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King bed. 2 bedroom. Pet-friendly. Fenced back yard. Near Downtown. Remodeled!

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 672 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedroom, Sleeps 4-5, Completely Remodeled, <3 Mi from Downtown! 3.4 Mi/i-75

SUMMARY: 672 square foot home, 2 bedrooms with a king and two twin beds, fenced in back yard, pet friendly with pet fee, washer/dryer, fully equipped kitchen, all linens provided.

This charming 672 square foot remodeled two bedroom home is awesome with mahogany tile floors throughout, except for the white ceramic in the kitchen. It is a Gunnison Home, "prefab-ulous: Gunnison Houses were sturdy, affordable and went up in a wink".

BEDROOM ONE has a king-sized bed, night table with a lamp, nightstand, a luggage rack, dresser, and a closet. Beds have super soft sheets and cotton blankets. "Fluffies" are in the closet if needed.

The SECOND BEDROOM has a trundle bed, which is two twin sized beds with the lower bed stored underneath. The lower bed can be "popped up" to be even/level with the mattress on the bed frame. It also has a small night stand, a luggage rack, a chest of drawers and a closet.

For a short stay, a fifth person could sleep comfortably on the couch by removing the back cushions.

The KITCHEN has granite countertops and stainless steel appliances including a Professional Series stove, microwave/hood combo, dishwasher, and refrigerator. Appliances include coffee pot, Belgium waffle maker, Cuisinart blender, toaster with warmer, and a hand mixer. Ready to cook with a collection of pots and pans, bowls, knives, silverware, and service for 8 Corelle dinnerware Set. Four bar stools for kitchen area seating. There are a variety of spices and individual size condiments, salt and pepper, cooking spray, flour, etc. Garbage bags, dishwasher packets, dish detergent, and other cleaning supplies are provided. Remember to bring coffee if you are a coffee drinker!

The LIVING ROOM has an armchair, sofa, rocker glider, ottoman, and two end tables. The flat screen HD television has Roku, "the simplest way to stream to your TV", with hundreds of Roku channels. There is no cable.

The BATHROOM was remodeled except for the refinished original steel bathtub. It has a curved shower rod with a hookless curtain with a snap off liner for ease of washing. Fresh towels, toilet paper, and a few necessities are provided in case you've forgotten them.

This is a pet-friendly home with a fenced in back yard, but we ask that you only bring well-trained, toe nails clipped, indoor pets. A pet fee per stay is charged. There are plenty of sidewalks to walk your dog around the neighborhood, and Jacobson Park (6.3 Miles) also has a dog park.

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MORE ABOUT A GUNNISON HOME...

"Prefab-ulous: Gunnison houses were sturdy, affordable and went up in a wink."

Who put the magic in Gunnison Magichomes? That was Foster Gunnison, the man who wanted to do for the American home what Henry Ford did for the automobile.

And what was the magic?

"If you had your foundation in place, you could start [construction] Tuesday morning and the family could eat dinner on Friday evening in their home," said Randy Shipp, a Lexington, Ky., City Historic Preservation Specialist who's been researching Gunnison Homes for about four years.

In the early 1930s, Mr. Gunnison, a lighting engineer who illuminated the Empire State Building and Rockefeller Center, worked with a group of architects, engineers and plywood experts to develop affordable housing using assembly-line techniques. The one-story houses could be put together on their sites from ready-made components, including walls that already contained steel casement windows and wooden doors.

Gunnison homes were a hit because they were moderately priced, well-built and, thanks to a variety of add-on features, could be custom-made to accommodate families of different sizes and means. In 1961, Mr. Gunnison's New York Times Obituary called his product "the first commercially successful mass-produced home in the United States."

Marketed through franchised dealers across the country, Gunnisons by 1950 came in 11 sizes, from a boxy 24-by-24-foot model with kitchen, living-dining room, two bedrooms, bath and utility room to a spacious four-bedroom, 2 1/2-bath model. All had built-in bedroom closets and linen closets. Traditional styles -- Cape Cod, Colonial and Ranch -- were chosen to boost consumer confidence in the novel prefab building method.

Mr. Gunnison, son of the publisher of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, established his company in 1935 in New Albany, Ind., a suburb of Louisville, Ky., on the opposite side of the Ohio River.

"New Albany had a good central location, access to a good supply of materials, and the building had been a wood veneer factory," so it already had some of the necessary equipment, Mr. Shipp said.

More Details

Owner
Michelle Gambill and Faron Gambill
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2017

About Michelle Gambill and Faron Gambill

Michelle is a middle school, grades 6-8 NBCT of social studies and Faron is a coal loader operator who loads coal trucks all day long. We live in a small rural town with our sixteen year old soccer playing daughter Erin and three Morkies (Yorkie/Maltese): Jazmin, Charlie, and their baby Coco.

Michelle Gambill and Faron Gambill purchased this house in 2014

Why Michelle Gambill and Faron Gambill chose Lexington

This Property Was Owned by Another Perry County Couple, and a Realtor Friend Told Us About It. It Had Been Vacant for Awhile Because the Owner Inherited Her Mother's House Upon Her Mother's Death and Moved Back Home. It Was a Mess, and That's Putting It Gently. But We Saw It's Potential and Were Excited About Owning a Home in Lexington, Since We Come to Lex Often and There Are So Many Things to Do, Whether It Be Sports, Historical, Outdoorsy Or Indoor! It Took Us Over a Year to Renovate Through Our Hard Labor and Jimmy's Hard Labor. Jimmy is My Only Niece's Husband. We Are Very Proud of What Our Blood, Sweat and Tears Accomplished. It's Such a Joy to Stay Here Now, Seeing What It Has Become...a Beautiful, Comfortable Home That We Did Ourselves. It Has a New Heat Pump, New Duct Work, New Water Heater...only the Shell Was Left After We Began Renovating! Thank Goodness the Outside Was in Good Shape, Or That Would Have Been a Deal Breaker. Windows Had Been Replaced and the Outside Has Neat, Pale Yellow Vinyl Siding With Burgundy Shutters, Which I Repainted. a New Front Door is All That Was Needed for the Outside.

the Inside Was a Loooooong Process. We Began Ripping Out the Old Carpet in the Spring of 2014. We Tiled Floors, Painted Everything, Ripped Out Damaged Closet Doors, Found the Second Bedroom Door Under the Outside Building, Stripped the Layers of Paint from the Two Bedroom Doors and Repaired the Holes, Took the Bathroom Door and Frame Completely Off--flipped It Around to Open to the Outside for More Space in the Bathroom. You Name It, We Did It. Jimmy Completely Remodeled the Kitchen Using My Plan. He Widened the Hall Entrance and Closed Off the Original Kitchen Entrance. When the Original Gas Furnace Was Removed, It Added Space to Walk Into the New Kitchen Entrance. He Tiled, Grouted, Sheet Rocked the Walls, Painted, Hung the Microwave, Ran the Water Line Through the Cement Floor to the Ice Maker. You Name It, He Did It. and the Result is Superb.

What makes this house unique

This Home Has Been Renovated With Love. It's Located Close to Everything "lexington". My Neighbors Are Cool... One is 88 and is an Original Owner Along With His Wife of 60+ Years. He Lives Two Doors Down and Owns the House Beside Me As Well As the House On His Other Side. Another Neighbor Has Been Here for About 10 Years. Her Dog Salty Likes to Escape When He Can Run Out the Door! the Neighborhood is a Good, Nice Place to Be. While Working On the House and Walking My Own Dogs, I Would Talk With Someone Almost Every Time I Went Out. It Has Sidewalks That You Can Walk/run On, a Park Nearby, and Many, Many Nearby Attractions.

Amenities

Lexington House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 672 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Original refinished steel tub with curved shower rod.
  • The Bathroom Has New Everything Except for the Refinished Original Steel Bathtub. It is a Full Size Tub With a Shower, and a Curved Rod With a Hookless Shower Curtain With Snap Off Liner for Ease of Washing Between Each Guest Use. Fresh Linens, a Hair Dryer, and Toilet Paper Are Provided. There Are Also a Few Necessities in Small Amounts Such As Soap, Toothpaste, Floss, Shampoo, and Conditioner, As Well As Cotton Balls and Q-tips, in Case You've Forgotten Them.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom One Has a Vaughan Bassett King-sized Bed, Night Table With a Lamp, Small Nightstand On Far Side, and a Luggage Rack. It's Closet and a Full Size Dresser Provide Extra Storage While You Are Visiting. Beds Have Super Soft 450 Thread Count Sheets and Cotton Blankets. "fluffies" (to Die for Soft!) Are in the Closet for Extra Warmth if Needed. All Linens, Including Blankets, Are Laundered After Each Guest. bedroom Two Has a Trundle Bed (two Twins, Lower Bed That Stores Underneath Can Be "popped Up" to Be Even/level With the Mattress On the Bed Frame), Small Night Stand, and a Luggage Rack. It's Chest of Drawers and Empty Closet Also Provide Extra Space for Your Clothing During Your Visit. a Fifth Person Could Sleep Comfortably On the Couch by Removing the Back Cushions.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Great Neighborhood With Non-busy Streets and Sidewalks Throughout. Nearby Park. Great Place to Crash After a Day of Touring Lexington or perhaps the Bourbon Trail!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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King bed. 2 bedroom. Pet-friendly. Fenced back yard. Near Downtown. Remodeled!
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews
McDonough, GA
5

Clean & quiet!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for our family of 3. Small, but extremely functional. Beautiful kitchen. Nice off street parking. Only 12 min to UK.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! When remodeling in 2015, we took great pains to increase functionality in our small space. The results are amazing and guests are always pleasantly surprised. The kitchen is both beautiful and well stocked with utensils, pans, spices, and a few basic necessities that I miss when staying in many rentals. Guests often say the towels and soft linens are wonderful and even ask where I prirchase them. No cheap shortcuts here. It is close to so many things in Lexington as well. We hope you stay again when in Lexington and we appreciate our 5 Star guests who leave our house in such great shape. Thank you again!
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Vidalia, Ga
5

Completely wonderful

  • 5 of 5

What a gem of a house! Every thing you may need was provided. The freedom of the bacfenced area was great for the dogs. Having the washer and dryer was wonderful. Will definitely try to stay here next trip to Lexington.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great house. Perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location for our week in the Lexington area.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect spot for us

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable beds, laundry facilities and a kitchen were much better than what we would have gotten at a hotel for the same price. We had private spaces and room to have another people over to visit. The proximity to restaurants, grocery store and attractions made this house very convenient.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were a wonderful guest and we appreciate your honest review. The house is a gem in a blue collar neighborhood, and all of our guests have loved it. It's location is excellent for all that you mentioned, as well as shopping and the horse park.We try to provide a few "extras" that I miss when I travel...spices, baggies & wrap, a few waters, etc. Hope to host your family again!
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4

Nice place

  • 4 of 5

My dad and I stayed here for the Kentucky Derby. We had about an hour and 15 minute drive to Louisville each day which wasn't bad. The place was nice and clean. Beds were comfortable. The owner is very particular about you checking in with her which is something we have never encountered with any of our previous rentals. I think she might have had a way to control the HVAC settings as well because when we would come in at night the settings would be different than where we had left it which was very peculiar. Overall a nice quaint place. Quiet neighborhood as well.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We do not care if you "check in" with us, only that you arrive safely and your check in/out goes smoothly. We also like to be available for contact IF our guests need anything. As far as HVAC, it is pre-programmed for vacancies, but all you have to do is set it.
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5

Nice little house

  • 5 of 5

This house is small, but all we needed for our family of 4. Great to be able to bring our dog. Owners were amazing to work with. Would stay again.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
9.9 Miles
Bluegrass Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.8 Miles
Mi Mexico Restaurant
Nearest Ferry
18 Miles
Valley View Ferry, (859) 624-4748 for operations
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Man-O-War Golf and UK
Nearest Train
3.3 Miles
RJ Corman Lexington Dinner Train
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Soooo many. Very close.
Car: recommended

Since This is a Rural Neighborhood in Lexington, There Are Many Things to Do! On a Sunny Day You Can Vaguely Hear the Cheering from Castlewood Park, Which Offers an Aquatic Center/swimming, Basketball Courts, Baseball/softball Fields, Community Center With Gymnasium, Horseshoe Pits, Playground,

and Tennis Courts. Jacobson Park is Listed in Lexington's Top 30 Things to Do, and It is a Mere 6.3 Miles from This Home. Amenities Include a Basketball Court, Dog Park, Fishing, Open Play Fields, Playground, Restrooms, Shelters, and Volleyball.

we Are Just a Short Trip From:

*downtown (2-2.5 Miles)

*shopping Areas Such As Hamburg (3.8 Mi)

*fayette Mall (8.8 Mi)

*keeneland (10.1 Mi)

*the Kentucky Horse Park (10.8 Mi)

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Cleaning fee $35
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 9.0%

Rates may change during special events. A copy of photo ID is required prior to rental. Check in-out 12:00 noon. If you need flexible in-out times, please contact me for special consideration. Also, please note that if you cancel, your bookings will not be refunded during Keeneland or Fasig Tipton/Red Mile/or Rolex horse events. Space is limited and time is precious to all our guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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