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Artful Lodger on the Park: Trendy East Nashville-Overlooks Park-Next to Downtown

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Townhome, 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

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Be part of the local experience in this conveniently located historic Lockeland Springs neighborhood in East Nashville . Historic East Nashville has been coined by Budget Travel Magazine as Nashville’s version of New York’s East Village.Your guest home sits at the entrance of Shelby Park.

Your comfortable, artful and cozy accommodations consist of 3 bedrooms with pillow top mattresses and 1.5 bathrooms. There’s a full bathroom upstairs, a living room with a flat screen tv, 2 bedrooms, several tables to sit and enjoy your meal overlooking the park.

A visual feast awaits you downstairs. In addition to having another living room with a flat screen tv, a bedroom, ½ bath, and a washer/dryer for your convenience, the living space is turned into a gallery. Beautiful paintings, collages, and photographs adorn the walls. We are proud to promote regional artists. What makes it special is that you may purchase their work and take a little bit of Nashville back home with you.

Well behaved and friendly dogs are welcome. They can even snuggle up with you with the provided pet blankets. Shelby Park is a large 336 acres urban multi-use park along the Cumberland River featuring river views; migratory bird and other wildlife viewing opportunities; playgrounds; a fenced off-leash dog park approximately 1 block away; baseball fields; Vinny Links a 9 hole golf course is approximately ½ mile away and the 18 hole golf course is only a few blocks from your lodging ; Sevier Lake, popular for casual fishing; a Cumberland River boat launch ramp; picnic shelters; and the Shelby Park Community Center across the street which offers tennis. There’s the Shelby Bottoms Nature Center which is a great starting point for exploring more than 950 acres of Shelby Bottoms Greenway. There’s a Nashville GreenBikes station where you can “check-out” a free bike to ride on the Shelby Bottoms and other connected Greenways.

Many of Nashville’s most popular restaurants, tourist destinations, and shops are in this neighborhood. Five points is a popular destination and is only 1.25 miles away which has restaurants, café’s, galleries, pubs, shops, a grocery store, a bank, a post office and more. You can easily take a taxi or there’s a bus stop one block away. You are 1 ½ miles from Interstate 24, 2.12 miles from the LP Field Football Stadium, 2.71 miles from the Country Musical Hall of Fame, 3.29 from the Frist Center for Visual Arts and 5.42 miles from Vanderbilt University. There are many other famous venues to visit such as the Centennial Park and the Parthenon, Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, Ryman Auditorium, Schermerhorn Symphony Center, a walk from the Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge to Broadway. There will be a book filled with information about places to visit and a list of restaurants.

Here's just a few places in this neighborhood that gives you an idea why East Nashville is so popular and top musicians living in East Nashville /

....just to name a few close by restaurants

Silly Goose

Eastland Café

Lockeland Table

Margots

Pomodoro’s East

Marche

Rumours East

Five Points Pizza

Tenn Sixteen

Holland House

Mas Tacos

The Wild Cow

Coffee Shops/Bakery's

Sweet 16 Bakery

Barista Parlor

Ugly Mug

Portland Brew

Bongo Java

Shops

Art & Invention,Metropolis Antiques & Gift, Thrive,

1907, High Garden Tea, Moxie, Wax Nashville, Pistils & Petals, Baxter & Bailey...

There's also:

Boone & Sons, Kroger, Aldi's, Porter Road Butcher,

Turnip Truck Natural Market,Woodland Wine Merchant

Rite Aid Drugstore,Cumberland Hardware

Post Office - Woodland Street

Banks - Suntrust and Regions, Nicholson Cleaners

More Details

Owner
Diane Sesler
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 8, 2017

About Diane Sesler

In 2010 we lost our home and most of our personal belongings to the devastating Nashville flood. It wasn’t an easy process but there’s a spark of sunshine in every situation. We lived in the backyard of our flooded inhabitable home in a 33’ trailer for over a year. It took that much time for the government to go through with their promises.

Humor, among other qualities, kept us afloat. How can you not find humor with 2 people living in a backyard in a teenie weenie trailer with 1 giant Doberman named Nookie Pookie and a bad tempered cat named Monster.

It was business as usual for my husband David who is a computer programmer. I began a blog called Sardines In The Hood. It kept me sane. One of my stories was published in The Tennessean newspaper and an online magazine Dancing Noodle picked up some of my stories. It was my first time at being professionally paid for writing. I’m a visual artist who likes to work with paper. I have done sculptures and other types of artwork that have been featured in galleries, boutiques and shows.

We both love nature. We are passionate about the environment and animals. Our flooded home overlooked the Cumberland River. We sat on our dock many nights looking at sunsets, observing migrating birds, and other creatures that made us appreciative of what we had in our life.

When we found this home it needed a lot of work. It wasn’t pretty but we had a vision. The government finally bought our flooded property so that we were able to move on and finally live in a home after 1 ½ years. We cleaned, painted, renovated and made this new home joyful. Part of the landscape was designed by people who do foodscaping. All the flowers, bushes, trees have a purpose that feeds the animals as well as humans. We hope this becomes a popular trend with everyone on this earth. We also have started a vegetable garden. We hope to have plenty of vegies to share with our guests.

We are happy.

May this home bring you happiness too.

Diane & David

Diane Sesler purchased this townhome in 2011

Why Diane Sesler chose Shelby Hills

Peaceful ...overlooking park but close to many restaurants, galleries, shops, bakeries, pubs, and of course downtown. Our beautiful art gallery/meditation room is loved by everyone. East Nashville is home to many musicians, artists, a fantasic web of eclectic and artistic community .

What makes this townhome unique

Certified Wildlife Habitat. We provide a designed landscape which feeds both humans and animals. Some plants, trees & bushes were here when we purchased the property. We have tried since then to implement many new indigenous species. A perfect blend with the picturesque park which borders the property. It is the best of both world ...staying in a green property but close to downtown

Amenities

Shelby Hills Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Lake View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , has sink
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1.5
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Queen size Beds (2) Upstairs, Double Beds (1) Downstairs
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
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
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Smoking is only allowed outdoors. Cigarette butts are disposed of in provided containers. Smokers smoking inside the home will have a dry cleaning and rug cleaning fee of $250 deducted from their security deposit. Events allowed upon written approval from owners. We also allow dogs but must have proof of vaccinations, on flea medicine, well behaved and non aggressive, does not excessively bark, and house trained. There's an additional $25 cleaning fee for pets.

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Artful Lodger on the Park: Trendy East Nashville-Overlooks Park-Next to Downtown
average rating of 4.969925 based on 133 reviews
Batesville, Ar 72501
5

Quiet, roomy stay for family and dog

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay here. Next to a peaceful park in a quiet, walkable neighborhood. Owners were so sweet, leaving goo goos for us and a new toy for our spoiled dog! We would definitely stay here again. Quick drive to restaurants and attractions!

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you - we enjoyed having you stay with us as well. We do hope you come back :-)
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5

Cute home- well maintained and amazing neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 3 nights and already want to come back!! The house was taken care of, clean, and the hosts had a great binder with places to eat/ attractions. We we loved exploring the neighborhood and being so close to the park.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much 🌺 So glad you had a great experience and looking forward to having you back. You were wonderful guests
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5

Great place on the park

  • 5 of 5

Nice neighborhood near everything but with a park view. Well furnished

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us :-)
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5

Cute, Cozy and Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

2 couples, related by marriage, staying in the same rental. We were in Nashville to see the live recordings of two of our favorite podcasts. From the moment we walked in, we knew that we'd hit the lottery with our choice to stay at the Artful Lodger. First of all, they're not kidding when they say "On The Park." It's the last house right before gorgeous Shelby Park, with a porch overlooking the park. Many glasses of wine were enjoyed while watching the locals walk their dogs and play tennis in the perfect fall weather. The inside of the house is PERFECT, decorated beautifully by someone who knows how, with tons of original art on the walls. And then the next morning, we discovered the neighborhood. East Nashville is a trendy up and coming neighborhood with a ton of style. We ate at Yeast for breakfast--I've never enjoyed such delicious pastry, and we tried the dive Dino's late one night. My stomach is still paying for that one, three days later, but I don't regret a single bite. If I had one complaint, it would be that the mattress was too firm for me, and I ended up sleeping on the couch one night--hardly a loss. Diane and David are great hosts, and we enjoyed watching the antics of their dog while the squirrels raced past his fence. I know that I'll be recommending Artful Lodger to anyone I know who goes to Nashville and I would absolutely stay there again, hands down, no questions asked.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

House with great charm and perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about this house. It was beautifully decorated and very clean upon our arrival. The hosts were incredibly easy to work with which made our stay stressfree. The location is great as it is close to the Honky Tonks, but is also right next to a beautiful park where you can run down to the river and tennis courts.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: :-) Thank you so much. Always a pleasure to make guests such as you and your group happy. It makes what we do worthwhile. I want you to be treated the same way I want to be treated. Please come back anytime to see us and have a lovely week. Diane & David
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Spring Grove, IL
5

Wonderful Home Away From Home!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Diane's home several times now. We love the location to the downtown area! The home is very well appointed and the beds are super comfortable. The owner's are wonderful people and very accomodating. Love having the outdoor patio overlooking the park. Great place to walk the dog!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: ...and we enjoy having guests like you who makes us enjoy doing what we do. Happy you came back and we hope you will again soon. Have a great weekend. Diane & David (and now Mr. Wiggles our new furry baby)
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Silly Goose -- CLOSED
Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams
"Best ice cream! Addictive....."
Pied Piper Creamery
Eastland Cafe
"Very nice atmosphere and great food! Good bar for Happy Hour"
Rumours East
Margot Cafe and Bar
"Great brunch too....Small so better make some reservations"
The Pharmacy Burger Parlor & Beer Garden
"Yummy burgers and great beer!"
Marche Artisan Foods
"very nice and good brunch....They don't take reservations so be sure to get there early"
Mas Tacos
"The best Mexican restaurant in town....very small and extremely popular with everyone. They ..."
Five Points Pizza
Batter'd & Fried Boston Seafood House
Holland House Bar & Refuge
"Expensive They have mixologists for fancy drinks"
Edley's Bar B Que
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Nissan Stadium
Nearest Airport
8.6 Miles
Nashville International Airport - BNA
Nearest Barpub
1.2 Miles
3 Crow Bar
Nearest Golf
1.3 Miles
Shelby Golf Course
Nearest Train
2.7 Miles
Music City Star
Nearest Motorway
1.6 Miles
Interstate 24
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Lockland Table
Nearest Beach
13.6 Miles
Nashville Shores Beach & Jet Ski Rental
Car: recommended

Our home sits at the entrance of Shelby Park. There is a great frisbee course in the park, golfing, dog park, miles of hiking trails, biking trails, nature center, etc

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $120
Refundable damage deposit $250

State and local taxes of 9.25%, hotel tax of 6% apply and city tax of $2.50 per night apply.
A $250 refundable Security Deposit is required.
Dogs considered

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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