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Enjoy a bright and spacious air-conditioned second floor to yourself, an 18 x 18' room with queen bed and private bath. Located in close-in St. Matthews, a quiet tree-lined area with easy access to downtown, major tourist attractions and eateries.

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Room to relax

Room to relax

The Space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 1:00 PM
Room type: Private room


Weekly discount: 15%
Cancellation: Flexible


The Space

Enjoy a bright and spacious air-conditioned second floor to yourself, with a 18 x 18' room with queen bed and private full bath.
The room has its own air cond. thermostat. (guest may set temp). There is Wi-Fi and a TV with DVD player (local channels, but no cable). Coffee maker and tea kettle in the room. Tea and coffee provided (filters in drawer below coffee pot). Guests may use my kitchen to prepare breakfast or warm up a pizza. If you don't mind going down to a 1946 (unfinished) basement, you may also use the washer-dryer. There's an iron and board in the bedroom closet. There are lots of towels, a small hair dryer and "generic" shampoo in the bathroom.

Located in close-in St. Matthews, a quiet tree-lined area 5 easy miles from the heart of the city, a 2-block walk to the bus stop serving downtown. There are several restaurants, coffee shops, and pubs less than a mile away.

Louisville offers many attractions--historic homes such as Locust Grove and Farmington; the Kentucky Derby, Louisville Slugger and Muhammad Ali Museums; the KY Center for the Arts, and the new YUM! arena. The Big Four Bridge has recently opened as a pedestrian walkway to Indiana. There is a lovely ramp with super views of downtown and the Ohio River. The Shelbyville Road shopping area, boutique-lined Frankfort Avenue, the hip Bardstown Road and NULU districts are a short drive away. Guests often comment on how well situated the house is.

Three hospitals are within 2 miles (Baptist East, Suburban, and the VA). The Presbyterian and Baptist seminaries are nearby.

No smoking.
No pets, please.

I'm an energetic semi-retired educator. I myself like to travel, so I'm participating in Airbnb in order to supplement my own travel budget. I'm a people-person so I look forward to welcoming visitors. I have had the privilege of hosting guests from around the world.

Guest Access

Guests may park in my driveway. During the day you may also park on the street, but not overnight. Once you have checked-in and have the key to the front door--you may come and go as you wish. You will enter into my living room, turn right immediately and go up the stairs. Room and private bath are on second floor.

Interaction with Guests

Usually brief chats--depending on the guest's schedule and mine.
I also speak French --and will soon get around to translating this listing.

The Neighborhood

Quiet, tree-lined streets. Nice neighbors. Easy access to downtown via city streets, also easy routes to expressways. Guests may park on street during day, but please pull into my driveway overnite.

Getting Around

Our public transit company is TARC. There is decent service to my area during the day--not so great in the evening. A cab ride from the Airport to my house is usually about $25 plus tip.

Other Things to Note

My rate varies somewhat by season--$50 or $55 per night Sunday thru Friday, $60 for Saturday nights. More during the Kentucky Derby (first week of May. Airbnb adds its booking fee. I don't make breakfast for guests but there's a coffee pot in the room & an electric tea kettle. I keep juice, milk, yogurt, cereal, bread and fruit on hand. Guests may help themselves.
There are extra blankets and pillows in the closet in the room.

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House Rules

No pets, no smoking.
If you turn on the air-conditioning, kindly close the windows.
Double-check that appliances have been turned off.
Don't forget to take your own phone charger!
Turn in key as instructed when you depart.

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Safety Features
Smoke Detector
First Aid Kit

1 night minimum stay
Mix of furniture

Mix of furniture

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About the Host, Harriette

Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Member since August 2013


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