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.
Even though I changed my plan and arrived very late, Leslie just kept patience and texted me how to get to the house in a very dark evening.
Leslie is a photographic designer, you can see a lot of cute staff in her tiny house. The private room was very clean and the bed was comfortable.
Actually, I just talked with her a little bit, she was very kind and keeping smile.
The one-week stay at Leslie's place is very joyful. Her place is very convenient for commuting from downtown. Only 10 mins walk to T. And there are grocery stores like Whole Foods within walking distance. The neighborhood is quiet and safe. Leslie is so accommodating about everything and the room is clean and spacious. Definitely recommend this place to others.
As usual, Leslie's place is immaculate. She is a perfect host, friendly, helpful and there if you want her and not if you want privacy. She is super clean and we LOVE staying with both her and Trudy; and will do so again!
This was the second time I stayed with Leslie and my visit was wonderful once again. I foolish forgot my suit in the closet, and she was kind enough to ship it back to me! This visit I took a walk down the street to get a bite to eat - super convenient to the T and restaurants.
She was really kind and helpful, wonderful place really calm neighborhood. Wonderful host.
Had a delightful two nights. Place was just what I needed. Leslie gave very clear directions, was very welcoming, and the house was exactly as described. I will definitely stay here again the next time I'm in the area.
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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.
Great coffee house atmosphere, good lighter fare, near the subway. FREE wifi; Buy a cup of coffee, stay over an hour.
15 minutes to longwood medical area;
30 minutes to Back Bay;
40 minutes to Government Center Freedom Trail
45 minutes to South Station (Amtrack and China town Buses
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