About this listing
A sunny two bedroom first-floor condo located 6-7 minutes walk from the Fields Corner Subway Station (Red Line), east of Dorchester Avenue. Fast wifi, full use of a well-equipped kitchen, laundry machines in the basement, and street parking allowed.
This is a simple and affordable two bedroom apartment that can accommodate five people during your visit to Boston, six subway stops from the downtown. The interior has hardwood floors and crown moldings, and the kitchen is fully equipped. The common areas (yard, entryway) need some cosmetic work.
Feel free to use all appliances, utensils, flatware, and cookware, etc. Coin-op laundry is in the basement, 8 quarters per machine cycle. The beds can fold into the wall and turn into a desk. It might take some practice to use this feature, so let me know if you'd like to take advantage of this so I can help you with it the first time.
Interaction with Guests
I'm available by phone or email, and can come by in person if there are any challenges on-site.
There are many affordable Vietnamese restaurants along Dorchester Avenue and Adams Street, a public library around the corner, a park/field (bring your frisbee!), and a no-frills grocery store right where our street meets Dorchester Avenue. There is also a Subway (restaurant), convenience store, liquor store, and Dunkin Donuts two minutes away.
The neighborhood is residential, located 6 miles from the downtown. The only major local attraction is the JFK Presidential Library, two subway stops North, facing the Ocean. This is a mixed neighborhood. As you will see on our street, there are some very nicely restored building with immaculate lawns, paint, and woodwork, adjacent to rental buildings that need cosmetic work. Overall, we are in the nicer, safer part of Dorchester (across the street from the local police station), but you won't get the high-end feel from the neighborhood that you'll find in parts Brookline, Back Bay, or West Cambridge.
The Fields Corner T Station (Ashmont Red Line) takes you right into downtown Boston. The trains come every 10-12 minutes or so (average wait of 5-6 minutes). An Uber ride to the downtown typically costs about $13-$15 when regular fares are in effect.
Other Things to Note
As far as I understand, Boston's city bylaws don't allow Airbnb (you must be a certified bed and breakfast). If asked by neighbors, please just say you are Michael's friend staying over while he is traveling.
(1) Please leave your shoes in the foyer
(2) No smoking
(3) No drugs
(4) In consideration of the neighbors in the building, no loud music or parties
(5) Only guests registered as part of the Airbnb booking may enter the apartment, unless prior arrangements are made with me before you make your booking
(6) Guests are responsible for cleaning up after themselves in the kitchen
I am a stereotypically friendly Canadian. At the moment I'm working on a PhD at MIT and am hoping to do something with my career that will help business and NGOs in developing countries operate more effectively. I love travelling to Latin America and have tried to go during the winter holidays to explore and study Spanish for the past few years. I've also spent time volunteering in Kenya through a non-profit that I was heavily involved with during college. Although I study engineering, my real interest is reducing poverty - I am passionate about social justice and this affects most things I do.
Some of my favorite things to do include hiking, snorkeling, buying fresh produce at farmers markets, and getting great deals on (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) and at thrift stores. I also love to experiment with new food in the kitchen.