Situated on the banks of Lake Ontario, the city of Rochester in the state of New York, U.S., is renowned as both the “Flower City” and the “Flour City” of America. The Genesee River flowing through the city adds to the beauty of Rochester during the summers and becomes the perfect skiing spot during the winters. The hottest month of the year is usually July even when the temperature is soothing. The winters in Rochester are freezingly cold and the peak months are laden with snow making it one of the best travel destinations for those who love to chill, quite literally.
Apart from a beautiful weather throughout the year, Rochester is famous for attractions such as its artistically, culturally, and historically rich museums, visually appeasing parks such as the Highland Park, the Cobbs Hill Park, the Ontario Beach Park, the beautiful Genesee Riverway Trail, the world-famous Garbage Plate and Rochester’s heart and soul- hotdogs. So, if you have a love for any of these and are planning your next vacation to this gem of a city in New York, check out this list of the best Airbnb accommodations we have compiled just for your ease.
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A Beautiful Guest Suite Hosted by Pam
This studio on the third floor of a century old house hosted by Pam is a modern-looking private space close to Lake Ontario and Downtown. Located not more than a 15 minute-drive away from the airport, this studio is also at a walking distance from the Zoo and two nearby waterfalls. The entire floor remains in your custody. Near the landing of the floor, the hosts have also provided a number of books to read from. A food station, a number of games and a coffee station are also there for you to cherish. The room is also equipped with a desk and a TV which can also be used as a monitor. The guests can also sit back and relax in the patio. Smoking is allowed in the backyard and your pets are more than welcome. Additionally, the entire third floor area has an air purifier installed.
Indulge Into the Beauty of The Irondequoit Bay While Staying at This Stunning Studio
If you have a special corner for fishing in your heart, this private retreat near the Irondequoit Bay is the place for you. As defined by Stephen, the host, this place is a sanctuary in itself. The guest can also access the gym facility provided by the host. There is one king-sized bed and one sofa bed as well which makes this very spacious studio ideal even for three guests at once. The property offers a gorgeous view of the Bay with an access to the Dock area as well during the summer season. If you’re visiting Rochester during the summers, this place is an ideal choice as you can indulge into fishing as well as boating and other water sports. Even though this place is located in a very calm neighborhood, it is very close to the Downtown and is well connected to other parts of the city. Also, you can bring your pets along.
Spacious Vintage Home in Cultural District
This entire flat hosted by Tamara in the Southeast region of Rochester is a vintage home built in 1910, yet very modern and spacious as a whole. The host recommends this place to those who seek cultural beauty and love to explore the nightlife of the places they visit. The entire two-bedroom apartment will be yours to enjoy. The front porch and the backyard are shared. Guests who have recently stayed on the property have specially praised Tamara’s precautions regarding the ongoing pandemic and how clean she keeps the place.
Eclectic Retreat in Swillburg
Ideal for 4 guests, this 2-bedroom house can comfortably accommodate as many as 6 guests. The property is well-suited even for work related trips as the house has a very strong fiber optic internet connection. This eclectic brick home from the 1920s is very beautifully decorated with works of art by local artists and is aesthetically perfect. The antique furnishing adds to the charm of the place, but the house is very modern in itself. Secluded, yet centrally located, the accommodation is merely 12 minutes away from the airport and the neighborhood is very quiet. It is located in between the Highland Park and the Cobbs Hill and a beautiful, leafy local park is just across the street. Many shops, cafes and restaurants are very close to the building.
Studio with A Private Balcony
Enjoy some private time at this perfect studio in the oldest neighborhood of Rochester admiring the beauty of the place while sitting in your private balcony. A part of an Italian Villa from the 1860s, this beautiful studio is centrally located and is just 10 minutes’ walk away from some major Downtown attractions such as Blue Cross Arena, Dinosaur BBQ, and Frontier Field. Situated near the bank of the Genesee river, this place is at a 6-7 minutes’ walk away from the Corn Hill area which hosts Rochester’s biggest summer festival. The place also offers a convenient parking space if you plan to bring along your car.
Two-Bedroom Apartment Hosted by Todd and Julie
If travelling during the pandemic is a worrisome, yet unavoidable thing for you, you should totally check out this 2-bedroom apartment ideal for as many as 6 people. Todd and Julie’s cleaning protocol includes a UV light air purifier which properly eliminates airborne contaminants, including viruses. At a walkable distance from the Park Avenue and a Museum, this place is also very close to a number of cafes and restaurants. Guests have also recommended a walk to a nearby café named Marty’s for a delightful meal of their absolutely delicious Chicken Sandwich while you explore the area.
Historic Mansion Along the Genesee River
Do not forget to check out this beautiful historic mansion located very close to the Genesee river which has both an antique as well as a modern touch to it. This mansion on Mt. Hope is perfect for those planning to explore the University of Rochester which is at a walkable distance from the property. Major attractions of South Wedge and Downtown are also quite close. Also, do not forget to explore the nearby eateries across the street.
One Bedroom Apartment Off the Monroe Avenue Parking
Close to the university area, this one-bedroom apartment can accommodate as many as four guests. The apartment is also near to the best bars, cafes and restaurants of South Wedge, is at a walkable distance from Monroe Avenue and the Park Avenue area. Parking space for as many as 3 cars is available. You will have the entire place to yourselves. A shared dryer and washer is also available in the basement. The interior of the house is beautifully designed and well-maintained. Just off the highway, the place is well-connected to other parts of the city and is definitely a good choice even for those travelling without a personal vehicle. The host, Zach, is very warm, welcoming, and helpful.
Vacationing in A Private Room Amidst Art and Culture at Sandy’s
Hosta House, a nineteenth century building, is the perfect choice for the collectors and admirers of beauty that lies in art and culture. Very close to all the museums and to the Eastman School of Music, the property is a 12 minutes’ drive away from the airport and a 15 minutes’ walk away from the City Center. Other fun things right next to the house include a Planetarium and the Open Sky Yoga classes across the street. With a piano and a harp available for the guests, Sandy describes this place ideal for musicians, couples and even solo travelers. And the best part is that even though the property is very close to these major attractions of the city, the neighborhood is ever peaceful and calm.
A 2-Bedroom House Hosted by Kevin
This beautifully decorated cute, little house is close to the Eastman School of Music, Irondequoit Bay, George Eastman House, East End Entertainment District, Wegmans, and the Public Market as well. Despite that, the house is located in a very quiet neighborhood. Long-term stays on the property are also convenient for the host. The place is ideal for three guests and a parking space for 2 vehicles has also been provided. A pool table for some indoor enjoyment and a garden to breathe in the fresh air while not going out is there as well.
A Beautiful Stay Next to The Downton at Salma’s
With a shared access to one slot in the parking area, a common front patio and shared laundry services, the entire ground floor of this house equally grand on the outside and breathtakingly beautiful on the inside is a spacious and comfortable accommodation quite close to museums, art galleries and perfect for enjoying the nightlife of Rochester. The host recommends taking a walk to Village Gate Square to appreciate some local art and grab meal at Good Luck or even enroll yourself in a DIY art class nearby. Salma suggests exploring other local eateries such as Glen Edith, Char Steakhouse, or Cam’s Pizzeria- all within 15 minutes’ walk. The place is very well organized and maintained with a special attention paid to thorough cleaning for the protection of both the guest as well as the hosts.
Entire 3-Bedroom Ranch in The Maplewood Historic District
Equipped with everything necessary to make you feel at home, this 3-bedroom house can very comfortably accommodate as many as 12 guests. The place is close to good shopping centers and amazing eateries, but not to the major city attractions. The airport is almost 5 miles away and the Downtown is almost 4 miles apart. The house, however, is huge, very well-maintained, clean and one of the best deals in the given price. The hosts even offer a discount to doctors, nurses, teachers, military people, and first responders. Pets are more than welcome, but there is a strict policy against smoking and partying. Apart from that, quiet hours are from 10:00 P.M. to 7:00 A.M.
2-Bedroom Victorian Gem with A Garage
Situated at the heart of Park Avenue, the apartment’s central location has been praised by almost each and every guest who has reviewed the property on the website. With two bedrooms and two bathrooms, this place can easily accommodate as many as 6 guests. The guests can access both the front porch and the backyard, apart from their own floor. Laundry facilities can also be availed, if needed. There’s a very busy bar around the corner which also offers the facility of renting bikes so that you can easily explore the nearby attractions.
Entire House with A Pool Hosted by Amber
If you are planning a huge family trip, then this house very close to the Park Avenue district is a good deal. Although the place is quite expensive, the luxurious time you will have here seems worth the price. The house can comfortably host as many as 11 guests, has 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, a living room, a beautiful dining room, and a massive backyard as well. During the months of June to September, the guests are also allowed to use the swimming pool. Additionally, there’s a hot tub, and a patio as well. Apart from this, there’s a basement area as well with facilities such as a bar, and a pool table for the guests to enjoy indoors.
Another Remodeled Victorian Home in South Wedge
Close to the Highland Park as well as the Strong Museum and Rochester Museum and Science Center, this spacious two-bedroom apartment can accommodate as many as 6 guests. Except for the laundry room, nothing else is shared. The kitchen is equipped with basic appliances and the apartment is not overly furnished. There is a private entrance to the room and parking space to guests is also provided. Much recommended coffee shops and eateries by former guests are also less than 10 minutes of a walk away.
Well, that was what we found worth checking out while planning your next trip to Rochester, New York. If you have something amazing to add to our list, feel free to reach out to us and let us know.