This spacious urban dwelling is steeped in history, as is our charming and entirely 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
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
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.
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 ...
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!
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!
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!
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!
We chose this home for a family reunion of three couples plus a dog. We had a terrific experience. It is very convenient to many restaurants and activities. We were able to walk easily to Cincinnati and Newport. Lisa provided bagels, coffee, milk, cream cheese and even Graeters ice cream. The home is very roomy and we especially liked the rooftop - fireworks in all directions on the 4th. We brought chairs with us because of an earlier review but never took them out of the car - the folding chairs provided were just fine.
Visited this Kentucky Gem for our daughter's Cincinnati Wedding. Lisa couldn't have been more accommodating. She made sure we were welcomed and had everything we needed! The house is immaculate. We had many family members staying with us and others coming and going and we never felt crowded. Even our dog was welcome ! The location is perfect for walking to dinner, drinks and sightseeing!! There is plenty of parking off and on the street. Lisa made the entire rental process so easy ! We will definitely visit again !
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