A comfortable room in a charming house in a safe neighborhood! Minutes to Yale, easy parking, and plenty of room for a longer stay. I love helping guests find their way and am happy to help out with tips and hints to make your stay memorable.
Spacious bedroom with full-size bed and workspace in charming Victorian home with all mod-cons: updated kitchen, jacuzzi tub, and high-speed cable internet. No TV, but you can stream over wireless, and settle in by the wood stove on chilly winter nights. AC available in the summer for your bedroom.
Downtown New Haven is a short, ten-minute drive or quick bus trip down Whitney Avenue, and Whitneyville village is three blocks away. The neighborhood is safe and walkable, and you will find Books and Co. (with its attached coffee shop), the Whitneyville Food Center, and the Playwright Pub among the many small shops around the corner. Also within walking distance is Soup Girl, with a delectable selection of daily soups (and ridiculously good cupcakes), and Le Petit Gourmet, which has a small but yummy selections of sweet and savory foods to eat in or take out.
This room is a great place to settle in for a longer stay and I have hosted several month-long lodgers. You will have your own walk-in closet with dresser and plenty of hanging space, and you will have access to an ironing board, iron, hair dryer and other homey things you might need, but wouldn't want to bring with you. During longer stays, you will have access to fresh sheets and towels every week to change at your convenience. You will also be welcome to share some cereal and coffee/tea during the first few days of your stay, but should plan to make your own breakfasts if you'll be here for more than a week. The house is "shoes off upstairs" so plan to bring some house slippers for the cooler months.
Personable cat in residence.
Guests are welcome to use the kitchen, dining area and living room during the day and evening as well as the washer and dryer on the premises. The kitchen is available for making breakfast and light food prep -- please contact me in advance if you would like to prepare more than the occasional meal at home during your stay. Parking is on the street, but always available. Quiet hours from 11 pm to 7 am.
The main bathroom/shower upstairs is shared, and there is a half bathroom on the first floor.
I like to make sure that I'm available as needed by my guests. Whether you need a restaurant recommendation or a lift to the train station downtown, I'm mindful of what it is that you might need most to make your stay better. Sometimes it's quiet undisturbed space to unwind after a day meetings and interviews, and sometimes it's a long chat over coffee and breakfast—every stay is a little different.
A simple breakfast will be provided (cold or hot cereal, coffee/tea, yoghurt, fresh fruit, etc.).
Non-registered guests (that is, anyone not registered to stay at the house) not allowed without advance notice. No smoking, no pets.
Use of the woodstove is strictly forbidden. No exceptions.
Quiet hours from 11pm to 7am.
I'm in the trades and interested in historical preservation technique and practice. I also play the accordion, and have traveled extensively in Europe and the states to perform, teach and research traditional eastern European music. I like meeting new people, and as a seasoned traveler—and travel writer—myself, enjoy providing a comfortable stay and whatever help you might need to navigate in New Haven.