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.
I really enjoyed staying with Anita. The host met my husband and me at the front door and provided whatever breakfast foods we requested. We had the entire upstairs level to ourselves at the time. The apartment was beautiful and very comfortable and spacious. Though we only stayed one night, this would be ideal for a longer stay in Paducah. We'll definitely stay at the Mavhouse if we're in the area again.
This was a great location near the downtown area. I wanted something that was not a chain & Anita's B&B was absolutely the perfect fit for me. I was traveling to Paducah for business and did not make arrangements until the night before my arrival (practically the day of). Despite my last minute plans, Anita responded back to me immediately and even inquired what type of items that I wanted to eat during my stay. Anita is a wonderful host and her house is absolutely gorgeous. I wish I had had more time to enjoy her beautiful gardens & fabulously unique artwork!
We had a wonderful visit in Paducah and enjoyed our stay at Mayhouse in the Lowertown Art District. Anita is a most gracious hostess and artist and her landscaping is beautiful.
Sitting on the porch and enjoying the afternoon breeze was delightful and a great way to unwind each day.
We have found a home away from home when we travel to Paducah again.
The Fays, San Marcos, TX
Anita was very welcoming. We had everything we needed including a large bed with a great mattress, a fast wi-fi connection, a cool bathroom and lots of additional space including a kitchen and living room and upstairs porch to hang out in. She had information for Paducah which helped a lot. It was an easy walk down to the river. I really enjoyed Paducah. It is worth seeing a real river town. The Ohio river is gigantic. Coffee was great and she provided the breakfast things we asked for.
Anita was the best host anyone could wish for. She set us up for a happy and comfortable stay in Paducah. She asked us for a breakfast wishlist before we arrived, which was above and beyond, and everything was there for us when we arrived. She was very prompt to respond to us when we had questions. The apartment is beautiful, spacious, clean, and comfortable. The beds are the most comfortable that I've ever had at an Airbnb. The neighborhood is great and close to downtown Paducah. My friends and I took a stroll to downtown and the riverfront from the house.
Beyond the wonderful stay we had, it was great getting to know Anita. We chatted with her for a bit, and she is a lovely person. Thanks for everything, Anita!
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.
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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.