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Completely refurbished downstairs apartment in 1920's home

Northside District, Lexington, KY, USA
  • Apartment1200 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 2 nights

Completely refurbished, large 2 bedroom apartment, with tranquil garden

This might be the most beautiful rental in Lexington! The entire apartment has been refurbished, with all new furnishings, linens and appliances. It is walking distance to all of the downtown attractions, including Rupp Arena and world-class restaurants and bars. The apartment has been furnished in all neutral colors and decorated with vintage photos of Lexington. Plus, extra insulation was added to make for a quiet and comfortable experience.


Teri Kelly

Member Since 2014
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within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 20, 2018
About Teri Kelly

We're two sisters and a hubby/brother-in-law who have a passion for downtown Lexington and refurbishing old buildings. Teri and Chris live just down the street on West 3rd Street and love everything about the area.

Teri Kelly purchased this Apartment in 2012

Why Teri Kelly chose North Upper Street

Beautiful 1920's home with "great bones" and a hard-to-find English garden in a city setting. We've refurbished and vacation-rent both the downstairs and the upstairs apartments. We love all of the people we've met from across the world.

What makes this Apartment unique

We passionately refurbished this home to make it as warm and comfortable on the inside as it looks from the outside. The peaceful garden is a wonderful place for a glass of wine and a book or outdoor dining for a group.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Both bedrooms are a tranquil oasis of quiet colors and warm furnishings. If you have a group of six we can provide an inflatable mattress, which could be set up in the living or dining room.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom is not huge, but was completely redone and is furnished with lots of towels, wash cloths, a hair dryer, and limited toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, extra toothbrushes, toothpaste, etc).

      Location Type

        • Downtown
          The apartment sits on the western edge of Downtown Lexington, in the rapidly growing Northside neighborhood. Lexington's oldest neighborhood which is experiencing a resaissance as renovations occur.


            • Historic


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Fireplace
                      Plenty of fire places, but none can currently be lit.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                      Cable television and internet. Wifi name and password provided on welcome sheet in apartment.
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      TWO of them! One in unit, an extra one in the spooky basement.
                    • Linens Provided
                      Kitchen towels All sheets, including for inflatable mattress. Eight Pillows Extra blankets
                    • Living Room
                      Television, couch, seating.
                    • Parking
                      Street parking available in front. May get a bit tight on Fri and Sat nights.
                    • Towels Provided
                      Towels, hand towels, wash cloths provided. Bar
                    • Washing Machine
                      TWO of them! One in unit, an extra one in the spooky basement.


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Service for 8 in dishes, glasses and tableware. Pans, including a cast iron skillet. Utensils, mixing bowl, measuring cup, etc
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                          Completely refurbished in March 2016 - taken down to the studs with new cabinets, countertops, appliances, etc.
                        • Microwave
                          Overhead. Bought brand new in stainless.
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          Coffee & Bottled water provided. Some condiments also provided. I also tend to leave what other guests leave behind. Usually staples such as sugar, oils, some spices, etc. Paper Napkins
                        • Refrigerator
                          Stainless steel
                        • Stove
                          Stainless steel electric stove.
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Our first rental that has a separate dining room! Table sits four. Greatest athlete in Kentucky's history's photo over mantle.
                            • Dining Room


                                • Books
                                  A few around the apartment.
                                • Games
                                  I have plenty at my house. Give me a heads up and I would be glad to put some in the house. Decks of cards provided. Poker chips upon request.
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Time Warner Cable
                                • Television
                                  Cable from Time Warner


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Very nice sitting area in the garden. I am looking for the seating, however. as my tenant had provided it until she moved out.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      English garden


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible


                                            • arboretum
                                            • churches
                                            • cinemas
                                            • festivals
                                            • health/beauty spa
                                            • library
                                            • playground
                                            • restaurants
                                            • winery tours

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • antiquing
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • groceries


                                                        • My neighborhood is a GREAT place to walk around. Historic homes abound from 1825 to 1920, most of them renovated or in the process. Also restaurants, bars, and breweries.

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          31 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews


                                                          TY R.

                                                          Homey, close to lots of stuff... very attractive remodel of an older home. Well done! Great value! Look forward to the next opportunity we have to rent this simple but comfortable home. Thanks, Teri!

                                                          Charming, Cozy, Clean, Victorian in Historic Lexington

                                                          Stacie MarieDenver, CO

                                                          Loved staying at this charming home in the Northside District of Lexington! The beds were comfortable, the towels and linens were fresh and clean and the decor was spot on! I especially loved the chic dining area! It is decorated in black and white, lit by a chandelier and accented with a custom made wood industrial shelving - such a fun combination of glam and comfort! I highly recommend this home to other vacationers looking to experience the historic allure of Lexington. Thank you Teri for your hospitality and creating a comfortable and charming space I was able to enjoy during my travels to Kentucky!

                                                          2nd time back and still love it!

                                                          Jennifer N.

                                                          We stayed here about a year ago and were so happy it was available again this year. The apartment is just as we remembered, beautifully furnished, very clean, comfy beds and great location. One thing I also really appreciate is the bedding is so clean and perfume-free, I have some allergies and I felt very safe here and had no problems.

                                                          Plus, you can easily walk downtown for a coffee and to nearby restaurants and parking out front was never a problem. Teri has always been super friendly and helpful if we needed anything for the apartment or information about town. This place will certainly remain on our list for best places to stay in downtown Lexington!

                                                          Wonderful place!

                                                          Diane P.

                                                          The owner responded very quickly. Easy process. The apartment was great. Clean, tastefully done. Beautiful backyard space. Comfortable living area as well. We totally enjoyed our stay and would definitely stay there again.

                                                          Truly great experience for our first visit to Lexington

                                                          Larissa M.

                                                          The hospitality is top notch and we really enjoyed ourselves. The bedroom pictured is very comfortable and the space is very clean with ample closet space, hangers, and drawers. The owners endeavor (and succeed) to make your stay lovely, much more so than a hotel. The neighborhood has some really great food and pubs very nearby too. The recommendation book was very helpful as well, particularly by listing Windy Corner Cafe--what a treat that place was!

                                                          Appealing and Attractively Refurbished Apt

                                                          Susan D.

                                                          The Apartment was inviting and very clean with well thought out welcoming touches especially dog treats for Dilly..Beds are very comfortable.. Garden is a lovely bonus . Interesting area walked to great Coffee shop and Doodles Restaurant further downtown with ease.. Certainly enjoyed staying and will hope to do so again


                                                          Northside District, Lexington, KY, USA

                                                          The property is conveniently located within walking distance of all of Lexington's downtown attractions including Rupp Arena, restaurants, shopping and the Explorium of Lexington (Lexington Children's Museum). An easy two block walk gets you to Jefferson Street, a renovated entertainment district of bars, breweries and restaurants. Or, visitors could make a quick 7-10 minute drive to the up-and-coming Distillery District, Lexington's newest entertainment district. If you're headed to the Kentucky Horse Park, it's only 9 miles and 15-20 minute drive.

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                                                          31 Reviews
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