BEAUTIFUL VICTORIAN IN LOUISVILLE - ORIGINAL HIGHLANDS

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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BEAUTIFUL VICTORIAN IN LOUISVILLE - ORIGINAL HIGHLANDS

Louisville Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

RENTED FOR DERBY 2014

Whether visiting Louisville for business or pleasure the Hepburn House offers a unique and restful atmosphere in a beautiful historic setting. You will have the access to your own two bedroom, 1600 sq ft apartment with a full kitchen and private bathroom. And you are steps away from the famous Lynn's Paradise Cafe, shops, pubs and some of the finest dining in Louisville.

If you are looking for centrally located accommodations in Louisville, this is the place for you.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the owner
This place is beautiful and huge. We had a wonderful time, it is in a great location and very private. Cute shops and diner right at the end of the street! Can't wait to come back.
Mar 2010
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Proprietors John Webb and Sarah Anderson offer you the finest accommodations for a short-term, furnished rental. We invite you to enjoy the hospitality and convenience of your own private two bedroom apartment. The Hepburn House is a lovely century old Victorian located in the Original Highlands, one of Louisville's oldest neighborhoods.

The Owner purchased this apartment in 2003

We bought our house so we could be located in one of Louisville's finest and most vibrant neighborhoods. We are professional adults who enjoy urban living. We decided to open our lovely home to others to be able to experience and share in the 'local flavor' of Louisville's most independent, locally owned business and restaurant corridors in the state of Kentucky.

You will be within walking distance to some of the finest restaurants and shops in the Louisville. We are conveniently located 3 miles from downtown Louisville and the world's most famous horse racing track Churchill Downs. We are also centrally located to the University of Louisville and medical facilities downtown.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Reviews

4.3
based on 12 traveler reviews

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Beautiful Victorian in Louisville - Original Highlands
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 12 reviews
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Beautiful Victorian in Louisville - Original Highlands
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p271471vb
(502) 773-0202 (Kentucky, USA)
Louisville Kentucky
5

GREAT STAY

  • 5 of 5
We stayed here for 4 nights early this March. The home is wonderful with lots of character and VERY spacious. All the utensils and amenities are there from clean towels, guide books to every practical item you need to make a great meal. It is located in a good area with everything a good driving distance of 5-10 minutes away. Parking in the front makes life easy. The owners are friendly and knowledgeable and have a couple of cats and a dog which my daughter loved to visit with in the backyard. This property has both a backyard and front porch which is nice for sitting outside day and night. It was a highlight of our trip with the space, the nice owners AND beignet's a 3 minute walk behind the house at a local restaurant.
  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Beautiful Victorian in Louisville - Original Highlands
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p271471vb
(502) 773-0202 (Kentucky, USA)
Louisville Kentucky
1

ACCOMMODATIONS WERE FINE, OWNERS MISREPRESENTED THEIR EXPECTATIONS

  • 1 of 5
We are a Louisville family that stayed at the Hepburn House while the floors of our home were refinished. The accommodations were fine, although we stayed during a cold snap with single-digit temps and the house was very cold and drafty. Thankfully, they provided us with lots of extra comforters for all of the beds. The kitchen was a little dumpy and not much fun to cook in-- the coffeemaker didn't work properly, and many of the utensils and wares were really old and needed replacing. We would have also like access to the WIFI. Our biggest issue (and the reason we are awarding one star) was with what happened AFTER our stay. The owner emailed me a week after we had left and stated that she found cat litter in the garbage and wondered if there was a cat in the apartment while we were there. I told her that, yes, we did bring one of our cats for three of the four nights we stayed due to the extreme cold outside. The contract that we signed simply stated "pets allowed" so I was not immediately sure why she was asking this. She then called me and said, "I don't allow pets. I used to, and when I did, I charged a $35 pet fee." When I told her that the contract we signed said that pets WERE allowed, did NOT indicate a pet deposit, and did NOT specify that we were to notify the owner that we were bringing a pet, she said "Well, we're not a real business, so it's not like a real contract that you signed. You bringing a cat was a conversation we needed to have." Again, I told her that the contract did not specify that we were to inform them that we were bringing a pet, nor did it say that there was a pet fee. I was completely appalled that she did not honor her own contract. She then told me, "well, everything in the apartment was fine, but I have a policy of honesty, and since I used to allow pets and charged $35, but don't allow pets now, I think fair is fair, and that's why I will be keeping $35 out of your damage deposit." I was absolutely floored by this response. I would assume that by listing your home for rental, a contract would be up-to-date and honored by both the owner and the renter. I was disappointed that their expectations were misrepresented on their contract, and for that, we were penalized for her mistake. I would not recommend renting this apartment for this reason. It is unprofessional to hold the renter to something that is not stated in the contract. We have also filed a complaint with VRBO.
  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We strive to make every guest comfortable. Thank you for describing the accommodations favorably.

The Hepburn House is a more than 100 years old and in the record setting cold, despite our best efforts
can be chilly. As you noted we anticipated your need by supplying lots of extra comforters and blankets.
We live immediately above the rental space and always attempt to greet each guest personally. We
made multiple attempts to make this connection with your party. On several occasions it was apparent
that you were in but chose not to answer the door. We respect every guest’s right to privacy. If any
aspect of the apartment was not satisfactory we were not informed.

As far as the cat is concerned, the VRBO site that was used to book the rental clearly states that no
pets are allowed. If you have an older version of a deposit agreement then we do apologize for this
confusion. However you only signed and returned the signature page, not the detail. The cat’s presence
was only evident when the garbage bag (that we ask guests to remove) burst with the litter stuffed
inside.

Had you simply asked us about the Internet, coffee maker or even the cat we would have
accommodated you.

Sarah Anderson
Owner
business
Beautiful Victorian in Louisville - Original Highlands
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p271471vb
(502) 773-0202 (Kentucky, USA)
Louisville Kentucky
Asheville, NC
5

HOME AWAY FROM HOME

  • 5 of 5
2nd time to the Hepburn House
Already reserved the next visit.
We just love the spacious home away from home.
Full kitchen makes cooking easy and if we don't feel like cooking
we simply walk a few blocks to great restaurants.
Morning coffee on the large front porch, and grilling on the back porch.

We just really enjoy the place : )
and the owners couldn't be more friendly and accommodating.
  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Beautiful Victorian in Louisville - Original Highlands
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p271471vb
(502) 773-0202 (Kentucky, USA)
Louisville Kentucky
Hillsdale, Michigan
5

A GREAT WEEKEND GETAWAY IN LOUISVILLE

  • 5 of 5
We truly enjoyed our stay here. The house was beautiful! It was very clean, very inviting, and was so close to everything we wanted to do and see in the Louisville area. We certainly look forward to staying there again, and would very highly recommend it to anyone who is considering staying in the Louisville area.
  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Beautiful Victorian in Louisville - Original Highlands
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p271471vb
(502) 773-0202 (Kentucky, USA)
Louisville Kentucky
London
5

BETTER THAN I EVER COULD HAVE IMAGINED!

  • 5 of 5
I cannot recommend this apartment highly enough! I would quite happily live in it for the rest of my days :)

It's incredibly comfortable and very spacious with wonderful porches both back and front. It couldn't be better positioned in the wonderful Highlands neighbourhood but is also very convenient for reaching downtown, the airport and getting onto the highway for travelling further afield. Sarah and John were incredibly welcoming and friendly without ever being intrusive. The apartment is very well equipped with all sorts of handy items and plenty of reading material and it stays very cool even on the hottest days.

The photos don't do the place justice and don't give away quite how large it is! It would be perfect for a family or a pair of couples - there was certainly more than enough room for the two of us.

Louisville and Hepburn Avenue stole my heart - I'll be back next year :)
  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Beautiful Victorian in Louisville - Original Highlands
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p271471vb
(502) 773-0202 (Kentucky, USA)
Louisville Kentucky
Ann Arbor, MI, USA
5

HAD A WONDERFUL WEEK STAYING IN THIS APARTMENT

  • 5 of 5
Great accommodation for my family last week in Louisville. The apartment was amazingly spacious and well equipped. Above all it was well air-conditioned considering the temps were over 100F for 3 or 4 days. Location was ideal - easy access to downtown and to the suburbs. Will definitely stay there again when we return to Louisville.
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Standiford Field
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
I-64
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Barrett Bar
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Cherokee Park
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Jack Frys
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Amenities

Louisville Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The additional bed is a Futon.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • museums
  • zoo
  • theme parks
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
  • antiquing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis
  • golf
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • spelunking
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