The SpaceThis is a very historic home though we chose to not allow tours. It has all the wonderful features of a Quaker farm house, including a huge farm-kitchen with staircases off each side going up to each wing of the house. The rental wing is quite private with a private entrance, and stairwell. There is a bathroom for this wing. Please note that the ten stairs are relatively steep, so not great for arthritic folks or pets, or any disability affecting stair climbing. Guest AccessBesides the whole wing of three bedrooms, a bathroom, and hallway, guests can use the dining room as pictured, and, for now, the living room, since the television is set up there. The local health department restricts most use of the main kitchen; however, the dining room has a refrigerator, a microwave, and a toaster. Coffee, tea, cereal, and milk will be available. The room has ample space at the late 1700's tavern table, beautiful plants in the dry sink, and stained glass in all three sun-drenched, south-facing wavy glass windows. There is also a covered front porch off the dining room, so you can enjoy your morning beverage outdoors. Interaction with GuestsMy sweet dogs, horses, and cat all love attention. I could not be luckier, and would not like to see their well-fare and safety compromised. I only can have a dog with a sweet disposition, like my own girl, an Eskimo-Poodle, and sometimes a Dachshund. I walk them daily and enjoy company.
Please note that only non-alpha/flea-tick treated/fully house-trained dogs can be approved. Airbnb does not have a section for a charge for pets, but I now require $25 for the first day, and $5 for each additional day. If your pet marks anywhere indoors, you will be responsible for full cleaning, and droppings must all be picked up using the pooper-scooper and bucket by the back deck. Pets require much more general cleaning, including more vacuuming and mopping. The NeighborhoodI will add a link to Mendon Ponds Park which is a national landmark for prominent glacial features. My home is on the side of a giant drumlin that runs down to one of Mendon Ponds. Your follow a small gorge into an unused part of the park. Mendon Ponds is renown for parabolic rolling hills, beaver ponds, bird sanctuary, and nature center. Lovely wide trails throughout, panoramic views, prehistoric ferns covering the lowlands, and various rental lodges for family reunions and, or celebrations, sporting fields and events.(SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) Mendon Ponds Park! Rochester has a great variety of places fro both adults and kids. Don't miss the Strong Museum of Play, the Memorial Art Gallery (which my dad helped run his whole career), the Science Center and Planetarium! The parks are great all over and usually there is music somewhere in outdoor venues in the summer. Multiple farmer markets everywhere, and great grocery stores in nearby Pittsford with Wegman's and Trader Joe. Getting AroundYou need a car to get around Mendon. There is a very easy, nearly straight route off Exit 45 on the Thruway, and it is just off a main artery into Rochester (10-15 miles north), route 65, Clover Street. Towns and groceries are within 5 miles, and huge malls within 6 miles. Both nearby Mendon and Honeoye Falls have many historic homes, and colorful histories as shown in the local museum. Rochester has a plethora of cultural events of every variety, including many summer festivals like Jazz Fest and the Lilac Festival. Rochester is also known for it's extensive medical resources. Most of them are an easy drive though the suburbs into the south side of Rochester, so don't even require city driving. Other Things to NoteYour stay can be as private as you would like. I am generally busy until dark, but only away from the farm for four hour stretches in the afternoon. I enjoy offering suggestions that might enrich your stay. I work hard to keep the pool clean, and I am happy to share it. There are also public tennis courts a block away, and I can loan out tennis rackets and used balls if you need them.My map is not correct since I don't want outsiders to locate the home. I will send the address and directions, if needed, after reservations are made.
Please also note that there is a bee hive in the back of the house which is not the rental area. However, anyone with allergies should be aware of this. On a personal note, I have never been stung around the house by these honey bees, except when one was trapped in the pool skimmer.
Please also note that at present the master bedroom has an AC unit which cools the room beautifully, and can be adjusted. The room is 16 feet by 14 feet, plus a big walk-in closet, so extra people can fit in. I have two under the bed mattresses and thick workout mats that will easily fit in there as well.
Please also note that there is not a kitchen for your use due to strict NY State Health Department rules. There is the microwave, coffee machine, and a small refrigerator. You are welcome to have meals in the dining room.