À propos de ce logement
This beautiful studio Guest Apartment in a quiet New England town is an hour from New York City, Hartford & New Haven. Minutes to lakes, rivers, hiking, wine & antique trails, and great food all make this a great hide away or base-camp for day trips.
Our studio Guest Apartment has its own entrance, both front and back, as well as a covered front porch area. Inside you will find a large full bathroom (shower only) with soft, fluffy towels and bathrobes to greet you. The bathroom is handicapped accessible. The small yet efficient kitchenette offers a refrigerator, freezer, two-burner stove, large toaster oven, microwave, and Starbucks Verismo coffee machine. The kitchen is stocked with all the basics— condiments, pots and pans, plates, silverware— for cooking or enhancing take out if that's your preference. Flat screen TV with DVD player and radio are also included. The room is very cozy, and well appointed with lovely antiques and an exceptionally comfortable queen sized bed, complete with sumptuous pillows and down comforter. Although a perfect space for two, a couple with a baby or little one would also fit right in. Our guest space is a wonderful place to hide away from the "real world" or use as your base-camp for beautiful drives and day trips to both city and country destinations. We are right on the CT Wine Trail.
Accès des voyageurs
You will have access to the Guest Apartment, the front and backyard, hammock, hen house, above ground pool, and if you are on an extended stay, the laundry facilities in the main house will be made available to you if needed.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
Our Guest Apartment has it's own entrance and we are dedicated to providing the type of experience each guest is looking for.
In light of this, the level of interaction a guest has with us is entirely up to each guest. We would like our guests to think of the space as their own private sanctuary if that's what they are looking for. If our guests would like to hang out in the backyard, lay in the hammock, take a swim, or collect eggs in the morning for breakfast, they may see more of us!
In either case, when guests are in need of assistance in any way, such as questions about the apartment or advice on the area, we are happy to help. If we aren't home, we are always just a phone call away. Whichever experience you're looking for, once you are checked in, you will not be bothered unless you need us!
We provide a handy booklet with extensive information on all things good in our area.
New Fairfield has some very nice restaurants in town and many more nearby. American, French, Italian, Indian and Mexican and an excellent deli for creating the perfect picnic! Please note there is a TV and DVD plater in the apartment but no cable.
We are close to lakes, ski areas, rivers, and many hiking and rock climbing areas. The Connecticut Wine Trail is just up the road, and if you like to hunt for antiques and funky-finds, this is a great place to call base-camp! The famed Elephant Trunk Flea Market is just fifteen minutes away! We are two miles from the New York state border and the beautiful Hudson River Valley area and less than an hour to Yale University and Western Connecticut University is just a few miles away.
There is ample room for your car at the top of our driveway. Although our cats do not spend time in our guest apartment, we do have four cats and a rabbit (as well as seven hens).
There is no smoking of *any* kind within the apartment. No pets. No loud music/noise after 11:00pm. Please remove your shoes when entering. You are responsible for any damage caused to the interior (including dishes, appliances, pots/pans, etc.) or exterior of the apartment. If you spill something in the apartment or on bedding/rug that you are not able to completely clean yourself, please let us know immediately so we may properly clean soiled items. For example, if you spill coffee or other "stainable" food/liquids on the sheets and don't let us know prior to your departure, you may be charged for a new set of sheets. Guest who leave the kitchen as clean as they found it will find they receive the best reviews! Thank You!
Si vous annulez jusqu'à 7 jours avant le voyage, vous recevez un remboursement à hauteur de 50 % et les frais de service vous sont remboursés intégralement.
I am a California native transplanted to the east coast with my husband and two boys. We live in a small, beautiful New England town flanked by the very large Candlewood Lake and Squantz Pond State Park. We also have a small lake in town, called "Ball Pond," which is great for a relaxing day of fishing, canoeing, kayaking and swimming, or ice fishing in the winter months. Candlewood Lake is a favorite spot for boating of all kinds, waterskiing and all kinds of other water fun.
New Fairfield has some very nice restaurants in town and many more nearby. American, Italian, Indian and Mexican and an excellent deli for creating the perfect picnic! We are close to ski areas, rivers and many hiking and rock climbing areas. The Connecticut Wine Trail is just up the road, and if you like to hunt for antiques and funky-finds, this is a great place to call base-camp! We are two miles from the New York state border and the beautiful Hudson River Valley area. Less than an hour to New Haven and Yale University and Western Connecticut University is just a few miles away. New Fairfield is a little over an hour's drive to New York City or a nice, relaxing hour and twenty minutes on Metro North (we like to use the Southeast Station, which is located in NY).
We live in a quiet neighborhood with over two acres on a dead-end street. Lots of rocks walls, ferns, and woods in the back. And a comfy hammock for the spring, summer and fall seasons. Abundant wildlife make our backyard and neighborhood their home— chipmunks, squirrels, deer, groundhogs, fox, wild turkeys, owls, countless species of birds, and even coyotes. And yes, an occasional skunk and opossum. We have a hen house in the back where our seven "girls" live. They are often outside, roaming the yard and really fun to watch. If you've never seen a chicken jump in the air to grab blueberries from a bush, you are in for a comedic treat! Although I do not make breakfast for guests, we do provide fresh eggs and muffins. We have a two burner stove, large toaster oven, refrigerator and sink. The kitchen is stocked with all the basic necessities for cooking and eating simple meals. Most importantly, for the caffeine-lovers, there is a Starbucks Verismo for your enjoyment (of course you are free to visit the brick-and-mortar Starbucks in town if you like).
We built an addition onto our home with with its own entrance, covered front porch, small kitchenette, bathroom, and slider door to the backyard. We are very excited about having visitors who will enjoy their own little sanctuary in our home, yard, town, and all that the surrounding areas have to offer!
I studied advertising and mass media in college and grad school and worked in high tech public relations prior to moving east. Since then I have worked part time in the media literacy field (teaching kids to be smart media consumers) and have taught at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT. My husband studied business in college and works in the semiconductor industry.
I've been homeschooling my two boys for a decade— an unexpected turn of events that derailed my career plans but put me on the best family track imaginable— and the eldest is now a freshman at Cornell. My oldest is a high level rower and our family has enjoyed being involved in the rowing community. My younger son is eleven and he loves acting, architecture, and design of all kinds. We are part of a very strong homeschooling community based out of Newtown, CT and we have an amazing performing arts group that he enjoys very much.
We are "eclectic" homeschoolers, which means we are very flexible in our learning and like to be creative with creating/combining our own learning materials. We like to travel for fun and educational experiences. My kids have been to every museum on the eastern seaboard and in the Bay Area, where I am from. We have studied geology, Hawaiian culture/history, and marine biology prior to trips to Hawaii, studied Frank Lloyd Wright prior to traveling to Arizona to visit his home and teaching compound there. We studied Early American History before visiting Jamestown, VA. Plate tectonics and the Gold Rush was our topic of choice prior to our last trip to California where we visited the Point Reyes earthquake trail, Academy of Science, and the Gold Country. We have been to D.C. several times to hear Supreme Court arguments, visit our representatives, and visit the many museums and monuments. It is my hope that AirB&B will enable us to make even more educational trips possible for us. My youngest son is now in the sixth grade and we have so much to learn and see and do!
I am a long time vegetarian and nutrition enthusiast. I drink raw fruit and veggie smoothies on a daily basis and am completely in love with my Vitamix blender! I also have two hydroponic gardening systems that I also love (no dirt, no weeds, it waters itself on a timer!).
I am politically active and volunteer my time to campaigns and other activist issues I feel passionate about.
My kids have grown up without TV so going to hotels is usually a treat because they watch TV during our downtime. However, I'm looking forward to Air B&B choices that may have no TV!
We have four rescued cats, eight hens and a rabbit. We eat the eggs, not the hens.
My life's mottos:
Be honest and kind, nothing else matters.
"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win"