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Private room in house
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 shared bathroom
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 shared bathroom

The Grimaldi House is one block from the University of Delaware. Our home is surrounded by beautiful gardens. The Grimaldi House has been home for many a traveler over the years. This includes Mr. & Mrs. Santa A. Claus during the Christmas season in years past. We serve our guests a continental breakfast. Our cat "Sweet Potato" welcomes every guest!


Air conditioning
Unavailable: Smoke alarm
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
The host hasn't reported smoke or carbon monoxide detectors on the property.



11 reviews
Lynn User Profile
June 2019
If minimalistic design and a clutter-free environment are your ideal, this is not the place for you. But if lovely surroundings, considerate hosts, and cushy comfort is what you seek, look no further. John and Polly were ever so accommodating to my needs, even offering their…
Alok User Profile
May 2019
We are glad that we choose to stay at "The Grimaldi house". John and Polly are wonderful people and they were always available for our needs. Their garden was so beautiful and we had a great time going in there. From the location perspective, this place is a no-brainer as it is…
John User Profile
Response from John:
Thank you for your kind words - You know you are always more than welcome at The Grimaldi House.
May 2019
Kristy User Profile
May 2018
If you like clutter, cat smell and dust this place is for you. If not, choose somewhere else. This place, while charming on the outside; is not on the inside. Hopefully the owners will make some changes.
John User Profile
Response from John:
Dear Kristy, I am sorry that our house was a disappontment. The house was built 75 years ago in the midst of what was then farmland. We moved in and raised six children ( 3 boys and 3 girls), fostered a litter of kittens, added a few puppies and fed a host of birds, squirils,…
May 2018
Julie User Profile
October 2017
My husband and I did not get much time to enjoy this home because we were visiting our daughter who had just started her first year of college. Polly and John's home is lovely, however, and they were very accommodating and thoughtful.
John User Profile
Response from John:
We enjoyed having you as guests. You are welcome back any time.
October 2017
Rick User Profile
September 2017
For anyone considering a stay at the Grimaldi house, you should know that Polly pays attention to details. The room is super clean with plenty of pillows on the bed, there is a fresh fruit basket in the room and there is an order sheet for breakfast that you can fill out the…
John User Profile
Response from John:
It was a pleaure having you as a guest, Rick. You are welcome any time. Polly and John
September 2017
Sam User Profile
September 2017
Interesting house and hosts. Close to University. Need to be able to negotiate somewhat narrow staircase.
Pam User Profile
May 2017
Very interesting people, garden is beautiful, house is beautifully decorated but needs a good thorough deep cleaning and the cat litter smell is awful there. Charming place other than that.

Hosted by John

Newark, DEJoined in September 2016
John User Profile
11 Reviews
Senior citizen. Married to Polly Grimaldi. She is an avid gardener. I am a verocious reader. We love animals . Our back yard is always filled with birds. Our large fish pond has dozens od gold fish and koi.
Interaction with guests
Either John or Polly are always at home to offer help, good conversation and a hot cup of tea or coffee and a snack.
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Newark, Delaware, United States

Things to keep in mind

Check-in: 15:00 - 19:00
Checkout: 12:00
15:00 - 19:00

House Rules

  • Not suitable for children and infants
  • No smoking
  • No pets
  • No parties or events


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