About this listing
This spacious room is on the first floor of my home. It is bright, cheerful, and very comfortable. The bathroom is just across the hall and features a HUGE bathtub and brand new fixtures. The style of this room is eclectic, with lots of different styles of furniture (think WEDDING theme of something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue) and you'll see why it's a family favorite.
The house is large, open and airy, and guests are welcome to lounge in the den or the living room. Meals are eaten in the dining room or large, eat-in kitchen. The appliances for cooking are the most efficient Viking and Sub-Zero brands on the market. The dishwasher is a Bosch brand and runs so quietly that you don't even know when it's "on". Be careful when you open it!
There are lots of restaurants and shops within a few blocks of the house, and of course there are malls, theaters, and restaurants galore all over Long Island and in New York City, which is only about 30-45 minutes away, via car or train.
The Long Island Railroad service is frequent and there are many stations to choose from should you choose to use them to commute to NYC. MIneola, Manhasset, Albertson, and Williston Park LIRR stations are all within walking distance from the house (.8 miles is the closest one - 2.5 miles is the furthest one) and there are buses that also serve
the area (within about 6 blocks of the house).
My house is unique in that it is very large, yet very cozy. There are areas in the home for quiet reading and relaxing but if you want to engage in lively conversations, there is always someone willing to chat, or listen while you do. I love my home, and I love sharing it with people from all over the world. It represents the best of what Long Island has to offer.
Respect my home as you would your own. Please hang up any wet towels or clothing in the bathroom. If you break something, please let me know (hey, it happens) and please be considerate of others who are using common spaces by cleaning up after yourself if you make a (website hidden) is permitted in the kitchen only and guest must clean up after themselves. Breakfast foods provided as part of BNB services include coffee, bagels, muffins, and juices. If you want to cook yourself a hot breakfast, instant oatmeal and eggs are always available for you to use. The refrigerator is also available for you to use to store any of your own food that you might want to use for meals. My home is your home, so please ask if there is anything you need or would like to have available when you arrive.
About the Host, Geri
I'm originally from Indiana, and moved to NY when I was 7. I have been married to my husband, Tom ( a native New Yorker) , for 29 years and we have 4 grown children. We both love meeting new people, reading, skiing, traveling, and hosting guests in our beautiful home. I am a 4th grade teacher in Brooklyn, a borough of NYC, and my husband is a retired NYC firefighter who owns and manages a sign and awning business. (Mineola Signs and Awnings) I like to bake, decorate, organize, play piano, take photographs, spend time with my children, garden, read, and relax in the backyard. My husband likes to garden, swim, walk, watch the Yankees, BBQ, and spend time with family and friends. We have a great relationship and we are each others' best friends. Our motto is "Find work that you like, and you'll never work a day in your life." and we are both fortunate in that we love our jobs. Another motto that we have live by is to "Live beneath your means." and that has served us very well over the years. We are easy-going but hard-working people and we take pleasure in our home and surroundings. We started hosting on airbnb in July 2013 to help pay for our daughters' wedding (in October 2014) and our son's college (he graduates in 2016) but have loved the experience and meeting so many new people that we will continue hosting for many more years. We love our house, and you will too!