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Super clean, close to Expo Center and fairgrounds

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Super clean and quiet retreat in Louisville, Kentucky

Super clean and quiet retreat just five minutes from the Kentucky Exposition Center and fairgrounds, Kentucky Kingdom, Churchill Downs, and UofL and 15 minutes from NULU and the medical district downtown.

Kitty's house is a charming 1926 brick house located in a tree-lined neighborhood. Meander along beautiful Southern Parkway to lush Iroquois Park. Catch the tranquil sounds of Vietnamese Buddhist monks chanting their daily prayers in front of the temple on the corner.

Visitors with allergies to cigarette smoke or pet dander will appreciate that we do not allow smoking (not even e-cigarettes) or pets at this property. The house is sparkling clean and well stocked to make visitors feel right at home:

* Off-street parking in driveway

* Second toilet and laundry sink in basement

* 2 comfortable, queen-size beds with very high thread-count, 100% Egyptian cotton sheets.

* Towels, soap, shampoo, and conditioner

* 52" plasma television

* Free high-speed internet (200 Mbps)

* Roku with free Netflix

* 15 local channels but no cable t.v.

* Kitchen with brand-new refrigerator, stove, microwave, and blender

* Fireplace with vent-free gas logs!

* Everything you need to prepare and serve a meal (no deep frying please). We kept it old school with no dishwasher.

* Coffee maker

* Tea Kettle

* Toaster oven

* Washer and dryer

* Hanging rack for drip-dry clothing or wet beach towels

* Ironing board and professional steam iron

* Scrabble, Trivial Pursuit, playing cards, and poker chips

* Antique, regulation-size ping pong table in basement

Whether you're here on business or just for fun, you'll appreciate our off-street parking and easy access to anywhere in Louisville.

* 2 miles from Louisville International Airport, Churchill Downs, Cardinal Stadium, Jim Patterson Stadium

* 2.2 miles from Iroquois Amphitheater and (in the fall) the Jack O'Lantern Spectacular, a 1/4-mile walking trail lit at night by 5,000 carved pumpkins!

* 2.5 miles from Speed Art Museum and University of Louisville

* 3 miles from Kentucky Exposition Center/Fairgrounds and St. James Court in Old Louisville

* 5 miles from NULU, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Louisville Zoo, YUM! Center, Fourth Street Live!, and Kentucky International Convention Center

* 5.5 miles from Louisville Slugger Museum, Muhammad Ali Center, Frazier History Museum, Louisville Science Center, and the Galt House Hotel

* 6 miles from Cave Hill Cemetary, Bardstown Road, and the Highlands

* 7 miles from Louisville Waterfront Park and the Big Four Bridge

Guest Access

Entire house, including screened-in sunroom, patio with fire pit and table and chairs, and basement with washer and dryer and ping pong.

Interaction with Guests

We live next door and are available if you need anything or want some recommendations.

The Neighborhood

Beechmont is a beautiful, tree-lined neighborhood with interesting houses in the most culturally diverse part of Louisville. We've lived here for more than a decade and love our neighbors and our neighborhood!

Getting around

The #4 TARC bus stops at the corner and goes all the way downtown to Main Street (YUM! Center, Milkwood Restaurant, Proof on Main) via Churchill Downs, University of Louisville, and Old Louisville.

Other Things to Note

Only registered guests allowed on premises (maximum 4). Off-street parking for 2 vehicles in driveway.

More Details

Marilyn Bryan
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2018

About Marilyn Bryan

My husband is a Louisville native and longtime barber, whose shop is right next door in our home. I've lived in the city for 30-plus years and love our beautiful, tree-filled neighborhood!

Why Marilyn Bryan chose Beechmont

We bought this house from our next-door neighbor and friend Kitty, who lived here until she was almost 98 years old! For several years, we used it as a guest house for out-of-town family and friends and then started offering it to other travelers, too. To us, it will always be known as "Kitty's house."

What makes this house unique

Kitty's house is just a few minutes from I-65 and I-264, and you can take 2nd Street north through Old Louisville and be downtown in 10 minutes. We live right next door and are available if you have any questions or need a recommendation.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Beechmont, Kentucky

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , There’s a second toilet and laundry sink in the basement.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , Queen-size standard-height air mattress also available.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • tennis


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Super clean, close to Expo Center and fairgrounds
average rating of 4.971831 based on 71 reviews

True Gem of a Home in Louisville, Kentucky - Above and Beyond our Expectations !

  • 5 of 5

My family of four (wife, 9 year old son and 5 year old son) set out on a whirlwind Summer family vacation centered around visiting and exploring Kentucky - a state we have never visited. Much of our trip centered around Baseball & Bourbon ... and the spectacular "Ark Encounter" on Interstate 75. We had decided to center part of our trip in Louisville as it made and outstanding "home base." I'm a corporate traveler and am so very tired of hotels - the VRBO/HomeAway set-up is a true godsend. I had waited until the 11th hour to book a place in Louisville (don't advise in doing that) which caused some booking challenges through HomeAway. Our Hostest with the Mostest, Miss Marilyn, was nothing short of incredible in helping us work through those challenges and finally getting her property booked through the system. Helpful and friendly is an understatement when describing the hospitality we received during our stay. She even had local coffee and homemade cookies waiting for us. Directions were spot on. The house is in a great location right next to a neighborhood fire station (never heard sirens once) and always felt safe and secure! The home is a 1920's Bungalow Style home that has been updated, BUT has kept many of the retro-classic touches to give the home Amazing Character. It was hotter than a firecracker during our stay, but the AC and home stayed cool and comfortable. Big TV to watch at night as a family and we woke up every morning and started our day as a family eating breakfast in a real dining room with a home cooked breakfast (two grocery stores nearby) which we prepared in a well appointed kitchen. The property has two bedrooms so we had privacy from our boys and the beds were very comfortable. We all slept well after our Kentucky explorations. The property was SUPER clean and in fact so clean we walked around in bare feet most of the time (I wont do that in most hotels). Even the basement was immaculately clean (which had a washer and dryer for our use - and had detergent and fabric softener for us which we used to do a load of laundry on our last day so we all had clean clothes for our next leg of the summer adventure). We stayed in the home Sunday to Wednesday.We are so pleased we stayed with Miss Marilyn ! Not only did we have an incredible (NON HOTEL) place to stay during part of vacation, but I believe we also made a friend who we will be sure to call on the next time we are in Louisville (which we are already talking about doing)

  • Review Submitted: 11/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the descriptive review — and for being such wonderful guests! Come back anytime!
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Union, Ky

Clean, close to everything and tons of charm

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for Hot Rod Nationals and loved this location! We zipped right into the expo center! This house is amazing and charming. Felt right at home. EVERYTHING you need is here! Will stay again. Ps. Homemade cookies were waiting for us at arrival- yeah!

  • Review Submitted: 05/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our stay in Louisville

  • 5 of 5

We loved Kitty's house! The neighborhood was nice and peaceful and it seemed like everything we wanted to do was within 10 minutes of the house. The house was spotless and we found freshly ground coffee waiting for us to brew(LOVED IT!) as well as freshly baked cookies. More than adequate space for the 4 of us. We hope to stay there again the next time we are in the area.

  • Review Submitted: 27/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Super clean and convenient location

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Kitty's House! The house was spotless and was in a perfect location for accessing everything we wanted to visit. Marilyn was so helpful and willing to make sure we had everything we needed, from directions to pillows. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 02/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wyomissing, PA

Very nice place, central location, and a very nice host!

  • 5 of 5

I had a wonderful mini vacation in Louisville and coudn't have happier with Marilyn's Rental home. (Kitty's Place) Very clean, beautiful home that had everything I needed and even some thing I didn't need, but forced myself to eat (cookies) They were tasty!

Great water pressure, comfortable beds, Very inviting living room. Minutes from everything in Louisville. Definitely will be back next time I visit my Son!

  • Review Submitted: 04/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Niles MI

Top Notch

  • 5 of 5

Who has a dozen roses on the table when you come to your rental house to commemorate your first visit to Churchill Downs? Well, Marilyn that's who. I'm not really a 'gusher', but it's hard not to be in this review. Just a really clean comfortable house with a perfect hostess. 'Cleanness' should have had its own sentence. You couldn't see dirt or dust anywhere. great couch, tv, and other accommodations. Beds were very comfortable. My wife bought a new pillow when we got back after using one at this house. Yeah, it was good.

  • Review Submitted: 21/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
1.7 Miles
Louisville International Airport
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$68.37
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$205.11

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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