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College Cottage: Private Apt in Trendy Allentown

SuperhostBuffalo, New York, United States
Entire apartment hosted by Nino
3 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 bath
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Private one bedroom upstairs apartment right in the middle of the Historic Allentown District. Cozy bedroom with a queen-sized bed and bright kitchen with all of the essentials to cook if you choose.

Free parking in the driveway just steps away from all of Buffalo’s great local bars, restaurants, and shops (scroll down to learn about Allentown). Only a 5 minute walk to the medical campus/light-rail and a 30min drive to Niagara Falls.

Place to stay if you want the authentic Buffalo experience

The space
The bedroom: large space with a queen sized bed, flat screen TV with streaming options, and a desk that can easily serve as a work/study space. Central AC was installed just this year (2020) so it’ll be nice and cool, and a new furnace in 2019 (so nice and warm in the winter)! Additionally, there is a futon suitable for a 3rd person and plenty of extra pillows and blankets.

The bathroom: All of the necessities. I provide shampoo, conditioner, and body wash. There is a stand up shower but no bathtub and you may need to crouch if you are over 6’4”.

The kitchen: there is a small kitchen table suitable for 2-3 people, a cooking bar, and pots/pans and spices available if you chose to go to a local grocery store (7 minute walk to Tops) and cook for yourself. Utensils, cups, wine glasses, plates, and bowls are all ready for use. The kitchen appliances are a bit old but all fully functioning (they really don’t make them like they used to!), so while they are clean, they don’t give off that sparkly gleam of stainless steal (my next investment after grad school).

Front porch: very comfortable and decked out with solar lights and a ton of plants (gardening became my quarantining activity). You may find my girlfriend and I out here reading/drinking on the warmer days. We will always leave the front porch open to our guests and utilize the back patio to give you your privacy!

Back patio: Plenty of tables, chairs, a grill, and a small fire pit! The back patio is attached to my bedroom, so I ask guest not to utilize it after 11pm (although you’re more than welcome to use the front porch as late as you’d like so long as you maintain a respectful noise level for my neighbors). I have environmentally friendly logs for the fire pit available upon request to ensure the safety of all parties.

Other things to note
I live in the lower and have a dog (Rupert) who is harmless but he may bark when he first sees you opening the door, no worries though you have yet you have your own separate entrance and don’t need to meet him (unless you want to).

The bathroom space is small but functional with a standup shower but no bathtub.
Private one bedroom upstairs apartment right in the middle of the Historic Allentown District. Cozy bedroom with a queen-sized bed and bright kitchen with all of the essentials to cook if you choose.

Free parking in the driveway just steps away from all of Buffalo’s great local bars, restaurants, and shops (scroll down to learn about Allentown). Only a 5 minute walk to the medical campus/light-rail and a…

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1 queen bed, 1 sofa bed

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TV
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Hair dryer
Laptop-friendly workspace
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Buffalo, New York, United States

Allentown was placed on the U.S. Registry of Historic Places in 1980 and the buildings are all architectural gems. Frederick Law Olmsted (who designed Central Park in New York City), also designed 3 parks in Allentown, with Days Park being just around the corner. He designed Symphony Circle as part of his master plan for the City’s park system the circle is home to Kleinhans Music Hall. It is the first neighborhood directly north of downtown Buffalo and borders the theatre district as well as Elmwood Village (another trendy neighborhood in Buffalo).


Allentown is the place to be if you’re looking to experience authentic Buffalo. The Airbnb is only one block up from the main strip but the residential part is amazing clean and quiet thanks to the Allentown Association.

When you walk north to Allen Street, to the left you will find live music at Nietzsche’s, and DJ’s and dancing at Hardware Cafe and DBGB’s as well as a poutine joint and grilled cheese spot.

To the right there are endless opportunities. Mulligan’s Brick Bar your typical Irish pub, the Pink where you’ll find the diviest dive bar but awesomely weird people and the best steak sandwich in town, the Alley Cat with an amazing shot and beer special for $7, Allentown Pizza, Jim’s Steakout (Buffalo Chain), and Falley Allen (a recent implant which in my opinion doesn’t contribute to the neighborhood identity).

Keep going past Elmwood ave and that’s where you’ll probably find me. Gabriel’s gate which has the best chicken wings in the city (skip anchorbar), and across the street is Frizzy’s, my local pub and great place for bar games. Bartenders can be a bit harsh at first but tell them you’re my Airbnb guest and they’re likely to lighten up.

If you decide to keep going past Delaware you’ll find a wide array of restaurants, Colter Bay has a great selection of local beer on draft, Mexican food at Don Tequila, Ethiopian cuisine, and cafe 59 (my personal favorite lunch spot).

Allentown is also home of the Gay Pride Parade and past Franklin St. there are 3 staple LGBTQ (Q, Cathode Ray, and Funky Monkey) where there’s everything from trivia to karaoke, to dancing. If you want to dance but aren’t a fan of the crowd at Hardware or DBGB’s, everyone is welcome at Funky Monkey.

After Franklin is Main St and home of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus where you can hop on the light-rail and explore other parts of the city.
Allentown was placed on the U.S. Registry of Historic Places in 1980 and the buildings are all architectural gems. Frederick Law Olmsted (who designed Central Park in New York City), also designed 3 parks in Al…

Hosted by Nino

Joined in July 2016
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I’m an urban geographer and geographic information scientist that loves finding the next new trending place before it’s found. I love my dog, playing trivia, and cooking (particularly Asian and Latin American fusion). I know the ins and outs of Buffalo to every extent, and love to share my local knowledge, but also have a thirst for travel that I only wish could be satisfied. Currently employed as an anti money laundering analyst and investigator.
I’m an urban geographer and geographic information scientist that loves finding the next new trending place before it’s found. I love my dog, playing trivia, and cooking (particula…
During your stay
Given the COVID-19 situation, I work from home so am on site most of the day, either in my office downstairs or on the front porch). I know all the best spots all over the city and have no problem if you text me with questions or if you even want me to take you on a bar crawl on the weekends I can make myself available (it's usually what I'm doing anyways...well when things are fully open!)
Given the COVID-19 situation, I work from home so am on site most of the day, either in my office downstairs or on the front porch). I know all the best spots all over the city and…
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House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 pm
Checkout: 12:00 pm
Self check-in with key safe
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
Safety & Property
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm