Winter special: $60 per night 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.
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.
I only came up for one night to Boston for meetings right after a HUGE snowstorm and staying with Leslie was a nice harbor from the snow. Room was very comfortable, nice big plowed driveway welcoming me, and it was great to sit, share a cup of tea and talk with my host.
Leslie was a super host--everything was just the way she put it in her information. I like to cook, so it was nice for me that she made her kitchen available for that. I also had (effectively) a private bath. There was off-street parking; I didn't want to have a car, but did. In a heavy snow the walk to the T was a chore (a simple 10 minutes if no or light snow), so I wound up being happy I had the car after all. Once you are on the T you can go anywhere in Boston easily. The room faces the street, but it is quiet at night.
Leslie is a great host! Before my arrival, she let me know what transportation services I could use and what they would approximately cost. How cool! Also, My room was comfortable and clean. Couldn't have asked for anything better. I would stay here again, for sure.
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Leslie is a very nice person.
I suggest this nice house,also there has a cute cat.
The room was very clean and I like her room style.
I really thanks Leslie give us a nice environment.
Leslie was a wonderful host. She explained us everything even if it was already late when we arrived. Leslie was always around in case we needed something and if not we could always reached her on her cell phone.
The room was nice and clean and we are glad that we stayed at her house.
I don't know how many times I left something in a hotel room and when I called I was told they didn't find it. Well not so at this airbnb, Leslie texted and had it in the mail before I even noticed I forgot anything. Upon entering Leslies the smell of fresh flowers was as delight as the fresh coffee in the morning. The room was clean and comfortable. I would definitely stay again.
A lovely home with a most considerate hostess. Leslie (and Trudy) made me feel extremely welcome.
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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.