Entire home/apt

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5 bedrooms

8 beds
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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 space

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.

Guest access

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.

The space
Bathrooms: 4.5
Bedrooms: 5
Beds: 8
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: 15 / night after 6 guests
Cleaning Fee: 200
Security Deposit: 500
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds
Bedroom 4
1 air mattress
Bedroom 5
1 air mattress
Common spaces
2 sofa beds, 1 couch

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events

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.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

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8 Reviews

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Laura User Profile
December 2016
This charming, very large home is located in a beautiful neighborhood in Montclair, NJ. It is about a half mile walk from town that offers good restaurants, movie theaters and grocery stores. The house is also walkable to the train station that takes you into Penn Station in NYC. My family spent Christmas vacation here and thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Servando User Profile
January 2016
I rented this house through aibnb because it was a cheaper and more comfortable alternative than staying at a hotel. All in all, my experience was mainly positive. The house is big, cozy and clean. For someone who wants to stay in Montclair and be close to New York City than this is a good option. Kathryn and John are good hosts. They are pretty responsive when you need to get in touch with them. There are some caveats that you should know about though. There is only 1 king bed where a couple can comfortable sleep in. If you are staying as a group with couples of 2 or 3, then keep in mind that there is only 1 bedroom with a king bed and the rest are smaller rooms with either a single bed, an inflatable mattress or a room with two single beds. Another thing to keep in mind is that you aren't truly renting the whole house. The top floor is rented out to someone who lives there. So, it can be a little awkward if you are expecting to have the whole house to yourself. I don't recall seeing any mention of that in the home description.

Anna User Profile
August 2015
The location was great, and the house itself seem to have nice bones. But frankly the Elegant "Entire" 15 room house wasn't at all what got. There were only three real bedrooms available to us. One room that was supposed to be a bedroom was a kids art studio with the queen blowup mattress. The downstairs bedroom that's off the kitchen actually doesn't have a door that closes to the main part of the house. The bedrooms on the 3rd floor were taken. Out of the two ovens and dishwashers only one worked the other wouldn't shut completely. And one of the dishwashers was broken. There was no space in the freezer what so ever for our food. But the worst was having to share the house when we had rented it as an "entire" house. If we had known that there were other Air B&B guests in another room or the nanny there,we would not have rented this house. In all fairness a couple weeks before our trip the owner said that there were going to be other people in the house. He said we would hardly see them. In reality we saw them often and had to share the kitchen with them. He also said that we could cancel. But canceling nine round-trip airfares from the West Coast wasn't a possibility and it was too late to try to find another house in Montclair.

Randy User Profile
October 2014
We arrived after a long flight & were offered a glass of wine. The listing was very accurate in that our international family reunion of 12 were able to comfortably stay & eat at the extended dining table. There are several cozy, engaging spots for conversation & hanging out. A bonus we didn't know about was the beautiful outdoor porch. Diners, a fantastic bookstore, & views of NYC on our walk there are all part of easily accessible Montclair town center.

Laurie User Profile
January 2014
The house felt like home. We were a couple of families and there was lots of room for everyone. We found everything we needed and enjoyed being there. Easy trips to and from the city.

Aaron User Profile
December 2013
Our family had a great stay. The house is huge with lots of room on multiple floors. The neighborhood is very nice and the hosts were very accomodating to our needs.

Bobbi User Profile
July 2013
Wonderful house to stay in with lots of space, very comfortable. House is in a nice town as well. Make sure you find out where you can park on the street and make sure you get wifi access before the owners leave.

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We live in Montclair, NJ - 30 minutes west of New York city. We're marketing consultants, soccer parents, big-time skiers, and adventure enthusiasts.

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