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Private Room, Historic Quaker Hill Arts District
Private Room, Historic Quaker Hill Arts District
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1.5 private baths
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1.5 private baths
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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.

The space

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.

Guest access

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.

Family/kid friendly
Pets allowed

Extra people $10 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee $20
Weekend Price $52 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check-in time is 4PM - 10PM
Check out by 10AM
Self check-in with lockbox

Quiet hours from 10pm-8am
Smoking in courtyard if you please.
Pets are allowed when you provide me a description upon booking.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - Single flight of stairs for this room.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

18 Reviews

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Gina User Profile
November 2017
Joel is a very friendly host and very knowledgeable about the area and it’s fascinating history. The house is lovely, comfortable, and very clean... easy walking distance to historic downtown. I definitely recommend and would gladly stay here again. Thanks for a great stay!

Andrea User Profile
October 2017
The room was nice and Joel stayed it touch with us throughout the process.

Patrick User Profile
October 2017
Joel is a great guy. His place is spacious, well decorated, clean.. GREAT place. You HAVE to see it. I loved it and I will stay there every time I'm in Wilmington. There is nothing bad you can say about it.

Rhian User Profile
September 2017
I loved staying at Joel's place! The house and my room were beautiful. Joel was so friendly and had fantastic suggestions on what to do and where to go. Would absolutely love to stay there again.

Maureen User Profile
August 2017
Joel is an amazing host. We loved the house. Winterthur was beautiful.

Kerri User Profile
August 2017
This is a very cool house a lot of neat character and charm. Joel was a super nice guy who even came out in the middle of the night to let me know where I was going. As some who hosts this was a definite favorite place to stay!!!

Laura User Profile
August 2017
Joel's location in the historic section of Wilmington close to some cool riverside locales and is very convenient to the interstate. We arrived just after dark, and had some concerns as we approached the street, but Joel's home was wonderful and the neighborhood was quiet. It was just was just what we needed for a brief stay to break up a long trip. It would also be great for anyone looking to explore historic Wilmington. Joel is an engaging and interesting host and we enjoyed our stay. Coffee was great and the sitting room was inviting with lots of good books.

Wilmington, Delaware, United StatesJoined in July 2012
Joel User Profile
Interaction with guests

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.

About Joel

-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!

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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