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Homey, hidden gem within trotting distance of world-famous Churchill Downs! Centrally located with easy access to interstates, downtown, old Louisville & the Highlands. Just up the street from Kentucky Exposition Center, UofL & Papa John's Cardinal Stadium. Cozy, with plenty of room to move! Open floor plan with kitchen & laundry.

The space

1950's charm in a cozy duplex that's centrally located in Louisville. Completely private apartment with front or side door access. Almost IN the parking lot of Churchill Downs!

One bedroom has a queen size bed with a full size closet. The second bedroom has a full size bed with a small closet.

The kitchen and living room are all one room divided by an island and Danish modern shelf partition. The kitchen is fully equipped with a fridge, range and even a fully working antique RadarRange microwave!

The 50's pink-tiled bathroom is full size (but note that the doorway is a bit narrow.)

In the spacious basement there is a large capacity washer with a regular size dryer.

There is a weight bench and exercise equipment available in the basement as well.

It is a full size, 2 bedroom apartment with a large basement so events with small gatherings would work. I could help you with extra seating if needed, and there is plenty of parking. The kitchen island is nice if you have food set out buffet-style. (Just be mindful that only 4 sleeping guests are allowed to stay overnight.)

I do have cats next door but they have no access to the other side. They are not even allowed in the basement. No need to worry if you have allergies!

Guest access

The apartment is set-up with free wifi and there is a smart TV in the living room.

You may use the entrance on Bohannon, but you'll find there is much more available parking on the Thornberry Ave side facing the church. Just be sure to leave a little extra room for your passengers next to the hill. Either entrance is accessible with the same key.

The kitchen is fully equipped and stocked with some yummy breakfast foods. Help yourself!

There are extra pillows, blankets and towels in the closets. Extra shampoo, conditioner, soap, lotion, toothpaste and the like are available in the bathroom closet.

Interaction with guests

Owner lives in apartment right next door if you need anything!

I'll be happy to meet you personally to show you in, or if you prefer, just let yourself in and make yourself at home!

Other things to note

It is an older home so it's got plenty of character and creaks in the floors! But it is comfortable and spacious enough to stretch out and take a load off your feet.

Be mindful that there are steps to both entrances if you have difficulty with stairs.

The clearance width into the bathroom is also a bit narrow.

A special note for Kentucky Derby guests! This property is very, very close to Churchill Downs and for the weekend of Derby there is no parking allowed on the street. For those days only with a paid reservation, you may park your car in the yard (with our help if you like, as it is on a slight incline). Also be mindful that traffic is horrendous within a 25 mile radius of the track on Thursday, Friday & of course, Saturday! If you're one of those brave and patient souls that wants to drive, don't forget to fill up the gas tank! If you're just coming to attend the Derby and/or Oaks and stay near home, you'll be set. That's my recommendation! It is only a short walk to Churchill Downs but so worth it!! You'll wonder how you lucked into to such an awesome spot!

Happy trails, everyone!! Be safe, be happy!

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 11AM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Some pet(s)
Room type: Entire home/flat
Self check-in: Smart lock, Lockbox


Cleaning Fee: 20
Security Deposit: 158
Weekly Discount: 10%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Common spaces
2 sofa beds

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Not safe or suitable for children (2-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 11AM

The wordy stuff:

It is always preferred that only those actually staying book the reservation. Third party bookings are accepted only if the owner is alerted to this arrangement and agrees.

If you need to stay longer than your reservation, just let us know to make sure it won't conflict with other bookings and will allow adequate time for clean up.

Please, no wild, drunken parties! We do live here!

Be nice to our little house. Spills and mishaps are understandable but wanton destruction of property is unacceptable!

Please only flush toilet paper or tissue in the toilet. Do not flush paper towels, wipes or sanitary products. Please do not pour oils or food waste into the kitchen sink.

Be careful and use common sense when using the exercise equipment. Please do not drop weights on floor.

Smoking is not allowed in the building.


Last but not least, the most important house rule is to have a great stay and enjoy your visit!! This is a must. Chill out and please make yourself at home. : ) Smile.

Thank you so much and have a great day!

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - Both entrances have steps as it is on a small hill.
Potential for noise - Usually it's pretty quiet but sometimes you'll here loud cars or music in the neighborhood. At large events, you can hear music from Churchill Downs.
Pet(s) live on property - I do own cats. They live indoors and do not have access to the other apartment.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

57 Reviews

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Deborah User Profile
July 2017
Barbara was a fabulous hostess, and the apartment exceeded all our expectations! The breakfast she provided wasn't one or two items, but a plethora of choices, and when we had questions, her responses were speedy and kind. The location close to downtown was helpful for our convention, too. The only potential hindrance we noticed for a person with mobility issues is a few stairs to reach the apartment. We heartily recommend Barbara's place.

Jeff User Profile
July 2017
Everything was just as presented and better. Barbara was helpful and very friendly right off the bat. very clean and well-kept. We had a positively perfect stay!

Charlie User Profile
July 2017
Barbara is an amazing hostess, so thoughtful and kind. Super accessible and has recommendations for anything you are looking for. The place is super cute and spacious. Once we unpacked and settled in it felt like our home. It's in a quiet neighborhood and we had zero issues during our stay. We highly recommended this place and will stay here again on our next trip to Louisville.

Linda User Profile
June 2017
I cannot say enough wonderful things about Barbara and the home. Clean as a whistle! Adorably decorated. Yummy breakfast options stocked and just an overall delightful stay. It was minutes from U of L which is where me and my teen were for orientation. I plan to stay here when visiting my teen! :-) I hope to see the races from the front yard next time.

Jillian User Profile
June 2017
We were in town for a competition at the Kentucky Exposition Center for a few days and this location was amazing. A five minute walk to Churchill Downs, ten minute drive from downtown, less than ten from the expo center and Kentucky Kingdom. Also close to many restaurants, grocery stores, all amenities. Barbara's place was exactly as listed, very clean and cozy. It's in a nice, quiet neighborhood and there are chairs out on the lawn to enjoy the sunset in. She even provided some breakfast items for us! Barbara was an excellent host and extremely accommodating and understanding. I can't say enough about her and this property! Would absolutely stay again if ever back in the area.

John User Profile
June 2017
Barbara's place was perfect and Barbara was GREAT!!! Mentioned to her when booking that we were traveling to Louisville for my wife's birthday and to our surprise Barbara had hung a Happy Birthday banner over the curtains on the front window and placed a small birthday cake in the fridge! Excellent location for both Churchill Downs and Papa John's stadium. The track is only a couple hundred yards away from the front door and the stadium a little over a mile walk. Barbara included many amenities including shampoo and coffee as well as juices, fruit and milk in the fridge. TOTALLY RECOMMEND the LUCKY HORSESHOE! Thanks again Barbara.

Kira User ProfileKira is a superhost.
June 2017
Barbara was an amazing host and we could not have had a better time in this Airbnb. She was responsive, friendly, and the most hospitable host I've ever stayed with. She provided snacks, toiletries, towels, extra bedsheets, and info on local restaurants and sights.

Louisville, Kentucky, United StatesJoined in February 2016
Barbara User ProfileBarbara is a superhost.

Hello, travelers! Welcome to Bohannon at Thornberry in little Lucky Horseshoe neighborhood!

I'm your host, BC. I am an artist and an animal lover, and your quiet neighbor next door! I'm a native of Louisville and a 25 year resident of the Highlands area, although I'm a recent transplant to the Churchill Downs area. I look forward to the crazy adventure that is the Kentucky Derby!

I recently took over this listing from my awesome brother, Justin. I've had the pleasure of meeting so many wonderful people through his hosting and I'm tickled pink to carry on the tradition and host even more of you wonderful people!

If there's anything I can do to make your visit more comfortable, please let me know.

Have a wonderful stay!

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