Beautiful renovated 1 BR Allentown

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Cottage St, Buffalo, NY 14201, United States

Historic 1870's house recently renovated w/ modern amenities. Located in Allentown, a short walk to downtown, medical campus, Elmwood Village & the 'subway'. Access the waterfront, Niagara Falls, First Niagara Center & more. Includes 1 parking spot.

Your host, Todd
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Historic 1870's house recently renovated w/ modern amenities. Located in Allentown, a short walk to downtown, medical campus, Elmwood Village & the 'subway'. Access the waterfront, Niagara Falls, First Niagara Center & more. Includes 1 parking spot.

The Space

This beautifully renovated Allentown 1 bedroom apartment is centrally located within walking distance of downtown Buffalo, Allentown, Elmwood Village and Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. Located steps away from historic Days Park, this is the neighborhood to be in.
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If you are coming to town for Niagara Falls, we are 25 minutes from the Falls by car and under an hr by bus. The apartment is 5 minutes from Peace Bridge to Canada by car.

This second floor apartment is very clean, was recently renovated with new bamboo floors throughout, a full kitchen, private balcony, in unit laundry, large open living room and huge master bedroom. The master bedroom has air conditioning for those hot summer nights.

You have many choices for food and drink on Allen Street, just one block away. From live music, fine and casual dining and hipster joints, it's all right there.

Off street parking in the driveway (small & medium sized vehicles), secure bicycle storage, hair dryer, laundry, spring water, wifi and local tv channels (sorry no cable) included. Includes clean linens and towels.

I've been hosting guests from all across the world for the past year and look forward to more in the future. Take a look at my feedback and you'll see that this is the apartment is perfect. I'll do whatever I can during your stay to make sure you experience the best that Buffalo has to offer and you leave loving this city.

Guest Access

Guests will have full access to the apartment, including a full kitchen with utensils, in unit laundry and one parking spot.

Interaction with Guests

I'm willing to answer as many questions and help you make the most of your time or give you privacy. I live downstairs and I'm easily available when needed.

The Neighborhood

Locate in the Allentown neighborhood. Allentown is known for its community of artists, for its embrace of bohemian, hipster and gay culture, and for the civic commitment of residents to the historic and aesthetic sensibilities of the neighborhood. Allentown is one of Buffalo's premier areas for nightlife, dining, and antique shopping.

Getting around

There's a bus to Niagara Falls about 5 blocks away and also a metro rail 'subway' that goes along Main Street.

Other Things to Note

Allentown is a great urban location. Our neighborhood is safe, residential and vibrant. If you are looking for a way to experience Buffalo as a resident, this is the neighborhood for you.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $30 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $800 /week
Monthly Price: $2350 /month
Security Deposit: $300
Cleaning Fee: $30
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • I was visiting Buffalo for a week for a business conference and I had a fantastic time. Staying in Todd's upstairs flat was a big part of the overall experience. The apartment itself was very clean, well organized and comfortable - just as described. Todd was a charming and responsive host. The immediate neighborhood is amazingly vibrant and I loved walking and biking around. There were great places to (email hidden)ly local music scene, and lots of friendly people to engage with. "Two thumbs up."

    June 2014
  • We were headed to Buffalo for the birth of our adopted daughter. A friend had recommended a house over hotel for the washer/dryer, kitchen, and privacy. I sent many requests out, explaining that we were scheduled to come out one day, but that could change if mama went into labor early, and we might need to stay late if mama didn't deliver by her due date. Todd was the first to respond and he was enthusiastic about our adoption and wanted to help in any way he could. The apartment was exactly what we needed and Todd was available whenever we needed anything.

    I wouldn't stay anywhere else other than right here in Buffalo. Super convenient location in a very safe neighborhood (there's an elementary school and park literally in the backyard). Five minute walk to coffee shops, entertainment, and great restaurants. We felt like we were staying at our second home by the second day.

    June 2014
  • Visited Buffalo for two days, this was my first experience with airbnb and it was a great one, communicated with Todd easily and it was a good trip! Thank you!

    May 2014
    Response from Todd:

    Thanks Peter, you are welcome back anytime!

    May 2014
  • Awesome place! Would definitely stay here again. Todd was a great host.

    May 2014
    Response from Todd:

    Thanks Paul, let me know when you make it back to Buffalo.

    May 2014
  • Great place! Very clean, spacious and a primo location. Will definitely be staying here again!

    February 2014
  • This was my first airbnb experience and I am glad that I decided to stay in this apartment. First off, the neighborhood is awesome. The apartment is in Allentown, which is a few blocks from Allen St--one of the entertainment/dining hubs of Buffalo. It is a 5 minute walk from Cantina Loco--a fabulous restaurant def worth checking out. The houses in the neighborhood are beautiful, and the other review stating that the neighborhood was dangerous is completely off.
    The apartment itself is as the pictures appear. It is an older house, but nicely renovated and has all the necessities you would expect. The water pressure is great and I had no issues with the water heater (and I stayed in the dead of winter). Being on the top level of the house, there was no issue with noise. The washer and dryer work well and was an added bonus.
    Todd, the landlord, lives in the apartment below and is easily accessible. He was very flexible with meeting me when I arrived and was very helpful in guiding me around the city as I had never been before. He's from Buffalo and has great recommendations on what to do in the city.
    All in all a great experience and I wouldn't hesitate to stay at his place again if I return to Buffalo.

    February 2014
  • My wife & I stayed at Todd's place for Thanksgiving weekend Thu-Sun. The place was beautiful and in a nice location.
    Awesome interior.
    Great location - within a short drive of Elmwood Village and downtown
    Good price
    Todd is friendly and very responsive
    Easy parking
    Roku is hooked up to the TV.
    Good amount of dishes and kitchen stuff available.
    Plenty of space.

    We had some trouble with the door knob not working, but Todd provided a quick workaround.
    The building is old so the water takes a bit to warm up.
    The bed isn't comfortable - seemed to be standard 8" foam on a box spring.
    The toilet clogs easy.

    Bottom line: We definitely recommend this place.

    December 2013
  • Our experience at Todd's apartment was painful emotionally and financially so I have to share our story in details, so this doesn't happen to anybody else.
    First and most important, I don't understand why in all the reviews that were left by previous travelers, nobody mentioned that the house is located on a boarder of neighborhood that is unsafe. (One side of the neighborhood leading downtown was probably fine…we did stop a local resident who was strolling his kid though to ask him if it was safe to walk around and he told us to absolutely not walk to the Left side of the neighborhood but to the right side it was not too bad).
    I mentioned to Todd that we were coming with a 4 year old child and that our plans were to walk to convention center, the least he could have done for us is to mention that the surrounding streets might not be friendly to walk through specially for someone who doesn’t know their way around.

    Next huge disappointment was how dirty the toilet was. My husband had to clean the toilet himself because our son was scarred to use it. To give Todd credit, I should mention that he offered to bring a cleaning lady up to clean the toilet, but at this point we were not sure if we should stay at the apartment.

    Another thing travelers have to keep in mind is that although Todd advertises that his apartment sleeps 3 people, his couch doesn't turn into a bed, and what makes it even worst is that it comes out into 2 parts. So, it would not be comfortable for anybody to sleep on.

    We explained to Todd that we were upset that the apartment was not properly cleaned for us and that we didn’t feel safe in the neighborhood, so we left after being at his place for less than 2 hours.

    It was a very painful experience because we were leaving the apartment at dark, in the rain with our 4 year old son, ready to pay a high rate at a hotel just to get out of there.

    We were hoping that Todd would refund us the money, but he didn’t. I even told him to keep $50 for whatever inconvenience that this might caused him.

    After a few conversations with AirBNB we were refunded only half of the money, leaving us with $125 loss.

    Todd told us that he would not refund us the money out of principle. I am not sure what principle Todd is following, but I know it is not an honest and compassionate principle.

    October 2013
    Response from Todd:

    Tatyana is a nightmare.
    1. She claimed the neighborhood is unsafe. My neighborhood is very safe, has won awards for preservation, revitalization, houses sell the day they are listed. Maybe 15 years ago it was unsafe. The person she spoke with in front of my house was pushing a stroller with a child. She felt comfortable talking to a stranger in such an unsafe neighborhood.

    2. She called me to tell me my toilet was dirty (which it was clean) so I sent my cleaning lady over within 30 minutes. She refused to allow her to clean it but above mentions her husband cleaned it.

    3. She decided to do laundry, trying to wash a set of sheets and two large comforters in the same load, spilling water onto the floor and then claiming my washing machine was broken.

    4. Her 4 year old son couldn't sleep on the couch? Take a look at the pictures, it's an L shaped couch. I am 6 feet tall and I have slept on the chaise. I'm not sure why she could not figure that out or didn't notice in the listing.

    5. Her reservation listed 2 people, she only paid for 2 people but brought 3, then complained.

    6. She asked for her money back. Normally I would be happy to do that, however there were way too many problems, her attitude is terrible and I think other hosts need to know what to expect from her.

    7. I host airbnb guests because I enjoy it. My feedback is terrific. AirBnB is not right for everybody and should not be used by her. She was looking for an out before she walked into the door.

    This whole experience saddens me and goes against everything airbnb stands for.

    October 2013
  • We stayed at Todd's while in Buffalo for a wedding, and I am so glad we did! His place was centrally located, close to the bars and restaurants in Allentown, and a 30 minute drive to Niagara Falls. It's clear that Todd has put a ton of work into the house, and it was so much more pleasant to stay in than a hotel for the weekend. Todd made himself available to us and was very responsive (including one embarrassing night when we accidentally locked ourselves out of the house), and was a very gracious host. I would recommend Todd's place to anyone looking for a great spot to stay in Buffalo.

    October 2013
    Response from Todd:

    Thanks Erin, I'm glad you enjoyed it. Please come back!

    October 2013
  • Todd's apartment is a lovely space in a great neighborhood, and Todd was an excellent host. Easy access to the coffee shops/restaurants on Allen Street, and it was an enjoyable walk down Delaware Avenue to the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. Highly recommend it!

    October 2013
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I'm a 30 something entrepreneur with interests in socially and environmentally focused businesses and organizations. By day, I'm in marketing, by night I'm working with many organizations from the grass roots to make Buffalo a better place. If you are staying in Buffalo, let me know and I'll make sure you get the most out of our community.
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