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KENTUCKY GEM ~ ROOFTOP DECK + EASY WALK TO STADIUMS, THE BANKS, AND DOWNTOWN

Owner

Advertiser since: 2011
Speaks: english
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay nights

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Owner
Advertiser since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
December 17, 2014
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KENTUCKY GEM ~ ROOFTOP DECK + EASY WALK TO STADIUMS, THE BANKS, AND DOWNTOWN

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

Cincinnati Townhome Rental Photos and Description

Townhome, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 5-7)

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

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Owner
Advertiser since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 17, 2014

About The Owner

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.

The Owner purchased this townhome in 2007

Why The Owner chose Cincinnati

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.

What makes this townhome unique

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!

Why HomeAway

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.9
based on 58 traveler reviews

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Kentucky Gem ~ Rooftop Deck + Easy Walk to Stadiums, The Banks, and Downtown
average rating of 4.9310346 based on 58 reviews
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Kentucky Gem ~ Rooftop Deck + Easy Walk to Stadiums, The Banks, and Downtown
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p349897vb
Cincinnati Ohio
5

Very convenient to Paul Brown Stadium, with a gracious owner

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
Kentucky Gem ~ Rooftop Deck + Easy Walk to Stadiums, The Banks, and Downtown
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p349897vb
Cincinnati Ohio
Holt, MI
5

Amazing rental!

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
business
Kentucky Gem ~ Rooftop Deck + Easy Walk to Stadiums, The Banks, and Downtown
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p349897vb
Cincinnati Ohio
Tampa, FL
5

Completely comfortable and accessible family residence

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
business
Kentucky Gem ~ Rooftop Deck + Easy Walk to Stadiums, The Banks, and Downtown
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p349897vb
Cincinnati Ohio
Michigan
5

Return Trip

  • 5 of 5
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!
  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Kentucky Gem ~ Rooftop Deck + Easy Walk to Stadiums, The Banks, and Downtown
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p349897vb
Cincinnati Ohio
Kentucky
5

second time around

  • 5 of 5
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!!
  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
Kentucky Gem ~ Rooftop Deck + Easy Walk to Stadiums, The Banks, and Downtown
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p349897vb
Cincinnati Ohio
Naples, Florida
4

Darling House

  • 4 of 5
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.

PROS:
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.

House:
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.

Rooftop Deck
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

CONS
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.

Rooftop Deck
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
  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children

Map

Nearest Airport
12.5 Miles
CVG ~ Greater Cincinnati
Car: not necessary

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

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Rates & Availability

Cincinnati Townhome Rental Rates

Notes

  • From $255/nt to $1400/wk
  • US Dollars
  • $255 Night/2-5: *1-4/6 people (**arrival + departure flexible = 2-5 nights)
  • $1400 1 week: *1-4/6 people (**arrival + departure flexible = 6-7 nights)
  • $2400 2 weeks: *1-4/6 people (**arrival + departure flexible = 13-14 nights)
  • $3600 3 weeks: *1-3/4 people (**arrival + departure flexible = 19-21 nights)
  • $4000 1 month: *1-3/4 people (**arrival + departure flexible = 25-29 nights)
  • $325 One Night: *1-4/6 people (**arrival + departure flexible)
  • *'Home Stretch' Capacity is 7/8 people; additional charges applied/please inquire
  • **Depending on Availability (and on a first-reserved, first-served basis)
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Amenities

Cincinnati Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Futon, Aero Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • tennis
Notes:
Concierge Service Available, Grocery Service Available, Additional Housekeeping Service Available ~ Please Inquire

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