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Kentucky Gem ~ Rooftop Deck + Easy Walk to Stadiums, the Banks, and Downtown

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Living Room ~ 12' Ceilings: Excellent for Paper Airplanes

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Last updated: 07/23/2016
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  • Minimum stay:Contact owner
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This spacious urban dwelling is steeped in history, as is our charming and entirely 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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Property Type

  • Townhome
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Well-Behaved, Vet-Treated/-Documented Dogs Welcome...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 5-7

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Concierge Service Available, Grocery Service Available, Additional Housekeeping Service Available ~ Please Inquire...moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio

Pool / Spa

  • Jetted Tub
 

Reviews

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$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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Last updated: 07/23/2016
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Location

12.5 Miles
Nearest Airport
CVG ~ Greater Cincinnati

Car: Not Necessary

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

 

Owner info

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 Licking Riverside, Covington, KY, USA:
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.

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. 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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Photos

  • Living Room ~ 12' Ceilings: Excellent for Paper Airplanes

    Living Room ~ 12' Ceilings: Excellent for Paper Airplanes

  • Westward Facing Windows = Afternoon Sun

    Westward Facing Windows = Afternoon Sun

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • View from the 3rd Floor down to the 1st via the Flying Staircase

    View from the 3rd Floor down to the 1st via the Flying Staircase

  • Full Bath on 2nd floor

    Full Bath on 2nd floor

  • Bedroom #3 on 3rd floor with Spiral Stairs to the Rooftop Deck

    Bedroom #3 on 3rd floor with Spiral Stairs to the Rooftop Deck

  • Den on 3rd Floor: Rumpus-Roomy

    Den on 3rd Floor: Rumpus-Roomy

  • Out the Door to the Right/Left are Pubs, Bistros, Indy Coffee, Stadiums + Cincy

    Out the Door to the Right/Left are Pubs, Bistros, Indy Coffee, Stadiums + Cincy

  • Keystone Bar & Grill is One Block Away: Molly Malone's is Across the Street

    Keystone Bar & Grill is One Block Away: Molly Malone's is Across the Street

  • Your Approach to The Queen City: A Quick Walk or a Carriage or Trolley Ride Away

    Your Approach to The Queen City: A Quick Walk or a Carriage or Trolley Ride Away

  • Tidings of Comfort to Guests Past, Repeating, and Future ...

    Tidings of Comfort to Guests Past, Repeating, and Future ...

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • 1st Floor Bath

    1st Floor Bath

  • Kitchen ~ Ample Counter Space + Cabinetry to the Left: + Sink & Dishwasher

    Kitchen ~ Ample Counter Space + Cabinetry to the Left: + Sink & Dishwasher

  • 2nd Floor Master Bedroom

    2nd Floor Master Bedroom

  • Bedroom #2 on 2nd Floor ~ Front-Loading Washer + Dryer are Enclosed

    Bedroom #2 on 2nd Floor ~ Front-Loading Washer + Dryer are Enclosed

  • Full Bath on 3rd Floor with Shower + Jetted Tub

    Full Bath on 3rd Floor with Shower + Jetted Tub

  • Unobstructed 360-Degree Views from the Rooftop Deck

    Unobstructed 360-Degree Views from the Rooftop Deck

  • Blinker's Tavern is  One Block Away:  4-Star NuVo is Next Door

    Blinker's Tavern is One Block Away: 4-Star NuVo is Next Door

  • Leave Two Cars Here ~ No Steps from our Off-street Parking to the Back Door

    Leave Two Cars Here ~ No Steps from our Off-street Parking to the Back Door

  • Well-Behaved Dog Owners are Welcome!

    Well-Behaved Dog Owners are Welcome!

VRBO #349897

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Wednesday, July 27, 2016

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Licking Riverside, Covington, KY, USA #349897

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