The SpaceThis is a private bedroom with a full bed. The room itself accommodates two people, up to three more could stay in the living room (common space) on the couch, an air mattress, and/or a fold-out chair mattress. The room also has a wooden built in desk and a piano. (I don't know when the piano was last tuned though.) The shared full bathroom is right next door. When there are no other guests staying in the other rooms, you will have the shower to yourself though the bathroom will still be shared. There is a closet that you are welcome to use as well as a drawer in a dresser. (The whole dresser could be yours for an extended stay.) Please note that this room does not have air conditioning. It does have two windows which can be opened and a ceiling fan which is normally enough as long as it cools down at night. There is a window air conditioner in the living room but it does not fully cool the first floor, it only cools a part of the living room.
The kitchen and living room are shared spaces. The kitchen has all of the typical amenities such as a gas stove and oven, fridge, small microwave, coffee maker, panini maker, large toaster oven, etc. A continental breakfast is included in the cost of the room. The living room has a projector which can be used to watch Netflix or DVDs. You are free to choose from our DVD collection or bring your own. We also have a selection of board games that you are welcome to play. We just ask that you take good care of them (no bending cards, losing pieces, etc.), especially if you have children.
We also have 1.2 acres which are yours to explore and enjoy. Our home has two porches (one on the front and one on the back) which you are welcome to enjoy. The back porch has some chairs as well as a table so you are welcome to have a meal outside, play some games, or just sit and relax. There is also a large grassy area where you can relax, sunbathe, or play. We have a small football, a soccer ball, and multiple frisbees that you are welcome to use or you can bring your own games/toys. The back part of the property has a meadow with walking trails and a tire swing. Please explore! With prior approval, you can also enjoy a fire in our fire pit. Guest AccessYou will have full access to your bedroom which is located on the first floor. Your shared bathroom is located right next to the bedroom. You are also free to use the living room and kitchen, just please leave them as you found them. You may use the washer and the dryer in the basement with prior approval. You are free to use any part of the property, including the front and back porches, the green space, and the meadow. Please do not enter the barn or garage without permission. Interaction with GuestsKatherine works from home, so she will be available most of the time should you need anything. We love to meet new people and would love to get to know you! You are welcome to join us whenever we are using the common spaces. If you prefer a more hotel-like atmosphere, we do not need to interact beyond the basics and we can spend most of our time in our private areas. Just let us know which you prefer! Hablamos español tambien! The NeighborhoodWe are located in Richmond Heights, OH which is about 20 minutes from downtown Cleveland. We live on a major road so there is some road noise but with the windows closed the house is pretty quiet. (The bedroom is on the backside of the house.) Most of the yard is in the back so it is private, other than our neighbors.
We are located centrally to many different suburbs of Cleveland, in addition to Cleveland itself. In addition to the restaurants in Richmond Hts, there are many options in nearby areas like Willoughby, Willoughby Hills, Mayfield, Mayfield Heights, Highland Heights, Beachwood, and Mentor. Getting AroundWe offer free parking in our driveway for one car. Additional cars may be allowed on a case-by-case basis. We are just off of the freeway (where Rt. 90, Rt. 2, and Rt. 271 all come together) so it is easy access to downtown Cleveland, Akron/Canton, etc. We are also just a few minutes away from park and rides to get to downtown Cleveland by bus (within biking distance and possibly walking distance though it would be a long walk). Other Things to NoteWe just wanted to let you know that we just bought the house this past February so we are working to spruce it up and make it our own. We will post updated pictures as we make updates and improve the home. Because we are in the process of fixing it up, it does have some minor cosmetics issues (for example, the carpets have some stains including cigarette burns from the previous owners) but everything has been thoroughly disinfected and cleaned. We also promise to not work on any major projects while you are staying with us.
Also, the check-in and check-out times are there so that we can host guests back to back, but if you need an earlier check-in or a later check-out, just let me know. Even if your room is not ready, you could store your luggage with us and hang out in the common spaces.
Because Katherine works from home, we can offer some extra services for an additional fee should you be interested such as transportation, homemade hot breakfast, other meals, and/or covered parking. If you are interested in any of these, please let us know ahead of time.