Queen Anne Bed & Breakfast Room #2

House - Private room · Edwards St, Binghamton, NY 13905, United States

Enjoy a stay in a period Victorian house, centrally located and close to major highways and fine restaurants. We serve up a healthy breakfast and lively conversation, and we are eager to be your arm-chair guides during your time in Binghamton.

The Space

I have two guest rooms at the Queen Anne Bed and Breakfast. Room #2 is the smaller room at the back of the house, with a window that looks out over the garden and catches the morning sun. It is more suitable for one person, especially for stays longer than night. The room is furnished with a double bed, which has a 7-inch thick futon mattress on a box springs,which my clients find very comfortable. It also contains a desk and a small bookcase, as well as a closet. The room is air-conditioned.

My two rooms share a bathroom. which has a gigantic cast iron claw foot tub with a hand shower. There is a drawer where you can store personal items. I also have a half-bath off the kitchen.

I serve an informal breakfast--granola or oatmeal, toast, fresh fruit, coffee. Please let me know if you have any dietary cravings or restrictions, and I will try to accommodate them. Weather permitting, we have breakfast in the garden.

I offer wireless Internet access throughout the house, off-street parking, and kitchen privileges. You can always brew yourself a cup of tea. I encourage travel-weary guests to do their laundry and make themselves a home-cooked meal.

Pets are welcome. I have a very friendly dog named Einstein and a cat named Bayliss that you will see if your are lucky. My back yard is fenced in and reasonably escape-proof.

The house was built in 1892 for the Larrabee family, owners of the Sturdevant-Larrabee Company, Builders of Fine Carriages and Sleighs. Remarkably, I am only the second owner. The house is in the Queen Anne style, full of chestnut and oak moldings that have never been painted, pocket doors, three fireplaces, a laundry chute, and potato bins in the pantry. It's been my home for 22 years, and I would be pleased to share it with you.

Guest Access

You are welcome to enjoy the front parlor, where you can browse through my vintage vinyl collection, or watch television in the back parlor. There is plenty of reading material around. For longer stays I offer a small refrigerator and a shelf for your provisions. In warm weather the front and back porches are available for your enjoyment, as well as the garden.

Interaction with Guests

As this is my home, I make it a point to be here to greet my guests and give them a key, and I am almost always available during their stay. I look forward to having breakfast with them, and we often enjoy a glass of wine together in the evening.

The Neighborhood

My house is located in an urban neighborhood close to downtown and near bus routes. It is about five miles from Binghamton University, and buses travel to and from there regularly. There are several excellent restaurants nearby, and I've got menus on hand. You can get more information about them and check out other Binghamton (email hidden)r those of you who like to go running, Otsiningo Park is just a short drive away.

Other Things to Note

The price of the room per night and week includes a mandatory 8% New York State Sales Tax. Monthly rates are non-taxable and less if you take care of your own breakfast. I do not charge cleaning fees.
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Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $372 /week
Monthly Price: $800 /month
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Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Cat(s)

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  • Mary was a gracious and charming host. I really enjoyed getting to know her. We shared some wine and a snack in the evening and her pancake and fruit breakfast was delicious. The house is lovely, and the room was clean and comfortable. I would happily stay at Mary's house anytime I go to Binghamton. Also, her dog Einstein is super friendly and adorable.

    April 2014
  • Such an incredibly beautiful house and a quiet, clean room. The bed was super comfortable, and I loved the claw foot tub. Mary is a very nice hostess, and she and her perfectly behaved and friendly dog Einstein made me feel most welcome.

    April 2014
  • Thanks very much to Mary for a wonderful stay - lovely house and lovely host who got up at the crack of dawn to make sure I had breakfast before leaving. Thank you!

    April 2014
  • Mary is so cool! She even helped me with a ride to the bus station at the end of the stay. You don't get cooler host than that!

    March 2014
  • I had a great time with Mary and her guests, lots of great conversation, adorable pets and good times. Definitely would stay again.

    March 2014
  • A perfect place to stay! Mary is an attentive, easy going and thoughtful host and the accommodation in her beautiful 1890's home is very comfortable. The bedroom and shared bathroom were clean and welcoming, with fresh daffodils on the bedside table.
    I enjoyed chatting with Mary about the history of the house and of Binghamton, as well as the present day economy of the area.
    Even though I left at 6:30 in the morning and had insisted that breakfast at that early hour was not necessary, Mary was up early and had set an inviting spot for me with breakfast. I look forward to a return visit.

    March 2014
  • Mary's a great host.
    The house is lovely, eclectic and full of warmth.
    Nothing was too much trouble - I left the house at 6:30 each morning and breakfast was always ready, healthy and fresh at 6.
    Room and bathroom are spotlessly clean.
    For me, this is a special place to stay - thank you Mary!

    March 2014
  • Mary is a gracious and interesting host and the house is beautiful. Einstein was great company too! Lovely stay.

    February 2014
  • I stayed at the Queen Anne for a month while in town on business. It was a beautiful arrangement. I had a great time hanging out with Mary and Einstein.

    February 2014
  • Amy & I had a delightful stay with Mary and Einstein on our holiday visit to Binghamton to visit family. Mary is a gracious, thoughtful host who maintains a lovely home. In days filled with bustle, we were so thankful to start each day with delicious breakfast and conversation, as well as to return to a restful, cozy retreat at day's end.

    All the personal touches were so meaningful to us, and we truly felt welcome during our stay. We learned new things about the area (the Apalachin mob bust of 1957!) and were even sent off with fresh coffee and a travel mug when leaving to catch our all-too-early flight home. A perfect place and perfect company to celebrate Christmas—thank you, Mary!

    December 2013
    Mary
    Response from Mary:

    Thanks, guys. Einstein says hi!!! It was 0 degrees around here this morning. I think you timed your visit just right. All the best, Mary

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I moved to my 1892 Queen Anne style house twenty years ago, and I have been renting this room for years, first to graduate students and commuting faculty members from Binghamton University, with which I have a long association, and now through Airbnb. My house is 4 miles from the University campus and 1 mile from the BU Downtown Center. I have had a long professional involvement in the world of art and antiques. I am a writer and a community activist, and I love to cook and garden. I have a dog and a cat for company, and they like being Airbnb hosts as much as I do. We'd be happy to have you join us. Airbnb is built on trust, and, like me, many of you are new to Airbnb. I've tried to tell you a little about myself. When you make your inquiry, please return the favor. Hook up your Airbnb account with(website hidden)and verify your phone number. Post your photo. Why are you coming to Binghamton? Where do you work? Perhaps you have a website. Any details are welcome. Thanks!
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