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Historic Highlands Mansion -- in the best part of the city

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths2
Space 6,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

5 bedroom + basement, 6 bathroom - close to downtown and Churchill Downs

We love to know why our guests are coming to Louisville -- please tell us a little bit about your group when booking.

Welcome to historic ROSEHEIGHTS, custom designed in 1901 by architects D.X Murphy and Brother of Louisville -- the same architects who built the famed Twin Spires at Churchill Downs. Previously owned by the Mayor of Louisville and Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, this prestigious home has been host to many U.S. political figures such as First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, Presidential Candidate Adali Stevenson and Presidents Truman and Johnson.

House features 5 huge bedrooms, 4 full baths and 2 half baths. All three rooms on the second level (1 king, 2 queens) have private en suite bathrooms, including the master which features a claw-foot tub and separate steam shower. Two bedrooms (1 queen, 2 fulls) on the third floor share a gigantic bathroom. The third floor also features a huge game room complete with pool table and oversize TV. Quiet, bright sun room on the first floor is the perfect location to read the paper and sip coffee every morning. Large newly built private pool in beautifully landscaped backyard complete with Brown Jordan pool furniture and pool house + fireplace (pool is not heated and is open from spring through summer -- usually late April through early September). Top of the line, gourmet appliances throughout the home. Lower level features a half bath, workout room as well as another family room with two single pull-out couches. Completely renovated from top to bottom, this is truly a unique estate.

High quality Frette bed linens and towels adorn each bedroom and bathroom. House is stocked with bottled water and a Keurig coffee maker (coffee pods, creamer and sugar included). Local Louisville paper delivered on Sundays.

Situated on one of the most elite streets in the city, in prestigious Seneca/Cherokee Gardens neighborhood just blocks from restaurants, shops and bars, and just steps from famed Cherokee Park. Easy freeway access, close to downtown and airport and just a short 20 minute drive from Valhalla Golf Course or 15 minutes from Churchill Downs. If you're not familiar with Louisville, this is the 'happening' part of town -- you'll be just blocks away from some of the best restaurants in the city.

Rental of Roseheights will be limited to those in your group. There may be a maximum number of people permitted in the house. Due to shared driveway, there may not, at any time, be more than 4 cars parked on the property.

While we love children, children don't always love our house, therefore, we encourage families with children to look at properties that may be more child appropriate. We reserve the right to refuse rental to any party. Some groups may be asked to pay an additional cleaning fee or security deposit.

Note about weddings and special events/parties: While we are flattered that you think Roseheights would make a great venue for your wedding, rehearsal dinner, wedding brunch, bridal shower or special event, the property is not set up to accommodate larger parties due to neighborhood and car restrictions. Unfortunately, we are no longer able to rent to bridal parties due to the number of cars and people on the property.

Check-in -- 2pm (if house is not booked prior to your arrival, early check-in may be requested)

Check-out -- 10am (if house is not booked after your departure, late check-out may be requested)

Restaurant and "to do" list will be provided upon booking. Guests are also welcome to contact a private chef to cook for them during their stay. Reserved bookings assume acceptance of the above guidelines.

A note about Derby bookings: Roseheights rents for a flat $20,000 fee for the week. While the property is already booked for Derby 2018, please feel free to reach out if you are trying to secure a house for your group -- we know of several others that are available.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Lisa

Keith was born and raised in Louisville. He is a general contractor and considers the renovation and revitalization of Roseheights one of his greatest projects. Lisa is a California native but is now proud to call Kentucky home. She's lived through lots of home projects but considers this one her favorite.

Lisa purchased this house in 2010


Cherokee Seneca House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Due to shared driveway, no more than 4 cars may park at Roseheights during your stay.
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Master with claw foot tub, Marble 2 head shower 2 vanities
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Ensuite bath off BR with queen bed
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Ensuite bath off BR with queen bed
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Shared bath with 2 BRs 1 queen bed, 2 full beds
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , Powder room with Pedestal sink
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , Powder room with pedestal sink
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master with new Tempurpedic mattress
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 double , This room has 2 full size beds
  • Basement has 2 double chairs that fold out to twin size beds
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
While we love children, children don't always love our house, therefore, we encourage families with children to look at other properties that are more kid-friendly. Private Chef contact information available upon request. Daily housekeeping can be added for additional fee. Please ask owner for information. Check-in -- 2pm Check-out -- 10am (if house is not rented to additional group, you are welcome to stay until noon)


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Historic Highlands Mansion -- in the best part of the city
average rating of 4.894737 based on 38 reviews

Wonderful place for a family holiday gathering!

  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

The house was so perfect for our group! There were plenty of bedrooms, the kitchen was well equipped, everything was very clean & the owner was kind enough to meet us and show us around when we arrived. I highly recommend this rental. Beautiful!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

Our group had a wonderful stay at this beautiful home. The owners were very easy to work with and responsive when we had questions. Little touches like having coffee and water available were so lovely so we did not have to run right out to the store. Lovely stay. Thanks.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bourbon Run 2017

  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful, very clean and comfortable. The owners were very accommodating and great to deal with. I would definitely rent this house again.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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GREAT house! GREAT location. GREAT hospitality

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about the house and our stay. Thank you to the owners! Would suggest it to anyone!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home, Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

We rented Keith and Lisa's home for a work event, it was a perfect fit.

Beautiful home, wonderful accommodations.

We will certainly rent the home again for our next trip to Louisville.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning fee $150

We will require a basic rental agreement to be signed, along with a copy of your Drivers License.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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