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Water's Edge - entire apartment

SuperhostAthens, Ohio, United States
Entire apartment hosted by Deni
4 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath
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This exceptionally clean, recently renovated apartment, just 4 miles from Athens via a single county road, overlooks a peaceful 3-acre pond. It is situated on 5 acres in a safe and beautiful rural subdivision. Water’s Edge is a great choice for couples, solo adventurers, and small families visiting Ohio University for parents' weekend, homecoming, freshman orientations and college visits, Fur Peace Ranch, and other music events, or outdoor getaways in the Hocking Hills! Maximum occupancy: 4

The space
This second-story apartment is 800 square feet and has a separate entrance from the owner's home. It is very private and features a gorgeous view from the deck, as well as the amenities you have at home, including a fully-equipped kitchen, television (stream live TV, Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, and PBS), towels, bedding, blow dryer, toiletries, and more. You will have wireless access and internet as well. The apartment has one bedroom with a queen-size bed. You will find a pull-out sofa bed in the living room.

Guest access
You have full access to the apartment.The deck outside the apartment has a small table and chairs and offers a stunning view. A grill is also available. You are welcome to stroll the grassy lane on the other side of the pond across from our house, go fishing (but bring your own pole), have a picnic, or play a game of horse shoes. Our own private “yard” is on the other side of the house — the opposite side of the house from Water’s Edge apartment. If you wander over to the other side of the pond, you may spot my husband gardening or working on an outdoor project in our yard.

Other things to note
We live in the hills and, therefore, guests should set up their cell phones for wireless calling. We provide guests with a few snacks and a continental breakfast; for those staying a while, grocery stores are a short drive from the apartment. Pizza cannot be delivered outside of the city limits. During summer, our entire house is air conditioned -- including the apartment -- with whole-house AC, but we also provide additional window AC units for guests. In the winter the apartment is heated with ceramic wall heaters, but in very cold weather, it is heated with a ventless gas unit. Whether hot or cold outside, our guests are comfortable inside. We have a moderate cancellation policy, meaning that if you need to cancel, and if you do it more than 5 days in advance, you will be refunded. During the winter, we are happy to reimburse guests whose visits are cancelled at the last minute due to snow and/or ice.

Check-in is easy! We typically leave the apartment door open when we know a guest is arriving.

Athens is located in the foothills, so expect hilly terrain. No problem in the spring, summer, and fall, but winter can get dicey. Winter guests are wise to book last minute so they know what the weather will be. As little as a couple of inches make travel outside the city challenging if not dangerous. Water’s Edge sits above Athens and the house, itself, is at the base of a hill. We have a moderate cancellation policy; however, if you book in advance and winter weather prevents you from getting around the area safely once you arrive, we are happy to refund your payment for any nights you are unable to stay — minus any Airbnb fees.

Please keep in mind we do not allow pets under any circumstances. Although we are animal lovers, we keep the apartment animal-free. (Documented support pets are the only exception. See “house rules.”)

Measures to protect your health: If you’ve read our reviews, you know that many of our guests have rated Water’s Edge as exceptionally clean. Even before fears of a mysterious (corona) virus emerged, we took every cleaning measure we could to ensure our guests’ safety, including wiping down surfaces with disinfectant wash (paying special attention to door knobs, light and lamp switches, faucet handles, and the TV remote). All bedding and the sofa cover are, of course, washed after each guest’s visit, and we use anti-allergen covers for mattresses and bed pillows, but additional details after each guest’s visit now include tossing all sofa pillows into the dryer for 20 minutes and thoroughly cleaning and sanitizing air conditioner filters after each guest’s stay. Please note that we keep disinfectant wipes under the kitchen sink. We closed our apartment during most of April and all of May. Although we will re-open in June, we will close the apartment for 48 hours between guest visits in order to fully ventilate, sanitize, and launder .
This exceptionally clean, recently renovated apartment, just 4 miles from Athens via a single county road, overlooks a peaceful 3-acre pond. It is situated on 5 acres in a safe and beautiful rural subdivision. Water’s Edge is a great choice for couples, solo adventurers, and small families visiting Ohio University for parents' weekend, homecoming, freshman orientations and college visits, Fur Peace Ranch, and other music events, or outdoor getaways in the Hocking Hills! Maximum occupancy: 4

The space
This second-story apartment is 800 square feet and has a separate entrance from the owner's home.…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

Amenities

First aid kit
Kitchen
Cable TV
Iron
Dryer
Breakfast
Smoke alarm
Free parking on premises
Essentials
Wifi

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4.97 out of 5 stars from 280 reviews
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Athens, Ohio, United States

When we first moved into this neighborhood, we felt like we'd moved into a state park. Trees and wildlife abound! You are likely to see deer up close and personal as well as all types of wildlife that is attracted to water. We have a heron that makes our pond its home.

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Hosted by Deni

Joined in September 2015
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I am a retired educator who finally has the time to write. My husband is a retired art teacher and can finally spend his days in the studio. Between teaching and raising kids, we also built this house from the ground up (I say "we," but Mark actually did most of the building:) Throughout our lives we have enjoyed hosting friends, family, and students' families who visit from around the world. We also enjoy traveling and meeting new people. The kids eventually grew up and built lives elsewhere, and we were left with a big house that neither of us wanted to move away from; therefore, we turned a section of the house into a rentable space. The apartment is attached to our house but is very private and has a separate entrance. We are always happy to assist our guests (we are friendly), but we also respect your privacy. Please let us know if we can be of any assistance during your stay, and never hesitate to contact me with questions before your arrival. Mark and I hope you will enjoy your stay at Water's Edge.
I am a retired educator who finally has the time to write. My husband is a retired art teacher and can finally spend his days in the studio. Between teaching and raising kids, we a…
During your stay
We are more than happy to help you with just about anything you need! Simply text or walk on down around the deck to our front door. We are equally happy to leave you alone if that's what you'd prefer!
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 2:00 p.m.
Checkout: 11:00 a.m.
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
Committed to enhanced cleaning protocol. Learn more
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm