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West Saint James Historic Home Close to walking trails and Shaker Lakes.

Bedrooms 4
Space 167 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

4 bedroom, 2.5 bath Historical home with beautiful gardens

This unique property is located in the heart of the Cedar Fairmount Historical District of Cleveland Heights. Built in 1919, an era when no detail was left out, even in homes built for the rental market. This owner occupied two-family home features, covered porches in the rear, vestibules, charming awning covered patios and spacious rooms, filled with light.

Beautifully landscaped including large flower filled window boxes on both the first and second floors. There is ample parking for each unit and plenty of on street parking as well.

Diane Armstrong
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
17 March, 2018

About Diane Armstrong

After twenty years of growing up on a South Dakota ranch I followed my family to Australia where all but two of us still reside. I came to Cleveland in 1972, so Cleveland has been my home for most of my life and I have grown to love it.

I immediately fell in love with the gorgeous homes here. That love affair has never wavered and I worked full time as an interior designer for many years while fixing up my own old homes. I've always enjoyed gardening and creating wonderful comfortable places for people to live. Now I live next door to my wonderful West Saint James property in it's "twin house".

Diane Armstrong purchased this house in 2007

Why Diane Armstrong chose Cleveland Heights

I love this walking neighborhood, so when I was looking for a house here I initially was looking for a single family home for myself but they were all so very large! So what a grand idea to buy two "smaller" homes and rent one of them. So I've been renting since I bought the house and only this year I decided furnish one half and rent as a short stay.

What makes this house unique

This house feels elegant yet comfortable "farmhouse-urban-cottage." It was love at first sight!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Cleveland Heights

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 167 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • I am happy to work with you in the case of a cancellation. I can offer you other dates if you've experienced an emergency past the refund cutoff
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , This is a sit down shower in a footed tub.
  • Plenty of storage in the Master bath #1
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , large room
    Bedroom 4 - 1 single bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , This is a custom made extra long Queen bed.
  • The sofa in the Living room is a double bed when folded down. It would sleep 1 person comfortably. I have a Pack N Play available for a infant or small child.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • tennis
If you should require catering or any special services, I can make some excellent suggestions. Let me know as soon as you can and I can refer you to appropriate people. I do have two bicycles that may be available. PLAYGROUND is very nearby at the Elementary School. Our garden also includes a children's veggie garden with a bean teepee and tunnel of peas. Very fun for the kids to enjoy a snack!


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West Saint James Historic Home Close to walking trails and Shaker Lakes.
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 36 reviews
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Great location and setting! Very cozy!

  • 5 of 5

Rachel and Diane were respectful and responsive hosts! Gorgeous home and neighborhood.

  • Review Submitted: 19/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing WSJ! We enjoyed having you as our neighbor!
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Spacious and cozy home in a Gorgeous Neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

Spent a long New Years weekend at Rachels home with friends and family. The home is in a beautiful neighborhood built in the 1920's. We spent mornings drinking coffee and watching the snow come down in this idyllic setting. Our dogs enjoyed getting to go out and roam the fenced in yard for short trips during the very cold weather. We would have loved to walk the neighborhood but temps were single digits and below 0. The home itself is very tastefully decorated, cozy and super clean. The kitchen was incredibly functional, well appointed, and updated. The location can't be beat, seated a mile or two from Little Italy, Shaker, and Beachwood. If you are in town for events in University Circle this is a great place to call home as well. Just 4 miles from downtown Cleveland and all the city has to offer.

  • Review Submitted: 12/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and neighborhood.

  • 4 of 5

Our family had a great time at this house in Cleveland over Thanksgiving. Beautiful neighborhood, close to University Circle, museums, Little Italy, and parks. Our grandkids loved the school playground just down the street. The house was extremely well stocked and spotless, and overall charming. It was nice having a garage to park the car in the cold.

All in all, a great experience.

Our only issue is that the listing stated two king size bedrooms. There was only one. One of my sons and his wife stayed at a hotel nearby instead of the house of this. One of the reasons we chose the house was that it had two king beds. The description on the VRBO site should be changed to address this.

  • Review Submitted: 27/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Family Girls' Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house and Diane was an excellent host! We enjoyed walks, shopping, and a day trip into Cleveland. The best part was hanging out at this cozy and comfortable getaway for some much needed girl time!

  • Review Submitted: 05/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely Daze

  • 5 of 5

Great ambiance.....a beautifully decorated and inviting home with a gorgeous garden and a dining room meant for gathering together.

  • Review Submitted: 23/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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West Saint James - Cleveland

  • 5 of 5

The house and property were well kept and the whole neighborhood had a unique charm to it that I had never experienced before. The neighborhood was historic, the trees were old and turning colours, squirrels and chipmunks were preparing for winter and the Halloween decorations were coming out. Our host was gracious and giving and it felt as if we were welcomed guests more than renters. Dianne took the time to ask us for "our story" and by the end of our trip she had become a part of it.

  • Review Submitted: 22/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Cleveland Hopkins and Private Charter available.
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
5.8 Miles
Goodtime II
Nearest Train
1.2 Miles
RTA Shaker Square
Nearest Restaurant
0.6 Miles
many at Fairmount and Cedar Rds within walking
Nearest Beach
7.8 Miles
Edgewater Park
Car: recommended

West Saint James is located in the heart of Cleveland's cultural center. Minutes from University circle, Case University, Cleveland Clinic and University hospitals and only 15-20 minutes from Downtown Cleveland sports events and Playhouse Square.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Cleveland Heights

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
1 May 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$32 per night, per additional guest
20 Nov 2018 - 27 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
20 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$32 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$1,911.45
Property Damage Protection AU$75.18
Cleaning Fee AU$95.57
Tax Rate 5.5%

Please reach out to me if you are booking far in advance and I can change the requirements for payment. I can make it in two installments if that is best for you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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