About this listing
3-floor colonial nestled among trees and water provides for a wonderful, relaxing, quiet stay. Walk to any of the resources you may seek: market, restaurant, bank, liquor store and more. Your room is characteristic of a boutique hotel.
Beautiful, new-construction (read forced air central-heating and a/c, superb water pressure, "unlimited" hot water supply), luxury hotel-like room (see confirmation in reviews) with private en-suite adjoining bathroom. Access to home's "grounds" with stream, hammock, pond, deck with lounge chairs...
Guest review selected quotes: "...far exceeds any hotel accommodations in the area.", "room with its connected private bath was comfortable and well appointed", "the room is like a Manhattan suite, we felt like in a luxury hotel...", "highly recommend this for anyone who likes the feel of a luxury hotel but would rather spend less for the same thing (or better)", "the room is super clean, cozy and with a really chic bathroom", "the Henkins' luxury suite provides chic comfortable accommodation that actually rivals a number of boutique hotels we have stayed at in Europe and the US recently"...
These references say it better than I could ever convey. Read through more reviews to get an idea of the service side of one's stay here. Our aim is to please.
You are close to the action with quaint South Norwalk's historical seaport area - which includes an aquarium and iMax theater. You also are just five minutes away from the boutique shopping of Westport.
Train from Westport (nearest sta) is one hour from New York City's Grand Central Terminal.
Features: WiFi Internet Access. Sun deck. Market, bank, pizza, nail salon, liquor store and restaurant in walking (3-4 blocks) distance.
Shared access to all living quarters and professional-grade kitchen (Sub-zero, Wolf Stove, gas Weber Grill on deck).
Custom requests welcome...need something special in your room, access to computer, computer VoIP or chat, printer, international calls, a ride to train station, NYC or airport? Let us know. We can often accomodate atypical requests - some at no charge. If you expect it in a luxury boutique hotel, we will try to have it for you.
You have access to your private room with en-suite bath as well as all the shared space of the home - of which there is a lot. Separate dining room, kitchen, living room, deck and grounds.
Interaction with Guests
You are welcome to mingle with us or spend all your time in private. Someone is typically around during weekdays. Again, I'll include some review excerpts here to give you a sense of the interactions with us in the home: "Julian and his family were fantastic!!", "Julian was a great host!", "Julian and Mariola were fantastic hosts, very friendly and did everything they could to make me feel at home...", "So glad I decided to go this route rather than stay in a hotel...", "it was such a pleasure meeting this great family. We would highly recommend this place to anyone. Overall fantastic choice for our first experience with airbnb. It truly surpassed our highest expectations!"
Enough said, let us surpass your highest expectations. We will not be content with anything less!
The neighborhood is rather typical suburban with immediate access to the two major transportation arteries in the area. We are also 5 - 10 minutes from everything, such as train station, Westport shopping, historical SoNo (S. Norwalk), parks, playgrounds, beaches - we have it all.
There is a nearby (2 blocks) bus stop. And, all that you need is in walking distance. We can pick up and drop off from the local (Westport) train station.
Other Things to Note
Our personality and reason for doing this is to be able to share with others. Please look at our reviews and guidebook. You cannot find a better place or better value lodging in this area.
No pets. No smoking indoors.
We appreciate your gracious accommodations, and The SHOWER ROCKED! If you guys come South to ATL please do not hesitate to reach out. As I said I work with a great restaurant group down here and would love to take care of you.
Julian is an extremely gracious host. He arranged to pick us up at the station and also gave us a lot of good recommendations, which we thoroughly enjoyed. We felt very much at home.
Julian's home itself is in a very nice location. If you would like to step back away from hustle and bustle of city and enjoy a stay in the lap of nature, you know where to go!
I may have found my new home away from home! There's no better descriptor for Julian, Mariola and their family other than simpaticos. From their warm hospitality (Julian's a barista extraordinaire), to openness, I honestly felt adopted for the weekend! What a reprieve for a beleaguered NYer who forgot what a home larger than 450 sq ft felt like! I highly recommend Julian's home (they graciously accommodated me with very limited notice). I got the best night's sleep in over a year and left with a full heart.
It such a perfect place to get away from NYC ! I really relax and find balanced about my self in this wonderful place. The fresh air, the touch with nature and the silence are too good to be true!
Hi everyone. First, let's get one thing out of the way. Highly recommended b-n-b.
Upon my check-in, I was greeted by the host family's very warm welcome which included two very special angels awaiting to meet the "guest". Julian gave me a tour of the home and made sure I was comfortable during my stay. I could not have imagined a better reservation. The Ensuite was just as described but allow me to add some color. The room was well maintained with comfortable bedding, bath towels, bed side reading and extra comforters / pillows. If you forgot your night time eye covers or earplugs, they had it! The attached bath was well appointed and included all your necessities.
I felt very welcomed and couldn't have asked for a better experience during my stay.
The rest of the home was made available to me including the family room, chef's kitchen, reading room and the walk out deck. The entire home was essentially there for your enjoyment. I had the opportunity to explore the grounds which to my surprise had a running creek as well as a small pond where you could enjoy the sounds of nature.
Upon my departure, the host family sent me off with beautiful smiles. Thank you for the wonderful hospitality [surname removed]. I have a feeling we will be meeting each other again.
This was indeed home away from home.
Le logement mis à notre disposition par Julian était splendide ! Sa maison est magnifique, en pleine forêt, près d'un ruisseau et d'un lac. Elle est en outre très proche de la gare centrale NYC (45 minutes en train) et de nombreuses charmantes villes du Connecticut. Tout y est parfait. La gentillesse de Julian et de sa famille sont exceptionnelles.
Julian and his family offer a very good spot for checking out Westport, Norwalk and the surrounding area. The locality itself is a quiet, semi rural neighbourhood. Locally there are a couple of restaurants within walking distance, and I'd recommend you check out the nearby EarthPlace discovery centre.
The accommodation offers you comfort and privacy although if you wish the family are very welcoming.
All in a fine AirBNB host.