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Marquetta Poynter, Jerry Phelps

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

A Cozy Cottage Near the Heart of All Louisville Attractions!

32 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights


Kentucky House Rental Photos and Description

House, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

The barn is a complete, cozy cottage located on a beautiful, wooded 2 acres.

Enjoy complete privacy including a two person Jacuzzi tub, separate shower, queen size bed, complete kitchen (stocked with breakfast foods), covered porch with swing and gas grill.

A beautiful in ground swimming pool is located on the property. You are invited to swim, weather permitting.

There are no pets allowed. However, you can meet our small flock of laying hens and our rooster. We have fresh eggs daily.

The apple trees, grapes, cherries, pears and service berries are an invitation to the white tail deer to visit and partake daily. Bird watching is also a favorite sport.

Louisville area attractions are within 15 minutes of our property, including Churchill Downs, the KFC Yum! Center, 4th Street Live, Historic Old Louisville and the St. James Art Fair as well as an abundance of other wonderful attractions and events in our fabulous city.

Keywords: cabin, cottage, bed and breakfast,

  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Marquetta Poynter, Jerry Phelps (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Marquetta Poynter, Jerry Phelps

We are so excited to offer America's Barn to be shared and enjoyed by our guests. It has been our dream for years to be able to share our gorgeous and unique property that we have owned for over 15 years. We hope you find your time with us to be relaxing and rewarding.

Marquetta Poynter, Jerry Phelps purchased this house in 1996

Why Marquetta Poynter, Jerry Phelps chose Kentucky

We love the convenience of this location. We are near ALL areas of interest and/or need: museums, sports venues ,fairgrounds, airport and medical center complex.

What makes this house unique

We are in a VERY convenient location but as you turn in the drive the metropolitan access is left behind and the rural beauty becomes the focus. There is complete privacy as well as the feel of 'country' living.

The beauty of wildlife, fruit trees, and the sounds of chickens help you to feel very removed from the 'city' life.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I cannot thank you enough for the amazing hospitality you both showed to David and I. Your cabin was the perfect setting for our romantic getaway. All of the little extras and niceties show just how much you truly care about the comfort of your guests. We really could not have asked for anything more! The fully stocked kitchen with all the yummy food was over the top! I've never had brown eggs before, now I'm hooked! We will definitely be back! Thanks so much.
Jan 2011
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based on 32 traveler reviews

A Cozy Cottage Near the Heart of All Louisville Attractions!
average rating of 5.0 based on 36 reviews

Best place for relaxation!

  • 5 of 5

Jerry&Marquetta; We cannot express how wonderful it was staying in the barn. All the little things you supplied was so thoughtful. We loved all of it even the rooster crowing. We will most definitely try to get back again soon. Bob & Lyn. PS we are still laughing about my adventure that night, Lyn

  • Submitted: May 28, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love, Love, Love this place!

  • 5 of 5

We can't say enough good things about America's Barn. Jerry and Marquetta were wonderful hosts, and very welcoming, providing much more than expected. This cottage is so comfortable and cozy, we felt very much at home. The pictures do not do justice to this exceptional place. We spent a marvelous week in Louisville celebrating our anniversary and would have loved to be able to stay longer. Our hosts were very helpful in providing suggestions for activities and sights in the area. This was by far one of our very favorite vacations. Should we find ourselves coming to the area again, we would certainly return to the barn.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the review. We really appreciate your comments and hope that other guests will find them helpful. We are so glad your visit was a good one. I don't know that we have hosted a couple that have done more in a short amount of time than you!! It was a pleasure to meet you. Please do keep us in mind if your travels bring you back this way. We love return guests. Again, thank you and best wishes.
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... Didn't Want to Leave!!!

  • 5 of 5

10 amazing days here was still not long enough! We enjoyed every single minute so much. From the conference days to our vacation/tourist days, this was such and warm and cozy home away from home. Thanks so much for all the special touches, the friendly welcome and all the great suggestions. We have enjoyed every square inch from the hot tub to grilling & eating outside. If we every find ourselves back in the area, this is exactly where we want to lay our heads at night.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. It was very nice to meet you both and to have you as our guests. We're glad your visit to Louisville met and exceeded your expectations. We always have our guests privacy and comfort in mind. As Louisville natives, we think "OUR" city is GREAT! Please keep us in mind for future visits. We will be very happy to see you again.
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Americas Barn Honeymoon

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Americas Barn was perfect. It was close to many things while we completed the Bourbon Trail and was very convenient to downtown without having to stay downtown. We hope to be back soon.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. We are so glad the Barn was a good stop for the first part of your honeymoon. As you said, we are convenient for many of the attractions Louisville has to offer. It was a pleasure to host you as guests. If you are in KY again, please keep us in mind. Best wishes for many happy years together.
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Beautiful, Close to town, Feels like country

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The owners were very welcoming and accommodated us when we got in later than expected. The cottage was bigger than we thought it would be and very well stocked. They even had breakfast foods for us, including fresh farm eggs from the hens out back, bacon, sausage, yogurt, milk and more....Lastly, the pool was amazing, heated, very large and quite relaxing. Thank you Jerry and Marqueta for your hospitality. We will recommend your place often!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the review. We are always happy to help make your stay with us special.Comfort and privacy are our primary goals. We truly love Louisville and enjoy sharing our excitement with our guests. We appreciate your recommendations and look forward to having you as our guests again if you are in the area. Our best wishes to you. Thanks again, Marquetta
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Paridise found

  • 5 of 5

The barn was the perfect place to stay. It was peaceful and quite but close to downtown for all our outings.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you found the Barn to provide your needs and more. We hope to see you again someday. Thanks for your comments!
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Standiford Field (SDF)
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Iroquois Metro Park
Nearest Motorway
0.7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Car: necessary

We are located near Churchill Downs, University of Louisville Belknap Campus as well as Papa Johns Cardinal Stadium, KFC Yum Center, 4th Street Live, KY Fair and Expo Center, Louisville Zoo, Mega Cavern, Waverly Hills (ghost hunting) and many other City attractions.


Rates & Availability

Louisville House Rental Rates


  • From $129.00/nt
  • US Dollars
  • Rate: $129.00 + 7% tax per night
  • Weekly Rates Available
  • Also offering 10% off all night following the first night.
  • Check-in: 3:00 p.m. Check-out: 11:00 a.m.
  • We accept credit cards, personal checks and cash. We are unable to accept amex.
  • Cancellations made at least 10 days prior to the reservation date will be refunded
  • All refunds will include a $10.00 service fee. We will reschedule as alternative.
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Kentucky House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Beautiful wooded acreage for enjoying various types of country wildlife, breakfast foods and snacks provided, fresh eggs daily from our local flock, two person jacuzzi tub in addition to shower, covered deck with porch swing, pool, private parking, garage parking negotiable.

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