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
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.
The room was exactly as I expected. Charming, convenient location. Very easy and pleasant.
The only thing I would note about this particular room is that it is right next to the shared bathroom and is thus noisy.
This was my first stay at Robert’s place, and I highly recommend it. Robert is a gracious host, and helped me settle in as well as make sure that check-in and check-out were easy. My room was great; it was spacious and clean with a lot of natural light. It was also immediately next to the bathroom, which was very convenient. I spent most of my time at a conference, but when I was at the house, it was quiet and relaxing. The house is also in a great location, with many bars and restaurants in the area.
Had a wonderful experience here! I basically had the room and the bathroom next door to myself. Robert teaches part time and is clearly very knowledgeable. Upon arrival, he handed me a map to orient myself and suggested places, restaurants, attractions to check out. He also loves to chat, and is a pleasant person to converse with. In addition, he made sure I was doing alright and that my stay was going according to plan. The room as well as the house in general is very well maintained and is BEAUTIFUL. This room was on the top floor, so got a lot of sunlight during the day. The stairs and nearly half of the house is lined with shelves of books. A towel is provided. Robert was also kind enough to give me a heads up about the running water. Leave it running for a while and the hot water will definitely come up. I had no issues during my stay at all.
This location was PERFECT as it was in proximity to Back Bay train station. It is also nearby lots of shopping areas, the museum, and incredibly walkable to chinatown, the north end, west end. I had such a wonderful time in Boston, I actually did not want to leave. I would recommend Robert's place in a heartbeat.
Thank you for a wonderful time, Robert!!
The room as great, and the bed was comfy. In spite of unprecedented Boston cold, I was warm all night long. The host was very friendly and helpful with T routes and local dinner options. Personally, I loved the stacks of books lining the stairs and halls of this classic Boston townhouse. Good stay, highly recommended.
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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