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Parklike Historic Estate in the Heart of Louisville - Available for Derby 2017!

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Stonecote Estate, a park-like setting in the heart of Louisville

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Last updated: 04/19/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:24
  • Bedrooms:7
  • Bathrooms:5.75
  • Property type:Estate
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

7 Bedroom, 6 Full and 2 Half Bath, 5 1/2 Acre Estate, 5 Minutes to Downtown

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 is also a 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., if you are traveling with horses. 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 changes with the city of Louisville, we are unable to accommodate events of more than 50 attendees (including overnight guests).

Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/19/2017

Property Type

  • Estate
  • 7050 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 24
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be 25 or older...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    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:

    Please respect our non-smoking policy. There will be an additional $250 cleaning fee if it is determined that someone has smoked on the property....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    This is an equine estate, so horses are welcome, but stable care is the responsibility of the renter....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24, Beds for 20-24

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    Fireplace and private bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 2 queen, 2 twin/ single

    This bedroom has 2 queen beds with 2 twin pop-up trundles...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

    This bedroom has a queen bed, day bed and 1 popup trundle...moreless

  • Bedroom 6: 2 twin/ single

    The sleeping porch has two charming twin beds...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    First floor master; fireplace and private bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    gas fireplace and private bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 7: 1 king

    Pool house master bedroom/bath is handicapped accessible...moreless

  • Three of the 4 master bedrooms feature gas fireplaces and all have private baths. We feature premium bedding with 400 count sheets. We also have 3 additional bedrooms which share a jack and jill bath....moreless

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 3 Half Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

    Expansive first floor master bath has clawfoot tub, 2 sinks...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    2nd floor private master has 2 sink vanity and tub/shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

    2nd floor private master bath has lovely historic charm ...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

    Jack and jill bath w/ 2 sinks for 'children's' bedrooms...moreless

  • Bathroom 5: toilet

    First floor powder room has charming, hand-painted walls...moreless

  • Bathroom 6: toilet

    2nd powder room is conveniently located off kitchen...moreless

  • Bathroom 7: toilet, shower

    Pool house bathroom is handicapped accessible...moreless

  • Bathroom 8: toilet

    basement 1/2 bath is convenient to the workout/rec areas...moreless

  • 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

Other Amenities

  • 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

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    52' TV in sunroom; TV in every bedroom, pool house living area and basement exercise area....moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining table seats 10 and can be separated into two tables to seat up to 20 comfortably....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 20 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer:

    matching dryer in finished basement...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    5 fireplaces, 3 in master bedrooms...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Luxury bed linens including 400 count sheets...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    plenty of on-sight parking, and valet parking can be arranged for special events (for an additional fee)...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    front-load washer in finished basement...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    One Kuerig coffee maker and assorted k-cups provided. Please replace as you use. One twelve cup coffee maker...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Service for 24...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    3 dishwashers, including 2 Fisher-Pykel dishdrawers...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Huge gourmet, eat-in kitchen and butler's pantry includes 2 full sized sinks, 2 built-in fridges, 2 dacor ovens w/ warming drawers, wine cooler, 3 dishwashers and Carrera marble counters...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Built-in GE Advantium microwave/convection oven...moreless

  • Oven:

    2 Dacor Professional convection wall ovens w/ 2 warming drawers...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    We feature the 'use and replace' system. We keep the kitchen stocked with most spices (salt, pepper, cinnamon, thyme, basil, etc.). If you use up an item, please replace with like item....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    2 large, built-in refrigerators plus wine cooler...moreless

  • Stove:

    6 burner Viking Professional cooktop...moreless

  • Toaster:

    4 slice toater...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Beautiful, mature perennial gardens surround the property...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool:

    50' x 25' heated, fenced, in-ground salt water pool with swim lane, fountains and wading area. Pool may be heated in off-season for additional fee....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
DERBY 2017
Apr 30 - May 7, 2017
3 night min stay
$10,000
Fri, Sat
$25,000
DERBY 2018
Apr 29 - May 6, 2018
3 night min stay
$10,000
Fri, Sat
$25,000
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$1,195 $1,395
Fri, Sat
$7,765

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • cleaning fee $350
  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Tax Rate 6%

Notes:

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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Location

9 Miles
Nearest Airport
Louisville International Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Multiple public and private golf courses nearby
1.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-64 (drive to interstate entrance)
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Ample Eateries within 5 minutes

Car: Recommended

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.

 

Owner info

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. :)


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/19/2017

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Photos

  • Stonecote Estate, a park-like setting in the heart of Louisville

    Stonecote Estate, a park-like setting in the heart of Louisville

  • Spacious living room with comfortable sofa seating area

    Spacious living room with comfortable sofa seating area

  • Sunny corner of living showing piano and cozy recliners

    Sunny corner of living showing piano and cozy recliners

  • View of kichen island, ovens, sink 1, fridge 1 and stovetop

    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

    Lovely, large dining room w/table seats 10, or can separated to seat 20

  • Sunroom with sectional, and additional seating areas at back

    Sunroom with sectional, and additional seating areas at back

  • Downstairs master bedroom w/king sized bed, fireplace and private bath

    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 upstairs master suites with king bed, private bath and fireplace

  • One of the 'children's bedrooms with queen bed, daybed and pop-up trundle.

    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.

    The sleeping porch, one of the 3 'children's bedrooms'. Has two twin beds.

  • Pool house living area with pullout sofa bed

    Pool house living area with pullout sofa bed

  • large, private pool with diving board, lap lane and wading area (and fountains)

    large, private pool with diving board, lap lane and wading area (and fountains)

  • Back view of Stonecote main house from the pool

    Back view of Stonecote main house from the pool

  • View of living room sofas and wood burning firplace

    View of living room sofas and wood burning firplace

  • view in living room towards sunroom of daybed sofa

    view in living room towards sunroom of daybed sofa

  • View of back kitchen stairs, eat-in area (seats 8) and butler's pantry

    View of back kitchen stairs, eat-in area (seats 8) and butler's pantry

  • Detail of hand painted Chinoiserie walls in dining room

    Detail of hand painted Chinoiserie walls in dining room

  • Office off master suite with pull-out sofa

    Office off master suite with pull-out sofa

  • Downstairs master bath with two pedestal sinks, soaking tub and shower

    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 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

    One of the 'children's bedrooms' with 2 queen beds & 2 twin pop-up trundles

  • pool house master bedroom with king bed

    pool house master bedroom with king bed

  • View of pool house, pool, gardens and pergola from main house patio

    View of pool house, pool, gardens and pergola from main house patio

  • view of driveway from the street

    view of driveway from the street

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Thursday, April 20, 2017

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