About this listing
On the PA/NJ border in The Lehigh Valley - Private Room with Shared Bathroom - This space is a nicely furnished small bedroom about 11' x 11' (3.4m x 3.4m) located in the front of this house on the 2nd floor with a single twin size bed and hallway access to 1 shared bathroom. It is available for a 2 night minimum rental nightly, mid-week $30, weekend (Fri & Sat) $50, weekly $135 or monthly (28-31 nights) $532 basis with a $20 cleaning fee (a 3% Credit Card Fee, 6% PA Hotel Excise Tax and 6-12% Airbnb Guest Service Fee are added to these base rates). For long term multiple month housemate type rentals, I can offer a discounted rate of $525/month directly paid after the first 30-31 nights are booked and completed here on Airbnb. Rates include all utilities. Message me if you are looking for a multiple month rental for more details.
This nice 4 bedroom home is on a quite street on South Side Easton, PA.
This home has 1 permanent gay male tenant, so it is LGBT and Straight friendly.
The room also has 1 small closet as well as a dresser and night stand. A desk and chair are available (on request) as well.
This room is great for local and international students, professors, interns or temp-workers as well as medical students doing clinical rotations and college post undergrad and graduate job seekers. I have lot's of experience with all of these groups and can help them out with their first time experiences in the Lehigh Valley and America. Some previous guests have included domestic and international students and professors at Northampton Community College, Lehigh University and Lehigh Career & Technical Institute, domestic and international interns at Bristol-Myers Squibb, Lehigh Valley IronPigs baseball, Guardian Life Insurance, Linde Group industrial gases and engineering, Hydac USA, Mind of the Athlete and Marriott Corp as well as a Physicians Assistant at Coordinated Health hospital, a few Traveling Physical Therapists at Praxis Alzheimer's Facility Nursing Home and Moravian Hall Square Retirement Living Community. I have had a few post MBA job seekers and doctors interviewing for the Residency Program at Easton Hospital and doctors completing residency at Lehigh Valley Hospital. For temp-jobs, I have hosted State Farm insurance adjusters in the area after Hurricane Sandy, the Earlusion vendor at Musikfest and a project manager at PPL to name a few. I have also hosted people moving for new jobs at local companies such as Exxon Mobil's Corporate Strategic Research (CSR) laboratory in Clinton, NJ as well as other less known companies.
These rooms and home are for you if you consider yourself a neat, clean, responsible, respectful, well educated person that is detail oriented and active. If you do not fit into these categories, you will not be happy here and should keep looking. Seriously!
There's 1 shared bathroom that you must keep clean as well as all other shared living areas.
This is a drug free home and drugs will not be tolerated at all!
There are no pets here and renters are not allowed to have any. FYI: I do sometimes dog sit a poodle for family when they are on vacation. If you have allergy considerations, please let me know.
This is a non-smoking home. Renters who do smoke, must do so outside where they can enjoy our large covered front porch or side deck. Cigarette butts must be placed in the garbage and not left on the ground around the property.
Guests also have use of the other spaces; kitchen (newly remodeled in 2014 with stainless steel appliances), dining room, living room, laundry room (new Maytag front-load washer and dryer December 2014), basement for storage and small gym there (weight bench and stationary bike) as well as the large fenced yard.
We also have a nice 28' x 28' vegetable garden in the summer.
On street parking is plentiful on my street.
My home is a short 4 block walk to the local LANTA bus stop for route #106 and #216 on St. John Street. Please see their website for full details.
It is an easy 15-20 minute walk to the Easton downtown center square where the main bus station is as well as shops, bars, art galleries and restaurants. See more on Easton, by going to "w w w select easton period com" where you can see a great video and more on Easton.
Buses are about 2 hours from Easton to New York City and Philadelphia.
Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) is a 20 minute drive, Newark Airport is a 1 hour drive and Philadelphia Airport is 1 1/2 hours drive.
I can show visitors new to the area around in the evenings and weekends.
I go to bed around 11pm during the week and later on weekends. This is not a party house. Please be considerate.
We have plenty of extra sheets and blankets for those cold winter nights and fans for the hot summer ones.
See pics for a look and message me with any questions.
I hope you'll consider staying here and I look forward to meeting you.
PS - Please read the House Rules tab.
The Lehigh Valley metropolitan area is the third most populous region in the state of Pennsylvania and has much to offer locals and visitors to the area:
Within walking distance from my home (Easton, PA & Phillipsburg, NJ):
- Easton Center Square (town center)
- Easton Farmers' Market (Saturday mornings & Wednesday evenings)
- The Crayola Factory at Two Rivers Landing
- National Canal Museum
- The Weller Center for Health Education
- State Theatre Center for the Arts
- Sigal Museum - Northampton County Historical & Genealogical Society
- Hugh Moore Historical Park (Canal Boat Ride)
- Delaware River Railroad Excursions (Train Rides)
- Lehigh and Delaware Rivers
- Lafayette College
Within a short drive from my home (Bethlehem, PA):
- ArtsQuest SteelStacks Center (Musikfest Cafe and Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas)
- Sands Casino Resort and Events Center
- Musikfest (Music festival held for 10 days in mid-August)
- Moravian Museum
- National Museum of Industrial History
- Museum of Indian Culture
- Banana Factory Arts Center
- Chrstkindlmarkt (Christmas Festival open Nov - Dec)
- Zoellner Arts Center (at Lehigh University)
- Burnside Plantation (American agricultural life)
- Godfrey Daniels Coffeehouse (Folk, jazz, blues music)
- Steel Ice Center (Ice skating)
- Dutch Springs Quarry (SCUBA Diving)
- Lehigh University
- Moravian College
- Northampton Community College
Within a short drive from my home (Allentown, PA):
- Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom (amusement & water park)
- Allentown Art Museum
- America On Wheels (Cars)
- Da Vinci Science Center (Kids)
- Allentown Fairgrounds (The fair is Labor Day weekend)
- Civic Theatre of Allentown
- Lehigh Valley Grand Prix (indoor go kart facility)
- Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs (Baseball at Coca-Cola Park)
- Mack Trucks Historical Museum
- Lehigh Valley Mall
- Muhlenberg College
- Cedar Crest College
- Lehigh Carbon Community College
Within a short drive from my home (Other cities/towns):
- Lehigh Valley Wine Trail (various local wineries)
- Lehigh Valley Zoo (Schnecksville)
- Lost River Caverns (Hellertown)
- Crystal Cave (Kutztown)
- The Rodale Institute Experimental Farm (Kutztown)
- Martin Guitar (Nazareth)
- Roxy Theatre (Northampton)
- Northampton Community College (Bethlehem Township)
- DeSales University (Center Valley)
- Phillipsburg Mall (Phillipsburg, NJ)
- Promenade Shops (Mall, Center Valley)
- Valley Preferred Cycling Center (Bike racing)
- Shankweiler's Drive-In (Orefield)
- Becky's Drive-In (Walnutport)
- Bushkill Falls (Bushkill)
- Das Awkscht Fescht (Antique and classic car show Macungie)
- Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (Kempton)
- Koziar's Christmas Village (Bernville)
- No. 9 Mine & Museum (Tourist mine Lansford)
- North Summit Climbing Gym
- Roadside America (Model train exhibit Shartlesville)
- Jim Thorpe
- Pocono Mountains
- Various ski resorts
- DeSales University (Center Valley)
- Penn State Lehigh Valley (Center Valley)
- Lehigh Valley College (Center Valley)
See the Discover Lehigh Valley website for more on the area.
In addition to their private bedroom, guests have shared access to the bathroom, living room, dining room, kitchen, laundry, porch, patio and yard.
Interaction with Guests
I am available to offer guests any assistance they may need and am happy to help in any way.
The neighborhood is very quite since the street dead ends on the next bock. It is located on top of a hill just up from the Delaware and Lehigh Rivers on the border of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. It is a 20 minute walk to Historic Downtown Easton, PA.
Local LANta bus stops are 2 and 4 blocks away. The Easton Intermodal Transportation Center is a 20 minute walk. Trans Bridge Lines offers buses eastbound to Newark Airport, New York City Port Authority and JFK Airport and westbound to Bethlehem and Allentown. Greyhound Lines offers bus service southbound to Philadelphia. Susquehanna and Trailways also offer bus service here.
As a Guest, you agree to the following by making a booking payment for this room listing:
Reading all of the House Rules below. Ignorance of the House Rules, like ignorance of the law, is no excuse or defense.
Guests will be a neat, clean and respectful. The Guest will be held to those standards by everyone else residing at the home, not just the Host.
No Illegal Drugs on property. The Host has Zero tolerance, the police will be called, the Guest will be out on the street immediately and no booking/payment refund will be authorized.
No Underage Drinking on property. If a Guest is under 21 years old, they are not allowed to have alcoholic beverages at this home. The police may be called and alcoholic beverages confiscated.
No Unapproved Visitors. If a Guest would like to have a Visitor, that Visitor needs to be pre-approved by the Host before they come to the home. If not approved, any Visitor is trespassing and the police may be called to remove them.
No Parties on property. Only a booked/paid Guest is allowed on this property, any Guest’s friends or family are not allowed. Unless pre-approved by the Host ahead of time, Unapproved Visitors will be trespassing and the police may be called to remove them. A group of Guests are restricted from having a party as well unless pre-approved by the Host.
No Approved Visitors allowed in the bedrooms. Unless pre-approved by the Host ahead of time, no Approved Visitors are allowed in the bedrooms. There is a living room, dining room, kitchen as well as outdoor spaces to meet with Approved Visitors.
No Overnight Approved Visitors. If a Guest would like to have an overnight visitor, that visitor needs to be pre-approved by the Host before they come to this home and they will need to pay the Additional Guests nightly rate.
No Smoking inside the home. Smoking outside is allowed as long as the Guest uses an ashtray and disposes of the ashes and butts properly. If a Guest does not dispose of ashes and butts properly, this privilege will be revoked by the Host.
No Pets owned by guests on property. The Host does dog sit a miniature poodle, so there may be a dog at times in this home, but this is very rare. This is your notice for any allergy concerns. Please ask if you have any concerns.
No food or drinks in the bedrooms. This includes eating, drinking, food storage or preparation in the bedroom. A Guest is allowed a glass of water in the bedrooms as an exception to this rule. We have a kitchen, dining room and living room as well as outdoor space for eating and drinking. There is ample room for food storage in the kitchen and refrigerator.
No candles or other open flames in the bedrooms. Any open flame is a fire hazard that must be avoided at all times.
Guests will keep the home secure. Everyone will use the back door as the primary entrance and keep all exterior doors locked at all times.
Guests will conserve the Earth's resources. Guests will turn off all water completely in the kitchen and bathroom when not in use. Guest will also keep lights, heat and air conditioning off when rooms are unoccupied. Automatic night lighting for your safety should not be turned off.
Guests will recycle. Items required to be recycled by the city of Easton are paper products, plastic, glass and aluminum. Any fines by the city will be passed on to the Guest if the Guest does not recycle properly.
Guests will clean up after themselves. As a Guest, you are human and will make a mess. The Guest will clean up any mess they create immediately. As a rule of thumb, clean as you go and keep all spaces neat and clean. After a Guest uses anything, the Guest will clean up. Examples, but not a limited list: After use, a Guest will clean the stove top, oven, toaster oven and microwave, all dirty dishes they create and not leave any in the sink, put away clean dry dishes, wipe the kitchen counters, sink and table, keep the toilet, mirror, shower, floor and carpet clean, etc. The Host is not the maid or the Guest’s mother, but the Host will tell the Guest all about any mess like the Guest’s father since it is the Guest responsibility to clean up after themselves.
As a Multi-Month Guest, stays over 1 month, you agree to the following additional chores each month:
Guests will clean the common rooms assigned to them monthly. Cleaning is shared between all Guests and the Host. Depending on the number of Guests, that will determine how many common rooms each person is responsible for cleaning during the first week of the month and the rooms will vary each month.
Guests will share in the responsibilities of trash collection. The Guest will share the responsibility with the Host to put all filled trash cans and recycling bins out on the curb Tuesday nights and bring in the empty containers on Wednesday evenings. If the Host is not home, this responsibility solely falls on the Guests.
Guests will share in the responsibilities of snow and ice removal. In winter, the Guest will share the responsibility with the Host to shovel snow to clear all walkways and parking spaces. If the Host is not home, this responsibility solely falls on the Guests. Any fines by the city will be passed on to the Guest if the Guest does not clear the public walkways.
Guests will keep their bedroom clean and neat. It is the Guest's responsibility to keep their private living space clean.
Note: All of the above have been compiled after many, many years of hosting Guests and are reasonable to reasonable people. Read all my Airbnb reviews and you will see that I am tough but fair. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to ask me.
Airbnb Updated: 05/06/16
Nice gay guy that loves to travel! I've been all around the world, too many places to list. So if you love travel too, we will get along very well! I work for for a travel company where I am currently a project manager in eCommerce and previously was a software testing manager in IT. Short and sweet description, LOL. Just ask and I'll fill you in on anything else that you want to know...