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Cuyahoga Valley National Park Luxury Home; Winter Discounts Begin Jan. 3, 2017

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Last updated: 12/06/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:4.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths (Sleeps 10)

Nestled in the heart of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, in the center of the picturesque town of Peninsula, is the former home of designer Robert L. Hunker. This unique property that once served as a Barn for a family farm, is now a beautiful living space filled with unique artistic treasures, one of a kind furnishings and relaxing outdoor spaces to enjoy. This property is available for use as short term rental, perfect for a restful retreat for adult guests looking to get away in a private, unique setting in the heart of the CVNP.
Children under the age of 14 are not permitted; there are open balconies and stairways.
The home is within walking distance of area art galleries, the towpath trail, the historic G.A.R. Hall, two restaurants, the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railway, numerous hiking trails and more! Boston Mills and Brandywine Ski areas and Blossom Music Center are a short 5 minute drive. The Village of Peninsula is located 9 miles North of Akron and 23 miles South of Cleveland, making this a perfect get away in the park.

The Designer's Barn was the Aug. 2014 Home and Garden feature in Akron Life Magazine and the Home and Garden feature in the Saturday January 31, 2015 Akron Beacon Journal. Peninsula was voted Best Northeast Ohio Community 2012-13, by Ohio Magazine.
Guests at the Barn may not host an event or invite additional company during their stay without prior permission by manager and with fees as agreed upon. Catering for guests when pre approved is only with Acme Fresh Market. (Please call 330 657 2528 for details)
Perfection location for:
- Adult Family gatherings
- Day or overnight corporate retreats
- Small meetings
- Adult Rehearsal dinners
- Friends Reunions
- Adult Girls' Night Out
- Romantic getaways
Ask about our special January, February and March rates each year !
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Manager

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/06/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 4000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Staff

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Renters must be at least 23 years of age; proof of age requirement with driver's license...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is allowed outside only...smoking inside or on wood decks will cause a forfeiture of security deposit. Please ask about specific location in driveway area, a garden setting beyond the bank barn doors....moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children:

    Only children over 14 are welcome, for safety issues ~ no acceptions...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    service dogs will be considered...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    in fair weather a wheelchair may navigate through the bank barn doors to the middle level, main common areas...moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Suite #3: 2 twin/ single

    Located on ground floor...moreless

  • Suite #2: 1 double

    This suite is located on the third floor...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 double

    ground floor double and ensuite within apt...moreless

  • Suite #1 - Master: 1 double

    Vaulted ceiling, stained glass , third floor, spare twin bed...moreless

  • Three bedroom suites have a walk-in closet and private toilet separated from main bathroom. The fourth is a complete ensuite but does not have a separate toilet enclosure; it includes a sitting area with a sleeper sofa....moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom #2: toilet, shower

    Bathroom #2 is part of Suite #2 on the 3rd floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Bathroom #3 is part of Suite #3 on ground floor...moreless

  • Master Bath #1: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom #4: toilet, combination tub/shower

    located on main first floor wihtin apt/bedroom suite...moreless

  • Bathroom #5: toilet

    a powder room with toilet and sink on main living floor...moreless

  • Paper products, soap, emergency toiletries, linens

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Books are available throughout the home, primarily decorative arts and travel...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    The third floor bedrooms have TV/DVD combinations and the informal living room has a Blu-Ray player with Wi-Fi....moreless

  • Games:

    Limited: cards and domino set folding wooden card table and chairs ...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    cable in one informal living room...moreless

  • Television:

    Flat Screen TVs in 4 bedrooms and in the black living room and kitchen. Piano in foyer...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Rural
  • Village:

    Nestled in the heart of the Village of Peninsula. Within walking distance to Area attractions and Restaurants. Peninsula is a tiny, picturesque village in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park...moreless

  • Water View:

    .5 miles from Cuyahoga River; no view from home ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding

Dining

  • Dining:

    Formal Dining Room can accommodate 8 - 12 people...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 12 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central air...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Two gas fireplaces there is NO option for grilling or fire pits for safety reasons...moreless

  • Garage:

    One car carport...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heating, forced hot air...moreless

  • Internet:

    High Speed Internet and Wi-Fi throughout the home...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Sheets, towels, dish towels/cloths...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Two living rooms in the home...moreless

  • Parking:

    Room for 4-6 cars at loop driveway near double front doors (off SR 303) Additional in back loop for 2 cars plus carport Overflow parking in large gravel lot off Riverview Road...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Land line phones for emergency and local calls...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Shared with owner on rare occasion, Detergent on hand...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Keurig and 2 standard coffee pots (4 cup and 12) numerous hot and cold decanters, coffee grinder, french coffee press...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Service for 20, seasonal sets and more; expansive silverware assortment and cooking utensils, blenders, large collection of stemware...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Galley kitchen, with unique cabinetry and hardware. Eat in dinette, entrance to outdoor private 2nd story deck ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    large stainless micrwave...moreless

  • Oven:

    Wall and stove ovens...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Purified water, coffee, tea, sweeteners, creamer, oil, condiments, miscellaneous...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Refrigerator in main galley has ice cubes only, no freezer Second refrigerator in laundry room has freezer...moreless

  • Stove:

    4 burner gas stove we do NOTpermit grills and or fire pits...moreless

  • Toaster:

    2 slice toaster and toaster oven...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    overlooks the front formal courtyard...moreless

  • Bicycles:

    may be rented by the hour at Century Cycles .5 mi from the Barn at the towpath trail head ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    NO fires or candles permitted on the deck; electric and battery lighting on site Multiple Decks surround the home!...moreless

  • Golf:

    Brandywine Country Club with 18 holes and Par 3 course is one mile from barn...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayaking and Canoeing are popular on the Cuyahoga River but there are no rentals available in town...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    small intimate garden area limited with table/ chairs no fires or fire pits permitted...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    formal sitting gardens only/ NO lawn sports NO grills or fire pits permitted for safety of guests all due to limited/ small space...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Boston Mills/Brandywine Ski Area is within 5 minutes; discounted lift tickets available for Barn guests ( one pass for both locations) Separate pricing and discount pass for Polar tubing at Brandywine...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Ask about daytime passes to local summer swimming "hole" The Quarry located .5 mi from barn ~ summer season...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall 2016
Nov 1 - Dec 30, 2016
1 night min stay
$400
$2,000
NYE
Dec 31 - Jan 2, 2017
1 night min stay
$500
winter 2017
Jan 3 - Mar 31, 2017
1 night min stay
$300
$1,800
spring 2017
Apr 1 - Jun 1, 2017
1 night min stay
$400
$2,000
summer/ fall prime
Jun 2 - Oct 25, 2017
2 night min stay
$600
$3,000
late fall
Oct 26 - Dec 30, 2017
1 night min stay
$400
$2,500
NYE
Dec 31 - Jan 1, 2018
1 night min stay
$500
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$500
$2,800

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 12.25%

Notes:

There are additional fees of $25.00 per hour for early move in or later check out, if time allows. Every effort will be made for this accommodation to our guest schedules.

Any events planned during the guest stay at the barn ( exceeding overnight guest maximum of 10) requires permission from owner and applicable fees rated by number of guests and by hourly use; please ask manager for details


Manager's cancellation policy:

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


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Manager info

About: The Peninsula Foundation was formed in 1997 by the late Robert L. Hunker and serves area residents, visitors, and school children by promoting historic preservation, maintaining archives, preserving artifacts, and providing tours of our historic buildings.

Why Peninsula, OH, USA:
Easy access from Ohio Turnpike, I 271, I 71, I 8 and I 77 and set at the premier trail head to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park/ nestled in green space between Cleveland and Akron.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The Designer's Barn sits in a private green oasis with easy access to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park trails and scenic railway, Village restaurants, cultural arts and shops.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/06/2016

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Photos

  • White living room main floor

    White living room main floor

  • barn entry from driveway

    barn entry from driveway

  • The Designer's  Barn in Winter

    The Designer's Barn in Winter

  • The barn is located at SW corner of SR 303 and Riverview Rd, GPS 1802 Main St.

    The barn is located at SW corner of SR 303 and Riverview Rd, GPS 1802 Main St.

  • evening at the barn

    evening at the barn

  • Eat-in Kitchen area

    Eat-in Kitchen area

  • Additional Kitchen Area with TV

    Additional Kitchen Area with TV

  • Master Bathroom

    Master Bathroom

  • Barnstone suite also has sitting area with sleeper sofa, TV, on  first floor

    Barnstone suite also has sitting area with sleeper sofa, TV, on first floor

  • Main Deck, second level

    Main Deck, second level

  • Dining room table set for 12

    Dining room table set for 12

  • laundry has washer, dryer, second fridge, sink, iron, misc , on second floor

    laundry has washer, dryer, second fridge, sink, iron, misc , on second floor

  • Barn driveway is between these two white urns on SR 303, 1802 Main St

    Barn driveway is between these two white urns on SR 303, 1802 Main St

  • Holiday decorating in the White Living Room

    Holiday decorating in the White Living Room

  • Winter Crane statuary on upper deck

    Winter Crane statuary on upper deck

  • Foyer,  first floor entry

    Foyer, first floor entry

  • Main Entrance, summer

    Main Entrance, summer

  • Smaller upstairs deck with stained glass wall

    Smaller upstairs deck with stained glass wall

  • Master Bedroom Suite, third floor

    Master Bedroom Suite, third floor

  • Yellow Bedroom Suite, first floor

    Yellow Bedroom Suite, first floor

  • Striped Bedroom suite , third floor

    Striped Bedroom suite , third floor

  • Eat in kitchen showing galley counter

    Eat in kitchen showing galley counter

  • floral niche in foyer, bouquets in each bedroom and main living areas

    floral niche in foyer, bouquets in each bedroom and main living areas

  •  Dining Room ( Informal Setup for 10 )

    Dining Room ( Informal Setup for 10 )

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Tuesday, December 06, 2016

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