All of the rooms feature original art, much of it by local artists.Enter the Garden Room--all the comforts of home, but none of the work!

Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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The space

The Garden Bedroom overlooks the mixed perennial borders on three sides of the yard. The bedroom feature a king-sized bed and high thread count, all cotton sheets. The windows are large and allow a lot of natural light in during the day.

Two bedrooms are available in the top floor apartment of this 1890s brick home. The apartment also contains a living room, a full, eat-in kitchen, a shared bathroom, and a laundry room. If both bedrooms are booked by the same party, the entire apartment is available for use. If separate parties book the two bedrooms, then the open areas of the apartment are shared. The bedrooms and bathroom lock for security.

Breakfast is when you want it from food provided in the kitchen. Juice, coffee, hot or dry cereal, yogurt, and fresh fruit are typical. Prior to your stay, you will be asked for preferences so you have what you like.

Mavhouse is located in the Lowertown Arts District. The house occupies a corner lot with deep mixed perennial, conifer, and shrub borders on two sides. Many unusual plants make the gardens interesting year round, from the riot of spring bulbs to the Christmas roses (Hellebores) beginning to bloom in December and lasting for months. Guided tours of the garden are available to those interested.

The house is what I call casually formal, as we are not formal people but live in a semi-formal house. It is filled with art, as we are in the arts district and have a family of artists. I love to cook, so for extended stays, expect at least one dinner invitation.

There is public transit available, and the neighborhood is so warm and inviting. We have regular artists in residence, whom we "mother" a bit, so count on lots of help finding things, getting places, or just getting the scope on what's up. Galleries and studios are on most of the nearby streets, waiting for you to stop in.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Room type: Private room


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Pat User Profile
May 2017
This is a lovely 1887 home located in a neighborhood of beautifully maintained homes with striking architectural styles, especially turn of the century. You'll want to simply walk around the neighborhood! My sister, Mother and I rented the entire 2 bedroom apartment and enjoyed all the art decorating this spacious and well appointed space. Anita was a friendly, accommodating and gracious host and I consider ourselves fortunate to have found her home for our visit!

Joyce User Profile
May 2017
This lovely old home is in a lovely neighborhood within walking distance of the river wall murals, downtown restaurants and shops. The bedrooms are large and there are plenty of public areas to relax. The front porch overlooking the gardens is a great spot in nice weather. Not appropriate for anyone who can't climb stairs or anyone who can't get in and out of a claw foot tub/shower combo. Relaxed atmosphere.

Jerry User Profile
November 2016
This house is about 100 yrs old( I can't remember! ). The architecture was eye catching. The rooms are on the second floor. I think it is set up for 2 guest rooms but only myself and my wife were staying. Our bedroom was huge, tall ceilings and windows. Everything was comfortable. There was a common kitchen, sitting room, bathroom and porch area- all on the same floor. We did our eating out, so we only used the coffee maker and refrigerator. Anita communicated with us and was available as needed. We really enjoyed our stay.

Dan User Profile
October 2016
Anita is warm, artistic, easy to engage in conversation, very accommodating.

Marie User Profile
September 2016
Our room at mavhouse was exactly as promised. We actually stayed in the large secluded bedroom, and it was very spacious and comfortable. Anita was great about corresponding before the trip. She greeted us when we arrived but largely let us have the run of the upstairs. Sharing a bathroom with other guests was not ideal, but it was actually easier than anticipated. Anita's house is in the perfect location to easily walk downtown Paducah, and I felt safe walking back at night. I highly recommend if you're looking for a unique space in a convenient location!

Trisha User Profile
September 2016
We are so glad we stayed at Mavhouse. The upstairs bedroom was spacious and the bed linens were wonderful. We were the only guests so we had the entire second floor to ourselves - the bedroom, the bathroom, a kitchen and a nice sitting area. We slept very well on the large, firm comfortable bed. Anita inquired ahead of time and provided items for breakfast that I could eat on my limited diet. The neighborhood was beautiful and we really enjoyed the lower arts district and the river walk. The quilt museum is also a must see. We didn't get to meet Anita until we were leaving, and we're very glad we got the chance to visit with her, a lovely lady.

Amanda User Profile
September 2016
We stay in a lot of Airbnbs but this is one of the best we have ever visited. We are trying to think of reasons to visit Paducah again just so we can stay here another time. Anita is lovely, her house is exactly right, and our experience could not have been better.

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Paducah, Kentucky, United StatesJoined in November 2012
Anita User ProfileAnita is a superhost.

I am a retired university professor and administrator, first from the University of Southern Mississippi, then from Lambuth University in Jackson, Tennessee when that school closed in 2011. I have also worked as a research specialist and as a public school teacher. I would find retirement extremely trying were it not for being the caregiver and coach to my newest granddaughter, Wren, who is a source of constant delight.

I also am a fanatic gardener and write articles for gardening magazines. I love writing of all sorts and have published a few poems, several textbooks, and articles. To fill the void in my report-writing life, I volunteer with the Paducah Civic Beautification Board and the Paducah Arts Alliance, the group responsible for creating an artist-in-residence program for the city.

Cooking is another love, especially big meals with lots of company. My children and friends like to call these events "feasts," and that is a good description. In the coming season I will be extending my back yard tomato patch into a kitchen garden, as the whole family loves fresh things to eat.

When not cooking, writing, caring for my granddaughter, or managing Mavhouse, I love needlework. Mostly I knit, but occasionally I will spend extended periods of time with counted cross stitch.

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