About this listing
This is a bright, colorful double bedroom ideal for visitors to New York or Southern New England. 3rd floor location provides privacy. Bathroom may be shared with another guest. We do not accept smokers.
This is a bright and sunny bedroom suite with separate bathroom on the 3rd floor of my large family home in Old Greenwich, Connecticut.
The room has double bed with television set/cable/dvd player and a sitting area. The bathroom has a tub and shower and a washer/dryer.
If the adjoining room is rented, you may find yourself sharing the bathroom. I strive to confine this circumstance to guests of the same gender but it is not always possible. Use of the washer/dryer is confined to guests staying 3 or more days.
On the second floor there is a small table where guests can look out over the front garden, eat, read or have their morning coffee and tea which are provided. A small fridge is located here for your use. Meals are not included.
There is street parking but a car is not essential.
You are welcome to eat at our kitchen table or on our back deck in good weather.
Interaction with guests
I work from home so during the day I am available to answer quick questions but cannot take time from my work day for socializing, unfortunately. Of course I always like to get to know our visitors on arrival.
This is a suburban area with village charm. Downtown Old Greenwich is one block away with shops, cafes, restaurants, pubs, a post office and a supermarket. There are several beautiful parks and areas to hike. A bike is available for riding to the beach 1 mile from the house. Depending on the season and the time of day, entering the beach may require a $5 guest pass obtainable from the community center nearby. Everyone is friendly. Everything is nearby. We love our community and you will too.
This is a wonderful place to stay while visiting the New York metropolitan area or southern New England. The train station is a 7 minute walk from our home. It provides service to New York city and all the suburban stops through Westchester County. Taking the train north will get you to Stamford, Bridgeport and New Haven and all the stops in between. Amtrak service is from Stamford, one stop away by Metro North. In addition everything you need for your stay can be obtained at one of the shops in our village which are 2 blocks away.
The owners are highly sensitive to the smell of smoke therefore we regret that we cannot offer our home to smokers. We do not allow pets. Please do not ask. There are an abundance of tables in our home, please do not eat on upholstered furniture or on the bed. Guests should recognize they are staying in a family home.
I am a writer, blogger and a published author of aviation-related books, a married woman in her mid fifties. I have four grown children. I live in Connecticut and travel about 6 months out of the year for work, usually on my own.
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