About This Listing
Just steps from the Freedom Trail and Old North Church and a block from Boston Harbor, the location of this century-old single family can't be beat. A few minutes walk to the green and orange lines and downtown Boston. The room includes a full sized bed to accommodate 2 people, air conditioning, exposed brick walls, a triple-paned window, a built in wardrobe and a massage chair. The bed has a heated mattress pad and down bedding (down-alternative available on request). The bathroom has marble floors, subway tile and a spa quality shower head.
There is a cot available for a third person for a small fee.
For your convenience the room has the following:
large designer towels and sheets
maps to borrow.
free laundry is available for stays of a week or longer.
In the interest of full disclosure:
There is a tank-bound turtle on the premises.
The room is on the first floor but there are 6 exterior steps to walk up.
The bathroom is not ensuite. Most of the time the bathroom will be for your exclusive use.
The kitchen and living room are not accessible to guests.
There is no TV in the room but a personal DVD, netbook or netflix player may be borrowed.
There is a 3-night minimum. If the calendar shows your selected dates as available, you can simply go ahead and send a reservation request (it's not necessary to email first to confirm dates). Dates that are not available have been blocked out. The unit is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
First floor bedroom and bathroom only. The bathroom may be shared with one other person after September 1st, 2014.
Interaction with Guests
I will try to be present during your stay. I can always be reached by phone for recommendations or assistance.
The North End is the little Italy of Boston. There is a lot of character here, not to mention history. There are houses that date back to the 17th and 18th centuries. Also, check out the feasts that happen in late summer.
The nearest T stops are Haymarket on the green and orange lines and Aquarium on the blue line.
Guests only have access to the first floor bedroom and bathroom. The rest of the house is off limits. Guests who stay a week or more may use the laundry in the basement for free. The bathroom is currently shared with one permanent resident but this may change without notice. Please feel free to send me any special requests and I will try to honor them.
Howard is a great host and I have had a very good stay. His specific strengths are:
1. He very promptly replied to my emails, even though they were sent during awkward time
2. He laid out clear house rules, which makes sharing a house easy
3. He is very courteous - always willing to share things about boston with me and always ready to answer questions
Para nós que íamos conhecer (primeira vez em Boston), não poderia ter sido melhor a escolha da casa do Howard. O local é perfeito para conhecer a cidade. Nós fizemos tudo andando, exceto Harward.
O local é limpo e sem barulho.
For us we were going to meet (first time in Boston), couldn't have been better choose Howard's House. The location is perfect for discovering the city. We went everywhere walking on foot, except Harward - we've used the subway.
The place is clean and no noise.
He always reply my messages and kindly invited us. He cares about us but also keeps a moderate distance from us so we felt very comfortable to stay his room. Thank you so much! Hope to see you again when I visit Boston.
I loved this place! It was such a great location, close to everything. The room and bathroom were both very clean and had everything one might need available. Howard was very friendly and checked in with us to make sure we were happy. It was a very comfortable room and perfect for our vacation to do some sightseeing and explore Boston.
Our stay in Boston was awesome, and Howard's accommodations were a big part of that! The location is amazing. So close to historic sights, public transportation and great dining! The room was very comfortable, and we even had an extra bed in there for my son. Howard was very friendly and had great advice about the area, but he also gave us plenty of space to come and go as we needed. (We had a very busy schedule!) He was also so understanding when our arrival was postponed by bad weather, and he let us leave our bags at his house after our check out time so we could continue sight seeing until our flight. Overall an excellent experience!
About the Host, Howard
Hi. My name is Howard. I was born and raised in New York City and then came to Boston for college. I have been here ever since. I enjoy meeting new people from all over the world which is why I rent out rooms in my house.
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