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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
$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)
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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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
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!