street entry3rd Floor Craftsman Suite
Craftsman's loft nr Harvard & MIT

Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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Our guests are surrounded by light and air having the exclusive use of the entire top floor. This includes the 10 x 20 ft bedroom with half bath, a separate stone and wood whirlpool tub area with skylight, and a 14 x 18 foot roof deck complete with dining table, seating, lounge chairs and electric grill. Harvard Square is a pleasant 20 min walk and MIT is a 26 min walk. A bus stop is 300 ft. from the house. Uber / Lyft typically arrive within a few minutes.

The space

The Craftsman's Loft is well equipped for a short or extended stay. There is a large antique mahogany armoire for clothes, a small table for coffee, an antique writing desk, a new firm queen size bed with soft cotton sheets and comforter. The room contains a microwave, small refrigerator, and plenty of shelf space for books etc. A private and convenient half bath is part of the bedroom suite. Just outside of the bedroom is the whirlpool alcove, lined with stone and cedar lit by a large skylight. The perfect place to chill after a long day. Fluffy cotton towels, shampoo and conditioner are provided. A roof deck completes the suite offering outdoor dining or just relaxing with a large iron table, umbrella, electric grill and lounge chairs. Exclusive use of the third floor loft offers a peaceful oasis in the center of a culturally rich and active urban environment.

Guest access

Airbnb guests share the side entrance of our home with Robert and myself. The front entrance is private. We are happy to provide guests access to our laundry and kitchen. If you would like access to our kitchen during your stay, please let us know in advance.

Interaction with guests

You will meet up with me (Monique) online and when you arrive at our home. I will orient you to our home and the neighborhood. Robert and I have lived in this house for 25 years and are Boston area natives. As such we are happy to offer suggestions for dining, touring, or "off the beaten path" activities to suit your interests. We are easy going and respect our guests preferences for the level of interaction.

Other things to note

Our home is generally a quiet space free of loud TV, music or loud conversation. We ask that our guests respect that peaceful environment and refrain from making loud noises especially after 10 pm.
Kit is our amazing service poodle who may greet you from time to time. Because she is a service dog we ask that guests refrain from playing with her as it negatively effects her ability to do her job.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1.5 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 12PM (noon) - 10PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Private room
Self check-in: Lockbox


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Cleaning Fee $100
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 12PM (noon) - 10PM

Upon arrival please remove shoes, which can be left near our side entrance. We do not allow pets or smoking on the property. We ask that the use of our Jacuzzi/Bath/Shower be limited to 10:00p however, early morning use is fine.


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

4 nights minimum stay

140 Reviews

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Dante User Profile
September 2017
Definitely a nice place to stay - very welcoming and helpful hosts.
Monique And Robert User Profile
Response from Monique And Robert:
Dante, glad to hear you enjoyed staying in our home. Cheers! m.
September 2017

Jeremy User Profile
August 2017
Monique and Robert are some of the most useful, intelligent, and down to earth people I've met. As this was my first time using Airbnb, I wasn't too sure what to expect. I have to say, If I could live there for a while I would've. The floor you stay on, offers great privacy, room and to top it all off a Jacuzzi. Monique provides everything you may need as far as bedding and towels and even makes homemade granola! She's also very open and available to talk and help you if you need a local place to grab a bite to eat, or really to just chat about your day. Both Robert, and Monique made my move to Somerville A TON easier with how everything ran so smoothly. I would 110% recommend this anyone coming into the Boston Area, that needs a quiet place to stay and a place that feels like home. I could probably write another page to write but, I think all of you viewing this get the point. Talk to you guys soon!
Monique And Robert User Profile
Response from Monique And Robert:
Jeremy, any time you want to move in we can talk!:) Thanks again and talk soon my friend. m.
August 2017

Qudsia User Profile
July 2017
I had a pretty hectic schedule but the residence was at a great location in Somerville. Harvard and central square were both nearby. I had the top floor to myself, and the place was clean, quiet and met my basic needs. Monique and Robert were great hosts, and let me use there beautiful kitchen. The check in process was smooth. Would love to stay here again.
Monique And Robert User Profile
Response from Monique And Robert:
We'd love to have you anytime. It was definitely a pleasure having you stay with us. It was very relaxing for everyone. Stay in touch. m.
July 2017

Sean User Profile
July 2017
Very nice spot in Somerville. It's a short walk to some nice breakfast places. You can walk to Harvard Square in about 15 minutes. Location can't be beat. The room is on the top floor (3rd) of the house and has a large deck. Robert put up a huge awning, so you can enjoy the space when it's raining. This was great for being able to spread out and work. The room itself is cosy, but not suitable for long periods of work, so having the deck was very important for me, having lots of work to accomplish on my long stay. There's also a simple to use electric BBQ. Monique and Robert were pleasant hosts and were considerate. They took time on many occasions to make sure I was comfortable.

Tatiane User Profile
April 2017
It was an wonderful experience, Monique is an special person that treat me all the time with such kindness way. I felt like home! The room is exactly as they say, just perfect. It was my fist time at AirBnB, I just love it!
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Response from Monique And Robert:
Hello Tati: Thank you for the review. I look forward to catching up with you when you return to Boston this summer. M.
April 2017

Paige User Profile
January 2017
Lovely space with perfect hosts
Monique And Robert User Profile
Response from Monique And Robert:
Hi Paige: Thanks! Robert, Monique & Kit
January 2017

Natasja User Profile
January 2017
Monique and Robert's treehouse is a wonderful place to stay while you spend time in Cambridge/Boston. Their welcome, breakfast granola, their eat out suggestions and the lovely bath/shower environment is great. Wifi is perfect, you can watch netflix online without trouble. We are staying here the second time around and can highly recommend their loft. Thanx again guys for a wonderful time and the extra holidays surprises you offered us. Till we meet again.
Monique And Robert User Profile
Response from Monique And Robert:
We enjoyed sharing our home with your family and as always the time shared over a glass of wine and a few laughs! Our best regards, m.
January 2017

Somerville, Massachusetts, United StatesJoined in July 2013
Monique And Robert User Profile

We are both native to Massachusetts in particular the Boston area. Robert is a designer, builder and artist, which is why we were able to build a three story addition onto the smallest home in Somerville, Ma. I, Monique love reading, art, writing, music, swimming and running our Airbnb. The Airbnb space is on the 3rd floor of our home, which includes a guest room and 1/2 bath as well as a Bath/Shower /Jacuzzi Room and a roof deck. Our goal is to make your stay comfortable. We welcome you to our home.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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