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Romantic Park-Like Setting

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

4 adults max/no children or pets please

The Strawberry Cottage and the grounds are perfect for a Wedding. The grounds are beautiful and the catering could be set up in the newly built garage with tents set up on the property. It is so picturesque in the summer with the gardens in bloom.

The Space

This could go from renting a private room and bath or the entire home. There are actually 5 bedrooms but only three are set up as bedrooms the others are a sewing room and office.This is up to whatever the client desires. This home is on an acre of land with beautiful gardens with lovely indoor and outdoor spaces. All my friends say it looks like a Bed and Breakfast. There is master bedroom with a private balcony and 5 piece bath. The other two bedrooms share a bathroom. Very close to downtown Cleveland in the lovely community of Willoughby and Willoughby Hills. We are very near Lake Erie and Manakiki Golf Course is right across the street in the park-like setting of the home since the golf course used to be an old estate. You will love staying here and will not want to leave. Full access to kitchen with towels and all bedding provided. There are so many parks in the general area because the Cleveland area was built on a park system when it was created. The Cuyahoga National Forest is only 30 minutes away. The neighbourhood is all residential and everyone is friendly. The home itself is in a park-like setting too. There are three outdoor spaces for eating, talking or relaxing. There is a large front porch with overlooks the garden, an outdoor patio at the side which overlooks the meadow and ravine and an outdoor deck for eating with nature. Perfect for the spring and summer! You have access the entire home except the office and sewing room

Guest Access

Strawberry Cottage is located just east of Cleveland and you can be down to University Circle, Downtown Cleveland, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Progressive Field (the Tribe), The Browns Stadium and The Cleveland Clinic in 20 minutes with easy access to the highway. Hillcrest Hospital and Progressive Insurance are just down the road. Beachwood Mall and Legacy Village are 15 minutes away too. This is a perfect place to visit family in Cleveland, a romantic hideaway, or a long term stay for business. You make it what you want.

Interaction with Guests

Most of the time guests will have the entire home to themselves and this just depends on the time of year.

The Neighbourhood

The neighbourhood is charming. You are in a country setting but very near the highway and also the charming town of Willoughby with fabulous restaurants and shops and Sun Plum....a great farmers market open all year round for fresh vegetables, fruit and baked goods.

Getting around

There is no public transportation but everything is easily accessible by car and great biking in the summer. Very near two metro for walking and one for golf which is right across the street from the house and is a public course.

More Details

Corky Miller-Strong
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, I only speak English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2018

About Corky Miller-Strong

I am a teacher and this is my home. I work at a boarding school and travel home when I can. I have renovated this home lovingly for the past ten years and it has been in the finals of This Old House for remodels of the bathroom and outside gardens.

Corky Miller-Strong purchased this farmhouse in 2004

Why Corky Miller-Strong chose Willoughby Hills

I have always wanted a home with a large from porch with unique and charming characteristics. I am from Shaker Heights, Ohio but have lived in California and Denver. I wanted something with character and not the 'cookie-cutter' homes of these two states. I could not wait to come home and I found the perfect house to renovate. My friends have always said it looks like a Bed and Breakfast and now it is more like a Country Inn and I hope you love it as much as I do.

What makes this farmhouse unique

You are very near the highway with major access to all shopping but you will think you are in the country and far removed from everything. The neighbourhood is friendly and the home is on a dead end street with very little traffic. You will love the area and all it has to offer. Bring your golf clubs in spring, summer and fall since the golf course is right across the street.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Usually we only let 4 adults stay in the home, but this guest begged to add another so I said yes. However, what I was not prepared for were the 8 or 9 cars I saw in the driveway which was never discussed before. We always stay in the cottage next door so we are available for questions about the home. Her lack of communication was insulting and disrespectful and this is all asked. I did say any damage would be taken out of the security deposit which is why you have a security deposit anyway (only 100.00). I would be happy to host her lovely husband anytime, but not her. I have never not refunded a security deposit (which I never see anyway since VRBO holds this). I have always rewarded this back in full, but I have also never had such a jerky guest. I was not going to write anything about this, but I felt I had to since generally, if I do not have anything good to say about someone, I do not say it, but her remarks went way to far. I would suggest people read ALL the reviews on Airbnb and VRBO. This is a beautiful home which has been used in Cleveland Clinic Commercials and featured in the Plain Dealer, and people love staying here.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Willoughby Hills in Lake County

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 13:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4 ...
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • If you are having an event with more than the people who rented the home, you must speak to the owner first.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Open shower
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Soaking Tub in Master
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Toilet and Sink off the Family Room
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , MASTER BEDROOM WITH BATHROOM
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , Shared Full Bathroom with Shower
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Shared Full Bath with Shower
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • tennis
This is a perfect getaway and very romantic. The town of Willoughby is adorable and full of great restaurants and shops. This home is in Lake County and surrounded by metro parks with easy access to Cleveland and sports venues. It is a country park-like setting with a major golf course right across the street. You will not want to leave. Please also see information on Airbnb for reviews of others who have previously stayed at the Strawberry Cottage.


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Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This Strawberry Cottage was perfect. I can't say enough. Beautifully decorated, spotless with everything you need. The owner is attentive and would do anything for you. They even went out of their way to show us Cleveland. The golf course is right across the street which we enjoyed. We will definitely return. If you are going to the Cleveland area this is the place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Patricia/Deb.....Hope you all can return soon since there is so much more to see.....Cork
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Very nice and charming home

  • 5 of 5

Home was very nice and well appointed. Very comfortable and cozy. Corky was great host.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jenison, MI USA

Strawberry Cottage Home Away from Home!

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable, relaxing, and charmingly decorated. Very clean, lots of room, and close to attractions in Cleveland. Had a wonderful time! - Sister-in-laws from Michigan!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Warm - Comforting - Enchanted

  • 5 of 5

The weather was cold and windy but Corky's house was warm and comforting. Beautifully decorated and amply supplied. Looking forward to returning during warmer weather to enjoy her gardens. Corky's recommendations for dining and sights-to-see were spot on for three friends wanting to take in the art and charm of Cleveland!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Had a great time.

  • 5 of 5

Very charming home. The owner was very helpful and we really enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Such a beautiful little cottage! Corky had everything set up for us, was there to welcome us when we arrived and answered all our questions. This cottage is very close to several delicious restaurants in Willoughby Hills (our favorite was Pranzos) and only a short drive to the lake. Our goal was to find a spot that was quiet and relaxing and would give us a chance to get away from husbands, children, grandchildren, household chores and everyday frustrations. We picked the perfect spot!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Cleveland Hopkins or Akron/Canton Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Downtown Willoughby
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Across the Street
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Very Near 90 and 271 with direct shot to downtown
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Car: necessary

The property is right across the street from a major Cleveland area gold course (Manakiki Golf Course) and metro park. Charming downtown area of Willoughby which is 5 miles away. The home is on an acre of land and surrounded by beautiful trees and flowers.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Willoughby Hills, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
25 May 2018 - 29 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add £37 per night, per additional guest
1 Jul 2018 - 8 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add £37 per night, per additional guest
1 Sep 2018 - 4 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add £37 per night, per additional guest
16 Nov 2018 - 26 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add £37 per night, per additional guest
21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add £37 per night, per additional guest
28 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add £37 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £55.84
Refundable Damage Deposit £74.45

This is my home...not just a rental so please take very good care of the home and communicate with me if you have any concerns or problems and I will be happy to assist you. But please communicate. I only allow 4 adults and no children...this is not a great home for children.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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