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Overview of THE Garden Vault - Culture-filled Downtown Loft-style Property, A Must See!

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2 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets
TV with cable/satellite TV channels
Fridge, microwave, oven, hob
Fridge, microwave, oven, hob
Fridge, microwave, oven, hob

THE Garden Vault - Culture-filled Downtown Loft-style Property, A Must See!

4.4/5 Excellent

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet-friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space

Explore the area

    Popular LocationRupp Arena14 min walk
    Popular LocationWilliam S. Webb Museum of Anthropology15 min walk
    AirportLexington, KY (LEX-Blue Grass)15 min drive
    Popular LocationKentucky Horse Park18 min drive

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

THE Garden Vault - Culture-filled Downtown Loft-style Property, A Must See!

Historic Lexington holiday home in Downtown Lexington, near Rupp Arena
Welcome to a unique downtown Lexington rental Garden Vault' at Olde Hurst Place. This formerly industrial space is complete with a high-end chef's kitchen, wine cooler, bourbon bar and stylistic features to thrill the most cultured of guests!
What is The Garden Vault? The building dates back to the 1920s and had many different lives, most notably as the business location for the Brinks Armored Car Company for 30 years. Upon purchasing the property in the 1970s, Brinks installed a 14’ by 14’ vault secured by a 12,000 lb. vault door which is still in place, as you can see in our photo slideshow. In 2009, Rett’s Landscaping bought the property. Rett’s findings on his travels abroad to Europe and Asia resulted in the antique art pieces that are now housed in the vault. The property’s name is a result of the building’s rich history as home to these two businesses. Additional unique features include sliding barn doors sourced from historic Lexington farms, reclaimed lighting from decommissioned German and British ships, a bathtub and kitchen sink converted from ancient stone feed troughs, and operational fountains throughout the living space. It has all the comforts of home including Pottery Barn bedding and linens, WiFi and a fully equipped kitchen with All Clad cookware. This space is perfect for any type of “event” given the wide indoor/outdoor space and the industrial/commercial appliances. There are place settings for 20 people and parking for up to 4 cars -2 in the front open area of the building and 2 more inside the gated gravel area.
Come experience this authentic bit of culture in one of the most charming cities in the American south, Lexington, KY!
*Small dogs are permitted with approval. $100 pet cleaning fee will apply plus $15 per day.

Things to Note:
-The office for Rett's Landscaping still occupies the front of the building. The middle section is a garage/storage area and the vault apartment is located at the back of the building. The door to get in is located behind the gates that enclose the gravel parking area.
-The parking area and path to the door is gravel, which makes it a little difficult for rolling luggage and can be tough on footwear!
-For guests who are noise sensitive, it is worth noting this is a downtown location located right off main street so there is some "city noise".
-The bedrooms are side by side and enclosed only by unusual doors (as shown in photos) - one has two barn doors that close together and the other is enclosed by a fogged glass garage style roll down door. Only one of the bedrooms has a closet - the other has a dresser with drawers.
Air-conditioned accommodation at this holiday home offers coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include baths or showers.

Property manager

The Holiday Life - Carley, Kelly & Casey

Property amenities


  • WiFi available

Parking and transport

  • Limited on-site parking (max. 4 spaces)
  • On-site parking options include a garage


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Coffee/tea maker


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Towels provided

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Garden


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Air conditioning


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • In the city centre


  • Sleeps 6
  • Unit size: 2400 sq ft (223 sq m)



Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 25


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, which will enable you to manage your booking


Pets are allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited

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About this area


Located in Lexington, this holiday home is in the city centre. Latrobe's Pope Villa and Lexington Opera House are local landmarks, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Boone Tennis Stadium and Kearney Hills Golf Links. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Rupp Arena or Kroger Field.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Downtown Arts Center - 3 min walk
  • Lexington History Center - 6 min walk
  • Rupp Arena - 14 min walk
  • William S. Webb Museum of Anthropology - 15 min walk
  • Kentucky Horse Park - 18 min drive

Getting around

  • Lexington, KY (LEX-Blue Grass) - 14 min drive

Frequently asked questions

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Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Very nice, unique space.
This property was great for what we wanted. Only suggestions would be to make main living area a bit more comfortable with more seating, rugs and possibly more art on the walls. Great stay overall though. Highly recommend it.

3/5 Okay

Cool place, good location, housekeeping needs improving
We enjoyed all the space and quirkiness of this property. It is very well located for seeing Lexington; everything we wanted to do was within an easy drive. There were plenty of towels, the kitchen had everything you need and once you left it run for a while - plenty of hot water. The downsides: The deep gravel yard leading up to the door is very difficult to manage if you are not sure-footed/wearing heels/dragging a roller suitcase. No housekeeping had taken place between the last guests and us - there were dirty/used linens on the beds, dirty dishes in the dishwasher and laundry in the washer and dryer. We had to hunt for additional toilet paper by going through to the attached garden business. And if you enjoy sleeping, bring earplugs; the industrial refrigerator is very, very loud when it cycles on, which it does frequently.

4/5 Good

New year
Great place to stay. We celebrated New Years with our son and it had everything we needed to make a great dinner, sit and enjoy the night. Perfect for our dog and if it was warmer and not so rainy we could’ve used the fire pit. Only glitch was we couldn’t get any of the big games on the tv. A suggestion is making sure you have all the apps you need for Roku. Overall great space and hope to come back again.

5/5 Excellent

such a cool vibe and open space
great place for entertaining or just hanging out

5/5 Excellent

Amazing Place
The property was great for me and the location awesome. It was very quiet and provided a great place for our stay. The gravel is a little hard to walk on would love a stone pathway. Did not get to enjoy the outside but I will rent again when back in Lexington!