Joy Mansion

Host of Music videos from The Black Keys, Brett Eldredge, Luke Bryan, Paramore and more!

7 Minutes to lower broadway, five to five points! Share a part of Nashville’s history with one of it’s oldest Victorian Mansions. The foundation of this 7,000 SF home predates the Civil War and sits on a spacious 4 acres all within the city limits.

The third floor is NOT included in the basic booking! It is a separate fee awarded on a case by case basis!!

The space
****** The security deposit is not charged up front. You will not have to pay it before booking. ***********************

Perfect for your College reunion or weekend getaway with friends. the house can comfortably sleep 12 guests with additional 3rd floor space with two extra beds available if needed!

With a foundation dating to 1818, this mansion captures Historical Nashville perfectly with authenticity and character while including all the amenities modern life requires. 12 foot ceilings with pocket doors and hardwood floors throughout.

Understand this place is set up for comfort. If you’re looking for luxury accommodations I would look somewhere else. While we have taken great work to restore the inside, it is still a work in progress.

The third floor lounge is NOT included in the booking unless we speak about it. There is an additional nightly charge. A security deposit may be required. I stay up there sometimes when this space isnt booked

The homesite of the Joy Plantation land during the 19th century, this was the home of 1812 General William Whites’ favorite daughter. After the war, White was given 200 acres. He commissioned the original foundation in 1818. A single room with a cellar for his favorite daughter. White was shot famously in a duel over who would become Nashville’s post master general by Sam Houston, the founder of Houston, Texas. Although White survived the gunshot, he lived in pain for the rest of his life. Houston frequently expressed regret for shooting white until his death bed. General Whites’ grave is marked on the adjacent property.

White sold a hundred acres to the Lischey Floral company, and thus the farm began. The Lischey family, while successful, was unable to compete in the violet market and sold their business to Tom S. Joy in 1850. Under Tom Joy’s direction, the business flourished. The business expanded rapidly and the Joy’s quickly became the largest violet producer in the US.

At the height of their floral empire, the Joy family owned greenhouses up and down the east coast and all the way to Memphis. Tom Joy, Jr. added the large mansion to the homested in 1890
In the 20th century the Joy family sold the farmstead to The Holkamp family from Germany. They are currently the 2nd largest producer of African violets in the world. This industrial like farm is located behind the Mansion.

Host of several music videos from Nashvilles’ best. The Black Keys, Comedy Central, Luke Bryan, Brett Eldredge, Paramore and more have all been through here and left their mark and their own story. You can catch the videos they did here on youtube.

Catch a sun set over the trees on the West facing country porch. Enjoy a quiet tranquil backyard with the faint sounds of a bustling downtown in the far distance. Build a fire in the outdoor fireplace. Enjoy the stars and the peeper frogs. Turn on the outdoor lights and have a drink by the fireplace and enjoy the cool Nashville air. My home is nicely furnished and you’ll find it quite cozy.

There are 10 beds in the main house. There is an additional queen in the third floor lounge to make 11.

**May 2020– we are in the process of restoring the brick work, soffit and roof. there may be workers coming and going on the outside intermittently but not coming inside.

Guest access
Access to home and grounds, please leave locked doors alone. Treat it with care, this is not a place to destroy. If you use the kitchen I expect it to look the way you found it when you check out.

The 3rd floor lounge is NOT included in the basic booking package, but is available as an additional charge, and is awarded on a case by case basis. Please let me know a few weeks ahead of time if you are booking the third floor. It runs 250 a night and when unbooked I may use the space during your stay.

Other things to note
The third floor is NOT included! Please acknowledge if you want us to prepare the space for you or it will be locked up.

Cast Iron Pots/Pans in kitchen. Basic Plates, dishes, flatware, as well as finer china, a large array of well made cookware, Cutco Knife set. Large spice cabinet, dry food storage.
The third floor is NOT included in the rental. It is available on a case by case basis for an additional charge. If you are booking the space, please let me know ASAP. Third floor runs $250 a night

This is not meant to be a place for groups looking for luxury. This is a comfortable house that is designed to sleep a lot of people. If you were looking for a luxury accommodations do not book this house, there is a large chance you may be disappointed by the house or the upcoming neighborhood


  • Guests: 12
  • Size: 7000ft²
  • Bed Type: 1 King Bed, 3 Queen Beds, 3 Double Beds, 1 Single Bed
  • Categories: Entire Home
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3

Prices start at: $3,000 for 3 nights (+taxes and fees)


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