The SpaceOVERVIEW: This is a fully refurbished Federalist style Revolutionary War era home with three bedrooms and two full bathrooms available to guests for rental. Hosts, Jane and Andy Hardman will rent one, two or all three bedrooms to meet the guest(s) specific requirements. Each bedroom room will accommodate two persons except for the third "children's room", which can accommodate up to three younger guests. Continental Breakfast is included. The first floor living and dining rooms are for guest use exclusively. The home is easily accessible by auto to the city of Syracuse, Village of Cazenovia, NYS Fairgrounds, Syracuse University, er College, Colgate University, and to numerous other colleges nearby. Public transportation is Not available to our home. .
WHERE WE ARE LOCATED: Our home is easily found on Cazenovia Rd on the main route (NY State Route 92) midway between the Village of Manlius NY and the Village of Cazenovia NY, in the tiny hamlet of Oran. We are also conveniently located between the City Syracuse, and points of interest to its southeast such as Cazenovia College, Morrisville College, Colgate University and Cooperstown NY.
OUR NEIGHBORHOOD: We are found at the boundary where Syracuse suburbia transitions to rural Central NY farm country. Syracuse University, Le Moyne College, the villages of Fayetteville and Manlius, the Green Lakes State Park, the Highland Forest County Nature Park, and three local ski areas are just short drives away. There are nearby wineries and we are perfectly placed for guests to take beautiful and enjoyable day long Finger Lakes trail tours of the hundreds of wineries, cheese farms and notable craft beer producers dotting the Central New York area. It is also just a very short ride to numerous local dining and shopping venues. If shopping is of interest, the Destiny Mall, one of the largest in the country is in Syracuse. Wegman's, the number one supermarket chain according to Consumer Reports has one of it's flagship stores only six miles away. Dinosaur BBQ the number one rated BBQ restaurant in the USA is 20 minutes away and a favorite of visitors to Syracuse.
ABOUT THE PROPERTY: The property includes 3.8 acres of land which has besides the main 18th century Federalist style house, a large old 18th century fully refurbished three horse stall barn, a detached three car garage, and a large backyard screened in gazebo. The rolling grass grounds, nearly surrounded by woods, are picturesque with a beautiful stream running from the back to the front on the left side.
HISTORY: The home was initially constructed after the Revolutionary War around the time of the signing of the U.S. Constitution. It was subsequently enlarged sometime in the early 1800’s. The property essentially remained unchanged until in 2004, when Jane and Andy purchased it. All the structures were in a rundown but fundamentally sound condition. We found all the buildings solidity standing, but in serious need of significant renovation work to make the property habitable to modern standards and code compliant. We performed the renovations during a “This Old House” style project continuously conducted for the past 11 years. We substantially enlarged the house by building a new large addition on the rear side and completely renovating the front older side to current building code standards. Utilities upgraded were water, electrical, septic, insulation, roof, heating and cooling, exterior windows and internet systems. These and more were totally refurbished or replaced with new. In 2014 we added 107 Solar panels which now provide nearly 100% of our electrical power requirements. Unlimited hot water is provided by a large commercial style “tank-less” water heater. One of the main features of the new addition is a large modern Caribbean/Spanish style kitchen along with a sunny family eating/gathering area where the new and old house join together. Many other new features were added to the new addition to enhance family living capabilities and convenience to support our three children and an elderly grandparent. Recently, our now adult children have grown up and moved away, and the grandparent has passed on leaving the us with three beautiful bedrooms available for guest rental.
GUEST ACCOMMODATIONS: Guests will be the only people staying in the refurbished old circa 1787 side of the house. Three, large bedrooms are offered on the second floor. The first bedroom has two twin beds, the second bedroom the "Master bedroom", has a king sized bed and the third bedroom is best suited for younger guests. This third "younger guests" room can accommodate three persons with a two person “This-end-Up” twin bed bunk bed and an optional twin sized folding roll-away bed. All guest rooms have high bandwidth internet with both wired and wireless access. The three bedrooms share two bathrooms, each with a full tub & shower. The bedrooms and bathrooms all are located off a common second floor hallway. The first floor of the house’s older side has the guest area living room with numerous couches and chairs and a 50 inch flat screen TV with full cable privileges for guest use. The main dining room is for exclusive use by our guests for meals, however, guests may join the hosts in the kitchen meeting area for meals if desired.
PARKING: We have ample off-road parking for over 10 cars available. During the winter on snowy days we are always accessible by car since we are located on a main highway which is continuously plowed and we keep our driveway constantly open.
MEALS: An included continental style breakfast prepared for guests is served in the main dining room consists of fresh coffee, orange juice, milk, toast/bagels or cereal. American style breakfasts, dinners or other meal arrangements can be individually negotiated for an additional price.
TRANSPORTATION: There is no public transportation other than local taxis. For a fee we can pick guests up at Syracuse's Rail, Bus and Air terminals. However, a guest owned or rented vehicle is the preferred method of transportation for our location.
WHY STAY WITH US: Jane and Andy attempt to give their guests a convenient, warm, friendly, comfortable and reasonably priced place to stay. Guests will find this home a perfect solution for those who want to visit family nearby but do not want to stay in distant expensive hotels in Syracuse or pay the high prices of formal B&B's in nearby villages. We are also well suited for business persons who will be working nearby for extended periods of time. Parents of college students could save time and money staying with us when coming to Syracuse for those special weekends. We are in nominal driving range distance from Syracuse University, SUNY ESF, SUNY Upstate, LeMoyne College, Cazenovia College, Morrisville College, Colgate University and 40 minutes from Hamilton College. The house is just 15 minutes away from downtown Syracuse and all Syracuse Medical Centers. Guest AccessGuests have full use of the older side of the refurbished house including the first floor living room, dining room and all the second floor, bedrooms and baths. Guests have access to the combination kitchen breakfast eating area, and the house side entrance "mud room. Guests will not normally be permitted in the hosts living quarters area, the "grandparent's apartment off the kitchen or basement areas which are in a separated section of the house away from the guest areas. Kitchen equipment use by guests is not normally permitted however permitted usage is detailed more thoroughly in another section.
Washer and dryer usage is permitted upon request. Restaurant food leftovers, medications, baby formula, etc can be refrigerated also upon request
Kitchen computer and Internet Access: The kitchen family desktop computer is available and can be used. The house has complete wireless coverage and every guest room has Cat 5 wired and wireless internet access from our home network. The network is intended for normal day-to-day business purposes, emailing, (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) search and travel related sessions for adults. The Hosts provide this kitchen desktop high speed computer and free internet in every room via wired and wireless access as a service to our guests. They respectfully request that any following computer practices not be attempted: on-line gaming, changing/modifying any of our home network, our computers screen presentations or defaults in any way, copying or destroying any data on our network computers, programming in any language, app/program/cookie downloading, any social media site usage, entertainment services access (like you tube or imagur, etc) or any medium to high risk computer practices damaging to the computer, or home networks or the programs/data stored on them. Please do not attempt to do or do anything that would diminish or destroy, infect or copy anything from our computing network so that we may continue to provide reliably great internet access for our guests Interaction with GuestsThe owners live in the new addition side of the house and one will be available at all times when there are guests in the house, They will be happy to assist guests to answer any questions and to help the guest in any way possible so to ensure they have the most pleasant stay possible. The NeighborhoodAdditional pricing information: Any guests beyond the first two will be charged $25.00 per night. Getting AroundThe best way to get around is by private vehicle. There are taxi's available locally but no other public transportation to our home. We have ample parking for over 10 cars in our driveway parking area. Other Things to NotePRICING INFO: The advertised room rate is for the rental of the first room used per night for up to two persons in that room. One minor child aged two 1/2 and under may stay in the same bedroom as their parents for free in a portable-crib which the host can provide at no charge( please advise 3 days in advance that baby equipment will be needed so that we may have it ready for you). Any additional persons staying over night must stay in additional rooms. Normally, it is expected that there will be no more than two persons occupying any one room at the same time. However, the third bedroom is configured primarily for young persons and has an additional roll-away twin bed available for a third person if required. Use of the second and third rooms, will be charged at a rate per individual. Children not sleeping in portable cribs, will be charged as individuals and must stay in additional rooms on their own bed(s).
Weekly and Monthly Rates: Advertised weekly and monthly rates apply to the rental of the first room. If multiple rooms are required for weekly or monthly periods, please contact the host for special arrangements rates.
THREE ROOMS NOT ENOUGH? In a very unusual circumstance where three rooms are not enough to meet your requirements, there is another room, an apartment, that can be made available. It is located in the new addition, directly off the kitchen/breakfast eating area and therefore can be very noisy. It has it's own full bathroom with walk-in shower. The apartment can can accommodate one or two people on a full-sized bed and another small person on a pull-out couch. The rate for this apartment is the same rates for individuals as advertised. The apartment is not advertised as it is the room available for our visiting family members but it can be made available to guests if not occupied. Please contact the host through AirBnB for more information if interested.
KITCHEN PRIVILEGES: The house is equipped with a large, modern kitchen and is superbly equipped. The hosts prefer and normally expect that guests will NOT use the kitchen or it's equipment. A coffee pot and pop-up toaster is available 24/7 to guests. Additionally, use of refrigerator space and the microwave oven will be granted If special circumstance warrant kitchen access on a case-by-case basis. Short-term (one week or less) guest requests for the use of the stove and other food prep equipment will not normally be granted.
If a guest or guests will be staying with us over an extended time period, special arrangements can be made for joining with the hosts to dine in-house and sharing the cost of groceries and in cooking duties.
Dining In: If guests prefer to dine in house with the host family, that can be arranged for an additional fee. The fees will be charged based on the meals/snacks consumed and the cost to prepare them. Guests must make the host aware prior to check-in that they will want to dine-in. The host can go over any dietary needs, requirements, favorites, etc so as to ensure the desired food is made available. The hosts will attempt to provide nutritious, fresh, home cooked meals for breakfast, lunch, dinner or afternoon snacks. .