About this listing
Usually, only the use of the first floor of this 1890's Victorian is currently at your disposal. Please keep that in mind when reading below! It is a perfect weekend retreat from NYC or Philadelphia, especially if you enjoy shopping in the mall at Dickson City or going to Elk Mountain to ski in the winter! For the summer of 2014, the entire house is at your disposal, ask me about pricing!
This is a perfect writers or book lovers or chef's retreat to read some of my 1,000+ cookbooks. The library on the first floor has first editions, travel volumes, a large section of African-Americana. The living room has art/photo/design/decor books. The bedroom has cookbooks. The kitchen has cookbooks mostly related to New York City. The dining room has more cookbooks. About 4,000 volumes all together and constantly increasing!
There is a library, which sleeps one on a twin size futon bed, the living room has a single pullout couch which sleeps one person, the bedroom has a full size bed for a couple. On the second floor is a bedroom with a queen size bed, the living room has a 2-person clic clac sofa and the attic has two single beds. There is also a bathroom on the second floor and an outdoor porch on the second floor as well as a full kitchen and living room on the second floor (more photos of the second floor to follow!)
The house is about 5 miles from Fern Hall at Scottish Glen, a 9-hole fabulous golf course, 16 miles from Scranton PA, home of "The Office" and Olde Good Things which has architectural elements for sale, it is about 20 minutes away from the Endless Mountain Snow area.
So, if you want to explore northeastern Pennsylvania, including visiting towns like Honesdale where there is the Dorflinger Museum which has concerts in the summer, Hawley (great place for antiques), Lake Wallenpaupack and Narrowsburg NY, which has the eagle count each January the third weekend of the month. Summertime there are several small lakes nearby and outlet shops on Route 6 in Dickson City, including a Zabar's like grocery, Wegman's, which is incredible...all about 12 minutes away along the Casey Highway (Route 6).
Please come visit northeast PA!
Minimum stay: 5 nights.
Interaction with Guests
Other Things to Note
2 full baths, 3rd floor has sink only.
No smoking inside...that's what the porch is for! No pets except those interviewed in person in advance!
About the Host, Bernadette
I am a Native New Yorker (yes, I was born and raised here!) and have lived in Boston, Paris and Los Angeles and speak a bit of French and Spanish and about two words of Italian. I work in the legal field. I went to culinary school to study pastry many years ago and now I just bake cookies at Christmas when I have the time!
I have traveled to over 60 countries, go away to my house in Pennsylvania on many weekends and like meeting new people.
As to the listings on AIRBNB: I have one "Supersize Studio" on the Upper East Side, which is a walk-up and has no doorman and I do not live there. The building is approximately 50 years old. The entire apartment is at your disposal. There is a queen sized bed, a table and chairs and it is perfect for a sole occupant needing a home-away-from-home. It is in Yorkville, home of the old Austrian and Hungarian and German bakeries, long gone. On Saturdays, at Saint Stephen's, which is opposite the apartment, there is a market which is wonderful. Otherwise, you have more than enough small cute places to eat and hang out and if you are a couple of young single people, all the bars and restaurants you might want to go to until closing are on Second Avenue, one block over. This apartment is a very large studio with high ceilings and faces north to a garden, which is quiet. It comes with linens and dishes and has a small kitchen. There is a $60 cleaning fee and a $500security deposit required. AIRBNB collects the security and I ask you pre-pay the cleaning fee on arrival in cash.
So as to avoid confusion, the second listing, "Paris in New York" location is my home and about which I speak below and this is the apartment which has been reviewed the most. I no longer allow it to be rented.
I traveled to Europe the first time on my own via SERVAS many years ago and have not forgotten the kindness of the people I met then. I hope to reciprocate and make new friends!
Please contact me if you are interested in staying at one of my places. You MUST be a non-smoker but smoking is allowed in front of the building outside if you are desperate.
Please have your profile here. It is easier if I know something about who you are, where you live and what you do. If I don't know something about you, it's hard for me to answer a request to stay quickly, since I like to have a level of comfort renting.
I've known one friend who lives in Abu Dhabi who I met via SERVAS over 30 years now. I expect to know my AirBNB guests just as long!
Thanks for your interest!
As to the other listings: the apartment in Paris (Chatelet) is not available again until 2015. It is rented a minimum of six months. The apartment in Hossegor, in the Southwest of France, is available off-season each year from October until May.
The Victorian house in northeast Pennsylvania is available on select weeks if you are interested in skiing at Elk Mountain, which is 20 minutes up the hill on Route 106 from Carbondale.
Just ask me!