Akron/Kent International Homestay

House - Private room · Treetop Trail, Akron, OH 44313, United States
Steven
Your host, Steven
5 Reviews
Response rate: 86%
Response time: within a day

The Space

We can rent at times, two rooms when they become available.
Over 60 college students and friends from around the world have stayed with us from over 15 counties in the past 10 years. We like kayaking,exploring,the arts and just having fun with people. We also travel from our home up to 7 hours in any direction. Washington DC,Chicago,Columbus,Pittsburgh,Amish Country,Camping, Boating and more. Yes we have public transportation outside our door.
We practice Conversational English and enjoy sharing American culture and customs.
I have lived in our West-side area for 50 plus years, raised our family and it is safe. We are unique because you are our friends when you first show up,even family if you are open to it.
Our condo is 30 plus years old. A Western California/Asian Architecture style with a lot of green walking areas and with an outdoor swimming pool. Beware, we are always on the go. I hope to see you soon:) Have a great day! I know we will:).We live at the edge of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. (website hidden).
The bus stop is right outside on the main street on Portage Trail.
We also have many places to go eat a walking distance away (email hidden) indoor theater with great plays!

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 4
Extra people: $20 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $250 /week
Monthly Price: $600 /month
Cleaning Fee: $10
Check In: 5:00 PM
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Cancellation: Flexible
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  • We are a family of four (2 adults and 2 teens) were were in town to see a concert at Blossom Music Center. We are used to traveling light (hostels, homestays, etc), and we just needed a safe, clean place to crash for the night.

    Pros:
    ~ Close to Blossom Music Center.
    ~ Steve volunteered to drive us to Blommom and pick us up after the concert. (A big THANK YOU to Steve!!!!)
    ~ Clean and safe.
    ~ Friendly and helpful. (Steve printed out directions of restaurants, etc.)

    Cons:
    ~ According to this site, breakfast was supposed to be provided but was not. This was a real negative. The four of us spent $50.00 for breakfast, and we would have just went to a hotel if we would have known. "Breakfast" is listed as included.
    ~ Pricey for a family. We paid $130.00 for the four of us, but again, we thought breakfast was included.
    ~ No shower only a bathtub, so all had to take "bucket baths".

    Now I have to say that Steve certainly made up for the lack of breakfast by providing transportation to and from the concert. This would have cost us at least $15.00 in parking, gas, and hours in time.

    Over all, the condo, room, bed, and bathroom were adequate for a night. Steve was the added benefit. A charming man who obviously enjoys hosting. I am not sure this is the best place for families, but smaller groups including foreign students would be well suited.

    July 2014
  • It was interesting to meet other guests from China, Middle East and from the States. Had my own bedroom, single bed and shared bath. The interior of the house was in process of repair of another bathroom and tools laying about. Comfortable for the price. The house will no longer be available by the end of the month due to Steve is selling it and will rent another house. To bad, the house is 5 minutes from downtown Akron. Steve was accommodating and helpful.

    March 2013
  • Steven is a nice man, flexible and accommodating. If you need an inexpensive crash pad in Akron and are not too demanding about the facilities or privacy, with the ability to use the kitchen and laundry and to interact with international students, a room in his house will work for you. It also gives you the chance to stay in an urban neighborhood near Highland Square, a somewhat trendy area. It's hard to give the house a definite rating, since it all depends what you're looking for. Best for young people on a budget, I'd say.

    November 2012
  • Steven's home is a safe, comfortable home away from home. I especially enjoyed getting to know the wonderful, talented, very motivated students who share this home in Akron. I hope to return in the fall!

    July 2012
  • Steven and Robin were lovely hosts. I admire their choice to open their home to international college students to help them successfully adjust to probably their first foreign home. They make great pseudo "parents"!

    May 2011
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University of Akron
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Homestay Host/Hilton Hotel Engineer.
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I am a father and husband,have 4 adult children and have 8 grandchildren. I have managed a homestay 6 years now and house many college students wanting to learn English and American culture. We have a lot of fun and take many trips. We socialize through dinner parties and traveling (website hidden) travelers welcomed, when we have the space:)
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