About emily berkemeier
We homeschool our 5 children and renting our home helps make that a reality. Thanks for helping make this vision possible!
emily berkemeier purchased this House in 2011
What makes this House unique
Super convenient, but spacious and private...the best of all worlds
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
The Good and the Bad
First the good. The house is very spacious with plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms. It is well equipped with silverware, plates, cups, etc. There is a clean pool and Jacuzzi. It is very convenient to the freeways, the mall, grocery, and fast food restaurants.
Then there is the bad. We were charged a hefty cleaning fee in advance as part of the rental agreement. But upon arrival we found parts of the house very unclean and in disrepair. One daughter used the upstairs bathroom sink and immediately felt water all over her feet. The sink trap was undone, causing water to pour out beneath the sink. One son-in-law fixed that immediately. The downstairs shower had a slimy floor, and there was orange and black scum on the grout and in the corners. The other son-in-law bought a scrub brush (none provided in the house) and cleaner and scrubbed it himself. We sent before and after photos to the owner. The upstairs shower door had accumulated crud on the lip of the door. There were dead bugs all along the windowsills on the front of the house. And lastly, when we preheated the oven, a huge cloud of smoke emerged from a puddle of grease left in the bottom. There was a broom and dustpan in the house, but we could not find a mop. Any kitchen spills had to be cleaned up with paper towels.
The worst problem, in our view, was what happened after a package was delivered. The owner emailed asking about it, and we told her we had brought it just inside the front door. A day or so later it disappeared. We asked if they had come by to get it and were told they had. But the owner had come while people were in the house sleeping or listening to music so that they apparently did not hear the entry. To know that the owner entered the house unannounced was creepy, an invasion of privacy, and potentially dangerous. The son-in-law in the house at the time is a police officer, and if he had encountered the owner (whom he had never met), there might have been an inadvertent confrontation.
This house has some things to recommend it, and there aren’t too many others available in the area, but it takes a lot of nerve on the part of the owner to charge a “cleaning" fee and yet offer a dirty house. And we would strongly advise any renters to have an understanding that the owner must call in advance if he plans a visit.
Wonderful Family Home
This home is absolutely perfect for large families!! Plenty of space and things to do. Only about 25 minutes to Cincinnati.
We rented the house to celebrate my parents 50th wedding anniversary. Our whole family enjoyed the swing set, hot tube, pool and fire pit! The home is much nicer then the picture show. We had plenty of room for us to be together and spread out. The 11 of us had all of our meals at the house. The kitchen is very well supplied. Really a wonderful option in a great location.
Very kid friendly
There were so many things to do at this beautiful home. The toys and books for kids as well as the pool, playyard, tree swing were absolutely wonderful! The beds were comfortable, the number of towels and pool towels were numerous, look in bathroom cabinets for them! The managers were very responsive to any requests or questions we had! Thank you for sharing your beautiful home!
Beautiful home close to many activities!
This was the18th year my children and grandchildren have gathered for extended weekend. This is one of the top places we have stayed!!
An amazing property
We had a large group for a family reunion-- 9 adults and 10 children, and this property was perfect for us. It rained every day we were there, but not all day, and just about any time it wasn't raining the kids were in the pool. It was so convenient, just right out the door. The kids loved the chickens, and were allowed to feed them and gather the eggs. They also spent a lot of time on the swings and climbing equipment. We used the grill to grill hamburgers, hot dogs, and brats, and made s'mores over a fire in the outdoor fire pit. It was a really great trip!
Everything that you need and more can be found seconds away. Additional attractions can be found in Cincinnati, OH just 15 minutes away!
Local Attractions: Great American Ball Park, Paul Brown Stadium, US Bank Arena, Over-the-Rhine, The Creation Museum, The Ark, Crossroads Church, King's Island, The Beach Waterpark, The Riverfront, Findlay Market, Washington Park, Aronoff Theater, lots of good shopping and lots of yummy eats!