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 four of the seven bedrooms are available for rent. 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.
The fifth bedroom is an exercise room featuring a computerized recumbent bike with a display of simulated bike trails as well as a small HD monitor for viewing DIRECTV while working out with the free weights or on the mat.
Bedrooms six and seven are occupied by the owner and used as an office.
Since Air BnB requires separate listings for each room there are four listings, one for each available room. Be sure to check all four calenders for availability. For your convenience all rooms are pictured in all four listings 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, but future plans include changes to make Bella Notte a child friendly environment. We have a gentle cat in the house, so if you are allergic to cats, this is not the place for you. Three rooms feature Queen size beds and one, the Gold room, is a full. Future plans are to upgrade this room to a queen size bed.
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. Each morning will feature one egg-based breakfast, one grains-based breakfast and one fruit-based breakfast as well as juices, teas and coffees including espressos, 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 and UC is even closer. 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 long term guests who wish to have all their meals served here at Bella Notte.
Park out front and come in through the front door. If you have a smartphone, we can give you access with an app that is easily uploaded.
Interaction with Guests
Encouraged but not required.
This is a quite neighborhood with older homes and established families. It is an extremely safe neighborhood and is commonly walked by neighbors in early morning and late into the evening and after dark.
Public transportation on a main route is only a block away. We are centrally located between the two main highways and a mile from the connecting lateral, 2 miles from Hyde Park, 3 from UC and 5 from downtown.
Other Things to Note
Maid service is available upon request. Guests may choose feather or synthetic pillows.
Neither firearms nor alcohol are permitted to be brought on the premises. Maid service is available upon request. Guests may choose feather or synthetic pillows.
The house was just as beautiful as advertised. Michael was a great host; he gave us a tour when we got there, the breakfasts were incredibly delicious and unique, and was a very gracious host. We slept in both the Southwest and Gold rooms and loved them both. Beautiful neighborhood as well! The walls were a bit thin, so we could hear a lot going on from our room, but other than that it was a great experience and we would definitely do it again.
Best AirBnB ever! Michael was smart, professional, welcoming and down right interesting. I felt blessed to be able to stay there. The property was beautiful and all in all I could not have asked for a better experience. Thank you Michael!!!!!!!!!
Michael is an amazing host. His house is gorgeous and the room was perfect. I was in town to look at properties since I am moving to town. I used AirBNB instead of a national hotel chain because I wanted to hear from a local about the area. Michael freely shared his significant knowledge & history of the area. Highly recommended.
Wonderful home and welcoming host. Michael is a terrific cook and very accommodating. The house itself is in a beautiful, interesting neighborhood that would be great to walk through. I stayed in the Southwest room with big beautiful windows, a comfy bed and a six showerhead shower that was dreamy!
I would definitely stay here again.
Mike was a gracious host and welcomed us right away. He gave us a tour of his place and has distinct and colorful accents. There is a large room full of beautiful books about music and art and culture. The room we stayed in had a gorgeous window. The bed was so comfortable. The breakfast we had was a Thai omelette that was spicy and sweet. This was an amazing experience and I would highly recommend!!
Michael was a terrific host and chef. He lives his life artfully and it shows in both his cooking and his gorgeous home.
This is a delightful home in a wonderful location. It was much grander, even, than what the online photos promised. Michael was a great host - helpful, interesting, fun - and a terrific breakfast maker!
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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.