Private room
3 Guests
2 Beds
Per Night
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About this listing

Stay Downtown on Main street in a beautifully restored house from 1899. Your room has a queen bed and twin bed in an old, shotgun style house. A short walking distance is Rupp, Lexington Convention Center, restaurants, and pubs.

A new queen mattress

A new queen mattress

The Space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: $20 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $20
Security Deposit: $200
Weekly discount: 15%
Cancellation: Strict


The Space

This "Shotgun Cottage" was built in 1899 and completely renovated in 2008 to have some of the most energy efficient appliances and lighting. It has an on demand water heater (never out of hot water), washer/dryer, with simple furnishings. I usually stay upstairs and have my own bathroom. This upstairs room may also be rented out also as I'm traveling often.

A few blocks away is the booming Jefferson Street district, quickly becoming a hot spot in Lexington for quaint restaurants, new craft brews, good music, and art.

The map on the main page shows the location which is a bit off. This house is right on Main street in the middle of the 700 block.

You will have your own room with private entrance in the front room. The parking is free city parking, typically there's typically a spot in front of the house.

You have a queen bed and a more firm twin bed (just added Nov 2014), dresser, and a 42" flat screen TV. This house has two other bedrooms which may be rented out to other airbnb guests or the house manager may stay in the rear room. The kitchen will be shared by all as well as the lower bathroom. You are on a busy route, so there's a sound machine near your bed if you're not used to hearing the sounds of the street.

Help yourself to coffee and tea in the kitchen. In the pantry are two share shelves of food items.

The house also has a common area with another 42" TV with DVD player and Netflix, a kitchen, a large travertine and glass shower, Wifi, and a bricked back yard.

This is a smoke free, pet free household.

Arriving early or late? I have a code to come and go as you please. A few days before you arrive, I'll send you the code to access the house.

I can interact as little or as much as you please depending on your requirements. If I'm traveling, which is very often, I'm typically available through e-mail or phone and the house manager may be staying on site.

Also available are local maps, information on local points of interest and other goodies. Enjoy your stay!

The house is on Main Street, the major artery of the city in Western Historic Suburbs, the oldest neighborhood in Lexington. The neighborhood is a mix of activity with many houses renovating to their historic standards, new restaurants seem to establish on Jefferson Street (a few city blocks away) monthly, and a free trolley runs Weekdays at lunch and Thursday-Saturday in the evening. Since the house is on a main street, you get to see activities of small city life; one of my favorite activities is to sit on the front porch with my favorite beverage and watch life happen at the end of the day!

The airport is less than 6 miles (11 minutes) away and about a $25 base taxi ride. and Uber is a cost effective way to get around.

The house is located less than a mile from the Lextran hub and the bus lines run near the house.

Guest Access

I will give you a code to enter the SIDE door when you make the reservation so you can come and go as you please with no worry of keys.

Interaction with Guests

I can interact as much or as little as you wish. I'm often traveling, but a local contact (Lauren) will be available.

The Neighborhood

This little, old house is right on Main Street in a medium size town. It's located in Western Historic Suburbs, which is the oldest neighborhood in Lexington. It's mixed use, so you'll see city life as well as neighboring million dollar homes in the neighborhood.

Getting Around

Public transit has a way to go in Lexington. The house is about a 10 minute drive from the LEX Airport.

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House Rules

No Smoking or pets inside the house. No outside guests without prior approval. Be respectful to neighbors and low noise past 10PM.

Check in is after 3PM and check out is noon, however let me know ahead of time if you need special accommodation or have any requests.

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Safety Features
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector

1 night minimum stay
Dresser, ironing board, extra chairs, coat rack.

Dresser, ironing board, extra chairs, coat rack.

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About the Host, Heather

Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Member since December 2012


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