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Port Washington/walk to train; downstairs rm
Port Washington/walk to train; downstairs rm
1 guest
1 bedroom
1 bed
2 baths
1 guest
1 bedroom
1 bed
2 baths
You won’t be charged yet

Walk to excellent grocery store, + takeout restaurants/stores. Safe, quiet, pretty town. We've hosted many medical students. Easy, peaceful, direct train (no transfers) 37-45 min. to NYC. Bedrooms lock from inside. We have guest books filled with comments from happy international guests from International Language Homestays. Shared bathrooms (it has always worked out-we have 2).
Our house is friendly, quiet, and comfortable, professionally cleaned before your arrival.

The space

Your room has a mini-fridge, microwave, and coffeemaker, and faces the quiet backyard. Separate part of house from upstairs family bedroom.
While our house is not a luxury hotel (you may see music, books, drums lying around --it is "lived in"), people are happy here. We've hosted for many years before Airbnb. Housekeeper comes before your arrival.

Often more than one bedroom's available. We might be hosting someone else too, but everyone's busy and gone most of the time. You'll still have privacy. Our guests are quiet, considerate, and respect the privacy of others, as do David and I.

Guest access

Kitchen for occasional light cooking if you clean up well, including stove, counters, sink, dishes or pots used.
You can eat at our table in the enclosed porch if you want- you might see birds, playful squirrels, or an occasional rabbit in our backyard. Some like to sit outside to eat or talk on the phone.
2 full bathrooms, one on each floor, are shared & have locks on the doorknob.

Other things to note

We have other bedrooms listed too.
We do have some things stored in the room but there is plenty of space for your clothes. It is a serene, cozy space.

Indoor fireplace
Wireless Internet
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 single bed
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check-in time is 5PM - 12AM (midnight)
Check out by 11AM
Security deposit is $409

Please observe check in (5 pm-12 am) and check out times (by 11 am).

Please respect local, simple recycling rules by using appropriate bins and not mixing up your trash.

Please help keep bathroom clean between weekly housekeeper visits. Wipe shower briefly/remove hair after you use it.

Kitchen can be used for light cooking but cleanup must be thorough: counters, sink, stove, and any pots, pans, dishes must be washed right afterwards to be considerate to others.

Please do not use torrent, or any site to access anything online (movies, etc.) which is considered illegal or stealing. I will get a "cease and desist" warning email right afterwards which could affect internet use and cause further problems for all of us.

You must also acknowledge
Pet(s) live on property - friendly, funny cat who doesn't go near your room
Some spaces are shared - There may be another guest in the room across from yours; shared bathroom. It's always worked out. Everybody's been quiet and gone most of the time.

22 Reviews

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Sarah User Profile
October 2017
Jennifer and her partner were wonderful hosts - communicative, friendly and kind. The room was lovely and comfortable and came fully stocked. I'm so grateful and would very happily stay here again.

Semi User Profile
October 2017
I really loved this staying so extended. Jennifer and David were very hospitable.Nice neighborhood, clean room and cozy backyard. I highly recommend!

Sankar User Profile
September 2017
Jennifer is a kind and generous human being. She responded promptly to all my questions. I checked in one hour late due to traffic but she didn't complain. The room had a twin size bed (which wasn't clear from the listing) and I was warned not to run the AC continuously and was given a table fan to keep the room cooler. That setup was noisy and not very comfortable for me to fall asleep (it was a hot day), but for the price, it's a good value. If you prefer a nice comfortable bed and good temperature control, this might not be for you.
Jennifer User Profile
Response from Jennifer:
All other guests in this room were very happy, with some repeat visits. Listing said "single bed" but he may not have read that. Actually I asked him to turn off a/c when he left for work the next day so it wouldn't run continuously. Perhaps there was a comprehension problem. I had fallen asleep when he arrived late or I would have pre-cooled the room. I suppose arriving in a heat wave after being stuck in traffic for 2 hours would put anyone in a bad mood; this is the first guest over many months we can say may be a better fit for a hotel.
September 2017

Sara User Profile
September 2017
Definately one of the best places I've stayed at over on Airbnb. Jennifer and David were so welcoming and helpful during my month long stay in New York. The room and house were clean, and the entire place was located in a safe, beautiful neighborhood along with being in close proximity to the grocery store and train station. As a busy medical student, staying here for sure took a bunch of stress off my back. I had a fantastic time and highly recommend this Airbnb, you won't regret it!!

Emir User Profile
August 2017
My second time staying with Jennifer and David, couldn't ask for nicer people to host you! Clean and in a beautiful neighborhood, you can't go wrong. Thanks again!

Tim User Profile
August 2017
Jennifer's house is a great place to stay! She is very welcoming. The room is great and bed is comfortable. Walking distance to great food. I look forward to my next trip.

Loren User Profile
July 2017
Another wonderful stay. A nice room, and good conversations.

Port Washington, New York, United StatesJoined in September 2015
Jennifer User Profile
Interaction with guests

My husband and I are both busy professional "creative types". We're quiet and gone a lot, as are most guests. We're just a text away. Everybody respects privacy here.

I was a licensed tour guide in NYC and we used to live there so we're happy to either give suggestions, or leave you alone. We could possibly bring you to a serene nature preserve if we're available at the same time.
A recent guest from India said "you guys are cool, and you don't seem aged!"

If English is not your first language, I am happy to offer spontaneous grammar/phrasal verb/pronunciation help if you ask for it because I am a certified ESL (English) teacher and the local organizer for an international language homestay program. My husband's band plays at a local restaurant (Mediterranean Market, a mile away with a view of the water) on Tuesday and Saturday nights if you'd like an inexpensive, cheerful break from your routine.

About Jennifer

We love it here-it's green and peaceful, with easy access to NYC.
My husband and I are very busy but we're friendly and helpful too. We have careers in the arts and David also teaches at a university.
We have 5 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms so you'll still have privacy. We've had several repeat guests, and we hope to add you to the list. We have a son and daughter away at college who are home during holiday times and some weekends.

Languages: Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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