This is a large, airy bedroom on the second floor of the house. It has oversized windows which look out into the gorgeously landscaped in-ground pool in the backyard. It has it's own AC unit so you can control your room temperature to your liking.
Expect to feel like one of the family while you are here. I have a beautiful home and love sharing it. I am home all summer and will spoil you if you stay during that time (with homemade breakfasts and the BEST coffee). You can use the kitchen to cook your own food if you want to save money on meals. You can use the backyard and the heated in-ground pool as well.
The house is set in suburban Long Island neighborhood, and is quite large. The bedrooms that are available are on second floor of private residence. The very large bedroom is on the lower level, by itself and has a private bath. There are shops, restaurants, and attractions all over Long Island, and public transportation to all is available by either local bus or Long Island Railroad.
My place is unique in that you have lots of privacy, lots of space to spread out, and will enjoy all the comforts of home without all the hassle of hotel rules. The kitchen is large and can accommodate many people. I have a dining room, living room, kitchen and extra baths in the house if you need a little more space than what's already provided. Just want you to feel welcome and enjoy Long Island and my home while you are here. I LOVE MY HOUSE and you will too!
You will have access to your room, the kitchen, the dining room, your assigned bathroom, and the laundry room while you are here. The rooms that are for private family use are the office, the living room, and the other bedrooms in the home. You can also use the yard and pool, as long as I'm not having any of my own parties or family gatherings at the time.
I see my guests daily. I follow their lead as far as interactions. Some want peace and quiet and a quick exchange of pleasantries. Others like to talk. I'm flexible and can accommodate both types of guests.
It's a beautifully landscaped area, with most neighbors using gardeners and private landscapers to maintain the beautifully large gardens and trees. My own home has plenty of shady spots, but lots of sunny ones too. I love the convenience of walking 6 blocks to the nearest bus stop and stores. There are pizza parlors, Chinese, Japanese, Italian, Thai, Indian, French, and American restaurants very close also. There is a small strip mall (Lake Success Shopping Center) with larger chain stores such as Sears, Bed Bath & Beyond, Gap, Barnes & Noble, Pier 1, FYE, Children's Place and more. Within a short driving distance there is Whole Foods Market, Trader Joes, and natural health food stores.
Approximately 6 blocks away is the bus stop, which serves Long Island and NYC. There is a Long Island Railroad station about 2.2 miles away, with a large parking garage that charges only $5.00 a day for parking.
If you want company, come join us in the kitchen or den for lively dinner conversation. If you like to read or just want quiet, you may relax in your bedroom or the living room, or lay out out in the backyard when the weather cooperates.
Geri and Tom have been most accommodating thus far one month into my two-year adventure from home, California. As homesick as I've gotten from time to time, their generosity, warmness and considerations have somewhat made my transition much easier. What I value most is their ability to keep the door of communication open. As this experience is progressing, I look forward to able to sharing more with AirBNB community about great hosts like Geri and Tom.
. Geri and Tom were extraordinarily gracious hosts who made our stay so pleasant. Their home is lovely, and they make you feel like you are one of the family. We are already planning to stay with them again when we come this way.
Great house, great room, great people. The hosts were very welcoming, friendly, warm, willing to go above and beyond to make you comfortable and have a great experience. Geri made my birthday very special! I would go back and recommend it for anyone looking for a place to stay nearby. Also great location for all hospitals in the area, close to the LIE, LIRR, Mall, Trader Joes, Wholefoods, and anything else you could want.
Geri worked to make lodgings available for me, when it appeared otherwise, which I appreciated.
It was also nice to have a bit of time to visit, something you do not tend to have in hotels.
Thanks Stephen, I was happy that we were able to work it all out and that you were able to stay here even though I was "booked". Con is so flexible and easy going. I am actually going to give him a refund for the two nights that you stayed in "his" room. Hope all is well at home and that your travels were traffic-less (is that a word?)
Geri & Tom were gracious and hospitable and the home was convenient for me during my stay.
The room was comfortable, clean and worked well for me which was appreciated.
Thank you both!
Accueil chaleureux au sein de la maison de Geri. Maison grande et spacieuse avec une piscine à l'eau chauffée. Nous nous sommes sentis comme chez nous.
La maison est à 30 minutes de New York centre.
C'est une maison pas loin de la ville.
Ce fut une belle expérience de résider chez l'hôte, enrichissante et passionnante. Nous remercions Geri pour sa gentillesse et sa joie de vivre. Et remerciements aux parents de Geri qui étaient très sympathiques et agréables!
Nous reviendrons sûrement.
Je vous invite à séjourner chez Geri.
Thanks Gaelle, I was actually able to translate this message. Don't you just love the internet? My parents were very happy to meet and greet you as well. I'm glad that you enjoyed your USA vacation and that you were able to spend some time enjoying Long Island and NYC. I look forward to staying in touch with you and visiting when I come to France. Geri
Geri and Tom are lovely people with a beautiful, spacious home. Everything was clean and in order, comfortable and airy. We felt comfortable, relaxed and welcomed by the careful preparations for our late evening arrival, courteous responses to needs throughout our stay, and gracious hospitality all around. We appreciate all the personal touches that reflected their care and thoughtfulness. They are amazing in every way, and we enjoyed getting to know them during our weekend stay. Our kids did not want to leave. This was the perfect spot for our family of four and we strongly recommend Geri and her home.
The rentable space is on the third floor that has a total of three carpeted bedrooms and a shared full bath. We stayed in two of these rooms, both of which had comfortable full beds and AC. As these were their daughters rooms, there were a variety of personal items and photos on shelves and walls. We absolutely loved them as much as the wall of family photos on the mezzanine where our kids enjoyed lounging and watching TV.
In addition to the piano in the first floor and multiple games available, my kids had a blast swimming in the inground pool. Had we the energy, we would have played ping pong at the outdoor table as well.
Truly a lovely place where heart is home.