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 rooms now have blinds.
Towels, soap and shampoo provided.
Each room now has its own refrigerator.
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.
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.
Guests have access to their bedroom, shared bathroom, kitchen, and library to borrow books. Parking is available.
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 public bus that passes in front of my house. The Patchogue Railroad station is a 10 minute walk and you can take it west into Manhattan's Penn station or east to the Hamptons and ends at Montauk Point.
Other Things to Note
Full length mirror and hair dryer in the room for use. The bed in this room is now a double bed not a single. It is a brand new Seally pillow top double bed for up to 2 people. Each room has its own small refrigerator as well.
No smoking, no drugs
Please notify owner if you will be in after midnight, otherwise the outside screen door will be locked.
No overnight guests without prior permission. Any overnight guests will be charged a fee and must be approved, and identification shown.
No loud music.
No pets allowed(rare exceptions made)
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.
If you need anything please do not hesitate calling me.
If you will be leaving early, or have any problems what so ever, please notify me immediately.
Bob is a very nice person and a welcoming host. He showed me around town my first night here. He took me to and picked me up from the airport during my stay. He made sure his tenants always had plenty of coffee, towels, bathroom supplies, and bottled water during their visits. His house had very unique decorations. The bed was very comfortable, larger than what is pictured.
He is very receptive to feedback. He cleaned out the freezer to make room for me soon after I arrived. He went out and bought a new air conditioner as soon as I told him I had issues.
One issue I had was the cats area. He presently has two cats which are very friendly, but their food area is very close to the kitchen and sometimes gets messy.
The area is very safe and there is a lot of fun places to visit downtown. I had no fears leaving my car parked out front for my 2.5 month stay. The train station is pretty close, though kind of pricey.
I will consider staying with Bob in the future, and wish future travelers a pleasant stay.
Robert made me feel very welcome from the moment I arrived. The room was neat and comfortable, and the house was a pleasant place to stay. I definitely recommend staying with Robert.
Robert was gracious assisting our stay when our previous plans fell through. He picked us up at the airport, gave us a tour of the town (including train station) and a narrative/history. He's close enough to walk to breakfast and to catch the train (AND provided recommendation for app to understand local train service). Thank you!
I stayed in Robert's house for a month while completing a medical school rotation at a nearby hospital. My room was very cozy, private, and perfectly furnished, and the other guests were quiet and respectful. Robert was a wonderful and gracious host, who even went out of his way to buy a freezer after I asked him if he had one I could use. Overall, this was a great living arrangement and I would highly recommend it.
La experiencia muy recomendable, repeleríamos sin duda!! Hemos estado súper a gusto, Robert es un anfitrión perfecto, te hace sentir como en casa y es súper simpático! El barrio estaba muy bien y la habiatacion perfecta, como se describe en el anuncio. Robert es muy amable y te da todas las facilidades que necesites, incluido el desayuno ;) un placer!! Esperamos repetir
Robert was welcoming us and always avalible to give us informations.
we loved our stay .
Bob's rooms sre set up well for the type of stay an individual or couple would want in the Patchogue area. My family lived in Patchogue since the 19 th century. The village has become a destination for music, art and thestrr lovers. It also realy does have access to Fire Island beaches as fine as those in the famous Hamptons and Bob's house is a short walk from the train that provides about a 1 hr ride to Manhattan. I applaud residents like Bob who helped "Save a villsge." I needed a place for a couple days and " did get to go home again." Bob's house is a turn of the century beauty.
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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.