About this listing
Beautifully furnished bedroom suite (includes private bath and sitting room with kitchen appliances) and use of full-screen TV room in elegant Victorian house on tree-lined street in the unique town of Montclair. A gourmet breakfast in a beautiful formal dining room is included. NYC (just 12 miles away) is easily accessible by train or bus (on corner) but Montclair has much to offer on its own--eclectic shopping, excellent restaurants, an art movie theater, a concert venue, a world-class museum, art galleries, an annual film festival, and more.
Fine furnishings and artwork can be seen in practically every nook and cranny of the house. There is a working artist's studio on the premises.
Perfect space for one or two people. Guests have access to queen bed, private bathroom, sitting room (includes small kitchen appliances for light cooking and a table for eating and working), and large-screen TV.
Janet is a terrific host, making us feel very welcome in her home from the moment we arrived till we left. Her house is lovely and comfortable and provides a very good night's sleep. She served us a wonderful breakfast, catering to our preferences. We hope we can find a way to come back!
The guest accommodations are great--the bedroom, bathroom, and dining area are all clean, comfortable, inviting and quiet. I work off site for my company and was able to work for long stretches at the table in the dining room that's part of the guest suite. Best of all--and the house is pretty spectacular so this is saying a lot--were Janet and her family. Amazing, thoughtful, generous people. Low-key, too, so there was never any pressure to relate (though I definitely wish I'd had more time to chat). A great visit.
Janet and her family were wonderful hosts. The house is beautiful and in a neighborhood with many great restaurants and places to see. I really enjoyed my stay and I will definitely stay here again on future trips.
My stay at Janet's lovely Victorian home was all I could have hoped for. The neighborhood is filled with exquisite estate homes and makes for a lovely walk into the past, as well as the present with so much beautiful gardening going on. Montclair has a variety of great restaurants and my daughter and I enjoyed ourselves in most of them.
Janet was very accommodating and provided me with two of the best suggestions- Presby Memorial Iris Gardens and The VanVlect House and Gardens. Thank you Janet. I am already making plans to come back. Kathleen
The large, late 19th Century, three story home is set in a neighborhood of tall trees and manicured lawns, a 10 minute walk from the Montclair business district. Our host - Janet Boltax - was gracious and thoughtful, providing amenities and information, recommending restaurants and shopping in the area, as well as how best to access Manhattan by public transportation directly from the neighborhood. Parking was ample in the drive-way behind the home, and the top floor suite of rooms actually exceeded our needs; large wide-screen HDTV, kitchen/dining area
with small refrigerator, micro-wave oven and two-burner hot plate, and modern bathroom with shower.
Our stay was probably unusual in that we were in the area for our son's planned surgery. Janet was very flexible in meeting our needs and she and her husband were very kind with their words of support. Our only complaint is that we did not have more time to visit with this lovely couple!
Janet's home would be a very charming, comfortable and convenient place for those wishing to visit NYC without staying in its congestion. Janet WILL make you feel comfortable... you cannot help but like her!
The accommodations at this gorgeous Victorian home were lovely and very comfortable. Janet is wonderful, attentive and welcoming. Breakfast was delicious! Couldn't ask for a better place to stay!!!
Thank you, Janet!
Janet was an excellent hostess. We had a lot in common and spent casual time talking about the town, surrounding areas and things to see. She is very knowledgeable about the antiques she owns and the lovely gilded age house she lives in. The whole top floor is yours and is quite comfortable. The bath is nice and toasty for a fall day. She had all the conveniences. Overall, the highest possible rating.
About the Host, Janet
My husband Jim and are have just become empty nesters. We have three children; two in college and one just out of college. Jim is a physician and I am an artist and freelance writer. I specialize in painting oil portraits and printmaking. Guests will be able to see my art studio if they choose. I love to cook and will enjoy cooking you a delicious breakfast. I am also an avid fiction reader and enjoy all kinds of music from classic rock to Gregorian chants. My husband and I have travelled quite a bit, with and without our children, and enjoy hiking and kayaking. My husband is also a long-distance bicycle rider.