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Rural Country Setting - Hot Tub - Campfire and Patio area

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Lovely farmhouse with private 2nd floor apartment for nightly & extended stay

We are now in our off season and accepting extended stay reservations here at Harpster-Davenport Guest House starting October 2016 thru April 30, 2017. Please call for more information at 419-602-1009.

Relax with quiet times, watch song birds flitting about, spot an occasional Eagle soaring overhead, listen to the wind whispering through the big White Pine’s boughs, watch the lazily drifting clouds move slowly past, catch a shooting star in the night time sky while enjoying an open-pit fire or lounge in the outdoor hot tub as it soothes away your cares and prepares you for another day.

Based on the European style 'Guest House or Gist', our accommodation is totally private from your hosts living quarters which is on the lower level. There is a separate outdoor entrance leading up to the private second floor apartment. You have plenty of room to move about in your lovingly furnished country quarters with a private living room, breakfast room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. Your completely outfitted kitchen is yours alone so you can prepare meals with no times or rules to follow. You will also enjoy a comfortable queen bed while being wrapped up with freshly laundered, line dried soft quality bed linens for a restful nights sleep. It's our goal to make your stay memorable.

Here are a few things that sets Harpster-Davenport Guest House apart from other accommodations. Our Circa 1842 farm home is a unique and homey lodging experience for vacationing travelers as well as extended stay guests. It features these amenities and more....

1) We are located in the rural countryside yet we're minutes away to grocery stores, restaurants, drug stores and other downtown conveniences

2) Safe and secure environment

3) Clean and well maintained

4) Tastefully decorated in a modern, eclectic country decor'

5) Luxury linens and towels provided

6) Private outside entrance going up to living quarters

7) Well-appointed kitchen from pots & pans, coffee, tea, spices and more!

8) Comfortable queen bed for a relaxing nights sleep

9) Secure and personal router with wireless internet, cable TV with movie channels and stereo with iPod connectivity, alarm clock.

10) Lighted magnifying makeup mirror, hair dryer, ironing board and iron.

11) 2nd floor balcony with seating

12) Private lower level patio with gas grill, chairs and table for your outdoor dining enjoyment

13) Flower gardens and ample size yard to walk about in.

14) Old World style pergola with fire pit, firewood and seating for fireside chats.

15) 6-person outdoor hot tub open 24/7 for your use (adults only)

16) Enjoy our quaint settlers garden produce when in season

17) Conveniently located to Cedar Point and centrally located to all the other many attractions throughout north-central Ohio

18) No smoking allowed inside guest house and no pets allowed

19) Affordable rates and friendly hosts

20) Just waiting for you!

More Details

Owner
Janell Davenport
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2017

About Janell Davenport

One of life’s pleasures is creating unique, fond and lasting memories for ourselves, our friends, our guests and the ones we love.

Janell Davenport purchased this farmhouse in 1842

Why Janell Davenport chose Ohio

We wanted to offer guests an opportunity to experience an alternative in lodging separate from hotels, motels, B&B's during their visit to our area, whether it's for a fun energizing vacation or some much needed down time for relaxation. Based on European style accommodations experienced from our own personal travels, Harpster-Davenport Guest House was created to share with our guests.

What makes this farmhouse unique

When we came across this Greek Revival 1842, it was desperately in need of repairs and much loving care as it had been sadly neglected over the years. The moment we stepped inside, the house said 'home' to us. We didn't want to change the character of her, but rather, repair and update where necessary and put our own personal touches into her to make her 'our home'. It's been a work of love since 2008 and of course, there have been lots of surprises along the way too.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Janelle and Paul,

Your Guest House is beautiful!!! Thank you for your hospitality while we were here! We will definitely stay here again next time we visit Cedar Point. (This is Ian. My favorite things at Cedar Point were Mavericks First Drop and Millenium Force. I had an amazing time.)
Jul 2014
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Amenities

Bellevue Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom features: shower, commode, sink and plenty of shelving area for your personal toiletries. Quality plush towels are provided as well as beach towels for the hot tub. Blow dryer, electric magnified makeup mirror, handmade soap and more await you. Forget your toothpaste? We have that available too!
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Queen Sofa Sleep also located in Living Room
  • Plenty of closet space, dresser with ample drawers, comfortable queen bed with soft smooth sheets, cotton blankets and chenille cotton bedspread. We feature quality linens that are washed with natural homemade and dye-free detergent and line dried when mother nature permits. Writing desk with light and supplies, alarm clock, room darkening blinds, and lovely farmhouse decor.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
If you would like to surprise someone or have a special event, birthday, proposal, just because or retirement coming up that you wish to celebrate and would like our assistance with the decorating, order a cake, ice cream, flowers, gift wrapping, balloons, arrange for massages, travel packages to attractions, make up a picnic basket and more....please ask us. We truly enjoy the opportunity to make your special time memorable and thoroughly love to see smiling faces and hear the giggles. Don't hesitate to talk to us for ideas.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Rural Country Setting - Hot Tub - Campfire and Patio area
average rating of 4.952381 based on 46 reviews
5

Beautiful country setting

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful experience at harpster Davenport house. Paul and Janelle were very accommodating. We had everything we could need in our home away from home.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Katelynn! Thank you so much for taking time to write a wonderful review for us. We are happy you all enjoyed the guest house during your stay while experiencing Cedar Point and other sites in the area. There is so much to do and see in every direction surrounding us, and impossible to take it all in with only a couple of days available to you. So hopefully you will be back this way again and thank you again for choosing us for your home away from home on your getaway. All The Best!!! ~ Paul and Janell ~
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5

Enjoyed our stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a nice time while on vacation to Ohio. This quaint little place had everything we needed to make the stay perfect. Thank you for allowing us to stay here.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Joshua and Denise! We're very happy you chose to stay with us while attending your son's high school graduation and also happy you enjoyed your guest house accommodations. When traveling so far from home as you two did, it's comforting to know we were able to provide you a nice relaxing environment to relax a little when you had the time. Also Joshua, thank you for serving our country and please stay safe! All the best to both of you and our door is always open if you ever come back this way again. ~Paul and Janell~
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5

Incredible accomodations for those looking for some peace and quiet in a country setting.

  • 5 of 5

June 2nd to June 4th, 2016. We spent two nights at this lovely property for my husbands 40th birthday. Paul and Janell are great hosts. They went above and beyond to make our stay special by surprising my husband with a birthday cake. Upon arrival we were warmly welcomed by both and given a tour of the property. We loved the rustic charm and quiet country setting. The accomodations were exceptionally clean and all the amenities of home were provided. The hot tub and fire pit provided a great way to wind down after a fun filled day at Cedar Point. The location is within close proximity to some lovely restaurants and the Sanduskly area. Paul and Janell are very familiar with the area and were more than happy to offer suggestions for dining and attractions. We will definitely be back!

Katie and Joe from Toronto

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Katie and Joe, First, thank you for the lovely comments and we're glad you are now home safe and sound. We were happy we could surprise Joe with a 40th Birthday Cake. The look on his face was priceless! Glad to hear you took advantage of the hot tub to relax after the day at Cedar Point. Bet it felt marvelous!!! Also, thank you so much for giving us a bottle of wine and also the icie pops in the freezer. We will definitely enjoy the wine some evening out by the campfire and think of you two with big smiles. Hopefully you will be able to come back this way and since Paul has never been to Toronto, you may just get an email from us for suggestions on places to see and do and eat. Thank you again for choosing us for your getaway vacation spot and so glad you had a good time for Joe's birthday celebration trip. All The Best to you Both, Paul and Janell ~ a.k.a. Peanut Butter and Jelly
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5

Nice little vacation house in a quiet area

  • 5 of 5

We had a really nice time staying here. We loved the area, the house was really nice and cozy, and having things like the hot tub, satellite tv, and various kitchen items was a very nice bonus. We really enjoyed our stay and we would definitely consider coming here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Weekend trip

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the guesthouse very much. Everything was ready upon our arrival, and we found the guesthouse to be comfortable and well equipped with blankets, towels, kitchen supplies, etc. The bathroom is very small, but Paul and Janell did tell us that they have plans to enlarge it in the next few months. We loved the country setting that was conveniently located within a short drive of several of our destinations, including Cedar Point Amusement Park and Firelands Winery in Sandusky, the Miller ferry to Put-in-Bay, and the Sorrowful Mother Shrine near Bellevue. Our hosts did indeed give us a lot of privacy as they say on their website, but they made it very clear that they were willing to take care of anything we might need during our stay. Visiting with them on the last day of our trip was wonderful. They are very kind and have many fascinating stories to tell! All in all, we would definitely recommend this place to anyone visiting or traveling through northern Ohio. We had such a wonderful stay that we will use VRBO as our first place to check for lodging when traveling in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cedar Point Trip

  • 5 of 5

My sons and I had a great time visiting the sights and staying in the country - it reminded me of where I lived as a teenager in Elbert, CO. It was a plesasure meeting Paul and we hope to meet Janelle on our next visit. Thanks a million for the hospitality and for the memories! Pete and the Boys

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Cleveland Hopkins
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Variety in town to choose from
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Millers Ferry, Goodtimes, Jet Express
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Various Courses
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Cleveland
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US Route 20
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Many varieties to choose from in town
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Mansfield
Nearest Beach
18 Miles
East Harbor State Park, Marblehead, Ohio
Car: necessary

Cedar Point Amusement Park (Sandusky) 20 minutes - Mad River & NKP Railroad Museum (Bellevue) 10 minutes - Historical Lyme Village (Bellevue) 10 minutes - Jungle Junction (largest indoor playground in the state of Ohio in Bellevue) 10 minutes - Bellevue Recreation Center Outdoor Pool (Bellevue) 10 minutes - Seneca Caverns (Bellevue) 15 minutes - Rutherford Hayes Presidential Center with Museum and House Tours (Fremont) 20 minutes - Sorrowful Mother Shrine (Bellevue) 15 minutes - Edison's Birthplace (Milan) 15 minutes - The Berlin Fruit Box Company / Samuel Patterson Baskets (Berlin Heights) 25 minutes - Naturally Country Gifts and Decor (Norwalk) 20 minutes - African Safari Wildlife Park (Port Clinton) 30 minutes - Marblehead Lighthouse and Keepers House (Marblehead) 30 minutes - Johnsons Island and Lakeside on Lake Erie (Marblehead) 30 minutes - Kalahari Indoor Waterpark (Sandusky) 20 minutes - Antique Shopping (located in various towns such as Milan, Fremont, Bellevue, Norwalk) 10+ minutes - and so much more!

Brochures of all kinds of attractions and things to do in our area will be made available in your Guest House accommodations.

We also have available a cozy, gently rustic and relaxing cabin for rent called Dancing Fox Cabin. dancingfoxcabin.com

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Rates & Availability

Bellevue Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
May 19 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$120
From
$140
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$130
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

- Holiday weekends including Friday & Monday require a 3 night reservation (Memorial Day - July 4th - Labor Day).
- Rate is based on 2 people. Extra people: Add $15.00 per guest, per night.
- We do charge a damage deposit of $250.00 for young children 5 years of age and under which is added to your initial deposit, however you will be refunded that deposit upon check-out if no damages have occurred.
- We do offer (1) night stays for a nightly rate of $150.00 when available, based on 2 people. Please inquire.
- We also offer extended stay and monthly rates. Please inquire due to variations in rate and deposits.
Thank You!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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