About this listing
This sunny corner apartment is on the top floor of an historic building in the heart of hip downtown, and just a moment's walk from Yale's main campus and some of the best food in the city.
Sunny corner apartment on the top floor of an historic downtown building. It's right next to New Haven's finest luxury hotel in the heart of hip downtown -- but here, you'll have better accommodations at a fraction of the price.
The location is unbeatable. We're one block from Yale campus, across the street from the Yale Art School, and one block from both Yale art galleries as well as the Yale Repertory Theater. Some of the best coffee in New Haven is in the cafe on the bottom floor of our building. Three large corner windows offer a panoramic view of the city, and sunset makes the whole place glow.
Within a one block radius, you'll find a local gastropub with a great beer list; a cozy coffee shop bookstore; Indian, Thai, locavore haute-cusine, and a nationally-acclaimed sushi restaurant. If you're a night owl, there's falafel and fresh-baked cookies available till three in the morning.
The living room and bedroom are separated by French doors. You'll have a fully furnished kitchen with a gas stove, microwave, a full set of spices and a floor-to-ceiling wall of pots and pans. You'll have an Aeron chair, two desks, three typewriters, a Bose surround-sound stereo system, and a comfortable queen-sized bed with a tempur-pedic mattress. And trust me, there's plenty to read. If you need an extra bed, there's a queen-sized air mattress you can set up in the living room, and the leather couch is comfortable too.
Also, there's a wall-sized American flag. See the photos.
David was quick to respond to any communication and there were no issues with obtaining or using the keys to the apartment. The best thing about David’s apartment is the convenience afforded by its location. It is on the doorstep of Yale and well serviced by many local restaurants, cafes and shops. The downside of the location is that it is on a fairly busy street at an intersection with a set of traffic lights. There is a lot of street noise (people and vehicles) which can make sleeping difficult. I resorted to using ear plugs. The photos accurately reflect the style and size of the apartment and the furniture available but don’t convey the old and run state of the building and the internal space. The ceilings and walls are literally crumbling and falling away in places. The kitchen is tiny but there are ample pots, pans, equipment and utensils to prepare anything that you may wish to cook. The large desk with comfortable chair was great for getting work done. There are large windows which collect the afternoon sun but don’t have suitable curtains or blinds. This would be okay in winter but wasn’t helpful for the five weeks that we were staying in the apartment during summer.
We got off to a tough start as the key David gave me did not fit the lock. But David was great to work things out and get me into the apartment, despite the fact he was out town and had to travel back.
Apartment and neighborhood are perfect for both downtown and Yale campus. Top floor location was very quiet, although the elevator can be an adventure. I was able to both work and relax there.
David was a very kind and responsive host. Communication was A+ before stay and when we arrived - he took the time to meet us and show us the apartment. Location is fantastic relative to everything Yale and apartment is bright, sunny, clean, and comfortable as advertised. The building itself is ancient and needs remodeling, from baths to windows to ceilings. But we only used the apartment to sleep and shower, so those shortcomings didn't matter. Good wi-fi so lack of TV was not an issue.
David was an excellent host. Very friendly and welcoming. His apartment was clean and exactly as described on the listing. The neighbourhood is great, and the location of the apartment was perfect for getting around New Haven. I'm really pleased we chose to stay there.
This apartment was in a wonderful location for our visit to New Haven. Great accessibility to eateries, bars and all the wonders of Yale. Felt a bit like we were living in a Paris atelier and liked watching the street activity five floors below. It was easy to get trains or buses to NYC and Boston and and there is plenty of scenic countryside to explore if you have a car. The apartment is set up with everything we needed with a few eccentricities you would find in any old apartment building. The bed was comfortable and the street noise wafted up to lull us to sleep. Access to Wifi was great so we could keep in touch with home. And we loved the music system! Right from our initial contact months before our trip David was so helpful and welcoming and was there to greet us and during our stay quickly sorted out any hiccups we had. Thanks David!
Great location, wonderful apartment, very comfortable and convenient for downtown and Yale. Top floor of the building, so no noise from above, and great shower pressure. David was incredibly friendly and responsive. I recommend it to everybody!
Yes, extremely nice host, great location, serious poetry library and well-equipped (though cramped) kitchen. Be prepared for one or two buts - for all its many advantages, this is a crumbly old apartment in a grad-student block. Imagine you’re borrowing your student nephew’s place - a very helpful, hospitable nephew who isn’t entirely house-trained but happens to live exactly where you want to spend some time. I enjoyed it and got a lot of work done.
About the Host, David
I'm a poet and teacher of poetry. I was raised outside of Boston, went to school on a farm in Vermont, studied poetry in Iowa City, spent a week at a bookstore in Paris and a year in Jerusalem, would die to spend the last years of my life in Cinque Terre, and currently live in New Haven, Connecticut.