About Us

Elevating Experiences, Enriching Memories

At Experienced Stays, we envision a world where short-term rental experiences transcend the ordinary, leaving an indelible mark on the hearts and minds of our guests. Our vision is to redefine hospitality in the realm of short-term property management, creating a seamless fusion of luxury, comfort, and personalized service that goes beyond expectations.

Our promise is to provide more than accommodation – it's a promise of unmatched hospitality, attention to detail, and a commitment to creating memories that last a lifetime. Whether you're a traveler seeking the perfect escape or a property owner looking for a dedicated partner, we invite you to experience the difference with us!

Together, let's redefine the art of short-term rentals, one remarkable stay at a time.


At Experienced Stays, we take pride in crafting tailor-made experiences that transcend the ordinary, catering to a diverse range of occasions. Whether it's a family vacation, a work trip, or a bachelorette celebration, we understand that each guest is unique, and their preferences vary. That's why we've curated a special touch to our services by partnering with local businesses to create the perfect itinerary for every guest. From family-friendly activities and professional networking opportunities to bachelorette parties that radiate celebration, our goal is to ensure that every stay with us is more than just accommodation—it's a personalized journey. We believe in the power of local partnerships to provide authentic and immersive experiences, allowing our guests to connect with the heart of the destination in a way that suits their individual needs and desires.

Meet the team

Emily Sharp, Owner & CEO

Founded with a passion for redefining hospitality in the realm of short-term rentals, Emily built Experienced Stays from the vision of creating a harmonious blend of luxury, comfort, and personalized service. Hospitality, to Emily, is not just a service but a philosophy that shapes every aspect of the guest's journey. It's about anticipating needs, exceeding expectations, and creating an environment where every guest, and owner, feels not only welcomed but genuinely cared for. 

Her time outside of property management is devoted to the enriching moments spent with friends and family. Whether exploring nature trails on hikes or embarking on journeys to new destinations, travel remains a passion that fuels her spirit and broadens her horizons. These moments of exploration not only rejuvenate her mind but also provide valuable insights that contribute to the continual improvement of the guest experience. 

Nick Young, Property Manager

Nick Young, a vibrant and innovative Property Manager at Experienced Stays, and a University of Kentucky graduate. At Experienced Stays, he has the privilege of overseeing many unique properties, each a chapter in our guests travel stories. His role goes beyond traditional property management; it's about creating unforgettable experiences and turning stays into memorable moments.

Driven by Experienced Stays' innovative approach to hospitality, Nick is committed to redefining the standards of guest experiences. Every day brings a new adventure, an opportunity to go beyond just providing a place to stay, to creating unique stories and lasting memories. He assures each property not only meets, but exceeds our high standards of comfort and quality, reflecting the company’s ethos of luxury customer experiences.

Off the job, you'll likely find him cheering at a Wildcats game or enjoying a concert at Rupp Arena, embracing the vibrant local culture. 

At Experienced Stays, it’s all about going the extra mile, ensuring every guest feels uniquely valued and thoroughly satisfied, a testament to our commitment to clear, consistent, and transparent communication.

Annie Sharp, Managing Director - London Properties

Meet Annie Sharp, the Reservations Specialist in Southeast Kentucky. Annie has a bachelors degree in elementary education and a masters degree in counseling. 

Balancing the role of a dedicated kindergarten teacher with overseeing our properties, Annie finds joy in creating memorable stays for our guests. There's something special about ensuring people feel at home while exploring the beauty of Southeast Kentucky. When summer rolls around, you'll likely find her at the lake, where she relishes the tranquility and recharge for the exciting ventures that each new day brings.

Shelby Dove, Marketing Consultant

Shelby is our Marketing Consultant with an expertise in graphic design, social media strategy, and guest experiences. She graduated with her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Communication from the University of Kentucky. During her day job, she works for an environmental company in the sales and marketing department where she develops training for customer success agents. She is no stranger to what customer engagement requires and loves getting to incorporate her knowledge into creating initiatives to support guests and ultimately provide the BEST experiences for them. 

Shelby resides in Winchester, Kentucky with her husband Peyton and dog child, Penny. In her free time, Shelby enjoys refinishing furniture, tailgating for UK football games, traveling, devoting time to friends and family, and baking with her new journey with her sourdough starter. 

She is thrilled to be a part of Experienced Stays and cannot wait for exciting innovation in the future!