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Super clean, close to Expo Center and fairgrounds

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 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 antique laundry sink in unfinished 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

* Roku with Netflix, etc.

* 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, Papa John's 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 6). 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:
May 22, 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 Amenities for this vacation 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: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • 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
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , There’s a second toilet and laundry sink in the basement.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen-size standard-height air mattress also available.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • 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 4.969697 based on 66 reviews

Wonderful Quaint Home with a Convenient Location & Fabulous Owner

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently stayed at Kitty's House. It was wonderful to say the least. The location was very convenient (for we were attending a trade show at the Kentucky Expo Center) and easy to get around. The house was very comfortable and we felt right at home. The beds and pillows were VERY comfortable, which is not always the case at some places. My husband and I even got to enjoy some ping pong in the basement between events.

Marilyn was especially nice. She gave use ideas for food (even a few obscure suggestions via text after we arrived) and directions when the interstate was shut down. We HIGHLY recommend this place to anyone who is staying in the area.

  • Submitted: 25-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed the house. I really enjoyed meeting and hosting you two! Come back anytime.
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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.

  • Submitted: 21-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place and awesome hostess!

  • 5 of 5

Marilyn was great ! She made sure we were comfortable and all of our needs were met. Place was very clean also .

  • Submitted: 2-May-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming, comfortable home and gracious host

  • 5 of 5

We cannot say enough about this lovely home! We really enjoyed our stay and hope to come back again. A fully stocked kitchen and comfortable living room furniture as well as an awesome outdoor patio made us want to just settle in and enjoy our visit. Comfortable beds were a plus. Marilyn was wonderful to work with and went out of her way to welcome us and make sure we had everything we needed. The house was immaculate which is a huge priority for us anytime we travel. There is no comparison to staying in a hotel - we VRBO as often as we can, and this sweet house is a perfect example of why! We’ll be back!

  • Submitted: 14-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property with a wonderful hostess

  • 5 of 5

The house is well furnished and was the perfect place for my wife and I to get away for a few days after Christmas. Marilyn was great with local activity suggestions and even had a coupon for us to go to the Lights Under Louisville attraction. The house has great charm and modern touches that made it fine to just stay in when it was 20degrees outside. We'll be going back for sure.

  • Submitted: 28-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at Kitty’s House, Kevin. So nice to meet you and Amy! Do come back when it’s warmer. There’s tons to do in Louisville!
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Cute house and excellent location!

  • 5 of 5

Overall loved our stay at Kitty's house! Marilyn is so sweet. House was very comfortable and absolutely loved having the washer and dryer. Marilyn was more than accommodating with us having to leave early. Great location near the Kentucky Expo center where we were attending a show. Will definitely stay here next year.

  • Submitted: 16-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
1.7 Miles
Louisville International Airport
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Beechmont, Kentucky

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$63.89
Additional Guest Fee C$15.33 per person per night
Damage Deposit C$191.66

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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