About this listing
Welcome to historic New Bedford! Stay right here if you are a single traveler or a couple who want to relax in a double bed guest room. Other rental options included. Prices vary throughout the year.
Now that I'm retired and fitting in more travel time, I enjoy sharing my 1914 4-Square home with guests on 3 rental options: PRIVATE single bed guest room + private bath; PRIVATE double bed guest room + private bath; or ENTIRE house with 4 bedrooms + 2 bathrooms when I'm away.
IMPORTANT! For a private double room, stay right here and read on. For either of the other options, please visit the other links that I posted.
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT:
I'm an empty nester with extra bedroom space to share. In 2004, we began restoration and retrofitting our 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 walk-in showers; 1 is on the 1st floor and 1 is on the 2nd floor. Bed linens and towels are provided.
The Comfortable living room has 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.
WIFI is available. TV with On Demand is in the living room that you are welcome to use. You can also connect your own portable devices for streaming. 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 available as needed. I ask your cooperation with energy conservation while you are sharing my home.
Free curbside parking around this 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 enjoy having music on around the house. You're my guest, but I want you to feel like a friend so it's important that your stay works for both/all of us.
NEIGHBORHOOD & LOCAL COMMUNITY:
Quiet neighborhood and within 30 minute walking distance 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 all around you. You're in the heart of an active 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 home.
A UNIQUE PLACE:
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 share 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 based on flexibility, comfort, and easy-going. I hope you'll arrive and depart with a sense of belonging.
I look forward to welcoming you to NEW BEDFORD.
Typically I like to be home when a private guest arrives. If our schedules conflict, I'll leave a set of keys inside the storm door on the back porch. One key has access to the back door and side door to the basement. The other key has access to the front door. Whether you are a private guest or renting the entire house, you are encouraged to make use of the entire 1st floor for cooking, dining, or relaxation.
Interaction with Guests
I like to interact with my guests as much or as little as you require. I will respect your desire for privacy, but am available for information as needed.
My neighborhood is a combination of easy walking and driving distance to practically everything that you will need but also offers an urban quietness both day and night. In good weather, I hope you'll relax in the back yard however, please be mindful of our close proximity to abutting neighbors. My desire is to let my guests relax in their own personal space with a shared appreciation for a comfy stay. Your comfort is my success.
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 me about anything that can enhance your stay.
I am sharing my personal home with my guests. Please respect and carefully use all items. Return to the places you found them as best as possible.
A black 3-ring guidebook is in the dining room on a side table. I have provided house guidelines and local places.
In the winter, please conserve on gas heat by putting on a sweater before increasing heat. (One t-stat services 1st and 2nd floors.) Please do not open windows when heat is on. The opposite applies with the window ACs during the summer season.
Please do not leave wet towels on furniture.
Please use coasters or placemats for cups, glasses, and plates.
Turn lights off when not needed.
No smoking, excessive drinking, or use of other illegal drugs.
It's simply a matter of common courtesy and respect for the dwelling you are temporarily living.