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Renovated Downtown Lexington Apartment

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedroom, 1 bath apartment with new kitchen and beautiful garden

We bought this 1948 home in December 2013. We renovated the downstairs apartment and rented it right away. Then we decided to renovate and furnish the upstairs apartment for vacation travelers to Lexington. It is really pretty and close to Lexington's growing downtown scene. In fact, it is only steps away from Jefferson Street, Lexington's newest entertainment district, with bars, a brewery, restaurants and an upscale wine bar.


Owner
Teri Kelly
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2017

About Teri Kelly

This vacation rental is run by two sisters. Teri lives just seven houses away in an 1890's Victorian. Delena lives in Austin, Tx, where she works as a recruiter. We were both born in Kentucky and grew up on Lexington's north side. We, along with Teri's husband, Chris, have recently become involved in the development of the Distillery District by purchasing the abandoned James Pepper Distillery. We are currently building Goodfella's Pizza a space in the old Boiler House, and will be starting on the NEW James Pepper Distillery in December.

We have recently become dismayed at reports that hotels are only giving their housekeepers 15-20 minutes to clean a room. This is NOT enough time. Two of always spend at least two hours cleaning between guests. The report even showed that sheets are not being changed between guests. Oh my. We very much want to assure anyone who rents our properties that every bed is changed between every guest...even if it appears not to have been used. Every. SIngle. Time. Exactly like we would expect when we rent from others.

Teri Kelly purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Teri Kelly chose Lexington

The home is located in Lexington's second and largest neighborhood on beautiful West 3rd Street. The neighborhood has undergone a transformation in recent years while maintaining it's historic charm. There are many restaurants, breweries, bars and shops opening throughout.

We have a heart for historic preservation (this is our ninth renovation) in downtown Lexington and this is our first short-term rental. We are excited to meet the guests who visit our charming and comfy apartment and welcome them to our hometown.

What makes this apartment unique

The garden is incredible. Not being talented gardeners ourselves, we feel incredibly lucky that a landscape architect rented one of the apartments for several years before we bought the house in December, 2013. He spent several thousand hours and hundreds of dollars creating an English garden of winding paths and full, lush beds. It is peaceful and a piece of paradise right downtown. All we had to do was dig it since he had moved out and it was neglected for several years.

The furnishings have been culled from area estate sales over the past year. The resulting look is a contemporary renovation, with vintage furnishings.

Teri and her husband have spent a few nights there when their own home is rented, and have absolutely loved it. We are confident our guests will too!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Judith was a fabulous guest. The apartment was in good hands and I love the way she really dove into seeing as much of Lexington as possible, because I am proud of my hometown and love to share it. VRBO is a perfect means of doing this, plus I get to refurbish old houses which is my first love. It also helps me to meet the nicest people!



I highly recommend an automatic accept if you are lucky enough to have Judith interested in your property.
Nov 2014
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Amenities

Northside District Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Historic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Roomy bathroom with subway tile shower. Blowdryer provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Additional bed in the pull out, full-sized mattress, couch. We also can provide an air mattress if needed, in warmer months that can be set up on the enclosed back porch.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(49 traveler reviews)

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Renovated Downtown Lexington Apartment
average rating of 4.836735 based on 51 reviews
5

Great Location

  • 5 of 5

This apartment was perfect for our stay during USEF Pony Finals at the Kentucky Horse Park. The location was great and the apartment had everything we needed. It was a great place to relax after our long days at the Horse Park.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review, Cyndi! We loved hosting you for Pony Finals and hope you will keep us in mind if you return next year.
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5

Affordable, comfortable and clean.

  • 5 of 5

Great location. Several good restaurants and bars within a couple of blocks. Convenient to downtown. Stayed for a week and made day trips on a motorcycle to surrounding towns. A couple of days were spent exploring Lexington. Needed another week. Would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Clean and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here while visiting daughter at UK. It was a convenient location and nicely appointed. Fit our needs for a long weekend

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Week in Historic Lexington

  • 5 of 5

My friend and I really enjoyed staying at this cute Lexington apartment. The neighborhood is charming and the rooms were really quaint and comfortable. We live in the country and suburbs in AZ, so it was nice to have a change of pace.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The place was beautiful & immaculately clean!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here & wish we could have stayed more than one night. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Jessica! My sister and I wish you could have stayed long too :)
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4

Great stay for the 2017 Rolex

  • 4 of 5

Cute, tastefully furnished apartment in an historic neighborhood. Tons of local and delicious restaurants within walking distance. Great way to experience Lexington. Less than 20 minutes to Kentucky Horse Park

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Patricia, Thank you! We really do love our neighborhood and believe it has much to offer travelers who do not wish to get back into their vehicles!
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Map

Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Blue Grass Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Blue Heron, Enoteca, Grey Goose, Nick Ryan's
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Griffen Gate
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Bluegrass Dinner Train
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I75 / I64
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nick Ryan's
Car: not necessary

The property is conveniently located within walking distance of all of Lexington's downtown attractions including Rupp Arena, restaurants, shopping and the Explorium of Lexington (Lexington Children's Museum). An easy two block walk gets you to Jefferson Street, a renovated entertainment district of bars, breweries and restaurants. Or, visitors could make a quick 7-10 minute drive to the up-and-coming Distillery District, Lexington's newest entertainment district.

If you're headed to the Kentucky Horse Park, it's only 9 miles and 15-20 minute drive.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 6.0%

Rates are confirmed once you are booked.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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