About this listing
Perfect spot for adventurous travelers looking to get off the grid and enjoy a historic neighborhood and some peace and quiet. Very comfy queen size sofa bed is waiting for you! Come enjoy Fair Haven and see the lobster boats on the Quinnipiac River!
Perfectly comfortable queen-size Ethan Allen sofa bed with super soft plush Tempur Pedic cover and many pillows available for those who are in for a bit of adventure and like to live outside the box. Sofa is in the living room of a traditional "old style" home with immediate access to a private half bath and kitchen stocked with beverages,fruit, yogurt, coffee and teas, and kombucha if you are in the mood.
This adventure includes sharing the house with me, your host and sometimes other house guests. I am pretty quiet and expect the same. But I do love a good conversation if the situation strikes. If not, no problem. I go with the flow. I am a casual girl and so you won't find formalities in this house except for an overall common sense approach to neatness and friendliness.
This "shared" room is located in a newly renovated home in the historic area of Fairhaven, which is right next to the Quinnipiac River. You can leisurely walk to the marina and get some food at the nearby Boat House Cafe, or walk along the river and watch the Grand Avenue Bridge go up when the lobster boats come in.
Public transportation is right around the corner from the house. 15 minute ride to Amtrak or Metro North. Quick access to 1-95 or 1-91. Beautiful ocean vistas, lakes, or mountain hiking are literally minutes away. New Haven is known for its variety of ethnic cuisine and a very good wine store and local breweries are close by.
You have access to the kitchen and bathrooms, washer and dryer are in the basement. Nice yard with garden and firepit for bonfire nights in cool weather. Coffee and tea provided.
Interaction with Guests
I really enjoy meeting people and have been renting out space in my home for 20 years since I lived in Memphis, Tennessee and then New York City. Am always open for conversation or glass of wine, tea or plain ol' water!
Cozy house situated in the historic area of Fair Haven right on the banks of the Quinnipiac River. Old fashioned neighborhood, where community comes first. I love this neighborhood for so many reasons and I hope you do too. It's unlike any other area in New Haven.
Public transportation is right around the corner and downtown New Haven is ten minutes by car. Easy access to 91 and 95. We are very close to a marina and there is a lovely Boat House Cafe open for breakfast lunch and dinner within easy walking distance.
Other Things to Note
There is a great wine store across the Grand Avenue bridge called Grand Vin. Lovely River park down the street for fabulous views of the river and homes. Neighbors are friendly and we have a neighborhood association called Chatham Square where we continue to improve the area and build relationships. Unique place to live.
Check in is between 5-10pm, later check must be agreed upon before booking. Check out by 12pm. Smoking OK outside. Pets are not allowed. No loud noise after 10pm. You may keep food in the refrigerator but you must take it with you when you leave. Prefer no shoes in the house. Backyard firepit and outdoor space available.
Life is very busy so I do not normally allow for inquiries on the day of arrival so please book at least 48 hours ahead. Thank you!
Melissa was a wonderful host. I was in and out while I was there with no issues. Her home was clean and neat and the price was right for what I was looking for!
Will likely return!
The hostess was very friendly and made me feel welcome and relaxed. The home was as advertised maybe better and te neighborhood was great, quiet and peaceful. It was all good.
Melissa's place was wonderful, really close to public transportation and downtown. She was a great host and made sure that everything was okay.
Melissa's place was just what we needed on a visit to celebrate my sister's graduation from Yale. It's a warm and inviting home and she provided us with everything we needed to enjoy our stay. Melissa is super friendly and we really enjoyed our time with her. Would recommend to anyone that doesn't mind the extremely comfortable pull-out sofa sleeper. We slept well and would stay here again!
I had a very good time staying with Melissa. The house is very nice and I liked the neighborhood too with the water close by for walks or runs and the bus station is right around the corner. I would definitely stay with Melissa again.
I stayed few more days at Melissa's place and it was again a very good and enjoyable stay. Melissa is very caring and her house is cozy
Melissa is an excellent host, and she helped me in whatever was needed when I arrived and offered me coffee or tea, giving me direction and information about the neighborhood. The house is nice and really a home away from home. The area is also nice and safe quite easy to get in town with the bus though not late in the evening. Overall was a great experience and liked it, I would come back again when I return to New Haven.
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About the Host, Melissa
I am into sustainable food and urban farms. I moved to Fair Haven to work with the kids in this neighborhood at a school garden down the street. I believe that growing food is a way for kids to learn about self-reliance and just eating better.
I am a former TV/radio producer from New York City. Used to live in Brooklyn Heights. But really I am from Chicago, the heart of the Midwest. I was raised on corn and steak. And really good tomatoes.
I really love music, as Lou Reed once said, "her life was saved by rock and roll." That is me.
I think Fairhaven is one of the best communities to live in hands down, the people here are genuine and hard working and they have a real community consciousness here that doesn't exist in many places. I love it here and am proud to call it my home.