Please note that there are two rooms available on the first floor of this house. You can find that other listing as “Artist Homestead near Shaker Sq.” Guests staying in these two rooms will share the kitchen and the bathroom with shower on the first floor. If you look up the availability of the other room you will be able to see if there are other guests staying in that room during your stay. If you are interested in renting out both of the rooms, please, check availability for both listings. Please, do check out the other room listing if this one is full and you would like to stay here still. Thank you!
Here is more about me, the house and the neighborhood! Thanks! ....
I live primarily across town in Ohio City with Diana and Rosemary, but I have a studio in the upstairs apartment, (it is a two-family home) sometimes stay the night, and enter through the first floor and come through to manage the space. I will float through from time to time to play on the baby grand piano or grab a book from the shelves, or change a light bulb or do laundry. I am friendly and warm, and will also respect your privacy and space.
You will be staying in the fully-furnished bedroom in the front of the first floor with the closet between the bathroom next door. This bedroom has one full size not super fancy mattress on an antique head board and bed frame with organic cotton sheets. Depending on if there is another guest staying in the other room on the first floor, you may need to share the bathroom with them.
You are welcome to play some music while you stay here! There is a comfortable lounge with a full-length leather couch, artwork and library where you can hopefully feel at home. There is also an interesting collection of books that you can read during your stay.
On the first floor, you also have access to a vintage feel and style kitchen with retro 1950's stove, refrigerator that is primarily for your own use (There is a separate kitchen upstairs), note : no dishwasher but there is NOW a MICROWAVE!. Some spices and basic staples are present on the shelves. There is a compost bin for your food scraps and recycling to boot. If there are guests staying in the other room, you will need to share the kitchen.
The home is a historic place to stay because of all its intact and original woodwork and leaded glass from the original 1924 design. There is a large front porch with chairs, and a cozy & somewhat wild backyard. The backyard is in a transformation process, and it will look different this summer than it does in the photos from last year. There is a wood-fired brick oven that looks cool but doesn't get used as much as I wish it did! You can also enjoy a good bonfire in the backyard when the weather is good.
I can assist with any questions about the city and tourist sites.
The home has a VERY friendly resident cat, Gypsy, and sometimes a dog named Nuva. Both are friendly and will cuddle with you if you let them (especially Gypsy). It may be possible to accommodate other animals here depending, feel free to inquire further before booking your reservation.
There is secure wifi access throughout the property, and a front-loaded washer in the basement for easy laundry access. You can hang your laundry to dry either outside on sunny days (done in less then a day) or in the basement where there is lots of hanging space.
The house is located in the now up and coming Buckeye neighborhood, on the edge of Shaker Heights and Larchmere. The neighborhood is primarily low-middle income African-American, and was once called "Little Hungary" for the Hungarian immigrant population that first lived here. The street ia a short one-way street, just off Buckeye. In the Winter, the streets are filled with snow and pretty quiet. On the warm days, things come alive- with kids playing basketball & football in the street, people sitting out on their stoops, sometimes music from cars or drumming from the square a few blocks over can be heard. It can feel alive and sometimes wild when it gets hot. There is a fair amount of foot traffic as people walk up to Buckeye. I have a positive relationship with just about every neighbor on the street.
The house is only two blocks from the RTA "rapid" station which is no New York Subway, but can get you down town or to the west side, two different bus lines to get to university circle, and the brand new Rice Branch of the Cleveland Public Library. A short drive or 15 minute walk to Shaker Square and you are at a great year-round farmer's market, the North Union Farmer's Market, that happens every Saturday. It is also a short drive and a bit longer walk to the Larchmere District where you can find interesting antique shops, art galleries, New Orleans food, French Food & even a Japanese/English cafe! A quick 15-minute car ride to get to University Circle where the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland Botanical Gardens, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland Orchestra performances at Severance Hall, and the new Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). You will also be 15-minutes from Coventry Village in Cleveland Hts, Cleveland's Little Italy, and 20-minutes from a park on Lake Erie!
Come & stay here and I'd be happy to meet and greet you, share with you the story of this home, neighborhood, and the city of Cleveland. Musicians, artists, activists, farmers, and animal lovers especially welcome here!
ALSO- Please, note, as for transportation, I ask that you are primarily self-sufficient with your means of travel, although I have provided rides to and from the airport in the past for a fee depending on arrival time. The house is located very close to two bus lines (58 & 11) that can connect you with many routes to get you all over the city, as well as the Rapid Train Station at E 116th (RTA). Thank you! I’ll be happy to figure out routes and help you figure out how to get you where you need to go!
|Room type:||Private room|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$10 / night after the first guest|
|Minimum Stay:||3 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$215 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$480 /month|
|Pet Owner:||Dog(s), Cat(s), and Other pet(s)|
I stayed in this room for a week out of a total five weeks at Daniels place. The room is nice but the bed in the other room is comfier :-)
The house and Daniel is great, neighbourhood is ok.
David is very anxious, friendly and authentic, he answered all my questions very quickly. But I changed my travel-plans last minute very spontaneously and finally didn't stay at his home.
I stayed with Daniel for an entire month. He was and excellent host and very accommodating. I had a busy schedule so I was not home that much but when I was he made sure I was comfortable. The apartment was nice. Most of the appliances were old fashioned but once I learned how to use them it was fine.
Daniel is the best host ever, very comfortable place... an excellent price... do not be afraid from the neighborhood, it looks weird in the beginning and then u gonna notice that they are very friends... near to 58 bus, which takes u direct to cleveland clinic, really walking distance to shaker's square... I really enjoyed spending the month in cleveland overthere