Parklike Historic Estate in the Heart of Louisville
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- Minimum stay:3-7 nights
- Property type:Estate
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
Stonecote is a beautiful, 5 1/2 acre estate built in 1920. It is fully updated and professionally decorated. It has 7 bedrooms (each with a television), and sleeps 20 in beds (24 with 2 pullout sofas), including 3 master suites each with private baths in the main house, and another master suite w/bath, living area and kitchen in the pool house. The main house features a beautiful gourmet kitchen w/butler's pantry featuring 2 built in refrigerators, 2 wall ovens, 2 warming drawers, 3 dishwashers, an ice-maker, a 6 burner Viking Professional gas cook top, wine cooler and Carrera marble counters. The palatial living room features multiple, comfortable, conversation areas, baby grand piano and wood-burning fireplace. The large dining room can seat up to 20. Also, the large sun room offers additional, less formal gathering space, and has a 52' TV.
The enormous 50' x 25' heated, salt water pool has lovely fountains, is surrounded by mature perennial gardens, has a baby pool and swim lane for laps. There are also have foosball table, exercise equipment and free weights in the semi-finished basement.
The stable has 5 stalls and a tack room and we can refer you to have bedding, feed and hay delivered before you arrive. All this, surrounded by beautiful, mature trees and perennial gardens, five minutes to downtown, the waterfront, 10 minutes to Churchill Downs, 20 minutes to Valhalla and the PGA tour, AND we have an on-site caretaker next door.
Please note that due to recent events we are unable to accommodate events of more than 50 attendees (including overnight guests), out of respect for our neighbors.
Member since: 2014
- 7050 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Events Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
We raised our six children in this home. It has a child-safe fence surrounding the pool area as well as a wading area and fountain in the pool itself. The salt water pool is also gentler to sensitive children's skin, hair and eyes....moreless
- Non Smoking Only:
- Pets Not Allowed:
Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24, Beds for 20-24
Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 3 Half Bathrooms
- Each bathroom is beautifully appointed. Many feature the charming restored pedestal sinks original to the house (c.1920). Four of the baths are private baths adjoining master suites. There are two main- floor powder rooms, which prevents guests from 'waiting' for a restroom when entertaining. There is also a basement powder room convenient to the workout and rec areas....moreless
- Stonecote was the 2011 Bellarmine Designer's Showhouse and has hosted multiple community and private events. Not only is it a wonderful vacation home, but it is an ideal venue for special events including wedding parties, picnics, fundraisers, dinners, family reunions, corporate retreats and ladies' weekends away....moreless
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Theme Parks
- Water Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Equestrian Events
- Freshwater Fishing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Roller Blading
- Dining Area
- Seating for 20 people
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer:
- Fitness Room / Equipment
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Pantry Items:
- Deck / Patio
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 22 - Dec 26, 2016
3 night min stay
Apr 30 - May 7, 2017
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Property Damage Protection $99
- cleaning fee $350
- Tax Rate 6%
3 night minimum for all stays; Derby is a flat rental rate for all or part of Derby Week.
50% due at time of booking; balance due 45 days prior to arrival
No smoking; No pets; no tents may be erected on the property.
Horse stables available for extra fee (renter responsible for care/keeping, property manager can help arrange this)
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Stonecote is 5 1/2 acre estate nestled in the heart of Louisville in a beautiful, park-like setting. The venue boasts all of the amenities necessary to host a huge array of events. Stonecote is five minutes from downtown, the riverfront, urban eateries, antiquing, local shopping, KFC Yum! Center and the Louisville Convention Center. It's close to the EXPO Fairgrounds, as well the new Louisville Equestrian Center, making Stonecote an ideal location with its 5-stall horse barn if you are in town for an equestrian event. Stonecote is perfect if you are in town for The Kentucky Derby (15 minutes from Churchill Downs), conventions, corporate retreats, weddings, PGA, Iron Man, or simply want a great place for a Family Reunion or Family Vacation. It is steps away from the Olmstead designed, world-class, 389-acre Cherokee Park, which offers hiking, running, rock climbing, bridle paths, basketball courts, roller-blading and beautiful family parks with picnic areas.
Year Purchased: 2006
About the owner: Andrew West grew up in Redlands, California while Christina grew up in Wellesley, Massachusetts. When looking for a place to raise our family, we settled in beautiful Louisville, Kentucky, where we have now lived for nearly 18 years. We love Louisville for its sophisticated living with a healthy helping of southern hospitality!
Why the Owner Chose Cherokee Seneca, Louisville, KY, USA:
We fell in love with Stonecote because it offers the best of everything! It is a rare find: a 5 1/2 acre equestrian estate in the heart of Louisville! The setting is absolutely beautiful at Stonecote (built c1920) and is a private, country-like retreat. The 50 x 25 ft heated pool with shooting fountains is a great place for the kids to play and the adults to relax on spring and summer evenings. Stonecote feels like a secluded, private park and is a perfect setting for many different occasions. The historic, hometown feel of Louisville makes it a great place to visit…any time of the year.
The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
Stonecote has an amazing flow for entertaining and an enormous, top-rate, gourmet kitchen (making it perfect for fundraising and other catered events), and plenty of room to gather, as well as ample areas to 'get away'. We would know, as we raised our 6 children in this home. :)
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Stonecote Estate, a park-like setting in the heart of Louisville
Spacious living room with comfortable sofa seating area
Sunny corner of living showing piano and cozy recliners
View of kichen island, ovens, sink 1, fridge 1 and stovetop
Lovely, large dining room w/table seats 10, or can separated to seat 20
Sunroom with sectional, and additional seating areas at back
Downstairs master bedroom w/king sized bed, fireplace and private bath
One of the upstairs master suites with king bed, private bath and fireplace
One of the 'children's bedrooms with queen bed, daybed and pop-up trundle.
The sleeping porch, one of the 3 'children's bedrooms'. Has two twin beds.
Pool house living area with pullout sofa bed
large, private pool with diving board, lap lane and wading area (and fountains)
Back view of Stonecote main house from the pool
View of living room sofas and wood burning firplace
view in living room towards sunroom of daybed sofa
View of back kitchen stairs, eat-in area (seats 8) and butler's pantry
Detail of hand painted Chinoiserie walls in dining room
Office off master suite with pull-out sofa
Downstairs master bath with two pedestal sinks, soaking tub and shower
One of the 4 large master suites with queen bed, private bath and fireplace
One of the 'children's bedrooms' with 2 queen beds & 2 twin pop-up trundles
pool house master bedroom with king bed
View of pool house, pool, gardens and pergola from main house patio
view of driveway from the street
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Monday, December 05, 2016
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