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.
Small refrigerator for guest use provided in hall outside room.
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.
The room was what I expected from the reviews, and above - clean, well-aired, bright and quiet. The neighborhood was also good - quiet, but close to shopping centers and to the main street (15 minutes' walk), with its shops, restaurants and a theater. Robert is a very kind and caring host, and very much involved in the social life in Patchogue. Whether you need directions to the best shopping areas or restaurants in the area, or if you are looking for a long term rent, or just a conversation over a cup of tea, Robert should be your first stop.
I had the opportunity to stay in Robert's home for 12 weeks while I was working in a local hospital. Robert is a wonderful host and goes above and beyond to ensure that you are comfortable and adjusted. I know he had made many changes to his house per recommendations from his guests, which shows his commitment to hosting. I spent Christmas at the house and Robert so kindly decorated it with lights and decor. The room I stayed in was quite cozy. The bed was new and extravagantly comfortable. Concerning the cats, if you're not into cats or have allergies I wouldn't suggest staying here. Robert tries to keep the cats out of the bedrooms but they are still in the common areas of the house. He is sure to change the litter boxes frequently and the boxes are kept in an "outdoor" area in the back of the house. So if you are into cats and want a warm welcoming host while staying in Long Island I would recommend staying with Robert.
I had a rather strange stay here. It was a first time experience with airbnb and was excited when I saw Robert's place. I was returning for my 50th class reunion and was familiar with the area. I used to work down the street. I love cats but upon arriving at this residence the stench of cat urine, spray and everything smell cat related was almost unreal. I had booked for five days. I had the larger bedroom which was quite comfortable as long as the door stayed shut which was one of the rules. The renovated bathroom was also real nice. The small refrig. outside the bedroom door was stuffed to the gills with containers of food. No room for anything I might have had to put inside. The kitchen floor was extremely filthy, stuff was everywhere, and the kitchen refrigerator and freezer was also stuffed with containers and packed to the hilt (which Robert said belonged to the other guest)and not clean. After three days the bagels were hard as a rock and the Entenman's pastry was stale. All of this was horrible enough, but the topper was the smell. After three days my friend down the road said to come and stay there so I did. Robert had gone to work when I left. Robert travels alot and I don't understand why four cats were necessary. This house has great potential but without all the air diffusers and other room deodorizers (all which had no effect). All of this poses a health issue along with a filth issue. There seems to be a hoarding problem also. I need say no more.
1. Sharyn was supposed to check (email hidden) in the afternoon. She arrived without calling at 9:30 am. It was a Saturday morning and I was in the middle of cleaning the house, getting her room ready and cleaning the kitchen. Additionally there was a worker installing $5000.00 worth of blinds in all of the rooms since one of my guests wanted to make sure the rooms would be dark.
2. Sharyn had asked 8 months before for a television since she said she needed a tv on to sleep and I bought installed 3 televisions and cable in the rooms.
3. The guest refrigerator was full when she arrived early; a previous long term guest who was checking out had filled them all, but had them cleaned out by that afternoon. Sharyn had wanted space for her bottle of vodka and wanted ice cubes.
4. When Sharyn left after 3 days she never expressed any concerns to me, I spoke to her because she had left my house unlocked, all doors open and she also refused to set the alarm. I actually was going to ask her to leave. Her negative review might be because I had called her at her friends to complain.
5. The cake in the kitchen was not for the guests but had been given to me by a friend. The bagels were one day old.
6. The cat smell was present when she arrived early, but was taken care of by the afternoon after I had a chance to clean. There is no smell in the house which can be verified by current and past guests.
7. The kitchen does not have stuff everywhere, but the kitchen has been tidied up and organized. There is coffee available 24/7.
8. The floor in the kitchen was mopped but it is old, I have had Stanley Steamers come in to do a deep cleaning, and am looking into replacing the floor. The kitchen itself was painted and wallpapered last summer. I have spent thousands of dollars painting, renovating bathrooms, and installing ventilation fans.
9. This is NOT advertised as a commercial bed and breakfast and I guess that is what Sharyn was expecting. I work full time and rent 3 rooms out of my house.
10. It is none of Sharyn’s business how many cats I have, I do travel during the summer, but I was home the entire time she was at my house and she could have talked to me about any problems at any time.
11. Many guests have stayed at my house without a problem.
12. I am working on having the wooden floors sanded and coated and replacing the kitchen floor. This is a big undertaking and I have not had the money or time to do it yet.
13. The room Sharyn was staying in had a brand new bed, new blinds, a new vanity mirror (recommended by a guest), and television as she requested.
Robert was a gracious and interesting host, providing coffee and croissants in the morning and bottled water in the Frig.His home was easy to find centrally located, clean and friendly. You have to like cats to stay there, he does not allow them in the bedrooms so its not an issue. The bedroom was comfortable and quiet. I would stay there again. He has gone out of his way to make his rooms comfortable .
We had a great time staying at Robert's lovely house in Patchogue and we had everything we needed for a pleasant stay. Robert was very welcoming and informative about the local town. The place was clean and tidy. My ONLY gripe was the lack of a lock on the bathroom door, but this didn't cause any problems, it just made me a bit nervous that someone may accidentally walk in!! But besides that, it was an excellent stay.
I am actually aware of this and did buy a latch to install but because of the configuration of the door, it unfortunately didn't work and couldn't be installed. I plan on buying another type of lock or latch before the next guest arrives to make sure this is not an issue again.
Great location for Patchogue. Robert is a good conversationist and knows what is where of interest and convenience in the community.
Robert was an excellent host, going so far as to rearrange bedroom setups to better accommodate us. His house is big, old and interesting, with a 1950's kitchen you've got to see. It is a very easy walk to the Fire Island ferries to Watch Hill and Davis Park, and Patchogue itself has a classic downtown to suit your needs in the evening. Highly recommended.