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Parklike Historic Estate in the Heart of Louisville - available for DERBY 2017!

Bedrooms 7
Separate WC's3
Space 7,050 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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 is also a 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., if you are traveling with horses. 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 changes with the city of Louisville, we are unable to accommodate events of more than 50 attendees (including overnight guests).

More Details

Christina West
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2017

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. :)


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

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 7050 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 24
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • 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 ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(37 traveller reviews)

Parklike Historic Estate in the Heart of Louisville - available for DERBY 2017!
average rating of 4.891892 based on 37 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The property was perfect for our group. Plenty of room in the kitchen, dining room and TV room for all of us (14) to hang out. Other areas of the home allowed parts of the group to break out and have their own room to talk (i.e. piano room). Weather was great so we spent a considerable amount of time on the front porch. It was also large enough to accommodate all of us. 14 people and no complaints. When does that ever happen? Can't say enough good things about this property!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for large group, convenient location!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful property with large rooms for people to gather. We had 14 people and this was an amazing house to gather in.

The listing accurately describes this property. There are 4 full baths and 2 half baths. There are 3 ensuite bathrooms. It was comfortable and the kitchen is well appointed. Including the butler pantry there are 2 refrigerators and 2 dishwashers. Plenty of dishes for everyone. The detached pool house provides even more space.

The property is conveniently located to downtown Louisville and the Bourbon Trail. We were all very happy with our stay. The manager and maintenance man Pete were very polite and helpful. They were readily available to meet guests that were arriving at all times. Thank you for the great time.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful experience!

  • 5 of 5

It wad perfect, exceeded our expectations.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic place!

  • 5 of 5

We decided to do "The Bourbon Trail" and used this beautiful estate as our home base. The pool was amazing and the interiors were so spacious. All the detailed furnishings really showed the character of the home. We were a large group of 15 adults and 1 baby and everyone had their own space since the house was large enough to have our private areas but also lots of living quarters in which we could come together for meals and to congregate. The home is convenient to all that Louisville had to offer - we all had a great time and this home was clean, comfortable, spacious and fun!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
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  • 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
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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:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
DERBY 2017
30 Apr 2017 - 7 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
DERBY 2018
29 Apr 2018 - 6 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

cleaning fee £273.79
Property Damage Protection £77.44
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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