About This Listing
We bought this 1948 home last Dec and renovated the upper apartment to make it bright, airy and comfortable for visitors to Lexington. We think this and its location to Lexington's growing downtown scene has helped make it such a success for us.
Our listing is the second floor of a c.1948 home that was renovated with vacation rentals in mind. It is easy to clean, comfortable, and close to Lexington's entertainment centers.
The garden is incredible. Not being talented gardeners ourselves, we feel incredibly lucky that a landscape architect rented one of the apartments for several years before we bought the house in December, 2013. He spent several thousand hours and hundreds of dollars creating an English garden of winding paths and full, lush beds. It is peaceful and a piece of paradise right downtown. All we had to do was dig it since he had moved out and it was neglected for several years.
The furnishings have been culled from area estate sales over the past year. The resulting look is a contemporary renovation, with vintage furnishings.
My husband and I have spent a few nights there when our own home is rented, and have absolutely loved it. I am confident our guests will too!
Here are initial comments from our very first guest:
"Teri, Ok the house is so sweet charming,immaculate and comfy - my bed was really comfy. The hard wood floors, the trim around all the doors and windows and subway tiles in the shower-very cool. Sent from my iPhone"
The access is from a set of steps on the back of the home. We have installed security lights that, along with those owned by our neighbor, keep visitors in light the entire path behind the house. Our driveway leads to the steps.
Interaction with Guests
Interaction will vary. We live only a few houses down from the home and love to meet our guests. We own other historic properties in Lexington and occasionally a guest will request a tour, which we are always happy to oblige. Other guests prefer more privacy and that is fine too.
The property is conveniently located within walking distance of all of Lexington's downtown attractions including Rupp Arena, restaurants, shopping and the Explorium of Lexington (Lexington Children's Museum). An easy two block walk gets you to Jefferson Street, a renovated entertainment district of bars, breweries and restaurants. Or, visitors could make a quick 7-10 minute drive to the up-and-coming Distillery District, Lexington's newest entertainment district.
Not really, but it's not necessary in order to get around downtown. There is free parking on the street in front of the property.
The property is an easy 20 minutes from Bluegrass Field.
No smoking in the apartment. We have a tenant who lives downstairs so please limit the noise after 11:00pm.
This place is perfect in every way. It was so clean and had everything we needed like cooking oils, a few spices, and teas. The porch was so relaxing and the back yard is beautiful! The bed was super comfortable and the linens and towels were soft. On top of how nice the place is, the location is super close to downtown and some neighborhood restaurants. Highly recommend!
Teri could not have been a better host. Replied to every email right away & was very accommodating. The house was immaculate, adorable & the beds were very comfy. Love that there were so many nice places to eat within a couple blocks & it was easy to get anywhere in Lexington! Hope to stay here again next year!
This is a perfect place for us to stay when visiting family in the area, perfectly located near great restaurants, etc.. The apartment is perfectly decorated, feels " homey " but not like you are in someone else's home. The kitchen and bathroom were well supplied with thoughtful stuff and Teri made it very clear that we were to help ourselves to anything there.
Thanks Teri for making us feel so welcome, we look forward to returning!
Oh my goodness. We just bought the refrigerator used two weeks ago. I did not realize it was not making ice! We will have someone take a look at that right away. I am going to an estate sale this weekend and will try to find a mirror. We know we need a full length one but have been avoiding buying anything new because new ones are either out of our price range or cheap-looking. Thanks for the suggestions!
What a great town and a great location! Teri was incredibly helpful both before and during our stay, providing great local insights and keeping an eye out for my FedEx package. The people in the town of Lexington went out of their way to be friendly and accommodating. We will definitely be back in the Spring for some horse racing!
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