This is our 2nd floor Guest Room from the entrance side of the room.  Emma, pictured on the rug, only stays upon request ;) ha ha. There are three windows, with mini blinds and curtains that are slightly hard to see in this pictureThis is our living room on the second floor just outside the Guest Room.  We have cable, including On-Demand and HBO, Xbox Kinect, and high speed wifi secure internet. (and our other dog, who is napping on a couch...)

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1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

The space

Our comfortable home in Mainstrasse is an easy walk or quick cab ride to Reds game, downtown, or Newport on the Levee. We are .7 miles from the Mariott RiverCenter in Covington.

For the breakfast, feel free to eat anything you find in the kitchen, bring food, cook, or otherwise! A cheap neighborhood restaurant - The Anchor Grill - is just over a block away and serves breakfast 24/7! Their motto is "We may doze, but never close!" With their "live performing" doll jukebox, it's an experience that can't be missed. Best Goetta in the world :)


Located in a historic district, our home, like many around us, is over 100 years old and a German shotgun style house. You would have access to our entire second floor, including the living room, kitchen, your room, and the shared bathroom, with more details below. As many people who want to stay in the room are welcome, just note we only have one bathroom. :)

My husband and I are both busy professionals, but love to host and be home on the weekends. He is a public school middle school teacher and part-time bartender and I am a public interest attorney/licensed massage therapist. We are flexible and easy going and love company. We have had lots of roommates over the years and enjoy sharing our home.

Our guests have unlimited access to our entire second floor. Our second floor includes the private guest room, the shared living room with 3 couches, 42" flat screen television with cable including HBO, an XBox with kinect and games, a (website hidden) chrome cast for watching anything on a laptop or cell phone on the television, and more.

The second floor also includes the shared bathroom and shower, the shared kitchen - in which nothing is sacred - feel free to eat or drink anything you find and store anything in the fridge or use the oven, etc., and our large deck. The deck has a large table and seating for 6 for outdoor dining. We have a grill and a large umbrella for sunny fun!

We also have front loading energy efficient washer and dryer guests are welcome to use on the second floor.

Up to you (and if we are in town) - Feel free to let us know via message what you think works best - it is completely possible to stay with us and not cross paths much if at all, but you are welcome to hang out with us if you want!

We live in Mainstrasse. It is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Northern Kentucky. It is the German neighborhood where we still have lots of German restaurants, bars, and festivals.

We are just a couple of blocks off of I-75/71, equidistant between the two Covington exits (192 and 191), and within a 3 block radius there are dozens of bars, restaurants, and shops!

Mainstrasse is charming and unique.

When I go to vote for the "best of" in Greater Cincinnati - I largely find all of my winners in our neighborhood!

No comparison we have:
* the best dog shop (Strasse Dog)
* the best bartender (Bill) at Wiseguys
* the best pizza (Goodfellas)
* the best tomato pie/KY food (Otto's)
* the best burgers (Zola's)
* the best live jazz (Dee Felice)
* the best pierogis, sausages, brussel sprouts, German food, german bar (Wunderbar)

You can check out our neighborhood by searching for Mainstrasse or by going to the website with the same (website hidden)

The Tank Bus - I can't include the website because airbnb hides websites - but it is the Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky - has stops on either side of our house, just a few blocks away, and the main bus transit center is within easy walking distance, approximately half a mile.

The Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington is just under a mile away and easily accessible by car, bike, or walking.

The Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati is around a mile and a half away (1.6 miles) and an easy walk, bike, or on the $1 Tank Shuttle.

We have a mountain bike that Cara used for years for her work commute around Covington and guests are welcome to use the bike anytime! We will give you the lock code when you book!

We have two super sweet beagles and a terrier who are willing to provide attention and affection and play or nap with guests, or stay in their crates for some more quiet time. :)

Most importantly, our home is a safe space and open to all walks of life. Social justice, folks of color, and LGBTQI friendly! We have the best overall inclusive/gay-friendly community in Greater Cincinnati. :)

Guest access

Guests have access to the entire 2nd floor (your bedroom, living room, kitchen, bathroom, and deck) and you can feel free to eat or drink anything you find and use any toiletries.

Other things to note

We have two super sweet beagles and a terrier who are willing to provide attention and affection and play or nap with guests, or stay in their crates for some more quiet time. :)

Most importantly, our home is a safe space and open to all walks of life. Social justice, folks of color, and LGBTQI friendly! We have the best overall inclusive/gay-friendly community in Greater Cincinnati. :)

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Discount: 20%
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House Rules

Relax and enjoy Northern Kentucky. We don't expect people to make their beds or anything like that :)



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1 night minimum stay

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Leslie User Profile
June 2017
We had a wonderful time. They were so nice and hospitable. It was my boyfriends birthday and we all ended up going out for drinks and having a great time. It's a great area to stay, walkable to everything. I would definitely stay again. Thanks Cara and Nate!

David User Profile
June 2017
Cara and Nate were great hosts. We didn't get the chance to meet Cara, but Nate showed us how great Covington is. Great eats, great brewery, and super close walk to the Reds game. Thanks !

Alma User Profile
May 2017
Cara is really friendly and understanding

Mercedez User Profile
May 2017
Cara is a charming host and the location was perfect!

Mark User Profile
December 2016
Cara is extremely gregarious and you can tell she really loves hosting guests and making them feel at home. Her house is your house. Her beagles are also very nice and one will come lay in your lap if you let her! The location is also very convenient, being just a few minutes from I-75/71.

Tara User Profile
November 2016
Nice accommodation, great hosts, just as described.

Janet User Profile
November 2016
The host had good communication beforehand to confirm the reservation and arrival. I rented the bedroom which was spacious, clean and pleasant. It felt like a safe neighborhood. The linens smelled good. There is WIFI available. The shared space of the shower and kitchen were not clean at all. I would not recommend staying here because of the filthy shower and kitchen area. Maybe their other offering of the apartment with its own kitchen and bath would have better served me, but the areas shared by the host were very unclean and messy.

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Covington, Kentucky, United States · Joined in March 2013
Cara User Profile

I am from eastern Kentucky, my husband Nate and I have been in Covington since 2005. I am a public interest attorney currently working at Kentucky Equal Justice Center as the health law fellow. I am also a licensed massage therapist. Nate is a middle school social students and language arts teacher and a bartender and coach. We both love our neighborhood, Kentucky, bourbon, The Reds, Kentucky Wildcats, Berea College, crossfit, and our beagles, and love to share it all with new friends. We have travelled quite a bit, both domestic and internationally.

We are very laid back and flexible. Our airbnb guests are invariably just very new friends visiting we want them to have the best experience possible.

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