Historic Mansion with all modern updates and a fabulous location!
6 bedroom, 5 bath house built in 1882 in a folk Italianate style with 12 foot ceilings, 10 foot tall windows, original crystal chandeliers and hardwood floors with 6000 square feet of living space. 5 miles from Churchill Downs and 1 mile to downtown. Located in the Cherokee Triangle; a national preservation district. Great location within walking distance of fine restaurants, coffee shops, gift shops, galleries and the city's premier park--Cherokee Park (400 acre Olmstead designed park).
Smoking is permitted only on the two porches (1rst and 2nd floor). Less... than one block from Jack Fry's (site of the trainer's dinner), 2 blocks to Lily's. Dozens of other restaurants, clubs, shops and cafes within a few blocks. Home has been featured on Kentucky Architect's tour, historic homes tour, local newspaper and regional magazines.
Recently remodeled kitchen with all new luxury appliances, copper and marble countertops, stained concrete floors and antique tile. Four full baths and one half bath, all recently remodeled. High speed wifi throughout house.
Second floor 1000 square foot entertainment zone/family room has gaming area with high end suede gaming chairs and Nintendo Wii with multiple controllers for each. This room also has 50" plasma screen TV (with DVD player and DVD library as well as dish service with over 100 channels and NetFlix) and a guest computer with printer.
Guest amenities include fluffy bathrobes, individual soaps, shampoos, lotions, and locally roasted whole bean coffee. All beds are dressed in 400 thread count cotton sheets with two feather/down and two down alternative pillows per bed. Kitchen is equipped with a full assortment of cooking utensils, place settings for 12, glassware for 18. Catering supplies for groups up to 48 available on premises (note: overnight guests limited to 14).
Bedroom 1: Gorgeous 3rd floor master suite with open bath (walk in shower, jetted tub), 42" LCD TV, king bed, exposed brick, curved walls, over 900 square feet of luxury.
Bedroom 2: 2nd floor large bedroom with private en suite bath and king bed
Bedroom 3: Full sized bed and private porch (smoking permitted on porch)
Bedroom 4: 1st floor large bedroom with private en suite bath, king bed and 46" LCD TV
Bedroom 5: 1rst floor bedroom with king and private porch (smoking permitted on porch). Bathroom on hall.
Bedroom 6: 2nd floor bedroom with full sized bed and bathroom on hall
Den: With queen sofa sleeper could accommodate 2 more. Den has pocket doors for privacy.
Living Room: Two Lane sleeper chairs that open into twin sized beds.
Huge kitchen with table for 8, cool appliances including dishdrawers, steam table, speed oven, convection oven, beverage drawer, high output gas cooktop, large separate freezer and refrigerator.
Formal dining room furnished in mid century Brazilian modern with seating for 8. Open via 9 foot pocket doors to living room.
Large formal living room, dining room and sun room with hardwood floors, antique crystal chandeliers and fireplaces. Beautiful sun filled conservatory with with table for six, antique bar and lush plants.
2nd floor work out room with treadmill, bike, some weights, satellite t.v.
2nd floor laundry room.
Review Rating: 100% percent of previous renters rated this property at meets or exceeds expectations in all categories. Based on a total of 7 rentals.
Closest Great Restaurant: Jack Fry's located less than 1 block away. Other choices less than .25 miles away include: Starbucks, Wicks Pizza, O'shea's Traditional Irish Pub, Phoenix Hill Tavern, Nios at 917,, Omar's Gyros, and the Outlook Inn.
Closest Great Casual Restaurant: Ramsi's Cafe on the World located less than 3 blocks away, this restaurant offers an eclectic menu influenced by cuisines around the world in a casual setting. Great outdoor patio seating or two indoor dining rooms. Full bar, affordable wine list and an occasional belly dancer.
Nearest Attractions: Cave Hill National Arboretum and Cemetery, main entrance less than a block from the front door. Cherokee Park (400 acre urban landmark designed by Frederick Law Olmstead), 3 blocks from home. Brown Theater 1.2 mi. Churchill Downs, 4.5 mi. Airport , 6 mi.
Kentucky Derby 2013 $13,500
Iron Man 2013, five night rental $4950
All other periods:
$695 week day, $975 weekend per day, 3 day minimum
Old world Charm, Modern needs met. Close to everything cool in L
Left on 01/30/2014 for a stay in January 2014 | PamV
Wow. What can I say? The first time I was here I was blown away. I felt like alice in Wonderland who had just found the bottle labeled "drink me" The ceilings are so high! I have never been in a private home like this. The attention to detail, the modern upgrades in things like heated bathroom and kitchen floors really provide it all!
One of the women in my group loves to cook and couldn't stop talking about the kitchen features like warming drawers and something. I was fascinated by the town and all it's charms. Steps from the house is this amazing Cave Hill Cemetary and Botanical garden.
The owner provided all kinds of tips about great places to go. I highly recommend this home for a girls weekend because it is located not too far from lots of cities.
I have rented this home 3 times now with different groups and would for sure come back again.
San Diego, CA
Left on 02/05/2010 for a stay in August 2009 | jandan1966
We stayed for Ford Iron Man for 5 nights. 7 adults, 2 teens, 1 child. Stunning home- not your average rental house, but a huge, stately place that still has everything from plasma TVs to wifi.
We arrived a little early to find the homeowner and housekeeper still prepping house. A little awkward, but the rest of the stay was perfect.
Also, ALL 3 of us FINISHED THE RACE!!! My husband's two teenage girls loved the neighborhood and my sister's little boy played in the nearby park.
Great splurge for family get together
Left on 02/05/2010 for a stay in December 2008 | Chicagobear Fan
My wife and I rented this home for 10 days over Christmas 2008 as splurge for our family. We chose Louisville as it was a central gathering point for my two sons (along with wives and 5 grandchildren) and us. It was a truly beautiful home--great details like massive crown moldings and high ceilings, wood floors, many fireplaces.
The owners had decked the home for the holidays- with a large cut tree & wreaths. They also left us basics like coffee, milk, eggs and fruit.
The home was perfect for us- each couple had a large king bedroom with private bath, the kids shared the three remaining bedrooms. I wanted the luxury suite on the third floor, but my wife has a knee issue, so we ended up in the first floor master and my son and his wife took the suite. The kids were crazy about all the tv gaming equipment and the dvds. It was great to have the big family room on the second floor for the kids while the adults spent time together in the first floor living room areas with the tree lit and the fireplace on.
The dining room was perfect for Christmas dinner (although we did have to bring in extra chairs from the kitchen and squeeze a bit). The kitchen is amazing-- huge, with a big table, every appliance you can think of and plenty of dishes, glassware, pots/pans. The one suggestion I would make for the kitchen is to write out directions for how to use the appliances--We had no idea how to operate the built in pasta sink and it took us quite awhile to figure out the Advantium.
The neighborhood is full of big Victorian houses and trees. It was too cold to spend much time in the park, but we did walk the younger kids there several times to burn off energy. We loved Jack Fry's and went three times (restaurant 2 minute walk from house). My daughter in law lived at the Starbucks- a block away. Downtown is about a mile away with many other things to do (we particularly enjoyed making "blow your own" glass ornaments at the GlassWorks and seeing "A Christmas Carol"
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