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7250 Sq Ft - Corporate Home for Your Derby Stay and Other Special Events.

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Last updated: 04/03/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:22
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:4.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Water Setting, 5 BR + Loft, Game Room, Den (sleeps up to 16 with our AeroBeds)

Greystone is one of the homes we have available, but we do have many other homes available now starting at $800 per night -Our homes range from 2200 sq ft, up to 12,000 sq ft and Non-Derby priced from $800 per night (Non-Derby), 3-night minimum -contact me for more infomration. Our featured home, Greystone (shown) is not standard rate. Call for details for this an other properties.

Greystone (featured home shown - rates from $1600 per night, non-Derby, $5,000 per night Derby) is a perfect corporate event home and is a 7,250 sq ft luxury home in a fantastic setting - Create a memorable vacation, retreat, or family reunion! Additional fees apply for groups over 12 - we can accommodate up to 16 with airbeds.

We realize Greystone will not fit within everyone's budget, especially for a small group. However, we have many other homes, so contact us. Please consider the size of your group and what you would have to collectively pay to stay in a decent hotel! At Greystone, your family and friends can all stay together and enjoy a memorable 7,250 sq ft private home in a beautiful setting and make your event really special! So, if you need to accommodate a group up to 16 together for family reunions, weddings, church retreats...perhaps Greystone is just your ticket! There is nothing like it on the vacation rental market in the entire Louisville area!

Greystone was built in 1991 but has been going through renovations since we purchased it in mid-2011. It is located in the upscale Lake Forest area of Louisville, just 16 short miles by freeway to downtown and 20 miles by freeway from Churchill Downs. The 7,250 square feet of living space and will accommodate groups up to 16, although there is a surcharge for groups over 12. ($30 per day per guest fee, but children under 24 months are not counted.)

The 5 large bedrooms (5 King and 1 Queen bed) are all theme decorated, plus there is a Game Room with a sleeper-sofa, plus additional AeroBed Queens. The house is filled with art objects and the setting is truly park-like, with the large 3/4 acre landscaped lot sitting next to a 3 acre pond with fountains and great night lighting. The views from the house are fantastic! Greystone will provide a wonderful and relaxing setting for your next family reunion, church retreat, small wedding, or corporate executive stay. See the few photos here on VRBO and check out our private website (linked just above the photos at the bottom of this page) for hundreds of photos and much more information about the house and events in Louisville. Greystone is more than just a vacation is our home, and we look forward to you being our guests in it. When guests come, we take the opportunity to travel or visit our grandkids in Missouri and California!

The large 3-story Greystone features:
5 large, individually themed bedrooms Tropical, Baseball, Autumn, Patriotic...and the master. The Patriotic Flag Bedroom has both a King and Queen bed
5 bathrooms - master is a luxury suite with Jacuzzi, large separate walk-in shower, with direct access to large decks and a 50" TV.
Formal Dining room - will accommodate 10
Music Room - complete with baby grand piano and other instruments.
Great Room - Soaring 30' ceiling, massive gas-log fireplace and many picture windows, wet bar, and 60" HDTV..
Large loft - The office/library room overlooks the great room and it's 30' ceiling. Has a 65" HDTV
Florida Room - fully glass enclosed, a great place to sit and eat or visit while taking in the beautiful lake view and watching geese, Blue Heron, ducks, and occasional deer
Laundry & Mud Rooms - features a new Steam Whirlpool washer & dryer
Kitchen - very well-stocked for your group including a large capacity SubZero, Wolf gas cooking on the island, dual range/ovens, microwave, dishwasher, and small appliances such as coffee pots, oven roasters, waffle iron, veg steamer, Foreman grill, etc. Also has a 32" TV for viewing while you cook or eat.
4 car Garage - you'll have use of just one of the 2-car garages for parking, plus bikes, snow sleds (in season), and other play equipment.
Game Room - Ping-Pong, Foosball, air hockey, darts, beanbags, punch the heavy bag...have fun! Has sleeper sofa for additional sleeping.
Basement features a home theater with 12' projection with surround sound and plenty of comfortable seating.
Exercise Room - work out with the treadmill, recumbent bike, BowFlex, Ab machine, dumbbells, stretch tubes, Pilates ball, yoga equipment, etc. has a mounted 32" TV so you can watch a movie while you sweat!
Large basement living room with ample leather recliners and love seats (also recline) and a full-body massage chair to sooth the body. 12' projection on wall with Bose surround-sound and almost 1000 DVDs (plus NetFlix, Apple TV, Wii, and more)
Office area (loft) - access to computers with non-login guest setting and whole-house WiFi.
Outdoors - you'll find large decks and patios with views to the back yard / pond. Ourdoor seating on the upper decks for dining 16 people!
Non-stocked bars in great room as well as the basement lower level (wet-bar in great room)

Greystone can accommodate small wedding, receptions, and retreats. We have off-street parking for 15-20 cars.
Basic rental rate covers groups up to 12, with add-on of $30 per day / person over 12.(children under 24 months are not counted in the 12)
We prefer NO pets,although we will consider a small house-broken dog. Certain breeds are not allowed and primary tenant is responsible for any damages done by guests or pets. Pet fee is minimum $50,
$150 reservation fee, $250 cleaning-laundry-prep fees are non-refundable
$1000 - $2,000 Security deposit (depending on the size of your group) is fully refundable if no damages to property
Fee for wedding, reception, or non-guest gatherings. NO house parties permitted other than as registered and approved.
25% deposit (non-refundable) required to receive reservation - full payment due within 30 days before arrival..
All bookings subject to the rental agreement on our website (see link)
2017 Derby Week - $15,000 for 3 night stay, $3,000 per night for added nights. Normal non-Derby/non-Holiday rates are $1,600 per night. We also have access to almost 50 other homes owned by friends willing to consider renting...many are less expensive with 2-3 day minimums.

Be sure to browse our private website for many more photos, more information.

Make us your group or corporate Louisville base for all your vacation and special events!

Keywords: large estate, luxury home, water view, large group, Louisville Estate,
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Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/03/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 7250 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 22
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Primary renter must be at least 25 and have a valid driver's license and homeowners insurance. Two primary renters required if over 8 guests. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Absolutely! Lots for them to do! Movies, games, Wii (guitar hero and several other games), 4 kayaks (adult supervision, please!), large tree swing, bicycles, basketball, and more. They'll have fun! ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    OUTSIDE only! No smoking inside of Greystone. You may smoke on the decks and patios...just remove your butts (no pun intended!). Do NOT bring inside!...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Must register the pets and there is a fee. Some breeds are not allowed. Additional rental fees will apply if bringing pets, and you are responsible for any damages caused by your pets. We prefer that you leave them home while vacationing at Greystone!...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Greystone has many levels, and is not a good home for wheelchairs. There are three stories, and the main level actually has four different levels by itself. If you are needing wheelchair access, this is not the right home for your stay. Sorry. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22, Beds for 22

  • C - 2nd Floor - Autumn Forest Bedroom: 1 king


  • D - 2nd Floor - Baseball Bedroom: 1 king


  • F - Mancave / Game Room / 6th Bedroom: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    PingPong, Foosball, Air Hockey, Darts, Cornhole, Punch-Bag...moreless

  • G - 2nd Floor - Loft / Den

    Nice dual love seat recliner plus room for the AeroBeds...moreless

  • E - Flag Bedroom (Basement): 1 king, 1 queen

    This room has a king and queen - sleeps 4...moreless

  • A - Main Floor Master Suite: 1 king

    Top of the line Tempur-pedic. 50' LCD TV. ...moreless

  • H - Available AeroBeds: 2 queen, 4 twin/ single

    All are Deluxe (double thick) AeroBeds - 2 Queens & 4 TwinXL...moreless

  • B - 2nd Floor - Tropical Theme Bedroom: 1 king

    The feel of the Bahamas! King NovaFoam Bed...moreless

  • King size beds (5) Master has top-of-the-line King Tempur-Pedic. 3 other bedrooms have Nova Memory Foam and one has a Cal-King with memory-foam topper. Basement "Flag Room" bedroom has both a Nova-King and a Queen bed. We also have 2 AeroBed Queen double-height air mattresses with built in headboards and 4 TwinXL Aero-Bed double-thick air mattresses (full kits, including the mattress, topper, sheets, blankets, pillow, etc are in a box in each bedroom closet). For the young ones, we have a Graco Pack n' Play. The game foom has a full sofa-sleeper. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Upstairs Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Just outside Tropical Bedroom - also serves Loft...moreless

  • Basement Bathroom: toilet, shower

    3/4 Bath - shower, no tub....moreless

  • Guest Bathroom : toilet

    Guest powder room - located in main hallway...moreless

  • Jack & Jill: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Shared toilet/shower area, separate 2 vanity/sinks. ...moreless

  • Master Bath: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    Jacuzzi Tub, large walk-in shower, privacy room, dual sinks...moreless

Other Amenities

  • 2 Bars (they are NOT stocked), Game Room, Exercise Room, Florida Room (air conditioned and heated), Mud Rooms, Foosball, Air Hockey, Punching Bag, Electronic Darts, Tailgate Beanbag Toss, Baby Grand Piano, Full-body Massage Chair, Treadmill, Recumbent Bike, BowFlex, Bicycles, Snow sleds, 12volt Kid's Corvette, Lots of Decking, Covered Patios, porch swing, and more. You'll find plenty to do...or just sit back and relax and enjoy our beautiful scenery!...moreless


  • Air Hockey
  • Books:

    Large library area in the loft with lots of books....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    BluRay in Basement, Master, & Exercise Room...DVD players elsewhere. ...moreless

  • Foosball
  • Game Room:

    PingPong, FoosBall, Air Hockey, Speed Bag, Darts, Cornhole bean-bag toss are all in the ManCave!...moreless

  • Games:

    Plenty of games and puzzles in the Loft bookcases...moreless

  • Music Library:

    Baby Grand Piano (parents, please no unattended children playing)...moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Over 300 channels with Uverse / Netflix, etc. Apple TV Amazon Firestick...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Whole-house stereo & Intercom...moreless

  • Television:

    Basement has an Epson HD overhead projector with 12' wall viewing / Livingroom has a 60" flat screen / Master bedroom has 50" / Kitchen has 32" / 32" LCD in exercise room...moreless

  • Toys:

    Under the bed in the Baseball bedroom, and in that closet....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Game Console:

    Wii ...moreless

  • Video Games:

    Wii (only 2 controllers) - several games, including Guitar Hero......moreless

  • Video Library:

    1000+ DVDs and VHS tapes to enjoy during your stay. Netflix / AmazonPrime...moreless


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Downtown is an easy 17 mile drive, with all but 1.5 miles being freeway....moreless

  • Golf Course View:

    We are a driver and pitching wedge away from Valhalla, site of Ryder Cups and Majors on tour. No actual view of the course from the house. ...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Wooded reseidential area...moreless

  • Water View:

    Beautiful pond setting with 4 kayaks at the property so you can enjoy being on the water! ...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    We have a 3 acre pond in the back yard...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Wide open kitchen for informal dining. Two 4-seat breakfast tables plus 3 at the island. Additional 24 folding chairs w/5 folding tables in basement mud room if needed. Formal dining room for 10...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Dual climate control thermostats...moreless

  • Broadband Access:


  • Clothes Dryer:

    Large capacity Steam Dryer by Whirlpool ...moreless

  • Computer Available:

    Guest non-login computers available for you to use....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Gas only...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Treadmill, BowFlex, Recumbent Bike, Ab machine, Inversion Table, sets of hand weights from 2 to 20 pounds, stretch bands, yoga mat, Pilates ball and more. A 32" TV is in the room....moreless

  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage:

    We have two 2-car garages attached. Guests will have use of one of the garages for parking your cars...and use of the bikes and sports equipment in the garage....moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    Gas log fireplace in great room. A mistake during construction has made the basement fireplace non-operative, so it is just decorative. Deck has a nice propane fireplace...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Two forced-air heating units with dual zones...moreless

  • Internet:

    No guest password required - or use wireless (password provided)...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Quality beds with all linens and bedding provided...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Main floor living room with approx 30' ceiling, large basement living room ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Plenty of off-street parking (large circular drive plus use of one of the 2-car garages ...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Large circular entry and driveway will accommodate 15-20 cars plus garage...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    All towels and linens, blankets and bedding provided. Paper towels, napkins, t-paper all provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Large capacity by Whirlpool...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Guests will be provided our private log-in code upon you can bring your laptop and wireless computers....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plenty of dishes, pots and pans, etc to handle up to 22 guests. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    SubZero Fridge, JennAir, dual ovens, microwave, dishwasher. lots of pots and pans, utensils and dinner ware, and paper goods are provided. Just bring your own food...everything else is here!...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Microwaves in kitchen and basement bar....moreless

  • Oven:

    Dual ovens...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Kitchen has a large-capacity SubZero, and the basement mud room has a large one (owners store their items there when rented, but renters can use space if needed, too)...moreless

  • Stove:

    JennAir ...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    2 Adult and 5 kid-sized bikes plus assortment of helmets. Renters - ride at your own risk!...moreless

  • Boat:

    Pontoons boats are available for rent at Taylorsville Lake, a 30 minute trip from the house....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large decks with view of the back yard and pond...a beautiful setting! During the winter months, there is some seating and a dining table under the covered patio (basement level)....moreless

  • Golf:

    1 right-handed set in garage (not great quality). Many golf courses around (a few public) and a public driving range about 2 miles from the house....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    We have a 4 kayak and a deck/dock on the water for launching. Life jackets available - use them! Use kayaks at your own risk and replace them when finished. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Beautiful grounds on large pond setting....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Nice BBQ grill on upper deck....moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    A few sleds are available in the garage....moreless

  • Tennis:

    At the clubhouse about 1/4 mile. Lake Forest owners with guest s only, but it's not heavily regulated...but you might get asked to leave (say you are a guest of ours)....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Unfortunately, the Lake Forest Club requires owners to accompany guests, so it is off limits. But there are several really nice and large public pools within 4-5 miles of the house. ...moreless



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Ky Derby Weekend
May 4 - May 7, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Reservation Fee $100
  • Pet Fee $50
  • PLC - Prep/Laundry/Clean $250
  • Tax Rate 8.5%

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Close to many things - Valhalla, Churchill Downs, Louisville Zoo, Louisville Slugger Museum, many museums, riverfront parks, free water park, close-by lakes, golfing, and much more. See our website link, then click on Things to Do


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: The owners, Jim and Ginger Welch, have been married for 45 years and moved to Louisville, Ky in 2011, but still spend some time at their home in California. Jim is President of uDecor, Inc and ProCeilingTiles and Ginger is a retired school teacher, and they love to travel when they get the chance.

Why the Owner Chose Lake Forest, Louisville, KY, USA:
Location, location, location. This property has the best setting of any we looked at in Louisville...that was the major reason why we purchased this home. We purchased Greystone in June 2011 and started renovating immediately. If Greystone is not in your budget plans, they can assist you with many other homes in Louisville in a wide variety of pricing ranges as well. They know you'll love a visit to Louisville, too! They've made it a point to have their homes in great settings to enjoy...and now you, their guests, can too! Email or call for details.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The setting is absolutely beautiful at Greystone, and feels very private. The 3 acre pond is a draw for Canadian Geese, ducks, Great Blue Heron, deer, turtles, etc. It has the feel of a beautiful private park and is a perfect setting for small weddings and receptions, church retreats, and of course family vacations and reunions. Greystone provides 4 on-site kayaks and a launching dock to enjoy our 3 acre pond, too. And...Louisville has a lot to offer!

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Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/03/2017

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  • For a wide selection, see all of our homes at LouisvilleVacationHome dot com

    For a wide selection, see all of our homes at LouisvilleVacationHome dot com

  • View from kitchen overlooking back yard and pond

    View from kitchen overlooking back yard and pond

  • Formal Dining Room

    Formal Dining Room

  • This is the loft  office overlooking the great room.  Has a 65" Ultra HD TV

    This is the loft office overlooking the great room. Has a 65" Ultra HD TV

  • The Tropical Bedroom is one of the favorites!  It also has a King Bed.

    The Tropical Bedroom is one of the favorites! It also has a King Bed.

  • The Baseball family's favorite sport, too.

    The Baseball family's favorite sport, too.

  • Game Room - PingPong, FoosBall, Air Hockey, etc. Sofa Sleeper for added guests.

    Game Room - PingPong, FoosBall, Air Hockey, etc. Sofa Sleeper for added guests.

  • Exercise room with DVD for  movies while you sweat!

    Exercise room with DVD for movies while you sweat!

  • Fantastic setting...lots to help you relax and have a great time!

    Fantastic setting...lots to help you relax and have a great time!

  • Formal entry

    Formal entry

  • Lots of light in this open area!

    Lots of light in this open area!

  • Music Room with Baby Grand Piano and other instruments available to play!

    Music Room with Baby Grand Piano and other instruments available to play!

  • Our favorite sitting area!

    Our favorite sitting area!

  • Large finished basement with 12' theater wall (the

    Large finished basement with 12' theater wall (the

  • Master Bedroom Suite - King Tempur-Pedic with 50" TV and outside access to decks

    Master Bedroom Suite - King Tempur-Pedic with 50" TV and outside access to decks

  • Autumn Forest Bedroom - King bed

    Autumn Forest Bedroom - King bed

  • The 5th bedroom is in the finsihed basement and has both a King and Queen bed.

    The 5th bedroom is in the finsihed basement and has both a King and Queen bed.

  • Large upper decks...lots of seating for outdoor living and a fire pit, too!

    Large upper decks...lots of seating for outdoor living and a fire pit, too!

  • Want to see more?  Visit us at for many more photos!

    Want to see more? Visit us at for many more photos!

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Thursday, April 13, 2017

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