Cozy, comfy house walking distance from Churchill Downs. Three night Kentucky Derby rental: $2400
So what about the house? It’s a cute little 85 -year-old cottage in a real-people Louisville neighborhood called St. Joseph’s. There’s one big bedroom plus the loft upstairs. There’s one bath, a kitchen outfitted for people who love to cook (like us! and you’re welcome to cook with our prized French copper on our almost-pro stainless gas stove) and a little dining nook. If May takes a cold turn you may want to warm up with the cast iron stove in the living room. We have wireless internet, HDtv + surround sound, a small patio in the fenced-in garden and the most comfortable double pillowtop king-sized mattress you’ll ever have the joy of sleeping on.
Bonus: I’m a food writer and will consult with you on where to eat while you’re in this amazing food town and make your restaurant reservations for you.
We rent for the three day Derby weekend only.
You should know we have two dogs (who don’t come with the rental, sorry). The house will be professionally cleaned before you arrive, but if you’re allergic, this may not be the Derby house rental for you.
You probably know about the parking situation for Derby. If you’re energetic enough you could walk it. We’re 1.8 miles from the track - that’s a nice stroll on a spring day.