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Living Space 2Thomas B. Tripp Carriage House
         c. 1909 ~  Mission Style 
                18 Arnold Street
Thomas B. Tripp Carriage House c. 1900-Prvt. Suite
Thomas B. Tripp Carriage House c. 1900-Prvt. Suite
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
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My place is walking distance to downtown's Historic National park, Whaling Museum, the ferry's to Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard and Cuttyhunk islands, Zeterion Theater, antiques, art galleries, shops, beach and great restaurants. You’ll love my place because it's a restored carriage house with lots of character and charm. You'll stay on the first level private quarters which includes a private living space, bathroom and bedroom. My place is good for couples, solo adventurers, business travelers.

The space

Thomas B. Tripp Carriage Hous(URL HIDDEN) c. 1909 ~ Mission Style

This carriage house was originally part of the adjacent property to the east facing County Street. The large Queen Anne was built by Marcia Parker on land which belonged to the estate of Benjamin Cummings. After Parker’s death, the property was sold to Thomas B. Tripp, who was a real estate mogul in the city. He needed the outbuilding for his own stable and carriage. The house and carriage house remained in the Tripp family as one property of a large estate. Tripp died in 1912 and the property ownership passed to his widow, Emma, who retained it until her death in 1930. The property was overseen by executor Rodolphus Swan for the next five years.

In 1935, the property was acquired by Jacob Genensky, the previous owner of the houses in the Clinton Place cul-de-sac. Genensky, the son of one of the first New Bedford Russian Jews, was trained as a dentist. However, for most of his life he was active in the real estate business started by his father. His wife, Molly Nyma Rubenstein Genensky, was involved numerous civic and Jewish organizations in the city. She received national recognition for enriching Jewish cultural life in the United States.

It was under their ownership that the property was divided. In 1968, the carriage house was sold to the School of Design to be used as studio spaces. Swain School was founded in 1881 with a bequest from William W. Swain. He bequeathed his mansion and the greater part of his estate at the corner of Hawthorn and County Streets for the purpose of establishing a school of higher education. At its inception it was called the Swain Free School and was to be open free of all charges to such citizens of New Bedford as are qualified to profit by the instruction. The school originally offered classes in Greek, Latin, mathematics, history, geography, English, art, physics, chemistry, German, French and Italian. Over the years the curriculum changed its focus to fine art and design and the name was change to the Swain School of Design to reflect the change. The School was incorporated in the mid 1980s with the then Southeastern Massachusetts University, now University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth.

In 1985, the carriage house was sold to individuals to be used as a private residence. It has continued to be used as a residence under a variety of owners.

This cement stucco building originally had three doors for vehicles which now have sets of French doors. Typical elements of this mission style include the large bracketed eaves with Roman style windows on the front facade and arched side widows create a classical and elegant style.
The entrance to this home has room for gardens on either side of the walkway with planters in front of the wall. Some of the plants you will see are lilac, hydrangea, ornamental grass, azalea, violets, phlox and bamboo along with boxwood in planters.

Guest access

Guests entrance use french doors at front of carriage house.

Interaction with guests

Host is available

Other things to note

Property has central air and can accommodate small, well behaved pets.

Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet
Cable TV
Cleaning Fee $60 NZD
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 couch
House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check-in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM

You must also acknowledge
Pet(s) live on property
Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door
1 night minimum stay

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Danielle User Profile
October 2017
We were traveling through New Bedford for a wedding and needed a place to stay for one night. The apartment was extremely clean, well decorated, and had all the amenities we needed (and more) to feel relaxed and at home. We only wish we could have stayed longer to actually enjoy the apartment and area. Would highly recommend.

Peter User Profile
October 2017
The Carriage House is centrally located and very comfortable. We definitely recommend it for visitors to New Bedford.

Austin User Profile
October 2017
Beautiful and spacious accommodation full of character and charm. The prooerty is nestled in a quaint neighborhood with ample on street parking. George is a thoughtful host, equipping the property with the conveniences and comforts of home. I would gladly stay again and would reccomened this property to family and friends.

Marie User Profile
September 2017
I stayed here for business and I am hoping my business will bring me back! George was an amazing communicator, and his place is SO STYLISH, squeaky clean, and walking distance to the Seaman's Bethel (for Melville fans). I didn't need a kitchen (sometimes I do) so this was just perfect. And it was really hot and water was waiting! Highly recommend!

Sarah User Profile
September 2017
We highly recommend George's beautiful apartment. It was as described--clean, close to downtown New Bedford, tastefully decorated, and on a quiet street. George was easy to communicate with and greeted us at the door when we arrived. This is a wonderful little home to stay in for a weekend get away in a charming historic seaport city!

Callie User Profile
September 2017
Nothing but great things to say! We loved our stay in the Carriage house. So much history and wonderfully decorated. Everything you need. Private. Great location. We loved sitting outside in the Garden on Saturday night! Thanks George!

Blair User Profile
September 2017
The pictures do not do this place justice! It has so much charm and George is as nice as can be!

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