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Relax and Enjoy at La Belle Fontaine: Gorgeous, Luxury 2 BDR in Heart of it All!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,423 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Gracious Comfort & Elegance with all Amenities: 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bathrooms

We love our guests! We welcome them with wine and chocolates and make sure to check on them to make sure they're enjoying their stay and to answer any questions, and they leave us the nicest notes!

"The nicest vacation rental we've ever seen or stayed in! If you ever want to sell, please let me know!" - Roger C.

"The stay was splendid, in no small part thanks to the aesthetic you created and the attention to detail you demonstrate in ensuring marvelous hospitality. The Four Seasons has nothing on you!" - Allison M.

"The bamboo and sheepskin mattress covers and assortment of pillows made the bed the most comfortable sleep we have ever had! Your hospitality was evident in every detail!" - Jakigh U.

Location, location, location! Relax in this newly remodeled gorgeous designer-appointed, spacious (1,423 sq. ft.) retreat, conveniently located on Fontaine Road in Chevy Chase, just minutes from area attractions, UK, Downtown, New Circle Road. Great for horse farm, winery, or Bourbon Trail touring, Keeneland Race Track, the Rolex Three-Day Event, Kentucky Horse Park events, conventions, conferences and trade shows, UK Sports and Graduations, and more (1.8 miles from University of Kentucky, 3 miles from Rupp Area/epicenter of Downtown, 3.2 miles from Transylvania University, 8.6 miles from LEX/Blue Grass Airport, 8.8 miles from Keeneland Race Track, 11.5 miles from the KY Horse Park, etc.).

Each room has been thoughtfully designed and furnished with attractive and comfortable furnishings, textiles, orchids, original paintings and art work, and every comfort considered (every amenity you'd expect plus thoughtful touches like throw pillows and blankets, ample reading lamps, candles, books, hairdryer, spa sound machine, and a magnifying makeup mirror). The entire space is open and airy with light colors, hardwood floors, high ceilings—think Southern California meets Central Kentucky. And, the kitchen was just remodeled—gorgeous, light, and bright, with everything you could possibly need to prepare a gourmet meal—blender, toaster, coffeemakers, pots, pans, chef's knives, teas, coffees, olive oil, spices, etc!

There are 2 bedrooms, one with a Cal King bed and the other a Queen. Both beds feature high end mattresses and linens and are extremely comfortable! There is one full bathroom (stocked with hair dryer, makeup mirror and a generous assortment of toiletries) and one half bath. Additionally, there's an office/library, wifi, a newly renovated full kitchen with everything you might possibly need, a comfortable living room with a flat-panel television w/Roku offering free Netflix, Amazon Prime, etc. plus a library of books, games, etc. A stylish dining area comfortably seats 6. Enjoy relaxing on the covered veranda with its gas grill and patio furniture (spring - fall; stored for winter), overlooking the spacious fenced in backyard.

Secure, free high-speed (highest speed available) WIFI internet is available throughout the unit. Enjoy a complimentary bottle of good red wine and dark chocolate upon your arrival!

Ample private, offstreet parking is provided in the circular driveway in front of the house. Access instructions to home will be provided upon booking acceptance. Please note: This is a well-appointed private home, and not suitable for hosting large parties.

More Details

Owner
Kate Buckley
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2017

About Kate Buckley

I'm a 9th-generation Kentuckian who attended Transylvania University and the University of Kentucky, and now divide my time between Lexington and Southern California. I'm a writer, artist and designer, and branding and marketing consultant. My mother owns a 5-star Inn, so comfortable and gracious hosting is in my DNA! :)

Kate Buckley purchased this house in 2014

Why Kate Buckley chose Lexington

It's stunningly beautiful, every comfort has been considered, every amenity provided—many guests have remarked it's as comfortable and peaceful as a resort/spa retreat, and you simply cannot beat the location!

What makes this house unique

"Kate has done a lovely job with equipping her home for everything you could possibly need. In addition to a great collection of books, poetry, cook books and art, she has a well supplied kitchen. Her lovely touches are an inspiration for my vacation homes. Kate is extremely responsive and helpful, we had a lovely three days in Lexington and will certainly return to her special place on our next trip to Lexington." - Virginia S.

"The nicest vacation rental we've ever seen or stayed in! If you ever want to sell, please let me know!" - Roger C.

"The stay was splendid, in no small part thanks to the aesthetic you created and the attention to detail you demonstrate in ensuring marvelous hospitality. The Four Seasons has nothing on you!" - Allison M.

"The bamboo and sheepskin mattress covers and assortment of pillows made the bed the most comfortable sleep we have ever had! Your hospitality was evident in every detail!" - Jakigh U.

"I believe in "calling it like it is/was" on all reviews, and I do not give the highest ratings "just because". That being said, without a doubt, this was the absolute nicest Airbnb that I've stayed in. The decoration was "comfortable fashion ". Unlike many Bed & Breakfast inns where it is hard to get comfortable due the nice surroundings, Kate's decoration style was a great mix of beautiful yet livable rooms, decor and belongings. It was truly home away from home. This was our first trip to KY, so we were concerned about the location, but was pleasantly surprised the easy access to both the inner and outer belt lines, as well as close to downtown Lexington, as well as convenient stores within 1-2 miles from either direction of her home. The community was pleasant as well, and daily you would see people walking (with kids and pets), jogging, etc.. Last but not least, Kate was a super super host. No matter where she was, if we needed anything, she replied ASAP to help us." - William R.

Amenities

Shriners House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1423 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
  • The large full bath features a fabulous shower + tub, large vanity with huge mirrors, including a magnifying makeup mirror, and good lighting. Shampoo, conditioner, body wash, hair dryer, and a host of toiletries, etc. also provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Both bedrooms feature the ultimate in comfortable luxurious mattresses and bedding with upholstered headboards, nightstands, lamps, dressers, ample closet space, hardwood floors with area rugs, etc.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Relax and Enjoy at La Belle Fontaine: Gorgeous, Luxury 2 BDR in Heart of it All!
average rating of 4.923077 based on 39 reviews
5

Beautiful property we had a great stay.

  • 5 of 5

Super clean property, very comfortable beds, super clean towels and linens. Very well appointed, with everything you need plus extras like spices in the kitchen, toiletries in the bathrooms. Wonderful collection of books. Great location as well. All in all one of the best properties we have ever rented.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so happy you enjoyed your stay and all the amenities! You guys were a pleasure to host and I hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back again very soon!
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5

Very nice place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much Kate for a beautiful place to stay. Lots of rooom for the three of us to spread out and have a little down time after busy days out and about in Lexington. Love the extra details you offer. Highly recommend staying with Kate!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! Delighted you all enjoyed your stay and would be honored to host you again very soon!
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Lima, OH
4

Nice weekend retreat

  • 4 of 5

We had a nice weekend at La Belle Fontaine, a convenient location to shopping, biking, walking, site seeing...all things wonderful to do in Lexington. Kate provided many of the conveniences of home in the unit, with many of her own personal extras. The unit is one of 3 in this triplex, the open back porch is shared with the neighboring unit, and the basement unit has access to back yard as well. Even the neighbor cat will welcome you and want to join you on the porch! We enjoyed our stay and would recommend Kate's place to those looking for accommodations in the Lexington area.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay, Nancy! Hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you guys back again soon! To clarify for others, this is a duplex with a garden level mother-in-law unit. This huge apartment on offer is completely separate. Only common areas are the huge back veranda (each duplex has half) and the laundry room downstairs.
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5

Excellent Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at this property. Well appointed, very comfortable, and conveniently located to everything. Would definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Sam! I'm so glad you enjoyed it. You were a pleasure to host, and I hope to welcome you back again very soon!
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Oklahoma
5

Cozy, Quaint and we'll appointed!

  • 5 of 5

A great place that is close to everything. Very nice accommodation with everything you need. Owner is very easy to work with.

Thanks Kate for let us share your beautiful home!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Mary! I'm delighted you enjoyed it. You were a pleasure to host, and I hope to welcome you back again very soon!
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Saint Charles, Illinois
4

Southern Charm in Great Location

  • 4 of 5

This property is extremely well decorated! It is a beautiful space. The location was also great! Unfortunately, there were a few things that I did not realize until arriving. When booking the property I did not realize that it was a triplex. We booked the home with another couple for a wedding weekend and hoped to have it as a gathering place for friends to visit on Saturday before the wedding. Had we been aware that it was a triplex and less guest friendly it may have impacted our choice. Kate was very helpful host and responsive to any and all of our questions!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: My home is beautifully (not to mention expensively) decorated with every amenity to pamper my valued guests, not as a rental for parties. This is why I mention in my description that it is not suitable for hosting parties. Paige asked if she could host nine people in my home for an evening party and I politely declined (explaining why), but did allow her to host friends for brunch the next day to make up for any inconvenience. I'm sorry that this caused her to dock a star from my property as my other guests have felt it was a 5-star experience.
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Map

Nearest Airport
8.6 Miles
LEX / Blue Grass Airport
Car: recommended

Photos

Rates & Availability

Available
Unavailable
Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Damage Deposit $500

Welcome to La Belle Fontaine! Please note rates are subject to change till booking is confirmed.
Please feel free to contact me for dining or sightseeing suggestions.


Check in: 4pm / Check out: 11am

Please note that check in is anytime after 4pm (some times early check in can be arranged—please feel free to ask), and checkout is by 11am. There will be a fee charged for late checkout as my housekeepers arrive at 11am to turn the property over for the next guests, and we have had several issues with guests not departing at the agreed upon time. Thank you!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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