About This Listing
The large bedroom is central in the upstairs apartment and affords sitting space plus a large table for working or eating in. The bedroom feature king-sized memory foam beds and high thread count, all cotton sheets. The windows are large and allow a lot of natural light in during the day, but draperies afford privacy at night.
A total of 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. A microwave, toaster, toaster oven, coffee maker and coffee bean grinder, a stove, and a fridge are available in the kitchen.
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.
No smoking inside; no pets without prior arrangements and permission.
Use of the living room and kitchen for small gatherings is encouraged; just remember the noise level as others in the apartment or house may be working or sleeping.
Communicate clearly and be courteous.
The hallway with bedrooms and bathroom on right, living room and kitchen on left. Three bookcases are filled with novels for your leisure reading.
Anita was wonderfully kind, hospitable, and accommodating. We were running later than anticipated; still, Anita, stayed up, made us feel welcome, and gave us a place to call home for our stay. She even purchased breakfast items that we requested!
On the side: Paducah is a vibrant, beautiful town, and the lower town arts district is a destination in and of itself. Anita's property is an anchor there, and a great place to stay if you're checking out the district. We'll be back!
Very peaceful and quiet. Great walking distance to downtown Paducah and riverfront.
Staying at the Mavhouse with Anita as the hostess is like staying with your favorite aunt. Anita is friendly and accommodating and the relaxed atmosphere is exactly what we wanted for Quilt Week. The gardens were a bonus and the neighborhood is fantastic. Mavhouse is within walking distance of all the major attractions (e.g., Quilt Museum), our room was spacious, and all was clean and comfortable. I would definitely stay here again!
Anita was waiting for us on her lovely veranda when we arrived. We immediately felt welcome and knew we would be well taken care of. All of our breakfast requests were taken care of in the kitchen which is just opposite the large bedroom.
Thanks Anita, for making us feel at home in Paducah, your UNESCO Creative City.
Margaret and Grant Pyke, Ontario Canada
What a lovely and charming place to spend a weekend! We absolutely enjoyed our visit to Paducah largely because our stay at Mavhouse was so comfortable and delightful. We have truly never had a more comfortable stay away from home. The bed itself was soooo comfortable! Anita was sweet and helpful and considerate in all the right measures. She was approachable yet allowed us our privacy. We loved the room and the entire upstairs area. Great location, beautiful neighborhood, we easily walked downtown in a few minutes. Thank you, Anita! We will return.
At a most unusually cold weather forecast for Paducah, Anita's home met all our needs. We were just travelling through from Michigan to Texas so our stay was short, yet all we had hoped for. Anita is a welcoming hostess, easy to communicate with, ready to provide an needed assistance. We enjoyed her lovely home, comfortable sleeping accomodations, and neighborhood. Would certainly visit here again.
Our hostess made us feel very welcomed to the upstairs apt. She gave us good tips about the area and where to eat a meal ( we recommend Shandies.) She had contacted us prior to our arrival about what simple breakfast foods we would like and had them available for us in the kitchen. The location of the house was in the quiet art studio area of Paducah; we felt quite safe there. Since we were the only guests there we had full use of the kitchen, living room and bathroom.
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About the Host, Anita
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.