About This Listing
SUMMARY: Nice apartment in Somerville, renovated October 2013. 5 min walk from Orange line, 12 min from Downtown Crossing (subway) and 20 min from Harvard square (bus). Comfortable bed and desk + clothes storage. Kitchen available with modern appliances. Parking space available.
The apartment is brand new, it was renovated in October 2013. We usually get compliments for our hardwood floors and granite counter top in the kitchen, and it is always nice to get compliments! =)
We have a parking spot at the back of the building which we do not use because we don't have a car. It's like a garage that doesn't have a door, but our neighbors ensure the security of the parked cars.
We will give you a key for the apartment as well as a key for your room, so you can come and go as you want. In the room, there is a queen-size futon, a desk with a chair, and storage space in the closet. We do not have a TV, but we have high-speed Wi-Fi throughout the apartment. You are welcome to use one of our laptops if you didn't bring your own. We live in the apartment so you will have to share the other rooms with us, which are the following.
Bathroom: shower, take as many as you want! We will provide you with towels. You are welcome to have a bath, but on your own as it will not fit more than one adult. We also have a hairdryer which you can use.
Kitchen: feel free to cook anything you want using our equipment, oven & microwave. Enjoy the luxury of putting your dishes in the dishwasher. At the time of writing we did not have a toaster, but using the oven works just as well. Feel free to have some of our coffee or tea.
Living room and dining room: enjoy dinner at the table or lay down on the sofa and read a good book.
Interaction with Guests
We enjoy meeting people from other places and will try to make you feel at home. If you are looking for privacy, we will make ourselves discreet. If you are looking for social interactions, we will answer the call.
We live in East Somerville, very near Sullivan square station. It is mostly a quiet, residential area where you will be able to sleep like a baby while being able to get to the city center under 15min.
We live next to Broadway, where you cannot see any of the latest musical comedies, but you can get a haircut for as low as 13$ in one of the many hair salons on the street. There are other shops within walking distance: café 1min, liquor store 2min, convenience store 2,5min, the tavern at the end of the world 5min, supermarket 10min. Broadway is also home to thriving Brazilian and Mexican communities with dedicated shops, which means you will be traveling through Latin America without even leaving Boston!
It's a 5-minute walk to the Sullivan subway station, which means you can get to anywhere in the city center in under 15min. If you need to go to places in Cambridge such as Harvard or MIT, you will probably be taking the bus, which is definitely not as punctual as the subway, but will still get you there in about 20min.
Other Things to Note
We like to put some music on at a low level when nobody is working, but we can of course turn it off if it bothers you. You are more than welcome to plug your own MP3 player to our speakers and make us discover your favorite artists!
We are only renting one room, there will only be you and us in the apartment for the duration of your stay.
The inside of the apartment is non-smoking, but you are free to have a cigarette on the front or back porch.
Camille and Nils were very friendly and available for any question we had and provided us with useful information about the area…in two words they were great hosts!
The apartment is exactly like the one in the pics, it is very nice located in a quiet neighborhood and our room was clean and comfortable. With the orange line is very easy and fast to reach downtown. I would definitely recommend for short or longer stay.
Nous n'avons malheureusement pas rencontré nos hôtes, mais ils ont pris toutes les dispositions pour nous laisser les clefs ainsi que répondre à toutes nos questions.
L'appartement était conforme à la description, très agréable, ainsi que le quartier. Très pratique car le métro est à 10 minutes à pied.
Camille and Nils are a very nice couple. Their apartment is lovely and comfortable. It takes only 15-20 minutes from home to Harvard/MIT and Downtown. Me and my husband enjoyed our stay here!
Camile and her boyfriend great hosts! Everything went smoothly, room as described in the ad, very nice place, and location is very convenient (10 min from Metro Station). They were also kind enough to help me get a cab from their place. I would strongly recommend it to anyone visiting Boston!
About the Host, Camille
Hi! I am a Belgian postdoctoral fellow working in Boston in the field of neurosciences. I love travelling, diving and hiking. I enjoy meeting people and share experiences!
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