Vivas Guest House

257 E. Deshler av , Columbus, OH 43206 USA (Show map)


To ensure personalized service and a peaceful private environment, we take one reservation at a time per floor; rates vary based on the space required. You and your party will enjoy complete private spaces at the Vivas Guest House!!! This inviting and relaxing home is located in Historic German Village, steps away from gorgeous Schiller Park; a quiet, friendly neighborhood that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and was recognized as a Preserve America Community. Located just south of downtown, you will enjoy strolling through the brick streets looking at the beautiful homes and gardens throughout the neighborhood. Walk to popular fine dining at Lindy's or Barcelona or stroll down Third Street and visit the original Max and Erma's! Get a taste of Germany at Juergan's Bavarian Bakery or Schmidt's Sausage Haus, and don't forget the cream puff! There are many other great restaurants in the area to sample, too many to mention! Set time aside to wander through the 32 rooms at the BookLoft then head to Schiller Park for Shakespeare Summer Theater. If you leave German Village during your stay you will want to check out the Brewery District, the Arena District and the Short North. We are approximately 1 mile to both Children’s Hospital and Grant Hospital, 1 and 1/2 miles from the Theater District and the State House, 3 miles to Capital University, 5 miles to The Ohio State University, and walking distance to Schiller Park and countless restaurants and attractions! The home sleeps 4 people - the first floor has a living room, dining room, 1/2 bath and a large, fully stocked kitchen with a great island for relaxing with friends. The second floor has 2 bedrooms with 1 queen bed and 1 full bed and a full bath. All linens and towels included.



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.9
  • Value5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.4

wonderful stay!

5 on April 22, 2013

my husband and i stayed here back in january. out time spent there was simply perfect. roger was a great host and made us feel very welcome. we were lucky and had the whole place to ourselves which was an added bonus. breakfast was made for us each day and was very tasty. his suggestions of places to go were spot on. many things are within walking distance which we always appreciate. we are looking forward to staying here in the future.

A true home experience

5 on March 09, 2013

This wonderful guesthouse is a fresh breathe from the cookie cutter hotels. Superb location, spotless and with Roger being an amazing host. Breakfast was at Pistacia Vera, a local boutique bakery where I tasted the best macaroons I have ever had in my life. Don't miss on this gem; and the price was unbeatable.

Great place to stay in Columbus and a great host

4.2 on January 09, 2013

We spent five nights in Roger's Guest House over Christmas. We rented the entire space which worked well for two couples. Roger was great to work with during the reservation process and after we arrived. I would definitely stay there again. Although we did not do any cooking, the kitchen is very well equipped. The house is close to a park, grocery store and restaurants and would be quite walkable during a warmer season. I recommend this rental. I cannot really give a dining score, but I believe Roger is a chef and saw wonderful cookbooks in his house. I am sure if he cooked for you the food would be great.

Wonderful Stay at Vivas

4.6 on December 17, 2012

My friend and I had the most wonderful stay at the Vivas guest house. Like other reviews have mentioned, we too had the whole place to ourselves. The home is beautifully decorated and Roger is so accommodating and welcoming. The description of the location and local restaurants scene is accurate and we so enjoyed ourselves, having arrived on the day of the local neighborhood holiday evening celebration. It is a very walkable and lovely neighborhood and we easily were able to get to downtown in minutes to catch a concert at the Palace theater. Will plan to stay here again!!

Excellent Choice

4.8 on December 16, 2012

Clean, comfortable and well located. This is a finely appointed, eclectic inn. The space is only topped by the friendliness and accomodating manner of the innkeeper - Roger Vivas.

A gem in the middle of a wonderful neighborhood

5 on December 15, 2012

We came for a weekend and felt right at home. Roger was extremely attentive and very knowledgable of the city. For breakfast, he made the best coffee I have ever tried from Brioso, a local roaster and made delicious "arepas" (a Venezuelan type of bread....) This will certainly be my destination whenever i town!!!!

Great Amenities for Price

3.8 on November 22, 2012

The amenities at Vivas Guest House delightfully exceeded my expectations! We had use of an entire house - dining room, living room with entertainment system, fully supplied kitchen, and 1.5 bathrooms - for a very affordable rate. (Also free wireless.) It is nestled in a beautiful neighborhood - felt safe the whole time - and downtown Columbus was very accessible - just 1.5 miles away. Roger was a great host - very nice and accommodating! Not a true "bed and breakfast" as there was not a set breakfast component, but still very pleased with the overall experience. I look forward to returning to Columbus and staying here again.

Clean, affordable and great location

4.8 on October 03, 2012

Very quaint neighborhood and very walkable. Roger, the innkeeper was kind and accommodating at best. We arrived at 1:30 am and he still had a smile in his face. Gave us recommendations about where to go and even drove us to a couple of places! The Guest House is very quiet and charming, nicely decorated with a cute backyard. Very clean and neat. Looking forward to staying again!!

like home!!

5 on September 24, 2012

We stayed for a weekend in August in the Vivas's guest house in the historic neighborhood, German village. The house is absolutely clean and beautiful; Roger is a fabulous hostes; we spent quite a bit of time chatting with him while he was making a wonderful dinner for my husband and I. We stayed at a beautiful decorated room with a canopy overhead. If you have to be in Columbus and want to feel like you're at home, stay at the Vivas guest house. You won't regret it!

Beatiful and charming house in Columbus

5 on September 24, 2012

I went to Columbus for a couple of days and decide to stay at Vivas's guest house because it was a very convenient location from a Corporate meeting that I was attending to. The house is beautiful, impeccable, and very close to local bars and restaurants. Great value for the service. Roger was incredibly friendly and always available. Thank you Roger again, we definitely will come back soon!

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Rooms & Rates

Cozy Room

Wonderful cozy room, quiet and with a feeling of our unique neighborhood. TVDVD, PlayerCD player, Radio, Washer/dryerMicrowave, Hairdryer, Coffee/Tea facilities, Wi-Fi, Internet Service, In-room internet, Ceiling fansAir conditioning

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Master Suite

An urban experience with a designers touch. Our Master Suite is the perfect retreat; whether you are visiting for business or pleasure.Complete privacy on the third floor with an adjacent living room space.TVDVD PlayerCD player, RadioWasher/dryer, Microwave, HairdryerCoffee/Tea facilities, Amenities Basket, Wi-Fi Internet Service, In-room internet, Ceiling fans, Air conditioning

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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Location Type

City, Downtown, Village


Columbus, OH (CMH-Port Columbus Intl.) 10 miles

Directions to property:

Columbus is at the intersection of I-70 and I-71. The German Village neighborhood is six blocks south of the Ohio State Capitol via Third Street. Its rough boundaries are South High Street to the west, Blackberry Alley to the east, Livingston Avenue to the north and Nursery Lane to the south. We are less than 10 miles/15 minutes from the Columbus Airport (CMH) are about an hour and a half North of Cincinnati, two hours to Cleveland, two and a half hours to Wheeling and one hour to Dayton.

Area Attractions

Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

CD player, DVD Player, Radio, TV, Washer/dryer , Complimentary bottled water at check in, free WI FI, Private Chef available, Outdoor and adventure sports activities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Microwave, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

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  • Check In:: 2 pm
  • Check Out:: noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only If sharing outdoor space, ask other guests for permission
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required 2 home pets sometimes at the guest house
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 1 night
  • Accepted payments Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Cancellations: 24 hour cancellation policy



Roger Vivas

Languages spoken

English, Italian, Spanish

Resident Pets


About the innkeepers

Paragliding, Mountain Biking, Hiking, Cooking and Wine, Performing Arts. Tours available per request.

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Based on guest preference

  • Cost: 12
  • Time Served: 7 am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room