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Smoke-free, pet-free house

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 12 nights

Overview

About the property

Super clean and quiet retreat in Louisville, Kentucky

Super clean and quiet retreat just five minutes from the fairgrounds, 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 (YUM! Center, Milkwood Restaurant, Proof on Main) 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.

More Details

Owner
Marilyn Bryan
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 23, 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.

Amenities

Beechmont House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , original water closet in basement with laundry sink
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

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(54 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.962963 based on 54 reviews
5

LOVE this property

  • 5 of 5

This is our second visit to Louisville and we will always stay here when we visit! Our kids call this place their "Kentucky Home" and look forward to finding out what cookies might be waiting for us when we arrive. Plenty of room to relax and prepare food. Location is perfect for visiting the area. The hostess is lovely and makes everything easy and convenient while giving perfect privacy. Hope to come back sometime with friends and stay longer!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! I always enjoy hosting your lovely family.
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Rochester, IN USA
4

Clean and well organized.

  • 4 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay. Very nice and helpful owners. Would definitely stay again!😊👍

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely spot with lovely host

  • 5 of 5

We love this place and Marilyn is so accommodating! we have stayed here twice, it is like being home with the best neighbor in the world!!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Marilyn is very sweet and accomodating- We will definately book again :)

  • 5 of 5

Marilyn was very sweet and answered my email right away. We needed to book her home the day of and she worked with us. Her property was clean and she made us feel welcome with her cookies and hospitality. Thanks!!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pasadena, CA
5

Great bang for your vacation buck here!!

  • 5 of 5

“Kitty’s Place” (named after the long-time owner of the home – now owned by next door neighbor Marilyn) is a very nice, clean, quiet and well furnished home. It is located in a great neighborhood. It is away from down town Louisville but still close enough to get there in about 10 min by car. If you’re headed to Churchill Downs, you can catch the bus ($1.75) right across the street and it will drop you off just two blocks from the entrance. It will take you down town as well. Tip: Download a bus app on your phone and it will tell you when the bus is coming. Uber is about a $10 ride from Kitty’s Place to down town Louisville ($5 to the track).

There is a nice kitchen, dining room and living room in addition to the 2 bedrooms and bath. The beds were comfy and Marilyn provides lots of linens. WiFi is nice and speedy and Marilyn provides a big screen TV in the living room with full cable and even Netflix if you want to catch a movie. She also provided us with a nice batch of “welcome cookies”.

Everything we tried worked and the place was sparkling clean! The yard is neat and well maintained. You can't go wrong renting Kitty’s Place from Marilyn! JT - Los Angeles CA

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us, Joe! It was a pleasure hosting you, and I hope you'll visit again sometime.
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5

Quiet, convenient, comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed here three years in a row now for an even that takes place over in the Louisville Expo Center just two exits up on the interstate. Very convenient location. It's quiet and comfortable and the owners are so nice and helpful. We particularly love the little sun room covered porch for morning coffee and a little laptop work. We'll always come back. You won't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your return visit, Jake. Always great to see you all!
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Map

Nearest Airport
1.7 Miles
Louisville International Airport
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Beechmont House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Kentucky State Fair
Aug 16 2017 - Aug 27 2017
12 night minimum stay
$1,200
Flat fee
 
 
2018 Kentucky Derby
May 3 2018 - May 5 2018
3 night minimum stay
$3,600
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$120
From
$140
Fri,Sat
 

Additional information about rental rates

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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