Comfy Whaling City 4-Square Home

House - Private room · Plymouth St, New Bedford, MA 02740, United States

Now that I'm retired and fitting in more travel time, I look forward to sharing my home with guests on 2 rental options: private room (3 extra bedrooms) or entire house. I'd love to make your visit in south coast MASS a little easier.

Your host, Judy
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Now that I'm retired and fitting in more travel time, I look forward to sharing my home with guests on 2 rental options: private room (3 extra bedrooms) or entire house. I'd love to make your visit in south coast MASS a little easier.

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Now that I'm retired and fitting in more travel time, I look forward to sharing my 1914 4-Square home with guests on 2 rental options: private room (2 extra bedrooms available) or entire house (4 bedrooms when I'm away.)
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I'd love to make your visit in south coast Massachusetts a little easier.

I'm an empty nester with extra bedroom space to share. Full restoration to the home. All regular bedrooms are on 2nd floor. 1 full bed; 1 twin bed; 1 queen bed in master bedroom (for use when I'm away.) All beds have memory foam on mattress. 2 newly renovated full bathrooms with showers; 1 on 1st floor and 1 on 2nd floor. Bed linens and towels are provided. Comfortable living room with a working fireplace. Kitchen has all the updated appliances for casual cooking. Laundry is in the basement. A retractable laundry line extends from the back porch corner to the storage shed. TV with ROKU hook-up in the living room that you are welcome to use. WIFI is available. 2 smaller TVs with basic cable in 2nd floor guest bedrooms. My home is heated on one zone with forced hot air by gas. Window A/Cs are in place during the summer and used as needed.
Curbside parking on corner lot with minimal traffic. I am frequently, but not always home. Small back yard with front and back entrances and open porches. Assortment of board and card games. Outside gas grill is available for cooking. Backyard fire bowl for a relaxing evening with S'mores. I play guitar as a hobby and am available to offer my (email hidden)-Ya" experience at the campfire, if desired.
Yes, friendly, well-behaved dogs are welcome.

Quiet neighborhood and minutes to downtown New Bedford. Discover New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park with walking and harbor tours. Natural environmental beauty is a couple blocks away at Buttonwood Park with zoo and playground that appeals especially to young children. Plenty of nearby restaurants and shopping.
Lovely Victorian neighborhoods surround your stay with newly established biking lanes. Phoenix/Mattapoisett Bike Trail provides a delightful 7 mile roundtrip riding experience from Fairhaven to Mattapoisett. Fairhaven Village, including Fort Phoenix and the Hurricane Barrier extending out to the harbor, is a must-see on bike, walk, or slow car ride. Great restaurants to choose from right in the village. You're in the heart (email hidden)ly fishing, scallop, and lobster community that you won't want to miss. Lots of art galleries throughout New Bedford, Fairhaven, Dartmouth, and Westport.

-Centrally located on the south coast with easy driving via highway or scenic backroads to Providence, Fall River, Boston, and Cape Cod.
-Access from downtown New Bedford to Boston is provided on DATTCO commuter bus.
-Nearby commuter train can be taken from Lakeville to Boston. Daily ferries from New Bedford to Martha's Vineyard and Cuttyhunk Island.
-New Bedford offers taxi service and daytime public bus transportation, SRTA, that has a stop just behind my (email hidden):
If you are visiting your student at UMASS/ Dartmouth; visiting family; attending a local conference, or looking to explore the South Coast regional area, I'd like the opportunity to host you at my home, show you around, or simply let you go about your daily business while you're here.
Let's talk about your needs to provide a comfortable stay based on private room or entire house rent.

NEW BEDFORD is a small city of rich diversity. Please don't hesitate to ask me about anything that can enhance your stay. My life-style these days is flexibility, comfort, and easy-going.
I look forward to welcoming you to NEW BEDFORD.

Guest Access

Let's talk about your needs to provide a comfortable stay based on private room or entire house rent.

Interaction with Guests

Owner will interact with guests as much or as little as needed and desired. Mutual respect for information and privacy.

The Neighborhood

Owner's neighborhood is close to everything but also offers an urban quietness both day and night. Neighbors are respectful of one another.

Getting around

New Bedford offers public bus and cab service. Bus service stops in the evening. A local bus stop is just behind the house. Shopping for necessities is minutes away by car.

Other Things to Note

New Bedford is a small city of rich diversity. Please don't hesitate to ask your host about anything that can enhance your stay.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Weekly Price: $400 /week
Monthly Price: $1200 /month
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $20
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Flexible

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • We were very happy with our experience at Judy's home. She is a delightful hostess -opening her home to us and providing much more than the basics which made it feel like home and being on holiday at the same time. Her house is clean, orderly, comfortable and inviting!
    I would like to stay with her again in the future and have already started recommending her to friends.

    July 2014
  • Judy (email hidden), welcoming and good company. Her house is very comfortable and I felt as if I was staying with a long time friend. Communication was excellent from the time I booked & throughout my stay. There were lots of opportunities to do a variety of things locally and as I was traveling alone from England, this made for a great experience. Sharing whale watching, lobsters, music & meeting friends was a bonus!

    June 2014
  • Rachael and I had a wonderful time at Judy's beautiful home. The amenities were excellent and the location perfect for exploring the surrounding area. Meeting Judy felt like re-acquainting with a friend. She was attentive to our needs and provided plenty of insight on attractions and neighborhoods, easing our transition to New Bedford. I have already recommended the "Comfy Whaling City 4-Square Home" to my family and friends when they are in this part of Massachusetts. Thank you for everything!

    June 2014
  • Even better than we anticipated. The house is a well built, well maintained comfortable circa 1920s 3 bedroom classic. We were greeted by Judy's friendly welcome outside and soon found ourselves relaxing with tea, a crackling fire and good conversation. The beds were comfortable and we had our own bathroom right outside our door. The shower was excellent. Breakfast was whatever we wanted (toast, coffee, fruit, yogurt and granola in our case). Conversation was relaxed and friendly over breakfast and Judy gave us excellent guidance on how to fill our day. It was a great stopover on our way north to Maine and we will do it again. Thanks Judy and Air BNB. Eric and Fran

    May 2014
    Response from Judy:

    I'd love to take you up on a tour of Swan's Island and the local turf. Hopefully we can both fit it into our schedules when I venture up that way later in August.

    May 2014
  • My boyfriend and I had an exceptional experience in New Bedford over the last week and it had a lot to do with Judy. We were in town for a wedding and had plans to visit Boston too.

    I can't thank Judy enough for such a genuine hospitable, fun, experience. It's incredibly rare that people you don't know are kind, warm and welcoming. Judy is an incredible person, she's kind hearted knowledgable and helpful.

    Judy went above and beyond during our stay. I was in town a few days before my boyfriend and was able to have some really great conversations with Judy about art and our families. She knew my boyfriend was going to take a cab from the airport to her home to get ready for the wedding and then take cab to the wedding from her home. Judy insisted on picking him up from the airport to help get him to the wedding on time. His flight was delayed by 4 hours, I felt so bad my phone didn't have signal where I was. Judy was at the airpot and once I finally had a phone signal and spoke to her she was so understanding and flexible. She insisted on trying to pick him up again if she could. She did. My boyfriend arrived at the wedding just minutes before it began. On our last day at Judy's she gave us a ride to the bus station to get to Boston and even sent me a thoughtful email with suggestions of places we must see while in there.

    We are so grateful to have met such a genuinely wonderful person. We hope we can be there for her like she was for us. Anytime you are in Los Angeles I know we don't have a place yet, but we'd love to take you out to lunch or dinner!

    May 2014
    Response from Judy:

    I'm sorry for the HUGE delay. Your review was extremely generous. I'll be sure to touch base with you while I'm in CA 7/17-7/23. Hopefully I can introduce you to Sara and Josh as well. For now, Jared is meeting up with me and my realtor to walk the Westport property. Cross your fingers ;)
    Be well!

    May 2014
  • The house is charming, centrally located and very clean. Judy is a wonderful hostess.

    March 2014
  • Judy was the best host one can think of. The email communication before my trip was excellent and she provided me with many useful information about my destination.

    The room was very comfortable, I had the well-appointed bathroom on my own and I could use the kitchen, the living room etc. any time I wanted.

    I can highly recommend Judy and if I am going to stay at the area again, I know where I will stay.

    March 2014
  • I had a fantastic stay in Judy's charming home. She was easy to reach prior to my visit. My room was comfortable and quiet. Judy kindly offered breakfast and coffee in the morning, and we had a wonderful chat before I left. I was just in for a quick night, but got everything I needed :) Thanks Judy.

    January 2014
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Welcome to New Bedford, MA! I've been living here almost 10 years, and I'm still exploring what the local area has to offer...everything from great coastal and ethnic dining to local theater and concerts at very affordable prices. I have enjoyed playing acoustic guitar for too many years to count. I finally crossed the "Big Pond" to Europe and look forward to much more. My daughter and son-in-law lovingly call Long Beach, CA home now, and my son is attending Wentworth institute in Boston. So I'm criss- crossing more frequent travel journeys. Somewhere in heaven, my husband is smiling at the new directions our family has taken. Motto: See the glass half full. As an appreciative guest of other AirBnB hosts, I welcome the opportunity to open my own home to you as you visit the south coast MA area.
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