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Parklike Historic Estate in the Heart of Louisville

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths3
Space 7,050 sq ft
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

7 Bedroom, 6.5 Bathrooms, 5-Acre Estate, Minutes to Downtown

Stonecote is a 5-acre estate built in 1920. It is fully updated and professionally decorated. It has 7 bedrooms (each with a television), and sleeps 18 in beds (including 2 pull-out sofa beds). Room configurations include: 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 gourmet kitchen with butler's pantry featuring 2 built in refrigerators, 2 wall ovens, 2 warming drawers, 3 dishwashers, an ice-maker, a 6 burner Viking gas cook top, wine cooler and Carrera marble counters. The living room features multiple, comfortable, conversation areas, an antique 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 50' x 25' heated, saltwater pool has shooting fountains, is surrounded by mature perennial gardens and has a baby pool (pool is open seasonally, mid-May to late-September, depending on weather).

The stable has 5 stalls and a tack room and we can refer you to have feed and hay delivered before you arrive, if you are traveling with horses. Stonecote is surrounded by beautiful, mature trees and perennial gardens, yet is five minutes to downtown, the waterfront, 10 minutes to Churchill Downs, 20 minutes to Valhalla and the PGA tour. We also have an on-site caretaker who lives in a carriage house on the property.

Please note that the rate for the Kentucky Derby is a flat fee of $25,000 from the Monday prior to the Derby to the following Monday. Please send an inquiry if interested in the rental of Stonecote for the week of the Derby.

Please also note that due to requirements by the city of Louisville, we are unable to host events.

More Details

Amy Eirich
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 day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2018

About Amy Eirich

We moved to Louisville from the east coast and love this city for its sophisticated living with a healthy helping of southern hospitality!

Amy Eirich purchased this estate in 2006

Why Amy Eirich chose Cherokee Seneca

We fell in love with Stonecote because it offers the best of everything! It is a rare find: a 5-acre equestrian estate in the heart of Louisville! The setting at Stonecote (built circa 1920) is a private, country retreat. The 50 x 25 ft heated pool (open seasonally - mid-May to mid-September) with shooting fountains is a great place for 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.

What makes this estate unique

Stonecote has great flow for entertaining and a large, chef's kitchen. There are plenty of room to gather, as well as ample areas to 'get away'.


Cherokee Seneca Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 7050 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 3 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Expansive first floor master bath has clawfoot tub, 2 sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd floor private master has 2 sink vanity and tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd floor private master bath has lovely historic charm
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Jack and jill bath w/ 2 sinks for 'children's' bedrooms
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , First floor powder room has charming, hand-painted walls
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , 2nd powder room is conveniently located off kitchen
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower , Pool house bathroom is handicapped accessible
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , basement 1/2 bath is convenient to the workout/rec areas
  • Each bathroom is nicely 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.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Fireplace and private bath
    Bedroom 4 - 2 queen , 2 twin/ single , This bedroom has 2 queen beds with 2 twin pop-up trundles
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , This bedroom has a queen bed, day bed and 1 popup trundle
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , The sleeping porch has two charming twin beds
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , First floor master; fireplace and private bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , gas fireplace and private bath
    Bedroom 7 - 1 king , Pool house master bedroom/bath is handicapped accessible
  • Three of the 4 master bedrooms have private baths. We feature premium bedding with 400 count sheets. We also have 3 additional bedrooms which share a jack and jill bath.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
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.


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Parklike Historic Estate in the Heart of Louisville
average rating of 4.86 based on 50 reviews

Perfection Near Cherokee Park

  • 5 of 5

We’ve just returned from a perfect family reunion site in Louisville where we filled all 7 bedrooms with 3 generations that included siblings, kids and grandkids. The swimming pool was a big hit, with its diving board for older kids and wading pool area for the youngest. Two kids learned to dive while there! The huge, well-appointed kitchen worked well for assembling, organizing, storing and cooking copious amounts of food and drink. Beds and bedrooms were comfortable.

Other highlights include the short walk to Cherokee Park, a Louisville treasure; the central location; Pete, the on-site caretaker; Amy, the owner who so graciously answered all our questions; the huge lawn, perfect for frisbee and bocce.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best VRBO for all ages !

  • 5 of 5

What a perfect home for our yearly family vacation. The house was perfect for our family of 10 adults and 5 children ages 10 months to 6 years. The house was even more beautiful and spacious than the pictures show. It had old Louisville and Kentucky history and beautiful architectural. The home owners have done a great job bringing comfortable modern touches to the home and yet not loosing the beautiful history of the home. the home is even more spacious and beautiful than the pictures show. There was enough beds and then some for each family member to have their own bed with comfortable bedding. Each family also had their own private bathroom. The kitchen is huge and made preparing large meals a snap. The house is centrally located so it is easy access to activities. We also enjoyed being within walking distance to both Seneka ans Cherokee park. The pool was the best part and was enjoyed by all. It is better than most 5 star hotels. The adults enjoyed the deep end while the small children had fun in the wading pool. there is also plenty of comfortable seating to just hang out and talk or enjoy a meal or drink in the shade. Amy and her staff have amazing customer service and hospitality that made this VRBO stand out. We were welcomed by Amy with a Kentucky Derby Cake that was delicious !! I highly recommend this VRBO . It is the perfect home for many different occasions ,but it was perfect for our family trip.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Historic estate!

  • 4 of 5

The house was beautiful!! The people were very helpful and friendly. We stayed for a family vacation, and we loved the character of the place!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful property

  • 4 of 5

Been here a few years ago. Great property, beautiful home, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Annual Family Vacation in Louisville, KY

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our time at this beautiful, clean, spacious home full of character and charm. Great location in a safe neighborhood with large park within walking distance. The weather rained off and on but we never felt crowded in the house and when it cleared up we enjoyed volleyball, corn hole and games in the front yard and swimming and water balloons in the backyard. The pool has the best of both side: a nice shallow end that the little kids could play or a deeper end that the older kids and adults enjoyed. Many hours were spent on the front porch rocking chairs visiting and watching the kids play. We biked, hiked and walked on the trails and road through Cherokee park. Owner was very friendly and easy to work with and promptly met us for check in. Manager was also friendly and immediately offered help when we had questions. Was surprised how open and spacious the house was for being built in the 1920's! We had a comfortable stay and appreciated the fully stocked kitchen and linens. We would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Venue for family

  • 5 of 5

Stonecote Estate is a wonderful, perfect venue for family. I planned a retirement party for my husband in Louisville and needed room for our family from 8 states to gather. This house is large and accommodating. It has a huge kitchen and several large areas to congregate. The owner and staff were quick to respond to any questions or concerns.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Louisville International Airport
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Multiple public and private golf courses nearby
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
I-64 (drive to interstate entrance)
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Ample Eateries within 5 minutes
Car: recommended

Stonecote is a 5-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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $350
Property Damage Insurance $99

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 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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