Toledo’s Hottest Airbnb | The Gas Lantern Cottage

February 3, 2020

Today I am excited to take you through one of the most popular Airbnb listings in Toledo, OH – The Gas Lantern Cottage. This beauty is 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and within walking distance of downtown Sylvania.

If you drove by this house a few years ago, you would not even recognize it! The owners, Deb and Jeff Unverferth, have spent more than a year transforming this home into the prettiest home on the block! Jeff owns Unverferth Interiors, a well-known design firm in Toledo, and if you are familiar with his work, you will quickly be able to spot all of his signature features! Lucky for us, they are sharing it with everyone through the Airbnb platform. If you are visiting the area, check out this fabulous Toledo Airbnb!

The Gas Lantern Cottage Transformation

Exterior Renovation

This Cape Cod home had great bones but needed a little personality to stand out.

This Airbnb rental now feels balanced with new windows and a great front porch. When Jeff told me he was painting the house barn red with blue shutters, I couldn’t really picture it. After seeing the final result, I am obsessed! This house is eyecatching while still feeling traditional. The white fence in front completes the look of this beautiful home.

Toledo's hottest airbnb rental - the Gas Lantern Cottage

I love all of the details put into the exterior of this Airbnb. The gas lanterns, the windows and the metal roof over the bay window.

Exterior design of this Sylvania Airbnb rental

Living Room

The original living room needed an update and more light.

Jeff replaced the bay window (he reused this in the kitchen) and added four large windows to brighten up the room. The white-washed v-groove planks on the ceiling add to the charming, cottage feel of this home.

Rent this cozy cottage in Sylvania, Ohio

Towards the back of the house, Jeff opened up the wall into the kitchen and combined this with the dining room to create a large and functional kitchen space.

The open living space flows perfectly with each designated area clear throughout the open room. I love the way the navy blue is woven throughout each room.

Open concept living in this Toledo rental

Kitchen Renovation

When the Unverferths bought this house, the dining room was dark and very small. The wood paneling and drop ceiling made the room feel dated.

The first and most noticeable change that Jeff made, was that he moved the kitchen into the original dining room area. To make the room feel larger, he vaulted the ceiling and added a decorative window at the peak. He reused the bay window from the front and installed it over the sink.

Renovated kitchen with vaulted ceilings
Beautiful Airbnb rental in Toledo Ohio
Kitchen design with cottage charm
Subway tile & blue backsplash behind the range
Navy island in this airbnb listing


The original sunroom was drafty and cold with no heat source.

Jeff installed heating vents into the sunroom so that it could be enjoyed year-round. He replaced the sliding door with a set of beautiful french doors. This “porch” is now the perfect hang out spot to have coffee in the morning or read a book.

Year-round porch with vaulted ceilings
Beautiful back porch

Bedroom #1

Each bedroom has a calming and inviting color palette and a big, cozy bed!

Welcoming bedroom in this Toledo rental

Bedroom #2

Cozy bedroom in this Toledo Airbnb listing

Bathroom Makeover

The first-floor bathroom is now light, bright and beautiful! Jeff added a skylight to the roof to add natural light to this windowless bathroom.

Renovated bathroom with skylight to add in natural light at this Toledo Airbnb

Bedroom #3 / Upstairs

The upstairs has been turned into a bunk room with a seating area and private bathroom.

Functional bunk room in the upstairs of this Toledo Airbnb

The Gas Lantern Cottage - Airbnb listing in Sylvania Ohio

Big thanks to Deb and Jeff for allowing me to share their Toledo Airbnb rental property! If you are looking for a similar property in Columbus, OH, check out another Unverferth rental available on Airbnb.

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