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.
- Townhome1400 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Min Stay2 nights
three bedrooms, two bathrooms, located in German Village
- english, spanish, portuguese, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- Oct 17, 2018
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 German Village
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.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
German Village Duplex
The homes in German Villlage are so cute and quirky and have so much character and this home was no exception. The furniture and beds were comfortable. The location was perfect for what we had planned. There are lots of restaurants and coffee shops within walking distance. The neighborhood was safe and friendly and there was plenty of on street parking right in front of the house. However, the reason for the 4 stars and not 5 are as follows:
1) The fridge wasn’t working properly. It was warm and kept nothing cold. We had to go out and buy a cooler and ice to keep our drinks and cheese from spoiling. I alerted Roger about this issue but did not hear back from him.
2) The shades on the bedroom windows didn’t block any light and offerd little privacy. I had to hang towels on the windows to block out the harvest moon and street lights so we could sleep.
3) Paper towels, extra dish towels and dish washing detergent were missing from kitchen, however, there was plenty of shampoos, conditioners and toilet paper in bathroom.
4)There were no check out instructions. We did a few things like stripped the beds and gathered used towels. We couldn’t find a garbage can out back so we just left the trash bag in the kitchen.
Nice Home in German Village
My family and I really enjoyed staying at this home. We loved the location and had a great time exploring German Village. The only issue we had was with the fridge. It didn’t keep anything cold and we had to put ice in to keep it remotely cold. Other than that, the house was clean, had plenty of towels and linens, and the right amount of kitchenware for cooking. Would recommend to stay in this area again.
Great location but be advised...
The location is wonderful! The area is exactly where we wanted to be. Some things you may want to know before you rent:
The steps to the second floor are very steep with no handrail.
The shower is quite difficult to get in and out of.
The refrigerator did not work the entire time we were there and the owner was apologetic but it did not get handled and he did not communicate well with us.
There is no off-street parking here.
The television and wifi were not operable during our stay.
Two of the three bedrooms are decent sized and the beds are very comfortable.
Good potential with poor upkeep
The house is cute and is in a lovely neighborhood. It is near a pretty park within walking distance to a few shops and cafés in German Village. The beds were comfortable, and it was nice to have the common areas downstairs - more comfortable than finding each other in hotel hallways.
Unfortunately, our positive experience was limited to those details. We had two major issues: the refrigerator did not work during our entire stay, and the air conditioning broke after the first night. The owner said he would have someone out to fix both, but neither was repaired during our stay.
With the humidity that developed in the house, there was a musty smell on the first floor. The doors stuck, making some hard to open and close. The front door had no weather stripping and was not in great shape; it was also hard to close. One window in the living room does not open and many windows throughout the house did not have screens; when the air conditioning broke, this made airing out the house at night when it was cooler difficult without letting bugs in. Some outlets also did not work, so it was not possible to plug fans into the most advantageous places. Shades in the bedrooms were very light, making it impossible to block out the heat from the sunlight (or the light itself) - and these were also almost transparent at night with the interior lights on.
Besides the major issues, there were some smaller annoyances. It was great that towels were provided, but most of them were torn or frayed. The dining room table is a glass top on some cool wood, but the top isn't stabilized well and it wiggled, making noise every time someone walked by it. The kitchen floor was dirty.
Overall, this house has potential given its location and the initial friendliness of the owner. He also offered a refund to make up for the broken fridge and air conditioning, but unfortunately stopped responding to messages and did not follow through.
Great location but could use some improvement.
The location was fantastic! A beautiful, quiet, trendy neighborhood in the middle of the city close to everything you'd need. Comfortable furnishings and the beds were amazing, and my family is picky about beds. The problem was with the details and safety. A dark kitchen due to burnt-out light fixtures and a tub that didn't work. I contacted the owner regarding both issues and was told they would be taken care of, then never heard from the owner again. We had to prepare dinner using the flashlights from our cell phones, this is really unacceptable considering what we paid to stay there and how easy a fix it should have been. The front door was very concerning to us, providing no sense of security, visiting friends commented on it as well. We would have left just seeing the door if we could have. Overall, a nice stay, but we won't be staying here again or recommending it to others.
Was a great Location!!
This was a very neat place to stay in the heart of a great neighborhood Columbus experience. We are a family with young kids and we loved being able to be walking distance to the park. Always having a parking spot available in front of house was great. The home was nice, it had a rustic eclectic feel to it. Had plenty of room and supplies for our family of 5. The home is clearly a very old home and had some show of this and a bit of cobwebs,maybe just need some focus from the cleaning people on this but this was probably my only negative thing to say. The owner was very helpful and quick to respond to us arriving and when we needed anything. Overall it was a great experience and I would recommend this home. It truly was all about Location on this one that made it for us.
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.
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Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. 60 days cancellation policy is mandatory