4 Bed/4bath Historic Home Less Than 2 Mi. to Kentucky Derby
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
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Old Louisville is one of the nation's premier Historic Preservation Districts. This 3800 square foot late Victorian brick home is perfectly situated within it: Less than 2 miles from Churchill Downs, 1 mile from fabulous live theater, performing arts center and entertainment district, 2 miles to the convention center and 5 miles from the airport. The Old Louisville neighborhood is noted for it's graceful mansions, vibrant October Art Fair and central location.
The home's exterior remains historically accurate, but the inside has been updated to accommodate up to four couples, each with a private bath. Three of the four bedrooms have an attached, private sitting or lounge area. All bedrooms have televisions and there is house wide wifi. There two queen and two double bedrooms. All beds are made with 400 thread count all cotton sheets, stylish spreads or duvets and four pillows per bed. Bathrooms are fully stocked with quality cotton towels and liquid hand soap.
The common areas include a gracious entry hall, comfortable living room and a fully equipped kitchen. Pots, pans, dishes, cutlery and glassware are all supplied.
Home rental includes two historic zone parking passes which enable parking directly curbside.
This home is perfect for visitors to the Kentucky Derby as Churchill Downs is less than 2 miles distant (shuttle to track is nearby as well). It is also a great spot for participants and trainers for the Ford Iron Man race which starts/ends at 4th Street Live and Waterfront Park. In addition, those coming to Louisville for Convention Center Events or Yum Center events will find this house closely situated to both! The St. James Art Fair draws 600,000 visitors to this neighborhood each October to view art from over 700 exhibitors. Enter less than a 1/2 block from this home.
In July, 'The Kentucky Shakespeare Festival' takes place in Central Park, about 2 blocks from the home. Enjoy free performances, a cash bar, snacks and musical entertainment before and after the shows. This year play is 'Much Ado About Nothing'. Also new this year is 'Movie Monday' in the park with free screenings in July and the first week of August.
New! An organin market 'The Root Cellar' has opened just two blocks from the home-- get the best in fresh produce and farm raised meats.
Keywords: Kentucky Derby, Historic,
- Vacation Rental
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
- Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (2)
Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Air Conditioning
- Satellite / Cable
- Wireless Internet
- Deck / Patio
- Sight Seeing
- Live Theater
ReviewsWrite a review
Darrell & Nola
Darrell & Nola
Our family stayed here for a week. This is a large, beautiful, comfortable home. The home was well equipped with everything we needed for the week. The location was perfect & close to everything. Owner was very nice & easy to work with. Thank you, we really enjoyed our stay in Louisville!
- Guest Nola T.
- Date of stay 07/24/13
- Review Submitted 08/15/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
Our family of five travelled to Louisville for my brother's funeral services. The house is inviting,charming and very comfortable. It was just what we were looking for--allowing all of us to be together and have our privacy when needed. We loved the historical aspect of the house and the adventure of imagining living in different era. The house is well equipped --spacious bedrooms, sitting areas, bathrooms (we all had our own!) plenty of towels, etc. The house is centrally located which made our getting around the city very easy. We would definitely stay here again.
- Guest Regina and Family (Sparks, NV)
- Date of stay 07/03/13
- Review Submitted 07/18/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, girls getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+.
Great home for long weekend getaway
Great home for long weekend getaway
This house was perfect for our long weekend away with our friends. We had 7 people stay here comfortably during the NCAA basketball tournament. We had plenty of room to spread out. We were within walking distance to campus and a long walk to 4th Street Live. The home was clean and as described. We would stay there again. The only improvement that we would recommend is to upgrade the television in the family room, it was pretty tiny for 7 seven of us to watch a basketball game.
- Guest N.S.E. (Naperville, IL)
- Date of stay 03/15/12
- Review Submitted 04/07/12
Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing.
The house was quite beatiful and very clean. All necessary kitchen equipment was available. We totally enjoyed our stay.
- Guest BT (Bonne Terre, MO)
- Date of stay 12/26/11
- Review Submitted 01/08/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, tourists without a car.
Great Stay in a Cool Neighborhood
Great Stay in a Cool Neighborhood
Our family of seven was very comfortable in this house. The kitchen is small, but had everything we needed. The beds were comfortable with really good quality cotton sheets (a pet peeve of mine). Overall, the Victorian style was cool, but not overdone. The location was perfect-- less than two miles to the Expo center where we were working and close to dining, parks and downtown activities. We LOVED the Shakespeare in Central Park festival that was going on while we were here. Central Park is about a block and half walk-- we had cocktails while watching a really funny "Compleat Works of Shakespeare" performance. We also took the Old Louisville Walking tour one afternoon-- it was great to learn so much about the historic houses. For the price, I don't think we could have gotten a better deal for a four bedroom, four bath place in Louisville.
- Guest Marge and Jack (Ocean Springs, MS)
- Date of stay 07/17/11
- Review Submitted 09/19/11
Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+.
Manager response: Thanks for choosing our home! The Summer Shakespeare program in Central Park runs in June and July only.
|Dates||Nightly||Wknd Night||Weekend||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
3 night min stay
|Kentucky Derby 2014
Apr 30 - May 5, 2014
6 night min stay
|Iron Man Week
Aug 25 - Sep 1, 2014
8 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Cancellation policy: Cancel up to 14 days prior to arrival and 1/2 of the deposit ($250) will be refunded. Cancellations less than 14 days prior to arrival will result in the forfeit of the entire deposit ($500). No cancellation is permitted less than 72 hours before arrival.
$500 deposit at time of booking with the balance due ten days prior to arrival.
Different terms for Kentucky Derby week ($2000 deposit with remainder due 30 days prior to arrivail)
Additional Fees and Taxes:
Exit Cleaning Fee: $95
Kentucky Sales Tax: 6%
Transient Tax (NEW): 9%
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Year Purchased: 1998
About: I name is Deirdre Seim and I manage five lovely properties in Louisville, all located in the city's two Historic Preservation Districts. Each home is beautifully furnished, with luxury bedding and easy access to Louisville's best restaurants and tourist attractions.
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Front Entry Hall
Third floor den adjacent to bedroom
The fountain in St. James Court during the Art Fair.
Arbor Walkway in Central Park, 1.5 blocks from the house
First floor queen bedroom with adjacent sitting room
First floor living room
Second floor den adjacent to bedroom
Each October the Art Fair has700 exhibitors and 600,000 patrons.
Churchill Downs-- Spring Meet
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