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Newly updated!Charming Country Living Richfield, OH

Kathleen

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Member since: 2012
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Calendar last updated:
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Newly updated!Charming Country Living Richfield, OH

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

Cleveland House Rental Photos and Description

4 bedroom, 2 full baths, sleeps 8

Experience country living with the 4 bedroom house with oak hardwood flooring, equipped kitchen, and 2 full baths with ceramic tile flooring. First floor bedroom and bath for those that might have trouble climbing stairs.

Why stay at a Hotel or Motel when you can stay at a private home! You can enjoy total privacy with the comforts of home. Relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature at it's best. Enjoy the Whitetail Deer at dusk, Chipmunks, Raccoons, Red-headed Woodpeckers, Blue Jays and occasional Wild Turkey or Owl.

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Kathleen (Owner)
Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 29, 2015

Guestbook comments from the owner

We appreciated the cleanliness. Thank you for a wonderful stay!
Jun 2013
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights
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Reviews

3.6
based on 7 traveler reviews

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Newly updated!Charming Country Living Richfield, OH
average rating of 3.5714285 based on 9 reviews
Berea, OH
5

Great House in a Great Location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and our dog enjoyed our stay here. I’ve always wanted to live in a house like this, an aging Cape Cod with large, sunny rooms, hardwood floors, built-in bookcases, a well-shaded, spacious lawn. The house is perfect for larger gatherings: the living room has comfortable seating for 8 or more people, and there are many private nooks for conversation and getting away from the crowd. My favorite spot was the small porch off the kitchen. Our aged, arthritic dog liked the fact that there was only one step up into the house from the front porch. The property is just large enough for morning and evening walks with the dog, but the real selling point of this rental is its proximity to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and the Brecksville Reservation of the Cleveland Metroparks with their miles of trails, lakes, and picnic areas, all just 8-10 minutes away. Don’t miss Heinen’s grocery in Brecksville for carryout prepared food and a fabulous wine selection and the art galleries and small shops in Peninsula. All in all, this rental has a perfect location close to major highways and the great attractions in Cleveland as well as the charming countryside of Ohio’s Western Reserve.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Charming Farmhouse

  • 5 of 5

The charming farm house was a delight for our children, grandchildren and for us. The rooms were spacious and clean. The lighted night walks to the brook was fun. The fire pit and wood was great for story time and memories. The daffodils and magnolia tree were in full bloom and the permaculture natural foliage on the walks were great. We took a tour of the Farnham home and learned a lot of history about the farm and foundation. The house is centrally located with minutes away from interstate transport. We enjoyed a hike to Brandywine waterfall.

The manager was helpful for any questions we had.

Pierogi of Cleveland was close by and a grocery store within minutes from the house.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
1

Good Location & Potential but NOT a Home Away

  • 1 of 5

We have used the Home Away website for two other rental properties and have had very positive experiences. Although it has a great potential and convenient location, this listing was not acceptable for the following reasons:

1. The rooms in the house remained cold, even after turning up the thermostat. While in the kitchen, we needed to turn on the oven to add more warmth to the room. This helped somewhat, but the rooms remained cold and drafty.

2. There was a cracked, broken window pane in the living room door leading to the back porch which not only added cool air but was unsafe.

3. There was a missing door leading from the hallway to the downstairs basement. This was a major safety concern for members of my family who could not see the danger.

4. There were exposed electrical wires in the first floor bedroom.

5. The steps leading from the driveway to the side door entrance did not have railings and were not level and unsafe.

6. The upstairs toilet did not flush.

7. The dining room chairs were wobbly and unsafe for adults to sit in.

8. There were many missing light bulbs and fixture covers throughout the house, several of the light fixtures flickered on/off and the bedroom lamps were wobbly.

9. There were electrical outlets that were not grounded to accept 3 prong hair dryers.

10. There was peeling paint on the windowsill of the downstairs bathroom and what appeared to be black mold in the upstairs bathtub.

11. The downstairs shower water did not operate properly.

12. There were no smoke detectors in the bedrooms.

13. There were no window coverings on many of the common areas, which added to the cold temperatures in the rooms and the lack of privacy.

In addition to these safety issues, there was a general lack of cleanliness and comfort as well, including peeling wallpaper, peeling ceiling plaster over beds, and other issues, which might be overlooked had there not been these major safety issues.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Enjoy country living at the newly updated Ellis Guest House! It's a great location for families and groups to create memories. We welcome your feedback to let us know of ways to improve the property for future guests. Each comment is addressed with care. If you enjoy nature and the charm of an older home, you are sure to love this place!
Portland, OR
4

Cozy Home - Great for Groups!

  • 4 of 5

Rented this house a few months back when I was in the area for a family reunion. We stayed there with a few others also in from out of town. Is it a 5 star hotel? No. But….It is spacious and clean and it only took 24 hours and we were all rather charmed with this old country place. Parts of the home (mainly the ground floor) have been nicely renovated and cleaned up more than others. I spoke to the owner at length about some of issues that we found (also noted in a previous review) and Kathleen welcomed the feedback and was quick to address these problems. She also enlightened me to the history of the house and how it’s been a proud work in progress for them and that upgrades are ongoing. The bottom line is, this IS a very old farmhouse and if you like old houses and the character that comes with them, you’ll enjoy this place. For a group vacation such as ours, we really did appreciate having a home to rent over separate hotel rooms. It allowed family from distant places to hang out, utilize a common kitchen and we had plenty of room to stretch out and relax between the house, the porches and the yard. I may be back in Ohio for a wedding next year. If so, I would definitely look into this house again.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
2

Not impressed

  • 2 of 5

We travel frequently, and we rely heavily on reviews, and this is the first time that we found the reviews to be off the mark. Since we do rely on these reviews, we wanted to provide a fair and balanced review. There are some pros to this property: the house has good access to the highway and turnpike, the property is quiet, and the outside area is nice. There were several downsides, however:

* aside from the kind bed (which is comfortable), the beds are *terrible* (the mattresses are obviously very old)

* when we ran the downstairs shower, 30 seconds of brown rusted water came out. The upstairs shower head is rusted and only a few streams of water come out.

* we had to vacuum the living room carpet when we first arrived, as is was covered in dog hair (suggesting the house wasn't thoroughly cleaned)

* some of the furniture is in disrepair (we moved a well-placed blanket to reveal that the living room armchair was duck-taped).

* the house is missing a few conveniences (we couldn't find a toaster).

* the house is supposed to have A/C, though it did not work well. The bedrooms have window units, but they are loud and ineffective.

* the house may work for adults, but it is *not* kid friendly.

It's also important to note that we had to leave a few days into our one-month planned stay due to a death in the family. Though they were able to re-rent the property for the majority of our stay, they only offered us a refund of a few hundred dollars (and this was after several days of not returning our e-mails and phone calls). With so many options out there, we recommend looking elsewhere if you're planning to stay in the Cleveland area.

Drs. Thomas & Heidi King

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many travelers have enjoyed their stay at the Ellis Guest House. We provide a clean, comfortable, and safe environment for our guests. The home is thoroughly cleaned and inspected before your arrival. We welcome feedback in order to learn of ways to enhance your experience. If you need anything during your stay, or if something does not meet your satisfaction, simply text or call the number provided at check in for prompt assistance. There is always someone available and we are happy to help! The central air has been recently upgraded and works just fine! Book with confidence using Homeaway Carefree Rental Guarantee. If for any reason you can not make the trip or the property is misrepresented,, money paid for the rental is promptly refunded. You are protected up to $10,000.http://www.homeaway.com/info/ha-guarantee/travel-with-confidence If you are looking for peaceful country living in a central location, you will surely enjoy your stay at the Ellis Guest House.
4

Excellent location

  • 4 of 5

Rented for a "Gals Getaway". This is an excellent location - great shopping within 1/2 hour away - close to CNP and all it has to offer. Very homey and comfortable! Our group of cousins loves to get out and do things during the day, but then have a place we can just relax together and reminisce. This home fit the bill perfectly!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Cleveland Hopkins
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Ohio Turn Pike rt 80
Car: necessary

Conveniently located near Cuyahoga Valley National Park ,Brandywine Ski Resort and just minutes to surrounding communities. Half hour drive to Akron or Cleveland. Close to turnpike and Cleveland airport

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Rates & Availability

From $200 Per night

Cleveland House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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4 night minimum stay
$200
From
$225
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,300
$3,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25.00
cleaning fee $35.00
Notes Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. In the event of cancellation, refund of rental amount less $100 is available with 60 day notice prior to arrival date.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Cleveland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • skiing
  • swimming

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