We love hosting guests and learning about all different cultures. We also like to travel ourselves to far and distant destinations.
Ellen's favorite book is: 1000 places to see before you die.
my stay with ellen was wonderful! she is truly one of the kindest people. I arrived much later than expected and she still welcomed me in graciously and offered me something to eat. the next day she offered me a ride to where I needed to go and we chatted a bit about social work. she is a compassionate person that I wish I could have spent more time with. everyone else in the house was also nice. a lovely first Air bnb experience overall.
A vibrant home to stay in. Very friendly and warm welcome.
What I will remember from this stay: A lot of laughter and fun!! Ellen is so nice and welcoming, and have a great sense of humor. I worked at Valhalla, and the bus stops near the house. But the best thing was going into the city in my sparetime, the trainstation is close and its abourt 30 min to Grand Central - Perfect!!
Thank you Ellen, for being such a good host! :)
Great place, friendly people, easy commute to NYC. Enjoyed the conversation, the privacy and the hospitality. The room was really comfortable and beautifully designed, as is the whole house. Very happy to have stayed there.
We spent a very enjoyable week in Riverview Home We found Ellen to be a wonderful if very busy host she"s always on the go!The house is in a great location a short walk to the train and just about 20 minutes from Grand Central providing you watch the schedules and avoid times when it stops at all stations- this takes about 35 minutes.Our room was lovely and our bed very comfartable,all in all the house was perfect for us.Just one more thing Ellen has two very well behaved cats but they did not bother us
its just something to keeo in mind.
Thanks again Ellen for a great stay we will most defiinatley be back!
John and Mary,
Ellen was a wonderful host. The room was clean and cozy. The train station was very convenient, only about 30 minutes into Manhattan! Overall I had a very comfortable stay. Thank you!
The location for visiting NYC was great, train station is across the street. There is plenty of safe parking for visitors choosing to train into NYC instead of making the drive and paying $30.00 for parking a day. The train fare is $7.00-$9.00 each way. The house is very well decorated and charming. However,the house was not the (website hidden) the end of our 4 night stay there were no fresh towels and the bath matt was very dirty and scary looking. Kitchen was cluttered and counters and dishes were grimy. If your just looking for a place to lay your head for a reasonable price I would recommend this place, however if your looking for the B&B feel you will be disappointed.
Lorraine and Gretta from Panama City, Fl March 2012
MY Stay was better than expected. The location is awesome and made mt trips into Manhattahan super easy and quick. The bathroom, bedroom and kitchen was super clean and comfortable.I felt very comfortable, no stress and at home. Marion was get helping with suggestion and directions. Ella was very friendly and other staying at House were all very friendly and interesting. I felt very safe and price was extremely reasonable. MY 14 year old niece from New Orleans was traveling with me and she was also very comfortable and felt safe. This was first B & B experience in USA and I will definitely stay again. Actually, going back to New York in 3 weeks and look forward to stay at Riverview Home away from Home.
Thanks for a great stay,
Marion is a wonderful host. Her home is extremely beautiful and the room was super comfy. Moreover, she is super nice and helped us get our luggage to and from the train station and even made us breakfast. She went way beyond our expectations and I would recommend them anytime to anyone. Thank you so much for hosting us!
Marion and Ellen were amazing hosts! Marion picked us up from the subway and was so welcoming and friendly. She even cooked us Dutch food and was so engaging and made us tea upon arrival. We also talked a lot about each of our backgrounds, which I could have done for hours because it was so interesting. The room was very clean and spacious (I stayed there as well as a friend) and the bathroom was also very clean and well decorated! Everything about our stay felt safe and comfortable. The train ride into the city isn't too far and it's an amazing view (she lives right across from the Hudson River). I would definitely recommend staying here!
Unfortunately we never met in person. Anyway it was good communication. Very competent guest and we have found the flat back in a very good condition.
she is a very nice respectful woman and if you host her you will see what i mean i recommend her
she is airbnb host as well
It was a big pleasure to host Ellen for two days. She is a very sweet person. I will love to host her again! The best recommendation from me!!!
Ellen was a wonderful guest, very pleasant and outgoing. Communicated very well before arriving. It was a delight to have her as a guest.
Ellen var en sprudlande glad gäst, jag tyckte om hennes närvara här hos mig, Ellen var positiv och ville utforska allt om Stockholm, jag ser Ellen som en återvändande gäst hos mig.
great guest. no problems at all.
I have known Marion for over 20 years. She has been a friend of the family for that long. I recently stayed at her and Ellen's lovely, warm home with my two young adult kids, one of whom lives in New Haven and the other traveled with me from California. My son's girlfriend also joined us from NYC.
I knew that we would have a great time at Marion's place, since (as other attest) she is the consummate hostess. Ellen is also so lovely, warm and welcoming. There were two other absolutely delightful guests in the house at the same time. They just added to the interest, fun and diversity of our experience.
The home is beautiful, with lovely walking paths all around and a gorgeous view of the Hudson River. They know all the best places to shop, see, visit. You have everything you need, and you feel so comfortable in their home.
You will not be disappointed with this choice! Truly unique, very warm and welcoming.