2 Bedroom, 1.5 Bathroom, Sleeps 4 / 2 miles EAST from Yale / with river view
- english, french
I am Nathalie. I am French-American, originally from Languedoc. I moved to this country 20ish years ago for my work in biomedical research. My husband, Don, a technical designer and Renaissance man, and I live 100 yards from the cottage. We are like bees, always busy building things bigger than ourselves. We enjoy our family, friends, and each other's company, good conversation, food, and pretty things, like guitars, trombones, dragonflies, birds, rivers, trees. We like Jazz, books, listening to the birds, watching the sun rise and making a difference in our community. Neither of us like rude people but we will go out of our way for people we love and genuine people we don't really know. We host because we wish to share our love for the city of New Haven and for its Quinnipiac River history and waterfront.
Nathalie purchased this Cottage in 2015
Why Nathalie chose New Haven
Don and I discovered and fell in love with this waterfront community a few years ago. We became very involved in the neighborhood and have been working on different fronts with friends and neighbors to help restore the exposure it deserves. So when this little cottage came on the market this summer, we decided to acquire it to help preserve this piece of New Haven history. Built in 1900, it used to be either an oysterman's house or a captain's house at a time when New Haven Oyster industry was blooming. Along the river, you'll find other historic houses, former taverns or tin shops, wood or coal dealers, etc. The Quinnipiac River is a 45.5 miles (73.2 km) long, southward-flowing river. It rises in west central Connecticut from Dead Wood Swamp west of the city of New Britain. It flows roughly southward to Plainville, Southington, and Cheshire, west of the city of Meriden, through Wallingford and Yalesville, North Haven, and flows into New Haven Harbor, an inlet of Long Island Sound, east of downtown New Haven.
What makes this Cottage unique
- Learn about the history of nautical New Haven. - Learn about the Grand Avenue Bridge, an asymetrical steel swing bridge. - Meet the diverse community, the most diverse neighborhood of New Haven. - Enjoy the wild life, variety of birds, crabs and fish. - Rent a bicycle 2 blocks away - Walk up and down the street for a few miles in parks we care about and where neighborhood kids play together. - Contribute to restoring the positive image of the neighborhood. - Contribute to the local economy. - Grab a bottle of wine at Grand Vin stylish wine store across the bridge. - Buy some fresh clams for a home-cooked meal of clams over linguine. - Grab a pizza, a ceviche, a burrito, or a flan down Grand Avenue. - Walk to the marina and the Boat House Cafe that serves breakfast, lunch and early dinner with an amazing view of the Quinnipiac river. - Only two miles from downtown New Haven, its theaters, museums, fancy cafes and restaurants, international cuisine. - Sit on the deck of our boat in the summer.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Quaint, scenic, clean and upgraded property. We enjoyed our stay at the Oysterman house. We would note that the stairs aren't for everyone - they didn't bother us at all and the listing was super clear about that upfront. Nathalie is a great host and communication for meeting up and tour of the home was fantastic. She would be very helpful if you need any recommendations, directions etc. The home is very clean, upgraded and organized - nice kitchen. Thanks Nathalie!
This charming house provided for a perfect, quiet getaway. We loved learning about the oystering history of Fair Haven, while being close to the culture and food in New Haven. The kitchen was well appointed and everything was clean. The host was extremely welcoming and we would absolutely go back again. Thank you!
Captivating, Cozy, comfortable, convenient, immaculate, affordable
New Haven is a real city, a college town, a walkable place of history and diversity, and a beach community -- and this cool little home situated on the banks and with a picture window view of the wide and beautiful Quinnipiac River provides convenient access to all of it -- with a knowledgeable, hospitable host, too. Highly recommended.
Charming New England Home
Really loved this home. Extremely clean and well kept. Natalie was very thorough with all details regarding our visit. The house is about as authentic a New England home as you can ask for.
charming cottage on the water
We've stayed in several VRBOs and this was one of our favorites. It was a great size for our family of 4. Great light and air. Impeccably decorated with lots of authentic water references. The washer and dryer were really helpful. We also really enjoyed picnicking on the boat one evening. The house is an easy drive to Yale, all the museums, and restaurants. Great little vacation getaway. Highly recommend!
Lovely comfortable home overlooking the river
My adult son and I had a fun time spending Father's Day weekend together at the 1900 Oysterman's House.
It's a real alternative to downtown New Haven and the campus area which is about 1.25+ mi away. It's a neighborhood with history and in transition.
Nathalie is a thoughtful, gracious, attentive and straightforward host. The house is lovingly cared for, well appointed, tastefully decorated and has an ideal kitchen layout and set up for cooking.
With New Haven's large number of mid budget top notch ethnic restaurants there was no need to cook and we had coffee, breakfast, snacks and drinks later in the day. The back yard was comfortable for reading and over looks the water.
Nathalie supplies coffee, cocoa, tea, some individual creamers and some pantry basics if you choose DIY meals.
I would not hesitate to stay here again on a visit to New Haven or as a base to explore CT's "gold coast" .