About this listing
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!
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.
Free Continental Breakfast
Comfortable Queen Bed with clean, soft sheets
Free Fast Wi-Fi
Living Room has movie projector w/ 10 ft screen, free popcorn, Netflix
Air Conditioner during summer
Deck with seating and table
2 Free Unlimited Passes for subway and bus
Free Water & Snacks
Information: Pamphlets, brochures, books and takeout menus
Access to computer/printer for printing reservations, etc. (just ask!)
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
Unlimited bus and subway passes during your stay
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. If that is the case, we will arrange to leave the keys somewhere accessible.
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.
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.
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 5 minutes during busy times, and 15 minutes in the middle of the day and late at night, 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 fall asleep on your ride home. Since it's the end, you will not miss your stop!
Other Things to Note
We offer full kitchen access: dishes, oven, cooking tools, microwave, toaster, coffee pot, fridge, and hot-water heater/kettle. Most people take advantage of all the good restaurants we have near us rather than cooking.
You will be sharing a bathroom, so you must be considerate of time spent in the bathroom in the morning when getting ready.
If you use the kitchen, please put the dirty cups, bowls, plates, and silverware in the dirty dishes tub, and hand wash all of the pots, pans, and cooking tools you use. Please clean up any mess you may have made. Remember to turn on the fan when using the stove or oven so the fire alarm does not go off from the steam!
Please only smoke outside, away from the apartment building, and dispose of your cigarettes responsibly.
Checkout is at 11:00 am, please inquire if you would like to check out later or leave your bags with us for the day. If we are not awake/home when you leave, please leave the passes on the desk in your room, lock the front door behind you, and put your keys in the lock box behind the front stair case.
Unlimited bus and subway passes, an airbnb guide to our apartment, fruit snacks, crackers, granola bars, and fresh homemade chocolate chip cookies and more waiting for you when you arrive.
My first Airbnb experience turned out great because of Lisa. Beautiful home, gracious host, awesome pet (Hi Kaiju
Lisa and Brian are wonderful hosts. The room was clean and the bed was very comfortable. Lisa provided us with a lot of information on what to do and where to eat in Boston. The free subway passes were a big plus. We really enjoyed our stay, thanks again for your hospitality.
Top notch hostess. Lisa goes above and beyond to make your stay amazing. The Charlie passes and local recommendations were invaluable.
Lisa was an informative and welcoming host! The house itself is only a few minutes walk from subway and has everything youll need. I had a very good time ib her house and would definitely recommend it to everyone :)
Had a great time in Boston. The house was great, had everything we needed. Particularly liked the communal areas that were available, and loved having breakfast on the outdoor terrace upstairs.
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About the Host, Lisa
We love hosting people from all over the world. We're friendly, quiet people who love good conversation and experiencing Boston.
Lisa teaches woodshop in community schools and works in autism services, and Brian is earning his PhD at University of Massachusetts Boston