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Delano Homestead Bed and Breakfast

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A refined, historic, transitional Federal / Greek Revival Style home with wide-pine floors, 12-foot ceilings, a green house, stone walls and a very central location. Walk to restaurants, bike path, beach, fishing piers, tennis courts, shops, marinas, and more. Once the homestead of FDR's mother, grandfather and great grandfather, Franklin spent many days here as a child and visited as President. Close to the Martha's Vineyard Ferry, Cape Cod, Newport, Providence, Boston and beaches. Fairhaven is a quintessential New England fishing town. It's shared harbor with New Bedford is the largest income producing fishing port in America with roughly 500 commercial vessels. The Homestead is 2 miles from the New Bedford Whaling Museum, the Seaman's Bethel (featured in Moby Dick), and many local restaurants offering traditional New England seafood as well as Portuguese food. Also in the area are wineries, a zoo, several marinas, whale watching, walking trails and more.
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Property amenities
Breakfast included
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast Available
Non-Smoking Hotel
Public Wifi
Room features
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Full view
51Somewhat walkable
Grade: 51 out of 100
13Restaurantswithin 1 km
0Attractionswithin 1 km
39 Walnut St, Fairhaven, MA 02719-2953
Getting there
New Bedford Airport6 km
Martha's Vineyard Airport36 km
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We decided to stay in Fairhaven as we have never been in the New Bedford area. It was delightful. We enjoyed our stay at the Delano Homestead. Janessa (manager) was so knowledgable and helpful with restaurant selections. She also cooks eggs for breakfast! We stayed in the
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The elegant common areas are a joy to enter and the welcome includes a brief tour of the home. The on-site manager was extremely helpful with guidance on restaurants and nearby attractions. Be aware that the Franklin room on the third floor has a slanted ceiling which makes
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Lovely place. Quiet place. Bed was wonderful, slept like a log. An excellent alternative to overly expensive inns and chain hotels in the New Bedford Area. I spent a peaceful hour outside just enjoying the grounds.
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Response from BostonPaulBoston, Owner at Delano Homestead Bed and Breakfast
Responded 5 Sep 2018
Thank you Ted. It was nice having you join us. We hope to see you again sometime. Paul
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Beautiful Inn and in a lovely town. Ready to great guests, show essentials and make you feel welcome. Nice breakfast and accomadations ! Ask Janessa ( she’s the best!) what to see and where to eat! We had awesome meals at Margaret’s, Elizabeth’s and Mikes was suberb!!
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Response from BostonPaulBoston, Owner at Delano Homestead Bed and Breakfast
Responded 5 Aug 2018
Glad you enjoyed your visit! We so much enjoy exposing new people to our area. We hope to see you again! Paul
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We stayed 4 nights in Delano Homestead for the 4th of July and had a great time. Paul and Vanessa were wicked hosts. Great location in a quaint little town. Fort Phoenix park nearby with a beach and history along with plenty of art shops in nearby New Bedford. Highly
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Response from BostonPaulBoston, Owner at Delano Homestead Bed and Breakfast
Responded 5 Aug 2018
It was lovely having you here the holiday? Hope we get to see you again. Best wishes. Paul
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Franklin Delano Bath
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"Sara Delano room has King bed, attached bath and jacuzzi tub."
"there are no lifts so not for wheelchairs"
"There are a few very nice restaurants within walking distance. Treat yourself."
"We stayed in the large room at the front of the house. We loved it."
"FDR is very private, but has low ceilings."
US$147 - US$190 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesMassachusettsFairhaven
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