The SpaceSecond floor spare bedroom has a twin size day bed and comfy Ikea chair with footstool. The day bed can be used as a couch to lounge on, or the cushions come off to leave you with a nice twin size bed. Under the bed, we keep a nice Ikea foam mattress which serves as an improvised trundle bed for a second guest. Black out curtains make the room great for sleeping in--or they can be pulled back if you enjoy the morning light. Convenient access to shared second floor bathroom.
Alternately, I can set up the pull out couch on the first floor for you, which is somewhere between Full Size and Queen. I add a mattress topper to make the pull out mattress more comfortable. Convenient access to the first floor half bathroom. In this configuration, you get the dining room closet to stow your gear. Obviously, the living room pull out is less private, but it may be better for those who don't care for climbing stairs.
It's one or the other, not both. Just let me know which you prefer when you book. We will only have one occupied at a time. Guest AccessI have electronic locks, so you will get your own code. You will be able to come and go as you please.
In addition to your private second floor room, you'll have access to the entire first floor, with kitchen, dining room, living room/office, as well as backyard space. Smokers are welcome to use the backyard. The unfinished portion of the basement has washer/dryer that you are also free to use. There is a TV in the basement that can be used by guests for Netflix or Hulu (no cable though).
Please feel free to inquire about additional details that might make your trip more comfortable. Interaction with GuestsSometimes work from home and sometimes out running errands. We can be available to advise, but don't need to be in your business. The NeighborhoodWe are in Lawrence Township which is the township in between Trenton and Princeton. We are in a quiet, family-oriented, suburban townhouse development with grassy spaces, a playground and swings nearby. You walk a little ways from the parking lot through the courtyard to our front door.
We are about a block from The Village Park, which is a rambling park area with paved walking paths as well as tennis courts, basketball courts, softball fields, etc. Through the Village Park, you can access the Lawrence-Hopewell Trail, which provides more than 10 miles of trails (some paved, some not) through Mercer County including Mercer Meadows, Main Street Lawrenceville, Stony Brook Millstone Watershed, Dyson Tract park (access to D&R Canal towpath) and more.
It's a quick walk or drive to a strip mall with a convenience store, dry cleaner, diner, Chinese food, Japanese food, bagel store, and a frozen yogurt shop (specifics are listed in our guidebook). A little further afield you can find lots of major chain stores and restaurants on U.S. Route 1.
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2.4 miles from Rider University.
4.0 miles from College of New Jersey.
5.2 miles from the Quakerbridge Mall.
6.4 miles from Princeton University.
6.8 miles from Hamilton NJ Transit Station.
8.6 miles from Trenton-Mercer Airport.
8.7 miles from Trenton Amtrak (also NJ Transit and SEPTA) Station. Getting AroundIt's a half mile to the nearest public transit, so a car is recommended. You'll have use of our designated parking spot.
It's a quick mile and a half to U.S. Route 1 and/or Interstate 95, which can get you anywhere from Philadelphia to the Jersey Shore to New York City in about an hour.
We are 15 minutes to Princeton University, if there is no traffic (which can vary a lot by time of day). There is also a back way to go to avoid the bottlenecks on U.S. Route 206 and U.S. Route 1.
We are less than 15 minutes from the Trenton airport, less than 15 minutes to the Hamilton NJ Transit Train station which will take you into NYC, and less than 20 minutes to the Trenton Transit Center which can get you into Philadelphia on Amtrak or SEPTA. I may be able to offer a ride to these locations by pre-arrangement. Other Things to NoteSome convenient day trip outings...
- Grounds for Sculpture... Amazing outdoor art installation
- Terhune Orchard... Farm stand known for festivals, Apple cider, and especially those Cider Donuts!
- Princeton University... Historic Ivy League buildings, with campus tours available
- Trenton State House... Look under the historic gold dome
- New Jersey State Museum... art, archaeology, science (including a Plantarium)
- Trenton Thunder... See Minor League baseball for an old-fashioned good time
- Sesame Place... Well known amusement park, perfect for the little ones
- Howell Living History Farm... like wandering back in time
- Drumthwacket... the governor's mansion
- Lots of Revolutionary War sites... Washington's Crossing, Princeton Battleground, Trenton Battle Monument, etc