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Short North and Ohio State University Just Steps Away!

Bedrooms 1
Space 950 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 bedroom, 1 full bath, elegant great room w/daybed, full kitchen, sleeps 2-4.

Located in Victorian Village on historic Neil Ave. just minutes from downtown Columbus & a 15 minute drive from Port Columbus International Airport (CMH). Built in 2005, the Guest House is a dramatic loft suite in the carriage house adjacent to an 1895 Queen Anne home. The Guest House provides convenient access to the fabulous Short North Arts District, The Ohio State University, Goodale Park, the Arena District and Grandview Yard from the heart of one of Columbus' most historic neighborhoods. It is within walking distance to highly acclaimed restaurants & night clubs, numerous art galleries, specialty boutiques & antique stores. Ohio Stadium, Huntington Ball Park & Nationwide Arena are all within one mile of the Guest House. Less than two miles from downtown, the Guest House also provides convenient access to Columbus' cultural & performing arts facilities such as the Ohio, Palace, Capitol & Southern Theaters, COSI, the Columbus Museum of Art & the Wexner Center for the Visual & Performing Arts.

A Note About Our Loft Style Architecture: Victorian Village Guest House features dramatic, open loft-style architecture. Please be advised that the bedroom has open walls and no doors - it is open to the great room and kitchen areas. The guest suite is at the top of a flight and a half of stairs. We regret that it is not handicap accessible, nor is it suitable for young children and toddlers. If you have an infant that is not yet crawling or you have school aged children, it may be suitable for your family.

More Details

Property Manager
Lisa Craig Morton
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 26, 2018

About Lisa Craig Morton

I'm a former banker who left the industry after 25 years to start my own business. I love being an entrepreneur and part of the Short North business community. Owning and operating a guesthouse has given me the opportunity to be involved with Columbus' exciting tourism and hospitality profession. As a Certified Tourism Ambassador, I love welcoming guests from near and far to our amazing neighborhood.

In addition to being self-employed, I work as an art curator for a local university, where I curate six exhibitions of local artists and run an annual art auction. Being tapped in to the local art scene is a super way to be informed and introduce our guests to the Short North Arts District adjacent to the guest house.

I'm a huge foodie who loves cooking, experiencing new restaurants, going to farmer's markets, home-keeping, gardening, collecting art and antiques and rescuing cats!

Lisa Craig Morton purchased this apartment in 2004

Why Lisa Craig Morton chose Victorian Village

Beautifully restored historic homes, a walkable urban neighborhood and a quiet, private location are what make Victorian Village Guest House a first class destination in Columbus! Our proximity and easy access to the fabulous Short North Arts District and all major sporting and cultural arts venues will insure an enjoyable visit to the city. Or if you prefer a secluded, retreat where you can relax and recharge, the guest house will not disappoint! Fine dining, one-of-a-kind boutiques, art galleries, night life, concerts and sporting events and The Ohio State University are all within walking distance of this premier location.

What makes this apartment unique

Victorian Village Guest House has all the benefits of a bed and breakfast and none of the downsides! As the only guests on the property, you will enjoy a luxurious, private apartment suite in a historic carriage house separate from the owner's home. The guest house's kitchen, great room, private bath and bedroom create an experience that has all the amenities of a great hotel and all the comforts of home. Guests are invited to 'live like a local' in the heart of Columbus' premier historic neighborhood. We love living in a walkable, urban neighborhood and encourage guests to enjoy the energy and diversity that only the city can offer. Whether you are visiting from out of town, are an empty nester from the suburbs who wants to try out urban living or live in the neighborhood and want to offer friends and family a unique place to stay, Victorian Village Guest House will provide guests with an exceptional travel experience!

Guestbook comments from the manager

"Thanks for everything! Victorian Village Guest House was a fabulous retreat after my long days in class. 'S' really got to know Columbus - thank you for the books and information. You have a great place here."
Jul 2011
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Victorian Village Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • We do not permit guests to host any type of events, house parties, third party guests or business associates during their stay.
  • Parking is on street. Guests may not park in front of owner's garage without express permission of owner. Owner not responsible for tickets or towing.
  • No use of scented candles, burning of incense, essential oils, air fresheners or other scented materials inside guest house.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom is equipped with historic style Kohler® fixtures and an antique linen cabinet. The warm red color scheme includes decorative red and white accents, toilet accents, luxurious bath linens and exclusive spa amenities from England. We also provide bath amenities like toothbrush, toothpaste, shaving cream, mouthwash, etc. in case you forgot something!
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Decorated with a fresh red and white color scheme, the spacious bedroom is furnished with antiques, new queen sized bed with pillow-top mattress and luxurious hotel bed linens. The bedroom also features two spacious closets equipped with ironing board, steam iron and luggage racks. Waffle weave spa robes are provided for guest's comfort and relaxation. For more details, visit our website. PLEASE NOTE: We have one bedroom with a queen sized bed. There is a twin daybed and twin trundle bed in the great room. Depending on the configuration of your group, the maximum we can sleep is 3-4 people. The guest suite features open loft-style architecture and there are no doors on the bedroom. Please look at photos on our listing to determine if this situation is private enough when guests are using both the bedroom and the daybeds in the greatroom.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Patio
  • 1 bicycles
  • 12 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • roller blading
  • tennis
The great room of the guest house has dramatic 17 foot high ceilings, exposed duct work and open loft style architecture. In addition, the guest house is furnished with antiques and oriental rug, modern sofa and club chairs, dining table and chairs and breakfast bar with four bar stools. Cable TV service, DVD player and stereo are provided for your entertainment needs. Kitchen is fully equipped with bar fridge, full range, microwave, coffee maker and dishwasher. Kitchen also includes china, silverware, glassware, utensils and cookware. Adjacent to the kitchen is a washer and dryer. Bedroom has queen sized bed. Twin daybed in great room with twin trundle bed can accommodate up to two additional people. 32' flat screen TV.


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Short North and Ohio State University Just Steps Away!
average rating of 4.9809523 based on 106 reviews
Atlanta, Georgia

Comfortable elegance; vibrant & cool neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

Careful attention by the owners on this comfortably luxurious in-town property, combined with the location in an historic, vibrantly rich neighborhood makes for a perfect stay in Columbus. On the doorstep of the vast campus of The Ohio State University, and in the rich heartland of Victorian Village, this guest house is The Ritz meets reality. Elegantly owner-maintained gardens, a canopy of mature trees, and peaceful silence made the proximity to great, eclectic dining and shopping a highly satisfying juxtaposition that was worth more than the price I paid. A short, easy drive from Port Columbus airport, and nearby the downtown freeways and State Route 315, this place is the gem among the guest houses I have experienced.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2009
  • Stayed: June 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: At Victorian Village Guest House, we strive to provide a relaxing and luxurious retreat in the midst of the fabulous Short North arts and entertainment district. We are delighted that our recent guest found just that!
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Mount Vernon, OH USA

Fantastic - comfortable - clean - classy - friendly owner.

  • 5 of 5

Would return in a minute! Very comfortable, very clean, very friendly owner, wonderful location. We will return!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Lisa is very attentive. She is a pleasure to stay with and accommodates your needs whenever possible. This cottage is cozy, warm and safe in the middle of January, a delight.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful guest house. Hosts are friendly, helpful and accommodating.

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd visit. We would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cleveland, OH

Great location and very clean

  • 5 of 5

My wife , daughter and I just ended a fantastic stay at Victorian Village. We came down for OSU parents weekend and totally loved this charming little guest house. Lisa is a great host and provides everything we needed. Location is within walking distance to university and homes are gorgeous on the street. We will be back again for sure. Loved watching the two cats from the loft window outside in the courtyard.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is our second time staying at VVGH, and it was exquisite as always. This property is beautiful inside and out, and has everything you could possible need for your stay. There are no other fellow lodgers in the property, so no slamming doors or noisy elevators dinging through the night. Just blissful quiet in the lovely Victorian Village neighborhood. The owners have plenty of information provided to help make plans for dining, entertainment, shopping or strolling around. We made use of the cooking facilities, dishwasher, and clothes washer and dryer during our stay. This site is truly special and an excellent value in a major city.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Car: not necessary

Victorian Village Guest House provides convenient access to the fabulous Short North Arts District, The Ohio State University, Goodale Park and the Arena District from the heart of one of Columbus’ most historic neighborhoods. It is within walking distance to highly acclaimed restaurants and night clubs, numerous art galleries, specialty boutiques and antique stores. Ohio Stadium, Huntington Ball Park and Nationwide Arena are will within one mile. Less than two miles from downtown, the guest house also provides convenient access to Columbus’ cultural and performing arts facilities such as the Ohio, Palace and Southern Theaters, COSI and the Columbus Museum of Art and the Wexner Center for the Performing and Visual Arts.

Other Activities: Art galleries, night clubs, fine dining, specialty fashion boutiques, cultural & performing arts


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 5.1%

The maximum number of guests we can accommodate is 3 to 4 people. There is a queen bed in the bedroom and a twin day bed and twin trundle bed in the great room. If you are using one or both of the twin beds in the great room, there is an additional fee of $25 per bed + tax per night. If you are a party of two, three or four people who will be using an extra bed, this additional fee applies.We do not permit guests to host any type of parties, events, business meetings or gatherings on the property. We do not allow any overnight guests other than the registered guests who are identified at the time the reservation is made. We do not do meals, catering weddings, parties, bridal or baby showers, business meetings, photo shoots or video shoots.

We have a minimum stay of two (2) nights and a maximum stay of seven (7) nights.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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