About This Listing
This room is not rented out normally but is used as a spare room for guests who are temporarily not able to book a regular room...it is a private room, but it is also used as an office for my documents and records and books. It is totally private for anyone staying here but has only a single bed for sleeping and shares bath with two others. The room is large, but has many books and papers for storage, ok for sleeping, but not suitable for longer term stays. Please send message for further information
Guests need to understand that this is a private home, not a hotel. Arrival and departure times are flexible with the owner's schedule.
I only stayed one night and had to leave early for my work-related conference next day, so I only briefly met Robert but he was nice and welcoming. He showed me a direction to my meeting place, so I could get there quickly in the morning. The person who was helping Robert was very nice too (Sorry, I forgot his name). They let me leave my luggage with them until the meeting is done, so I didn't need to carry the luggage during the conference.
The neighborhood is nice and quiet. The place is very close to the train station, so it was very convenient.
The room is filled with a lot of books as described in Robert's profile. I didn't mind much. Anyway it was only one night stay. It is not like a nice hotel room but it is fine for staying for a short period time. And you are saving a lot of money and staying at a convenient location. The mattress was very comfy. I had a good sleep.
I felt very comfortable during my one night stay in Robert's house. The road is very quite, the bed is comfortable and the bathroom is clean. Robert responded quickly and he provided me with directions to the house. One of his tenants kindly helped me to bring my luggage to the 4th floor and Robert gave me many helpful tips for sightseeing as well as recommendations for cultural events and dining.
The location is very suitable to explore Boston. The Boston library is in walking distance (around 5 minutes) and with the nearby train station (Back Bay, also 5 walking minutes) downtown is just a few stops away.
Robert was also very generous since he allowed me to store my luggage at the ground floor on the departure day.
Overall, I would always like to come back to Robert when visiting Boston and I can highly recommend this place for short trips.
Robert is a great host! He told me the whole story of Boston and gave me useful tips about places to visit. 100% recommended!
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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