About this listing
Welcome! Private room, shared bathroom, .4 miles to Davis Square station. Bus picks up 1 block away to Harvard Square. ~30 minutes to downtown Boston. ~45 minutes to South Station, ~75 minutes to airport.
Welcome! I have an extra room in North Cambridge, just outside Davis Square, and I'm happy to share.
This is a private room in my sunny two-bedroom apartment, furnished with a desk, comfy chair, and a quality, queen-size air bed. The room and mine are separated, affording a bit more privacy.
On a budget? Well, who isn't. Use my kitchen to make yourself a sandwich: there's fabulous local grocery store and a couple international grocery stores within blocks, and a Whole Foods and Trader Joe's, 1.1 miles away). Free wireless internet. Street parking available with my guest permit.
Seven- or eight-minute walk to Davis Square and the Red Line, the line of choice during winter months, since the platforms are underground. Two minutes to the 77 bus stop which takes you directly into Porter and Harvard Squares (6 and 12 minutes by bus, respectively). Harvard Law is just 1.5 miles away, if you prefer walking. Want to get to downtown Boston? That's 25 minutes to Park Street, the Freedom Trail, and the beautiful Boston Commons.
In the interest of full disclosure: there's a parking lot beside the house, so there's passing, audible conversation outside during the dinner hours. However, it's a family steakhouse, so there are no drunk hooligans shouting at one another. Families; also, the elderly. I think they bus them in on Sunday afternoons...
I'm happy to host stays of up to a couple weeks or so: I am pretty friendly and easy to get along with. Sharing spaces is kind of in my blood: my family lived in another family's extra bedroom for a year, and we passed it forward by hosting others in need of living space for years thereafter.
-Private room, shared bath
-Free street parking (with my permit)
-Free wireless internet
-Linens and towels
-Iron and ironing board
-Blow dryer if you need one
-I prefer check-in anytime after 3pm and check-out before noon (so I have time to clean!) but I can usually be flexible.
Languages: English (native); French (rusty)
Note: Just because life can change and I don't want to leave anybody in the lurch, I don't start accepting reservations until about three months before the date in question, so if you inquire well before then, I'm afraid my response will be try me later!
Also, I had a cat who passed away recently, so while I don't currently have a pet, if you're super allergic, you may still be able to tell I used to have a resident furball.
Feel free to use my kitchen if you'd like to save $: eating out is expensive. There's a great grocery store four blocks away, so you can stock up .
Interaction with Guests
Like so many of us, I tend to be pretty busy. I work 9AM-5:30PM and am on a sports team, so have practice with some frequency on weekdays until 8PM. But when I'm around the house, I like to get to know my guests. It's been one of the more wonderful parts of hosting through Airbnb.
Relatively quiet area with easy access to more lively neighborhoods.
.4 miles from Davis Square station, on the red line and near Harvard and MIT.
One block from a bus that takes you directly to Porter and Harvard Squares.
Other Things to Note
In the interest of full disclosure: there's a parking lot beside the house, so there's passing, audible conversation outside during evening hours. However, it's a family-owned restaurant, so it's pretty thinned out by 10PM, and the crowd skew more toward families, middle-aged couples, and they bus in seniors every once in a while.
Note: Just because life can change and I don't want to leave anybody in the lurch, I don't start accepting reservations until about three months before the date in question, so if you inquire well before then, I'm afraid my response will be try me later.
No smoking, please. Ask if you'd like to have guests. Communicate desired check-in and check-out times, and just let me know if anything changes.
Otherwise, no curfews or other special rules!
About the Host, Randi
Working at MIT, get to take lunch beside the Charles River most days. You know what's great? The Charles River. Also, sailboats.
Interests: Cats, Art, Adding things to recipes, Single malt scotch, Walking, Reading, Walking while reading, Fire escapes, Talking with people who are passionate about something.
I have a lot of books, FYI.
As a host, I'm a welcoming, helpful kind of person, but I'm responsive to whatever your desires are. I'm out frequently No pressure to socialize.