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The Martin House - In the heart of historic downtown Lexington

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms - 2 Bathrooms - Sleeps 6-8

Spacious 2 story brick home centrally located in Lexington’s Historic South Hill district is the perfect spot for Bluegrass area visitors. This unique home, built in 1908, is registered with the Bluegrass Trust for Historic Preservation, and is an intriguing combination of private retreat and downtown convenience. The newly remodeled, completely fenced in back courtyard provides an inviting, peaceful venue for relaxing, and grilling out – but one has only to walk out the front door to discover all that downtown Lexington has to offer. This charming home has lots of character with 10 foot ceilings, hardwood floors and six uniquely tiled fireplace mantles throughout as well as 1st floor and 2nd floor screened in porches overlooking the courtyard and downtown Lexington. Other special features are a cozy seating area in the open, airy kitchen, a beautiful spa like bathroom downstairs, and another quaint seating area located upstairs. A wonderful get away spot for old home lovers!


Owner
Jeannette Bracken
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 25, 2017

About Jeannette Bracken

We began renting our home in 2005, and have found the best thing about it to be helping visitors to Lexington have a unique, memorable experience in our city! We are happy to help with anything you might need in planning your stay, or with any questions that may arise at any time that need a local's input. Our number one goal is to have happy guests!

Jeannette Bracken purchased this house in 2004

Why Jeannette Bracken chose Lexington

We have always loved downtown Lexington, and we couldn't resist this unique property when it came on the market. We love staying here, and really enjoy being able to share it with others that are visiting Lexington.

What makes this house unique

There are so many restaurants within walking distance of our home - you could eat in a different one each night! Also, our home is unique in that it is a 100 year old home with beautiful woodwork, located in the center of a historic district. We recently completed a remodel of our backyard and both bathrooms, so we now find it more charming than ever! :) - hopefully you will too!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We came to The Martin House to get our family together in one place (8 of us)for a few days since we all live many miles apart. We were so pleasantly welcomed with fresh chocolate chip cookies (everyone's favorite!) and fresh flowers all over the house. We felt at home right away. Many rooms, many towels (they were needed with 100 degree temps), lots of comfy beds, and well-stocked kitchen. The owners left a list of suggestions for restaurants & things to see--great! There were lots of things to see within walking distance. We all loved the experience!
Jul 2012
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Amenities

Historic South Hill House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , Handheld shower in claw foot tub
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Rear Bedroom - 1 king , Private balcony
    Front bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Front bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • There is a full size sleeper sofa with inflatable mattress in the upstairs den. We also provide a queen sized inflatable mattress on a frame that can be placed anywhere, as well as a full size inflatable mattress that sits on the floor.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf

Reviews

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The Martin House - In the heart of historic downtown Lexington
average rating of 4.904762 based on 44 reviews
5

Beautiful home with a lovely back yard.

  • 5 of 5

Our group consisted of four professional women who came to Lexington to relax and tour a few distilleries. And, that is exactly what we did!....relaxed and enjoyed some Bourbon! This home has plenty of spots to chill out and visit with each other, the backyard being our favorite. It also has plenty of places to escape if you're looking for some alone time. I love that the house is located in a nice neighborhood and is walking distance to shopping and nightlife.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Very nice, close to downtown

  • 4 of 5

Owner was awesome, parking a slight challenge

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Newtonville, MA
5

Fantastic place for a family gathering

  • 5 of 5

We had a crowd of 10 people in for a wedding. The house was wonderfully located, very comfortable and beautiful, and well-outfitted in every respect. Especially awesome was the backyard which was a gorgeous place to hang out for meals and conversations.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing location

  • 5 of 5

The house is an older home with a few quirks--but we loved every second of our stay! It was comfortable and the owners go out of their way to make sure you have everything you need. The bathrooms are remodeled and the downstairs shower is great. The outdoor space and patio is gorgeous and the perfect place to enjoy the evening. It's walking distance to so many restaurants and bars. Couldn't have asked for a better spot! Thanks again for a fun stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Williamsburg, Ky
5

Our group had a great time at the Martin house. The location is really good.

  • 5 of 5

We walked to Rupp Arena and to Memorial and also many local restaurants.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place in a great location

  • 5 of 5

My in-laws and I stayed at the Martin House over Christmas and it was fantastic. We had easy walks to parks, coffee shops, restaurants, and bars; the house was gorgeous, huge, and clean, with lots of comfortable places to sit and relax; and Jeannette checked in frequently by text to make sure we had everything we needed. I would definitely recommend the Martin House to anyone looking for a home away from home in Lexington.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
6.3 Miles
Bluegrass Airport (LEX)
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Tates Creek Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
I-64 and I-75
Car: recommended

Walking distance: University of Kentucky Basketball, UK Campus,

Transylvania University Campus, Kentucky Theatre, The Opera House,

The Civic Center, Children’s Museum, Lexington Farmer’s Market, Rupp

Arena, many fine restaurants and nightclubs Nearby: Keeneland, Applebee's Park (Home of the Lexington Legends),

Ky Horse Park, UK Arboretum, Red Mile Harness Racing Track, Raven

Run Nature Sanctuary, Commonwealth Stadium (Home of UK Football) In the region: Shaker Village, Woodford Reserve Distillery, Old Fort

Harrod State Park, Ky State Capitol, Red River Gorge

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Rates & Availability

Historic South Hill House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Pony Finals
Aug 6 2017 - Aug 18 2017
5 night minimum stay
$295
$1,695
 
 
Keeneland Fall Meet
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
$295
$1,695
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 20 2017 - Nov 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
$295
$1,695
 
 
Holidays
Dec 18 2017 - Jan 1 2018
4 night minimum stay
$295
$1,695
 
 
Winter
Jan 2 2018 - Feb 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
$260
$1,450
$3,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$275
$1,650
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $175 + Tax
Insurance Fee $25 + Tax
Changeover Fee $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 16.07%

Minimum stay is 3-4 nights.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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