About this listing
Be at home in this grand historic house in Montclair, with fireplace, central heat/air, modern kitchen with center island, huge covered porch with living and dining area, 3 living rooms, large dining room, wifi, 3 TVs, xbox, games/puzzles, etc. and still be 30-45 minutes to midtown Manhattan by train, bus or car. In fact, it's just 1 block to NYC bus service.
Note: Sometimes a 3rd floor bedroom is used, not included in this listing. We will communicate clearly if others will be in the house.
The house is a grand Georgian colonial built in 1907 with renovated kitchen and bathrooms. It's in a quiet neighborhood close to the town center and with a park nearby.
The house is 6400 square feet, fully furnished 4 floors, 4.5 baths, 2 fireplaces, colonial features throughout, 2 stair cases (main & "servant's" stairs). The very large eat-in-kitchen has a center bar with 4 stools, 2 dishwashers, 2 sinks, 2 ovens and table that seats 6+. In addition, the dining room comfortably seats 8. It's the perfect gathering place. Hardwood floors throughout. Finished basement has entertainment center, sound system, DVD player, cable TV. Washer and dryer. Large covered porch and fenced-in yard. There are many toys for kids, play room, swingset, board games, movies, books, etc..
The house has 4 floors. This listing excludes the top floor - the top floor has a room for our live-in babysitter and a room rented by a student. They will share the kitchen during your stay, although they are often away. We will clearly communicate the circumstances for your rental (i.e., if they will be here or not).
Possible sleeping arrangements for this listing:
- King in master bedroom
- 2 singles in one kid's room
- 1 queen in another bedroom
- queen air mattress in 2 more rooms (home office with desk moved to the side, "library" on 2nd floor)
- Sealy sleeper sofa in family room on ground floor with close-able pocket door for privacy (there's a separate living room & media room where people typically gather to chat)
- Sleeper sofa in finished basement
- Couch in play room
- additional Air mattresses also available
The master bedroom has a double-headed shower and all-modern fixtures (renovated recently). A guest bathroom has an original claw-foot tub. Bathrooms on every floor.
Montclair is a go-to destination for people living in New Jersey. Over 45 Zagat-rated restaurants. Walk 4 blocks to the center of town (Church Street) for restaurants, Starbucks, movies, cute shops, etc..
House is available for the dates shown in the calendar.
3 large screen TVs, wifi, modern kitchen, 3 full baths and 1/2 bath.
Bedroom floor (1st floor with 4 bedrooms), ground floor (modern kitchen, dining room, sitting room, another sitting room with pull out couch), and finished basement (tv room with pull out couch, washer/drier). Excludes top floor where our babysitter/Au pair lives - we will confirm if she will be there during your visit (she keeps to herself and her room, mostly)
Interaction with guests
Typically we won't be there. However, our babysitter lives on the top floor, which is excluded from this listing. She will share the kitchen, although she is most often away over weekends and holidays. We also have a cat called Mimi which we ask guests to feed with the provided food and give fresh water - if you prefer not to feed the cat, we will have a neighbor come to the house to do so.
Other things to note
Note: Sometimes, a bedroom is used on the 3rd floor, not included in this listing. We will communicate clearly if others will be in the house.
No smoking, no guest pets, although a loudly purring cat Mimi comes with the house.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.
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