About this listing
The Jacuzzi Room is just outside the Guest Room and includes a handheld shower. It comes with fresh towels, soap & shampoo for convenience.
Guests comment that this third floor suite feels like a tree house flooded with light and air. The 3rd floor Airbnb suite is private. It includes a bedroom, 1/2 bath, Jacuzzi room and roof deck. The 1/2 bath is located inside the bedroom. We put in a new queen size bed, which is very comfortable. Our amenities include a hairdryer, towels, soaps and mineral salts. For breakfast there is a selection of coffees, teas, milks and our popular homemade granola. There is also a microwave, sm. refrigerator as well as tea and coffee pots.
The Jacuzzi Room is enclosed with Shoji screens. The tub has a skylight above it and is surrounded with Brazilian slate and cedar. The roof deck is a perfect destination morning, noon or night to relax, study or hang out.
On the 2nd fl. is a laundry room available to all guests.
Guest arrival is 4:00pm or later and departure is by 11:00am. We share an entrance with guests located on the right side of our home. Once on our property follow the path in front of you along the right side of our home where you will come to the entrance. There is a lock box, which has a house key for your use. Code is provided upon reservation. We are usually here to welcome guests to our home. However if we are not, please follow the stairs to the 3rd floor. Free on street parking is available with Somerville parking passes we provide upon request.
Interaction with Guests
We are very happy to welcome guests and answer any initial questions you may have about our home and the area. Our home can also provide the quiet retreat necessary for intense study, work or relaxation.
Our neighborhood is very quiet and safe at any time of day or night. Somerville is a vibrant city of professionals, students and artists. Our neighborhood is dense with single and multifamily homes, most built in the 19th century. We are 10 minute walk to either Inman or Union Square, which have many wonderful restaurants, pubs and cafes.
Harvard and MIT are a short walk away in the neighboring city of Cambridge yet there is also public transportation, which can take you directly to Harvard or MIT.
Boston is a short distance away. By starting out with either a very pleasant walk, bike or bus ride to Harvard Square and a ride on the T's Redline to Park St. station you will arrive in Boston's downtown area. Boston offers many wonderful walks, museums, shopping and tours exploring it's rich history.
Free on street parking in front or nearby our home is available with Somerville parking passes we provide. The MBTA is a great way to visit our area. Please visit their site to get acquainted w/ walking and commuting around Boston.
If using public transportation from Logan , take the Silver line to the Red Line (Outbound) getting off at Harvard Square Station then catch the #86 bus in the upper level of the bus way of HarvardOn the first arrival trip when carrying luggage we highly recommend to take a cab from Harvard to our home. One can also take a cab from Logan, Harvard or South Station to our home. The #86 bus schedule is posted on the MBTA website.
Cabs directly from South Station cost $30. Cabs from Harvard University are $10.00. Uber is another way to travel throughout the Boston area. Please see their site for more information.
Other Things to Note
The Somerville area has less traffic during the summer months but it is busy beginning the last week of August throughout the academic year. Bicycles via Hubway are an excellent way to see our area and we have a bike helmet for one person to use while visiting. Hubway bikes are located throughout the city near each T stop and at some popular destinations. We have one station 3 blocks from our home. Please see their site for more information.
Our style of hospitality includes respect for the guests visiting us and we ask the same in return. We ask that use of the Jacuzzi/Shower be limited to no later than 10:00p. Upon arrival please remove shoes, which can be left near our side entrance .
Half Bath with small refrigerator under the copper sink. We include milk and a milk alternative. Faucet has water purification option.
About the Host, Monique And Robert
We are native Bostonians. Robert is a designer, builder and artist. I am about to start exploring art classes. In the last fifteen years, Robert and I have put an addition onto the smallest existing home on record in Somerville, Ma. The interior is nearly complete except for our basement, which you'll see upon entry. Also, our exterior is incomplete. This gives you a sense of the full experience of our home. Our home is fun in that it is a unique structure that many folks enjoy. The Airbnb space is on the top floor of our home, which includes a bedroom, 1/2 bath, jacuzzi, deck and all the amenities one needs for either a short or longer term stay. We love travel, cooking, the arts, conversation, a balanced lifestyle and meeting the many wonderful folks we've met through Airbnb. After a long day, we enjoy our peaceful, quiet home.