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801 | BIGGEST Tier | Derby City Urban Bourbon Loft Great View

Sleeps26
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type condo

Overview

About the property

Breathtaking Loft | 1,400 sf | Massive Windows | Spectacular Views

Stay at one of the most breathtaking spaces in downtown Louisville. This loft is located on one of 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 1,400 square foot penthouse loft, with 14 foot ceilings + in front of you are 40 feet of windows overlooking the expanse of the Ohio River + the one charming train bridge to the west + other more utilitarian bridges to the east that connect Louisville + Southern Indiana. This makes our view of Thunder Over Louisville as up close + personal as you can be—hands down one of the best views of the Thunder air show + fireworks in the city.. The windows are 40 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 6 penthouse, north-facing + full riverview 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.

We do offer some other spaces that you may be interested in...check out our listings VRBO #631207 + #4571945 to see what else we offer….

We have the same amenities in all our lofts — the same bathroom, the same kitchen, the same couch, etc. The only difference (aside from decor) is size / square footage + number of bathrooms. 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 26 people (that's up to 12 queen-size beds + 1 super-massive, super-comfy couch at 2 people per bed/couch

There are 2 distinct sleeping areas + because of the floor plan you can sleep up to 2 couples with visual privacy + up to 26 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 2-26+ 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, white leather, sectional sofa that can be set up as a very large + deep rectangular shaped couch or as, what I believe is technically called, a Lounge Pit with the extra ottomans 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 1,400 square feet. You will have access to everything inside your condo.

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 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 3, 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!

Sarah Morris McCauley purchased this condo in 2013

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:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 26
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Water View ...
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 26 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - 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 26
  • - 5 queen , 7 murphy bed
  • Sleeps up to 26 people (that's up to 12 queen-size beds + 1 super-massive, super-comfy couch at 2 people per bed/couch There are 2 distinct sleeping areas + because of the floor plan you can sleep up to 2 couples with visual privacy + up to 26 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
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

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average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
Sandwich Illinois
5

Everythig was so organized!

  • 5 of 5

From the very start Sarah kept me in the loop as to what was happening, answered any questions, and upon arrival was greeted by Maggie Joe with a very warm welcome. The loft was very clean and had more amenities than we needed.

Thanks again for a great stay!

Fred K.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent Stay

  • 5 of 5

We came down to celebrate a bachelor party, and everyone in the group had nothing but great things to say. Very clean, plenty of space and the employees were very helpful if we had any questions regarding Louisville. Would definitely come again if we ever find ourselves down that way!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Nice building, very clean and the staff are very accomodating!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this loft for a church youth group so all the kids and adults could be in one place and maximize our time together on this trip. We had 24 guests and had access to 3 bathrooms total to accommodate our large group. The bathrooms even had shampoo, conditioner and shower gel there. Everything was very clean. The Murphy beds worked out great and the view of the river was nice. We ordered groceries the day before we checked in and they were ready and waiting when we got there. Sarah was so pleasant to work with and walked us through everything with ease. If our youth group ever comes back to Louisville I would love to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Orlando, FL
5

Great property in convenient downtown location

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 14 stayed at the Best View Loft and it exceeded our expectations in every way. It was surprisingly spacious (the online photos do not convey well the actual size of the loft). We had ample room to relax, gather and socialize and never once felt cramped. For those with larger groups, do not be put off by the single bathroom in the loft. This was not a problem as Sarah made another full bathroom available. The view is fantastic and the building is unique. In the morning dead downstairs to Jill's Café for some coffee and then check out the blown glass. Once you head out the door, most everything downtown is a convenient walk and if you drive - parking is convenient and easily available. So, big thumbs up to Sarah and her Best View Loft!!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

This loft was even better than I anticipated!

  • 5 of 5

Great location. FABULOUS view! Wonderful space to entertain. Bill and Sarah were so nice to work with. Everything we needed was right within reach. I will return to this property if business or pleasure brings me back in the area. We all loved it.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
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Laura

  • 5 of 5

Celebrating a bachelorette party and loved staying in the loft with all the girls! Sarah was very helpful during check in and the space was very clean and spacious. We loved the views as well!! The girls that stayed couldn't stop bragging about the loft! This place is a keeper and right down the road from 4th Street. I will defiantly stay again in the future!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
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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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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $288

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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