About this listing
Private room in single family home; use of kitchen, living room and garden. Semi private bath (share tub with owner) free off street parking, and wifi. Short walk to restaurants, convenient to Harvard Medical School, Back Bay, & water front of Boston
Why would anyone stay in the suburbs? It's quiet, safe, the room is larger, the kitchen well equipped, the ethnic restaurants more reasonably priced.
Single family home circa 1928, 2 story, classic side entrance, New Eng;and colonial. Kitchen, full bath, across the hall from the room, outside seating area in garden, broadband, large bedroom (second floor) can accommodate up to 2 people, parking for 1 car. A twin sized futon can be used to accommodate people who require their own beds. The large, opening image is the room for rent. It features: Bright and sunny (3 windows) queen-sized TempurPedic mattress, use of closet and chest of drawers, seating for two.
Ask me about car service to and from Logan Airport.
Features of the location: Walk to shopping and restaurants. There is a nature preserve along the Charles river, in my neighborhood. 10 minute walk to subway system: 20 minutes to Long-wood Medical Area, Harvard Medical School, and art museums; 30 minutes to Back Bay; 40 minute to Financial District; 55 minutes to Harvard Square (short subway ride to a longer bus ride, 75 minutes to Logan airport. Great location, one can take public transit to NYC! It is a short walk from the house to: Chabad house as well as several churches, shopping, restaurants (Thai, Italian, Irish pub, American, Chinese, East coast Mexican) and canoeing on the Charles River. Great spot to tour New England from...5 minutes to major highways North, South and West.
Host is a graphic designer/artist; very friendly and knowledgeable about the neighborhood and Boston. .
The cat (Trudy) is a small Siamese, very sociable. She has promised to do her best to make you feel at home.
Guests are invited to store food and cook in my kitchen, as well as use my living room.
The only areas that are off limits are my studio and office.
Interaction with Guests
I live in my home so on most occasions I shall be home. I drive to NJ overnight every other weekend, so there may be occasions where I am not available however, my neighbor is available if guests have any questions about the house or the neighborhood.
Newton has much to offer…there is a historical society (the Jackson Homestead) as well as an arts center. There is a lovely park with nature trails (Cold Spring Park), as well as 2 canoe rentals on the Charles River. One is located at the end of my street. Also at the end of the street is a community shares farm.
The villages themselves have nice restaurants and crafts shops.
Very convenient…10 minute walk to the subway into Boston. Also a 10 minute walk to the #59 bus to Watertown Square; connection to Cambridge, and the Arsenal Mall.
The rules in my home include: No smoking...though I have a lovely garden in which you may enjoy a cigarette, cigar or pipe; I have ashtrays.
No pets; Unfortunately Trudy's name is on the deed and she instituted that one!
No cooking after 8 PM, unless you want to be joined by Trudy and myself.
No noise after 11 pm: Actually I'm usually asleep by then, and unless you blow a bull horn in my ear, I won't hear you.
Please respect my ancient plumbing by not blasting the shower..make the whole house shake.
Generaly Check in after 3:00 pm check out by 12:00 noon...I can be flexible, I do, however,need advanced notice.
Semi -private bath...you are welcome to spread out your toilet articles....I sneak a quick shower when you aren't home.
If anyone wants a safe and decent bnb accommodation, look no further than Leslie's house. She delivered all that was promised by her. Her sense of orderliness and organisation made things so easy for me. It was my first bnb experience and I must say Leslie was a great hostess.
Not only was my room neat and as per the photograph, every little detail that I wanted to know was answered by Leslie well ahead of time. You must stay at her place if u want a bnb in or near Boston.
Leslie, if I were to stay in Boston again, it would be at your place only. Thanks for all your kindness and for your gracious hospitality. You were great and may GOD bless you always with good health and happiness. I just can't thank you enough.
Leslie was the perfect host. She responded to my inquiries and updates promptly. The room was clean, full of comfortable amenities, and beautifully decorated. The distance to the Metro System is exactly as she advertised - an easy 10 to 12 minute walk (in my elevated heel dress clothes). I would definitely seek to stay here again if business returns me to Boston.
Leslie is a very welcoming person and so is Trudy, her fun and friendly Siamese cat! The listing description was accurate; I immediately felt at home and was comfortable using the facilities (i.e. kitchen, living room, etc).
The bed was amazing, I normally have a difficult time falling asleep when I'm on the road, but during my time at Leslie's house, I had great sleeps!
The location was perfect for my situation. Staying in Newton was very convenient for my friend in Wellesley Hills to pick me up and give me rides to and from Boston proper.
This was a business trip for me and my time was quite limited. Still, Leslie and I had a chance to talk, which was very enjoyable - I would have liked to have spent more time speaking with her. But that's what next time is for isn't it???
Thank you for a great home and location Leslie - I hope to see you again soon!
Best wishes always,
Leslie's home is cheerful; she has great art on the walls; and she was very welcoming. The location is easy to get to either driving or by MBTA, and the off-street parking is a plus. She was also quick to help with her AAA when our car had a dead battery as we were trying to leave.
Do take seriously her notice about the cat, which wants to be included (in a friendly way) when you are at the kitchen table. She is accurate that she keeps her out of the bedroom.
Good value for the Boston area, and we would stay there again.
Perfect stay in extremely cozy house with perfect host. Leslie did her best to make our stay comfortable, she even met us at a station, that was really unexpected and very useful as long as we got huge bags with us.
Thanks Leslie! Thanks Trudy!
Leslie's very nice. lovely suburban neighborhood. She offers coffee, tea, and oatmeal in the morning. She's very nice and quiet, and the room has great AC and she offers wi-fi.
The house and neighbourhood were both lovely! My flight was delayed and I arrived a few hours later than expected but Leslie was wonderful and accomodating! She made me feel extremely welcome and helped me out with any questions about the neighbourhood, Boston and American life in general. It was more than just a lodging in a house, I felt as though I was sharing her home. Thank you Leslie (and Trudy the cat who was lovely and friendly)!
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About the Host, Leslie
I have lived in Boston 30 years. I am a graphic designer; I teach a course in Typography at a small local college. In my spare time I paint and draw. I also enjoy gardening, cooking and keeping up with friends and family.