About this listing
A quaint haven from the hustle and bustle of NYC The Doremifasol offers you superb hosting, deliciously healthy breakfast, and a comfortable bed to rest your weary bones after a whole day of running around in the Greatest City in the World.
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.
The guests are welcome to use the kitchen, dining room, living room, outdoor deck, backyard and laundry facilities.
Interaction with Guests
I will be happy to provide help to you regarding transportation info, food recommendation and recreation tips.
We are 15 minutes walk from Walnut Street train Station and 10 minutes walk from the NYC commuter bus #33 or #88.
During rush hours the #66G NYC bus stops at the corner of my street.
Breakfast is served bet. 8-9am, or per mutual agreement.
$5/day additional fee will be charged for using the kitchen for cooking meals.
If used, the kitchen shall be left in the condition it was found.
We are vegetarian and we do not cook, fry or bake meat in The Doremifasol. The guests, however are welcome to consume (or order) whatever they wish (meat or fish), as long as it arrives at the house ready to eat.
We recycle paper, plastic, glass and tin.
We throw organic waste in the compost dish.
We take shoes off at the door.
We never smoke inside the house. The guests are responsible for properly discarding the cigarette butts and ashes after smoking on the terrace.
The guests are requested to bring their own laundry detergent to do their wash.
Check -in time is after 4pm.
Check-out time is 12-noon or earlier.
Thank you Anna for a memorable stay. I loved the breakfast area, enjoyed your cooking, plus learned a few cooking tricks. I hope you get to enjoy the Persian tea :) please let me know if you are in Southern CA. Aida...
After reading all the glowing reviews for Anna's place and Anna and spending this past weekend there, what can I say that hasn't already been written. Well there could be much more.
All I was looking for was a comfortable place to sleep. What I found was serendipity, a place that enriches the senses. First was the interesting property, then there was those extraordinary breakfasts, but most memorable were the morning conversations.
I do have a couple of recommendations. For Anna, she should create a cook book with a possible title of "Anna's A.M. eyeopening delights.
For Airbnb marketing, they should use Anna as prototype for new sites.
I do look forward to returning.
Anna offers a delightful enchanting home. she couldn't have been more welcoming. We would definitely recommend this airbnb.
Nourishing, energizing and soothing. Anna is an Old Soul, an absolute delight. I was at home. Instantly. Incredibly. Happily. A perfect symphony. In the words of the venerable Archimedes, "Eureka, I have found it!"
I don't care what your destination is, everyone should find a reason to stay at The Doremifasol! The house itself is only a physical representation of its host: warm, beautiful, fun, and full of creativity. We don't usually like to rent rooms in a house, mainly because we value having some privacy and with a 9 year old, don't want to be stressed about making too much noise. But thankfully, we followed our instincts on this one and went with The Doremifasol. Factors like its affordability, proximity to fun stuff and its charm factored in, but there was just something about the space and owner that looked exciting. Truer words...Anna is now our favorite person on the planet. She is kind, generous, hilarious, wise and an amazing artist. She made us feel welcomed in a calm, warm way, respecting our space, while offering such wonderful stories and interactions that we didn't want said space. Her breakfasts were incredible, the rooms were cosy, clean, private and full of beautiful art, and a TV with cable (which our 9 year old enjoyed greatly!). Anna even allowed our son, and friend's kid, to use her private studio to draw! Anna is wonderful with children and we left her home feeling truly inspired and joyful! What more could anyone ask for!
Anna was an excellent host. She made healthy and tasty food, told good stories, and had a warm, stylish home. Ellie Mae was also very sweet. it was an absolute pleasure to be a guest at the Doremifasol.
Anna is the most warm and generous person I have ever met. Her home is lovely, fascinating, and very comfortable-- truly an oasis of relaxation in the hectic New York area. My son and I were treated like family and wanted for nothing. I cannot recommend Anna highly emough. She is a treasure.
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About the Host, Anna
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....