About this listing
Quiet, conveniently located home in one of the city's most desirable neighborhoods: The Highlands. My listing includes a private bath adjoining the guest bedroom. I also have a second floor guest bedroom available for larger groups.
Coming to Louisville for a night or a week? Moving to town but not sure where to live? I have an extra bedroom with private bath in my comfortable 3 bedroom completely renovated bungalow in the Highlands area of Louisville. If more than 2 of you are traveling together, I have a second guest bedroom also available. Your bedroom has a closet, dresser, nightstand and a firm queen size mattress with comfort padded top. The adjacent bathroom has a tub/shower with rain style shower head. For those who have allergies, note that I have 2, six year old cats who are very affectionate, but pretty much stay to themselves. My place isn't all "furry" though. I'm fanatic about keeping my home clean and orderly, and the second guest bedroom is 100% pet-free as it's on a different level of the house (second floor). Often people comment that if they hadn't seen the cats they wouldn't even have known I had any. Nightly rate includes clean linens, towels, and bathroom essentials (shampoo, body wash or soap, etc).
There are approximately 7 restaurants within a 3 block walking distance of my home. I am less than a half mile from Bellarmine University and approximately 3 miles from the University of Louisville. I keep a fairly busy schedule so generally guests generally have the house to themselves. I am an avid cook (not professional), so if you are so inclined, you are welcome to use anything in the kitchen you find available. I also grow a variety of veggies in a fairly small seasonal garden, so depending on what's ripe, you're more than welcome to pick from the garden, which may include a couple different varieties of lettuce, tomatoes, peppers, yellow squash, zucchini, green beans, broccoli, cucumbers and some herbs.
NON SMOKING ONLY.
My guests have full use of all areas of the home except the lower level. This area contains my private bathroom and media room. You are free to watch TV in the first floor den or use the TV in the guest bedroom. You are also welcome to cook in my kitchen. There are 2 grocery stores within a mile of my home. On a nice day feel free to lounge on the patio with a glass of your favorite adult or non-alcoholic beverage and relax to the sound of the tranquil waterfall in the backyard. I do have complimentary high-speed WIFI and provide a variety of soft beverages, coffee and hot teas. If there's anything I can do to make your stay more comfortable, please ask!
Interaction with Guests
I do like to interact with my guests, as much as they may like my company. If invited, I've been known to go out to eat with guests, do a little bar hopping, or enjoy a nice dinner at home. I'm happy to make recommendations on places to see, eat and entertain. My guests are free to come and go as they wish.
Deer Park is a neighborhood four miles southeast of downtown Louisville, Kentucky, USA. Most of the neighborhood was developed from 1890 through the 1920s as a streetcar suburb, with all but six of its 24 subdivisions being developed by 1917, and the last laid out by 1935, although some development west of Norris Place continued after World War II. (Information provided by Wikipedia.)
My home sits in the middle of the Deer Park neighborhood, which is considered a part of a larger area of Louisville called The Highlands. It's a very eclectic part of town. It's a very walkable area with mixed architecture that includes craftsmen-style homes like mine, Victorians, and everything in between. It's a quiet and charming part of town, just 4 miles from the central business district downtown. There are 2 parks within walking distance - Tyler Park and the much larger Cherokee Park, which features a 2.5 mile paved walking loop. Bardstown Road, with a great mix of independent shops, galleries, restaurants and bars is just 3 blocks away.
My home is roughly only a $20 cab ride from the airport. Multiple city bus stops (TARC) are just a block or so in either direction. Ample on-street parking is available.
Other Things to Note
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I expect guests to treat my house as they would their own. I'm very ecologically conscious, and believe we should minimize our footprint on the planet as much as possible. I'm not a fanatic, but I do believe - HEAVILY - in recycling. I recycle all paper, plastics, metals and glass. The only thing that goes into my trash can is food scraps (at least until I get into composting).
I do not have a cleaning service, nor am I your "maid." I expect guests to clean up after themselves. For example, if you dirty a dish, put it in the dishwasher. If you use a towel, hang it up to dry. I do not provide freshly laundered towels on a daily basis. If you stay a week or longer, I will launder the sheets and towels once a week.
Guests are free to use my washer and dryer, but I would respectfully ask that you leave $5 per load to cover the cost of use of the equipment, detergents, water and energy.
Non-paying guests and pets are not allowed (while friendly, my cats do not take well to other animals) and I do not rent to people under 21.
Living room as seen when you enter the house. The house has been completely renovated over the last 6 years.
Michael was extremely hospitable and his home is so lovely and welcoming! I had a wonderful stay.
My best friend and I needed a place to stay for the night on short notice and Michael was very accommodating and worked with us right off the bat! Once we got there, he had a letter with all the information we needed and made it so that we could show up even if he wasn't there, which was very helpful! It was extremely welcoming and you can tell that he goes above and beyond to make sure that guests feel welcome. His house is absolutely gorgeous and the neighborhood is cute and just minutes away from local pubs and places to visit. I definitely recommend using Michael as your host!
David's house is so much prettier in person! It was incredibly clean and his cats are so sweet (coming from a dog person)! We really enjoyed our comfortable stay in dowtown Louisville.
Michael was a wonderful host. He was always willing to answer questions and was very knowledgeable about the area.
The neighborhood was clean as well as quiet and I felt safe returning alone even late at night. I was always able to park right in front of the house. It is close and convenient to downtown, the airport, and freeway entrance/exits.
The house was exquisitely decorated yet very welcoming. After a long day of activities, it was nice to retire in a comfortable bed with luxurious linens. It felt like I never left my own house. I also enjoyed relaxing on the back deck in the evening, listing to his water feature while watching the fireflies. I would definitely stay heremagain if I return to the area.
Lovely home in the Highlands neighborhood of Louisville. Host was kind, the location was convenient, and the bed was comfy. Would stay here again.
We totally enjoyed our stay at Michael's beautiful house! It was super clean, beautifully decorated and very quiet. Michael was very welcoming and helpful. He has many good recommendations for restaurants and cafes in the area. We were happy to stay in the Highlands area, and you can easily walk to the lively Bardstown Rd from the house. We're big cat fans, so that was another plus for us. The patio is great as well. We can warmly recommend this place!
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About the Host, Michael
I'm a very engaging, but private professional, who works locally for the University of Louisville. I like to travel extensively around the world. I love to do home renovation projects, garden and cook. I like good wine and fine bourbon. I'm also an avid cyclist. If you bring a bike, we may just go riding together!