Front of houseFront entry with leaded glass front door
In the Shadows of Mansions
Hosted by Barbara
Barbara is the host.
6 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
2 baths
6 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
2 baths
You won’t be charged yet

Quiet dead-end street nestled off a side street between the two most beautiful streets in W. Akron, N Portage Path and Merriman Rds. Living, dining, large eat-in kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, laundry, 1 car attached garage, fenced yard. Pets welcome.

Effective April 2017, the cable TV will be replaced with a Rouku box and digital antenna for local stations. With the Rouku box, you can access Netflix, Hulu, and Sling. The internet will continue to be a high-speed connection with wi-fi.

The space

The space is great for entertaining. The large open living and dining areas can accommodate a gathering of 10-12 around the wood burning fireplace. The eat-in kitchen table is expandable as well as the dining room table. Enjoy the fenced yard with patio, gas barbeque grill, hammock and turtle pond. Full laundry available and a one-car attached garage is available upon request. If guests do no wish to use the garage, the owner stores his boat in there. The hot tub on the rear deck is now functional!

Guest access

Full access to the entire house, Private driveway fits 3 cars, garage (upon request), and yard.

Interaction with guests

The owner lives close by and will assist with anything you need. He's also a chef/caterer and can prepare meals for you or your group with a little notice. He stops by every day or so to feed the turtles in the pond and to maintain the water feature in the backyard.

Other things to note

This location is quite convenient. I-77 freeway entrance less than 5 miles away. Stan Hywet Hall (historic English Tudor Mansion) is just a short distance down N. Portage Path. The Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation area and scenic railway are only a few miles away!


Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds, 2 air mattresses
Bedroom 3
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 couch

House Rules
No smoking
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox

Please respect the owner's belongings that have been provided for your enjoyment. We only expect to do light housekeeping between guests. Please place dirty linens in laundry room at time of exiting.


20 Reviews

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Kelly User Profile
October 2017
The place was just perfect for what we needed. Very cozy and comfortable. Great for entertaining dinner guests. The backyard was a nice place to escape and unwind in the hot tub or by the fish pond. Our hosts were great at getting back to us when we had questions.

Sandi User Profile
September 2017
Great location, quiet neighborhood, and quaint older home with basic amenities. Perfect for our needs, but just wish it would have been a little cleaner.

Sandra User Profile
September 2017
This property is located on a quiet tree lined street in a very nice neighborhood. The rooms are good sized, and, very comfortable. We loved the back yard with it's trees, flowers, and, koi pond. The owner was readily available if any need should arise.

Jeff User Profile
August 2017
This is a wonderful place to stay, close enough to down town, comfy beds, and it even comes with a hot tub. What more could you ask for?

Denise User Profile
August 2017
Honestly, it reminded me of growing up in Akron and being there for a class reunion made that fitting. The back yard, pond, jacuzzi and deck were delightful. The home is perfectly fine - not the Ritz - but fine. It's also a fabulous location for Akron.
Barbara User Profile
Response from Barbara:
Thank you for the helpful tips! We will take your suggestions seriously.
August 2017

Cheri User Profile
July 2017
This was a great house in a convenient location for me. The host was ver accommodating for an overall wonderful experience.

Robin User Profile
June 2017
This House was very comfortable and the backyard was very relaxing. Both the house and the backyard were much bigger than we thought so that was a nice surprise. Will definitely look into renting the next time were visiting family. I'm very grateful the house is "dog friendly" as it was important to have our furbaby with us. The location was great as we were visiting family and it was close, and the street was quite and safe and all the neighbors were very friendly.

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Akron, Ohio, United StatesJoined in August 2012
Barbara User Profile
I'm a real estate broker serving the greater Akron, Ohio area for 33 years. I was born and raised in W. Akron and am familiar with all that Akron has to offer. I now manage three Airbnb sites for owners and have extensive property management experience. My first experience with s…
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