Large private second-floor bedroom in Victorian home with mini-fridge, microwave, more. Fabulous Uptown location close to everything, infrared sauna in next room, access to downstairs spaces (including kitchen & catio). SuperHosts! (And cats, too.)
Your second-floor private room is lovely, well-appointed and generously sized (roughly 14 x 16 feet). With a queen bed, it's great for one or two people. There's a big ol' 39" flat-screen TV along with comfortable reading chairs, a writing/computer desk and ample clothes storage. Three windows and a tin ceiling! There is also a mini-fridge, microwave and electric kettle in your room, along with an assortment of teas.
No cable: we've cut the cord. But you will have Roku, loaded with Netflix and other options.
Your bedroom looks out on a quiet street that, though centrally located, has little traffic.
There is a full bathroom immediately outside your door. Sheri and I also use it, although we try to give you priority access during the rise'n'shine and time-to-sleep hours.
You have access to much of the rest of the house -- our kitchen, dining area and associated "atrium," the sauna room, the front first-floor room, a screened-in porch a/k/a "catio," and a patio for outside dining. In addition to the full bathroom on the second floor, there's a half-bath on the ground floor.
In the room adjacent to yours, there's an infra-red sauna, which is like a regular sauna, only better. Unlike your normal sauna, where the temperature hits 180 degrees or more, this one tops out at 130, but you'll sweat just as much. It's yours to enjoy.
You may also use our washer/dryer.
A few rooms are off limits. These are clearly marked.
We're happy to interact with you and happy to leave you alone. If you want information about dining, shopping and such, we're delighted to be a resource for you. We love our town and community, are ardent advocates of all things local, and are happy to share our local knowledge with you. Because we work at home, we're around a lot and do our best to be accommodating in terms of availability.
Pretty much out the front door, there's the wonderfulness of Uptown Kingston. We have 46 Revolutionary-era stone houses within 1/2 mile of our house. The closest intersection is the only one in the United States with continuously occupied historic stone houses at all four corners.
Uptown Kingston is a totally walkable community. The shopping district, barely a block away, has arcaded sidewalks: It's been called the "New Orleans of the north." There are great restaurants, bars and shopping a few minutes by foot from the house.
Kingston is a "micropolis," a small city. There's a lovely waterfront district called the Rondout ten minutes' drive away. Kingston has been called the Gateway to the Catskills, with towns like Woodstock, Rhinebeck and New Paltz 15-20 minutes away.
Real estate brokers talk about "location, location, location" and we've got it. Our house is less then 2 miles off the NYS Thruway (Exit 19) and a couple of blocks from the Trailways bus station, which is a main stop between Albany and New York City.
We're about 35 minutes from the Omega Institute.
On-street parking is available and not a problem.
We have three cats--Bodhi, Mojo and Aja. You will need to not be allergic to cats. Hopefully you will enjoy (or at least tolerate) them.
We use only non-toxic cleaners in our home.
In addition to your private bedroom, you are welcome to use our sauna room, our kitchen and related areas (dining table, 'atrium'), our 'catio' (a screened porch) and our backyard (complete with dining table and hammock).
We're happy to interact with you and be sociable; we're also happy to leave you alone. We're always available to provide tips about our lovely town and community.
Your shared bathroom is immediately adjacent to your bedroom and accessed via a shared hall. There is a half-bath on the first floor, which greatly reduces your hosts' need for the bathroom outside your door.
We expect our guests to treat us and the house as respectfully and considerately as we will treat you. No pets, please. (We like dogs, but our cats don't.) And, surely no surprise: No smoking.
You have your own mini-fridge for storing leftovers and such. Your own microwave, too. We provide complimentary tea and coffee (there's an electric kettle in your room; we have a Tassimo coffee-maker and an espresso maker in our kitchen, which you are welcome to use).
Never let the cats out! You can make sure this doesn't happen by never leaving the door open for any length of time (for instance, don't chat on either side of the open door) and by always locking the door after coming in or out. This is really important. Aja, Bodhi and Mojo have always been indoor cats and wouldn't know what to do if they got out.
I'm a writer, journalist and entrepreneur. My area of specialization for over two decades has been socially responsible business, though lately I've been doing most of my writing about intimacy and relationships. I'm partnered with a woman who, like me, is a writer (award-winning, in her case) and entrepreneur: We work together in her and I work independently, too.
I don't have any kids. Sheri, my partner, has one full-grown son who lives elsewhere.
We lead a fun, interesting life and like people. I love my community and, as a host, will be more than happy to steer you toward what's enjoyable and interesting locally.