Artist Homestead near Shaker Sqr 1

House - Private room · East 117th Street, Cleveland, OH 44120, United States

The Space

Please note that there are two rooms available in the same house. You can find that other listing as “Artist Homestead 2 near Shaker Sq.” Guests staying in these two rooms will share the kitchen and the bathroom with shower on the first floor. If you look up the availability of the other room you will be able to see if there are other guests staying in that room during your stay, but please, send me a message to know for sure about sharing with other guests if this is an issue for you. If you are interested in renting out both of the rooms, please, check availability for both listings or message me directly to know more. Please, do check out the other room listing if this one is full and you would like to stay here still. Thank you!
Here is more about me, the house and the neighborhood! Thanks! ....
I live in the upstairs apartment (it is a two-family home) and enter through the first floor, and float through from time to time to play on the baby grand piano from time to time or grab a book from the shelves. I am friendly and warm, and will also respect your privacy and space.
You will be staying in the fully-furnished bedroom in the back of the first floor with the bathroom next door. The bedroom has the most amazing orthopedic king size bed with organic cotton sheets. Depending on if there is another guest staying in the other room on the first floor, you may need to share the bathroom with them. Inquire with me if this is an issue.
You are welcome to play some music while you stay here! Be it piano, guitar or what-have-you. You can expect that I will occasionally have longer music sessions, sometimes with several musicians, though I will always check in with you about what are reasonable 'quiet hours.' There is a comfortable lounge with full-length l eather couch, (another!) piano, artwork and library where you can hopefully feel at home. There is an interesting collection of books that you can read during your stay.
On the first floor, you also have access to a vintage feel and style kitchen with retro 1950's stove, refrigerator that is primarily for your own use (I have a separate kitchen upstairs), note : no microwave or dishwasher!. There are usually a few staples (olive oil, salt, pepper, a few spices). There is a compost bin for your food scraps and recycling to boot. If there are guests staying in the other room, you will need to share the kitchen.
The home is a historic place to stay because of all its intact and original woodwork and leaded glass from the original 1924 design. There is a large front porch with chairs, and a cozy & somewhat wild backyard. The backyard is in a transformation process, and it will look different this summer than it does in the photos from last year. There is wood-fired brick oven that looks cool but doesn't get used as much as I wish it did! You can also enjoy a good bonfire in the backyard when the weather is good.
I can assist with any questions about the city and tourist sites.
I share the home with my cat, Gypsy, and sometimes a dog named Nuva. Both are friendly and will cuddle with you if you let them (especially Gypsy). I am okay to have other animals here, as long as they get along with other dogs & cats and won't go after a chicken for dinner! Please, send me a message first to discuss bringing an animal before booking your reservation. There is secure wifi access throughout the property, and a front-loaded washer in the basement for easy laundry access. You can hang your laundry to dry either outside on sunny days (done in less then a day) or in the basement where there is lots of hanging space.
The house is located in the now up and coming Buckeye neighborhood, on the edge of Shaker Heights and Larchmere. The neighborhood is primarily low-middle income African-American, and was once called "Little Hungary" for the Hungarian immigrant population that first lived here. I live on a short one-way street, just off Buckeye. In the Winter, the streets are filled with snow and pretty quiet. On the warm days, things come alive- with kids playing basketball & football in the street, people sitting out on their stoops, sometimes music from cars or drumming from the square a few blocks over can be heard. It can feel alive and sometimes wild when it gets hot. There is a fair amount of foot traffic as people walk up to Buckeye. I have a positive relationship with just about every neighbor on the street.

The house is only two blocks from the RTA "rapid" station which is no New York Subway, but can get you down town or to the west side, two different bus lines to get to university circle, and the brand new Rice Branch of the Cleveland Public Library. A short drive or 15 minute walk to Shaker Square and you are at a great year-round farmer's market, the North Union Farmer's Market, that happens every Saturday. It is also a short drive and a bit longer walk to the Larchmere District where you can find interesting antique shops, art galleries, New Orleans food, French Food & even a Japanese/English cafe! A quick 15-minute car ride to get to University Circle where the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland Botanical Gardens, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland Orchestra performances at Severance Hall, and the new Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). We are also 15-minutes from Coventry Village in Cleveland Hts, Cleveland's Little Italy, and 20-minutes from a park on Lake Erie!
Come & stay here and I'd be happy to meet and greet you, share with you the story of this home, neighborhood, and the city of Cleveland. Musicians, artists, activists, farmers, and animal lovers especially welcome here!

ALSO- Please, note, as for transportation, I ask that you are primarily self-sufficient with your means of travel. The house is located very close to two bus lines (58 & 11) that can connect you with many routes to get you all over the city, as well as the Rapid Train Station at E 116th (RTA). I can give you an occasional ride in exchange for money to cover gas and time expense. Thank you! I’ll be happy to figure out routes and help you figure out how to get you where you need to go!

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $220 /week
Monthly Price: $575 /month
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Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Dog(s), Cat(s), and Other pet(s)

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  • I had a great time in this house. I could do everything I needed and Daniel always helped me promptly with any question about public transportation, rides or even changing some money! Nuva and Gipsy are really sweet, and can keep you company anytime. It's a pleasant place to staying!

    January 2014
  • I enjoyed Daniel and his home. It was by no means a fancy place, but it met my needs and was very cozy. I'll probably be back!

    January 2014
  • We had an excellent time staying with Daniel, Diana and Rosemary. And let's not forget their dog, Nuva, and cat, Gypsy. All were very warm, welcoming and interesting folks with a very lovely and charming house. When not visiting friends and family in the Cleveland area, we felt very much at home here cooking meals, playing with the cat and dog, chatting up Daniel and his family, and tinkering around on the many instruments in the house. Daniel and Diana also seem to be very considerate and socially conscious residents of a neighborhood on the rise. Also, the bed was extremely comfortable, the bathroom clean and tidy, and though we did enjoy everyone's company, we had more than enough privacy. We will definitely stay here again when we are next in the Cleveland area.

    December 2013
  • Best host. Excellent house. Coolest cat and dog.
    Highly recommended.

    November 2013
  • I stayed at Daniels for five weeks. Four of them I spent in this room. The house is great and you have a lot of privacy. The kitchen is well equipped and the gas stove is easy to handle. the neighbourhood seems a bit rough but I didn´t have any problems but I didn´t go out after dark. I got a bike since that seemed like the easiest way to get around. I would stay at Daniels again if I went back to cleveland.

    September 2013
  • I stayed with Daniel for about a week and had a wonderful experience. The house is charming, and the guest space itself is private and spacious (I was the only guest for 4 of the 5 nights I stayed). I had a great time getting to know the neighborhood, and even met some of the neighbors. I would definitely stay with Daniel again and would highly recommend his place to anyone.

    August 2013
  • If your only interest is an inexpensive place to stay, you're expectations will be met here.

    July 2013
  • Très bonne expérience française ! Very good place to stay in Cleveland because you are not far away from the center city with the train. There are lots of things in the neighbourhood (supermarket, fast foods, bars...). We have seen a kind of parade and concert in the street. We didn't have any problems with the poeple, but we didn't go out at night. We did lot of shopping at la Place/Chico's (East of Cleveland) where you can go easily by the train and bus (but about 1h). There is a small but interesting Abercombie store with lots of sales during July !
    Daniel was very cool, very friendly, it's very interressant to speak with him. You live free on your floor with the friendly cat and dog. We had lots of natural and good food in the fridge ! The kitchen is well equiped, and the home is very cute with an artistical decoration and instruments.
    The one thing is that there is no air conditionned and it was very hot, so if you are used to that it could be difficult. There is just a small fan, I think a bigger could be better ;-)

    July 2013
  • My boyfriend and I stayed with Daniel for one night in July 2013, and we wished we could have stayed longer! His home was beautiful and had a wonderful, older vibe to it. We only had the opportunity to talk to Daniel for a little while, but he is a very interesting, helpful, and positive person. We would definitely stay here again!

    July 2013
  • Daniel's place was awesome. It has the smell, sounds, and feel of an old steel mill workers house. Nothing has changed. No microwave, no TV. I thought it would be difficult without the latter, but it added to the experience. Without a microwave we had to use the gas stove which was an awesome experience in itself.

    The animals Daniel has are excellent. The dog is a gentle giant and the cat... well its a damn cat. The dog and cat will wake you in the morning. It added to the experience. I am happy that I didn't stay in a hotel. The best part of the trip was going to Shaker Square, buying the ingredients to build a salad and using the kitchen to make it. I would do it all over again.

    O, one last thing. There area is a bit scary, but YOLO. Reggie lives across the street. Say hi to him, he is an awesome fellow.

    July 2013
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Languages
Italiano
School
Berklee School of Music, UMASS Boston for Literature. Cleveland State University
Work
Student, Performance Artist, Handyman, Music Teacher, Home Care
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I am an artist, musician, and puppet and mask maker who was born and raised in Cleveland. I have traveled and performed all over the world with the Bread and Puppet Theater, and I came back to Cleveland to start a family and give a shot at making a life for me and my theatre work in my home town . I am now on Hiatus from art making and have returned to my studies at University, and am living for the most part on the other side of town in Ohio City with my wife and daughter. Before the Haitus, I had a Puppet and Mask Theater Company comprised of friends and family members, and we made parades in different neighborhoods, led workshops around town, and took sculptures, paintings, writings, and music and made them into performances large and small and performed them in bookstore basements, city parks, and abandoned churches in abandoned parts of town and we called them "Puppet" shows. I also have done handy man work, have a saxophone student, and do home care. I like to get together with people and build things, like the aquaponic greenhouse I built on the side of this house (no longer functioning), or the raised garden beds I built with the help of neighborhood kids. The neighborhood can have its challenges, and is a bit rough, especially if you aren't familiar with Rust Belt Landscape. BUT, I like that Buckeye is a place where family members move next door to each other, children run and play in the street, and neighbors aren't afraid to yell up at a window just to say hi or check on you. I really grown to love and cherish the neighborhood of Buckeye in the two and a half years I have lived there. It is a real pleasure for me to have people come and stay here, as I really enjoy meeting people from other places, and it is very positive to have people come through and bring their experiences and the places that they come from with them for a little while.
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