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Kentucky Gem ~ Rooftop Deck + Easy Walk to Stadiums, The Banks, and Downtown

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • children welcome


About the property

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

This spacious urban dwelling is steeped in history, as is our charming and entirely f-l-a-t + walkable neighborhood. The home dates to the 1860s when it was likely built to house craftsmen involved in the building of the architecturally significant Roebling Suspension Bridge, the prototype for The Brooklyn Bridge. It is thought that John Roebling himself might have designed this property.

In 2007: top-to-bottom, wall-to-wall renovations resulted in '2008 River Cities Preservation' and '2008 Friends of Covington Beautification' awards. A 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 affordably priced alternative for Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky business travellers -- or -- for regionally-inclined tourists and vacationing families. Ideally suited for small-scale 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 Great American Ball Park, Paul Brown Stadium, US Bank Arena -- and -- Queen City culture, entertainment, retail and cuisine. Fine and home-style dining, indie coffee houses (2 + a Starbucks), 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 dedicated, off-street parking spaces are provided. As well, a "Red Bike" station -- and -- a retro-fitted trolley* stop (*that traverses Covington and Newport KY, and Cincinnati) are a block away. 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

Lisa Mullins
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2017

About Lisa Mullins

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.

Lisa Mullins purchased this townhome in 2007

Why Lisa Mullins chose Kentucky

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 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. Walkable + ease of access to "Red Bike" rentals and Trolley. Dedicated off-street parking.

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 ...


Licking Riverside Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 7
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Futon, Aero Beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water 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
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • tennis
Concierge Service Available, Grocery Service Available, Additional Housekeeping Service Available ~ Please Inquire


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(66 traveler reviews)

Kentucky Gem ~ Rooftop Deck + Easy Walk to Stadiums, The Banks, and Downtown
average rating of 4.939394 based on 66 reviews
Nolensville, Tennessee

Beautiful Home In A Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Had a terrific weekend at Lisa's beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in Covington, KY conveniently located almost at the foot of the walking bridge over the Ohio river to downtown Cincinnati. We loved her home so much we are planning on returning again next year. The neighborhood is historical with many fantastic homes from the middle to late 19th century.

Lisa is a fantastic hostess. After our first day of enjoying all of the conveniences she provides, she checked in with us to see if we needed anything and we kidded her that we had no straws, (it was a joke because the house has EVERYTHING you would need) and within an hour we had straws.

Super home, wonderful hostess and great location for a great price.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thanksgiving holiday weekend

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay over the Thanksgiving weekend which included hosting Thanksgiving dinner using the well-stocked kitchen. The house was lovely and comfortable and we thoroughly enjoyed the treats that Lisa left for us. The location was perfect for walking the riverfront area and over the bridge into Cincinnati which we did every day. I would definitely use this property again for its convenience as well as for the comfort of having a home to enjoy while visiting the area. May go again when the need arises.

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect In Every Way

  • 5 of 5

My two working mom daughters and I spent a wonderful long weekend at this beautifully decorated well equipped home located within walking distance of just about everything. The comprehensive information Lisa sent us about the area prior to our arrival made planning activities a breeze leaving us with plenty of time to simply relax and enjoy being together once we arrived. Despite very cold temperatures we were able to bundle up and walk to have dinner at NuVo (fabulous) and Molly Malone's Irish Pub & Restaurant (great pizza oddly enough!) and cross the Ohio River into Cincinnati for a day of sightseeing (The Underground Railroad Museum, Fountain Square, 21c Museum and Macy's for warmer hats and scarves!). The only time we used our car was to drive to dinner at Bouquet's on our last night (also fabulous). We chose to make our breakfasts each morning in the well equipped kitchen and were able to quickly run to the corner convenience store when we realized we were missing an ingredient. As big coffee drinkers we were very happy to have both a coffee grinder and pot as well as a " by the cup" coffee maker. Lisa's attention to our needs both in advance of our stay and upon our arrival coupled with her knowledge of the area made our weekend perfect from beginning to end!

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tampa, Florida

Lovely Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay immensely! Lisa was the consummate host and gave us a quick tour and information and then left us to enjoy her wonderful home. If I ran into any questions, she was instantly available via text. She provided Graeter's ice cream, half and half, numerous coffee pods, chips and salsa, and bagels and cream cheese. Since we arrived very late at night, that little detail meant the world! The home is delightful! The rooftop was spectacular! The beds were comfortable and the bathrooms were updated and provided ample towels. The washer and dryer really came in handy, as well. We were able to prepare Thanksgiving Dinner in the well stocked kitchen. The TV's (one in the master bedroom and the other in the 3rd floor family room) have cable and came in handy for all the football games! The location is perfect! There are many places within walking distance. (Lisa gives you detailed information on that prior to your arrival) We fell in love with Covington/Cinncinati and Lisa and her beautiful home!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Columbus, Ohio

Terrific Experience~

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a weekend at Lisa's Kentucky Gem of a home. We were five adults looking for a fun weekend away, and this home and this area did not disappoint. The location is ideal-restaurants, bars, and even a small grocer are all in walking distance. The weather allowed us to get nearly everywhere on foot, but even if you weren't as lucky as we were with sunny days, you could easily make a short drive into Cinci or hop on the shuttle to get you where you need to go. The home is beautiful and spacious. Cozy enough that we all gathered in the common areas to socialize, but also found quiet nooks to read or work alone. The rooftop deck was a fun little spot to see the lights and sights of the city. Lisa is an attentive hostess who's attention to detail and welcoming amenities is second to none. She lives nearby so if you needed anything, she is readily willing and available to ensure your stay is 100% to your satisfaction. We are already talking about going back! You won't regret your decision to rent this home!

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

What a great experience from start to finish! We were in the Cincinnati area over labor day weekend to see the Brewers play. Our group consisted of two couples (so 4 adults) and one toddler. This was the perfect spot. The house was actually in Kentucky, just across the river from the Great American Ballpark. It was about a 10 minute walk without the hassle of parking, etc... In addition to the ballpark, there was a lot to do in the vicinity for adults and children.

The owner, Lisa, was an absolute pleasure to work with. Prior to our arrival she provided tons on information on parking, getting around, restaurants, shopping, etc... She met us at the house on arrival to give us the keys and a quick tour. She even provided some essential items like coffee, snacks & ice cream :) She makes herself available if needed during your stay.

The house was very clean, charming & had plenty of room. There are 3 floors (plus a deck), so if you have issues with stairs be aware. We had an almost 2 year old with us & the stairs were not an issue. The house had off street parking which was very convenient. It also had a rooftop deck which was great for a little outdoor privacy. It really came in handy for watching the Labor Day fireworks. The neighborhood was fine, we never felt unsafe. There are some characters walking around, but nothing unusual for a downtown city area.

If you are thinking of visiting Cincinnati I would highly recommend this property for your stay. Thanks for everything Lisa!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Licking Riverside Townhome Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping $130 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%

$300 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your dates; balance due nearer to arrival. Questions? Happy to answer. Please enquire. Thanks!

Nightly rate is based on 5/6 person occupancy. 'Stretch Capacity' is 6/8 Guests; additional cost might apply. Please provide details for a customized quote. Simple!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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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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