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 options include a single guest or an entire house rental. 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 (website hidden) 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.
As an Airbnb host, I expect a mutually respectful relationship to occur. I am sharing my home; a private residence. I encourage my guests to get familiar with my house rules provided on the website and at my home in a 3-ring binder.
I prefer not having pets, but let's also talk about your specific pet needs.
No smoking or excessive alcohol on the property. Smoking is allowed near my house on the curb. Please use a container to disgard cigarette butts.
My home is a place to relax and have a little more space at any time during the day or night; it is not for the purpose of indoor or outdoor parties. Please do not invite large gatherings of guests to my home. It's important for me to remain respectful of my surrounding neighbors.
Host will share refrigerator space with advance notice. Larger coolers may easily be stored on the back porch. Smaller cooler may be stored under the drop leaf table in the kitchen. Guests may use all kitchen cooking and eating utensils, but please clean up after yourselves.
Guests will respect host's privacy regarding master bedroom and office room on 2nd floor when renting private room only. The house is somewhat "intimate," so mutual respect and courtesy are what's needed to make this work for all concerned. I typically retire 11PM and get up 7:30AM. 2nd floor bathroom is available exclusively for guests.
Please turn on lights as needed. Turn off when not in use.
During the summer: Use - do not misuse - window ACs as needed to keep comfortable in a practical manner throughout the house. Close windows and doors when ACs are in use. Same applies for heat in the winter.
An extra towel rack is in the extra "office" on the 2nd floor for your convenience. Please do not hang damp towels or other clothing on furniture. Do not set wet beverage glasses on wooden furniture. Use provided coasters or place mats.
Judy is a very nice host. Her home is beautiful. She was very good with communication and we had a very easy time with checking in and out even with a late arrival and early departure. The bed was sooooo unbelievably comfortable! I would recommend staying with Judy.
Judy truly puts the "super" in superhost. She welcomed me into her home with enthusiasm and genuine kindness. The entire house was spotlessly clean and clutter free. Staying with Judy is like staying at an expensive Bed and Breakfast without the pretensions.
If you stay here, you will feel as if you are staying with your cool Aunt. Judy loves to recommend area attractions, great restaurants and other unknown gems that only a local with over 15 years in the town will be able to explain. You will feel at home and in peace with your stay here.
If you are a quiet introvert, Judy will not bother you. If you are an outgoing extrovert, she will reciprocate with sophisticated conversation and will include you in supper plans and most importantly DESSERT!
This was a very comfortable and great stay. Judy is a great host and very generous. She was very adaptable to our needs and helped us with what we needed. Thank you Judy !
I booked a few weeks before my trip of 16 days. She was super flexible with my dates. She had multiple guest staying and she was still able to accommodate me. I left the house at 745am and returned around midnight every day and I never felt out of place. She was so kind about recommending resturants and sights to see. She even brought home some world famous Ma's doughnuts! Yum. The house was beautiful and comfy. The rooms were clean and well decorated. She had all the amenities that you expect of a hotel plus more! Judy is a great host and I hope I can return back to her beautiful home to explore the area more.
The room was just as described in the listing, cozy welcoming and the bed was very comfortable. the house is a lovely old style new england home very welcoming and comfortable. the kitchen was well equipped and the keurig coffee maker was a great when I need a quick cup in the morning. Judy was a wonderful hostess, friendly, welcoming and very accommodating. I greatly enjoyed staying with her at her lovely home and hope that I find my way there again.
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About the Host, Judy
Welcome to New Bedford, MA! I've been living here 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. As an empty nester, I'm sometimes home and sometimes traveling. As an appreciative guest of other AirBnB hosts, I welcome the opportunity to share my own home with you as you visit the south coast MA area. I'm happy to help you navigate your way around and then let you go it on your own.
BTW, I'm fixing up 2 new properties: a sweet little summer-season lakefront "camp" in Poland, ME for a 2nd Airbnb location! And a 3rd Airbnb winter getaway in Rancho Mirage, CA! Stay tuned!!!
Motto: Keep it going, keep it going, keep it going.
Ferry departs minutes from host's home. If available, host is happy to drop you off and pick you up. Also, easy parking & shuttle.
Buttonwood Park is an easy 5 minute walk from your host's home. 2 mile walk or bike ride; zoo and playground; public basketball and tennis courts. Ample space for baseball or frisbee toss.
Step back to the 1800s and tour a prominent family's home & gardens that made their fortune when whaling was at its height.
Intimate theater experience with local actors putting on a great performance.
There are 2 Dunkin' Donuts across the street from each other. One is directly on Kempton St.; the other is next to CVS Pharmacy.
Great family-style eatery with breakfast served until 2PM. They've been around for a long time.
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Nearby. Indoor parking adjacent to Zeiterion Theater. Very reasonable prices to park.
Walgreens Pharmacy is located off Rte. 140 at the other end of Buttonwood Park. Right next to CVS Pharmacy.
CVS Pharmacy is located off Rte.140 at the other end of Buttonwood Park. Right next to Walgreens Pharmacy.
Good Mexican food with a bar in the NB National Historic Park.
Renovated from an old bank, this charming restaurant is snuggled in the middle of the New Bedford historical downtown section. Good food; good prices.
The Whaling Museum is a highlight of your New Bedford visit since it showcases the rich whaling history that New Bedford offered in the mid 1800's.
Toss a coin between Shaw's or Stop & Shop for nearby grocery shopping.
The ferry departs minutes from host's home. If available, host is happy to get you there and pick you up. Also, easy parking & shuttle nearby.
Popular restaurant with assorted dishes. Call ahead seating as evening seating fills fast. Yelp for good selection of restaurants in the local area. Some of my favorites are in the house binder.
Free beach as part of Fort Phoenix and hurricane barrier. Nice views of Buzzards Bay.
Popular local fresh seafood to cook at home.
Market Basket is a few miles further with easy access of Rte 195. This grocery store has a great inventory and lower prices.
Leave time for a casual walk, picnic, or bike ride along Buzzards Bay with partial restoration to 2 old forts. There is also a snack bar in the summer and a military museum on site.
Fun and learning for military buffs in your group. 20-minute ride west to Fall River, MA.
Comfortable commuter train is the 1st stop heading into Boston daily. Check t(website hidden)com for schedules, fares, and parking. Typically 1-hour ride each way.
Make time to tour the stately mansions, Cliff Walk, and so much more in Newport, RI. Less than 1 hour away. Bristol, RI is also worth a stop on the way there.