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Rustic Charmer with Lofts and Mountain Views

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The Big Hill House, on a spring morning.

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Last updated: 03/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:9
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

3 bedroom, 2 1/2 Bath, Close to Hiking, Crafts, and Berea College, Sleeps 6-9

The home sits on top of a hill, features passive solar design with windows spanning the entire south side of the home with loads of natural light. The very open floor plan includes a great room (living room, kitchen, and dining areas), family room, and 2 full baths on the main floor with two loft beds (a queen and a king) that overlook the living and family rooms respectively. There are two additional bedrooms, also on the 2nd floor, in between the two lofts, with a total of 5 twin beds, along with a 1/2 bath.

This unique and admittedly quirky place is loaded with nooks and crannies. If you are looking for a fun place to stay, with beautiful views, close to hiking and outdoor activities, and within a short drive to lots of central Kentucky destinations, this is it!

Owner

Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/25/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1700 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 9
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Basketball goal in driveway.

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television:

    There is a 42' flat screen TV in the living room and a blu-ray/DVD player with Amazon Prime Instant video, and several channels via antenna. Additonal TV and DVD player in family room....moreless

  • Toys

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Live Theater
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering

Dining

  • Dining:

    Additional seating is available at the breakfast nook or at the card table in the family room....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating:

    The home features energy efficient, geothermal heating....moreless

  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    The fully equipped kitchen includes a breakfast nook which seats four....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$150
$900

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $65
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 7%

Notes:

Kentucky has a 6% sales tax and 1% transient tax.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Lexington Bluegrass Airport

Car: Necessary

The house is located just outside of Berea. Known as the 'Arts and Crafts' capital of Kentucky, Berea is home to a thriving population of weavers, instrument makers, furniture artisans, jewelry designers, glass workers, potters, painters, sculptors, and musicians. The story of Berea’s artisan community is interwoven with the historic Berea College, the first interracial and coeducational college in the South. Berea has a long-standing tradition of diversity, social justice, environmental responsibility, and community service. Both college and town are committed to the practice of sustainability and conservation.

Berea College owns and maintains over 8,000 acres of forest, including numerous hiking trails within a few miles of the house.

Berea is located in central Kentucky, 40 miles south of Lexington, on the border of the Cumberland Plateau in the foothills of Kentucky's Appalachian mountains. Berea is located in the southern end of Madison County, which is one of the fastest growing areas in Kentucky. It is rich in heritage and history. The County is unique in that it has two townships, Berea, and the larger, Richmond, just 12 miles to the north. The County sits next to Fayette County with the Kentucky River as its border. The northern end of the county just is minutes away from Lexington.

The houses central location also allows for day trips to several cities and well known regional attractions, which include: Fort Boonesborough State Park (35 minutes) Frankfort, the state capital and home to a number of historic attractions (1.25 hours), Natural Bridge State Park and Red River Gorge (1.25 hours), Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill (1.25 hours), KY Bourbon Trail (various destinations ranging from 1 to 2 hours), Cumberland Falls State Park (1.5 hours), Louisville, home of the Kentucky Derby (2 hours), Cincinnati, home of the Cincinnati Reds and Skyline Chili (2 hours), Mammoth Cave National Park, the longest cave system in the world (2.5 hours).

 

Owner info

About the owner: We are the daughters of Richard Martin, a green designer/builder in the Berea area for more than 30 years who had a reputation for building high quality energy efficient homes.

Why the Owner Chose Berea, KY, USA:
Our family home, aka the 'Big Hill House' was the first ever built by Richard Martin, a green designer/builder in the Berea area for more than 30 years who had a reputation for building high quality energy efficient homes. The house was the first house that Daddy ever built and our childhood home. Given the unique features of the house and the obvious sentimental value of the home, we have decided to hold on to the house as a vacation home for our extended family and and have recently completed a series of renovations to the house so we are excited to share it with you!


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/25/2017

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Photos

  • The Big Hill House, on a spring morning.

    The Big Hill House, on a spring morning.

  • Living Room.

    Living Room.

  • Dining area.

    Dining area.

  • Fully equipped kitchen, with dishwasher and coffee maker.

    Fully equipped kitchen, with dishwasher and coffee maker.

  • Reading nook, just off the front loft.

    Reading nook, just off the front loft.

  • Bedroom #2 features 3 twin beds (a bunk-bed and the bed shown here).

    Bedroom #2 features 3 twin beds (a bunk-bed and the bed shown here).

  •  The 3rd bedroom (aka the back loft) boasts a comfy king bed.

    The 3rd bedroom (aka the back loft) boasts a comfy king bed.

  • Family room, with card table and game cabinet.

    Family room, with card table and game cabinet.

  • The new bath also has a full laundry available for your use.

    The new bath also has a full laundry available for your use.

  • View from the East Pinnacle in the Berea College Forest, only 3 miles from the house.

    View from the East Pinnacle in the Berea College Forest, only 3 miles from the house.

  • Owsley Fork lake is only 3.5 miles from the house.

    Owsley Fork lake is only 3.5 miles from the house.

  • Historic Berea College and the Berea College Square shops are only 6.5 miles away.

    Historic Berea College and the Berea College Square shops are only 6.5 miles away.

  • Facing the south wall of the living room, which lets in lots of natural light.

    Facing the south wall of the living room, which lets in lots of natural light.

  • View of the north wall of the living room and dining area, with stairs up to a loft with a queen bed.

    View of the north wall of the living room and dining area, with stairs up to a loft with a queen bed.

  • View of the kitchen and breakfast nook from the living room.

    View of the kitchen and breakfast nook from the living room.

  • The front loft has a queen bed.

    The front loft has a queen bed.

  • Bedroom 1 has 2 twin beds on a handcrafted L-shaped frame.

    Bedroom 1 has 2 twin beds on a handcrafted L-shaped frame.

  • Bedroom #2 features 3 twin beds (a twin bed on the bunk bed shown here).

    Bedroom #2 features 3 twin beds (a twin bed on the bunk bed shown here).

  • View from the back loft of the south facing windows and mountains beyond.

    View from the back loft of the south facing windows and mountains beyond.

  • The 2nd full bath (a recent addition) features a tub the ladies in your party will love.

    The 2nd full bath (a recent addition) features a tub the ladies in your party will love.

  • View of Pilot Knob, as seen from the house.

    View of Pilot Knob, as seen from the house.

  • View from the West Pinnacle, in the Berea College Forest, only 3 miles from the house.

    View from the West Pinnacle, in the Berea College Forest, only 3 miles from the house.

  • Hiking at Anglin Falls, less than 10 miles from the house.

    Hiking at Anglin Falls, less than 10 miles from the house.

  • The Kentucky Artisan Center is less than 10 miles from the house.

    The Kentucky Artisan Center is less than 10 miles from the house.

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Sunday, March 26, 2017

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