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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).
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
This is an equine estate, so horses are welcome, but stable care is the responsibility of the renter....moreless
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
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
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
Rates are based on 12 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Derby 2015 Apr 27 - May 4, 2015 5 night min stay
Memorial Day 2015 May 22 - May 25, 2015 3 night min stay
May-June 2015 May 26 - Jun 30, 2015 3 night min stay
$1,195 Fri, Sat
July 4th weekend Jul 1 - Jul 6, 2015 4 night min stay
Summer 2015 Jul 7 - Aug 3, 2015 3 night min stay
$1,195 Fri, Sat
Rates are based on 20 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day Weekend Aug 28 - Sep 1, 2015 3 night min stay
Labor Day 2015 Sep 4 - Sep 7, 2015 3 night min stay
Iron Man Oct 7 - Oct 12, 2015 3 night min stay
$1,195 Fri, Sat
My Standard Rate 3 night min stay
$1,195 Fri, Sat
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
Property Damage Protection$89
Two to five night minimum for all stays;
50% due at time of booking; balance due 30 days prior to arrival
Horse stables available for extra fee (renter responsible for care/keeping, property manager can help arrange this)
Extra charge for larger groups (>20 people) or erecting tent on property.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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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. :)