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Roger Vivas

Member since: 2013
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Speaks english, spanish, portuguese, italian

A True Boutique Experience

21 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Photos and Description of this South Columbus holiday townhome

three bedrooms, two bathrooms, located in German Village

Schiller Park Guesthouse is a new addition to the Vivas Guesthouse portfolio. This property was just renovated and features modern artistic fun decor, a remodeled bathroom, an outdoor space to relax in, living and dining room and fully stocked kitchen. A perfect home away from home.

  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Roger Vivas (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks english, spanish, portuguese, italian

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 townhome in 2006

Why Roger Vivas chose Columbus

The coolest space I found in town

What makes this townhome unique

A true beautiful historic space with old time details updated with a clean modern design.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our stay at the Vivas Guesthouse was excellent. The property is conveniently located in a beautiful neighborhood just steps away from Schiller Park and several other German Village gems. The property is beautiful decorated. We were well equipped for cooking and more. We'd definitely stay again.
Jan 2016
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based on 21 traveller reviews

A True Boutique Experience
average rating of 3.6190476 based on 23 reviews

Lovely and convenient

  • 5 of 5

This house is very well thought out; with a beautiful decoration and offering everything we needed. Free wifi, cable, outdoor space. Not to mention the location; we LOVED German Village.

This place is a MUST and with an amazing host!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Another Great Stay!

  • 4 of 5

Our family has now stayed on both sides of Roger's guest home. It was such a nice experience vacationing in a local neighborhood and walking to Schiller Park and the shops in German Village. The home offers many amenities that are not available at a hotel. We have been pleased with both stays and will definitely stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 3 of 5

Comfortable stay. Great walkable neighborhood to restaurants etc. Would recommend but not for small children.

However, owner did not greet us as expected and needs to address some maintainence issues. Bathtub was dirty or needs re glazing, missing screens in bedroom windows, outlet hanging out of a wall, back yard sitting area needed serious attention, no working front or back porch light.

We were in need of an extra blanket, pump for an air mattress that was in the house but missing, and a new fan as the one provided was not working. Those were brought to us, 24 hours later, due to some personal issues of the owner who said he lived right near by.

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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I wanted to like it

  • 2 of 5

I will start with the good- I liked the neighborhood, it is near a nice park and there are a lot of pretty well maintained brick houses in the area. I liked the house itself, the layout was fine and the beds were good. Nice towels, clean sheets. Okay, now the not so good. Upon arrival, we got a key from the lockbox. It was very difficult to get in the house because the lock was so cheap and needed some WD40. As we came into the place and walked towards the kitchen, an overwhelming smell of dog, overlaid with a smell of some kind of gnarly deodorizer made me throw open the doors and try to air the joint out. (to no avail) There was a general layer of griminess throughout, particularly the downstairs. The rugs in living room and hallway leading upstairs seemed unclean. From the kitchen drawer we had to wash off gook stuck to a knife we wanted to use. The caulking around the kitchen sink was dirty and gross. Toilet seat was broken downstairs and bathroom door had no lock. There were pubes (yuck) in the shower upstairs. Although I don't use one, my step daughter would have liked a hair dryer to use. Also, there weren't any basic things like soap around. It is not so much that the host is required to supply basic toiletries, but considering that it was ultimately the same price or a bit more than a hotel, it would've been nice. The thing that is really bothersome is that it wouldn't really take very much effort for the owner to turn this place into a great place to stay. Unfortunately, it seemed like they did the bare minimum.

  • Review Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hockey game weekend

  • 4 of 5

Home comfortably slept 6 adults. We were in town for a Columbus Bluejackets game. The home exceeded our needs as a gathering place. Loved the hard wood floors. Kitchen was adequate for cooking breakfast. There is a great bar/restaurant a few blocks away with GREAT pizza called The Red Brick. Only reason for the four stars was we had a minor ant problem in the kitchen.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An old house with some charm and many inconveniences in a convenient location

  • 2 of 5

On the positive side, I thought this house was in a great location. The German Village neighborhood is neat with a lot of little shops and restaurants nearby. Schiller Park, which is less than a block away, is very pretty and was a great place to take the kids to let them get out some of their energy. The downside is that this house is old and it shows in some pretty incovenient ways. First of all, pretty much none of the doors in the house shut properly or remain closed and only the upstairs bathroom actually locked. This was pretty irritating and makes you constantly paranoid that someone is going to walk in on you while you are either changing in your bedroom or using the downstairs bathroom. Even the front and back doors of the house only stay shut if they are deadbolted from inside. That in itself is unnerving because if someone goes outside, you had to choose between locking them out of the house or leaving the door to the outside slightly ajar. In addition, the heating system does not heat the house evenly so the upstairs gets very hot with the heat on while the front living room is pretty cold and drafty. In addition, all of the floorboards and stairs creak so that the acts of walking through the house at night and then having to force doors to shut to some degree can be very noisy for those trying to sleep. As for the furnishings, the home has a very aniseptic feeling and the furniture is not very comfortable. Lastly, there is not a single wash cloth in the house for bathing or in the kitchen, which is something I wish I would have known before having to choose between not using them or buying them while there. Overall, while I liked the location, I think I will be looking for alternatives the next time I'm in Columbus.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Columbus International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
The Sycamore
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
local Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Easy Street Cafe
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Mad River Mountain
Car: not necessary

Rates may vary based on number of guests and time of the year*

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.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday townhome in South Columbus, Ohio

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee A$13
Cleaning fee A$53

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
60 days cancellation policy is mandatory

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday townhome rental in South Columbus, Ohio

Property Type:
  • townhome
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , Newly renovated bathroom with a clawfoot tub & marble tile
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , half bath with pedestal sink and toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double bed
  • bedrooms are located on the the second floor of a historic double.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing