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The Martin House - in the Heart of Historic Downtown Lexington

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Last updated: 07/14/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Lexington house description

Spacious 2 story brick home centrally located in Lexington’s Historic South Hill district is the perfect spot for Bluegrass area visitors. This unique home, built in 1908, is registered with the Bluegrass Trust for Historic Preservation, and is an intriguing combination of private retreat and downtown convenience. The completely fenced in back courtyard provides an inviting, peaceful venue for relaxing, and grilling out – but one has only to walk out the front door to discover all that downtown Lexington has to offer. This charming home has lots of character with 10 foot ceilings, hardwood floors and six uniquely tiled fireplace mantles throughout as well as 1st floor screened in porch and 2nd floor lanai overlooking the courtyard and downtown Lexington. Other special features are a cozy seating area in the open, airy kitchen, and a coffee/ tea station in the office area located upstairs. A wonderful get away spot for old home lovers.

Keywords: Historic

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 6-10

          • Rear Bedroom: 1 king

            Private balcony...moreless

          • Front bedroom 1: 1 queen

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          • Front bedroom 2: 1 double

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          • Upstairs Den: 1 sleep sofa /futon

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          • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Downstairs Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • Upstairs Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Clawfoot tub with hand held shower...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Pantry Items:

            Coffee, spices, dishwashing detergent, laundry detergent, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, garbage bags, paper towels, toilet paper...moreless

          • Dining:

            Table seats 6, but is expandable to 8...moreless

          • Stove:

            Gas Stove/Oven...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            8...moreless

          • Child's Highchair
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Dishwasher
          • Kitchen
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Microwave
          • Ice Maker
          • Refrigerator
          • Seating for 8 people

          Amenities

          • Parking:

            Two off street parking spaces behind house. Driveway is narrow, and a tight fit for large vehicles...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer
          • Washing Machine
          • Heating
          • Towels Provided
          • Living Room
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board
          • Air Conditioning
          • Parking Off Street
          • Linens Provided

          Entertainment

          • Stereo
          • DVD Player
          • Satellite / Cable
          • Television
          • Games
          • Books
          • CD Player
          • Video Library

          Communications

          • Wireless Internet
          • Internet
          • Computer Available
          • Broadband Access

          Outdoor Features

          • Deck / Patio
          • Outdoor Grill
          • Balcony

          Theme

          • Family
          • Historic
          • Romantic
          • Tourist Attractions

          Activities

          • Cinemas
          • Museums
          • Restaurants
          • Live Theater
          • Arboretum
          • Churches
          • Library
          • Playground
          • Antiquing
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing
          • Cycling
          • Golf
           

          Reviews

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          My Standard Rate
          3 night min stay
          $260
          $1,495

          Additional information about rental rates

          Fees:

          • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
          • changeover fee $100 + tax
          • Tax Rate 13.42%

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          Last updated: 07/14/2014
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          Location

          6.3 Miles
          Nearest Airport
          Bluegrass Airport (LEX)
          5 Miles
          Nearest Motorway
          I-64 and I-75
          5 Miles
          Nearest Golf
          Tates Creek Golf Course

          Car: Recommended

          Horse Racing, UK athletics, Kentucky Horse Park, Bourbon Distilleries

           

          Owner info

          Year Purchased: 2004

          About the owner: We are a family of four living in nearby Paris, KY. We acquired this house in April, 2004 and started renting it as a vacation home in September, 2005.

          Why the Owner Chose Lexington:
          We have always loved downtown Lexington, and we couldn't resist this property when it came on the market. We love staying here on occasion, and really enjoy being able to share it with others that are visiting Lexington.

          The Unique Benefits at this House:
          There are so many restaurants within walking distance of the house that you could eat in a different one each night. We love being able to walk to the Farmer's market, take an evening stroll by the downtown fountains, and enjoy the hub-bub of city life. When we are in a quieter mood, we can just retreat to our backyard for peace and quiet!


          Contact us

          Speaks: english

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          Photos

          • The Martin House

            The Martin House

          • The front porch is the place to relax and experience the true Lexington

            The front porch is the place to relax and experience the true Lexington

          • Living Room

            Living Room

          • There are six fireplace mantels in the house, and each one has a unique design

            There are six fireplace mantels in the house, and each one has a unique design

          • Fully stocked kitchen will meet all your culinary needs

            Fully stocked kitchen will meet all your culinary needs

          • The kitchen nook.

            The kitchen nook.

          • The screened in back porch is a wonderful place to socialize in good weather

            The screened in back porch is a wonderful place to socialize in good weather

          • Lush backyard with fully enclosed fencing

            Lush backyard with fully enclosed fencing

          • Backyard detail

            Backyard detail

          • Upstairs Den with convertible sofa bed

            Upstairs Den with convertible sofa bed

          • Rear upstairs balcony provides views of the surrounding environs

            Rear upstairs balcony provides views of the surrounding environs

          • Queen bedroom detail

            Queen bedroom detail

          • Welcome to our house!

            Welcome to our house!

          • Original craft work through out.

            Original craft work through out.

          • Dining Room.  The table can be expanded to seat eight.

            Dining Room. The table can be expanded to seat eight.

          • Looking from the dining room through the kitchen to the screened in porch

            Looking from the dining room through the kitchen to the screened in porch

          • Enjoy cooking while visiting with friends and family

            Enjoy cooking while visiting with friends and family

          • Full downstairs bathroom with skylight over tub

            Full downstairs bathroom with skylight over tub

          • Two parking spots behind house, although driveway is tight for large vehicles

            Two parking spots behind house, although driveway is tight for large vehicles

          • The back porches were renovated in 2010

            The back porches were renovated in 2010

          • The social room for watching TV and movies.

            The social room for watching TV and movies.

          • The rear bedroom with king size bed and private balcony

            The rear bedroom with king size bed and private balcony

          • Front bedroom with queen size bed

            Front bedroom with queen size bed

          • Front bedroom with full size bed

            Front bedroom with full size bed

          VRBO #310127

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          This listing was first published here in 2010.

          Date last modified - Friday, July 11, 2014

          $260 per night (USD)
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          3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
          Sleeps 10

          View calendar: Updated 07/14/14
          Minimum stay: 3 nights
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