Enjoy the peace and quiet of living in a beautiful residential community while taking advantage of all that NYC has to offer! Two rooms with private bathrooms (entire upstairs) are available in a large, clean vegan home.
Escape to a beautiful suburban town to relax for some peace and quiet, while still having easy access to NYC!
I am renting out the entire upstairs of my home. There are two bedrooms on the upper level. Both bedrooms are very big and have their own private bathrooms. This listing is for the room with two double beds. Please see my other listing for the room with one queen size bed. Both bedrooms come with clean sheets, towels and toiletries. If there is something that you need that you may have forgotten or is not provided to you, just ask!
The room with two double beds is big, sunny and colorful. There is a desk where you can work, and plenty of space to store your belongings. The bathroom is attached to the bedroom and you will have access to a large closet to hang your clothes.
The bedrooms on the upper floor are separated by a library with a large collection of books that guests are welcome to browse through. Downstairs, you will find a very large kitchen, as well as a family room where guests can relax to a good movie (we have On Demand so you will be able to choose from tons of free movies). We also have a very large basement equipped with a large flat screen smart TV with Apple TV connected and a pool table and ping-pong table for your enjoyment!
My favorite part of the house is the backyard. Relax on the patio that overlooks a large, beautiful pond with a fountain. The best of times have been spent with family and friends just sitting out there talking and laughing!
My kitchen is any vegan or vegetarian's paradise! The counters are huge and there is lots of space to spread out ingredients and prepare your food. We have a large fridge with ample room to store all of your food. The kitchen is equipped with a Breville Juicer and a Breville blender. I also have a handheld spiralizer to make zucchini noodles, large bowls for salads and All-Clad pots and pans for cooking that you are free to use during your stay.
You can relax on our back patio overlooking a large pond to enjoy some peace and quiet. You will also have access to a swimming pool and gym that is shared with all homes in our residential community. The house also has two large flat screen TVs, a pool table, and free WIFI Internet. As mentioned, guests also are able to browse through the collection of books we have in our library.
Unfortunately, because my son is allergic to dogs and comes to visit often, we do not allow any pets. We also do not allow smoking. Although I just became a vegan, the use of diary in our kitchen is fine. Guests are to check in no earlier than 10am and no later than 8pm. Checkout time can be discussed later to suit both of our schedules.
Security Deposit (optional)
I just require a $25 security deposit if you want to use the gym and pool, because this is what it would cost to have the key replaced if you were to lose it somehow.
My home is part of a quiet and beautiful residential community. Downtown Madison is only a short walk away where you can take a 30-40 minute train (depending on the time of day you take it) into New York City. There are so many times when I go into the city to ship, spend a day in central park, see a Broadway Show or have dinner at one of the many amazing vegan restaurants (if you want suggestions on where to go, just let me know!)
Downtown Madison also has a movie theater and lots of restaurants (that offer vegan and vegetarian options). Wholefoods Market is also less than 2 miles away with a really great juice/smoothie bar.
Down the street from the home is Loantaka Brook Reservation where I love to take runs and long walks. The park offers 8 miles of scenic trains through woods, picnic areas, playgrounds, athletic fields and tons of green space. We have bikes that you can use to get around and bike the trails of the park. If you like playing tennis, you can walk/bike to the Chatham town courts, which are always open to the public.
Living in walking distance to the Madison train station makes it super easy to get around without a car! 30-40min trains to New York City run very frequently, so it's very easy to get to city from my home.
You are also welcome to borrow bikes so you can explore different parks in the area. If you decide to rent a car to take a trip to the beach, there is an Enterprise Rent-A-Car that you can walk to from my home (about 15min walk), and can rent a car for about $35/day.
I also provide transportation to and from the airport when I am available for a fee of $30.
Payment Details & Cancellation Policy
Time Of Payment
I would like to be paid 15% of the total cost upfront through Paypal, which is non-refundable if you cancel later than 48 hours prior to the arrival date. You can pay the rest in cash when you arrive.
I would like to be paid through Paypal for the 15% upfront deposit, and the rest in cash (in U.S dollars) when you arrive. Once you arrive, if you need to go to an ATM, there is one right down the street.
I have a 48 hour notice cancellation policy. After 48 hour notice, I'll keep the 15% upfront deposit as a cancellation fee. If you have to leave early, I still have the same 48 hour policy notice, so I will not charge you for the nights that do not fall within 48 hours. If it's an emergency I can be definitely be more flexible. If you arrive late, and let me know before 24 hours, you will only need to pay for the nights that you stay.
About Your Host
I enjoy all that living near NYC has to offer, long walks through the woods or along the Jersey Shore, yoga and spending time with family and friends.