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Heart Of The Short North

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

Updated Two Bedroom Two Story Home

Beautifully furnished two story home with 2 bedrooms, one and one half baths, full kitchen, living and dining area, private patio and off street parking. Park located directly in front of the house. Walk through the park one block to High street. The rates include all utilities, wifi, cable, private parking, enclosed patio. Walkable: downtown, Convention Center,all of the Short North, grocery store, Ohio State University.

Melaine Mahaffey
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 3, 2016

About Melaine Mahaffey

I have lived in Columbus for 20 years, and love the vibrant Short North neighborhood. My daughter has opened several restaurants, and my business partner at both Mary Catherine's Antiques and the Italian Village Guest House has owned the antique shop for 34 years. We are fully vested in the community,

Melaine Mahaffey purchased this house in 2003

Why Melaine Mahaffey chose Columbus

Whatever brings you to Columbus, this is a premiere location for you visit. Rates are based on your length of stay.

The Short North has been lauded as one of the most individual and desirable urban destinations in the U.S.

What makes this house unique

The house is private, well appointed, and very comfortable.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Heart Of The Short North
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

Quaint getaway

  • 4 of 5

Central to lots of stuff, plenty of restaurants in walking distance, convenient to bus lines. Great place for a great price.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 10 nights here while visiting our daughter. If the price range is right and the general location suits, there is no reason to hesitate (unless the stairs to the bedrooms might present a problem for you). This a very well maintained place with a good feel to it, nicely located looking across a small park and a few minutes to a range of very good coffee shops and restaurants. Easy and friendly contact with Melaine meant a very good experience in every respect.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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columbus, ohio

Comfortable stay

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here. The owners were very easy to work with. The home is in a great location. Close to all of the great restaurants and shopping. The home has everything you need to keep you comfortable. The home was clean and well-maintained. We loved our stay here.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Salisbury, Maryland

Awesome thanksgiving week

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week visiting Columbus where my daughter goes to school. We went to the OSU/Michigan football game. The location in Short North is great with nearby restaurants. Cozy house with parking spot in the back. Highly recommend. I hope to get back another day.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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a true gem

  • 5 of 5

We lived in the Italian Village Guest House for one month with our 20-month-old son, and it was a wonderful place to stay in Columbus. Fantastic location - one block away from High St with a lot of shops and restaurants. I was able to take the free bus downtown and back for work. But the house comes with a private parking area accessible by the alley, so parking was never an issue in this busy, popular neighborhood. The house overlooks a darling, one-block park with an open grassy area and little playground. All of the amenities were in perfect working order: heat, laundry, dish washer, good water pressure in the shower, cable TV, wi-fi, etc. The house is spacious, the furniture is very nice with good quality linens. The house was very clean when we moved in. Lots of space in the kitchen for cooking and entertaining. Very comfortable couch in the living room. The only issue we found, which was circumvented by creative baby gating, was the stair case, which is completely open on one side. There is a railing on the other side, but it's still a little unnerving going up and down with a toddler. There is a nice, private, enclosed patio in the back. We also were in Columbus during that perfect time of autumn, so the whole experience was divine. The owners were very receptive to our questions and requests.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kalmar, Sweden

A charming and cozy Guest House with an excellent location

  • 5 of 5

We spent a little bit more than four months in the house on Kerr Street. It is a nice old house with the Italian village park just outside the door. The house is tastefully furnished and well equipped. All descriptions of the house that we read were fully accurate and the owner is really helpful so there should be nothing to worry about. Furthermore, the location of the house is in the middle of Short North with a lot of service, such as supermarket, restaurants, bars, gym, galleries and shops within walking distance. Also, The Ohio State University is within walking distance as well (approx. 30 minutes).

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7.8 Miles
Columbus International Airport (CMH)
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Hubbard Grill
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Mt. Mainsfield
Car: not necessary

Located on the Italian Village Park in the heart of the Short North. Short walk to the finest galleries, restaurants, nightlife and entertainment, home and specialty retail shopping in Columbus. One mile south of the Ohio State University campus, and less than one mile north of downtown and German Village.


Rates & Availability

Italian Village House Rental Rates

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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

This home is available for minimum of one week, maximum of 6 months. The rates are $1000.00 for one week, $1800.00 for two weeks, and $2500 monthly.

$500.00 security deposit. If staying for multiple months, one month's security deposit. Cancellation policy: Less than one month before arrival, no return of deposit. More than one month prior 50% of deposit returned.

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Italian Village House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , extra stand alone shower
  • Full bath upstairs with two showers and bathtub and half bath down.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • master bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Two full bedrooms
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • tennis

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