RUSTIC CHARMER WITH LOFTS AND MOUNTAIN VIEWS

Shannan and Nathan Rome

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Sleeps13
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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RUSTIC CHARMER WITH LOFTS AND MOUNTAIN VIEWS

Herrington Lake House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedroom, 2 1/2 Bath, Sleeps 9-13, Close to Hiking, Crafts, and Berea College

Our family home, aka the 'Big Hill House' was the first ever built by Richard Martin, a green designer/builder in the Berea area for more than 30 years who had a reputation for building high quality energy efficient homes. The home features passive solar design with windows spanning the entire south side of the home with loads of natural light. The open floor plan includes two loft bedrooms that overlook the living and family rooms and is just loaded with nooks and crannies. If you are looking for a unique place to stay, with beautiful views, close to hiking and outdoor activities, and within a short drive to lots of central Kentucky destinations, this is it!

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered

Shannan and Nathan Rome

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2013
Speaks english

We are the daughters of Richard Martin, a green designer/builder in the Berea area for more than 30 years who had a reputation for building high quality energy efficient homes.

The 'Big Hill' house was the first house that Daddy ever built and our childhood home. Given the unique features of the house and the obvious sentimental value of the home, we have decided to hold on to the house as a vacation home for our extended family and and have recently completed a series of renovations to the house so we are excited to share it with you!

Sleeps13
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 4 traveler reviews

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Rustic Charmer With Lofts And Mountain Views
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews
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Rustic Charmer With Lofts And Mountain Views
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Herrington Lake Kentucky
Newport News, VA USA
4

FAMILY REUNION-GETQ AWAY

  • 4 of 5
We enjoyed ourselves very much during our stay in Berea. The home itself was not as child friendly as we would have liked, but of course that is difficult to tell from a few pictures. We did make out just fine though, with multiple eyes on the little ones climbing the stares. Instructions were clear for home access and departure requirements. The home layout was a bit too "open" for our taste, especially with a few families staying together, but we made out just fine and adjusted rather quickly. While most of the home was very clean and comfortable, apparently the visitors before us had dog(s) and there was some hair under the couch(we temporarily relocated to give family more room to play...) and on the rug in the living area. I guess there is a place for leaving some things behind, but we had to toss quit a few items from the fridge that were open and left behind from previous guests. There were plenty of dishes, towels, soaps, pots/pans, linen, etc., for our weeks stay. Overall, we had a great time with this being our first "family reunion", get away and hopefully it won't be our last.
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We're glad you enjoyed your time in Berea and we appreciate your feedback about the house.
We try to make guests aware that the stairs in the house are a bit on the steep side so it's less than ideal for anyone with mobility issues or small children. It's true, the Big Hill House is a very open space, which is something we love about it, but it might not be for everyone.
Following your feedback about the food that was left, we are now asking guests to remove any used food items from the fridge upon checkout. This hasn't been an issue in the past, but hopefully adding this to our checkout list will keep anyone else from having the same experience.
Regarding the dog hair, we made the choice to allow dogs, which, unfortunately means dog hair. Typically, our cleaning crew does a great job, but we'll ask them to keep an eye out for excess hair from our furry friends.
Again, thanks for the feedback. We're glad that your overall experience was positive.
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Rustic Charmer With Lofts And Mountain Views
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Herrington Lake Kentucky
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
5

ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS

  • 5 of 5
My cousin and I rented this cabin for 10 days at the beginning of June. The weather was gorgeous and the cabin was perfect. Waking up every day to the sight of the mountains through the clear glass panes in the loft was both calming and revitalizing. The modern conveniences of Wifi, flat screen, spacious living areas coupled with old world charm and antiques made it perfect. Highly recommended.
  • Submitted: May 28, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the glowing review, Christine! We're so glad that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your return.
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Rustic Charmer With Lofts And Mountain Views
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Herrington Lake Kentucky
5

RELAXING TIME IN A COUNTRY SETTING

  • 5 of 5
We were looking for a pet-friendly place near Eastern Kentucky University and found this charmer. It has tons of space & everything we needed to stay in comfort. The photos were very accurate but somehow we didn't realize just how much space is really available (there were no pictures of the back living area which was spacious). The place was clean and very well stocked. We loved the relaxing patio area where we could grill dinner or just enjoy a drink with a beautiful mountain view. While we were here, we took in a show at EKU (our primary reason for visiting), did some shopping in old town Berea and checked out the Kentucky Atrisan Center. We had a wonderful time & the owners were very helpful. We highly recommend this place.
  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Rustic Charmer With Lofts And Mountain Views
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Herrington Lake Kentucky
Frankfort, KY
5

CHARMING WEEKEND GETAWAY WITH WOMEN FRIENDS.

  • 5 of 5
I just stayed here for a weekend getaway with friends. It was such a quaint, charming, clean and comfortable place to stay. It had many windows that allowed us to see the beautiful mountain view from many places in the home. I definitely plan to return in the spring, summer or fall and enjoy all the hiking and outdoor adventures in the area.
  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We're very glad that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to having you back!
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Lexington Bluegrass Airport
Car: necessary

The house is located just outside of Berea. Known as the 'Arts and Crafts' capital of Kentucky, Berea is home to a thriving population of weavers, instrument makers, furniture artisans, jewelry designers, glass workers, potters, painters, sculptors, and musicians. The story of Berea’s artisan community is interwoven with the historic Berea College, the first interracial and coeducational college in the South. Berea has a long-standing tradition of diversity, social justice, environmental responsibility, and community service. Both college and town are committed to the practice of sustainability and conservation.

Berea College owns and maintains over 8,000 acres of forest, including numerous hiking trails within a few miles of the house.

Berea is located in central Kentucky, 40 miles south of Lexington, on the border of the Cumberland Plateau in the foothills of Kentucky's Appalachian mountains. Berea is located in the southern end of Madison County, which is one of the fastest growing areas in Kentucky. It is rich in heritage and history. The County is unique in that it has two townships, Berea, and the larger, Richmond, just 12 miles to the north. The County sits next to Fayette County with the Kentucky River as its border. The northern end of the county just is minutes away from Lexington.

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Availability & Rates

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Herrington Lake House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $65

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Herrington Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Adventure
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Living Room
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Front Loft - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3/Rear Loft - 1 king
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Family Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Books
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountaineering
  • kayaking
  • fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • basketball court
Notes:
Basketball goal in driveway.
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