The Rhiner's West 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 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 new queen sized 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 and a small refrigerator. There is a private full size bathroom. I have a twin mattress for an extra guest. 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 has been completely 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! 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.
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 very quiet.
Everything is in walking distance from here. The public bus service is located downtown.
My partner and I need to relocate to Ithaca on short-notice and stayed at the Rhiner's West Airbnb while looking for an apartment. It is a beautiful space with thoughtful details, set in a convenient location. The accommodations are very private, but Todd was around to share fun conversation and his knowledge about the town. When we told Todd about the disappointing apartments we had visited, he went above and beyond and offered to help us find a nice place - which he did! We feel very lucky to have stayed with Todd.
The place was just as advertised and convenient for a short visit to Cornell. The room was very clean, the bed was comfortable, and it had everything you would find in a nice hotel room. Todd was also a gracious host. I'd highly recommend staying here.
The room was very comfortable and generously sized. Todd thinks of details: soap/shampoo, towels, half-and=half for your coffee in the morning, information on the area, .. The location is a good one, particularly if you enjoy a pleasant walk to the lake or downtown. There are many good restaurants within a 15 minute walk of the room.
We will definitely see if the room is available on our next trip to Ithaca.
Todd was such a great host---really friendly and helpful, but also gave us privacy. The place is beautiful, well furnished, and tidy. He even supplies the room with a coffeemaker, coffee, tea, and candy! This place was the perfect combination---we got the amenities of a hotel without the high cost, plus the benefit of having a friend on the other side of the door to offer recommendations and advice.
I had a wonderful stay at Todd's place! The bed was SO comfortable and it was great to have a deep bathtub! My flight was late getting in and Todd waited til I got there, it was so nice to have a warm smiling host to greet me. We ended up going to dinner together a few blocks away, at Maxie's. It was delicious and having Todd as company made my first night in Ithaca very at home! I easily slept well in my quiet room and loved the easy coffee maker and real cream the next morning. I loved the location, easy walking distance to The Commons and to Ithaca Bakery. More importantly it was straight up the hill to Cornell to see my niece. I felt very safe in the neighborhood and there was plenty of street parking! I can see why Todd's room is booked so much, he's thought of all the extras a guest might want! I'm looking forward to my next stay there! Thanks Todd!
Katy and I had a wonderful stay at Todd's. Everything was exactly as expected as described on the listing online. The location was close to restaurants and the Commons and very easy to get to by car. Todd made sure we had everything we needed and was a gracious, friendly host. We'll be back!
Our experience at the Rhiner's West Inn was fantastic! Todd keeps the place immaculate and adds nice touches such as chocolate, waters, and extra blankets. The room is decorated beautifully and the walls are tastefully decorated with local art. The location could not be better; it is across the street from Ithaca Bakery and a short walk from great restaurants and bars. We will definitely be staying here again and highly recommend a stay!
The room was clean, warm, and inviting. Todd was a great host and had every detail covered: a comfortable bed with extra blankets, a great selection of coffee and tea, a mini-fridge, shampoo/lotions, etc. The location is very convenient and the bakery across the street was great too!
Todd and Rhiner's West sets the standard for Airbnb, offering nearly all of the benefits of both private rentals and hotels. While technically a "shared space", the room is essentially private, with private entrance and the feel of a hotel room. All the amenities of a hotel, including snacks/coffee, soaps, etc., but with the flexibility of a small business.
Todd was very responsive throughout and allowed for a flexible check-out time. I recommend Rhiner's West without hesitation.
Todd was a great host! He was very efficient with communicating and arranging our stay. His space was a great base for us to easily come and go from and offered a lot of privacy! Thanks again Todd!