3rd Floor Craftsman SuitePlease use this Side Entrance which is located at the end of the side path you see upon arrival.

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

Public transportation easily connects our home to the neighboring Cambridge & Boston area. The Somerville community consists of excellent restaurants, cafes and pubs all within 10 minutes of our home. Our Airbnb is the entire top floor of our home: a guest room w/ half-bath, Jacuzzi/Bath/Shower and roof deck. Guests can reach Harvard by walking (20-25 min), borrow one of our numerous bikes (10 min) or catch the bus (10 min). The #86 bus stops in front of our home.

The space

The Airbnb guest suite is located on the top floor of our home. New this Spring 2017, two new beautiful pieces of furniture are added to this space: a 1930's mahogany wardrobe and a Hepplewhite desk. The armoire includes 5 drawers, a sm. cabinet area with a shelf, closet space enclosed by door, which has a full length mirror. These pieces streamline the room while offering the storage. Amenities includes a microwave, small refrigerator, coffee pot and electric tea kettle as well as the morning set up for our homemade granola. As well as access to the laundry room and kitchen.

Guest access

Airbnb guests share our side entrance, which is found at the end of our walkway. The front entrance is private. Upon entering our home, please remove shoes. Robert and I utilize the basement, 1st and 2nd floors. If you let us know in advance we can work out access to our kitchen for long term stays. Guests are free to use the laundry room on the second floor and/or join us for a low-key dinner. We leave it up to guests to decide how much interaction they would like to have with Robert and myself.

Interaction with guests

Monique responds to Airbnb requests online, greets guests and orients you to our neighborhood. Upon arrival you will find a handout with details about our home just to orient you to your new room and our home. Please let us know whether you need recommendations for places to eat or grocery shop. It's a great neighborhood for both options.

Other things to note

From Logan a taxi takes approx. (15 - 30 minutes) and costs $30 and public transportation (1 hour). If using public transportation, take the Silver Line from Logan to South Station and switch there for the Redline to Harvard Station. From Harvard Station, I highly recommend getting a taxi/Uber or Lyft. As you exit the Harvard Station, you'll see cabs waiting on the back side of the Out of Town News Stand. You want those vs. the cabs sitting in front of the Harvard Coop 'cause they're headed in the right direction. I do NOT recommend walking to our home from Harvard with luggage, since there are brick sidewalks and it's 1 mile to our home. Otherwise it's a very pleasant walk.

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


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $60
Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
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.



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

7 nights minimum stay

136 Reviews

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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!
Monique And Robert User Profile
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

Eva User Profile
November 2016
The space isn't large, but it's so well designed and so intricate that a little space can feel like a lot. The house's decor is very Japanese - like a wooden haven in the middle of Somerville. Monique and Robert were also great hosts, although for people coming on business, the wifi isn't very strong.
Monique And Robert User Profile
Response from Monique And Robert:
Thank you for your review and your feedback on the wifi! So sorry for having to deal with that inconvenience. We are in the process of completing the interior renovation and will definitely update our wifi! Enjoy your new place...Best, m.
November 2016

Janet User Profile
November 2016
Monique and Robert made us feel incredibly welcome in their lovely home. They struck just the right balance and were friendly and chatty without being overpowering. The apartment is self contained, warm and clean with lots of interesting books to read! Home made granola was provided for breakfast - delicious. The apartment is in a pleasant area of Boston and you can easily get around using the T or just walking. There are lots of very good places to eat out locally. It is handy for Harvard and MIT. We had a great stay here.
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Response from Monique And Robert:
Such a pleasure having you both. Look forward to seeing you again, potentially in the UK since we have friends there and we will need a vacation next summer. Take good care. m.
November 2016

Carl User Profile
August 2016
Monique and Robert are extremely friendly and helpful. They let me check in at 7am. Took an interest in me but let me be on my own as well. I felt I got many of the conveniences of a hotel with just the right dose of friendship as well. If you like walking a little, location is great for access to Harvard campus (about 15 minutes to the heart of the campus.) Room was quiet, breezy (and had AC as well). Terrace patio and skylit jacuzzi are special luxuries, as are the Japanese architecture touches. Great granola!
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Response from Monique And Robert:
Dear Carl: It was a pleasure having you stay with us. We're so glad to hear your stay was both enjoyable and met your needs. Thank you for your reservation and taking the time to leave a review. Check in to see what we may have available. We'd love to having you back at any time. Monique & Robert
August 2016

Chooi User Profile
July 2016
Another great stay at Monique and Robert's. Thank you!

Somerville, Massachusetts, United States · Joined 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. I volunteer with two wonderful groups in the Boston area and enjoy tap dance. Our home is fun in that it is a unique structure, which many folks enjoy. The Airbnb space is on the very top floor of our home, which includes a bedroom, 1/2 bath, Jacuzzi, roof deck plus amenities. We love to travel, cook, the arts and socializing. At the end of the day, we enjoy a chance to catch up with each other, either read a book or watch a film. We enjoy a lifestyle of balance.

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