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
The apartment is well located and Robert is a kind person.
However, I found some issues that I'd like to highlight: the room can not be locked (since there is no lock), and the whole apartment is full of stuff like an antique shop (in my opinion in this case 'less is more').
Robert and his assistant Jackie were so friendly, helpful, and easy to get ahold of. It is an old house full of lots of interesting books and knick-knacks, and is a unique stay! The location is hard to beat, just a few blocks from the Back Bay (transit) Station, and a few more to some others. Great value and awesome host!
Robert was very prompt in answering my e-mails and ensured that I would find his house in the easiest way possible.
Robert was a great host! He was very knowledgeable about Boston and had the best recommendations for places to visit in Boston. We felt very welcome staying here. The home is beautiful, as well as the neighborhood. We felt safe in this quiet yet conveniently located neighborhood.
Robert was a wonderful host to communicate with, both during the booking process and throughout my stay. It never took more than an hour for him to return my emails and he was very accommodating with my changing schedule. The neighborhood was within walking distance of the Boston Commons, the Boston Public Library, as well as tons of shops and restaurants. Anyone who has trouble with stairs should note that the room is on the top floor of the building and the stairs are a little bit steep. That said, the room was very quiet, spacious and clean with a sitting area, desk/workspace, and air conditioning. However, the room does not have a lock on the door which took some getting used to. I would definitely recommend this room to someone traveling on business or attending a conference.
The room was great and as described. I regret I didn't have more time to meet Robert as he was very welcoming and seemed full of useful and interesting insights. The other resident Jacki was also extremely helpful, carrying my bags up 4 stories. The location is outstanding, very safe and central neighbourhood with great cafes about. The house is certainly unique and outside of the room and bathroom, which were both comfortable and clean, quite overwhelmed with books and other knickknacks! It wasn't part of the listing but I was able to store food in the fridge, which was very handy, although you probably wouldn't want to use the kitchen for more than fridge storage or a bowl of cereal. There seemed to be a lot of other people staying in the house but it was always quiet and calm.
The room and the location are great! Very quiet place and so close to the city center. We had a great time.
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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