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Buffalo, NY, United States 6252001
- Sleeps 4
- Bedrooms 2
- Bathrooms 1
- Smoking NO
- Children OK
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ABOUT YOUR ACCOMMODATIONS
You are staying in the home originally built for Dr. George Allan Rowe in 1898. Two modest second-floor private bedrooms, queen-sized beds in each, with spotless shared bath directly opposite your room; a convenient half-bath on the main level, and liberal run-of-the-house, including kitchen and laundry. Free high-speed wifi gives you access to your Netflix account and hulu.com for access to television. Light continental breakfast (cereals, coffee, teas, toast, milk, etc.) available. Encourage Scott to make you a fresh loaf of banana bread. Please let us know of any particular diet requests you may have.
Comfortable living room, formal dining room, sun-room, library and garden with BBQ facilities / fire pit and patio seating for six.
GETTING AROUND BUFFALO
Check out hopstop.com for transportation options. We're on a major bus-route with easy transfers to Niagara Falls, light-rail, Greyhound, Amtrak and Buffalo Niagara International airport. We're happy to give you a needed ride as our schedules allow. Please let us know in advance.
The Buffalo Metro Rail Station on the corner of Main and West Utica Streets is a ten-minute walk (or a quick bus ride) giving you access to the University at Buffalo South Campus, Buffalo Zoo, Delaware Park, Canisius College, Medaille College, the Anchor Bar (birthplace of the original Buffalo Wings), Allentown, Shea's Performing Arts Center, Buffalo Theater District, the Buffalo Convention Center, Coca Cola Field (home to the Buffalo Bisons), First Niagara Center (home to the Buffalo Sabres) and the Waterfront. Current Metro Rail / Bus one-way fare is $2.00 (Seniors travel for $1.00). A Day-Pass is a bargain at $5.00 (Seniors travel for $2.50).
The #20 Bus runs along Elmwood Avenue and gets you to downtown Buffalo - a mere 2 mile trip - giving you access to Buffalo City Hall, the Electric Tower, Ellicott Square Building, Guaranty Building, the Old Post Office, St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral, Coca-cola Field and Shea's Performing Arts Center.
GETTING TO NIAGARA FALLS BY BUS
The bus is cash-only, accepting dollar bills and coins. A Day-Pass will get you to the Falls and back for $5.00. The 1 hour and 25 minute ride gives you a chance to see the local sites (including Grand Island). Catch the #12 Bus across the street from the house; transfer to the #40 which takes you to the Falls. Take your passport if you intend to walk across the Rainbow Bridge to view the Falls from the Canadian side and be prepared to pay the 50 cent cash toll to reenter the USA.
ENJOYING CANADA DURING YOUR STAY
Bring your Passport! We're right on the Canadian border with close access to 28 wineries (including Inniskillin, Marynissen, and Reif Estate) Niagara Falls, Niagara-on-the-Lake, and Toronto. Consider extending your stay for a wonderful day-trip to Canada. The Niagara Falls are a twenty-minute car drive away; Toronto a mere hour and a half's drive. The Peace Bridge border crossing to Canada is minutes away and easy to get to. Take advantage of the Duty-Free shopping on both sides of the international border.
PARKING ON WEST UTICA STREET
As with most Victorian homes in Elmwood Village, parking is on-street. (Don't worry; you'll find a spot! We always do - and always close to home, too.) If necessary, we'll move our own vehicle to accomodate yours. From November 15th to April 1st there is no overnight parking on West Utica from 1:30am - 7:00am to make way for snow plowing. (Don't worry; there is ample parking on Ashland and Norwood - two cross streets on either end of out block.)
POLITE REQUEST FROM BLANE AND SCOTT
We welcome your email enquiries. Please give us as much detail as you feel is necessary for us to assist you in making a good decision. Until you make and we accept a reservation, neither your direct contact information or ours is available to either party. Because airbnb provides for direct email communication, please help us to be efficient by responding to our replies in a timely manner. Even if you've changed your mind - or if your plans have changed - thanks for letting us know.
We prefer you arrive between 1:00pm and 9:00pm. Please request an earlier or later arrival if you expect to arrive in Buffalo outside of these times. If you realize you are running late, please call us so we know when to expect you.
IT IS OUR PLEASURE TO HAVE YOU AS OUR GUESTS
We're glad you stopped by, and we hope you'll enjoy the quiet comfort of this place we call home.
A BIT ABOUT ELMWOOD VILLAGE
Elmwood Village is one of Buffalo’s top shopping and entertainment districts. Bordered by the city’s museum district on one end (Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Burchfield Penney Art Center), and Allentown on the other (heart of a lively GLBT nightlife), Elmwood Avenue (two blocks East from our home) features a host of boutiques, cozy coffee shops, bars, art galleries and restaurants - all within walking distance of the house.
EATING OUT IN ELMWOOD VILLAGE
A short walk takes you to ACROPOLIS featuring Greek and Mediterranean specialties ($5 - 15.00). The BLUE MONK is Buffalo's first European-style gastropub offering gourmet Belgian-style pub fare such as pommes frites, authentic Québec-style poutine and beer-steamed mussels ($10-15). CASA-DI-PIZZA is a popular neighborhood pizzeria and Italian restaurant ($5-15). The THIRSTY BUFFALO is one of Elmwood Avenue's most popular bars serving inexpensive pub grub ($5-15). CECELIA'S offers Italian food and martinis in the heart of the Elmwood Village. Summers are wonderful, as the patio is typically jammed ($20-30). PANO'S is the largest and most popular restaurant on the Elmwood Strip (and our personal favourite) serving Greek and Mediterranean cuisine ($10-20). SOLÉ offers South American cuisine: delicious guacamole is prepared tableside, and they also serve tapas-style appetizers and some of Buffalo's best cocktails at their full bar ($15-40). You'll find a more extensive listing of eateries and public houses on your bedside table.