Come home to "Tenth Acre Estates" and enjoy the whole house and secluded yard in Corning, NY. Park off-street behind the house, then walk to Market Street, the Rockwell Museum and the shuttle stop to Corning Glass Museum. Fixings for your full make-it-yourself breakfast included. Kids & dogs welcome, too! Looking forward to meeting you!
We welcome you to our cozy home. Upstairs, the larger bedroom contains one queen-sized bed. Two small bedrooms have one single bed each. Downstairs, the living room couch has a comfortable fold-out double bed if more room is needed (though more than four people in the house becomes a squeeze) - let's chat about a special rate. Two cable dog runs allow up to two dogs to be safely on cable runs outside. (The yard is not entirely fenced in.) A high chair, booster seat, and small chairs accommodate our youngest guests. Kids who sleep in a room with an adult are free. We have a nifty beanbag convertible chair bed just right for the younger set.
NYS sales tax of 8% is already included in the room rate. Steuben County room tax is not charged on AirBNB locations at this time. I will write you a receipt at the end of your stay documenting the tax as required by NYS and the host AirBNB fee also included in my room rate, if requested. My receipt does not include the AirBNB guest service fee. AirBNB will provide their receipt showing that fee.
Guests have access to the entire house including the living room, formal dining room, full kitchen, and laundry room. One full bath (downstairs) serves the whole house. There is a half-bath off the room with the queen-sized bed. You can enjoy wireless high-speed internet throughout the house. Watch movies on DVD or via your Netflix account on our internet-ready 40" flat screen TV in the living room. The front porch has seating for four and offers a pleasant view of Second Street. The secluded backyard, with rain garden and a rose arbor, is a shady place to sit. A charcoal grill is available upon request.
My husband or I will greet you when you arrive, give you the key code to the back door, show you around the house, and answer questions about the Corning area. We live about 25 minutes outside of Corning, but can be reached via our landline or via text message whenever you need us. PLEASE give us a call/text if you have any questions at all!
Mobility Concerns: A cautionary note: as are most homes on Corning's southside, my house is located on a hill. This means plenty of steps - up from the street to the front of the house and down to the back door from the parking area. There are steps up to the bedrooms upstairs; there is a step-up in the full bath as well as an old-fashioned footed tub that you'll need to step into. So, if you have mobility concerns, even though I would love to have you as a guest, please be advised that my house may not meet your needs.
The Factory Whistle: Although most of the glass factories are gone, the Corning Inc. world headquarters still blows the factory whistle from across the river: 6:45 a.m., 7:00 a.m.; 7:45 a.m., 8:00 a.m., noon, 12:45 p.m.; 1:00 p.m.; then finally at 5:00 p.m. six days a week. It is a mellow sound that we have all grown used to, but it may be a surprise for you! (A fun one, we hope!) (No guests, to date, have ever mentioned being awakened.)
Bird Clock: AND, we have an Audubon singing bird clock in the kitchen. Every hour, a bird will sing - pretty loudly if it is sunny out. The bird songs are light-activated so the clock will be quiet at night. This feature has delighted some guests who have gone out and bought their own!
Our rules are pretty commonsense: if you smoke, please smoke outside; be quiet after 10:00 p.m. and before 7:00 a.m.; and leave the house in as good condition as you found it when you arrived. We have prepared a "How the House Works" guidebook which is intended more to help you find things than it is to set restrictions. It is available on this site and in hard copy when you arrive.
I am a watercolor painter and an avid Repairer of Useful Things. My day begins by leaping out of bed to see what this day will hold. Please do not make me lie on a beach; other things call me: tapping maple trees, listening for returning birds, writing letters, stoking the fire, walking by the pond. You see, I love my dear little house in Corning, but I recently married a wonderful man with a place in the country and VOILA, we live there and I can share my home with you. A stint at managing a B&B on Seneca Lake confirmed for me that I love making/sharing hospitable places.
Speaking of my husband Noel, he and I spend happy evenings ballroom dancing although classic rock is all I play when I paint. We watch "Groundhog Day" every February 2, if we can manage it. Running two or three pieces of heavy machinery in a day means we had accomplished something. While we are resting, we chop wood.
My two wonderful grown daughters live in very cool places: Portland, Maine and Kassel, Germany. We are still a good team even though the miles separate us. Our latest collaboration has been the Hours of Art Festivals, an outgrowth of a 60-hour art party celebrating my 60th birthday (not that long ago.) In fact, 64 Hours of Art will be celebrated August 7 - 8.
I am left-handed, but I try not to be elitist about that. As a liberal Christian (indeed, that is possible), I welcome you, whoever you are.
Life is a hoot and everything works out for the best.