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Member since: 2014
Speaks: english

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

18 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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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. We'd love to help you plan for your trip by suggesting fun things to do and great places to visit while here.

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 private pool in beautifully landscaped backyard complete with Brown Jordan pool furniture (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 Highlands/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 15 minute drive from Valhalla Golf Course or 10 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)

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 or special event, however, it's not set up to accommodate larger parties.

Regarding rates for Derby 2017, 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.

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.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Lisa (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english

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


based on 18 traveler reviews

Historic Highlands Mansion -- in the best part of the city
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

Stunning property with beautiful home and relaxing pool

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 10 came to Louisville for a weekend of bourbon, horse racing, sporting clays, and relaxation. We wanted comfortable lodging with enough space and a pool, and we were not disappointed!

Roseheights is an incredible estate. The home is professionally updated, and it shows in every detail from the ingenius kitchen cabinets to the bathrooms in each bedroom. There is more than enough room for 10, and everyone was quite comfortable. We utilized the pool and backyard gazebo during the day, and got in some touch football on the huge front lawn.

Lisa was a pleasure to work with. She was very responsive, and made sure our stay was a blast.

If you're going to Louisville, this is the place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

Home was everything it appeared to be and exactly what we wanted for our long weekend in Louisville. Lisa was very helpful with information and the home/kitchen was fitted out with everything we could have wanted. brand new grill that worked beautifully and having the pool area was big plus. Beautiful home. The only thing I would note is the noise level from the adjacent highway was a bit loud, (behind the property) but it wasn't obnoxious and didn't affect our stay at all.

We had a wonderful time. I would definitely highly recommend it. Lots of activities to see in Louisville, including Michter's distillery, Churchill Downs, Louisville Slugger factory/museum and alot of fine food and barbecue.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Celebrating in Louisville

  • 5 of 5

This was my first time renting via VRBO so I was a little nervous. No need to be! The property was stunning, the interiors beautifully decorated and the owners very gracious and accommondating. The newly installed pool is lovely and the location in the Highlands can't be beat. I recommend a stay here without hesitation!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Most Beautiful Home in Louisville

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed in this lovely home during the Kentucky Oaks and Derby with a group of friends. This home is so tastefully decorated and furnished and is just lovely. We had the greatest time and the home owners sleeve so helpful and kind. I would 100% return!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Stacy! Your group was awesome and we're so glad you had a good time. Please come back and visit.
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Really enjoyed our time at this beautiful home.

  • 5 of 5

Everything was clean and well kept. Great hospitality and just a great overall experience.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome place to stay!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

The owners were wonderful to work with! They are very accommodating and very helpful with all of our questions about the area. The house is incredibly beautiful and an absolute treat.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles


Rates & Availability

Louisville House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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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
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

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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Louisville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6500 sq. ft.
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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
  • 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
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • 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

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