You won't regret renting this historical home circa 1901. What is a Kentuckianin? Someone who lives in Louisville or Southern Indiana, which is collectively called "Kentuckiana". So welcome to the KentuckianInn where you become the local! You’ll love the hardwood floors, retro kitchen, pocket doors, high ceilings, floor plan, 12' porch church pew, the town of New Albany, and the short hop over the toll-free bridge to Louisville. Event space available!
You won't regret staying at this home. This is a commercial property which has no residents, just renters like yourself, so you won't find other's belongings and will be able to use all of the closets and drawer space available! Need a furnished place to stay while you search for your new home, stay in town for business or school, relocate to the area, visit relatives, or wait for your house to be built? Great! You have found your place as I offer discounts on weekly and monthly stays!
Everyone who enters this home says the same thing, "WoW! I had no idea it looked like this on the inside!" It has been completely restored and renovated, it has antique furniture to match the house and some modern furniture hand-picked for guests, the color scheme will make you happy, the decor is classy, and you will probably want to stay here forever. Washer and dryer, towels, soap, dishes, and coffee. :) Also includes external security camera system. Roku streaming smart TV. 2 bedrooms. Pantry with washer/dryer unit. New deep freezer, refrigerator, and stove. It is an old, historic home of New Albany with great history. Coffee and breakfast snacks are included.
You will be able to access the entire first floor of the house. The 1500 sq ft attic is open to take a peek at it, but please remember that it is not living space at the moment just a cool feature. The cellar is unavailable for access and, really, you don't want to be in the cellar anyway. ;) The garage will be made available for longer stays, if desired, otherwise there is convenient street parking directly in front of the house.
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Hi guests! Keyless entry! You will not need to wait for me. I'll give you the code to the doors, which I will change after you leave for the next guests.
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No need to rent a tiny hotel room when you can have an entire large house to yourself! Will rent on a weekly/monthly basis for business travelers or those needing a longer time period due to relocation, etc. If you'd like to host an event at the KentuckianInn, please contact me with questions.
Background: My name is Lara and I am a fourth generation owner of this old house. I bought it from my grandmother's estate after she passed to keep it in the family and because I have fond memories of this beautiful home. The records for the home were destroyed in the Great Flood of 1937, but it is estimated to have been built around the turn of the century 1900. It's style is an artisan shotgun house which features woodwork completed by the local craftsman of the day. My great grandparents slept in the attic of the home complete with a bedroom suite. My grandparents and their three daughters occupied the two bedrooms on the first floor. I also had two cousins live there with my grandmother at different points of time. My great grandfather was a carpenter and also raised pigeons in the cellar. My grandmother was first a chemist before marriage, a housewife during, then a teacher after my grandfather passed at an early age. She was a devoted German-Irish Catholic, smart, sharp, and a spitfire and we all loved her.
The house was in a state of disrepair when I purchased it. The exterior was in very bad shape. The entire roof had to be removed and replaced. Gutters had rotted out. Windows were hanging on with one screw and caulk... literally. Broken windows were everywhere held together with tape. They were all restored and new storm windows were put up to prevent heat loss. The electricity was ancient and new electrical boxes replaced it. The entire house had chipping paint and it was repainted using registered historical colors. The floors had very old breaking tile on some of them and the dining room had glued on linoleum. They were all removed, sanded, stained, and coated to their beautiful heart white pine originality. The bathroom plumbing was held together with duct tape. Every room had cracks in the plaster and there were leaks from the ceiling where the old roof had let in water. All walls were repaired and repainted. My grandmother loved bold colors and I fondly remembered her color choices, so chose to paint the rooms in bold gorgeous colors. She had once worked at a paint color manufacturer as a chemist. The Youngstown kitchen sink was the inspiration to keep the kitchen '50s retro. It was restored with new plumbing. The cabinet on the right of the sink was original to the house at time of purchase and the top was relaminated. The other Youngstown kitchen cabinets were bought at auction to match. The refigerator was a new appliance with a retro appearance, which I loved as it reminded me of the refrigerator my grandmother had when I was growing up. A new retro-look range was purchased and installed to match the kitchen, but with modern functionality. Outside, an old wire and wood post fence was removed and given to a man for his goats. Broken tree limbs were cut and removed. My grandmother's annual flowers still bloom in the Spring.
It took a year to renovate and restore the property and lots of love, time, manual labor, and money went into the restoration.
I hope you enjoy the home and make it yours during your stay. Happy stay to you!
Different charge if you'd like to host an event or party at the KentuckianInn, otherwise no parties. Furry friends are welcome with $15 a night additional charge. No smoking indoors, but outdoors on one of the porches is perfectly fine. No fires on property or inside of the house.
Please review the house manual below to ensure you are comfortable with booking the listing with these guidelines. My goal is for you to have a fantastic stay while also safe-guarding my property! If you have any issues during your stay, please contact me and I will address. I'd prefer contact rather than a poor review and I am very responsive. I'm here to help.
First of all, welcome!!! I'm glad you are here! If you enjoyed your stay, please leave me a review to let others know how awesome the KentuckianInn really is. Please read check-out instructions at the bottom of this house manual before you begin and end your stay.
- The house comes stocked with supplies and includes breakfast snacks for a week stay. Feel free to use any condiments in the refrigerator.
- Wireless is available and you will see the information connected to this listing after you book. The wireless unit is located in bedroom #2. If it goes out, I suggest turning it off and on to see if it starts back up. 95% of the time, this fixes the rare internet issues.
- No smoking inside of the home. Smoking allowed on porches and outside. No e-cigarette use inside of the home, as well.
- Outside security cameras were installed to protect the property when not in use, but the area is very safe to stay. My family lived there since the '50s without any issue.
- Feel free to use the kitchen just like you would at your own home. There are cooking pots and pans and dishes available inside cabinets or the stove cabinet itself. Kitchenaid mixer, coffee pot (with washable filter), coffee press, a blender, a coffee grinder, toaster, and microwave.
- NEST thermostat in hallway for heat. It senses when someone is home and will turn on and off automatically to save energy. The house gets amazingly toasty warm at a temp of 67 F due to the location of the thermostat. Actual room temperature is higher. A temperature range for heat is set and you can adjust within the range.
- 48" Smart TV with Roku player and a ton of streaming channels located in living room. Amazon and Netflix subscriptions are available for use. Just click on the user "KentuckianInn" after logging into Netflix. Also has an digital antenna for local stations. Switch input to get to local stations. Volume buttons are on the side of the remote.
-Blu-ray DVD player.
-Let the tub faucet run for a few seconds to clear the water. Old house = old pipes.
- Pocket doors between front room and dining room can be used to separate rooms. If additional guests would like to sleep in the front room which can be closed off to the rest of the house, feel free to bring an air mattress to do so or let me know at least a week ahead of time and I will leave one for you.
- There is a large a/c unit in the dining room and a/c units in both bedrooms. Please turn off bedroom units when leaving the house or checking out. Please turn dining room unit to temperature 76 when not home.
- No fires allowed in the house or on the property.
- The garage is available for longer stays. There is convenient street parking directly in front of the house.
- Please wash all dishes used before leaving and do a general pickup like you'd do at your own place, so that I can continue to have a very low cleaning fee involved with hosting. FYI... the house will be cleaned after every visit, regardless.
- Please do not move or rearrange furniture, the old refinished hardwood floors are sensitive and don't want their feelings hurt by a big groove or scratch across them from the old scratchy furniture legs (yes, I learned this the hard way.) Normal human activity is fine and this does not include chairs, of course, don't worry, we are good. :)
- There are extra leaves to the dining room table, if you'd like to seat more at the table, they are located in one of the bedroom closets and extra chairs are in the living room. If you tell me before your stay, I can put them in for you. I generally leave it able to seat 6 with one leaf in and one out.
- Please do not wash out cleaning items, clothes, etc. or wash pets in the bathtub. It has been refinished and I want to keep it looking nice, so only baths or showers in the bathtub (the law of the bathtub refinisher who told me so.) Thank you! FYI... you'll love the shower. I love the shower, so I know you will too.
-The attic is a fantastic place to check-out, but please remember it is not finished living space. Do not go out on the flat part of the roof, there are no guardrails.
-The cellar is only to be used in case of emergency water shut-off.
- I am pet-friendly. I love furry friends, and have pets of my own, but please let me know if you are bringing a pet. I ask that they stay off the furniture so future guests won't need a lint roller or if unavoidable, please cover with a blanket of your own, no pets in the beds, and if they are left alone in the house, that they be house broken and crate-trained. :) Pet fee is $15 per night and I will adjust the rate after the request is approved. My biggest concern with pets is chewing up furniture, woodwork, or staining floors and scratching doors. If you are a responsible pet owner with a good pet who is looked after, then we have no issue at all. :)
-The security deposit is only charged against if there is damage to the home or if left in unfavorable conditions.
-If you have any issues during your stay, please contact me and I will address. I'd prefer contact rather than a poor review. I'm here to help.
-If you leave me a review, I will gladly return the favor to help you secure future bookings elsewhere.
To continue to provide a very low cleaning fee to guests, please follow these instructions. House left in great disorder with extensive cleaning will be asked to pay an additional fee of $50 with customer resolution. This is not a hotel room with maid service, it is a large privately owned house and takes quite a bit of time to do even minimal cleaning for the next guest, so the below guidelines are needed to ensure we can get guests in and out in a reasonable amount of time.
-Turn off all a/c units in bedrooms. If a/c in dining room was being used, turn the temperature to 76 degrees and leave running on "auto" and "energy saver" modes.
-Turn off lights.
-Wash any used dishes and return to cabinets.
-Remove bed sheets on any used beds and leave on the floor.
-Put any used towels in washer without turning it on. Guests who wash the towels and leave in dryer after running it are especially appreciated.
-Pick-up house as you would your own place. Put garbage and recycling in garbage cans outside behind the garage near the alley.
-Do not leave any food items on counters or in refrigerator or freezer. Discard in outdoor garbage/recycling bins behind garage in alley to avoid pests.
-Ensure garage doors are closed and locked.
-Lock front and back doors.
-Make sure you remembered to take all your belongings.
-Make sure you remembered to take all your belongings.
-Make sure you remembered to take all your belongings.
-Covered under the per trip low cleaning fee is sweeping, bathroom cleaning, sheet and blanket washing which I do myself.
-I may not always arrive the same day to clean, so following these instructions is extremely helpful to me as a host to make each stay a great one for the next guest.
Thank you for choosing the KentuckianInn!
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