VRBO is part of the HomeAway family, the world leader in vacation rentals with over 1 million listings. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We’re committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. Learn More

Historic Mansion in National Trust Neighborhood of Cherokee Triangle

You sent a message to this owner.


Last updated: 02/21/2015
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Built in 1897 by Jacob Smyser this 1897 mansion has all the modern update without giving up any high Victorian charm. Approximately 4800 square feet with large dining and living areas for entertaining. Located one block from Bardstown/Baxter Road, 2 miles from downtown and 4 miles from Churchill Downs. The master bedroom is equipped with a king size bed and an on-suite bath, the first guest bedroom, double bed, is located on the opposite size of the master on-suite bath with pass through locking doors so both bedrooms can have convenient access. The second guest bedroom, queen bed, has an on-suite bath as well. The third full bath is located on the first floor. The kitchen and all baths have been recently renovated in materials that would have been used in 1897. The third floor has three more large bedroom; One king, one double and 2 twin beds along with the fourth bath.


We offer vacation rentals for every budget

Choose from a wide variety of properties

No booking fees

Free to book with no hidden costs

We help you travel with confidence

Every listing is guaranteed against fraud

Experienced property owners or managers

Average five years in the business

Property Type

  • Estate
  • 4800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    We ask that the person responsible for renting be in attendance and over 21 years of age....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    We have furnished our place comfortably the even children will be able to appreciate.The first floor...moreless

  • Limited Accessibility:

    There are a few steps to access the first floor, but once inside the first floor can be maneuvered....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

    Connects with interior door to Master Bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    with Private Bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Master Bedroom opens to on-suite bath...moreless

  • Two very large and one medium sized bedrooms. Oversized windows and lots of light in each....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Located on first floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    Second floor within bedroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub, shower, bidet

    Tub and shower separated from toilet and bidet...moreless

  • All three are newly restored using reproduction antique hardware and plumbing assessors. Looks like it is old but works like it is new....moreless


  • Television:

    60' and 32'...moreless

  • Toys:

    Wagon for Willow park and small travelers who do not want to walk. Some small toys and lots of family board games available...moreless

  • Video Games:

    PS3 games...moreless


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    National Trust Neighborhood of Cherokee Triangle located up 2 miles from downtown Louisville. Has more of a village, trendy atmosphere....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    The table will seat fourteen with all leaves installed. There are also a couple of extra four seater table in home if necessary....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 14 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central heating and air conditioning on first floor. Art Cool mini-splits on second floor....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Three washers and dryers located in basement and are free to use....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Although closed off for safety, two fireplace have reproduction coal heaters for chilly nights....moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    A Bow-flex weight trainer, professional rower and Power Vibe in basement....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heating and air conditioning on first floor. Art Cool mini-splits on second floor....moreless

  • Internet:

    Wireless Internet throughout home...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All linens and towels are provided...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Large and comfortable. 60' TV with sound system built in over fireplace in a cabinet that closes for a more formal look....moreless

  • Parking:

    Two parking spaces are reserved for guests of the Manor House....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    All linens and towels are provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Three washers and dryers located in basement and are free to use....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Full poor and individual cup brewers...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    everything you would need to complete the perfect meal....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Miele with custom front...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Formerly the butler's pantry (still has the vault for silver services, etc.) it has been modernized but using reproduction antiques....moreless

  • Microwave:

    built in a lower cabinet...moreless

  • Oven:


  • Pantry Items:

    Usually fully stocked with necessary items; seasonings, baking needs, cans of soup for emergency meals....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Large with bottom freezer...moreless

  • Stove:

    Looks like a wood burning stove but is actually gas with an electric oven...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Large four slicer....moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    Lots of patio seating with mosquito trap that works!...moreless

  • Golf:

    Small public course 3 blocks away at Cherokee Park...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayaking is available on the Ohio...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Herb garden year round with vegetable in season...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Blackstone grill with unique oak server/bar...moreless



This property does not have any reviews yet.

Be the first to write a review for this listing...

Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 29 - May 3, 2015
3 night min stay
$9,500 $20,000
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$4,000 $15,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Tax Rate 6%

Please wait... Book with confidence

Paying through this free service protects your payment up to $10,000 against listing fraud. If you are not paying through HomeAway Payments always call the owner at the number listed on our website and never use instant money transfer services such as Western Union and MoneyGram.

Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection, Carefree Rental Guarantee, and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


Last updated: 02/21/2015
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates


5 Miles
Nearest Airport
Sandiford Field
0.25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Mollie Malone's
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Jack Fry's

Car: Not Necessary

Very popular neighborhood for Derby guests, only four miles from track and within walking distance to some of the best restaurants in Louisville.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: Artist, so the place is filled with original art.

Why the Owner Chose Louisville:
We love the history and the feeling of not just being homeowners but curators of the home's past.

The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
The wood trim and detailing that has never been painted will take your breathe away! This Victorian does not have small, stuffy rooms but large and airy, perfect for entertaining.

Contact us

Speaks: english



  • Street View

    Street View

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Guest Room

    Guest Room

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • First Floor Foyer

    First Floor Foyer

  • Gallery office

    Gallery office

  • Second floor foyer/gallery

    Second floor foyer/gallery

  • Guest Bedroom

    Guest Bedroom

  • Kitchen entry

    Kitchen entry

  • Phone Booth 1897

    Phone Booth 1897

  • Stairwell


  • Kitchen


  • Kitchen


  • Back Parlor

    Back Parlor

  • Entry into Bath Guest Room

    Entry into Bath Guest Room

  • Guest Room

    Guest Room

  • Dining


  • Guest bath

    Guest bath

  • Second floor foyer

    Second floor foyer

  • Kitchen Detail

    Kitchen Detail

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Wood Detail

    Wood Detail

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Carriage House and Courtyard

    Carriage House and Courtyard

VRBO #578204

There have been  visitors to this page since the counter was last reset in .

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Saturday, April 25, 2015

$875 - $2,250 per night (USD)
Minimum stay: 3 nights
Dates are unavailable
Please enter travel dates
Please enter # of guests
Please stay a bit longer. A stay of nights or more is required for these dates.
This listing requires that rentals start on a .
Request to Book

Detailed Price

  • Reviews
  • Sleeps
  • Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms
  • Property type
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within a few days
  • Response rate 80%
  • Calendar last updated 02/21/2015
Email owner
Show Phone Number

Enter your email address to view the phone number

Please enter a valid email address


Please wait... Book with confidence Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees Learn more
Add vacation protection services to your booking

Three services to protect your trip:

Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.

Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.

Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Get it now

Share this property via Email

Historic Mansion in National Trust Neighborhood of Cherokee Triangle

Louisville #578204

3 BR  3 BA  Sleeps 6

You must be signed in to share this property by e-mail

Share this property via Email

    Please correct the following errors and resend:
  • Enter one or more valid email addresses separated by commas.
  • Oops! You have exceeded the limit of 10 email addresses.
  • Your message may not contain markup. Please remove the markup and try again.