Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit

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

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview


Details
Property
townhome
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
1
Half Baths
2
Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights

About the property

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

We have another property walking distance to restaurants, just search for: 4303953

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
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 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 Nashville

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 organically 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

East Nashville Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
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
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , has sink
  • 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:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • 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 $300 deducted from their security deposit. Events allowed upon written approval from owners.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(109 traveler reviews)

Artful Lodger on the Park: Trendy East Nashville-Overlooks Park-Next to Downtown
average rating of 4.9633026 based on 109 reviews
5

Happy Return!

  • 5 of 5

This trip was our second to the Artful Lodger, and it was just as terrific as the first. The space is beautifully decorated, and the host is very accommodating and gracious. The location next to the park is phenomenal for the walkers and runners in our group. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love guests like you. I was happy to have met you. It makes it even more special to me to hear from you personally about your lovely experience. We do hope that it will become a tradition and that we will see you again. Thank you :-)
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Toronto, ontario
5

Nice quiet oasis in the city

  • 5 of 5

Our visit in Nashville was excellent. The Artful Lodger was well appointed, clean and cozy. We appreciated the quiet area and proximity to the Shelby Park. It was a convenient distance from downtown - a quick Uber ride to the action, but far enough to relax in the peaceful, safe neighbourhood of East Nashville. The owners were hospitable and accommodating. Thank you an enjoyable stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A big thank you for the lovely review. Thank you for staying with us. It was a pleasure having you stay in our home. It always is when we have great guests like you. Diane & David
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Well decorated with peace and quiet.

  • 5 of 5

Well decorated three bedroom house only a short drive to either downtown Nashville or East Nashville attractions. The rental comes with all the amenities. We didn't have to run out right away for anything. We stayed right after Thanksgiving and there were Christmas decorations throughout the house. Only thing we could complain about was the first floor television seemed to cut out watching cable. The down stairs television was fine. So there must have been a loose connection somewhere to the one on the first floor. We watched some DVDs on the first floor television and it was fine. Really not a big thing. Overall a very nice peaceful stay at the edge of Shelby Park. We sat outside on the deck amd watched squirrels playing.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review and glad you liked how peaceful our home feels. I'm so disappointed about the cable. We had a Comcast Cable man replace the boxes before your arrival. We didn't realize this was happening and thank you for letting us know. I wish you would of texted us and we would of tried to solve the issue. We apologize for any inconvenience it may of caused you, but thank you for saying that it wasn't a big deal. That makes me feel a tiny bit better.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
4

Pleasant experience and nice stay.

  • 4 of 5

Property is in nice area and very comfortable inside. Had no issues

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the very nice words and having no bad issues. I hope you enjoyed the flowers and googoo's we left on the kitchen table for your husband's 60th birthday and that we were able to accommodate you so you could check in early before check in time. It saddens me a bit that if you had such a pleasant stay and had no issues that we deserved only 4 stars. We do not get those often. I wish you could explain it to us so that we can make it better.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 1
5

Perfection

  • 5 of 5

Just loved our stay at the Artful Lodger! Quiet retreat near a large beautiful walking park. Enjoyed the artwork, fresh flowers and thoughtful touches throughout the comfortable home. We could not have been more delighted and the icing on the cake was spending a few moments with the caring owners, Diane and David. This place sets the example for home rentals!

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much and we really enjoyed meeting you and sweet Harrison. I appreciate all your kind words and it means a lot to us especially coming from people who own a beautiful inn in Cape Cod. We hope to go there some day and we hope you come back this way as well. Have a great week. Diane & David
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Steohanie

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful 3BR home on gorgeous property. Quaint , cozy and clean. Decorated very nicely. Close to all locations Best restaurant nearby was Urban Grub. Atmosphere was perfect along with shrimp and grits!! We had 4 ladies on trip . 2 house suggestions: more seating in upstairs den and replace mattress and plumper pillows downstairs . Other than that, perfect house. Complete with all the essentials needed to enjoy our stay. DIANE was super accommodating to our special check in needs!!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy you enjoyed our home and had a good time. Thank you for the suggestions. I'm a bit confused about the mattress downstairs. That mattress is only 4 years old and we buy expensive mattresses for comfort and longevity. I have never heard this comment before so we will try and see what is possibly happening. The pillows no problem - thanks and I will purchase new one's. Again, thank you for staying with us and your comments.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Map

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
LP Field
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

Photos

Rates & Availability

East Nashville Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Memorial Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
CMA Week 2017
Jun 8 2017 - Jun 11 2017
4 night minimum stay
$390
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
4th of July
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Labor Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 23 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
New Year's
Dec 29 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$220
$3,300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
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: $40 first night and $10 subsequent nights per dog.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Send a Message Send a Message
Available arrival
Available stay (no arrival)
Unavailable

Partner Offers