About this listing
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.).
Non-registered guests (that is, anyone not registered to stay at the house) not allowed without advance notice. No smoking, no pets.
Christina was super cool. We had wine and chatted for a while. She was very kind and generous. The room was perfect. No complaints. Overall, a great stay!
I've stayed with Christina several times during the past year when I am visiting family in CT. She is a gem! I look forward to seeing her each time I am in town. Christina is warm and welcoming and attentive to all the small details when taking care of her guests. Her bed is super comfortable, parking is easy, and she is based in a neighborhood with easy access to public transportation (to Yale and downtown New haven), as well as a local coffee shop, Irish pub, and a great little neighborhood market. You can check out my other comments at earlier stays with her in (phone number hidden).
Christina is an awesome host!
When I wanted to rent the room she immediately messaged me and confirmed some details with me before accepting my offer. Room is exactly like what was described, bed is a really comfortable. House is a cute old house, love the hardwood floors. Christina was hospitable, made sure I knew where I was going to and how to get around--she knew I didn't have a car, but we discussed how to get in and around. I live abroad so it took extra from her to contact me, and she really wanted to make sure I was in, and had a great stay.
I came for a nearby wedding of a friend, she even dropped me off, which was unexpected and very kind. I recommend staying with her if you need a home just outside of New Haven (or have a car to get around).
This was my second stay with Christina, and it was a joy. She is a lovely hostess, very accommodating, and her home lovely. The cat is quite a handsome fellow and the shower head in the guest room TO DIE FOR. I mean it. You'll never want to go back to your miserly old shower head at home again.
Christina is a delightful host, and my room was everything I could have needed or hoped. Coordinating around my uncertain arrival time was no problem; Christina walked me step by step through how to let myself into the house (she is a heartbeat away via text or phone; an excellent coordinator!). I appreciated how I was able to come and go with ease and had her trust to call her place my home for three days. I enjoyed our engaging conversations over breakfast each morning. Christina is such an interesting person, and she shows genuine interest in her guests. If I'm ever in Hamden again, I wouldn't hesitate to look her up! I feel like I've made a very nice friend. Thanks, Christina!
I had a lovely stay in New Haven with Christina. She gave me detailed instructions for how to find the house and she always responded quickly to my messages. The room was great and the bed was super comfy. This room suits people with a car since you need to catch a bus to get downtown. However, I had a very relaxing stay and it was perfect for what I needed.
I've stayed with Christina three times when I am visiting family in CT. She is a gem! I feel like I have made a new friend who I get to see when I am in Hamden. Christina takes her host responsibilities very seriously. She reaches out before arrival, checks on her guests interests and needs, and has invited to events at her home and in the neighborhood. Her bed is very comfy and the setting is very quiet. You can walk a few blocks away to catch a bus into downtown New Haven and Yale, ( a 10-15 minute ride.) Street parking is easy. There's a great local market nearby and a coffeebar/used book store, as well as an Irish pub.
About the Host, Christina
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.