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Parklike Historic Estate in the Heart of Louisville

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Stonecote Estate, a park-like setting in the heart of Louisville

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Last updated: 07/21/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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Stonecote is a beautiful, 5 1/2 acre estate built in 1920. It is fully updated and professionally decorated. It has 7 bedrooms (each with a television), and sleeps 20 in beds (24 with 2 pullout sofas), including 3 master suites each with private baths in the main house, and another master suite w/bath, living area and kitchen in the pool house. The main house features a beautiful gourmet kitchen w/butler's pantry featuring 2 built in refrigerators, 2 wall ovens, 2 warming drawers, 3 dishwashers, an ice-maker, a 6 burner Viking Professional gas cook top, wine cooler and Carrera marble counters. The palatial living room features multiple, comfortable, conversation areas, baby grand piano and wood-burning fireplace. The large dining room can seat up to 20. Also, the large sun room offers additional, less formal gathering space, and has a 52' TV.

The enormous 50' x 25' heated, salt water pool has lovely fountains, is surrounded by mature perennial gardens, has a baby pool and swim lane for laps. There are also have foosball tables, exercise equipment and free weights in the finished basement.

The stable has 5 stalls and a tack room and we can refer you to have bedding, feed and hay delivered before you arrive. All this, surrounded by beautiful, mature trees and perennial gardens, five minutes to downtown, the waterfront, 10 minutes to Churchill Downs, 20 minutes to Valhalla and the PGA tour, AND we have an on-site property manager next door. With advance notice, we can even arrange for a personal chef to cook for you during your stay or have a massage therapist come (additional fee).

Property Type

  • Estate
  • 7050 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

      • Catering Available
      • Breakfast - Booking Possible
      • Lunch - Booking Possible
      • Dinner - Booking Possible

      Suitability

      • Children Welcome:

        We raised our six children in this home. It has a child-safe fence surrounding the pool area as well as a wading area and fountain in the pool itself. The salt water pool is also gentler to sensitive children's skin, hair and eyes....moreless

      • Non Smoking Only:

        Please respect our non-smoking policy. There will be an additional $250 cleaning fee if it is determined that someone has smoked in the house....moreless

      • Pets Considered:

        This is an equine estate, so horses are welcome, but stable care is the responsibility of the renter....moreless

      • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

        Must be 25 or older...moreless

      • Long-Term Renters Welcome
      • Events Allowed

      Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24, Beds for 20-24

      • Bedroom 2: 1 king

        Fireplace and private bath...moreless

      • Bedroom 4: 2 queen, 2 twin/ single

        This bedroom has 2 queen beds with 2 twin pop-up trundles...moreless

      • Bedroom 5: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

        This bedroom has a queen bed, day bed and 1 popup trundle...moreless

      • Bedroom 6: 2 twin/ single

        The sleeping porch has two charming twin beds...moreless

      • Bedroom 1: 1 king

        First floor master; fireplace and private bath...moreless

      • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

        gas fireplace and private bath...moreless

      • Bedroom 7: 1 king

        Pool house master bedroom/bath is handicapped accessible...moreless

      • Three of the 4 master bedrooms feature gas fireplaces and all have private baths. We feature premium bedding with 400 count sheets. We also have 3 additional bedrooms which share a jack and jill bath....moreless

      Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 3 Half Bathrooms

      • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

        Expansive first floor master bath has clawfoot tub, 2 sinks...moreless

      • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

        2nd floor private master has 2 sink vanity and tub/shower...moreless

      • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

        2nd floor private master bath has lovely historic charm ...moreless

      • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

        Jack and jill bath w/ 2 sinks for 'children's' bedrooms...moreless

      • Bathroom 5: toilet

        First floor powder room has charming, hand-painted walls...moreless

      • Bathroom 6: toilet

        2nd powder room is conveniently located off kitchen...moreless

      • Bathroom 7: toilet, shower

        Pool house bathroom is handicapped accessible...moreless

      • Bathroom 8: toilet

        basement 1/2 bath is convenient to the workout/rec areas...moreless

      • Each bathroom is beautifully appointed. Many feature the charming restored pedestal sinks original to the house (c.1920). Four of the baths are private baths adjoining master suites. There are two main- floor powder rooms, which prevents guests from 'waiting' for a restroom when entertaining. There is also a basement powder room convenient to the workout and rec areas....moreless

      Kitchen & Dining

      • Pantry Items:

        We feature the 'use and replace' system. We keep the kitchen stocked with most spices (salt, pepper, cinnamon, thyme, basil, etc.). If you use up an item, please replace with like item....moreless

      • Kitchen:

        Huge gourmet, eat-in kitchen and butler's pantry includes 2 full sized sinks, 2 built-in fridges, 2 dacor ovens w/ warming drawers, wine cooler, 3 dishwashers and Carrera marble counters...moreless

      • Coffee Maker:

        One Kuerig coffee maker and assorted k-cups provided. Please replace as you use. One twelve cup coffee maker...moreless

      • Dining:

        Dining table seats 10 and can be separated into two tables to seat up to 20 comfortably....moreless

      • Oven:

        2 Dacor Professional convection wall ovens w/ 2 warming drawers...moreless

      • Dishwasher:

        3 dishwashers, including 2 Fisher-Pykel dishdrawers...moreless

      • Refrigerator:

        2 large, built-in refrigerators plus wine cooler...moreless

      • Microwave:

        Built-in GE Advantium microwave/convection oven...moreless

      Amenities

      • Parking:

        plenty of on-sight parking, and valet parking can be arranged for special events (for an additional fee)...moreless

      • Linens Provided:

        Luxury bed linens including 400 count sheets...moreless

      • Washing Machine:

        front-load washer in finished basement...moreless

      • Clothes Dryer:

        matching dryer in finished basement...moreless

      • Fireplace:

        5 fireplaces, 3 in master bedrooms...moreless

      • Babysitter
      • Air Conditioning
      • Heating
      • Towels Provided
      • Living Room
      • Fitness Room / Equipment
      • Hair Dryer
      • Iron & Board

      Other Amenities

          • Stonecote was the 2011 Bellarmine Designer's Showhouse and has hosted multiple community and private events. Not only is it a wonderful vacation home, but it is an ideal venue for special events including weddings, wedding parties, receptions, picnics, fundraisers, dinners, family reunions, corporate retreats and ladies' weekends away....moreless

          Entertainment

          • Television:

            52' TV in sunroom; TV in every bedroom, pool house living area and basement exercise area....moreless

          • Game Room:

            Foosball in basement...moreless

          • DVD Player:

            DVD in Sunroom...moreless

          • Satellite / Cable
          • Books
          • Foosball

          Communications

          • Internet
          • Telephone

          Pool & Spa

          • Private Pool:

            50' x 25' heated, fenced, in-ground salt water pool with swim lane, fountains and wading area. Pool may be heated in off-season for additional fee....moreless

          • Heated Pool

          Outdoor Features

          • Lawn / Garden:

            Beautiful, mature perennial gardens surround the property...moreless

          • Deck / Patio

          Theme

          • Adventure
          • Away From It All
          • Family
          • Historic
          • Romantic
          • Sports & Activities
          • Tourist Attractions

          Activities

          • Botanical Garden
          • Horseback Riding
          • Miniature Golf
          • ATM/Bank
          • Groceries
          • Hospital
          • Laundromat
          • Massage Therapist
          • Medical Services
          • Equestrian Events
          • Freshwater Fishing
          • Roller Blading
          • Golf
          • Tennis
          • Swimming
          • Cycling
          • Mountain Biking
          • Hiking
          • Fishing
          • Rock Climbing
          • Antiquing
          • Spelunking
          • Wildlife Viewing
          • Sight Seeing
          • Churches
          • Library
          • Playground
          • Recreation Center
          • Water Parks
          • Winery Tours
          • Theme Parks
          • Zoo
          • Restaurants
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Cinemas
          • Live Theater
          • Museums
          • Bird Watching
          • Eco Tourism
          • Gambling Casinos
          • Scenic Drives
          • Walking
          • Shopping
          • Boating
          • Hot Air Ballooning
           

          Reviews

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          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          Summer season
          Jun 28 - Aug 2, 2014
          3 night min stay
          $995 $1,195
          Fri, Sat
          $5,995
          PGA Championships
          Aug 3 - Aug 11, 2014
          7 night min stay

          $15,000
          Iron Man
          Aug 19 - Aug 25, 2014
          3 night min stay
          $1,195
          Labor Day Weekend
          Aug 29 - Sep 1, 2014
          3 night min stay
          $1,195
          Thanksgiving
          Nov 25 - Nov 30, 2014
          3 night min stay
          $1,195
          Christmas
          Dec 20 - Dec 27, 2014
          3 night min stay
          $1,195
          New Year
          Dec 28 - Jan 4, 2015
          3 night min stay
          $1,195

          Rates are based on 12 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

          Derby 2015
          Apr 27 - May 4, 2015
          5 night min stay
          $3,000
          $18,000
          Memorial Day 2015
          May 22 - May 25, 2015
          3 night min stay
          $1,195
          May-June 2015
          May 26 - Jun 30, 2015
          3 night min stay
          $995 $1,195
          Fri, Sat
          $5,995
          July 4th weekend
          Jul 1 - Jul 6, 2015
          4 night min stay
          $1,195
          Summer 2015
          Jul 7 - Aug 3, 2015
          3 night min stay
          $995 $1,195
          Fri, Sat
          $5,995

          Rates are based on 20 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

          Labor Day 2015
          Sep 4 - Sep 7, 2015
          3 night min stay
          $1,195
          My Standard Rate
          2 night min stay
          $995 $1,195
          Fri, Sat
          $5,995

          Additional information about rental rates

          Fees and Rental Conditions:

          • Pet Fee $250
          • Property Damage Protection $89
          • cleaning fee $250
          • Tax Rate 6%

          Notes:

          Two-night minimum for all stays.

          50% due at time of booking; balance due 30 days prior to arrival

          Derby Week: $15,000 for 5 nights, $18,000 for full week

          Horse stables available for extra fee (renter responsible for care/keeping, concierge can help arrange this)

          Certain pets considered - please contact owner.

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


          Cancellation policy:

          100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.


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          Last updated: 07/21/2014
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          Location

          9 Miles
          Nearest Airport
          Louisville International Airport
          1.5 Miles
          Nearest Motorway
          I-64 (drive to interstate entrance)
          1 Miles
          Nearest Golf
          Multiple public and private golf courses nearby
          1.5 Miles
          Nearest Restaurant
          Ample Eateries within 5 minutes

          Car: Recommended

          Stonecote is 5 1/2 acre estate nestled in the heart of Louisville in a beautiful, park-like setting. The venue boasts all of the amenities necessary to host a huge array of events. Stonecote is five minutes from downtown, the riverfront, urban eateries, antiquing, local shopping, KFC Yum! Center and the Louisville Convention Center. It's close to the EXPO Fairgrounds, as well the new Louisville Equestrian Center, making Stonecote an ideal location with its 5-stall horse barn if you are in town for an equestrian event. Stonecote is perfect if you are in town for The Kentucky Derby (15 minutes from Churchill Downs), conventions, corporate retreats, weddings, PGA, Iron Man, or simply want a great place for a Family Reunion or Family Vacation. It is steps away from the Olmstead designed, world-class, 389-acre Cherokee Park, which offers hiking, running, rock climbing, bridle paths, basketball courts, roller-blading and beautiful family parks with picnic areas.

           

          Owner info

          Year Purchased: 2006

          About the owner: Andrew West grew up in Redlands, California while Christina grew up in Wellesley, Massachusetts. When looking for a place to raise our family, we settled in beautiful Louisville, Kentucky, where we have now lived for nearly 18 years. We love Louisville for its sophisticated living with a healthy helping of southern hospitality!

          Why the Owner Chose Louisville:
          We fell in love with Stonecote because it offers the best of everything! It is a rare find: a 5 1/2 acre equestrian estate in the heart of Louisville! The setting is absolutely beautiful at Stonecote (built c1920) and is a private, country-like retreat. The 50 x 25 ft heated pool with shooting fountains is a great place for the kids to play and the adults to relax on spring and summer evenings. Stonecote feels like a secluded, private park and is a perfect setting for many different occasions. The historic, hometown feel of Louisville makes it a great place to visit…any time of the year.

          The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
          Stonecote has an amazing flow for entertaining and an enormous, top-rate, gourmet kitchen (making it perfect for fundraising and other catered events), and plenty of room to gather, as well as ample areas to 'get away'. We would know, as we raised our 6 children in this home. :)


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          Photos

          • Stonecote Estate, a park-like setting in the heart of Louisville

            Stonecote Estate, a park-like setting in the heart of Louisville

          • Spacious living room with comfortable sofa seating area

            Spacious living room with comfortable sofa seating area

          • Sunny corner of living showing piano and cozy recliners

            Sunny corner of living showing piano and cozy recliners

          • View of kichen island, ovens, sink 1, fridge 1 and stovetop

            View of kichen island, ovens, sink 1, fridge 1 and stovetop

          • Lovely, large dining room w/table seats 10, or can separated to seat 20

            Lovely, large dining room w/table seats 10, or can separated to seat 20

          • Sunroom with sectional, and additional seating areas at back

            Sunroom with sectional, and additional seating areas at back

          • Downstairs master bedroom w/king sized bed, fireplace and private bath

            Downstairs master bedroom w/king sized bed, fireplace and private bath

          • One of the upstairs master suites with king bed, private bath and fireplace

            One of the upstairs master suites with king bed, private bath and fireplace

          • One of the 'children's bedrooms with queen bed, daybed and pop-up trundle.

            One of the 'children's bedrooms with queen bed, daybed and pop-up trundle.

          • The sleeping porch, one of the 3 'children's bedrooms'.  Has two twin beds.

            The sleeping porch, one of the 3 'children's bedrooms'. Has two twin beds.

          • Pool house living area with pullout sofa bed

            Pool house living area with pullout sofa bed

          • large, private pool with diving board, lap lane and wading area (and fountains)

            large, private pool with diving board, lap lane and wading area (and fountains)

          • Back view of Stonecote main house from the pool

            Back view of Stonecote main house from the pool

          • View of living room sofas and wood burning firplace

            View of living room sofas and wood burning firplace

          • view in living room towards sunroom of daybed sofa

            view in living room towards sunroom of daybed sofa

          • View of back kitchen stairs, eat-in area (seats 8) and butler's pantry

            View of back kitchen stairs, eat-in area (seats 8) and butler's pantry

          • Detail of hand painted Chinoiserie walls in dining room

            Detail of hand painted Chinoiserie walls in dining room

          • Office off master suite with pull-out sofa

            Office off master suite with pull-out sofa

          • Downstairs master bath with two pedestal sinks, soaking tub and shower

            Downstairs master bath with two pedestal sinks, soaking tub and shower

          • One of the 4 large master suites with queen bed, private bath and fireplace

            One of the 4 large master suites with queen bed, private bath and fireplace

          • One of the 'children's bedrooms' with 2 queen beds & 2 twin pop-up trundles

            One of the 'children's bedrooms' with 2 queen beds & 2 twin pop-up trundles

          • pool house master bedroom with king bed

            pool house master bedroom with king bed

          • View of pool house, pool, gardens and pergola from main house patio

            View of pool house, pool, gardens and pergola from main house patio

          • view of driveway from the street

            view of driveway from the street

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          This listing was first published here in 2014.

          Date last modified - Wednesday, July 16, 2014

          $995 - $3,000 per night (USD)
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          7 Bedroom / 5.5+ Bathroom
          Sleeps 24

          View calendar: Updated 07/21/14
          Minimum stay: 1-7 nights
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