The SpaceThe private 1000 square foot 1-bedroom suite with full bath and wet bar is the finished lower level of our modern home. You get your own parking spot in our driveway, and your own entrance from our fenced in backyard. Although it is mostly below-grade and does not have a full sized window in the bedroom, there is a lot of natural daylight throughout the floor from the recreation room just outside the bedroom, and it is fully air conditioned/heated and humidity controlled.
The private full bathroom has clean towels, toiletries, and everything you should need. If you forgot something, let us know and we probably have a new one for you.
Outside, you are welcome to freely use our patio and backyard. There is tabled seating for 6 and a shade umbrella.
There is a wet bar and fridge, but there are NO COOKING FACILITIES or kitchen access, and there is not a dedicated indoor dining area. We provide coffee, fresh fruit, and some packaged snacks, but please plan to make use of the 50 restaurants and cafes within a mile.
We live on the two floors above the apartment, so you will hear the normal sounds of a family with dogs (including the occasional bark!) through the ceiling just like you would in some apartments, but overall it's pretty quiet. Our dogs do not go into the AirBnB floor, but you might encounter them outside in the yard if you happen to come home when we are in the yard with them. Guest AccessThe entire floor is exclusively yours (unless we need to fix something). You also may freely access the backyard and patio. The floor includes a well maintained 8' slate pool table, dart board, and a media area with a 50" TV 100" HD projection screen with Netflix, surround sound, and reclining theater seating. We ask that you arrange use of this media area with us the first time so that we can show you how it works. There is also a 22" HD TV with a Roku tuner and remote in the bedroom.
Because of the separate entrance and our dogs and kids, guests may not come up to the main floor.
On your floor, there is a small fridge, coffee and tea service, and we provide some fruit juices, fresh organic fruit, and a few light snacks. We are four blocks away from the center of town with over 50 restaurants, and a few cafes are only two blocks away. Some of these are open as early as 6:30am, and some are open until 2am.
If you need to do laundry, there's a coin-operated laundromat at the west end of our street in the Park-N-Shop center. Interaction with GuestsWe generally are pretty busy ourselves due to work schedules and weekend plans. We are always available for questions, advice, or to help with anything via text messaging or phone 24/7.
We do welcome interaction with visitors and love to meet people and help them get oriented in our town, with the University, and the surrounding area. Just phone or text us. The NeighborhoodOur neighborhood of "Old Newark" is a community of older, unique, upscale homes occupied by many University of Delaware faculty and staff as well as working and retired professionals. There are no student rental homes near us, so it's very quiet at night. Getting AroundYou can park to either side of our double driveway, leaving room for our car on the other side. You can have two cars park here; three can work if you let us know.
You can walk or take the UD buses easily to any part of campus or downtown.
If you'd like to rent a bicycle for $20/day, or $10/half-day let us know. We have several sizes of city bikes useful for touring, shopping, and avoiding the car parking fees throughout the city.
Our home is conveniently located only...
- 150 meters from the UD Admissions building and bus stop
- 250 meters from the historic Green at the center of UD
- 500m from the James F. Hall pedestrian and cycling trail that connects across the lower part of the City
- 1000 meters to East Main Street, the center of Newark's bustling downtown.
- 1000 meters to Amtrak's Newark (NRK) station. We can pick you up from there if arriving by train. Other Things to NoteTo use your separate entrance, you will need to walk down our driveway and through our driveway gate. Please keep the driveway gate closed!
Let us know what temperature you desire for your room, and we'll set/change it. If you need anything, just let us know!
No unlisted visitors from 9pm to 7am, no parties.