A queen Tempurpedic mattressDresser, hangers, coat rack.
Private Room - 2 Beds in Downtown

Private room

3 guests

1 bedroom

2 beds
Please set the number of adults.
Please set the number of children.
Ages 2 - 12
Please set the number of infants.
Under 2
3 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
You won’t be charged yet

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.

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 Tempurpidic (high end memory foam) 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 another room. The kitchen will be shared by all as well as the lower bathroom. You are on a busy route, so there's a white noise 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). 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, so may not greet you personally, but will be in contact by phone, text, and email.

Other things to note

I'm often traveling, so will be available through e-mail only. This home is on Main Street, so you WILL hear traffic noise.

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 single bed

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Private room
Self check-in: Keypad

Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises

Extra people $20 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $20
Security Deposit $200
Weekly Discount: 20%
Supports Living Wage Pledge
People who clean this host’s listing are paid a living wage. Learn more
Always communicate through Airbnb
To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.
Learn more

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM

No Smoking, children, 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.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Lock on bedroom door

2 nights minimum stay

102 Reviews

Check In
Clayton User Profile
September 2017
Heather was always prompt and polite in our correspondence.

Bill User Profile
August 2017
Heather was an absolutely fantastic host! She was so welcoming to us, and she was so incredibly generous. The house is really cool and has a fantastic history and it's also super convenient to downtown. It's also great to have access to a full kitchen, since we were in town for such a long time. Heather was even kind enough to take us to the airport when we were leaving Lexington so we didn't have to get a cab. I can't say enough positive tings about our time staying with Heather in Lexington.
Heather User ProfileHeather is a superhost.
Response from Heather:
Thank you Bill, it was wonderful to host you and JR for nearly a month. I appreciate the kind feedback. Best of luck in your studies and presentations!
August 2017

Samantha User Profile
July 2017
Heather is a great host! The room was clean and comfortable. The house was conveniently located near many great places to eat and drink.

A User Profile
June 2017
This is a great deal for staying in Lexington -- it's close to downtown and in a safe location, the beds in the double room were comfortable, and the house is a nice place to chill, use the kitchen, do laundry, and so on. Even though we didn't get to see Heather during our stay, communicating with her was easy, which made our settling in very smooth. There's noise of sirens from the main road if you're in the double room, but the truth is it didn't bother us at all when we slept, and anyway there's a machine to drown out the noise -- but we didn't need it. Really no flaws in this place, highly recommended, and I'll choose it again in a heartbeat if I visit Lex again.
Heather User ProfileHeather is a superhost.
Response from Heather:
Thank you Amir! I was hoping to get home in time to meet you in person, but was a few hours off. I'm wondering why Denise, the guest who was there the same time as you left a poor review for the other room? She said the place was unclean and there was a bug at the door. I'm happy to see that YOU had a five star stay though! Please come back anytime!
June 2017

Scott User Profile
May 2017
Heather was a FABULOUS host. She was incredibly flexible when we had to change dates and added countless extremely thoughtful personal touches that made a special father-daughter trip even more wonderful. She is truly a kind, generous person, and her home is charming in every way. The location is ideal, parking is easy, privacy unrivaled, bathroom lovely and she even provided lots of useful information about Lexington for us. Just superb- you can't possible go wrong here!

Elle User Profile
May 2017
Heather was very friendly and always willing to help. She had a fully stocked kitchen which was great for being able to cook throughout the week.

Jaimee User Profile
May 2017
Amazing place to stay !! Right downtown, walking distance to all the bars and restaurants. Heather was an amazing host !!

This host has 90 reviews for other properties.

View other reviews
Lexington, Kentucky, United StatesJoined in December 2012
Heather User ProfileHeather is a superhost.

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). 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.

Response rate: 90%
Response time: within an hour

The neighborhood

Similar listings