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. =)
We had a wonderful 3-night stay with Joe, Julia and adorable Elson. They were very warm and kind, the room was big enough for all of us (2 adults, and two young children) and we felt welcomed. We spent our time in Rochester at the Museum of Play and they offered a lot of helpful tips and places to eat nearby. It was our first experience as air BNB guests and we were extremely happy with how it went and can't wait to do it again! You will love this family and the lovely community they have built around them.
Petite Famille super sympathique, prêt à vous aider pour votre séjour. Je recommande sans hésiter un petit séjour à Rochester gouter un brunch maison le dimanche avec la famille et les amis.
This was our second time using airbnb and the experience has been worth it. The hosts were friendly and kind and did their best to make us feel at home. And that we did (feel at home that is). It made a difference for us to feel the neighborhood and surrounding towns from a "Local's" point of view. Staying at a hotel would not have given us that perspective. Thank you for an enjoyable stay.
Mary, Jesse and little Maya are wonderful hosts. The neighbourhood is safe and quiet with street parking. The room was very comfortable. I enjoyed my stay and will stay again next time I am in town!
I just stayed at the RocBnB for one night (arriving late and leaving early), but everything was well set up! The house is easy to find and the bed was very comfortable!
My first airbnb trip, and my feelings are mixed. Pros: Julia and Joe were friendly and welcoming, as were the neighbors I met. The room was clean and neat, and the bed was super comfortable. I got to join them and neighbors for a great dinner. Street parking was free. I was able to sleep in and still enjoy some cereal before I headed out. Cons: Despite their friendliness and invitation to make myself at home, I felt like a stranger in a stranger's home. There's no getting around the fact that things like baby accoutrements clutter any home with small children, including a baby gate on the stairs. It would be more upsetting if they didn't have one, but this is just a heads up so others can expect it and know what they're comfortable with. I think the bigger source of discomfort for me was that although a kitchen was available, it was obviously in dedicated use by the family that actually lives there, and it felt rude to turn down the meal offered to cook something else in the same room. The net result was that I ended up eating fast food later, which is less than ideal (but may have happened if I'd gone to a hotel as well). So all in all I'm not sure what they could have done differently or if was just the new experience for me, but I just felt out of place.
Gee...not really sure what to say here. Yes, we live in our home. No, this is not a hotel. Sorry we offered free food?
We welcomed Jana into our home, invited her to join us for dinner (which she did), and made the kitchen, living room, etc. available to her. Don't know what else we might do to make a guest feel welcome during a single night's stay. =/
Joe and Julia were very welcoming and flexible (I was only there for a night). Their charming little boy also played host. Joe and I share a common interest in learning foreign languages, so we traded tips and experiences. Glad he took the time to hang out and chat. I'd definitely stay here again.
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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.