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

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Speaks english
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay nights
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KENTUCKY GEM ~ ROOFTOP DECK + EASY WALK TO STADIUMS, THE BANKS, AND DOWNTOWN

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

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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Speaks english

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

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!

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 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.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
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Reviews

Property Reviews

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Kentucky Gem ~ Rooftop Deck + Easy Walk to Stadiums, The Banks, and Downtown
average rating of 4.9791665 based on 48 reviews
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Kentucky Gem ~ Rooftop Deck + Easy Walk to Stadiums, The Banks, and Downtown
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Cincinnati Ohio
Indianapolis
5

Kentucky Gem

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
We very much enjoyed our stay at this lovely townhome. Lisa is wonderful to work with and goes out of her way to make your visit warm and inviting. She provides useful information about Cincinnati and the surrounding area. We really liked the third floor with the separate TV room, full bath, and bedroom for our teenage daughter and her friend, as well as the rooftop deck. The staircase is spectacular and is really the showpiece of this unique townhome.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Kentucky Gem ~ Rooftop Deck + Easy Walk to Stadiums, The Banks, and Downtown
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p349897vbi
Cincinnati Ohio
5

Gorgeous and updated condo!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
I took family members on a girls trip to the area as I am a resident but wanted a little vacation from my home. Lisa was great to work with. The house felt like a home and we really felt comfortable and able to "live" in it. The kitchen was completely stocked with everything we needed. Every appliance or kitchen gadget you would need was available. The house was historic but renovated so you felt the old world charm, but still had everything you would want in a new home. The location is perfect. Walking distance to many bars and restaurants as well as downtown cincinnati. We rode segways, had wonderful dinners and drank plenty of wine on the rooftop with an amazing city view.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Kentucky Gem ~ Rooftop Deck + Easy Walk to Stadiums, The Banks, and Downtown
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Cincinnati Ohio
5

Super Nice Unique Stay

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
Accommodations were ready to go, owner was extremely nice/flexible, and the house is truly unique. I would highly recommend.
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Kentucky Gem ~ Rooftop Deck + Easy Walk to Stadiums, The Banks, and Downtown
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Cincinnati Ohio
Atlanta, Georgia
5

Charming and Perfect in Every Way!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
We had a girls weekend (mom and 3 sisters) and we enjoyed staying at the Kentucky Gem. The owner Lisa is wonderful and very helpful and thinks of everything to make your stay nice. We loved the location and the house itself is super clean, the bedrooms are great with three nice bathrooms and the den with the sectional couch is amazing! Loved the gourmet kitchen, everything you need is there. We also took advantage of the rooftop deck, it was a lot of fun and a great view. We will definitely stay there again!
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Kentucky Gem ~ Rooftop Deck + Easy Walk to Stadiums, The Banks, and Downtown
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Cincinnati Ohio
Pineville, Ky
5

Wonderful Stay!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
We had a fabulous time at this home. Our hostess thought of everything and more...she had coffee, creamer, ice cream and snacks waiting on us when we arrived. The house was beautiful and we loved the roof top view! Just wish we could have stayed longer.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1

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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Availability & Rates

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)

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:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Living Room
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Catering Available
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
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:
  • Games
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • Private Chef
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • theme parks
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • skiing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • equestrian events
Notes:
Concierge Service Available, Grocery Service Available, Additional Housekeeping Service Available ~ Please Inquire

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