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The city of Louisville is a favorite place to visit among bourbon aficionados, horse racing enthusiasts, and sports fans. It’s also a family-friendly destination with museums to explore, green spaces to relax in, and awesome restaurants to dine at. Many travelers are choosing to stay at local Airbnbs to more fully immerse themselves into the Louisville scene and be part of the city’s neighborhoods. To live like a local and find your”home away from home” in Kentucky, here are some of the best Airbnbs in Louisville to choose from.
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This lovely apartment is a popular Airbnb rental in Louisville for up to four guests with one bedroom and one bath. It’s a downtown property with views of the Ohio River and bridges from the rooftop sundeck. You’ll have a stocked kitchen here to cook meals, smart TV, washer and dryer, and free Wi-Fi. Stay here to be in the middle of all the action and in close proximity to music venues, restaurants, and nightlife. However, you may hear some noise from the ground level while in the apartment on busy days.
For a truly unique stay in Louisville, consider staying in this Airstream camper at Progress Park, which feels like a vacation resort in Louisville. It can accommodate up to six guests with four beds and one bath. There’s a toilet in the Airstream and a shared full bathroom by the lake house. You can experience what it’s like to live the Airstream life in this 1974 camper that’s perfect for glamping. It has a water’s edge location and all the comforts of home. Guests have easy access to kayaking, fishing, and swimming while also giving you a full kitchen, cute décor, and hammock by the side of the water and beach.
This bungalow is also a great option in Louisville if you have four guests. It’s in the heart of downtown and a 1,110-square-foot house that’s within walking distance from restaurants, bars, and shops. Guests enjoy the exposed brick space, kitchenette with a small refrigerator and toaster oven, and the smart TV with Netflix. You’ll have access to the whole house here, and guests can park on the street or in the VIA Studio lot.
Up to five guests can stay in this downtown condo, which has three beds and one bath. It has a rooftop sundeck with great views, and there are multiple condos in this building that are available to rent. You’ll be in a newly renovated space with a washer and dryer, as well as a queen-size bed, convertible sofa bed, and fold-away twin-size bed option. Other available amenities are the gym onsite and kitchen to cook meals.
This private and cozy carriage house accommodates up to three guests and has a full kitchen, patio tables and chairs, and dining nook. Guests who stay here have access to the bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, living room, and backyard. It’s an easy drive from here to the convention center, airport, and Churchill Downs. This is also a great place to stay to get to the St. James Art Festival and Garvin Gate Blues Festival in October.
Karen and Bryan offer up their guesthouse on Airbnb for up to four guests with two beds and one bath. It’s in the Germantown neighborhood with restaurants and coffeeshops, which is about two miles from downtown Louisville. You’ll be in a new space with a full kitchen and laundry facilities here. Your host offers a smart TV and free Wi-Fi in this guesthouse, which is above the garage and above the main house. Garage parking is available for guests.
It’s also fun to stay in this apartment on Bardstown Road in the historic Highlands neighborhood of Louisville. Your host offers complimentary bikes and a private outdoor space. From here, you can walk or bike to lots of restaurants, grocery stores, and other city amenities. Guests here have access to the en-suite washer and dryer, keyless entry, parking, kitchen with mini-fridge and microwave, and a clawfoot bathtub and shower. It’s a kid-friendly space on the second floor of a renovated historic building and directly above Parkside Bikes. Quiet and well-behaved dogs are allowed here too for a $50 cleaning fee.
Another option is to stay in this house that accommodates up to six guests with four beds and one bath. It’s in a great location that is a five-minute walk to Churchill Downs. It’s in the quiet Wilder Park neighborhood and has modern amenities, a full kitchen, Wi-Fi, LCD TV, and a cozy breakfast nook. You’ll also enjoy the home’s outdoor space with its private backyard and privacy fence. It’s well-equipped for extended stays because of the large closet and extra room to spread out.
Travelers enjoying staying at this classic Louisville home that is great for up to six guests with three beds and two baths. It has a large yard, stocked kitchen, and parking on the street and in the alley. The 100-year-old floors here have lots of character, and guests have access to the whole property except the basement. Churchill Downs is three miles away, and the airport is six miles from this house.
Louisville travelers also stay in this house that works well for up to six guests with three beds and one bath. It’s in the downtown area of Shelby Park and a renovated 1900s home with turn-of-the-century architecture. The home is decorated with antiques and modern furnishings. You’ll have access to the entire home, off-street parking, and a fenced-in courtyard and garden in development. Stay here for an eco-friendly experience, a well-appointed kitchen, and breakfast provided.
Two guests visiting Louisville can stay in this loft that’s available for rent on Airbnb. It’s a hip and modern space with a private balcony and on the third floor. You can walk to the YUM Center within a mile and be near the East Arts District when you stay here. Restaurants, galleries, and entertainment options are plentiful on Market Street in NuLu. The Airbnb is about 800 square feet in size and has a full kitchen, washer and dryer, king-size bed, office desk, couch, and smart TV with cable access. For parking, there is one reserved off-street parking space directly behind the building. Your host provides a lock code on the day before you check in to access the penthouse space.
Another recommended Airbnb in Louisville that we’ll mention here is this charming home that you can have to yourself. It works for up to six guests and is a 750-square-foot home in the historic Highlands. From here, you can walk to pubs, shopping, parks, and restaurants. There’s a master bedroom and second bedroom, open-concept living room, fully equipped kitchen, Wi-Fi, and street parking for free here. Your host can provide an air mattress for extra guests, as well as a pack-and-play and highchair for children upon request. Families also enjoy staying here because of the outlet covers, bathtub, and children’s books and toys. It’s a single-level home with no stairs, so it’s an accessible option. When you stay here, you have access to the whole home and also the fenced-in backyard.
Up to four guests can stay in this Louisville Airbnb, which is in the Germantown neighborhood. You’ll be within 10 minutes of all the city’s attractions and airport here. Lots of hip local eateries are nearby too. This space also has free street parking, relaxing front porch, and high-quality bedding.
A beautiful and unique place to stay in is the Sapphire Sanctuary in the NULU and Butchertown areas of Louisville. It’s a first-floor bedroom apartment that works well for a couple or solo traveler. Guests enjoy the blue décor, street parking, kitchenette, and keyless entry into the building. Stay here to be within walking distance of popular bars and restaurants.
This tiny house is a fun and unique place to stay in Louisville if you have up to three guests. It has two beds and two baths, as well as a kitchenette, snacks in the parlor, private courtyard entrance, and a whirlpool tub. Guests also have access to laundry facilities, verandas, porches, gardens, and grounds. There are nine private suites at this property, so your larger group can stay in the other areas besides the tiny house too.