This sleek urban dwelling is steeped in history, as is our charming and entirely walkable neighborhood. It dates to the 1860s when it was built to house the craftsmen who erected the architecturally significant Roebling Suspension Bridge, the prototype for The Brooklyn Bridge. It is thought that John Roebling himself designed this property and might have lived here.
My family purchased the building in 2007; top-to-bottom, wall-to-wall renovations resulted in '2008 River Cities Preservation' and '2008 Friends of Covington Beautification' awards. Its three story 'flying' staircase, scale, contemporary upgrades and location yield both character and comfort. Here, history and modernity are not to be confused with rigidity: put your feet up and bring your dog! There's a decidedly down-home feel with an up-town vibe.
Truly a handsome and affordable alternative for Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky business travellers -- or -- for regionally-inclined tourists or vacationing families. Ideally suited for meetings and entertaining, too.
Bounded to the north by the Ohio River, Cincinnati is a quick two blocks and a bridge (yes: that one!) away, as are sports stadiums and Queen City culture and cuisine. Fine and home-style dining, shopping and multiple entertainment options are also available just outside the door. Lexington and Louisville are each roughly (and Bluegrass scenic) 90 minutes away.
While most everything is within walking distance, two off-street parking spaces are provided. As well, a retro-fitted trolley traverses Covington and Newport KY, and Cincinnati. For full immersion in Kentucky's fabled horsiness, a livery across the street operates horse-drawn carriages most weekends and some week nights, using much the same routes.
Or, stay home and make good use of the roof deck with its panoramic views of the Cincinnati skyline and surrounding hillsides, the sunset-spilled den, and/or the jetted tub.
Keywords: Historic, Modern, Convenient, Panoramic View, Roof Deck, Pet and Family Friendly
One sister uses this property as her home away from her Washington, DC home whenever she opts to unleash upon us yokels her cranky little terrier and two 'lively' Tween and Teen kids. Living just a few doors away from said property ... and the aforementioned terrier/niece/nephew trifecta: this aunt -- in need of respite! -- is more than happy to extend top-notch hospitality to non-relatives.
Lisa Mullins purchased this townhome in 2007
Listed on The National Register of Historic Places in 1971, Covington KY's Historic Licking Riverside Neighborhood has long been one of the premier historic districts in Greater Cincinnati, and was just recognized by The American Planning Association as 'A 2013 Great Place in America.' ( 1 of 10). And Cincinnati -- 'The Queen City' -- is cosmopolitan and cozy at the same time, and just a stone's throw away.
Location, History, Ambience, Comfort, View, and 'ThisClose' Proximity to Cincinnati, and Multiple Dining, Cultural + Entertainment, Big 'n Small Retail, a Terrific Riverfront Park, and Sporting Destinations.
Sports Peeps ~ Both stadiums are well-less than a mile + a 'festive' (Go Reds!) -- or -- a 'raucous' (Who Dey!) walk/trolley ride ($1 per person/runs every 15 minutes) away. Tailgating begins at our corner. Indians'/Browns' and Pirates'/Steelers' fans: Prepare for Good-Natured Ribbing en route!
Lisa's row house is an architectural gem, and the view from the roof is amazing. Three of us stayed for a Steeler's game while on a business trip to the area. Walked to the stadium with ease. Blinkers (block away) has awesome chocolate cake. Riverside has authentic Korean bibimpap dol sot (must try). It has way more space than I expected from the description. Lisa was amazing - we wanted Dunkin Donuts coffee, so she scoured the town for it before we arrived, and bought a new coffee grinder too. I'm coming back every year for the Steelers-Bengals game.
We rented this house for a girls weekend and it was absolutely perfect. The location is convenient to downtown and tons of great attractions and restaurants. Lisa was absolutely wonderful and spoiled us with breakfast items and snacks. We couldn't have asked for a better rental and look forward to coming back in the future.
I highly recommend this for anyone with a large group. Ample space to spread out, wifi included, full cooking kitchen with all the appliances, plenty of restaurants and bars (including a fantastic Irish pub) within walking distance. All this and you are just a short hop from downtown Cincinnati. Top this off with an absolutely captivating and accommodating owner (yay Lisa!) who want to make your stay comfortable and pleasant. With off street parking included, you cannot find a better option in the Cincinnati/Covington, KY area.
This was our second "girls trip" to this fabulous home. Just as before, we had a great time and had everything we needed right there in the home. Lisa is very accommodating and helpful!
This is the second time friends from college have stayed in this great house. We parked our cars when we got there and walked every place else. The kitchen is well appointed, the baths updated and the beds comfy. The owner is very attentive to your needs and helpful about making your stay fun. Who knows - we could make it a third time!!
We stayed at this charming row house for 4 nights starting 9/27/14. Our son got married in Northern Kentucky. My husband and myself our other children live in different parts of the country so we all met there for the wedding festivities.
The Owner: Lisa was very kind and nice to us, we arrived late on Wednesday night and she came over to meet us and gave us information about the house. She gave us a basketful of coffee for the Kerig coffee maker, bagels, and Graeters ice cream.
Cute and comfortable Row House. 3 flights of stairs and it seemed so large! We Loved It! We all loved it. It was a different house then any of us had ever been in. There were 6 of us and on the day of the wedding our son and his groomsmen came over and we had lunch and enjoyed ourselves before they got ready to go to the wedding. There was plenty of room for all of us to get ready.
Absolutely Wonderful! We sat up there a lot. After the reheresal dinner we all went up to the rooftop and you can see the Cincinnati Reds Baseball field lit up and you can hear the crowd cheering, but the best part is Friday nights they have a fireworks display and it was wonderful! It lasted 20 minutes and we could see it all from our rooftop deck! SO MUCH FUN
Location: As far as getting to the shuttle and into downtown Cincinnati and the rooftop view to Downtown Cincinnati it is great. But the area is a little shakey. If you go 2 blocks over it seems to be very nice. Nobody bothered us, but it was just a little shakey.
Breakers: Lisa did warn us that the electric breakers go off if to many people use the bathroom for drying hair, curling irons, ect and they did, except we could only use one bathroom at a time , with 4 women getting ready that was difficult. The men would go down to the basement and fix the breaker. But she said that they were fixing that.
The chairs that we sat on were the kind that you might take to a kids baseball game or sit around a campfire, the kind that fold up and you can carry on your shoulder, which is a great idea, except they were very warn and thin and faded and kinda gross.
Even though I had some cons, I would rent there again if the need would ever arise. I am probably too picky but this is my honest review
Cincinnati Reds, Cincinnati Bengals, Great American Ballpark, Paul Brown Stadium, Newport on the Levee, Newport Aquarium, Kentucky Horse Park, Kentucky Derby, Keeneland, Flying Pig Marathon, Burlington Antique Show, Main Strasse Village, Northern Kentucky Convention Center, Greater Cincinnati Convention Center, Fountain Square, US Bank Arena, Western & Southern Tennis, University of Cincinnati, Xavier University, Northern Kentucky University, Jazz Fest, Blues Fest, Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, Cincinnati Zoo, Cincinnati Music Hall, Aronoff Center for the Arts