The Doremifasol in lovely Montclair

House - Private room · Euclid Pl, Montclair, NJ 07042, United States

A quaint haven from the hustle and bustle of NYC, The Doremifasol offers you warmth (in more ways than one), a delicious breakfast, and a comfortable bed to rest your weary bones after a whole day of running around in the greatest city in the world.

The Space

Modernized Cape-Cod style one-family home on a quiet, lushly wooded street in Montclair, approx. 12 miles (30 min.) west from Times Square. What I offer my guests is the following:

• up to two bedrooms (two more + full bath upstairs if needed for a group of 8 max.)-fresh linens and towels included
• 1 full bath
• FIOS TV w/HBO, Showtime, Encore, On Demand
etc. - full deal
& unlimited land-line phone use anywhere in USA
• Internet and wifi
• Anna's Magical Breakfast (i.e. OJ, whole-groats oatmeal with a mound of berries and fruit, yogurt, wholesome toast and/or croissant, brie, jam, coffee and tea etc)
• Shared use of kitchen at times other than breakfast (by special arrangement and $5 donation per family), living room, dining room and wood deck overlooking a lush back yard
• Upright Baldwin in L.R. at your disposal
• An altogether unique and charming atmosphere and as much caring attention from me as you need to make your stay a success (which may even include drawing and painting lessons)!
10 minute walk to NYC bus, (10 seconds during rush hours; bus stops at the corner of Euclid and Grove), 15 minute walk to commuter train. Each will deliver you to the heart of the city (Times Square) within 25-45 min., depending on traffic.
There is enough room in my driveway to park 4 guest cars.

Full size pull-out sofa w/excellent memory foam mattress in one room (TV) , two single beds and no TV (yet) in the other.
10 minute walk to NYC bus, (10 seconds during rush hours; bus stops at the corner of Euclid and Grove), 15 minute walk to commuter train. Each will deliver you to the heart of the city (Theatre District @ Times Square) within 25-45 min., depending on time of day.
My driveway accommodates four guest cars.
Airport pick-up/drop-off and driving services offered per separate financial arrangement (70% of cost of a taxi).
Montclair is a one-of-a-kind incredibly artsy and exciting town with lots of places to eat, shops, galleries, seven parks by Olmstead Brothers, four open public swimming pools, two ice-skating arenas, art museum (art classes), historic homes and iris gardens, Peak Performances at the Montclair State University and International Film Festival sponsored by Stephen Colbert, just to name a few attractions. The short commute to NYC clinches the pleasure of staying in this unique town.

Please check The Doremifasol-la if this listing appears already booked. It is the same house, same location, same magic. Please inquire about special offers for multiple months' stays.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Extra people: $40 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Price: $600 /week
Monthly Price: $2150 /month
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $50
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
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Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

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  • I highly recommend the Doremifasol .... Wonderful breakfasts....comfortable accommodations .... Anna is a great hostess!!!! We will making return visits in the near future ....

    Adrienne

    April 2014
  • The place was beautiful!!!! Anna was a wonderful host and very heart warming, from the moment we walked in we felt right at home. I highly recommend to anyone wanting to visit New Jersey or New York (like my friends and I had done) she was extremely helpful and addressed all of our concerns. Was quite hard to leave as she felt like family. The experience you'll get is a one of kind and leave you wanting to come back and visit. Thank you for everything Anna! - Greetings from Florida and Germany

    January 2014
  • I spent a week at Anna's lovely home while taking a class in Montclair. Anna's charm and warmth, helpful and generous nature, engaging presence and nourishing, delicious breakfasts made this a delightful place to spend the week. Her home provided a comfortable, clean, pleasing environment which allowed access to the kitchen as I needed during my stay. I slept well every night in a comfortable bed with cotton flannel sheets and warm comforter and I had a quiet place to study. I loved the light-filled dining room and art throughout the house, but more so I immensely enjoyed my conversations with Anna. She is a very special person whom I believe touches every guest with her beautiful heart!

    December 2013
  • This is a wonderful place to stay. The bed was comfortable, long enough for tall me. The room felt private. The best is Anna. She is amazing: kind, considerate, present. Served a wonderful breakfast. Gave information on local area. We went to the art museum, and saw an excellent exhibit on Native American clothing. I am from NM, and found it informative. I bought a good book on creativity at the museum. We went for a walk in the park, ate at a vegan restaurant. Anna was helpful and understanding about our late night arrival. We liked it so much we stayed a second day, giving us valuable decompression time. We had the opportunity to converse about our lives. I can say that we left wanting to become friends. I would stay there again in a heartbeat.

    October 2013
  • I can't imagine a better experience. Good communications all the way. Anna was friendly and gracious. Bedroom: I liked the bed, all the space for luggage, good lighting options, a clock, and shelves of interesting books. Bathroom: Great counter space , good shower, plenty of decent towels and the best walls ever (have to see for yourself). Neighborhood: Safe, pleasant. I opened my eyes to green leaves out the window:) Anna made a terrific, hearty breakfast, and the house was easy to be in, She was also extremely welcoming to the people I came to town to visit, and we found much in common. I look forward to a return someday.

    October 2013
  • Anna's home was charming, comfortable, homely, highly attractive and quiet.

    The level of conversation we had with Anna was deeply thought provoking and insightful and we are now highly aware of the attractiveness of Montclair and its surrounds.

    Best of all was Anna's wonderful breakfast of delicious oatmeal with fruits and greek yoghurt.

    In conclusion we have no hesitation in highly recommending Anna's place to anyone needing an easy drive into Manhattan

    September 2013
  • Anna is a great host. We felt like staying in a 5 star hotel . We recommend the experience wholeheartedly

    September 2013
  • We had a lovely time staying with Anna! The house is beautiful, and Anna was an extremely gracious and thoughtful host - even running out to grab extra milk for our baby daughter when we were out. Breakfast was delicious. Highly, highly recommend.

    August 2013
  • We had a very enjoyable stay with Anna. The accommodations were very nice. Anna sent us off each day with a heathy, filling breakfast. We returned each night to interesting and intellectually stimulating conversations around the kitchen table.

    July 2013
  • Anna is an absolute incredible host and I dare say, a new friend. Yes, fantastic room, super yummy breakfast....but for me, travel is about the human connections you make. Your life will be enriched by your time with Anna, at her home.

    July 2013
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Warsaw Polytechincs; Pratt Institute
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I am an architect and an artist. I came from Poland in 1969, graduated from Pratt Institute and later raised two amazing and successful children. I have worked most of my life in NYC in large architectural firms, and now (in this economy) I piece my income doing many creative things and running this bnb. My passions are hosting, visual arts, poetry, dance, theatre and architecture. I have an interest in Buddhism as a way of life. I am told I am a hostess with the mostest... Besides English I speak fluent Polish, took Russian, French and German in high school and also learned some Italian along the way....
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