About This Listing
Beautiful Old Louisville 2 story apartment in a grand Victorian mansion, next to the "Pink Palace" and a short walk from the famous fountain on St. James Court.Located on the most beautiful street in Louisville, Belgravia Court, a pedestrian only walking street, with real gas lamps from 1890. It is less than a half mile north of the University of Louisville.
AT&T U-Verse high speed internet service, and digital cable
TV with Sony flat screen TV. Private parking lot.
This charming townhouse style apartment has gleaming oak inlaid floors, high ceilings, a bay window on the west side, and leaded glass windows on the front. The entrance level has a living room/dining room with ornate Italian marble fireplace, and a small kichen with stove, microwave, and refrigerator.
A captains staircase leads to a bedroom and bath on the first level. The bath has a marble floor and shower, and high quality Kohler fixtures. The bedoorm has 2 closets, and a queen sized bed.
Available for weekly and longer rentals.
Other Things to Note
Available only for stays of 3 nights or longer.
For St James Art Festival, there is a 4 night
Minimum at $149 per night, or $845 for 7
The neighborhood is beautiful and located near downtown. The blocks are long and it would be a good 1 hour walk to get downtown. Great way to exercise if you have time. It is a 10 minute car ride to downtown. A bottle of wine and cookies were on the coffee table when I arrived. A nice (website hidden) and Wi-Fi included.
If you have mobility issues, this is not a good place to stay. You have to navigate very steep, spiral, narrow stairs to get downstairs to the bedroom. The kitchen contained everything needed to cook if you want.
Bring earplugs for sleeping at night. The venting system is pretty old and loud and facing the bed. Also, the neighborhood seems to be in the pathway of planes landing at the airport at night.
A convenient and lifesaving parking space comes with the apartment. No need to drive around late at night looking for street parking
John was very helpful in all steps on rental. He was there when he said he would be, had everything prepared, and made items available on request (Coffee maker, hair dryer, etc.).
Location was fantastic in the historic neighborhood - very quiet. You would hardly know the Kentucky Derby was happening less than 2 miles away! Oh, and an item not noted - we walked to the track each day - 35 minutes only!
As an Airbnb host it is difficult for me to leave a less than stellar review. However, I do feel a sense of accountability and responsibility. While the location of the house was great and the exterior beautiful, the actual apartment was both very musty and dusty. It was difficult to sleep because it smelled so bad and because the bedroom windows don't open. Additionally the bed was very, very hard and uncomfortable. There was no dish soap or washcloths and in the morning we found ants all over the kitchen, including on our used plates and flatware. John also did not leave the wifi password which was very frustrating. Overall I would not recommend this Airbnb house to anyone.
Beautiful neighbourhood in a lovely city. A perfect apartment if you enjoy dust and entomology. I would describe the decor as "minimalist hospice chic" - complete with two rocking chairs and.... no, thats about it. Still, who wants to waste time sitting when you can lay on the noisiest bed on earth and listen to the sweet music of John's apartment (ie, the neighbour cough and shout at her dogs through the walls).
If the society of your emphysemic neighbour and her dogs isn't to your taste, don't be disheartened! John himself will be on hand to answer any questions you have, and many, many, that you don't.
I'd recommend this apartment warmly to anyone wishing to die is squalid, yet barren surroundings.
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About the Host, John
I am a retired banker, and am currently a Realtor with Coldwell Banker in Coconut
Grove,FL. I also live in Louisville, KY for several months each year, and own rental
properties in Old Louisville. I am a huge horse racing fan, and also enjoy golf.