Living room. Enclosed sunroom.

Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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Ages 2 - 12
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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.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1.5
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest


The space

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.

Guest access

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 .

The neighborhood

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.

Getting around

Public transportation is not terrific in Hartford. It would be useful to have a car or a bicycle for getting around.

House Rules

No smoking. Leave house in condition you found it.



Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector

14 nights minimum stay

25 Reviews

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Gussie User Profile
August 2016
Janet was a wonderful host! She was informative and helpful. I had an extended stay of 2 months and I was made to feel very comfortable. Perfect location to Hartford and downtown West Hartford.

Philipp User Profile
October 2015
The stay was very pleasant and Janet is a welcoming, open and nice host. I really appreciate that I was allowed to use the kitchen and washing machine. Thanks! One thing I have to mention, maybe it helps other guests make decisions: Janet wants to keep her carbon footprint low thus keeps the temperature in the house quite low. For sleeping she offers additional blankets in case you need them. Overall a recommendable (I looked it up, Janet ;) ) experience.
Janet User Profile
Response from Janet:
Thanks, Philipp. Just to clarify (for future guests), I generally keep my thermostat set at 65-67 degrees F in the winter, which I think is not unusual for New England. I am certainly willing to adjust it for my guests' comfort, and I'm sorry, Philipp, if you continued not to be warm enough while you were here. I really enjoyed having you as a guest - and now I know a new word!
October 2015

Jennifer User Profile
July 2015
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!

Melissa User Profile
May 2015
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!

Gloria User Profile
September 2014
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!

Patrick User Profile
September 2014
Janet is a gracious host. Her home is lovely and comfortable, and I very much enjoyed my stay.

Rose User Profile
September 2014
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 User Profile
Response from Janet:
Rose, come back soon! I loved having you here. :)
September 2014

West Hartford, Connecticut, United States · Joined in January 2014
Janet User Profile

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."

Response rate: 88%
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Response time: within a few hours

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