You enter Gracie’s Place through a key code lock on the back porch door (inside the backyard patio). The house is heated and cooled with ‘mini-splits’ so you can control the temperature in each room. There is also extra baseboard electric heat to take the chill off on extra cold days. There are beautiful wood floors throughout the house that have been lovingly patinaed by the nails of years of dogs. The original woodwork is chestnut and many of the floors have the slopes created from nearly a century of settling and foot traffic.
Sheets and towels are provided. As well as paper towels, toilet paper, and tissue, plus coffee and tea supplies. The house has wifi throughout.
The kitchen was completely remodeled in 2022 with tile floor, maple cabinets, silestone countertops, and a two-seat breakfast bar. It has a farm house sink, full-size oven (with an air-fry setting), extra large refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, electric tea pot, and plenty of pots and pans. Other equipment includes: hand mixer, mini food processor, oil popcorn popper, mixing bowls, and many kitchen necessities.
Depending on the most recent renters, there is usually salt and pepper, plus an assortment of spices, oils, vinegars, and condiments.
The high-efficiency front-loading washer/dryer are located in the closet off the kitchen.
The dining room table seats six (eight if you’re squeezing in kids). There are placemats, wine glasses, and serving dishes.
This ‘add-on’ bathroom (the original house had no indoor bathrooms) has a heated tile floor.
In the living room you’ll find a dog-friendly couch, large smart TV (you can stream any of your services), a collection of games and puzzles, plus a piano and guitar, in case you’re feeling inspired.
Like most 1920’s homes, Gracie’s Place has a parlor where you can sit for a quiet talk or to read a book.
It’s surpisingly quiet for an in-town house, and all bedrooms have room-darkening shades, plus extra box fans if you’d like a little white noise.
Bedroom one has a king size bed, ceiling fan, dresser, closet, and wardrobe.
Bedroom two is quite spacious and has a queen size bed, ceiling fan, writing desk, dresser, free library, and closet.
Bedroom three has a twin bed, a futon, ceiling fan, large dog crate, and closet. There are sheets/blankets under the futon if you would like to open it up to a full size bed.
This bathroom has a single person jacuzzi tub, a separate shower, and large counter, plus an enormous ceiling fan and a stainglass window.
This small porch is a nice, quiet spot to sit and read. It gets morning sun and looks out over the back patio (and the comings and goings of the ice cream store!)
This big wide porch has a porch swing and is the perfect spot for morning tea (imho). It’s also a great place to listen to the bugle call from the military academy four blocks away or the Catholic Church’s bells.
Gracie’s Place is a sponsor for a Tiny Free Library. It’s a mini-version of Gracie’s Place (even has a piece of its roofing) handcrafted by Nick. While staying at the house, you are the official librarian. If it runs low on books (or you’d like to spruce up the selection) you can move books from the free library in the second bedroom out to the Tiny Free Library.
The covered porch has two chairs and table. It steps down to the brick patio which is a lovely little open space for dogs to play. (As an added bonus, they’ll be simultaneiously filing their nails!) On the patio is a pavilion with twinkle lights and a glass top bar that seats four.
There are raised beds full of flowers and herbs (and sometimes vegetables), please feel free to utilize the herbs (and pick the blueberries if you are lucky enough to be here when they are in season!).