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 has a beautiful home in quiet neighborhood. Getting there and checking in was a breeze. Michael is a long-time resident and had some good recommendations for things to do. Absolutely worth it.
Even though Michael couldn't be there when I arrived, he stayed in close touch via text and made sure I had everything I needed. Michael has lovingly restored his home, which made my stay even nicer. Friendly kitties to greet you, a comfortable bed and a welcoming, interesting host — what more could you want?
Michael's home is beautiful & clean. The room I stayed in was so comfortable. The neighbor hood is safe and quiet and is wonderful when you need to relax after a long day. The distance from downtown is about 15 minutes by Uber or Lift, which was super convenient! Michael is so helpful, especially when you have questions or lock yourself out of his house. Overall, it is a great listing, and I definitely recommend it to anyone!
We had a great stay at Michael's place. His home is very attractive and neat. Michael was also very good at making arrangements and accommodating us when we became a party of two instead of one. We greatly appreciated having him as a host. Things really could not have been better.
Michael was a great host & made me feel right at home. The bed was extremely comfortable & the neighborhood was centrally located for everything I needed. All arrangements were very conveniently made for me & the house was clean & inviting. Would definitely stay again!
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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!
Within walking distance of my home is one of my favorite restaurants in the city. Its upscale, with a great bar, excellent service and fabulous outdoor dining patio. (website hidden)Bardstown Road Louisville KY 40205
Also within walking distance, this place offers a great, simple breakfast and lunch menu thats very good and very reasonable. While youre waiting for table, check out Days Coffee Shop next door.Bardstown Road Louisville KY 40204
Gay owned but open to all, Nowhere bar has a large outdoor patio, dance floor, pool tables and is THE place to be on Saturday nights!Bardstown Road Louisville KY 40204
This 390 acre park, less than a mile from my home, features a 2.4 mile, one-way paved loop for pedestrians and cyclists. To learn more: (website hidden).Louisville KY 40205
East Market, also called NuLu, includes a fun mix of unique local-owned boutique stores and restaurants in restored, historic buildings. Stores stay open late the last Friday of every month.E Market St Louisville KY
Bardstown Road offers an eclectic mix of locally-owned bars, restaurants, art galleries and boutique stores.Bardstown Rd Louisville KY