Our 1902 Victorian is located only three blocks from the New Jersey Transit Bay Street train station - about 35 minutes to Midtown Manhattan. Off-street parking. Guest-only bathroom. Full use of kitchen. Breakfast on request.
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Come stay in one of our comfortable guest rooms. The house is rich with original elaborate woodwork, musical instruments and artwork throughout. The available rooms have bright, natural light and have a queen-size bed with a new memory foam mattress.
Only 12 miles west of New York City, Montclair is a quick, 35-minute train ride to Penn Station - making our house the perfect economical alternative for travelers, students and couples wishing to tour NYC. We are located within a five-minute walk to the New Jersey Transit Midtown Direct train station at Bay Street. Frequent bus service is also available.
During your stay in our home, you will hear lots of music. Mia is a voice teacher and opera singer. You will also enjoy a home-made breakfast of your choice (allergies will be considered) created by Mia (just let her know). Additional meals, voice lessons and English-language instruction can be provided by special arrangement.
The home is located on a beautiful tree-lined street of Victorian homes in artsy Montclair, New Jersey. There are many restaurants of all ethnicities (Ethiopian, Italian, Chinese, Thai, Southern American, etc.). The Montclair Art Museum is a short distance away along with multiple galleries and great shopping.
Free wi-fi, free off-street parking, free washer/dryer, piano, front porch and living room access. We are happy to give touring advice, directions, restaurant recommendations and more.
Due to allergies, we have no pets (and, unfortunately, cannot accommodate any). For those who are also sensitive, we use only fragrance-free detergents.
We look forward to meeting you!
Guests will have access to all of the downstairs rooms including the front foyer, music room, office and kitchen. We also have a front porch and off-street parking in our driveway.
Interaction with guests
Someone is always available to assist with recommendations, travel advice, public transportation guidance and more.
Please treat our home as your own. Please follow the no-smoking/no pet rules. Please acknowledge that you understand that the guest room is located on the second floor of our Victorian home. Please note that each additional guest after the first will be charged $10/per night.
The Township of Montclair will ticket cars ($35) parked on the street if parked more than four hours on a weekday or between the hours of 2-5 AM. You may park in our driveway, but you must be willing to leave your car keys downstairs so that your car may be moved if necessary. Otherwise, you need to purchase an overnight parking pass at a rate of $5/night.
This is in fact, our very lived-in home. We love welcoming guests on our first floor, and enjoy socializing. We enjoy sitting around and having a conversation while sharing drinks from our bar in the evenings. Please do not feel that you need to "hide" in your room. Please also understand that the "family" sections of the house may not be as tidy as the guest quarters! We apologize in advance that we do not have cable TV service. The family instead utilizes wifi for streaming services.
I am the General Director of an opera company in New Jersey. I have three grown kids. My husband is an attorney with his own law practice.
I love to cook and eat out. There are many local restaurants that I can recommend. I also love roaming around New York City. I enjoy showing my city off and would be happy to guide you.
My daughter and I traveled to France and Italy together in 2012 - truly the best summer of my life.
We hosted students from France for several years, and we really love having guests in our home. Many years ago, we dreamed of opening an official B&B - this is the next best thing.
I have had excellent experiences staying with Air BnB hosts in different cities. I hope you will give us a try!