About this listing
Stay at one of the most breathtaking spaces in downtown Louisville. We have 17 beautiful lofts on the top two floors of a former industrial building. We boast 7 1/2+ ft windows with gorgeous views of the City, the Ohio River + the lush Floyds Knobs hills beyond. In each loft the furniture + open floor plan is configured to allow guests to have as many queen beds as they need while hosting friends + family in comfort. Our amenities are truly outstanding + we believe you will have an amazing time.
DESCRIPTION — Stay at one of the most unique + breathtaking places in downtown Louisville. Open the door to this 900 square foot penthouse loft, with 14 foot ceilings + in front of you are 20 feet of windows overlooking the heart of the City. The windows are 20 feet in length and 7 1/2+ feet in height. Every day I wake up deliriously happy because the first thing I see in the morning is this view + I stay that way all day for the same reason. I would love for you to experience this + more during your time in Louisville!
A string of adjectives for you that describe my space. . . Sun-drenched, Modern, Urban + Industrial Chic. The open floor plan allows you to enjoy time together with your friends + the distinct spaces created using groupings of furniture allow you to have more intimate gatherings when you choose. The glazed concrete floors highlight the raw, industrial origin of the space while providing a luxurious feel. The carefully chosen decor creates a sumptuous interior for a truly comfortable stay in an edgy space.
This loft is 1 of 8 penthouse, south-facing + cityview lofts in the historic Glassworks Building in downtown Louisville. Glassworks is a multi-use facility dedicated to the art of glass, featuring 2 working glass studios, 2 glass galleries, a walk-in workshop + daily tours. That gives you a lot to do before you even step outside the building.
I HAVE 17 LOFTS TOTAL IN THE SAME BUILDING: To view all of my listings at once, click on the round picture of me directly under the heading photo, which is directly to the right of the listing headline. It will take you to a mini-profile. Click on my picture again + it will take you to my full profile. You will know you’re there when you see a large square photo of me to the left with “Hey I’m Sarah!” to the right at the top of the page. From there, you can click on the “Loft Reverie in Downtown Louisville, KY” Wish List to view all my listings on one web page. Also, on my profile page you will get to see all of my reviews (hundreds of them!).
We have the same amenities in all the lofts — the same bathroom, the same kitchen, the same couch, etc. The only difference (aside from decor) is size / square footage + number of bathrooms.
We have 6 tiers of lofts: BIG, BIGGER, BIGGEST, GIANT, GIANT+ and PALATIAL. This loft, 811, is a BIG Tier Loft.
BIG Tier — 900 square feet (sf) — 1 bathroom
BIGGER Tier — 1,200 sf — 1 bathroom
BIGGEST Tier — 1,400 sf — 1 bathroom
GIANT Tier — 1,700 sf — 1 bathroom
GIANT+ Tier — 1,900 sf — 2 bathrooms
PALATIAL Tier — 2,800 sf — 3 bathrooms
In our tiers, you may have noticed that we start with the BIG Tier. That’s because there is no small. These are complete homes (condos) that range from 900 to 2,800 square feet. The BIG Tier is 2 to 4 times larger than an average hotel room + the PALATIAL Tier is 14 times larger. These condos are the size of many freestanding homes.
If needed, we can host up to 175-250+ in our entire suite of lofts. Amazingly, there’s even more information we could give you on our whole set-up + if you are interested in the overwhelming amount of details we have for you, just give us a holler y’all ;-D
DETAILS — In short, we customize the lofts to meet our guests’ needs. The lofts are completely flexible furniture-wise, in no small part so that each guest can meet their particular objectives with the space. We find there are three types of guests: one that wants to stay within a particular budget for a large group, one that is a small group or couple seeking a luxurious + spacious vacation home in the heart of downtown Louisville + one that is seeking a Sweet Spot between the number of beds we can put in a loft + the amount of spaciousness we can provide. Whatever you desire, we can achieve!!
Sleeping — Sleeps up to 12 people (that's up to 6 queen-size beds at 2 people per bed)
There are 2 distinct sleeping areas + because of the floor plan you can sleep 2 couples with visual privacy + up to 12 with less privacy. All of our beds are memory foam mattresses (topped with more memory foam!) + we have even more memory foam toppers on hand for people who almost want to suffocate in the plushness of all this memory foam. And for our firm-mattress fans, we can remove the memory foam toppers to make the bed less soft. Also, we wash all of our bedding including our quilts, blankets + body pillowcases each + every time. And we use 500 thread count sheets + mattress pads. Our apologies in advance for the trouble you are going to have getting yourself out of bed! But we’re not sorry… we just love you that much!!
Bathroom — 1 Bathroom + for guest numbers above 6, access to a second bathroom (entry from the hallway) will be made available.
One of the first things you’ll notice is stacks of plush, hotel-quality white towels… we’ve got your back on this! There is a shower with a tub, toilet, sink, mirror + several shelves for toiletries. In the shower you will find dispensers full of shampoo, conditioner + bath gel. On + in the vanity you will find hand soap, makeup removing pads, cotton balls, Q-tips + black washcloths for makeup removal.
Eating + Dining areas — Dining area seats 2-12+ people
Good news! We have the technology to set up a table to accommodate the size of your party, whatever that number may be!! Our tables fold down to accommodate parties as small as two + can be combined together to accommodate parties of almost any size. They are easy to move + can be put discreetly to the side when not in use. We also offer a combination of modern, sleek, stackable metal chairs + leather chairs (that are soft like butter).
Speaking of butter… do you want to eat? Good! The Kitchen is stocked with appliances + amenities for your dining pleasure. Each kitchen comes stocked with a Keurig Coffee Maker + coffee pods, bottled water, sugar + sweeteners, creamer + black tea… we even have a teapot! If there is an appliance that you want, chances are I have it in my personal space + can make it available to you. As they say, "Ask + you shall receive" — well, most probably, if I have what you are looking for! One last thing, we have extra tables + chairs and quite a few can be put in your space without getting in your way.
Entertaining + Lounging — Welcome to the Lounge Pit. . .
I have a large modular, gray leather, sectional sofa that can be set up as an L-shaped couch or as, what I believe is technically called, a Lounge Pit with the extra ottoman filling the center. It's a great spot to chill + watch a movie or two or even get some work done on your laptop. Speaking of getting work done, you will have high speed fiber WiFi coursing through your computer. But what will you listen to whilst you are trapped in the Lounge Pit? How about my iPhone/Android/iPad/Tablet/Whatever-System-You-Use-For-Music speakers. Yeah, I think that should about do it. Oh wait, there is an HDTV in said lounging area. Yep, that's to entertain you, the lounge-y one lounging in the Lounge Pit.
No smoking + no pets (I would get kicked out of my place + I know you don't want that ;-D)
Security Deposit + Rental Agreement required
Please read the house rules thoroughly before making a reservation. Thanks! Let's talk!!
This loft is a complete home (condo) that is 900 square feet. You will have access to everything inside your condo. FYI, we have 17 comparably outfitted lofts that range from 900 to 2,800 square feet.
This is a secure building. Accordingly, access is provided with keycards that will be issued to you when you check in. One keycard for each guest in your party. Therefore, please be certain that you make your reservation for the correct number of people. Thanks!
Interaction with guests
I live in the building + have a team working with me, so either myself or my team will be nearby if needed.
Staying here, you are on the 2.5 mile “Bourbon Line”, the gateway to Bourbon country. Anchored between the Peerless Distilling Company two blocks to our west and Copper & Kings to our east, we sit on a line of bourbon attractions — Evan Williams, Angel’s Envy + the Jim Beam Urban Stillhouse. Grease Monkey Distillery + Moonshine University are also just a few blocks south of the Line. There’s even more amber in our future… the Old Forester Urban Distillery + Rabbit Hole Distilling are opening in late 2017 + Michter’s Micro-Distillery is projected to open in 2018. Welcome to the heart of bourbon distilling in Louisville!!
Yes, we are swimming in bourbon + yet Louisville contains so much more…
Within just a 2-block radius you can:
— Gaze at glass blowing artisans working on the ground level;
— Walk to the world-renowned 21C museum which houses the restaurant Proof on Main + the 21C contemporary art museum. 21C is open 24/7 (gentlemen, you MUST visit the men’s room while you are there!);
— Meander down Museum Row which includes the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory, Glassworks, the Frazier History Museum, the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft (the KMAC Museum), 21C 24-hour Museum, the Kentucky Science Center, the Muhammad Ali Center + The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts. We are located directly on Museum Row as part of the historic Glassworks District;
— Imbibe at Bourbon Distilleries: Evan Williams + Peerless;
— Or jog to the Louisville Loop for your morning run in Waterfront Park along the Ohio River
The closest grocery + liquor store is in the CVS at 505 S 4th St, just a 5-8 minute walk from here.
ENTERTAINMENT: Centrally located for walking or driving a very short distance to some of the best dining + bars in Louisville — Downtown/Main Street (you can see it from the window!); SOFO/4th Street Live (0.6 miles); E Market Street/NuLu (1.3 miles); Old Louisville (2 miles); Bardstown Road/The Highlands (3 miles); and Frankfort Avenue/Clifton (3 miles).
I could keep going, but you are only staying for a couple of days, right? If our siren song has enticed you to stay longer or to plan your return, let us know + we can suggest an itinerary just for you!
PARKING AT MY PLACE: I am literally surrounded by parking! There is metered street parking directly in front of the building + in that strip only it's free before 10A, after 5P + on Sunday (NOTE: Always check the meter as the effective times are subject to change); Also there are parking garages directly across the street ($18/day) + directly behind my building ($10/day). Plus, there is slightly cheaper ($7 all day) open lot parking just down the block at the corner of W Market + 8th and to the west of the building ($5 all day) as well. (NOTE: The open lot parking is not best for overnight parking as it expires at either Midnight or 4A, depending on whether you pay at the kiosk or through the app.) This parking information was all true the last time I checked, but it's still all subject to change, as the parking authorities don't keep me updated when they make changes ;-D
TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS: Lyft, Uber, Yellow Cab + Ready Cab. Also, TARC (the Louisville bus system) runs a free downtown trolley—the ZeroBus—that stops directly across from the building about every 15 minutes (except on Sundays + Holidays).
DRIVING DISTANCE FROM POINTS OF INTEREST:
— Churchill Downs: 13 minutes (4.2 miles)
— SDF, Louisville International Airport: 12 minutes (7 miles)
— LOU, Bowman Field Airport for personal aircraft: 12 minutes (7.3 miles)
— INTERSTATES: I-64: 3 minutes (0.2 miles); I-65: 5 minutes (1.1 miles); I-71: 6 minutes (2.4 miles); I-264/Watterson Expy: 10 minutes (5.9 miles)
Other things to note
Amenities + Services — each stay includes:
— Daily Weekday Housekeeping | upon request — $30/hour for weekends + holidays
— 24/7 Key Card Access Elevator
— Concierge Service
— Bottled Water | complimentary
— “Mini Bar” | customers may select groceries online and reimburse us for the cost + service charge (this includes the delivery fee from the grocery store + a stocking fee)
— “In Room Dining” | Postmates, Grubhub, Take Out Taxi, Yelp Eat24 + Mr Delivery are services that will deliver a restaurant meal to you
— Vending Machines On Site
— Hairdryer | extra upon request
— Vanity Mirrors | extra upon request
— Toiletries | bathrooms are stocked with shampoo, conditioner + bath gel in the shower + hand soap, make-up removing pads, cotton balls, Q-tips, etc. in the vanity
— Laundry, Pressing + Dry Cleaning | available upon request
— Iron + Full Size Ironing Board
— High-Speed Fiber Wifi Internet
— Flat Screen LCD HDTV
— DVD Player | upon request
— Cable | including multiple channels of: HBO (5), Showtime (5) + ESPN (4)
— On Demand TV
— Fully Stocked Full Size Kitchen
— Keurig Coffee Maker + Coffee Pods, Sugar + Sweeteners, Creamer + Black Tea
— iPod | Android | iPad | Tablet | Whatever-System-You-Use-For-Music Speakers
— Alarm Clock(s) | upon request
— Full Length Mirror
— In-Room Telephone
Remember, we want to make your visit to the Derby City a stellar experience — really + truly we do — so please contact us if extra luxuries are needed. We will assess what mountains need to be moved + acquire the equipment to move said mountains.
My lofts are on primarily residential floors of the building, ie. these spaces are people's homes. I ask that you respect the public areas, the tenants and my home. Thanks! (PS: I know all caps can be construed as yelling over the Internet, but in this case I have used caps to indicate the gist of the House Rules. I wouldn't yell at you ;D)
1) The building owner requires that I keep a copy of *every* Guest's ID on file. That means *EVERY* GUEST that occupies the space, including but not limited to all guests who receive a key, an elevator keycard or a garage door opener, are required to PROVIDE THEIR ID FOR COPYING (to be copied in the modern way by taking a digital photograph).
2) The building owner maintains a 100% smoke-free building. This means there is absolutely NO SMOKING allowed anywhere indoors. If you disregard this, you risk getting me kicked out of my Lofts. This would make you responsible for all costs associated with early termination of my leases and any and all other costs that may be be incurred by me due to you or your guests disregarding this House Rule. Regardless of whether I lose my lease, you agree to forfeit your entire security deposit in order to return the Loft to a smoke-free status. Better not to risk it and just go to the outdoor smoking area to which the front-desk guard can direct you!
3) Once you are inside the Loft with the door closed it is pretty hard for you to be too loud to bother your neighbors. But the hallway acts like an amplifier into the homes of everyone on the floor. I ask that you and your guests DO NOT LOITER OR TALK LOUDLY IN THE HALLWAYS.
4) It is imperative that you DO NOT LEAVE WINDOWS OPEN WHEN YOU ARE AWAY. When it rains with a window open, the rain very easily gets inside and damages furniture, carpets, etc. If you do leave windows open when you are away from the Loft, you are responsible for 100% of any damage that occurs.
--Please PLACE ANY DIRTY TOWELS IN HAMPER PROVIDED. My towels are white and I would appreciate you helping me keep them as clean as possible.
--WHITE TOWELS ARE FOR DRYING AFTER BATHING ONLY.
--FOR MAKE-UP REMOVAL: please use supplied cotton balls, cotton pads or black wash cloths only. Make-up is very hard to remove from the white towels. For any white towels used in this way a claim will be made against the security deposit to replace the towel containing make-up residue.
--FOR CLEAN UP OF SPILLS, ETC: call me, use paper towels or use "junk" towels that I will show you at check-in.
6) NO ILLEGAL ACTIVITY: either physically or virtually (ie, over the internet provided).
The building owner says the following is...PROHIBITED CONDUCT:
You and your occupants or guests may not engage in the following activities:
1) Loud or obnoxious conduct;
2) Disturbing or threatening the rights, comfort, health, safety, or convenience of others (including our agents and employees) in or near the apartment community;
3) Disrupting our business operations;
4) Manufacturing, delivering, possessing with intent to deliver, or otherwise possessing a controlled substance or drug paraphernalia;
5) Engaging in or threatening violence;
6) Possessing a gun, knife, or other weapon on the premises;
7) Tampering with utilities or telecommunications;
8) Bringing hazardous materials into the apartment community.
REPLACEMENT COSTS: $60/item not returned
Items to be returned in operational condition: Elevator Keycards, Keys and Garage Door Openers.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
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I grew up in Louisville, KY, and then traveled all over the world. Plus, I have lived in many places throughout the US. Throughout that time Louisville has always remained my favorite city. There is just too much that is great + unique about this city I call home once again!