The SpaceCreekside Cottage is a quiet, private gem nestled in the Appalachian foothills in a wooded country setting, only a 5 minute drive from Ohio University. The cottage has three bedrooms and a central living area which combines a sitting area with a fully equipped kitchen. The bedrooms (one with a full bed, one with two twins, one with one twin bed) are equipped with quality mattresses and all linens are provided. Tastefully decorated, you'll find an extensive library of classic novels, historical biographies, photo illustrations, etc. AC and furnace will keep you comfortable no matter the season. There's also a large deck with porch swing and outdoor furniture, a fire pit, and a hot tub (very nice for relaxing at night and watching stars, which are GREAT here!) Guest AccessGuests have the cottage all to themselves, including full access to the hot tub, fire pit, yard, and laundry facilities. Check-in is automated, so you may arrive whenever you like and come and go as you please. Interaction with GuestsCreekside is very private, tucked away in the woods on its own little piece of acreage. I will call you on the day you arrive to welcome you and make sure you have everything you need or answer any questions you may have, but unless you prefer it or it is necessary, you probably won't see me at all. The NeighborhoodThe cottage is just two miles from the Ohio University campus by car, bike, or foot, and the same distance from Court Street, where you'll find many of Athens' bars and restaurants, especially alumni favorites. It's also just outside of the city part of Athens - neighbors are not close and trees and hills surround the cottage. To the north and east of Athens is Stroud's Run/Dow Lake, a great place to hike, birdwatch, or generally enjoy nature. There's also a killer rails-to-trails bike path running through town, several breweries, a cider house, a few wineries in Athens County, one of Ohio's best coffeehouses (some insist it is THE best!,) a great farmer's market, lots of healthy local food, live music, VERY nice people, special events year round... If there's anything specific you'd like to do or see, just ask! Getting AroundCreekside Cottage is about two miles from campus by car, bike, or foot. There is parking just off the road, enough room for a few cars. Athens also has plenty of taxis! (And with the cottage so close to town, it won't be an expensive ride.) Athens also offers limited bus service (Athens Transit) and is so small that you can walk many places. If you drive into town and park centrally - say, on Court Street - you'll be less than a mile from anything on campus, and many of the restaurants and businesses. Other Things to NoteWe assess a $25 cleaning fee to guests who bring a pet; however, Airbnb does not offer a simple way to do that. If you will be bringing a pet, we will send you a "Special Offer" with the pet fee added to the price. The fee applies only once per stay, not per night or per pet. Sales tax is included in our prices.