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Renovated Downtown Lexington Apartment

36 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in North Upper Street

2 bedroom, 1 bath apartment with next kitchen and beautiful garden

We bought this 1948 home in December 2013. We renovated the downstairs apartment and rented it right away. Then we decided to renovate and furnish the upstairs apartment for vacation travelers to Lexington. It is really pretty and close to Lexington's growing downtown scene. In fact, it is only steps away from Jefferson Street, Lexington's newest entertainment district, with bars, a brewery, restaurants and an upscale wine bar.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Teri Kelly
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 October, 2016
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About Teri Kelly

This vacation rental is run by two sisters. Teri lives just seven houses away in an 1890's Victorian. Delena lives in Austin, Tx, where she works as a recruiter. We were both born in Kentucky and grew up on Lexington's north side. We, along with Teri's husband, Chris, have recently become involved in the development of the Distillery District by purchasing the abandoned James Pepper Distillery. We are currently building Goodfella's Pizza a space in the old Boiler House, and will be starting on the NEW James Pepper Distillery in December.

We have recently become dismayed at reports that hotels are only giving their housekeepers 15-20 minutes to clean a room. This is NOT enough time. Two of always spend at least two hours cleaning between guests. The report even showed that sheets are not being changed between guests. Oh my. We very much want to assure anyone who rents our properties that every bed is changed between every guest...even if it appears not to have been used. Every. SIngle. Time. Exactly like we would expect when we rent from others.

Teri Kelly purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Teri Kelly chose Lexington

The home is located in Lexington's second and largest neighborhood on beautiful West 3rd Street. The neighborhood has undergone a transformation in recent years while maintaining it's historic charm. There are many restaurants, breweries, bars and shops opening throughout.

We have a heart for historic preservation (this is our ninth renovation) in downtown Lexington and this is our first short-term rental. We are excited to meet the guests who visit our charming and comfy apartment and welcome them to our hometown.

What makes this apartment unique

The garden is incredible. Not being talented gardeners ourselves, we feel incredibly lucky that a landscape architect rented one of the apartments for several years before we bought the house in December, 2013. He spent several thousand hours and hundreds of dollars creating an English garden of winding paths and full, lush beds. It is peaceful and a piece of paradise right downtown. All we had to do was dig it since he had moved out and it was neglected for several years.

The furnishings have been culled from area estate sales over the past year. The resulting look is a contemporary renovation, with vintage furnishings.

Teri and her husband have spent a few nights there when their own home is rented, and have absolutely loved it. We are confident our guests will too!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Judith was a fabulous guest. The apartment was in good hands and I love the way she really dove into seeing as much of Lexington as possible, because I am proud of my hometown and love to share it. VRBO is a perfect means of doing this, plus I get to refurbish old houses which is my first love. It also helps me to meet the nicest people!

I highly recommend an automatic accept if you are lucky enough to have Judith interested in your property.
Nov 2014
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based on 36 holidaymaker reviews

Renovated Downtown Lexington Apartment
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 38 reviews

Clean and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Spent six nights while visiting for a family wedding. Walking disrance to downtown and centrally located to just about anything else you may want to do while visiting. Apartment is spacious and clean. Beds are comfortable and WiFi worked well. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was very well kept. It was in the perfect location to meet our needs this weekend. It was a bonus that it is within walking distance of so many breweries, restaurants, and bars. I will definitely stay again next time I am staying in Lexington.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Brian for the wonderful review. We really enjoyed hosting you and hope to see you again soon.
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Very Nice, Enjoyable, Great Location, CLEAN!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Let me start by saying I am big on reviews. Owner is very responsive to emails and gets back very quickly. This place was very nice, and VERY clean(that coming from my wife and she is very, very picky). It's a 2 bedroom with Queen beds in both and then can sleep 2 more with a pullout couch. Anyone looking for a long weekend like we were, in town for KY Wildcats....go Hoosiers....this would be a great option!! Parking can be a little difficult on the street, but not too bad. Walking distance is a stretch unless you are just going to the end of the block. There is a great brewery at the end of the block on one side, and the other side has 2 nice bars. You are half mile away from really downtown, if not just a little more, which isn't bad and is a quick uber or taxi away. Lots to do though!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Erik; Thank you SO much for one of our favorite reviews EVER. We were so disturbed this week to read of an undercover investigation that found that 3/10 hotel rooms do not get the sheets changed BETWEEN guests! OMG! We are going to add it to our listing (hard to believe it would not be a given) that every single sheet in every unit, between every guest, is thoroughly cleaned. So your review about cleanliness was very, very timely. We pretend like we are the arriving guests, and not the owners, when we walk out after a cleaning. Thank you and your wife for noting our efforts, and please, come back soon :)
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bright, clean, and close to everything

  • 5 of 5

This property is well-managed and maintained. I found it be very clean with all of the amenities (fresh towels and linens, full kitchen, walking distance to many things) my group needed for our long weekend. Check-in and check-out was very smooth. We were able to walk downtown and to a great local brewery at the end of the street. Parking was also ample on the street, so no problems finding a space. I would highly recommend this property for a visit to Lexington.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a fun group Alyssum came with! They really seemed to embrace my downtown neighborhood, and left the apartment looking untouched! Thank You!
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apartment was true to description

  • 5 of 5

Great location. Loved the amenities!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We certainly enjoyed hosting Tricia and her group. She left the apartment in terrific shape :)
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Comfortable apartment, great location

  • 4 of 5

Teri was a great host, very responsive and accommodating. The apartment was very comfortable and had everything we needed and more. The location was fantastic, 5 minutes from downtown and just around the corner from some exceptional restaurants. I highly recommend this property!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Blue Grass Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Blue Heron, Enoteca, Grey Goose, Nick Ryan's
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Griffen Gate
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Bluegrass Dinner Train
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I75 / I64
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nick Ryan's
Car: not necessary

The property is conveniently located within walking distance of all of Lexington's downtown attractions including Rupp Arena, restaurants, shopping and the Explorium of Lexington (Lexington Children's Museum). An easy two block walk gets you to Jefferson Street, a renovated entertainment district of bars, breweries and restaurants. Or, visitors could make a quick 7-10 minute drive to the up-and-coming Distillery District, Lexington's newest entertainment district.

If you're headed to the Kentucky Horse Park, it's only 9 miles and 15-20 minute drive.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in North Upper Street, Kentucky

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Keeneland Fall Meet
7 Oct 2016 - 29 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Keeneland Spring Meet
7 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Kentucky Derby
5 May 2017 - 8 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £328
Tax Rate 6.0%

Rates are confirmed once you are booked.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in North Upper Street in Kentucky

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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 , Bath with Shower
  • Roomy bathroom with subway tile shower. Blowdryer provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Additional bed in the pull out, full-sized mattress, couch. We also can provide an air mattress if needed, in warmer months that can be set up on the enclosed back porch.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events

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