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Comfy, Chic Short North Home w/Parking: Close to OSU, Downtown & Convention Cntr

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 139 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home in the heart of the Short North, one of Columbus' most vibrant neighborhoods. Steps away from High Street, where you will find everything from restaurants, coffee shops, boutiques, yoga studios, breweries, art galleries, and so much more.

The Space

Chic decor, coupled with high-end, comfortable furnishings, creates a truly unique feel in this updated 1920 two-story home. Ceiling fans, central air/heat, cable TV with Chromecast, and WiFi are just a few amenities you will enjoy during your stay.

King bedroom features a handmade upholstered bed with memory foam mattress, and reclaimed wood accent wall. One of the full baths (stall shower) is attached. Queen bedroom has a Serta bed, vaulted ceiling and a ceiling fan. The 3rd bedroom has two twin pillow top beds, and a reading nook with large chaise lounge (about the size of a toddler bed). A double high Queen air mattress is also provided to sleep guests #7 and #8 (if needed). All bedrooms are located on the 2nd floor of the home.

Kitchen is fully equipped with major appliances, pots and pans, dishes and utensils, and a Keurig coffee maker. Maytag front-loading washer/dryer are located off of the kitchen for your convenience. Dining room is furnished with Crate & Barrel table and chairs, which comfortably accommodates 4-6 but can seat up to 10. Living room has a 47-inch cable TV with Chromecast, and is furnished with extra deep couches providing additional sleeping space. Newly renovated main floor half bath is located under stairs in dining room.

2 off-street parking spots are located directly behind our private backyard area. The backyard space is fenced in with a 6-foot privacy fence, and includes a deck/lounge, a patio area with Ikea dining table that seats up to 10, a gas grill and fire pit. String lights around the fence can be turned on to create a fun, festive ambiance. Perfect space for enjoying a cup of coffee in the morning, or a cocktail at night!

Getting Around

If you decide to venture out, you're in luck. Our home has a walk score of 85, so it's easy to get practically everywhere you want to go by foot if you like walking. If walking isn't your thing, several methods of public transportation are easily accessible, including the free 'CBUS' circulator bus that runs from 3rd Ave (3 min walk from the house) down High St to Downtown, German Village and Brewery District. Columbus' standard bus service (COTA) is also available on High Street, as well as Columbus' bike sharing program (COGO). Cabs are also available.

Nearby Landmarks

1 mile from the Convention Center and Arena District // 2 miles to Ohio Stadium // 1/2 mile from Kroger // 3.5 miles to new Giant Eagle Market District in Grandview // 10 minute drive to CMH airport // 10 minute drive to Easton mall // 1.5 miles from downtown Columbus // 3.5 miles to Nationwide Children's Hospital

More Details

Catherine and Bryan
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
24 June, 2017

About Catherine and Bryan

We're Bryan & Catherine, a married couple with a love for real estate, design, travel, and QT with family & friends. We moved to Columbus from NYC a few years ago in search of a better quality of life, and purchased our first home as a part of our move. We spent a few years updating it and adding special touches to it, and through that process realized our mutual passion for design, renovation, and working together. As a casual experiment, we listed it as a vacation rental (Comfy, Chic Short North Home) 3 years ago and since then have hosted more than 500 guests from around the world and country.

You can find out more about us on Instagram @beginninginthemiddle and on our blog, Beginning in the Middle.

Catherine and Bryan purchased this house in 2013

Why Catherine and Bryan chose Columbus

We picked this property mainly because of the walkability of the location. Having lived in NY prior to this, we love that the Short North area is urban and close to everything (coffee, restaurants, bars - you name it), but also has a neighborhood feel.

What makes this house unique

Our unique décor adds a homey, cozy feel to the house. The private, fenced in backyard offers extra space to relax outside and enjoy a cup of coffee or a cocktail. Also, the off-street parking comes in handy on weekends when Short North parking is hard to find!

Guestbook comments from the owner

My husband and I stayed in this beautiful home for a weekend getaway and we had such a great time! The location is great....easy and quick walk to restaurants and shops. The owners are wonderful and made our stay extra special with some surprise goodies upon arrival! The house was clean, beautifully decorated (as it appears in the pictures!) and in great condition. We will definitely be using this for any future stays in downtown Columbus. Highly recommend this place....5 stars all the way!
Jan 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Italian Village, Ohio

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 139 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , Main floor 1/2 bath
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , Second floor full bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , Second floor full bath
  • Bathrooms are small but clean.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Upholstered bed with memory foam mattress
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , Queen bed with Serta mattress
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double bed , 2 pillow top twin beds + Queen air mattress also available.
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(67 traveller reviews)

Comfy, Chic Short North Home w/Parking: Close to OSU, Downtown & Convention Cntr
average rating of 4.9104476 based on 68 reviews

Great property in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

The property was wonderful and the owners were easy to contact. Would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our favorite place in Columbus

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year in the house and it's just great, a nearby retreat away from the convention center and super accessible to the Short North. If we can pull it off we'll be back here every year.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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House is accurately represented in the description, very nice.

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable, nice, close to downtown. We loved staying here.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable and very convenient to restaurants and entertainment

  • 5 of 5

The property was very clean and comfortable for our 6 adults and 3 toddlers.

We used the free CBus transportation for traveling to restaurants in the Nationwide arena district and a few of the entertainment venues.

My family members remarked how safe the Short North is compared to ten years ago.

Catherine and Bryan are wonderful hosts and were very receptive to all of our questions.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Roanoke, VA

Lovely home in great location

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely love staying in this home! Excellent location, convenient to restaurants and the Columbus Convention Center. The home has an amazing amount of charm and very cozy. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, thank you for opening your home to us!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place! Great location!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location for a weekend visit to Columbus. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Italian Village, Ohio

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
July 4
1 Jul 2017 - 4 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$33 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day Weekend
1 Sep 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$33 per night, per additional guest
22 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
Christmas and New Year
24 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$33 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$167.22
Pet Fee A$133.78
Property Damage Protection A$78.93

Cleaning fee for parties over 6 is $150.

Owner'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.
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