We have several more homes available now - visit our private site at Louisville Vacation Home dot com/home
Homes now available: 4,000 sq ft, 4400 sq ft, 6000 sq ft, 6800 sq ft, 7,000 sq ft, 7250 sq ft and 8,000+ sq ft - see at Louisville Vacation Home dot com.
Note: Greystone has only 2 nights of availability left in 2014 - that two-night package is $3,800 - other homes substantially less expensive, so contact me or visit our private site for information.
Greystone: 7,250 sq ft Luxury Home in a fantastic setting - Create a memorable vacation or family reunion! Additional fees apply for groups over 12 - we can accommodate up to 22 with airbeds.
Two night minimum - Other than for special events and holidays, our Sun-Thurs rate is $995 per night for up to 12 guests, surcharge over 12. (Our other homes are less...check with me). The Non-Special Event/Holiday rate for Fri-Sat is $1,195 per night (see rate page). Holidays and special events have a premium. Most of the year, weekly rate is $5,500. Derby is $15,000 for up to 5 nights, $18,000 for full week. The 2014 PGA Championship is $15,000 for a full week. (Other events are not as expensive...please submit your inquiries and I'll get with you).
We realize Greystone will not fit within everyone's budget, especially for a small group. However, we have other homes, so contact us. Please consider the size of your group and what you would have to collectively pay to stay in a decent hotel! At Greystone, your family and friends can all stay together and enjoy a memorable 7,250 sq ft private home in a beautiful setting and make your event really special! So, if you need to accommodate a group up to 22 together for family reunions, weddings, church retreats...perhaps Greystone is just your ticket! There is nothing like in on the vacation rental market in the entire Louisville area!
Greystone was built in 1991 but renovated and completely redecorated when we purchased it in mid-2011. It is located in the upscale Lake Forest area of Louisville, just 16 short miles by freeway to downtown and 20 miles by freeway from Churchill Downs. The 7,250 square feet of living space and will accommodate groups up to 22, although there is a surcharge for groups over 12. ($30 per day per guest fee, but children under 24 months are not counted.)
The 5 large bedrooms (4 King and 1 Queen bed) are all theme decorated, plus there is a Loft and Game Room with sleeper-sofas, two AeroBed Queens, and 4 AeroBed Twin XL, (plus very comfy leather sofas and recliners that could accommodate added sleeping). The house is filled with art objects and the setting is truly park-like, with the large 3/4 acre landscaped lot sitting adjacent a 3 acre pond with fountains and great night lighting. The views from the house are fantastic! Greystone will provide a wonderful and relaxing setting for your next family reunion, church retreat, small wedding, or corporate executive stay. See the few photos here on VRBO and check out our private website (linked just above the photos at the bottom of this page) for hundreds of photos and much more information about the house and events in Louisville. Greystone is more than just a vacation rental...it is our home, and we look forward to you being our guests in it. When guests come, we take the opportunity to travel or visit our grandkids in Missouri and California!
The large 3-story Greystone features:
5 large, individually themed bedrooms Tropical, Baseball, Autumn, Patriotic...and the master.
5 bathrooms - master is a luxury suite with Jacuzzi, large separate walk-in shower, with direct access to large decks.
Formal Dining room - will accommodate 10
Music Room - complete with baby grand piano and other instruments.
Great Room - Soaring 30' ceiling, massive gas-log fireplace and many picture windows and a wet bar.
Large loft - The library room with game seating and sofa sleeper - all overlooking the great room and it's 30' ceiling
Florida Room - fully glass enclosed, a great place to sit and eat or visit while taking in the beautiful lake view and watching geese, ducks, and occasional deer
Laundry & Mud Rooms - features a new Steam Whirlpool washer & dryer
Kitchen - well-stocked for your group including a large capacity SubZero, Jennair island cooking, dual range/ovens, microwave, dishwasher, etc.
Garage - (you'll have use of one bay for parking) with 6 bikes, a 12volt kid's Corvette, snow sleds, and other play equipment.
Game Room - play Foosball, air hockey, darts, beanbags, punch the heavy bag...have fun! Has sleeper sofa for kid-sleeping.
Basement features both a home theater with 12' projection and 50' plasma, both with surround sound
Exercise Room - work out with the treadmill, recumbent bike, BowFlex, Ab machine, dumbbells, stretch tubes, Pilates ball, yoga equipment, etc. You can watch a movie while you sweat!
Large basement living room with ample leather recliners and love seats (also recline) and a full-body massage chair to sooth the body. 50' plasma with almost 1000 DVDs.
Office area - access to computer with non-login guest setting and whole-house wireless. Great views to the patios and back yard / pond.
Large non-stocked bar in lower level (wet-bar in great room)
Greystone can accommodate small wedding, receptions, and retreats. We have off-street parking for 15-20 cars.
Basic rental rate covers groups up to 12, with add-on of $30 per day / person over 12.(children under 24 months are not counted in the 12)
Pets must be listed and accepted...certain breeds are not allowed and primary tenant is responsible for any damages done by guests or pets. Pet fee is $50,
$100 reservation fee, $100 cleaning-laundry-prep fees are non-refundable
$500 - $1,000 Security deposit (depending on the size of your group) is fully refundable if no damages to property
Fee for wedding, reception, or non-guest gatherings. NO house parties permitted other than as registered and approved.
25% deposit (non-refundable) required to book - full payment due within 30 days before arrival - no refunds if cancelled within 14 days of arrival.
All bookings subject to the rental agreement on our website (see link)
2014 Derby Week - $15,000 for 1-5 night stay, $18,000 for full week (you choose the dates). 2014 PGA Championship - $15,000 for one week. We also have two other homes owned by friends available...and less expensive with 2-3 day minimums.
Be sure to browse our private Greystone website for many more photos, more information, Inquiry Form, Rental Agreement, and more.
Make Greystone your Louisville base for all your vacation and special events!
Keywords: large estate, luxury home, water view, large group, Louisville Estate,
Owners Jim and Ginger Welch purchased Greystone in June 2010 and started renovating immediately. They know you'll love it as every guest has, as they've made it a point to have their homes in great settings to enjoy...and now you, their guests, can too!
James Welch purchased this house in 2011
This is our home when we are in Kentucky, which is the majority of the year. We chose Louisville for two reasons: our oldest son and family lived here, and we moved our warehouse for our distribution company from California to be close to UPS Worldport.
The setting is absolutely beautiful at Greystone, and feels very private. The 3 acre pond is a draw for Canadian Geese, ducks, Great Blue Heron, deer, turtles, etc. It has the feel of a beautiful private park and is a perfect setting for small weddings and receptions, church retreats, and of course family vacations and reunions. Greystone provides 4 on-site kayaks and a launching dock to enjoy our 3 acre pond, too. And...Louisville has a lot to offer!
I just wanted to drop you a quick note and let you know how much we enjoyed vacationing at Greystone this past weekend. You have a lovely home in a wonderful neighborhood. Our group had a wonderful time and we were thankful to have such a nice place to stay.
Our FFA chapter thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Greystone for National FFA Convention. The house was very beautiful and accommodated our FFA students during our visit there was a lot of activities to be involved in and is in a very nice, quiet neighborhood. It was a good distance from Louisville but was not a bad drive to make. There are a good amount of stores and restaurants close by as well. Our group enjoyed the theater because we could all be together doing something to end our day.
This house was the perfect location for our reunion. Many rooms for socializing and many comfortable places to sleep. The house is beautiful and well maintained. Excellent lake views, plenty of outside space, nice neighborhood and reasonable distance to downtown Louisville and other attractions.
Jim was very responsive to all questions/comments through the whole process and accommodating of our large group. I would highly recommend this house for any group.
Our group of 12 college friends came together here for a weekend and had a very enjoyable experience. The house is very large and spacious and is well suited for large groups or get togethers looking for a 'retreat'. Plenty of social rooms to hang out in and plenty of sound isolation if light sleepers want to use the bedrooms while others are active. Very beautiful backyard, perfect for lawn games, and a great screened in patio and outdoor deck that we spent most of our time on. Excellent game room downstairs. I think Jim's pictures and details describing the website capture the house very accurately and should give other prospective renters a very clear depiction of what they're getting.
Property was very clean and well maintained. Jim was very helpful with suggesting restaurants and things to do in the area.
We were in town for a youth convention and 26 people (20 youth and 6 adults) stayed very comfortably in this home with no problems. The accommodations were exceptional and true to pictures and descriptions. The house and grounds were clean and well maintained in a quiet neighborhood. We had plenty of privacy. Jim was very helpful providing us with all the information needed and even suggestions on things to do. He called and checked on us and made sure we had everything we needed and made himself and his representatives available to us. I would definitely recommend this place to large groups, families, or multiple families to stay together. The house is in a quiet neighborhood and close to anything that is needed or wanted which makes it the perfect place to stay.
10 of us stayed for 4 nights and loved the house. It has every amenity you can imagine, and we used the mall. Great sound system throughout the house, basketball court, kayaks for the pond, amazing enclosed patio, huge deck with a grill, and a ridiculous man cave to name a few. Everything we clean and in order. I could not recommend a better house if you're staying in the Louisville area.
I really enjoyed my stay here. The house was set up extremely well to accommodate a group like the one that we had staying there. Every bedroom had the convenience of a inflatable "bed in a box". It also had plenty of space to stretch out in.
The home theater added an easy way to let 6-8 people sit and enjoy a ball game or movie. The sun room also provided a nice place to sit and either play a game of cards or read, and on cool nights we were able to open all the sliding windows to enjoy the nice breeze.
I would recommend this place for a group that isn't looking to get too out of control. Which could include family gatherings or class reunions.