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Wooded Retreat on 5 Acre Private Lot

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 4,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms, 4.5 baths, sleeps 14 (1 King, 5 Queens, 4 twins)

Cozy, New England Style Home with 2 fireplaces and huge screened in patio.

Great for family reunions, wedding rehearsal dinners, or even the wedding itself. Large Great Room. Five (six really) bedrooms. 5,000 square foot home on a 5 acre wooded lot. Top-of-the-line everything. Pool table on first floor. 1 King bed, 5 Queen beds, 4 twin beds. Hot Tub not included. Wi-Fi available. Several golf courses within 20 minutes. Downtown 25 minutes away. Churchill Downs, Louisville Slugger, Ali Center, Bourbon Distilleries.

John Baumann
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 5, 2018

About John Baumann

Inspirational Speaker with Parkinsons

John Baumann purchased this house in 2007

Why John Baumann chose Shelby County

One-of-a-kind. Got married in the Great Room. Large enough for all family events.


Shelby County House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , 2 twin/ single
  • Main floor has master King in one room with master bath. And a second bedroom with 2 twins. The top floor has 2 bedrooms with Queen beds and baths. The first floor walkout has an oversized bedroom with a Queen and 2 twins. And the main room with the pool table has a Queen and a bath. This floor is 1,500 square feet of wall-to-wall carpet for sleeping bags and has an inflatable mattress at your disposal. It also has a comfy couch that can be slept on.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • 1 bicycles
  • limited accessibility
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(11 traveler reviews)

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Wooded Retreat on 5 Acre Private Lot
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

The property was very nice. We liked the view from the upstairs deck.

  • 5 of 5

We liked the spacious interior and were glad there was so much room for everyone to sit and visit. The carved wooden designs in the furniture and above the doorways was quite interesting.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy to share my home.
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Great house and location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this home. Very well kept! John was a pleasure to deal with and was professional. Only about 20 minutes from downtown you can't beat this home.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great experience

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house, Awesome host

  • 5 of 5

Our group had a great weekend. The place was perfect. There is plenty of room and we loved the house. It was the perfect location for what we were wanting. If I come back to Louisville in the future I will definitely check to see if this place is available. Thanks again!

John is a great host who will do everything he can to make your stay enjoyable. He is extremely responsive and easy to reach and communicate with.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Appreciate the spectacular review.
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The perfect setting!

  • 5 of 5

Coudn't have gone any better. The house is amazing, the space is inviting and we had everything we needed for group stay IN! We barely left the house and cooked all our meals right there in the kitchen, it was perfect. The outside patio was the best, lots of chats out there while enjoying the crisp Fall air!

We will be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice large house on multi acre lot

  • 5 of 5

The outside property is a little bit different than I expected. The inside of the house is just like the pictures, very pretty and well laid out. The beds were very comfortable, and there is a nice screened in porch. There are plenty of TVs and a nice surround system. It sits in a quiet subdivision lots where all houses are on large multiple acre lots. The lot, although large, is mostly wooded and not very usable as is. The owner was very attentive checking in multiple times to make sure everything was fine. At the time I rented the house , there were no window coverings; if this is something that may concern you, I would check to see if any have been installed.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad that Dean discussed the layout. It is meant to be, as it is named, a "Wooded Retreat." The back beyond the creek and side yards are natural. To let in as much natural light as possible, since the 5 acre lots puts neighbors a good distance away, we intentionally leave the windows alone. No-one can look in having the Master on the 2nd floor.
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Buffalo Wild Wings
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Persimmon Ridge
Car: necessary

Bourbon Distillery Tours, Churchill Downs Horse Racing, Louisville Slugger




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning Fee $180

Price listed is for 6 guests. All guests over 6 pay $40 per guest per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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