About This Listing
Staying at Grandma Gail's means you'll be located in one of Rochester's most scenic and vibrant neighborhoods, close by to nightlife and good food, and very close to the best market in the United States, the Rochester Public Market as well as the Eastman School of Music. The George Eastman House, The National Museum of Play, and many other popular destinations
But don't just take our word for it! =)
"What a wonderful time I had staying at Little Flower. If you want to stay at the Four Seasons and spend $200 a night, then have at it. If instead you need comfortable accommodations with super nice hosts, then stay here." -Josh, Spring '14
This listing offers parties of 1-3 people a spacious bedroom all to yourself on the 2nd floor of our home and full access to the kitchen, dining room, living room, and bathrooms. For parties of 4 or more or for those wishing to reserve more than one bedroom, please contact us for Special Pricing.*
While you're here, take some time to relax outside in the backyard or in one of our beautiful gardens (located just across the street). Or enjoy a meal on the front porch as you watch the passersby. And, don't forget about the Grandma Gail Guarantee: The best hosting this side of outerspace!
Other useful information:
We'll gladly show people around (schedule permitting). In fact, we're quite happy to do so! And our guests are always welcome to join us for dinners and the occasional brunch at our home which is located nearby. Or, if you'd like to make us dinner (and who are we to turn down such an offer?), we can show you to Wegmans, the Taj Mahal of grocery stores or (perhaps even better) to the local co-op.
There is no end to our supply of towels, pillows and blankets. The toiletries here are plentiful as well. Please help your self to our complimentary selection of soaps, shampoos, shaving creams, skin smoothing lotions, sour stomach remedies, silkifying conditioners, etc. Looking for more? Just ask! No need to weigh down your luggage with all of those pesky items when you're at Grandma Gail's!
We also offer access to all the free on-street parking you can handle. Bicycles may be rented for $5/day, $15/week, or $30/month (please let us know in advance if you'd like to rent one). Rochester is a highly-bikeable city and has some very scenic trails. The buses here even have a special rack for transporting bikes from one destination to the next (in case you're in the mood for a hybrid commute).
We also offer free wireless internet!
We're happy to provide pick up/drop off at the Amtrak or Greyhound/Trailways/Megabus station as a courtesy to our guests. We can also offer rides to and from the airport, but for this we ask that you pay $20 to help cover the cost of gas as it is a bit out of the way for us (no charge to those booking a week or longer!). You can also catch a taxi from the airport for about $30-35. And, perhaps best of all, you can take a bus directly to and from the airport for only $1-2 each way!
We don't smoke and prefer to host non-smokers. We're also vegetarians and, while we don't judge anyone else's dietary preferences, we do ask that you refrain from cooking meat in the kitchen while you are here. You're welcome to use the kitchen in the house right next door, though!
If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to ask!
*Please note that occasionally, due to guests extending stays, whole apartment bookings, and other extenuating circumstances, it may be necessary to provide our guests with a room other than the one picture in this listing. Rest assured that all of our rooms feature comfortable beds, comparable amenities, and plenty of warm hospitality! =)
Other Things to Note
When availability permits, we are sometimes able to host pets at a rate of $5/night. Please send us an inquiry for more info.
We really enjoy hosting folks, and so we try to keep our rates a low as we can. Please help us keep costs down by cleaning any messes as they are made and by taking care when using any of the items which we provide. Of course, for the vast majority of guests this is not an issue. We're sure you'll be one of the A-listers!
We prefer to host non-smokers. If you must smoke, please do not smoke in the house and be sure to properly dispose of any cigarette butts. Keep it drug-free. No pets. Please refrain from cooking meat in the kitchen (or use the kitchen in the house next door to do so). Notify us right away if there are any issues with the apartment. Let us know if there is anything we can do to make your stay more pleasant.
Most important of all, relax and enjoy your time at Grandma Gail's!
Although we had booked a room at Grandma Gail's, we were placed in the hosts home ("Be part of our little community") which entailed sleeping in the children's room and sharing a bathroom with four people. This was not what we wanted. That being said, Joe and Julia were nice and invited us to share their dinner on our second evening. The cats were very cuddly and their kid is very cute. We would recommend staying with them, but only if you are okay with getting something different than what you booked.
Me and my partner Mihkel we stayed in Joe's and Julia's house for 3 nights. We felt very welcome and enjoyed our stay there a lot.
The room was absolutely fantastic. Just like it would be at grandma's house. It was warm, had a large bed and as a bonus the huge black cat of the house seemed to like this room the best.
The neighbourhood is quiet and beautiful, in the surrounding area there are shops and restaurants in walking dinstance. We ourselves were on a microbrewery tour and there were plenty of thouse around as well. I'd definitely suggest staying there to anyone who needs a lovely place to stay at in Rochester :)
Overall a decent experience. I was quite busy during the 2 days, so I didn't get to know the hosts at all. They were pretty accommodating, although I wouldn't say overly welcoming as the reviews suggested. This was my 1st air b & b experience so I was new to the whole thing. I'd give my stay a 3 out of 5. Also, the website booking was unclear of the actual place I'd be staying. I ended up being in the hosts home, when I had booked a stay at the other house.
The hosts were very accommodating, especially about my late arrival. The bed was very comfortable and the stay was very pleasant.
My host was Jesse and Mary and they are just wonderful people. I left with a positive impression. Their quality of service for the amount they charge is unmatched.
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About the Host, RocBnB & Hostel
Coming from all ages and walks of life, the Little Flower Community spans five spacious houses and consists of eighteen people, two cats, and a bunny rabbit- all passionate about sustainability, social justice, community-building, and making the world a better place in general. We have a large and continually expanding garden, are active in our community, organize various events throughout the month, and operate RocBnB & Hostel where we host guests like you and help them to make the most out of their visits to Rochester.