Coming to Louisville for the Kentucky Derby in 2013?
You can drop your couple grand at a dubious motel — or — rent a cozy comfy house 2 miles from Churchill Downs.
Here’s the deal. For a three night stay in our cottage two miles from the track, you’ll pay $2100. If you’ve checked hotel prices you know that’s a bargain.
Let’s get the small print out of the way first: Cash on the barrel. No checks (we learned the hard way). We can discuss PayPal. No smoking whatsoever, not even outside. And look, we know it’s Derby and all, but if you want to party, maybe look for a no-tell motel. The house will sleep two people comfortably — there’s a loft upstairs with an air mattress but only one bathroom so we highly recommend limiting your group to two unless you’re ok with waiting for your turn.
So what about the house? It’s a cute little 85 -year-old cottage in a real-people Louisville neighborhood called St. Joseph’s. There’s one big bedroom plus the loft upstairs. There’s one bath, a kitchen outfitted for people who love to cook (like us! and you’re welcome to cook with our prized French copper on our almost-pro stainless gas stove) and a little dining nook. If May takes a cold turn you may want to warm up with the cast iron stove in the living room. We have wireless internet, HDtv + surround sound, a small patio in the fenced-in garden and the most comfortable double pillowtop king-sized mattress you’ll ever have the joy of sleeping on.
You should know we have two dogs (who don’t come with the rental, sorry). The house will be professionally cleaned before you arrive, but if you’re allergic, this may not be the Derby house rental for you.
You probably know about the parking situation for Derby. If you’re energetic enough you could walk it. We’re 1.8 miles from the track - that’s a nice stroll on a spring day.
Bonus: I’m a food writer and will consult with you on where to eat while you’re in this amazing food town and make your restaurant reservations for you.
If you’re interested in renting this home for Derby, contact us at email@example.com.