**DISCOUNTED PRICING AVAILABLE FOR STAYS DURING COVID-19**
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 30 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 6
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
Fantastic place and owners
Very Easy to work with. Fast responses. Place was amazing
Great older home.
Quiet neighborhood, comfortable beds. Lots of little touches that made this a great choice. Hope it's available next year.
Charming home in great location!
We were in town on business and this three bedroom charmer was in the perfect location! The owners were wonderful and very responsive!
Super location and very comfortable townhouse!
We had a great time at the Columbus Marathon and it was so wonderful to find this gem of a house so close to the route. We were comfortable, and the house had everything we needed. There is a beautiful park right next to the townhouse and great places to eat also very close by. Catherine and Bryan were very responsive to my questions and made our stay very smooth! Thank you!
Character does not make up for comfort. The beds are uncomfortable. The one bathroom is unsafe.
Overall the owners must think that character takes place of comfort. The beds do not have box springs and they are uncomfortable and creak. The doors squeak and the floors creak. So if anyone gets up everyone is woken up. A little wd40 on the doors would work wonders. The hall bathroom is unsafe. Crawling in and out of a old bathtub to take a shower the risk of falling is 99%. At least put something on the bottom of the tub to eliminate slipping. There’s nowhere to put shampoo or soap. The back patio is not usable. It has never been cleaned or maintained. The place is so overgrown that if you started a fire the whole complex would go up in smoke. The chairs had bird crap all over them and we had to clean them to sit outside. The grill was filthy. Obviously the owners don’t care about this property just in it to make money.
We appreciate Judy taking the time to share her feedback, although we're a bit taken aback by the accusations & misunderstandings she included. In the nearly 5 years we've been hosting and 200+ reviews we've received across multiple platforms, we've never received a review like this.
A few points we'd like to address:
1 - During Judy's stay, the only issue we were made aware of was an internet outage one evening, which we had resolved within the hour. Bryan also stopped over to the townhome upon her request to purchase & install a supplemental TV station so that she could watch her preferred programming during her stay.
2 - The mattresses on the beds are highly rated memory foam mattresses that are designed to sit on solid platforms (aka "platform beds"), not box springs. This is why there are no box springs in the house, but instead solid wood frames under the mattresses.
3 - Our property listing is very detailed and transparent about what guests can expect when renting this home - including information about the restored clawfoot tub that is 30" tall & requires a step up, and the original doors & floors throughout the home. Furthermore, this same information is also clearly stated in our rental contract, which is signed by every guest (including Judy) who rents our property at the time of booking.
4 - Unfortunately, we have no control over what the birds do when we're not around, but we do indeed have the property and back patio area professionally maintained & cleaned regularly. Many guests, including friends & family we've personally hosted there, have commented that the backyard, large maple tree and vine-covered seating area is one of their favorite parts of the property.
Catherine and Bryan
About Catherine and Bryan
We're Bryan & Catherine Williamson, a married couple with a passion for interior design, hospitality, and old homes. Together, we host three vacation rentals in Columbus in Italian Village (listing # 3719746) and German Village (listing # 4173697 and 7492490). We have had the honor of having thousands of guests stay at our homes since we began in 2014, and truly enjoy being able to share our city with travelers from near and far. You can find out more about our work on Instagram @beginninginthemiddle and our vacation rental brand @thevillagehost.
Catherine and Bryan purchased this Townhome in 2016
Why Catherine and Bryan chose Merion Village
This townhome is in one of the best locations in German Village - 1/2 block from Schiller Park! We love that it's a short walk to coffee, restaurants, bars, and the grocery store, but has a low key, relaxed feel because the neighborhood is quiet. The house itself has a mix of old and new, and we love that it compliments the neighborhood's historic character.