Our comfortable and historic 1869 home will set you at ease before or after your urban explorations. The History Room includes beautiful images of Buffalo's architecture, and sleeps two, with comfy bed, good light, and shared bathroom just next door.
Welcome to Prospect House, an 1869 brick Italianate mansion in Buffalo's West Village Historic District! The History Room is on the second floor of our 3-story home. With a comfortable Queen-size bed and good light, you will be able to make yourself at home while enjoying the historical Buffalo images we've hung on the wall. Feel free to lounge in the living room with gas fireplace; we have plenty of books to read and often, a jigsaw puzzle to work on!
We provide coffee, tea, fruit and snacks, included in your room rate, so you can fuel up before you head out to explore our interesting neighborhood, downtown architecture, a conference, sporting events or shopping. The kitchen is currently under renovation, so it is not available for use, but we are only three blocks from two coffee shops and myriad restaurants. There is a shared bathroom just next to the room, usually only two other people share.
We manage the AirBnB listings in the house- we live in the back of the first floor, and share use of the common areas with our guests. We're eco-friendly, avid urban cyclists and gardeners who are engaged in civic life in our city. I am an artist/historian and Jon is a graphic designer; we'll help you navigate Buffalo- both its past and its present!
Here are the other rooms currently available in our house:
Hawes Suite: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1006915
Writer's Suite: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1112958
We love our neighborhood, which is full of incredible Civil War-era brick homes, and is a five minute walk from architectural wonders like City Hall, Louis Sullivan's Guaranty Building, Shea's Theater, and the newly-renovated Statler Towers. Easy access to the 190/Thruway only three blocks away. (Personalized tours of our historic district neighborhood, downtown Buffalo, the grain elevators, or other historic sites are available for a small fee). Ours is an eclectic 3-story Italianate, filled with local art and unique spaces that you won't find elsewhere. You'll be charmed by its original wood floors, curved banister, pocket doors, and soapstone mantels.
Prospect is a wide avenue, and free alternate-side street parking is available! We can help direct you to easy nearby public transportation or even lend you bicycles! Buffalo benefits from the country's first interconnected Olmsted Park system, which is well-maintained and much beloved today. Frederick Law Olmsted called Buffalo "America's best laid-out city" with its radial grid pattern of streets, making it easy to find your way around.
We'll supply you with maps, local guides, and plenty of recommendations for good food, shopping, independent art and cultural experiences, and more! We're excited to share our BuffaLove with you and help you enjoy your stay in the "Queen City of the Lakes".
Feel free to lounge in the living room with cozy couches and gas fireplace; we have plenty of books to read!
We provide continental breakfast supplies in the living room/parlor, included in your room rate, so you can fuel up before you head out to explore our interesting neighborhood, downtown architecture, a conference, sporting events or shopping. The shared kitchen is available for your use (please be conscious of vegetarians in the house), as is space in the refrigerator to store your food purchases and leftovers.
The bathroom is shared, but is completely lockable for privacy.
Interaction with Guests
My husband Jon and I manage the AirBnB listings in the house- we share use of the first floor common areas with our guests. I will likely be the one to greet you when you arrive. We're good conversationalists but also like to give guests their space and privacy.
We're eco-friendly, avid urban cyclists and gardeners who are engaged in civic life in our city. I am an artist/historian and Jon is a graphic designer; we'll help you navigate Buffalo- both its past and its present!
Our neighborhood, the West Village Historic District, is absolutely full of amazing brick and wood homes dating back to the 1860s-1890s. Just a stroll around the streets will get you inspired and amazed. Buffalo is full of incredible architecture and beautiful, friendly neighborhoods, but ours is closest to downtown and all the transit options one may need.
The city bus to Niagara Falls is one block away, the Megabus/Greyhound bus station is twelve blocks away, and the Amtrak train station is fifteen blocks away. Should you need transport to/from the airport on a weekday, there is a #204 special City bus, for $2.50 that will bring you downtown via the highway; ask to be let off at Franklin and Chippewa. Otherwise, between 6am-12pm, the regular #24 Genesee bus will get you downtown; get off at Ellicott and Chippewa and walk nine blocks west on Chippewa; then turn right at the large church called "Evergreen Commons".
Other Things to Note
We make a number of basic amenities available to our guests: soap and shampoo in each bathroom, a hair blow-dryer and iron/ironing board (available on request), and many local books and magazines to read in your downtime. We provide tourist brochures for many local attractions, and maps of the region.
Please enjoy your stay. We kindly ask you follow a few basic rules.
1. Be nice.
2. NO SMOKING in or anywhere near the house.
3. Do not flush tampons or wipes down toilet.
4. Clean up after yourself (to avoid a cleaning fee).
5. Turn lights off when you leave a room.
6. We are a vegetarian household; please refrain from cooking meat/fish.
7. You'll be given one house key and one room key at the time of check-in, which is 3pm
8. Please remove your shoes upon entering the house
9. Be aware that there are two cats in the house, which are not allowed outdoors.
10. You are free to use the shampoo and conditioner in the bathroom.
11. Guest towels will be in your room; if you need extras, they're in the bathroom.
12. Please be courteous to other guests you may encounter.
13. Please keep voices and music down after 11pm.
Feel free to use the common areas of the house, including full use of the kitchen, living room, dining room, front porch, back yard, patio and garden.
There is plenty of room in the fridge and pantry- be sure to take your items with you upon check-out.
Available in the kitchen. Feel free to make coffee/tea. Make some oatmeal! You’re welcome to items in the fridge on the AirBnB shelf. If you want creamer for your coffee - use it! Also, there are small labels on the front of the fridge so you can label something that you don’t wish to share. Please remember this is a shared space, and clean up when you are finished.
There is plenty of space to store food in the pantry. Laundry available upon request.
Make yourself at home. Please lock your door and take key with you. Place key in lock upon check-out.
Dana was a great host. The place was warm and clean and in a great neighbourhood. I wouldn't hesitate going back and I would recommend it to anyone interested in going to Buffalo!
Dana discribe the address is very correct to help us easy find. Dana is very generous let us to use what we like.But Dana and her husband are vegetarianism and we can not cook any meat or fish. But if guest do not mind this should be OK. We also do not mind is short time only take vegetable which is good for health.
My first AirBnB experience could not have been better. Dana was a welcoming host and an excellent ambassador for Buffalo. The home is cozy, yet vibrant and eclectically decorated, as well as within walking distance of downtown and other Buffalo attractions. The room was clean, nicely furnished and comfortable. While my girlfriend and and I were out and about during most of our stay, Dana was able to offer personal recommendations of shops, attractions and restaurants that made our stay even better.
We had a wunderful time at Dana's place. She took great care of us, helped us with all our questions and gave us great advice where to go and where to eat. The pictures describe the room pretty good. It was kind of cold during the time there but there is a electric heating in the room to heat it up.
Looking for a cosy room in an authentic Buffalo neighborhood? Here you go. Dana and her friends are very welcoming and the place has a great feeling to it. Bars and the City Center in walking distance. And if you want to relax in the front porch on an early autumn afternoon with a good book and watch the street life you'll see you're in the middle of Buffalo's charming West side.
Dana responded in time to my inquires ,from this I can feel she is nice and helpful even though we did not meet each other.
John helped us arranged a cab so that in the very early morning we could easily and safely get to the Greyhound terminal
The room we stayed is very comfortable and cozy.we cooked during our stay and feel very convenient .bus stop for Niagara Falls and shopping in supermarket are all in walking distance.the neighborhood is quite and safe and full of historical building .
To view Niagara Falls in person is really breath taking experience !
Dana and Jon are terrific hosts. We highly recommend staying with them. They have a lovely home with many creative and funky features. The photos are accurate and our bedroom and the bathroom were clean. Our first contacts were questions to Dana as we considered staying in Buffalo and traveling over to Niagara Falls. Buffalo is very close to the State Park where the falls are viewed and it is away from the tourist "hub-bub". Dana provided us with timely answers and excellent advice on activities and where to park at the falls (on Goat Island). She and Jon also steered us to wonderful moderately priced restaurants within walking distance of their home. Prospect Street is in the city but quiet with large beautiful homes. Many have been renovated and some are in progress. It is very heartening to see Buffalo coming alive and both Dana and Jon are true "Buffalo ambassadors". Drivers do need to be aware of parking restrictions and understand that one needs to compete with workers from downtown who park and walk to work. We had no trouble finding parking but it can be a bit challenging.
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I am a professional historian, artist and preservation activist. I research properties, family histories, and work on a number of social justice causes. I've lived in Buffalo for five years, and consider it my adopted hometown. It has a lot to fall in love with: the incredibly friendly and open people, the vibrant and accessible arts scene, the historic architecture, the local food, and the ease of getting around.
My husband Jon is a graphic designer and screenprinter who knows a lot about bicycles, gardening, and is an incredible home cook. We will welcome you into our home and share whatever you'd like to know about Buffalo. We look forward to hosting a variety of interesting guests, and hopefully making a few friendships along the way!