A tastefully appointed, studio carriage house on quiet alley with lots of light, hard wood floors, efficiency kitchen, and full bath. It comfortably sleeps two and is within two blocks of local favorites Cherokee Park and Bardstown Road.
The 500 sq-ft apartment is spacious, clean, and uncluttered. There is an unmistakable zen vibe accented with furnishings and artwork from southeast Asia. The full-size bed has super soft sheets and a cozy comforter (additional sleeping arrangements can be made with the sofa, and an air-bed). There is wi-fi internet access. The kitchen includes a coffee maker, microwave, 1/2 size fridge, countertop oven, dual hot plate, and rice cooker.
Guests will have full access to the Carriage House apartment, and may also cut flowers and vegetables from the garden.
Interaction with Guests
We will be present in the main house during your stay, and will be able to help with food, activity, and entertainment suggestions.
It's hard to overstate how great the neighborhood is. It is very pedestrian and bike friendly. The apartment is within 2-3 blocks of the best local cafe, local bookstore, local videostore, a ton of dining options (including 3 of the best restaurants in Louisville), bars, grocery store, movie theaters, bike shop, vintage goods, and the library. In addition, Cherokee Park is down the street and features hiking & biking trails, golf course, tennis courts, etc.
The apartment is a 5 minute drive (10 minute bike ride) to NuLu (East Market Street), downtown, and the downtown hospital district, and 10-12 minute drive to Churchill Downs. Local buses run regularly along Bardstown Rd, two blocks away. If you want to go further afield, the highway is close by and you can easily get to Bluegrass and/or Bourbon country.
Other Things to Note
Special rates apply for PGA tournament (Aug 4-10, 2014) and Derby (May 2, 2015)
No pets. No smoking anywhere. Not inside, not on the balcony, not under the window, and not butts left in the trashcan.
Guests may cut flowers and vegetables from the garden, and use the backyard, but if you use the trampoline, it is at your own risk.
There are no quiet hours, per se, but the Highlands Carriage House Retreat is located in a residential neighborhood, and we ask that you be respectful of our neighbors.
The carriage house was easy to find with the detailed instructions provided. I stayed for two nights for a business trip and it was a perfect space to relax in after work. The trampoline was an added bonus!
A lovely little apartment in an ideal location for exploring the beautiful Highlands area of Louisville. Welcoming but unobtrusive hosts. Also enjoyed the selection of books of local history and attractions, including a couple that inspired is to check out a couple of distilleries on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail.
This is a great place! I highly recommend it for anyone (or couple) looking for a quiet place to stay in a cool part of town. The apartment is exactly what I expected based on the listing.
Found my Kentucky Home!
I travel to Louisville on a fairly regular basis and have used Airbnb to locate and rent about a half dozen places. None have pleased me like the Highlands Carriage House Retreat has! It is perfectly located, extremely clean and well appointed and as cozy as can be. Won't be looking elsewhere for my next stay!
Loved it! The place was cleaner than many hotels I have stayed in. Cute decor and comfortable place. It was convenient- walking distance to Bardstown Road. I would stay here again. Appreciated the list of suggested restaurants you left us. Thank you!
Great communication, friendly hosts, charming and spotless space, ideal Highlands location (two blocks from Bardstown Road) and fantastic overall experience. Would stay again in a heartbeat.