This is the kitchen - everything you need in terms of tools and dishes. Kitchen, cutting board, peek through to breakfast room.
1913 tree house - Pin Oak Room
Hosted by Susan
Susan is the host.Susan is a superhost.
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
2 shared baths
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
2 shared baths
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"All I want is a room somewhere, far away from the cold night air... Not, too stuffy please. I want to sleep well and be comfortable when I wake. I want to walk to cool spots and park my car without a hassle." Congratulations! You found us!

The space

If you have to visit Cleveland regularly for business and wish you could just store your belongings in one place -- a comfortable place to land each time you return, or if you'd like to have a "pied a terre" closer to your work, this room can provide a comfortable alternative to hotel life. It can also be a great spot for a graduation weekend, a wedding or just visiting the land of Cleve.

I live here with two 30-40 something housemates -- a chemist for a local brewery and a doctoral candidate. They're quiet and friendly. So am I. My politics are on the left, and I prefer classical and jazz music, but more often than not, just the sounds of the great outdoors.

I smoke, so you can, too. (Yes, in the house, but not upstairs.) Just please don't burn anything. We share the kitchen and downstairs living space.

We also share the house with a 5 year old mixed breed 25lb pooch who is learning her manners. She's house-broken and learning to not jump up to greet visitors.

The room, furnished with a full bed, plenty of personal storage, closet, large dressers, desk and desk chair. Linens and towels are provided. Windows on the south and west sides offer natural light with a large pin oak shading the south windows. That's why it's a tree house; the room is enveloped in the midstory of a huge tree. The shared bath includes a luxurious deep bathtub with shower.

There's a front porch and a lovely backyard with a picnic table and grape arbor. The living room has a working fireplace which is very nice in the fall and spring. This unique arts and crafts house, with all the cool old features like pocket doors and built-ins, is lovingly restored, but not stuffy.

Cleveland Heights' best grocer is a few steps away, and the house is an easy walk to the Cedar Lee and Coventry business districts. Best coffee, great restaurants, Cain Park summer concert and theater, galleries and best movie theater in Cleveland are nearby. It is a quick roll (about 10 minutes by car to Cleveland Clinic or University Hospital/CRWU) down the hill by car or bike or a 45 minute walk to the center of University Circle.

Access to all appliances including the laundry. Cable wifi. There's no AC - just shade and fans, no landline, no tv. It's old school comfortable. Restful.

Guest access

Bedroom, bath, living room, kitchen, laundry, yard.

Interaction with guests

I am a Clevelander and happy to suggest spots you may not have discovered via tripadvisor. I'm almost always here, give good directions and (season dependent) can share the fruit of my labor in the garden - growing food not lawns in this historic district.

You can see the hidden Cleveland - the one you've never heard about. Borrow a bike and take a ride. See the sunset over Lake Erie as Rockefeller did from his porch at Forest Hill or wind your way to Whiskey Island and see the setting sun burn into the western shoreline while the cityscape stands yards away at your back just on the other side of the mighty Cuyahoga. I've been hosting visitors for 30 years. I love it. Cleveland always surprises pleasantly.

Other things to note

The city does not allow parking on the street between 3 and 6 am. I will arrange parking for you, if you have a car. On street parking is on the south side of the street (that's across the street from the house). On arrival, please pull into the drive to unload belongings if you have heavy or cumbersome things.

It would be helpful to know in advance if you might require refrigerator space, i.e. you're traveling with a cooler and wish to park some items in the fridge. Yes, you may use the kitchen. Each guest will have a cupboard for nonperishables in the pantry. We practice leave it as you found it as regards dish washing and cleaning up after your food preparation and eating.

Laundry is also available in case you've just come from the woods and need to freshen up your duds.

Breakfast might include coffee (I make it really strong), tea (usually Earl Grey on hand), toast with butter, peanut butter, jam, maybe steelcut oatmeal. I can also do eggs or you're welcome to make them just as you prefer them. Please let me know if you take milk in your coffee or would like herbal tea or something else. The grocer is steps away, and if I know, I can be prepared. Thanks.

Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet
Smoking allowed

Extra people $10 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee $20
Weekly Discount: 25%
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House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)

Guests are expected to behave courteously to others in the house, respectfully as regards the furnishings and appliances. In the house, we conserve energy and water. Hence we ask that you unplug electronic devices that may use vampire energy such as chargers and televisions (anything with a micro-controller built into it) when they are not in use.

If you are in need of something and wonder if I have it on hand, please ask. If something seems to not be responding normally, or if something breaks, please ask or inform me immediately.

Please handle my home with care. Keeping your items tidy will help you to be sure that they are with you when you leave, and it will also help to insure that damages to the property are not incurred by accident.

Annie is a watchdog, and she will most likely alert when you arrive. If you will stay for longer than a day or two, or you will come and go, making friends with her will cause less disruption. It isn't precisely "love me, love my dog," but so as to not be treated as an intruder each time you arrive, it's best to spend a bit of time getting to know her. That does not involve petting her on arrival. She wants her space, and she'll let you know it if you get too friendly too fast. We value her watchdogness, but we also wish to respect others' rest.

For longer term guests, I am not the maid service. I ask that you launder the sheets and wash towels during your stay and keep the rooms you use clean.

Please do not have mail sent to you at our address without discussing it with me first.

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) live in the house


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

52 Reviews

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Angela User Profile
January 2017
I was doing a medical school rotation at Case Western/UH hospital for 4 weeks, and I stayed at Susan's. Susan was such a cool, laid back host, who was also fun to talk to and hang out with during dinner times. She was a vegetarian but did not mind that I was meat eater, especially since her furbaby Annie got to lick my plates afterwards! One thing that is really great about Susan and her Airbnb is that she is really great about communicating with you prior to you booking the room. She explains everything about what her airbnb has to offer and makes sure you both are mutually right fit for the place. The room looked exactly as pictured and described by Susan. My bed was really comfortable and slept really well. But then again, I sleep like a log and am a deep sleeper. The house is built way back when so it creaks a lot. If you are a light sleeper, I would take this into consideration. The place is absolutely perfect in that an awesome supermarket is right around the corner from the house walking distance. I also have to mention that Cleveland Heights' cute Lee Rd with all the restaurants, famous Cedar Lee theater, coffee shops, and etc are only 10 minute walking distance. I loved the walk there since parking on Lee is pretty hard to find. Overall, this was a great stay and I would definitely stay here again. Thanks Susan!!!!

Dionna User Profile
September 2016
I would stay here again.

Shiqi User Profile
July 2016
I arrived very late so it was a pity not to be able to enjoy all the things Susan's place has to offer. But indeed there are a lot of things to appreciate. It was a pretty big, quaint house, inside of which you would not run out of objectives to entertain if you share Susan's interests in books, boutiques, furnitures, photography, cooking, and stories. While Susan is not here, Jae has not given me a chance to be bored by showing me around the house, telling me Susan's and everybody else's (including his) stories, introducing going-ons in Cleveland and Cleveland Heights which obviously they know a lot about. Jae showed me around the city too. The room is big and comfortable with many pillows to crush on. The house is well equipped so I didn't have to worry about things like laundry and linens. It was a great value depending on the fact that it is the kind of clean, reliable Airbnb which is also fun to stay in.

Amy User Profile
July 2016
Susan was everything you want in an AirBNB host. Warm, accommodating, very, very knowledgeable about Cleveland and its history. Everything was clean and the room was well-appointed. You can't go wrong, staying here.

Abdul User Profile
September 2015
It was really good place to live nice people, perfect location Also the area for the the is bid enough.

Jon User Profile
August 2015
Everything was as described: Spacious room, comfortable bed, fans/open window for air, conversational host, a dog, and strong scent of tobacco smoke. Susan was flexible about my arrival time and recommended great local establishments.

Alane User Profile
August 2015
We were made to feel welcome from our first moment of arrival. The house is comfortable and in a great location to get to Case Western as well as restaurants and a movie theater.

Cleveland Heights, Ohio, United StatesJoined in June 2013
Susan User ProfileSusan is a superhost.

I am retired from the arts world (modern dance) and enjoy gardening and activism. Mostly I enjoy continuing to learn, my son and my friends.

I'm not a big traveler. I like my "Howard's End" here in the Heights of the rustbelt. It has a rich history. I love hosting folks and learning from guests.

I'm engaged in my neighborhood, an historic district, but with a "city repair" bent; sharing assets, skills, time, gardens. I'm fascinated by permaculture, and I'm forever working on how to make this little plot a food forest. I garden on my yard, my neighbor's yard and at a vacant house across the street. I'm learning.

I've been known to circulate initiative and referendum petitions, fight city hall and just say "no thanks" to bad ideas that arise in our culture locally and globally. I study monetary policy and theory when I'm not gardening or organizing with neighbors and friends.

I enjoy British drama and the classics and documentaries.

I appreciate history, coffee, beer, dogs (cats, too) and the natural world. I'm shrinking my carbon foot print as best I can in this old family home. I chose it in 1989 and still choose it today.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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