About this listing
Take over the downstairs floor of our rad house. We're in a great, super safe neighborhood, just a few minutes from downtown/Yale. Off street parking, easy access to public transportation and an easy bike ride to most of the city. Two beds, a jacuzzi tub and a fireplace.
You'll mostly have your own floor of the house (finished walk out basement) with a king size bed and a big futon so that you can very comfortably sleep up to 4 in two separate areas. There is some stuff we might need access to, but generally we don't have much need to be down there. We may or may not share a bathroom when it's convenient for you (I think that shower is so much nicer!), but otherwise we generally keep away from your floor. Don't wanna wear pants to the bathroom in the morning? This is the perfect spot. You also get French doors that open up into the backyard right next to the bed, a gas fireplace and a jacuzzi tub.
We're in a great neighborhood that avoids the biggest issue in New Haven; crime. Being just across the harbor we're insulated from the bad neighborhoods that run up against all the nice spots closer to downtown. We have parking behind the house (that you can use if you like) but I prefer to park in the street and have never had an issue. We live around all the firefighters and new professors!
We have easy access to public transportation and are close enough to downtown and Yale that I typically ride my bike over there when I'm headed to the area. If you have a car, it's about 5-10 mins to downtown/Yale and we have easy access to I95/91.
There are three other roommates you'd likely bump into at some point, but other than laundry they don't really come downstairs.
I've moved some furniture around since AirBnB took the photos that are up so the bed is now a king instead of a queen, and some of the shelving has changed.
It is also important to note that a 55 lb pit bull lives here. He is the cutest, cuddliest dog you will ever meet but if you are allergic to dogs this may not be the best fit for you. He is not allowed downstairs when guests are here unless you specifically want him to be, but he is allowed in that space otherwise so we can not assure a dog hair free zone.
You'll have access to all of the common areas in the house including the kitchen, dining room, and deck. You'll have access to the washer/dryer as well.
Interaction with Guests
New friends are awesome so we're happy to hang out, go eat or whatever so long as we're not too busy. That said, if you'd rather just pretend we're not here and we mostly ignore each other, that's totally fine too. If you're here on a Tuesday night, we host Taco Tuesday every week at the house unless I am away for work. I cook for about 20ish people and everyone hangs around eating and drinking. You'd be more than welcome to join us, or not, though it's usually not the most restful environment so if you need a silent house to sleep at 10pm we're probably not the best fit on Tuesday nights.
Other Things to Note
Our standard check in time is after 3pm and check out before 1pm, but these are pretty flexible and we're happy to move them around or hold luggage or whatever so long as it doesn't conflict with other guests.
The big rule is just to be respectful and positive. Also, no smoking in the house and no pets. The dog that lives here does not get along with other animals.