Welcome to Bella Notte.
Bella Notte, The Blue Room
Hosted by Michael
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2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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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 four of the seven bedrooms are available for rent. Each bedroom has a private bath, but two of the bedrooms (the Blue room and the Gold room) can share an adjoining bath to become a 2BR suite for convenient family use.

The fifth bedroom is used as 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 I have 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 bathroom, 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 Blue Room which has a private bath with a shower/tub combination. The bathtub is a large "soaking" tub. The room is very spacious and features a desk and bureau not pictured in the photos. Also it has a large walk in closet and a full length door mirror.

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.

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 cappucinos. 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.

Guest access

Park out front and come on up through the front door. On arrival guests can download an app that works with their smartphones to have continued access with a passcode to the front door.

Interaction with guests

Encouraged but not required.

Other things to note

Maid service is available upon request. Guests may choose feather or synthetic pillows.

Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet
Cable TV

Extra people $20 / night after the first guest
Weekly Discount: 12%
Weekend Price $110 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

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


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

1 night minimum stay

123 Reviews

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Kevin User Profile
October 2017
Michael was an amazing host! His home was immaculate, amazing, stammeringly magnificent. Every detail of his home has a story. If you care to know, Michael will be more than willing to give you great details. You can talk to him for hours about a myriad of topics. His background in film and photography sparks endless conversation. He is also a great cook with a fine appreciation of food and wine. He will consistently make you the best breakfast you’ve ever had. I was very sad to leave and if I ever move to Cincinnati, Ohio, I will permanently rent one of these rooms. I implore everyone to come stay with Michael and enjoy all he has to offer!

Joshua User Profile
August 2017
Michael was a great host. The rooms were very nice and also clean. I would highly recommend this Airbnb.

Ted User Profile
August 2017
Michael's beautiful, gracious home, Bella Notte is just a fantastic place to stay. Within minutes Michael makes you feel like family and has so many skills and talents that I will only mention a few; cooking, writing, filmmaking, painting... The breakfast and coffee are reason enough to stay at Bella Notte, but there is so much more. Start your own Cincinnati adventure here, you'll be glad you did. And, you'll be back!

John User Profile
August 2017
This was a great b&b. Great house. Michael was a wonderful host, the breakfast was really good and sitting on the back patio with our coffee was so nice.

Nan User Profile
July 2017
Michael is a gracious host and his home is a treat- historically preserved, artfully decorated and he has a gift for making one feel at home. He's an excellent cook, great conversationalist if you linger, and truly enjoys hosting visitors.

Joan User Profile
July 2017
Michael was a wonderful host and his breakfasts were amazing. The bed was super comfortable in a nice large room with seating and a private bath. I felt totally at home at his place. I would definitely stay here again when returning to Cincinnati.

Sarah Matilda User Profile
July 2017
Very cool, eclectic place with great breakfast and conversation! Loved the decor of the house and there was refrigerated water outside our door!

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United StatesJoined in July 2013
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

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