We have spent 4 and a half months with Sherrie and Mike from April 3 to August 8, 2010. We come from Germany, and this was our first visit to Syracuse. I had a short-time position as research scholar at Syracuse University (SU). The accomodation offered by SU had turned out ill-suited for a family with two small children (2 and 3 years old), too costly, and too remote from the city center. So, we searched for alternatives and were extremely lucky to find Sherrie and Mike's appartment.
The appartment has two roomy bedrooms which easily sleep four persons, a very generous living room, a well-equipped kitchen, a breakfast room, and a bathroom with a bathtube and the usual options. The neighbourhood is quiet and safe, it is only 10 minutes by car from the airport and even closer from the Interstate, yet there is hardly any disturbing noise. There is free high-speed WLAN, free laundry, free use of the wonderful garden; I am sure I forget things. The kitchen has everything you need, and the owners have always been extremely quick to provide additional items (e.g. plastic cups for the kids).
Speaking about the owners, Sherrie and Mike: they are the most important reason why we would not hesitate a second to rent their appartment again. They are the most welcoming people you can imagine. Being away from Europe and our families, they provided an invaluable social network for us, they introduced us to their friends, provided ideas for activities for the kids, and were always available for help, e.g., to give us a lift by car, or help with that special item that I needed to hook up my European laptop to the American electricity grid ...
We had searched the Syracuse market extensively before renting the appartment. After our 4 and 1/2 months stay, we are sure that we could not have found something better, both in terms of experience, and in terms of value for money.
Summing up: a great experience in a wonderful appartment with extraordinary owners. We will come again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We have a modest B&B run in the old style of the traditional B&B in Europe. Our accent is on service and comfort in our simple way. The extended stay 2 bedroom suite is unique in that it is 1200 sq. Ft. Fully furnished and equipped complete with linens, utensils, LIMITED washer & dryer...Too much to list. ... more less