Comfortable single room, women only

House - Private room · Devereaux Ave, Buffalo, NY 14214, United States
Sharon
Your host, Sharon
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The Space

Welcome to my home! I look forward to having you as my guest. My home is very comfortable, clean, well-cared for, and tastefully decorated. It's a very pleasant, safe, & quiet space for women travelers.

The guest room where you'll stay is about 11' x 11' in size. It is furnished with a nice double bed with a good mattress, a comfortable upholstered chair, a small bookshelf & a desk. The bed has a down comforter for colder nights, a ceiling fan over the bed for hotter nights, & room-darkening blinds on the window. The guest room is just across the hall from the shared bathroom.

I provide all bedding (clean sheets, blankets & pillow) and fresh towels, of course. There is also a variety of reading material (books & magazines) in the guest room. There's even a luggage rack in the bedroom so you don't have to put your suitcase on the floor. Free wireless is also available for your use.

I live in North Buffalo, at the edge of the city (about 6 miles from downtown) & just three short blocks from the suburb of Tonawanda. My house is within 2-4 miles of the suburbs of Kenmore, Snyder, and Amherst, & just 16 miles from Niagara Falls, New York. Buffalo is a college town. My house is in walking distance of the University at Buffalo (south campus) & within 3-5 miles of Buffalo State College, Canisius College, Daemen College, & Medaille College.

My house is a great location if you're a visiting professor, attending a conference or other event at one of these colleges, or visiting a son or daughter attending one of our colleges. For an excellent overview of Buffalo, view the video "bestdesignedcity" on line.

My house is 3/4 of a mile from the subway & a three-minute walk from the closest bus stop. I live about 7 miles from the Buffalo-Niagara International Airport. For details about Buffalo's public transportation system, look for Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority" ("NFTA") on-line.

If you arrive by car, you may park on the street (free parking) or possibly in my driveway.

My neighborhood offers an eclectic mix of city living. Within walking distance to my house are inexpensive restaurants like Amy’s Place, as well as more upscale dining like The Steer and Shango Wine Bar featuring New Orleans food & live music some nights. A great restored 1950s diner, the Lake Effect Diner, is also in walking distance of my house.

If you arrive without a car, these places are in easy walking distance of my house (less than 1 mile: a large grocery store (Tops); 2 drugstores - Walgreen’s and CVS; several pizzerias; Wendy’s; an inexpensive taco place; & the ever-popular Tim Horton’s coffee shop. I live less than a half-mile from the suburb of Tonawanda, & my house is also within 3 miles of many suburban conveniences & restaurants, including the Boulevard Mall.

If you are coming to Western New York primarily to visit Niagara Falls, be aware that I live in Buffalo, which is 16 miles from Niagara Falls, NY. If you have a car, no problem. However, if you arrive by bus or train, please plan to arrive at the BUFFALO train station (on Exchange Street, in downtown Buffalo) or the BUFFALO bus station - not Niagara Falls.

If you arrive by bus, you will get off the bus at the bus station in downtown Buffalo, on Ellicott Street. Walk up to Main Street (just 2 blocks) and take the Metro (subway) to my house. Exit at the last stop - University Station - which is 3/4 of a mile from my house. If you arrive after dark or in bad weather, I may be able to pick you up at University Station so you don't have to walk. Be aware that on Sundays & holidays, the metro and bus schedules are more limited.

My house is also 1 hour from beautiful Niagara-on-the-Lake (in Ontario) & about 90 minutes from the vibrant city of Toronto, Ontario, in Canada.

I have been active in two other home-stay travel organizations for 18 years, so I've had considerable experience hosting guests in my home. I thoroughly enjoy meeting travelers.

Your guest room has a large basket full of tourist information about Buffalo, Niagara Falls, & Western New York. I invite you to look through it - you'll be surprised at how much there is to do and see in Western New York! - and you can help yourself to any tourist brochures. I can also lend you a Buffalo-area street map, if you don't have a GPS.

Coffee & tea available, upon request, throughout the day, when I'm home.

Interaction with Guests

I enjoy chatting with my guests and getting acquainted with them. I, too, like to travel so it's enjoyable to swap travel stories.

The Neighborhood

My neighborhood offers the best of both worlds - the character and interest of city living, yet in very close driving distance to most suburban conveniences.

Other Things to Note

If you stay at my house on Saturday night, be aware that you will probably need to check out by 9:00 am on Sunday. But I'm happy to prepare a full breakfast for you before you leave!

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $10
Check In: 6:00 PM
Check Out: 4:00 PM
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  • Большое спасибо Sharon за теплый прием! Мы останавливались всего на сутки, но она смогла сделать наше прибывание очень приятным! Несмотря на то, что мы сильно опоздали и приехали к ней только в 12 вечера, она встретила нас, показала, как и что использовать в доме. Утром был вкусный завтрак с кофе, яичницой, панкейками и апельсиновым соком...мммм.... В доме было очень чисто, даже слишком чисто, мы боялись прислоняться к стенам и не так положить мыло, чтобы не нарушить идеальное расположение вещей))))
    Кстати, кровать-это чудо! Мы замечательно выспались и отдохнули. Спасибо Sharon за теплый прием!

    July 2014
  • Sharon is a very helpful, great host! She helped me with the bus route to Niagara Falls, picked me up at the airport, and drove me to the subway station the next morning. The room is clean, comfortable, and quiet. You get everything you need there.Great host, good room!

    December 2013
  • Sharon is a great host, I very enjoyed my staying with her. She emailed me before my trip to ask if I have some special taste about food because she was going to prepare breakfast for me, which is very considerate! She even drove me to the bus station on the early morning when I leave, I can't thank her too much!
    The house is beautiful, clean, quiet, and it's convienent , perfact choice when visiting Buffalo!

    September 2013
  • I very much enjoyed my stay with Sharon. She was welcoming and accommodating and the lodgings were very clean and comfortable. I look forward to staying with Sharon again.

    July 2013
  • Sharon's home is perfect for a quiet and safe place to stay. Breakfast was great. Bed was clean and comfortable. Sharon has many helpful insider tips to touring Buffalo.

    July 2013
  • Sharon is a very kind and hospitality host.
    She picked up me from Niagara Falls train station at night.
    She cooks very delicious food.
    The home is well-organized, clean like her personality.
    She gives me many information.
    The dog of her daughter is so nice and obedient.

    February 2013
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I''m an active 62-year old woman who works as an educator at a university but is looking forward to retiring in a few years. I love to travel and hope to do more after I retire. I have two wonderful adult children who are on their own. I'm a great guest - I'm very neat, clean, and quiet, and I leave any space exactly as I found it! I generally to go to bed about 10:30 or 11:00 pm and I'm up & ready to go about 7:30 am. I sleep best when it's very quiet. I'm also a very hospitable and friendly host. I provide a very comfortable guest room, complete with a large basket of information about Buffalo & Western New York. I've lived in Buffalo all my life so I know the area well and I can offer plenty of suggestions. I always tell visitors coming to Niagara Falls that there is lots to do and see just 16 miles away in Buffalo. I occasionally volunteer for the local Visitors' Bureau which give me an opportunity to learn even more about Western New York. In addition to my job, I also run an all-volunteer nonprofit - Global African Village - which I co-founded in 2007. We do humanitarian work in a rural area in eastern Uganda. I'm also a published author. I enjoy meeting people & hearing their interesting travels stories. I hope you'll stay with me and tell me a little bit about your travels!
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