The SpaceRelax and spread out on the top floor of our charming 19th century house in Yonkers overlooking the Hudson River, close to Metro-North train, with easy access to NYC to the south and rivertowns to the north.
Your area includes a bedroom with a very comfortable queen bed, a second room with a futon couch/bed, a breakfast area, and your own bathroom.
The breakfast area includes a sink, coffee maker, toaster, electric kettle, small fridge, and cafe table, but no microwave or oven. We start you off with some staples (coffee, tea, milk, butter), you bring the rest. It's important to note that, while our neighborhood has an urban/suburban feel, there are no grocery stores, cafes, coffee shops, delis, restaurants, or bars within easy walking distance of the house. Whenever possible, we're happy to drive you to a local grocery store for supplies.
The small bathroom, recently renovated, has a bathtub/shower and great water pressure.
The sun-filled bedroom has a comfortable queen bed, with a window overlooking the Hudson River and the Palisades; the smaller, shadier room, with a window overlooking the Aqueduct Trail, has a futon couch that folds out to a bed. It can serve as a quiet living room space or second small bedroom (the rooms are not rented separately). No TV. Free Wi-Fi.
The house is on a steep hill, so there is a climb of more than ten steps to the entrance and your rooms are on the third floor, meaning another two flights of stairs. You'll need to be in reasonably good shape to enjoy staying here.
We live on a busy street across from a well-used public park. Occasionally music and party sounds reach the house, but it usually dies down after sundown.
We have a dog. You won't have to interact with him (he is, however, very outgoing and loves attention). He is never allowed on your floor. Guest AccessYou have exclusive use of the rooms on the 3rd floor of the house (except for our office, which we don't use during your visit). You're also welcome to hang out in the backyard, which we also use. Interaction with GuestsWe are a quiet, friendly couple who are happy to share our house. We're eager to provide as much information as we can to help make your stay enjoyable. Please always feel free to ask us about anything and be sure to let us know about anything we've overlooked or run out of.
We're pretty busy during the week, but when we're not, we love to stop and chat with guests who have time and inclination. We are respectful of those who prefer to be left alone to rest or enjoy the privacy of the suite. The NeighborhoodSteps from the Croton Aqueduct Trail, with access by car or bus to the shops and restaurants of the rivertowns to the north, very near the Metro-North train to NYC.
Nearby is a park and the Hudson River Museum, with a small planetarium, amphitheater, and access to Glenview Mansion, built in the 1870s by financier John Bond Trevor (if the remains of Gilded Age opulence interest you, there is plenty to see within walking distance of our house--including the incredible gardens and views of Untermeyer Park). There is also a nearby park right on the Hudson, with great views of the Palisades and the George Washington Bridge, and a ramp from which to launch a kayak (though you'll need to bring your own--there are no rentals or loaners in the vicinity).
Our neighborhood has an urban/suburban feel to it, with many great features, as noted. But this isn't a quiet country retreat--it is highly likely you'll hear traffic and other sounds during your stay. That said, there are no restaurants, grocery stores, bars, or shops within easy walking distance. There are a few restaurants nearby that will deliver, but the options are pretty limited. So, if you don't have a car you'll want to plan ahead, food-wise. When possible, we're happy to drive you to a local grocery store to pick up supplies. Getting AroundNew York City is easily accessed by train via the Metro-North station, a short walk from the house (if you're returning after dark, we recommend getting off at the Yonkers station and taking a car service); the train takes you straight into Grand Central Terminal, a major transportation hub from which you can easily reach any point in the city.
If you're arriving by train during check-in hours, we're glad to pick you up at the station.
From nearby airports, there is a convenient, comparatively inexpensive door-to-door shuttle service that is the best way to get to us, if you don't plan to rent a car or take a taxi.
If you plan to visit the rivertowns or travel around Westchester, there is bus service on the street in front of the house, though it's easier by car. There's plenty of parking on the street. Other Things to NoteWe're glad to share information about places to visit and to help orient you to the area.
Please feel free to contact us and ask us to elaborate on anything.