Family friendly room w/indoor pool

House - Private room · Pondside Court, Cincinnati, OH 45241, United States

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The Space

Bedroom furnished with a queen bed, crib, changing table - private bath, tub/shower on second floor of large contemporary home in suburban neighborhood Blue Ash/Evendale. Centrally located- convenient to Kenwood and Tri-county malls, Outlets at monroeville. Close to parks. Access to outdoor tennis courts (free),. Parking for 1 car in garage, washer. dryer. Use of common space including indoor pool, hot tub, sauna, game room with pool table and ping pong and an assortment of games. Use of gourmet kitchen.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $20 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 365 nights
Weekly Price: $450 /week
Monthly Price: $900 /month
Security Deposit: $800
Cleaning Fee: $30
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
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Cancellation: Moderate

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  • Suzette was a great host! Although we were unable to spend much time there due to a crazy work schedule, we enjoyed our stay immensely. Lots of room to kick back and plenty to do for enjoyment. Suzette made us feel at home and is a fascinating individual. I highly recommend both her and her home.

    April 2012
  • I stayed with Suzette for a month while doing a rotation and had a wonderful time! She made me feel like I was a part of the family and included me in many events and outings. The house is beautiful and all of my needs were more than met during my stay. I highly recommend paying her home a visit!

    December 2011
  • If you are looking in Cincinnati and do not want or need to stay downtown, you should look no further.

    This house is as advertised. My stay was wonderful. Really and truly this is a must-see house!

    June 2013
  • We made our internship and we rented a room in the Suzette's house. We did not see Suzette during our stay a lot, but her house must be seen, it is simply sublime! We had pleasure to live there, to cook there! Swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, fitness room, everything to indulge itself, we were almost in holiday!!!
    Thanks to Suzette!!!

    May 2013
  • This was a very uncomfortable rental for emotional and physical reasons. First, the housekeeper/tenant was not ready for my visit despite my 3:30 pm arrival. She was reluctant to let me in, keeping the garage door opener inside the house instead of outside where the host said it would be. I was given one towel and shown my room. The trash had not been taken out of some of the spaces; the shared restroom in the downstairs entryway still had used feminine products in the trash. When I arrived, the housekeeper was doing laundry (both her personal laundry and towels and sheets from previous guests) in both the first and second floor washers and continued until after 10:00 when my son-in-law asked her to stop. I could not take a shower (after getting up at 4:00 am and driving 8 hours) since there was no hot water. During a telephone conversation with the host I was told that my son-in-law had upset the tenant/housekeeper and that the water would be hot by morning. The housekeeper showed her disapproval by stomping around and slamming doors. I even heard a door slam at 3:00 in the morning.
    The single bed I slept in was very uncomfortable. I could feel springs in my back all night. The next day I stripped the sheets (we had decided to check out) and realized that the mattress had no mattress pad and was brown with age. It wasn’t a good mattress to begin with and was probably over 30 years old. Nasty.
    The gourmet kitchen has the virtue of being large and having two sinks. If you like cooking on old aluminum cephalon non-stick pans with the coating scratched and flaking off, this is the kitchen for you. I had brought a stainless steel pressure cooker with me and use that exclusively for the two meals I cooked. Not easy. There isn’t even a tea kettle.
    The heater in the swimming pool was not working and I had to let two workmen in during the Monday that I was there. The pool was not fixed that day.
    The basement apartment where the housekeeper and her husband live opens into the stairwell. Really strong cooking smells wafted up to us periodically and were very unpleasant.
    For this uncomfortable experience I was charged a day and a half rental, or $90 plus a $20 cleaning fee. This was a very expensive insult and I would not recommend this place.

    March 2013
    Suzette
    Response from Suzette:

    This was uncomfortable for me as well so I will respond to each of Lynn's points. When they made the reservation request I explained that I have a whole house rental checking out that Sunday so only their room and bath would be clean by arrival or they could come Monday. Lynn said she was going to arrive around 8 PM so I did not think this would be a problem. She then said she would arrive around 2 Pm and I stated if the caretakers are not home I would put the garage opener outside so they could get in. They came at 3:30, the caretakers were home so did not feel the need to put the openers outside and Lynn even called me before ringing the bell or calling the caretakers whose number I provided in a house manual. I then called the caretakers and had them let Lynn in, asserting tht keeping the garage opener inside was because she did not want to let her in is imputing motive without cause, something that continued throughout the stay and why I agreed that this was not a good 'fit'.The cleaning of the house , quarters that are shared was taking place as i told them would be the case during the day- a large group with toddlers to teenagers had just vacated and it takes a while to clean 6500+ square feet of living space.Lynn emailed after check in to ask what the charge would be for her daughter and son in law could stay in one of the other rooms until Friday and I quoted the price listed on the website which is $70/night and she said it was too expensive. Neighboring hotels are about 100/night. Then her son in law was in the family room atafter 9 PM watching TV despite the house rules clearly stating only registered guests can be in the home without prior approval (which was neither asked for nor given). I apologized that since both washers and dryers were being used there was no hot water in any of the 6 bathrooms until there was time to replenish it. She did confirm that by morning she was able to have a hot (website hidden) for the bedding I had mentioned to Lynn's daughter that the bedding in the room with the cribs was primarily for children, they are single twin beds and adult weights can make them uncomfortable but since she wanted to use the crib in the morning they opted for that room. Had she mentioned this to me I would have suggested she sleep in one of the queen beds 2 of which are brand new. I am surprised about stomping and slamming doors at 3 AM as I was not there but the caretaker works in a Dr's office in the morning so I have never heard her up at 3 AM. As for the pans' they are Cephalon and purchased within the last year since the pans I had for my own use had been damaged by guests using metal utensils on them. I have put the house manual instructions on how to care for such cookware but I can not afford to buy new cookware after each guest. I will upon my return check the condition as I try to keep pitch products in good condition but when I have back to back bookings can not assure that. For tea I use a pot unsure what a tea kettles purpose is as no other guests have complained about that. The pool heater broke over the weekend and I notified future guests. The servicemen came to look at it the first day they could which was Monday, unsure why someone would be so put out letting someone in to fix something and if she objected I could have left a garage opener for they outside but I was thinking of her security by doing it this way. I was told a new heater was needed and it took a week for them to order and deliver it. It is now installed and functioning. Even hotels I have stayed in have mechanical issues and serviceman are required to fix them unsure what reasonable expectation could be when something breaks other than to have someone fix it and service people were only on lower level never on the floor where her room was.There is a living area and exercise room between the apartments kitchen and the stairwell and even in a hotel one can not control smells related to food other consume. As for the charges bedding needed to be changed, a bathroom cleaned after a shower and use of sink and toilet unsure how a 20 leaning charge is expensive,, and they stayed until 6 PM so cleaning could not be done that day and i lost revenue for 2 days. All in all I feel expectations were unreasonable and communication not professional nor amicable. Fortunately the exception in my airbnb experience.

  • Beautiful home in a very nice neighborhood that was an easy drive from downtown. Had everything you could ever want and more.

    December 2012
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Philadelphia High School for Girls, Case Western Reserve University, The Wharton School
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Triathlon Medical Ventures (url: (website hidden))
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I grew up in Philly but moved to Cincinnati for work and family reasons. Professionally I am co-founder and managing partner of a venture capital firm focused on life science companies. I also have taught in MBA programs and entrepreneurship programs. On a personal note I am close with each of my 3 exciting grown children - 2 sons in NY and a daughter who is a college student (Pitzer college in California.). I am a life long learner. my career enables me to do so in the fields of medicine and science and my children by sharing their own very disparate interests. I enjoy meeting a wide variety of new people as it addis to my already eclectic interests - which include both engaging in and appreciation of all forms of creative pursuits - art, poetry, theatre as well as gastronomic adventures. Physically I was a competitive swimmer from age 7 through college and beyond, competed in and coached diving as well but now enjoy biking and volleyball. I play bridge and like any card game, board games. I have travelled extensively (all continents except Antarctica) for pleasure mostly and choose to live as locals do rather than live like a tourist. I am rather easy going about things,; other than smokers I can live alongside most without issue. I speak Hungarian fluently (it was my first language), and can understand French when spoken very slowly (i studied it in high school for 4 years- so was once proficient but that is now so many years ago).
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