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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 next 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 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 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:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
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 -
(43 traveler reviews)

Renovated Downtown Lexington Apartment
average rating of 4.837209 based on 45 reviews
5

Couldn't have been better: the place to stay in Lexington.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful little gem of a place. Clean and nicely furnished. Bedding and towels are a luxe touch. Terri was helpful and friendly. The backyard is lovely. I'd stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mahomet, IL
5

Sweet apartment in historic district

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for four nights and loved this upstairs apartment! There was so much attention to detail in their renovations, and thoughtful touches abounded. The beds were amazingly comfortable, the bath linens like new, and the kitchen had everything we needed and more. The owner was very responsive and helpful with local suggestions. The location was perfect for exploring all areas of town. We have stayed in plenty of VRBO homes over the years and this was one of our favorites.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cincinnati, OH
5

historic neighborhood, walking distance to downtown and good recommendations

  • 5 of 5

We only stayed one-night but enjoyed the stay and location close enough to downtown to walk as well as several restaurants and bars/brewery nearby. The recommendation book within the apartment was great and we used it as well as recommendations directly from Terry to make our visit choices. All were enjoyable the place itself was nice and clean inside.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Everything was great.

  • 5 of 5

Great location, great amenities, great communication. Just a great experience!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Super cute apartment!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in Lexington. The apartment is renovated but still has the antique feel of the 1900's with the original fireplace. The parking was a little tough as we had a truck, trailer and another 3 other vehicles with us and it was street parking only. Overall cute house.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic!!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our 3month stay at this apartment! It's very clean, well kept and has everything you need. The beds were very comfortable. Location is great, you're within walking distance to downtown and a lot of restaurants/bars/breweries. Parking is always available! The entire stay went very smoothly, Teri was extremely accommodating, easy to get in touch with and helpful. Definitely stay at their place!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Northside District Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Keeneland Spring Meet
Apr 7 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$190
$850
$2,650
 
 
Kentucky Derby
May 5 2017 - May 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
$195
 
 
Keeneland Fall Meet
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 29 2017
1 night minimum stay
$195
$850
$2,650
 
 
Keeneland Spring Meet
Apr 6 2018 - May 6 2018
2 night minimum stay
$195
$1,000
$3,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$160
$700
$2,000
 

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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