About this listing
Second-floor bedroom and bath in nicely decorated home in quiet neighborhood. Use of 1st floor living room & kitchen. Near St. Joseph's College, U. of Connecticut Law School, U. of Hartford, Trinity College, Mark Twain House, downtown Hartford.
Bright and sunny second floor bedroom with double bed and windows on three sides. Plenty of drawer and closet space. Art Nouveau style area rug. Desk and chair. Two arm chairs. Private guest bath with tub/shower combination. Off-street parking.
Guests will have access to first floor living room and large eat-in kitchen as well as second floor bedroom and bath.
Interaction with Guests
When I am home, I am happy to provide information on sight-seeing, shopping, dining. When not at home, I will be available by email or (website hidden). My daughter lives nearby and will be available as needed for key exchange or any other matters.
Lovely, quiet, walkable neighborhood near Elizabeth Park and all local universities. Great restaurants and shopping in West Hartford Center (one mile from home). Places of Interest: The Wadsworth Atheneum; The New Britain Museum of American Art; Elizabeth Park and its world-famous rose garden; The Mark Twain House & Museum; The Old State House.
Public transportation is not terrific in Hartford. It would be useful to have a car or a bicycle for getting around.
No smoking. Well-behaved pets. Leave house in condition you found it.
My 21-year old daughter Elizabeth spent the past 9 weeks in Janet's home while she did an internship at the Wadsworth Antheneum in Hartford. We live in Atlanta, GA...not close! When I dropped Elizabeth off, I had the pleasure of meeting Janet and immediately relaxed about leaving my daughter "alone" in Janet's "care." The following review is from Elizabeth: Janet was a gracious hostess and a friendly face to come home to. She welcomed me into her life by introducing me to her neat friends, conversing with me about all her foreign travels and experiences, taking me out to musical plays (i.e. Kiss Me Kate and La Cage Aux Folles), and showing me around the city and West Hartford area. She helped me feel at home in Hartford and made my stay less lonely and much more enjoyable. I definitely would recommend staying with her!
My stay with Janet was wonderful! I stayed for 1 month until I was able to find more permanent housing after relocating to the area for work. She was extremely welcoming and helpful throughout my stay! The location is very convenient to both Hartford and West Hartford Center/Blue Back Square.
I would highly recommend using Janet as a host if you are looking for a place to stay!
Janet is a wonderful host. And her home is beautiful with a very comfy bed. My husband and I enjoyed our stay very very much!
Janet is a gracious host. Her home is lovely and comfortable, and I very much enjoyed my stay.
I stayed with Janet two times close together. She is a wonderful host, and a very fun person! The room is very spacious and nice with a great bed and bathroom.
We're starting to plan a wedding in our family and Janet was so enthusiastic and supportive! It makes the planning even more fun. I look forward to my next stay there.
Janet is a genuine lovely, welcoming person! She was very communicative and interested in us before we booked her home. When we arrived at her place, she was there to welcome us warmly and show us around. Since we were in Hartford to take our son to college, she made a comfortable place for our son, was so interested in learning about us, and very supportive and reassuring about dropping him off. She gave us lots of helpful info about the town and the school. She even offered to be a helpful local contact for our son after we left!
We could not have hoped for a better experience, staying in a "strangers" house!
The house itself is a beautiful, comfortable Cape Cod style in a quiet residential neighborhood, within walking distance of West Hartford Center. The bed, bathroom and living room were beautifully appointed.
Our entire stay with Janet was just what we needed! Since we look forward to travelling to West Hartford quite a bit for the next 4 years, we're hoping that we'll be able to stay with Janet many more times!
Janet is a warm and welcoming hostess. Her Cape Cod home is in a nice neighborhood, and the bedroom I stayed in is large, with a great bed, desk and everything you need. You'll have your own bathroom as well.
Janet has had some amazing experiences in life and she's willing to share stories if you're interested. I loved her laugh and openness.
About the Host, Janet
I am a retired Trusts & Estates attorney who recently returned from two years in Ukraine with the Peace Corps, where I taught English at a pedagogical university. Before that, I taught English for two years in Hunan Province, China. I have two grown children, one who lives nearby and one in New York City. I love reading, movies, theater, art and art history, photography, walking, and bicycling. I grew up in Charlottesville, VA, but have lived in the Hartford area most of my adult life. Five things I can't live without would be books, the internet, food, friends and family. My all time favorite travel destination is France. Favorite Quote: "Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% what you do with what happens to you."