About this listing
Close to downtown and transit lines leading to the airport, Univ. Circle, + Ohio City, my house is a convenient place to call home base in Cleveland. It's two blocks from Gordon Square Arts District which contains shops, restaurants, and theaters.
Your room is inviting, with a queen bed, a large window, and a ceiling fan. The living room has two couches and you'll have access to the television which has local tv stations, Hulu +, and Netflix. There is one shared bathroom, as well as a washer and dryer that are available for your use. My sizable front porch is wonderful for enjoying a day or evening relaxing and people watching.
Guests have access to most of the house: the private bedroom, kitchen, living room, dining room, shared bathroom, and front and back porches.
Interaction with Guests
I interact as much or as little as you like.
Check in is set at 6pm, because most likely I will be off work by then and can meet you. Check out is at 2pm. These times aren't set in stone, so if they don't work for you, just let me know. I'm flexible.
I am two blocks from the heart of the Gordon Square Arts District featuring the Capitol Movie Theater and Cleveland Public Theater. This node contains several boutique shops, a wonderful coffee shop (Gypsy Bean), and a great array of restaurants: Frank's Falafel, Happy Dog, Latitude 41, Luxe (great patio!), Rincon Criollo (a delightful Cuban restaurant), Spice, Toast, and XYZ (American fare). Don't forget to get a fountain soda or ice cream from Sweet Moses.
The house is a 10-15 minute walk to Edgewater Park, on Lake Erie, which includes a beach, pier, and a bluff with amazing views of the lake and the city. I am about a 15 minute walk to W. 25th St. in Ohio City, where you'll find Great Lakes Brewery and the West Side Market, among other great Cleveland eateries and shops.
The house is a 10 minute walk from the RTA Rapid Redline Train W. 65th/Lorain Station which connects you to Ohio City, Downtown, University Circle, Lakewood, and Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport. Bus lines 26 and 45 each have stops a few blocks away. I'm a 2 mile walk, bike, or drive to downtown. The Tremont neighborhood is also nearby.
Other Things to Note
Nearby vegetarian friendly restaurants include the Flying Fig, Banana Blossom, Johnny Mangoes, Momocho, Ty Fun Thai Bistro, La Bodega, and Istanbul Grill.
I'm pretty laid back. I ask that you don't let the cat out (he will try!) Though I say "no smoking," that is only inside. There are two covered porches where you can smoke. I also ask that guests aren't loud after 12am, especially during week nights.
Jim is a very nice guy, living in an beautiful house in a quiet neighborhood.
Didn't see him that often because he had to work, but he gave me advice what I could do in the area and he left a lot of flyers about Cleveland in my room.
I also liked the cat, very playful and looking for attention.
Great space! Beautiful vintage style apartment. Very clean. Jim was very responsive. Would stay again :)
This is our second time staying at Jim's place . Again, he was such a gracious host. He accommodated our SUPER late check in and greeted us when we arrived. We love staying with Jim!! His kitty is so adorable and the room is always clean. We feel right at home there.
First of all, Jim was an amazing host. Though we saw each other only once during my 4-day stay (that's because I was busy overnight and used to wake up at noon), we had a great communication by text & phone. If there's anything you need concerning the house (but actually I didn't because everything was fine), or need recommendations on local restaurants - Jim is always there to provide help. And the room was exactly as described - spacious and clean. I also liked the location - 7-10 mins walk to RTA Red Line which connects to both downtown (just two stations' ride) and the Hopkins airport. Oh, almost forgot - the cat is just fantastic! Would definitely stay again!
Jim was so helpful with me and my boyfriend who arrived in cleveland very late in the evening. We spend a good and quiet night in his house in a beautiful neighborhood. The cat is fantastic! :)
Even though we didn't meet Jim during our one night stay at his home, he made sure that we had everything to make us feel at home. The house was in a great neighborhood and very close to all things in the city. Jim is one of the best guides of a city we have met in our travels. His food recommendations were excellent. I would highly recommend you stay with Jim and explore Cleveland based on his recommendations when you visit.
Jim met me with tea/coffee available on arrival, and introduced me to his friendly car Sharman. He explained everything I needed to know about his lovely home and the tree lined neighborhood. It's a charming gentrifying area, close to the lake, and a short drive to downtown Cleveland, with lots of dining and coffee shop options close by. Street parking was easy and safe. Jim is often out, so if you need a quiet place to relax or work Jim's living room or kitchen table makes for the perfect space. definitely would stay here again. Jim is a smart, DTE and friendly guy.
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About the Host, Jim
Hi, I'm Jim. I enjoy urban life, running, volleyball, reading, coffee, and ice cream. I'm a proud Clevelander and am always looking for new ways to discover my city.
I enjoy hosting Air BNB because I love meeting new people and learning about their experiences. I pay good attention to the happenings around Cleveland, so I'll be able to give you suggestions on what to do and where to dine!
I also love to travel. Typically I don't stray too far from home, but do visit nearby cities often.