About This Listing
THIS IS A 4 STORY 19TH CENTURY TOWNHOUSE, 2 BLOCKS FROM COPLEY SQUARE, HISTORIC SITES, HOTELS AND SHOPPING.
FOR RENT ON SHORT TERM BASIS IS A FURNISHED ROOM ON THE FOURTH FLOOR WITH SHARED BATH
THE HOUSE IS QUIET AND SECURE, IN A PRESTIGIOUS NEIGHBORHOOD. BOSTON'S COPLEY SQUARE (WHICH IS BOSTON'S MOST POPULAR TOURIST ATTRACTION) IS ONLY 5 MINS. AWAY.
PUBLIC TRANSIT IS ONE BLOCK AWAY.
THE HOUSE WAS BUILT IN 1869, RESTORED ABOUT 10 YEARS AGO, AS A VICTORIAN TOWNHOUSE. IT IS VERTICAL LIVING STYLE WITH ONE OR TWO ROOMS ON EACH LEVEL, AND UP TO 5 LEVELS TOTAL. THE NEIGHBORHOOD HOMES ARE SIMILAR IN STYLE ALTHOUGH USUALLY BROKEN UP INTO SMALL APARTMENTS. THIS HOUSE IS UNIQUE IN STILL RETAINING ITS OVERALL APPEARANCE AS A SINGLE FAMILY FROM THE 19TH CENTURY
Interaction with Guests
GUESTS ARE FURNISHED WITH A KEY TO THE HOUSE AND ARE FREE TO COME AND GO AT WILL. FOR THOSE UNFAMILIAR WITH BOSTON, I AM HAPPY TO PROVIDE SUGGESTIONS OF THINGS TO SEE AND DO AS WELL AS DIRECTIONS AND DISCOUNTED OFFERS.
Other Things to Note
RESERVATIONS ARE FOR SINGLE GUESTS....ADDITIONAL GUESTS ARE SUBJECT TO AN ADDITIONAL CHARGE OF $12 PER NIGHT.
EACH ROOM HAS A FULL SIZED BED AND NORMALLY ROOMS ARE RENTED TO SINGLE GUESTS ONLY.
OCCASIONALLY A COUPLE OF ADULTS WILL BE CONSIDERED BUT THERE IS AN ADDITIONAL CHARGE FOR MORE THAN ONE PERSON
A very quirky but comfortable stay, excellent location and super convenient. Was on a tight schedule so regretfully didn't manage to meet the host, met his associate who was very nice and helpful. I am a light sleeper and I slept very well in Robert's house. Unforgettable stay
Although I didn't meet Robert in person, he was very easy to communicate with leading up to my arrival and his partner was very friendly and helpful once I arrived at their home. First, the location is absolutely ideal for anyone visiting Boston -- centrally located in the city with many places to walk to and easy to hop the T for destinations a bit further off. Robert's place is also very comfortable and I was lucky enough to be staying when the cherry blossoms just out the bedroom window were in full bloom -- just gorgeous! I didn't spend much time hanging out in the room because I had other plans that weekend, but the couch and desk made for a very comfortable workspace as well. All in all, a pretty perfect place to stay when visiting Boston, highly recommend it.
Robert was very nice and informative about great places for a tourist to visit. Thanks to his advice, I visited the Museum of Fine Arts for free. Furthermore, he tells interesting details about the history of Boston (and the USA) which enriched my experiences. At the other hand, I had very much privacy and felt free to do what and when I wanted. The bed was fine. The room was quite crowded with stuff, as the stairs were. The bathroom was reasonable.
I stayed here for the time I was in Boston running the marathon and it worked perfect for me. Location is central to all attractions, room was clean. Robert was quick to respond to any questions I had. Some people in other reviews complained about the clutter but I found the decorating unique and charming, all the books didn't bother me, just wished I had time to read some of them. Bathroom is minimal and the water could be hotter. I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again. After all, if your in Boston, how much time do you spend in your room anyway.
Secure,simple and easy to deal with.close to transport,restaurants and a short bus trip to New York City.just what I needed for my stay.
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About the Host, Robert
I am a semi retired college professor still teaching courses in English literature and history relating to the year 1912 and sinking of Titanic...also a student of CHINESE history