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Charming Shot-gun Style Row House Near Downtown Lexington

Bedrooms 1
Space 728 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

The Space


The home is small but charming at only 728 square feet. Referred to as a “shot-gun” house due to its long and narrow build, this simple architectural structure was brought to America by Haitian refugees in the early 19th century.

Although technically, it is a one bedroom house, there is a full-size solid wood futon with a Sealy posture-pedic mattress that sleeps very comfortably located in the back room. The bedroom has a king-size bed. This house can sleep between 2 to 4 people comfortably by way of the bed and futon. All bed linens, including comforters, are laundered after each guest visit.

Children are welcome, but please note that the only childproofing in the home is outlet covers. There are no cabinet locks.

The kitchen has all the modern amenities needed to cook and clean up, such as a refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, and a Keurig coffee maker. There are place settings and flatware for up to six, all the necessary pots, pans, and utensils needed for cooking, along with simple spices and oils as well. I provide one Keurig coffee cup per guest per morning.

The home also offers free, secure wireless internet and a Roku streaming box complete with a subscription to Netflix and HuluPlus, in addition to hundreds of free Roku channels. There is no cable.

This is a Pet Free house designed specifically for guest use so there are NO personal belongings at this home meaning you can feel free to stretch out and make it your own.

The bathroom has a spacious standing shower, but no tub. It is fully stocked with fresh linens, soaps, shampoo, toothpaste, Q-tips, cotton balls, toilet paper, and a basic hair dryer.

It has everything you need to enjoy your stay in Lexington. It is less than 2 miles from most downtown attractions and new local breweries so going out and touring the city is easy, but the large double lot backyard allows for relaxing evenings at home.

Guest Access

Guests will have access to the entire house and yard. There is off street parking in the driveway alongside the house, but no parking garage.

Interaction with Guests

My interaction with guests will be little to none, unless requested. However, I live nearby and am always accessible by phone, if needed. There is a key-less entry system and a code to access the home will be given upon confirmation of reservation so guests may check in any time after 3 pm on the day of arrival.

The Neighborhood

Row house neighborhoods are not generally high income areas. Although I am comfortable in the neighborhood, it is blue collar, a bit rough around the edges, and can be intimidating to those more accustomed to the finer things in life. So, if you're counting on white picked fences and polo shirts, look elsewhere.

Please note that if you arrive and are uncomfortable with the neighborhood, that I stick by my cancellation policy and do not issue refunds due to dissatisfaction withe area, so please ask plenty of questions before booking.

However, things are changing with the addition of the new Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC) replacing the old, historic Eastern State Mental Hospital (2nd oldest insane asylum in the USA). As well, there are at least three of Lexington's new artisan breweries within a mile of the house; Blue Stallion, West Sixth, and Town Branch Distillery. This home is a great value considering its amenities and proximity to downtown, campus, Keeneland, the Horse Park, and the new Distillery district.

Getting around

LexTran is the public transit system of Lexington. There is a covered bus stop two blocks down the street from the house. A bus leaves every 30 minutes from this location to the transit center located downtown. Visit LexTran for details.

Per MapQuest, the home is located the following distances from certain Lexington area attractions:

University of Kentucky Student Center 1.8 miles

Bluegrass Lexington Airport 7 miles

Rupp Arena / Heritage Hall 1.4 miles

Kentucky Horsepark 10.6 miles

Keeneland 7 miles

Center of Downtown Nightlife 1.8 miles

I-64 / I-75 Split 11 miles

Per local LFUCG zoning regulations, there may be no more than one rental in a seven day period at this property.

More Details

Jill Walker
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish, Romanian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2018

About Jill Walker

My name is Jill and I live on the outskirts of Lexington with my husband, Chad, our six dogs, two cats, and a plethora of chickens, ducks, and guineas. I enjoy traveling, learning languages, collecting mid century blonde Heywood Wakefield furniture, Zumba, yoga, and playing Jeopardy with my husband.

I strive to make sure the little home I offer for rent is clean and comfortable, and that your stay there is a pleasant one.

Jill Walker purchased this house in 2013

Why Jill Walker chose Georgetown

My husband and I live on the outskirts of Lexington in horse farm country. We love living in the country but also enjoy the attractions of downtown. I've always loved small houses, particularly favoring bungalows, cottages, and row houses because of their homey feel and cozy charm. We bought this little row house as our 'city home' for times when a downtown event may keep us out late. I decided to offer it up as short term vacation rental as a way for it to get more use and for others to enjoy it as well.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Georgetown in Lexington

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 728 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Budget
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Standing shower only.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • One King Size bed and One full size solid wood futon with Sealy Posture Pedic Mattress
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible


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(22 traveller reviews)

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Charming Shot-gun Style Row House Near Downtown Lexington
average rating of 4.5454545 based on 22 reviews

Very clean and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I did the Kentucky Bourbon Trail and we really enjoyed staying in this sweet little house

  • Review Submitted: 17-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cute little house!

  • 5 of 5

I really enjoyed staying at this little house. It is actually much bigger inside than the outside looks like it would be. In addition, the owners outfitted the house very nicely even including shampoo and conditioner which was a very pleasant surprise! I was in Lexington to compete at an event at the Kentucky Horse Park and this sweet little house is very conveniently located near the Park. I would definitely recommend this little house to anyone wanting to stay in Lexington and will look to stay there again on my next trip to Lexington.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute little house on the edge of town.

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at this adorable small house when we dropped off our son at UK. About a 10 minute drive to campus. The house was very clean and welcoming. Bed was very comfortable. Kitchen appeared well stocked, but I only used coffee pot and microwave. Neighborhood was definitely "off the beaten path" in a lower income area. We had no issues with safety or security. The house was well stocked with information about Lexington. We enjoyed dinner at many of the recommended restaurants. Lock box access was easy. Only recommendations I would make are maybe another lamp in the living room and trimming trees over driveway. (Our car was covered in sap.) we will definitely stay again!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just what we needed!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect little place. Just needed a place to sleep and a kitchen to make sumple dinners. Enjoyed the A/C after a very long day competing at KHP. Will definitely keep this place on my list for the future.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place in Lexington

  • 5 of 5

Cozy, comfortable and very clean. Close to downtown, would recommend. We had a great time.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and comfortable.

  • 4 of 5

Cute house on edge of neighborhood.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Bluegrass Airport (LEX)
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
Blue Stallion Brewery
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Georgetown, Kentucky

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Keeneland Spring 2018
6 Apr 2018 - 25 Apr 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Rolex 3 Day Event 2018
26 Apr 2018 - 29 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Kentucky Derby 2018
4 May 2018 - 6 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Keeneland Fall 2018
5 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £21.43
Property Damage Protection £42.14
Tax Rate 7.0%

No Smoking allowed in the home.
No Pets allowed in the home.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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