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Wooded Retreat on 5 Acre Private Lot

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 4,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms, 4.5 baths, sleeps 14 (1 King, 5 Queens, 4 twins)

Cozy, New England Style Home with 2 fireplaces and huge screened in patio.

Great for family reunions, wedding rehearsal dinners, or even the wedding itself. Large Great Room. Five (six really) bedrooms. 5,000 square foot home on a 5 acre wooded lot. Top-of-the-line everything. Pool table on first floor. 1 King bed, 5 Queen beds, 4 twin beds. Hot Tub not included. Wi-Fi available. Several golf courses within 20 minutes. Downtown 25 minutes away. Churchill Downs, Louisville Slugger, Ali Center, Bourbon Distilleries.

John Baumann
Member since: 2014
Speaks english, italian
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2018

About John Baumann

Inspirational Speaker with Parkinsons

John Baumann purchased this house in 2007

Why John Baumann chose Shelby County

One-of-a-kind. Got married in the Great Room. Large enough for all family events.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Shelby County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 large double bed , 2 single bed
  • Main floor has master King in one room with master bath. And a second bedroom with 2 twins. The top floor has 2 bedrooms with Queen beds and baths. The first floor walkout has an oversized bedroom with a Queen and 2 twins. And the main room with the pool table has a Queen and a bath. This floor is 1,500 square feet of wall-to-wall carpet for sleeping bags and has an inflatable mattress at your disposal. It also has a comfy couch that can be slept on.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • 1 bicycles
  • limited accessibility
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Wooded Retreat on 5 Acre Private Lot
average rating of 4.785714 based on 14 reviews

The property was very nice. We liked the view from the upstairs deck.

  • 5 of 5

We liked the spacious interior and were glad there was so much room for everyone to sit and visit. The carved wooden designs in the furniture and above the doorways was quite interesting.

  • Review Submitted: 06/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy to share my home.
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Nice place - helpful owner

  • 5 of 5

The property is very nice and has plenty of space.

  • Review Submitted: 02/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks
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Grander than the pictures show

  • 5 of 5

Overall, the property was better than described and pictured; very comfortable for a large group (we had eight people). Was very quiet and well equipped; internet was slow, but that was expected in a country setting. The location was perfect for our needs. John is a gentleman and made sure everything was in order. The house was wide open with views from every room. We were pleasantly surprised with the large screened in porch and spent a lot of time there; I would rent it again if available.

  • Review Submitted: 31/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you
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House not clean. Owner offered to have cleaning crew come but it was too late we were all there.

  • 2 of 5

We were disappointed that the house wasn’t clean. It’s a lovely home, just dirty. The sheets weren’t clean on the bed, we had to wash our own towels to have some to use. There was mold in the upstairs showers, on the tub and the shower liners. Dust and dirt on floors. It was obvious either no one had been there in a while or just had not cleaned between stays. Several of our guests were grossed out to the point they couldn’t sleep. The owner offered to send the cleaning crew out but it would have been hard to do with us being there. No internet. The owner made calls and we reset but never got it working. The lights didn’t work in bathrooms. Lamps in each one but you definitely could not see well. Overall we made it work and everyone tried to make the best of it but we were disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: 17/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I apologized for their perception that my home was not cleaned. I offered to have a team of cleaners come out there immediately, but they declined. I shared their comments with the cleaners and they assured me that everything would be addressed.
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Great house and location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this home. Very well kept! John was a pleasure to deal with and was professional. Only about 20 minutes from downtown you can't beat this home.

  • Review Submitted: 07/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great experience

  • Review Submitted: 02/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Buffalo Wild Wings
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Persimmon Ridge
Car: necessary

Bourbon Distillery Tours, Churchill Downs Horse Racing, Louisville Slugger


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Shelby County

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$61 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$134.8
Cleaning Fee AU$242.64

Price listed is for 6 guests. All guests over 6 pay $40 per guest per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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