Relax and Rejuvenate, Chic Cabin "Private/woods yet convenient"
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About Kelly Mikulski
I'm an occasional live-in homeowner (not living there while I have guests), educator at heart, who has decided to open my doors to share my peaceful space with others. This helps me to afford my space and upkeep, planned upcoming improvements (some Summer 2019), & life challenges that I face being sandwiched between generations (including a rental for my elderly mom). I aim to provide an exceptional experience for each of my guests, I welcome your input, and work hard to use toxin-free and environmentally sound practices in my cleaning and operation of this home. I'm there to greet you when I'm able, but self-check in is also available after 3 PM. You are unlikely to see me during your stay other than at greeting, unless its time to refresh breakfast items (during extended stays), or to handle trash/recycling to the curb (weekly) OR as needed to maintain hot tub quality. If guests desire a more social visit, to learn more about local things to do, I'm happy to accommodate that as well but I aim to provide privacy first and social experience based on desire/request. You'll see I leave a piece of me about my space, books, health & wellness literature--please enjoy a borrowed read while you relax (Living Room hammock or master suite swing are great for this). I desire that you settle in, feel at home, and make use of my space as if it were your own, helping yourself to pantry items and whatnot when desired (I am a bit gourmet), and just request that you be considerate and deposit to my "sin bin" to help me replenish items used outside continental breakfast fare.
Kelly Mikulski purchased this Cabin in 2008
Why Kelly Mikulski chose Binghamton
I fell in love with this property's privacy and seclusion, growing up in the woods and wanting that for my children. I loved the spiral stairs, vaulted ceiling, skylights and 2 stone fireplaces. I didn't love everything about it--so I added in the pretty master suite. I'm working on updates and making the cabin "more Chic" as I go along. It's apparently just perfect for this type of rental. I didn't see that ahead of time. I was trying to sell, so that I could afford to buy single-floor living for my mother. I truly did not want to relinquish my home, but this seemed to be my only avenue. When I realized that others might treasure the peaceful setting and R & R that you can soak up in this space, I stepped out of my "sale" box and into this new venture of sharing my cozy cabin with others, because it frankly is peaceful, relaxing and a comfortable place for R & R, year round. My recent hot tub addition is something I've wanted on the back patio for a long time--this space is perfectly secluded and set up nicely for this. I'm grateful for this rental opportunity which led me to invest in this additional amenity!
What makes this Cabin unique
While this home sits "close" to town and amenities, its very private and has a "remote" feel. I'm proud of my pretty master bath, jacuzzi tub, and I've noticed its hard to find a local hot tub, so I was happy to get this installed and running here! The back patio sits adjacent to a fire-pit, where evenings can be enjoyed for much of the year. The two stone fireplaces are unique, and the coal stove is a wonderful way to keep the entire house toasty (especially the master!) during the heating season. I'll have this going ahead--as its tricky to start, but I'm also happy to give you a lesson if you want to use off season! Its easy to maintain and only requires tending about 36-48 hours so its a great way to keep the home toasty--especially the master! The "loft" creates a private space for a single person or a few, for hangout, resting and separate space apart from a group, and the two bedrooms share a "common" area for visiting/reading, etc.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Perfect weekend getaway for two
This location is ideal for a weekend trip for two. We had a large group(7) and an extended stay. The house is beautiful, & she had zen music playing upon our arrival, along with very detailed post it note left all over the house - leaving no room to question anything. She stayed in contact with us regularly as well.
This place was just what we needed. Cozy looked exactly like the photos and the owner was awesome.
Once we decided we wanted to stay here the renting process it self was pretty easy. As i said before the place looks exactly as the pictures. Very clean well stocked with everything you need. The jacuzzi was perfect so relaxing loosen up all my sore muscles.... i loved how thr place was lit up there were lights all over and swings/hammocks a nice big one upstairs and one in the lower bedroom... if and when i get to take another break from mt busy life i will deffinetly try to see if i could rent this rental again
Thank you Kelly.
Thank you Michelle! (Sorry, its hard for me to find these reviews!) I'm so glad you enjoyed....come back and see me again--cabin updates are in the works this summer!
Cozy Hideaway Great for our graduation get together!
Traveling from 3 different states we needed a place for six adults and several cars close to SUNY Broome. This location was just perfect for us. We relaxed from our travels in the hot tub. Spotty rain prevented us from using the fire pit but maybe next time. Host was very attentive to ensure all I need were meet. She has really thought of everything and left clear notes to help us out. Even surprised us with graduation decorations, Thank You, Kelly !
Karen, thank you for the kind words and appreciation of what my cabin has to offer. I was so happy to host Sharlene's graduation event! It makes me happy to be able to support family and friends coming together, for relaxation and special events. You were a treat to host--I'd welcome you back anytime and recommend your group highly!
Private and cozy retreat
The cabin was very well maintained and comfortable. The coal stove in the master bedroom kept us nice and warm and we loved the walk-in shower. Kelly was readily available for anything that came up and went out of her way to make sure we enjoyed our stay. We were pleasantly surprised that so many breakfast items were provided at no cost. Due to rainy weather 3 of the 4 days we were there, we were only able to enjoy the hot tub and outdoor area for a few hours on our final day. We hope to be able to return for another visit when the weather is drier. Overall, we were very happy with our stay.
I’m always thrilled to hear that guests find my space comfortable and relaxing, and appreciate my efforts to accommodate! It’s always a struggle to schedule vacation when you never know about snowy or rainy weather—and it’s wonderful if it works out for guests to just relax in the indoor hammock, enjoy the jacuzzi or sit by a fire! I’ll pray on better weather for your next trip!
We had a wonderful weekend at the cabin. Everything we could want and more. Kelly was a gracious host and provided all the essentials. We would definitely come back to this relaxing place in the woods. Thank you !
Thank you so much, Cindy! I’m so glad you found time to relax during your busy weekend. It was lovely to host your family for the holiday, and I’d love to have you back some day!
A Wonderful Place to Unwind your Body and Mind
Thank you Kelly for Inviting us into your Cozy Cabin . I is very much an extension of your warm thoughtful personality. Even tho the weather was damp grey , The cabin was very warm and cheery , Supplying our every need . Including wine and a hot tub to sooth the mind and body .. We will be back to visit again !!
Thank you Doug, for the review and appreciation! I’m so happy that you and Lauren enjoyed your stay! It brings me great pleasure to provide a peaceful, home-away-from-home respite for guests! I’ll hope to hear from you again in the future!
Area of fantastic fall foliage, near Binghamton University, Broome Community College, Lockheed Martin Owego, Raymond Corp. Greene, PGA golf (August) and about a dozen good golf courses are close, annual Spiedie Fest/Balloon Rally (August), many ethnic festivals (seasonal spring/summer) and fall events (pumpkin farms, apple festivals, maple festivals), lots of hiking/state and county parks (swim/boat/picnic/dog), a few dog parks, casinos (Tioga Downs closest), and 1 to 1 1/2 miles from Finger Lakes wineries, trails, hiking gorges.