Welcome to 'Sit Down and Stay a While'! For rent is a 800 square-foot, privately-accessed portion of our historic 1890s Victorian home, updated with modern and luxe comforts and located blocks from East Nashville's Five Points . Enter through your own private entrance and enjoy a wide arrange of amenities - a private living area (featuring stocked coffee/tea bar, cocktail cart, and record place with curated selection) and a spacious bedroom (with a new Casper queen mattress) and en suite bath.
Our home was built in 1899 in the Victorian/Queen Anne Cottage style and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Lovingly restored, it retains an astonishing amount of its original features (coal burning fireplaces, pocket doors, even the old coal shoot), while still offering guests every modern convenience once could hope for. You will enter the house (via an electronic keypad) through your own private entrance and will have exclusive access to a living room, bedroom and full bathroom (the doors to the rest of the house are locked - so your privacy is assured).
Living Room: Upon entering into the home you will have access to a spacious and comfortable seating area (with ample reading material), a record player with curated selection, dining/workspace area, along with a small kitchenette and bar cart. The kitchenette is not designed to replace a full kitchen, but to allow our guests to enjoy coffee/tea and maybe reheat some great leftovers in the morning. We provide coffee (Nespresso pods), a tea selection, and water at no cost to our guests. The kitchenette also has a mini-fridge and microwave for your convenience, along with other essentials (paper plates, mugs, wine glasses, etc.) We also provide a bar cart -we ask our guests that choose to use our liquor/beer/wine selection to simply pay the cost for the items they use.
Bedroom: Our bedroom features a gorgeous queen West Elm bed with brand new Casper memory foam mattress and designer sheets. Guests can lay in bed with a good book (plenty of great ones supplies) and have access to high-speed internet for your Netflix or work needs (no TV provided at this time.) Art from local Nashville artists graces the walls.
Bathroom: High-end cotton towels and custom bath products are supplied, along with other convenient amenities (hair dryer, iron). Enjoy the over-sized bath/shower and plenty of closet space!
As guests at "Sit Down & Stay A While" you enjoy private, secluded and exclusive access to a portion of large Victorian home. Your "home" includes a spacious living space, separate bedroom, and en suite bathroom. A small from porch can be used for early morning coffee sips!
We are here to make your stay as comfortable as possible. At the same time, you are also guests in the home in which we reside, so we ask that you respect us and our space, as we will respect yours. We both work from home and live/eat/sleep under the same roof as our guests. We will always try to be considerate of noise, etc. and ask our guests do the same. Note that we provide our guests with a White Noise machine for cases where ambient noise is bothersome, and have taken extra measures to reduce light and noise intrusion from the rest of the house.
We LOVE to get to know our guests, and if time permits, would love to invite you over for a glass of wine. We both run fairly busy schedules (Leah often is shooting weddings all weekends - and Ross is often traveling for work), but are always available by email and phone for anything you might require. We ask that you treat us and our home with respect - and know we will do the same for you.
Please note that we do have a dog, Ruby, that lives with us in our portion of the house. Ruby is not permitted inside the Airbnb space so we don't foresee issues for individuals with allergies (but are happy to provide allergy medicine on request.) We keep our Airbnb very clean and vacuum and dust after each guest.
- As we will be under the same roof (albeit in separate spaces) we ask that our guests be respectful of our privacy and avoid loud noises late at night.
Welcome to 'Sit Down & Stay A While,' our historic 1880s refuge in Nashville's bustling Five Points/Lockeland Springs neighborhood. We are Ross and Leah and we are so excited to welcome you to our city!
Leah is a professional photographer (shooting mostly weddings and events, with the occasionally country music superstar thrown in) and Ross is a healthcare lawyer (fun fact: healthcare, not music, is Nashville's biggest industry). We both have the privilege of working from our home (with our pup, Ruby) and hosting guests from around the country and world. We truly love meeting new people from around our small world and are truly excited to host you! We will do our best to make your stay as comfortable as possible. We believe the little details are what counts: A mint on your pillow; a carefully designed space - a place to sit down and stay a while.
When we aren't working or hosting, we are catching a favorite band at a local music venue, cooking dinner with friends, digging in our garden, or having a good been on our porch. We treasure our morning walks to the local coffee shop and eat way too much Hot Chicken. In a prior life, we ran a small, organic vegetable farm ( and still spend plenty of time digging in our backyard garden.
And when we aren't in Nashville, we love to travel the world. Recent highlights include trips to India, Turkey, Israel, Jordan, and the Maldives. We are getting married in September 2017 in our own Nashville, TN! So come on, sit down and stay a while!