Fully furnished 3 bedroom house with a nice garden, a short walk to the town center, campus, supermarket, all schools and public swimming pool and tennis courts.
Monthly rental only in July/August. Academic year rental from September.
We have a subscription to FIOS service (TV, broadband internet with WIFI, and basic phone).
The utilities (gas and electricity0 are NOT included. If there is no AC use, the bill will not be over $100.
A $1000 damage security deposit in required and will be returned 3 days after your departure. If there is any damage, or the utilities not fully paid, that amount will be extracted from the deposit.
The guests have the whole house which consists of an entry floor with a living room, dining room and kitchen. On the upper floor there are 3 bedrooms and a full bath, with a bathtub.
The lower lever contains a large room which can be used as a playroom, office or, as in the past year, as another bedroom. Also on that floor there is a half bath (toilet + sink) and a laundry area with washer and dryer with direct access to the one car garage.
All rooms, including the lower office, have beds, dressers and desks.
Interaction with guests
Interaction with the guests will be limited to email and telephone. We'll be away in the summer but there will be people to help with getting in and out and to contact in case of problems.
No rentals during Graduation/Reunions. We're looking for a full academic year rental (August/September to June/July) and weekly or monthly during the summer.
No cats. Dogs are OK.
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I'm a long-time resident of Princeton where my husband became a professor in 1987. As a hard-core urbanite, I miss big cities and therefore have always travelled a lot. My family lived occasionally in Paris and we still go there yearly.
But I also like nature and Princeton has a lot to offer; woods, lakes, canals, rocky areas, canoeing, biking. My husband and I take frequent long walks in the Institute woods, and the beautiful adjoining fields; along the various waterways or in the rocky areas of Mountain Lakes. When winters were real winters, we took advantage of the many cross-country ski opportunities around our house, or skating on Lake Carnegie.
I started out as an architect, then became a computer programmer and ended up doing multimedia and publishing projects. My greatest passion is learning languages and travel. Since I stopped full time work, 7 years ago, I've been traveling even more. When I am stationary I paint and learn more languages. Oh, that's after I raised 3 kids who are now independent and all over the US. Thus, more excuses to travel!
My style of traveling? It's a source of fun for those who know me because, despite my age, I am still a backpacker and that's the style of travel I like most: spontaneous, unpredictable, in remote areas. My favorite places are old towns in Europe but my favorite travel experience was schlepping with buses to isolated minority areas in China, sleeping in Buddhist monasteries, and getting to know people at the various small guesthouses.
I am a compulsive energy saver: I used to turn off the lights in the bathrooms of the office building where I worked, I cannot take more than one napkin at a cafeteria, and I avoid AC (but do offer it to my guests!)
Motto? (airbnb suggests topics for my description). Yes, I have two mottos: 1. "The road to hell is paved with good intentions." 2. "Life is a constant battle, so fight it with gusto and love."