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Romantic Park-Like Setting

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


About the property

4 adults max and no children.

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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 April, 2017

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 Ohio

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.
Nov 2016
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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:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • 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 5
  • 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.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)

Romantic Park-Like Setting
average rating of 4.6 based on 16 reviews

Absolutely beautiful, relaxing property.

  • 5 of 5

I took a girls weekend getaway to Strawberry Cottage with a couple of friends. We felt welcome and at home in this beautiful, cozy home. There is no lack of amenities. It is the perfect distance from Cleveland and activities near Lake Erie. The gardens surrounding the property are gorgeous. We spent time on the porch in the evening sipping coffee and having great conversation. What a wonderful experience! We very much enjoyed our time at this cozy and beautiful home.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winston Salem, NC

Lovely Cottage

  • 4 of 5

Strawberry Cottage is a lovely cottage on a lovely piece of property. Corky clearly has an eye for decorating, and the entire cottage is full of extra touches that adds to its beauty. She has designed a setting for peace and relaxation. Corky was also very accommodating to us, allowing a lot of flexibility for our arrival and departure, and she went the extra mile to see that our needs were met. If you are looking for a quiet, beautiful place to stay and relax, Strawberry Cottage will meet your needs.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fairfield Ohio


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Strawberry Cottage was a beautifully decorated house, very warm and inviting. The location is beautiful - set in a woods across the street from a golf course. It is very quiet and peaceful. We rented Strawberry Cottage for our niece's wedding. There was my husband, myself and our 3 adult children staying at the house. There was plenty of room for us to not get in each others way, even when getting ready for the wedding.

Before putting a deposit on Strawberry Cottage, I told Corky that we would have family over on Sunday afternoon to celebrate my husbands 60th birthday which was that day. We would eat cake, and share stories from the wedding and the past 2 years since we were all together. Corky was nice and offered places to purchase the cake and eat dinner out with the family.

The problem - Corky. While the family was sitting in the family room at Strawberry Cottage, Corky sent me a message to kick my family out of the house that she was not aware that other people were going to be at the house - even though, she was notified 9 months prior and suggested where to get birthday cake. Corky threatened that she is keeping the security deposit because she "saw a mess in the house". Was she watching us through the windows? There were only adults eating cake and talking for 3 hours (6 of the 12 were over 60 years old one was 80 years old - real party people day after a family wedding). There was no mess, no alcohol consumed, no wild parting, no loud music, just talking and laughing. We left the house in the exact condition as when we arrived. My husband and I have rented about a dozen houses, and have never had a security deposit kept. We have never had a problem with the owner.

We thought we had found the perfect place to stay when visiting family in Cleveland, until Corky turned on us and went off the deep end because our family was eating cake in her house, that she knew about. I do not recommend staying at Strawberry Cottage because you don't know what Corky will do to you.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

Our recent stay at Strawberry Cottage was wonderful from the beginning. The property is in a beautiful location, surrounded by trees. The extra touches in decor made for a a very homey feeling. We came back to California relaxed and refreshed. Would strongly recommend this property for a stay in the Cleveland area, and we will most certainly return.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pekin, IL

Misty F

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is very beautiful and very clean. My husband and I were blown away with the décor and how everything was so perfect and well put together. The home is spacious and has everything that you could possibly need. Corky was quick to respond to our questions and needs. My husband and I would definitely stay here again and we wish we would have had more time to enjoy all of the features of the home.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place!

  • 4 of 5

Although ours was not a pleasure trip, it was a pleasure staying at the strawberry cottage. The grounds were beautiful! My husband and I stayed in the master suite. The bathroom had been newly renovated and was absolutely beautiful...I would have been happy to spend my whole time there. The cottage was lovely and we would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • 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
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
26 May 2017 - 29 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £39 per night, per additional guest
1 Jul 2017 - 5 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £39 per night, per additional guest
22 Nov 2017 - 27 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £39 per night, per additional guest
22 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £39 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 £46.74
Refundable Damage Deposit £77.9

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.
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