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.
Anita's home is really fantastic, and we had the entire upper floor to ourselves for a sisters retreat. It was like having a private apartment. We arrived late Sunday night after a long day of driving, and she had stocked our fridge with cold cuts, fruit, cottage cheese and yogurt, just to name a few things. And a yummy loaf of beautiful fresh bread. It was divine. Fresh coffee from beans we ground. Wonderful bed, great air conditioning in a hot and humid climate made sleeping easy and pleasant. Anita is the perfect b&b hostess, willing to help us or buy anything we wanted to eat, but she let us be self sufficient. We highly recommend staying at this lovely home.
I am totally mortified about the bathroom. That is usually the first thing I do once I strip the beds, and the only thing I can think of is that senility has set in. It was a quick turn around, as I had guests until almost noon on the day you came, and I was getting a little frantic about having a window to take care of the change over as well as prepare for our artist's reception. I am so sorry.
My husband and I were greeted warmly by Anita in the lovely gardens, surrounding Mayhouse. These gracious accommodations exceeded our expectations! We arrived in 90 degree weather and were unnecessarily worried about keeping cool in the upper floor of an 1890's home!! But the house was quiet and very cool and very comfortable with very effective air conditioning plus a ceiling fan. The guest apartment was large and bright and very clean. The king bed was firm and super comfortable and the sheets were heavenly - and hand pressed by Anita! We slept so well both nights - which is unusual for us even at home! The bathroom had a claw footed tub with shower and plenty of fluffy towels. Anita had asked us to be really specific about what we like for breakfast and it was available exactly as we requested - we ate at our convenience in our own kitchen so no need for early rising or wishing we could have a bowl of cereal or some fruit at midnight! Anita's interest in and knowledge of the local arts and artists and the arts and textiles of yesteryear showed in the lovely collection of artifacts in the home. I felt like we had our own private gallery of interesting objet d'artes to admire! This home is centrally located with easy access to the downtown restaurants, shops and the quilt museum. We highly recommend Max's, the downtown restaurant Anita suggested. And we discovered the best doughnut shop in the world to date - Red's which has been in Paducah for 50+ years. We have lived and traveled around the world - and yet, we are already thinking of when we can return to Mayhouse in Paducah, Kentucky!
Thanks so much for the heads up. I already have long pillow cases and will add pillows to the closet. I had done that to the other bedroom, because the right pillow is so essential to my comfort, but I had not done so in your bedroom. Will do, along with a check on the closet's condition. I loved having you and have enjoyed the quilt book you gave me on leaving. Thank you so much.
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.
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!
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.
Awesome place. Very quiet. We enjoyed our stay very much, and will definitely consider staying again.
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