Sunny and Spacious

House - Private room · Old Brook Road, West Hartford, CT 06117, United States
Howard/ Ruth
Your host, Howard/ Ruth
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Choose one of TWO luxurious guest rooms in our spacious, airy and sunny house, nestled in a woodland setting so quiet that you can hear sounds of the waterfall from the nearby brook. The bedrooms are located on a private second level, away from the main family living quarters. Both bedrooms have access to a pristine private bath with a shower and double sink. Each bedroom (one with a queen bed and the other full size) is supremely comfortable, with a sitting area, television, DVD player and ample closet space. Each bed features soft linens, Temper-pedic pads for extra comfort, and four down-alternative pillow, for the most restful sleep. The adjoining center foyer features a secretary/writing desk for your use. The bedrooms have access to a completely private studio/living space opening onto a second story deck; enjoy morning coffee outdoors at the bistro café table for two, while observing multiple species of birds and our visiting deer. The living/studio space also doubles as a mini-kitchen, complete (email hidden), tea kettle, assortment of teas and coffee, dishes, microwave and your own refrigerator. And, as an extra bonus, the studio space sleeps an additional four (one full size futon and a twin trundle bed, with a second twin that pulls out), a favorite place for children and teens.
This restful setting gives you the sounds of nature stars at night, but is situated only 1.25 miles from all shopping at Bishop’s Corner in West Hartford, as well as a variety of restaurants ranging from Harry’s Pizza (famous throughout Connecticut) to Sakura Garden, an unlimited Asian buffet known for its superb sushi. Our house is minutes from local hiking/biking trails, and multiple outdoor activities including snow skiing (downhill and x-country), kayaking, canoeing and tubing on the Farmington River. We are a walk to the local bus line into Hartford, 19 miles to Bradley International Airport, and less than 6 miles to Union Station, with Amtrak and bus transportation to New York, Boston or anywhere in between and beyond. Other distances (by car or bus) include: 4.5 miles to University of CT Law School, 4.6 miles to the University of CT Medical School in Farmington, 6.5 miles to the Hartford Convention Center, 5.8 miles to the XL Center in downtown Hartford, 6.2 miles to the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum (one of the oldest in the country), 3.5 miles to Elizabeth Park and its famous Rose Gardens (all designed by Olmstead, the designer of Central Park) and 3 miles to Veterans Memorial Ice Skating Rink.
Parking is available adjoining the house on our spacious driveway. We are a physically fit and active professional couple with flexible schedules, but we are generally around on weekends. Our family includes two very friendly and well-behaved cats who act like dogs. We are non-smokers so smoking is not permitted anywhere on or in the premises. Our home is perfect for students, professionals, or short-term travelers to the area, looking for a home away from home.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Weekly Price: $500 /week
Monthly Price: $1900 /month
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $40
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
  • I had a wonderful experience staying with Howard and Ruth. The space extremely comfortable and inviting, sunny and spacious as advertised with everything I needed. The hosts could not have been more gracious and helpful.

    I booked a more lengthy stay with Howard and Ruth because I was in the process of relocating to Connecticut and needed to fill a gap of nearly three weeks between my corporate housing and my move date. Obviously this was a little more of an invasion than a typical weekend getaway, but the hosts always made me feel welcome. In fact, this felt like a home away from home, offering privacy when needed, open spaces for relaxing and a convenient location central to West Hartford, Hartford, Farmington, Bristol, Avon and more, as well as major highways and the airport. Howard even offered to give me a ride to the airport when the time finally came for me to fly out for my move.

    Everything is exactly as described and shown in the post. In fact, my only regret is that my schedule didn't allow even more time for simply relaxing, watching wildlife and chatting with the charming hosts. If you need a place ego stay in the West Hartford area, you won't do better than this!

    March 2014
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We are an active, professional couple who are friendly and respectful of the guests who wish to share our lovely home .Music and theater are our passions as is hiking, kayaking and traveling. We live in a quiet wooded area of West Hartford, Ct. close to the University of Hartford, Ct. Children's Hospital, University of Conn Hospital, Hartford Hospital, St. Francis, Trinity College, St. Joseph College and many other businesses and institutions.
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