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Kentucky Gem ~ Rooftop Deck + Easy Walk to Stadiums, The Banks, and Downtown

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type townhome


About the property

Townhome, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 5-7)

This spacious urban dwelling is steeped in history, as is our charming and entirely f-l-a-t + walkable neighborhood. The home dates to the 1860s when it was likely built to house craftsmen involved in the building of the architecturally significant Roebling Suspension Bridge, the prototype for The Brooklyn Bridge. It is thought that John Roebling himself might have designed this property.

In 2007: top-to-bottom, wall-to-wall renovations resulted in '2008 River Cities Preservation' and '2008 Friends of Covington Beautification' awards. A three story 'flying' staircase, scale, contemporary upgrades and location yield both character and comfort. Here, history and modernity are not to be confused with rigidity: put your feet up and bring your dog! There's a decidedly down-home feel with an up-town vibe.

Truly a handsome and affordably priced alternative for Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky business travellers -- or -- for regionally-inclined tourists and vacationing families. Ideally suited for small-scale meetings and entertaining, too.

Bounded to the north by the Ohio River, Cincinnati is a quick two blocks and a bridge (yes: that one!) away, as are Great American Ball Park, Paul Brown Stadium, US Bank Arena -- and -- Queen City culture, entertainment, retail and cuisine. Fine and home-style dining, indie coffee houses (2 + a Starbucks), shopping and multiple entertainment options are also available just outside the door. Lexington and Louisville are each roughly (and Bluegrass scenic) 90 minutes away.

While most everything is within walking distance, two dedicated, off-street parking spaces are provided. As well, a "Red Bike" station -- and -- a retro-fitted trolley* stop (*that traverses Covington and Newport KY, and Cincinnati) are a block away. For full immersion in Kentucky's fabled horsiness, a livery across the street operates horse-drawn carriages most weekends and some week nights, using much the same routes.

Or, stay home and make good use of the roof deck with its panoramic views of the Cincinnati skyline and surrounding hillsides, the sunset-spilled den, and/or the jetted tub.

Keywords: Historic, Modern, Convenient, Panoramic View, Roof Deck, Pet and Family Friendly

More Details

Lisa Mullins
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Lisa Mullins

One sister uses this property as her home away from her Washington, DC home whenever she opts to unleash upon us yokels her cranky little terrier and two 'lively' Tween and Teen kids. Living just a few doors away from said property ... and the aforementioned terrier/niece/nephew trifecta: this aunt -- in need of respite! -- is more than happy to extend top-notch hospitality to non-relatives.

Lisa Mullins purchased this townhome in 2007

Why Lisa Mullins chose Licking Riverside

Listed on The National Register of Historic Places in 1971, Covington KY's Historic Licking Riverside Neighborhood has long been one of the premier historic districts in Greater Cincinnati, and was recognized by The American Planning Association as 'A 2013 Great Place in America.' ( 1 of 10). And Cincinnati -- 'The Queen City' -- is cosmopolitan and cozy at the same time, and just a stone's throw away.

What makes this townhome unique

Location, History, Ambience, Comfort, View, and 'ThisClose' Proximity to Cincinnati, and Multiple Dining, Cultural + Entertainment, Big 'n Small Retail, a Terrific Riverfront Park, and Sporting Destinations. Walkable + ease of access to "Red Bike" rentals and Trolley. Dedicated off-street parking.

Sports Peeps ~ Both stadiums are well-less than a mile + a 'festive' (Go Reds!) -- or -- a 'raucous' (Who Dey!) walk/trolley ride ($1 per person/runs every 15 minutes) away. Tailgating begins at our corner. Indians'/Browns' and Pirates'/Steelers' fans: Prepare for Good-Natured Ribbing en route ...


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation townhome rental in Licking Riverside

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Futon, Aero Beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • tennis
Concierge Service Available, Grocery Service Available, Additional Housekeeping Service Available ~ Please Inquire


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Kentucky Gem ~ Rooftop Deck + Easy Walk to Stadiums, The Banks, and Downtown
average rating of 4.9428573 based on 70 reviews

Idyllic Covington

  • 5 of 5

Greenup/Licking Riverside is Covington's most beautiful neighborhood. This property sits right smack in the middle of it and is up to the challenge, contributing to the beauty of the area. All amenities were carefully considered and thoughtfully provisioned by our hostess.

  • Submitted: 3-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Weekend in Cincinnati

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful weekend in this house! Within walking distance of the stadiums (even on a cold December day), bars and restaurants. The house was perfect for our family of 5 and even had room to spare. Lisa was wonderful and so very welcoming! We would definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: 18-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful house, great location!

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed in this wonderful house for Thanksgiving with our family of six and two dogs. The house is large and well appointed. Lisa was so easy to work with and had several nice treats for us when we arrived. (The ice cream was delicious!)

The location can't be beat! Close to the city, but without the hassle of traffic and noise. The nearby establishments were an easy walk (and had great food) and interstate access was a few blocks away for shopping excursions.

We can't say enough about how great everything was! Will definitely stay again when we come to the area.

  • Submitted: 3-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Archbold, Ohio

Family Weekend in Covington

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house! The location was great to walk to bars, restaurants, and coffeeshops. And we could easily walk over the suspension bridge to the ball park. Our family came from three directions for a weekend. Lisa was very welcoming and even stocked the freezer with Graeter's ice cream. There was plenty of parking.

  • Submitted: 27-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nolensville, Tennessee

Beautiful Home In A Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Had a terrific weekend at Lisa's beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in Covington, KY conveniently located almost at the foot of the walking bridge over the Ohio river to downtown Cincinnati. We loved her home so much we are planning on returning again next year. The neighborhood is historical with many fantastic homes from the middle to late 19th century.

Lisa is a fantastic hostess. After our first day of enjoying all of the conveniences she provides, she checked in with us to see if we needed anything and we kidded her that we had no straws, (it was a joke because the house has EVERYTHING you would need) and within an hour we had straws.

Super home, wonderful hostess and great location for a great price.

  • Submitted: 23-Feb-2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thanksgiving holiday weekend

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay over the Thanksgiving weekend which included hosting Thanksgiving dinner using the well-stocked kitchen. The house was lovely and comfortable and we thoroughly enjoyed the treats that Lisa left for us. The location was perfect for walking the riverfront area and over the bridge into Cincinnati which we did every day. I would definitely use this property again for its convenience as well as for the comfort of having a home to enjoy while visiting the area. May go again when the need arises.

  • Submitted: 17-Dec-2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12.5 Miles
CVG ~ Greater Cincinnati
Car: not necessary

Cincinnati Reds, Cincinnati Bengals, Great American Ballpark, Paul Brown Stadium, Newport on the Levee, Newport Aquarium, Kentucky Horse Park, Kentucky Derby, Keeneland, Flying Pig Marathon, Burlington Antique Show, Main Strasse Village, Northern Kentucky Convention Center, Greater Cincinnati Convention Center, Fountain Square, US Bank Arena, Western & Southern Tennis, University of Cincinnati, Xavier University, Northern Kentucky University, Jazz Fest, Blues Fest, Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, Cincinnati Zoo, Cincinnati Music Hall, Aronoff Center for the Arts


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation townhome rental in Licking Riverside

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1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee C$164.64 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%

$300 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your dates; balance due nearer to arrival. Questions? Happy to answer. Please enquire. Thanks!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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