORATED INTO THE DESIGN. There is a large covered sidewalk veranda where you can relax, sip a refreshing cool beverage, and recharge your batteries before a night on the town listening to live blues at any of the local clubs or juke joints

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