Artful house three blocks from downtown
- Smoking Allowed
- Pets Allowed
- Swimming Pool
We welcome you to our cozy home. Upstairs, the larger bedroom contains one queen-sized bed. Two small bedrooms have one single bed each. Downstairs, the living room couch has a comfortable fold-out double bed if more room is needed (though more than four people in the house becomes a squeeze - let's chat about a special rate). Two cable dog runs allow up to two dogs to be safely on cable runs outside. (The yard is not entirely fenced in.) A high chair, booster seat, and small chairs accommodate our youngest guests. Kids who sleep in a room with an adult are free. We have a nifty beanbag convertible chair bed just right for the younger set. NYS sales tax of 8% is already included in the room rate. Steuben County room tax is not charged on AirBNB locations at this time. I will write you a receipt at the end of your stay documenting the tax as required by NYS and the host AirBNB fee also included in my room rate. My receipt does not include the AirBNB guest service fee. AirBNB will provide their receipt showing that fee.Guest Access
Guests have access to the entire house including the living room, formal dining room, full kitchen, and laundry room. One full bath (downstairs) serves the whole house. There is a half-bath off the room with the queen-sized bed. You can enjoy wireless high-speed internet throughout the house. Watch movies on DVD or via your Netflix account on our internet-ready 40" flat screen TV in the living room. The front porch has seating for four and offers a pleasant view of Second Street. The secluded backyard, with rain garden and a rose arbor, is a shady place to sit. A charcoal grill is available upon request.Interaction with Guests
My husband or I will greet you when you arrive, give you your keys, show you around the house, and answer questions about the Corning area. We live about 25 minutes outside of Corning, but can be reached via our landline or via text message whenever you need us. PLEASE give us a call/text if you have any questions at all!The Neighborhood
Corning has won all sorts of awards for being the best small town on the planet! And all these awards are well-deserved. Our home is kitty-corner to a wonderful neighborhood park and is located in an older neighborhood of modest homes. A short stroll downhill brings you to the historic (and still in use) post office, or, in another direction, the community arts center and stately churches. One block later you are on Historic Market Street full of shopping and dining. This city is truly walkable - and the sidewalks also accommodate strollers and wheeled-walkers!Getting Around
There is a city bus system, and a brand-new $4 million transit station across from the Rockwell Museum, but your best bet is to walk downtown and pick up the free shuttle that takes you down Market Street and across the bridge to the Corning Glass Museum. You may park in our four-car parking area behind the house off the alley. We are a twenty minute drive to the Elmira/Corning regional airport.Other Things to Note
Mobility Concerns: A cautionary note: as are most homes on Corning's southside, my house is located on a hill. This means plenty of steps - up from the street to the front of the house and down to the back door from the parking area. There are steps up to the bedrooms upstairs; there is a step-up in the full bath as well as an old-fashioned footed tub that you'll need to step into. So, if you have mobility concerns, even though I would love to have you as a guest, please be advised that my house may not meet your needs. The Factory Whistle: Although most of the glass factories are gone, the Corning Inc. world headquarters still blows the factory whistle from across the river: 6:45 a.m., 7:00 a.m.; 7:45 a.m., 8:00 a.m., noon, 12:45 p.m.; 1:00 p.m.; then finally at 5:00 p.m. six days a week. It is a mellow sound that we have all grown used to, but it may be a surprise for you! (A fun one, we hope!) (No guests, to date, have ever mentioned being awakened.) Bird Clock: AND, we have an Audubon singing bird clock in the kitchen. Every hour, a bird will sing - pretty loudly if it is sunny out. The bird songs are light-activated so the clock will be quiet at night. This feature has delighted some guests who have gone out and bought their own!
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