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