The SpaceCharming private guest room with firm, comfortable double bed on the second floor of beautifully furnished, clean, well maintained 1886 Victorian house. House has hardwood floors, tall windows, lots of art/antiques. Huge eat-in kitchen with cabinet for your groceries, share fridge, use cooking facilities. I provide linens, towels, toiletries, hair dryer/flat iron, ironing board and iron. Rate includes wireless, laundry, use of large eat-in kitchen to store your food and reheat (please ask about cooking), fenced-in back yard, gas grill, 2 living rooms (one with flat-screen TV/DVD). Bike for loan for someone around 5'5" (free).
House is two blocks from restaurants, cafes, bakeries; near George Eastman Museum (6 blocks), Zen Center (3/4 mile), Memorial Art Gallery (1 mile), Eastman School of Music (1.5 miles). Great location for Jazz Festival, city festivals, college graduations, golf. In 13 years here, I have redecorated and upgraded the house--new windows, refinished oak floors, etc.--but it's not fussy--dogs and kids are welcome. Upstairs large bathroom with tub/shower is shared; another bathroom with shower available downstairs. For 1 additional guest, air mattress available ($15 additional). Another private room listing-- double futon in my office--see Heart of Park Ave--Office Futon.
I have a friendly basset hound but he stays out of the guest room. Coffee/tea available here and there's a great bakery and other brunch spots/restaurants on Park Ave. PARKING available to share my driveway, with me or other guests. You can also park on my street in one of 4 spaces, or on Milburn, the cross-street with alternate day parking (read signs carefully). Other parking available on side streets or other streets, but check signs carefully. Gay-friendly location. Bus to downtown Rochester from Park or University Avenues. Direct bus #31 to Nazareth College and city center. House is 2 miles from downtown Rochester; 3 miles from UR/RIT, near major highways. Located 45 min from Finger Lakes, 75 min from Syracuse, Buffalo, Niagara Falls. See Visit Rochester website for more local info. NO CLEANING FEES. Guest AccessParking in the driveway for one additional car, use of kitchen, two living rooms (one with 43" TV), laundry (iron & board available), enjoy the backyard, hang out with my affectionate basset hound, borrow a yoga mat or bicycle (for person around 5'4"). Interaction with GuestsIf I'm not traveling, I like to welcome guests with a cup of tea or glass of wine. I often work at home, so I'm around quite a bit but in the early mornings I take my dog out for a long walk. If you see me upstairs in my office, however, please be aware that I am at work, but I keep my door open in case you have a quick question. The NeighborhoodBeautiful historic neighborhood with lots of trees, old houses, interesting architecture, friendly neighbors walking dogs, close to Park Ave with lots of cafes, restaurants, small stores, 7-Eleven, CVS, dry cleaner. Great for walking around and looking at architecture. Getting AroundU of Rochester free shuttle buses during the semester stops at the corner of Park and Culver, the RGRTA bus #31 goes downtown, buses 18/19 to UR are not too far away on University Avenue. Bike for loan for person around 5'4". Parking in my driveway included. Other Things to NoteI speak fluent Spanish, rusty French and a little German. I have traveled around the world and know what it takes to provide comfortable accommodation that meets your needs. If there is something you need, please ask! I am sure you will love my house and the amenities here.