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Renovated Downtown Lexington Apartment

(39 Reviews)

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Front of the home; property is upstairs with a rear entrance and view of garden

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Last updated: 02/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

2 bedroom, 1 bath apartment with next kitchen and beautiful garden

We bought this 1948 home in December 2013. We renovated the downstairs apartment and rented it right away. Then we decided to renovate and furnish the upstairs apartment for vacation travelers to Lexington. It is really pretty and close to Lexington's growing downtown scene. In fact, it is only steps away from Jefferson Street, Lexington's newest entertainment district, with bars, a brewery, restaurants and an upscale wine bar.

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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/26/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    All well-behaved pets welcome. ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Second floor apartment with no elevator, unfortunately. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Additional bed in the pull out, full-sized mattress, couch. We also can provide an air mattress if needed, in warmer months that can be set up on the enclosed back porch. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Roomy bathroom with subway tile shower. Blowdryer provided.

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Collection of Kentucky Cookbooks in apartment. ...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Theme

  • Historic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    The property is conveniently located within walking distance of all of Lexington's downtown attractions including Rupp Arena, bars, restaurants, shopping and the Children's Museum....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Equestrian Events

Dining

  • Dining:

    Table for four in kitchen. One extra chair and two leaves in the attic. Plus a tiny bistro table and two chairs on enclosed back porch. Table with two chairs in garden. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Yes, plus natural air conditioning by way of a shady back yard. ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Stacking...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Non-working. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    On the street parking. Motorcycle parking in the small driveway. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Towels, hand towels, wash cloths. All replaced several times/year in clean, fluffy white. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Stacking ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Small. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Limited, but we provide coffee and have left whatever other tenants have bought. It's become a really interesting and growing inventory :) ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    With ice maker and water in the door. We also stock it with bottled water. Condiments stocked also. ...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Beautiful, tranquil English garden in the heart of the city...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Available on property with permission. ...moreless

 

Reviews

Write a review 4.8
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Keeneland Spring Meet
Apr 7 - Apr 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$190
$850 $2,650
Kentucky Derby
May 5 - May 8, 2017
2 night min stay
$195
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$160
$700 $2,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
  • Tax Rate 6%

Notes:

Rates are confirmed once you are booked.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.


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Location

6 Miles
Nearest Airport
Blue Grass Airport
0.3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Blue Heron, Enoteca, Grey Goose, Nick Ryan's
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Griffen Gate
1 Miles
Nearest Train
Bluegrass Dinner Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I75 / I64
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Nick Ryan's

Car: Not Necessary

The property is conveniently located within walking distance of all of Lexington's downtown attractions including Rupp Arena, restaurants, shopping and the Explorium of Lexington (Lexington Children's Museum). An easy two block walk gets you to Jefferson Street, a renovated entertainment district of bars, breweries and restaurants. Or, visitors could make a quick 7-10 minute drive to the up-and-coming Distillery District, Lexington's newest entertainment district.

If you're headed to the Kentucky Horse Park, it's only 9 miles and 15-20 minute drive.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: This vacation rental is run by two sisters. Teri lives just seven houses away in an 1890's Victorian. Delena lives in Austin, Tx, where she works as a recruiter. We were both born in Kentucky and grew up on Lexington's north side. We, along with Teri's husband, Chris, have recently become involved in the development of the Distillery District by purchasing the abandoned James Pepper Distillery. We are currently building Goodfella's Pizza a space in the old Boiler House, and will be starting on the NEW James Pepper Distillery in December. We have recently become dismayed at reports that hotels are only giving their housekeepers 15-20 minutes to clean a room. This is NOT enough time. Two of always spend at least two hours cleaning between guests. The report even showed that sheets are not being changed between guests. Oh my. We very much want to assure anyone who rents our properties that every bed is changed between every guest...even if it appears not to have been used. Every. SIngle. Time. Exactly like we would expect when we rent from others.

Why the Owner Chose North Upper Street, Lexington, KY, USA:
The home is located in Lexington's second and largest neighborhood on beautiful West 3rd Street. The neighborhood has undergone a transformation in recent years while maintaining it's historic charm. There are many restaurants, breweries, bars and shops opening throughout. We have a heart for historic preservation (this is our ninth renovation) in downtown Lexington and this is our first short-term rental. We are excited to meet the guests who visit our charming and comfy apartment and welcome them to our hometown.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
The garden is incredible. Not being talented gardeners ourselves, we feel incredibly lucky that a landscape architect rented one of the apartments for several years before we bought the house in December, 2013. He spent several thousand hours and hundreds of dollars creating an English garden of winding paths and full, lush beds. It is peaceful and a piece of paradise right downtown. All we had to do was dig it since he had moved out and it was neglected for several years. The furnishings have been culled from area estate sales over the past year. The resulting look is a contemporary renovation, with vintage furnishings. Teri and her husband have spent a few nights there when their own home is rented, and have absolutely loved it. We are confident our guests will too!


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/26/2017

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  • Front of the home;  property is upstairs with a rear entrance and view of garden

    Front of the home; property is upstairs with a rear entrance and view of garden

  • A relaxing place for morning coffee; refinished floors throughout

    A relaxing place for morning coffee; refinished floors throughout

  • Front bedroom is large, with walk-in closet and a cute dresser

    Front bedroom is large, with walk-in closet and a cute dresser

  • New meets old. Completely new bathroom with vintage style tile

    New meets old. Completely new bathroom with vintage style tile

  • Comfy place to watch a game or just chill in front of the fireplace

    Comfy place to watch a game or just chill in front of the fireplace

  • View of the English Garden from the screened in porch

    View of the English Garden from the screened in porch

  • Wine Market just steps away!

    Wine Market just steps away!

  • All new kitchen. Fully furnished with brand new dishes, pans, and serving pieces

    All new kitchen. Fully furnished with brand new dishes, pans, and serving pieces

  • Front bedroom is both beautiful and comfortable; queen sized bed new mattress

    Front bedroom is both beautiful and comfortable; queen sized bed new mattress

  • Back bedroom has a queen bed and access to the enclosed porch; full closet

    Back bedroom has a queen bed and access to the enclosed porch; full closet

  • All the bathroom amenities you need; new linens, new fluffy towels

    All the bathroom amenities you need; new linens, new fluffy towels

  • Brand new couch for relaxing

    Brand new couch for relaxing

  • Patio seating on the screened in porch is a wonderful spot for wine at sunset

    Patio seating on the screened in porch is a wonderful spot for wine at sunset

  • Specialty Food Market just around the corner

    Specialty Food Market just around the corner

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Sunday, February 26, 2017

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