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Heart Of Downtown on Main St---Luxurious 2-Story, 2-Bdrm Condo

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath. Sleeps 5. Condo Right on the Main Street Mall

Enjoy a luxurious, eclectically-furnished condo located in the heart of downtown, on the safest and prettiest stretch of Memphis: the pedestrian Main Street Mall. Ideal for those looking to take full advantage of a vibrant downtown right outside the front door.

NOTE 1: Before making a reservation request, PLEASE inquire first (click "send email") so that we have a chance to correspond. It's most helpful if, upfront, you tell me a bit about yourself, the other guests, and your trip. It also helps if you have your profile filled out. All this makes it much more comforting for hosts before renting out our homes. Thank you!

NOTE 2: Weekend reservations require a 3-night minimum, unless there are only 2 weekend nights available between other bookings or it's a last-minute booking.

ABOUT THE CONDO:

Nicknamed "My Memphis Mojo," the condo is situated within easy walking distance to all the Memphis hot spots: Beale Street is a short (and very safe) 3-block walk along the Main Street Mall, which is lined with restaurants, shops, and bars; the historic Orpheum Theatre and the Mississippi River are 3 blocks away; Fedex Forum as well as many museums are nearby; and the Peabody Hotel and Autozone Park are just one block away.

My Memphis Mojo was even featured as one of the three Best of Memphis vacation home rentals on the former national TV show Sweet Retreats on the Live Well Network. I take great pride in hosting and providing my guests with a special place to call home during their visit to Memphis.

Eclectically-decorated with a Latin and southern charm, the 2-story, 2-bedroom, 1.5-bath condo boasts a warm homey vibe. While you enjoy your complimentary bottle of wine in the living room, watch horse-drawn carriages cruise and passersby stroll along the pedestrian-only Main Street Mall, which is just outside the condo's floor-to-ceiling windows. The condo's street-level front-door entrance opens directly onto downtown's beautiful Main Street Mall.

As many guests tell me, they are pleasantly surprised to find out that the condo is bigger and better than they expected. I guess my photos don't do my place justice.

The master bedroom is located on the main floor with a comfortable queen-size bed and two spacious closets. The full bathroom boasts a huge walk-in shower and oversize tub, which is uniquely located inside the shower.

A stairwell from the main living room leads guests into a spacious downstairs suite that features its own private living room, which altogether takes up the entirety of the bottom floor. Downstairs is furnished with comfortable full and twin size beds as well as a chaise lounge couch, love seat and reading chair; among other furnishings. In addition to the full bathroom, guests also have access to a half bathroom.

The condo includes fresh towels, bath robes, and linens as well as shower gel and shampoo. A hairdryer and iron are also available for guests.

The condo features a fully-equipped modern kitchen with a marble-top bar overlooking the living room and the Main Street Mall. The living room includes a large-screen smart TV with cable.

The condo's back-door entrance connects directly to a secure public parking garage. For my guests, I provide a free parking pass to this garage, which provides you with one reserved parking space with unlimited in-and-out privileges and overnight security access. The reserved parking spot is just steps to my condo's back door.

The condo is ideal for two couples, a family of 5 or less, or a group of friends.

As you'll see from my reviews, I love to host my Memphis guests. Upon booking, I'll will share with you my local recommendations for places to eat, drink and be merry. I also like to ensure that guest check-in goes smoothly and that you have everything you need. Throughout your stay, I will be available via cell to answer any questions that you may have.

I'm flexible on bookings and will do my best to work with you to accommodate your needs.

NOTE: Those who pay by e-check will get a surprise gift upon check-in.

NOTE: Higher rates may apply for special events and holidays.

*Important note: the rental is for registered guests ONLY. Hosting any events or house parties/get-togethers are strictly prohibited. Note that this is not a generic property rental. It was my home that has now been set up for guests but is still furnished with sentimental and irreplaceable objects, furniture and collectibles of mine, which is also what makes my condo a very special and homey place, as many guests have commented. Please respect my home, and it will provide you with a most enjoyable stay.

More Details

Owner
John Kirkscey
Member since: 2013
Speaks english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2018

About John Kirkscey

I’ve made it my mission to be a great host to those of you visiting Memphis and staying at My Memphis Mojo. This condo has been a therapeutic, and ongoing, work of art for me. So I get a warm and fuzzy feeling when my guests appreciate the place's eclectic yet homey vibe.

I also get a kick out of greeting my guests personally upon check-in and recommending my favorite local spots in town. All this seems to make their stay a bit more special.

I've met some really great people—and friends—through hosting; and I certainly look forward to meeting more.

With all this positive energy, I’ve since managed to get my filmmaker chops going. My short dance film Bookin’ mixes a Memphis street dance called Jookin’ with ballet to a soundtrack that mixes hip-hop beats and cello…all at a famous juke joint in downtown Memphis. It’s been a hit on the festival circuit in both the US and Europe as it spreads the good vibes of cultural fusion, which Memphis is historically known for.

Throughout, I’ve also been developing a downtown community arts center for my fellow emerging artists, right here in my funky home town of Memphis.

I have a special love for this city. And I now have a love for hosting guests at My Memphis Mojo, which I’ve stamped with my own sort of funky vibe. As you’ll see, it’s decorated with a mix of Southern and Latin charm—just like me!—I may have been born a Memphian, but my blood is half Colombian. Gracias, mamá.

So please come on down to Memphis. I’d love to meet you.

John Kirkscey purchased this condo in 2013

Why John Kirkscey chose Downtown

Downtown Memphis is becoming quite dynamic. I wanted to be in the center of that energy. Plus, the art center that I'm developing is just two blocks away. My heart and soul has been devoted both to that project as well as to Memphis. Thus my downtown condo has created a perfect home for me and my guests.

What makes this condo unique

The floor-to-ceiling windows offer guests full views of the Main Street Mall. The condo's central downtown location provides an ideal location for Memphis visitors, putting them right in the heart of the action. A lot of love has been put into this home, giving guests a warm, homey and stylish environment.

Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation condo rental in Downtown, Tennessee

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • The shower is very large and open with a nice tile finish. The bathtub is situated inside the shower--splash at will.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Bedroom 2 has its own living room--set up like a suite
  • The private bedroom has direct access to a full bathroom. There's also a half-bathroom. The downstairs bedroom is an open space that takes up the entirety of the downstairs floor.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

Reviews

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Heart Of Downtown on Main St---Luxurious 2-Story, 2-Bdrm Condo
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5

Best place in Memphis to stay!

  • 5 of 5

This condo was the most charming place we've ever stayed. It's in the heart of everything you want to do. The owner gives so many suggestions of what and where to go, you'll run out of time. When we return, we'll definitely stay here. Don't miss this place!

  • Submitted: 20-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Plainfiel IL
5

Great Memphis Stay!!

  • 5 of 5

Great place!!! If you just take the location alone this place is 2nd to none!! Very spacious and eclectic, we thoughtfully enjoyed our stay, John does a great job!!!

  • Submitted: 2-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great location and ambience!!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in Memphis. The condo location is great. We were able to walk or take the trolley everywhere we needed to go.

  • Submitted: 28-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Eldridge
5

The absolute best!!

  • 5 of 5

Can't say enough about our stay at John's place!! Excellent location, accommodation, and host! Super response time and info. provided and absolutely everything you need to feel right at home. Comfy beds, down comforters, fluffy towels, good water pressure, lot's of lounge space, easy access from parking garage, and best of all it's close to Beale St., bars, food, grocery and liquor store. Walking distance to everything we wanted to do/see. Would definitely stay here again and recommend to anyone. You won't be disappointed! Much love and appreciation John! The Iowa and Georgia Girls XXOO

  • Submitted: 27-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Hands down one of the coolest places we’ve ever stayed in!!!

  • 5 of 5

First off, John is amazing!! From the minute we reserved online, he was our resource for an “authentic” Memphis experience. All you need to do is take a picture of his chalkboard door of recommendations and you’ve got your trip planned! The cozy, cool, urban getaway was beyond our expectations, especially with John’s heirloom furnishings. The location truly could not be better! We only had to walk a few blocks to almost everything and the trolley is across the street if needed. The bonus is a reserved space in the parking garage attached to the building! Although, you never need your car! We will never stay anywhere else in Memphis and I can’t wait to recommend this “one of a kind” to family and friends!! Thanks for everything John! Barb, Karen and Annette

  • Submitted: 16-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location and wonderful host

  • 5 of 5

This apartment was clean, comfortable, well appointed and perfectly located in the heart of downtown Memphis. Our host John was wonderful; he provide detailed directions for checking in that were extremely helpful. He also had many recommendations for restaurants and other attractions. We loved the food and music in Memphis and recommend John's Memphis Mojo to all.

  • Submitted: 13-May-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation condo rental in Downtown, Tennessee

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
July special
Jul 6 2018 - Jul 24 2018
2 night minimum stay
C$233
From
C$266
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add C$33 per night, per additional guest
 
St. Jude Marathon
Nov 29 2018 - Dec 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
C$499
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add C$33 per night, per additional guest
 
NYE
Dec 30 2018 - Dec 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
C$499
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add C$33 per night, per additional guest
 
IBC
Jan 22 2019 - Jan 26 2019
4 night minimum stay
C$466
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add C$33 per night, per additional guest
 
Music Fest
May 2 2019 - May 5 2019
3 night minimum stay
C$566
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add C$33 per night, per additional guest
 
BBQ Fest
May 15 2019 - May 19 2019
4 night minimum stay
C$566
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add C$33 per night, per additional guest
 
901 Fest
May 24 2019 - May 25 2019
2 night minimum stay
C$433
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add C$33 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
C$266
From
C$300
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add C$33 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$532.68
Cleaning C$126.51

The "Service Fee" that's included in the quote is an additional fee that VRBO is now imposing on guests and not an extra fee that I've added onto my rates.
Weekend reservations require a 3-night minimum, unless it's a last-minute reservation or there are only 2 nights available on the calendar for that particular weekend.
E-check payment preferred; credit-card payments accepted. But if you pay by e-check, you'll get a surprise gift upon check-in.
Higher rates and minimum-night stays apply for special events and holidays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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