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Parklike Historic Estate in the Heart of Louisville

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths3
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


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. There are also have 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. 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 events we are unable to accommodate events of more than 50 attendees (including overnight guests), out of respect for our neighbors.

More Details

Christina West
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 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 Louisville

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 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. :)


Cherokee Seneca Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 7050 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 24
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • 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
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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(37 traveler reviews)

Parklike Historic Estate in the Heart of Louisville
average rating of 4.891892 based on 37 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The property was perfect for our group. Plenty of room in the kitchen, dining room and TV room for all of us (14) to hang out. Other areas of the home allowed parts of the group to break out and have their own room to talk (i.e. piano room). Weather was great so we spent a considerable amount of time on the front porch. It was also large enough to accommodate all of us. 14 people and no complaints. When does that ever happen? Can't say enough good things about this property!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for large group, convenient location!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful property with large rooms for people to gather. We had 14 people and this was an amazing house to gather in.

The listing accurately describes this property. There are 4 full baths and 2 half baths. There are 3 ensuite bathrooms. It was comfortable and the kitchen is well appointed. Including the butler pantry there are 2 refrigerators and 2 dishwashers. Plenty of dishes for everyone. The detached pool house provides even more space.

The property is conveniently located to downtown Louisville and the Bourbon Trail. We were all very happy with our stay. The manager and maintenance man Pete were very polite and helpful. They were readily available to meet guests that were arriving at all times. Thank you for the great time.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful experience!

  • 5 of 5

It wad perfect, exceeded our expectations.

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic place!

  • 5 of 5

We decided to do "The Bourbon Trail" and used this beautiful estate as our home base. The pool was amazing and the interiors were so spacious. All the detailed furnishings really showed the character of the home. We were a large group of 15 adults and 1 baby and everyone had their own space since the house was large enough to have our private areas but also lots of living quarters in which we could come together for meals and to congregate. The home is convenient to all that Louisville had to offer - we all had a great time and this home was clean, comfortable, spacious and fun!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, tastefully decorated, large estate

  • 5 of 5

This home is absolute beautiful. The grounds and outdoor space were great. We throughly enjoyed the pool and diving board.

The house is very large with plenty of room for large groups. All the rooms are very inviting and the beds are all comfortable. The kitchen is beautiful.

Also great location.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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  • 5 of 5

A beautiful setting and very comfortable. This spacious home suited our family vacation (three generations) of 23. My husband and I were blessed to occupy the master bedroom as it was quiet and relaxing. A side note: We thought the den/office was part of the master bedroom. Actually, it's off the hallway on your way to the master bedroom. Thus, it became occupied by my niece and her husband which allowed them to not have to share with others in the "childrens" bedroom. The kitchen was perfect with nothing lacking to prepare our meals. The two refrigerators held all the food and beverages that we had brought. The home is spacious, yet held many areas of privacy and/or quietness. The wi-fi was great too. As mentioned in another review, the pool floor is a little rough. Our grandchildren wore their socks to not scratch their feet and toes. I know other mentioned being close to the highway noise. The noise was there, but was not a distraction to our family.

Love seeing part of the home's history with the servant's call box still on the walls. The location was close to many of Louisville's attractions. Our family will hold special memories of Stonecote. Thanks! A big thanks to Pete too, who provided timely service when called upon.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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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.


Rates & Availability

Cherokee Seneca Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Derby 2017
Apr 30 2017 - May 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
cleaning fee $350
Tax Rate 6.0%

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.
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