Historic Victorian Lakewood Home

House - Entire home/apt · Clifton Blvd, Lakewood, OH 44107, United States
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Experience the charm of a Victorian home with the convenience of modern stainless steel appliances.

Our last guests 8/4/2013 said they really enjoyed lounging around the front porch in the evenings...we hope you will too.

The architecture of this renovated 3 story Victorian home with original Slate Roof, turrets, bay windows, hardwood floors with fruitwood and mahogany inlaid strips is lovely.

AVAILABLE FOR MONTH TO MONTH RENTAL OR SHORT TERM.
$2200/mos partially furnished short term plus utilities for 3 mos or less.
$1600/mos if rented long term min. 6 mos.
Weekly for one week is $1477.00

Built in 1900 by and sold to the Hungers in 1902. They lived in and loved this beauty for 55 years until it was sold again. Signed Tiffany light fixtures graced the dining room with it's arches and built in leaded glass china cabinet until owners in the 70's traded them for an oriental carpet.

Italian Tile makes a statement in the large sunny eat in kitchen with a gas stove, Side by side stainless steel fridge, and dishwasher.
With 11 ft coved ceilings, pantry, plate rails, and gorgeous era ceiling fans...you know you are staying somewhere special.

Relax in the large living room with a Steinway Upright Baby Grand Piano circa 1911 and a double mantled mirrored fireplace with tiger oak Corinthian Columns.

Parking for 2 cars in the driveway. (Two spaces just outside the side door) It's a shared driveway so we need you to use the two assigned parking spaces. Plenty of street parking in front of the house on the tree lined Boulevard.

A lovely front porch and back deck with a pond away you for relaxation. Just a short walk to Lake Erie and a bike ride to the Rocky River Valley where the Emerald Necklace Park System gives you 100 miles of tree lined bike and running paths to spread your legs and wings.

Walk to the brand new YWCA and work out, or to any of Lakewood's adorable shoppes and restaurants. Famed restaurant: Melt's is only one mile away.

There are 2.5 baths. Laundry facilities and most everything you need to live comfortably for a short or longer term. Take the public bus ( the 55) to downtown Cleveland and visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Visit the brand new casino and experience, Terminal Tower and all of it's treasures.

The 2nd floor hall bath has been recently remodeled and updated yet kept in keeping with an amazing Slipper shaped claw foot tub, granite topped sink and new tile floor. The original white curare 1920's glass tiles have been resecured and grouted.

The master bedroom has vintage (period) wall paper by Bradbury and Bradbury, a romantic fireplace mantel and a bay window. Large 4x6 ft closets will fit anything you bring with you.

The 3rd floor suite is 900 sq ft with 3 large skylights -3 rooms: One bedroom, one living room, and a bonus room.

NOTE: This is a very large 113 yr old home and NOT a brand new constructed home. Don't expect it to be perfect though it has been upgraded in many ways. The stairs creak when you walk up them but we like to say that NO ONE can sneak in or out. This is not a B&B but rather a rental home with a HUGE amount of space that has been furnished comfortably but not LAVISHLY with antiques and comfortable furniture.

At $200 per night we feel it's a bargain compared to nearby hotels that are 200 sq ft with no kitchen, a yard, deck and front porch to enjoy. If you want swanky...look for a $400/nite place.

There are 2.5 baths. The first floor has a convenient half bath off of the kitchen.
The 2nd floor has a brand new $2200 claw foot slipper tub with platinum feet, new toilet, new tile floor, granite topped sink, and it is really lovely.
The 2nd bathroom/claw ft tub with shower over it is located in the laundry room. It is a cast iron claw ft tub that is original to the house and the laundry room is located in the basement with high ceilings. It's very rustic but has it's own charm. The new toilet, *we couldn't save the 113 yr old push button toilet" is in a water closet separated and private inside the laundry room area. We were able to keep the 113 yr old sink.

AIR CONDITIONING: We have two window units and the master bedroom one is has two remotes. With lake breezes, lots of windows and ceiling fans you should be comfortable.

Disclaimer: We have secured another cast iron claw foot tub that is planned to go into the 3rd floor so that there is a tub on every floor. This site will be updated when the work is completed. Meanwhile we have tucked the tub on the 2nd floor out of the way. We hope you will understand that this is temporary and will not impact your stay in any way.

HISTORY:The Hunger Brass Company Family:
bought this luxury house from the bankrupt builder in 1902.
They lived here and raised their families in both sides of the duplex until 1957. The Hunger's donated the doors and stained glass windows to a near by church. Their foundry was responsible for the brass railings in historic Terminal Tower and all of the downtown Historic Theatres.

We've included some photos here of the family having dinner in the dining room when it actually had signed Tiffany fixtures. Imagine if you will times gone by on this fashionable tree-lined street with cable cars whizzing past only minutes from the casino in downtown Cleveland, the Browns Stadium, the Rock and Rock Hall of Fame.

TV: We have TV's with DVD players available. Cable TV is UVERSE by AT&T

ADDITIONAL NOTE: This is a side by side duplex on 1/4 acre..Park in assigned spots in the driveway so you don't block the tenants.

Free wifi. and over 3700 sq ft to relax or entertain in.
( Wifi is a bonus, No refunds if the wifi is temporarily out due to weather or other unforseen circumstances.)

ATTRACTIONS:
Downtown Cleveland – 10 minutes driving
Brown’s Stadium – 15 minutes driving
Casino – 15 minutes driving
Progressive Field (Indians baseball) – 15 minutes driving
Playhouse Square – 20 minutes driving
Aquarium – 15 minutes driving
Warehouse District – 15 minutes driving
Edgewater Park – 4 miles
Lakewood Park – 2 minutes driving
University Circle - 20 minutes driving
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus - 20 minutes driving
RTA bus stop - One house away
Lakewood Library & Farmers Market: 1 mile

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2.5
Beds: 3
Extra people: $50 / night after 4 guests
Weekly Price: $1300 /week
Monthly Price: $3000 /month
Cleaning Fee: $120
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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  • i would literally live here! while the house is quite old, and the stairs produce wakening sounds, it was the best place we rented at airbnb during our trip around the northern states. the house is clean, rooms are very large, Alicia, the property manager, was 150% helpful. we all were astonished by the beauty and calmness of the Lakewood area.

    August 2013
  • Unfortunately, our experience at this house was a very poor one. There was quite a long list of things about the house that we found disappointing or lacking, but here are the main problems that would make it impossible to recommend these accommodations: 1) Mice. The first night, we thought we spotted a mouse on the stovetop. The next day, we walked in on a mouse eating on the stovetop midday. We bought one live trap that day, and over the course of the next four days caught eight mice (all on the stove). There were turds everywhere on the stovetop and surrounding counter. 2) As soon as we arrived we noticed that the storm doors (glass panels) were missing off both the front and the side door. We brought this to the owner's attention and they were fixed the following afternoon by someone local (the owner lives elsewhere), but being greeted by broken doors got us off on the wrong foot. We also noticed that some of the windows did not lock. 3) No lights in the kitchen. The first evening, we had to spend some time replacing light bulbs, and attempting unsuccessfully to fix a down light over the sink. Again, the owner's local assistant tried to fix this the following day, but it was unfixable. She was already aware that the light does not work and told us she just carries in a lamp from another room when she is cleaning. So, we had to just make do with partially functional lighting in the kitchen. 4) The bed in one of the bedrooms was broken and unmade. It had a fitted sheet but no flat sheet on it, and the flat sheet we fished out of a cabinet smelled musty so we had to wash it before using it. (We did this the second day; we just spent the first night without a sheet.) The bed frame itself was broken on the left side; every time we sat or laid down on it, it would partially give way, letting the mattress slope down. 5) The house didn't seem to be prepared for guests to inhabit it. There were no clean or new sponges at the kitchen sink (we bought some so we could do dishes). 6) The owner has been unpleasant and uncooperative. As mentioned, she did send someone over to deal with the storm doors and the lights (she also sent pans and glasses when we pointed out that the kitchen was lacking both), but she has accused us of fabricating the mouse problem and has made some incredibly offensive personal comments in the process. For these reasons and others, our stay in what we'd anticipated to be a character-filled old home turned out to be a regrettable one. We love charming old houses (only a year ago we sold our 1915 Craftsman) and definitely don't expect or even desire "swanky" or "brand-new construction." Even old homes need love and maintenance -- particularly when paying guests...

    August 2013
  • The location was excellent, Close to alot of great attractions & we had a great time.LOTS of room! It is NOT haunted (friends teased me that it may be).This was a great old victorian house & with homes this old you have issues that we weren't prepared for. One thing was the electrical outlets only had 2 prongs so we had to buy adapters Not a big deal to some but I'm sure it was some kind of safety hazard , also the windows didn't lock !!! I am a stickler for security & no locks on the windows kinda freaked me out! They had some kind of gold piece put on the windows where you slide a button over & the window will only raise 5 or 6 inches but still it didn't lock.The stairs made a terrible screeched every time you go up & down (No one could sneak up on you!) We had to buy a skillet to make pancakes in & donated it to the house, I also bought 3 nice wash cloths & donated them as we didn't have enough without doing laundry every day. The shower (Claw foot tub) was a real pain in the butt because you had to hold the shower sprayer in one hand while washing your hair etc with the other had & all the while try not to get water all over bathroom floor.They had just installed cable tv but they didn't get many channels so every night we would gather around my laptop & watch something on netflix, Thank goodness they had cable! This is a great old house & has alot of potential but it does have issues. Still we had a great time & had ALOT more space than a hotel room.

    July 2013
  • Our stay at Susan's Lakewood house was not as I had hoped for several reason's. The house is huge and cold. Blankets wear nice looking but not warm. Forced air furnace dusty. Whole house dusty for that matter. Unfinished flours gave my grandson a sliver in his foot the first night. I'm not a picky person and have enjoyed staying at airbnb houses. I have always found hosts to be more than accommodating, however when I requested warmer blankets and toilet paper after the first cold night I was told ok but upon returning to the house found none of the requests addressed. Unfortunately, I would not suggest staying with Susan to anyone. The is the basic minimum but no extra at what I considered a high price. If I had paid less I would have been o.k. With the weird accommodations
    From the lack of comfortable bedding options to the lack of wifi and decent cookware I could have stayed at a motel..

    May 2013
  • This is a beautiful old house with many of typical quirks of an old Victorian. It is a 20 minute commute to downtown Cleveland, but walking distance from many of the local Lakewood amenities. While we stayed for two weeks, the house is ideally outfitted for a longer stay, and more invested homemaking. Bedrooms and kitchen are sparingly furnished. It took us a few days to settle in, but once we did, we really loved living there.

    April 2013
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