The SpaceLooking to rent the first floor of a house to someone who particularly wants longer term. Guests can decorate the space with their own belongings and bedroom or living room furniture if they like, but no other changes are permitted. There are 3 bedrooms, a large living room, a dining room, a kitchen and a screened in porch. The backyard is divided for two separate tenants - our guests have the area with the screen porch and the backyard area when entering through the 1st gate. The upstairs tenants occupy a smaller gated area behind screen porch to access their apartment above. Guest AccessGuests have access to 3 bedrooms, a living room, a kitchen, dining room, 1 bathroom upstairs and a toilet only downstairs near the washer & dryer, a foyer fireplace room, backyard and screened in porch. Two parking spaces on the right side of the driveway in front of the garage area will be available to renters on the 1st floor. The left side is for the tenants upstairs only. The other cars belonging to the renters in the bottom apartment can park on the street nearby the house. Interaction with GuestsGuests can communicate with us by phone, email or text. We get AirBnB messages directly to our phones, so that is an option for open communication also. One of the family members who own the house will be available to respond. The NeighborhoodThe neighborhood is a quiet development on top of a hill near route 9W. It is close to Hannaford's shopping center, a few restaurants, diners, fast food restaurants, CVS, Rite Aid, wineries, antique stores, apple farms and farmer's markets. Wappinger's Falls shopping area is nearby and features every type of store including the Poughkeepsie Galleria Mall. It's also close to Highland, New Paltz, Poughkeepsie, Newburgh, Wappingers Falls, Fishkill, Kingston, and Rhinebeck towns. Mohonk Mountain Preseve is a nearby tourist attraction also. Plenty of things to do in any season and easy to get around by car. Getting AroundUsing Metro North guests can travel straight from Grand Central Station to Poughkeepsie station (the last stop) and go over the Mid-Hudson Bridge, then use 9W to get to Marlboro if they choose. They can also use the Taconic, the Thruway I-87 and Garden State Parkway, or the Thruway and the Turnpike I-95. Having a car for transportation is suggested. Other Things to NoteThere are 2 tenants above on the top floor who have rented from us for 8+ years. There is one dog only permitted on our property and our long term tenants upstairs own a dog which is kept in their part of the gated yard, so we cannot have other dogs or cats on our property. Guests do not have access to storage in the garage or the basement. The only allowed access to the basement is for the use of the washer and dryer.
There may be a need for an extra garbage removal service in this area if there is an entire family renting. We can add that to the monthly rental term for an extra charge per month.
Wi-Fi and cable TV is included in the rental (we temporarily cancel our internet account until someone chooses to rent so we are not charged a monthly service if no one is living there).
If guests rent shorter term rather than longer term, we keep the electric in our name. If longer than a few months, we may put the electric in the guest/renter's name if any issues arise and we can charge the extra fees that will be adjusted by calling AirBnB. Please be considerate of electric usage because if it becomes an enormous issue with overuse (we know the average electricity usage for a family of 4 so 5 should only be an average of a little bit more), then we do not keep the electric in our name for those long term renters and we transfer it to your name. We are conservative people with our utility bills therefore we know wastage. We have found many guests leaving lights on all day long, doors open with heat/air conditioner on, so this can become an issue if you are not more on the conservative side. We will not incur extreme charges for anyone else's wastage and carelessness.
Security deposit/extra charges fee are only charged to a guest's credit card in the event that they cause damage and or if household things are missing, touched or changed. The security deposit is not put on your credit card unless something happens and reported by us (the host) to Airbnb.
Thank you for understanding.