Double bed guest room with desk, dresser, tea kettle, closetAnother photo of the queen bedroom

Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed

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About this listing

Share our beautiful, solar-powered home. Queen bed. Second double bedroom also available. Full bath across hall. Well equipped kitchen. Woodstove in living room. Parking in driveway. Friendly people! :-)

The space

Our spacious home is in a peaceful, country setting with a large yard. Coddington Road is very scenic and leads directly into the center of Ithaca.
It's about 4-5 miles (10 minutes) to downtown Ithaca and Cornell University and 3 miles to Ithaca college. The shared kitchen is fully equipped with a dishwasher and microwave. I will leave basic foods like coffee, tea, eggs and bread so you can make your own breakfast.
I hope you can stay!

Guest access

Share kitchen, living room with woodstove in cooler months.
Deck with propane grill for warmer months.

Interaction with guests

We provide coffee, tea, eggs, bread and oatmeal if you want to make breakfast. Guests may cook in the kitchen. Degree of social interaction is completely up to you. We enjoy getting to know people but, if you prefer your privacy, that's no problem at all.

Other things to note

We are a 10 minute drive to downtown Ithaca, Cornell and Ithaca College. There are no restaurants or stores here so please plan accordingly.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1.5 (Shared bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Private room
Self check-in: Keypad


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: 20
Weekly Discount: 15%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

Must be fairly quiet at night. No smoking inside.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit

1 night minimum stay

162 Reviews

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Noralee User Profile
July 2017
My boyfriend and I had were delighted to stay at Melissa's country house, just a 10 -minute drive from Ithaca. The room was clean and comfortable and Melissa made us feel right at home. The bed was comfy and we had a fan and a/c unit to keep our room cool. Shared bathroom was just perfect, nicely decorated and clean, with fresh towels and soaps, etc. In the morning, we sat out on her deck overlooking the lovely yard and garden and listening to the birds over breakfast. We had kitchen privileges and Melissa provided eggs and bread and coffee with which to make our meal. We found Melissa to be warm and friendly and felt very welcome. She gave us great suggestions for local attractions, too. We would definitely stay there again!

Kim User Profile
July 2017
Melissa's place is beautiful, and she goes out of her way to make sure it's comfortable and pleasant for guests. She is a warm and welcoming host. The location is quiet, and a very easy drive to Ithaca. I would highly recommend Melissa's place to anyone.

Martha User Profile
June 2017
Melissa is a wonderful hostess! She was very understanding about my last minute travel plans and also suggested places to visit while I was in Ithaca! The room is perfect - the bed is very comfortable and the natural light is lovely! Melissa and Keith are very friendly and generous with their home. The view from the house is gorgeous! I cannot wait to stay with Melissa on my next trip to Ithaca! Thank you again, Melissa!

Nutt User Profile
June 2017
We had such a pleasant stay at Melissa's place this past weekend. She made our short trip to Ithaca very enjoyable and relaxing. Her house was very beautiful and comfortable. Melissa is so kind to us. We will definitely come back again!

Sarah User Profile
June 2017
Melissa's place was wonderful! Peaceful, secluded, yet a close drive into town. Melissa was an excellent host and she paid very close attention to detail, making sure we had everything we needed for our stay. Thank you Melissa.

Sarah User Profile
May 2017
Melissa was an excellent host! So excellent that we decided to book an additional night :) Thank you Melissa!

Jennifer User Profile
May 2017
Melissa's home was truly "home away from home." The beds were extremely comfortable, the house very clean and her system of welcoming guests well organized. As a room in the main house with a shared bathroom (not a typical choice for me) it was most pleasant. The coffee was good and she put out fruit for us to enjoy. Thank you Melissa!

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Ithaca, New York, United StatesJoined in May 2012
Melissa User ProfileMelissa is a superhost.

Quiet, friendly, responsible, retired Cornell library supervisor and former massage therapist. I love travel, music, dance, yoga, natural foods, holistic health and am passionate about doing whatever I can to help save our environment. (Are you willing to recycle and compost? It's easy!)
I began hosting on Airbnb in the summer of 2013 and it has been a huge success. Since then, I have hosted about 600 people. All of my guests has been so nice and considerate. I'm so happy that people truly enjoy the Studio apartment, the 3 bedroom apartment and the guest rooms all here within my spacious home.
Having lived in Ithaca since 1970, I can offer you a few pointers on restaurants and interesting things to do, like seeing some of the many nearby waterfalls and gorges.
Note: you may want to buy groceries or go out to eat before getting to my house. It's approximately 4 miles to Ithaca, on Coddington Road, which is approximately 10 minutes to drive.
I hope to see you here!

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

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