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2016 KY Derby - St. Matthews Location near GREAT Restaurants & Nightlife

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,350 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3 Bed / 2 Full Bath Renovated Cape Cod w/ luxurious Master Suite - St. Matthews

Located in charming, ultra-convenient St. Matthews, this renovated 3 Bedroom, 2 Full Bath Brick Cape Cod is located on a prime street in close proximity to one of Louisville's most renowned restaurant rows, shops, and nightlife. Churchill Downs is about a 15 minute drive from St. Matthews. You simply won't find a better place to unwind after a day at the track whether you go out or stay in.

Our house is a 1940s Cape Cod that has been renovated in the past 6 years. The kitchen is fully functional with fridge, stove, microwave, and dishwasher, granite counters, lots of counter space for its size. Two bedrooms on the first floor & a full bath. The basement is finished with additional entertaining space. It is well-lit, and is very cool on HOT days. The 2nd floor has been expanded and features a luxurious master suite with 2 sitting areas, a queen sized bed, walk-in closet, and deluxe Master Bath w/ double vanity, separate shower & tub.

The home measures about 1,800 square feet above ground + another 550 finished in the basement.

There is a driveway with room for 4 cars, and a spacious backyard.

We love our neighborhood. We can walk to several of Louisville's best restaurants including: Equus (upscale dining) & Jack's Lounge (adjoins Equus offering a great menu in a more casual atmosphere), Cafe Lou Lou (casual), Del Frisco's (Fine steaks), and Havana Rumba (Cuban). There are of course several other great spots nearby, but those are all within a couple of blocks of our home.

More Details

Chris Thomas
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 2, 2018

About Chris Thomas

We are a family of 5 living happily in our 3 Bedroom little Cape Cod. It's a trade-off in that our location affords us too many joys to feel the need to move outside the city for more space!

Chris Thomas purchased this house in 2004

Why Chris Thomas chose Louisville

We bought this home for the location & the natural charm that it affords. We purchased it from the original owners' daughter, and we've heavily renovated & expanded it since then.

What makes this house unique

Walkability is huge these days, and this home affords great walkability. Unbelievable proximity to great restaurants, bars, the Olmsted Parks of Seneca & Cherokee, shopping the St. Matthews Boutiques, and a short drive to downtown, the Ohio River, and more!


Louisville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2350 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Noon / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 1st Floor common full bath; 2nd floor deluxe Master Bath
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms on 1st floor with a full sized bed in each room. Master Suite on 2nd Floor with a queen sized bed & deluxe en suite bath.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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2016 KY Derby - St. Matthews Location near GREAT Restaurants & Nightlife
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
Hilltown PA

Our recent stay in Louisville

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed in Chris and Angie's home for 3 nights/4 days Oct 9th. We were there to cheer on our daughter who participated in the Iron Man Triathalon. The location of their house is great! Beautiful safe neighborhood, close proximity to "downtown" but also close the anything you would need ( stores, restaurants etc) .

The house is very cute and worked out very well for us. Beautiful master bedroom on the top floor ( spacious, quiet, and a great bathroom for our athlete) , finished basement with a a big sectional sofa ,tv etc, and kitchen, bedrooms, bathroom on the main floor. The beds were very comfortable and the house has a nice warm feel to it.

They met us when we arrived and were accessible to us by phone for questions during our stay. They even left a good luck message for our daughter on the chalk board that she so appreciated!

I would recommend this anytime! Thanks Chris and Angela for letting us stay!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
9.2 Miles
Standiford Field
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Jack's Lounge
Nearest Golf
2.8 Miles
Seneca Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Equus Restaurant
Car: recommended

The biggest event that comes the first Saturday in May every year is the KENTUCKY DERBY. Our home is about a 15 minute drive from world famous CHURCHILL DOWNS where the Derby is run. It's an easy drive, cab, or Uber to the track and back.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $99

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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