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Derby Home Rental LLC has another banner year advertising Louisville, Kentucky homes for short-term Derby weekend rentals

Derby Home Rental advertises Louisville, Kentucky area houses for rent during Derby weekend.Derby Home Rental LLC—my small business that advertises Louisville, Kentucky, Derby weekend short-term house rentals at (did you note all the keywords crammed in there?)—just had another banner year.

Seventy homes advertised (a record), 33 of which rented (just two homes fewer than the previous high). Derby 2018 likely would have been a record too if it weren’t the meddling politicians. In August 2016, Louisville Metro Council passed an unfortunate regulation regarding short-term rentals, which required homeowners in one of the city’s most popular neighborhoods for Derby-weekend rentals—Old Louisville—to pay a one-time fee of $1,000 to register a home for a rental. As a result, far fewer homes in that desirable neighborhood advertised.

The Louisville Metro Council had considered a Derby-time exemption for short-term rental regulations. I strongly supported that legislation, contacting every council member to explain why it was a good idea. And while it sounded like it’d pass, it got voted down. Hopefully Louisville Metro Council members will reconsider.

Anyway, if you’re interested in renting a home for Derby weekend 2018—or you’re a Louisville, Kentucky, area resident interested in renting out your house—please visit You also can keep tabs on the homes advertising on the site by following Derby Home Rental on Facebook, FlipboardGoogle+, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Tumblr, and Twitter or subscribing to our email alerts. And, because links, we’re on CrunchBase and About.Me too.


Derby Home Rental: Advertise or rent a Louisville, Kentucky-area house for Derby-weekend 2017

Derby Home Rental advertises Louisville, Kentucky area houses for rent during Derby weekend. The Kentucky Derby 2017 is just 199 days away—making now a great time for Louisville, Kentucky-area homeowners to advertise their homes for rent at Derby Home Rental. And Derby fans—now’s perfect time to save and enjoy a better Derby-weekend experience by renting a house instead of staying at a smaller, more expensive hotel.

For seven years now, I’ve owned and operated Derby Home Rental LLC, which advertise homes to rent during Derby weekend. Since launching in 2009, Derby Home Rental has helped Louisville-area homeowners make more than $500,000 renting out their homes for Derby weekend.

You can keep track of the latest Louisville, Kentucky-area homes available for rent on Derby-weekend 2017 by following or liking Derby Home Rental’s accounts on FacebookGoogle+InstagramLinkedInPinterestTumblr, and Twitter or subscribing to our email alerts.

Fun disclaimer: Derby Home Rental LLC and its website are not in anyway affiliated with or endorsed by the Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs, or any of their affiliates.

‘Chicago’ magazine publishes my guide to antiquing in Louisville

Chicago magazine June 2016For Chicago magazine’s June 2016 issue’s Great Summer Road Trips feature package, I contributed “a curated guide to getting the most from Louisville’s main antiques districts” (onlineprint).

Per Chicago’s website: “Chicago magazine is the voice of the greatest American city: a fascinating and complex place brimming with passion and innovation. It spur intelligent conversation about the city’s influencers, zeitgeist-defining trends, and civic controversies through award-winning, in-depth journalism. Just as important, we help our readers live better by producing the Chicago area’s most authoritative coverage of the best in dining, the arts, style, and urban life. Always insightful, at times provocative, Chicago is as dynamic as the city that inspires it.” Its print circulation is 150,000.

Many thanks to my editor at Chicago, Lauren Williamson, as well as all my friends in Louisville who shared their insight on some of the city’s antique hot spots. Its always great to get back to Louisville, if only for a short visit.

Photo: Courtesy Chicago


Derby Home Rental adds Flipboard magazine, profile

Derby Home Rental LLCDerby Home Rental, my business that advertises Louisville, Kentucky-area homes to rent on Derby weekend, just added a Flipboard magazine and profile. Will they make a huge difference in helping renters find my site in 2016? Not sure, but they can’t hurt.

They join social media accounts Derby Home Rental already has on

Derby 2015 was another record year for Derby Home Rental LLC with 58 homes advertising and 38 of them renting—both all-time highs. And 2016 looks like it’s off to an even better start. is now

Louisville Derby Home RentalFor six years, I’ve owned and operated Derby Home Rental LLC, which helps Louisville, Kentucky-area homeowners advertise their homes to rent during Derby weekend. After discussions with Churchill Downs Inc., the URL has changed to

For the next year, the old site will have a message directing visitors to the new one. It’ll take a little bit for search engines to digest and process this switch. We had record traffic last year—9,840 visits and 41,108 page views—and I will monitor Derby Home Rental’s site’s search engine status and work to continue that growth.

Relatedly, my email address for that business has changed to

Also, at no additional cost to advertisers, I’ve added accounts for Derby Home Rental on

Every home will now be advertised on those networks as well as Please follow us on those pages. Thanks!

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