About this listing
Come spend some time in our community-minded, sustainable-living housing collective. We're located in one of Rochester's most scenic and vibrant neighborhoods, close by to Eastman School of Music, George Eastman House, and Rochester Public Market.
Our luxurious casa. Note: The LFC cannot guarantee the presence of snow for the months of April-October.
We couldn't say it any better than this! =)
"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
For couples (and those willing to share a sleeping surface) we offer a room with a queen-size bed which can easily accommodate two people. For singles or a pair wishing to have two separate bed, we have accommodations for you as well. For groups of three, we can set you up with the queen-size bed plus a twin.
**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 pictured in this listing. Rest assured that all of our rooms feature comfortable beds, comparable amenities, and plenty of warm hospitality! =) If it is SUPER important to you to have this EXACT room, please let us know.
There is no end to our supply of towels, pillows and blankets. We also have a disturbing amount of reusable shopping bags (feel free to take one of those as a souvenir when you leave).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. We'll provide you with a towel as well, so no need to weigh down your luggage with all of those pesky items if you'd rather not do so!
We also offer free wifi, laundry facilities, and all the on-street parking you can handle (with no alternate-side or other restrictions). If you'd prefer to park off-street, we can make a space available for $2 a day. Bicycles are available at a rate of $5/day or $15/week. 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're happy to provide pick up/drop off at the train or Megabus/Greyhound/Trailways 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 a fee of $20 as it is quite a bit out of the way for us. You can also catch a taxi for about $30-35 or (and this is possibly the best deal) you can ride the bus directly to/from our home to the airport without a single transfer for only $1 (the only downside being this method takes approximately 45 minutes to an hour).
Interaction with Guests
We'll gladly show people around. In fact, we prefer to spend as much time with our guests as we can, schedule permitting! We'll make you breakfast, lunch, and/or dinner depending on when we/you are around. Or, if you'd like to make us dinner, we can show you to Wegmans, the Taj Mahal of grocery stores or (perhaps even better) to the local co-op. Our meals are vegan, and made using local organic ingredients whenever possible. You're welcome to purchase and eat meat if you'd like, but we would prefer that you do not use our kitchen to cook it.
Close by to nightlife, parks, good eats, Eastman School of Music, George Eastman House, the Rochester Public Market, the Riverside Convention Center and much, much more!
We live on a busline that'll get you downtown in 10 minutes for $1!
Other Things to Note
We don't smoke and prefer to host non-smokers.
Our meals are vegan, and made using local organic ingredients whenever possible. You're welcome to purchase and eat meat if you'd like, but we would prefer that you do not cook meat here. Don't worry, we're not preachy about it. =) If cooking and eating meat is a major priority for you though, please let us know and we will set you up with accommodations in one of our meat-friendly homes.
If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to ask!
In order to help ensure the comfort and health of guests and residents, no smoking will be permitted within the house or on the porch. Our home is also a drug-free space. Unfortunately, we are unable to allow our guests to bring their pets at this time.
Please help us maintain a low carbon-footprint by turning off lights and appliances when not in use.
We believe in the Golden Rule of treating others as you would have them treat you. =)
A room with a view.....of a bed and a chair! (full-sized beds available as well) *Please note that our listings span 5 houses (all within 1-minute's walk or less). Due to extended stays, whole apartment bookings, etc., we can't guarantee this exact room.
The original hosts were actually out of town, so we stayed at Joe's mom's place down the block. The neighborhood is close to downtown and lots of shops and restaurants. She made us feel right at home and fed us breakfast and coffee in the morning. I would definitely stay there again!
Joe and Julia, my two hosts, were incredibly kind and accommodating. The room was as described, and was very clean and comfortable. The hosts let me know what was going on in the city, helped me navigate Rochester transit, and were very accommodating in letting me come and go as needed. If I'm ever down in Rochester overnight again, I sure know where I'll be heading!
Joe and his family was incredibly hospitable! I had a great time here and would definitely stay here again. We rented bikes to explore downtown Rochester and spent our first night with the other house guests celebrating a birthday. Such a lovely community!
The host was very responsive to communications before my arrival and prompt to meet me upon arrival. Bed was in good condition and sheets were clean. A felt a little insecure not having a door to my room that wouldn't lock (or even latch). There was a secure lock for the exterior door, and it felt like a safe neighborhood. Although the bathroom was clean, the walk down the hall had my feet filthy (shoes were to be left downstairs). Overall, it was out of my comfort zone and I felt like the photos on the website did not prepare me for the poor condition of some areas of the house. Had I seen the living room area of the house the night of my arrival, I probably would not have stayed the night.
LFC is a really neat place and group of people. Their neighborhood is a super friendly, beautiful mix of people.
I met Joe, the official host, when I arrived and he oriented me to my place in the house next door to his.
The place was clean and friendly. It reminded of off-campus college co-op housing, complete with furniture that has seen better days, but was clean.
It certainly met my needs and I was delighted to be invited to throw a frisbee around the local park with 3 others shortly after my arrival. Of course I went.
I liked the neighborhood and found the listing description to be accurate.
Host greeted me and was nice about my showing up late in the day. Plenty of on-street parking. The room was clean and comfortable and pretty. Bathroom was spotless, the shower warm. The kitchen and fridge were roomy and clean and it felt really great to be able to put a few things in the fridge and make myself a meal. Best of all was the fascinating and completely inspiring conversation with the host. The story of his journey and the community's genesis gave me much to mull over in my own life. I'm grateful he took the time to tell me his story, since he sees so many strangers passing through. I'll definitely be back!!
Our host was welcoming, accommodating, and accepted our last minute request. The spot is a cozy little house occupied at any time by guests from all over the world -- when we were there, we met a couple from Belgium, a couple from Russia, and a guy from Italy. They've got a great garden and have bikes available for rental, which was perfect for us. Everyone was super nice and made us feel very welcome. We would definitely stay here again.
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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.