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Christina West

Member since: 2014
Speaks English

Parklike Historic Estate in the Heart of Louisville

People24
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms5
Separate WC's3
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 7 bedroom holiday estate in Louisville - Stonecote Estate

7 Bedroom, 6 Full and 2 Half Bath, 5 1/2 Acre Estate, 5 Minutes to Downtown

Stonecote is a beautiful, 5 1/2 acre estate built in 1920. It is fully updated and professionally decorated. It has 7 bedrooms (each with a television), and sleeps 20 in beds (24 with 2 pullout sofas), including 3 master suites each with private baths in the main house, and another master suite w/bath, living area and kitchen in the pool house. The main house features a beautiful gourmet kitchen w/butler's pantry featuring 2 built in refrigerators, 2 wall ovens, 2 warming drawers, 3 dishwashers, an ice-maker, a 6 burner Viking Professional gas cook top, wine cooler and Carrera marble counters. The palatial living room features multiple, comfortable, conversation areas, baby grand piano and wood-burning fireplace. The large dining room can seat up to 20. Also, the large sun room offers additional, less formal gathering space, and has a 52' TV.

The enormous 50' x 25' heated, salt water pool has lovely fountains, is surrounded by mature perennial gardens, has a baby pool and swim lane for laps. There are also have foosball table, exercise equipment and free weights in the semi-finished basement.

The stable has 5 stalls and a tack room and we can refer you to have bedding, feed and hay delivered before you arrive. All this, surrounded by beautiful, mature trees and perennial gardens, five minutes to downtown, the waterfront, 10 minutes to Churchill Downs, 20 minutes to Valhalla and the PGA tour, AND we have an on-site caretaker next door.

Please note that due to recent events we are unable to accommodate events of more than 50 attendees (including overnight guests), out of respect for our neighbors.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Christina West (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Speaks English

About Christina West

Andrew West grew up in Redlands, California while Christina grew up in Wellesley, Massachusetts. When looking for a place to raise our family, we settled in beautiful Louisville, Kentucky, where we have now lived for nearly 18 years. We love Louisville for its sophisticated living with a healthy helping of southern hospitality!

Christina West purchased this estate in 2006

Why Christina West chose Louisville

We fell in love with Stonecote because it offers the best of everything! It is a rare find: a 5 1/2 acre equestrian estate in the heart of Louisville! The setting is absolutely beautiful at Stonecote (built c1920) and is a private, country-like retreat. The 50 x 25 ft heated pool with shooting fountains is a great place for the kids to play and the adults to relax on spring and summer evenings. Stonecote feels like a secluded, private park and is a perfect setting for many different occasions. The historic, hometown feel of Louisville makes it a great place to visit…any time of the year.

What makes this estate unique

Stonecote has an amazing flow for entertaining and an enormous, top-rate, gourmet kitchen (making it perfect for fundraising and other catered events), and plenty of room to gather, as well as ample areas to 'get away'. We would know, as we raised our 6 children in this home. :)

Reviews

4.9
based on 28 holidaymaker reviews

Parklike Historic Estate in the Heart of Louisville
average rating of 4.857143 based on 28 reviews
5

Mom's 90th was a huge success!

  • 5 of 5

We got our family together from far and wide to surprise my mother on her 90th birthday - she was thrilled and she loved the setting! The gorgeous estate and grounds easily accommodated our large group (22+). We put the spacious Chef's kitchen to good use preparing meals for the whole crowd. The house has tons of space for sleeping or hanging out and plenty of windows that let in lots of light. The grounds are beautiful and well-maintained - we even were able to take advantage of the heated pool in April! All-in-all it's a fabulous place!

Many thanks to our hosts - Christina (Owner) and Pete (Caretaker) who were easy to get a hold of and wonderful to work with. If you want to get a group together at a great place in Louisville - I ABSOLUTELY recommend Stonecote Estate!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home perfect for our group

  • 5 of 5

Everything was excellent, and the hosts were easy to work with. It was a beautiful home and I look forward to coming back!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Estate next to Cherokee Park and close to Bardstown Road

  • 5 of 5

The house is even more gorgeous than the pictures. I give this property the highest recommendation possible, and will gladly stay there again!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wedding Party

  • 5 of 5

This is a gorgeous home that is extremely close to downtown Louisville! We had our wedding party (20 people) stay here for a few days before our wedding. Our friends loved it and we all had a fantastic time! The house was gorgeous and it was very spacious, we had plenty of room for everyone! The dining space was great and worked well for our low-key rehearsal dinner. Everything in the house worked properly, we had no issues at all. The owners are super nice, there is someone nearby in the carriage house if we needed anything. I would HIGHLY recommend this property!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Brianna, We are so happy to have been part of your special weekend. We wish you all the best!!
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Fabulous Fall weekend

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 10 adults had a wonderful long weekend in Louisville! Very comfortable and spacious, an excess of places to hang out, convenient to most everything we did (and we did a lot, going in every direction!)

  • Review Submitted: Oct 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wedding Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We rented the house for the Bridal Party to stay at for my wedding. The house was perfect for the weekend and gorgeous. There was plenty of room for everyone and we were able to get some great pictures before we headed to our venue for our wedding. The owners are also very friendly and quick to respond to any questions or concerns.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Louisville International Airport
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Multiple public and private golf courses nearby
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
I-64 (drive to interstate entrance)
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Ample Eateries within 5 minutes
Car: recommended

Stonecote is 5 1/2 acre estate nestled in the heart of Louisville in a beautiful, park-like setting. The venue boasts all of the amenities necessary to host a huge array of events. Stonecote is five minutes from downtown, the riverfront, urban eateries, antiquing, local shopping, KFC Yum! Center and the Louisville Convention Center. It's close to the EXPO Fairgrounds, as well the new Louisville Equestrian Center, making Stonecote an ideal location with its 5-stall horse barn if you are in town for an equestrian event. Stonecote is perfect if you are in town for The Kentucky Derby (15 minutes from Churchill Downs), conventions, corporate retreats, weddings, PGA, Iron Man, or simply want a great place for a Family Reunion or Family Vacation. It is steps away from the Olmstead designed, world-class, 389-acre Cherokee Park, which offers hiking, running, rock climbing, bridle paths, basketball courts, roller-blading and beautiful family parks with picnic areas.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday estate in Louisville, 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
 
Memorial Day 2016
27 May 2016 - 30 May 2016
3 night minimum stay
£3,268
for 3 nights
From
£1,010
 
 
early summer 2016
31 May 2016 - 30 Jun 2016
3 night minimum stay
£2,942
for 3 nights
From
£901
From
£1,046
Fri,Sat
£6,083
 
 
Independance Day weekend
1 Jul 2016 - 3 Jul 2016
3 night minimum stay
£3,376
for 3 nights
From
£1,046
 
 
Summer 2016
4 Jul 2016 - 1 Sep 2016
3 night minimum stay
£2,942
for 3 nights
From
£901
From
£1,046
Fri,Sat
£6,083
 
 
Labor Day Weekend
2 Sep 2016 - 5 Sep 2016
3 night minimum stay
£3,376
for 3 nights
From
£1,046
 
 
Thanksgiving 2016
23 Nov 2016 - 27 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
£3,268
for 3 nights
From
£1,010
 
 
Christmas 2016
22 Dec 2016 - 26 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£3,376
for 3 nights
From
£1,046
 
 
Derby 2017
30 Apr 2017 - 7 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£18,335
for 7 nights
£18,335
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£2,833
for 3 nights
From
£865
From
£1,010
Fri,Sat
£5,859
 

Additional pricing information

cleaning fee £171
Pet Fee £171
Property Damage Protection £68
Tax Rate 6.0%

3 night minimum for all stays; Derby is a flat rental rate for all or part of Derby Week.
50% due at time of booking; balance due 45 days prior to arrival
No smoking; No pets; no tents may be erected on the property.
Horse stables available for extra fee (renter responsible for care/keeping, property manager can help arrange this)
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday estate in Louisville in Kentucky

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 7050 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 3 Separate WC's
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Expansive first floor master bath has clawfoot tub, 2 sinks
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , 2nd floor private master has 2 sink vanity and tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , 2nd floor private master bath has lovely historic charm
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jack and jill bath w/ 2 sinks for 'children's' bedrooms
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , First floor powder room has charming, hand-painted walls
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , 2nd powder room is conveniently located off kitchen
    Bathroom 7 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Pool house bathroom is handicapped accessible
    Bathroom 8 - Toilet , basement 1/2 bath is convenient to the workout/rec areas
  • Each bathroom is beautifully appointed. Many feature the charming restored pedestal sinks original to the house (c.1920). Four of the baths are private baths adjoining master suites. There are two main- floor powder rooms, which prevents guests from 'waiting' for a restroom when entertaining. There is also a basement powder room convenient to the workout and rec areas.
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Fireplace and private bath
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , This bedroom has 2 queen beds with 2 twin pop-up trundles
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , This bedroom has a queen bed, day bed and 1 popup trundle
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed , The sleeping porch has two charming twin beds
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , First floor master; fireplace and private bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , gas fireplace and private bath
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Pool house master bedroom/bath is handicapped accessible
  • Three of the 4 master bedrooms feature gas fireplaces and all have private baths. We feature premium bedding with 400 count sheets. We also have 3 additional bedrooms which share a jack and jill bath.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Stonecote was the 2011 Bellarmine Designer's Showhouse and has hosted multiple community and private events. Not only is it a wonderful vacation home, but it is an ideal venue for special events including wedding parties, picnics, fundraisers, dinners, family reunions, corporate retreats and ladies' weekends away.

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