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Parklike Historic Estate in the Heart of Louisville

Sleeps24
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms5
Half Baths3
Space 7,050 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

7 Bedroom, 6 Full and 2 Half Bath, 5 1/2 Acre Estate, 5 Minutes to Downtown

Stonecote is a beautiful, 5 1/2 acre estate built in 1920. It is fully updated and professionally decorated. It has 7 bedrooms (each with a television), and sleeps 20 in beds (24 with 2 pullout sofas), including 3 master suites each with private baths in the main house, and another master suite w/bath, living area and kitchen in the pool house. The main house features a beautiful gourmet kitchen w/butler's pantry featuring 2 built in refrigerators, 2 wall ovens, 2 warming drawers, 3 dishwashers, an ice-maker, a 6 burner Viking Professional gas cook top, wine cooler and Carrera marble counters. The palatial living room features multiple, comfortable, conversation areas, baby grand piano and wood-burning fireplace. The large dining room can seat up to 20. Also, the large sun room offers additional, less formal gathering space, and has a 52' TV.

The enormous 50' x 25' heated, salt water pool has lovely fountains, is surrounded by mature perennial gardens, has a baby pool and swim lane for laps (pool is open seasonally, mid-April to mid-September). There is also a foosball table, exercise equipment and free weights in the semi-finished basement.

The stable has 5 stalls and a tack room and we can refer you to have bedding, feed and hay delivered before you arrive., if you are traveling with horses. All this, surrounded by beautiful, mature trees and perennial gardens, five minutes to downtown, the waterfront, 10 minutes to Churchill Downs, 20 minutes to Valhalla and the PGA tour, AND we have an on-site caretaker next door.

Please note that due to recent changes with the city of Louisville, we are unable to accommodate events of more than 50 attendees (including overnight guests).

More Details

Owner
Christina West
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

About Christina West

Andrew West grew up in Redlands, California while Christina grew up in Wellesley, Massachusetts. When looking for a place to raise our family, we settled in beautiful Louisville, Kentucky, where we have now lived for nearly 18 years. We love Louisville for its sophisticated living with a healthy helping of southern hospitality!

Christina West purchased this estate in 2006

Why Christina West chose Cherokee Seneca

We fell in love with Stonecote because it offers the best of everything! It is a rare find: a 5 1/2 acre equestrian estate in the heart of Louisville! The setting is absolutely beautiful at Stonecote (built c1920) and is a private, country-like retreat. The 50 x 25 ft heated pool (open seasonally - mid-April to mid-September) with shooting fountains is a great place for the kids to play and the adults to relax on spring and summer evenings. Stonecote feels like a secluded, private park and is a perfect setting for many different occasions. The historic, hometown feel of Louisville makes it a great place to visit…any time of the year.

What makes this estate unique

Stonecote has an amazing flow for entertaining and an enormous, top-rate, gourmet kitchen (making it perfect for fundraising and other catered events), and plenty of room to gather, as well as ample areas to 'get away'. We would know, as we raised our 6 children in this home. :)

Amenities

Cherokee Seneca Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 7050 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 24
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 3 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Expansive first floor master bath has clawfoot tub, 2 sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd floor private master has 2 sink vanity and tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd floor private master bath has lovely historic charm
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Jack and jill bath w/ 2 sinks for 'children's' bedrooms
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , First floor powder room has charming, hand-painted walls
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , 2nd powder room is conveniently located off kitchen
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower , Pool house bathroom is handicapped accessible
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , basement 1/2 bath is convenient to the workout/rec areas
  • Each bathroom is beautifully appointed. Many feature the charming restored pedestal sinks original to the house (c.1920). Four of the baths are private baths adjoining master suites. There are two main- floor powder rooms, which prevents guests from 'waiting' for a restroom when entertaining. There is also a basement powder room convenient to the workout and rec areas.
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Fireplace and private bath
    Bedroom 4 - 2 queen , 2 twin/ single , This bedroom has 2 queen beds with 2 twin pop-up trundles
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , This bedroom has a queen bed, day bed and 1 popup trundle
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , The sleeping porch has two charming twin beds
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , First floor master; fireplace and private bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , gas fireplace and private bath
    Bedroom 7 - 1 king , Pool house master bedroom/bath is handicapped accessible
  • Three of the 4 master bedrooms feature gas fireplaces and all have private baths. We feature premium bedding with 400 count sheets. We also have 3 additional bedrooms which share a jack and jill bath.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Stonecote was the 2011 Bellarmine Designer's Showhouse and has hosted multiple community and private events. Not only is it a wonderful vacation home, but it is an ideal venue for special events including wedding parties, picnics, fundraisers, dinners, family reunions, corporate retreats and ladies' weekends away.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(43 traveler reviews)

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Parklike Historic Estate in the Heart of Louisville
average rating of 4.883721 based on 43 reviews
4

Beautiful historic home and easy stay

  • 4 of 5

We had a great long weekend in Louisville staying in this beautiful old home with all the room and charm for such a big group. We were set up and taken care of as needed (thanks to Pete, the on-site property caretaker) and took advantage of all the space, incredible kitchen and dining room, grounds and swimming pool. Thanks to our hosts for making the booking, check in and stay so smooth and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

"Best vacation ever"

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Stonecote was everything we were hoping for. This was a special occasion as we were celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary and my sister's birthday. We had families from Ct, NY, Ia, DC and and Ga. (17 adults and 11 children, ages 15 to 8 months). There was enough space for everyone for eating, sleeping, playing and just being together. One of the children described it as "the best vacation ever". The property manager was most helpful and great to work with. I would definitely recommend Stonecote to anyone wanting a beautiful and relaxing place to stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to have been a part of making happy family memories!!
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Wedding Long Weekend in Louisville

  • 5 of 5

Stonecote was a wonderful home for our family and friends to converge upon for the family wedding weekend. Perfectly situated across the street from the wedding venue! We were comfortable, with plenty of space for all and the pool was a wonderful retreat during the hot afternoon hours. Would recommend this!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Phoenix, AZ
5

Perfect Family Gathering Place

  • 5 of 5

This house was absolutely perfect for our family. We had a family reunion and the pool and beautiful front yard was perfect for the cousins to play. We couldn't have asked for a better house for our group as there was plenty of room for everyone. Our local family loved the house and neighborhood. It couldn't have worked out better and everyone was so accommodating to any of our requests. Thank you so much for making our little vacation a great memory for all of us.

Mary Ann Marasco

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy we could be a part of creating a wonderful family memory. Thank you for staying at Stonecote!
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Paris,IL
5

It was a really a nice place to have our family reunion

  • 5 of 5

Everyone in our family said it was an overwhelming place to have had the privilege to stay in. We were all able to have plenty of room. The pool was well used during our stay. The kitchen was state of the art.Thanks for allowing us to use this great estate.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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San Clemente, CA
5

Stonecote is lovely - highly recommend

  • 5 of 5

Stonecote is lovely. And the perfect accommodations for 3 generations to gather for our daughter's graduation from the University of Louisville. All of us out-of-staters got to live the splendor of the Louisville lifestyle for six perfect days. Everyone was comfortable with plenty of square footage, multiple master bedrooms and ensuite bathrooms. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Louisville International Airport
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Multiple public and private golf courses nearby
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
I-64 (drive to interstate entrance)
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Ample Eateries within 5 minutes
Car: recommended

Stonecote is 5 1/2 acre estate nestled in the heart of Louisville in a beautiful, park-like setting. The venue boasts all of the amenities necessary to host a huge array of events. Stonecote is five minutes from downtown, the riverfront, urban eateries, antiquing, local shopping, KFC Yum! Center and the Louisville Convention Center. It's close to the EXPO Fairgrounds, as well the new Louisville Equestrian Center, making Stonecote an ideal location with its 5-stall horse barn if you are in town for an equestrian event. Stonecote is perfect if you are in town for The Kentucky Derby (15 minutes from Churchill Downs), conventions, corporate retreats, weddings, PGA, Iron Man, or simply want a great place for a Family Reunion or Family Vacation. It is steps away from the Olmstead designed, world-class, 389-acre Cherokee Park, which offers hiking, running, rock climbing, bridle paths, basketball courts, roller-blading and beautiful family parks with picnic areas.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $350
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 15.5%

3 night minimum for all stays; Derby is a flat rental rate for all or part of Derby Week.
50% due at time of booking; balance due 45 days prior to arrival
No smoking; No pets; no tents may be erected on the property.
Horse stables available for extra fee (renter responsible for care/keeping, property manager can help arrange this)
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.