About this listing
Enjoy a stay in a period Victorian house, centrally located and close to major highways and fine restaurants. I will prepare you a healthy breakfast and I am happy to be your arm-chair guide, while you are in Binghamton.
I have two guest rooms at the Queen Anne Bed and Breakfast. This listing is for Room #1, the larger of the two rooms, a sunny space with a newly acquired pillow-top queen-sized bed. The room contains a dresser and a desk, as well as space to accommodate a single airbed for an additional $10 per night. The room is air-conditioned.
My two guestrooms share the full upstairs bathroom, which has an enormous claw foot tub with a hand-shower. I supply shampoo and a hair dryer for your use, and there is a drawer where you can store personal items while you are visiting. I also have a half-bath off the kitchen.
I provide an informal, self-serve breakfast--granola or oatmeal, toast, fresh fruit, coffee and tea. I will do my best to satisfy your dietary cravings or restrictions. Weather permitting, we have breakfast in the garden.
I offer wireless Internet access throughout the house, off-street parking, and kitchen privileges. You are always free to brew yourself a cup of coffee or tea. I encourage travel-weary guests to do their laundry and make themselves a home-cooked meal. I also have an iron and an ironing board that you are welcome to use.
My house was built in 1892 for Chester Larrabee, co-owner of the Sturtevant-Larrabee Company, Builders of Fine Carriages and Sleighs. I purchased the house in 1990 from the estate of Helen Larrabee, Chester's youngest child, who lived here her whole life. The house is well-preserved example of the Queen Anne style, with chestnut and oak moldings that have never been painted, pocket doors, three fireplaces, a laundry chute, and potato bins in the pantry. It gives me great pleasure to share it with you.
You are welcome to enjoy the front parlor, where you can browse through my vintage vinyl collection or watch movies on the wide-screen TV. There is plenty of reading material around, and if you particularly like a book, let me know. It could be yours, as I own far too many books. For longer stays I offer a small refrigerator and a shelf for your provisions. In warm weather the front and back porches are available for your enjoyment, as well as the garden.
Interaction with guests
I make it a point to be home to greet my guests and give them a key, and I am usually available during their stay. I look forward to our having breakfast together. It is one of the most enjoyable parts of being an Airbnb host.
My house is located in an urban neighborhood close to downtown and very close to bus routes. It is about five miles from Binghamton University, and BU Blue Buses travel to and from there regularly. There are several excellent restaurants within walking distance. I've got menus on hand. You can get more information about them and check out other Binghamton a For those of you who like to go running or walk your dog, Otsiningo Park is just a short drive away.
There is convenient public transport, including a direct bus to Binghamton University, when school is in session. Among the numerous taxi services, I recommend Yellow Cab. Alas, NY state does not allow us to have Uber, but we are working on that.
Other things to note
The price per night and week includes a mandatory 8% NY State Room Tax. Monthly stays are non-taxable. My New York State Tax ID number is .
I do not charge cleaning fees. I consider that to be a part of my hosting job. Sorry, but I cannot accept pets.
Airbnb depends upon trust among its members, which is why I require my guests to have a Verified ID. It can take a little time to complete the process, but the friendly Airbnb team will be glad to help you through the process. Use your profile to tell the community a little about yourself. Where do you work? Perhaps you have a website. Any details are welcome. And when you make your inquiry, let me know why you are coming to Binghamton. That way I will be better able to meet your needs.
I would appreciate your arriving at my house no later than 9 PM on the first night. I will then give you a key, so you will be free to come and go as you please.
I do not allow smoking inside the house, but you are free to smoke on the front and back porches and in the garden.
Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
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I have had a long professional involvement in the world of art and antiques, including an antique frame business. I am a writer and a community activist, and I love to cook and garden. I have a dog and a cat for company, and they enjoy being Airbnb hosts as much as I do.
I moved to my 1892 Queen Anne style house twenty years ago, and I have been renting a bedroom in my house for extra income for years, first to graduate students and commuting faculty members at Binghamton University, with which I have a long association, and now through Airbnb.