Welcome to the Historic Western Suburbs in Downtown Lexington! Stay right on Main Street! You are two city blocks from Rupp Arena, The Old Distillery District, Buster's, the Mary Todd Lincoln House, and the booming Jefferson Street area.
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 room may 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.
Arriving early or late? I have a lock box with a code to get the key to come and go as you please.
You will be sharing this house with me (or other airbnb guest renting the upstairs) and possibly my housemate, Bill, who's typically gone on the weekends. 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.
If additional sleeping arrangements is needed (in addition to the two people for this room), I have a queen air mattress which can be used in your front room. I also have a sofa in the common room with a queen hide-a-bed, but it's not very comfortable.
You have a queen futon bed (really, this one is comfortable!), 42" flat screen TV, with Wii/Netflix. This house has two other bedrooms. 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.
This is a smoke free, pet free household.
The house also has a common area with another 42" TV with DVD player, a kitchen, a large travertine and glass shower, Wifi, and a bricked back yard.
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.
My housemate, Bill, is typically around Monday through Friday afternoon.
Also available are local maps, information on local points of interest and other goodies. Enjoy your stay!
Heather lives in a super cool old house that is a 10 to 15 minute walk from downtown Lexington and very close to the convention center. She is friendly and very thoughtful, even lending me a hat and gloves as I'd forgotten mine. I also recommend renting a bike from her, as she provides saddlebags, a helmet, and a lock and it makes exploring or traveling further distances a bit easier. Definitely a nice place to stay, and Heather is a great host who was happy to help with directions and suggestions for things to do in the area.
Heather is very warm and welcoming person. She met me personally in the home I would be staying and spent time figuring out my interests so she could highlight places I may want to check out in Lexington. She was an exceptional host. The room was as described, clean, and close to the places I needed to be. Petty certain I'll be booking with her for next year!!
Heather is extremely welcoming and has a wealth of knowledge regarding the local area and other matters! We'll definitely be back for our day trips to Central Kentucky!
Heather is nothing short of the perfect host. Inviting, laid back, helpful, friendly, hospitable, and infinitely accommodating. This was my first AirBnB stay in Lexington, and it will not be my last. Heather's location is perfect for downtown excursions. In fact, walking through her neighborhood to get to downtown (take Short Street - more scenic) was one of the highlights of the trip back to my college town for me. I'll stay at Heather's place any time!
Heather was awesome, the house was conveniently located, and the bed did its job. We stayed in the front room so there was a good bit of street noise but we slept with he fan on and didn't have any problems after that. The bathroom is down the hall a bit and you have to share te shower with the rest of the house. Heather is very knowledgeable about the area and can suggest good places to eat, beers, and whatever entertainment you're in the mood for. We would definitely stay there again.
My mom and I went to Lexington for a few days and this spot was perfect for us. It was a central location so after all the sightseeing on the outskirts, we could park at the house and then walk out to grab drinks and dinner. Easy peasy! Also, Heather was a great host and her housemate Bill was awesome! We even forgot to pack our to go coffee and Bill and Heather set up a coffee maker for us! I can't even explain how easy this was and how friendly and genuinely helpful they were-- from pointing us in the direction to local haunts to a surprise quiche one morning for breakfast to grabbing a bed side light for reading. It's the little things that we never expected, but were delighted to have-- creating a home away from home experience. Not to mention our own private entrance to the bedroom-- because that was a nice perk, some simple privacy. Also, the sound machine worked wonders all night and the traffic never bothered me.
All in all, I definitely recommend Heather's place!
Heather is very friendly and accomodating and the room and house were clean. She checked in with me during my stay to make sure I was doing well and offered good advice for navigating the city. I would definitely stay again!
You cannot find a more convenient location if you are going to a downtown event! It's easy to find and has free parking on the street directly in front of the home. Heather keeps 2 kitchen shelves for guests to use and share items and even left vegetable soup for me. The futon was comfy with very nifty sheets. I'm used to sleeping near a busy street so that was not a problem at all. (She has a sound screen set up for anyone who needs a bit of white noise.) I had a little problem with the key box, but sent an email to Heather which she answered promptly that solved the problem.
Auman's humble room was perfect for this cyclist who needed to unload a bicycle for an event and keep it safe in the room, staying only about 14 hours. These are very basic accommodations, a futon and plenty of road noise nicely masked by a fan and white noise machine. This is a good place to sleep. I did not meet Heather when I was there. Rather, I ran into another houseguest staying elsewhere in the home, which I did not expect. The home is a stone's throw from a freeway entrance so traffic can feel a little hairy when parking outside. The entrance to the home felt neglected, with untended flower beds and peeling paint. Still, I believe the host is a person of good will who just happens to be very relaxed. If you are high maintenance, go somewhere else.