This room is the entire 2nd floor of our darling mid-century cape cod-style cottage in Clintonville. With original French windows, wall-to-wall wooden shelving, and charming farmhouse-meets-midcentury vintage decor, this place is a cozy retreat in the heart of our city!
Picture your cool aunt/grandma's amazing cozy finished attic space -- i.e. the dream bedroom -- but without any of those weird hand-me-downs. This space features a luxurious full-size bed, vintage lounge chair and ottoman, and several charming restored farmhouse pieces -- including repurposed orchard crates and even a roost from a 1850s chicken coop! The room also has storage galore for the weary traveler: built-in-wooden shelving all along the stairwell, a darling tiny closet-space, and all the pegboards yr heart could desire. Throw in a Himalayan salt lamp for some I-can't-believe-it's-not-a-fireplace glow, and you've got a place that's the perfect snug hideaway, summer or winter.
With the large plush full-size bed, extra-long couch, comfy dad upholstered chair and ample wooden built-in shelving, this is the ideal suite for vintage-loving traveling folk who want a touch of local color -- whether you're visiting Columbus solo or in a small group. (Bed + couch can accommodate three, but there's sleeping bag room and we sometimes have our other rooms available, so message us with any special inquiries.)
Note: The room is best suited to 2-3 guests -- there is one comfy full-sized bed and a large, comfy vintage couch. Let us know in advance if you have more guests: we can sometimes provide ground pads and sleeping bags and/or cots, or even a tent outside, if you're traveling with a crew! The room itself is very large -- the whole upstairs -- and could comfortable sleep, probably, up to 8 people, if folks were OK sleeping on the floor.
* Note for guests with limited mobility: the loft room is up a flight of stairs. Bathroom is at the bottom of stairs. Please assess wisely if you feel this is beyond your physical requirements at this time. I will do whatever I can to make the room more accessible, but currently the stairs are a reality of the listing*
Photos haven't been updated in a few months, but the space has also been updated to include a lovely vintage couch, several lamps, a small old-skool desk & wee dresser for a full vintage nook feel! Let our charming vintage loft be your home-away-from-home and cozy retreat on the edge of our vibrant city!
Since this room is the entire second floor of the house, you'll have your own private stairwell entrance up from the main floor, with a door that shuts.
A stay with us, of course, includes
your beautiful room, and the cozy bathroom is right down the stairs! You'll pass through the kitchen and living room to get to your space, but we maintain these and the rest of our house for our private use. Please respect that. (If you ask in advance we often can provide dry storage space if you have cereal, etc.; or can make you tea!) There's WiFi in your room; and since your room is very spacious, we it's almost a whole apartment unto itself. We allow light meal prep -- breads/cereals/dry goods (yours) and tea (we provide); and refrigeration is sometimes (but not always) available; please contact us in advance if you anticipate needing kitchen use and we can discuss (see House Rules for more details.) We hope you love our space as much as we do!
Interaction with guests
We love getting to know new folks from around the world, and sharing the love and our recommendations for our beloved city! That said, we are both in school and juggling projects that often follow us home from work -- & Jess is often out traveling for fieldwork -- but we'd be happy to hang out, chat, or even take you out for a drink or a bite to eat if we're available!
We've modeled our AirBNB guest philosophy on that of our own favorite host, Margie in Atlanta: we're committed to being around and hanging out if that's what you need, but we're also perfectly content -- as introverts ourselves! -- to just give you some much needed time to relax & recharge in your own space. So, as much or as little interaction as you'd like.
Our pup, Isaly, and kitty Nell, however, may request cuddles from you with our without your permission! Come for the cool rooms; stay for the awesome animals :)
Other things to note
We do have a lovely and gregarious pup, Isaly -- she's a border collie mix, and is the friendliest dog in the world, and will more than likely try to lure you into a game of fetch or a bellyrub at some point during your stay. Our cat, Nell, is also sometimes around (NOTE: as of 2017, Nell is mostly staying in Philadelphia)! We're sure they'll love you and you'll love them, but when you come to stay, we'd love it if you'd just double-check to make sure you're not letting the animal hordes out with you when you come and go! Nell, especially, can be an escape artist hell-bent on getting to all that (delicious) grass/basil/tomatoes/everything in the side yard ...
****** NO A/C IN SUMMERTIME; we use box fans and windows to keep the house cool! Please don't book if you have a medical condition necessitating A/C or otherwise expect it. It doesn't make ecological or financial sense for us. Thanks for understanding! Yay fans!!! ************
We also ask guests to:
-- Not eat/consume/bring meat into the house. We are all *all-vegetarian* house. What you do outside our home is up to you! :)
-- Not use fragranced or perfumed products or chemicals while staying with us. Your host has multiple chemical sensitivity and takes this quite seriously! We provide all-natural shampoo and soap for your use! This means please do not use perfume, hairspray, or artificially-fragranced shampoo, soap or body products while in our home. Ditto for bleach, nail polish, or any other chemicals. We *will* notice.
-- Please take shoes off in living room
-- Please *take care of your room*: use coasters on all furniture (it's vintage); and treat the bed and linens with respect. We ask guests not to eat in bed; and please to be mindful not to wipe makeup on towels.
We also ask guests to be mindful of the following:
* We have a really lovely border collie, named Isaly! You will adore her; and she will not go into your room if you shut the door. But, because she will go in if you leave the door open, we ask you please store all dry food products in a designated space in the kitchen.
* We *don't* provide full kitchen access. No cooking, sorry. You will have access to filtered water, tea, space to prep a packed lunch or cereal if you need it, and a table where you can eat take-out meals. Sometimes we can allow refrigeration. Please ask first. Microwave use only if you arrange in advance; most of our dishes can't go in the microwave. If you have specific kitchen needs, contact us in advance, and we can *sometimes* arrange use, for an additional fee.
* Our kitchen and living room are our personal spaces. They aren't cleaned specifically for guest use; they're working zones. At times, we're not able to do dishes immediately, or have clutter in the living room. That's because we live and work there, y'all. Please understand that your booking is your room and bathroom, not our personal spaces. If you expect to book an entire house, book a whole house, sorry!
* Our bathroom is shared; but, don't worry: we happily coordinate schedules to make sure everyone has access!
Welcome to our cozy 1950's Clintonville home!
To make sure you have a great stay, we just want to list out some basic expectations
we have for guests in our home, and some particulars of staying with us!
-- Be respectful! Treat your hosts and any other guests with kindness and respect.
-- Please don't shout or yell. Quiet hours after 10pm.
-- Absolutely no drugs, smoking, sexual harassment, racist/sexism/homophobia/transphobia/xenophobia
will be tolerated. We welcome all and need this to be a safe environment, and we expect guests to maintain that from wet glasses are left on furniture, or if towels or bedding is stained or destroyed. We also reserve the right to ask guests to leave if they spray perfume or hairspray in house or are not willing to use scent-free shampoo. We deserve the right to not have migraines, and need to keep the house fragrance-free for other guests, too! We do use essential oils in cleaning and in the shower.
We are so looking forward to having you!