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.
Robert is a very lovely host and his home is charming! He was a delight and so kind to offer us rides from the ferry and to town.
Wonderful house with lots of character (expansive library and cats!). Unfortunately we weren't able to meet Robert since he was away but his friend showed us around and the room was secure with a key and alarm system for the house!
We had a short but great stay at RJB Rooms in Patchogue. The host surprised us with a bottle of bubbly to celebrate our honeymoon, and showed us around Patchogue. He was also very helpful with providing travel advice for Long Island.
The room looked as advertised, and was clean. It is walking distance from Patchogue, and located in a safe neighborhood.
We would stay here again!
Robert's communication was excellent. He was also very helpful with questions and suggestions. Town cuts and close by. Sadly though, I would not come back due to the poor condition of the property and overall cleanliness. Home is very worn and public areas - especially floors were dirty and overall dust level is quite high. Bathroom had a very dirty floor mat and worst of all a significant amount of mold and mildew on the tile and grout in shower. Bedroom was better than any other room, but dust and worn floors made it feel dirty. No bed frame as shown in pics. Recommend professional deep clean to make guests feel comfortable.
This was David's first Airbnb experience. I think he was expecting a fancy bed and breakfast. I allowed him to book last minute. I had two long term guests at the time of his short visit. They both said he was way out of line with his harsh evaluation. There is no black mold or mildew in the bathroom. I personally clean each room and the bathroom before guests. I vacuum the floors, polish the furniture, and make sure everything is clean. David complained to me because the filter in the ac unit had dust on it, what guest pulls out the filter? I cleaned it immediately. I do live in an old house, the wooden floors need to be sanded, stained and polyurethaned, difficult to do when I always have guests and also very expensive.
Also, the kitchen floor does need to be replaced, but the house is not dirty as David states. I offered to refund him his $78 dollars for the room. I have had cleaners and they are more interested in organizing not cleaning. I guess I can consider added a cleaning fee to each room like some airbnb rooms do, because the average cleaner gets $75-$100 an hour. I will sand and polish the floors when I have vacancy in the rooms and the money. He is right about the bedframe, it was moved to the other room, I will go out and get a bedframe for this room, I didn't realize it was not there anymore. I was very upset by his review and try to do the upmost for my guests. I also had just come back from being away for 5 weeks, and should not have accepted his reservation.
Robert was a welcoming host. He introduced us to the neighborhood and provided hints of what to do where. Our room was spacious, clean, well equipped and comfortable. Parking was conveniently available in the driveway. Robert was flexible and accommodating to our schedule and needs. We enjoyed our stay.
Unfortunately the kitchen is from the 1950's, it is vintage and the wallpaper is new and cabinets repainted. The kitchen floor is old and need to be replaced. I have had them deep cleaned to no avail. There now is additional furniture in the rooms, including refrigerators and additional chairs. I have asked airbnb to come a rephotograph but they said no. I am in the process of turning the attic into a lounge area for my guests.
Robert has been the best host this far. He took us by surprise by showing us all the restaurants and ferry stations from his truck as soon as we got off the LIRR. The location is very convenient to the train and lots of things to do in the area. He provided fresh towels, a great room, and unwavering service. Thank you. We hope to send more people his way.
Very welcoming & helpful host! The room is clean and the neighborhood is very convenient. Only 15min drive from Smith Point and walking distance from the train station. Thanks Bob!
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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.