Vintage School 1 BR No Stairs, Kitchen, Pool, Gym NO FEES Downstairs 1 Bedroom Apartment

  • Heated pool available May - Sept.
    Heated pool available May - Sept.
  • Full kitchen with all full sized appliances and kitchenware.
    Full kitchen with all full sized appliances and kitchenware.
  • Queen Helix mattress and 4 pillows, two soft and two firm.
    Queen Helix mattress and 4 pillows, two soft and two firm.
  • Comfy Bassett couches with lots of pillows.  This apartment has great natural light.
    Comfy Bassett couches with lots of pillows. This apartment has great natural light.
  • Looking over the eating area into the living room.  Eating area is a counter with 4 chairs.
    Looking over the eating area into the living room. Eating area is a counter with 4 chairs.
  • Full sized gas stove, with a selection of pots, pans, and other cooking utensils.
    Full sized gas stove, with a selection of pots, pans, and other cooking utensils.
  • Extra fine coffee set up with Moccamaster, coffee, tea, a Brita pitcher, and fixings.
    Extra fine coffee set up with Moccamaster, coffee, tea, a Brita pitcher, and fixings.
  • Full refrigerator and freezer with ice maker.
    Full refrigerator and freezer with ice maker.
  • Large Smart Roku TV, gas fireplace, and vintage Thonet rocker.
    Large Smart Roku TV, gas fireplace, and vintage Thonet rocker.
  • Desk area for laptops.
    Desk area for laptops.
  • Bathroom has stalls and a laundry area and shower.  It's a converted school bathroom.  It is private but in the hallway right outside the apartment.
    Bathroom has stalls and a laundry area and shower. It's a converted school bathroom. It is private but in the hallway right outside the apartment.
  • Laundry area in the bathroom.  This area is private for your use.
    Laundry area in the bathroom. This area is private for your use.
  • Original School Bathrooms with tile from the 30's.
    Original School Bathrooms with tile from the 30's.
  • Large shower that was original to the school from the 30's.  We applied a non slip rubberized surface to the floor.
    Large shower that was original to the school from the 30's. We applied a non slip rubberized surface to the floor.
  • View from the glazed brick hallway into the apartment.
    View from the glazed brick hallway into the apartment.
  • Door to the outside.
    Door to the outside.
  • Back stairs near the downstairs apartment, which lead up to the 3 bedroom apartment's kitchenette.
    Back stairs near the downstairs apartment, which lead up to the 3 bedroom apartment's kitchenette.
  • Vintage kid's desks in the downstairs hall.
    Vintage kid's desks in the downstairs hall.
  • Sitting area in the downstairs hallway.  This is a public area.
    Sitting area in the downstairs hallway. This is a public area.
  • Sitting area in the downstairs hallway.  This is a shared area.
    Sitting area in the downstairs hallway. This is a shared area.
  • Sitting area with piano in the downstairs hallway.  This is the main door of the school (which remains locked).  This is a shared area.
    Sitting area with piano in the downstairs hallway. This is the main door of the school (which remains locked). This is a shared area.
  • A full gym with stage is available for sports, or if you rent the entire school, you can set up tables for socializing or meals here.
    A full gym with stage is available for sports, or if you rent the entire school, you can set up tables for socializing or meals here.
  • The gym, including basketball hoops.
    The gym, including basketball hoops.
  • The full gym has tables and chairs available if you rent the entire school for events.
    The full gym has tables and chairs available if you rent the entire school for events.
  • We have a Peloton bike available for your use, you will need to bring your own cycling shoes to clip in.
    We have a Peloton bike available for your use, you will need to bring your own cycling shoes to clip in.
  • Fort for the kids, and firepit area.
    Fort for the kids, and firepit area.
1 Bedroom • 1 Bath • Sleeps 1-4
Internet Firewood Provided (more...)

This classic schoolhouse was built in 1934.  It still has that vintage charm, and we have filled the apartments with turn of the century inspired furniture and decor, yet adding modern conveniences.  Many of the items date back to its use as a elementary school.  Our goal is to make it as warm, welcoming, and comfortable as possible.  We have a pool, full gymnasium with sports equipment, workout area with a Peloton (bring your own cycling shoes), free weights, and ping pong.  There is a fire pit, big lawn, and fort area for the kids to play on.

Pros:  

  • Spacious rooms with lots of seating
  • Comfy furniture
  • High ceilings
  • Classic architecture
  • Plenty of photo locations
  • Quiet country setting
  • Pool
  • Full kitchen with pots, pans, and cooking utensils
  • Exceptional coffee areas with Moccamaster coffee pour over machines, coffee and tea
  • Full gymnasium with sports equipment, basketball, and ping pong
  • Fort and lawn for kids to play on
  • Nice large sitting areas to relax in
  • Garden and landscaping
  • 4 miles from Massillon, restaurants, museums and stores
  • Close to Massillon Rec Center for an Olympic sized pool
  • Close to bike and hike trails along the river
  • Plenty of Amish farm stores, furniture shops, thrifting and antiquing
  • Lots of bats to watch in the summer
  • Laundry facilities including a steamer and ironing boards
  • Wifi
  • Smart TV with HBO, Netflix, Apple TV, Broadway HD, Peloton and free Roku channels
  • EV Chargers
  • Piano

Cons:

  • Old HVAC system that has a mind of its own
  • Vintage school has old bricks/flooring/plaster - it's not pristine and new looking, which is part of its charm
  • Furniture is vintage and antique with dings and flaws - so please be nice to it
  • Downstairs bathroom is not in the apartment but it IS private
  • Bats, if you are scared of bats (they won't get into contact with you)
  • Various wildlife like skunks, insects, frogs
  • Owner has parrots and dogs which will make noise
  • You may run into other guests or the owners in the common areas of the hallways, gym, pool, yard and landings
Mark grew up in this area, and when we found this vintage school for sale, we had to buy it. It lured us with its solidly built romantic charms. Now we hope to share it with other people who will appreciate its well built and warm nature.

Massillon, Ohio

Our school was built in 1934, and we aim to keep its vintage feel by filling it with antique furniture and accessories. A lot of the interior decorations came with the school! Enjoy our old books and maps, and be kind to the old building. She has cracks and a patina due to her age. Feel free to play games and ping pong in the gym, and swim in the pool. Spend some time running around the fort and outside area!

IMPORTANT! This apartment has a private bathroom but you must exit the apartment and go to your left. The bathroom was originally the school bathroom with stalls. There is a shower and toilet there, along with the laundry facilities. You will be the only people using this bathroom (other than our cleaning staff using the laundry). The bathroom door can be locked. This bathroom has the original tile from 1934 so it's more industrial looking than pretty. There is an laundry area you can use in the bathroom.

Unit Type Apartment in a building on the 1st floor
Accommodation Private Room
Bathroom: Private (not shared)
Common Areas: Shared with host, family/friends/roommates, other guests
Check-In A keypad is available 24 hours a day to provide entry for guests
House Rules
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Infants welcome
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum age of primary renter: 21
  • Long term rental allowed
  • Other events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
Setting & View
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Garden View
  • Pool View
General
  • Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Central Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hot Water
  • Private Living Room
  • Fitness Room/Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Firewood Provided
  • Wifi
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Laptop Friendly Workspace
  • Basic Soaps
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Hangers
  • Extra Pillows & Blankets
  • Free Internet
  • Body Soap
  • Hair Conditioner
  • Shower Gel
  • Clothing Storage (closet or wardrobe)
Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Spices/Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Pots & Pans
  • Kitchen Island
  • Baking Sheet
  • Coffee
  • Wine Glasses
Bathrooms 1 Bath
  • Downstairs bathroom – Shower, Toilet
This bathroom is private but you have to exit the room to get to it. It is out the door to the left. It is a converted school bathroom, with stalls. One stall is a sink, one is a toilet, and one is a shower. There are also laundry facilities in this bathroom. The shower is not luxurious, it's a converted school shower with a non slip rubber floor and tile walls.
Sleeping Arrangements 1 Bedroom, sleeps 1-4
  • Downstairs bedroom – 1 Queen bed
This bedroom has a full sized closet, a dresser, and a Helix Queen mattress. There are 4 pillows, two soft and two firm. There is a quilt available for chilly nights, and a microfiber blanket. If you want to have more than 2 people sleeping here, we have a roll away bed that can be put in the living room, and the couches are comfy. This bedroom has NO windows, so if you are someone who wants to sleep during the day, this is the perfect choice for you, as it stays dark.
Entertainment
  • Television
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Gym
  • Smart TV
  • Piano
  • Sound System
  • Exercise Equipment
Outdoor
  • Deck/Patio (uncovered)
  • Lawn/Garden
  • Private Yard
  • Play Area
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Outdoor Seating
Pool/Spa
  • Communal Pool
Vehicles
  • Parking
  • Free Parking
  • EV Charger
Other
  • Luggage Dropoff Allowed
Theme
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
Attractions
  • Museums
  • Winery Tours
Leisure
  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure
  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Swimming
Safety
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Deadbolt Lock
  • Emergency Exit Route
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Smoke Detector
  • Enhanced Cleaning Practices
  • Cleaning Disinfection
  • Common Surface Disinfectant Cleaned
  • Linens High Temp Wash
  • Cleaning Products
Expectations
  • Potential Noise
  • Pets Live at Property
  • Shared Spaces
  • Limited Amenities
  • Cameras/Surveillance
  • Dangerous Animals