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Perfect for Derby, and all Travelers!"

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 5,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

4 bdrm, 3 1/2 bath, private, secluded treed setting in park like community

Escape to paradise yet stay close to everything, what more could you want? Our home is 4 miles from Valhalla (home of the 2014 PGA Championship), and 14 miles Churchill Downs (home of the Kentucky Derby), Easy access to downtown for ballgames, theater, amusement park, museums and restaurants

Our house offers everything you need to enjoy your vacation. Nestled on a 2 acre treed lot with a deck overlooking a pond. You can grill out listening to the frogs communicate, count the turtles on the log, watch the ducks swim and enjoy the deer grazing in the yard. You can enjoy playing volleyball, basketball, corn hole, jumping on the trampoline and playing on the playground. For the walkers and bikers, Anchorage is known for their beautiful trails, one begins in our front yard. Take walk or ride up to the Anchorage Cafe for coffee, lunch or ice cream or the Village Anchor for an award winning lunch or dinner.

Our home includes a large tree shaded deck, spacious kitchen, sun room, family room with large flat screen TV and fireplace, living room with fireplace and piano, dining room overlooking the pond on the first floor. Retreat up to the second floor to find a beautiful master suite, another room with a private bathroom and 2 addition rooms that share the hall bath with double sinks. Upstairs laundry room for your convenience.

Come experience all we have to offer!

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 10, 2018

About Jennifer

Jennifer loves the area so much that she and her husband have returned to her hometown of Anchorage, which is in Louisville, to raise her family.

Jennifer purchased this house in 2009

Why Jennifer chose Anchorage

The privacy of this property allows us to escape from the hustle and bustle of the everyday world. Our heart rate slows down every time we drive in our driveway, that's how we know it is home sweet home!

What makes this house unique

We choose this property because we enjoy our family time, especially our dinners together. We have a beautiful shady deck overlooking the pond which allows us to grill out and sit and talk into the evening. I grew up hearing frogs in the pond, I love hearing that everyday, it takes me back to childhood. Our kids love to stop in the driveway and count the turtles lined up on the log in the pond. This property provides us with that great idea of raising kids the old fashion way, exploring the woods, catching tadpoles and chasing lightning bugs without a care in the world.


Anchorage House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 30 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Private bath in second bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , Hall bath with double sink
    Bathroom 4 - On first floor
  • Master bath, another full private bath in second room, full bath in hallway with double sink and 1/2 bath on the main floor.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Large Master suite has Queen bed, sitting area with pullout full sleeper sofa, balcony and bath. Second bedroom is over-sized with queen bed and private bath, 2 more bedrooms with queen beds.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(5 traveler reviews)

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Perfect for Derby, and all Travelers!
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

Grand Home in a Grand Neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home in an exquisite lush setting of towering trees with a small pond just off the deck and deer meandering through the yard. We just had a family reunion there. The entire weekend was delightful in every way. There was ample room for the kids to play both downstairs and outside. They especially enjoyed the trampoline, ping pong, and playing video games on the large TV in the rec room. There was a plenty of kitchen ware and counter space to serve a large group. The family room lined with floor to ceiling windows looking out over the lovely shaded yard was our favorite place to sit and visit. The large deck with tiki lights was also a hit. The house was immaculate and owner Jennifer Straub was so warm and accommodating. She made available everything we could possibly need plus a homemade Derby pie! We had family from five states and each was effusive with their praise of the home. We would love to stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Would do it again.

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful home in a beautiful setting. Out of town serenity but close enough to get to the Derby without too much fuss. We slept 9 comfortably. The owners, Jennifer and Rudy, are gracious hosts, and are always accessible and responsive; helpful in so many ways for an out-of-towner. Great house for children, too. Very comfortable - would use this house again if returning to the Louisville area. SDWT, Benton, AR.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words, we really enjoyed getting to know you and your family. We would love for you to return anytime:)!
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Beautiful home in a quiet neighborhood

  • 4 of 5

Had a great time with out 15 people in this beautiful Anchorage Home. We found the owners to be completely reasonable and willing to help with anything.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home; great hosts

  • 5 of 5

This house is both beautiful and comfortable. The neighborhood is pretty and convenient to all the major attractions in Louisville. And our hosts were terrific. We had a wonderful time and would recommend this house to anyone staying in the Louisville area.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely home to celebrate with family!

  • 5 of 5

Our hostess, Jennifer was so easy to work with as we made our plans to gather for mom's 94th birthday with family. We so appreciated her flexibility, her desire to provide everything we needed to make our stay a positive experience, her knowledge of the area, and her beautiful, clean, warm home that was filled with a complete kitchen, comfortable beds, loads of fun things for kids and adults to use (trampoline, swings, bikes, corn hole game,and even fresh eggs from her chickens). Jennifer's friendly, interested manner, and availability throughout our stay made it so enjoyable for all 8 of us. The derby pie she left for us for our first night was a special treat.

The town of Anchorage is a charming, small community where we enjoyed walks/biking to town each morning. This visit we made use of the barbecue and cooking at home, eating on the deck, and in the lovely dining room that seated 15 of us (Jennifer added an extra leaf to the table before our arrival after hearing of the birthday party for mom) for the birthday dinner! However, there are 2 fabulous restaurants that we have enjoyed on previous visits that are close by and well worth the visit: Selena's and Village Anchor Pub.

We hope that we will be able to make this an annual visit, to gather with mom and family, catching up with everyone in this relaxed, beautiful setting in Anchorage! Thanks, Jennifer


  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay, I really enjoyed meeting your family. Looking forward to seeing you again next year :)! Thanks for your kind words.
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Louisville International Airport- SDF
Nearest Barpub
0.7 Miles
Village Anchor and Roost
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Miles
Village Anchor and Roost

Only 4 miles from Valhalla! Also we are within a 15 minute drive to major attractions including Churchill Downs, The Derby Museum, KFC YUM Center, Muhammad Ali Center, Louisville Science Center, Kentucky Kingdom Amusement and Water Park and many more. We are nestled in a small community known for it's beautiful walking, biking or horse trails. We have an award winning restaurant and cafe within walking distance.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
Damage Deposit $1,500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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