About This Listing
Enjoy a stay in a period Victorian house, centrally located and close to major highways and fine restaurants. I serve up a healthy breakfast and lively conversation, and I am eager to be your arm-chair guide during your time 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 double bed, which has a conventional mattress on box springs. The room contains a dresser and a desk, as well as space to accommodate a third person on a single airbed. 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.
You are welcome to bring your pet. I have a very friendly dog named Einstein and a cat named Bayliss, whom you will see if you are lucky. My back yard is fenced in and reasonably escape-proof.
My house was built in 1892 for Chester Larrabee, owner of the Sturdevant-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. I have way 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 nearby. I've got menus on hand. You can get more information about them and check out other Binghamton (email hidden)r 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.
Other Things to Note
The price per night and week includes a mandatory 8% NY State Room Tax. Monthly stays are non-taxable, and on longer stays you can save some money by taking care of your own breakfasts.
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.
If you are uncomfortable with the verification process or have trouble signing into the program, which happens occasionally, I am willing to be flexible. That's why the personal details in your profile are important. They give the Airbnb community a sense of who you are.
I would appreciate your arriving at my house by 10 PM on the first night if possible. I will then give you a key, so you will be free to come and go as you please.
Your pets are very welcome, but please remember that animals can act in uncharacteristic ways when they find themselves in a new environment. Please do not plan to leave your pet unattended during your stay.
I do not allow smoking inside the house, but you are free to smoke on the front and back porches and in the garden.
There is a dresser and a desk, where you can do your paperwork. WiFi is available throughout the house.
Mary is really sweet and the best host i have seen till date. We got late due to heavy traffic and reached Binghamton around 11:00. Mary was up to welcome me and my family till late. She made sure we feel comfortable and even though my parents did not understand English she tried and have a conversation with them. Her pets, Einstein and cat (i forgot her name) are best! In the end we clicked a perfect picture
I really loved Mary's B&B! It was such a nice environment and I really could feel home. I think it's a very nice place to stay for some days. I really appreciated Mary's kindness, who came to pick me up at the bus station at 8p.m. and offered me dinner the first night.
She's such a lovely person! And, of course, her dog, Einstein, is funny and sweet.
I have become a repeat visitor at Mary's space in Binghamton. An attentive host, a great room and a wonderful home all add up to an easy and comfortable stay.
Mary was a truly wonderful host and the stay was lovely! Her home is warm and inviting and she clearly delights in taking great care of her guests. Highly recommended.
We so thoroughly enjoyed our stay with Mary and Einstein. They were the perfect hosts--interesting, so lovely share and hear stories with and from. Mary laid out a beautiful breakfast each morning, and--coffee snob that I am--though I showed up with my own french press and beans, I abandoned them once I had hers.
Einstein, though hairy, was an incredible gentleman and a fast friend who waited outside of our door each morning for us to finally wake up. It's possible this was so he might protect his mother, Mary, from we strange and unknown characters. But we liked to think it was so that he could be closer to us. He also was kind enough to inscribe a book to me straight off of Mary's shelf that he knew I'd been wanting to read. Thank you, Einstein.
We both were grateful to have such an elegant, quirky and beautiful home to explore and experience for our time in Binghamton and would not hesitate to return and spend more time here should we ever find ourselves in town again. Thanks again, Mary and Einstein! We had a wonderful stay!
This was one of the better decisions I've made in a while. I usually end up staying in hotels if I'm only there for a couple of a days but I had recently discovered Airbnb and thought I'd give it a try. From the onset, it was a wonderful experience all around. My friends and I had to arrive late due to work related issues and Mary was gracious enough to stay awake at a late hour while we arrived. The next day, we were treated to a wonderful meal which consisted of oats/milk/yogurt/fruits/amazing bread and jam. But what struck me most, was the warmth and absolute sense of home that I felt there. I'm going to come back, if for no other than to say to hello to Mary and Einstein (an adorable dog)
Our stay with Mary was wonderful. She is an incredibly sweet and interesting woman to talk to. Her house is absolutely gorgeous - it was a real treat to be able to walk around it. Mary even provided a delicious breakfast in the morning. We wish we could have enjoyed her company longer. Very highly recommended!
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About the Host, Mary
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.
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