LillyPad Rose, (4 Yale, with a Queen sized bed)

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Private room in home hosted by Aly

  1. 3 guests
  2. 5 bedrooms
  3. 1 bed
  4. 2 shared bathrooms
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Comfy leather queen bed with hardwood floors, desk/chair & clothes rack. Free umbrellas, free printing, free bikes, free day storage for guests!

2 minutes walk to restaurants, bars and Yale, free basic bicycles available to guests, free washer dryer with free laundry detergents, high speed wifi.

Pls read check-in instructions once you've booked. House has foolproof security system/codes & security cameras.

Pls be advised that there is no air conditioning. Window fans with screens are provided.

Parking is free, openly available outside house on street.

The space
Note: Lilly Pad has 5 rooms, is for students and is no frills. If you are a party of 2, select 2 guests. So you share common space with others. Plus we have 7 Bengal Cats and their kittens that live outside the house in their own housing chambers but you will see their supplies around the back or front yard. Other student guests staying here may make your stay good, great or not so good. It depends who books. So if you are not a student, or have a problem putting on your own bedsheets, or stripping them at checkout, or have a problem with students storing their luggage or me crashing out in living room at times, or have any issues with the detailed instructions I send after you book, talk to me first or do not book. I do not want a 4 star review because you were not made aware of what to expect here. Skip the review or please do not book if your expectations are different.

Check in anytime. Just follow self checkin process. Any questions or anything pls feel free to call or text. We have lot of guests and its difficult to manage expectations especially for non yalie visitors as house is really geared for no frill Yalies.

Cosy, ideal for Yale visitors. The room is part of a victorian home that has been a welcoming spot for Yalies for last 4 years. It is not a hotel. It is a lived-in space and has many visitors. Therefore if you are expecting a hotel, this is not it. Cleanliness and organization is important for me the host and I hope it is important to you as well but please keep in mind sometimes because of people checking in, checking out, cooking, studying, typing, printing assignments, house gives a "lived-in" look.

Price is lower than what comparable homes ask for on Airbnb. Amenities and proximity to Yale is comparable if not better than a lot, if not most, of the options on Airbnb.

But if you are for immaculate cleanliness a hotel is probably a better option (at three times the price in downtown New Haven).

Also note, when in town, I often end up crashing out in the living room couch - full disclosure. House has a lived-in look. You will see residents luggage in living room or people coming in and out.

Noise: There may be 3 potential sources of noise. (1) Street people and downtown cars playing loud music. There is nothing that can be done about this. It comes with living downtown close to Yale. (2) Next door neighbors playing music. There is a New Haven City Ordinance that requires peace and quiet after 9 pm. If you encounter annoying music played by neighbors, read my printed instructions regarding making a noise complaint with the New Haven police printed in the hallway/stairs and make the complaint call. (3) Other Guests talking loudly in the house. Remember you are one of the several guests staying. So if someone talks loudly and you find it disturbing, please either tell me or talk to the loud guest and let him/her know to keep it down. These things are beyond my control, as I have open booking on Air BnB. Therefore do not book if you expect a library environment. I don't need a 4 star review based on sounds that are not in my control.

Note on Clutter:
Free Storage provided to guests on main floor adds to the clutter. Additionally there is always some element of improvements taking place on premises. This place is for Yale students and no frills travelers who are looking for budget and safe travel options at Yale. There is no clutter on 2nd and 3rd floors, where the rooms are located. Also, if instructions on self checkin scare you, please do not book. Watch the self checkin video. Security and guidelines help all. Hence the elaborate instructions you get when you book.

Cameras & Security at Yale:
Please note Yale has iffy neighborhoods. I have EXTERNAL security cameras. So if you have an issue with external security cameras, pls do not book. Specifically, 2 EXTERNAL security cameras (in front and back of house), a Security System with motion sensor on ground floor. No sensors/cameras on 2nd/3rd floors.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom
1 queen bed

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Dedicated workspace
Free on-street parking
TV with standard cable/satellite
EV charger
Free washer – In building
Dryer
Shared patio or balcony
Security cameras on property

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Where you’ll be

New Haven, Connecticut, United States

5 minutes walk to Old Yale Campus.

2nd house from Elm Street.

Step out of Lilly Pad. Make right on Elm. You will be at Yale in 5 minutes.

Step out of Lilly Pad. Make left on Elm, grocery superstore Stopnshop is 30 seconds walk.

Hosted by Aly

  1. Joined in April 2015
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I have a cosy little home called the Lilly Pad which is second house off of Elm Street. I mostly host Yale students and have been doing that for a few years. Funfact, I also run @bklynbengals on insta gram

I have a graduate degrees from Columbia University and two graduate degrees from Univesity of Toronto and a pending and never-ending doctorate) from University of Regina. I did my undergrad from the London School of Economics. So while I have nothing to do with Yale, I know all about Yale because it's in my neighborhood. I sound pedantic as most people visiting the Lilly Pad Airbnb are here for Yale or as Yale affiliates.

Guests have access to their keyed room, washer dryer with basic laundry detergents, a fully equipped kitchen, lounge television, high speed wireless Internet and bicycles to get around town. And you do make your own bed! You share the house with other guests, but your room is private and keyed.
I have a cosy little home called the Lilly Pad which is second house off of Elm Street. I mostly host Yale students and have been doing that for a few years. Funfact, I also run @b…

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House rules

Check-in: After 1:00 pm
Check out: 11:00 am
No smoking
No pets

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