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 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.
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.
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.
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.