About This Listing
THREE NIGHT MINIMUM RENTAL
Cute two-bedroom apartment that sleeps 5-6, in a safe and diverse neighborhood close to the track, downtown/waterfront, historic Old Louisville, and trendy communities. LGBT-friendly home.
I am offering my cute apartment close to Churchill Downs for rental during Derby week. The apartment is located on three bus routes so it's a quick and easy trip to the track. You can also catch a bus (or grab a cab) to the many events downtown and at the riverfront (about 3 1/2 miles away).
Amenities in the apartment include central air (Louisville can be quite humid in May), cable/internet, big screen TV, wifi (with a desktop computer for your use), ample off-street parking, and a fully equipped kitchen (I love to cook so I have lots of gadgets...).A washer/dryer in the basement can also be made available. Both bedrooms have queen sized beds. I can also provide a cot for a child, and/or a couch (not a sleeper sofa) for another adult. Bedrooms are carpeted and common areas are hardwood.
There is no smoking indoors but both the front and back porch are covered. I have cats but they can stay in the basement during your stay. I will be staying nearby while you are here, so I am available to provide directions, make suggestions, and answer questions.
There are two coffee shops within a block of my apartment. There are also some dining options in the neighborhood, as well as a couple of popular bars. It is a short drive or bus trip, however, to Bardstown Road/the Highlands, which offers trendy shopping, great bars, and LOTS of dining options.
Guests will have access to the entire apartment.
Interaction with Guests
I will be staying in town so I am available to provide assistance.
It's very diverse--college students, upwardly mobile business professionals, working class residents, very queer-friendly, ethnically mixed, safe, close to everything.
Yes. The track is 2 miles away (3 miles by car), so it's a cheap cab ride. I'm on direct bus routes to the downtown area, the Highlands (an eclectic, trendy area with lots of dining, shopping, and clubs), and Old Louisville.
Other Things to Note
No indoor smoking
Ample street parking
Your pets are welcome; mine can stay in the basement
Backyard is fenced but not secure enough to keep in a mildly determined dog
There is a washer/dryer in the basement that can be made available if needed
Mary is certainly the hostess with the mostess! My husband, a couple of close friends, and I stayed here for Derby weekend. Mary provided with some maps and a few recommendations on things to do in the area besides attending the Derby. She also ended up running a bit of a concierge service for us while we were in town. There were a couple of things we left at home and she delivered them to the rental for us. We were all very appreciative of this! Her kitchen has everything you need to make a fantastic breakfast before heading to the track. Many thanks for an awesome weekend, Mary!
Mary was a great host. She took the time to give us directions, make us a map, set up an extra cot and even get coffee ready for the next day. Overall it was a great experience and I recommend it to anyone looking for a place to stay near Churchill Downs.
About the Host, Mary
I moved to Louisville as a young child. As a an adult, I spent a decade living in Los Angeles, but I'm glad I returned here; Louisville is a wonderful city, filled with rich history and culture. My teen daughter and I love living in Schnitzelberg (close to UofL, where I study, work, and teach) but I also enjoy the Highlands and Crescent Hill/Clifton Heights.