I offer a spacious furnished bedroom (accommodates up to 2 in one queen-sized bed) with private bathroom. If you are interested, please read the complete description that follows.
The house is in a safe and beautiful neighborhood only 5 miles away from Boston. Also there is a wooded park with walking and bike trails only one block away. A ten minute walk through the woods will give you a dramatic overlook of Boston.
Many people ask me if parking is available. Yes, there is free on-street parking available directly in front of the house.
Many people ask if their is public transportation nearby.
Yes, there is a subway stop 9/10 of a mile away, or a 15-20 minute walk. There is a bus stop a couple of blocks away.
Although I do not prepare breakfast for you, I can provide some breakfast foods if you specify in advance what you'd like. You may use the kitchen, including fridge, microwave and dishes, glasses, utensils. However I ask that you restrict cooking on the stove to when I am at home. Use of washer/dryer is an option.
Ping-pong and pool (billiards, not swimming pool) is available for your enjoyment in the basement.
Maximum number of nights is flexible (generally a week max), although the average is about 4-5 days. Please, no same-day requests, as this is too short notice for me. I prefer to have at least 3 days advance notice before accepting a reservation?
The available window for me to greet my guests is 6pm-9pm. As I work during the day, I unfortunately cannot offer you flexibility on this. If you are interested in staying in my guest room, please plan your trip to arrive within this window of time. If you are unable to do so, best find a different accommodation rather than ask me if I can offer you some flexibility on this.
If you wish to receive a response to an inquiry please
1). provide a good picture of yourself along with your inquiry.
2). tell me a little bit about yourself, where you are from, and what brings you to the Boston area.
If you have not been reviewed by airbnb, I ask that you provide me with two references to help me make a reasonable evaluation.
La maison de Vera se trouve dans un quartier calme et sur. Si vous aimez marcher, il faut compter environ 10 minutes pour se rendre à la station Oak Grove sinon il y a le bus 99 qui vous amènera à Malden center (station de métro suivante).
La maison est très belle et très spacieuse. Vera est une personne très chaleureuse et accueillante. Elle nous a fait partager sa passion de la musique, ce fut un moment très agréable.
Nous avons beaucoup apprécié le fait d'avoir l'étage pour nous ainsi que notre liberté de mouvement. La chambre et la salle de bain sont très bien et correspondaient à nos attentes.
Nous recommandons cette hôte.
The Vera's home is in the neighborhood quiet and safe. If you like walk, the subway (station Oak Grove) is to 10 minutes. Otherwise you can take the bus 99, it drive you at the station Malden Center.
The home is very beautiful and spacious. Vera is a person very warm and welcoming. She have share us her passion of the music, we really appreciated this.
We really appreciated too the fact to have the upstairs for us, thereby our liberty of movement. The room and the bathroom are very good et corresponded to our expectations.
We recommend this host.
I greatly enjoyed Vera's house and the spacious guest room. Vera is a kind and hospitable host.
Vera is a pleasant and hospitable host. I had a very nice time chatting with her. Her place is located in a nice neighborhood and quiet. It was very easy to go downtown by Orange Line. A walk from her place to the station is about 15 minutes. But, it's a pleasant walk and I enjoyed it. The room was large and cozy. Vera let me use the 2nd floor bath room for myself.That gave me more privacy. I would definitely recommend this place and would stay in her place again.
Excellent location, large bedroom + private room at a very competitive price. 15min walk only to metro.
Vera was very pleasant and could accomodate with our late arrival. She's a great host who plays a very rare instrument she will be pleased to have you listen.
Vera is an excellent hostess. We found her to be responsive, concerned and friendly. The location is superb, giving great access to major routes into and out of Boston by car. Vera's house is not on a feeder bus route however, so schlepping luggage when you initially arrive would be a challenge for anyone hauling anything more than a backpack and wheely. The T is a 13 minute walk away. Vera will come get you in her car if she possibly can upon arrival. The house is great. Room is quiet, bed is comfortable.The neighborhood is safe and quiet. Hostess is an great conversationalist and the glass harmonica is just one of the neat things about this spacious Olde New England home.
Would definitely stay again.
Vera is a very nice person. She eagerly showed us around her home. She shared with us what items she has changed since owning the home. The home is old and has some beautiful features to see if one appreciates such things as we do.The homes in the neighborhood are beautiful. Vera enjoys using it up, making due or going without. She is definately one who believes in products that last. (A nice quality). The bed was on the older side and not as comfortable as others we have slept in.
My boyfriend and I stayed with Vera for one night. Our stay was short, but memorable. The house was in a lovely neighborhood and everything was clean and organized. Vera even played us music from her water harmonica glass harmonica and played a game of ping pong with my boyfriend. I would definitely recommend staying with her and hope to do it again someday.
the vera' s house is perfectly located to visit Boston, few minutes to reach the subway walking and 20 minutes to boston downtown.
Vera is a very kind person, a very interesting musician, very very helpfull, thanks to her again !
we appreciate very much our stay.
We stayed 5 days at Vera's , and we're quite comfortable with the upper bedroom and bath. It is very private and that was important to us . We took the "T" each day into Boston only a 15 minute trip, much better than driving . Vera's house was quite convenient to the orange line and for touring around town. Thanks Again!!
Had a great stay with Vera who is a fascinating individual. She is able to play the most interesting instruments and will demonstrate if time permits. The accommodations were just right for us. We had the whole second floor with a large room, comfortable bed, WiFi and private bath. Vera was gone most of the time and we were gone most of the time. So plenty of privacy if that's what you are looking for. VERY quiet and safe neighborhood. You can't do much better in the Boston area for the price.