Hello [VT member 93f85] - I'll be in Nashville for 3-4 weeks in early febuary, i know it's a while away but i'm just looking in to accommodation now. I was wondering if anyone knew of nice places to stay for this amount of time (not really looking at hotels). rooms to rent / short term apartment rentals etc. Ideally It would be fairly central but would look further so long as it's easy to get downtown, thanks!
It is good to start now. Warning: public transportation is scarce, will you have a car? that would make it a lot easier. Such things are hard to find. Check craigslist - with caution - for sublets. A solution might be a long stay hotel room with some cooking options. Good luck! and please let me know if you find an interesting option.
[original link] has a wide inventory of apts all over the world, I don't know what listings they have in Nashville. What I like about this site is that reviews can only be made by people who have actually have stayed at the property, and so are more reliable than those on other sites.
Many sites have that rule, but most such sites have expensive listings. Flipkey is ok, I have used it. You can google but a more specifically Nashville site would be better (like craigslist) - sublet instead of vacation rentals, which can run very high...Social networking? Facebook? If you have a "friend" in the area, you could put in an announcement....
hello, J --
i've listed several of the "sublet" and "vacation rentals" sites below, with weekly or monthly rates that i found in a general search. if you know your exact dates or want to rerun my searches solely for the month of february, you will get more accurate prices. on all of these types of sites, i have found that if you make a direct inquiry to the owner, sometimes you can get a lower price. on the prices/week, you can probably also get a better price because you are staying for three or four weeks; however, note that many of the prices/month are less than the analogous prices/week, so you may want to commit to a month just to pay less altogether! particularly for the less expensive places, read the reviews carefully and get as much info about the neighborhood as you can.
as someone else commented, it is hard to get around nashville without a car, but you can see the bus routes at [original link] (where you can download a system map for all routes) or at [original link] (where you can see instructions for a particular trip). it might be worth checking out a rental car instead.
you can find listings from the vanderbilt university newspaper at [original link].
listings from people associated with belmont university (very close to vanderbilt) are at [original link] (this is a PDF that opens when you click "go" on the website address).
short-term rentals that don't seem to be classified by type of accommodation or length of stay can be found at [original link].
rotatingroom.com has private rooms, suites within a house, apartments, and condos owned or rented by people associated with the vanderbilt university medical school ([original link]).
sublet.com has private rooms and condos for as low as $65/week ([original link]).
airB&B has listings for private rooms from $100/week ([original link]).
tripadvisor.com has apartments, condos, and houses for as low as $252/week ([original link]).
listings for private rooms and apartments from $350/month are at [original link].
apartmentguide.com has studio apartments from $440/month ([original link]).
listings for private rooms, suites within a house, apartments, condos, and houses from $450/month can be found at [original link].
nashvillerent.net has apartments, condos, and houses from $550/month ([original link]).
thatrentalsite.com has houses from $700/month ([original link]).
i hope this is helpful.
-- susie margaret
Wow! Impressive! Although some might be only those associated with a particular institution, like Nashville Medical. I will check some of these out later. Generally it is pricey around there. Avoid North Nashville!