HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag

Parklike Historic Estate in the Heart of Louisville

33 Reviews
Bedrooms 7
Separate WC's3
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Pay with confidence

Your booking will be backed by our Book with Confidence Guarantee when you complete your reservation online and finalise payment on HomeAway.

Learn more


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 7 bedroom holiday estate in Cherokee Seneca - 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.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Christina West
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 October, 2016

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. :)


based on 33 holidaymaker reviews

Parklike Historic Estate in the Heart of Louisville
average rating of 4.878788 based on 33 reviews

Beautiful, tastefully decorated, large estate

  • 5 of 5

This home is absolute beautiful. The grounds and outdoor space were great. We throughly enjoyed the pool and diving board.

The house is very large with plenty of room for large groups. All the rooms are very inviting and the beds are all comfortable. The kitchen is beautiful.

Also great location.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


  • 5 of 5

A beautiful setting and very comfortable. This spacious home suited our family vacation (three generations) of 23. My husband and I were blessed to occupy the master bedroom as it was quiet and relaxing. A side note: We thought the den/office was part of the master bedroom. Actually, it's off the hallway on your way to the master bedroom. Thus, it became occupied by my niece and her husband which allowed them to not have to share with others in the "childrens" bedroom. The kitchen was perfect with nothing lacking to prepare our meals. The two refrigerators held all the food and beverages that we had brought. The home is spacious, yet held many areas of privacy and/or quietness. The wi-fi was great too. As mentioned in another review, the pool floor is a little rough. Our grandchildren wore their socks to not scratch their feet and toes. I know other mentioned being close to the highway noise. The noise was there, but was not a distraction to our family.

Love seeing part of the home's history with the servant's call box still on the walls. The location was close to many of Louisville's attractions. Our family will hold special memories of Stonecote. Thanks! A big thanks to Pete too, who provided timely service when called upon.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our vacation at Stonecote again this year. Very relaxing and is always great connecting with family. Stonecote is a wonderful place to stay and Kristina is very helpful. We will truly miss this fantistic home! Good luck, Kristina.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great house for large group!

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay. The house was at full capacity with our large group and it still felt spacious! The caretaker was very nice and accommodating. The location was perfect for us...as it took between 10 to 20 minutes to get to the various places we were interested in....close to downtown, Kentucky Kingdom, mega caverns, etc. We recommend little ones bring water shoes for the pool....which is beautiful! ....just tough on little toes.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Incredible estate and beautiful grounds

  • 5 of 5

The property was beautiful and very well maintained. Our group of 22 comfortably enjoyed the entire property, from the expansive front lawn, huge kitchen, dining, and living rooms; and the incredible pool. I would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a larger property. Another perk is that it is only a short uber ride away from all of the action in downtown Louisville.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

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
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday estate in Cherokee Seneca, Kentucky

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Thanksgiving 2016
23 Nov 2016 - 27 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas 2016
22 Dec 2016 - 26 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Derby 2017
30 Apr 2017 - 7 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £81
cleaning fee £286
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.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Enquire Now
Available arrival


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday estate in Cherokee Seneca in Kentucky

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 7050 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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
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.

Partner Offers

Portable wifi hotspot

You might like these similar properties