Nashville’s boutique hotels continue to provide a resting place for folks traveling to Music City, but as these book up more quickly, people are looking beyond traditional hotel options for their travel accommodations. With the arrival of options like airbnb and VRBO, lodging options have expanded and people are opening their apartments, homes and rooms to travelers from all over the world. We hunted down 11 options that are worthy of renting for friends and family coming for a visit, or even for locals who may just need a staycation of sorts. Scroll the list, plan a trip for loved ones or experience the city from a new neighborhood to gain new perspective! From $79 to $2,455, the prices vary as do the offerings. Read on to find your favorite, and then make your reservations!

Under $150 per night

Midtown Apartment

Residence: entire home/apartment
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms/beds: 2/2 
Baths: 1
Price per night: $79

The owner of this Midtown apartment claims it as Johnny Cash’s former residence. If that is true, cool! If not, we’re fine just pretending. Renters will love the location as it is across the street from Midtown’s best bars and some of Nashville’s favorite restaurants (Hattie B’s Hot Chicken included)! Built in 1910, the apartment has not been updated, so don’t expect any fancy amenities, but you will have all you need.

Stay in Midtown at this two-bedroom apartment

Stay in the heart of Midtown at this two-bedroom apartment! Image: airbnb

The kitchen doesn't feature any fancy amenities, but you do have everything you need to be comfortable.

The kitchen doesn’t feature any fancy amenities, but you do have everything you need to be comfortable. Image: airbnb

East Nashville Cottage

Residence: entire home/apartment
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms/beds: 1/3 
Baths: 1
Price per night: $112

With 22 pages of rave reviews, this East Nashville cottage home sits at the top of our list for must-rents. The property, which received the Architectural Historic Preservation award, sits on the south side of the Lockeland Springs neighborhood in close proximity to the Shelby Golf Course. The house is filled with character, and the open-concept space makes it ideal for close-knit groups. Outside, guests can enjoy a furnished patio and a private setting. Debra, the homeowner, even put together a list of her favorite spots in the area!

Image: airbnb

We have fallen in love with this East Nashville cottage. Image: airbnb

The bathroom is the perfect blend of modern and cottage-chic!

The bathroom is the perfect blend of modern and cottage-chic! Image: airbnb

12 South Studio

Residence: entire home/apartment
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms/beds: 0/1  
Baths: 1
Price per night: $139 

12South has become a hot spot among tourists and locals alike, so it comes as no surprise that this studio is a hot commodity. Even better, guests won’t have to fight the neighborhood traffic for a parking space as one comes with the rental! Consider a stay in this place if you are looking to walk to some of the best restaurants and shops in town (such as MODA Boutique, Cadeau, Epice, White’s Mercantile, Hero Boutique, Edley’s Barbecue and Taqueria Del Sol).

Walk to 12 South from this updated studio rental!

Walk to all the best shops and restaurants in 12 South from this studio rental. Image: airbnb

This beautiful studio apartment is awash in natural light.

This beautiful studio apartment is awash in natural light. Image: airbnb

Belmont Bungalow

Residence: entire home/apartment
Accommodates: 5
Bedrooms/beds: 2/3
Baths: 1
Price per night: $139 – $250

This bungalow, built in 1909, is perfectly positioned between Belmont and Hillsboro Village, making it moments from bustling areas as well as Vanderbilt, Music Row and downtown. Despite its convenient location, the home sits in a quieter neighborhood that allows for peace and quiet. The two bedrooms comfortably sleep five guests, and the spacious living areas and brand new kitchen make it feel like a home away from home.

Escape to Music City and rest your head in this vacation rental

This bungalow is conveniently placed near Belmont, Vanderbilt, 12South and Hillsboro Village. Image: VRBO

This bright and welcoming dining area is quiet comfortable.

This bright and welcoming dining area is quiet comfortable. Image: VRBO

Under $600 per night

Melrose White Cloud Suite

Residence: entire home/apartment
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms/beds: 2/2
Baths: 1
Price per night: $350 to $750

Long-time StyleBlueprint photographer, Ashley Hylbert and her husband, Scott, own and operate White Avenue Studio, a space that has been used for everything from photoshoots to weddings. Located in the Melrose area, this space is a blank canvas with dozens of opportunities for use. Above the studio sits a two-bedroom suite that is avaliable for short-term rentals. With two bedrooms and an open living and kitchen space, this can be used as a traditional over-night rental or can act as a lounge, bridal suite or photography space in conjunction with private events being held downstairs.

Use the downstairs space for events and upstairs for a play to stay

An event or photography space and two-bedroom suite are all wrapped up in one at White Avenue Studio. Image: White Avenue Studio

The bathroom is luxurious and accommodating.

The bathroom is luxurious and accommodating. Image: White Avenue Studio

Sylvan Park Charmer

Residence: entire home/apartment
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms/beds: 3/3
Baths: 2.5
Price per night: $350

The adorable exterior is only the beginning of wonderful offerings found in this Sylvan Park home! Inside, you will find three bedrooms and an open concept kitchen, living and dining space all wrapped in historic charm. Out back, take advantage of the screen-in porch and spacious yard. If you land on this rental, take a quick walk down the street and grab a bite at Neighbors, Edley’s Barbecue (opening soon), McCabe Pub, Park Cafe, Star Bagel or Cafe Nonna, or rent a B-Cycle bike at the McCabe Community Center and take a lap around the greenway.

Step inside this adorable Sylvan Park rental

The curb appeal of this Sylvan Park rental has us eager to step inside! Image: airbnb

This home features a yoga retreat room complete with infrared sauna!

This home features a yoga retreat room complete with infrared sauna! Image: airbnb

Germantown Historic Home

Residence: entire home/apartment
Accommodates: 10
Bedrooms/beds: 2/6
Baths: 2
Price per night: $500

The culinary scene is thriving in historic Germantown, and that is only one of the many reasons this newly renovated, 1880s home is worth renting. With six beds, a dining room table worthy of a dinner party and ample living space, this home can comfortably fit 10 people. If you are looking to get out of the house, stroll to First Tennessee Park for a summertime Sounds game, visit one of the neighborhood’s outstanding restaurants (consider City House, Silo, Germantown Cafe, 312 Pizza Company or Rolf & Daughters) or take short cab ride into Nashville’s downtown.

Visit Nashville's historic Germantown

Historic Germantown is brimming with character (and delicious restaurants), making it one of the hottest neighborhoods in town! Image: airbnb

We love all of the architectural elements of this beautiful Germantown home.

We love all of the architectural elements of this beautiful Germantown home. Image: airbnb

Downtown Musician’s Loft

Residence: entire home/apartment
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms/beds: 1/2
Baths: 1
Price per night: $237 to $510

Embrace all things Music City by snagging a spot in the heart of downtown! Located on the Cumberland River, between First and Second avenues, you will have easy access to all of the Broadway bars, Riverfront Park, Bridgestone Arena and Ascend Amphitheater. Despite the central location and proximity to Nashville’s nightlife, the unit is quiet, and The Quarters are safe. Nashvillians can enjoy a staycation downtown, or visitors can experience life in the heart of the city.

Stay in downtown Nashville in this swanky apartment

In order to truly experience Music City, you have to stroll the streets of Broadway, which you can easily do from this downtown rental. Image: VRBO

These are comfortable accommodations in the heart of downtown Nashville.

These are comfortable accommodations in the heart of downtown Nashville.

Above $800

East Nashville Bed and Breakfast

Residence: bedroom with communal areas
Accommodates: 2-6
Bedrooms/beds: 1-8/1-3
Baths: 1-8
Price per night: inquire here

Urban Cowboy got their start in Brooklyn and quickly built a community of travelers and artists from all parts of the world. This community has grown into Nashville with the Urban Cowboy Bed and Breakfast located in a Victorian mansion on Woodland Street. Within the mansion are eight suites and communal areas. Seven of the suites offer one bed for two guests. The eighth, known as The Lions Den, sleeps six people in one king bed and two queens.

Find this vacation rental in Nashville's Eastside

Urban Cowboy is a bed and breakfast with dreamy rooms that are begging to be used for a night away from home! Image: Urban Cowboy

Look at that tub!

Look at that tub! Image: Urban Cowboy

Franklin Farmhouse

Residence: bedroom with communal areas
Accommodates: 16+
Bedrooms/beds: 7/7
Baths: 7.5
Price per night: $800 to $1,200

Located less than 20 miles from Nashville, this Franklin farmhouse has enough room for the whole family. In addition to seven bedrooms, the property includes a working farm with livestock and farm equipment, a large eat in kitchen, formal dining room and formal living room. This 8,500-square-foot home has been used for weddings, reunions and everything in between.

Escape to Franklin for a stay in this dreamy farmhouse

We could fit the whole clan inside this Franklin farmhouse! Image: VRBO

What could be more welcoming than a beautiful winding staircase?

What could be more welcoming than a beautiful winding staircase? Image: VRBO

There is ample space to cook for yourself and 15 of your besties in this top-of-the-line kitchen!

There is ample space to cook for yourself and 15 of your besties in this top-of-the-line kitchen! Image: VRBO

12 South Mediterranean Oasis

Residence: entire home/apartment
Accommodates: 8
Bedrooms/beds: 4/5
Baths: 3
Price per night: $2,455

We must admit, we selected this home solely for the heated, saltwater pool. The 3,300-square-foot Mediterranean villa has not yet been reviewed but the homeowner rents two other properties that have received positive feedback, so our hopes are high. Do you dare to be the first to let us know how many stars this beautiful, spacious home (and pool) deserve?

Chose a vacation rental with a pool right here in Nashville

Nothing sounds better than spending a day poolside at this 12South rental! Image: airbnb

While calling these neighborhoods home for a weekend, be sure that you and your guests have the SB App handy. It will help you discover the best businesses and restaurants in each of these neighborhoods and beyond! You can download it for free! 

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