Location is Everything! Park your car & WALK EVERYWHERE from this Downtown Ithaca, airy, sun-filled apartment in our historic Victorian. Perfect for parents & families visiting kids @ IC & Cornell and for families with HS seniors checking out colleges! Come sleep on our brand new, incredibly comfortable mattresses w/ soft, clean sheets. Original floors, woodwork & flr-ceiling windows. 2 blks from Ithaca Commons, State Theatre, Moosewood, Wegmans, Greenstar Co-op and 1 mile to IC & Cornell.
Location is Everything!
Perfect for parents & families visiting kids at Cornell and Ithaca College!! Ideal for visiting professors at IC & Cornell.
The apartment is a sun-filled, completely private space with original hardwood floors & woodwork, floor to ceiling windows (many with the old wavy glass) and 10' ceilings in the living space. It is on the *second* floor of our historic home in Downtown Ithaca.
The sun streams into the living room, kitchen and bedroom in this space through the floor to ceiling windows. It has beautiful barn wood walls and exposed brickwork. The galley kitchen has a pressed tin ceiling, and the sink backsplash is made of recycled license plates. The kitchen has plates, bowls and silverware, as well as a refrigerator, microwave and stove, but it is not stocked for cooking. We recycled and upcycled with salvaged materials as much as possible, wherever we could, when we renovated this apartment.
All of our mattresses are brand new, environmentally friendly and incredibly comfortable (see our reviews), as are our sheets, towels, pillows and blankets. Beautiful antique European linens are mixed in throughout the apartment.
Our guests come through the red front doors to the building, and upon entering the building, go up the stairs. At the top of the stairs, turn left, and the door to your apartment is right there.
Interaction with guests
We live on site and are available for problems or emergencies, but otherwise you will not see us. You will have complete privacy in your own space.
Other things to note
The pictures and description of this apartment are very accurate (see reviews from guests). If you don't like what you read in the description or see in the pictures, please don't book. If there's something missing from the apartment listing - ex: a coffeemaker - that you must have, please don't book us. Especially don't book us, then complain that there's no coffeemaker. Please. This is a beautiful apartment in a beautiful, historic home, but it's not for everyone.
Please give us 15 minutes notice when you are on your way over to ensure we are here to meet you to give you the keys and show you around. If we don't know when you are coming, we can't guarantee we'll be here to meet you. There are no exceptions to this.
When you check out, please lock the front door to the house and leave the keys in any of the 3 mailboxes by the front door.
All of our mattresses are brand new and incredibly comfortable!
This apartment is on the *second* floor on our house.
There is a small kitchen, but it is not stocked for cooking. It has plates, cups, bowls and silverware.
Please note that our stately Victorian home creaks and groans on occasion when it is very windy.
We have dogs. You will never see or interact with our dogs. There are no dogs or cats in the rooms you will be staying in, but if you (or anyone staying with you) has pet allergies, this probably isn't the right place for you.
This is a pet-friendly building, so a reasonable amount of barking may occur at times. Otherwise, it is a quiet building.
This is an old house, not a new hotel. There will probably be times that you will be able to hear other people walking above you if you are downstairs. There may be times you will be able to hear other people in the building. However, in general this is a very quiet building. If you are looking for a modern place to stay, this is not the right place for you.
The floors in this house creak. It's an old house with original floors. This house in general can be creaky - it's an old house.
During torrential rainstorms (we have only experienced this one time in 12 years), you may be able to hear the plumbing gurgle a little bit if the rainfall is staggering.
Sometimes you may need to jiggle the key to the front door to the building.
• ALL guests must give me notice when they are on their way to the house to ensure we are there to meet them. Please message me via Airbnb when you are 15-20 minutes away from our house.
• Please remove shoes when in the apartment to be considerate to those staying below you. Thank you.
• The front door to the building must remain locked at ALL times. Please lock it behind you anytime you go in or out. There are no exceptions to this.
• When you check out, please lock the front door to the house and put the keys in any of the three mailboxes next to our front door.
My husband and I have owned our 1800's Victorian for many years. I am a huge dog lover and have been involved in dog rescue for my entire adult life, rehabilitating, fostering and adopting out primarily Rottweilers and toy breed puppy mill rescues.