The "Birdcage".Side Gate - Leads To Side Door, Backyard & Patio.
The Birdcage on Bird Avenue
Hosted by Alana
Alana is the host.
6 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
6 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
Please set the number of adults.
Please set the number of children.
Ages 2 - 12
Please set the number of infants.
Under 2
6 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
You won’t be charged yet

This chic, comfortable 3 bedroom apartment can accommodate a maximum of 6 guests (children 12+up) on the 1st floor of our 3-story, owner-occupied home, centrally located between the Elmwood Village & Buffalo's West Side. Just blocks from Hotel Henry, Frederick Law Olmsted Parks, The Albright-Knox Art Gallery & Buffalo State College.

The space

Welcome to "The Birdcage!" Built in 1877, our charming home still houses its original wood floors, pocket doors, marble fireplace work & bay windows.

PRIVATE ROOMS: There are 3 private bedrooms located on the 1st floor apartment of this 3-story home.

KITCHEN: You are welcome to the common items in the fridge/freezer/pantry. We almost always keep the kitchen stocked with breakfast basics. Fruit, juice, creamer, milk, sugar, cereal, coffee, tea, oatmeal, bread, butter and jam.

There is plenty of room in the fridge, freezer & pantry to store food items. Please be sure to take only your own items with you upon check-out.

You are free to use any dishes/pots/pans etc., but please remember to clean up after yourself when finished (that includes wiping counter spaces, spills etc.)

Guest access

***PLEASE NOTE THERE IS NO T.V. IN THIS UNIT. Feel free to bring your laptop if you'd like to watch a movie or t.v. show as WiFi access is available.***

You will have full access to the common living spaces in the apartment. Feel free to do any work at the desk in the living room. There are countless books & travel guides to peek through in the library! Please make yourselves at home!

There are common bathroom amenities located above the toilet and an iron in the kitchen cupboard located below the pots & pans.

Laundry is available upon request with advance notice.

Our spacious front & back patios are great for lounging!

Interaction with guests

We are often very busy, some days we're like two ships in the night, but we are always more than happy to recommend local restaurants, bars, shops & activities if you're looking for something to do during your stay!

Other things to note


Q - Is The Area Safe?
A - Yes! Our neighborhood is very residential, with plenty of young families. Many of us know each other & look out for one another.

Q - What Time Is Check-In?
A - Anytime after 3:00PM.

Q - Can We Check-In Early?
A - Yes, in some cases. Please be sure to mention your early check-in request during booking.

Q- Can We Check-In Late?
A- Yes. We accept check-in until midnight (with prior notice). Please inform us of the time you are planning on coming.

Q - What Time Is Check-Out?
A - 11:00AM. (Please be sure to leave keys in lock box upon check-out)

Q - Can We Check-Out Late?
A - No, Sorry.

Q- Can We Leave A Suitcases Upon Check-Out?
A- No, Sorry.

Q- How Many Beds Are There?
A - There are 4 beds.

Q - Will We Have The Place To Ourselves?
A - Yes!

Q - Will We See You (Alana & Keith)?
A - We both have very busy schedules & we are typically in & out a lot. In some cases, we only see our guests during check-in, other times not at all.

Q - Where Is The Closest Bus Line?
A - Elmwood Avenue. Forest Avenue. Baynes Avenue. Grant Street.

Q - Where Can We Park Our Car?
A - Alternate parking is available during the weekdays. Parking on both sides of the street is available on weekends. Please be sure to read all street parking signs carefully as to avoid being ticketed! (We will do our best to remind guests of the parking rules during booking & upon arrival, but do make sure to read the signage properly & make note of this during your stay.

Q- How Do We Get There?
A- *See "Getting Around" under the "Overview" tab.

Business travel
This listing has essential business travel amenities.

Wireless Internet

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
2 single beds
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed
Common spaces
2 sofas

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox

We hope you enjoy your stay with us & we are most certainly looking forward to sharing our space with you during your stay...but of course, there are some "house rules" we'd like to share...

- The Master lock box will have one FRONT DOOR entrance key available to you at the time of check-in. (Please let us know if you would like an additional key during your stay)
-Check-out is promptly 11:00AM. Please be sure to lock up upon check-out, leaving the key(s) inside of the lock box.
- No smoking in the house! (The front porch/yard can be accessed for smoking.)
- Please clean up after yourself to avoid an extra cleaning fee at time of checkout.
- Remember, Atticus is the dog of the house (she will almost always be upstairs with us on the 2nd floor). No other animals are allowed in or around the house. No exceptions!

You must also acknowledge
Pet(s) live on property - Great Pyrenees named Atticus.
No parking on property - On-Street Parking ONLY.
Some spaces are shared - Patio/Backyard.


74 Reviews

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Lindsay User Profile
September 2017
Overall a pleasant stay for our first time in Buffalo.
Alana User Profile
Response from Alana:
Thanks, Lindsay!
September 2017

Sophia User Profile
September 2017
Thank you for letting us use your place!
Alana User Profile
Response from Alana:
Thanks, Sophia!
September 2017

Billy User Profile
September 2017
Great place to stay!
Alana User Profile
Response from Alana:
Thanks, Billy! (We found the pair of jeans...send us a message!)
September 2017

Hugo User Profile
September 2017
Very Nice place!
Alana User Profile
Response from Alana:
Thanks, Hugo!
September 2017

Meredith User Profile
September 2017
Beautiful inside decorations! Cozy rooms and beds! The only issue is that there's only one bathroom for our five people. It takes many time for all people to finish bathing. And parking is another problem, it's so hard to find a space for parking along the street. And for couch bed, it better for girls, not guys cuz it's a little bit small for a guy with 5'10 hight. Their recommendations for restaurant is very thoughtful! We're appreciate that! And cooking is also available in the house, they have a large and cleaning kitchen.
Alana User Profile
Response from Alana:
Hi Meredith, thanks for your review! It might be helpful for you in the future to read through your listing options in detail. Our particular listing clearly mentions that there is only one bathroom in the apartment, so that shouldn't have come as a surprise to you and your guests. Street parking is also clearly mentioned as well. We live in the city! Happy you were able to situate yourselves so that the tallest person in the group had a place to lay their head. Best of luck using Airbnb in the future!
September 2017

Nidhi User Profile
September 2017
Alana & Keith's space is exactly as mentioned in the listing. Very clean and with all the amenities. Highly recommended!
Alana User Profile
Response from Alana:
Nidhi, we were happy to have hosted your group. Thanks for the great review!
September 2017

Kristopher User Profile
August 2017
Great place
Alana User Profile
Response from Alana:
Thanks, Kristopher!
August 2017

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We were born & raised in Buffalo. We love to travel the world just as much as we love to be in the comfort of our own home. It's extremely easy for someone to fall in love with Buffalo. Our city welcomes the foodie, the architect lover, the sports fanatic, the artist, the mus…
Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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