Stay in a charming bedroom on the second floor with a private hall bathroom. Walk to historic sites, waterfront dining, train station, museums, theater, music and movies. NextFab, Creative District, ZipCode, CoIN Loft, The Mill and Start It Up very close to the house.
Historic 130 year old house with beautiful hardwood floors, tall ceilings, three story staircase and modern bathrooms. You're booking a second floor bedroom with a full size bed, dresser, desk and a private hall bath.
On the third floor of the house is a master suite where guests can book the entire third floor for extra privacy. The suite has a queen size bed plus a single bed along with a spacious master bathroom. This suite can be booked on AirBnB or ask the host if you're interested.
I also have a private office, bedroom, bathroom and sitting room on the second floor.
The kitchen, dining room, living room and powder room on the first floor are open to all guests anytime.
In addition to your bedroom/bathroom on the second floor, the first floor of the house is always open for guests. Also, there's a private brick courtyard just outside the kitchen door.
Other things to note
Quaker Hill was settled in 1738, when Quakers William Shipley and Thomas West built the first residences in the area. During the Revolutionary War, George Washington and The Marquis de Lafayette were quartered on Quaker Hill. Among those buried on Wilmington Friends Meeting grounds across the street are John Dickinson, signer of the Constitution, and Thomas Garrett, an abolitionist who worked with William Still and Harriet Tubman as part of the Underground Railroad.
Quiet hours from 10pm-8am
Smoking in courtyard if you please.
Pets are allowed when you provide me a description upon booking.
I renovate old houses so I'm typically working on my Quaker Hill residence or rehab projects close by. I frequently come and go during the day so I can help you with almost anything... especially suggestions on what to see or do in the area.
-To me travel is never about my destination, it's always about my journey. I find that hosting is a delightful journey filled with new people, fresh ideas and fond memories.
-Becoming a host helped me discover how many people share my fascination with old houses. There's something special about the architecture, the history and the craftsmanship brought together in the form of a beautiful home. I could spend hours in salvage/recycling places looking for just the right parts to put an old house back together again. I like tinkering with old locks, lights, fixtures and finishes until they're ready for modern living.
-I'm an avid collector of art, objects, books and games. Always hunting for old Parker Brothers card games, books on Venice and Boy Scout memorabilia. One of my favorite weekend activities, cooking while we're sipping a nice red wine.
-Preparations are underway for a big journey next year....walking 2189 miles from Georgia to Maine on the Appalachian Trail. I've already stayed at one airBnB along the trail in Virginia and hope to discover more. We sleep in tents most of the hike but will occasionally splurge on a real bed and a hot shower.
-Hosting has added a new dimension to my house rehabbing business. I'm pretty sure airBnB could provide new life for lots of neglected old houses in cities around the country, I'm thinking about writing a "how to do it" book as my next project. Nameste and safe travels!