About Us

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Vela’s Villa is a private little neighborhood within a neighborhood–a group of houses sharing the same lot, located a block away from historic Harlan, Kentucky’s downtown. Nestled in a valley in the ancient and enchanted Appalachian mountains, we provide guests with fully-furnished and fully-equipped homes away from home. We cater to guests who seek short term, private accommodations. Be our guest for your romantic getaway, vacation, business meeting, or visit with relatives and friends.

Vela’s House is our 4 to 5 bedroom 2 1/2 bathroom Craftsman style house. This grand old home retains its original architectural features (such as original fireplaces, built in bookshelves, and exposed beam ceilings) while being lovingly renovated and mechanically modernized for comfort and convenience. It is fully-furnished and tastefully decorated with charming antiques and graceful decor. It boasts a huge living room, a formal dining room, and a bonus room downstairs that can be used as a den or an extra bedroom. The living room and bedrooms feature flat screen televisions and cable programming. Also included are a fully-equipped kitchen, bath towels, and bed linens. It sleeps up to twelve comfortably.

The three cottages are newly-renovated two bedroom houses sleeping six to eight comfortably. Fully equipped kitchens, flat screen televisions in the living rooms and bedrooms, dining areas, freshly-laundered towels and bedding, and central heat and air make staying in these charming homes perfect for singles, couples, and families.

Each house is equipped with free high speed internet service, bedding, bath towels, furniture, dishwasher, washer/dryer, microwave, range, refrigerator, kitchenware, and central heat and air conditioning.