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Historic Highlands Mansion -- in the best part of the city

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Half Baths2
Space 6,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

5 bedroom + basement, 6 bathroom - close to downtown and Churchill Downs

Before booking, please tell us a little bit about your party and what brings you to Louisville.

Welcome to historic ROSEHEIGHTS, custom designed in 1901 by architects D.X Murphy and Brother of Louisville -- the same architects who built the famed Twin Spires at Churchill Downs. Previously owned by the Mayor of Louisville and Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, this prestigious home has been host to many U.S. political figures such as First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, Presidential Candidate Adali Stevenson and Presidents Truman and Johnson.

House features 5 huge bedrooms, 4 full baths and 2 half baths. All three rooms on the second level (1 king, 2 queens) have private en suite bathrooms, including the master which features a claw-foot tub and separate steam shower. Two bedrooms (1 queen, 2 fulls) on the third floor share a gigantic bathroom. The third floor also features a huge game room complete with pool table and oversize TV. Quiet, bright sun room on the first floor is the perfect location to read the paper and sip coffee every morning. Large newly built private pool in beautifully landscaped backyard complete with Brown Jordan pool furniture and pool house + fireplace (pool is not heated and is open from spring through summer -- usually late April through early September). Top of the line, gourmet appliances throughout the home. Lower level features a half bath, workout room as well as another family room with two single pull-out couches. Completely renovated from top to bottom, this is truly a unique estate.

High quality bed linens and towels adorn each bedroom and bathroom. House is stocked with bottled water and a Keurig coffee maker (coffee pods, cream and sugar included). New York Times and local Louisville paper delivered on Sundays.

Situated on one of the most elite streets in the city, in prestigious Seneca/Cherokee Gardens neighborhood just blocks from restaurants, shops and bars, and just steps from famed Cherokee Park. Easy freeway access, close to downtown and airport and just a short 20 minute drive from Valhalla Golf Course or 15 minutes from Churchill Downs. If you're not familiar with Louisville, this is the 'happening' part of town -- you'll be just blocks away from some of the best restaurants in the city.

**Note: While our house is thoroughly cleaned prior to each visit, we do have a cat (cat will not be present during guest stay)

Rental of Roseheights will be limited to those in your group. There may be a maximum number of people permitted in the house. There may not, at any time, be more than 4 cars parked on the property.

Unfortunately, we are no longer able to rent to groups preparing for weddings due to the number of cars and people on the property.

Families with children are welcome, but note that the house is not child-friendly and we may ask that you take additional precaution to avoid anything that may be stained or broken by anyone in your group. We reserve the right to refuse rental to any party. Some groups may be asked to pay an additional cleaning fee or security deposit.

Note about weddings and special events/parties: While we are flattered that you think Roseheights would make a great venue for your wedding, rehearsal dinner, wedding brunch, bridal shower or special event, the property is not set up to accommodate larger parties due to neighborhood and car restrictions and .

Regarding rates for Derby 2018, the rate is a flat $20,000 -- you may arrive any day during Derby week. UPDATE.

Roseheights is already booked for Derby 2017, however, please let me know if you are still in need of a rental. I know of a few houses that are not listed online.

More Details

Owner
Lisa
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2017

About Lisa

Keith was born and raised in Louisville. He is a general contractor and considers the renovation and revitalization of Roseheights one of his greatest projects. Lisa is a California native but is now proud to call Kentucky home. She's lived through lots of home projects but considers this one her favorite.

Lisa purchased this house in 2010

Amenities

Cherokee Seneca House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Master with claw foot tub, Marble 2 head shower 2 vanities
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Ensuite bath off BR with queen bed
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Ensuite bath off BR with queen bed
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Shared bath with 2 BRs 1 queen bed, 2 full beds
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , Powder room with Pedestal sink
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , Powder room with pedestal sink
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master with new Tempurpedic mattress
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 double , This room has 2 full size beds
  • Basement has 2 double chairs that fold out to twin size beds
Entertainment:
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

Historic Highlands Mansion -- in the best part of the city
average rating of 4.8846154 based on 26 reviews
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Lovely Home

  • 5 of 5

The property is an absolutely lovely place, in a location extremely convenient to all of downtown Louisville. We rented the property as a reunion for a group of college friends, and had a fantastic time.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sorry I took so long to post....I intended to. Lovely home very nice home owners!

  • 5 of 5

I wanted to let people know what a lovely home this is. It is actually a treat to stay here with all of the history this home provides. The decor was wonderful, I loved staying here and even took some ideas home! I hope I am able to come back again, we loved our stay. Oh, even were greeted by a large turkey a couple of mornings. Wish the freeway was nor directly behind the house but we were so tired each night and with the sound machines we were just fine. We are still talking about it! Enjoy !!

S Grant

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Your group was great and we're so glad you enjoyed the home (and the decor)...we hope to see you again! Lisa
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Gals Gather in Louisville

  • 5 of 5

What a gorgeous historical house, that is perfect for a group or large family! The grounds were impeccable, and the owners were very quick to respond to the couple of questions that we had. We will definitely make a return visit to this VRBO!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Your group was great...we hope to see you again! Lisa
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Stately home in Louisville

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home in a lovely neighborhood minutes from restaurants and tourist sites. The house was spotless, very spacious and beautifully decorated. Our favorite spot to hang out was their lovely sunroom overlooking the pool and outdoor fireplace. The owners did their best to make us all feel comfortable. Coffee, tea, water were provided. There was shower gel and shampoo in the bathrooms. There were even white noise machines in every bedroom to drown out the traffic noise from the highway that ran below the hill behind the house. Walks through this lovely neighborhood took us to a local park and bird sanctuary. Deer and Wild Turkey grazed in the neighborhood yards. The neighborhood was a like a sanctuary in the middle of the city.

If we were to return, I would definitely book this home again.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous and comfortable house!

  • 5 of 5

Wow! This place is a stunner. The photos really did not do it justice. It was the perfect setting for five old friends to catch up. We loved the house, and spent a lovely afternoon by the pool. Perfection. I would highly recommend this house.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Your group was great...we hope to see you again! Lisa
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5

Very nice and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Ask for Kyle as a great personal chef!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jon! Your group was great...we hope to see you again! Lisa
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Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles

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Rates & Availability

Cherokee Seneca House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Kentucky Derby 2017
May 3 2017 - May 7 2017
5 night minimum stay
$20,000
Flat fee
 
 
Kentucky Derby 2018
May 2 2018 - May 6 2018
5 night minimum stay
$20,000
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$995
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $150
Property Damage Protection $99

We will require a basic rental agreement to be signed, along with a copy of your Drivers License.

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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