Bathroom is just down the hallway (plush robe provided for your convenience).This living room faces southwest and is sunny all day long. A great place for reading a book, playing a game of cards, or curling up by the fire.


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1 Bedroom

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1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

Enjoy this cozy bedroom in a Civil War-era farmhouse on 2+ acres one mile from Princeton University campus and downtown Princeton. Feel at home with our extra comfy beds, fully-equipped kitchen, breakfast bar, large garden, bikes and nature trails.


The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Shared bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Private room

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: $5 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: $15
Security Deposit: $150
Weekly Discount: 5%
Weekend Price: $100 / night
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Description

The space

Your bedroom includes a full size XL bed, a dresser, desk, and closet. Bathroom is just across the hall. Sheets, towels, toiletries and a bathrobe are available for your convenience and comfort.

Our house is situated on two and a quarter acres of sprawling lawn and 100+ year-old sugar maples, oaks, and pines. The house currently looks more 1950s than 1860s, but we hope in time to restore and reveal the house’s old bones. We are also currently working to replace some of the traditional, suburban landscaping with an organic fruit, vegetable, and flower garden). We keep chickens. Our property adjoins a nature preserve (great for trail running and walking).

Guest access

You'll share with us a kitchen, dining room, living room, deck, and sprawling backyard.

We've got a fully stocked self-serve breakfast & snack bar available throughout the day (cereals, fruit, yogurt, jam, tea, coffee, fresh eggs, sausage with many gluten-free/vegan/paleo options) and a kitchen with plenty of space for your groceries.

Cable TV + Netflix / Amazon Prime. High-speed Wifi both indoors and throughout most of the property. Board games. Lawn games. Chickens, flower garden, vegetable garden, young fruit trees & berries.

Ample parking. A limited number of bikes with helmets and locks are available for your use. Washer and dryer are in the basement.

Interaction with guests

We're a busy academic couple who enjoy opening our home to visitors from around the world. We rent several rooms, which means the house is always a little busy. Sometimes, we eat meals with our guests or a share a bottle of wine. There have been nights when the whole house has come together in fun and merriment around an open fire and guests leave life-long friends. At other times, we are scarce – traveling or hunkering down for a deadline or Jen may be experiencing a flare of her illness, in which case we appreciate your self-sufficiency. Sometimes our house is gorgeous and perfect. Sometimes, it's a little cluttered, the sheets are rumpled, and we run out of milk. In other words, it's a home. Every day is different, every stay is different. If you are looking for a professional hotel or bed and breakfast experience, this is probably not the right place for you. But if you'd like to stay in a pretty spot not too far from town and campus, close to nature, and with the possibility of being delighted, we look forward to hosting you!

The neighborhood

We are located one mile from the main gates of campus (a 20 minute walk or 6 minute bike ride).

Cut through our woods and find a path that leads you into the Community Park, Mountain Lakes, and John Witherspoon Woods nature preserves: 208 acres of deciduous forest, a breathtaking reservoir, and open meadows. Great for runners, walkers and bikers.

Local attractions (by theme):
**Natural Princeton: Lake Carnegie, the Delaware-Raritan Canal & tow path 30 miles of kayaking, running and biking, Mountain Lakes Preserve
**Princeton University: One of the country’s most beautiful college campuses with many lectures and cultural offerings that are open to the public.
**Artsy Princeton: the Princeton University Art Museum, McCarter Theater
**Historic Princeton: The Princeton Battlefield (site of the Battle of Princeton during the American Revolutionary War), the Princeton Cemetery (resting place of Sylvia Beach, Aaron Burr, Grover Cleveland, Jonathan Edwards, George Kennan, John Witherspoon)
**Einstein’s Princeton: The Institute for Advanced Study and the Institute Woods, the Einstein Museum, “Einstein at Home”--an exhibition of rare photos of Albert Einstein, on display at the Princeton Historical Society.
**Eating well in Princeton: The Bent Spoon, the Homestead (authentic New Jersey Italian in Trenton), Cafe 44, Blue Point Grille, The Little Chef Pastry Shop, Mediterra, Alchemist & Barrister, PA Dutch Farmer’s Market.
**Spooky Princeton: Princeton Battlefield Ghost Tour & Cemetery
Literary Princeton: F. Scott Fitzgerald, the Princeton Public Library
**Agricultural Princeton: Terhune Orchards & Winery

Getting around

While it is very easy to travel to Princeton from New York, Philadelphia, or Newark Airport by train, public transportation within Princeton is limited. We are located one mile from the main gates of campus (a 20 minute walk or a 6 minute bike ride).

If you don't have a car and are not keen on walking or biking, there are several taxi companies in the area. In addition, we're happy to offer rides to town whenever we are available.

Orientation:
**Downtown Princeton: 15 minute walk, 5 minute bike ride
**Princeton University (main gates): 1 mile, a 20 minute walk, a 6 minute bike ride
**Princeton train station (the “dinky”): 2.6 miles, a 33 minute walk, a 10 minute bike ride, a 9 minute drive, and $8-10 cab ride
**Princeton Junction train station (West Windsor): 4.7 miles, a 13 minute drive
**New York: 52.9 miles, 1 hour, 15 minutes to lower Manhattan driving, 52 minutes by train from Princeton Junction to Penn Station (midtown Manhattan), about 1 hour by train from Princeton station.
**Philadelphia: 45 miles, a one-hour drive. One hour and 45 minutes by train

Other things to note

We have a four-bedroom house and rent three bedrooms on the second floor. One has a private bath, the other two a shared, adjoining bath.

You can view all of these rooms here: https://www.airbnb.com/s?host_id=679815


House Rules
Check in is anytime after 3PM

We have a few simple rules to help it all run a little more smoothly. A $150 security deposit is due at time of booking. Violation of these rules may result in revocation of part or all of your security deposit.

1. No smoking except in designated, outdoor area. Absolutely no smoking inside our house.

2. Respect the comfort of others when talking or listening to music. Quiet after 11pm.

3. Our kitchen is available for your use, but only after an orientation by your host on kitchen rules. Kitchen must be cleaned after use.

4. If you would like to enjoy a fire in the fireplace, the fire bowl on the deck, or the fire pit in the woods, please ask your hosts. Fires are not generally permitted unless we are present or with permission arranged in advance.

5. Respect our possessions and remember that this is our home. They have served us well for many years through loving care. We are happy to share them with you!


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

Availability
1 night minimum stay

99 Reviews


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Laurence User Profile
May 2017
The perfect airbnb experience. Jennifer and Omar thought of everything you could dream of to make your stay as pleasant and comfortable as possible.

Andrew User Profile
May 2017
Very cozy place. They've thought of everything! Breakfast, robe, slippers, easy code access, tv, snacks.

Adrian User Profile
May 2017
Great place to stay.

Rose User Profile
May 2017
This is a lovely place to stay. It really is more like a B and B than someone else's home, and it has a charming farmhouse feel that puts you right at ease. They think of everything -- there's a bathrobe hanging up, coffee and tea and a million breakfast options, slippers, a charger, board games in the living room, an Amazon echo in the bedroom, and snacks out all day. I didn't see the hosts, but they were super fast about communicating, really helpful with check-out (I needed to leave my bags a bit longer), and attentive to everything from bikes to socks. If you're walking into town, it's a bit of a stretch, maybe 30 to 40 minutes, but very doable and the scenery is lovely. And they have bikes that will cut it down to 10 minutes. I was working most of the time I was there and didn't have the chance to walk in the woods, but I sat outside on their back porch and enjoyed how beautiful the area is. I would definitely recommend staying here.

Robin User Profile
April 2017
Terrific old farmhouse Felt more like an Inn Very comfy bed super clean and huge supplies for breakfast Easy walk or drive to Princeton Totally peaceful neighborhood and exceptional communication

Tineke User Profile
March 2017
A great place to stay in Princeton; quiet but very close to the town and university. A lot of space and good facilities. Although we did not meet our host communication was excellent. Would love to stay here again.

Scott User Profile
February 2017
Nice farmhouse-style residence a 20 minute walk from Princeton university. Perfect - better and more convenient than area hotels.

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Princeton, New Jersey, United States · Joined in June 2011
Jennifer User ProfileJennifer is a superhost.

I've recently moved to Princeton with my husband who is a professor. I'm an academic turned documentary filmmaker and sometimes homesteader.

This year we've harvested from our property: wild greens, berries, all sorts of vegetables, chestnuts (the most amazing you've ever tasted!), maple syrup, and the loads of fresh eggs daily.

This year we've seen on our property: loads of wild birds, vultures, hawks, great horned owls (they eat our poor chickens but make the most amazing sounds at night), deer, rabbits, groundhogs, and several species of turtles.

Response rate: 100%
(past 30 days)
Response time: within an hour
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