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Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

Enjoy a bright and spacious air-conditioned second floor all to yourself. It's 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.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 5PM
Check Out: 1PM
Room type: Private room


Weekly Discount: 15%
Weekend Price: $60 / night
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The space

Enjoy a bright and spacious air-conditioned second floor all 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 available. 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, 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 great 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.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 5PM

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.



Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
First aid kit
Carbon monoxide detector
Smoke detector

1 night minimum stay

358 Reviews

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Cathy User Profile
May 2017
This was our first experience of Airbnb. Didn't know what to expect for sure and were prepared for anything. My husband and I both travel a lot with our work. When we travel for our own enjoyment we are pretty laid back and don't want drama. Harriett was a very nice hostess. She communicated clearly, gave us instructions for our very late checkin (1:00 am) and the room and bath were as described, private, comfortable and convenient. Her location was great for us and the neighborhood fun. We spent a fair amount of time in the room as it was raining and we both had office work to do. It was pleasant, good internet, my VPN work fine and there was hot coffee and tea available. Great first experience of Airbnb.

Gemma User Profile
May 2017
Harriette's place was exactly as advertised. Beautiful, clean and quiet in a very lovely neighbourhood! We will definitely recommend and stay again!

Carol User Profile
May 2017
My husband and I stayed at Harriette's while passing through Louisville. Harriette was such a wonderful host-- she has a warm heart and makes you feel warm and welcome! Her home is also warm and inviting and she cares so much to be sure you are comfortable. We enjoyed our stay very much!

Rose User Profile
May 2017
The accommodations were very comfortable and the hostess gracious. The only negative would be for those who like to watch cable TV, only basic channels were available.
Harriette User ProfileHarriette is a superhost.
Response from Harriette:
I appreciate this comment, but adding cable TV would add considerably to cost of room. There is WiFi and many guests find that satisfactory.
May 2017

David User Profile
May 2017
quiet, very clean,place to stay, with a gracious host.I am a repeat customer

Brandon User Profile
May 2017
Harriette's place is spectacular. Nice, clean, and a good value. Not only that, but she herself is so welcoming.

Renee User Profile
May 2017
Very clean, relaxing, quiet neighborhood and Harriette is a wonderful host. Everything I needed and then some was available in my room. I would definitely recommend this home for anyone visiting the Louisville area.

Louisville, Kentucky, United States · Joined in August 2013
Harriette User ProfileHarriette is a superhost.

A semi-retired educator, I enjoy reading, movies, genealogy, gardening, and spending time with friends and family. I volunteer with certain community groups. A native Canadian, I've lived in Louisville for over 30 years, happily raised three children here. Since I enjoy traveling myself, I'm participating in Airbnb in order to supplement my own travel budget. When I was younger, I studied and traveled in Europe and stayed in "pensions" or B I found I liked that friendly and economical style of travel. I'm a people person, and I look forward to welcoming visitors from around and beyond the US.

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