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Guest Room in Asylum Hill Victorian

Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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About this listing

Not fancy but comfy private accommodation in my 1889 Victorian home. Summer intern welcome (June-August) - please inquire about pricing.

The space

Welcome to my 1889 Queen Anne Victorian house which is still a work-in-progress but (I think) a great home nevertheless. I'm offering my 2nd floor parlour as a guest room, comfortably fitted out with a queen-size bed, wardrobe, dresser, work desk, IKEA chaise, cube fridge + microwave and 32" LED TV w/DVD player and ROKU box (sorry, no cable TV but on master antenna system for local channels). House offers shared bathroom, kitchen, sunspace/dining room, living room and TV room. Broadband WiFi (average 20-25 mbps) and off-street parking also available. Breakfast items usually on offer include coffee, tea, yoghurts, bananas, oranges, cereals + milk, toast + jams and OJ. House is close (walkable 10-15 mins) to train/bus station and downtown venues (15-20 mins) as well as the West End; West Hartford (4 miles west) is best reached by bus or car. Local bus service is available right outside the front door ((URL HIDDEN) Route #76) and CTFastrak service is just a block away. There's also local (hourly) bus service from the airport (Route #30X) to downtown ($1.75 exact change) with an easy transfer (free upon request) to my neighborhood bus; Uber provides service from the airport and around town, as well. The household is gay-friendly and everyone is welcomed for a night or longer stay. See special pricing by the week and month.

Guest access

Guests have access to the main (ground) floor of the house as they wish. For extended visits the sunroom makes a nice place to enjoy the day reading and relaxing and looking at the yard and gardens. For any extended stays, use of the basement laundry facilities can be arranged.

Interaction with guests

I generally enjoy meeting and chatting with my guests which is why I like to serve breakfast in the sunroom. However, if you really prefer your privacy I can always set out breakfast items in the kitchen which can be taken to the guest room for your private consumption.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Room type: Private room


Extra people: 10 / night after the first guest
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price: 65 / night
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House Rules

I share my house with 1-2 other resident housemates so any guests would be sharing common space with up to 3 others of us living in the house. However, the guest room is a private room. Quiet time is 10PM - 7AM. There's no smoking in the house but smokers are welcome to go outdoors on the front and back porches as necessary. No pets. I can accommodate 1 car parked in the backyard driveway. Breakfasts can be arranged ahead of time so I can have the basics available for your eating pleasure and fresh coffee ready when you are.



Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 24 hours of your trip and the first night is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

78 Reviews

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Andrew User Profile
August 2017
I rented this room from Jonathan for the summer during an internship. Jonathan is an amazing host and made it feel like home right away. He provides everything you could need for a night or an entire summer. The breakfast room and the back porch are especially nice. The house is centrally located, close to downtown, and ramps to I-84 and I-91. Overall I had a great experience renting from Jonathan and would recommend the location for both long and short term stays.

Dj User Profile
April 2017
Jonathan was one of the best hosts I've had on AirBnB. He made dinner and we ate out on the back deck. The room is set up like a hotel room with multiple plug ins, TV and Roku, nice art, and great decor. We had great conversations. I would definitely stay there again!

Tom User Profile
April 2017
Fantastic! The place was nice and cosy, feels lived in and very homely. Easy enough to find. The room was cosy, fairly quiet and very comfortable. quite spacious and well equip, with a TV, fridge and microwave! Felt like a hotel room. The bathroom was nice, there was plenty of space for washing items, with a completely awesome shower! Jonathan was very nice! Knowledge of the area and surrounding areas, gave me lots of tips of things to do.

Katherine User Profile
March 2017
Jonathan was fabulous! I stayed for a short visit but he made sure I had everything I needed and was comfortable. The room was even more than I expected and I had a great night sleep. I would come back in a heart beat.

Rebecca User Profile
March 2017
Jonathan was a great host for my sister and I! He lives in a beautiful home with mosaic tiling and stained glass. The private room was very homey. The bed had a heated mattress pad, which neither of us have ever seen. He laid out a spread of foods and brewed coffee in the morning and sat and talked to us as we ate. He even gave us ideas for what to do for the day in Hartford. Highly recommend to stay with him!

Zhe User Profile
March 2017
Jonathan is very kind and friendly. The room is comfortable and clean, and the breakfast is full of diversity. It is a really fantastic experience!

Zhenying User Profile
March 2017
John is the BEST host I've ever met! He invited us for a Friday movie night and watched Moonlight with his friends. He prepare breakfast and coffee for us. The room is VERY good and the bed is LUXURY! I'm sure you'll love it!

Hartford, Connecticut, United StatesJoined in February 2011
Jonathan User Profile

I'm a 65yo GWM, living and working (self-employed) in Hartford for over 30 years. I enjoy walking, hiking, biking, gardening, theatre, movies and traveling (including an annual long-distance walking trip in the UK every year) - and hosting AirBnB guests! Looking forward to your visit.

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