Full size bed with dresser and spacious wardrobeView of passage to the bath from the bedroom
Sweet Little Independent Apartment
Sweet Little Independent Apartment
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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The space

Great discounts for long stays! This is a sweet little, fully-furnished, independent, 1 BR apartment (within a larger family house) with a private entrance. It includes a bedroom (full-size bed), large full bath, open plan living-dining-kitchen with a sofabed, and an attached sun room leading out into the back garden. Wi-fi, basic cable and all utilities are included along with linen, kitchen and dining ware, basic toiletries and starter cleaning supplies for free use during your stay. The washer & dryer are conveniently located on the same floor.

Guest access

Guests have sole access to the one-bedroom apartment accessed via a side door and staircase. The laundry room is shared with guests who live on the upper floor.

Interaction with guests

I may be there to check you in or, more likely, would be traveling myself. In the latter scenario a friend would be there to give you the keys and I will be in email contact through out to ensure you have a pleasant stay!

Other things to note

1) This apartment sits below another and there may be a bit of noise transference from the floorboards above.
2) Snow shoveling is not included in your rent. So while the town is very prompt in shoveling road snow, the driveway snow would need to be shoveled, for which I have kept shovels handy!
3) I do not provide any dining services, but a well-equipped kitchen is available for you to make your own meals :-)

Air conditioning
Free parking on premises

Extra people $14 SGD / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee $56 SGD
Security Deposit $280 SGD
Weekly Discount: 20%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

Sorry, this is a no-pets, no-smoking, no loud music/partying place!


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

5 nights minimum stay

13 Reviews

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Heather User Profile
December 2016
We have stayed at Mandy's upstairs apartment before, and enjoyed. This time we stayed in the downstairs and were lucky to stay while she was in town. The lovely conversations were the best part of our trip. The apartment is exactly as advertised. Loved the sunroom (though a little cold this time of year to fully enjoy). Thanks Mandy!

Joseph User Profile
September 2016
It was my first time using Airbnb and truly had an amazing experience, Mandy was very helpful. As a medical student it was everything I needed, the private entrance, bedroom, living room which I used to study, peaceful neighborhood and it was right near downtime Syracuse. I would highly recommend the place.

Max User Profile
October 2015
The apartment is clean, simple and in my opinion worth the cost. Mandy made check in simple. I did not have any major troubles while I was staying here. There is laundry on premise as well which was nice! The neighborhood is nice, safe and there is a nice driving range right down the road! My only complaint was the beeping "Internet box" in the bedroom that occasionally beeped unexpectedly in the middle of the night. I would suggest to the owner that she found some way to disable the beeping entirely. Other than that it was a pleasant and convenient experience.
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Response from Mandy:
Thanks for the feedback Max, I'll have the Verizon box attended to rightaway. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for being a nice guest!
October 2015

Robert User Profile
September 2015
Mandy was an excellent host. We enjoyed our stay despite a few minor issues which were taken care of very quickly. Great place if you are a medical student rotating at SUNY Upstate. Thanks Mandy!
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Response from Mandy:
A pleasure to host you Robert - you are welcome back any time. And thanks for being such a good sport :-)
September 2015

Linda User Profile
August 2015
We enjoyed our stay in the Syracuse area. The apartment fit our needs and is very conveniently located. The house is an older home, but is very comfortable. Thank you Mandy.
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Response from Mandy:
Glad you liked your stay - and you are also welcome to the completely free stay I extended to your family at my other 3 BR apartment for the 3 day weekend too! It would indeed be a wonderful world if folks could appreciate gifts when they come their way :-)
August 2015

Christine User Profile
July 2015
This apartment definitely met all of my expectations. Everything was very clean when I arrived and I found it to be a comfortable, welcoming space. The kitchen has lots of pots, pans, cooking utensils, etc., there's a good-sized closet (with hangers) and dresser if you bring a lot of clothes like I did, and all appliances (oven, fridge, microwave, stove, washer/dryer) worked properly. Cleaning supplies are also provided so it's easy to keep everything looking nice. Mandy was traveling during my stay but when I emailed her with questions or concerns she responded quickly. As far as the location, it seems like a nice area. I went for walks most evenings and always felt completely safe in the neighborhood. It's also just a short drive to grocery stores, Target/Wal-Mart, and the interstate. A couple of minor points that might be worth noting: 1. The bed is comfortable for one person but I think it would be a bit small for two people. 2. The bathroom sink backs up when you run the washer, so I don't recommend leaving any items sitting next to the sink or they'll get splashed.
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Response from Mandy:
A pleasure hosting you Christine, and I'm glad the house and the neighborhood worked well for you during your stay. Welcome to the airbnb community - and wishing you many more pleasant travel experiences :-)
July 2015

Erin User Profile
March 2015
Served my needs, but not as nice as I expected it to be. Mostly clean, but refrigerator smell, dirt in corners on floors, and old crayons in couch cover were disappointing. Apartment could use some updating as table and chairs were unsteady/tippy, both closet doors were off hinges, hole where microwave fan should be, and drop ceiling was in rough shape (present but bowing). The furace broke while I was there in the winter, so after 2 cold nights and 2 calls to the neighbor, we got it professionally addressed. Had to replace 3 light bulbs when I moved in, as homeowner isn't around to check those things. Water pressure good, always warm, kitchen is nicely stocked with cooking tools. House is currently for sale so there were 9 showings during my 10 week stay. I never actually met the host as she was overseas, so her neighbor was the main faciltator and she was great. I had trouble meeting the neighbor to get the keys to check in since she was returning from vacation, so I had to bum around for several hours until I could meet her. Neighbor did help with snow removal after a big storm which was very generous. Nice that its a whole unit to yourself.
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Response from Mandy:
Thank you for your detailed feedback Erin. It would have also been nice (and certainly fair) to also mention that you availed of a VERY big discount throughout your stay, which you had requested, and which I agreed to at a big loss to me :-) Also, if you may recall, the house showings were agreed to by you before you confirmed your reservation! Given the fact of the deep discount and the straightforwardness of the deal, I'm wondering why you now think it fit to list out petty things like changing light bulbs during a 3 month discounted stay, and unforeseen maintenance issues even though they were promptly addressed, etc etc. Really, what gives?! No house, even your own when you get it, is perfect. What is relevant is not to pay peanuts and compare it to a 5 star hotel (which I never misrepresented that it was) but to judge it by the price you are paying for it. Just some friendly advice :-)
March 2015

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Hi there, I'm Mandy - never-say-die globe trotter and inveterate rolling stone - former journalist, designer, management professional, academic and entrepreneur - to name a few :-) I'm also a greenie, and have a little organic farm on my terrace in Mumbai that keeps me grounded when I'm not traveling! Besides travel, I enjoy the good life, great music, soul-stirring movies, awesome literature and inspiring company - the last item being the reason I've been an airbnb host since 2009 :-)

I have homes in India and the US, so catch me wherever...and know that even if I'm not home when you visit, I'd have a reliable and friendly person hosting for me. My homes are clean, comfortable and conveniently located - eight listings in Mumbai (five in same building - good for group reservations) and two in upstate NY (same house).

IMPORTANT: Please see photos, descriptions, and previous guest reviews before contacting me, to save our time. Also, know that I may simply not respond if:

a) you have a blank profile
b) you seem to be email bombing many hosts to begin a price war
c) you have no introductions, verifications or reviews, are quite mysterious about your purpose of visit, but still want me to rendezvous with you somewhere and take you - a complete and utter stranger - back to my home for a viewing of the room :-)

That having been said, I'm glad to answer GENUINE inquiries from GOOD FOLKS! And if you end up being my guest, will gladly go out of my way to make your stay a GREAT experience :-)

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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