The Forty-O-Five Place

Other - Entire home/apt · Bridge Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44113, United States

1929 vintage brick warehouse in historic Ohio City w/ exposed brick, high ceilings, garage parking. Walking distance to West Side Market, restaurants. 1 mi from Indians stadium, Horseshoe Casino. 2 mi from Brown's Stadium, Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame.

The Space

There is no other space like this in all of Ohio City; a loft-style warehouse suite nestled in a historical residential community with excellent access to all the sites, sounds, restaurants, activities, and sports attractions you could imagine in the downtown, or Ohio City/Tremont areas.

Although the building is an 85 year old brick warehouse, the suite has all new construction on the interior. It is open, spacious, clean, and comfortable, and is perfect for one or two people.

Guest Access

Guests will have access to the entire first floor, which includes the loft-style suite, a table tennis table in the open warehouse section, a back yard with fire pit, free private parking in the garage, and a secure place to park your bikes.

Guests will also have garage door controller, private entrance to the suite, as well as a private front door access to the space.

The garage parking and back yard are shared with the owners of the building.

The basement and upper floors are off limits.

Interaction with Guests

Interaction with the guests is limited. We will introduce ourselves to you upon arrival, give you a tour of the suite and property, give you information about Ohio City and Restaurant locations, hand you the keys and the front door and garage door codes, and answer any questions you may have.

If you desire to use the fire pit, we will start the fire and make sure you have wood for burning. You'll have to provide your own marshmallows, Reeses Cups, Hershey bars, and Gram Crackers for your Smores, however.

We live on the second floor, so if there are any problems or questions we are immediately available.

The Neighborhood

Ohio City is a great place to live and visit! Other than times away for continued education, I have lived here since 1978. What a transformation witnessed over these 35 years. It has gone from a run down, crime infested environment, to an exciting mixture of cultures, venues, and experiences.

W. 25th St. and Lorain Ave. were once full of closed, boarded up buildings where the average person would not venture to walk after dark. Today they are a constant motion of activity; restaurants, West Side Market, free concerts at Market Square, coffee shops, breweries, athletics at St. Ignatius High School, retail shops!

Scattered throughout our community are bike paths, urban gardens, and unique shops, like glass blowing at the "Bubble," personalized monogram bats from "Johnnyville Slugger," and micro breweries, where you'll find the finest brew ever!

Come and experience renovated landmark homes, eclectic coffee shops, museums, libraries, historical churches, Lake Erie, Edgewater Park, golfing at one of the Metro Park golf courses, the beautiful Cuyahoga River, Downtown Cleveland, Horseshoe Casino, the Indians, Browns stadiums, the Cavaliers arena,Tower City Mall, and so much more.

Getting around

On-site garage parking is included with your stay.

Access to downtown by car is extremely easy and fast, with plenty of parking for all the various venues in Cleveland. Taxis are available and dependable, and bus routes run regularly to downtown Public Square and beyond.

The Rapid Transit rail system has a stop conveniently located a short walk away (W. 25th St. and Lorain Ave, by the West Side Market) with stops at Cleveland Hopkins Airport (CLE) and downtown Tower City.

Cleveland has become a very bike friendly city with marked bike lanes for safe riding. So be sure to bring your bikes! it is a great way to tour the city. Most everything is accessible by bike, and if it's too far away, bikes are permitted on public transportation.

Other Things to Note

This suite comfortably accommodates one or two people. We do not have the necessary bedding for more than that. But, if a guest understands these limitations and desires to have more overnight guests stay with them, they will be responsible for providing their own bedding, and there will be an extra $10 charge for each additional person. No more than TWO additional guests will be permitted! The guest making the reservation for The Forty-O-Five Place is responsible for including the TOTAL number of people staying when they make their reservation.

A minimum of two days advance notice, prior to arrival date, must be made by potential guests.

We will have a folder listing many of the venues located around Cleveland for guests to visit.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $750 /week
Monthly Price: $2800 /month
Security Deposit: $150
Cleaning Fee: $25
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Book this place now. Don't even hesitate. Don was an amazing host and his space is absolutely incredible: it's in a great location walking distance to restaurants and the famous Great Lakes Brewery, its also large, immaculately kept, well-designed, has everything you'd need, and is visually stunning. You can tell that Don really enjoys hosting people. He warmly welcomed me and showed me around the space and described how he had been renovating the space (which is a former warehouse). He had also, very thoughtfully, had some bagels for me, a sausage from the local market where his wife works, and even had a fresh container of half and half in the fridge for my coffee. Truly, these are the types of hosts and spaces that make AirBnB something special. You won't regret staying here. Thanks Don!

    January 2014
    Response from Don:

    Boy Mike, you made it sound like it's the Ritz Carlton! Thanks for the kind words...and you're right, I really enjoy hosting people here.

    Thanks again! See you next time.

  • Don and his wife are excellent hosts! Don greeted us upon our arrival and provided a wonderful introduction to the historic neighborhood. The loft space is warm and inviting and beautifully renovated! In the morning we met Don at the incredible West Side Market and he helped us select some delicious Hungarian meats for the holidays. I look forward to staying here anytime I'm in the Cleveland area. Thanks Don!

    December 2013
  • Fantastic stay at the Forty-O-Five Place!

    Don was a gracious host, the location was great and the property itself - just wow!

    We were only there for a night, but enjoyed the well appointed kitchen (bagels, coffee, and delicious double smoked sausage) and the endless hot water!

    Garage parking was a big plus and Don was the perfect blend of friendly and helpful without feeling intrusive. We will definitely be back when Cleveland's in the plans!

    November 2013
    Response from Don:

    It was great having you guys here for your quick get away! Looking forward to your next visit.

  • The accomodations were quite comfortable and Don you are an amazing host!! The snacks waiting for us when we arrived were delicious. and bagels, coffee and juice available for breakfast were so unexpected but appreciated! We had never tried airbnb until this cleveland trip. The experience exceeded our expectations and we will utilize this service again!! We will be back. We enjoyed the west side market and were able to walk there in 15 minutes and want to do that again soon!

    November 2013
    Response from Don:

    Thanks Alice. I'm glad Mark encouraged you to take a chance with airbnb. And I'm also thankful you decided to take that chance here. My desire is always to make my guest's stay as pleasant as possible. I look forward to you and your husband returning again in the future!

  • I stayed at the Forty-O-Five Place all week while on a business trip and had a terrific experience.

    I was looking for something close in to downtown and different than the usual hotel experience -this place delivers with it's cool loft ambiance! As a guest, the things that I appreciated were: the large amount of space, the full kitchen, a computer work station with printer, washer/dryer, walk in closet for clothes, garage w. opener, Kuerig Coffee machine with lots of coffee, strong wifi throughout the space, a comfortable bed with nice linens and the space was spotless.

    Don was a good communicator as well, available by phone, email or text. He politely checked in with me each day to see if there was anything that I might need via text message, and the check-in/check-out process was as just as simple as packing up and leaving a hotel.

    Great experience. Check this one out on your next trip!

    -Chris from Portland, Oregon.

    November 2013
    Response from Don:

    Thanks Chris! Hope to see you in 2014.

  • The Forty-0-Five Place has it all and Don is an incredible host. The neighborhood is historic and vibrant. The space was lovingly designed and restored—in and out. We arrived late to a beautifully lit backyard space (w/ fire pit), parked our car in the garage, headed through a fantastic back recreation/event space, past our personal welcome sign, and into the warmly lit and spotless apartment. And to think I cancelled a La Quinta Inn reservation for it! We were thrilled with the space. Huge kitchen. Laundry. Work station. Welcome kit. Dual climate control electric blanket on the bed. I mean come on! And all for a price that can't be beat. Don mentioned that he was new to hosting, but you would think he's been doing it his whole life—they thought of everything. Don and The Forty-0-Five are what Airbnb should always be like. Our best experience yet.

    October 2013
  • The place is fantastic ! Very good for couple to stay.
    They have fancy style of furniture arrangement. The kitchen is quite big and well structure for cooking indoor. It is spacious and make us feel warm like coming home.

    October 2013
  • Don was great and the space is amazing! Lots of personality and everything you need for a home away from home. Don was a welcoming and warm host. Walking distance to great restaurants and the West Side Market. Would definitely stay here again and recommend to anyone!

    October 2013
  • Wow...what to say?!? I came into Cleveland later in the day for one night as I was hoping to see the Browns play the following day. Needless to say, I didn't plan well and there were NO HOTELS anywhere. A friend mentioned Airbnb and I found this place immediately. Don responded within minutes and I was situated in his suite just after. He doesnt advocate short notice, so make sure you don't follow my lead. Don was SUPER cool and the place was perfect! I had an amazing first experience with this site/app and it's because of Don and his generous hospitality. Do not hesitate to stay @ his place if you're in town. It's an amazing piece of Real Estate that can't be duplicated. Thx Don!

    October 2013
    Response from Don:

    Ted! I really enjoyed having you here. Sad the Browns lost, but glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again in the near future. Have a nice trip!

    Very kind of you to say so much kind stuff...Thanks for the write up.

  • Amazing apartment. The photos don't do it justice. First time ever using airbnb and I will definitely use it again due to Don's hospitality.

    October 2013
    Response from Don:

    Thanks Daniel! Hope your Airbnb adventures continue to be great. Let me know if you ever come upon one of those kind of places that are also fantastic; Julie and I are always looking for places to stay.

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DW Hallum Design, Inc
My wife and I have been married for 29 years, have two children who are now married, and our home is a 12000sf warehouse (used to be a carpet cleaning company) located in the historic Ohio City district in Cleveland, OH. My occupation is as an architectural and product designer. We enjoy a good movie, having lunch together at some of the local restaurants, bike riding, or pleasant road runs through the neighborhood. I enjoy photography, designing and renovating buildings, and my wife and I both enjoy exercising. I've lived in this community since 1978, and actively participate in its transformation as a historical district. Our building is quite unique in the fact that it's, first of all, so large, and secondly, because there is no other space like it in Ohio City. It has been used for various media backdrops, (wedding photography, interview settings, major network filming). We are fairly private people, and as hosts are very respectful of the same consideration for guests. The suite we have available is on the first floor and is a complete warehouse type unit. It consists of one bedroom, bathroom with shower/tub, kitchen, laundry room, large living room, sun room, dining room, private entrance, off-street parking. There is easy access to downtown, Lake Erie, the Browns and Indians stadiums, the Cavaliers arena, West Side Market, and award winning restaurants by foot, cab, bike, car, or public transportation.
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