About this listing
Sleep peacefully in private guest room, firm double bed in beautiful 1886 Victorian house in lively, historic Park Ave area. Walk to George Eastman Museum, Zen Center, East Ave Historic District, 2 miles to downtown, quick access to Rtes. 490/590.
Sleep comfortably in charming private guest room with firm, very comfortable double bed on the second floor of the house. Share the good-sized bathroom with tub/shower; another bathroom with shower is available downstairs. Your room is in a beautifully furnished, clean, well maintained 1886 Victorian house two blocks from restaurants, cafes, bakeries; near George Eastman Museum (6 blocks), Zen Center (3/4 mile), Memorial Art Gallery (1 mile), Eastman School of Music (1.5 miles). Great location for Jazz Festival, city festivals, college graduations, golf. For 1-2 more guests, a double futon is available in my office--see Heart of Park Ave Office Futon listing. In over a decade here, I have redecorated and upgraded the house--new windows, refinished oak floors, etc.--but it's not fussy--dogs and kids are welcome.
House has hardwood floors, tall windows, lots of art/antiques. Huge eat-in kitchen with cabinet for your groceries, share fridge, use cooking facilities. I provide linens, towels, toiletries, hair dryer/flat iron, ironing board and iron. Room fee includes wireless, laundry, use of large eat-in kitchen to store your food and reheat (please ask about cooking), fenced-in back yard, gas grill, 2 living rooms (one with flat-screen TV/DVD). Bike for loan for someone around 5'5" (free). I have a friendly basset hound, so dogs are generally allowed for $10 per night (to arrange in advance). Coffee/tea available here and there's a great bakery and other brunch spots/restaurants on Park Ave. PARKING available for short-term guests in my driveway, shared with me or other guests. You can also park on my street in one of 4 spaces, or on Milburn, the cross-street with alternate day parking (read signs carefully). Other parking available on side streets or other streets, but check signs carefully. Gay-friendly location. Bus to downtown Rochester from Park or University Avenues. Direct bus #31 to Nazareth College. House is 2 miles from downtown Rochester; 3 miles from UR/RIT, near major highways. Located 45 min from Finger Lakes, 75 min from Syracuse, Buffalo, Niagara Falls. (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) 'Visit Rochester' for more local info. NO CLEANING FEES. Note: there will be a second dog and a cat visiting 12/23/15-1/31/16.
Free wifi, parking in the driveway for one additional car, use of kitchen, two living rooms (one with 43" TV), laundry (iron & board available), enjoy the backyard, hang out with my affectionate basset hound, borrow a yoga mat or bicycle (for woman, 5'4", or similar sized man).
Interaction with Guests
If I'm not traveling, I like to welcome guests with a cup of tea or glass of wine. I often work at home, so I'm around quite a bit but in the early mornings I take my dog out for a long walk. If you see me upstairs in my office, I am at work, but I keep my door open in case you have a quick question.
Beautiful historic neighborhood with lots of trees, old houses, interesting architecture, friendly neighbors walking dogs, close to Park Ave with lots of cafes, restaurants, small stores, 7-Eleven, CVS, dry cleaner. Great for walking around and looking at architecture.
U of Rochester free shuttle buses during the semester stops at the corner of Park and Culver, the RGRTA bus #31 goes downtown, buses 18/19 to UR are not too far away on University Avenue. Bike for loan for person around 5'4". Parking in my driveway included.
Other Things to Note
I speak fluent Spanish, rusty French and a little German. I have traveled around the world and know what it takes to provide comfortable accommodation that meets your needs. If there is something you need, please ask! I am sure you will love my house and the amenities here.
Please take off shoes upstairs; no smoking in the house; keep noise down after 10, please use the mat for the shower/bath; otherwise, basic courtesy. Feel free to use refrigerator, kitchen, help yourself to tea/coffee any time. Please use recycling bin, returnables bin, and composter.