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Vivas Guest House

257 E. Deshler av , Columbus, OH 43206 USA (Show map)
10 Reviews
$90 - $140
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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.

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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  • Guest room4.5
  • Services4.9
  • Value5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.4

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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.

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Location Type

City, Downtown, Village


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

Directions to property:

From Airport: Head West (away from airport) on International Gateway Blvd, take ramp to I-670 West (Columbus/Cassidy Ave), bear left on I-670 ramp to Columbus, go 4.6 miles to US-23 S Exit 4B to High St/Third St, take the US 23 South ramp to South Third Street. Follow Third Street into German Village. Proceed south to Sycamore St (there is a Starbuck's on the southeast corner) and turn left (east), proceed two blocks to a stop at Mohawk. Continue across Mohawk and proceed 5 blocks on the right to Jaeger St. Turn right (south) on Jaeger, proceed about a block to the German Village Guest House hotel, on your left at 748 Jaeger

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, In-room internet, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Microwave, Wi-Fi

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  • Check In:: 2 pm
  • Check Out:: noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Limited 2 home pets sometimes at the guest house

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 1 night
  • Cancellations: 24 hour cancellation policy



Roger Vivas

Languages spoken

English, Italian, Spanish

Resident Pets

2 Dogs

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


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

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