About this listing
The Rhiner's West Inn Airbnb is located on the west end of downtown Ithaca and I guarantee it is the best location in town for everything. The entire front of my home has been transformed especially for you. From mid century furniture to Ithaca Bakery you will love it.
The entrance to The Rhiner's West is completely private with access to the front porch with a fabulous 1940's porch glider. The spacious two rooms are closed off from the rest of the house. I have hand selected all of the furnishings for The Rhiner's West. The large bedroom with a queen size bed and 50's modern furniture is accented with original oil paintings dating back to the 1800's. Everything is pristine. The smaller room next to the bedroom has a beautiful sitting area with Keurig coffee, specialty teas, healthy snacks and a small refrigerator filled with water and soda. There is a private full size bathroom. All towels are provided. I have high quality community shampoo and body wash or packaged soaps including all natural specialty soaps. I have wireless internet. Air conditioning if needed also. There is cable TV and DVD player with many great movies to choose from. There is no access to the kitchen, but because of the location, you will find all that you need is within walking distance. There is free on street parking directly in front of my home. No smoking in the house, but if you wish, you can smoke on front porch. No pets please, but there are cats in my home, but are not allowed in your space and room is always cleaned from top to bottom. We have a slightly urban feel here and I know you will love your stay.
I do have the best location in town! Centrally located in a neighborhood that is surrounded by many choice businesses. Free parking directly in front of home! Ithaca Bakery is across the street. Here is a list of restaurants, bars and outdoor activities within a couple of blocks to me: Joe's Restaurant, Purity Ice Cream, Corks and More Wine Bar, Maxies Supper Club, Tamarind Thai Restaurant, Green Star CO-OP Market, Washington Park, Fastrac 24 Hour Gas Station, Circus Truck Food Truck, and the Inlet. Walk a couple more blocks and you have The Farmer's Market, Da Westy Hipster Bar, Felicia's Cocktail Lounge, Gimme Coffee, Saigon Kitchen Vietnamese Restaurant. Just a few minutes drive is everything else-Wegman's, Cass Park and The Lake, Waterfalls, Found Antiques, Cornell and Ithaca College. You just can't get any better location than The Rhiner's West. Plus, I have two vintage bikes for you to ride all over Ithaca!
Interaction with Guests
I plan on taking care of what ever the needs are of all of my guests. If there is anything you would like ahead of time like special flower arrangements for your sweetheart, chocolates, a bottle of wine waiting for you, just let me know! If you want complete privacy, no worries, you'll have it here or if you want any advice on what to do in Ithaca, I'm just a knock away.
The West End has a rich history. The Rhiners as they were called consisted of groups of poverty stricken immigrants living in shanty dwellings along the inlet. The Rhiners were known to make moonshine and my neighbor told me my house was a known speakeasy at one time. My neighborhood is between the Rt 13's. A bit of a city feel, but after 5:00 pm, it is quiet with some sounds of the city.
Everything is in walking distance from here. The public bus service is located downtown.
Other Things to Note
I have lived here for twenty years and can point you in all the right directions!
I have taken much care in preparing for your stay and I expect the same from you. My kids stay with me part of the week so being respectful with late night noise is a must on Saturdays and Sundays. No smoking in house. No Pets please. I do not mind one child with a couple. One extra guest over the age of 13 overnight only for additional $50.00 fee per night.
About the Host, Todd
I have been teaching for twenty years and decided to open up my house as an Airbnb to host guests visiting Ithaca. I am a natural caregiver and will try my best to make your stay enjoyable.