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Private Safe Hideaway in Prime Midtown Location

Private room in guest suite hosted by Pixie And Richard
3 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 private bath
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House rules
The host doesn’t allow pets, parties, or smoking.
Long term or short getaway? Traveling alone? This cozy, quiet, safe and private hideaway is just the place for you!
It’s only a short walk to hot spots like Railgarten, Overton Square, Cooper-Young & BBQ.
Antiquers? Shopping gems are nearby. Football fans?Walk to Tiger Lane & The Liberty Bowl. Only 15 minutes to Graceland, Beale Street and all that our downtown has to offer! Medical professionals? Hospitals are close too!
Come. Relax. Unwind. Have fun! Stay awhile!
We are eager to meet you!

The space
First of all:
Please know that, in order to assure your (and our) safety during these challenging times, we wear a mask when we greet you, we practice social distancing and we follow intricate cleaning procedures.

We follow Airbnb’s enhanced cleaning protocol, which was developed with expert guidance.

Here are a few highlights:

1. All high-touch surfaces are carefully sanitized.
2. Approved cleaners and disinfectants, approved by global health agencies and the CDC, are used.
3. Clorox wipes are provided so that you can clean as you stay, if you feel you need to do so. You will find them in the cabinet over the toilet.
4. We comply with local laws, including any additional safety or cleaning guidelines.


Please read on to learn more about the space we are offering you.

Need a long term home-away-from-home? This is the place for you! You will find a comfortable and quiet environment here. Just check out the photos and see all that is available to make you feel right at home.

If traveling, passing through, or craving that much needed getaway, this cozy studio is wonderfully suited for couples or single travelers who need a safe, centrally located and secluded space while in town for work or play.

Originally built to be used as an art studio, our cozy hideaway retreat is your home away from home. It was added on in 1985 and is attached to the rear of our 1923 bungalow. Several of the late artist's paintings line one large wall for your enjoyment. (You will find information about her and her work in our welcome/information booklet. Spoiler alert: The artist was Pixie's mother, who made a name for herself painting portraits all over the world!)

Fluff up the pillows (you have choices of firmness) and curl up on the soft sheets on the comfy memory foam queen bed. There is also a love seat/pullout single bed, making the space perfect for parents, traveling with one child, who don't want to rent two rooms just to be comfortable.

With it’s own private, and hidden entrance off the courtyard, the room is cozy and inviting. It's large north windows mean that there is no direct sunlight, giving the area an airy, yet warm feel. Wooden beams and a handsome ceiling fan bedeck the 15' high ceiling.

Although the lower windows can be completely darkened with the wood blinds, the high, tinted windows will always let in just enough light to let you know when morning arrives, but not too much to awaken you.

NOTE: There is a sleep mask in the bedside drawer if needed.

Also, please know that we are in the FedEx flight path. Sometimes their landings can be noisy. We also have a train that passes through about a block away and it often likes to blow its whistle to say good morning!

NOTE: We provide earplugs and a sound machine, if needed. You will find them in the bedside drawers.

On the love seat/sofa you can relax comfortably or curl up with a good book and a cup of Joe or tea made in room. (A variety of each is supplied along with a choice of creamers and sweeteners.)

Enjoy some popcorn (also supplied) while watching your favorite shows on cable, Netflix or Amazon on the large, adjustable wall-mounted Smart TV. A variety of snacks and Oatmeal are also provided.

Your mini kitchen is equipped with a Keurig, hot water pot, toaster, microwave, fridge and dishes, cutlery and glasses. It is more than adequate for preparing microwave meals or warming up restaurant leftovers.

PLEASE NOTE: (We give DAILY SPECIAL ATTENTION to the following):

1. Hate washing dishes while on vacation? No problem. Just leave your dirty dishes on the tray provided, we will wash your dishes daily.

2. And, though we do not clean up after you or make your bed, we will empty the trash daily.

3. In addition to bottled water and soft drinks, you will have ice in the freezer and adequate space in the fridge.

4. We will restock snacks and drinks daily.

Enjoy your warmed up leftovers or delivery at the drop leaf table. There, you can also charge your phone and set up your computer to finish that last memo before your business meeting.

Make yourself at home when you arrive. Empty those suitcases into the antique wardrobe and the ample chest of drawers. Ahhh. Just like being at home!

Enjoy the soft spa like feel of the attached en-suite bathroom with adjustable shower head and soft, absorbent towels. Next to the over-the-sink medicine cabinet, there is also a makeup/shaving mirror! (Pixie's insistent addition!)

Don't overpack!!! In addition to plenty of towels and linens, we have tried to include any necessity you might need or may have forgotten. You'll find shampoo/conditioner and body wash in the shower. In the medicine chest and the cabinet over the toilet, there are miscellaneous toiletries and feminine necessities. Along with a hairdryer, we have also provided an iron and a small ironing board. (Ironing stuff is tucked away in the wardrobe.)

Just outside your private entrance is a lovely, quiet, and private patio for your enjoyment (and for smoking, if needed.) We rarely use it except when we let our two mini schnauzers out to play periodically! (Should the mosquitoes try to visit, you will find bug spray in the medicine cabinet.)

We want you to feel comfortable in the space we have so carefully prepared for you. As noted above, relax knowing that the space has been well cleaned and sanitized according to the CDC requirements. In addition to the Clorox wipes above the toilet, there is hand sanitizer on the black table. We hope this will give you peace of mind while we all figure out how to live in our "new normal".

We would also appreciate knowing what you plan to do while in Memphis. It will give us a chance to better accommodate your needs and have some helpful info on hand when you arrive.

On another note; don’t let the deposit scare you. You will not be charged a deposit when you book. The “deposit” is there as a precaution just in case. It is only required if actual damage occurs!

A few more thoughts:

We would like to know a bit about our guests before we meet. After all, you already know a lot about us, which we hope will be part of your decision to choose us. Please tell us a little bit about YOU when you contact us. And. Please give us the names of all travelers as we like to greet you by name when you arrive!

Also, we like to be able to recognize our guests when they arrive. After all, you can see our happy faces alongside our listing. We would love to be able to see your happy face too. So. Please be sure that your Airbnb profile has a recent photo of YOU--not your dog or your house!

And, though I will don a mask to show you to your room, I will greet you from my porch without one. I will appreciate your having a mask handy after we have our initial greeting and meeting of one another. We will then proceed to your cozy hideaway!

We look forward to seeing and meeting you. See you soon!
Pixie and Richard

Guest access
As mentioned above, you will have full access to the courtyard/patio area which has a sitting area for your enjoyment. (Smokers, since there is NO SMOKING or VAPING ALLOWED in the room, this is where you can sit and enjoy your smokes.)

Your room is off the patio with it's own private entrance totally apart from the house. Your space is all inclusive with what you might need to warm up restaurant leftovers or fix a microwave meal. In addition to the Keurig style coffee pot, there is a separate hot water pot which will allow you to make oatmeal or cup of tea or cocoa! (All of which we supply!) We also provide milk at your request!

Though late, self-check-in is allowed, we do enjoy meeting our guests. Therefore, when you arrive (unless very late), please come to the front door to introduce yourself. We will then accompany you to your space and show you around. We want you to feel at home.

If you are more comfortable with the social distancing that has been introduced during the COVID-19 situation, then please know that we also allow self check-in. We will then greet you from our porch. Once you have entered the space, we will come to the top of the steps that lead into our living area where we can go over everything with you at a distance.

Your parking spot is on the street, between our driveway and a very bright streetlight. It is a public street, so if others have parked there, as often happens, you will easily find another spot close by. In that case, feel free to pull into our driveway long enough to unload your suitcases, etc.

After we greet you, you’ll walk about 50' down the driveway, through a gate on the way to your private front door. (We will gladly help with your luggage!) There is only one small step to get into your suite.

There is a door, at the top of some steps, that separates your space from the rest of our house. Therefore, you will have total privacy. Even so, we will still be available should you need anything.

Other things to note
Long term guests are welcome! Please read on...

Nurses, residents, traveling medical personnel: We are also only two miles from Methodist University Hospital, about a five minute commute. UTHS is about 10 minutes away and St. Jude will take you about 15 minutes.

Corporate professionals or interns, we are centrally located about 15 minutes from wherever you may need to be.

The studio is great for singles or couples. You will find it cozy, quiet and comfortable. If you don’t want to cook but are content with a mini kitchen (micro, fridge/freezer, Keurig and hot water pot), then please come stay awhile.


Also, although we do not specify a check in time, we do ask that our guests give us an approximate time of arrival so that we can be sure to have your room ready. We also want to be home to greet you.

Short or long term guests, you are welcome to drop off your luggage if needed. Check in time is flexible depending on when our last guests have checked out and your specific needs. You are welcome to drop of luggage early no matter what!

You will find information about the Memphis area in your room as well as contact info for the various hot spots/museums/etc., in the area. If you have told us in advance about your plans, we will make every effort to find out as much as possible to help you plan your adventure to the fullest!

We are located a little over one mile from Overton Square. Cooper Young, Railgarten and Central BBQ are much closer and within walking distance, which is a good thing since parking is difficult in those places.

Football fans, the Liberty Bowl Stadium is just a short walk from our house so you won’t have to fight the traffic or pay for parking.

We are two miles from the Pink Palace, and just a bit over a mile to the Children's Museum.

Brooks Art Gallery is just over a mile away our peaceful and lovely Overton Park where you will also find the award winning Memphis Zoo.

Travelers, Graceland is a short (15-20 min) drive from our house. The medical center is about 10 minutes from us and downtown is 15 minutes away. In fact, even the airport is less than 20 minutes from our front door!

You can't find a better location than Midtown Memphis for just about anything you want to do!

You need to know that we do have two small non-shedding dogs--miniature schnauzers. They will always bark when you arrive, but they are friendly. They both love attention, especially Fritz—who is blind. Once he accepts your presence he will turn in circles to greet you. Daisy is more of a diva, demanding attention on HER terms! Once they get to know you, you'll be a friend for life!
Long term or short getaway? Traveling alone? This cozy, quiet, safe and private hideaway is just the place for you!
It’s only a short walk to hot spots like Railgarten, Overton Square, Cooper-Young & BBQ.
Antiquers? Shopping gems are nearby. Football fans?Walk to Tiger Lane & The Liberty Bowl. Only 15 minutes to Graceland, Beale Street and all that our downtown has to offer! Medical professionals? Hospita…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 sofa bed

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Wi-Fi
Pay TV
Dryer
55" HDTV with Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Standard cable
Washing machine
Dedicated workspace
Hangers
Iron
Heating

Accessibility

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No stairs or steps to enter
Well-lit path to entrance
Step-free path to entrance

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No stairs or steps to enter
Wide entrance

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Memphis, Tennessee, United States

Our neighborhood is lovely and safe. We are in the Central Gardens Historical District in the center of Midtown. With most of the homes having been built in the early 1900s, you will enjoy walking through the neighborhood to take in the intriguing variations of architecture.

Built during the time that Memphis was known as the Cotton Capital of the world, our neighborhood is filled with history. Just a short walk west, you will find a beautiful tree-lined boulevard of gorgeous mansions. These were home to those who ran the cotton and lumber industries in the early 1900s.

Our Craftsman style home was built in 1923 in what was probably the first suburb as Memphis began it's eastward expansion. (An interesting side note: I, Pixie, grew up in the home that you will be visiting. It has been in my family since 1951.) We are surrounded by wonderful neighbors who care about their homes and love the history.

Central Avenue is a main street that separates Central Gardens from the equally charming Cooper-Young area to the south. From our house you will enjoy safely strolling and taking in the beauty and charm of ours and the surrounding midtown neighborhoods.

So you can feel more comfortable about your car's safety, there is a street light right in front of our home where you will park. Not only that, it will light your way at night whenever you return after dark. We also have plenty of light coming down the driveway to your own private front door!
Our neighborhood is lovely and safe. We are in the Central Gardens Historical District in the center of Midtown. With most of the homes having been built in the early 1900s, you will enjoy walking through th…

Hosted by Pixie And Richard

Joined in May 2016
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My husband Richard and I are grandparents and we love all of our eight grands and three great-grands...and their parents, of course! We also love to travel. We simply love being together and doing things that give us pleasure. We especially enjoy refurbishing like we did in the area we have prepared for you in our home! When we can travel, we like fun dining adventures, shopping in off the beaten path places, sightseeing in general and learning the history about the places we visit. We don't like crowds or crowded places, but we do like to check out what makes a place buzz. We love to sit and watch people while dining or having a glass of wine. We are easy going, but like to live our lives to the fullest. As for places that we like to stay? That’s easy. We like places like the one we have provided for you to enjoy: Clean, nicely appointed and comfortable with accessibility to sights and good dining, shopping and entertainment. Internet connection is a must and a TV is always nice. We like our morning coffee and the ability to refrigerate and warm up leftovers. All of these details, and more, we have carefully incorporated into our guest area for you. Basically, we like the same things you do. We welcome you. Come. Relax. Enjoy!
My husband Richard and I are grandparents and we love all of our eight grands and three great-grands...and their parents, of course! We also love to travel. We simply love being to…
During your stay
Your privacy is important to us and we honor that. However, we do like to get to know our guests, so we may say hello if we see you coming or going.

Nonetheless, you will have full access to us at any time by means of our cell phones or a knock on the door that goes into our living space. We are always willing to answer questions or help in any way.
Your privacy is important to us and we honor that. However, we do like to get to know our guests, so we may say hello if we see you coming or going.

Nonetheless, you wi…
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House rules
Check-in: 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Learn more
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $138
Cancellation policy