This charming, 114 year old, bright and airy home in a quiet Lakewood neighborhood has been completely renovated. Enjoy the hardwood floors, 2 queen beds, complete kitchen, great front porch, w/d, new comfy furnishings and plush towels and bedding.
Since the house was built in 1900, the character and charm are built in....we just added a few comfortable touches.
This airy and bright cottage home is ideally located near downtown Lakewood and close to the freeway... which provides direct and quick access to downtown Cleveland.
The main bedroom includes a comfy queen-sized bed, large dresser and a closet for your belongings. An ironing board and iron are in the closet - should you need it. There are plenty of mirrors for dressing. The second bedroom also has a queen bed, with a dresser and closet - plus a view onto the front porch.
The large wood porch is a wonderful place to watch the world go by while still enjoying your privacy. Sit back and relax on the loungers, the rocker or the great retro furniture. You can even have your morning coffee at the front porch table that seats four.
The mattresses in all the beds are new and are from a top quality manufacturer. No sagging mattress here (where everyone meets in the middle!). The bed sheets and comforters are all of high quality and are also new....And they are all professionally laundered after each guest leaves.
The bathroom is clean, cheery - and like the entire house - has been completely renovated. The shower is incorporated into the bathtub. There is even a cool tile top table with baskets for storing your bathroom items in addition to the vanity and medicine cabinet.
The house has a complete kitchen, pots, pans, dishes and glasses - even a pantry There is a full size fridge/freezer with a microwave above. If you don't want to go out to the dozens of great restaurants in the area - you can enjoy dinner on the classic wood table in the kitchen that seats 4.
Other amenities throughout the home include wireless internet, ceiling fans, a flat screen tv in the living room, and plenty of great lighting options for reading or catching up on your paperwork.
New, comfortable and casual furniture add to the relaxed atmosphere. The living room has a comfy white sofa and 2 leather chairs plus an ottoman. You can keep your reading materials on the large coffee table.
There is even a spare bed (full bed) in a niche in the corner of the living room that serves as a day bed, or even a spare guest bed....again all new bedding and mattress.
Beautiful hardwood floors are in the main living areas and bedrooms, with new vinyl floors in the bath and kitchen. The colors of all the walls were selected to add to the welcome glow of this great little cottage.
The house can comfortably sleep 4 adults - although we recommend 2.
You will have access to the entire apartment including the basement, which is complete with a washer and dryer (and even some detergent, so you don't need to bring your own). You are welcome to do your personal wash during your stay, or wash the bedding and towels should you choose. Our cleaning crew will take care of all the wash and laundering of the towels and bedding after you leave - no need for you to rush and do laundry when you're preparing to leave.
There is both off street and on street parking. Internet access and a secure wifi connection is included. The wifi is super easy to connect. The password will be provided when you check in - it's also located in a very thorough house manual you will find upon your arrival.
The upstairs tenant is quiet and respectful. We choose our tenants .....and our guests very carefully.
Interaction with Guests
None - The house is perfect for a weekend getaway, or an extended stay. I am always available to help plan your trip and make the most of you time - should you need. When booking, just let me know your areas of interest and I'll help you put together a true local's experience - or simply refer to the house manual which includes house info and all our recommendations for local restaurants and places to go!
Delicious home made meals are also available upon request for a nominal charge. Simply tell us what you like! (We have been known to surprise guests with meals and treats from time to time)... we work hard to make you feel welcome.
Lakewood is a fantastic, safe area with restaurants, bars and shopping.
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Located in a quiet, safe and desirable neighborhood, it's a quick walk or a very short drive to the heart of Lakewood where you will find an eclectic mix of coffee shops, restaurants, bars, bakeries and historic homes.
Interstate 90 is minutes away and downtown Cleveland is reachable in a short 10-12 minute drive, along with Ohio City, Tremont and Detroit Shoreway. A quick and easy 20 minute drive to University Circle.
This is a completely renovated 114 year old home. Instructions for parking, entry and general house info will be e-mailed to you before you arrive. Also, a house manual is located in the kitchen cabinet. We expect everyone to treat the home with the respect it deserves.
This was a beautiful home with everything my friend and I needed - very nicely furnished and decorated. The kitchen had everything we needed to make our own meals. The beds were super comfortable, too. We enjoyed the short walk to some of the shops and restaurants in the area, as well as the quick drive into Cleveland to explore what it had to offer.
I had surgery in the Cleveland and I wanted a place to stay that would allow me to feel like I was at home. Bob's cottage was just that. It had all we were looking for in comfort. We cooked all our meals in the fully functioning kitchen, sat on the porch when it was sunny, watched cable tv, etc. This is a perfect get away and relaxing space. The neighborhood was great too. We took short walks around the neighboring streets and it was quiet yet family oriented.
Everything was as described in the posting. We would happily stay there again.
Bob was a great host with ready recommendations for area restaurants and things to do. The house was wonderful, warm and welcoming. I felt right at home in his well appointed and super clean space. I could not have been more pleased. I have stayed in 5 star hotels and not had as nice an experience. We had one question in the middle of our stay and he responded immediately with directions. I would absolutely come back and recommend this to others without hesitation.
A very smooth arrival thanks to thorough instructions from host Bob. The home is in a solid working class neighborhood, quiet with sidewalks for strolling. The place is quite comfortable, clean and was exactly as it appeared online. The kitchen is well equipped though we did not eat there much. We will definitely stay here again next time we are in Lakewood to visit family.
This was a great place. Very clean, comfortable and convenient. My family came to town for a funeral, and Bob had chicken soup and cookies waiting for us when we arrived. He also was very accommodating as this was a last minute reservation. Our kids were very comfortable here. The neighborhood was nice and quiet, but very convenient to restaurants and grocery stores. Highly recommend Bob's place!
Bob's place was fantastic. We travel to Cleveland several times a year and normally stay in Rocky River or Lakewood. The location was great and the house was wonderful! Clean, comfortable, felt like a brand-new house inside. We really couldn't have asked for a better place.
The house was well-stocked and felt like it was our own. Truly a home away from home!
Bob's place is super clean and cozy. We were there for a month and there was a couple of small issues that Bob resolved immediately. The place is well stocked with cleaning supplies and even spices and dry goods left over from other visitors. The location is super convenient because of quick highway access and a really nice Lakewood downtown food scene. Bob's architectural background really shows in the cleanness of the renovation and the fact that none of the doors stick at all. This experience was 10 times better than being in a hotel room for a month.
Hey there, I'm Bob...I really enjoy offering a great comfortable place to stay. I'm an architect so I take great pride in our Lakeood home. It was built in 1900 and completely renovated in 2013.
I enjoy spending time with good friends, designing and building furniture, home renovations, running and boating.