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Boutique Hotel-Style Comfort & Design: 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 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.

"Your place is so convenient to everything and is now our favorite place to stay in Lexington. It is by far the best Airbnb experience we've had anywhere since our first stay with you in April. Thanks again for everything, and we will look forward to our next visit to Lexington!" —Jim & Barbara E.

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 day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 13, 2018

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 Shriners

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: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • 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 -
(45 traveler reviews)

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Boutique Hotel-Style Comfort & Design: Gorgeous, Luxury 2 BDR in Heart of it All
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 45 reviews
5

What a gem

  • 5 of 5

I have used VRBO 3 times now and this is by far my favorite. Kate’s place is warm, charming, and clean. Kitchen is truly fully stocked with many upgrades, the beds were super comfortable and the bathroom was very large. I wish I had more reasons to come to Lexington this will always be my first choice. Lastly when I look for places location, size, and cleanliness are what I always look for, this place gets 5 stars on all accounts.

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Julie! You guys were an absolute pleasure to host and left everything beautifully! Please come again soon!
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5

Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

The property gave us the feel of a real home. It has everything you need including an electric tea kettle for cold winter nights.

Although we did not have a chance to utilize it, there is even a fireplace.

There is an office area, a comfortable living room, dining room, and nice sized kitchen.

The location is near Richmond Road with access to New Circle Road. It was a great location not far from two Kroger grocery stores and about 12 mins. away from the University of Kentucky.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were such a pleasure to host, Maureen & Michael! I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay, and I hope to have the pleasure of hosting you again very soon!
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5

Very nice home

  • 5 of 5

No problems. Everything was very nice and owner was pleasant

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Robert! So glad you enjoyed your stay, and would love to welcome you back soon! Happy New Year!
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5

Very nice! Comfortable & quiet!!

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful vacation rental! Would stay here again!

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay, Lee-Anne. You guys are fantastic guests, and I would love to welcome you back at any time!
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5

Great Get Away

  • 5 of 5

We were so comfortable in Kate’s lovely VRBO. Spacious and super clean with all the amenities in a great location! I highly recommend this one.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Becky! I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay and would be so happy to host you again!
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5

Charming house

  • 5 of 5

What a charming cozy house. We were visiting for our daughters wedding and found Kate's house. When you walk in the door it feels like you are home. Anything and everything you need is right there, perfect location. Thank you for a lovely stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Caron—I'm delighted you enjoyed it. Please come again soon!
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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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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