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Parklike Historic Estate in the Heart of Louisville

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths3
Space 7,050 sq ft
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

7 Bedroom, 6.5 Bathrooms, 5-Acre Estate, Minutes to Downtown

Stonecote is a 5-acre estate built in 1920. It is fully updated and professionally decorated. It has 7 bedrooms (each with a television), and sleeps 18 in beds (including 2 pull-out sofa beds). Room configurations include: 3 master suites each with private baths in the main house, and another master suite w/bath, living area and kitchen in the pool house. The main house features a gourmet kitchen with butler's pantry featuring 2 built in refrigerators, 2 wall ovens, 2 warming drawers, 3 dishwashers, an ice-maker, a 6 burner Viking gas cook top, wine cooler and Carrera marble counters. The living room features multiple, comfortable, conversation areas, antique baby grand piano and wood-burning fireplace. The large dining room can seat up to 20. Also, the large sun room offers additional, less formal gathering space, and has a 52" TV.

The 50' x 25' heated, saltwater pool has shooting fountains, is surrounded by mature perennial gardens and has a baby pool (pool is open seasonally, mid-May to late-September, depending on weather).

The stable has 5 stalls and a tack room and we can refer you to have feed and hay delivered before you arrive, if you are traveling with horses. Stonecote is surrounded by beautiful, mature trees and perennial gardens, yet is five minutes to downtown, the waterfront, 10 minutes to Churchill Downs, 20 minutes to Valhalla and the PGA tour. We also have an on-site caretaker who lives in a carriage house on the property.

Please note that the rate for the Kentucky Derby is a flat fee of $25,000 from the Monday prior to the Derby to the following Monday. Please send an inquiry if interested in the rental of Stonecote for the week of the Derby.

Please also note that due to city of Louisville policies, we are unable to accommodate events of more than 50 attendees (including overnight guests).

More Details

Amy Eirich
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 18, 2018

About Amy Eirich

We moved to Louisville from the east coast and love this city for its sophisticated living with a healthy helping of southern hospitality!

Amy Eirich purchased this estate in 2006

Why Amy Eirich chose Cherokee Seneca

We fell in love with Stonecote because it offers the best of everything! It is a rare find: a 5-acre equestrian estate in the heart of Louisville! The setting is absolutely beautiful at Stonecote (built c1920) and is a private, country-like retreat. The 50 x 25 ft heated pool (open seasonally - mid-May to mid-September) with shooting fountains is a great place for kids to play and the adults to relax on spring and summer evenings. Stonecote feels like a secluded, private park and is a perfect setting for many different occasions. The historic, hometown feel of Louisville makes it a great place to visit…any time of the year.

What makes this estate unique

Stonecote has great flow for entertaining and a large, chef's kitchen (making it perfect for fundraising and other catered events), and plenty of room to gather, as well as ample areas to 'get away'.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation estate rental in Cherokee Seneca, Kentucky

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 7050 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 24
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 3 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Expansive first floor master bath has clawfoot tub, 2 sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd floor private master has 2 sink vanity and tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd floor private master bath has lovely historic charm
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Jack and jill bath w/ 2 sinks for 'children's' bedrooms
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , First floor powder room has charming, hand-painted walls
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , 2nd powder room is conveniently located off kitchen
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower , Pool house bathroom is handicapped accessible
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , basement 1/2 bath is convenient to the workout/rec areas
  • Each bathroom is nicely appointed. Many feature the charming restored pedestal sinks original to the house (c.1920). Four of the baths are private baths adjoining master suites. There are two main- floor powder rooms, which prevents guests from 'waiting' for a restroom when entertaining. There is also a basement powder room.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Fireplace and private bath
    Bedroom 4 - 2 queen , 2 twin/ single , This bedroom has 2 queen beds with 2 twin pop-up trundles
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , This bedroom has a queen bed, day bed and 1 popup trundle
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , The sleeping porch has two charming twin beds
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , First floor master; fireplace and private bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , gas fireplace and private bath
    Bedroom 7 - 1 king , Pool house master bedroom/bath is handicapped accessible
  • Three of the 4 master bedrooms have private baths. We feature premium bedding with 400 count sheets. We also have 3 additional bedrooms which share a jack and jill bath.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term renters welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Stonecote was the 2011 Bellarmine Designer's Showhouse and has hosted multiple community and private events. Not only is it a wonderful vacation home, but it is an ideal venue for special events including wedding parties, picnics, fundraisers, dinners, family reunions, corporate retreats and ladies' weekends away.


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Parklike Historic Estate in the Heart of Louisville
average rating of 4.888889 based on 45 reviews

Perfect Venue for family

  • 5 of 5

Stonecote Estate is a wonderful, perfect venue for family. I planned a retirement party for my husband in Louisville and needed room for our family from 8 states to gather. This house is large and accommodating. It has a huge kitchen and several large areas to congregate. The owner and staff were quick to respond to any questions or concerns.

  • Submitted: 29-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfect place for a large group!

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 15 for my bachelor party, and Stonecote was the perfect base for the Bourbon Trail. Amy was there when we arrived, and was nice enough to give us a full tour of the house. She left us with a great welcome basket as well! The common areas are roomy, and the house was very clean. We'll have to come back when it's warmer so that we can use the pool! Thanks so much, Amy!

  • Submitted: 5-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful historic home and easy stay

  • 4 of 5

We had a great long weekend in Louisville staying in this beautiful old home with all the room and charm for such a big group. We were set up and taken care of as needed (thanks to Pete, the on-site property caretaker) and took advantage of all the space, incredible kitchen and dining room, grounds and swimming pool. Thanks to our hosts for making the booking, check in and stay so smooth and comfortable.

  • Submitted: 16-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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"Best vacation ever"

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Stonecote was everything we were hoping for. This was a special occasion as we were celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary and my sister's birthday. We had families from Ct, NY, Ia, DC and and Ga. (17 adults and 11 children, ages 15 to 8 months). There was enough space for everyone for eating, sleeping, playing and just being together. One of the children described it as "the best vacation ever". The property manager was most helpful and great to work with. I would definitely recommend Stonecote to anyone wanting a beautiful and relaxing place to stay.

  • Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to have been a part of making happy family memories!!
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Wedding Long Weekend in Louisville

  • 5 of 5

Stonecote was a wonderful home for our family and friends to converge upon for the family wedding weekend. Perfectly situated across the street from the wedding venue! We were comfortable, with plenty of space for all and the pool was a wonderful retreat during the hot afternoon hours. Would recommend this!

  • Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Family Gathering Place

  • 5 of 5

This house was absolutely perfect for our family. We had a family reunion and the pool and beautiful front yard was perfect for the cousins to play. We couldn't have asked for a better house for our group as there was plenty of room for everyone. Our local family loved the house and neighborhood. It couldn't have worked out better and everyone was so accommodating to any of our requests. Thank you so much for making our little vacation a great memory for all of us.

Mary Ann Marasco

  • Submitted: 18-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy we could be a part of creating a wonderful family memory. Thank you for staying at Stonecote!
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Louisville International Airport
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Multiple public and private golf courses nearby
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
I-64 (drive to interstate entrance)
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Ample Eateries within 5 minutes
Car: recommended

Stonecote is a 5-acre estate nestled in the heart of Louisville in a beautiful, park-like setting. The venue boasts all of the amenities necessary to host a huge array of events. Stonecote is five minutes from downtown, the riverfront, urban eateries, antiquing, local shopping, KFC Yum! Center and the Louisville Convention Center. It's close to the EXPO Fairgrounds, as well the new Louisville Equestrian Center, making Stonecote an ideal location with its 5-stall horse barn if you are in town for an equestrian event. Stonecote is perfect if you are in town for The Kentucky Derby (15 minutes from Churchill Downs), conventions, corporate retreats, weddings, PGA, Iron Man, or simply want a great place for a Family Reunion or Family Vacation. It is steps away from the Olmstead designed, world-class, 389-acre Cherokee Park, which offers hiking, running, rock climbing, bridle paths, basketball courts, roller-blading and beautiful family parks with picnic areas.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation estate rental in Cherokee Seneca, Kentucky

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$450.98
Damage Insurance C$127.56

3 night minimum for all stays; Derby is a flat rental rate for all or part of Derby Week.
50% due at time of booking; balance due 45 days prior to arrival
No smoking; No pets; no tents may be erected on the property.
Horse stables available for extra fee (renter responsible for care/keeping, property manager can help arrange this)
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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