Cozy, Quiet Room in Whitneyville

House - Private room · Treadwell St, Hamden, CT 06517, United States

A comfortable room in a charming house in a safe neighborhood! Minutes to Yale, easy parking, and plenty of room for a longer stay. I love helping guests find their way and am happy to help out with tips and hints to make your stay memorable.

Your host, Christina
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A comfortable room in a charming house in a safe neighborhood! Minutes to Yale, easy parking, and plenty of room for a longer stay. I love helping guests find their way and am happy to help out with tips and hints to make your stay memorable.

The Space

Spacious bedroom with full-size bed and workspace in charming Victorian home with all mod-cons: updated kitchen, jacuzzi tub, and high-speed cable internet. No TV, but you can stream over wireless, and settle in by the wood stove on chilly winter (website hidden) available in the summer for your bedroom.

Downtown New Haven is a short, ten-minute drive or quick bus trip down Whitney Avenue, and Whitneyville village is three blocks away. The neighborhood is safe and walkable, and you will find Books and Co. (with its attached coffee shop), the Whitneyville Food Center, and the Playwright Pub among the many small shops around the corner.

This room is a great place to settle in for a longer stay and I have hosted several month-long lodgers. You will have your own walk-in closet with dresser and plenty of hanging space, and you will have access to an ironing board, iron, hair dryer and other homey things you might need, but wouldn't want to bring with you.

Personable cat in residence.

Guest Access

You are welcome to use the kitchen, dining area, living room and sun porch during your stay as well as the washer and dryer on the premises. Parking is on the street, but always available.

The main bathroom/shower upstairs is shared, and there is a half bathroom on the first floor.

Interaction with Guests

I like to make sure that I'm available as needed by my guests. Whether you need a restaurant recommendation or a lift to the train station downtown, I'm mindful of what it is that you might need most to make your stay better. Sometimes it's quiet undisturbed space to unwind after a day meetings and interviews, and sometimes it's a long chat over coffee and breakfast—every stay is a little different.

The Neighborhood

Whitneyville is the old village that housed the workers at Ely Whitney's cotton mill. I live a couple of blocks from the "center" which has a well-appointed food market, a bookstore/cafe, a gourmet bistro, a homey pub, and a marvelous soup and cupcake shop. The neighborhood is filled with 1920s houses, is safe and walkable, and has a great vibe. Larger grocery stores and chain restaurants are close by on Dixwell ave.

Getting around

It usually takes no more than 15 minutes door to door to get anywhere in downtown New Haven (including parking). The route is a straight run down Whitney Ave. right to the green and the heart of the Yale campus. There is half-hour to hourly bus service to downtown New Haven from a stop approximately four walked blocks from my door.

Other Things to Note

A simple breakfast will be provided (cold or hot cereal, coffee/tea, yoghurt, fresh fruit, etc.).

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 1
Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $300 /week
Monthly Price: $950 /month
Check In: 5:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • Christina easily accommodated our arrival schedule. The room and facilities were just as listed. She helped with some local information. Over breakfast we chatted about common interests in music, interior design as well as past and future travel adventures. It is a quiet residential neighborhood with adjacent parking. Highly recommended.

    June 2014
  • Christina was an amazing host! She was a pleasure to talk to, both over email and in person, and she made sure that we had everything we needed. Breakfast and ample coffee was served every morning, which we greatly appreciated. The room was spacious and the bed comfortably slept two. The wifi was fast and incredibly helpful to have, especially because we were apartment-hunting in the area. The neighborhood was nice and people were very friendly. Overall, a great stay!

    June 2014
  • Christina was very good host,she guide me about area & give all info
    My kid going in collage in that (website hidden) is very nice to know from her about
    I was my first time I use airbnb service & I was impress
    With Christina for her charitable work for senior.

    June 2014
  • I've seen Christina just a few hours, but enough to have the desire to come back :)
    The bedroom and the atmosphere of the house are very nice and welcoming. Great first experience using Airbnb.

    June 2014
  • I stayed with Christina for a month while doing a Yoga Teacher Training program. My schedule was quite anti social and intense, and Christina was nothing but accommodating and supportive. She didn't complain once about being woken up early and also made sure the bathroom and kitchen were available during the times I needed it, which made a big difference because I didn't have a lot of time and had to maintain strict timekeeping. She made me feel really welcome from the moment I arrived and I enjoyed getting to know her. She was also super welcoming to my husband who joined for the last few days and even took him to the train station one day when he was going on a day trip. I felt Christina really cared about my experience in her home and I felt safe and welcome at all times, which I am really grateful for. She was available whenever I needed anything and saw to any potential issues immediately so they didn't become a problem. She gave me free run of the house including wifi, laundry, use of the kitchen and bathroom. The guest room is a good size with great closet and a super comfy bed! Christina is warm, kind and caring and a fun person to spend time with. A great first experience of airbnb, thank you so much Christina!

    May 2014
  • My favorite AirBNB stop yet! A lovely, kind, thoughtful and creative host. Easy to find location. Extremely flexible person. Handy clean bathroom. GREAT shower. (I didn't try the jetted tub). Nice cat. And a terrific musician.

    April 2014
  • Christina was an incredibly flexible and accommodating host. I arrived in New Haven in the evening but Christina made the logistics of getting from the bus station to her place a no-brainer, providing me with detailed instructions about which bus to take to her house, where to get off, how to find the key, etc. and even recommending a couple of places to grab a bite to eat on the way. The room was cozy and the bed one of the most comfortable I have ever slept in! Staying with Christina was a delight and an absolute breeze. Thanks again for a great stay!

    April 2014
  • Sweet, comfortable, beautiful home, room, and host! Thanks for a great stay Christina!

    April 2014
  • Nice room, clean and comfortable. Pleasant hostess. Christina has an interesting library.

    January 2014
  • We loved staying with Christina. She's a very friendly, outgoing person, who made us feel instantly welcome and at home. The guest room is lovely, and the walk-in closet was a wonderful bonus. We enjoyed getting to know her and appreciated all her tips about getting around in New Haven. We hope to stay with Christina the next time time we are in the area.

    October 2013
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Pacific Lutheran University
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I'm in the trades and interested in historical preservation technique and practice. I also play the accordion, and have traveled extensively in Europe and the states to perform, teach and research traditional eastern European music. I like meeting new people, and as a seasoned traveler—and travel writer—myself, enjoy providing a comfortable stay and whatever help you might need to navigate in New Haven.
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