About this listing
Great house for families or for larger groups who want to stay together in the Highlands. Fully-equipped kitchen, large backyard deck, a piano and a finished basement. Our neighborhood is GREAT for walking/bus. We live car-free!
Our 1925 two-story-plus-basement Dutch Colonial is located in the desirable Highlands-Douglass neighborhood, 3 quick blocks from Bardstown Road and a straight shot down Bardstown Road to downtown Louisville. We are in the Seneca Gardens area of the Highlands, half a mile to both Seneca and Cherokee Parks (great running neighborhood and park), and a short walk to grocery, post office, margaritas, sushi, farmers markets, and more. It's currently set up to sleep 8-10 plus a baby.
Though the listing price is for the entire home (we stay with family in town when our home is rented), please send an inquiry if you're interested in just a guest bedroom. We enjoy hosting and could probably work something out.
We hire a professional housecleaner for every booking. Keep in mind that the house is almost 100 years old.
•Sunroom – w/ IKEA double sofabed and door that separates this room from living room
•Formal dining room, with french doors that open on to a large, multi-level deck.
•Bedroom #1 – queen bed
•Bedroom #2 – full size bed
•Bedroom #3 – twin mattress
•Full bathroom (shower not tub)
•Queen-size bed & futon
•Huge multi-level deck
•Front yard herb garden (fresh mint available May-September)
•Patio in the front
•Coffeemaker/tea kettle (coffee & tea provided)
•Tons of kitchen gadgets (we love to cook)
•Yamaha acoustic piano
•Kurzweil digital piano (not always available – sometimes I need it for a gig)
•Various stringed instruments around the house
•Children’s toys (if you need them – if not, they will be put away)
•Other baby stuff provided upon request (high chair, stroller, pack and play, infant swing, etc)
•Flat-screen TV in sunroom with basic HD channels and Apple TV (netflix included)
Two cars will fit in front of our house on the street. We are one house away from a church parking lot that is available for parking, should you feel more comfortable leaving your car there than on the street. This is a very safe neighborhood, so we always just park on the street.
We are near several major bus routes (Bardstown Road and Taylorsville Road), if you do not have a car (we live car-free).
Less than a mile away:
Kroger, Heine Brothers Coffee, Havana Rumba (Cuban), Safai Coffee, Great Flood Brewery, North End Café, Vines & Wines, Breadworks, Cafe Lou Lou, Loop 22, Dundee Gastropub, Queen of Sheba (Ethiopian), Noodle Shop, Mediterranean Restaurant, Oishii Sushi, Farmers' Market, Morris Deli & Liquors, Sol Aztecas, Homemade Ice Cream & Pie Kitchen, Kern's Korner
1.0-1.5 miles away:
The Bard's Town, Asiatique, Uptown Cafe, Wild Ginger, Cumberland Brews, Seviche, Za's pizza, Cafe 360, Sapporo (Hibachi), Tom Chee (Gourmet Grilled Cheese), many many more.
Churchill Downs: 6 miles
Barnstable Brown Party: 1.3 miles
*Please note for winter bookings: the basement is significantly cooler than the rest of the house. We have multiple space heaters that we use down there, but because it's below ground-level, it requires the space heaters to keep it warm. For summer bookings, the basement room is cool and pleasant, but the house might be better for smaller groups in the winter times.
The entire house!
Interaction with Guests
During your stay, we'll leave you alone:) If you need us, text us.
We are in the Highlands-Douglass neighborhood -- close to Cherokee and Seneca Parks, as well as Bardstown Road. We love it here because we live car-free, and we are able to walk everywhere.
We are a 3-minute walk from the bus stop, and it's a straight-shot on the bus to downtown Louisville.
Please do not park in front of the neighbors' houses. They are all really nice, but super-protective of their parking places. There are TWO spots available directly in front of our house. If you have more cars than that, please use the church parking lot that is 2 doors down. Thanks in advance for helping keep our neighbors friendly.
No smoking inside. Smoking is fine on the deck, but please pick up your cigarettes.
Be mindful of the new carpeting in the basement, particularly with muddy shoes please.
No drinks on the piano. Be nice to the guitars, etc., if you play them.
About the Host, Brigid And David
Brigid is a Louisville native, but David is from West Texas. We've been married for four years and have a 3-year-old old boy whom we hope to send to college someday -- our AirBnB income goes directly into the wee boy's college fund.
We spent two years living in Scotland, where our son was born, and we absolutely love travel. Now that we're back in Louisville (and not traveling as much), we've enjoyed meeting the people that AirBnB has led to us.
We love adventure, food, whisk[e]y, live music, libraries, castles, cobblestone paths, soccer, travel, flip-charts, historical markers, innovation, talks with good friends.... the list goes on.
David is a consultant in healthcare technology, and Brigid is a professional musician-singer-songwriter. This home is our primary residence, but we stay with nearby family while it is rented. We do not rent full-time, as it is a lot of work (and we love our neighbors and don't want to upset them!), but are always open to hosting people -- inquire if you are interested in staying in our home.
We are also open to renting out just the guest bedroom or basement room, rather than the entire home. Send an inquiry; we love hosting people.