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.
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.
Friendly hosts, clean room, and very good for the price. There were international travelers in the house I was in, and the vibe was very good. The neighborhood is not great
I didn't stay with Joe's family, the next door with Jamie, she is very friendly and welcoming. It's been a pleasure staying with them.
Our hosts Joe and Julia made us feel very welcome. The room was as described. They were very friendly and helpful. Linen was clean. One of the commune members, Matt who is very familiar with Indian food, made an Indian meal for us - such a thoughtful gesture considering we had begun to miss home food a bit. Other members joined us at dinner and we had a wonderful evening full of interesting conversation and music!
The sense of community that we got here was such a bonus - we were expecting a comfortable stay - we got that and many new friends in the bargain!
Oh, and the bonus was Joe and Julia's absolutely adorable toddler - Elson - one of the best-behaved kids we have ever met! Joe was the most quietly helpful host we have met - deeply thoughtful! Anyone looking to stay in Rochester - no need to look beyond Joe's and Julia's place!
Ahh Gosh I love the cats~~~the room was very warm and confy. Jone was a very nive host and his kid is soooo cute. We love to stay there. Great experience in Rochester.
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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.
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