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Classy Downtown Private Studio/ 2 Miles to Churchill Downs!!!

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Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights


Saint Joseph House Rental Photos and Description

Studio, Queen bed +2 couches(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

Close to everything! 2.5 miles to churchill downs, airport, fourth street live, yum center, the original highlands, museum row, theater district, papa johns stadium! This place is an amazing private guest house/studio apartment(nobody on the other side of your walls!) that is very private, with an awesome outside balcony and off street private parking!

Brand new couches, a new queen seely beauty rest bed, brand new dishes and kitchen utensils, brand new led tv, great space decorated with local art, new linens, and brand new 4 person kitchen table, a/c . Heaters, bathtub/shower

We love this property, we are in the heart of louisville and the heart of downtown.....Less than 5 minutes to anywhere you really want to go, its easy to take a taxi or drive. This guest house is located 2 blocks form the university of louisville. The guesthouse is an awesome place to unwind on the balcony/patio and have some wine and just enjoy the essence of louisville! We are the closest you can be to every major attraction in town without having to get into all the traffic! We actually live 2 blocks from the highway entrance and so its really easy to get around! We live 2.5 miles to the original highlands area where there are tons of amazing local restaurants, bars, coffee shops, art galleries and local shops! Our town is full of places to eat, shop, and play! We think we have the best location to do it all and thats why we bought this property!

We are brand new to this so please contact us and we can answer any questions you may have about the city and our home and we will do what we can to make it work out. Almost everything in our place is brand new. We tried to make it really nice and mix a contemporary and traditional feel all into one, a very relaxing and sophisticated space. I worked very hard on this space to make it a place I would like to be in and I also created all the artwork on the walls. It is a nice small space perfect for any couple or single person who is visiting our town for a few days and who like their privacy. Its as country as you can get in the city, its surrounded by beautiful trees and its truly a unique and amazing space. I hope you will come check it out.

We have bought a brand new television and we have all your basic channels crystal clear and we also have wifi.

Keywords: studio, private balcony, pets allowed, university of louisville, churchill downs, papa johns stadium, exposition center, airport, shopping, dining, arts, fourth street live, downtown, near the highlands, river front, YUM center, Galt house, FORECASTLE, Kentucky Derby, museums

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Louise Timmons
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2016
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About Louise Timmons

I was born and raised here in this beautiful town and I am a fourth generation Louisvillian. I have seen it change from just a little river town into a very progressive urban city. I moved away when I was 18 to go to college in Tucson, Arizona and did quite a bit of traveling after graduating in 2003. I moved back home to be near my family in 2010 and started a lease to own contract on my home that is now on the vacation rental site. I was having some financial difficulty, so I decided to try to rent my guesthouse on VRBO in 2012. It went very well and when I finally uprooted permanently from Tucson, AZ, I sold my home there and decided to buy a home that was a little larger just 2 miles down the street from this home so I could have more room for my family to visit and stay.

Louise Timmons purchased this house in 2010

Why Louise Timmons chose Louisville

This property was a dream come true for me when I moved back. My good friend wanted to sell and I was in the market. I love this location because it is so close to everything and perfect for getting on and off the highway which is really awesome. Location, location, location. I am walking distance to the University of Louisville and just on the edge of two great neighborhoods; Old Louisville and Germantown. I loved this home for the years I lived in it. It is really cozy and has a great front and back yard with private parking.

What makes this house unique

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION, close to everything but perfect for to get a real Louisville neighborhood experience!


based on 50 traveler reviews

Classy Downtown Private Studio/ 2 Miles to Churchill Downs!!!
average rating of 4.58 based on 50 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The apartment was very beautiful clean and the owners very nice and helpful I love staying here when I am in town to see my daughter it feels like home away from home

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very pleasant

  • 5 of 5

Very nice. Everything in the apartment was fresh and new. Very private deck. Located so convenient to so many of the neighborhoods, just a short drive to all. Only thing missing was a grill, would have loved to grilled out. Definitely will use this apartment again. The owners provided great hangout spots and dining, even suggested a amazing golf course in the middle of Louisville. Very helpful to their guests.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great place.

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was very nice. I was there for kentucky derby week. A great location. Close to the airport,churchill downs,u of l,downtown. I would recommend this place to anyone.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy, comfortable studio

  • 5 of 5

The apt was exactly like it was pictured. It was up to date and very comfortable. There was plenty of towels and blankets. I wish the weather would have been warmer to sit out on the nice private deck. We didn't meet Louise in person (because all of our needs were met), but she was easy to get ahold of by phone and email. Only thing we had a problem with was the latch on the outdoor gate.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place, Great location, Great Owners

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at this property for nearly two weeks, and appreciated the location and the accommodating spirit of the owners. While there are eating options close to the location of this property, the kitchen is sufficient to prepare meals if you choose to do so. No disappointments!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good place to stay

  • 4 of 5

I knew nothing about Louisville when I booked this. We were going to a concert downtown and this place is pretty convenient to downtown. There doesn't seem to be a lot of hotels in the area so VRBO seems to be the way to go. The suite is a garage apartment in a classic northeast style working class neighborhood. I suggest Hammerhead as a place for dinner. 2 miles away and believe it or not is in the basement of a house but great food. The place was perfect for my wife and I as we like staying in studio like places. Only complaint was that the TV gets like no channels though so if you are wanting to watch the big game or something on ESPN like I was you won't be able to. Besides that though, the place is real good and for two people is good place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
65 N
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Nords Bakery/El Nopal/Sungeros Coffee/White Castle
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Saint Joseph House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
KY Derby
May 4 2017 - May 7 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $50
Tax Rate 7.0%

KY DERBY $500 a night/3night minimum...........$2000 for the whole week! We do allow pets and usually charge a $50 pet fee...........we will refund you the whole amount if you cancel 30 days prior, no refunds after that! Thank you

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Saint Joseph House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq. ft.
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (1) this a new Sealy Beauty Rest bed! Its very comfortable.
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • swimming

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