The SpaceA comfy king size bed with memory foam mattress, shredded foam pillows and windows on three walls allow in so much air and sunlight. There is a desk you can work at and some closet space.
Update July 2016: the linen is no longer pink! To the gender defying girls and the men who weren't so brave as sleep in pink: be not wary! We got new linen that's soft yellow. Guest AccessPlease make yourself comfortable in our home like you are a friend or nosy aunt visiting! Indoor and outdoor spaces, less the two other bedrooms, are all open for you to enjoy. Feel free to cook, grill, dine, watch TV, snoop around the closets, try out the pogo stick, fix an old hinge, etc. Interaction with GuestsIf you want to keep to yourself, please do. We'll be out of your way. If you want to join us in our going ons, please feel free to grab a fork or mitt and help at the grill! Or fan the fire alarm while I do the cooking. :)
Please note our dog is very excitable. His bark is friendly. If you do not close the door to the room, he will forget his manners and go check out what you brought. We hope you won't mind how much he loves people and how bad his owner is at teaching him some basic manners...
NOTE ABOUT MY SCHEDULE: for the past two years I've been waking at 4am. The kid follows at 6am, the dog on his heels. (I love the predawn hours and can tell you about some great spots to watch the sunrise over NYC.) I try to tip-toe downstairs as to not disturb our guest, but this is an old, historic home from the 1920s and the wooden floors creak like music. I'd hate to wake you. So if you're a light sleeper keep my schedule in mind. Either put on the air conditioner or a noise machine, let me know in advance so I can be mindful of my moving about, communicate with me if your sleep is interrupted and/or share other ideas. The good new is that on the flip side I could be like your hotel's most effective wake-up call system. The NeighborhoodIf you walk up the hill next to the house, to the top of Halley Drive, you get a stunning view of New York City, Westchester and of course, Rockland County. If you go down the hill, you'll find all the shops, salons, eateries you can hope for. Especially of note is the Nyack Waterfront a fifteen minute drive away. It's all quaint boutiques, outdoor cafes without feeling touristy. And it's all with views of the Hudson.
We live minutes from beautiful Harriman hiking trails. In fact, the Long Path hiking trail intersects our neighborhood. The Long Path is a 357 mile trail from NYC to Albany, with spectacular views. If you want to get on it, let me know and I'll walk you over there.
Pomona means an ancient Roman Goddess and you'll see why it is named that. Getting AroundI have a car, but I walk to the grocery and other shops when the weather is nice. If you have a bike, you are a fifteen-twenty minute bike ride from Lake Welch, five minutes from the shops, and even, for the hardy ones, within biking distance of New York City. (I've biked to NYC several times, but it is a big trip!)
This is the suburbs, but that doesn't mean you can't get around on foot. The Coach USA bus stop is a little over a mile away, and the train stop is a taxi ride away. You can also try the Monsey Trails from Manhattan, a semi private bus operated by a Hasidic organization. Trips from Manhattan with this Express bus can be as brief as 50 minutes. But be forewarned, the bus is often gender segregated! See (URL HIDDEN) Other Things to NoteThe instructional book in the room covers 15 miles from the house only. There is plenty to do if you have a car and want to go further. Don't let the stunning greenery and quiet fool you!