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Our Home can fit your accommodations and your needs for any vacation

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 960 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Open spaces, quiet and safe neighborhood everything you need for vacation

We can accommodate all four seasons. We are offering a reasonable rate then others around this area. We are pet friendly. We offer wineries, resorts, cover bridges, festivals, museums, and a comfortable place to stay without the hustle and bustle of the big city. After a long day in the city why not enjoy a peaceful evening with a glass of wine, near a campfire, or go out to dinner at the lake and listen to some great music, maybe take on a round of golf, or a walk on the beach. It has two bedrooms; one full size bed and one queen size bed. in addition there are two sleeper sofas in the living room and two twin beds and a day bed located in the basement. This also includes full bath and a half bath , a large living room, large kitchen, Florida room, large basement with a utility room, washer and dryer, central air conditioned, Free WiFi, direct TV, 9 ft. by 9 ft. brick patio, grill, fenced in yard with patio table and chairs, fire pit, we provide firewood and charcoal for the grills, kennel, sleeps eleven, all the linens and towels and everything you need to make it feel like home. As for entertainment we have two flat screen TV's, one TV, one TV for Dvds , karaoke, out door games such corn hole horseshoes and games for the little ones. board games, Fooseball , air hockey . We have special things for the holidays as well.

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Bruce and Renee Boling
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

About Bruce and Renee Boling

Our names are Bruce and Renee Boling. We were high school sweethearts and have been married 42 years. We have two sons, daughter -in-law, one grandson, and a dog named Adam. Bruce is an auto body technician and I am a jack of all trades and a master of none. We work well together at everything we do and have lived in Ohio all our lives. As a matter of fact we live right next to our vacation rental home. We have lived here in Geneva for 41 years and have worked hard for everything we have because we love the area!

Bruce and Renee Boling purchased this house in 2014

Why Bruce and Renee Boling chose Geneva

When we moved to Geneva, Ohio we thought it was a great area with a nice quiet neighborhood. After a couple days, I met our new neighbor, Hazel Jeppe. She lived on the left side of us and was around 85 years old. She invited me into her "Florida room" or "Sun room", which was at the back of the house. This is where she would spend most of her time to sit and relax. I can see why! Ever since then I wanted to buy it ,but couldn't because for one thing we didn't have the money and someone else bought which was my old landlord: Who would of thought ! Years later the mother died and I always told the son I would like to buy it, but he died in May of 2014. I never thought I would have a chance, so I asked his sister to buy it, but she had already sold to the city for flipper houses. But I continue on my quest to buy it. A lot of obstacles got in the way, but I was for sure this house was going to be ours. No matter what happen and I am happy to say it is ours. We have worked long hard hrs. to make the way it is now. A lot of people were skeptical, but I knew God would get us through it . We keep updating little things to make it more comfortable.

What makes this house unique

Nice neighbors, quiet neighborhood, it is a very cozy home that when you come in you don't want to leave. The views of the house are great because in each room you can see a view of the neighborhood and the yard. We kept everything in the house ,but up dated some of the areas. to make it look a updated from the 60's. We keep the birds fed in the back yard . When you come to the house you do not real have to do any thing .Except bring your own food, cook and cleanup and relax.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The Boling's Family Retreat was a wonderful house. The house was very clean and cozy. We had a family reunion and played cards, and had just a wonderful time .We didn't want to leave . The back yard had everything you need including a place for the kids and dogs . Patio table and chairs , Fire pit and bench .They even had corn hole and horse shoes if you wanted to be outside . It was just an amazing home . We would love to come back next year .The owners were very nice and helpful
Jun 2015
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Geneva

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 960 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Max. adults: 11
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No smoking in the house there are ashtrays outside. No firearms , or illegal drugs. No feminine product down the toilet you will be charge 50.00
  • Keep lights off if not being in use. Air conditioner is on, so keep all doors closed . a charge 50.00 extra ,keep the storm doors shut.
  • If there is event, or party only the guests that paid are allow to stay overnight not even in the back yard ,they will have to pay ten dollar; per day
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course Front
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Village
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , toilet,sink towel blow dryer ,soap
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , towels,soap, blow dryer,
  • full bathroom, towels, toiletries, blow dryer,etc.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 double , 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , 3 sleep sofa /futon , we have a pack and play also
  • There is a dresser and full size closets in both bedroom. In the queen size room there are also two night stands with lamps and a recliner with air condition .In the full size bedroom there is a desk ,a nightstand and bookcase. The sleeper sofas are in the living room and Florida room , and there is twin beds in the basement with extra furniture.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
We have a tarot card reader, as well as massages Monitronics security system, so that you feel safe and secure while you stay


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average rating of 4.62 based on 52 reviews

Bachelor Party Success!

  • 5 of 5

We rented the house for a bachelor party weekend and weren't disappointed! Bruce and Renee were wonderful and they provided us with plenty of information about activities in the area and the house as well. We spent a lot of time in the backyard sitting at the table and around the fire, as well as, playing cornhole and the horseshoe Frisbee game which was fun! I highly recommend staying here!! We are even talking about making this a yearly guys trip.

  • Submitted: 27-Jun-2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mark we loved having you guys at our vacation rental. To see you guys have, so much fun without going to the bar was great and using the back yard . We would loved to have you again if your girlfriends and wives will let you. If not you can bring them along or come as a couple . Renee and Bruce
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The house was clean and cosy. Plenty of room to sleep and all needed for cooking.

  • 4 of 5

We came for family get away with 2 dogs and enjoyed our stay in Renee and Bruce home. Renee was so kind to make Easter egg hunt and baked delicious Bunny Cake. She also prepared egg coloring kit for kids. That was very sweet. When we needed help with TV,Bruce came literally within 2 minutes! We explored the area well. I think we would enjoy it even more, considering that we came off season. The immediate area close to the house is pretty average for rural Ohio but the lake, the lodge, the covered bridges and the wineries are indeed very close. Thank you again,Renee and Bruce.

  • Submitted: 5-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed your stay. Having such successful professionals such as your husband and yourself and children was great .To show you the house and getting to know what you do . We love getting to know who we rent to even if they are only a hour away. We were glad you choose us for your stay. We had fun doing those things for your family. no matter what there stay is about . That is what Boling's Family Retreat is about .
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay, has much more room than expected. We rented the home for a swimming event at the Spire institute. The house was very clean. We hope to stay there again next year.

  • Submitted: 14-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you ,so much for staying with us. We are glad you enjoyed your stay.The house was well kept while you stayed and we appreciated that. We hope to see to next year or please come for a vacation .
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Very Nice Comfortable Home

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for a College Big East Swim Meet at the SPIRE Inst. We rented for 4 nights and needed a place close by since we'd be going back and forth and it was less then 10 mins. away. It was comfortable, very clean and roomy and had everything we needed. Really, we didn't need to bring anything, they had toilet paper, paper towels all the bed linens, towels, etc. They had a bottle of wine and breakfast food in the fridge waiting for us. I give it a 5 star rating. Would like to see this area in the summer.

  • Submitted: 7-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, so much for staying at Boling's Family Retreat .We are glad you had a great stay. We love to get vacationers from all over the United States. To meet them and get to know why they are coming to visit in our area. Thank you again for the nice review
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Waverly, Ohio (1 hour south of Columbus)

Perfect Stay

  • 5 of 5

Renee and Bruce offer wonderful hospitality, and a very well-equipt, clean, comfortable alternative to hotel rooms for large groups. They had a lovely bottle of chilled wine and a very thoughtful evening snack waiting for our arrival. There were plenty of bed linens and towels. The kitchen was spotless, and there were plenty of place settings for everyone. The location was in a nice, quiet neighborhood that was about 10 minutes from SPIRE Institute and less than 10 minutes to Geneva on the Lake. We enjoyed our stay so much that I'm planning another visit this summer! Thanks for everything, Renee and Bruce!

  • Submitted: 5-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for renting our place .It was great to meet someone you know were you been before. With as many people you had it worked out fine ,and the house was clean just like we left it .We hope you guys come again this year
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Cozy Christmas Stay

  • 5 of 5

We were so bummed we had to stay at an airbnb for Christmas with our little boys until we pulled up to this adorable place! It was decorated inside and out for Christmas and had such a cozy feel. The basement had air hockey and foos-ball, the upstairs had board games and the kitchen was fully equipped for all baking and cooking needs. Renee went WAY above and beyond and even had her brother show up as Santa Christmas Eve and bring the boys some gifts. I was so happy with the whole stay and experience we may just do this every time we come to Cleveland!

  • Submitted: 30-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My husband and I had a vision that we would have someone for Christmas. We didn't know who it was going to be ,but in my surprise, we got our vacation renters. Believe , it or not they had two little boys My husband and I decided that we would over do it we would get Santa and surprise the boys. Just to see the boys smiles on there faces made Christmas at the Boling's Family Retreat all worth while. Thank you, so much for the great review. We enjoy having your having here.
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Ashtabua County Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Geneva on the Lake Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Train
50 Miles
cuyahoga Valley Scenic railroad
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Rt 90
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
31 Miles
Alpine Vally Ski Area
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Geneva State Park
Car: necessary

Grape Jamboree, County Fairs, Covered Bridges, Fall Foliage, Historical Ashtabula Harbor, Rib Burn off at Lake Shore Park, Thunder On The Strip, Thompson Drag Strip, Race Way Seven, October Fest, Walleye Fishing and Wineries.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Geneva

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 1 2018 - May 13 2018
1 night minimum stay
May 14 2018 - Oct 5 2018
2 night minimum stay
fall and winter
Oct 6 2018 - Apr 28 2019
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee C$12.63 per person per night
Pet Fee C$25.25
Damage Deposit C$189.41

After five people there is also a $10.00 fee for each person and 10.00 per day they stay over night. If the 10.00 for each person is not paid that day they leave they will forfeit the deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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