The futon bed is firm and comfy.It's warm in winter and breezy in spring, summer and fall.
1913 tree house - Silver Maple Room
1 guest
1 bedroom
1 bed
2 baths
1 guest
1 bedroom
1 bed
2 baths
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"All I want is a room somewhere, far away from the cold night air... Not, too stuffy please. I want to sleep well and be comfortable when I wake. I want to walk to cool spots and park my car without a hassle." Congratulations! You found us!

The space

If you have to visit Cleveland regularly for business and wish you could just store your belongings in one place -- a comfortable place to land each time you return, or if you'd like to have a "pied a terre" closer to your work, this room can provide a comfortable alternative to hotel life. It can also be a great spot for a graduation weekend, a wedding or just visiting the land of Cleve.

I live here with two 30-40 something roommates -- a chemist for a local brewery and a doctoral candidate. They're quiet and friendly. So am I. My politics are on the left, and I prefer classical and jazz music, but more often than not, just the sounds of the great outdoors.

I smoke, (yes, tobacco in the house, but not upstairs) so you can, too. Just please don't burn anything. We share the kitchen and downstairs living space.

We also share the house with a 5 year old mixed breed 25lb pooch who is learning her manners. She's house-broken and learning to not jump up to greet visitors.

The room, furnished with a futon, personal storage, closet, dresser, small television. Linens and towels are provided. Windows on the south and east sides offer natural light with a large silver maple shading the south windows. That's why it's a tree house; the room is enveloped in the canopy of huge trees. The shared baths includes a luxurious deep bathtub with shower.

There's a front porch and a lovely backyard with a picnic table and grape arbor. The living room has a working fireplace which is very nice in the fall and spring. This unique arts and crafts house, with all the cool old features like pocket doors and built-ins, is lovingly restored, but not stuffy.

Cleveland Heights' best grocer is a few steps away and the house is an easy walk to the Cedar Lee and Coventry business districts. Best coffee, great restaurants, Cain Park summer concert and theater, galleries and best movie theater in Cleveland are nearby. It is a quick roll (about 10 minutes by car to Cleveland Clinic or University Hospital/CWRU) down the hill by car or bike or a 45 minute walk to the center of University Circle.

You'll have access to all appliances including the laundry. Cable wifi. There's no AC - just shade and fans, no landline. It's old school comfortable. Restful.

Guest access

Bedroom, baths, living room, kitchen, laundry, yard.

Interaction with guests

I am a Clevelander and happy to suggest spots you may not have discovered via tripadvisor. I'm almost always here, give good directions and (season dependent) can share the fruit of my labor in the garden - growing food not lawns in this historic district.

You can see the hidden Cleveland - the one you've never heard about. Borrow a bike and take a ride. See the sunset over Lake Erie as Rockefeller did from his porch at Forest Hill or wind your way to Whiskey Island and see the setting sun burn into the western shoreline while the cityscape stands yards away at your back just on the other side of the mighty Cuyahoga. I've been hosting visitors for 30 years. I love it. Cleveland always surprises pleasantly.

Other things to note

The city does not allow parking on the street between 3 and 6 am. I will arrange parking for you, if you have a car. On street parking is on the south side of the street (that's across the street from the house). On arrival, please pull into the drive to unload belongings if you have heavy or cumbersome things.

It would be helpful to know in advance if you might require refrigerator space, i.e. you're traveling with a cooler and wish to park some items in the fridge. Yes, you may use the fully equipped kitchen. Each guest is offered a cupboard in the pantry for non perishable food items.

Laundry is also available in case you've just come from the woods and need to freshen up your duds.

Breakfast might include coffee (I make it really strong), tea (usually Earl Grey on hand), toast with butter, peanut butter, jam, maybe steelcut oatmeal. I can also do eggs or you're welcome to make them just as you prefer them. Please let me know if you take milk in your coffee or would like herbal tea or something else. The grocer is steps away, and if I know, I can be prepared. Thanks.

Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet
Smoking allowed

Cleaning Fee $28 NZD
Weekly Discount: 25%
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House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)

Guests are expected to behave courteously to others in the house, respectfully as regards the furnishings and appliances. In the house, we conserve energy and water. Hence we ask that you unplug electronic devices that may use vampire energy such as chargers and televisions (anything with a micro-controller built into it) when they are not in use.

If you are in need of something and wonder if I have it on hand, please ask. If something seems to not be responding normally, or if something breaks, please ask or inform me immediately.

Please handle my home with care. Keeping your items tidy will help you to be sure that they are with you when you leave, and it will also help to insure that damages to the property are not incurred by accident.

Annie is a watchdog, and she will most likely alert when you arrive. If you will stay for longer than a day or two, or you will come and go, making friends with her will cause less disruption. It isn't precisely "love me, love my dog," but so as to not be treated as an intruder each time you arrive, it's best to spend a bit of time getting to know her. That does not involve petting her on arrival. She wants her space, and she'll let you know it if you get too friendly too fast. We value her watchdogness, but we also wish to respect others' rest.

For longer term guests, I am not the maid service. I ask that you launder the sheets and wash towels during your stay and keep the rooms you use clean.

Please do not have mail sent to you at our address without discussing it with me first.

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) live in the house


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

18 Reviews

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Ziwei User Profile
August 2017
It was a pleasant stay at Susan's place! Also Susan is very friendly. She helped me to find place. I like her a lot!

Maren User Profile
July 2017
I stayed 11 weeks with Susan during an internship. I loved the neighborhood and the short walk down to the theater and businesses (Phoenix coffee is a must). It was a pleasant drive from downtown. The entire house is gorgeous and welcoming, and the room came to feel like my own, providing a comfortable, soothing sanctuary after a stressful day at work. Both checking in and out were easy and felt like visiting an old friend. Sharing the bathroom was no problem, and I had space in the refrigerator and a cabinet. Take the opportunity to learn about composting and recycling, and be willing to follow the rules of the house. Asking questions is encouraged! There was no a/c which was never a problem because Susan gave excellent tips and had the room outfitted to stay cool. I used the closet and the dresser to store my clothing and personal items. It was fun meeting my other housemates, and Susan gave excellent recommendations on where to visit, eat, and shop. She was more than happy to chat about your day or her current projects, and I'm so glad that I decided to stay for the summer!

Steven User Profile
April 2017
Great stay! Clean and comfortable, close to everything you need!

Steven User Profile
February 2017
Great place to stay while out of town on business.

Martha User Profile
September 2016
This was my first Airbnb experience, and yet it was so easy. Susan was an absolute delight, and great about communicating her expectations and responding to mine. If you live here for more than a few days, bear in mind that you are being fully accepted into a home. That process merits mutual respect--and Susan more than deserves that respect. She is awesome. Living here for a little over six weeks, I had many excellent discussions with her about art (especially dance), human society, economics, politics, and cooking. Location relatively close to: a wonderful grocery store, several excellent restaurants, a lovely niche movie theater, a library, and a beautiful park with two lakes. For all these reasons, but mostly because of Susan, I am eager to find an excuse to come back and visit. I was here for an internship, and working hard--and yet it almost felt like a vacation.

Becky User Profile
June 2016
Susan is a gracious and thoughtful host, and her dog Annie is a charmer. The room was airy and spacious -- I loved being surrounded by trees. Susan has a encyclopedic knowledge of Cleveland; I lived in the city for 20 years, and she was able to suggest new fun outdoor things that I had not yet done. Also enjoyed meeting the home's other interesting, considerate residents. Great location too!

Todd User Profile
June 2016
My stay at Susan's place was absolutely wonderful! Susan was an extremely attentive and welcoming host, and really fun and interesting to talk to as well. She knows a ton about the social and political history of Cleveland--if you have questions about Cleveland just ask Susan! She also understood how to strike the perfect balance between being helpful/attentive and giving her guests as much privacy and personal space as they might need. She and her housemates often invited me to join them for the meals that they had prepared, and I thoroughly enjoyed sharing the great food and great conversations at those meals. Susan's place is a beautiful historic home with loads of charm. And the neighborhood was fantastic--it was safe and walkable, with bars, restaurants, a coffee shop, a craft beer brewery, and a really good grocery store all within walking distance. I can't say enough good things about my stay at Susan's place. The next time I go to Cleveland, Susan's place would definitely be my first choice!

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Cleveland Heights, Ohio, United StatesJoined in June 2013
Susan User ProfileSusan is a superhost.

I am retired from the arts world (modern dance) and enjoy gardening and activism. Mostly I enjoy continuing to learn, my son and my friends.

I'm not a big traveler. I like my "Howard's End" here in the Heights of the rustbelt. It has a rich history. I love hosting folks and learning from guests.

I'm engaged in my neighborhood, an historic district, but with a "city repair" bent; sharing assets, skills, time, gardens. I'm fascinated by permaculture, and I'm forever working on how to make this little plot a food forest. I garden on my yard, my neighbor's yard and at a vacant house across the street. I'm learning.

I've been known to circulate initiative and referendum petitions, fight city hall and just say "no thanks" to bad ideas that arise in our culture locally and globally. I study monetary policy and theory when I'm not gardening or organizing with neighbors and friends.

I enjoy British drama and the classics and documentaries.

I appreciate history, coffee, beer, dogs (cats, too) and the natural world. I'm shrinking my carbon foot print as best I can in this old family home. I chose it in 1989 and still choose it today.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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