COPLEY SQ...19TH C.TWNHSE SUNNY RM

Bed & Breakfast - Private room · Chandler St, Boston, MA 02116, United States
Robert
Your host, Robert
102 Reviews
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The Space

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.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
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Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
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  • I was in Boston for just one night. Robert is an extremely welcoming host and his house is a victorian jewel in a very nice neighbourhood. I'll definitely come back.

    July 2014
  • This worked out perfectly for me. Robert and Jackie were friendly, easy-going and accommodating. The house is a brownstone with a number of rooms for guests. The rooms were clean. The hallways were filled with books, but it was in no way inconvenient, and they were very helpful in moving my bags. The price was excellent for the neighbourhood. I would stay here again.

    July 2014
  • Robert was accomodating, helpful, interesting. His house was a dream taken out of a 19 century book. Will crash his place again if needs be.

    June 2014
  • Robert was very helpful in greeting my guest late at night and making sure he could access his room. Very communicative and helpful!

    June 2014
  • Really lovely room is the most amazing house! Robert and Jackie were full of helpful information and suggestions, the location is wonderful (walking distance to practically everything!) and I wish I'd been able to stay longer.

    June 2014
  • Really enjoyed staying in what they refer to as the "sunny room" at Robert's place. Excellent location, great atmosphere, interesting stories – it's exactly why I prefer airbnb over any anonymous hotel. Communication was easy, the place was as expected and described. Thanks so much, Robert and Jackie!

    June 2014
  • Had a terrible time communicating to the host. Msgs sent on airbnb for directions came back with a standard copy paste even more confusing directions in broken English. Email sent to host email address bounced and texts were never responded. Calls rarely attended or returned.

    I had to take this place just for a night and I took this place due to the proximity to my meeting place. I managed to land at the door and while on taxi I called Robert to update him that am on the way and the response I got was "ok"

    When I landed there I was searching for the door number and then a guy came out from the basement and was kind enough to take the bags to the third or fourth floor of the building. Thankfully it was a small bag else it will be a disaster in that narrow, dingy steps with thousands of books on the sides. Some scary antique stuff as well. It was like a museum.

    June 2014
    Robert
    Response from Robert:

    Raja, I am sorry that you seem to have trouble understanding English.....my directions from the airport are the same for every guest, and are particularly clearly expressed in English (I am an English teacher). Every email you wrote (of which there were many) was answered promptly with clear instructions. When your taxi arrived very late at night, I was there to greet you before you even exited the taxi. You said you needed a place "to crash", arriving late at night and leaving early in the morning....I don't think my antiques would have disturbed you. If you were looking for a modern dwelling, you should have chosen a home outside of the historical area of Boston instead of a 19th century Victorian. Better choose a hotel instead for the kind of affection you seem to require.

    June 2014
  • Funky old home and a comfy bed. Robert was accommodating despite my unusual schedule that made finding a time to check in and collect the keys annoying.

    Thanks!

    June 2014
  • Very pleasant stay; wonderful location; fascinating house! thanks, Robert!

    June 2014
  • Great location. Room was more than adequate with good wifi and good bed/bathroom. Not the frills of a fancy hotel but a much more affordable, safe, solid option walking a short walk from Copley Square and Back Bay t stops.

    June 2014
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