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Historical Guesthouse

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 222 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

A Unique Destinations Offering A True Urban Experience

Rates may vary based on number of guests and time of the year* Historical Guesthouse are different locations. Please visit my second listing for the Downtown location

This inviting and relaxing home is located in historic german village, steps away from gorgeous schiller park; a quiet, friendly neighborhood that is listed on the national register of historic places and was recognized as a preserve america community. Located just south of downtown, you will enjoy strolling through the brick streets looking at the beautiful homes and gardens throughout the neighborhood. Walk to popular fine dining at lindy's or barcelona or stroll down third street and visit the original max and erma's! Get a taste of germany at juergan's bavarian bakery or schmidt's sausage haus, and don't forget the cream puff! There are many other great restaurants in the area to sample, too many to mention! Set time aside to wander through the 32 rooms at the bookloft then head to schiller park for shakespeare summer theater. If you leave german village during your stay you will want to check out the brewery district, the arena district and the short north.

We are approximately 1 mile to both children’s hospital and grant hospital, 1 and 1/2 miles from the theater district and the state house, 3 miles to capital university, 5 miles to the ohio state university, and walking distance to schiller park and countless restaurants and attractions! Relax on the front porch watching the neighbors walk their dogs or on the backyard patio while grilling out!

The home sleeps 8 people - the first floor has a living room, dining room, 1/2 bath and a large, fully stocked kitchen with a great island for relaxing with friends. The second floor has 3 bedrooms with 2 queen bed and 1 full bed and a full bath. The third floor has a master suite with an adjacent living room.

Less then 10 minutes from popular destinations to include nationwide arena, the columbus clippers stadium, the crew stadium, the convention center, the expo center, the state fairgrounds, the ohio state university, capital university and berliner park. Approximately 20 minutes from the columbus zoo and aquarium, ohio dominican university, rickenbacker air national guard base, hiking, golfing, dining and much more!

If interested in adventure sports, i can arrange mountain biking tours, hang gliding flights and hikes to hocking hills.

More Details

Owner
Roger Vivas
Member since: 2013
Speaks english, spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
4 November, 2017

About Roger Vivas

I am a Venezuelan adopted by Columbus, which I proudly call my second hometown.

I have traveled the world extensively and my best experiences always came from small places owned and managed by people who really cared; not only about their business and their guests but also their community. With Vivas Guesthouse, I have the opportunity to make a difference to those who visit this great city and to the German Village neighborhood.

I am apart of this community; an ambassador who is eager to share my knowledge with others so they can understand why Columbus is so great! I can suggest what to see, where to eat or even cook for you myself. I am here to ensure your stay is wonderful.

I have dedicated my career to hospitality; worked for years in hotels and restaurants and wanted to get away from the cookie cutter. A destination like Vivas Guesthouse will save you from having to feel like a stranger occupying one of the hundreds of identical rooms. Vivas Guesthouse is a boutique destination that feels like home. You can use one of the many bikes to explore the neighborhood, stay in the master suite that I built with my own hands, and even cook a meal in the fully equipped kitchen. Or even better, have me cook that meal for you. I hope you enjoy your stay.

Warmest Regards,

Roger Vivas

Roger Vivas purchased this house in 2005

Why Roger Vivas chose German Village

Walking distance to a plethora of entertainment.

What makes this house unique

Best location for entertainment and true urban living in Columbus.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in German Village, Ohio

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 222 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double bed , photos to come
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Very Good! 4.1/5 -
(35 traveller reviews)

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Historical Guesthouse
average rating of 4.142857 based on 35 reviews
4

Home away from home

  • 4 of 5

Comfortable beds...enjoyed my morning coffee on back porch...a few things could be updated, but overall was a nice place to stay...nice neighborhood and close to Germantown restaurants and shops...thanks!

  • Review Submitted: 15/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Overall, we had a very good stay. House ws well equiped and stocked.

  • 4 of 5

The only complaint we had was when we went to use the laundry facilities. There were linens left in both washer and dryer. We had to finish it before we could do our own. I do not go vacation to do someone elses laundry.

  • Review Submitted: 25/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great location, super site, good value

  • 4 of 5

Super location and site right off of schiller park. Great value. Owner checked in via text a couple times which was nice. Very nice street. Bedding and sheets clean, but general housekeeping (cleaning of hard surfaces such as appliances) was in need of more detail, but not a total turn off.... Interior finishes were good for price. Enjoyed the stay. Stayed here with other couple during wedding, suitable and enjoyable to bring kids. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 20/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location!

  • 5 of 5

As advertised. Great location. Renter very easy to work with .

  • Review Submitted: 12/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

Great location, house functioned well, but a LOT of TLC is needed.

  • 3 of 5

There are many things not cared for on the house. The front door does not shut without locking the deadbolt, rafters are exposed, upstairs air conditioners are run on extension cords, the small yard was overgrown with weeds and had received little if any care. The upstairs living area has no furniture and no air conditioner. Very lacking in silverware. No washcloths, no towels in the kitchen. Upon arrival, one bedroom was not made up and we had to call to get it done. The ceiling light did not work - had to call to get that taken care of. For the price, these sorts of things SHOULD NOT happen.

  • Review Submitted: 06/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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2

Great place, poorly managed.

  • 2 of 5

We came as a group going to the Arnold festival driving 15 hours from Maine. When we arrived here, we were a little shocked that nothing had been cleaned - beds with dirty sheets and unmade, trash throughout the house, messy kitchen, and full bins of trash, etc.

I contacted Roger right away who sent over two very nice ladies to clean the house, and promised us we would be compensated for the inconvenience. We appreciated his promptness. Our stay following this was great and the place accommodated us well.

Unfortunetly, following the stay, Roger never compensated us despite numerous emails from us asking him to follow through on his promise. He ignored all of our emails. Additionally, one of our guests left his keys at the home on accident. We contacted Roger four times to have them mailed back to us. He did not answer our emails, nor return the keys. Roger has not emailed us back or contacted us in 2 months. We continue to reach out to him with not avail.

We loved the place, and it suited us well, but the whole situation left a bad taste in our mouth. Unfortunately, we would not stay here again nor recommend it to anyone due to poor management and carelessness of the owner.

  • Review Submitted: 02/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: At Vivas Guesthouse, guest satisfaction is paramount and guest needs are tended as expeditiously as possible. In this instance, the housekeeper had a car accident on her way to the house and couldn't notify me as I was flying to the West Coast. As soon as I landed and was aware of the incident, two people went to the house and had it ready within 1.5 hours. As for the keys, it was communicated to the guest that they were not found (originally we thought we did but they were house keys, not car keys) In 5 years being in business, this is the first time such incident has happened
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Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Columbus International Airport
Car: recommended

This inviting and relaxing home is located in historic german village, steps away from gorgeous schiller park; a quiet, friendly neighborhood that is listed on the national register of historic places and was recognized as a preserve america community. Located just south of downtown, you will enjoy strolling through the brick streets looking at the beautiful homes and gardens throughout the neighborhood. Walk to popular fine dining at g. Michaels or barcelona or stroll down third street and visit the original max and erma's! Get a taste of germany at juergan's bavarian bakery or schmidt's sausage haus, and don't forget the cream puff! There are many other great restaurants in the area to sample, too many to mention! Set time aside to wander through the 32 rooms at the bookloft then head to schiller park for shakespeare summer theater. If you leave german village during your stay you will want to check out the brewery district, the arena district and the short north.

We are approximately 1 mile to both children’s hospital and grant hospital, 1 and 1/2 miles from the theater district and the state house, 3 miles to capital university, 5 miles to the ohio state university, and walking distance to schiller park and countless restaurants and attractions!

Less then 10 minutes from popular destinations to include nationwide arena, the columbus clippers stadium, the crew stadium, the convention center, the expo center, the state fairgrounds, the ohio state university, capital university and berliner park. Approximately 20 minutes from the columbus zoo and aquarium, ohio dominican university, rickenbacker air national guard base, hiking, golfing, dining and much more!

If interested in adventure sports, i can arrange mountain biking tours, hang gliding flights and hikes to hocking hills.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in German Village, Ohio

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
AU$329
AU$1,845
AU$6,590
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee AU$105.44

Please note that there are two properties available. The Vivas Guesthouse in historical German Village and the Downtown Loft which falls under standard rates.
Both properties have a 60 days cancellation policy prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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