Elegant Crescentwood, with four large bedrooms in over 3000’ sq. of old world craftsmanship. For a group, you save money and stay in grander style. Helpful host in 3rd floor suite above. Safe and central.
Winnipeg's well-known 1913 Enderton development, Crescentwood, in the lovely home he built for the Chief Justice (Williams). Trimmed in old-world quarter-sawn oak, our Dutch-Colonial revival is comfortable, central, and a great choice for larger groups.
A recent empty nester, I have made my home available to help those with larger groups visiting Winnipeg. Weddings, funerals, sporting events, family gatherings... it is better to have everyone stay comfortably together (for much less money.)
(NOTE: Please read the Other Things to Note before booking.)
You have the run of the main house (1st and 2nd floors, approx. 3000q. ft.), while the host lives (and works) in the third-floor apartment.
Four large 2nd floor bedrooms (two nice queens, two comfy doubles, and two quality twin beds) will sleep up to four couples and two singles. Additional beds will be pulled out in a pinch.
Choose either the massive claw-foot tub bathroom, or tiled multi-jet walk in shower bathroom to start or end your day just right. Sink room in Master, half-bath on first floor.
Whether fires in winter or summer porch sits, you have so much room to relax. Dining room and games room can seat 12 for dinner (boardroom adds up to 12 more for special events.) Two full A/V systems with Netflix and Shomi. High-speed Wifi (unlimited). Porches and decks with gardens and BBQ.
Large fairly well stocked and set up kitchen helps you prepare meals for the troops. (*Note: restoring the kitchen floor and cupboards. They are not yet pretty, but entirely functional. Front porch restorations are underway, safely, and will be completed in late 2017. No construction or inconvenience while you are here.)
Bird watchers: we are a rare residential Chimney Swift nesting site. You can hear them and watch them in the summer!
Zugang für Gäste
You have the entire first and second floors. Around 3000' square feet of space.
The Boardroom / Library (seats 12, A/V presentation with fantastic surround sound for movie watching) can be made available for special functions or movie nights (with tech. support on call.)
Except in winter, back deck / garden with BBQ.
Front + rear entrances and basement laundry shared with host (who lives in 3rd floor suite.) We all use the main stairways. The third floor is otherwise a self-contained, closed suite.
Interaktion mit Gästen
Your own very large space, with live-in support.
I live and work (Web-based businesses) in the third floor suite, and will be available to you most of the time. We share the main staircase, I use the laundry in the basement. I also tend the gardens in the front and back.
The aim is for you to have your privacy and a local friend close at hand. We could share some wine and a movie, or you might almost never see me during your stay. Both work just fine.
I have many years of child abuse registry and criminal background checks completed (from volunteering with youth in sports).
Weitere wichtige Infos
Over 100 years old, this house is lovely, but is still being slowly updated by the owner. There will _never_ be construction or work done while you are here. The furniture is generally nice and comfortable, but not super-high-end. It is comfy, handy, and there is lots of it. We fit larger groups very well.
There are some squeaky floors, some painting to do, the dated but fully functional kitchen is (slowly) being renovated, the porch is being restored, and there are other things a sharp eye will catch. This is a private residence, not a hotel, but I know it is super-helpful for folks who need this kind of accommodation.
I assure you, as per the reviews, it is very comfortable, and a great alternative to several hotel rooms.
- Before check-out, make sure everything is returned where and as you found it.
- Hang towels in bathroom to dry on check-out.
- No smoking in the house (back deck is ok, ashtrays provided on request.)
- Please do not adjust the heating system.
- If you cook, please clean up.
- If you can't find something, or need something, ask your host (not a rule per se, but a very good idea!)
- No overnight visitors, or large unexpected events, please. Talk with me if you would like to host a small event (we have done so very successfully.)
Wenn du bis 5 Tage vor deiner Reise stornierst, erhältst du eine vollständige Rückerstattung. Wenn du innerhalb von 5 Tagen vor deiner Reise stornierst, ist die erste Nacht nicht erstattungsfähig, aber die Hälfte der Kosten für die übrigen Nächte wird zurückerstattet.
Father (empty nest), businessman, coach and referee. Try to stay active in the community, running for school board and such. Have passed many child abuse registry and criminal background checks (done for coaching.) Studied philosophy, political sciences, and business. Enjoys playing music, the outdoors, the indoors (hey, its Winnipeg, and I have two fireplaces!)
Longtime favourite Homestay destination for international students, so many great friends made over the years. Now AirBNB hosts, and loving it. Our French and Dutch are not so strong, but we try!