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Your room with a bed, desk and two chairs
1906 home, arts district + lake
1906 home, arts district + lake
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1.5 baths
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1.5 baths
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Our 111+ yr old house is on a quiet, beautiful street 2 blocks away from the Gordon Square Arts District with 2 live theaters and a movie theater, art galleries, great bars and restaurants, shops, an Irish pub and coffee house. Only a 15 minute walk to the lake with a clean beach, trails and a new beach house with great views of Cleveland's sunsets .

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The Neighborhood:
Our home is in the awesome Gordon Square Arts District neighborhood on the near west side of Cleveland with a movie theater, live Cleveland Public Theater, Near West (community) Theater, art galleries, shops, a great coffee house (Gypsy Bean) and some of the best restaurants in the city (Luxe, Spice, XYZ, The Parkview Tavern and Latitude to name a few). The bike and pedestrian path leading to the lake and Edgewater Park (with a beach and marina) is about 4 blocks north of us. Wendy Park is a great place to enjoy the sunset at the lake with the Sunset Grill offering drinks and bar-type food. Also - our neighborhood has the most gardens on the city-wide Garden Walk and if you love gardens, I'd be happy to show you around my garden and some of my neighbors' amazing flower and vegetable gardens - just ask!

Our home:
We have a four bedroom home built in 1906 and it is is in the Franklin-West Clinton Historic District with lots of pretty homes around us. The living room has a wall of books for you to enjoy and the family room has french doors to a big back porch with an old fashioned glider to have breakfast on in the summer and enjoy a great view of the flowers, fruits and garden. Wi-fi available.

Our backyard is a miniature urban farm with fruit trees, berry bushes, a strawberry patch, vegetable garden, two chickens that give us fresh eggs every morning all year round, flower gardens and outdoor art. Our yard is in the annual Cleveland Garden Walk (see 250+ gardens in 10 neighborhoods around the city! )

Your room:
The guest room has a comfortable new double bed. It is sunny and is at the back of the house.

In the morning, we will lay out everything you need to make yourself a great breakfast - OJ, tea, french press coffee and fresh eggs from our hens, cereal, toast, jam made by the "Detroit Shoreway canning guild" that I am in, fruit, yogurt, and granola.

It's a full bathroom on the second floor, with a shower and tub, shared by everyone. Half bath on the first floor.

Downtown Cleveland is a quick bus ride, train ride or 5 minute drive away. University Circle is a 12 minute car ride to the east. The airport is a 15 minute drive west. We are within a 10 minute walk to the Rapid Transit train station which goes to all of the above places I've mentioned.

Guest access

Feel free to use the living room, dining room and kitchen and the back or front porches in good weather.

Interaction with guests

We are happy to give you the lay of the land about Cleveland and especially our neighborhood. We also have copies of the book "New to Cleveland" written by our neighbor Justin Glanvile.

Other things to note

You can park in our driveway.

Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet

Weekend Price $70 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 5PM - 9PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

You are welcome to use the kitchen to prepare your own meals. We'll provide you with coffee/tea and help-yourself breakfast foods in the morning: eggs from our hens, bread, cereal, yogurt, fruit and honey from our neighbor's bees. (Raising chickens and bees is really popular in our neighborhood). Feel free to use the kitchen to cook a meal for yourself but please leave the kitchen clean - or at least as clean as you found it. :-)

We do not smoke and don't allow smoking in our house but if you need to smoke you can use our back porch which is quite comfortable with a glider, table and chairs.

We go to bed around 10:30 or 11:00 pm so we'd like to have it quiet at that point. Thanks.

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Michael User Profile
September 2017
Our stay with Bobbi was welcoming and wonderful from the moment we arrived. Sharing her home, gardens, friends and fennel was simply in the nature of her hospitality. Great location, surrounded with a variety of good restaurant choices and. Very convenient to downtown, easy expressway access, too. We hope to return soon!

Marlen User Profile
September 2017
Bobbi and her husband, Mark, are warm, hospitable people. I enjoyed my stay with them very much. Their house is quaint and homey, and the location is great. There are multiple restaurants just two streets north that you can walk to. The beach and several bus stops are also within walking distance, and I personally felt safe walking the streets. Bobbi offered to drive me to a restaurant that was a bit further away, which I really appreciated. She really knows the town and gave my husband and I a mini tour; she has great conversation. I loved coming home at the end of the day or for a brief break and relaxing in the room. The bed is very comfortable and I loved the view from the north window; Bobbi's garden is just beautiful. I would be glad stay again highly recommend you do so, too!
Bobbi User ProfileBobbi is a superhost.
Response from Bobbi:
Thanks for the kind words Marlen. You and Charlie were a pleasure to host!
September 2017

Becca User Profile
September 2017
My friend and I loved our stay at Bobbi's place! Her house is conveniently located about ten minutes from the lake and ten minutes from downtown. Her and her husband gave us a warm welcome and gave us suggestions of places to go! I would highly recommend staying with them if you ever find yourself in Cleveland!

Robert User Profile
August 2017
Bobbi is an amazing host! Her house is beautiful! She does a fantastic job accommodating any needs or requests you may have. The room is exactly as listed. Without hesitation, I would stay with Bobbi again. While I didn't spend too much time at the house, it was always relaxing to be able to rest when I was there.

Cassie User Profile
August 2017
Bobbi's home and garden are absolutely beautiful. Her daughter and her were great with communicating, making it easy for us to arrive and depart. Bobbi laid out a lovely breakfast for us and her cat and dog are really sweet!

Reisya User Profile
July 2017
The location is within a friendly neighborhood. Bobbi and her husband are great people and offer excellent hospitality. The room is hotel fashion and has free WiFi.

Lily User Profile
July 2017
Bobbi's house is a wonderful place to stay in Cleveland! This was mine and my sister's first Airbnb experience and it was wonderful. Her home is very crafty and clean, with two wonderful pets. The location is great for restaurants, shops, and even an old-fashioned soda fountain. Both Bobbi and her husband were very nice, and breakfast in the morning was an added bonus! We will definitely stay here again if we ever return to Cleveland.

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Cleveland, Ohio, United StatesJoined in November 2011
Bobbi User ProfileBobbi is a superhost.

Hi - my husband Mark McDermott and I are both non-profit community development professionals and very active in our neighborhood. We have lived in the awesome Detroit Shoreway neighborhood for 25+ years on a great street with wonderful neighbors. We are both gardeners and worked with our neighbors to turn a vacant former gas station site into a reading garden next to our local elementary school. Our group just finished a "Poetree " project in which we installed poetry boxes on 10 trees throughout the neighborhood and a local writer's group supplies the poems.

We have traveled around the US, Canada, Mexico, western Europe, Poland and northern Spain.

We have one dog and a cat but sometimes our kids' dogs are visiting. My husband also keeps 2 chickens and you are welcome to eat their eggs for breakfast.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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