Mavhouse Large Secluded Bedroom

House - Private room · N 8th St, Paducah, KY 42001, United States

The Space

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.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Cancellation: Flexible

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • The beauty of Mavhouse gardens was the first thing to catch our attention when we drove up and to see daffodils after a long winter was a thrill. We arrived at dinner time and enjoyed being able to walk to a restaurant Anita directed us to. Our room was large and lovely and the upstairs living room and kitchen were like being home alone. The one thing I have learned about myself is I don't want to share a bathroom with someone who is not in my traveling party. It wasn't a problem but it made me a bit anxious. The original art throughout the house was a plus and of never ending interest to me. Our trip to Paducah was a bit of a whirlwind and I wish we could have had more time to visit with Anita. Anita asked us what we wanted for breakfast and we enjoyed that customized touch. Should I return to Paducah, I would consider staying here.

    March 2014
  • Mavhouse was a great choice for our stay in Paducah with lots of space and great accommodations. We really enjoyed the artwork, healthy breakfast, and the perfect blend of historic detail with modern convenience. Anita is very friendly and helpful. We would stay here again!

    September 2013
  • I highly recommend the lovely accommodations and gracious hospitality at the Mavhouse in Paducah, Ky. My sister and I were in town attending the annual quilt show which goes on for 4-5 days. Our space was a large open bedroom with a most comfortable king size bed. A spacious living room and kitchen where available to share with another guest who was staying in the second upstairs bedroom. The artwork throughout was outstanding. Anita had asked our preferences of a light breakfast menu in advance and had everything in the frig for our stay. I look forward to returning to Mavhouse again next year. Our time at Mavhouse was a delight.

    April 2013
  • Awesome place. Very quiet. We enjoyed our stay very much, and will definitely consider staying again.

    January 2013
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University of Southern Mississippi, Lambuth University
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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