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The Captain James Henry Swift House Circa 1844

Entire house hosted by Lisa
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath
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Located in the quaint seaside town of Fairhaven. Enter the house through a private entrance that leads you to your private formal parlor which features a black marble fireplace, custom draperies and french doors. The private dining room adjacent to the parlor is accented by a fireplace with rare Bennington tiles and a built in china cabinet. Up the grand staircase to the second floor is your private bedroom and bath. The bedroom has a very comfortable queen size bed with 2 closets for storage and a fireplace. The utmost care was taken to provide you with a comfortable yet elegant atmosphere. It also includes fine sheets and towels, a mini refrigerator with drinks and a Keurig for tea or coffee.
This Nantucket-style Greek Revival house was built for Captain James Henry Swift in 1844. He is the original owner but the house is revered as the residence of Job C. Tripp, a close associate of Henry H. Rogers and best known for his many years of community service to the town of Fairhaven. While residing in the house, from 1865 through 1917, he hosted Manjiro Nakahama on his second visit to Fairhaven, and also entertained Dr. Nakahama, Manjiro's grandson. Manjiro Nakahama is well known as the Japanese boy rescued at sea by Captain Whitfield and brought by him to live in Fairhaven for several years. Manjiro eventually became a national hero in Japan which has resulted in a visit to the town by the Japanese Emperor and many visits by Japanese tourist.

The space
You have a private entrance with access to a lock box which allows you to come and go when you wish.
Private bedroom adjacent to a private bath. Private living room and dining room with a microwave and mini frig containing water, juice and cream for coffee or tea.
There is plenty of off street parking available.

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

Amenities

Wifi
Free street parking
TV with standard cable
Air conditioning
Hair dryer
Refrigerator
Microwave
Dedicated workspace
Long term stays allowed

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Fairhaven, Massachusetts, United States

Our neighborhood is in the historic center of Fairhaven with several 19th century homes and buildings. We are walking distance to local restaurants, a 3.5 mile Phoenix BikeTrail and Fort Pheonix State Beach.

Hosted by Lisa

Joined in August 2017
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I have lived in southeastern Massachusetts my whole life. I have so much love for this area and want to share the beauty of it with other people. In Fairhaven, I love to go to the beaches to either read a good book or swim in the ocean. Walking distance from my house, my husband and I enjoy the many culinary options of Margrets, Pumpernickles, Elizabeths, and Wah Mays. I am proud of the history of our town. Benefactor Henry Huttleston Rogers built and donated many beautiful buildings. Located nearby is the Fairhaven town hall, Millicent library, Unitarian church, our Lady's Haven nursing home, and Rogers School. Our home was built for Captain James Henry Swift in 1844. I enjoy keeping my home updated within the period it was built and working in my flower and vegetable garden.
I have lived in southeastern Massachusetts my whole life. I have so much love for this area and want to share the beauty of it with other people. In Fairhaven, I love to go to the…
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House rules
Check-in: 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
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