A comfortable and distinctive suite in our historic 1869 Prospect House awaits you. Perfect for couples, families, or travelers looking to spread out. With a private attached living room overlooking the gorgeous street, and morning light.
Welcome to Prospect House, an 1869 brick Italianate mansion in Buffalo's West Village Historic District! The Hawes Suite is on the second floor of our 3-story home, offering both a large bedroom and attached living/working space. With a comfortable Queen-size bed, dresser, rocking chair, and storage shelves in the bedroom, you will be able to make yourself at home. The living/working room is attached directly to the bedroom via a pair of French doors, opening into a historical space with big arched windows overlooking the beautiful homes across the street. Here you can rest, relax, watch a movie, play the charmingly out-of-tune piano, or work at the table.
There are two other rooms currently available in our house:
History Room: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/968638
Writer's Suite: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1112958
We love our neighborhood, which is full of incredible Civil War-era brick homes, and is a five minute walk from architectural wonders like City Hall, Louis Sullivan's Guaranty Building, Shea's Theater, and the newly-renovated Statler Towers. Easy access to the 190/Thruway only three blocks away. (Personalized tours of our historic district neighborhood, downtown Buffalo, the grain elevators, or other historic sites are available for a small fee). Ours is an eclectic 3-story Italianate, filled with local art and unique spaces that you won't find elsewhere. You'll be charmed by its original wood floors, curved banister, pocket doors, and soapstone mantels.
Prospect is a wide avenue, and free alternate-side street parking is available! We can help direct you to easy nearby public transportation or even lend you bicycles! Buffalo benefits from the country's first interconnected Olmsted Park system, which is well-maintained and much beloved today. Frederick Law Olmsted called Buffalo "America's best-planned city" with its radial grid pattern of streets, making it easy to find your way around.
We'll supply you with maps, local guides, and plenty of recommendations for good food, shopping, independent art and cultural experiences, and more! We're excited to share our BuffaLove with you and help you enjoy your stay in the "Queen City of the Lakes".
Feel free to head downstairs to sit at the dining room table or lounge in the living room with cozy couches and gas fireplace; we have plenty of books to read!
We provide continental breakfast supplies in the first-floor kitchen, included in your room rate, so you can fuel up before you head out to explore our interesting neighborhood, downtown architecture, a conference, sporting events or shopping. The shared kitchen is available for your use (please be conscious of vegetarians in the house), as is space in the refrigerator to store your food purchases and leftovers.
The second-floor bathroom is shared with two other guest rooms on the floor, but they are not always occupied.
Interaction with Guests
My husband Jon and I manage the AirBnB listings in the house- we share use of the first floor common areas with our guests. I will likely be the one to greet you when you arrive. We're good conversationalists but also like to give guests their space and privacy.
We're eco-friendly, avid urban cyclists and gardeners who are engaged in civic life in our city. I am an artist/historian and Jon is a graphic designer; we'll help you navigate Buffalo- both its past and its present!
Our neighborhood, the West Village Historic District, is absolutely full of amazing brick and wood homes dating back to the 1860s-1890s. Just a stroll around the streets will get you inspired and amazed. Buffalo is full of incredible architecture and beautiful, friendly neighborhoods, but ours is closest to downtown and all the transit options one may need.
The city bus to Niagara Falls is one block away, the Megabus/Greyhound bus station is twelve blocks away, and the Amtrak train station is fifteen blocks away. Should you need transport to/from the airport on a weekday, there is a #204 special City bus, for $2.50 that will bring you downtown via the highway; ask to be let off at Franklin and Chippewa. Otherwise, between 6am-12pm, the regular #24 Genesee bus will get you downtown; get off at Ellicott and Chippewa and walk nine blocks west on Chippewa; then turn right at the large church called "Evergreen Commons".
Other Things to Note
We make a number of basic amenities available to our guests: soap and shampoo in each bathroom, a hair blow-dryer and iron/ironing board (available on request), and many local books and magazines to read in your downtime. We provide tourist brochures for many local attractions, and maps of the region.
Welcome to Prospect House!
Key Lockbox: Enter the code, which we will give to you upon confirmed reservation. Use the key inside to open the front door, then replace the key in the lock box. THE FRONT DOOR LOCKS AUTOMATICALLY so do NOT leave the house without your keys!
Your room will have a chalkboard with your name on it for easy identification. Please keep voices and music down after 10pm and be aware of other guests’ need for rest. Please lock your door and take key with you. Place key back in lock upon check-out.
Free wi-fi is available; details upon check-in
1. Be nice.
2. NO SMOKING in or around the house- this includes the porch or backyard.
3. Do not flush tampons or wet wipes down toilet.
4. Clean up after yourself and recycle in the first floor kitchen (to avoid a cleaning fee).
5. Turn lights off when you leave a room.
6. We are a vegetarian household; please refrain from cooking meat/fish.
Feel free to use the common areas of the house, including the kitchen, living room, dining room, front porch, and garden.
Available in the kitchen, self-serve. Feel free to make coffee/tea, eat oatmeal, bagels, cereal, fruit, vegetables, use almond milk, etc. You’re welcome to items in the fridge on the AirBnB shelf. Also, there are small labels on the front of the fridge so you can label something that you don’t wish to share. Please remember this is a shared space, so please clean up when you are finished. Be sure to take your items with you upon check-out.
There is plenty of space to store food in the pantry. Laundry available upon request.
Address: 102 Prospect Avenue, Buffalo NY 14201
Dial 911 from your cell phone - we have no land line. Area code: 716
Emergency contact info on side of fridge.
The room was exactly as advertised, in a beautiful quiet neighbourhood. I enjoyed my stay thoroughly.
Dana made me feel so welcome by checking in with me in person and making sure I got in o.k.
We had a great stay at Dana's house ! The house is beautiful, fully furnished and in a great area.
The communication with Dana was perfect.
I recommence this place for sure!
We enjoyed our stay we felt right at home most important thing her home is very large lots of space we had Hawke suite thank you very much
This was our first time using airbnb and Dana made us have a really good impression about this kind of service. She was receptive, helped us with all we needed and was always smiling. :-)
As described, the house is old but very confortable and its location is perfect.
Thanks for the hospitality.
Between the location, how accomodating Dana is, and just how charming and comfortable the room was, I couldn't have asked for anything more.
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I am a professional historian, artist and preservation activist. I research properties, family histories, and work on a number of social justice causes. I've lived in Buffalo for five years, and consider it my adopted hometown. It has a lot to fall in love with: the incredibly friendly and open people, the vibrant and accessible arts scene, the historic architecture, the local food, and the ease of getting around.
My husband Jon is a graphic designer and screenprinter who knows a lot about bicycles, gardening, and is an incredible home cook. We will welcome you into our home and share whatever you'd like to know about Buffalo. We look forward to hosting a variety of interesting guests, and hopefully making a few friendships along the way!