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The Martin House - in the Heart of Historic Downtown Lexington

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Last updated: 06/24/2015
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property 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

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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

    ...moreless

  • Front bedroom 2: 1 double

    ...moreless

  • Upstairs Den: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    ...moreless

  • 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

    ...moreless

  • Upstairs Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Clawfoot tub with hand held shower...moreless

Entertainment

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

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

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

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

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

  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

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

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Gas Stove/Oven...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Keeneland
Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2015
4 night min stay
$260
$1,495
Thanksgiving
Nov 21 - Nov 29, 2015
4 night min stay
$260
$1,495
Keeneland
Apr 8 - Apr 30, 2016
4 night min stay
$260
$1,495
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$1,495

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

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

Cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 06/24/2015
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Location

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

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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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within a few days
  • Response rate 70%
  • Calendar last updated 06/24/2015
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The Martin House - in the Heart of Historic Downtown Lexington

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