Boston Room/Near Subway/Free Passes

Apartment - Private room · Washington Street, Roslindale, MA 02131, United States

Comfy queen-size bed, free breakfast, clean sheets, fresh towels, private space with welcoming hosts who want to make your Boston experience easy and memorable. Roslindale is a wonderful neighborhood.

If you have any doubts, read our reviews!

The Space

This room is situated in Boston's charming Roslindale neighborhood, 0.4 miles away from the Orange Line subway (an 8 minute walk or 2 minute ride on the very frequent buses). Quiet, young married hosts who are very friendly and like to meet new people. No pets, smoke-free, no harsh chemicals or fragrances in our cleaning products or laundry detergent. The room is separated from our room by an office, so your room is very private.

Features:
Free Breakfast
Separate Entrance
Comfortable Queen Bed with clean, soft sheets
Fresh Towels
Free Fast Wi-Fi
Personal Mini-Fridge
Personal Microwave
Cable TV
Living Room has movie projector w/ 10 ft screen, free popcorn, Netflix
Space Heater
Desk, stationary
Back deck with seating and table
Abundant On-Street Parking
Coffee Maker

Bonuses:
2 Free Unlimited Passes for subway and bus
Free Water & Snacks
Lots of delivery menus
Books and magazines about Boston
Access to computer/printer for printing reservations, etc.

Close to:
Roslindale Square - Many shops and resturants (2 minutes by bus)
Forest Hills T Station - Catch buses and trains (2 minutes by bus)
Downtown Boston - Historical tourist spots, shopping, restaurants, entertainment (20 minutes by Orange Line)
Arnold Arboretum - A nice place to walk (2 minutes walk)
Harvest Co-Op - Local Natural/Organic market (5 minute walk)
Laundromat - Around the corner
Post Office - In Roslindale Sq. (2 minutes by bus)
Jamaica Pond - jogging, biking, fishing, rental boats (5 minute Orange line + 10 minute walk)
Zipcars - Several locations within 0.5 miles have zipcars
Northeastern University - 10 minutes by Orange Line

Guest Access

Private bedroom with separate entrance
Shared bathroom
Dining room with breakfast nook
Living room with couch & projector
Front porch, back porch, back yard

Interaction with Guests

We check in each guest personally, except for the very rare occasion that both of us are out of the house.

We interact with all of our guests differently. Some are very quiet and private and only use the room to sleep in between exploring Boston. Others like to talk and swap stories, and we enjoy that too.

We have played board games with guests and watched movies together.

Sometimes we are very busy and don't have much time to interact socially, but we are always available to answer questions and solve problems.

The Neighborhood

Roslindale is a fun neighborhood in Boston. It is diverse and full of life.

There are many unique family-owned restaurants in Roslindale Square: Indian, Chinese, Nigerian, Pizza, Mexican, Sushi, Italian, Bakery, Cheese Shop, Wine Shop, Fish Market, and more.

If you travel a few minutes in the other direction, you can find even more wonderful dining and shops in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood.

Getting around

The subway (the T) is less than a 10 minute walk from our apartment. If you are not in the mood for walking we are on a main bus line, and about 10 different buses stop by our house. Our house is the second stop, and the bus stop is literally right in front of our apartment. The most you'll ever wait for a bus is 15 minutes, but through most of the day the wait is only 2-3. The buses also have smartphone apps that let you know exactly when they'll be coming by. Since we are right across the street, you can avoid waiting in the cold!

The T stop is "Forest Hills," which is at the end of the orange line. This is important because after a busy day of exploring you may nod off on your ride home. Since it's the end, you will not miss your stop!

Other Things to Note

We do NOT offer kitchen access. Instead, we have a microwave, toaster, coffee pot, mini-fridge, and hot-water heater in the breakfast nook. Most people take advantage of all the good restaurants we have near us.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Check In: 1:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Flexible

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • We spent 5 great days at Lisa's and everything was exactly as described on Airbnb. Super breakfast, the room is perfect, and Lisa has done her best to help us out when needed. Thanks so much !

    April 2014
  • Lisa and Brian's place was very comfortable. It was about a 10 minute walk to the subway (there were buses if you weren't into walking). The subway ride downtown was around 15 minutes or so. The subway pass was greatly appreciated, and so was the availability of Netflixs and the big screen. Also, there was breakfast (which I have discovered is not necessarily something you can expect with some of these airbnb places, despite what the name implies.) When I found the place a bit cool they obligingly turned up the heat. There's a market nearby with organic and better quality food. All in all, a good place to stay in Boston.

    April 2014
  • A truly great stay with kind considerate hosts!

    April 2014
  • We had a great time staying at Lisa's. Slept very comfortably and had a great breakfast. We were running late to a concert in the city so the snacks left out for us were great!
    Fresh towels with a PB Lindt truffle? Awesome!!!
    T-passes are a huge plus for getting around Boston. I would come stay here again on my next trip to Boston.

    March 2014
  • This place is very convenient to everything. Bed is comfortable and Lisa and Brian are nice and accomodating. Affordable and easy! Had a nice chat with Lisa, too.

    March 2014
  • My husband and I had a fantastic stay with Lisa and Brian! We needed accommodation at the last minute, and Lisa responded immediately, and was incredibly flexible about our late arrival. The room is very cozy (especially the bed!), and the baked goods Lisa made were delightful. We watched movies from our laptop using their projector in the movie room, with home-popped popcorn - a great way to spend the evening! Overall, this was a wonderful place to stay, with very friendly hosts! Thanks Lisa and Brian - hope to stay with you again someday!

    March 2014
  • I loved it. Amazing host. Our bus was delayed for 2 hours and there wasn't a issue. Definitely will stay here again

    March 2014
  • Love love love my stay here. Shes a delight and kept the lines of communication open.

    March 2014
  • My partner and I stayed with Lisa for three days in March while I was interviewing for a program in Boston. The room was cozy with a very comfortable bed and space heater. We were provided with a nice small continental breakfast every morning, and there was a small fridge for us to store some snacks we brought. There was even popcorn and a projector with Netflix for those nights that were too cold to go out. Lisa was a super friendly host who was willing to help me find my way to the interview location.

    March 2014
  • Lisa and Brian we're very friendly hosts and we had a great time staying with them. They made us feel welcome, even inviting us out for some lovely food with them and their friends. The only difficulty was the bed being far too comfy and sometimes hard to get out of.

    Thanks again Lisa and Brian

    March 2014
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I've used airbnb as a guest for the last couple years, which was a great resource for college road trips. Now that I've settled down in Boston, it's time to host as well as stay at people's houses. My husband and I are friendly, quiet people who love crafts, good humor, reading, and movies.
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