About This Listing
I have a 1920's bungalow on a shady street in a great historic neighborhood. It's a block from the Douglass Loop, a little triangular area where "back in the day" the old trolly cars used to turn around. It now holds a coffee shop, ice cream parlor, bakery, hardware store, pub and several restaurants. You won't have far to go to get whatever you need!
The room has french doors that open to the back deck of the house. There is a table for 4 and umbrella where you can enjoy a drink or coffee and listen to the birds. There is a Kreuig for coffee/tea anytime, and you'll have access to the fridge & microwave. I'm sorry, but I no longer can offer access to the stove for cooking. I provide a limited continental breakfast (oatmeal, granola bars, coffee, tea).
I have no dogs/cats and don't allow pets due to my allergies. I do have a Bearded Dragon (pet lizard) in a vivarium in my living room;)
**Whole house is available for rental at certain times of year (such as Derby). See my "other listings" for details.
The room is on the first floor (my bedrooms are upstairs). It is near the kitchen and you'll have access to a 1/2 bath off the kitchen (hairdryer provided). The full bath (shower) is at the top of the stairs and is shared. Towels/washcloths are provided in both bathrooms.
I work during the day, so you'll have the house to yourself much of the time. I enjoy meeting new people and would love to visit in the evenings a bit, however. I'm happy to give recommendations for what to do while in Louisville and am always available via cell to answer any questions you might have during your stay.
The neighborhood is very eclectic with historic homes, art galleries, boutiques, and great local eateries. Streets are tree-lined and make for great walking to nearby attractions. Cherokee Park is nearby with hiking trails, pedestrian/bike lanes and shady picnic spots.
It's only 6 houses from a major bus line and centrally located for affordable cab fair. Interstate access is 5 min away.
Enjoy a complimentary bowl of chocolates in your room!
Mutual respect is all I ask:) I work 9-4, so quiet hours from 11pm till 6:30 am.
No smoking in the house. Smoking is permitted on both porches, but please dispose of cigarettes in ashtrays provided.
I no longer am able to allow guests to use the stove for cooking. Guests may have space in the refrigerator and use of the microwave.
I had a quick business trip into Louisville and stayed at Melissa's place for two nights. First off, what a wonderful host. Melissa makes you feel so welcome in her home and the location is perfect for getting around town. The "warmth" of her home is beautifully decorated, and although it was a bit warm those days, her front porch would be an ideal spot to sit for morning coffee or end of the day wind down. The bed was very comfortable and all the amenities you will need for your stay are provided. She is kind and full of life...the type of host you can kick back and have some great conversations with. I will plan to make this my spot for my trips back to Louisville.
Melissa was a perfect hostess, with everything just as her listing described it and more! We loved the neighborhood (quiet if you wanted quiet, but just a block away from some great cafes, shops, bars, etc.); we will be back!
The room and Melissa were both fantastic! The room was exactly as was listed. Clean and comfy! Melissa was super accommodating, suggesting places to go and things to do. The neighborhood was perfect. Quiet, but very centrally located with many things to do nearby.
Melissa was a lovely and gracious host! I immediately felt right at home. She was very welcoming and went above and beyond (she even offered to drive me to work one morning when it was raining!) -- not to mention she's friendly and fun to chat with :) The house and guest room is well-equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay. I especially enjoyed the Keurig coffee maker in the morning. The room is quiet and private, with french doors that open up onto the sunny patio and backyard. Cozy bed, immaculately clean, and pleasant atmosphere. Melissa's house is also in one of the best locations in town on Bardstown Road, walking distance from lots of great restaurants and shops. I would definitely return if I am back in Louisville!
Melissa is fantastic! She went above and beyond for my mother and I while we visited Louisville for a week. The room is bright and clean, exactly as advertised. Her home is convenient to anything we wanted or needed. We had a great stay! Also the bearded dragon is super cool!
This was my first airbnb experience and Melissa definitely made it perfect. I don't think any other airbnb place or host will ever be as fantastic as this one!
Cozy and inviting home, plenty of room, own bedroom and bathroom, extremely cozy bed, PERFECT location, breakfast, clean towels and sheets and literally anything you would need. Even though the house was awesome, the best part about my stay was how wonderful of a host Melissa was. Recommended local bars, restaurants, shopping and more. She's extremely accommodating and one of the most nice, sweet, funny, polite and humble people I've ever met.
If you come to Louisville for 1 night or 365, THIS is the place to stay!
About the Host, Melissa
I'm active and curious, so sometimes I have to work on taking time to just be still and center:) I work in the public school system and summer is a great time for me to travel or host (but I do both year-round!). I love meeting nonjudgemental, open, honest, kind, genuine folks who lead with their heart. I have LOTS of interests and love hearing about what others find interesting enough to call their hobby. I keep honeybees, create stained glass/copper artwork, practice yoga, contra dance and kayak when I get the chance. I have an herb garden and hope to get veggies going next season... IF the weather, the creeepy-crawlers and my back comply! I hope to meet you soon and hear your story!