About This Listing
Big old house with library, near railroad station to New York city and ferries to Fire Island. Easy walk to restaurants and bars of Patchogue, Long island. Near Patchogue Center for Performing Arts and Art Space. Wifi available as is cable tv.
It is a 15 minute walk into Patchogue Village Main street, new sushi place, great pizza at DelFiores, ribs at BarbQ, food and beer at Brickhouse brewery is great, JR's steak house is fun. There are plenty of great restaurants. Give me a call if you need a ride from the train station. Streets are tree lined with period lighting and sidewalks great for a walk.
My place is unique because of its library and woodcarvings and masks from around the world. There are woodfloors throughtout the house. The kitchen is an orignal 1950's kitchen complete with breakfast nook and red countertops. Bathrooms are newly painted and have 1920's original subway tile.
All bedrooms now have a 32 inch LCD cable television with cable box for use by guests.
All bedrooms also have their own lock and key and there is a latch for the bathroom door.
All rooms now have blinds.
Towels, soap and shampoo provided.
Small refrigerator for guest use provided in hall outside room
A full breakfast is not provided, but coffee, tea and hot cocoa is always available. For short term stays, croissants, butter and jam is provided in the morning. Full breakfast is available within walking distance and a bagel store, Italian bistro on Main Street in Patchogue, and at country kitchen.
Laundry is available at $5.00 a load. GLBT friendly.
This is a room in a private house with the owner living on the premises, this is not a commercial bed and breakfast, and it has never been advertised as such.
Access to kitchen and individual bedroom. Access to library to borrow books while in the house.
Interaction with Guests
I offer them privacy, or will chat over meals on weekends and in the evenings.
Walking distance to Patchogue Village. Local neighborhood bar, Reeses about a 10 minute walk. Main Street Patchogue is about 15 minute walk. Lots of bars, restaurants, library, theater, independent movie theater (Plaza Cinema). Local Organic food store, Waldens. Music venues. There is an Organic coffee shop called Roasters. There is also a night club, seafood restaurants, a wide variety of food, walking distance to supermarkets.
There is a bus stop in front of my house. Its a 15-20 minute walk to the LIRR with trains out east and into Jamaica Queens, with connections to Brooklyn and Manhattan's Penn Station and Amtrak. Also connections to JFK airport and airtrain.
Other Things to Note
Full length mirror and hair dryer in the room for use.
No smoking inside the house, no drugs.
Please notify owner if you will be in after midnight.
No overnight guests without prior permission. Any overnight guests will be charged a fee and must be approved, and identification shown.
No loud music after midnight.
No pets allowed.
Do not go into closets and drawers of the homeowner without prior approval.
Laundry is available for a fee of $5.00 a load.
Please keep room door shut to keep cats out.
Please hang towels on the hooks provided in the bedrooms
Please push handle on toilet all the way back after flushing to keep water from running.
Please turn the light on when taking a shower because the ventilation fan is connected to the light switch and is needed to get rid of excess moisture.
Please note, there are three rooms that are rented with a shared bathroom. This is a private house and the owner lives on the premises in the master bedroom. The kitchen is available to use for cooking, but not for studying and computer work.
This is the second stay for one month in Robert's house. Everything is fine. I've decided to come back soon.
The reservation was canceled 6 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Robert was a wonderful host, and a very interesting guy! The room was very quiet and sunny. The house is located a block from Sunrise Highway, which makes it convenient to get to any beaches on the south shore. Robert had fresh croissants, bagels, fruit, and coffee available each morning. We enjoyed our stay a lot.
First Robert was very friendly and helpful. He picked me up from the airport for a not much money. But than I was really shocked as we entered the house. 5 cats in a terrible state come to me. I did not care about this very much first. My room was ok. Than I noticed that all cats are undernourished and ill. I look outside of my room, beside the kitchen it was very dirty and one day I found a cat on the ground, I was not sure if she is alive or dead. I tried to speak about the problem with Robert, but he said all is ok. It was so terrible to see animal abuse, that I try to feed the cats, Robert noticed (email hidden)d in the last night I was really afraid. If a person who like animals or cats or especially children should not go to these house. It was really horrible. I can not get the pictures out of my head since yet !!!! I have made photos from the situation and send them to airbnb.
First off this lady is crazy. I picked her up at the airport, I went out of my way for her. I made copies of the bus schedules for her. The FIRST thing she did when she arrived at my house was to tell me that one of my cats will die, and that she has a diesease and will kill all of my other cats. My cats are well taken care of. She arrived on a Sunday, and I called the vet the next day. They asked me if the sick cat was eating and drinking and she is. They said it was not an emergency and made an appointment to bring her in. They did blood tests, said the blood tests showed nothing, she had NO disease but did have a cancerous process going on. I have to make a difficult decision to put her to sleep. I feed my cats a can of wet food each every day. They also have dry food available to them all of the time. They have fresh water available. My cats have been spoiled by my guests and are always begging for food. I can just fed them and still they will be crying for more food from my guests. They are NOT malnourished or sick. I had the oldest two, Fred and Lucy, who are sixteen, and whom I love and have had since I adopted them to the vet yesterday. The vet said they are healthy 16 year old cats. I have an appointment for the other two, Bubbles and Salem tomorrow, who are also healthy. Bubbles I adopted 14 years ago, and has always been small, he is friendly and greets all my guests. Salem, is a feral cat, and is well fed, has gained weight tremendously since I rescued him 1.5 years ago. He has become socialized.
My guests love my cats, you can read from previous reviews that my guests love my cats and that they are very friendly. My cats are old, except Salem, and it is normal for them to lose weight when they get older, they get plenty of food. The Vetinarian Doctor said my cats are healthy with NOTHING wrong with them.
Also, I personally clean the bathrooms, kitchen, halls and all bedrooms before my guests or hire someone to clean. Julianne obviously is trying to hurt my business and my customers by putting up a terrible review. Maybe she didnt sell as much art work at the Southampton Art show and was taking it out on me. She even called the ASPCA on me, and now I have to deal with an inspector coming to the house. I am very upset by her accusations, and will also call airbnb to complain about her. I wish there was a way to put up the vet reports. I will take pictures of my cats to put up on airbnb to show you my cats to prove they are not undernourished and ill. I would recommend to other airbnb hosts to stay away from Julianne and not host her in the future.
I had a wonderful stay at Robert's for a month. Because my flight was delayed, I arrived very late the first day. Robert waited for me until I arrived his house, much appreciated for it. My room is very nice with cozy bed, air-conditioning and even have a small fridge which can put many stuff inside, lol. His house has a convenient transportation, I walked 15mins to Patchogue train station and take LIRR to the city. Costco is just 5 mins driving from his house. The last night before I left for Hong Kong, Robert took me to a delicious restaurant on the bay for dinner. I will come back at the end of Aug. for another month stay if the price is still there, lol. I will highly recommend his house if you want to stay in Long Island for any reason.
Had an excellent stay with Robert! He has an amazing wealth of information, is very friendly and a great host. The room was clean. Animal lovers will love it with his cats in the house. He shared amazing stories of his travels to more than 90 countries around the world and helps other people explore the world with his touring company YOLO Explorers!
Such a beautiful room Robert, really appreciate the hospitality. The proximity to downtown Patchogue with all the shop, restaurants and live music was really wonderful, you are a lucky man to live in such a great place. Room 1 is fantastic, great light, location, clean, mini fridge, glad its working out for you!
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About the Host, Robert
I am a high school science teacher. I teach Physics, AP Environmental science, Earth Science. I am a retired Navy captain and have traveled to over 95 countries. My favorite countries are New Zealand, Denmark, Iceland, Poland and Italy. I also loved Antarctica.
I hold a PhD from Columbia University in International and Comparative Education specializing in the History of East Central Europe. I have a BE in Ocean Engineering from SUNY Maritime College, and an MS from University of Memphis. I also have lived in Poland for 2 years on a Fulbright Teachers exchange and on active duty with the Navy. I also have my own travel company called YOLO (website hidden) and organize trips to Europe.