About this listing
7 minute drive to downtown and Yale yet right next to the hiking and jogging trails of East Rock and Mill River! Your room is on the first floor rear and you have use of the living room, dining room and kitchen Off street parking and use of bicycles
The rooms are located in the on the second floor of the house. There is one very large bedroom with an en suite bathroom. There is also a smaller bedroom off of the living room. Both beds are queen size, very firm memory foam, with down duvets and a variety of pillows. There is a couch and coffee table and some bookshelves in the living room. The space is very private as you have the entire second floor to yourself. Both bedrooms have small desks and dressers.
I Provide clean bed-linens, towels, comforter and extra blankets as well as soap and shampoo.
Guests also have access to the shared areas on the first floor which is a large, open, 'loft-style' living space which includes Kitchen, dining area and sitting room. There is also a huge fenced in back yard and guests are welcome to dine outdoors and have use of the grill. Guests are welcome to use the washing machine and to borrow the house bicycles - it is a 15 minute bike ride to downtown and to Yale. Right around the corner are the trail heads to East Rock Park - you can climb the 'Giant Steps' for a wonderful view of the City and the Long-Island Sound Beyond.
The neighborhood is a tiny little neighborhood called Cedar Hill. The house is bordered by the park and river on one side, by East Rock (great for hiking) on another side, by State street to the East and by the Highway to the South. State Street is one of the main arteries to downtown and provides us with many good restaurants and bars, the highway makes it very easy to get in and out of town and the Park and hiking trails of East Rock are where New Haven keeps fit and watches the sun set. Cedar hill is a family oriented neighborhood, its small enough that most of us know each other by sight and to say hello. Its a friendly place with its own 'neighborhood block-watch' organisation.
The house is 2 miles from downtown and Yale - a 15 minute bike ride or 7 minutes in the car. I have an off-street parking space for you to use. The house is also close to the Yale Shuttle Orange Route and the 'M' bus routes both of which will take you straight downtown. There are bicycles that are yours to use while you are here.
Other things to note
I provide coffee and all sorts of teas but no-longer provide breakfast. You will have a shelf in our fridge and space in the pantry to store your own food and are very welcome to use the kitchen to cook.
I am a visual artist who is also self employed as a private contractor, renovating homes, small fabrication and art restoration. I have owned my home in New Haven for four years now and I very much enjoy being part of the airbnb community and try to make sure that my guests are as comfortable as I would expect to be. Your rooms are located on the second floor of the house, but we will share the kitchen and dining room located on the first floor. You will have access to the giant backyard as well