Visitors have called our 1700's house "an oasis" and "a place out of time." This private apartment, with separate entrance, is located on one side of our historic home. One bedroom has a queen bed, and there is a full-size futon in the living room. We prefer monthly rentals, though sometimes take weekly.
The shares a back yard. The space is business-ready, except that our small, friendly dog shares the back yard, too, so you may encounter her. She does not enter your private apartment.
Although the apartment is private, it shares two living room walls with the host. For this reason we request that guests are respectful as to their level of sound. We as the hosts also take care to do the same. TV, music and other electronics are naturally welcome, but at "normal" levels.
I'm an author, mom, business consultant, dog-lover and love hosting people! I spend most of my time at home, doing writing or business, and I think of our place as a good spot on the planet. On any given day, Maggie will be chasing squirrels in the backyard. I will be on my computer, coffee at the ready. In the summer, I love the beach...even when it's crowded.
My husband, Jonathan, and I have lived in the Princeton area since 2000 and love walking along the canals, exploring the towns along the Delaware River and eating in new restaurants that pop up in Princeton. We're movie-watchers, and if you talk to Jonathan long enough, he will no doubt find a way to refer to a line in a movie.
Trips with long flights don't call my name, but we've done some of that. One year we went to Kenya and Tanzania for three weeks. Another year found us in St. Petersburg and Lithuania. My most memorable travel fiasco was getting kicked off a train in Belarus for not having the right paperwork for passing through. That was stressful. A better memory is a trip to San Francisco and hanging out near a bunch of sea lions. Or swimming with a sea turtle in Hawaii. That was something I'll never forget and it still sometimes gives me tingles.
My motto is: "Hold onto the good stuff!" Thankfully, life has a lot of good stuff in it to hold onto!