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.
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)!
Lovely welcoming host - very helpful and kind. Most hospitable. Took us shopping in her car and even got up early on Sunday morning to drive us to the station. Cool comfortable room. Very friendly cat.
Would love to come back.
My stay with Leslie was excellent - she was friendly and extremely helpful, offering to collect me from the subway and take me to the local grocery store on my first evening. My room was well presented, clean and comfortable. The location felt safe and relaxing at all times of day although the subway trains (trams?) into downtown Boston take a little while. Overall a great stay - thanks!
Leslie was very helpful, friendly, and accommodating. The room is nice and clean. The public transportation is as convenient as the description says, and the neighborhood is very walkable. I had meetings at Andover Newton Theological Seminary, and found it a pleasant walk from Leslie's house. (She also loaned me an umbrella on the day it rained.) Trudy is the most-beautiful cat I've ever seen, but she is fairly loud. A couple times, she woke me up with her meowing. I would definitely stay here again.
We stayed at Leslie's place during our complete stay in Newton. It was a great experience. The house was really nice and fitted all our needs! Thanks Leslie, highly recommend!
La maison de Leslie est absolument charmante et le quartier très calme. Il est très facile de se stationner et se rendre au centre ville en métro.
Leslie nous a très bien accueillies et était très disponible. La communication était parfaite depuis la réservation jusqu'au départ de Boston. N'hésitez surtout pas à programmer un séjour chez elle !
I could not have picked a better place! Leslie was a wonderful host. She picked me up at the train and dropped me off when I left. The green line T is a short walking distance from her home (15min). The room was very large and the bed was nice and comfortable. Leslie would make a pot of coffee in the morning and in the evening offer a glass of wine and good conversation. I would highly recommend!!
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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.