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Smoke-free, pet-free house

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Super clean and quiet retreat in Louisville, Kentucky

Super clean and quiet retreat just five minutes from UofL's baseball and football stadiums, the airport, Kentucky Exposition Center, and Churchill Downs. Ten minutes from downtown. Kitty's house is a charming 1926 brick cottage located in a tree-lined residential neighborhood. Take a walk or run along beautiful Southern Parkway to lush Iroquois Park. Catch the tranquil sounds of Vietnamese Buddhist monks chanting their daily prayers in front of the temple on the corner.

Visitors with allergies to cigarette smoke or pet dander will appreciate that we do not allow smoking (not even e-cigarettes) or pets at this property. The house is sparkling clean and well stocked to make visitors feel right at home:

* Off-street parking in driveway

* Fireplace with new vent-free gas logs

* 2 comfortable, queen-size beds with good mattresses and pillows and high thread-count, 100% Egyptian cotton sheets

* Towels, soap, shampoo and conditioner

* 52" plasma television

* High-speed internet

* Roku with Netflix, etc.

* Kitchen with everything you need to prepare and serve a meal (no deep frying please). We kept it old school with no dishwasher.

* Coffee maker

* Tea Kettle

* Refrigerator, electric stove/oven, toaster oven, microwave, blender

* Washer and dryer

* Hanging rack for drip-dry clothing or wet beach towels

* Ironing board and professional steam iron

* Scrabble, Trivial Pursuit, playing cards and poker chips

* Ping pong

Whether you're here on business or just for fun, you'll appreciate our off-street parking and easy access to anywhere in Louisville. We're five minutes from the airport and 10 minutes from downtown. Here's where we're situated:

* 2 miles from Louisville International Airport, Churchill Downs, Papa John's Cardinal Stadium, Jim Patterson Stadium

* 2.2 miles from Iroquois Amphitheater and (in the fall) the Jack O'Lantern Spectacular, a 1/4-mile walking trail lit at night by 5,000 carved pumpkins!

* 2.5 miles from Speed Art Museum and University of Louisville

* 3 miles from Kentucky Exposition Center/Fairgrounds and St. James Court in Old Louisville

* 5 miles from NULU, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Louisville Zoo, YUM! Center, Fourth Street Live!, and Kentucky International Convention Center

* 5.5 miles from Louisville Slugger Museum, Muhammad Ali Center, Frazier History Museum, Louisville Science Center, and the Galt House Hotel

* 6 miles from Cave Hill Cemetary, Bardstown Road and the Highlands

* 7 miles from Louisville Waterfront Park and the Big Four Bridge

Guest Access

Entire house, including screened-in sunroom, patio with fire pit and table and chairs, and basement with washer and dryer and ping pong.

Interaction with Guests

We live next door and are available if you need anything or want some recommendations.

The Neighborhood

Beechmont is a beautiful, tree-lined neighborhood with interesting houses in the most culturally diverse part of Louisville. We've lived here for more than a decade and love our neighbors and our neighborhood!

Getting around

The #4 TARC bus stops at the corner and goes all the way downtown to Main Street via Churchill Downs, University of Louisville, and Old Louisville.

Other Things to Note

Only registered guests allowed on premises (maximum 4) and no more than 2 vehicles. Off-street parking in driveway. Hi

More Details

Marilyn Bryan
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2017

About Marilyn Bryan

My husband is a Louisville native and longtime barber, whose shop is right next door in our home. I've lived in the city for 30-plus years and love our beautiful neighborhood!

Why Marilyn Bryan chose Louisville

We bought this house from our next-door neighbor and friend Kitty, who lived here until she was almost 98 years old! For several years, we used it as a guest house for out-of-town family and friends and then started offering it to other travelers, too. To us, it will always be known as "Kitty's house."

What makes this house unique

Kitty's house is just a few minutes from I-65 and I-264, and you can take 3rd Street north through Old Louisville and be downtown in 10 minutes. We live right next door and are available if you have any questions or need a recommendation.


Beechmont House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • tennis


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(48 traveler reviews)

Smoke-free, pet-free house
average rating of 4.9791665 based on 48 reviews
Elk Grove, IL

Wonderful, Relaxing Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful cottage is a wonderful place to stay when visiting Louisville. I chose this location as a Half way point between Illinois and Tennessee, where my friend and I who share over 40 years of friendship can meet and spent time together doing our favorite past time ... Scrapbooking!

We had a WONDERFUL time catching up and enjoying our time together. The home is very comfortable and clean. The owner is a sweetie and very welcoming and goes above and beyond to make your visit comfortable and enjoyable. From the fresh flowers , to the homemade cookies she left us to the excellent advice on where to get a good breakfast. This little cottage has it all! We decided to meet there at least twice a year now. Thank you so much for sharing Kitty's Cottage with us! See you in September.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Michele! It was a pleasure hosting you and Donna, and I'm looking forward to your return stay.
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Very clean and nice

  • 5 of 5

House was absolutely beautiful,clean with a lot of character in a really good neighborhood !!!!!!!!! Will definitely go back.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Jack! Come back any time.
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Grand Rapids, MI

We loved Kitty's house!

  • 5 of 5

We loved Kittys house and Marilyn, the owner! It was the perfect homebase for exploring Louisville and Mammoth Cave. It was clean, quaint and so conveniently located for the four of us in our family. It was perfect for cooking dinners in, and we loved playing ping pong. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Kay! Your children stole my heart. So sweet, sincere, polite, and joy filled. What a wonderful family you have! I'd love to host you anytime you're in the area.
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Convenient, Cozy & Clean!

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed in Louisville to attend a function at the Expo Center. This charmer of a rental could not have been more convenient and comfortable. Marilyn, the property owner could not have been more accommodating, her local eatery recommendations were spot on. The home itself was extremely neat and clean. This property is less than 10 minutes away from the airport, expo center as well as Churchill Downs. We enjoyed all the amenities including the ping pong table and a lovely screened porch. It felt as if we were warmly welcomed at Gramdma's house! Thank you for opening up this lovely home for others to enjoy.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you liked the house, Cindy. I really enjoyed meeting you and your family. Thanks for staying at Kitty's House! Come back anytime.
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Home away from Home for the Holidays

  • 5 of 5

"Kitty's House" is a lovely, well-kept home, settled in a great neighborhood close to the Louisville International Airport, Churchill Downs, Kentucky Derby Museum, Louisville Slugger Factory, The Big Four Bridge and Conrad-Caldwell House. The owner has lovingly maintained the charm of this 1920’s home. It’s clean, spacious and includes all the necessities we needed (including towels, linens, full kitchen, wi-fi, cable, Netflix, etc.). We stayed there Christmas weekend and the house was decorated with a tree and other personal touches. I was able to prepare a Holiday meal in the fully stocked kitchen which was pre stocked with coffee, creamer in the fridge, iced beer mugs in the freezer and homemade cookies on the table. It truly is a welcome, relaxing getaway.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for spending Christmas at Kitty's House! I'm so glad you enjoyed the little extras, as I try to make every stay as special as I can. Come back anytime! I really enjoyed hosting you guys.
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  • 5 of 5

Exceptional stay - incredibly clean, we had everything necessary for the stay - fully stocked kitchen, towels, blankets. The gas fireplace was a wonderful touch on the cooler evenings. Excellent location - close to airport, downtown and major highways. Owner is pleasant and professional. Would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great meeting you two, Janelle! Come back anytime you need Louisville conference lodging or just want to visit our fair city.
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Nearest Airport
1.7 Miles
Louisville International Airport
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Beechmont House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2018 Kentucky Derby
May 3 2018 - May 5 2018
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Exit cleaning fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 15.5%

15.5% tax rate includes 6% Kentucky state sales tax, 1% Kentucky transient room tax, and 8.5% Louisville Metro transient room tax.
Cancellation policy: Full refund of rental payment and security deposit if reservation is canceled 14 days before scheduled check-in date (except for the first week of May -- Kentucky Derby week -- when a 90-day notice of cancellation is required for a full refund).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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