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Cozy Room & Fresh Roasted Coffee
Cozy Room & Fresh Roasted Coffee
1 guest
1 bedroom
1 bed
0 baths
1 guest
1 bedroom
1 bed
0 baths
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Long term stays welcome. Fresh home roasted coffee from around the world awaits you each morning along with a thick slice of my freshly baked artisan bread. This alcove room is comfortable for any length of stay with some stays up to 6 months. Excellent for those relocating, here for studies, or temporary work assignments.

The space

This is a charming, bright, and sunny apartment with views of the Boston skyline and is absolutely a comfortable, professional, and safe place for both men and women. You will awake each morning to the smell of fresh brewed coffee - roasted here by me from exotic green beans. Pair this with some fresh baked artisan bread that I typically have on hand. If you love coffee and fresh home made bread, it doesn't get any better than this. I've also recently begun to make simple cheeses. If you are interested, I might give you a lesson or two on how to roast your own coffee. In addition to fresh baked bread toasted with jam additional breakfast offerings may include cereal, bagels with cream cheese, or, on occassion, a Colombian breakfast of arepa, egg, and cheese. It's delicioso and high protein breakfast, a great way to start the day.

Roslindale Village is a 6 minute walk away and is a lively and charming village square that has many fine restaurants, coffee shops, market, specialty shops, and farmer's market on Saturdays from June through the first weekend of November. In the winter a smaller version sets up inside a local hall.

This room is perfect for anyone considering a long term stay. I now find my typical guest is staying for a month or more. This room is an excellent place for someone coming to Boston for an extended educational program, relocation, or business stay. Though the room is small the adjacent living room, for the most part, is yours to relax, watch tv, work, or browse the internet on your computer. This room was created by knocking down one of the walls in order to open up the front of the house. It is an "alcove" off the living room separated from the rest of the house by blackout curtains. Read the reviews, people enjoy it. There is plenty of storage for whatever you bring. Public transportation into and out of Boston is very convenient. I use public transit and it's faster than driving and parking. If your stay is for one month or more I will arrange to meet you at the airport or train station and return you there when you depart.

The room has a twin size bed that will accomodate one person. There is a living room, dining room, kitchen, back porch, front porch, and bathroom that is shared with the host. There is a full office with a printer, scanner, Macintosh computer, PC, and Linux computers. There is free off-street parking in driveway for one car. There is unrestricted on street parking. We are close to Rt. 128 for those who would use that route to arrive by car. If you enjoy biking around a city feel free to bring bicycles as they can be stored in the basement. Though there is no laundry on the premises but there are several local options.

I have just recently joined the movement away from cable tv and I get 27 channels in HD through an antenna. I do have internet with Netflix streaming via a Roku box and Apple TV that provides many alternative sources of tv entertainment. Wifi is provided throughout the house.

Once you book your room I will send you links to useful local information. If you would like to discuss special transportation needs please feel free to ask. If you are coming from outside the US and want to get a sim card for your phone I can help you with that once you arrive. If you need electric power adapters we can get those as well.

Guest access

You can feel free to use almost anything here. Feel free to cook in the kitchen and store food in the refrigerator. The local farmer's market runs June through the first weekend of November where you can buy the freshest of local produce and many other products. A smaller version of this market moves indoors for the winter. If you have luggage that is in your way I can store that in the attic.

Interaction with guests

This is a shared living experience. I live and work here. I spend all of my time in my office thus it affords the guest a sense of privacy to watch TV or some other sort of entertainment. For the most part you will have the entire front of the house to yourself. If you are here for a longer stay we might even share takeout dinner, go out to a restaurant, or go to a movie.

Other things to note

If you book late on the same day as your arrival you may find that I am not available to you for a convenient arrival time. You should check that. My checkin time is flexible but only if we both agree. I may not be here so please check if you are making a same day booking.

I am about as laid back, flexible, and accommodating as you could expect to find. Read the reviews, that's me. For the most part I have professional guests who are here for work, education, or relocation. This is a shared living experience. I work here as well as live here. It is a quiet home in a quiet neighborhood. I'm here to make your stay as pleasant as possible within the context of the "Airbnb experience".

I get up each day anytime from 6:00am on and typically go to the gym. I will get up to see to it you get on your way. I will coordinate with you so that fresh coffee and bread is available. Any other breakfast items are on you. You can use the refrigerator to keep any food you may want. You can bring in most anything you want and use the kitchen and most everything else in the house.

Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet
Weekly Discount: 17%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 single bed
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check-in time is flexible

Arrival time can be no later than 5:00PM unless pre-arranged. No visitors allowed at anytime without prior approval. Overnight guests are not allowed at all. There is no room for guests, you'll see.

No smoking.

11:00 PM is quiet time while watching private room tv is acceptable.

No eating meals in the room. It's too small, you'll see what I'm saying, and there's a nice dining table for that. Small snacks are fine.

If you cook and/or uses dishes and utensils then please clean them so someone else can use them. Do not leave anything uncleaned in the sink overnight.

Shared areas of the home are expected to be maintained after you use them. There are no room services provided other than normal cleaning. Closet and dresser space is provided for your clothes.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
1 night minimum stay

80 Reviews

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Teresa User Profile
March 2017
Very comfortable and enjoyable one-night stay -- my first time at Duane's place. Duane was a thoughtful, considerate, and kind host. The alcove room, the apartment, and the whole set-up are just as described. I go to Boston often and would be very happy to stay at Duane's again.

Gabriel User Profile
December 2016
Duane has been a great host. He is very polite and has great hospitality. His place is clean and he makes great bread. I would recommend this place to a friend

Amir User Profile
November 2016
This was my first Airbnb experience and I loved it! Duane is a true gentleman! He offered me so much help like a very kind brother! He is so clean, polite and generous in any means! I can't thank him enough for his kind and warm hospitality!!! The room was sooo clean as well as the kitchen and bathroom! I will definitely come back again and recommend his place to everyone especially for the long term stay!

Michael User Profile
October 2016
Duane was extremely nice and very helpful to me and the other guest staying at our apartment. Upon arrival he had a notebook filled with information to help get one orientated to the area, including public transit info and local restaurants around the house within walking distance. He always made sure I was comfortable, but also gave me my space and privacy. As stated, Duane offered coffee and and toast every morning with a smile on his face which was greatly appreciated. Overall, I was treated both as a guest, and an autonomous roommate in a way, and I enjoyed that standard of living. Would highly recommend Duane and would stay with him again if I am in the area.

Shannon User Profile
October 2016
Duane is an excellent host. He is always responsive and very helpful. I enjoyed meeting him, and he went out of his way to make sure that my stay was easy and comfortable. The room was quiet and pleasant, and it was a great experience.

Will User Profile
September 2016
I stayed with Duane for the first few weeks after I moved to Boston. I was very comfortable in the room (slept really well there) and had everything I needed for my stay. Duane was very welcoming and was always up to give tips when I needed them. It all made the move much easier.

David User Profile
August 2016
Duane was very helpful with my first time as an Airbnb guest. He set the standard for future hosts that I meet. I arrived late at night due to heavy traffic and bad weather yet he was up to greet me and show me around the house. He is easy going and had set realistic expectations/ house rules for my stay. The train station, bus lines (2) and subway station are all close by and within walking distance. Boston is also a bike friendly town.

Boston, Massachusetts, United StatesJoined in September 2011
Duane User Profile

I am a self-employed professional. I work as a technology consultant out of my home office. I am very knowledgeable about Boston, it's history, and most importantly, how to get around in Boston. I was once a Boston cab driver. I enjoy a lot of outdoor activities including surfing and tennis. Perhaps most interesting to my guests is that I roast coffee from beans grown on the best plantations in the world. This is absolutely a comfortable, professional, and safe place for both men and women.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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