This is a cozy, well-appointed garden level apartment in a historic brownstone, directly across from the gate to the Executive Mansion. Full kitchen, laundry en suite, walking distance to the Capitol and downtown.
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***Our price includes $10 for taxes.
***If you are travelling with a dog, there is an additional charge. You must message me that you are bringing a pup - $25/first night, $10 after
***If you are staying two nights, there is a cleaning fee of $10. three or more nights $15 (for your whole stay)
Disponible para huéspedes
Private front door. We have a lock box on the door that contains the key to the apartment. This enables guests to arrive and leave any time! We change the combination with each guest. The check in and check out times listed of 11 and 3 pm are "check out by" and "check in after" times to enable us time to clean and set up for the next guest. If you need more time, just ask! If nobody is staying the night after you (or not coming til later) we are absolutely willing to be flexible.
Atención a los huéspedes
Hosts live upstairs in a seperate unit but will be available to provide travel tips, recommendations, etc. Just send us a text! We will provide you with some breakfast supplies and coffee in your private kitchen and toiletries/laundry/hair dryer in the bathroom.
Otros aspectos destacables
We do charge a cleaning fee of $10 per stay for guests staying 2 nights. Guests staying 3 or more nights, the fee will be $15 per stay. This amount will be added as a special offer after you request to book. We do have the apartment professionally cleaned.
We are also legally required to charge sales tax (8.75%) and local occupancy tax (6%). The taxes compute to $10 per night. This amount is included in the $85 per night.
IMPORTANT: PARKING -- Parking is street parking. We live downtown in a city. I cannot guarantee parking. I cannot tell you where you will find a spot. While parking is generally fine (you will find a spot within one block), Sunday and Monday nights can be tough if you get here after 8 or so due to parking restrictions. It is not impossible to find a spot, but it is more difficult. The streets are very well marked with signs. Please do not ask me where to park. If you ask me where to park, I will tell you to read the signs. I really have no better insight into parking than to direct you to the signs. If you are parking Monday through Friday during the day (between 8AM - 6PM) it is "Resident Parking" zone however we do have a guest pass to override this - just send me your license plate number and state and I will enter your information into the City of Albany and you can remain parked all day and night.
If you are traveling with a canine companion, there will be a charge of $25 for the first night and $10 for any additional night. A dog bed and bowls will be provided upon request. Dogs are NOT permitted on the furniture!
We expect guests to leave the apartment in like condition to how they found it. This includes wiping down the counters and the dining table, if they were used. If you cook on the stove, please clean the stove surface of any spills.
On checkout, guests should put key back in lock box and leave the outside light ON.
Bed can be left unmade, used towels should be placed in the tub, dishes should be washed and either put away or left on the counter on a towel (dishwasher is currently broken).
Garbage can be left in the bins in the bathroom and under the kitchen sink.
I have lived in the Capital District for most of my life having grown up in Troy (just across the river from Albany). After living in Manhattan for over 7 years, I came back to Albany in 2009. While living in the big city gave me a more cosmopolitan perspective and exposed me to things I may not have come across upstate, I fully appreciate the more laid-back lifestyle that the Capital District has to offer. Albany and Troy are fun cities with lots to do, but you can drive 10-15 minutes and enjoy the countryside. The lack of hustle and bustle -- and being able to live in a space larger than a closet-- more than makes up for the slight lag in trendy things making it up our way. At the present time, I am an attorney who enjoys running, reading, cooking, gardening, and arts and crafts endeavors in my spare time.
My significant other has lived in the area for approximately 20 years, having moved here from New York City. He purchased this property as a burnt out shell. The exterior was maintained (as it is right across from the Governor's mansion) but the interior had to be completely rebuilt. He designed it himself and the result is a very modern and hospitable home with a charming garden apartment that we occasionally rent out on air bnb!! We look forward to welcoming you!