Have a chair massage after a long day of walking.Refinished bathroom (may 2016)
Private room
5 Guests
1 Bed
Per Night
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About this listing

The North End is Boston's Little Italy. You'll find tons of restaurants, bakeries and boutique clothing stores. My house is one block from the harbor and one block from the freedom trail. There is also a public pool two blocks away open during the summer. There are public parks and playgrounds within a block of the house as well. In late July and August, there is a feast to a different saint almost every weekend.

Have a chair massage after a long day of walking.

Have a chair massage after a long day of walking.

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The Space
Accommodates: 5
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Pet Owner: Other pet(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: $50 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $60
Security Deposit: $300
Weekly discount: 0%
Cancellation: Strict


The Space

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 $50/night or a smaller second bedroom with a futon for a third and fourth person on the same floor available for $100/night.

For your convenience the room has the following:
hair dryer
drinking glasses
large designer towels and sheets
extra toiletries
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.

Guest Access

First floor bedroom and bathroom only.

Interaction with Guests

I will try to be present during your stay. I can always be reached by phone for recommendations or assistance.

The Neighborhood

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.

Getting Around

The nearest T stops are Haymarket on the green and orange lines and Aquarium on the blue line. If you are coming from the airport by T, take a free shuttle #22, #33 or #55 to the MBTA blue line stop. Take a train INBOUND (towards Bowdoin) to Aquarium stop. From there it is a ten minute walk to my place. Cut through the Marriott Long Wharf hotel. Cut through Christopher Columbus park along the water. Follow commercial st to atlantic ave. Left on clark. Right on hanover. Left on my street.

Other Things to Note

I highly recommend downloading a ride sharing app or two if you don't already have one. Use these codes to get free rides:
Uber: lpa9i (first letter is lowercase L)
Lyft: HOWARD303091
Fasten: HO5493

Uber and Lyft can't pick up at the airport, but they can drop off there.

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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events

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. Please do not apply hair or beard dye in the bathroom as it was recently renovated. Please feel free to send me any special requests and I will try to honor them.

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Safety Features
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
First Aid Kit
Safety Card
Fire Extinguisher
Lock on Bedroom Door

3 nights minimum stay

Refinished bathroom (may 2016)

Refinished bathroom (may 2016)

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States · Member since September 2011

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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