About the property
- Townhome3000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum StayNone
Townhome, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 5-7)
This spacious urban dwelling is steeped in history, as is our charming and entirely f-l-a-t + walkable neighborhood. The home dates to the 1860s when it was likely built to house craftsmen involved in the building of the architecturally significant Roebling Suspension Bridge, the prototype for The Brooklyn Bridge. It is thought that John Roebling himself might have designed this property.
In 2007: top-to-bottom, wall-to-wall renovations resulted in '2008 River Cities Preservation' and '2008 Friends of Covington Beautification' awards. A 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 affordably priced alternative for Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky business travellers -- or -- for regionally-inclined tourists and vacationing families. Ideally suited for small-scale 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 Great American Ball Park, Paul Brown Stadium, US Bank Arena -- and -- Queen City culture, entertainment, retail and cuisine. Fine and home-style dining, indie coffee houses (2 + a Starbucks), 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 dedicated, off-street parking spaces are provided. As well, a "Red Bike" station -- and -- a retro-fitted trolley* stop (*that traverses Covington and Newport KY, and Cincinnati) are a block away. 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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- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
About Lisa Mullins
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.
Lisa Mullins purchased this Townhome in 2007
Why Lisa Mullins chose Licking Riverside
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 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.
What makes this Townhome unique
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. Walkable + ease of access to "Red Bike" rentals and Trolley. Dedicated off-street parking. 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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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Such a cool house!
The house is beautiful and has all the comforts you would expect. Lisa is great...she even stocked the fridge with Graeter's ice cream! I would definitely stay here again.
Adorable, unique, and clean. Greta location
The house was perfect for our crew. We had 5 adults and a baby. Lisa was so sweet. She had a pack and play waiting, along with ice cream and snacks. I would definitely stay again!
Greenup/Licking Riverside is Covington's most beautiful neighborhood. This property sits right smack in the middle of it and is up to the challenge, contributing to the beauty of the area. All amenities were carefully considered and thoughtfully provisioned by our hostess.
Weekend in Cincinnati
We had such a wonderful weekend in this house! Within walking distance of the stadiums (even on a cold December day), bars and restaurants. The house was perfect for our family of 5 and even had room to spare. Lisa was wonderful and so very welcoming! We would definitely recommend!
Wonderful house, great location!
We recently stayed in this wonderful house for Thanksgiving with our family of six and two dogs. The house is large and well appointed. Lisa was so easy to work with and had several nice treats for us when we arrived. (The ice cream was delicious!)
The location can't be beat! Close to the city, but without the hassle of traffic and noise. The nearby establishments were an easy walk (and had great food) and interstate access was a few blocks away for shopping excursions.
We can't say enough about how great everything was! Will definitely stay again when we come to the area.
Family Weekend in Covington
We loved the house! The location was great to walk to bars, restaurants, and coffeeshops. And we could easily walk over the suspension bridge to the ball park. Our family came from three directions for a weekend. Lisa was very welcoming and even stocked the freezer with Graeter's ice cream. There was plenty of parking.
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
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
$300 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your dates; balance due nearer to arrival. Questions? Happy to answer. Please enquire. Thanks!