Comforts of Home - 1 bedroom apt
Hosted by Nicole & Lisa
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5 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath
5 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath
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Private 1 bedroom apartment with small kitchenette & private bath nestled in family friendly downtown neighborhood. Funky, artsy and fresh, this space aims to please by pampering you with all sorts of creature comforts! Concierge & touring assistance too! LGBT friendly.

The space

This cozy 1-bedroom apartment features a separate, fenced backyard entrance, for your privacy and convenience. Artistically decorated in a colorful, "eclectic-funky" style, this space has everything you need to make your stay as easy and comfortable as possible.

Located in a quiet family-oriented neighborhood within walking distance to shopping, restaurants and 3 city parks. Convenient to both IC and Cornell, it is right on the city bus route and on the new official city bike path.

The apartment has a full size bed (not queen) with plush linens, a full size fold-out foam couch (in the bedroom too) and an optional cot for children. We also have an infant's "pack and play" crib.

The sunny, south-facing living/dining room features a kitchenette with sink, 2 burner electric stove, under the counter refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker and hot pot for boiling water. Dishes, cookware, basic cooking staples are provided.

Your private bathroom includes both tub and shower, fueled by an on-demand hot water heater so you'll never run out. WiFi, basic cable , LCD TV, Blue Ray DVD and Netflix provided.

Take a candle-lit bubble bath, enjoy your morning tea or coffee by the meditation garden, or wrap-up in a handmade afghan & take a nap! Welcome to your home away from home!

Bikes, cooler, beach towels and other items available by special request.

We like to know what you're in town for so we can assist you as needed. Whether you're here on business, connected to the colleges, or touring on vacation, we will provide maps, brochures & other info on tourist sites, dining, entertainment, events, shopping, nature.... whatever you need! ASK :)

We love that our "South of the Creek" neighborhood is harmoniously diverse on many levels: ethnic, racial, income, family structure, renter/owner, and more. It's safe, quiet, LGBT friendly and family friendly, as well as walkable and bike-able to the Commons, dining, groceries, drug stores and other shopping. We are also on the city bus route.

You can easily walk from the house, but TCAT bus service stops at the top of our street (3 houses away) with service to The Commons, Cornell Univ, Ithaca College, shopping, and State Parks. There's also taxi service & Ithaca CarShare available. Biking is also an option.

We are a legally married Lesbian couple with two dogs. We love to travel, and so we treat our guests the way we'd like to be treated when we're on the road. Customer service is very important to us, so please ask us for assistance.

Guest access

HDTV with BASIC cable, DVD and Netflix, Wifi access, private backyard with outdoor dining, small kitchenette with 2 burner electric stove, sink, under-counter refrigerator, microwave, coffee pot & electric kettle. Bikes, cooler, beach towels and other specialty items by request.

Interaction with guests

We like to know what you're in town for so we can assist you as needed. Whether you're here on business, connected to the colleges, or touring on vacation, we will provide maps, brochures & other info on tourist sites, dining, entertainment, events, shopping, nature.... whatever you need! ASK :)

Other things to note

We are a legally married Lesbian couple with two dogs. We love to travel, and so we treat our guests the way we'd like to be treated when we're on the road. Customer service is very important to us, so please ask us for assistance.


Amenities
Air Conditioning
Internet
TV

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check in time is 3PM - 8PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with doorman

Age 21 and older only, unless children with legal guardian. NO SMOKING indoors or outside. Quiet hours are 9pm to 7am weekdays, 11pm- 9am weekends. Photo copy of drivers license or other legal ID required at check-in. Check-in is 3pm unless other arrangements are made in advance with host.
All guests (and their day-guests) must follow all local laws while in residence. No overnight guests allowed other than those covered under reservation.
No weapons of any kind allowed on the property.
No illegal activity (including illegal drug) use will be tolerated. Criminal activity is grounds for eviction. This is a safe, family-oriented neighborhood, and we plan to keep it that way.
No pets are allowed. We have two friendly, non-allergenic dogs you may see in the backyard.

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Dog(s) live in the house

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Paul User Profile
September 2017
Had a brilliant time at Nicole and Lisa's place. Everything we needed and more was there for us. Close enough to shops and restaurants for us to easily walk. Even got to say hi to their dogs because we were missing ours. Would definitely stay again if we were in the area.

Simon User Profile
June 2015
This was a great example of how good AirBnB can be compared to staying in a hotel. The apartment is exactly as described, a homely place to stay in a nice residential area of Ithaca - just what I was looking for after a week of hotels. Nicole and Lisa are really nice, very friendly, attentive and helpful. Their communication was very responsive and proactive leading up to my stay. They also checked on me the day after I arrived to make sure everything was OK and had several helpful suggestions for my stay, both before and after I arrived. There are lots of useful maps and leaflets in the apartment which is useful. The apartment is a good size for a couple with a nice comfy bed and a pleasant living room with a well stocked and equipped kitchenette. I managed to rustle up a couple of light meals without problem - also worth noting that there are a couple of good sized supermarkets within 5mins walk of the apartment. Overall in was very happy during my stay and would happily stay there again - thanks ladies!

Claire User Profile
July 2013
Fantastic hosts, very friendly, welcoming and helpful. The apartment was spotlessly clean, well laid out and included breakfast supplies. Plus having your own bit of garden is brilliant. The location is right by route 13 with a huge supermarket and other shops and it's a short walk into town. We would definitely recommend it!
Nicole & Lisa User ProfileNicole & Lisa is a superhost.
Response from Nicole & Lisa:
Thanks Claire! It was a pleasure to meet you and James. Do come again!
July 2013

Rachael User Profile
October 2017
Sweet place in location convenient to town and shops. Organized space and hosts.

Barb User Profile
October 2017
This is a great place for a couple or a couple of friends. The place is stocked with everything you could need and the beds were comfortable, even the cot. It is a short walk for groceries and a 10 minute walk to the Commons and lots of great dining and bars. A short drive takes you to beautiful parks. Be sure to ask for dining recommendations, Nicole had great suggestions.
Nicole & Lisa User ProfileNicole & Lisa is a superhost.
Response from Nicole & Lisa:
Hi Barb, I'm pleased that you and Holly had a good stay overall. Please give me more information about the shower head. We no longer use that bathroom, so I haven't showered with it in ages. Was it too strong? Too weak? Thank you fit Your feedback. N
October 2017

Amelia User Profile
September 2017
We had a lovely, 2-night stay here. Nicole was helpful and accommodating with our check in timing. We have a two year old, and Nicole set up the place with little toys and books, which delighted our toddler! The apartment is very cozy. It's a tad small, but set up to be very comfortable. Not cluttered or cramped at all. Our daughter slept on the little pull out on bedroom floor, and Nicole also had a packn'play in case we needed it. The kitchen is equipped with everything you need for morning coffee and tea, oatmeal, etc. Set up very nicely. The apartment was very clean, temperature was comfortable, etc. Our favorite aspect was probably the adorable back yard. Our toddler was so happy to run around and we sat outside and had lunch and enjoyed a beautiful Ithaca day. This listing is also very centrally located. Everything you need in terms of shops and restaurants are very close, but the neighborhood is still very quiet and peaceful. We highly recommend this spot!

Melissa User Profile
September 2017
My friend and I found this to be a comfortable and cozy, relaxing space with all the needed amenities. It's also in a great location, easily walkable to downtown Ithaca. Nicole and Lisa were great hosts with lots of good suggestions for both local and regional site seeing suggestions, lots of maps too! And check-in/check-out was easy.

Florida, New York, United StatesJoined in June 2013
Nicole & Lisa User ProfileNicole & Lisa is a superhost.
Lisa works in information technology and Nicole is a visual artist, painting mostly in watercolors. We joke that between the two of us we have "left brain" and "right brain" activities covered. This apartment is attached to our Ithaca home where we have lived for 20 years. It …
Languages: Español
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