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 picture
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 view (Chez Nora rooftop bar - which just closed in January 2014 and I am leaving it because I am convinced it will either re-open or someone will buy it before it is warm again… it is too perfect)
* 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)
* the best lattetails, fancy martinis, and all around company (Pike St. Lounge), and the best overall inclusive/gay friendly community in Greater Cincinnati.
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 who are willing to provide attention and affection and play or nap with guests, or stay in their crates for some more quiet time. :)
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.
Relax and enjoy Northern Kentucky. We don't expect people to make their beds or anything like that :)
I was only in for a night, but Cara and Nate went above and beyond as hosts and were very accommodating :) They really made me feel at home and gave me a great Covington and Cincinnati experience. I am glad I got to hang out with and get to know them, their roommate and dogs before I got to work exploring and hiking around the next day. They have a wealth of knowledge of the surrounding area and if they are not busy they will gladly show you around. I will definitely be back.
Cara's mum was using the guest bedroom while we were in town so Cara upgraded our accommodation to a private apartment downstairs from theirs. The apartment is comfortable, well heated but has a sparsely equipped kitchen. Not that I can really complain since I hadn't originally book the apartment with a separate kitchen. Cara was very responsive to text messages and emails leading up to and during the stay, which made for a stress-free visit.
This is not a room for rent. No, this is a surreal journey into the world of the owners. The owner was one of the most amazing genuine people I met. He and his wife were generous, kind, and patient in every interaction. The room was comfy, cozy, and just plain awesome. The owner took me to his favorite local pub and shared with me the world he calls home- and I loved every minute of it. I paid for an affordable room do I could see a local performance, but what I received was inspiration from a person I really liked and a room that was far Better than the ad described it as.
Go no farther. Stay here.
Cara and Nate were wonderful hosts. The bedroom was very comfortable and exactly what I was looking for while I was in Cincinnati. The neighborhood was perfect — lots of cute restaurants just around the corner, a quick drive into Cincinnati, and very charming architecture. Plus, Cara and Nate are really wonderful people — fun to hang out with, super helpful, and great ambassadors for their community. If you get the chance, ask for Cara's trademark 10-minute tour. It's great! I would absolutely stay here again!
Our stay was great! The sheets are super soft and awesome. I was sick during our stay and our hosts were super accommodating! They gave me a humidifier to help. Nate also entertained my husband while I was down for the count and walked our dog two times/ great hosts and great friends on this trip.
Incredibly pleasant stay in a fantastic room. It was clean and well prepared and blew my expectations away. I would strongly recommend this place to anyone traveling to the Cinci area.
Cara was very welcoming! She gave us directions to a great place for drinks within walking distance from the apartment. Location was great! Bed was comfortable! This was our first Air BnB experience and it was a great one!
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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.