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James Welch

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

7250 Sq Ft - Corporate home for your Derby stay and other special events.

25 Reviews
Sleeps22
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Lake Forest House Rental Photos and Description

Water Setting, 5 BR + Loft, Game Room, Den (sleeps up to 22 with our AeroBeds)

We have many more homes available now starting at $800 per night - visit our private site at Louisville Vacation Home dot com/home. Our homes range from 2200 sq ft, up to 12,000 sq ft and Non-Derby priced from $800 per night (Non-Derby), 3-night minimum - see at Louisville Vacation Home dot com. Our featured home, Greystone (shown) is not standard rate. Call for details for this an other properties.

Greystone (featured home shown - rates from $1600 per night, non-Derby) is a perfect corporate event home and is a 7,250 sq ft luxury home in a fantastic setting - Create a memorable vacation, retreat, or family reunion! Additional fees apply for groups over 12 - we can accommodate up to 22 with airbeds.

We realize Greystone will not fit within everyone's budget, especially for a small group. However, we have many other homes, so contact us. Please consider the size of your group and what you would have to collectively pay to stay in a decent hotel! At Greystone, your family and friends can all stay together and enjoy a memorable 7,250 sq ft private home in a beautiful setting and make your event really special! So, if you need to accommodate a group up to 22 together for family reunions, weddings, church retreats...perhaps Greystone is just your ticket! There is nothing like in on the vacation rental market in the entire Louisville area!

Greystone was built in 1991 but renovated and completely redecorated when we purchased it in mid-2011. It is located in the upscale Lake Forest area of Louisville, just 16 short miles by freeway to downtown and 20 miles by freeway from Churchill Downs. The 7,250 square feet of living space and will accommodate groups up to 22, although there is a surcharge for groups over 12. ($30 per day per guest fee, but children under 24 months are not counted.)

The 5 large bedrooms (5 King and 1 Queen bed) are all theme decorated, plus there is a Game Room with a sleeper-sofa, two AeroBed Queens, and 4 AeroBed Twin XL, (plus very comfy leather sofas and recliners that could accommodate added sleeping). The house is filled with art objects and the setting is truly park-like, with the large 3/4 acre landscaped lot sitting next to a 3 acre pond with fountains and great night lighting. The views from the house are fantastic! Greystone will provide a wonderful and relaxing setting for your next family reunion, church retreat, small wedding, or corporate executive stay. See the few photos here on VRBO and check out our private website (linked just above the photos at the bottom of this page) for hundreds of photos and much more information about the house and events in Louisville. Greystone is more than just a vacation rental...it is our home, and we look forward to you being our guests in it. When guests come, we take the opportunity to travel or visit our grandkids in Missouri and California!

The large 3-story Greystone features:

5 large, individually themed bedrooms Tropical, Baseball, Autumn, Patriotic...and the master. The Patriotic Flag Bedroom has both a King and Queen bed

5 bathrooms - master is a luxury suite with Jacuzzi, large separate walk-in shower, with direct access to large decks.

Formal Dining room - will accommodate 10

Music Room - complete with baby grand piano and other instruments.

Great Room - Soaring 30' ceiling, massive gas-log fireplace and many picture windows and a wet bar.

Large loft - The library room with game seating and overlooking the great room and it's 30' ceiling

Florida Room - fully glass enclosed, a great place to sit and eat or visit while taking in the beautiful lake view and watching geese, ducks, and occasional deer

Laundry & Mud Rooms - features a new Steam Whirlpool washer & dryer

Kitchen - very well-stocked for your group including a large capacity SubZero, Wolf gas cooking on the island, dual range/ovens, microwave, dishwasher, and small appliances such as coffee pots, oven roasters, waffle iron, veg steamer, Foreman grill, etc.

Garage - you'll have use of the 2-car garage for parking, plus bikes, snow sleds (in season), and other play equipment.

Game Room - play Ping-Pong, Foosball, air hockey, darts, beanbags, punch the heavy bag...have fun! Has sleeper sofa for additional sleeping.

Basement features both a home theater with 12' projection and 50" plasma, both with surround sound

Exercise Room - work out with the treadmill, recumbent bike, BowFlex, Ab machine, dumbbells, stretch tubes, Pilates ball, yoga equipment, etc. You can watch a movie while you sweat!

Large basement living room with ample leather recliners and love seats (also recline) and a full-body massage chair to sooth the body. 12' projection on wall, plus 50" plasma with Bose surround-sound and almost 1000 DVDs (plus NetFlix, Apple TV, Wii, and more)

Office area - access to computers with non-login guest setting and whole-house wireless. Whole-house WiFi. Great views to the patios and back yard / pond.

Large non-stocked bar in lower level (wet-bar in great room)

Greystone can accommodate small wedding, receptions, and retreats. We have off-street parking for 15-20 cars.

Basic rental rate covers groups up to 12, with add-on of $30 per day / person over 12.(children under 24 months are not counted in the 12)

Pets must be listed and accepted...certain breeds are not allowed and primary tenant is responsible for any damages done by guests or pets. Pet fee is minimum $50,

$150 reservation fee, $150 cleaning-laundry-prep fees are non-refundable

$1000 - $2,000 Security deposit (depending on the size of your group) is fully refundable if no damages to property

Fee for wedding, reception, or non-guest gatherings. NO house parties permitted other than as registered and approved.

25% deposit (non-refundable) required to receive reservation - full payment due within 30 days before arrival..

All bookings subject to the rental agreement on our website (see link)

2016 Derby Week - $13,500 for 3 night stay, $3,000 per night for added nights. Normal non-Derby/non-Holiday rates are $1,600 per night. We also manage almost 40 other homes owned by friends...many are less expensive with 2-3 day minimums.

Be sure to browse our private website for many more photos, more information, Inquiry Form, Rental Agreement, and more.

Make us your group or corporate Louisville base for all your vacation and special events!

Keywords: large estate, luxury home, water view, large group, Louisville Estate,

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
James Welch (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About James Welch

The owners, Jim and Ginger Welch, have been married for 45 years and moved to Louisville, Ky in 2011, but still spend some time at their home in California. Jim is President of uDecor, Inc and ProCeilingTiles and Ginger is a retired school teacher, and they love to travel when they get the chance.

James Welch purchased this house in 2011

Why James Welch chose Louisville

Location, location, location. This property has the best setting of any we looked at in Louisville...that was the major reason why we purchased this home. We purchased Greystone in June 2011 and started renovating immediately. If Greystone is not in your budget plans, they can assist you with many other homes in Louisville in a wide variety of pricing ranges as well. They know you'll love a visit to Louisville, too! They've made it a point to have their homes in great settings to enjoy...and now you, their guests, can too! Email or call for details.

What makes this house unique

The setting is absolutely beautiful at Greystone, and feels very private. The 3 acre pond is a draw for Canadian Geese, ducks, Great Blue Heron, deer, turtles, etc. It has the feel of a beautiful private park and is a perfect setting for small weddings and receptions, church retreats, and of course family vacations and reunions. Greystone provides 4 on-site kayaks and a launching dock to enjoy our 3 acre pond, too. And...Louisville has a lot to offer!

Guestbook comments from the owner

I just wanted to drop you a quick note and let you know how much we enjoyed vacationing at Greystone this past weekend.  You have a lovely home in a wonderful neighborhood.  Our group had a wonderful time and we were thankful to have such a nice place to stay.
Jun 2013
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Reviews

4.9
based on 25 traveler reviews

7250 Sq Ft - Corporate home for your Derby stay and other special events.
average rating of 4.92 based on 26 reviews
New York, NY
5

Excellent Derby Rental

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I had a great time in Louisville at the Greystone property. We came for Derby, and wanted a central location for everyone to stay while there. The house was as advertised and looked even better in person than in pictures. The owner was very responsive during the booking stages and while we were there. I would highly recommend this property for Derby weekend or otherwise!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Louisville, KY
5

First class all the way!

  • 5 of 5

Having read the reviews from all the previous travelers, I was expecting to find a great house. We did...it's even better than expected! What a setting and what a house...it has everything you could hope for for a family reunion and base for a weekend in Louisville. The beds were first rate, and the decor outstanding. I cannot say enough about the setting...the yard is to die for, and the owner provides four kayaks for enjoying the small lake, plenty of wood for the fire pit and great outdoor living. Again, first class all the way!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Monticello, GA
5

FFA Convention

  • 5 of 5

I took a group of FFA students to Greystone during the National FFA convention for this year. It is a very beautiful home and made us all feel like we were right at home. I would definitely recommend this home to anyone in the Louisville area in need of a home to stay in. They had made renovations to the home since our previous stay and they were all very nice!

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Exceptionally attractive and comfortable home

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed in this beautiful home for a three-day family reunion. It was perfect for us. The view of the small lake and the grounds is stunning. There are lots of bedrooms with various sleeping options, the kitchen is modern and well equipped and the dining room accommodated all of us plus there were other tables for smaller groups to eat. There was so much to do from a small swing for toddlers to kayaks, a games room, movies, computers, and much more.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words! Ginger and i were pleased to host your family reunion all the way from Calgary, Alberta, Canada! Thank you for selecting Greystone and leaving our home in great condition...you're welcome back anytime!
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Winter Haven, florida, USA
5

Wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The house is a wonderful place, to stay. We are looking forward to the Kentucky Derby and staying in this exceptional retreat. Beautiful, with a water view. Everyone enjoyed staying and relaxing in this magical destination. Maintenance is excellent and so well kept! Great place for any event or gathering.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I appreciate your kind words!
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Winter Haven, florida, USA
5

Excellent destination for all ages

  • 5 of 5

Would always be my 1st destination choice!

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comment. Next time in Louisville, be sure to contact us again!
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Close to many things - Valhalla, Churchill Downs, Louisville Zoo, Louisville Slugger Museum, many museums, riverfront parks, free water park, close-by lakes, and much more. See our website link, then click on Things to Do

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Rates & Availability

Lake Forest House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Christmas-New Years
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$2,250
$13,500
 
 
Ky Derby Weekend
May 4 2017 - May 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
$5,000
$25,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$1,600
$10,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Reservation Fee $100
Pet Fee $50

25% non-refundable deposit when reserved and confirmation given, balance 30 days prior to arrival. Separate security deposit is held during stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Lake Forest House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 7250 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Upstairs Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Just outside Tropical Bedroom - also serves Loft
    Basement Bathroom - toilet , shower , 3/4 Bath - shower, no tub.
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , Guest powder room - located in main hallway
    Jack & Jill - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shared toilet/shower area, separate 2 vanity/sinks.
    Master Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Jacuzzi Tub, large walk-in shower, privacy room, dual sinks
  • 4.5+
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • A - Main Floor Master Bedroom - 1 king , Top of the line Tempur-pedic. 32' LCD TV.
    B - 2nd Floor - Tropical Bedroom - 1 king
    C - 2nd Floor - Autumn Forest Bedroom - 1 king
    D - 2nd Floor - Baseball Bedroom - 1 king
    E - Flag Bedroom (Basement) - 1 king , 1 queen , Queen bed can be added in this bedroom to sleep 4 - good bed
    F - Mancave / Game Room / 6th Bedroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon , PingPong, Foosball, Air Hockey, Darts, Cornhole, Punch-Bag
    G - 2nd Floor - Loft / Den - Nice dual love seat recliner plus room for the AeroBeds
    H - Other Sleeping Arrangements - 3 queen , 4 twin/ single , Deluxe (double thick) AeroBeds - Portable in house
  • King size beds (4) Master has top-of-the-line King Tempur-Pedic. Two other bedrooms have Nova Memory Foam and one has a Cal-King with memory-foam topper., Queen size Beds (3) One regular queen in basement level Flag Room plus two AeroBed Queen double-height air mattresses with built in headboards., Twin or Single Beds (4) 4 Twin-sized Aero-Bed double-thick air mattresses (full kits, including the mattress, topper, sheets, blankets, pillow, etc are in a box in each bedroom closet), Child Beds (1) Graco Pack n' Play, Baby Cribs (1) PacNPlay is in the upstairs linen closet, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Full-sized Sofa-sleepers are located in the Loft and the Game Room
Entertainment:
  • Air Hockey
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
2 Bars (they are NOT stocked), Game Room, Exercise Room, Florida Room (air conditioned and heated), Mud Rooms, Foosball, Air Hockey, Punching Bag, Electronic Darts, Tailgate Beanbag Toss, Baby Grand Piano, Full-body Massage Chair, Treadmill, Recumbent Bike, BowFlex, Bicycles, Snow sleds, 12volt Kid's Corvette, Lots of Decking, Covered Patios, porch swing, and more. You'll find plenty to do...or just sit back and relax and enjoy our beautiful scenery!

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