Note: THIS PROPERTY IS UNHOSTED. YOU LET YOURSELF IN WITH THE ACCESS CODE. IF YOU RESERVE BE SURE TO BRING THE ACCESS CODE WITH YOU AS THERE IS NO HOST TO LET YOU INTO THE PROPERTY.
If this listing is booked, try my other listings for the same rooms in the same property. All listings are for all rooms in a category, either single or double. Listings are not for specific rooms. Like a hotel, WE DO NOT RESERVE specific rooms, but only room categories, either double or single.
Beautiful sunny furnished room in lovely, elegantly restored Victorian townhouse in a very desirable location 6 blocks from MIT and Harvard. THIS PROPERTY IS NOT AN APARTMENT, IT IS A TOWNHOUSE.
Quiet street, 1 block to Central T. The house is in a vibrant area with lots of cool pubs, restaurants, bookstores, art galleries, grocery stores, banks, etc, but on a very quiet side street, so it offers the best of all worlds. No kitchen or common areas, host not in residence, just a wonderful location, and perfect for those seeking privacy.
1/2 block from Mass Ave., 1 block to MBTA. Wireless internet included, cable TV in each room, free parking subject to availability. There is a large lot a block away, on the corner of Bishop Allen Drive and Prospect Street, that is free from 5pm Friday to 7am Monday, and 5pm to 7am weekdays. There is also parking available nearby at 260 and 438 Green Street. On-street meteres are free from 6pm to 8am and Saturday 6pm to Monday 8am.
Perfect for a friendly but focused professional/visiting professor/grad student. Harvard/MIT visiting professors and PhD students often stay here as well. It is a quiet environment, perfect for studying or quiet rest.
Note: confidential key code provided prior to check-in. This is key-access service, host is not in residence. Caretaker nearby and from time to time in residence, always available to respond by phone or text to any problems, issues concerns or requests. Guests wishing interaction with a host would be most comfortable choosing a different accommodation.
We provide a great location and lovely, comfortable, private rooms, no host interaction. NB we have multiple listings, if dates are unavailable on this listing you may try one of the other listings. All listings are for the same rooms. Check-in 6pm, check-out 10am.
This listing is for a large, sunny converted ground-floor study with two twin futons on the floor that may be put together to make one king futon or left separate. The study locks at one end from the inside with a small bolt and from the outside with a deadbolt. It is separated from an unused portion of the house at the other end by heavy curtains. There is no kitchen access. Please review this description and be sure you are comfortable with this arrangement.
Check-in is 6pm and checkout is 10am. You are welcome to leave your bags early or late, no need to make special arrangements. The room will not be ready before 6pm. The cleaners are in the house at times throughout the day and night to ensure all is in order.
We are 2 blocks from the Central stop on the Red line. Signs at the airport inform how to get to the subway, Red line, and Central stops. We suggest you (website hidden) map the address and bring the directions with you, we don’t want to give you misleading directions.
There is a parking lot at the corner of Bishop Allen Drive and Prospect St. There is also parking available nearby at 260 and 438 Green Street. And, meters out front are free 6pm-8am weekdays and Saturday 6pm-Monday 8am.
Access is through keypad only, no keys. We will provide the code prior to check-in.
Please note that in the United States (and everywhere outside Europe), the ground level entry floor is universally referred to as the "first floor." In Europe, the "first floor" is one flight up from the American "first floor." Likewise, the "second floor" in the US is ONE flight up from the entry floor; in Europe it is TWO flights up from the entry floor. Guests are kindly requested to familiarize themselves with the non-European conventions of referring to floors.
Pets are permitted on an exception basis with specific advance permission. Pets are not permitted to be left alone in rooms. Pets are not allowed on the bed nor furniture. Bedspreads and linen found with pet hair will need to be replaced as some of our guests are allergic to pet hair. For pets reported making noise such as barking, owners will be contacted immediately. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
Guests are kindly reminded that while pets are welcome, any damage or extra cleaning, including hair removal and special cleaning due to allowing pets on coverlets, beds, or anywhere else will result in extra charges. Your cooperation is appreciated. We hope you will appreciate that the next guest expects a clean, hair-free, pet-smell-free listing.
Guests are kindly requested to remove the sheets, pillowcases, and towels and leave them in the washing machine on day of departure. Please carry out any trash, remove any articles left in the bath, and leave the room as it was found. The cleaners will do the heavy cleaning. Thank you very much for your cooperation.
In conformance with airbnb’s policy, Guests are kindly reminded they shouldn't be uploading, downloading, or viewing anything illegally with the Internet access provided. If they use our network, they agree to use it only for legal purposes and they promise not to use it for illegal uploading, downloading, or other illegal activities.
Elegant and comfortable room, perfect location, quite neighborhood, and responsive host.
We had a great experience. The location is great, a walk away from Harvard and 10 min away from downtown by subway. Room and bathroom were clean, i loved the style of the house. Neighbourhood is quiet. John answered our questions all the time and provided us all the information we needed. We also appreciated the fact that he was flexible -we extend our stay by one night. We will definitely come back.
I read some of the comments and feel like they focus a little too much on some downsides of this place.
Concerning the kindness: I enjoyed being alone and not with a host and texts via airbnb were always kind and friendly. Obviously the host(s) want to remain as anonymous as possible.
Concerning the description: I had the room at the ground level floor which is as depicted, clean and a living room with mattresses on the floor (e.g. the one on the left in the image). It was was extremely comfortable, I really slept well here! As is common with American houses, you could hear all kinds of noises of other guests which did not bother me.
Compared to the hotel prices the place is slighty too expensive (92€ I paid) but within reasonable limits. In other places than Boston, it should not cost more than 50€. The bathroom (second floor) is clean but needs renovation. This was no issue for me.
All in all I would rate the place 3.5 out of five if you're not noise sensitive and are in for a host-free, fancy building very close the Red Line (and the Middle East/TT's club ;) )! I rated it 4 to compensate some of the overly negative feedback.
I want to say something nice about this lodging. Really I do.
I was treated as an object, not a person, by the people offering this place. For example, when I called the number and later asked "to whom am i speaking?" the reply was "The Reservation Desk." The overall spirit of the interactions were transactional, not relational. End of story. The irony is the physical place was OK. The customer service? Impersonal, transactional, robotic, borderline insulting. End of story.
This place is too expansive. But you don't have to worry if you booked it. You'll be alright for two nights.
The room has a own look. But it can be entert through the kitchen by anyone who has the code for the front door. Everything else is alright but doesn't satisfy the high rent.
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