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Charming 4 Bedroom in the Heart of Downtown!

19 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 nights


Oldham Avenue House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrooms / 4 Bathrooms In A Quiet Part Of Downtown / 2200 Sq Ft

Welcome to this Classic/Modern charming house in downtown Lexington! 4 private bedrooms sleep up to 10 individuals with 3 Queen beds, 2 Twin beds and a full size pullout couch. This house is in a perfect location for just about anything in Lexington. The neighborhood is very safe and very quiet. There is ample private parking for up to 5 cars. The house is located on a quiet one way street. Entry to house and rooms is very secure.

Rooms Available

1. Queen bed with private bathroom

2. Queen bed with private bathroom

3. 2 x Twin beds with share bathroom

4. Queen bed with private shower

5. Office with full size pull out couch with share bathroom.

There is a beautiful updated kitchen with a modern living room and private yard.

Walk to Kroger, Local Shopping and Dining, University of Kentucky, Woodland Park (Tennis, swimming, basketball, skateboarding)

All beds are medium firm memory foam and very lush! Rooms are designed to allow for privacy for guests and house is very quiet.

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Matti Pauli
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2016
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About Matti Pauli

I am a world traveler who now calls Lexington home. After attending University of Kentucky I settled in to a nice life with my girlfriend Katlyn. Together we manage the property as a side business and enjoy offering guests with a quality place to stay in Lexington!

Matti Pauli purchased this house in 2005

Why Matti Pauli chose Lexington

I do my best to keep a comfortable clean environment for people on vacation/business or what have you :)

What makes this house unique

The location, safe neighborhood, ability to walk or drive to anything quickly is a great benefit to staying at my home in downtown Lexington!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Looking for a place in Lexington for a large group on the bourbon trail was proving to be difficult until I came across this great house. Matti provides an exceptional place to stay located close to the University of Kentucky and can be used as headquarters if your on the Bourbon Trail. The house has 5 bedrooms and plenty of space to move around freely. The Wifi and Bluetooth stereo system was very cool letting us listen to music from anywhere in the house. We got meet Matti when we first arrived and he was very polite giving us tips and tricks on what the locals do for fun in Lexington. There were enough bathrooms for all of us and it truly was the perfect place for all of us to stay. Updated furniture was relaxing and no one complained about sore backs or uncomfortable conditions. If I do the trail again with a group I will definitely be staying here. Thanks Matti for everything.

(booked using Air bnb)
Nov 2013
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based on 19 traveler reviews

Charming 4 Bedroom in the Heart of Downtown!
average rating of 4.5263157 based on 22 reviews
Cincinnati, OH

Filthy and Disgusting

  • 1 of 5

If you love to spend a considerable amount of money per night and live amongst dirt and filth - then this is the house for you! We were a group of six women from Ohio and Tennessee, so Lexington was a midway point.

Below are a few examples of our experience:

* Feminine napkins left in the bathroom from the previous renters. Stench was unbearable.

* Mouse droppings on kitchen floor.

* Shower curtain liner (there was no actual shower curtain) in two of the bathrooms were so moldy and mildewed, they were unfit to shower in.

* Hairs in the refrigerator.

* Couldn't take shoes off because the carpet was filthy with big spots of some unknown substance.

* We had to wipe down all cabinets, hardware and door knobs.

* Had to clean toilets - filthy, and had not been scrubbed.

* Dead bugs laying around the perimeter walls - telling us the house must have just been fumigated.

* For sanitary reasons, renters with small children would not be able to stay there with all the mouse droppings and dead bugs.

* Dirty linens from last group who stayed.

We had the homeowner (Matti) come over and he said that the conditions were acceptable and would not refund us any money. He kept telling us excuse after excuse, saying the house was "old", his cleaning woman wasn't feeling well, this was the best house around for the money, etc., etc. We requested to be refunded one night, but Matti refused. I told Matti that I would be writing a negative review, and he said he didn't care because he has plenty of positive reviews.

I've stayed in about ten VRBO homes in the past few years and you could literally eat off the floor. This place was repulsive.

Our main reason for pointing this out is because we don't want the next guest walking into this filthy, dirty, pigsty and be totally blindsided like we were.

Either Matti is writing all the magnificent reviews himself, or his cleaning woman is non-existent.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This guest was only interested in being refunded 50% of their booking cost of a two night booking. They threatened that if I did not return that amount that I would receive a terrible review from them. They contacted me 6 hours after settling in and cooking dinner and asked me to stop over. I was there in 30 minutes and they complained about the residence but showed me no evidence of the complaints other than a ledge in a stair well that had not been dusted. At that point they immediately attempted to extort the 50% refund by threatening a terrible review. It is reasonable to accept that my property might not have lived up to their standards. I do my best but accept that there are many things in my house that are imperfect or seasonally beyond my control. I will always take reasonable strides to fix any problems or address any concerns during a guests stay. I also don't recommend anyone ever eat off the floors of anywhere... ever... :(
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Great centralized location

  • 4 of 5

Great location. Good accommodations. Owner was extremely helpful. Would stay again.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location and house for our golf trip

  • 5 of 5

not anything new to what's been previously written so more of a confirmation this is a great house for a group. housed 6 of us for a golf trip and offered plenty of space for us to not be on top of each other. walking distance to a few places to eat/drink along with a large grocery store nearby.

would recommend and use the house again for future trips.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and house

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have stayed here, both times during the holiday season. As we were a family of four, we rented the entire house. The location is great as it is within walking distance to my family, shopping, bars and restaurants. The house is very comfortable and had everything we needed for our stay. We highly recommend this property and will be sure to stay there again upon our next family trip to the Bluegrass!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego, CA

So Spacious, Homey and Great for a Good Group of Friends

  • 5 of 5

This place is great. I used to live in this neighborhood, and didn't realize there were homes of such a layout on this street. Very interesting split-level design, with two staircases and multiple commons areas. I had a large group and it felt really cozy. Everyone could find quiet space if they needed, or separate areas to hang out. The location is great, and we were just a walk away from plenty of spots to keep us entertained through the Thanksgiving weekend.

Matti is a great host, and I hope to rent from him again!

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Buffalo New York

Great location, great house!

  • 5 of 5

8 30-40 years rented this deceiving long row house within walking distance of downtown to see the sights of Lexington. Matti was fantastic, helpful and reachable. Kitchen was stocked with supplies and all appliances were in working order. This house was perfect for our needs of exploring Lexington and the Bourbon Trail.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Bluegrass Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
The Beer Trappe
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Kearney Hills Golf Links
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
I 75
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Willie's locally Known
Car: recommended

The house is nestled on a sleepy one way st in the heart of downtown Lexington. The local grocery store is 2 blocks away, there is dining establishments from the sandwich shop on the corner to fine dining a few blocks away. The neighborhood is safe and community oriented with lots of recreational walking and jogging. at the end of the st is a large and beautiful park that has tennis, basketball, swimming, softball, skateboarding and other activities. The football and basketball stadium are even within walking distance as is the arboretum. It is a short drive to the numerous outlying scenic drives that border Lexington along with horse parks, golf courses, romantic parks and historical landmarks. And don't forget the Bourbon Trail!!!

You will have a blast in Lexington and if you have any questions about what to do while you are here I have a list of helpful suggestions on hand :)


Rates & Availability

Oldham Avenue House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Oldham Avenue House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , This room has a Queen Deluxe Air Mattress if needed.
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • pier fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis

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