***One of America's Coolest Airbnbs - USA Today summer '19***
Comfy, clean, and private 3rd floor flat in our 1887 home near downtown & NuLu. Lots of love goes into making this the perfect home for your Derby City adventures. Vertigo has the boho vibe you'd expect from a national food & travel writer's space, and as avid travelers and one of Airbnb's top superhosts (120+ 5-star reviews in a row) we know the details that make for an amazing stay so look for super comfy furnishings + fun extras.
This is a lovely, sunny top floor flat overlooking your corner of Old Louisville, a historic, residential neighborhood that's a super quick drive to top restaurants and other Louisville adventures. It's a comfy, livable space designed by a travel writer and feels immediately like home. Guests have called it enchanting, compared it to a Parisian atelier -- and have been known to book a return trip while they're still here. Please read the reviews (they're all five-star) because our guests say it best.
You're staying in part of our home, not someone's 'investment property' (you know, original Airbnb) and we dreamed up Vertigo from scratch, inspired by our own wanderlust. You'll find treasures from our jaunts and unique personality. It's more than a place to sleep; it becomes part of your memorable Louisville experience. As travelers ourselves (and we've lived up here for many weeks ourselves!), we've made sure you'll have what you need – from a sparkling clean bath stocked with plush towels and luscious amenities to a kitchen outfitted for people who love to cook.
And while Louisville ordinance doesn't allow Airbnb hosts to provide food or drink, you'll get your first breakfast on us at a local cult-favorite doughnut shop. Also: personalized recommendations from your host, a writer for local and national outlets immersed in Louisville's dining and drinks culture.
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***Looking for a longer stay? We offer long stay discounts for a week or a month; just enter your dates to see the rate!***
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*** Are your dates booked, or you want fewer stairs? Check out our sister property, Little Carriage House on the Alley! https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/34682206 ***
ALL the DETAILS
Now then. With 738 square feet altogether, here's what to expect:
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A roomy, light-filled living/bedroom has a super comfy queen sized Tuft & Needle bed and heirloom linens from Red Land Cotton, plus a big (SO comfy!) chaise sofa and chair and Roku TV. Original hardwood floors and exposed brick and rafters make for a warm and welcoming space. A funky old wardrobe (we picked up from our favorite restaurant when they closed) provides space for your things.
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A dining room that's open to the kitchen with a farmhouse-style table (that does double duty as a work desk). By the window is a vintage rolling bar cart with a Crosley record player and stack of vinyl and a small bar stocked with shaker, glasses, and such. #justaddbourbon
A kitchen under the eaves complete with a vintage stove, ikea mini-sink, small retro-style fridge and microwave, toaster, coffee pot, and good quality cooking staples. There's a set of cookware and high quality, sharp knives, plus dishes and cutlery. We lived here while renovating our house, so you can be sure it's got what you need.
A bright, clean, bathroom with step-in shower and a cocktail ledge. Just kidding, it's a niche for shampoo, but hey, no judging if you like showerbeer. :) We provide delicious toiletries from Love, Beauty & Planet, and the good toilet paper and Kleenex because: #priorities. Also little extras like make up remover, cotton swabs, and lotion. A couple of fresh white robes, and your own slippers await for even more comfort.
A small balcony that overlooks our courtyard (where you're also free to chill!) and the Carriage House along with neighboring homes and businesses, with downtown Louisville's skyline a mile away. Not for the vertiginous!
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We have two dogs. You may will hear them bark but we discourage extracurricular barking when we're home (and we're not the stay-out-late type;). Truffle is a senior Pomeranian and Cassius Thunderpaws (aka Cash) is Great Pyrenees/German Shepherd bundle of exuberant love who wants nothing more than to meet you. Both available for cuddles! Our Carriage House across the courtyard is also dog-friendly so you may see a traveling pup.
>>Bringing your own puppers?
Yay! We're big fans of dog people and we'd love for you to bring your dog (that's just ONE, please, and that's not negotiable I'm afraid). We may be able to lend you a crate and will provide a doggie welcome kit.
BUT: we require you check *before* booking and tell me about your dog (don't worry, NO size limit or breed restriction!). I'll send you our house rules for pups and ask you to agree before proceeding with booking. But first, please know they MUST be able to climb the stairs; for your safety and your dog's, we CAN'T have guests carrying a squirming sentient being up the very steep steps. The stairs at the Carriage House are much less iffy, so please consider that if these will be a problem.
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This old house was built in (Phone number hidden by Airbnb) We worked really (really!) hard on renovating the space but it's not perfect, and that's not what we're after. We love the character of old houses, and if you do too, we'll get along just fine.
THERE WILL BE RULES
We don't have a ton of rules but we mean business on all of them. This is our home and we've worked incredibly hard on it and ask that you respect it, as well as the neighborhood that supported us when we got our rental license.
There's no smoking (of anything) in Vertigo, on the balcony, or in the courtyard – anywhere on the property, for that matter. We are so very strict on that! Smoking = leaving.
Registered guests only, and we mean that too. You've been vetted by Airbnb and I'm sure your friends are lovely, but I don't know them, and this is our home, not a place for you to host a gathering. Yes, that means even for an hour. And hi, that means inside Vertigo and in our private courtyard too. Do note we have a Nest cam that captures comings and goings on the property.
If you're traveling with a dog we require that you contact us to ask for and agree to the pet rules *before* booking.
You'll find we're very chill so long as you observe these house rules.
Party of 3?
Vertigo can be a three-guest space but because of the stairs we limit younger ones to ages 12 and up. The third person gets the comfy couch, which is in the same room as the bed.
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We're in Old Louisville, in a historic, urban, primarily residential neighborhood called Limerick that's walking distance to downtown (20-30 minutes, depending on where you're headed). The amazing St. James Court, and Central Park (free summer Shakespeare shows!) are a short walk away. This is the largest concentration of Victorian homes in the country, and is a historic preservation district. Basically, you can walk around and just ogle mansions to your heart's content.
You're minutes by car from Louisville's amazing restaurants and bars, in the heart of a diverse residential area that's beginning to transform into a destination in its own right.
What does our diversity mean for you? You'll likely see people with different life experiences and resources than you – as someone with discretionary travel money – will have.
Here's a look at what we've got nearby (15 minutes or less on foot)
>A great family-owned small craft beer brewery at dog-friendly and laid back Old Louisville Brewery
>Crazy good doughnuts and excellent local coffee at the awesome North Lime shop (first breakfast there is free on us!:)
>The fabulous Bar Vetti with cocktails and sumptuous Italian fare that the local restaurant critic calls Louisville's best food.
>Six Ten Magnolia, the flagship restaurant from James Beard award winning Edward Lee (who you may have seen on Mind of a Chef or in the New York Times).
And then all sorts of cool little nooks and crannies I can't wait to tell you about. Old Louisville isn't on the radar of many travel writers so you can really stumble across some cool off the beaten track places -- with the right guide ;)
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