About This Listing
Coming to the Cleveland area? Stay in our perfectly located home in Lakewood. Close to everything! Public transportation right next door. Its a 10 minute walk to downtown Lakewood and lots of great places to eat begin right on next block!
The space is nice and roomy with a king size sleigh bed and a bunk bed, a TV, wireless internet & Roku with Amazon Prime, Netflix, Hulu and many more. The bedroom is on the 3rd floor of the house and has a nice urban view of the street. You can comfortably sleep a family of 4 here. We have an 9 1/2 year old boy so we are family friendly. Our home is an art gallery on one side and we live on the other; however, we have a ton of paintings on the side we live in also. Its eclectic and unusual but most people love it and want to stay again and again. In addition, I have over 30 years experience cooking in restaurants all over the place and if you want to stay in and have me cook you a special dinner here I love to do that. The price fluctuates according to the menu.
Guests have access to their room, bathroom and kitchen if desired, laundry in basement and garage and carport.
Interaction with Guests
We will be around the house and in the yard but wont interfere with your privacy unless you want to come outside and sit in the back yard; or on the front or back porch or lay in the hammock. Yes, we are here when our guests are here.
This is one of the best neighborhoods in the US. It is a super safe, walk friendly, bike friendly place. There are a ton of bars and restaurants in our little city and grocery shopping and antiquing are right around the corner. The YMCA is 2 blocks down with an indoor pool if you're a member or you can go to the outdoor Lakewood Pools for a daily rate. There are several play parks in the neighborhood as well as entrances to the Metroparks less than a mile from the house. If you are coming to Cleveland you have to experience the Metroparks. Its over 100 miles of bike path that winds through forests and parks all connected that circle the city and continue south down the Erie Canal. 45 minutes from here is Cedar Point and The Islands with wineries and beaches and boating. We also have boating right here down in the Rocky River Marina or at the Edgewater Yacht club. Visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, take in a sporting event at one of the arenas or visit a comedy club downtown and try your luck at the Horseshoe Casino. Tour the Cleveland Art Museum, or the Natural History Museum or take a tour on Lolly the Trolley. You can enjoy a dinner cruise and then take in a show at Playhouse Square. There is a ton of fun things to do here!
You can walk, bike or taxi (Westlake Cab - 5$ anywhere in Lakewood). If you want to take the bus, it stops right outside of the store next to our house. Busses and RTA Transit can take you anywhere you want to go in the city and greater metropolitan area.
Other Things to Note
We have a one dog. Her name is Phoebe. She is a small dog who loves people and loves to dance. She has good manners and is friendly. She will bark when she first meets you but won't after that; and she is groomed and bathed often and I vacuum and shampoo the carpets and furniture frequently so there is no "dog" smell in the house and there's not a lot of hair flying around either as I can't stand it.
I provide Dunkin Donuts and coffee or Bagels and cream cheese and orange juice but if you want you can order eggs benedict or my special recipe biscuits and gravy with eggs or stuffed french toast with mixed berry syrup and sausage links or patties for 30.00 per party (but you can only choose one meal per morning). We are 15 minutes from the Browns Stadium, Rock n Roll Hall of Fame, Science Center, Progressive Field, or just about anywhere downtown. We are 20 minutes from the Cleveland Clinic, the VA hospital and 25 from Case Western Reserve and University Hospital.
No loud music or rough-housing; no drugs and no alcoholics (practicing). Smoking is outside only. Please leave common areas in the same shape they were in when you found them. Only our personal bedrooms and my china cabinet are off limits The rest of the house is yours to share. I love to host people and have had roommates my whole life. A lot of the people who have roomed with me are still my very close friends.
Nice last minute stay in Lakewood with decent Mexican restaurant next door. Wi-Fi. Room on third floor. Pets.
We had a great stay with Anitra. She was there to greet us when we arrived and we could come and go as we pleased. There were four of us in one room so we were nicely surprised to see the room was bigger than we'd expected. Very private. The neighborhood felt safe for walking and parking. The drive into the city was short and easy. Breakfast was great! And Anitra and her family were all very friendly and interesting and not at all intrusive. I'd stay again the next time!
1) Anitra is a very good host and her family are also really nice. She also provide airport pick up and drop off. ( I have to give her a big big thanks because our departure flight was really early and she gave us a ride at 3:30am). 2) She also took us for a city tour and recommended a number of good restaurants for our exploration. 3) The neighborhood is safe and there is lake view in two blocks away and a kid playground cross the street. Having said that the place is good for family trip as well as business trip ( just 15min car- ride away to Cleveland city centre and 20min to Cleveland hospital and arts centre). Thanks Anitra - we had a pleasant stay with her).
Anitra is an artist and cook! The room is comfortable and beautiful. All kinds of paintings, comfortable beds, clean and lovely cat, the best America breakfast I‘v ever eaten! The area is very close to the lake, very quiet.
The host was very accommodating on short notice. Very good communication and helpful in securing the place. The room was clean and coffee and yogurt for breakfast on a nice porch was a great way to start my morning. The screen door directly next to the bed was noise through out the night. Other than that a great experience.
The house is located next to a quiet street, and it is easy to park on the side. Anitra is extra nice and friendly. The room is exactly as described, with wifi, amazon TV, and a warm heating system. We enjoyed Anitra's paintings and other work, as well as cups of tasty coffee!
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About the Host, Anitra
Hi my name is Anitra Handley-Boyt and my husband Rodney and I live in this great side by side home. We are both artists, as is my mother and our son, Adam. I have a political science degree from Northern Illinois University and a Law degree from Cleveland Marshall College of Law. I am currently running the gallery and our home. I worked for 30 years in the restaurant business and am a pretty decent cook as well.
Five things I can't live without? Family, Friends, Food, Art and Exercise
Favorite places to visit? So far Lake Lure, Biltmore, Asheville area is just a great great place to enjoy life and take in the sites or activities; but, I am dying to go to Italy, France, Spain, Greece,...everywhere!
Has the BEST Ice cream anywhere. The HOMEMADE brand is just naughty! You will love it. I don't know if its good or bad but its right next door.
Awesome South of the Border food. The place is fun and comfortable with a lot TVs for sports and huge bar that wraps around from one room to the next. The food is absolutely terrific.
Its a coffee house with vegetarian and organic fare. Two of my guests have recommended it.
Again, excellent food, great atmosphere and so close. Good night life here too.
This place is an institution for breakfast or lunch. Not fancy, just good food, good service (usually good service). They are cash only though.
This place is famous for its exceptional sandwiches. I recommend the Lake Erie Monster!
This is our local Diner. Its pretty good for breakfast. I've never eaten other meals there though. It is in an old dining car from a train so it has a cool atmosphere.
The Food is fantastic, More upscale and right next door is the new lounge where music and night life are heating up the area at Vosh.
Food is great and very fun place to hang out. Music and night life.
Big Fun has an eclectic inventory of toys old and new and is a very fun way to fritter away a bit of time strolling down memory lane and letting the kids choose something from 1.00 on up.
The Aquarium is pretty cool if you enjoy visiting with different species of marine life. There is a walk through shark/octopus/other critters tank.
It is a great place if you love Rock n Roll and very interactive. A great way to reminisce and in a beautiful location on the lake.
For baseball fans of course.
Our art museum is wonderful, amazing and cannot be properly toured in one day. The collection is too extensive. I love it and go there often.
A great date night! with dinner at one of the local restaurants in Little Italy or at The Tavern on the Green
This is a Restaurant and a Bar. The food is very good and I highly recommend the garlic hot wings crispy! Yumm!