Our home consistently wins "Beautification Watch" awards from the city of Akron.
5min from downtown Akron, 30min from downtown Cleveland, but feels like you're in the Country w/ large lot & golf course view.
Treadmill, Elliptical, Weights/Bench
Our house & yard are very special, and we'd love to share them with you! We often win "Beautification" awards from the city of Akron, based on front exterior appearance. Little do they know what the inside & back yard oasis look like!
Although the Base Price listing is officially for our Sage Bedroom & 1 full private bath, we have 2 additional upstairs rooms + a pullout couch in our finished basement which could sleep more people upon request (additional guest charges apply). Message me & we will do our best to accommodate you. Please note that this is where we live too, so we do not rent the whole house.
A single traveler or couple will have your own bedroom w/ Queen Sized Bed (new mattress set) & TV, as well as a spacious private bath just across the hall (toilet, pedestal sink & tub/shower combo). This is a second floor room, overlooking our great backyard, pool & Mud Run golf course. We call this the Sage Room, since it's painted a relaxing sage green. Since this is exclusively a B&B room, empty drawers & closet are ready for your use. (Base price $90/night).
The main (Sage) guest room is separated from our master suite, by the upstairs hall & another empty bedroom. This additional bedroom (Sunflower Room) w/ Queen Bed can also be reserved to accommodate an additional single traveler or couple (additional guest charges of $35/person apply).
The third upstairs bedroom over our garage has recently been remodeled into quite a spacious retreat. For $109/night, you can stay in this very romantic Sea Glass Room. It also has a pullout loveseat & electric fireplace.
Because we only have 1 full guest bathroom, we do not rent out to more than 1 party. But we can accommodate as many people as you are comfortable bringing, to share the 3 bedrooms & bathroom.
Our first floor includes a gourmet kitchen, dining room, and living room w/ 60" flat-screen TV (spaces you'll share with us).
Our finished basement has an additional living/workout area with another large flat-screen TV, treadmill, elliptical, free weights & bench. One of the couches in the basement pulls out into a bed also.
Since there are only 2 of us, we can either all share the same living space/TV, or hang out on completely separate floors.
Our swimming pool, large back deck, fenced backyard w/ patio & fireplace, and front porch swing are also open for everyone's use (as weather permits), allowing for as much socialization or near-privacy as you'd like.
We have 3 retired racing Greyhounds, and can take other dogs as guests too.
Interaction with Guests
We do not intend to stay elsewhere during your stay, but we can interact as much or as little as you'd like. See description of spaces/guest access above.
Our hospitality will fall somewhere between a real B&B, and being house guests. We'll serve you (breakfast/drinks) whenever possible; and encourage you to help yourself the rest of the time.
We are on the very edge of the city limits, with great highway access, where I-77 & I-76 intersect.
You have all the city/suburban conveniences at hand, city water, etc, but feel like you're out in the country.
Our street itself is a mixture of century old farm houses, and homes of various ages/sizes that were built when the old farms subdivided.
Go 3 streets in one direction and it's pretty urban, or 3 streets in the other direction for farmers markets.
We are not super-convenient to public transit, though we are VERY convenient to the highways 77 & 76. We do suggest arriving by car.
Although we have a deli, ice cream stand & grocery store within walking distance (1/2 to 3/4 mile), our street doesn't have sidewalks. We're used to walking/running on the not-so-busy street, but we're not the touristy/quaint/walkable kind of neighborhood.
Other Things to Note
Breakfast is included. Typically bacon or sausage, eggs, and fruit or plain pancakes + fresh fruit; but I'll gladly accommodate special requests with a few days notice. On the rare occurance that we can't agree on a time for me to serve you breakfast, or if you're in a hurry, I can do something self-serve or grab & go.
Additional meals can be arranged as well for a nominal additional fee. My specialties include: Italian Wedding Soup, manicotti, tiramisu; Salmon in phyllo dough, BBQ Ribs/Pulled Pork, and Chicken Paprikash. Can also cook vegetarian. 1 week notice is helpful for any special meal requests. Never mind an excuse to learn a new recipe!
AMENITIES AVAILABLE: Wifi, Iron, Hair Dryer, Towels, Shampoo/Conditioner/Body Wash/Toothpaste.
Don't let the dogs out! At least not out of the fenced backyard. They are retired racing greyhounds, which are very gentle indoors but different than retrievers or herding dogs. If they see something to chase, we'll never catch them!
Conversely, if you are traveling with dogs, they might enjoy our 4'-fenced backyard.
Sara and Jeff have been amazing hosts. They have a very beautiful house. They made me feel at home from the first minute I stayed at their house. Sara is a great cook. The dinners have been very tasty. I really enjoyed their company at all times. I can really recommend anybody to stay at their house.
Wow, if all Airbnb experiences are this good, then I'll be doing a LOT of Airbnb from now on! This was our first experience w/ Airbnb, but it was absolutely wonderful from start to finish. Sara and her husband are delightful people, very welcoming and accommodating.
The house was immaculate and felt warm and comfy. We relaxed in their beautiful backyard w/ some snacks when we arrived and the next morning she made an absolutely delicious and generous range of breakfast foods that were enjoyed by all. The location is very quiet and yet about a minute from a major highway on-ramp. It was incredibly easy to get around while we were here and Sara was in great contact about things before and during our visit. The beds were comfortable and the rooms and bathroom were large enough. Although they have three beautiful dogs, these weren't a problem at all (and I am often sensitive to dog hair). They just enjoyed being petted when/if you felt like petting them. Sara was available to talk w/, but didn't in any way push herself on us, so we had good, interesting conversation w/ her and her cool husband about a variety of things. I enjoyed a refreshing dip in the pool as it became hot and it was very good.
Our group who stayed here would all give Sara 5 stars for this great place, highly recommending it.
Sara & I Jeff went out of their way to accomadate us. We had some long & strange hours. Beautiful home. Quiet location. Good breakfast each morning.
Thank.you so much Sara & JeffBesutiful
Had a great stay with Sara and Jeff in Akron. The house was beautiful and clean, and the room couldn't have been better—clean, spacious room with a window and a very comfortable bed. The breakfast was really, really good as well. Sara and Jeff were super helpful at every step in the process, and my only regret was that I had to leave mid-week since someone had already booked the weekend with them. I highly recommend their wonderful home!
Sara and Jeff were great hosts along with their 3 quiet, gentle, and loving rescued greyhounds. The house and grounds were beautiful. The bed was very comfortable with a TV, 2 bureaus, and a white noise machine that had the sounds of nature & surf to help you sleep. The bathroom was nicely done, very serene and clean, as was the whole house. We were able to come and go as we please via the garage. We even used the washer & dryer. Sara made a great breakfast of eggs, sausage, bacon, blueberry pancakes, and a very nice bowl of fresh cut fruit & berries. Sara even gave us a 'to go' bag of the breakfast fruit for our trip home!! Would definitely recommend staying with Jeff & Sara. They are 2 interesting professionals in their fields and very interesting to talk to. Thanks for a great 'home away from home' stay Sara & Jeff!!!
Sara and her husband did a great job of hosting. His recommendations on area golf courses were terrific (although our golf game was not). We appreciated the time and attention Sara gave our reservation before we arrived. The breakfast was delicious and carefully made to fit our needs.
My wife and I had an amazing stay! We made a very last minute reservation, but our hosts couldn't have been more welcoming upon our rather late arrival. Wine, awesome home-brewed beer, and cuddly Greyhounds were shared, all of which made us feel very at home. Our room was decorated as beautifully as the rest of the home. No detail was ignored. Seriously, our fresh towels were scented with lavender and felt like cashmere. After a great night of rest we awoke to an *incredible* breakfast prepared by Sara. We were floored and couldn't have imagined a more lovely way to begin our day. Our only regret is that we couldn't have stayed longer — we look forward to another visit on our next trip westward. If you're looking for a premier, modern B&B experience in the Akron area, look no further.
Professional couple who loves our dogs. We also love to travel, run, golf (Jeff) and make wine/beer.
We grew up in Cleveland, have lived & worked in a lot of different nearby communities, so we can offer touring advice if you'd like.
We love staying at "non-hotels" when we travel, and would love to own a real b&b someday. Figure this is a good way to try it out!