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Renovated Downtown Lexington Apartment

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedroom, 1 bath apartment with new 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.


Owner
Teri Kelly
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
26 June, 2017

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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Northside District in Lexington

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
Theme:
  • Historic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Roomy bathroom with subway tile shower. Blowdryer provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(44 traveller reviews)

Renovated Downtown Lexington Apartment
average rating of 4.818182 based on 46 reviews
4

Great stay for the 2017 Rolex

  • 4 of 5

Cute, tastefully furnished apartment in an historic neighborhood. Tons of local and delicious restaurants within walking distance. Great way to experience Lexington. Less than 20 minutes to Kentucky Horse Park

  • Review Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Couldn't have been better: the place to stay in Lexington.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful little gem of a place. Clean and nicely furnished. Bedding and towels are a luxe touch. Terri was helpful and friendly. The backyard is lovely. I'd stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mahomet, IL
5

Sweet apartment in historic district

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for four nights and loved this upstairs apartment! There was so much attention to detail in their renovations, and thoughtful touches abounded. The beds were amazingly comfortable, the bath linens like new, and the kitchen had everything we needed and more. The owner was very responsive and helpful with local suggestions. The location was perfect for exploring all areas of town. We have stayed in plenty of VRBO homes over the years and this was one of our favorites.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cincinnati, OH
5

historic neighborhood, walking distance to downtown and good recommendations

  • 5 of 5

We only stayed one-night but enjoyed the stay and location close enough to downtown to walk as well as several restaurants and bars/brewery nearby. The recommendation book within the apartment was great and we used it as well as recommendations directly from Terry to make our visit choices. All were enjoyable the place itself was nice and clean inside.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Everything was great.

  • 5 of 5

Great location, great amenities, great communication. Just a great experience!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Super cute apartment!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in Lexington. The apartment is renovated but still has the antique feel of the 1900's with the original fireplace. The parking was a little tough as we had a truck, trailer and another 3 other vehicles with us and it was street parking only. Overall cute house.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

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.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Northside District, Kentucky

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Keeneland Fall Meet
6 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
1 night minimum stay
£160
for 1 night
From
£160
£696
£2,171
 
 
Keeneland Spring Meet and Derb
6 Apr 2018 - 6 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
£320
for 2 nights
From
£160
£819
£2,458
 
 
Keeneland Fall Meet
5 Oct 2018 - 28 Oct 2018
1 night minimum stay
£160
for 1 night
From
£160
£819
£2,458
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£131
for 1 night
From
£131
£574
£1,639
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £309.21
Tax Rate 6.0%

Rates are confirmed once you are booked.

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.
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