The front patio seats four for summer breakfast dining and evening relaxation.The Southwest Room gets late morning light.

Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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About this listing

The space

Bella Notte is an old Tudor Mansion in North Avondale about four blocks from Xavier University. The home has two central air conditioning units and each bedroom has a private bath, but two of the bedrooms can share an adjoining bath to become a 2BR suite for convenient family use.

Another bedroom is used as an exercise room featuring a computerized recumbent bike with a display of simulated bike trails and some free weights to work out on the mat.

Two bedrooms are occupied by the owner and used as an office.

Since Air BnB requires separate listings for each room there are several listings, one for each available room. Be sure to check all the calenders for availability. For your convenience all rooms are pictured in each listing to aid in your decision.

All rooms have individually keyed privacy locks for your security and a wireless network gets you on the internet. Every room has a desk that will accommodate a laptop. Televisions are not supplied in the rooms but DIRECTV and Netflix may be watched in the den, and DVDs are available on loan from an extensive collection that you may take to your room and watch on your laptop. Three of the rooms have a shower in the bath, two have a tub as well. One room has no shower but features a jacuzzi. Also there is a separate bath off the exercise room and another on the first floor close to all the dining areas for your convenience.

This listing is for the Southwest room. It is very spacious and gets good light all day long. The room features a small desk and a large armoire not pictured in the photographs. The private bath features a shower with seven shower heads, but no bathtub.

Some rooms feature a CD player or an iPod player to listen to music. The entire house and patio is a non-smoking area. We do not accept pets or small children at this time. We have a gentle cat in the house, so if you are allergic to cats, this is not the place for you. All rooms feature Queen size beds except one, the Gold room, which is a full.

There is a 24/7 coffee station and a mini-fridge centrally located on the 2nd floor available to all the rooms. The mini-fridge is stocked with complimentary, cold bottled water and the single serve coffee station, also complimentary, features regular, decaf, espresso and flavored coffees.

There are four areas where breakfast can be served, The dining room seats ten. The sunny breakfast nook seats four. The solarium seats six and the patio seats four.

The house boasts very large rooms and has multiple dens. The "man cave" features a billiard table, poker table and a backgammon table. Additional dens are a TV room on the first floor, the solarium and a music room on the third floor.

Our kitchen is large and the menu features over three dozen exciting offerings for breakfast including juices, teas, coffee, espresso, lattes and cappuccinos. Our goal is to provide you a healthy and creative start to each day. We will make every effort to accommodate your special requirements, such as food allergies or simply just likes and dislikes.

Street parking is abundant in a safe neighborhood where residents walk their dogs and jog at all hours. Off street parking can accommodate up to four cars.

Downtown is about 5 miles away. UC, the hospitals and the zoo are just a couple miles. Xavier is about 5 blocks. The bus stops with frequency a scant block away. Many fine restaurants exist in the Hyde Park area, which is about 2 miles from our location as well as a few in Norwood and in St. Bernard, both just a little over a mile. The best mall shopping is in Kenwood, about six miles away but Hyde Park boasts many fine shops and malls as well. We are centrally located with easy access to both I71 and I75 as well as 562 known locally as the Norwood Lateral. There are several easy to follow surface roads that lead to the main areas of the city and downtown as well, that can get you there without any traffic, any time of day or night in just minutes. The airport, which is in Kentucky is about 30 miles away but if you want to get a better airfare you can fly into Dayton, a 50 minute drive.

Special arrangements can be made for your special needs, so be sure to ask when you make your initial inquiry.

Guest access

Park out front and come in through the front door.

Interaction with guests

Encouraged but not required.

Other things to note

Maid service is available upon request, however, regular service is provided for longer term guests.

Guests may choose feather or synthetic pillows.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: 20 / night after the first guest
Weekly Discount: 12%
Weekend Price: 125 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 3PM

Generally please observe a reasonable quiet after 9pm. This is not a "party" house.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

174 Reviews

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Sara User Profile
August 2017
We had a wonderful stay in Cincinnati and loved the neighborhood and surrounding area of this bnb. Our experience did not meet our expectations, but we had a fine stay.

Bonita User Profile
July 2017
Great hospitality and would highly recommend

Elizabeth User Profile
June 2017
Great host- great breakfast- clean- amiable and able to help with all questions and accommodations!

Julia User Profile
June 2017
A sophisticated stay for anyone who appreciates comfort a little ways from a big city. This was my first Airbnb experience, and it was a great one. I was especially impressed with the fact that although Michael was heading to a wedding reception the night of my stay, he spent about an hour with me showing me the house and telling me about the city.

Tim User Profile
June 2017
This was a great stay for a quick weekend getaway. We didn't spend too much time at the house, but it served our needs very well. Michael is a gracious host and a wonderful cook. Could not have asked for a better experience!

Milton User Profile
June 2017
The home was in a residential area. The home is older and well taken care of. We had a very nice stay. Host was very hospitable.

Joe User Profile
June 2017

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Michael User ProfileMichael is a superhost.

I'm a filmmaker who recently directed a feature film called "The Black Dove" starring John Savage, Sean Young, Abby Wathen, Red West, David Della Rocco and Lou Beattie Jr. My grandfather was a grocer and my Dad was in the Air Force. I learned to cook from my grandmother and mother.

Bella Notte is more than just a B&B. It's my home. It's decorated in an eclectic mix and the many books and antiques have deep personal meaning, so please respect them. While I know you will enjoy the atmosphere, its just as much about breakfast. Bella Notte exists for "foodies" and the menu is varied. Let me know if you have any preferences or foods you need to avoid and I will make every effort to craft a meal for you that you will savor and enjoy to begin each day here.

In the tradition of my family, mealtime is about sharing our lives through conversation. While you may dine alone, I encourage you to engage the other guests, as well as myself, in discussion and intellectual exploration. Humor is always appreciated, as is serious reflection. so don't be shy. Join us for a dynamic breakfast experience you will help to create.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

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