Comforts of Home, Close to the City

House - Private room · Claremont Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042, United States
Your host, John
74 Reviews
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The Space

Life is good in Montclair!

Enjoy your own private space in this beautifully maintained 1907 Victorian Craftsman style home in Montclair NJ. A beautiful home with lots of original details and classic charm. Hardwood floors throughout, beautiful moldings, newly renovated kitchen and two fireplaces. Enjoy a glass of wine on the wrap around porch, or in front of the fire when it's cold outside.

Located in downtown Montclair, the home is an easy walk to shops, restaurants and cultural activities. Montclair is a charming old town that could be a destination unto itself: visit the Montclair Museum of Art, hang out at one of our coffee shops, browse for antiques or dine at one of the over 100 restaurants in town.

And we are easily accessible to Manhattan. Only a short walk to the train or bus to New York City; 30 minute drive by car. Once there, you have easy access to the Theater District, Hells Kitchen, Chelsea, the Village, Chinatown, Little Italy and all that great neighborhoods that make New York City a worldwide destinations. A native New Yorker, I'm happy to make recommendations of sights to see in the city, assist with reservations, etc

Off street parking is included, as are wifi and FIOS TV. I will make coffee in the morning for you.

Also known as Greyhound Lodge for my pups, note that three retired greyhounds names Phinneas, Bernadette and Josie will welcome you upon arrival. Travelers must be dog-friendly.

Is Comforts of Home already booked? I added two additional listings on Airbnb. Check out Top of the Morning Montclair! and Rest and Relaxation Montclair! Same house - more rooms - I can now accomodate up to 8 people total.

I look forward to welcoming you to my home!

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2.5
Beds: 3
Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Price: $625 /week
Monthly Price: $2450 /month
Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
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  • We were so lucky to have found John's place to stay in while in Montclair. We had privacy for the 4 of us on John's 3rd floor with two bedrooms and our own bathroom. Within minutes of meeting John, I felt like he had been my friend for years. I enjoyed speaking to him and his friend, Jeannie, who was visiting him during our stay. John was very thoughtful regarding our comfort during our stay and easygoing about our arrival and departure times. I hope to enjoy John's hospitality in the future.

    June 2014
  • My friends and I stayed with John in Montclair, NJ. John is just great -- warm and inviting. It has been such fun to get to know him. And his house is perfect for me and my 3 friends who stayed there for a week in April. The house is comfortable and has everything you could need or want. It felt like home.

    April 2014
  • Although we did not meet, your presence was felt in your gorgeous home!! Absolutely beautiful and wonderful treasures you have. Your friend was a gracious and most helpful host. I probably talked his ear off. We will return to visit your sweet greyhounds and the lovely city of Montclair.

    April 2014
  • Our family stayed at John's place this past weekend because we were in town for the NYC Hot Sauce Expo and our stay was absolutely delightful. John's house is beautiful, safe and clean. Our children loved his three greyhounds. We woke every morning to fresh brewed coffee and offerings of Cream of Wheat and use of the gorgeous kitchen. We stayed on the 3rd floor and it was just lovely. It has a door at the foot of the stairs for privacy and the beds were SO comfortable! It felt great to come "home" after long, tiring days. We were relaxed and glad we spent probably a third of what our friends spent on a small hotel room in NYC. The commute is very easy and Montclair is only about 15 miles from NYC. Would highly recommend this property and we will definitely be back!

    March 2014
  • John was a great host and great first Airbnb experience for me!! Highly recommend!

    March 2014
  • We stayed with John for a week while we were attending a class in Montclair. We each had our own bedroom with everything we could possibly need, the dogs were incredibly sweet and very quiet and John was just great! He is a very warm interesting person and we really enjoyed getting to know him. So much better than staying in a hotel! John's house became our home away from home. We will definitely stay there the next time we go to a class in Montclair.

    February 2014
  • My daughter and I were thrilled to discover a new place to stay in Montclair and John's hospitality was excellent. The house is spacious with room to socialize and also room for privacy. We both felt welcome and comfortable enough to plan on a return stay in the near future.

    January 2014
  • I had the pleasure of staying 9 nights in John's Montclair house, and I loved every minute of it. I got to do some really cool things in Manhattan (ice-skating in Central Park, seeing some old Bobby Dylan haunting grounds, walking through an exclusively hasidic jew neighborhood in Williamsburg), but i have just as many good memories from the time i spent in Montclair. John and I decorated the christmas tree together, my friends and i spent a few hours in a cool cafe called Trend, and i heard some frightening and hilarious stories from John (and his house guests Catherine and Kia). One of the best weeks of my life. I will definitely be coming back soon :)

    December 2013
  • Our 5th time staying with John. Barbara and I love the place and John. I wish my place was decorated as nicely. Warm, comfortable, clean but very cool, ecclectic and stylish as well.

    December 2013
  • We cannot say enough about generous John ( now Uncle John to our youngest). Wonderful, honest hospitality in an eclectic house full of warmth and fun. We are reluctant to leave, but Christmas celebrations await. Thank you John for such an enjoyable, memorable and comfortable stay - we can't wait to return !

    December 2013
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John F. Kennedy Catholic High School, Mount Saint Mary College
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I am a single gay man who loves to travel and meet new people. Friendly, easygoing, helpful. I look forward to staying with you when i'm in your city, or hosting you in my home in Montclair with my three greyhounds. Life is good!!
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