About This Listing
Welcome to Cincinnati's smallest neighborhood and best kept secret. Enjoy your stay in a quiet, peaceful area located minutes from XU, UC and (a few more minutes) downtown Cincinnati.
The first thing anyone from Cincinnati says when they visit my home for the first time is that they never knew this neighborhood existed. Yet it is located right in the heart of the city...a hidden gem! The next comment is generally how amazingly quiet it is. So if your looking for a peaceful retreat but close to just about everything Cincinnati, consider my house on 'the hill'.
You will have your own spacious room with queen size bed, tv (no cable here but all the NetFlix you want!) and wireless internet access. Guests are welcome to use the kitchen or hang out in the living room. Summer visitors can choose between front and back patios. (warning to Winter guests - the house has radiator heat. Radiators like to bang and clang. It's part of their charm. Rest assured, the house will not explode. It just sounds like it's going to!)
Note: there is only one full bath in the home and Baby the cat rules the roost. (and occasionally Gine the dog is present when her dad is out of town...)
Centrally located between I75 and I71 about 7 miles north of downtown Cincinnati. Easy access to Xavier University, University of Cincinnati, the Cincinnati Zoo, and Avon Fields Public Golf Course. About a 10 - 15 minute drive to Great American Ballpark, Paul Brown Stadium, Museum Center and many other Cincinnati attractions.
No smoking inside, no hanging out the windows and screaming 'I LOVE THIS PLACE!', and no cat haters please.
Check in for Friday arrival is generally around 5pm
Check in for Saturday arrival is pretty much anytime
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My girlfriend and I came to Cincinnati for a friends wedding and stayed with Andy. He was a very gracious hosts, even offered us a ride to the wedding. His home was beautiful, very comfortable and quiet.
Andy was a great host. We weren't there very long but the room was very nice and comfortable. Andy thought of nice extras like water bottles by the bed, coffee and muffins in the morning. Would definitley stay with Andy again.
Andy had a charming and unique home. He was quiet, nice, and accommodating. We were tired so we didn't socialize with him much which was a regret but I did get to pet his cat Baby who he has had for 13 years :). As for the space, it was clean and organized, he left out snacks and had toiletries available , and the bed was very comfortable. I would recommend him and if I stayed with him again I would stay for the breakfast and coffee (we had to leave early).
Andy is a great household, and the house is also wonderful
Andy did a wonderful job welcoming me into his lovely home. I found him to be a quiet, gentle man. His home is immaculate, decorated to match the integrity of this historic home. It's something that literally belongs in Architectural Digest, it's so beautiful. His second floor is where my bedroom was, and the stairs are wide with a hand rail (as I walk with a cane this was especially helpful). There was a extremely comfortable queen bed with plenty of room, top grade sheets, pillows, towels. Such attention to detail! The bedroom had windows that open, which was welcoming for someone like myself who just left snow in the Midwest. Daffodils, tulips, everything is blooming and the air is sweet and the neighborhood was quiet. The only sound I heard out the window were spring peepers.
Wonderful toiletries had I needed them, and a completely restored updated bath just a few feet from my bedroom. Andy has a lovely sitting room in the front of his home, where we visited for a short while over some wine. I learned it was his birthday, and was so moved he was still willing to share his home with a stranger for that evening.
In the morning he had laid out fruit, yogurt, juice and coffee (which I wasn't expecting), and at my request, recommended a good brunch spot. Don't miss taking up his suggestion of: Sugar and Spice Breakfast cafe. It is a "one-of-a-kind" eatery where everybody knew everybody, food was terrific, and the bucket of thousands of rubber ducky's are a memory I will treasure forever!
We had to book last minute due to a hotel issue, and Andy was very accommodating. The house as well as the neighborhood were beautiful with lots of character. If I or someone I know needs to stop in Cincinnati, Andy will definitely be getting a booking from me again!
About the Host, Andy
Just one old man and a cat (and occasionally a dog when her dad is out of town) that enjoy hosting travelers who are looking for a quiet alternative to the Holiday Inn. Hobbies include anything outside in the sunshine, reading, crosswords, the gym, WAY too much NetFlix, family, traveling when I can, etc.
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