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809—Derby City Urban Bourbon Loft Great View

Sleeps12
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

17 Breathtaking Lofts | 900 to 2,800 sf | Massive Windows | Spectacular Views

Stay at one of the most breathtaking spaces in downtown Louisville. We have 17 beautiful lofts on the top two floors of a former industrial building. We boast 7 1/2+ ft windows with gorgeous views of the City, the Ohio River + the lush Floyds Knobs hills beyond. In each loft the furniture + open floor plan is configured to allow guests to have as many queen beds as they need while hosting friends + family in comfort. Our amenities are truly outstanding + we believe you will have an amazing time.

DESCRIPTION — Stay at one of the most unique + breathtaking places in downtown Louisville. Open the door to this 900 square foot penthouse loft, with 14 foot ceilings + in front of you are 20 feet of windows overlooking the heart of the City. The windows are 20 feet in length and 7 1/2+ feet in height. Every day I wake up deliriously happy because the first thing I see in the morning is this view + I stay that way all day for the same reason. I would love for you to experience this + more during your time in Louisville!

A string of adjectives for you that describe my space. . . Sun-drenched, Modern, Urban + Industrial Chic. The open floor plan allows you to enjoy time together with your friends + the distinct spaces created using groupings of furniture allow you to have more intimate gatherings when you choose. The glazed concrete floors highlight the raw, industrial origin of the space while providing a luxurious feel. The carefully chosen decor creates a sumptuous interior for a truly comfortable stay in an edgy space.

This loft is 1 of 8 penthouse, south-facing + cityview lofts in the historic Glassworks Building in downtown Louisville. Glassworks is a multi-use facility dedicated to the art of glass, featuring 2 working glass studios, 2 glass galleries, a walk-in workshop + daily tours. That gives you a lot to do before you even step outside the building.

I HAVE 17 LOFTS TOTAL IN THE SAME BUILDING.

We have the same amenities in all the lofts — the same bathroom, the same kitchen, the same couch, etc. The only difference (aside from decor) is size / square footage + number of bathrooms.

We have 6 tiers of lofts: BIG, BIGGER, BIGGEST, GIANT, GIANT+ and PALATIAL. This loft, 809, is a BIG Tier Loft.

BIG Tier — 900 square feet (sf) — 1 bathroom

BIGGER Tier — 1,200 sf — 1 bathroom

BIGGEST Tier — 1,400 sf — 1 bathroom

GIANT Tier — 1,700 sf — 1 bathroom

GIANT+ Tier — 1,900 sf — 2 bathrooms

PALATIAL Tier — 2,800 sf — 3 bathrooms

In our tiers, you may have noticed that we start with the BIG Tier. That’s because there is no small. These are complete homes (condos) that range from 900 to 2,800 square feet. The BIG Tier is 2 to 4 times larger than an average hotel room + the PALATIAL Tier is 14 times larger. These condos are the size of many freestanding homes.

If needed, we can host up to 175-250+ in our entire suite of lofts. Amazingly, there’s even more information we could give you on our whole set-up + if you are interested in the overwhelming amount of details we have for you, just give us a holler y’all ;-D

DETAILS — In short, we customize the lofts to meet our guests’ needs. The lofts are completely flexible furniture-wise, in no small part so that each guest can meet their particular objectives with the space. We find there are three types of guests: one that wants to stay within a particular budget for a large group, one that is a small group or couple seeking a luxurious + spacious vacation home in the heart of downtown Louisville + one that is seeking a Sweet Spot between the number of beds we can put in a loft + the amount of spaciousness we can provide. Whatever you desire, we can achieve!!

Sleeping — Sleeps up to 12 people (that's up to 6 queen-size beds at 2 people per bed)

There are 2 distinct sleeping areas + because of the floor plan you can sleep up to 2 couples with visual privacy + up to 12 with less privacy. All of our beds are memory foam mattresses (topped with more memory foam!) + we have even more memory foam toppers on hand for people who almost want to suffocate in the plushness of all this memory foam. And for our firm-mattress fans, we can remove the memory foam toppers to make the bed less soft. Also, we wash all of our bedding including our quilts, blankets + body pillowcases each + every time. And we use 500 thread count sheets + mattress pads. Our apologies in advance for the trouble you are going to have getting yourself out of bed! But we’re not sorry… we just love you that much!!

Bathroom — 1 Bathroom + for guest numbers above 6, access to a second bathroom (entry from the hallway) will be made available.

One of the first things you’ll notice is stacks of plush, hotel-quality white towels… we’ve got your back on this! There is a shower with a tub, toilet, sink, mirror + several shelves for toiletries. In the shower you will find dispensers full of shampoo, conditioner + bath gel. On + in the vanity you will find hand soap, makeup removing pads, cotton balls, Q-tips + black washcloths for makeup removal.

Eating + Dining areas — Dining area seats 2-12+ people

Good news! We have the technology to set up a table to accommodate the size of your party, whatever that number may be!! Our tables fold down to accommodate parties as small as two + can be combined together to accommodate parties of almost any size. They are easy to move + can be put discreetly to the side when not in use. We also offer a combination of modern, sleek, stackable metal chairs + leather chairs (that are soft like butter).

Speaking of butter… do you want to eat? Good! The Kitchen is stocked with appliances + amenities for your dining pleasure. Each kitchen comes stocked with a Keurig Coffee Maker + coffee pods, bottled water, sugar + sweeteners, creamer + black tea… we even have a teapot! If there is an appliance that you want, chances are I have it in my personal space + can make it available to you. As they say, "Ask + you shall receive" — well, most probably, if I have what you are looking for! One last thing, we have extra tables + chairs and quite a few can be put in your space without getting in your way.

Entertaining + Lounging — Welcome to the Lounge Pit. . .

I have a large modular, gray leather, sectional sofa that can be set up as an L-shaped couch or as, what I believe is technically called, a Lounge Pit with the extra ottoman filling the center. It's a great spot to chill + watch a movie or two or even get some work done on your laptop. Speaking of getting work done, you will have high speed fiber WiFi coursing through your computer. But what will you listen to whilst you are trapped in the Lounge Pit? How about my iPhone/Android/iPad/Tablet/Whatever-System-You-Use-For-Music speakers. Yeah, I think that should about do it. Oh wait, there is an HDTV in said lounging area. Yep, that's to entertain you, the lounge-y one lounging in the Lounge Pit.

LAWYERLY TALK:

No smoking + no pets (I would get kicked out of my place + I know you don't want that ;-D)

Security Deposit + Rental Agreement required

Please read the house rules thoroughly before making a reservation. Thanks! Let's talk!!

This loft is a complete home (condo) that is 900 square feet. You will have access to everything inside your condo. FYI, we have 17 comparably outfitted lofts that range from 900 to 2,800 square feet.

This is a secure building. Accordingly, access is provided with keycards that will be issued to you when you check in. One keycard for each guest in your party. Therefore, please be certain that you make your reservation for the correct number of people. Thanks!

I live in the building + have a team working with me, so either myself or my team will be nearby if needed.

More Details

Owner
Sarah Morris McCauley
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
40%
Calendar last updated:
June 5, 2017

About Sarah Morris McCauley

I grew up in louisville, ky, and then traveled all over the world. Plus, i have lived in many places throughout the us. Throughout that time louisville has always remained my favorite city. There is just too much that is great + unique about this city i call home once again. I have tried out many occupations in my life including: airline pilot, sales + graphic design among others. What i've been best at is being an entrepreneur. And so that's what i do... Start businesses.

Amenities

Downtown Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 8
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
  • 1 Bathroom + for guest numbers above 6, access to a second bathroom (entry from the hallway) will be made available. One of the first things you’ll notice is stacks of plush, hotel-quality white towels… we’ve got your back on this! There is a shower with a tub, toilet, sink, mirror + several shelves for toiletries. In the shower you will find dispensers full of shampoo, conditioner + bath gel. On + in the vanity you will find hand soap, makeup removing pads, cotton balls, Q-tips + black washcloths for makeup removal.
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 12
  • Main Bedroom - 2 queen , 4 murphy bed
  • Sleeps up to 12 people (that's up to 6 queen-size beds at 2 people per bed) There are 2 distinct sleeping areas + because of the floor plan you can sleep up to 2 couples with visual privacy + up to 12 with less privacy. All of our beds are memory foam mattresses (topped with more memory foam!) + we have even more memory foam toppers on hand for people who almost want to suffocate in the plushness of all this memory foam. And for our firm-mattress fans, we can remove the memory foam toppers to make the bed less soft. Also, we wash all of our bedding including our quilts, blankets + body pillowcases each + every time. And we use 500 thread count sheets + mattress pads. Our apologies in advance for the trouble you are going to have getting yourself out of bed! But we’re not sorry… we just love you that much!!
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
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
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Amenities Not Listed Above — Daily Weekday Housekeeping | upon request — $30/hour for weekends + holidays — Bottled Water | complimentary — “Mini Bar” | customers may select groceries online and reimburse us for the cost + service charge (this includes the delivery fee from the grocery store + a stocking fee) — “In Room Dining” | Postmates, Grubhub, Take Out Taxi, Yelp Eat24 + Mr Delivery — Vending Machines On Site — Hairdryer | extra upon request — Vanity Mirrors | extra upon request — Toiletries | bathrooms are stocked with shampoo, conditioner + bath gel in the shower + hand soap, make-up removing pads, cotton balls, Q-tips, etc. in the vanity — Iron + Full Size Ironing Board — High-Speed Fiber Wifi Internet — Flat Screen LCD HDTV — Cable | multiple channels of HBO (5), Showtime (5) + ESPN (4) — On Demand TV — Microwave — Dishwasher — Alarm Clock(s) | upon request — Fan — Full Length Mirror — In-Room Telephone Contact us if extra luxuries are needed!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

809—Derby City Urban Bourbon Loft Great View
average rating of 4.8965516 based on 29 reviews
5

Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

Property and owner were great!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Location was perfect for sightseeing and walking around Louisville!

  • 5 of 5

Check in and out was easy, manager was super friendly and helpful. The owner was very nice and accessible via text. Loft was stocked with water, shampoo, conditioner, coffee, etc. We had the option to have the loft cleaned daily. The only negative is that the mattresses were a little harder than we like. But location was outstanding for checking out museums, distilleries, restaurants, etc. Parking was very accessible and inexpensive. Great experience!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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5

Convenient location, great space for groups

  • 5 of 5

This property is a great flexible space. It was easy and comfortable to host a group of twelve. The space has a nice mixture of private and group space, was very clean, and came stocked with everything we needed. Check in was easy and Sarah was quick to respond while we were in Louisville - also very accommodating to our needs. It was easy to get to many places within the city, either by car or by foot.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellant stay!

  • 5 of 5

Sarah always takes care of us and once again we had a fabulous time in her loft. A perfect alternative to drab hotels. Her lofts have everything we need for a pleasant stay. Great location, nice amenities and very clean.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome rental!

  • 5 of 5

The loft was clean and well furnished.l. The beds were comfy. Plenty of people were comfortably accommodated. Sarah was available and helpful. She really worked with us and even provided a free upgraded room! We would definitely recommend to friends and family.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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5

Amazing Loft - Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We were welcomed to the Glassworks building with an upgrade to loft 703 (YAY!). It was absolutely amazing! From the personal greeting at the front door to the tour and amenities of ice, coffee, laundry and security we loved our stay. Having a loft in the downtown area was great, but having a room with a view was priceless. A view of the Slugger museum as well as the Ohio river and the distant lights of Indiana were exactly what we dreamed about on our first stay in the city. Sarah was unbelievably accepting of any requests as well as quick to answer any questions. Our stay was beyond what we thought we would have. We were across the street from the city bus as well as walking distance from the local spots that make Louisville famous. Our loft was delightfully beautiful and very clean. When we visit again we will definitely stay with Sarah. It was a wonderful time all around. The loft was even more than we expected and would never hesitate to stay there again. Thank you Sarah!! We loved it.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
SDF
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Proof on Main
Nearest Golf
5.4 Miles
Cherokee Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Mussel and Burger Bar
Car: not necessary

Staying here, you are on the 2.5 mile “Bourbon Line”, the gateway to Bourbon country. Anchored between the Peerless Distilling Company two blocks to our west and Copper & Kings to our east, we sit on a line of bourbon attractions — Evan Williams, Angel’s Envy + the Jim Beam Urban Stillhouse. Grease Monkey Distillery + Moonshine University are also just a few blocks south of the Line. There’s even more amber in our future… the Old Forester Urban Distillery + Rabbit Hole Distilling are opening in late 2017 + Michter’s Micro-Distillery is projected to open in 2018. Welcome to the heart of bourbon distilling in Louisville!!

Yes, we are swimming in bourbon + yet Louisville contains so much more…

Within just a 2-block radius you can:

— Gaze at glass blowing artisans working on the ground level;

— Walk to the world-renowned 21C museum which houses the restaurant Proof on Main + the 21C contemporary art museum. 21C is open 24/7 (gentlemen, you MUST visit the men’s room while you are there!);

— Meander down Museum Row which includes the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory, Glassworks, the Frazier History Museum, the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft (the KMAC Museum), 21C 24-hour Museum, the Kentucky Science Center, the Muhammad Ali Center + The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts. We are located directly on Museum Row as part of the historic Glassworks District;

— Imbibe at Bourbon Distilleries: Evan Williams + Peerless;

— Or jog to the Louisville Loop for your morning run in Waterfront Park along the Ohio River

The closest grocery + liquor store is in the CVS at 505 S 4th St, just a 5-8 minute walk from here.

ENTERTAINMENT: Centrally located for walking or driving a very short distance to some of the best dining + bars in Louisville — Downtown/Main Street (you can see it from the window!); SOFO/4th Street Live (0.6 miles); E Market Street/NuLu (1.3 miles); Old Louisville (2 miles); Bardstown Road/The Highlands (3 miles); and Frankfort Avenue/Clifton (3 miles).

I could keep going, but you are only staying for a couple of days, right? If our siren song has enticed you to stay longer or to plan your return, let us know + we can suggest an itinerary just for you!

PARKING AT MY PLACE: I am literally surrounded by parking! There is metered street parking directly in front of the building + in that strip only it's free before 10A, after 5P + on Sunday (NOTE: Always check the meter as the effective times are subject to change); Also there are parking garages directly across the street ($18/day) + directly behind my building ($10/day). Plus, there is slightly cheaper ($7 all day) open lot parking just down the block at the corner of W Market + 8th and to the west of the building ($5 all day) as well. (NOTE: The open lot parking is not best for overnight parking as it expires at either Midnight or 4A, depending on whether you pay at the kiosk or through the app.) This parking information was all true the last time I checked, but it's still all subject to change, as the parking authorities don't keep me updated when they make changes ;-D

TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS: Lyft, Uber, Yellow Cab + Ready Cab. Also, TARC (the Louisville bus system) runs a free downtown trolley—the ZeroBus—that stops directly across from the building about every 15 minutes (except on Sundays + Holidays).

DRIVING DISTANCE FROM POINTS OF INTEREST:

— Churchill Downs: 13 minutes (4.2 miles)

— SDF, Louisville International Airport: 12 minutes (7 miles)

— LOU, Bowman Field Airport for personal aircraft: 12 minutes (7.3 miles)

— INTERSTATES: I-64: 3 minutes (0.2 miles); I-65: 5 minutes (1.1 miles); I-71: 6 minutes (2.4 miles); I-264/Watterson Expy: 10 minutes (5.9 miles)

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Rates & Availability

Downtown Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Kentucky Derby 2018
May 1 2018 - May 7 2018
3 night minimum stay
$1,675
$5,025
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $36 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$134
From
$335
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $36 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $72

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.
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