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The Captain James Henry Swift House Circa 1844

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The Captain James Henry Swift House Circa 1844

2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
HOME HIGHLIGHTS
Self check-inEasily check yourself in with the lockbox.
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
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Located in the quaint seaside town of Fairhaven. Enter the house through a private entrance that leads you to your private formal parlor which features a black marble fireplace, custom draperies and french doors. The private dining room adjacent to the parlor is accented by a fireplace with rare Bennington tiles and a built in china cabinet. Up the grand staircase to the second floor is your private bedroom and bath. The bedroom has a very comfortable queen size bed with 2 closets for storage and a fireplace. The utmost care was taken to provide you with a comfortable yet elegant atmosphere. It also includes fine sheets and towels, a mini refrigerator with drinks and a Keurig for tea or coffee.
This Nantucket-style Greek Revival house was built for Captain James Henry Swift in 1844. He is the original owner but the house is revered as the residence of Job C. Tripp, a close associate of Henry H. Rogers and best known for his many years of community service to the town of Fairhaven. While residing in the house, from 1865 through 1917, he hosted Manjiro Nakahama on his second visit to Fairhaven, and also entertained Dr. Nakahama, Manjiro's grandson. Manjiro Nakahama is well known as the Japanese boy rescued at sea by Captain Whitfield and brought by him to live in Fairhaven for several years. Manjiro eventually became a national hero in Japan which has resulted in a visit to the town by the Japanese Emperor and many visits by Japanese tourist.

Amenities

Wifi
Cable TV
Iron
Laptop friendly workspace
TV
Hangers

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules

Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is 3PM - 9PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)
Self check-in with lockbox

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43 Reviews

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Erin User Profile
Erin
August 2018
I had a fantastic experience staying at Lisa’s place. Not only was the house full of charm, but Lisa made sure to add some thoughtful touches like fresh flowers, bottled water, a keurig for coffee, and half and half (I can’t stand fake creamers, so this really wowed me). There wa…
Jess User Profile
Jess
August 2018
In the words of Julie Andrews, "Practically perfect in every way."
Susan User Profile
Susan
July 2018
Awesome place. Spotless. Very convenient to ferry. Very responsive. Would definitely stay again. Very thoughtful touches.
Jessica User Profile
Jessica
July 2018
Lisa is a great host, the house is beautiful and so is the area! Very easy exchange! Highly recommended!
Megan User Profile
Megan
July 2018
Lisa’s house was beautiful, top to bottom, and the check-in/out process was very simple. With free street parking, close proximity to nearby restaurants and the harbor view, and at only a 25 minute walk from the New Bedford Harbor, with ferries to Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket,…
Karen User Profile
Karen
July 2018
This home is beautifully decorated in a great location. We were in town for a family function and stayed 4 nights. Fairhaven, what can I say, it is a great little town. Would definitely choose this place again. Great hosts..
Brian User Profile
Brian
July 2018
A beautiful and well-maintained historic house. Smooth check-in and check-out, no issues. Highly recommended!

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Fairhaven, Massachusetts, United StatesJoined in August 2017
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Lisa is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
I have lived in southeastern Massachusetts my whole life. I have so much love for this area and want to share the beauty of it with other people. In Fairhaven, I love to go to the beaches to either read a good book or swim in the ocean. Walking distance from my house, my husband …
Languages: Português
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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