Charming Rustic 1900-Oysterman's Cottage in Quinnipiac River Historic Waterfront. Entire cottage, 2 br, 1.5 bath, kitchen, LR, Wifi, off-street parking for 2 cars and AC. No TV. Walk to the marina for breakfast; and get downtown/Yale in 10 minutes by car, or 15 minutes by bus (CT transit-212 line) (2 miles away) -- ***Summer access to the deck of our boat at the Marina dock for a romantic morning or evening on the river*** - Ask about weekly/monthly discounted rates - READ ENTIRE DESCRIPTION - NOT SUITABLE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN OR PEOPLE WITH MOBILITY ISSUES
NEW & UNIQUE *** MAY - OCT SPECIAL: Access to the deck of our 31-ft Boat at the Marina (@ the dock only) less than 100 yards away, for a romantic morning or evening on the river - read a book, watch the birds, sip a cup of coffee or a glace of wine and relax. ***
This is a rustic place with all you need for a comfortable stay, ~ 900sf. This is NOT a luxury hotel in a gentrified neighborhood! This is our neighborhood, where we enjoy to live. New Haven is a busy town/city with people from all over the world working and living here! Our neighborhood is like a mini-world, expect normal city noises.
Parking for 2 cars on property.
Back yard with outdoor sitting, table and chairs.
Gas Heat and Central Air! (We preserve energy).
We are community members, live a few houses up the street and I, Nathalie, will come to greet you in person, give you a quick tour of the house and give you the key at time of arrival. Social Communication and mutual respect are assumed!
Check-in between 4 and 8pm. Check-out by 11am.
WARNING: The house is NOT SUITABLE to anyone with mobility problems or young children, because the stairs to the bedroom upstairs are quite steep, and the design is that of an open concept. There are no doors to the bedrooms, but the bedrooms are on separate floors and private.
Built officially in 1900, but with foundation indicating it was built in the 1740s, this house is a piece of New Haven Quinnipiac river history. The New Haven oyster industry was a major enterprise in the nineteenth century and in the early years of the twentieth century.
Single family house, OPEN concept, two bedrooms, kitchen, LR, private backyard, and parking for 2 cars. Enter through the second floor with an open floor plan from living-room to kitchen that flows through French doors to private stone patio; full bathroom with shower. Take the steps up to the main bedroom (queen-size bed) and its half-bath on the third floor (be aware of the steep stairs). The second bedroom (full-size bed) is located on the first floor. River views from living room and bedroom loft.
Relax in the cozy living room, lots of books available to you. There is a desk if you need to work, and Wifi. Iron table and iron available if you need to get ready for an interview or business meeting.
Watch the Oyster boats putter just yards from your front door. Walking distance to the Boat House Cafe breakfast place on the river.
Coffee and tea on the house, you can cook your own meals (fully equipped kitchen), or get a take out. Oven, garbage disposal and dishwasher. The space is warmly decorated, has fresh linens and towels. Washer and dryer on site. Lots of books. WiFi. No TV, by design.
Sit in the backyard and watch the birds in the tall tree (black walnut) while drinking tea. Walk down the street to look at historic houses, and watch the boats at the marina, rent a canoe or kayak to experience our beautiful river, check out the antique store across the street open on weekends, get a bottle of wine at classy Grand Vin across the historic Grand Avenue bridge, a pizza or ceviche down Grand Avenue.
New Haven has lots of RESTAURANTS to choose from, especially downtown. But diversity is also offered in our Fair Haven neighborhood. Along the busy and eclectic GRAND AVENUE, you'd find bakeries, and small eateries, with delicious sandwiches, pastries, and hot meals, of Italian and Latin flavors. We'll share our favorite addresses with you.
The Quinnipiac river historic neighborhood is one of the most overlooked neighborhoods of New Haven. Diversity of people and birds. City life with proximity to shops on Grand Avenue, and beautiful natural open spaces. Our bridge is an "asymetrical steel swing bridge". This side of town next to the Q river, also called Fair Haven, is beautiful, rich in history, cultures, arts, family-friendly, community-oriented, and safe. Parks, restaurants, shops, schools. People live here, work here, and do interact with each other. Expect city noises (cars, people).
Ask questions, and we'll try to answer them. We just want you to enjoy your stay, whatever the reasons you have to come to town.
Nathalie's HOUSE RULES:
I give special attention to MUTUAL RESPECT, SOCIAL COMMUNICATION AND NEATNESS. It's okay to be shy, or confident; it's NOT OKAY TO BE RUDE, oblivious, or snob. I establish trust by meeting my guests at arrival.
During their stay, guests will be respectful of the place as if it were their own. At the end of the stay, guests will tidy the place, dispose of their trash and recycling into city bins that are collected weekly; they will undo the bed and fold the sheets at the bottom of the bed; they shall wash all dishes, empty the dish washer, clean the kitchen. All doors will be locked. Heat or AC will be turned down to preserve energy.
- Please keep your outdoors shoes at the door.
- Please keep the doors locked, the same key operates on all doors.
- There is no smoking in the house. If you smoke outside, please collect your cigarette butts into a safe place.
- Please empty trash cans into the respective city bins in the driveway, regularly throughout your stay, and upon departure (Note, we recycle and compost).
- Food should only be stored in the fridge or in sealed containers.
- Upon departure, leave your towels in the bathroom basket, and the sheets at the bottom of the bed.
- KEY RETURN: drop off the key @ my house - 29 GRAND AVE.
Welcome to the Oysterman’s House
Please find below a list of details about the house, what you’d expect to find, and where.
IN THE KITCHEN:
☐ The light switches (next to the entry door) turn on/off the kitchen lights.
☐ On the counter, there is sugar, salt, pepper, oil, vinegar, tea, creamer…
☐ In the cabinets, there are glasses, plates and other cooking ware.
☐ Coffee filters will be in the cabinets, but coffee could be either in the fridge (open bag) or on the counter.
☐ Silverware is stored in the top drawer, left of the stove.
☐ Extra dish or hand towels are located in a lower drawer.
☐ Under or next to the sink, there are cleaning supplies: sponge, paper towels, dish soap, Clorox, dishwasher detergent, trash bags.
☐ Fire extinguisher is also located under the sink.
☐ Trash cans are located in the cupboards under the microwave: one is for regular trash, and the other one for recycling.
☐ TRASH MANAGEMENT: please regularly empty trash cans into the respective city bins in the driveway.
IN THE MAIN BATHROOM:
☐ The switches: the right switch will turn on/off the light feature above the sink; the left switch will turn the fan on/off.
☐ Towels, hairdryer, toiletries and First Aid Kit are located in the closet.
☐ Toilet paper stock is in the top shelf.
☐ TOWEL MANAGEMENT: upon departure, please leave your towels in the bathroom basket. If you stay for more than just a few days, feel free to use the washer and dryer from the basement for sheets, towels etc.
WASHER AND DRYER ARE LOCATED IN THE NON-FINISHED PART OF THE HOUSE, BEHIND THE 1st FLOOR BEDROOM.
☐ Thermostat: adjust the temperature up or down (see owner’s manual in the house folder). Please preserve energy!
☐ Radio works!
☐ Scrabble board game in the desk’s front drawer.
☐ Extra extension cord in the desk’s side drawer.
First Floor BEDROOM:
☐ Switches: the lights of that room can be turned on and off from the switch located at the top of the stairs, next to the kitchen. There is another switch downstairs, closer to the door.
☐ Top bed lights: switch located next to the bed (right-hand side facing the wall)
☐ Door: the outside door is locked all the time. The same key opens all doors of the house.
☐ There is closet space, and you’ll find an extra blanket in the closet or on the bed.
☐ Extra sheets are stored in the dresser (top drawer).
☐ Switches: the light feature at the top of the stairs can be turned on/off from the switch at the bottom of the stairs, and the one at the top of the stairs (south wall; left button); the right button switches the upstairs bathroom lights.
☐ The light feature above the bed can be turned on and off from the switch located on the south wall, half way toward the bed (east).
☐ Extra sheets are stored in the dresser (top drawer).
☐ There is a battery-operated alarm clock.
☐ An extra bed cover can be found in the open closet space of the half-bath.
UPSTAIRS HALF-BATH AND CLOSET SPACE:
☐ Switches: lights can be turned on/off from the switch at the top of the stairs, right button.
☐ There are an iron, ironing board, and a vacuum cleaner.
☐ The toilet is operated with a pump.