About This Listing
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 be sharing this house with me (or other airbnb guest renting the upstairs) and possibly my housemate, Rachel, who's typically at University of Kentucky grad school or at work. 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 futon bed (really, this one is comfortable!), a more soft twin bed (just added Nov 2014), dresser, and a 42" flat screen TV. 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.
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. Minimum two night stay.
Arriving early or late? I have a lock box with a code to get the key 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.
My very quiet housemate, Rachel, is typically in school or working
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.
The house is located less than a mile from the Lextran hub and the bus lines run near the house.
There's a free Colt Trolley by Lextran!
Other Things to Note
Price increase due to the local transient tax.
No Smoking or pets inside the house. No outside guests without prior approval.
Check is is after 3PM and check out is noon, however let me know ahead of time if you need special accommodation or have any requests.
Heather was warm, welcoming, and showed us where to find everything we may need. She is personable & friendly and made our stay a breeze.
The house is in a historic area withing walking distance from the downtown. The description of the room is very much accurate. Heather is a very welcoming host who is enthusiastic about the area and its attractions. In particular she gives great pointers for the lively beer and food scene in Lexington.
Heather and her place are both wonderful! The house is located in an excellent location; 5-7 minute or so walk to the restaurants, bars and Rupp Arena. There's a Kroger just a few minutes drive away as well which was perfect for us. I highly recommend staying here as it has everything you need for a stay in Lexington. The house has a nice kitchen, TV(s) with Netflix, a good shower and it is very clean overall. Stay here, you will not be disappointed!
Cozy, comfortable house in a great neighborhood! Heather really went out of her way to make sure I had everything I needed. Overall a great first AirBnB experience for me!
This host has 30 reviews for other properties.View Other Reviews
About the Host, Heather
I love to volunteer, travel, and play in a local, community marching band called March Madness Marching band. I also like to drink good beer and run (more like waddle). There's a fun, social club called the Hash House Harriers and enjoy running with them all over the world. I also think I'm much skinnier than I actually am. Not having my full-time engineering job anymore, I thought this was a good way to make some extra dough while playing the fantastic position of local host of a cute Bluegrass Trust House.
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