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Kentucky Gem ~ Rooftop Deck + Easy Walk to Stadiums, the Banks, and Downtown

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Living Room ~ 12' Ceilings: Excellent for Paper Airplanes

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Last updated: 12/26/2014
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Cincinnati townhome description

This sleek urban dwelling is steeped in history, as is our charming and entirely walkable neighborhood. It dates to the 1860s when it was built to house the craftsmen who erected the architecturally significant Roebling Suspension Bridge, the prototype for The Brooklyn Bridge. It is thought that John Roebling himself designed this property and might have lived here.

My family purchased the building in 2007; top-to-bottom, wall-to-wall renovations resulted in '2008 River Cities Preservation' and '2008 Friends of Covington Beautification' awards. Its three story 'flying' staircase, scale, contemporary upgrades and location yield both character and comfort. Here, history and modernity are not to be confused with rigidity: put your feet up and bring your dog! There's a decidedly down-home feel with an up-town vibe.

Truly a handsome and affordable alternative for Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky business travellers -- or -- for regionally-inclined tourists or vacationing families. Ideally suited for meetings and entertaining, too.

Bounded to the north by the Ohio River, Cincinnati is a quick two blocks and a bridge (yes: that one!) away, as are sports stadiums and Queen City culture and cuisine. Fine and home-style dining, shopping and multiple entertainment options are also available just outside the door. Lexington and Louisville are each roughly (and Bluegrass scenic) 90 minutes away.

While most everything is within walking distance, two off-street parking spaces are provided. As well, a retro-fitted trolley traverses Covington and Newport KY, and Cincinnati. For full immersion in Kentucky's fabled horsiness, a livery across the street operates horse-drawn carriages most weekends and some week nights, using much the same routes.

Or, stay home and make good use of the roof deck with its panoramic views of the Cincinnati skyline and surrounding hillsides, the sunset-spilled den, and/or the jetted tub.









Keywords: Historic, Modern, Convenient, Panoramic View, Roof Deck, Pet and Family Friendly

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Property Type

  • Townhome
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Concierge
          • Private Chef
          • Staff

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered:

            Well-Behaved, Vet-Treated/-Documented Dogs Welcome...moreless

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 5-7

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • Concierge Service Available, Grocery Service Available, Additional Housekeeping Service Available ~ Please Inquire...moreless

              Entertainment

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo

              Theme

              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Theme Parks
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking

              Location Type

              • Downtown
              • Waterfront

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Equestrian Events
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Ice Skating
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Rafting
              • Skiing
              • Tennis

              Dining

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 6 people

              General

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

              Kitchen

              • Catering Available
              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen
              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Balcony
              • Deck / Patio

              Payment Type

              • Amex
              • Discover
              • Mastercard
              • Visa

              Pool / Spa

                  • Jetted Tub
                   

                  Reviews

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                  $255 Night/2-5: *1-4/6 people  (**arrival + departure flexible = 2-5 nights)
                  $1400 1 week:   *1-4/6 people  (**arrival + departure flexible = 6-7 nights)
                  $2400 2 weeks:  *1-4/6 people  (**arrival + departure flexible = 13-14 nights)
                  $3600 3 weeks:  *1-3/4 people  (**arrival + departure flexible = 19-21 nights)
                  $4000 1 month:  *1-3/4 people  (**arrival + departure flexible = 25-29 nights)
                  $325 One Night: *1-4/6 people  (**arrival + departure flexible)
                  *'Home Stretch' Capacity is 7/8 people; additional charges applied/please inquire
                  **Depending on Availability (and on a first-reserved, first-served basis)
                  

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                  Last updated: 12/26/2014
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                  Location

                  12.5 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  CVG ~ Greater Cincinnati

                  Car: Not Necessary

                  Cincinnati Reds, Cincinnati Bengals, Great American Ballpark, Paul Brown Stadium, Newport on the Levee, Newport Aquarium, Kentucky Horse Park, Kentucky Derby, Keeneland, Flying Pig Marathon, Burlington Antique Show, Main Strasse Village, Northern Kentucky Convention Center, Greater Cincinnati Convention Center, Fountain Square, US Bank Arena, Western & Southern Tennis, University of Cincinnati, Xavier University, Northern Kentucky University, Jazz Fest, Blues Fest, Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, Cincinnati Zoo, Cincinnati Music Hall, Aronoff Center for the Arts

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2007

                  About the owner: One sister uses this property as her home away from her Washington, DC home whenever she opts to unleash upon us yokels her cranky little terrier and two 'lively' Tween and Teen kids. Living just a few doors away from said property ... and the aforementioned terrier/niece/nephew trifecta: this aunt -- in need of respite! -- is more than happy to extend top-notch hospitality to non-relatives.

                  Why the Owner Chose Cincinnati:
                  Listed on The National Register of Historic Places in 1971, Covington KY's Historic Licking Riverside Neighborhood has long been one of the premier historic districts in Greater Cincinnati, and was just recognized by The American Planning Association as 'A 2013 Great Place in America.' ( 1 of 10). And Cincinnati -- 'The Queen City' -- is cosmopolitan and cozy at the same time, and just a stone's throw away.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Townhome:
                  Location, History, Ambience, Comfort, View, and 'ThisClose' Proximity to Cincinnati, and Multiple Dining, Cultural + Entertainment, Big 'n Small Retail, a Terrific Riverfront Park, and Sporting Destinations. Sports Peeps ~ Both stadiums are well-less than a mile + a 'festive' (Go Reds!) -- or -- a 'raucous' (Who Dey!) walk/trolley ride ($1 per person/runs every 15 minutes) away. Tailgating begins at our corner. Indians'/Browns' and Pirates'/Steelers' fans: Prepare for Good-Natured Ribbing en route!


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                  Photos

                  • Living Room ~ 12' Ceilings: Excellent for Paper Airplanes

                    Living Room ~ 12' Ceilings: Excellent for Paper Airplanes

                  • Westward Facing Windows = Afternoon Sun

                    Westward Facing Windows = Afternoon Sun

                  • Dining Room

                    Dining Room

                  • View from the 3rd Floor down to the 1st via the Flying Staircase

                    View from the 3rd Floor down to the 1st via the Flying Staircase

                  • Full Bath on 2nd floor

                    Full Bath on 2nd floor

                  • Bedroom #3 on 3rd floor with Spiral Stairs to the Rooftop Deck

                    Bedroom #3 on 3rd floor with Spiral Stairs to the Rooftop Deck

                  • Den on 3rd Floor: Rumpus-Roomy

                    Den on 3rd Floor: Rumpus-Roomy

                  • Out the Door to the Right/Left are Pubs, Bistros, Indy Coffee, Stadiums + Cincy

                    Out the Door to the Right/Left are Pubs, Bistros, Indy Coffee, Stadiums + Cincy

                  • Keystone Bar & Grill is One Block Away: Molly Malone's is Across the Street

                    Keystone Bar & Grill is One Block Away: Molly Malone's is Across the Street

                  • Your Approach to The Queen City: A Quick Walk or a Carriage or Trolley Ride Away

                    Your Approach to The Queen City: A Quick Walk or a Carriage or Trolley Ride Away

                  • Living Room

                    Living Room

                  • 1st Floor Bath

                    1st Floor Bath

                  • Kitchen ~ Ample Counter Space + Cabinetry to the Left: + Sink & Dishwasher

                    Kitchen ~ Ample Counter Space + Cabinetry to the Left: + Sink & Dishwasher

                  • 2nd Floor Master Bedroom

                    2nd Floor Master Bedroom

                  • Bedroom #2 on 2nd Floor ~ Front-Loading Washer + Dryer are Enclosed

                    Bedroom #2 on 2nd Floor ~ Front-Loading Washer + Dryer are Enclosed

                  • Full Bath on 3rd Floor with Shower + Jetted Tub

                    Full Bath on 3rd Floor with Shower + Jetted Tub

                  • Unobstructed 360-Degree Views from the Rooftop Deck

                    Unobstructed 360-Degree Views from the Rooftop Deck

                  • Blinker's Tavern is  One Block Away:  4-Star NuVo is Next Door

                    Blinker's Tavern is One Block Away: 4-Star NuVo is Next Door

                  • Leave Two Cars Here ~ No Steps from our Off-street Parking to the Back Door

                    Leave Two Cars Here ~ No Steps from our Off-street Parking to the Back Door

                  • Well-Behaved Dog Owners are Welcome!

                    Well-Behaved Dog Owners are Welcome!

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                  This listing was first published here in 2011.

                  Date last modified - Friday, December 26, 2014

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                  3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 7

                  View calendar: Updated 12/26/14
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                  Member since: 2011
                  Speaks: english
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                  • Calendar last updated: 12/26/2014
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