Cozy living room with wide plank flooring. Large sliding track door from bedroom to living room.
Cozy Apt w/ charming 1830's detail
Cozy Apt w/ charming 1830's detail
3 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Intro pricing! Sm, 2nd fl, one br apt. Old NYC feel. Comfy, clean retreat. Quiet, working class n'hood convenient to RPI, Troy, U Albany, downtown Albany & Troy. 30 min to Saratoga Springs. Walk to the Armory. Easy access to I-787 and I-90.

The space

Charming apartment in an old brick building. Plenty of on street parking. Original plank flooring, exposed interior brick. Filled with antiques and tranquil charm. Perfect for a comfortable, business stay, university visits or to explore the capital region. Nice, newer bathroom, incredibly comfortable queen sized bed. Space accommodates 2. The apartment is on the small side, and the bathroom requires walking through the bedroom, so keep in mind how close you want to be to those you are traveling with! UNFORTUNATELY, NO PETS, NO CHILDREN DUE TO SPACE AND SAFETY CONSTRAINTS :) I do require my guests to fully complete the Airbnb identity verification before accepting reservations.

Guest access

Back porch and storage are off limits, please. I don't have a television in the apartment, just wireless internet which you are welcome to utilize.

Interaction with guests

Once you get the keys, you can have the place to yourself. If you need a ride or a guide, I might be able to help out, depending on how much work I have to do.

Other things to note

I have a cat, he will not be present during your stay. I keep a very clean place as I have allergies, but if you are severely allergic to cats, this may not work for you. I don't have a television, so if you are addicted to TV you will be taking a break from that. I do, of course, have wifi though!

Free parking on premise
Wireless Internet

Extra people £16 / night after 2 guests
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House Rules

I expect you to treat my place and neighbors with respect. No all night parties, no smoking of any kind. I expect you to leave it as you found it and follow the golden rule.

You must also acknowledge
Cat(s) live in the house


Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

18 Reviews

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Eric User Profile
May 2014
The reservation was canceled 22 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Susan User Profile
May 2014
The reservation was canceled 127 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Danielle User Profile
May 2014
The reservation was canceled 34 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Larissa User Profile
May 2014
When I stayed in Melanie's apartment it was my first chance to be a guest (instead of my usual role as a host). It was wonderful. Melanie was quick to reply, and communicated with ease. We finalized the details with little back and forth, which is always nice. Her apartment is charming, and clean! We only stayed one night but I can imagine spending a few nights there wandering the neighboring towns of Troy and Albany.

Sandra User Profile
May 2014
This apartment was perfect. Cozy it is. We enjoyed the space, it had everything we needed and wanted. Perfect host.

Terry User Profile
May 2014
Melanie’s place was lovely. It was exactly as advertised: charming, cozy, welcoming, and clean. There was a peacefulness and tranquility about it that really appealed to me; I felt as if I were in a home away from home. It had everything needed for a stay much longer than mine, which was just one night, and if I could have stayed longer I would have been able to settle in knowing the place provided whatever I could possibly have needed. I loved the brick walls and the hardwood floor, too. Melanie, incidentally, was always available via AirBnB messaging to answer every question I had, which also made the experience a positive one. The neighborhood had a friendly vibe, and there was a nice ice cream parlor just a block away where the visitor could sit outside and enjoy the sunshine. I make at least four trips a year to the Albany, NY, area, and Melanie’s will definitely be my choice of a place to say from now on.

Frank User Profile
May 2014
Our stay was perfect. Melanie was a gracious host and we enjoyed the apartment and the neighborhood thoroughly. We walked to the restaurant that served homemade French fries and soft serve ice cream. We would definitely stay here again. Frank and Monica
Melanie User Profile
Response from Melanie:
Thanks Frank and Monica! So nice of you to replace the toothbrush in the guest basket, too! Hope to see you again :)
May 2014

Watervliet, New York, United StatesJoined in August 2013
Melanie User Profile

I am recently self employed as a website developer/search marketing specialist after many years of working for corporations and companies. I'm hoping that this change allows me the freedom to travel and enjoy life to the fullest.
I am a passionate activist for local living economies, buying and sourcing locally to preserve and grow our communities and have served as the President of our regional Local First group for many years. I've tried to give up the reigns many times, but I'm the only one who can get over their fears of public speaking enough to be the face and mouthpiece of the group in TV, radio and in print :)

I may give you a little tease if you only shop at Walmart and eat at chain restaurants, but only in a friendly way, I promise! I'm in no way judgmental, but I do offer my knowledge on the subject when it comes up.

As a guest, I'm an easy going, peaceful person. I don't expect the Ritz on $20 a day, but do need a clean space and a bed that won't bite me with a spring! I'm very neat and clean and expect the same from others.

As a host, of course, I will provide you with warm hospitality, ideas on where the locals go, and of course some delicious goodies from our award winning local bakery. Since I'm in a transitional time in my life, I want to enjoy the experience of meeting new people and expanding my knowledge and understanding of the world.

Looking forward to connecting with you!

Languages: Français

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