About this listing
A wonderful retreat into the woods, conveniently located minutes from town.
Home to several artists, including great American painter, Joe Jones, my recently renovated 1887 horse barn/carriage house is located on three quiet acres in the beautiful hills of Morristown. Surrounded by twelve acres of undeveloped forest, the house is situated down a long winding private drive, making you feel as though you’ve come upon a sanctuary in the woods.
With its high ceilings, wide horse-sized front door and patinated concrete floors, I would describe my home as a blend of a modernized Manhattan loft mixed with the rustic and artful charm of a vintage country barn. I did most of the work designing and renovating it myself so I’m pretty sure you’ll find it to be a one-of-a-kind experience as well as supremely comfortable.
Outside, you’ll feel an instant sense of peace and tranquility. The abundant woods provide natural privacy and the entire house is surrounded by gardens, open lawns and patios that furnish all you need for a restful getaway.
The guest room is light and cozy as well as comfortable and quiet with easy access to the kitchen, bathroom and an adjoining sitting room.
In the kitchen, you’ll find a hot water kettle for tea and coffee. I will be delighted to serve you breakfast for the first two days of your stay and after that you are welcome to prepare light meals and snacks.
The house is joyfully animated by the presence of two affectionate cats and one über adorable and loving dog!
In addition, you may feel inspired to:
• Come with paints and create
• Write in your journal or work on your novel
• Indulge in some piano playing
• Cozy up on the couch with a delicious book beside the toasty wood stove…perhaps joined by Lulu or a cat or two.
• Bring your binoculars and explore the wildlife here and yonder
• Walk the nearby trails of Loantaka, Jockey Hollow, Lewis Morris Park, the Great Swamp
• Ride horses at Seaton Hackney Stables
• Bike the roads of Harding Township
• Mountain bike the beautiful trails in Lewis Morris Park
• Explore and dine Morristown and other nearby towns
• Discover the paths of George Washington
Neighborhood bits and pieces:
• 3 minutes to 287
• 7 minutes to train station (Convent Station)
• 20-25 minutes to Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)
• 35-45 drive by car to NYC
• 50-55 minutes by train to NYC Penn Station or Hoboken
• Near Fairleigh Dickinson University, Drew University, College of St Elizabeth
• If you like shopping… 15 minutes to Short Hills Mall
• Lots of Morristown dining and nightlife
Breakfast will be served between 7-9 am, or per mutual agreement.
Additional arrangements for using the kitchen and the dining room can be made.
We are vegetarian and we prefer not to cook meat. The guests, however, are welcome to consume whatever they wish (meat or fish), as long as it arrives in the house already prepared.
We are eco-friendly: we recycle most everything, throw organic waste in the compost and are mindful of harsh chemicals such as perfumes, colognes and heavily scented beauty and cleaning products.
We respect this lovely quiet neighborhood in terms of littering and level of noise at night.
It was my 2nd stay with Andrea. They were out of town for vacation. I'm grateful that they trusted me enough to leave the house to me (and others). Everything was great as usual! Don't miss out on Andrea!
Like so many people said before me, everything was perfect. I am not a pet person, but the dog and cats didn't bother me. I am now on my 2nd week's stay. This is an attempt to capitalize on the remaining few days before Andrea moves on to her next project.
Andrea was amazing. And the house is one of a kind! This was my first airbnb experience. When work kept me late, Andrea was kind enough to stay up and wait for me. The bed was SO soft, I slept like a baby. There was no AC, but the combination of being set back in the woods, high ceilings and a fan in the room kept the room comfortable even in the middle of summer. In the morning there was freshly rolled granola, yogurt and French press for breakfast. Andrea was an amazing host, she was donating some books from her collection and gave me a box of books to take home to my son. Great host. Great house. So much better than a hotel. I wish my trip was longer! I hope to be back again soon.
The host was very nice and the accommodations were as described. I had a very relaxing visit. The homebred was very good.
The location was at the same time very convenient and yet the neighborhood was secluded and tranquil.
Andrea's is a very hospitable, and her house is a pleasant discovery, beyond the description of the ad.
It is not easy to reach, so be careful to check on a map or with your gps the location; if you get lost, however, Andrea will instruct you by phone how to reach the house (or at least she did that with me).
When I entered, my first impression was of having entered a warehouse, may be a lost and found store; but in minutes I started to discover little carefully planned details, curious objects, and to understand little by little a sense, that comes from Andrea's intuition and sense of beauty, but also perhaps by the memories of the artists that lived and worked in the house in the past, still lingering around. Ask Andrea about that, I will not anticipate ...
Andrea is a perfect & welcoming host. She prepared a lovely breakfast for us, and especially the egg is from her farm!! The histrionic house is amazing. All the design and decorations is fantastic. Our room with the living room is awesome. The bathroom is also very beautiful. We enjoy the forest very much. It's silent for have a sweet rest. Andrea & David are so nice. Here is really a home. Highly recommended!!
p.s. We love Lulu, Ziggy, and Thelma soooo much!
Andrea and David have created an oasis in the middle of Morristown, NJ! I had selected their house as an alternative to a hotel stay while I was in the area on business, and I'm so glad I did. The complete opposite of a hotel experience: intimate, warm, and nothing cookie cutter about it. It feels like you're tucked into a little cocoon out in the woods. The house is absolutely fantastic; the old barn feel but with a ton of warmth and charm. The decor and colors are such a great combination of old farmhouse with modern flair. I actually stayed in the library room, which was incredibly cozy and inviting. The bathrooms had a ton of character but with modern updates to make it quite usable. As for the hosts, you could not ask for better. On Day 1, Andrea made me farm-fresh eggs for breakfast, and David made sure I had plenty of his homemade bread to complement them. Andrea also made me a cup of the most delicious coffee with steamed milk I've ever tasted. That evening, I brought my dinner back to the house so I could enjoy their company while I ate, and we talked over a glass of wine. We had lovely conversation. The next morning was a flurry for me, but Andrea still made sure I had my yummy coffee. I was sad to leave and am hoping to get back in the next few weeks while I'm still on this work project nearby. I highly recommend staying with Andrea and David if you need to be anywhere in the area.
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About the Host, Andrea
Having spent many years being a mother, a nester and a DIY domestic goddess--cooking, baking, gardening, creating, designing/remodeling/up-cycling, raising chickens and other animals--I now hanker to add more travel to my life. I grew up in the hills of Ohio, live in the fine state of New Jersey, and recently travelled to Nicaragua, throughout California, London and Germany.
In your house, you will find me to be easy-going, friendly, animal-loving, quiet, clean and considerate.
I look forward to meeting you!