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.
Communicate clearly, be considerate of others in the house, and enjoy your stay.
Lovely, lovely and all the way 'round! Had some great contact with Anita prior to arrival so, yes, we did show up at the new artist collective where she was volunteering so we could meet in person and we both knew each other on sight. Great conversation and recommendations, we did all we'd set out to accomplish on this trop and Anita was a big part of it. Ours was a brief stay, only one night but we did have the entire apartment to ourselves and it's perfect - spacious, wonderful colors and light, loaded with art and antiques and reading classics, VERY COMFY BED. Looking forward to returning in spring/summer when Anita's wrap-around garden commands attention!
I agree with all the other reviews that have been left - wonderful hostess, comfy bed, breakfast awaiting us, great neighborhood, and the entire upstairs apt was all ours! We want to come back in the spring/summer and would definitely stay here again.
What a great place to stay! We loved it so much we're staying again on our way home.
Anita is a very warm and accommodating host. She is a treat to talk to and her house is charming. The arts district neighborhood is great to walk in. The bed and pillows were great. We prepared our own breakfast on our schedule with lots of nutritious food options, which was exactly what we wanted.
This was the perfect location for walking to downtown Galleries, Eateries, all right near the beautiful Ohio River.
The Garden bedroom was lovely , sunny , and cheerful, the property its self is adorned with fantastic original art works, and antiques. Our host Anita was so warm and welcoming, she made us feel like family.
We would definitely stay here again while in Paducah.
Anita is a gardner and did suggest to return during April/May when the flowers are blooming!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. I love the scale of an older home - the high ceilings, the transom windows, and wide hallways. We had the entire upstairs to ourselves,and Anita took great care to insure that we had just what we wanted on hand for breakfast. A place we would return to if we return to Paducah.
Anita was in contact prior to our visit to arrange for exactly what we would like for breakfast! She had a great selection available for us, with coffee and teas, and a few cooking basic supplies. We cooked in a couple of times, and found the kitchen well equipped. There was a complete laundry on our floor as well as a screened porch. A perfect mix of turn of the century meets modern conveniences!
My partner and I were traveling to a wedding in Missouri so stopped off with Anita overnight. Before our stay communication with Anita was easy and her replies were always prompt. Anita asked us what we would like for breakfast and had everything we had asked for in the fridge for the next morning. Our room was large, spacious and very comfortable! When we arrived Anita took time to show us around and chat with us before we headed to bed for the night. We were not able to spend time in Paducah, but Anita had maps and recommendations waiting for us on arrival!
We plan to return to stay with Anita if we are in the area again, and may even make a trip to Paducah because of her wonderful hospitality!
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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 (website hidden) 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.